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10 GREAT ESCAPES byMirandaMunro
The Tzantizotz Nature Reserve

12 RECREATION byLauraMcNamara
Rock Climbing Club

14 TRAVEL byAnthony Brindisi
C.A.s Tallest Waterfall

S 17 FILM byLauraMcNamara
Growing the Industry

18 CELEBRATIONS byAna Flinder
Panajachel Patron Saint Fair

21 LAKE VIEWS by Dwight Wayne Coop
The"Real" Independence Day

22 HEALTH byDwight Wayne Coop
Requisition-less Water

23 ART byLauraMcNamara
7 Questions for Orestes Sinchez

24 DATEBOOK September
Guide to culture and upcoming events

40 Moving On byDr.KarmenGuevara

64 CUISINE by Victoria Stone
The Fantastic Guisquil

72 AGRICULTURE byludith Cohen
A Honey of a Business

76 Splenda'" Cook Party photos: Cesar Tidn

106 BORDER CROSSING by Dwight Wayne Coop
Thomas Griffin 1934-2009

7 110 CULTURE byGaryKaney
Coban's Rabin Ajau Pageant

122 Playground in the Sea byMelbaMilak

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52 La Antigua
99 Lake Atitlan
103 Quetzaltenango
107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpn
112 Rio Dulce
112 Retalhuleu
113 El Peten

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33 Services/Shopping
37 Dining
43 Lodging
52 Services/Shopping
62 Dining
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94 Spanish Schools

42 Internet Scam Warning
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Groups of school-aged drummers prac-
ticing daily in the streets alert us that
Independence Day is soon upon us
and a celebration is in order. Although Sep-
tember 15 is the specific holiday, throughout
the month there will be parades, concerts, fire-
works, torch-wielding marathon runners and
general flag-waving fun.
September also brings the month-long
FOTO-30 Festival. This series of over 30
exhibitions and workshops spotlights pho-
tography with events country-wide.
Datebook starts on page 24 and you can
find information about these and many other
celebrations, lectures, exhibitions, confer-
ences and concerts happening in September.
Other topics in this issue include some
destinations worth traveling to, the Tzanti-
zotz Nature Reserve and Central America's
tallest waterfall, Salto de Chilasc6. We cross
over to the culinary side with an introduc-
tion to the versatile Giiisquil, including a
tasty recipe. The state of the honey bee in
Guatemala is also discussed in connection
with the food we eat.
Dwight Wayne Coop reveals what his
research reaped about the "real" Indepen-
dence Day, and he brings us news from a
highland hospital that reduced its paper-
work while improving its water supply.
Laura McNamara's contributions this
month include the funding problems a
local rock climbing club is having, and how
a film crew is working to keep Guatemala's
fledgling film industry alive.
Panajachel's Patron Saint is celebrated in
October and we've included a piece about
what to expect with some photos of last
We hope you enjoy and find useful the
Revue this month. There is plenty to read
and things to do on every printed page as
well as our digitized pages online.
-John & Terry yovick 'Biskovich

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GREAT ESCAPES text and photos by Miranda Munro

The swirling mist dusts Volcin San
Pedro in a muted dove gray, catch-
ing dawn's sunrays and washing it in
an ethereal glow. The steely-mirrored waters
of Lake Atitlin are quiet, rippled only by
the wake of a distant boat that slides across
its surface. The air is still, cool and refresh-
ing. This awe-inspiring view is the reason
that Lake Atitlin is undisputedly one of the
world's most beautiful lakes. It is here, in the
moment and in the quiet that one can touch
the magnificence of God's creation.

The ringside seat for this spectacle is the
lofty mountain that holds Tzantizotz
Nature Reserve. Rising 2,100 meters,
Tzantizotz is a private, 100-acre reserve
lovingly cared for by the owners of La-
guna Lodge Eco-Boutique Resort. In the
local Kaqchikel language tzantizotz means
place of bats.
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Stands of high-altitude, tropical dry forest
clothe the mountain. Covering the apex
of the reserve, enshrouded by clouds, is a
pocket of virgin primary forest, some of the
last stands in the Santa Cruz area. A series
of trails winds through the reserve; some are
ancient Mayan paths that lead to sacred cer-
emonial rocks. High in the rock cliffs, for
the adventurous, are facilities for rappelling
and cliff-jumping. On the lake, for those
who enjoy more sedate activities, there is
kayaking, swimming or snorkeling.
The reserve holds a diversity of flora,
and many medicinal and useful plants
grow within it. A guide is available to ex-
plain the use and preparation of the local
plants. Of particular interest to bird lovers
is the rich variety of birds that flock to the
sanctuary and safety of Tzantizotz. There
are a recorded 236 bird species, including
the elusive belted fly-catcher, that visit the

area. Tzantizotz Nature Reserve is reached only
by boat; there is no road access, leaving it virtu-
ally wild and undisturbed.
Proceeds from the minimal entrance fee into
Tzantizotz Nature Reserve are funneled back
into the preservation, protection, maintenance
and reforestation of the reserve.
Tzantizotz Nature Reserve is a safe haven to hike
and appreciate not only the wildlife and plants but
also the spectacular views that the climb rewards
you with. You are truly on cloud nine. 4)

Tzantizotz Nature Reserve rolls down
the mountain and in the sections where
re-planting is being carried out organic
coffee and fruit trees are grown for use
in the internationally acclaimed Zotz
restaurant. Zotz is part of Laguna Lodge
and offers fine dining as spectacular as
the views from its balcony restaurant.
Organic local ingredients are blended
into a symphony of tastes and textures to
satisfy the palette of the most discerning
connoisseur. Luxury accommodation
is offered at Laguna Lodge, allowing
you the time to explore the reserve and
capture that special moment where your
senses are embraced by the magnificence
of nature's beauty.
The Laguna Lodge Eco-Boutique
Resort is a member of the Association of
Private Nature Reserves of Guatemala
and is located in Santa Cruz La Laguna,
Lake Atitlain. For more information visit

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RECREATION by Laura McNamara photos courtesy of AANSAC

Giving up is simply not an option
for La Antigua Guatemala's Rock
Climbing Club. Despite more
than 18 months without receiving allot-
ted funds, the club still climbs on. Before
January 2008, the government largely sup-
ported the Climbing Association of Sacate-
pdquez (AANSAC). Now, club leader Fe-
lipe Alvarez says although the government's
Climbing Foundation is still responsible for
supporting climbing clubs, these clubs are
not receiving any funding. "Unfortunately,
we haven't competed at the national level
since the beginning of 2008. We haven't
competed for more than a year and a half
because the Climbing Foundation is no
longer providing funds. Neither is it orga-
nizing any activities."

Guatemala had developed an esteemed
national selection of climbing talent. In
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15 years, AANSAC members placed in
24 national competitions, in 22 of which
they won First Place. AANSAC also
placed First in three of 12 international

Despite lack of funding and event sup-
port, the local culture for climbing can
not be denied. The AANSAC possesses a
strong, close-knit group of members who
demonstrate that even if the national se-
lection has officially disappeared, the local
climbing culture has not.
"I really like to compete and I want to
continue competing at an international
level throughout Central and South Amer-
ica," AANSAC member David Galindo
says. "Things are stagnant here in Guate-
mala in climbing, but we hope that every-
thing can be fixed. But if not, we continue
to climb for our own pleasure and we still

go to compete in other countries." Galindo
started climbing about 10 years ago and
has participated in close to 60 competitions
thus far in his career. He explains that all
of his training and competitive opportuni-
ties are provided through AANSAC. The
training has certainly served him well. The
young 22-year-old Antiguefio can race up
the club's homemade climbing wall with
impressive agility.
The very nature of the climbing is a criti-
cal part of why AANSAC members feel so
compelled to help their club and their sport
thrive. "From the first run I felt addicted
to the sport," 14-year-old member Gabri-
ela Mirquez Rodenas explains. "You feel
excited and you climb up the wall and you
want to just keep going and going. Then
you come down and you want another go
and another go and you don't get tired."
The commitment to helping amateurs

and seasoned competitors further develop
their climbing skills is why Alvarez drives
from Guatemala City three times a week
to offer classes, despite lack of govern-
ment funding. "We continue giving classes
thanks to the support of all the members
and all of the people that come. We buy
materials when we can. Each rope costs
about $200 and through all of the students
and all of the people that come we have
bought four ropes."
For Q20 a month, members and non-
members can use the club's wall and equip-
ment, including climbing shoes, harnesses
and chalk. This is how Alvarez says he helps
preserve the local climbing culture. o
C.: '"'.s' enthusiasts are welcome topractice at the
gym located on the Calle de Manchen in La An-
tigua Guatemala on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 10p.m. Q20/month.
For more information visit www.aansac.com.

