In the Markets

Every Guatemalan market is a treat for all five senses. No, that’s not right. Modern chain supermercados from Arkansas or Salvador are splendid for shoppers, but shrink-wrapped, boxed or processed foods in glass cases or on neatly organized shelves don’t give much smell, sight or taste, while the piped-in music and packaged goods miss sound […]

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Fiesta Time in La Antigua!

  SANTIAGO, Patron Saint of La Antigua. photo: [nelo] Mijangos – http://nelomh.com La Antigua maintains its holiday in honor of St. James on July 25th, and the celebration begins now! by Elizabeth Bell. It’s fiesta time again in La Antigua Guatemala! July 25th is our patron saint’s day—St. James—as the city was founded as Santiago […]

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Agents of Change

ALEJANDRA BARILLAS Alejandra Barillas was Miss Guatemala 2010-11. She is a translator, image consultant, publicist, and entrepreneur. Find her on Instagram as @MissGuatemala11. What does being Guatemalan mean to you? Being Guatemalan is a blessing! Being born, growing up, and learning so much in a country as rich as ours is a joy. I don’t like it […]

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