Zompopos de Mayo Guatemala

Must Try Bizarre And Unique Foods In Guatemala

A few month’s ago I was contacted by the producers of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. They were considering doing a show in Guatemala and found my blog posts for Guatemalan recipes and also saw my reviews on TripAdvisor for Guatemalan restaurants. I had not given this subject much thought until then and being from Guatemala I … Read more

Ixcanul

Ixcanul: A Mystical Journey Into Guatemala’s Mayan Culture

Ixcanul is Guatemalan director Jairo Bustamante’s first feature film which delivers thought provoking and moving performances as it tells a passionate story that touches political and social issues in a very subtle and elegant way. More than a movie it feels like stepping into the the lives of two Mayan women, mother and daughter, who share … Read more

Enchilada from Guatemala recipe

Enchiladas: Recipe From Guatemala

Chances are you’ve had enchiladas before, but Guatemalan enchiladas are very different from the Mexican dish of rolled tortillas filled with meat or chicken and drizzled with tomato or tomatillo sauce. Guatemalan enchiladas, or jardineras as my grandma used to call them, consist of a toasted tortilla topped with an vegetable mixture or escabeche, ground … Read more

Feeding giraffes at Auto Safari Chapin in Guatemala

Getting Close to Nature at Autosafari Chapin in Guatemala

Located in Escuintla and just a one and a half hour drive from either Guatemala city or Antigua Guatemala, Autosafari Chapin is a great day trip for families and animal lovers. Weather you are visiting or live there, this is definitely one of the best things to do with kids in Guatemala. What sets Autosafari apart … Read more

Church at San Antonio Palopo

San Antonio Palopó: A Mayan Village with Unique Pottery

Perched on the mountainside on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, San Antonio Palopó is a small town that has remained fairly unspoiled. Unlike Panajachel, you will not find many tourists here, there are few hotels or restaurants and the town’s life centers around it’s ceramics and textiles, with it’s small and picturesque church acting … Read more

fiambre Guatemala Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre Recipe from Guatemala for El Dia de los Muertos

Fiambre is a Guatemalan dish that is prepared once a year on November 1st for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. Traditionally people visit the cemetery bringing flowers, incense and fiambre to their dead. Today this dish is mostly shared at home in a more private celebration that includes family and … Read more