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FIJATE VOS: Inundations, Precipitation and Politics

Salutations una vez más, my Faithful Readers. What passes for “summer” here in the Land of Eternal Springtime is just about over. It’s been quite warmish – mid-20s to around 30° Celsius (that’s upper 70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit for our brethren from stuck-in-an-illogical-method-of-measuring-things Gringolandia) – but to hear many tell it, it’s been as...

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Que Paso en Abril 2015

Qué Pasó en “Los 3 Tiempos” Qué Pasó en “Lava” Qué Pasó en “Fridas” Qué Pasó en “El Sabor del Tiempo” Qué Pasó en “Monoloco” Qué Pasó en “Nifu-Nifa” Qué Pasó en “The Snug”

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Pairing with Beer

In this age of celebrity chefs and televised culinary competitions, the idea of drinking wine with meals is quite common, since it’s known that wine goes hand in hand with food. But what if you prefer beer instead of wine? How can you know if your favorite beer goes well with the food you...

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Rompope Recipe

Ingredients 4 liters (1 gallon) of milk 10 egg yolks 3 pounds of sugar 1 pinch of baking soda 1 glass of rum 1 pinch of nutmeg 1 cup of almonds 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract   Preparation Put milk and cinnamon in a large saucepan over a low heat, stirring...

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Pastores Boots

Around 1965, some young people from Pastores decided to start a business which, in addition to providing work and income, would be ideal thanks to a raw material that was easy to find: leather. The business of manufacturing leather boots proved to be a great idea, and gradually the community joined in the leatherworking...

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Palace of the Captains

This building is an important part of the country’s history, and along with the city of La Antigua, in 1979 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nowadays you can visit the museum inside this beautiful palace, where you can take a look at all the objects that used to be a...

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Clay

Most implements made of clay need to be “cured” (that is, the pores in the clay have to be sealed), and the customary way of doing this is to varnish the piece with animal fat, let it dry for a couple of days, then cook it over low heat until no more residue forms....

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Cooking with Stephen Fry

After driving a London taxi on a tour through all of the 48 mainland states of the U.S. (check out Stephen Fry in America, available on Netflix), his new Central American journey sees him driving a “chicken bus” from El Paso, Texas, all the way through to the south of Panama.   The author,...

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Visiones Australes

The exhibit Visiones Australes (Southern Visions) opens April 11th at La Antigua Galería de Arte.   This group exhibition features the work of five female Chilean artists: Gina Intveen (with her pictorial work, a mix of painting and engraving, which takes the feminine as a symbol of humanity); Carmen Erazo (with her Goddesses of...

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The Museum of Holy Week Traditions

The restoration of the complex popularly known as the Convent of Sor Juana de Maldonado began in 2007, thanks to a donation from the Government of Taiwan and implementation by the National Council for the Protection of Antigua (Consejo Nacional para la Protección de Antigua – CNPAG). The restoration of this monument is complete...

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