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TRAVEL text and photos by Anthony Brindisi

Chilasco's Hidden Treasure

At 133 meters, the majestic Salto de Chilasco

is CentralAmerica's tallest waterfall

Guatemala is a country brimming
with cultural diversity and natural
beauty. It is proudly referred to as
"The Soul of the Earth," and every year be-
tween one and two million tourists flock to
this multicultural, remarkably topographic,
fascinatingly biodiverse land to experience
its magic and wonder. Tourism is one of the
country's largest and fastest-growing indus-
tries with awe-inspiring attractions such as
Lake Atitlin, the Mayan ruins of Tikal and
the flowing lava ofVolcin Pacaya. However,
while these international attractions receive
most of the attention, new opportunities
have also arisen throughout the Guatema-
lan countryside for smaller, eco-friendly,
community-tourism destinations. For those
adventurers who like to travel off the beaten
path, the village of Chilasc6 is host to one of
these hidden touristic treasures.
An aldea of Salami, Baja Verapaz, Chi-
lasc6 can be found neatly tucked inside the
picturesque rolling hills of Central Ameri-
ca's largest cloud forest, La Biosfera de Sier-
ra de Las Minas. Within the biosphere you
can find a cornucopia of flora and fauna,
70 percent of Guatemala's biodiversity, and
the national bird, the quetzal. But a special
attraction is the majestic Salto de Chilasc6,
Central America's tallest waterfall. For gen-
erations the families here have survived off
fertile soil, an irriguous climate and good,
old-fashioned work ethic. But recently, em-
powered by the surge of tourism in Guate-
mala, they have begun to use the pristine
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natural beauty of their surroundings to
help in their struggle with poverty. This
community may be small, but their hearts
and dreams are anything but, and in 2005
the citizens formally formed The Associa-
tion for the Sustainable Development of
Chilasc6 (ADESOCHI).
ADESOCHI is a grassroots community
organization that was founded on the prin-
ciples ofecotourism. The association has three
goals: conservation, education and income
generation. The idea is to create new sources
of income for the community, while protect-
ing natural resources and fostering respect for
the environment through education. ADES-
OCHI is constantly working to provide the
citizens of Chilasc6 with opportunities to im-
prove their standard of living. They hire and
train local youths as guides, help local arti-
sans sell their products, and put unemployed
men to work performing trail maintenance.
This dedicated group of elected community
leaders, led by President Clementino Garcia
Prez, shines as an example for similar proj-
ects throughout the region.
As you pull into Chilasc6 the first thing
you will see is a thatched-roof hut that
serves as the Tourist Information Center.
Here you will be greeted by an enthusias-
tic member of ADESOCHI and receive a
detailed explanation of the all the products
and services that the community has to
offer. The main attraction is a scenic hike
that leads to the base of Central America's
tallest waterfall (entrance: Q35/us$4). To


Entrance to the park and waterfall adventure

The aldea of Chilasc6 sits high in the mountains

Some of the leaders of ADESOCH

A hike through the cloud forest will get you there
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reach El Salto de Chilasc6 it is a three-
kilometer hike through the cloud forest. A
popular and highly advisable option is to
hire a professionally trained local guide. He
or she will point out the many endemic spe-
cies of flora and fauna, help you spot some
of the over 200 different types of birds that
inhabit the area and share interesting sto-
ries from the community.
The first two kilometers of the trail are
passable on horseback, and the local boys
are always excited to provide this service.
After this you will reach a rest area known
as La Cumbrita, which marks the end of the
biosphere's buffer zone and the beginning
of the core zone, a denser area of the for-
est that remains unadulterated by human
influence. The transition from one zone to
the next is strikingly evident as the path
narrows and you suddenly find yourself
surrounded by jungle. The final kilometer
is all downhill as you make your descent to-
ward the base of the waterfall. On the way
down, as you enjoy the refreshingly pure
mountain air that holds the unmistakable
scent of pine, your guide will first lead you
to El Saltito. This smaller of the two water-
falls offers a great opportunity to take a dip
in the water and cool down. After this you
will pass the campground, where you can
pitch your tent as the peaceful sound of the
waterfall serenades you in the background.
Continuing from the campground you
will pass two miradores that present stun-
ning views and excellent photo-ops. Then,
suddenly, the path opens up into a grand
valley, a beautiful oasis, where towering
overhead is a cascading waterfall that stands
at an impressive 133 meters tall. The final
mirador is a great place to relax and enjoy
the cool spray of the mist. The more adven-
turous can actually climb the rocks right
up to the base of the waterfall. Breathe the
fresh air, listen to the contued on page34

FILM text and photos by Laura McNamara

Growing the Industry

A Guatemalanfilm crew shares a universal story to
highlight their country's unique virtues infilmmaking.

T his is a movie crew with a
vision: Cru C6digo wants
to train the spotlight on
Guatemala, demonstrating to the
international community that the
"Country of Contrasts" is both a
desirable and capable location for
high-quality, professional filmmak-
ing. "We are demonstrating that not
only do we have an industry that
is operating in Guatemala, but we LIGHTS!
have an industry that is growing,"
says Edgar Pinz6n, director of pho-
tography on the movie set of Sol. It's
the brainchild of Director Rafael
Tres-a popular DJ who recently
began devoting more time to revi-
talizing the Guatemalan film indus-
try-he explains about the film: it
recounts the story of a young chapi-
na who struggles with her parents
and her culture to realize her dream
of becoming a professional soccer CAMERA!
player. For Tres, this film could be
the chance to attract international
interest and support for Guatema-
lan films. Recalling movies such as
Bend it like Beckham and She's the
Man, this story is not a novel narra-
tive, nor is it meant to be one. "We
don't want to change the world, nor
do we want to suggest that we want
to become millionaires," Tres said.
"We just want to say: 'Look at what
we did.' ..continued on pae54 ACTION!

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CELEBRATIONS byAna Flinder photos: Vicoria Stone

Scenes from last year's fair


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Next month brings another great
opportunity to experience Gua-
temalan culture and festivity in
a way that is very easy on the visitor, es-
pecially with the spectacular backdrop of
Lake Atitlin. Panajachel'sferia titular-the
Guatemalan version of a town fair-runs
Oct. 1 through 7. The main day is Oct. 4.
With its abundance of accommoda-
tions, good restaurants and the beauty of
Lake Atitlin, Panajachel is a great place to
visit for the feria. If the hub-bub of feria
activity becomes too much, there's always
somewhere else to go and something else to
do-including just relaxing.
Actually, ferias are more of a combination
of town fairs-with rides and vendors -and
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Catholic and/or Mayan ceremonies: dances,
pyrotechnics, parades and processions.

As part of the colonial system of converting
the Maya to Catholicism was the re-nam-
ing of towns in honor of the patron saint
that was chosen for them. Thus, Atitlin be-
came Santiago de Atitlin, Chajul became
San Gaspar de Chajul, etc. There were so
many saint names to give away that now
there are well over 300 sizable feria titulares
throughout the country every year. The of-
ficial (or colonial) name for Panajachel is
San Francisco de Panajachel-St. Francis
of Assisi is the patron saint of Pana.
Every feria in every town has its own
distinct character, depending on such fac-


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Crowd awaits the dancers in the church plaza

Dance of the Conquest

Panajachel's patron saint, St. Francis ofAssisi, is honored
in October with a combination of town fair, cultural
dances, religious ceremonies, pyrotechnics and parades

tors as size, geography, accessibility, pros-
perity, the extent of cultural preservation,
and, of course, how Catholic the town is.
Panajachel is a largely evangelical town, but
the Catholic contingent participates devot-
edly in the feria with a lot of hard work.
The Cofradia de San Francisco de Asis, the
Fraternidad Franciscana and the Asocia-
ci6n Maya Kaqchikel participate with the
Catholic church and the very active munici-
palidad to bring about the many events and
activities of Panajachel's feria.

