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GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR
Passports From Monday 9 November 2009 full validity
passports will no longer be accepted or issued at the British Embassy in Guatemala City.
The UK Government is committed to reducing administrative costs, while introducing new measures to
safeguard personal identity and protect UK borders. Centralising our production facilities-something we
have been advised to do by the National Audit Office-will deliver beneficial economies of scale and reduce
opportunities for passport fraud by having less blank books in circulation.
Our customers are also important to us, so we will also continue to deliver a high quality of service; delivering
passports within agreed business targets and standards.
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Why change? The FCO is committed to supporting the UK National Identity Scheme to:
*Help secure our borders and tackle illegal immigration. Prevent identity fraud.
* Become a key defense in the fight against crime and terrorism. Enhance checks as part of safeguarding
the vulnerable. Improve customer services.
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processed and printed in Washington from Monday 9 November 2009.
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should be sent by courier directly to: UK Passport service for the Americas & Caribbean
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11 FESTIVALS byAnaFlinder
Patron Saint Days
12 ECOLOGY byDwight WayneCoop
The Blooming of Lake Atitlan
14 ARCHITECTURE byKathieFriedley
Guide for Architectural Tourists
18 GREAT ESCAPES bylauraMcNamara
El Pilar: part 2
20 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT byLauraMcNamara
Antigua Photography Club
21 LAKE VIEWS by Dwight Wayne Coop
22 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT
El Grinch Returns to the Stage
23 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT
24 DATEBOOK N November
Guide to culture and upcoming events
42 FOTO OP byFreddyMurphy
also on pages 64 and 72
66 BOOK ALERT byDianneCarafino
Cooking with Audrey
76 WEB NEWS
92 SPORTS IN C.A. byLauraMcNamara
106 HOLISTIC THOUGHTS byDr. Karmen Guevara
128 SENSUOUS GUATEMALA byKen Veronda
Find the Heliotrope
I-.hi eT m eI [. ,^r-
33 Guatemala City
52 La Antigua
99 Lake Atitlan
107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpan
112 Rio Dulce
113 El Peten
10 From the Publishers
46 Health Services
115 Vet Q&A
118 Real Estate
124 El Salvador
126 Advertiser Index
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FROM THE PUBLISHERS
Welcome to the November issue.
SMaintaining our specified pur-
pose, this month's magazine
is chock-full of things to do, places to go,
eateries to enjoy, services to partake of, and
other useful information. The DateBook
allows you to be able to plan to attend over
80 cultural events if you so desire.
We have included for your reading plea-
sure contributions from several writers. Ana
Flinder tells us where we can find Novem-
ber's patron saint day celebrations for St.
Catherine and St. Andrew. Dwight Wayne
Coop reports the latest updates concern-
ing the debates over the proper response to
Lake Atitlin's ecological future, and what's
being done now.
Kathie Friedley offers a Guide for Archi-
tectural Tourists. One of Laura McNa-
mara's pieces this month is part 2 of the El
Pilar habitat. Ken Veronda challenges us to
Find the Heliotrope, Dr. Karmen discusses
home, a Book Alert by Dianne Carafino
covers Cooking with
Highlights detail upcoming cultural events.
As well as the impressive photograph
on our cover this month, we have included
more of Guatemalan photographer Freddy
Murphy's camera work on pages 42, 64 and
72 in a continuation of our Photo Op series.
Murphy won 2nd place in last month's
Chirmol City Contest with a series of four
photos, including the cover photo.
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FESTIVALS byAna Flinder photos: Victoria Stone
Santa Catarina and San Andris
Late November brings us the op-
portunity to celebrate and observe
another round of distinctly Guate-
malan festivities, theferias or town fairs of
towns whose patron saints are St. Catherine
(Santa Catarina), St. Martin (San Martin)
and St. Andrew (San Andris). In keeping
with the colonial Catholic system of as-
signing patron saints to all sizable towns,
Catholic-saint days are still celebrated all
Every feria has its own distinct flavor,
depending on a number of factors, chief
among them is how devout the town is.
This determines to what degree the feria is
a religious occasion focusing on ceremonial
processions or whether it is chiefly a fun
fair. Most ferias are a combination, featur-
ing processions of the statues or imdgenes
of the town's patron saint and-often in a
separate area-rides such as Ferris wheels
and food vendors, plentiful games of
chance and other forms of entertainment
Santa Catarina Palop6
and San Andres Semetebaj
The feria of Santa Catarina Palop6, just
down the road from Panajachel, can make
a wonderful excursion on a visit to Lake
Atitlan. Santa Catarina can be reached by
pickup truck leaving from Panajachel-
traveling in the back with the locals-or by
private car or taxi, a short 20-minute ride
along a country road that affords some of
the most spectacular views of the lake and
volcanoes. This is a one-day feria, occur-
ring on November 25. The procession of
the statue of Santa Catarina follows the one
main street parallel to the lake and ends at
the recently renovated churchyard, where
women attendants sit with the statue while
ceremonial shots of Quetzalteca are offered
to the saint and to those involved in the cer-
emony, including her cofradia.
In previous years ceremonial dances,
such as the dance of the conquistadores,
have taken place in the same churchyard
and at the sports field down ...cont on page 22
Panajachel unites and digs with defiance
n The Green Felt Jungle, the story is
told of a dapper man in pinstripes
who rides a Cadillac into Las Vegas
one night, seeking the neonized ex-
citement of that gilded city. But he finds
little more than a dreary gas station.
"Where is Las \I; "'' he asks the Na-
"Right here," is the answer.
The traveler, it seemed, had pulled into Las
Vegas, New Mexico. It would take another
nine hours to reach Las Vegas, Nevada.
Two Guatemala lakes, Amatitlin and Atit-
lin, are similarly confused. Occasionally, a
tourist, like the Vegas-bound traveler, goes
to the wrong place.
Despite pollution, Lake Amatitlin re-
mained pretty throughout its gradual de-
cline. (see sidebar on page 110)*
Lake Atitlin, a bigger and even prettier
lake, would also fall under the threat of
pollution. In 2005, Hurricane Stan struck
the lakeside town of Panajachel, widening
(HflHHI) & ULLtH/VIAVtNI UKt.LUM)
the river channel that cut through town
and wreaking significant, but not irrepara-
ble, damage to its sewage treatment plant.
Entire houses were swept away, carrying a
caustic, eclectic debris of everything from
tin-laden motherboards to household lye
into the lake.
But Atitlin was big enough to take a hit.
