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New Year Traditions in Guatemala

In Guatemala, as in many countries around the world, we have small traditions to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new year. Some of these traditions originate in other countries and others are typical of Guatemala.


Different meanings for the word "BIEN" in Spanish

The word “bien” is Spanish language has many different meanings and it is a quite common word to hear in any conversation, especially in Latin America. Despite its versatility, it is not very difficult to understand and use.


Traditional Black Tamales Guatemala Recipe

Guatemalan Black tamales ("Tamales Negros") are traditional dish that should be present on your table during the Christmas season, these tamales are also known as "sugar tamales", its rich sweet-flavor makes it different from the popular red sauce tamale we all know, and just like the traditional tamales, you can enjoy them with French bread.


Traditional Molletes for Christmas Guatemalan Recipe

Guatemalan Christmas muffins are very popular during December. They are very similar to Lent Muffins (Holy Week), but with small differences that also make them special and favorite for many at lunchtime for dessert.


Burning of the Devil in 2019 Antigua Guatemala

A devil made of paper, wood and cloth. A devil of an intense red color, in a thoughtful position, thinking the answer to the public complaint. This devil represents a satire of the country's politics.


Guatemalan Churrasco and Chirmol Recipe

The "Guatemalan Churrasco", or also known as "Churrasquito" has many traditional flavors of the typical Guatemalan food. It is a traditional dish for lunch, accompanied by rice, flipped beans, roasted corn, guacamole and the very important Guatemalan Chirmol.


Wrong Expressions in Spanish Language - Part 1

Some of us who speak the Spanish language natively can also make mistakes when we express ourselves in our own language, either by a mixture of languages such as English and Spanish, or simply by not knowing how to communicate correctly.


Hilachas Guatemalan Traditional Recipe

Las Hilachas is another traditional, typical and original recipe from Guatemala, and is originally from Baja Verapaz, specifically from the Salamá region. It is part of the collection of typical Guatemalan recipes with intense flavor and very rich in nutrients.