The chicken bus or “camioneta” as locals refer to it, is the main mode of local transportation between towns, villages and cities especially in the western part of Guatemala. Usually, taking the chicken bus is the cheapest option for travelling … Continue reading The Chicken Bus of Guatemala
Getting drunk is not new in Guatemala, or anywhere in the world, everybody have their own version of “happy hour/moment”. For many years, Salcajá has been the best reference for production of homemade alcoholic beverages in Guatemala. Salcajá is a town in … Continue reading Rompopo and Caldo de frutas of Salcajá
Guatemala City has a certain charm of an old city, great churches and architectures, museums and markets. Continue reading Modern & colonial charm of Guatemala City
One dish, different variants, one flavorful culture that’s what tamales of Guatemala irresistibly delicious. Continue reading Oh my Hot Tamales!
It is a colorful delight to see rows of tombstones in cobalt blues, turquoise, bright oranges, soothing shades of green, varieties of red and different tints of yellow. Continue reading Colorful cemeteries of Guatemala
Mayan women keep the art of weaving, who has an advance knowledge in weaving and struggles to keep the art. This is why Guatemalan women n is considered to be an artist. A weaver’s product reflects their inspiration, their ancestors, and the strength of a great culture. Continue reading The exceptional art of weaving in Guatemala
It is customary to share your fiambre to other family and relatives. True enough, fiambre is a dish that brings family together and recipe that demonstrates tradition. Continue reading Fiambre, a dish that brings family together.
An ancient Guatemalan drink made of corn, with delicious cinnamon flavor, and a perfect dash of sugar. For Mayans, corn is a sacred food, consumed during special ceremonies but also as a daily food. Continue reading Ancient Drink: Atol de Elote
The city features its colonial architecture, with grid patterns inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Antigua demonstrates as one the earliest and exceptional examples of city planning in Latin America in which the basic grid plan, dating from 1543, has been maintained. Continue reading Walking in Colonial time in Antigua, Guatemala.
As Guatemala celebrated Children’s Day yesterday, October 1, it is a perfect timing to heighten the awareness about the current situation of children in Guatemalan. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sent a strong warning to the Guatemalan government to … Continue reading Children in Guatemala at risk
Located in the neighborhood of San Jacinto, Salcajá (a northern town of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala), is the first Catholic Church founded in Central America – La iglesia La Ermita de la Concepción. Built in 1524 for Spanish conquistadores, also known as … Continue reading The Church of La Ermita de la Concepción/La Conquistadora: Salcajá, Quetzaltenango
Aptly named bird as Resplendent Quetzal or also known as the Guatemalan Quetzal, the famous long-tailed quetzal of Central America. Continue reading The Quetzal Bird