It is 10 times as deep as Amatitlin and has
90 times the volume. Even today, Atitlin is
considered to be largely clean; the annual
bass tournament still takes place, and peo-
ple still swim in the lake, usually without
Nevertheless, pollution manifested itself
at the end of 2008 when an algal carpet
suddenly bloomed over vast stretches of the
lake. Fed by residues of human coliform, de-
tergent phosphates and other chemicals, the
carpet remained for four months. It could
return at the end of this year, within weeks
after the cessation of the seasonal rains.
For 2009, Atitlin was fatefully named
Threatened Lake of the Year by the Global
Nature Fund. Though no studies bear it
out, there is consensus that Panajachel is
the chief polluter. One reason is that, af-
ter four years, the treatment plant remains
broken. Another is that Pana's population,
already larger than most lakeside towns, is
swollen with visitors.
These visitors are Panajachel's economic
mainstay; almost everyone in Pana is de-
pendent, directly or otherwise, on tourism.
Indeed, Panajachel is to Las Vegas, Nevada,
what the sleepy tourist village at Lake Ama-
titlin is to Las Vegas, New Mexico. In scale,
the potential economic disaster would af-
fect all of Sololi Department and, indeed,
all of Guatemala.
"Those visitors may stop coming," says
Californian Sidney Eschenbach, a Pana resi-
dent, "unless we rescue the lake, and soon."
Guatemalan Juan Skinner, who years ago
headed one of three governmental agen-
cies responsible for protecting the lake, has
asserted that the treatment plant does not
"If someone slashes all four tires on your
car," he says, "you can't drive. But you don't
have to replace the whole car." Skinner be-
longs to a grassroots faction that wants to
replace the tires, rather than holding out
for the estimated Q2.6 million that replac-
ing the plant would cost.
Some of Skinner's allies, tired of waiting
and alarmed by the threat to the lake in terms
both economic and aesthetic, took action in
September. One morning, a huge earthmover
was in the channel, digging a massive, rect-
angular pit near one of the five effluent pipes
emptying into the San Francisco River, which
feeds the lake and bisects Panajachel.
Eschenbach, an architect who knew what
hiring heavy equipment would cost, be-
gan soliciting funds to excavate a shallow
trench for phase one of a "constructed
wetland" to arrest the eutrophication of
the lake. When fully realized, the excava-
tion might become the first of a chain of
banana groves in the channel.
Former soldier Felix Churunel, born
and raised in Panajachel, joined the effort
and urged, with surprising success, many
Guatemalans to pony up. When Eschen-
bach and Churunel linked up with Swiss
recycling maven Ursula Bishoff and Guate-
malan activist Daniel Salguero, they found
themselves leading a movement fed by a la-
tent, widespread impatience over the slow
search for a pollution solution.
Coloradan Duncan Aitken, a 26-year
resident, was recruited to the movement as
a translator for some of the uncounted con-
ferences that took place, post-Stan, to find a
remedy. He recalls that advice and material
support from Pana's large expat community
were regularly sought.
"There were times when I had to stand
up and remind everyone that we [expats]
Some authorities had balked at construct-
ing an artificial wetland. On the day the
digging began, Eschenbach says, one of the
officials responsible for protecting the lake
showed up and "bizarrely demanded that
we stop, and pay for an environmental im-
But it was too late. Support for the
project was at critical mass, and the mayor
"To his credit," Eschenbach says, "he saw
the wisdom of the project. And he summar-
ily donated Q3,200 of his own money for
its continuance." This was the cost of hir-
ing the equipment for one day. The digging
took five days.
Aitken calls this price a bargain. "Pro-
posals have a way of ...conued on page
ARCH ITECTU RE text and photos by Kathie Friedley
A Guide for Architectural Tourists
The houses ofLa Antigua Guatemala
My partner and I are architec-
tural tourists. We are captivated
by old houses and love to view
them through a lens of culture and history.
We came here to learn how history and do-
mestic life merged to create the houses of
this old Spanish colonial city. Why do they
look the way they do, and how have they
changed over time?
We began with the 16th-century Span-
ish colonial capital of Central America,
Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala,
now known as La Antigua Guatemala.
The Houses in History
Natural disaster played a big role in shaping
the houses of Santiago. From its founding
in 1532, the city was rattled and buildings
were tumbled repeatedly by earthquakes.
Time after time the resilient citizens re-
paired and rebuilt the houses with ever-
stronger materials and techniques.
The year 1773 was disastrous for San-
tiago. Three severe earthquakes hit the city,
which by that time had more than 60,000
inhabitants. The Spanish citizens were or-
dered by the Captains General to move to
a new capital, Guatemala City (La Nueva
Guatemala de la Asunci6n). Only the
poorest families and the large indigenous
Mayan population remained, moving into
fragments of houses left standing.
Had the earthquakes never happened,
La Antigua would be at a vastly different
city today, modernized and teeming with
people and big-city problems. As it was, it
"It's an old house. Three hundred years:
that's something to us on this continent.
Almost unconsciously we wonder: who has
lived here? What sort ofpeople? What has
happened to them?"
-Louis Adamic, writing about Casa
Popenoe, The House in Antigua, 1937
sat forgotten, its old houses undisturbed,
for the next 100 years.
In the mid-19th century, coffee was
planted in the surrounding hills, and, as the
coffee trade grew, people began returning
to the old city. The new Antigiienos moved
into the old houses and began to fix them
up in keeping with colonial styles. But as
the 20th century progressed, houses were
being divided amongst family members.
Having survived 300 years of natural disas-
ter, the old houses were no match for the
new onslaught. Clearly they needed help.
In 1944 the Guatemalan government de-
clared the city a national monument. But
it wasn't until 1969 that laws were enacted
to support preservation measures and the
Consejo Nacional para la Proteccidn de La
Antigua Guatemala was established to pro-
tect and preserve the city and its buildings.
Preservation issues reached critical mass
in 1976 after a severe earthquake damaged
20 percent of the city. In 1978 Antigua was
deemed a UNESCO World Culture Heri-
tage Site, and by the late 1990s, flocks of
camera-toting tourists were bringing a new
economy and with it, new preservation
In 1999, the group SalvemosAntigua was
founded to strengthen efforts to preserve
the city's character.
To the delight of visitors today, the houses
of Antigua offer a photo-op of the first order.
