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White Fiambre Guatemalan Recipe

The famous Guatemalan dish and recipe we all each on November 1st in Guatemala for ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. We have shared the Red Fiambre recipe in previous post, and today we would like to tell you about the White Fiambre, which is quite similar, but not the same.

Lake Atitlan in Panajachel

Lago de Atitlán (name in Spanish) is one of the most visited sites in Guatemala (after Antigua Guatemala Colonial City, which is the most visited city in Guatemala), and considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Guatemala - September Independence Month

Guatemalans are passionate and devoted to their culture and history, and the celebration of Independence Day is no exception. Every September 15, since 1821, Guatemalans proudly celebrate "Independence Day".

El Mirador Peten - Guatemala

El Mirador is undoubtedly one of the largest and most important Mayan cities, not to mention that it is also one of the oldest archeological sites in the world. It is located in the middle of a thick and almost unexplored jungle, in the municipality of San Andrés, Peten. The buildings and structures of this ancient Mayan city are part of the "Late Preclassic" period of Mayan history. Name The Mirador (The Viewer) was given by the way it was first discovered in 1926.

Museums and Art Galleries in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is known as one of the most fascinating cities in Latin America, not only for its historical heritage of the Spanish colony centuries ago, but also for its rich Mayan ancestral culture, as well as being an exhibition center for contemporary art.

Antigua Guatemala Cathedral History

The Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala is also named The Parish of San José. The construction of this church began in 1542 and was one of the first buildings to be constructed after the destruction of the first Guatemala capital in the valley of Almolonga, the cathedral was inaugurated in 1545.

Portal del Comercio in Antigua Guatemala

The Portal del Comercio, also known by the citizens of Antigua Guatemala as the "Portal of Las Panaderas", is located in the center of the colonial city, opposite the central park and opposite the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala. This portal houses many important businesses, among these are restaurants, coffee shops, banks, book sales, and traditional Guatemalan souvenir shops.

Santa Catalina Arch in Antigua Guatemala

The city of Antigua Guatemala is well known for its rich history and culture. A colonial city with many cultural attractions, but none as famous as the “Arco de Santa Catalina” (Santa Catalina Arch), located at 5 Avenida Norte.

How to ask for a price in Spanish in Antigua Guatemala

When you travel to Antigua Guatemala or any other Spanish-speaking city, one of the first things you have to know is how to ask for prices and costs. Each country has its own idioms, but in general we share some basic terms.

Pan De la Cruz - Easter Week Muffins Recipe Antigua Guatemala

Delicious sweet-touch buns, typical of Lent in Antigua Guatemala. In many places, these Lenten Rolls are traditionally prepared on Good Friday. In Spanish these have different names, such as “Pan Dulce de Cuaresma (Easter Sweet Bread)”, “Bollo de Pascua (Easter Bun)”, “Easter Muffin” or the well known "Pan de La Cruz (Cross Cake)”. Although this semi-sweet bread is typical of Guatemala during Holy Week, it is also produced by many bakeries every weekend in Antigua Guatemala.

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