Activities include parades of floats, allegori-
cal parades and at least four processions of
the statues (imdgenes) of St. Francis and
some of his helper saints to the church and

to their cofradia houses. Sports competi-
tions such as soccer matches are usually on
the schedule as well. And for the very Cath-
olic among us there are innumerable Masses
and sermons. Panajachel is also very big on
its beauty queens, who are extolled not only
for their beauty, but also for their knowl-
edge of Guatemalan culture, including tra-
ditional indigenous culture. The Panajachel
feria includes several dances, concerts and
parties in honor of the five representatives
of La Belleza Panajachelense. The plaza in
front of the Catholic church is usually the
site of many concerts and folkloric perfor-
mances throughout the week. And without
a doubt, any and all of these activities are
punctuated by fireworks.
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A father watches his child enjoy the ride

On any given day Panajachel is quite
a cultural crossroads. Because of its natu-
ral beauty and culture, Guatemalans and
visitors alike routinely come to Pana to
enjoy Lake Atitlin, and many indigenous
Guatemalans come to sell their goods.
And during the feria, this is multiplied
considerably. Since a feria is naturally the
time to dress your best, people of many

regions wear their finest, making the pa-
trons as interesting as the performances.
While the fun aspects of the feria can
seem like what it's all about, it's important
to remember that many of the local people
attend for solemn religious activities. Visi-
tors should be aware of whether ceremo-
nies are taking place nearby and should
always be respectful, including wearing

clothes that cover you from neck
to knees.

[ Although the actual number of
events is not confirmed until a
week or so before Oct. 1, sched-
ules are indeed printed and should
be available at the Panajachel mu-
nicipalidad and other locations
by fair time. o

-' Musicians warm up on the church steps

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A torito waits his turn to join the dance


Would the Real Independence

Day Please Stand Up?

Guatemala, El Salvador and their sisters did not win independence on Sept. 15

t our house in Panajachel, July 4 is
Independence Day for two reasons.
As citizens of the United States, my
sons and I observe it in some fashion. But
July 4 is also the day that my youngest, Aaron
Donald Coop, marks his birthday. This was
not wholly by accident; for his cesarean de-
livery, we had a window of 10 days to choose
from. One was July 4, so we went with that.
If he's ever Stateside on that day, I'll tell him
that the fireworks are in his honor.
His birth was, in its way, a manifestation
of independence. With the cutting of the
umbilical, he became independent of the
placenta. To be sure, babies remain depen-
dent in other ways, and true independency
comes in stages. I see three independence
rites marking the passage to childhood au-
tonomy. The first is birth; the second is the
day of weaning; and the third is that first
day he or she can be left for a play date at a
friend's house, confident that Mom, Dad,
siblings and home all continue to exist,
even if they are not in sight.

Where we live, the holiday marking na-
tional independence is Sept. 15. This day is
celebrated not only in Guatemala but ev-
erywhere between Shammu's house in San
Diego to the doorstep of South America
(the Costa Rica-Panama border); only Be-
lize is excepted. It is the day we associate

with national independence, but in fact it
recalls only the first of three separations
that wrought the nation states we see to-
day. Guatemala did not experience inde-
pendence overnight; she had to be born,
weaned and separated from her siblings.
Independence was not gained once, but
thrice: in succession from Spain, Mexico,
and El Salvador.

The hubbub of September commemorates
the first separation, which, for Guatemala
and her neighbors to the east, was painless.
The wars of liberation against Spain were
waged elsewhere; Chile, Argentina, Mexico
and the Andean republics all fought hard
to sever the umbilical. What is now Cen-
tral America was not even a theater of con-
flict. And so, there is irony in the martial
flavor of the independence processions that
traipse, tromp and even goosestep through
Tegucigalpa, Managua and other capitals
on Sept. 15.
The year of birth was 1821. Guatemala
(then called Ciudad Real) was free of Spain,
but not of Imperial Mexico, which had,
at the moment of her own independence,
inherited most of the Viceroyalty of New
Spain, which also encompassed Califor-
nia, the Great Basin, Texas, Cuba, modern
Central America and oodles of islands.
The weaning came in 1823, conton page
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H EALTH text and photo by Dwight Wayne Coop

Requisition-less Water

Highland hospital slakes its thirst and reduces its
paperwork-a need, discovered by accident, is met

General Jack Ripper, the villain in
Dr. Strangelove, uttered a single
true statement during his long
paranoiac rant. To Group Captain Lionel
Mandrake, his hapless audience, Ripper
rhetorically asked, "Did you know that 70
percent of you is water, Mandrake?"
Consequently, the "purity of our pre-
cious bodily fluids" (to use Ripper's words)
depends on the purity of the water that in-
deed makes up most of the human body.
And the purity of that water, in turn, de-
pends on the purity of the water we drink.
Until recently, guarding the purity of
this water at Sololi's thirsty public hospi-
tal was a bureaucratic proposition for the
people who worked there and an expensive
proposition for those who visited. Hospital
personnel, and patients and their families,
all longed for relief. The old system had
broken down a year earlier.
One thing had not changed. The water
drunk by patients still arrived through a

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sink in the cramped lunchroom used by the
pharmacy, stockroom and kitchen employ-
ees. From there it was fed to an old purifica-
tion unit. This forlorn machine gave up the
ghost in 2008 from overuse but still sat in a
lunchroom corner.
To replace it, Patricia Armas, the clerk
in charge of that part of the hospital, ac-
quired a ramshackle old heating pad and
borrowed a 22-liter pot from the kitchen.
This was certainly better than nothing; mi-
crobios could be eliminated. But there was
still no filtration for dirt, organic debris,
toxic metals and other contaminants.
But even before the machine broke
down, there had been other problems.
Drinking water had to be ordered from
Armas' section. Whenever a ward needed
more, a requisition had to be written, then
signed both by a physician and the shift
nurse. Then a nursing assistant had to fetch
the water, which was not always ready.
Hospital nutritionist Maria Esmeralda
Arriaga was at wit's end over the matter.
"Sick people need more water than
healthy people," she says, "and purer water.
Without it, they take longer to heal. We're
supposed to make people well here. But we
can't even give them proper hydration."
In desperation, patients had come to de-
pend on visitors to buy them water. This de-
mand created a land-office business for sev-
eral small tiendas on the edge of, or within,
the hospital premises ... contuedon page 44

ART interview and photos by Laura McNamara

QUi4&e?4th : sJtel: qo sthons

T4r orvzrszrs Riwdo s2Mtz

Briefly describe your art.
My art is to represent everything as much
as I can in high texture.
What is your favorite art medium?
Clay. Then once I fire it, it becomes ce-
When did you learn how to work with clay
and ceramic?
I was going to take a class in English litera-
ture, but the class was canceled. Then I saw
a classroom where students were working
with clay. The teacher asked me, "Do you
want to join this class?" And that's how I
started (laughs). It was an accident.
What was your first piece of artwork?
It was a 28-by-30 slab cut into irregular
pieces in the design of a bird. I finished that
piece with a form of firing called raku, and
it came out spectacularly because of the dif-
ferent sizes and the different colors. It was
exhibited in the Miami Art Center, and im-
mediately I had a buyer. But I didn't sell it.
Later on, I sold it to a woman that was so in
love with this piece-finally, I thought, I've
found the right person for it.
When did you first realize you were an
I don't feel as if I'm an artist. I feel like I do
what I like to do, and I enjoy doing it.
Who mentored you asyou developed your
artistic style?
Juanita May. She was an authority on clay in
the United States, a teacher and the director
of the art school at the University of Miami.
I took a class with her, and she asked me to
enroll in the second one. But money was
sort of scarce at that time. She said: "Don't
worry, I'll make you my assistant.

