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
A versatile genius, he was an architect, artists, businessman, cartoonist, educator, economist, ethnologist, scientific farmer, historian, inventor, journalist, linguist, musician, mythologist, nationalist, naturalist, novelist, ophthalmic surgeon, poet, propagandist, psychologist, scientist, sculptor, sociologist, and theologian. Continue reading Mi último adiós/My last farewell
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.
Because of its isolation from the rest of the country, the traditional culture of the area has likewise remained intact. Batanes, a heritage site not only for the Philippines but for the rest of the world. Continue reading Batanes, Philippines
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
Literally, the word “putong” means to crown, is a song of thanksgiving, hope and prayer for a long, blessed life. Continue reading The Tubong/Putong Ceremony of Marinduque, Philippines
Pinikpikan is a controversial yet a famous native dish from the highlands of Cordillera, northern region of the Philippines. For some, it is an extreme eating, but looking closely to the end product, it looks pretty simple and delicious. If … Continue reading Extreme eating: Pinikpikan
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.
May it be about love, marriage, health, romance, fortune, good/bad luck, birth, death, moving in to a new house or building a new one, name it and Filipinos have a superstition for that. Continue reading 10 Timeless Filipino Superstitions
The Sunken Cemetery in the town of Catarman, in the island of Camiguin, now marked by a cross standing in the … Continue reading The Sunken Cemetery: Camiguin, Philippines
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