Mexico

Te-qui-la

Santiago de Tequila – known usually just as Tequila – is a town located at about 60 km from Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico. The town shares a name with the famous drink because it’s the place where it was born. Tequila is made from blue agave, a plant native to the area and some...

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20 Years and Going Strong!

As one of La Antigua’s icons of Mexican food, Fridas – on the Calle del Arco – is celebrating 20 years of being a place where you’ll be spoiled – and not just because of the excellent tequila and incredible margaritas. In 1995, Lola and Maggie joined forces to create a place that featured...

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Pequeña Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo (Small Symphony of the New World) by Luis Cardoza y Aragón

To open the pages of a book written by Luis Cardoza y Aragón is to enter a literary fantasy, and Pequeña Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo is no exception, as this story offers a narrative where poetry shows off Cardoza’s talent in the description of landscapes and feelings in a prose story whose central theme...

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Que Pasa’s Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide

  To watch the Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide click on the link below: Guatemalan Coffee & Chocolate Guide by Que Pasa   What’s in a Cup of Guatemalan Joe? The imprint of the Guatemalan people and its land are in each cup. Painstaking labor and passion for excellence characterize this exceptional coffee. Coffee...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

On December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated. On this day in La Antigua, parents dress their young children in typical trajes to honor the peasant Juan Diego who saw a vision of a young woman, believed to be the Virgin Mary, surrounded by light on the Hill of Tepeyac...

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The Guatemalan Christmas Tamale Tradition

Hilda and I meet every Sunday to teach each other about food from her country (Guatemala) and mine (Mexico and Lebanon, via my parents). Hilda’s kitchen feels like home. I am drawn to the familiarity of the scene – a strong matriarch ruling over the stove with an iron fist. She has hundreds, if...

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My Antigua: Walter Fischer

Walter Fischer talks about his life and work in La Antigua and what 2012 can mean for Guatemala. Where are you from? I was born in Guatemala City. But, when I came back to Guatemala, after living in Europe and getting my masters’ degree in tourism in Salzburg, I couldn’t stand Guatemala City. I...

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My Antigua: The French Alliance of La Antigua with Charlotte Rumel

The French Alliance of La Antigua opens its French classes in January. Director Charlotte Rumel introduces us to the institution and its team. How did you become the Director of the French Alliance of La Antigua? My studies were in art history and curatorship. I also earned a Master’s in cultural events management (music,...

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