Archive for the ‘Vehicles’ Category

Day of Sales

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Carreta by José Moreno

Some places on highway, Xela’s people sale fruits, vegetables, drinks and others. This is how some people transport their products.

Frozen and colored

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Frozen water (granizadas) by José Moreno

Frozen water (granizadas) by José Moreno

There are many curious bikes like this rolling in all Guatemala selling frozen water with different colors and flavors with fruit or lemon, with milk or chile! Whatever you want.

Pizza, hot money in Xela

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Pizza, hot money in Xela by José Moreno

Pizza, hot money in Xela by José Moreno

The pizza, delicious pizza, is a perfect way to earn money in Xela. Ten motorcicles parked. There are a least ten more pizzarias installed in xela. If you want money, open a pizzeria.

Leave your bike arround the central park

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Leve your bike arround the central park -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

Leave your bike arround the central park -Photo by Marieke Smulders-

The narrow streets of Xela are welcoming for those who like cycling, it’s a faster way to get around in town and enviroment friendly aswell. You can leave your bikes here and walk around Central Park, where you can find almost everything you want!

Text: Nadia Peláez

Classic Moto

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Classic Moto by José Moreno

Repairing the Streets

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Repairing the Streets by Sergio Dominguez

Good to see some men at work, working on some of the potholes around the city center! Now if they could just finally finish the road construction out by the zoo…

Photo by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez.

Post (It) Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Colorful Van by Sergio Dominguez

This fabulous Mother’s Day van was captured by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez. I have never seen such a sight and think it is the PERFECT gift for Mother’s Day!

On a Bus Goin’ Anywhere…

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Bus by Luna McCarthy

Hop on a bus. Let it take you to a nearby pueblo. Eat some fabulous but questionable food in a local comedor. Walk around. Talk to the some of the locals. Take some pictures. Hop back on the bus. Come home to Xela. Perfect day.

Round and Round

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Round and Round by Sergio Dominguez

Rotundas (also called “round-a-bouts” in other parts of the world) are popular here in Xela. There are a few of them dotted throughout the city at key traffic points. This is the rotunda out by Minerva Terminal, as captured at sunset by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez.

*** Editor’s note: Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, due to some severe stomach issues, I wasn’t able to get to the computer all day. But now, all is well again, thanks for understanding everyone!

Classic Beauty

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Classic Beauty by Luna McCarthy

Super cool classic car I saw one day in San Fransisco del Alto. It was in great shape; does anyone know what year/make this is?

Construction Time

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Pase by Sergio Dominguez

In Canada there is a joke, they have two seasons, “Winter” and “Construction”. Actually it bears a serious resemblance to the truth, during the late-spring and summer and into the fall, there are road construction workers everywhere, especially everywhere you want to be.

Here, this worker is guiding the traffic at the construction near the Minerva Zoo, where they have completely redesigned and rebuilt the intersection. The new intersection even has an underpass, to funnel the plethora of cars that are going to Cemaco and La Torre, in the right direction. I am happy to see that the traffic will flow more easily at this juncture, but I’m sure the people who actually drive this road every night during rush hour are even more pleased.

Photo by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Wheels for Trekking

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Wheels for Trekking by Luna McCarthy

Due to the nature of Xela’s location and tourist industry, there are always some interesting cars around town, many of them built for the “serious” roads that lie just outside of Xela’s city borders.

The “Cockpit” of a Chicken Bus

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

In the Cockpit by Luna McCarthy

This is a bird’s eye view of the most important seat on a chicken bus. Although many travelers can tell at least one harrowing story of a bus that drove too fast, had no brakes or had waaaaaay too many passengers, these drivers generally do a very good job of getting people from point “A” to point “B”.

Motos and Mo’ Motos

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Motos by Luna McCarthy

Getting around town is so much easier when you’re driving one of these babies, just watch out for the potholes!

Hue Hue Hueee Hueee, Reuuuuu…

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Ayudante Extraordinaire by Luna McCarthy

I have to say, these guys blow my mind! Not so much with the loading of all the luggage, boxes, small livestock and who-knows-what else up onto the top of the buses, but with their nimble maneuvering AS the bus is moving. I have seen ayudantes crawl out the front door, up onto the top of the bus and suddenly reappear at the back of the bus, all while the bus is moving at breakneck speed. Also worth a mention is the fact that many of these buses are winding through the mountains, leaning and heaving left or right, often one turn right after another. My question is, “For those of us who can, why aren’t we tipping these guys?”