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: Street Noise in Guatemala
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.
Jake Stamp describes how he and his friend won the 2004 World Series of baseball with divine help from Maximon, a local deity. In the… Read More »How Mayan Deity Maximon Won The Boston Red Sox The 2004 World Series Of Baseball
A light-hearted look at the trials, tribulations, and bureaucracy associated with getting things done in Central America through the eyes of a man buying a… Read More »Why Buying a Car in Guatemala is Bad for your Blood Pressure
It’s easy to get scammed when buying real estate in Guatemala. Here, former Antigua-based realtor Jake Stamp outlines one of the most common ways and… Read More »Due Diligence: One Simple Thing To Do Before You Buy Real Estate in Guatemala
Former Antigua real estate agent Jake Stamp talks about buying property in Guatemala, with an emphasis on Antigua. It’s not rocket science, but there are… Read More »A Few Things to Consider When Buying Guatemala Real Estate
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)
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