As one gazes up cobbled streets, it's not hard
to visualize life in colonial times. Cascades
The domed octagonal cupolas called chimeneas
that rise from city rooftops were built to draw
smoke and heat from kitchen fires
Modern reconstruction of a repisa depiedra
White cupolas are another classic image of the city
Bronze knockers and iron hinges, latches and
other hardware adorned the doors, tiny doors at
eye level served as peepholes
of bougainvillea spill over crumbling
plaster, and sun-kissed hues of paint peel
away to reveal layers of antiquity. With such
a glorious contrast of mass, texture and color
and Antigua's near-perfect weather, it's al-
most impossible to take a bad picture.
The Roman Patio House
Behind the street walls, the layout of An-
tigua's houses echoes that of the city itself,
as mandated by Spain in the 16th century.
The Laws of the Indies were a set of rules
for establishing new cities in the Americas,
and, while most have been forgotten, the
pattern of cities in Latin America is an en-
Antigua is classically Spanish colonial,
with the central plaza or Plaza de Armas at
its heart, flanked by the cathedral and most
important civic buildings. From the plaza,
the streets branch out in a grid that served
originally as a way to distribute land among
the citizens. Closest were the houses of the
elite Spaniards; farther away, the simple
dwellings of poorer population; at the out-
skirts, the land devoted to farming.
Antigua's houses were built in a style
descended from the Roman patio house,
imported to Spain during Roman rule.
Around a central patio, corredores with slop-
ing roofs supported by columns opened to
interconnected rooms for living. In larger
houses this arrangement was repeated with
additional patios where servants cooked,
cleaned and slept, and where food was
grown and animals kept.
With its interiors hidden from the street,
the public face of the house was the grand
portal called aportdn. In the largest homes,
huge paneled doors with stone lintels
opened wide to allow the passage of car-
riages. Smaller doors were cut into large
ones for foot traffic and tiny doors at eye
level served as peepholes. Bronze knockers
and iron hinges, latches and other hardware
adorned the doors.
Tall, grilled windows with stone bases
called repisas de piedra are characteristic
of Antigua. For privacy, the earliest houses
had windows with shutters, while today one
sees grilles of wrought iron. Most authentic
are the rejas de madera which are grilles of
turned wood spindles.
The patio fountain is a vestige of colonial
times that adorns most old and new houses.
In the 16th century, water flowed from the
hills to the city's edge and through brick and
clay pipes into fountains and bccaros, often
elaborately decorated, and into a utilitarian
double or triple sink called apila.
The domed octagonal cupolas called
chimeneas that rise from city rooftops were
built to draw smoke and heat from kitchen
fires. Brilliant against the clear blue skies,
these white cupolas are another classic im-
age of the city.
Few early houses exist in their original
forms. Over the centuries, large houses
were divided into smaller ones and old
windows turned into new doorways. New
houses were built within large patios and
on plots of land formerly farmed.
With every earthquake, the city lost some
of its old houses permanently, and those de-
stroyed became scrap yards of materials for
the ones remaining. After the 1773 evacu-
ation, doors, hardware, tiles, furniture and
even columns were carried over the moun-
tains to the new capital. Through the years,
parts of houses were shuffled and styles
mixed, making them difficult to date.
The houses were continually altered to
reflect new fashions and trends. In the late
1600s, Baroque curves contnuedon page78
With its interiors hidden from the street, the pub-
lic face of the house was the grand portal called a
port6n. In the largest homes, huge paneled doors
with stone lintels opened wide to allow the pas-
sage of carriages, smaller doors were cut into large
ones for foot traffic.
The earliest houses had windows with shutters,
while today one sees grilles of wrought iron.
I I Mom -m
GREAT ESCAPES by Laura McNamara photos: Thor Janson
T he vision for transforming Finca
El Pilar into a protected natural
reserve is something of an ongoing
experiment. Manager Juan Rivera says con-
structing a haven for hummingbirds, with
a row of artificial feeders along with a spe-
cially designed garden, was among the first
infrastructures tested on the farm.
"Before I installed them I went to the In-
ternet and started to research... I found a
study a woman made in the United States
and she had 20 years of experience with hum-
mingbird feeders in her back yard. She said
that you should only use white sugar. You
should not buy the kits with the red coloring
because she said that maybe they can cause
cancer. In lab rats it has caused cancer."
Guide Mois6s Batres Morales says the
farm now uses four liters of the white sugar
"honey" every day, successfully attracting
Guatemala's most endemic species of hum-
mingbirds. Rivera explains that both the
artificial and natural nectar create a "fuel-
ing station" of sorts, offering an ideal envi-
ronment for observation.
"The nectar is like fuel, so they can go
and catch some insects. They eat insects.
So when you see they are flying all around,
they are actually catching little insects ...
The hummingbird Rufous Sabrewing, this
is a hummingbird that is endemic. They are
only found in Guatemala and the southern
part of Mexico. So you can see this hum-
mingbird very easily here. [Just now] it has
passed maybe eight times."
Birdwatchers can venture farther into the
reserve to observe more than just hum-
mingbirds. Over 130 bird species are found
throughout the grounds.
The misty slopes of El Pilar, less than 4
kilometers from La Antigua's central park,
are still shrouded in mystery. Rivera says
the extent ofbiodiversity within the natural
sanctuary has yet to be discovered, and it is
that abundant biodiversity that compelled
Rivera to begin experimenting with trans-
forming El Pilar's untouched terrain into a
"This is like an abandoned plantation."
S a r
"A few months ago we had a student from
the University of San Carlos who was study-
ing bats. He was doing a comparative analy-
sis of all the coffee farms of Antigua as well
as farms that had both coffee and forest like
us. What he found he only told me orally:
that this was one of the most diverse places
of bats he found all over Antigua, because
of all the forest that we have. The other cof-
fee farms were less diverse because they grow
just coffee and some shadow trees."
Rivera is eager to continue discovering
the farm's rare and unique habitat. But, he
explains, such exploration requires sustain-
"You can't make conservation without
making any money, so one of the ways of
making money is through tourism. That's
why we started building all of this infra-
structure to have tourists here, show them
how beautiful it is and maybe have some
revenue to invest in the conservation."
Rivera says he has already begun refor-
esting parts of the farm that have unfortu-
nately been destroyed.
"A long time ago they cut the forest; some
fragments were cut. So we are starting to grow
trees again, to rebuild the eco-system."
Future projects that interest Rivera include
investigating the populations of beetles and
nocturnal butterflies found on the farm.
