Posts Tagged ‘Zona 5’

Sunday is all about soccer

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Sunday is all about football by Hugo Muralles

Not just out there in the soccer fields around Guatemala City, restaurants, the streets, people wearing t-shirts of their favorite team.

Campo Marte is a great place to hang out and walk in a fresh and secure environment. The next time I’m taking my basket ball. (and my camera, of course)

When was the last time you visited? Do you know you can have a variety of food there?

School year is over

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

And thousands of children begin their vacation at this time. The so-called vacation courses are everywhere in Guatemala City. The parks are full and it will be until January that classes start once again.  By the way, do you know what unschool is all about?  Have you heard anything about it?

Una alegría jamás vista en Guatemala

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Ya saben que Guatemala era un país en su mayoría católico.  Este es el lugar en el que Juan Pablo II realizó una misa en su primera visita al país el 7 de marzo de 1983. (El Campo de Marte)  El contexto político y social era poco menos que caótico,  Efraín Ríos Montt estaba en el poder.   Intentaba dimensionar ese día y la siguiente descripción que encontré en Internet ayuda un poco: “era una alegría jamás vista en Guatemala, una alegría única, sincera, hermanable, como nunca existió”  Por lo visto, los días en los que gana la selección nacional de fútbol no son los únicos que se pueden describir así.  Pero no son muy seguidos, ya sea que gane la sele o un Papa nos ponga coco.

Rainy days

Friday, May 18th, 2012


No matter how rainy a day is, stores never close, street trading activities continue in the best way they can ’cause they have mouths to feed.

Hidden Nature

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Guatemala is a rich country in terms of natural resources. When you go to the countryside you can’t get enough of the amazing landscapes. The city is not as lucky, since there are not many green areas or parks you can enjoy. However, there are some efforts made by different organizations to offset the lack of them. The Botanic Garden of the University of San Carlos is an institution that specializes in education, research and conservation of some of the native plants of the country. They offer guided tours, environmental education activities; consultations on different topics related to botany, among other services. Also, they organize fun workshops, contests and classes such as cooking, photography, etc. The location is Avenida La Reforma 0-63 zona 10, Guatemala, Guatemala. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (you need an appointment on Saturdays). I guess due to the hours they’re open, most of the visitors are students from public and private schools. It would be great if it were open weekends for the public, don’t you think? That would be a great option where people could spend their Sunday morning or afternoon. No matter if you are 8 or 80, contact with nature is essential to your soul!

Text by: Astrid Fortuny

GuateGraff Graffiti Crew

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The group of graffiti artists Guate Graff have more than 10 years of being active, in their words: are dedicated to working on graffiti from an educational and professional perspective.

They are constantly involved in cultural activities and their work is present in many places in Guatemala City. The main photograph has been taken on the go skate day which took place this week at the Campo Marte.

If you want to keep track of their projects, you can follow them on facebook.

El colectivo de artistas Guate Graff tiene más de diez años de estar activo, en sus palabras: Están dedicados a trabajar desde un punto de vista profesional y educativo.

Están involucrados constantemente en actividades culturales y su trabajo puede ser apreciado en varios lugares de la ciudad. La fotografía ha sido tomada en el día del skate que se celebró ésta semana en el campo marte.

Si deseas seguir de cerca su trabajo, los puedes hacer en facebook.

The reward is the sunset

Monday, April 4th, 2011

You might be surprised but the Mateo Flores National Stadium built in the late forties, gets its name from the athlete’s sporting achievements Doroteo Guamuch Flores and not by the achievements of the football national team that started since 1921.

One of his most important accomplishments in 1952 was winning the Boston Marathon. The stadium is located in zona 5 of the city. Guatemalans now have the opportunity to use the track for sports, attend concerts or national football league. Whatever activity you attend, you should not miss the sunset.