If you want to escape the modern day affliction of selfies, cellphones, and social media, don’t come to Guatemala. Social media in Guatemala is just… Read More »Selfies, Cellphones, And Social Media In Guatemala (Or How To Hashtag Your Way Through Life)
A native of Carmel Valley, California, Jake Stamp first came to Guatemala in 2003. He stayed for four years, half of that time as the part-owner of what was then Guatemala’s only Irish pub. He then returned to the US and worked in real estate in San Francisco and Seattle before moving to southwestern France for two years. He now divides his time between Santa Cruz, California, and Antigua, Guatemala with his wife Logan and their one-eyed street cat rescued from San Antonio Aguascalientes, Guatemala.
Are you a lover of meat in Central America? If so, here’s an expat gringo’s guide to meat in Guatemala to help you at the… Read More »A Gringo’s Guide To Meat In Guatemala (Warning: Vegetarians May Get Triggered)
Expat writer Jake Stamp takes us grocery shopping in Antigua Guatemala in this affectionate piece about life in this Central American country. Grocery shopping in… Read More »The Scoop On Grocery Shopping In Antigua Guatemala
In many countries, buying a used car is straightforward. You locate a suitable vehicle, negotiate a price, pay, and sign the documents. And after a… Read More »Why Buying A Car In Guatemala Is Bad For Your Blood Pressure
Many expats in Central America find it hard to get used to the noise. Latin America is simply a louder place to live. Street noise,… Read More »Waking Up To Bombas And Bells: Noise In Guatemala
Jake Stamp describes how he and his friend won the 2004 World Series of baseball with divine help from Maximón, a local deity. In the… Read More »How Mayan Deity Maximón Won The Boston Red Sox The 2004 World Series Of Baseball
Most people in Guatemala get around on the chicken bus. Local writer Jake Stamp takes you on a journey from Antigua to Chimaltenango. Those who… Read More »The Guatemala Chicken Bus – A Traveler’s Tale