Guatemalan Lichas And Giant Kites Of Sumpango

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Guatemalan lichas or rambutan

Lichas in Guatemala, Rambutan in Mexico

Starting this month I’m adding a new feature to the site. I will be offering a brand-new wallpaper calendar that you can apply to your desktop. My aim is to provide two versions, an item from Guatemala and a landscape/photo still, also seasonal whenever possible.

This month, the featured fruit are lichas, a scary-looking fruit, but gummy and sweet on the inside once you crack it open – we all know a few people like that.

Lichas, also known as rambutan, are thought to be native to Indonesia and Malaysia. Nowadays they can be found in Thailand, Philippines, and all over Central America.

The landscape picture of the month is that of the famous giant kites of Sumpango (barriletes gigantes de Sumpango). This All-Saints Day tradition takes place every November 1st in the towns of Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez. Click here to read more.

Sumpango Giant Kites

Giant Kites of Sumpango – happens every November 1st

The desktop calendar is available in a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week. National holidays (Veterans Day and Thanksgiving) are highlighted.


To apply the calendar to your desktop, follow the instructions below:

1- Click on the following links to get your preferred version; each of these links will open a new window (or tab) displaying the wallpaper calendar in the screen size selected.

LICHAS:  1920 x 1200 -&- 1920 x 1080

GIANT KITES: 1920 x 1200 -& 1920 x 1080

2- Right-click (or Ctrl-click for most Mac users) on the image. Choose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect. Keep in mind that the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background like it should, you may have to go to your Preference options. On a Mac? Go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop. Using Windows? Go to Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

I hope you enjoy these and please share on our Facebook page or in the comments below which one you like best.


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Published by Rich Polanco

Fan of dogs + all things tech. Love a great pizza. My goal is not to travel to every country in the world. I only want to get to know my favorite ones REALLY well. Check out the big bio here. Follow @RichPolanco and connect on Facebook. Currently exploring: Guatemala.