Nature enthusiast and well-known photog-
rapher who specializes in capturing Central
America, Thor Janson, says "Reserve proj-
ects like that of FI Pilar are rnntiniPd n nnl p c
El Pilar is located about 3.5 kilometers from the central park. Begin by iw'alk.ug south toward
7a calle untilyou reach San Francisco Church. 'i past the church and behind it tofind the
path leading to Santa Ana. Look for El Calvario Church and INVAL, the institute for men.
When you reach the landmarks, cross to the left to find the end of apath. You will be able to see
the Church ofSan Cristdbal El Bajo. i up the path, past the church until you reach El Pi-
lar. The walk is about 20 minutes. A ride in a tuk tuk or taxi will take less than 10 minutes.
DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT by Laura McNamara
The local community ofphotographers
will officially introduce
itself to La Antigua this
month with its first C
collective exhibit. CLUB O OGRAI Ico DE ANTMIU A
The sentiment is a common one and
spills from the lips of most residents
and visitors alike: walking the
streets of the quintessentially colonial town
of La Antigua is like walking through a liv-
ing painting, an everlasting photograph.
Thus, it is fitting that the community of de-
voted photographers who cannot resist this
"photographer's paradise" has organized
itself into an official group. The Antigua
Photography Club (Club Fotogrifico de
Antigua) meets on the first Thursday of ev-
ery month to share its members' ideas and
work, offering valuable peer-to-peer sup-
port, criticism and advice to professional
and amateur alike.
"The only requirement is the desire to
learn or share the way you look at the world
through the lens," says club co-founder
The idea of the club, Mijangos adds, is
"to develop and promote educational and
cultural activities in Antigua."
The fledgling club has met just a handful
of times but already boasts more than 15
members. Each month photographers bring
two examples of their work that fall within
pre-determined themes agreed upon at the
prior meeting, with one example in black
and white and the other in color. Various
members of the group also lead workshops
each meeting to help further develop the
skills and knowledge of the local commu-
nity of photographers.
"We share experiences, techniques and
great moments that we have learned within
the world of photography," Mijangos says.
CFA's first exhibition is scheduled for
November 6. The collective work will be
displayed in Claustro del Convento de Ca-
puchinas. The exhibition is a part of the
celebration of the 40th anniversary of the
Consejo para la Protecci6n de La Antigua
Guatemala. The club's collection of photos
will have two objectives: to introduce the
club to the local community and to col-
laborate with a local association in need of
support through the sale of photographs.
All club members are invited to exhib-
it, submitting photographs dealing with
themes that the members of the club have
presented in prior meetings as well as the
two themes agreed upon for November:
metaphorical ruins in black and white and
ruins in color.
The opening of the exposition will be
celebrated November 6 at 7 p.m. with a
musical presentation by DJ BradElectro.
JP's Rumbar will be sponsoring the event
with cocktails. OI
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by Dwight Wayne Coop
The Guatemalan Hospitality
Bug Bites All
In Guatemala, it is easier to "just drop
in" on your friends than it would be
in Minneapolis or Melbourne. One
reason, I think (write me if you disagree) is
that until the end of the previous century
telephone calls were something you rarely
tried at home. That was when Italy's tele-
communications monopoly brought Gua-
temala's system into the 20th and 21st cen-
turies, in rapid succession.
This meant that if you were lovestruck
and wanted to ask Olguita (to choose a
common name for girls here) on a date, then
there was no good reason to not just drop
by her house. Thus, it would be harder for
her to give you the local equivalent of "I'd
love to, but I'm washing my hair tonight."
Her parents, or elder sister, or whoever was
in charge, would expect this anyway.
The early stages of teenage romance in
these parts are traditionally played out not
over rare telephone lines, but on doorsteps.
Even today you see this, although every-
body, from 9-year-old kids selling gum, and
up, now has cell phones. This commonness
of cell phones, which literally outnumber
people in Guatemala, could change this,
but hardly overnight; at the core of the will-
ingness to entertain unexpected visitors is a
passion for hospitality.
It may just be me (since I rise at 3 each
morning) but Central Americans strike me
as night people. There have been times that
I have needed to phone someone at 9 p.m.
(at which hour I am brain-dead if not al-
ready asleep, so the person I am calling must
endure a mix of urgency and incoherence).
Whoever I am with always assures me that
calling at such a miserable hour is accept-
able, even though in the Old Country you
could almost be arrested for harassment.
As late as 9 p.m., Olguita may still be in
the doorjamb flapping her gob with gossipy
abandon at whatever guy is targeting her
(provided, of course, that she does lives in
an OK neighborhood). Being now married,
I do not do such things. But I can call on
Olguita's parents if they are friends of mine,
without telling them beforehand. It will be
enough to pry past Olguita in the doorway
to get in, since in her state of enamor she
will "not even know that I exist."
Personally, I like this informality. Rarely
do my Guatemalan friends drop in at my of-
fice when I cannot make some time for them.
One, a lad named Csar, often visits after a
day of filling bags with sand in the river chan-
nel. He is mute, and can make only grunts, so
we barely converse even when we try to. But I
am as used to him as anyone else.
Once inside someone's house, you are
subjected to layers of hospitality. There is
economy of scale, since not all Guatema-
lans can afford to break out a can of salm-
on. But if they have one that they won at a
raffle, then your name might be on it when
you visit. If it is understood that you are
spending the night, ...contuedonpage44
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Returns to the stag(
C W e are having so much fun!"
\ / bubbles Paloma P&rez-Tem-
V V plado, coordinator of this
season's production of El Grinch. Since
April she has worked together with producer
Johnny Long, Debora du Flon, director of
scenery and costumes, and a team in charge
of choreography, music and narration.
Her expression changes dramatically
as she leans forward and lowers her voice,
confiding, "The Grinch is a terrible, TER-
RIBLE thing that wants to destroy 'Cual-
quiertenango'. Max, the dog, is horrible
too-but he has a heart." She relaxes, sits
back and smiles. Satisfied again, she throws
out her arms in a wide circle saying, "In the
end the Grinch too has a great heart!"
The production team is pleased to present El
Grinch again this year, on December 4, in
the auditorium ofAsociaci6n Nuestros Ahi-
jados in San Felipe. But they share a dream
for "a theater in La Antigua large enough for
productions like this. Lacking such a venue,
everything has to be brought in: lights, scen-
ery, music, sound equipment."