I ne artist witn some ot nis recent creations

What gives you the inspiration to create
That's a very common question I get, and it's
hard to answer. I get the feeling that when I am
creating my work, the inspiration isn't coming
from my mind. I feel like there is something
else that is directing my everything. You feel
more like a vehicle. It's some inspiration that is
not really in your control. o
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T through Fri., 11th ART: Divas, a col-
lection of 13 drawings by well-known artist
Magda Eunice Sinchez. Galeria El Tdnel (tel:
2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco, 16 calle 1-01, z.10,
Guaternal, Cit I


1Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Gua-
temalans generating their own opportuni-
ties through modern community libraries. The
Riecken Foundation's mission is to promote
democracy and prosperity in Central America
through modern community libraries that
spark a spirit of discovery and foster social par-
ticipation. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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2Wed., 5-7pm SOCIAL: AnEcho cel-
ebrates Open House the first Wednesday of
each month. Share a glass of wine or soda with
friends, old and new. Free. Casa Convento Con-
cepci6n (tel: 7882-4600) 4a calle oriented # 41,
2 Wed., Wed., 9th & Wed., 16th, 6:30-
8:30pm (Spanish) WORKSHOP: La
Independencia de Guatemala by Ramiro Or-
d6iez. Parking Q14/hour. Museo Popol Vuh
(tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final z. 10, Guatemala
4Fri., & Fri., 11th, 8pm (Spanish)
MONOLOGUE: Defendiendo al Caverni-
cola presented by Juan Diego Rodriguez (www.
defendiendoalcavernicola.com) Tickets, Q85,
before the event; Q100, day of the event. El Si-
tio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, La
5Sat., 12pm-4:30pm LABOR DAY PIC-
NIC: Good food and drink. Lively conversa-
tion and music by Grupo Sol Latino plus an un-
usual raffle. Donation Q50. For more info., John
Chudy, tel: 7832-4581. Casa Convento Concep-
ci6n, Calle Concepci6n #41, LaAntigua.
Sat., 9pm MUSIC: Listen and dance to
Cuban music with a mixture of Colombian
rhythms, salsa, mambo, timba, son, plena, hip
hop, reggae and reggaeton. Espacio Cultural El
Gran Hotel (tel: 4559-3030) 9a calle 7-64, z. 1,
Guatemala City.
Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Los Pa-
tojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala with
Juan Pablo Romero, director of this dynamic
project. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel:
7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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9Wed., 5pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Jer-
arquias de Intimidad (La Anunciaci6n) by
photographer Luis Gonzilez Palma. Galeria
Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925) 5a av. sur #19, La

Presentation of an authentic Mayan ceremo-
ny. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468),

10 hours 8pm (Spanish) FILM: Pre-
1 lsentation of Guatemalan film Pan Dulce,
directed by Alan Garcia, actors: Ana Lemus,
Pepe Orozco, Willy Monsanto, Jorge H. Viel-
man, Evelyn Torres and Flora M6ndez. Espacio
Cultural El Gran Hotel (tel: 4559-3030) 9a calle
7-64, z. 1, Guatemala City.
2Sat., 7pm MUSIC: MaF, Costa
presents La Isla
de Las Fantasias,
featuring a variety
of music: ethnic,
bossa nova, reggae,
funk and rock bal-
ads. Reservations,
tel: 7832-3037.
Q60, includes an
accoustic CD and a
song book. El Sitio,
5a calle poniente
#15, LaAntigua.

1 Sun., 3-5pm ANECHO DISCUS-
SION SERIES: Comparing Personalities
r Issues of the Middle Ages to the 20th Century,
facilitated by Dorotea. AnEcho is excited to be-
gin a two-month study program of workshops,
discussion groups and events targeting the Mid-
dle Ages. Free. Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel:
7882-4600) 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.

SGuatemala declared independence from
Spain in 1821. School parades and bands, fire-
works, concerts & marathons carrying torches
are characteristic of this holiday that is celebrat-
ed throughout the country. Banks and many
businesses are closed. See related articles on
pages 21 and 128. (PHOTOS: RUDY GIRON)

1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
I. Transitions provides outreach, medical
support and health education to disabled people
throughout Guatemala. It also operates a man-
ufacturing and training facility for customized
wheelchairs, a clinic for prosthetics and orthot-
ics, a graphic design and offset printing business
and a special education program. Transition
members will be sharing some of the personal
stories of Guatemalans with disabilities, and the
challenges and successes of the organization.
Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919),
7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.

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DATOii :

1 Fri., 8pm MUSIC: La Magia en la
Selva, playing flutes, guitars & drums
mixed with sounds from nature performed by
Pablo Collado, Astreberto Fion, Gabriel Bur-
ri6n and Alfredo Divila. Reservations, tel:
7832-3037. Q60; Q45 students w/ carnet. El
Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.

1 Sat., 10am-2pm SPIRITUAL SPA
1/FOR WOMEN: Set aside this time for
yourself, and join us for spiritual and physical re-
freshment and a time of fellowship. Limited space
available. More info., contact: unionchurchgua-
t..ii,,i,,- _i.,,i ..l... or call 2361-2027. Union
Church, 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Guatemala City.
1 Sat.. Ilam-lpm -
191HOTOr 1F,k[H.
C hild F., . .p .... ". I
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19Sat., 1pm FOLK DANCES: Los
17Nifos de Bendici6n from San Antonio
Aguas Calientes present traditional folk dances.
Free, though donations gratefully accepted,
helping to pay school expenses. La Pena de Sol
Latino (tel: 7882-4468), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Post
1 Industrial by well-known photogra-
pher Ivin Castro. Cocktail. Free. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.

22 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Mi-
2 croloans, Myths and Management with
Franklin Voorhes, As Green As It Gets, a non-
profit organization supporting coffee farmers,
artisans and other small producers from disad-
vantaged communities in Guatemala. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.

22 & 29 Tuesdays, 8pm (Spanish)
2 THEATER: De Amor, Odios y Otras
Traiciones, directed by Guillermo Monsanto,
produced by Lorna Stewart. Q50; Q25 stu-
dents w/ carnet. Teatro Dick Smith de IGA
(tel: 2422-5555) Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala


4 Thurs., through Fri., October 16 -
-IART: Del Arte al Nino, 6th art exposi-
tion and sale with the participation of more
than 100 artists, proceeds to benefit Funsilec,
an association that helps children who suffer
from brain injuries. Hotel Real Intercontinental
(tel: 7830-7930) 14 calle 2-51 z.10, Guatemala

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Primitive Contemporary
Guatemalan Art
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaul6n
La Antigua Tel: 7832-6634/35


Learn about the fascinating
history of the Maya's clothing
and weaving.
Buy Guatemalan handicrafts at
our shop. Shop on line at
Centro Cultural UFM
6ta. Calle Final, Zona 10
Ciudad de Guatemala
Telefaxes: (502) 2361 8081/82
Monday Friday 9:00 to 17:00
Saturday 9:00 to 13:00

.......... LE L
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Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
Tels: 2367-3266,5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com


Galeria de Arte
I Exclusive national art
and more...

Tel: (502) 5551-4883
3a calle oriented #42, La Antigua


Great Food & Drink Lively Conversation & Music (Grupo Sol Latino) Unusual Raffle
Time: 12pm-4:30pm Donation: Q50 Place: Casa Convento Concepci6n, Calle la Concepci6n #41, La Antigua
For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com

A IA ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues,Wed, Fri,Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
|ANT G;' Mon &Thurat2pmwith Roberto Spillari. Meet atthe fountain in the main square
T O ll0 S. rh SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15 Q30
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Monday, 8 to 10pm: Blues Night. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
-Jazz Trio. entrance: Q35.
Thursday and Fridays,
8 to 10pm Cuban
jazz performed by Buena
Vista de Coraz6n.
entrance Q35. 0
Friday, 8 to 10pm
-Estasis, Trio, Sal6n
Latino & Tango. Q35.

La Pfia de Sol Latino I r..I -" *--4 I4
:. l, p ,11. ,r.'. -I 1ltt -Iig i`i
Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
Cubana. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays,
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V

Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.


Rainbon Cafe ir..I -.i'- l',i- i,
- i .. ,- La. iriggIn
Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Nicaraguan musician
Heber performs a mixture of western and
Latino tunes. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," ',.. r..d
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Friday, 7:30pm Get in the groove with Ser-
gio playing great Reggae tracks.
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
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La Casbah DIStoteia ir i '.-iEn
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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.
La Esquina ir.I -"' 1-- .11
. l: II.. ...I... r.. = La -.1 ig t.i
Saturday 5 and 12, 7pm Estasis, Cuban
music by Daniel Rodriguez's band.
Friday 11, 7pm La Remolacha Beats, play-
ing Soul, Cumbia, Reggae, Folk, Funk.
Saturday 19, 7pm La Tortilla All Starz,
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Cirtu% Bar r.I ,
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Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday Nayno, Trova del lago i -
Fridays Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
traditional elements
Saturday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Sunday Latin Ensemble .-. -

azit I) F I oRiI Cri tl More than 30 photo expositions are
FOTO 3 0s scheduled in September as part of the
__OTO 30 7th annual FOTO>30 Festival.
PAISAJE f For a complete listing and more info
go to: www.foto30.com or contact:
CONVOCATOIu A CINE I-l ACEtA DL.. DIRET~RIO Tels: 2385-9066 /67 /70

2 Wed., 8pm INAUGURATION OF FOTO>30 2009: Energia, by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13 (Finca La Aurora), Guatemala City.

