Guatemalan Buñuelos

Guatemalan Buñuelos

Wandering around in the city center of Xela, I saw Mario, while he was trying to warm up his hands over a fire, that Isabel on her stand where she sells Guatemalan buñuelos.

She said this is her job. She comes in front of Iglesia del Espíritu Santo every night all year long. She sells buñuelos from 5 -11 p.m. Tonight she had her daughter Zuyly and her husband with her. When I told them I was from Turkey, like many Guatemalans, they just said “oh! OK.”, meaning “I have no clue what you are talking about”. I tried to explain where my country is. The only reference I could use to explain where my country is, was Europe.

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  • rudygiron

    @Pinar, wow, great photos. You got me craving the buñuelos now. 🙁

    Also, if you tell Guatemalans you’re from Turkey, unless they speak English, they will not know what’s that. However, if you tell them you´re from TURQUÍA most Guatemalans will have a vague idea of where your country is located. You have to start thinking in Spanish now. 😉

    • de quien es esta página? buenísima!!!

    • Hi Rudy, I actually use the word Turquia, but it’s understandable. Many people in Turkey have no clue what Guatemala is or where it is, neither. Turkey and Guatemala don’t really have strong relations, i guess…

  • que bueno! felicidades, bienvenidos a xela si en algo los puedo ayudar a sus ordenes 😉

  • Muchas gracias, José!

  • Marvin

    This is great! Im a follower of Antigua Daily Photo and now I’ll follow you too 🙂 Can’t wait to see Xela through the lens of a Turk! Should be interesting, I wish you all the best.

  • Uff, you are making me want them!!! Now, the weather here is a bit cold, so with some hot chocolate, it would be incredibly awesome!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • pinar

      Arturo, you and Rudy should come visit me in Xela sometime, so that we can go get some delicious buñuelos

  • Cristina

    Absolute favorite of my daughter´s! Even though it is the Parroquia del Espiritu Santo, it´s better known as SIC: Santa Iglesia Catedral!