All now Antigiiefios, the group is truly
international. Paloma, who hails from
Spain, came to visit Antigua in 1997 and
now makes her home here, indulging in
her passion for cultural activities. She has
worked with the Teatro Escolar de Antigua
since 2007, bringing culture to classrooms
Johnny, a born and bred Brit, brings
cultural tradition of pantomime to Gua-
temala, saying it has already extended to
Zimbabwe and the Ukraine. For the pro-
duction, he has recorded music of Tchai-
kovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Faur6.
Bette van Lunteren, from Holland, directs
the jazz dance component; and Gilda Jolis,
a Guatemalan who studied dance, married
and lived in Paris for years, directs the clas-
sical ballet component. She danced with
the National Ballet of Guatemala for eight
years and has directed La Escuela de Danza
in La Antigua for 29 years. Five girls and
a boy will "not only dance but contribute
to interpreting the story," says Gilda, Some
things come and go, "but classical ballet
will always be with us."
Audience participation, essential to the
British tradition of pantomime, is not typi-
cal for Latin Americans, "so some gentle
persuasion might be needed," Johnny
chuckles. "But the message of El Grinch,
as with all traditional pantomime, is clear:
Good triumphs over evil, and humor light-
ens the load of life. St
How the Grinch Stole Christmas adapted for ballet by Johnny Long, produced by Palo-
ma Perez-Templado, choreographed by Bette Van Luteren, will be performed at 4:00
p.m. on Friday, December 4 at Asociaci6n Nuestros Ahijados Ahijados #106 road to
San Felipe. The production features local children, pupils of the Gilda Jolss Academy
of Ballet and members of the National Ballet of Guatemala. "This is our second year."
Says Johnny, "We are trying to bring British Christmas pantomime to La Antigua with
narration, songs, dancing and audience participation as an annual event."
Adults: donation to Nuestros Ahijados. Children: FREE. Also limited FREE transpor-
tation that leaves at 3:30pm from La Antigua central park, oppositethe cathedral and
returns after the performance.
It is that time of year again-a Guate-
mala City rehearsal hall fills with the
sounds of celestial music as prepara-
tions begin for one of the Christmas season's
most-anticipated events in Guatemala: the
annual performance of Handel's Messiah.
For the sixth year in a row, the Guate-
mala Community Chorus will be joined by
members of the National Symphony and so-
loists from Guatemala and the United States
to perform Messiah and what has become
as popular as the main portion of the pro-
duction-a series of Christmas encores that
always leaves the audience asking for more.
Rehearsals for this year's production
started in September under the baton of
Director Debby Lyttle. One hundred vol-
unteer choir members, many of whom have
sung in all productions to date, join every
Sunday afternoon for the rehearsals. "This
is my favorite time of year," said one choir
member. "To sing Messiah is a sublime
experience, regardless of one's religious be-
liefs. It is some of the most beautiful music
The Christmas encore portion will in-
clude audience favorites O Holy Night, a
hauntingly beautiful and rarely performed
modern version of Ave Maria, Joy to the
World and others.
The choir and orchestra will be joined by
Guatemalan baritone Carlos Cardona and
three professional soloists from the United
States: soprano J.J. Hobbs, tenor Sam Low-
ry and mezzo-soprano Liz Cass.
This year the Messiah performances
will benefit two charities aimed at educat-
ing children: Centro Vocacional San Josd,
which works with teenagers in Guatemala
City's most dangerous neighborhoods, and
Caridades de San Vicente de Paul, which
works with children, women and seniors.
Messiah performances will be held De-
cember 1 at the National Theater in Gua-
temala City and on December 2 in the
chapel of Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in
La Antigua Guatemala.
Prices for tickets are Q150 for platea and
Q50 for balc6n in the National Theatre, and
in Antigua Q200 for preferential seating
and Q150 for general seating. Tickets can
be purchased at Joyeria del Angel and Casa
Santo Domingo in Antigua and in Choco-
lateria y Cafeteria ZURICH, 6 av. 12-52, z.
10, Sophos Book Shop, 12 calle y 4 av, z. 10,
and Instituto Guatemalteco-Americano, z.
4, Guatemala City. For additional informa-
tion, tel: 2331-2336. 0
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2Mon through Fri. 27th, 8:30am-12:30pm,
M-F VACATION CAMP, ages 5-12,
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activities incl. nature journals and observations in
the beautiful Finca La Azotea, science projects,
cooking classes, handicrafts, horseback riding
and other related activities. Q400 per week with
certain discounts available. For more info., tel:
5482-6323 or 5760-0699. Club Ecuestre La
2Mon., Wed., 4 & Fri., 6, 6:30-8:30pm -
(Spanish) TALK: El Centro Histdrico y Sus
Barrios: El Caso de San Sebastidn presented by
Dr. Anibal Chaj6n; also a guided visit Sat., 7th,
2pm. Q425; Q300 students w/ carnet. Museo
Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7898) 6a calle final, z. 10,
Auditorio CS-103, 1st floor, Guatemala City.
Tues., -ART: 20Anos Matizando Suenos, 6
talented artists, Flavio Santa Cruz, Manuel
Barrientos, Mario Garcia, Mauro L6pez, Pascual
Monroy & Victor Hugo Valenzuela. Galeria de
Arte Die Augen (tel: 2381-7349) 6a av. 4-61, z.
10, 4th & 5th level, Guatemala City. V
3Tues., 4:30pm FASHION SHOW:
Proceeds benefit Ninos por los Ninos,
helping to improve the lives of autistic children;
organized by Club Rotario Guatemala Sur with
the participation of Benetton, Tejidos Pralin and
Simin. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena (tel:
2 ,.I .'I1 Guatemala City.
3Tues., 5:30pm (English) RAINBOW
LECTURE SERIES: Los Patojos, Forming
Leaders for Guatemala with the NGO's Director
Juan Pablo Romero who will talk about the many
difficulties that affect young people in Jocotenango,
Sacatepequez and what is being done by Los Patojos
to help them overcome and learn something positive
from life's challenges. Donation Q25. Rainbow
Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919), LaAntigua.
4Wed., 5-7pm OPEN HOUSE: AnEcho
celebrates the first Wednesday of each
month. Share a glass of wine with friends old
and new. FREE. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa
Convento Concepci6n, LaAntigua.