8 Tues., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of Nuestro Paisaje, by photographers En-
rique Campang, Manuel Chavajay, Lourdes de La Riva, Diana de Solares, Grupo La Torana,
Luis Fernando Ponce, Alberto Rodriguez, Gabriel Rodriguez, David Sinchez, Mario Santizo,
Rodolfo Walsh and curator Rosina Cazali. Centro Cultural Metropolitano, 7a av. 11-67, z. 1,
Guatemala City.

12 Sat., 8pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of Memorias de Patria Chica, by photog-
raphers Andrea Arag6n and Jos6 Domingo Barrios and curators Anabella Acevedo and Rosina
Cazali. Casa Noj, Parque Central, Quetzaltenango.

26 Sat., 5pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of Laberinto de Miradas III, by collective
of Iberoamerican photographers. Espacioce! Proyectos culturales del Centro de Formaci6n de
la Cooperaci6n Espanola en Antigua, Antiguo Colegio de la Compafia de Jesis, 6a av. norte,

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2 /Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CON-
IFERENCE: La Arqueologia del Lago de
Atitdin by Sonia Medrano. Q20; Q10 students
w/carnet. Parking Q14/hour. Museo Popol Vuh
(tel: 2338-7896) 6a calle final z. 10, Guatemala
2 Fri., 7pm (Spanish) CONFER-
.,ENCE: Tropdsfera by photographer Ivin
Castro, the objective is to capture unexplored
places in Guatemala and contrast them with
other countries in Latin America. Free. El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037) LaAntigua. V

I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the
most important thing to me. -Bela Lugosi

2 Sat., 2pm-6pm PHOTOGRAPHY
LWORKSHOP: Imdgenes de un Pais by
photographer Ivin Castro for children, 8 to 14
years old: bring a camera, notebook and pen.
Q200 incls. beverage break and diploma. El Si-
tio (tel: 7832-3037) LaAntigua.
26Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Dos Continen-
Uli tes, Un Sentimiento, South American
and Russian music presented by Sveltana Si-
zoff. Q60; Q45 students w/carnet. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.

29Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
AEduc-Arte, a Guatemalan NGO work-
ing in Ciudad Vieja, helps families with limited
resources via programs that include education,
nutrition, hygiene and the arts. Approximately
70 children attend the EducArte school. Dona-
tion Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av.
sur #8, LaAntigua.

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We represent over 100 artists from all
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A RT: The Secret of the Matter is the latest
collection in high-relief terracotta created
by Guatemalan artist Emanuel Paniagua. This
13-piece collection will be on display through-
out the month. La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel:
7832-2124) 4a calle oriented #15, LaAntivua.

Through Thurs., 17th ART: Gigantes de
la Pldstica Guatemalteca, 20 works by well-
known artists Miguel Angel Rios (1914-1991)
and Jaime Armany (1908-1995). Unpublished
and never for sale before. Die Augen Galeria de
Arte (tel: 2381-7349) 6a av. 4-61, z.10, 4to nivel,
Guatemala City. V

M ondays, 3pm STAR SCRABBLE
CLUB: Meets in different locations. See
http://www.starscrabble.com/ for locations and
how to join. LaAntigua.
uesdays, 3-5pm AL-ANON MEET-
INGS: A bilingual support group of friends
and family in a co-dependent relationship with
loved ones suffering from compulsive disor-
ders. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel:
7882-4600) 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.
T uesdays, 6pm (English) SLIDE SHOW
Antigua: Behind the I-. Elizabeth Bell.
Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio, 5a
calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
Tuesday 9am-12pm (Spanish) SCULP-
STURE WORKSHOP: Using clay & terracot-
ta techniques, taught by Carlos Gonzilez. Parking
Q14/hour. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7896) 6a
calle final z. 10, Guatemala City.

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SyJednesdays & Fridays, 9-10am TAI-
W CHI: Great exercise in a beautiful co-
lonial garden setting. Q50 per class. AnEcho,
Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel: 7882-4600) 4a
calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.
T hursdays, 5pm TANGO CLASSES: for
beginners, the ballet of Latin dance. Q50 per
class. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel:
7882-4600) 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.

CLASSES: We're still learning, join us!
Free. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepci6n (tel:
7882-4600) 4a calle oriented #41, LaAntigua.
Very Sunday, 9:45am (English) FOUN-
|ZDATIONS OF FAITH: Topics like Who is
God, & The Holy Trinity and esus. Learn about
the bible, sacraments, ordinances, differences
and similarities in the views about salvation and
how Union Church is organized and governed.
Union Church (tel: 2361-2027) 12 calle 7-37, z.
9, Guatemala City.
TION: ;Por Que Estamos Como Estamos? A
not-to-miss exposition of a tour through history
and current life in Guatemala, presented through
photography, videos and interactive games. Bo-
dega #1 Centro Cultural Museo de Ferrocarril
(tel: 2254-8727) 9a av. A, 18-95, z. 1, Guate-
mala City. V

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hours October 8, 5:30-7pm (English)
ENCE: Economic Stimulus: Road to Recovery
or Road to Perdition presented by John Chudy.
See www.democratsabroad.org. Galeria Mes6n
Panza Verde (tel: 7832-45819 5a av. sur #19,
La Antigua.

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water as it splashes on the rocks, watch the
birds soaring overhead, feel the tranquility of
the environment, and soak up the memory
of what is truly one of Guatemalas greatest
natural wonders. Then head back to town for
a typical Guatemalan meal prepared by Dofia
Petrona at the local comedor.
Before leaving don't forget to check out
the handmade products of the local arti-
sans. The women of Chilasc6 make a wide
variety of high-quality baskets, hats, vases
and more out of pine needles and other
plants from the region. They are currently
working on a line of Christmas tree orna-
ments that will be available in Casa de los
Gigantes in Antigua.
Getting to Chilasc6 is easy. From Gua-
temala City, follow the CA-14, known as
the road to Cobin, to kilometer 142 where
you will see a large sign for the turn-off to
your right. From the thruway it is a 12-kilo-
meter drive on a well-maintained dirt road
that winds its way through the mountain
range. Those traveling by bus should head
to the Monja Blanca station in the capital.
Take that to the Chilasc6 junction, and
from there you will find microbus transpor-
tation to the Tourist Information Center.
It's about a three-hour trip from Guatemala
City. Come visit! 0

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Independence Daycont.frompage21
when the six "sisters" of the former King-
dom of Coathemala-Ciudad Real, San
Salvador, Comayagua (Honduras), Le6n
(Nicaragua), Costa Rica and Chiapas-
declared independence from Mexico as
the United Provinces. Emperor Augustin
sought to keep them but succeeded only in
retaining Chiapas. Agustin not only failed
to retain his empire, but his life; in three
years he faced a firing squad of Mexican
republicans. Four decades later, another
emperor, Maximilian, met the same fate.
(Moral: If you are ever offered the Mexican
throne, the prudent thing is to decline.)
Though not wholly bloodless, as had
been the separation from Spain, this sec-
ond separation was hardly a struggle by the
standards of warfare. But the third and fi-
nal separation was so sanguinary that Gua-
temalans rightly claim that their indepen-
dence was purchased with blood.

