Archive for the ‘Maya’ Category

Variety of candles and sale of strange stuffs

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Variety of candles and sale of strange stuffs by José Moreno Inside of La Democracia market, are variety of mini shops who sales strange stuffs like, color candles, copal, species, paper per pound, pots, used box and medicinal herbs. Walk around of this market is a pleasurable experience if you want know who live people here.

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Sara Curruchich

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Sara Curruchich by José Moreno

Two days ago Sara Curruchich from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango played a concert at the El Cuartito café. It’s very unique to hear a mayan song writer perform in a large venue. Please support her and find her on soundcloud, FB, youtube, Any other social networks. I share a small photo gallery here.

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Llano del Pinal families visiting central park

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Llano del pinal families visiting central park by José Moreno

In llano del pinal are living mayan families like this, every celebration like “Virgen del Rosario”, “Semana Santa” “Dia de Muertos” they visit the central park with all their family.

Guatemalan Chefs

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Guatemalan Chefs by José MorenoMy friends Cecilia and Jessica, vegetarian cooks with different clothing but the same experience.


Market place, a really low cost

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Market -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

Market -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

When walking around in Xela you’ll see many spots like this one, where you can find all kinds of basic grains amongs other things. Most of it is local products at a very low cost!

Text: Nadia Peláez

Organic Products

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Organic Products - Photo by José Moreno-

Organic Products – Photo by José Moreno-

Not so long ago a series of restaurants and shops organic products have given local producers the opportunity to share with us a great variety of high quality mermelades, jams, jellies, , dried goods, nuts, soaps, etc. Of course the cost is a little higher than standar super market products but you’ll enjoy a delicious , chemical free product. Most of these shops are near Central Park in Xela. We encourage you to keep an eye open and try these new flavors!!

Text Translate: Nadia Peláez

Children’s Day

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Children's Day by José Moreno

Happy day to all children.

Atte: XelaDailyPhoto

Day to rest

Friday, September 20th, 2013


People come from many places, and always good to take a comfortable rest, you know where they are?

Personas vienen de muchos lugares, y siempre es bueno tomar un descanzo, ¿Sabes en donde se encuentran?

Guatemalan Masks

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Guatemalan Masks by José Moreno


Another Guatemalan memories are more masks purchased, you think Got a favorite?

Otro de los recuerdos guatemaltecos mas comprados son las mascaras, que piensas ¿Tienes alguna favorita?

Zunil Market

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Mercados de Quetzaltenango

The zunil market, located to 20 minutes from xela, Markets Guatemala, full of colors and flavors.

El mercado de zunil, hubicado a unos 20 minutos de aquí, Mercados de Guatemala, llenos de colores y sabores.

Chicken fresh to your door

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Chicken fresh to your door by José Moreno

Well if you like chicken often and do not want to go to the super market to buy to market, DO NOT WORRY chicken storytellers take to your door.

Bueno si muchas veces quieres pollo y no quieres ir a comprarlo hasta el super mercado o al mercado, NO TE PREOCUPES hay personas que llevan pollo hasta tu puerta.

Market Days in Xela

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Market Day in Xela by José Moreno

If you are looking for the freshest fruit you definitely have to visit xela markets every day find fruits, vegetables, meats, etc.. Also find in supermarkets but with a somewhat more expensive price. What do you prefer, public market or supermarket?

Si estas buscando la fruta mas fresca definitivamente tienes que visitar los mercados de xela, todos los días encuentras frutas, verduras, carnes, etc. También encuentras en los supermercados pero con un precio un tanto más caro. ¿que prefieren ustedes, mercado publico o supermercado?

Living at the foot of the volcano

Friday, December 28th, 2012

walking at the foot of the volcano by José Moreno

For the so-called “Llanos del Pinal” they live on the shores of Volcan Santa Maria, sometimes when the Santiaguito Volcano erupts most of this part is covered with ash and visibility is almost zero.

Por el llamado “Llanos del Pinal” ellos viven en las orillas del Volcan Santa María, aveces cuando el Volcán Santiaguito hace erupción casi toda esta parte se cubre con ceniza y la visibilidad es casi nula.

Güipil Weaver

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Güipil Weaver by José Moreno


This is the machine that is woven Güipil of Quetzaltenango and a nice model.

Esta es la máquina con la que se teje el Güipil de Quetzaltenango y una linda modelo.

Xela under 0 ° F and the countdown

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Very very cold by José Moreno


The past few days have been in very cold Xela, many under 0, but you do not know but the temperatures drop much more for days to -8 ° F in January so if you live in Xela has to be with a lot of clothes and drink always hot.

Certainly few days left for the end of the world (according to the Mayans) we are in the countdown, what do you think of this?

Los días pasados en xela han estado muy frios, muchos bajo 0, aunque usted no lo sepa pero las temperaturas bajan mucho más para los días de enero hasta -8 °F así que si vive en xela tiene que estar con mucha ropa y tomar algo caliente siempre.

Por cierto faltan pocos días para el fín del mundo (Según Los Mayas) estamos en la cuenta regresiva, ¿que piensas de esto?