5Thurs., 5:30-7pm (English) TALK:
War in Afghanistan: A forever illusive victory,
presented by Paul Munsell and organized by
Democrats Abroad. Donation Q25. Panza Verde
(tel: 7832-4581) 5a av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
5Thurs., 6pm MUSIC: A piano concert
accompanied by violin and cello performed
by pupils of teacher Ricardo Carranza. Q40,
reservation suggested. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
6Fri., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY EXPO-
SITION: by members of Club Fotogrifico
de Antigua; see highlight, page 20. Claustro del
Convento de Capuchinas, 2a av norte & 2a calle
6Fri., 8pm & 7 Sat., 7pm (English)
THEATER: Foreclosure, a comedy in two
acts. After three men die under suspicious
circumstances, a nun has to make a deal with
the Devil in order to find salvation. Written
by Capt. Bob with performances by Bette Von
Lunteren, Charles Lewis and Bob Polakoski.
Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle poniente
8 Sun., 3-5pm (English) STUDY
DISCUSSION SERIES: Final in this series,
analyzing medieval times and the 21st century-its
civilizations ofdiscontent. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600)
Casa Convento Concepci6n, LaAntigua.
1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) RAINBOW
I0LECTURE SERIES: Oxlajuj B'atz'
(Thirteen Threads), founded in January 2004,
is an educational project that combines two
groups, the Asociaci6n Tejedoras Unidas (United
Weavers Association) and the Maya Educational
Foundation. The focus of its programs are
concentrated in the areas of artisan skills,
democracy and group organization, health and
well-being and training in the management of
small businesses. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919), LaAntigua.
1 Wed., 8am VIII CARRERA DE
CHAROLAS: Hundreds of participants
who work at hotels, restaurants and bars come
from far and wide, including El Salvador and
Mexico, to compete in a 5 kilometer race
around a pre-arranged course. Organized by
La Fonda de La Calle Real, celebrating its 34th
anniversary this year, (tel: 7832-0507) Calle del
1 Wed., 3-7pm CHRISTMAS
BAZAAR INAUGURATION: Have
first pick at the bazaar before it opens to the
general public, items include a wonderful
selection of handicrafts, textiles, Christmas
ornaments and Museo Ixchel's 2010 calendar.
Q40 includes a coffee break and parking.
Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final, z.
10, Guatemala City
1 Wed., 7pm through Thurs., 26th -
ART: Opening of an exposition featuring
work by Domingo Peneleu. Galeria El Tdnel
(tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, z.
10, Guatemala City. V
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12 hours through Fri., 27, Mon.
12through Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-
1pm CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Beautiful
handcrafted Christmas presents, ornaments
and the Museo
Cultural UFM, 6a
calle final, z. 10,
S f DateBook online: www.revuemag.com
S hours 4:30pm-6:30pm (English/
12Spanish) NETWORKING: The La
Antigua Guatemala Network invites NGOs
established & new to exchange current
information/needs. Everyone who wishes to
improve the lives of others in Guatemala is
welcome to attend. Speakers should call Judy
7832-9871 to reserve time and for more info; Q50
includes beverages & snacks; or call 7882-4468
at the venue, La Pena de Sol Latino.
La Antigua Network invita a las ONGs
establecidas y nuevas a intercambiar informaci6n
y comentar sobre sus necesidades. Cada persona
que desee mejorar las vidas de otros en Guatemala
es bienvenido a asistir. Los oradores, por favor
llamar a Judy para reservar espacio y para
recibir mis informaci6n. Q50, incluye bebidas y
boquitas. Tambikn puede llamar 7882-4468, La
Pena de Sol Latino, LaAntigua.
1 2 thurs. through Sat 14th & Fri., 20th
J and Sat., 21st, all shows 8pm -
THEATER: E/juego by Asociaci6n de Artistas
Tras Bastidores and directed by Jany Campos.
Q50/Q30 students w/carnet. Security & free
parking. Casa Ibargiien (tel: 2270-3736) 7a av.
11-66, z.1, Guatemala City.
1 Fri., through Jan., 6, 2010 -ART: Un
.3Angel, Un Nino by artist Fredy L6pez.
Nuevo Proyecto Cultural El Callej6n del Fino,
Edificio El Centro, local 218, 7a av. y 9a calle, z.
1, Guatemala City.
1 Fri., 3-6pm BOOK SIGNING:
Cooking with Audrey, presenting a major
collection of very special recipes by Audrey
Buderus. See related article on page 66. Cloister,
5a av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
13Fri., 5pm (Spanish) THEATER:
.1 Cinderella, come and enjoy students
from Nino Obrero perform Cinderella.
The project Nino Obrero provides primary
education to children, 4 to 17, who are not able
to attend public school; the curriculum includes
technical education in carpentry, craftsmanship,
handicrafts, and other skills. Donation Q25.
Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 10am-3pm CHRISTMAS
1-FESTIVAL & BAZAAR: Beautiful
items ideal for Christmas presents. Union
Church (tel: 2361-2027) 12 calle 7-37, z. 9 Plaza
Espana, Guatemala City.
1 Sat., 7pm OPENING / EXPO-
-I SITION: Opening of the Studio Juan
Pablo Canale. Cocktail. Free. Calle de la Cruz
de Piedra #13 (1 block after San Pedro el Alto),
San Pedro Las Huertas, LaAntigua. V
1 Sat., 10am-3pm FESTIVAL
-I SEMILLA DE EDUCATION:
Supporting Casa Sito's educational fund, sale
of plants, flowers and food; also live music with
Sol Latino! Tanque de la Uni6n, 3a av. sur & 6a
calle oriented, LaAntigua.
1 /Sat., noon through midnight -
ITFESTIVAL EUCALIPTO: Music and
art. For more info., www.festivaleucalipto.org.
Boulevard Hospital Militar Los Fresnos (across
from Santa Amelia 2), Guatemala City.
1 Sat., 1pm FOLK DANCES: Ninos
Ide Bendici6n from San Antonio Aguas
Calientes present traditional folk dances. Free,
though donations gratefully accepted, paying
school expenses. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
1 /Sat., ART: Featuring watercolors in
14a small format by artist Mois&s Barrios.
Galeria Mes6n Panza Verde (tel: 7832-4581) 5a
av. sur #19, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., ANNIVERSARY BASH: The
1Rainbow Caf6 will be celebrating its
17th year anniversary: All day: free face and
body painting with Lisset L6pez; 7:30pm -
MUSIC: La Raiz; 9pm SALSA SHOW: New
Sensation Salsa Academy. Free. Rainbow Caf6
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Concierto de Tango
SGira 2009by Argentinan tango company
Sanluistango. Q60/Q45 students with carnet.
El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
SJust tell 'em, "lo vi en la revista REVUE"
: PLAZA B1E L ISCO
The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery.