Since my sons and I are also Guatema-
lans, we also observe Guatemalan indepen-
dence. My boys are told that they must be
equally proud of both patrias, and study
the history of both. Living in Panajachel is
helpful for this, since from our house we
can look up at a mountain where an engage-
ment in Guatemala's independence struggle
played out. The battlefield in San Andrds
Semetabaj is today a semi-developed gated
community overlooking Lake Atitlin. I
have friends there, so I can always visit.
There are no historical markers, much less
a bronze monument. In fairness, though
Guatemalan and Salvadoran forces slugged
it out here, it was not the decisive battle.
That occurred where Guatemala City's San
Juan de Dios Hospital now stands. But
I've never found a marker there, either (al-
though there might be one somewhere.)
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By this time, 1837, Comayagua, Le6n
and Costa Rica had all broken away from
the Federation, as the United Provinces
had also been called. The rivalry between
the two linchpin provinces, Ciudad Real
and San Salvador, provided their opportu-
nity. These three successions did not hap-
pen anywhere near Sept. 15 of any year;
nonetheless, the date remains the national
holiday for those three countries.
The president of the crumbling Federa-
tion was Francisco Morazin, an enlightened
politician who has departments in Hondu-
ras and El Salvador named for him. His op-
ponent, Gen. Rafael Carrera, is portrayed
by artists with a bushy mustache and other
ladino features. In fact, he was a skinny, illit-
erate 24-year-old Maya. Most of the money
was on Morazin to win, but Carrera van-
quished the Federals. His military genius is
unrivaled in Central American annals.
Independence was costly for both men.
Carrera became the first ruler of the Gua-
temalan nation state but was assassinated at
42. Morazin survived but died in ignominy;
he renounced his Honduran nativity and
considered himself Salvadoran, as only San
Salvador remained loyal to the Federation
until its reduction. Even today, El Salvador, a
de facto nation state, is officially the "Repub-
lic of El Salvador in Central America." This
name is the surviving vestige of the Federa-
tion, the last entity Guatemalans fought to
achieve independence.
The original Independence Day, in 1821,
was like any other day back then. Sheep
grazed, shamans chanted, looms were thread-
ed, maize was shucked, and the eternal Xo-
comil rippled the glassy face of Atitlhn. No
convention was held, no parchment signed,
no speeches given. It took weeks for the news
just to arrive from Mexico. And when it did,
it inspired shrugs, not parades. 4

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The Earth and planets continually re-
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stars are constantly circling its center. We
can see the rhythm of movement every-
where. Seasons pass into each other, seed-
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nights and beginnings flow into endings.
Nothing stands still.
We, however, like to believe we're an ex-
ception! We only move through time (drag-
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Concepts like change, impermanence and
not knowing create havoc with the ego! It
clings to security and digs a trench around
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we are part of the stream of Tao. A moving
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Every now and then stop to consider
whether you're moving forward or have been
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It could be a relationship, a job, unresolved
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INTERNET by Steven Pittser

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A new e-mail scam is being directed at extranjeros

One of my clients, living in La Antigua
Guatemala, received the following e-mail,
supposedly from the IRS.

Our records indicate that you are a non-
resident alien. As a result, you are exempted
from United States ofAmerica Tax reporting
and withholding on interestpaid you on your
account and other financial dealings to pro-
tect your exemption from Tax on your account
and other financial benefit in rectifying your
exemption status.
Therefore, you are to authenticate the fol-
lowing by completing form W-4100B2 and
return to us as soon as possible through the fax
number: + 1-913-273-8441
If you are a US Citizen and resident,
please complete form W-4100B2 and fax to
us. Please indicate "US Citizen/Resident" on
the form.
When completing form W-4100B2 please
follow steps below:
1. We need you toprovide yourpermanent
address if d,.f,' cr from the current mailing
address on your Form W-4100B2. You must
indicate ifa non-US resident, your country of
origin to support your non-resident status (if
your bank account or other financial dealing
has a US address for mailing purpose)
2. Ifany joint account holder are now US
residents of Citizens, or in any way subject to
US tax reporting laws. Please check the box
in this section.
3. Please complete 1 through 19 and have

all account holders sign and date the form
separately and fax it to the above-mentioned
Please complete Form W-4100B2 "at-
tached" and return to us within 1 (one) week
from the receipt of this letter by fax to enable
us to update your records immediately. Ifyour
account or any other financial benefits are not
rectified in a timely manner, it will be subject to
US tax reporting and back up withholding. (If
back up withholding applies, we are required to
withhold30% ofthe interestpaid to you.)
We appreciate your cooperation in helping
us protect your exempt status and also update
our records. Sincerely, Marlie Parks IRS.
Public Relations

There is no such IRS form W-4100B2;
it is, of course, an elaborate phishing ex-
ercise and the information requested on
the form would be used to drain your
bank accounts.
In addition to not being written in
American English (we don't refer to "Unit-
ed States of America tax" we call it "Fed-
eral tax"), we are not considered to be "non-
resident aliens" by the IRS. We are "U.S.
citizens living abroad." Still, many ex-pats
could be taken in by this scheme. It could
also dupe a true non-resident alien (a non-
U.S. citizen not living in the States) who
has financial accounts in the U.S.
Be aware that the IRS does not request
detailed personal information through
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Requisition-less Water cont. from page 22
But each 1.5-liter bottle cost Q7, which was
burdensome for patients and their visitors,
almost all of whom are people of limited
means. In June, an officer of the Lake Ati-
tlin Rotary Club (CLRA) noticed all this
while visiting a friend. Within a week,
CLRA had acquired through Maya Famil-
ias (a Panajachel charity) 10 donated filters
that require no electricity and are gravity-
driven. The filters, donated by the Florence
Rotary Club of Oregon, have no moving
parts. Their elements must be renewed ev-
ery 18 months.
Hospital administrator Victor Garcia
and medical chief Dr. Irene Quiejd were
thrilled to learn that relief was on the way.
Three Rotarians and a Maya Families rep-
resentative came to the hospital conference
room to assemble the filters and give an
orientation in an atmosphere described as
spontaneously ceremonial."
The CRLA officer returned a week later
to monitor the application of the gift. He

found that the hospital's water worries had
ended in a single fell swoop. The emergency
room, the surgery chamber, the out-clinic
and all of the wards-men, women, pedi-
atrics, maternity, quarantine and IGSS-
each had its own filter. Not only did they
now have clean water on tap, but they no
longer had to requisition or, in the words of
one nurse, "beg and wait."
If anyone is as happy with the change
as nutritionist Arriaga, it is Patricia Ar-
mas. The 10th filter sits in her lunchroom.
Now employees, too, can drink their fill of
pure water.
"I'm free of this ridiculous paperwork,"
she says, "and running back and forth, re-
filling and heating that old pot. And the
patients don't have to wait any more for wa-
ter that wasn't that good, anyway." O
The Atitldn Rotarians have taken on the
Solold hospital as a project. For additional facts
andpictures associated with this story, see their
website at www.atitlanrotary.org

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and why we need your help

Perhaps it's a stretch to be asking for donations in order to care
for injured and abandoned animals when there are so many human
needs, yet suffering is suffering.
Hound Heights, AWARE's no-kill animal refuge, is currently shelter-
ing between 225-250 dogs and well over 80 cats. For every animal ad-
opted, more and more take their place.
It's so easy to "rescue" an animal. Next comes the hard part: these
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for a dog or a cat.
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Bindy, discarded in Guatemala City, in the arms of her new owner at the
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Growing the Industry cont. from page 17
Tres found that the best way to demons-
trate that message was to produce a film
with a universal plot and theme that con-
nect with people from myriad backgrounds
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CU ISIN E text, photos and recipe by Victoria Stone

What looks like an avocado, grows on a vine, and tastes like a potato?


iiisquil (pronounced "weeskeel") is
S.n, of the most common vegetables
throughout Mexico, Central Ame-
rica and parts of South America. It has been
famously described as a vegetable that looks
like an avocado and tastes like a potato.
The plant originated in Mexico, where it
was known to the Aztecs as chayolt. It is a
perennial climbing plant with large leaves
resembling grape leaves and a vine that can
grow up to 15 meters in length. Its scienti-
fic name is Sechium edule, and it belongs to
the gourd family Cucurbitaceae along with
melons, cucumbers and squash.
As abundantly as giiisquil grows, it also
has an abundance of names. Depending
on the country or region of that country,
giiisquil is also known as chayote, chayotli,
cayota, tayota, cidra, guatila, papa de po-
bre, papa del aire, vegetable pear, pataste,
calabacilla, chilacayote, chiverre, machi-
che, xuxd, chuchd, cho-cho, christophene
and mirlit6n.
The most common variety of giiisquil is
indeed about the size and shape of an avo-
cado, but there the similarity ends. Varieties
twice that size and half that size are also
found. The skin ranges from light to dark
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green and is firm, smooth, shiny and a bit
furrowed. Another common variety is co-
vered with thorny spines. Two other varie-
ties, though quite different in appearance,
are both known by the names giiisquil and
"perulero." One of these has a softer, thinner
skin, which is so pale as to be almost white.
The other, dark green, is much smaller-
about the size of a plum, and very tender.
And yes, it is used in many of the same ways
that the potato is, though it is more tender
and juicy and has a mild and slightly nutty
flavor. In fact, one of giiisquil's many names
is "papa de pobre" (poor man's potato).
Giiisquil is one of the vegetables most
used in all of Central America in soups and
stews. It's a pretty sure bet that if you've ever
eaten a soup or stew in Guatemala, you've
eaten giiisquil. Like the potato, giiisquil is a
great addition to soups and stews because it
serves as a thickening agent. It is even used
in industrial food production to thicken
fruit juices and baby food. Giiisquil can be
prepared in any way suitable for summer
squash and can also be halved, stuffed and
baked like acorn squash.
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A few of the several varieties of giisquil; used in The tender and delicately spiraled tips of the
many of the same ways that the potato is, though vine are also harvested to be added to soups and
it is more tender and has a slightly nutty flavor, stews. Here they are known as"punta de giisquil."

