Posts Tagged ‘nature’


Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Snails by José Moreno

When you’re walking meticulous around the central and you can observe in some parts of the floor this curious snails.


Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Tranquility by Luna McCarthy

Sorry to break with Fashion Fridays, but after the garbage post I wanted to show a little bit of the raw, natural beauty that is Xela during rainy season. Fashion Fridays will return next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Taking Some Sun

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Taking Some Sun by Jose Moreno

The Spanish and English languages have some commonalities, of course. But there are many differences also. For one, in Spanish the verb ‘tomar’ is used in substitute of ‘drink’ or ‘eat’ or sometimes ‘enjoy’. In English we do not use the verb ‘take’ when referring to food or beverages. Oddly enough we substitute the verb ‘have’. Except in the occasion when we refer to ‘taking in’ something, as in ‘absorbing’.

In this example, the caterpillar taking (in) some well deserved sun after a rain shower, would be a perfect way to describe this photo.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno. Text by Luna McCarthy.

Virgin clouds

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Virgin clouds

There is child labor, wars, pollution, crime, murders, drug wars etc. When you think about all these, the world is nothing but a depressing place to be. However, if you just look up to sky, nature still endures human cruelty with its glory. The earth is actually a beautiful place to be as long as we come to the realization that we are a part of it not its governor. Trying to stay in harmony with it could be great, right?

El Baúl

Friday, November 19th, 2010

El Baúl

So I couldn’t decide which one is better. What do you think?

And I have been investigating the story of el Baúl or at least if there is one. For now, I have two.

One of them says that there is supposed to be some Mayan treasure there and on the other side of el Baúl there are Mayan ceremonies done. Haven’t seen any yet.

And the second story sounds more realistic to me. So there used to be a discotheque in the hut, which is right behind the big cross. Because it is quite far from everything, there was a lot of drug sale. And at the end when a woman was raped on the way to the discotheque, they decided to shut down the place and have el Baúl, as it is now.

Do you know anything about this place? If so, please share with us. I would love to know more about it.

Well, if there is no story behind it and if what i heard is not quite right, it is simply a beautiful place to visit. Besides getting an amazing vista of Xela, you can picnic there, enjoy the slides and nature, still being so close to the city. It is literally in walking distance from the central park. But for safety purposes, it is a good idea to visit there in groups of several people.

El Baúl