Featuring more than 100 artists.
*NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10
Tels: 2367-3266,5779-0000 email@example.com
a brand new nlav bv Cant Bob
The Murderou5 Nun ofJerey City
DEL TRAJE INDIGENA
Learn about the fascinating
history of the Maya's clothing
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
Gallery & Museum
4a calle oriented #10
La Antigua Guatemala
W DEMOCRATS ABROAD PRESENTS
October 8 Economic Stimulus: Roadto Recovery or Roadto Perdition John Chudy, presenter
November 5 War in Afghanistan:A Forever Illusive Victory- Paul Munsell, presenter
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Q25 donation Place: Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua
For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 firstname.lastname@example.org
S ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20
G '.' Meet at the fountain in the main square
T U S 1J I SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, a calle poniente #15 Q30
by lja Ieth elU. Inquire about othertours and travel arrangements in Guatemala
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www.antiguatours.net Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821,7882-4498
tf REVUE tiene la circulaci6n mas grande: 20,000 ejemplares mensuales
THROUGHOUT THE IVMONTH
La Cueia de Panza \trdt ir..I "-I I'*l
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Wednesday (dinner) Live Jazz Trio. Q35.
Thursday (dinner) Cuban Jazz. Q35.
Friday (dinner) Estasis, Trio, Sal6n Latino,
La Peia de Sol Latino ir.. -' _--i-ii .
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Monday, 7:30pm Kenny Molina hosts
Open Mike. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Ramiro plays trova
7pm Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan
flutes). Free. V
Sunday, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana
during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.
1 / Sat., noon through midnight FES-
I. TIVAL EUCALIPTO: Music and art.
For more information www.festivaleucalipto.
org. Boulevard Hospital Militar Los Fresnos
(across from Santa Amelia 2), Guatemala City
Rainbon Cafe ir..I -I '.-li'i-,
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Monday, 7:30pm Don Ramiro will serenade
you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday & Fridays, 7:30pm Tres is another
great local artist who will put a smile on your
face with his happy tunes.
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.
Saturday7:30pm At.One.Ment. Come
and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot
miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some
Sunday, 7:30pm La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo
& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.
If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure.
I trust no one, not even myself.
Ifyurbr rrstuan a lv msconareua
CHECK DATEBOOK CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR MORE CONCERTS AND SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTS
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH
Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056)
Avenida de los Arboles, Panajachel
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, 7:30pm Carlos and Carlitos,
swing and latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova
Friday a fascinating show of Circus Bar
Saturday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
Sunday Latin Ensemble
6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua
Proceeds benefit A.W.A.R.E.
and other Animal Protection programs
by Elizabeth Bell
What does the acronym INGUAT
stand for? Also, we heard that the
INGUAT office in LaAntigua moved
to a new location. Is this true?
INGUAT stands for Instituto Guate-
malteco de Turismo; it is a government
agency in charge of providing tourism in-
formation and regulating and promoting
the tourism industry in Guatemala. Ten
percent of the 22 percent in taxes that you
pay at hotels goes directly to INGUAT.
Antigua's INGUAT offices have relo-
cated to Casa del Turista-inside a love-
ly colonial home at 2a calle oriented #11
(near Capuchinas). The house itself is well
The staff is extremely nice. While I ad-
mired the exquisite colonial architecture
and gardens, Azucena, Vinicio, Gabriel
and Milvia all provided up-to-date infor-
mation about Guatemala and said they
will be getting many more maps and bro-
chures soon! Carlos Hasse is the new co-
ordinator for the casa. We remember him
well as a former subdirector of INGUAT.
The other offices at Casa del Turista in-
clude ASISTUR (Tourist Assistance), lo-
cal tourism committees and the Tourism
Service Registry Department.
C'- open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm;
Saturday-Sunday, 9am- 5pm.;
special schedules postedfor holidays.
1 Sat., 9pm TANGO: Sanluistango,
". directly from Argentina to entertain
people of all ages, presenting tangos from
different eras, from the classics of Carlos Gardel
to vanguards and Astor Piazzolla. Cover Q50.
Cafe Teatro Te Quiero (tel: 7832-6146) la av.
norte #9-B, LaAntivua. V
1 Mon., 5pm MAYAN CEREMONY:
Presentation of an authentic Mayan
Ceremony. Free. La Pena de Sol Latino (tel:
Plas sbityorDAEBOKetr frth DC
1 JTues., 5:30pm (English) RAINBOW
S/ LECTURE SERIES: Combating Poverty
through Education. The mission of Safe Passage/
Camino Seguro is to empower the poorest, at-risk
children of families working in the community of
the Guatemala City garbage dump, by creating
opportunities and fostering dignity through the
power of education. Donation Q25. Rainbow
Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), LaAntigua.
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& books. Also, donations gratefully accepted.
Proceeds from previous sales: Nifos con Bendici6n
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28the traditional exposition from Galeria
El Tinel, Miniaturas, with the participation of
more than 100 Guatemalan artists. Galeria El
Tinel (tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco 16 calle
1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City.
2 Sat., 6pm BALLET: Annual ballet
8Jrecital performance by students from
the Dance School Gilda Jolis. Tickets before
the event Q30; day of the event Q35. (tel:
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2 Sat., 11am MUSIC: Ballads and
28 romantic boleros by Dr. Fernando Leiva,
accompanied by pianist Jorge Sarmientos.
Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomas de Aquino, la
av. norte #23, LaAntigua.
SSat., 7prm MUSIC: Hadas del Agua,
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by Fernando Scheel. Q70. For more information
visit www.myspace.com/cantonatura. El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
M ondays, 10-12am COMPUTER
CLASSES: For beginners, taught by E.C.
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their own laptop. Free. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600)
Casa Convento Concepcion, LaAntigua.
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Tuesday, 3-5pm AL-ANON MEET-
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and family in co-dependent relationships with
loved ones suffering from compulsive disor-
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T uesdays,3-4:30pm-(Spanish) WRITING
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de Escritura, kids will experience writing and
illustrating their own book and will learn about
the different stages of production, from start
to finish. Libreria Infantil El Hormiguero (tel:
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Guatemaan Hospitality cont.from page21
you will invariably be told, "Mi casa es su
Another friend of mine, Aleyda, the chief
parcel manager at the big post office in down-
town Guatemala City, scolds me each time I
leave her house after her family puts me up for
the night. I am "in trouble" for not spending
another night, even though her son refuses
to give me the couch, insisting I take his bed
instead. Benjamin Franklin compared guests
to fish: by day three, both stink. But here, it
seems, the "stinky" thing is leaving before you
have put in your three days. Later, your eye-
balls will need to be re-greased from watching
all that finger wagging.