weekend markets elsewhere, one can be lucky
enough to find cooked giiisquil. Sold hot and
simmered to perfection, this can make a per-
fect prepared food from the market to bring
home. There's something about having been
simmered over a fire in a cauldron with doz-
ens of other giiisquils that gives this an espe-
cially rich flavor and creamy consistency.
Not only is giiisquil easy to grow, abun-
dant and easy to transport, it's also valued
for its protein content and is purported to
have anti-inflammatory and cell-regenerative
properties. It is also a good source of niacin,
vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, magnesium
and potassium, amino acids and a very good
source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin
K, folate, zinc, copper and manganese.
While the "fruit" of the giiisquil is the
part most commonly eaten, you can be sure
that the ladies in the kitchen who made
that stew have also been savoring the seed,
which is flat and cream colored and a deli-
cious delicacy when cooked. In Guatemalan
households these are special treats saved for
children. The fruit can also be eaten raw;
though this is uncommon in Guatemala, in
some countries it is used in salads. Even the
starchy tuberous parts of the root are also
edible, but are more often fed to livestock.
The tender and delicately spiraled tips of
the vine are also harvested to be added to
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soups and stews; they are a delicious addi-
tion to sautned vegetable dishes. Here they
are known as "punta de giiisquil" and can
be found in local markets only in the seasons
when giiisquil is in its early growth spurts. 0

One of my favorite giiisquil dishes is the
Mayan omelette because of its similarity
to a Spanish omelette, using giiisquil in
place of potatoes.

Mayan Omelette
(one serving-multiply per serving)
1 medium-size giisquil
1-2 eggs
1-2 tablespoons flour
1-2 tablespoons chopped onions
Pinch of salt & pepper to taste
Optional: 1-2 teaspoons. parsley or other chopped
greens, 1-2 teaspoons, grated cheese
Parboil the giisquil until it can be easily
pierced with a fork, 10-15 min. cooking time.
Let cool, peel and cut into cubes, discarding
the fiber and membrane around the seed. Scram-
ble the eggs, add cubed giisquil, sprinkling in
flour to thicken, and salt, pepper, parsley or other
greens and/or cheese to taste. Now you're ready
to cook the omelette, covered, in an oiled pan on
a medium flame, turning both sides until done.
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A Honey of a Business
An expert's view on how honey and bees are faring in Guatemala

Slejandro Nicol is an expert in the
honey business. After studying bee-
eeping for two years at Ohio State
University, he now advises the Ministerio
de Agriculture, Ganaderia y Alimentaci6n
(MAGA) on the care, feeding, export, im-
port and preservation of bees. I met him at
the scenic and beautiful Vivero La Esca-
lonia, a plant nursery and caf6, about two
blocks south of the Mes6n Panza Verde
Hotel & Restaurant in La Antigua Guate-
mala. Nicol explained he no longer owns
any hives himself, but supplies honey to
stores in Antigua through his contacts. I
asked him to fill me in on how honey and
bees are faring in Guatemala.
But first, some background: not only
is honey an ingredient sometimes used in
desserts or to coat the kids' cornflakes, bees
and honey contribute $15 billion world-
wide in added crop value. Without bees
to pollinate flowering plants and trees, we
wouldn't have almonds, tomatoes, cherries,
apples, nuts of all kinds and many, many
other fruits and vegetables. Nicol said re-
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by Judith Cohen
search shows that one out of three mouth-
fuls we eat has something to do with the
pollination of plants by bees.
In the United States and Europe bees
have recently been hit by a disease known
as colony collapse disorder. The disorder
causes worker bees and drones to aban-
don their hives, leaving the queen, honey
and young larvae behind. As yet, the exact
cause is unknown. Through studies on the
few bodies found, experts can't trace their
disappearance and death to any specific
cause but rather a variety of possibilities,
including bad water, crop fields that didn't
provide enough nourishment, chemicals,
parasites and stress.
Last year, the United States managed
to pollinate numerous orchards and fields
by shipping bees cross-country and renting
them to farmers who were victims of colony
collapse. Another bad season for the bees
could wipe out billions of dollars in unpol-
linated crops.
So where does this leave us in Guatema-
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producers, this is a land of small subsistence
farmers, who make a marginal living grow-
ing coffee. The price of coffee fluctuates so
that some years, the farmers can't support
their families. Nicol explained that bee-
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for everyone. However, many farmers start
with too few hives and can't break even.
Nicol also noted that at least half the
population in Guatemala is under 21. He
said older farmers cling to their often-out-
dated ways while younger people are more
receptive to learning new methods to raise
bees more efficiently.
In Honduras, a large NGO, Heifer In-
ternational (www.heifer.org) which in con-
junction with Cooperativa Apicola Pionera
de Honduras Limitada (COAPIHI), a local
cooperative, trains the local population in
beekeeping. Participants say the program is
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Coulva jocrw~et Ilvtercaoio1al

OPEN DAILY Restaurante y Lounge Lunch 12:00- 15:00 Dinner 19:00- 22:00
4a calle oriented No. 20, La Antigua, Guatemala. Reservaciones: (502) 78320471
Web. www.nicolas.com.gt Mail. nicolas@tamarindos.com.gt

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3a. Calle Oriente No. 16 "A" La Antigua Guatemala. 300 mt. from the main
entrance to the city Te (502) 7832-9715,7832-9716 www.vistarealcom/antigua

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SplendaM Cooking Party
More than just a beverage sweetener

with Alma Diaz photos: CUsar Tiin
There is nothing like music to get your spirit soaring and your appetite pumping, and
this is exactly what happened when SplendaT, the no-calorie sweetener, invited close
to 50 guests to prepare sugar-free recipes at La Cocina del ChefJavier in Guatemala City.
The crowd had a lot of fun in a festive cooking-party atmosphere where they made
low-calorie and delicious Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs, Pork Loin with Pineapple and
Seasoned Green Beans-topped off with Bananas al Tequila.
For more information about this no-calorie sweetener, visit www.splenda.com; the site offers
information about Splendadproducts, recipes and recipe videos, cooking and baking, weight
control, living with diabetes, news andpromotions, coupons, the Splenda" store. You can also
share your simple solutions for living sweet in the Splenda Sweet Life contest.
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-W. Clement Stone thing in the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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El Sabor
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En la esquina mrs popular de Antigua

Variety of special
Guatemalan Coffees
Calle del Arco y 3a. Calle esquina
Tel. (502) 7832-0516 La Antigua Guatemala


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7a av. norte #2, local 5, La Antigua Tel: 4169-8235

Justas courage imperils life, fear protects it.
-Leonardo da Vinci


"The Best Korean
Cuisine in Town"

Men are moved by two levers only: fear
and self interest. -Napoleon Bonaparte


fry our Ireh Irmnw jja.. Jjnd ihc hekli .'lchc,- m town.
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Flag bearer -Sylvia Solares Trabanino

Dinn ((NIU

Excellent "Tipica" Meals
Buffet-style Breakfast,
Lunch and Dinner.
"IF you haven't eaten at La
Cuevita de los Urquizu, it's like
you haven't been to Antigua."
2a calle oriente a9-D, La Antigua
Tels. 7832-2495. 5656-6157

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I Our Hotel is located where
the second monastery was
founded by the Augus-
tinian's order in 1613, in
honor of "Santa Catalina"
Virgin and Martyr from Ale-

In the walls of the hotel,
the time has passed by for
almost 400 years.

