Guatemalan Food Guide – See The Top 14 Dishes!

In 2007, Guatemala’s Ministry of Culture designated specific dishes as the Guatemalan food most emblematic of the country – a fifth dish was added in 2015. Most of these Guatemalan dishes can be found throughout the country, though pinol (or pinole) is specific to the Sacatepequez region. Traditional Guatemalan Food Here’s the official Guatemalan foodContinue reading “Guatemalan Food Guide – See The Top 14 Dishes!”

Santa Ines del Monte Procession

In Antigua Guatemala, you can always tell when Holy Week dates are getting nearer. The processions are bigger, for one. Alfombras (sawdust carpets) get bigger and more elaborate. And there’s a noticeable swell in crowd numbers. Last week, I was at Santa Ines del Monte Pulciano (Santa Ines, as locals call it), to witness theContinue reading “Santa Ines del Monte Procession”

Hobbitenango Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Hobbitenango, near Antigua Guatemala, is one of the most interesting attractions in the area and a popular day trip destination. The┬árestaurant, ecolodge and camping grounds have unmatched views – you’d need to go on a 6-hour volcano hike to get the views you can enjoy from here. In fact, on a clear day, you canContinue reading “Hobbitenango Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Santa Catarina Bobadilla Procession In Antigua Guatemala

Today was Antigua’s first procession of Lent and it was a fairly big one and consumed most of the day – from 11 am to 11 pm – to make life miserable for people who live here and hate gridlock. It’s only going to get worst. But if you’re a tourist? There’s no better timeContinue reading “Santa Catarina Bobadilla Procession In Antigua Guatemala”

San Felipe de Jesus Vigil: Lenten And Holy Week Photos

The only activity planned for Lent today was a vigil at San Felipe de Jesus, at the same church where the first vigil was held. This vigil was noticeably less attended than the first one. After all, there are 36 days worth of vigils and activities, so it makes sense for people to pace themselves.Continue reading “San Felipe de Jesus Vigil: Lenten And Holy Week Photos”