You might think from all this that I am
a great houseguest. But no, this is a Guate-
malan thing. In fact, as guests go, I am a
bust, since Guatemalan hospitality extends
to food, and there is little you can feed to a
lactose-intolerant vegetarian with multiple
allergies (some of which I fake for every-
body's good). The tactful way to avoid eating
something is to bring something yourself
and fill up on it because of "doctor's orders"
so that you can plead too much fullness to
eat,. I.-'.'. p.,r before you.
The longer we are here, the deeper the
contagious Guatemalan hospitality bug
bores into our personal ethos. Two of my
friends in the city, both paisanas, have de-
veloped, over the decades, an incurable
symbiosis with this bug. Both came here
with hospitality on their virtue profiles, so
they had a head start.
Phyllis, the headmistress at a colegio in
Guatemala always leaves the light on for vis-
iting Quakers or whomever. She even puts
up friends of friends, and once picked up
someone at the airport for me, then brought
him home and showered him with Guate-
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aberrational. If you need to leave at 10 a.m.,
you must announce at 8 that you are leav-
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the obligatory eight-course breakfast. You
cannot get to your car without Rita stuff-
ing cookies in your pocket or detouring you
to her raspberry bush. How did Phyllis and
Rita get this way? Probably from being told,
a googleplex times, mi casa es su casa.
Is this a function of Guatemala's Arab her-
itage? In the deserts of the Maghreb, hospital-
ity was not so much a virtue as a necessity.
You might own an oasis, but you never re-
fused water to a traveler. The Arabized Moors
ruled southern Spain for centuries, and the
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part of a yet bigger, global project. It's
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Cooking with Audrey is Audrey Bud-
erus' gift to her family and friends,
including the Antigiiefios who have
been her friends for the past 26 years and to
those of us who would like to be her friends.
Through her small catering business, lim-
ited to "friends and friends of friends,"
Audrey's sticky buns at the Cloister in La
Antigua, have become an anticipated tradi-
tion to follow the very early morning carpet
walk of Good Friday.
If it's the Christmas season, you must
have Audrey's eggnog. If you are referring
to a Chinese dinner, it is the 12-course
meal that Audrey prepares for 12 guests or
more, maybe many more. These recipes, in-
cluding the menu for the Chinese dinner,
are included in Cooking with Audrey.
Audrey has given us all, yes all, of her
catering recipes. In addition to those men-
tioned previously, recipes include those for
her well-known Bloody Mary, for her cock-
tail party goodies and for her spaghetti bar.
The spaghetti bar originated with a party
that Audrey and her husband, Brooks, a
retired architect, gave for friends: pasta ac-
companied by the choice of four sauces:
chicken liver, white clam, meat and sausage/
tomato sauces. The idea is to try a little of
each, and then, maybe, a lot of your favor-
ite. Not part of the spaghetti bar menu, but
the pasta recipe I will try first, is Audrey's
penne with gorgonzola cream sauce.
In addition to catering, Audrey taught
cooking classes in her previous home in
Panorama, and recipes from her classes are
also included. Chicken and wine sauce, a
favorite, is described by Audrey as "easy
Audrey's catering and cooking classes
are part of her "retirement." Prior to mov-
ing to Antigua, she lived on the island of
Roatin, Honduras, for 27 years where she
enjoyed "most of the time" working in a re-
sort hotel as head of the kitchen, bar and
dining room operations. She first visited
Antigua in 1973, and many times after
that, to buy for her own additional Roatin
business, Audrey's Bay Island Boutique. As
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the clothing sold in her boutique, she ad-
mired the tipica fabrics of Guatemala.
It was through her buying trips to
Guatemala that Audrey met many of the
Antigiiefios with whom she later enjoyed
sharing recipes, and whose recipes she now
shares with us. Alice Bell, mother of histo-
rian Elizabeth Bell, had a boutique which
earns high praise from Audrey. Describ-
ing dresses bought there and lovingly worn
for many years, Audrey points out Alice's
recipe for rum baba cake, first shared with
Audrey, and now with us.
Credit is given for each recipe that Au-
drey does not claim as her own, and her
notations make the cited recipe come alive.
Jane Binaris' spaghetti pie is described as
one of the dishes that Jane often carried
to sick friends, and with that the recipe
has new meaning. In the chapter "And
There's Still More" (Chinese recipes that is,
Audrey's personal favorite) Audrey writes,
"George Hull and I used to cook Chinese
together and also shared recipes. This one is
from George." Cooking with Audrey is not
only a collection of loved recipes, it is also
the culinary history of the past quarter cen-
tury of a special group of Antigua friends.
Audrey will be signing copies of Cook-
ing with Audrey at The Cloister Bed and
Breakfast, located at 5a avenida norte #23
(near the arch), on November 13 from 3 to
6 p.m. The event will be hosted by Helga
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invited the public, free of charge. Following
the book signing, copies of Cooking with
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Architectural Touristscont. from page 17
and ornamentation began to appear. Carv-
ers turned stone and wood into fanciful fig-
ures and elaborate designs, and arches and
crowns replaced straight lines. Windows
took on complex shapes, and glazed Span-
ish tile adorned fountains and windowsills.
In the 19th century, patios were repur-
posed for pleasure, with curving masonry
flower beds and ornamental plants. Cement
added the look of carved stone to fountains
The Houses Today
As the houses are adapted to 21st century
living, their evolution continues. While
many have been converted to hotels and
restaurants, private homes still dot the city.
Some are restored colonial houses. Oth-
ers are new houses built with traditional
details, though most new fountains are
ornamental and cupolas are no longer real
chimneys. Builders still use centuries-old
materials and craftsmanship, and by and
large, the character of the old houses has
been preserved. It's often difficult to tell
new houses from authentic old ones.
The houses of Antigua will always be at
risk for earthquakes. But through global
awareness of the city's importance to world
culture, the persistent efforts of Antigiieio
preservationists, and the use of better build-
ing methods, the houses have the best-ever
chance of survival.
Our world is blessed by the six centuries
of architectural heritage carefully preserved in
Antigua-whether residents of the city or just
visiting, we all are stewards of its future. Io
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture
is the design of space that contains, cuddles,
exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
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