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10 Guatemalan Snacks

In Guatemala, we call snacks- the appetizers that accompany us while we watch TV, when we meet with friends and more commonly those we share at recese time during school. Snacks are common in every store in the country and there is no one who can resist eating them. Although the list of snacks...

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10 Important Archaeological Sites in Guatemala

When you come to Guatemala, you probably don’t imagine the huge amount of activities that you can experience and the many archaeological sites that you can visit. We have created a list of places, that any good tourist must know in Guatemala.  1. Tikal Nothing you can read – and there certainly has been...

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Chiles rellenos

The chile relleno (literally “stuffed chile“) consists of a stuffed, roasted, fresh pepper, sometimes substituted with another kind of chile, a pasilla chile or even jalapeño chili pepper. In Guatemala, the ‘pimiento’ pepper is stuffed with shredded pork and vegetables. It is covered with egg batter and fried. It is served with tomato sauce or inside a bread bun with some...

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Seasonal Fruits

Star Apple Tropical tree of the Sapotaceae family, native to the low elevation areas of Central America and the Caribbean. Its fruit is round and purple and is generally green around the sepal and with a star pattern. It has several names: cainito, caimito, cayumito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait,...

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Lent in La Antigua

First Week of Lent Friday March 3, is the day when the Holy Vigil of the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación in Santa Catarina Bobadilla – where a procession will take place on Sunday the 5th. The Nazarene of Santa Catarina Bobadilla was named Patron Jurado of La Antigua in 2009. The...

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Historical and Traditional Symbols in a Procession

In a procession there are several symbols that are intended to move us to a different time period. The Romans with their costumes, the horses and banners; and as in a parade, all march in two rows on both sides of the streets. With a banner in the middle with the acronym SPQR: “Senatus...

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Costumes and Carnaval

One day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday is the traditional celebration of Carnaval. This day is variously known in English-speaking countries as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras, and this year it falls on Tuesday, February 28TH . In many towns, neighborhoods, and schools here in Guatemala, children dress up...

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Valentines day

Nowadays February is known as the month of love and friendship and on the 14th we give or receive gifts from friends and loved ones. Valentine’s Day actually dates back to Ancient Rome, to a celebration in honor of fertility known as Lupercalia. During this celebration women were whipped in a ritual that was...

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The Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 10th, in almost all the Catholic churches everywhere around Guatemala, Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza) is celebrated. For many Christian traditions, this day marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days of preparation to relive the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Ash (ceniza in Spanish, from the Latin...

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Cafe Condesa

Cafe Condesa 5a Avenida Norte #4, interior Casa del Conde 7832-0038 | FB /CafeCondesaAntigua Sweets for the sweet! Looking for a special place to show your loved one how much you care? At Cafe Condesa you’ll find delicious desserts to go with their famous bottomless cup of 100% Antigua coffee. For the month of...

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