You are welcome to be
part of our tradition and
add another line to his-
tory with us in La Antigua


Large selection

of jewelry

for the most '

discerning taste.

5a avenida norte #28
Calle del Arco, La Antigua
PBX: 7832-3080 Fax: 7832-3610

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Single for two- S38
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Private bath and hot
water. 1 2 blk from park
Sa av sur 98 La Antigua
Tel 832 i0581
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SSingle, Double & Triple Rooms Private Parking
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Any clod can have the facts, but having
opinions is an art. -Charles McCabe

This is an elegant hotel! Room service has an
unlisted number. -Henny Youngman

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We have Bed & BreaklfL free wii.
TV with cable and private bath.
lera. Avenida Sur (Calle de los pmaso) No. 42.
La Antigua Guatemala
Tels.: (502) 782-7684, 7832-7685, 7832-1294

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(omlortable Rooms single dbl trpl Full Breakfast induded WiFI Internet
Cable V Large Gardens Privale paring Charming corridors
7a av.sur n11. Antigua Guatemala ( 3 blocks from central park)
Tel: 7832-2823 e-mail: h.casasantana.*gmail.com


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*, Luxury Suites,
VILIAT IE Gardens and a
TAJA o -spectacular view
1 N A from the terrace
Lux uy B1utiq Hoe ti and Cafe Antano.
5a Avenida Sur #31, La Antigua Guatemala
Telfax: 7832-9539 wwwvilladeantano.com

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order
to recognize the quotations. -Orson Welles

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laav.norte 22-A TelFax.i502 7832-2549
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The man who removes a mountain begins by
carrying away small stones. -William Faulkner

Dejar de anunciarse para ahorrar dinero
es como parar el reloj para ahorrar tiempo.
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Deatltiflul Ciaiden lixate Bath Hot \\atel
Cable T\ Fiicplacc Cicdit Caids FIce
Continental DicalIfast H:iseback Riding'
4a av. sur # 13, Antiqua
TcIFa\: 7832 3132 5390 4-' 35
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B E D & B' R k A 1k F 1 i

The Cloister, originally a I 'th century cloister.
later converted to a lirit ate residence,
provides a rate opportunity' to visit a colonial home.
Built in the classic Spanish sr'le n ith rooms
i arranged around a central ganrn courtyard.
k it i s conilortablh urnished t ith pri vate
baths and fireplaces in all seven bedrooms.

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Family-style Guest House
Breakfast& Lunch, Healthy localfood
By the week or month. Nice, clean,
Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, Free Intl. calls
Calle de Las Animas #10 (in front of Colonia Candelaria) La Antigua
Tels: 4285-9510,7832-0004 casafincamorelia@hotmail.com

oH Private Rooms
la averiida sur No H. La Anrnigl. (liii.irrem la
TI l. (IO) l I i11-144 -- rlhloaalanrigua( giiail.l i

Private rooms, double rooms, 5a calle poniente #42
shared rooms, kitchen. Callej6n Landivar,
Family atmosphere, cableTV, La Antigua
DVD, freeWi-Fi, hot water, 7832-5515
laundry service L "a
raulcruzval@yahoo.com www.placetostayhotel.com

Comfortable Rooms
Private Bath/Hot Water
o tel Terrace
*s 3 Io 1.5 bl,"'kdll Irnllljl Park
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1 BED & BREAKFAST Chipilapa,
2a av norte No 3 (2 blks from Central Park) & a private and
7a calle final & Calle de Chipillapa No 17 comfortably
ATA3a 11v. n 9LaAntlgua Guatemala furnished house
VALL Reser nations: (50 Telfax: 7832-0275 furnish house
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Best Hote in Twn
Cheap Dom -e Prvt Bat

4a avenida sur #24A, La Antigua
TlIs 502i "832 5303, "832 52-i-
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Tels: 7832-8448, 7882-4426
Callej6n del Espiritu Santo #16, La Antigua


First place team: (l-r) Hugo Cerezo, John Chudy, Diego Cerezo, Nathan Liskey

Last month included the first annual Antigua Invitational Golf Tournament. Played
at the spectacular Mayan Golf Club overlooking Lake Amatitlin, the format was
"scramble" with four-person teams. The competition was fierce but the lunch gathering
afterwards was amiable with prizes for longest drives, closest to the pin, and of course for
the lowest scoring team who posted a 65.
If you are looking for a great golf course in Guatemala you can contact the Mayan Golf
Club at 6685-5800 or go to www.mayangolfclub.com.
Next year's event is already shaping up to be a grudge match. O

Second place team: (l-r) Bill Harriss, Carl Bloomfield, John Biskovich, Brian Wilson
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14 luxury rooms with cable TV, phone, some with fireplace,
pool, sauna, jacuzzi. Wireless internet. Spectacular views,
personalized service. Breakfast included.
block from the park.
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Love is what we were born with. Fear is what
we learned here. -Marianne Williamson

Las Camelias Inn
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19 Rooms with private bath and Cable TV Parking
Very affordable Near Santo Domingo & Central Park


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Reservations: Antig

Kill the snake of doubt in your soul,
crush the worms of fear in your heart
and mountains will move out ofyour way.
-Kate Seredy


Callejon del Hermano Pedro #2
La Anligua Gualemala
Tel: 7832-060

ua Tours by Elizabelh Bell
21, 78322046
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Casa Madeleine I'.i 'li i. nii l: i"iiii'i] H uir-
an.I ,i ii 1,1i Ani Ia .i, i.-,iii[ i l ,iI, i 0 6 Beautiful
decorated and furnished rooms
alley e dcl Espltil Saul.i, 4.9. La Antliil a
fel 15021 732-3 -4-8 Fax 7832 -935
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The ideal Boutique Hotel for those who look for cozy, private spaces and Grand Class Service.
Located in a beautiful early XVIII century colonial house.

3a. Calle Oriente No. 16 "A", La Antigua Guatemala. 300 mt. from the main entrance to the city
Tel: (502) 7832- 9715, 7832- 9716 www.vistareal.comlantigua

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blocks from Central Park

21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week
or Month. CableTV, Safe Box, Mini-Bar.
Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 2369-6484,
(502) 7832-1020, 7832-0937
1' avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala
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b3ag sorage 2 gardens 3 lerr3es
Itigua (1 block from central park) T: 7832-3709
tmail.com www.casarusticaqt.com

Pocada 'A 7 ic place foryou
El inULtiUlW o feel at home."
11 Comfortable Rooms w/fireplace, private bath, TV.
1 Suite w/jacuzzi, fireplace, volcano view.
Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, SpecialRates
6a av. norte #36, Antigua TelFax: 7832-7351,
7832-0134 www.posadaelantano.com

COMFORT& ELEGANCE. Near San Sebastian Park
Private Bath 2 Lovely Gardens 24 Dbl Rooms
Convention Room Credit Cards accepted
Av. EL DESENGANO #26 (502) 7832-2312,7832-7316
La Antigua email: casadelasfuentes@hotmail.com

Cozy Rooms with Prlvaie Bath
Lovely Garden -
SExcill1nl Ser vice
Ca l le de o s
Tel 7832 2015 haos
. Fa\. 7832-9751 ,uvuwhosl

7a av.sur#3 La Antigua
Tel: 7832-1223
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Tels: 2232-3661, 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 2220-4902 dentro y fuera del Pais.
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U R A N SOA N Tours, Transportation, Shuttles, Hotels & more.
PERADORA DE TURISMO Worldwide Air-tickets, Professional Staff,
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New Branch: Calz. Aguilar Batres 34-77, z.12 local 201 Tels: (502) 2470-1296/ 97, 2442-3034
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Once, when excavating the house of a medieval
sailor on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt, I
found a still-preserved reed mat in front of a
door. Under the doormat was a wooden key with
the name of the owner painted on it. It was an
extraordinary sense of connection with the last
person to walk out of that building 700 years ago.
-Fred Hiebert, archaeologist
and National Geographic Fellow



If a man is offered a fact which goes against his
instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless
the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse
to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered
something which affords a reason for acting in
accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even
on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is
explained in this way.
-Bertrand Russell

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Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing & Ocean Safaris
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Rods & Reels Sport Fishing Adventures
for info on daily rate or packages
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-A We offe you Shtl Sevcs Tourist

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