Guatemala City

Cinq Wines

Last week, I had the pleasure to be invited to an excellent wine tasting at Jakes Restaurant in Guatemala City. Hosted by Cinq Wines, the wine tasted all came from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain; indeed from the same boutique family vinery, owners of the renown Viña Pedrosa. Mr Juan de la...

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COELI and the Great Mini-Chefs

Imagine being in one of the most creative kitchens in Guatemala, one which is led by a chef who’s known for being at the forefront of world-class culinary techniques, and being able to learn from – and above all cook with – someone whom you admire. Sergio Díaz is the Executive Chef of one...

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Hamburgers, BroHders style

BroHders was established in February of 2007 with the vision of selling premium-quality bread that was also a reliable source of health and nutrition. The goal is to help create a more active and conscious society that can eat more healthily with BroHder’s flavorful products. All of the baked goods that BroHders produces start...

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The Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD

The Instituto Guatemalteco Americano has good news for opera lovers. The 2015-2016 season of The Met (Live in HD) is in progress, and the live broadcasts from New York are being shown at the Dick Smith Theater at I.G.A. in Guatemala City. The annual series of opera broadcasts places The Metropolitan Opera as the...

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La Casa del Jade’s Causes

Usually when the subject of jade in Guatemala comes up, the issue is associated with jade’s historical significance and with the beautiful pieces that are produced each and every year using this iconic stone. The values with which we produce each piece are just the beginning of a chain of benefits for society. Every...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Decoreuro

If – as it happens at Qué Pasa – you’re on the lookout for the latest trends in decoration and where to find them in Guatemala, then you’ve surely heard of Decoreuro. Decoreuro is a Guatemalan company that leads the way with fashionable textiles for decoration.  The company opened in 2000 and immediately caused...

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Zoológico

First opened on December 25, 1924, during the administration of Guatemalan President José María Orellana, La Aurora Zoo now occupies an area of almost 28 acres (a little more than 11 hectares) with beautiful landscaping as well as several indoors areas to cool off on sunny days and stay dry during the rainy season....

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Alan Beanchoam’s Doors

Qué Pasa spoke with Alan Benchoam, and he told us about how his love of photography came to be, as well as about his project entitled Doors of the Worlds. How did you realize that you wanted to devote yourself to photography? In my last year of studying psychology, I took some open courses...

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The Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD

The Instituto Guatemalteco Americano has good news for opera lovers. The 2015-2016 season of The Met (Live in HD) is about to begin, and the live broadcasts from New York will be shown at the Dick Smith Theater at I.G.A. in Guatemala City. The annual series of opera broadcasts places The Metropolitan Opera as...

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Nation Branding – A Not-So-Complicated Challenge

For decades, Guatemala has tried to create a national brand, sometimes getting close to good ideas, but at other times considering proposals that were not so successful. The Guatemalan Tourism Institute – Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo, INGUAT – is the entity in charge of promoting tourism internationally, and it has an annual budget of...

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