Posts Tagged ‘zona 13’

Zoologico La Aurora

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Zoologico La Aurora, Guatemala City’s only zoo, founded in 1924. It was my first time visiting this area of Guatemala City and I have to accept I was very impressed. The specimens available are not many, but the zoo is well design and maintained. The entrance fee is very low for us locals; less than $4.
I loved their wild cats; they have a couple of Bengal Tigers, an amazing white one! their jaguars are spectacular.
I know you can’t compare it to zoos back in the States or European ones but it is worth visiting.

Cons: I was talking to one of the security guards and I asked him: How many international visitors you usually see here?
He tells me: Not many, “de vez en cuando vienen gringos”, once in a while some “gringos” come to the zoo.
this is what I hate: If most zoo visitors are nationals, why the name and slogan of the zoo has to be stated in a foreign language, English, if we are in Guatemala where Spanish is spoken (not mentioning the native languages)!?

Well, enjoy your visit to the zoo, you won’t be disappointed!

Bougainvillea Wallpaper

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Bougainvillea Wallpaper by Hugo Muralles

You get to see some color in Guatemala City this days. In order to get a wallpaper for your computer click on the image for a larger version.

Can you see it?

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Some people like to go with their children to see airplanes take off. They usually park their cars in the street and wait as long as it takes to see the planes. Too bad  security does not allow to have a better view.

Ishto Juevez: I’m still writing songs

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Finally another musician on stage who entertains and has a message to tell.  Ishto Juevez is a great character, you’ll spend a great time, guaranteed.   The past weekend he was at a music festival that took place at the zoo, located in zona 13 of Guatemala City.

Weekend Routine

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I’m pretty sure I’m the worst person to post an image like the one above. Since I don’t have a deep connection with any kind of pet, therefore, their respective owners.  But, I can appreciate and capture all these moments in Guatemala City just to bring them to you all ;)

Have a great weekend!

Street Ice Cream Vendors

Monday, December 12th, 2011

You can see less and less these vendors on the streets of Guatemala City. A few years ago, were common vehicles that sold ice cream they had a music that could easily identifying them, now you do not hear that very often. There are still some street vendors that do not sell ice cream of known brands, are more natural and only cost Q1.00. Most of them already sell more expensive stuff that you can get anywhere else.

Guanaba Ice Cream at Pops

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

We like ice cream at the Daily Photo Community of Guatemala, and since Luna shared a picture of Sarita ice cream, I had to share one of my favorites, this time, the ice cream shop Pops (you can find several of these in town) The taste, guanaba. More about this fruit in a few days;  now you know, highly recommended

Plaza Eucaristía

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

You already know this placePlaza Eucaristía; named since 1951, year in which was founded the avenue.  No wonder the main attraction of the square has religious motives, but today, young people have given a different use to the place a bit more uplifting.

Lunch Hour: Shucos

Monday, September 26th, 2011

My theory about street food in Guatemala City is that it’s so important (mainly becouse is cheap) that you can’t afford to ignore the fact that is crucial for our society. I would say that thousands of people including office workers, executives and entire families eat on daily basis on this kind of places. There’s a whole economy moving around of it.

Shucos (hot dogs) are a must if you are visiting Guatemala. The ones in the picture are located in zona 13, also known as Los Arcos.

Paso a Desnivel: Jorge Ubico

Friday, July 8th, 2011

If you remember well a few weeks ago we talk about this paso a desnivel (over pass) and the controversy generated by the name that it was given: Jorge Ubico.

Jorge Ubico was elected as president of Guatemala on February 14, 1931.  Once in the presidency, he assumed dictatorial powers;  Ubico removed the autonomy of the national university, imposed press censorship; his methods were always authoritarian.  There were also extrajudicial executions.

Also, during his period of government the greatest number and variety of public works were built, important until today and eventually solved many problems.

You’ll find all sorts of opinions, some people argued that Guatemala has more serious problems to worry about, these things have no real importance and some argue the lack of historical memory of the current authorities, but there you go, that is the current name: Presidente Jorge Ubico, located in Boulevard Liberación in Guatemala City.

Waiting For The Teacher

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I’m sure there are very few educational institutions in which is possible to study all day, at least in Guatemala City. This is one of them. In Técnico Vocacional Dr. Imrich Fischmann the academic environment is stimulating and inspiring. Students in the photograph are waiting for the teacher to begin the second part of the day.

Textures of Guatemala City

Monday, July 4th, 2011

In the picture, a kind of wall of a building in zona 13 of Guatemala City, I found it refreshing.