The sculpture of the Black Christ dates back to 1595 and is made of cedar wood. It inspires one of the most important Catholic pilgrimages, topped only by the Virgin of Guadeloupe in Mexico. Continue reading Black Christ of Esquipulas: Chiquimula, Guatemala
For the Mam tribe, the volcano and the lagoon are sacred and miraculous place. Continue reading The mysticism of Laguna de Chicabal: San Martín Sacatepéquez,Guatemala
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
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
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.
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
During summer time in the Philippines, the number one food that every single Filipinos crave for is Halo-halo. Halo-halo is from a Tagalog word “halo”, which means mix. Though widely available throughout the year as a dessert, it earned its … Continue reading Halo-halo and Granizada, you’ll ask for more!
Durante el tiempo de verano en Filipinas, entre los alimentos que cada filipino anhela esta halo-halo. Halo-halo es una palabra en tagalog; “halo”, significa mezcla. Aunque se encuentra ampliamente disponible en todo el año como un postre; que ganó su … Continue reading Halo-halo y Granizada, usted va a pedir más!