Tuesday, August 20, 2013


MEAT FLOUR TORTILLA (there is also chicken and other meats)  is a typical food in Puerto Barrios. A big flour tortilla first smothered with mayonnaise to then embrace meat, cabbage relish and beans. You can get the even bigger flour tortilla and get also half a baked potato and a couple of grilled green onions on it.

This one in the picture was the small one. We ate it at Antojitos Nineth la 13 in Puerto Barrios, Izabal.
It made our faces smile!!! 

Two days later we found the second store of Antojitos Nineth in Morales Izabal and repeated the procedure, except this time they also offered a chimichurri sauce.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rattle Snake

Rattle Snake its whats for dinner here in Teculutan Zacapa. We stopped for grape juice and cold grapes and were surprised with rattle snake shishkebab!
According the patron it cures everything from cancer to warts.
This one is Q250.00.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Expressions: Al que madruga Dios lo ayuda.

God helps the early riser. This is the expression equivalent to the "early bird catches the worm".
This is the bird that came to wish us well as we head to Chisec-Raxurha-Fray-Chaal.
Picture in Carchá Cobán in a hotel that was a coffee plantation.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Papa is gonna buy you a Billy Goat

Walking with Nicole in pasos y pedales (The Avenida de las Americas on Sunday mornings becomes a pedestrian street) I took this picture of a boy who gives goat rides.
It immediatly reminded me of the lullaby I loved singing to her.

There are three pasos y pedales (steps and bike pedal), that I know of, in the city on Sundays (in zone 14, 11 and 2) and they are deffinetly and oasis in the city a beatiful opportunity to hang out with the kids.

Hush little baby, don't say a word,
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns to brass,
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass.

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat.

And if that billy goat won't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

And if that dog named Rover won't bark,
Papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart.

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town!