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14 EDUCATION
by Matt Bokor Esperanza Juvenil
Preparing kids for success
13 SHOPPING
by Anna-Claire Bevan Where Food Meets Fashion
16 SACRED ANIMALS & EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTS
by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Flowers in Mayan Art
17 TRAVEL
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Semuc Champey Getaway
18 RECREATION
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Golf Guatemala: a guide
21 COMMUNITY SERVICE
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Peace Corps 50th Anniversary
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14 2,000 books and counting at Esperanza Juvenil
42 MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS
by Dr. Karmen Guevara Pump Those Muscles
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76 BORDER CROSSING
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84 ASK ELIZABETH
by Elizabeth Bell
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88 TRAVEL
by Tanya Hughes A Traveler's Perspective
92 MOTHER'S DAY
by Dwight Wayne Coop The Power of Guatemalan Roses
120 SENSUOUS GUATEMALA
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22 DATEBOOK
May guide to culture and upcoming events
58 MUSIC PROFILE by Anna-Claire Bevan
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52 Vet Q & A
62 Community Service
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87 Travel 108 Classifieds 112 Real Estate 118 Advertiser Index
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REGIONS
Guatemala City 31 services/shopping 35 dining 39 lodging
La Antigua 48 services/shopping 55 dining 77 lodging 93 LakeAtitlan 99 Quetzaltenango 101 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
104 Las Lisas
105 Coban 105 Tecpan
105 Semuc Champey
106 El Peten
107 Rio Dulce
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FROM THE PUBLISHERS
On the cover this month is yet another stunningly beautiful photo by Freddy Murphy, one of our regular contributing photographers. Semuc Champey is one of those special places that Guatemala has an abundance of, and the story of this getaway for a first-time visitor starts on page 17.
On page 14 is an inspiring story of hope. Rescued from violent homes or desperately poor family settings, the students at Esperanza Juvenil receive above-par schooling, nutritious meals and a solid chance for a lifetime of success.
The Peace Corps just celebrated its 50th anniversary, which is covered by Matt Bokor on page 21. There are also four anecdotal stories from the ranks.
This month's menu also includes Alerts for two restaurants' menu updates, and coverage of a store that is a shopper's paradise for the casual cook as well as the professional restaurateur.
Of course we haven't forgotten that special day for our beloved mothers (that means you, MamaLue). Dwight Wayne Coop delves into the cultivation of the roses that we give to express our love.
There's lots more fun stuff to see and do if you keep flipping the pages. Here's wishing you a great month of May.
�John & Terry Kovick Hiskovich
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SHOPPING by Anna-Claire Bevan photos: Johannes Blijdenstein
There was a time when food was just food. Saucepans were saucepans, cutlery was cutlery and kitchens were just ... well ... kitchens. But things are changing.
Guatemala City's popular household and garden store House & Green is fast turning local cocinas into catwalks where trashcans and wooden spoons deserve their place on the culinary runway.
Since its opening nearly 10 years ago, the store has quickly become the place to shop for trendy kitchen gadgets and fancy crockery, with restaurants across the country stocking up on its stylish glassware and sleek designs. But the appeal doesn't stop there. House & Green has built its reputation on its ability to cater to all food fanatics�from housewives to head chefs�blurring the boundaries between professional institutions and home kitchens. Regular customers even visit from as far away as Honduras and El Salvador to purchase the latest in both fashionable and practical cooking utensils.
"People come to House & Green for brands, variety and prices," says Administrator Beatriz de Castillo. "Some of the city's most important chefs shop here and recommend us to their students. Many of our
You can browse a huge inventory of professional cookware, fancy crockery, utensils, restaurant equipment and cool kitchen gadgets.
customers hope to have their own restaurant someday, whereas others just enjoy cooking."
It is hard to tell whether it's because of the influx of cooking programs on TV or because of the wide range of culinary products now available on supermarket shelves, but food has become fashionable and ...continued on page 74 revuemag.com �15


EDUC85L0N by Matt Bokor photos: Cesar Tian
Innovative program rescues kids, prepares them for success
A shoeshine boy until last fall, Grego-Z_A rio wants to be a doctor when he JL JLgrows up. Thanks to an unlikely encounter on the streets of Guatemala City, he actually has a chance.
"I was going to school in the morning but working, shining shoes, in the afternoons. I met a man whose shoes I would shine. He got to know me. He started helping me�he got me better shoes and clothes. One day he told me, 'I want to give you a scholarship to go to a really good school.'"
The generous businessman called Esperanza Juvenil to see if Gregorio could apply for the innovative program. When Gregorio was accepted, the man became a donor supporting Gregorio's educational costs. Last December, Gregorio, 13, was able to retire his shoeshine box and now studies 50 hours a week as one of the 110 students at Esperanza Juvenil in Guatemala City.
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"His client saw how bright Gregorio was and how much potential he had," said Kristina Ostby de Barillas, Latin America director for the school's parent NGO, Boys Hope Girls Hope. "He knew he shouldn't be shining shoes."
Rescued from the streets, violent homes or desperately poor family settings, the students at Esperanza Juvenil receive above-par schooling, loving homes if needed, nutritious meals and a solid chance for a lifetime of success.
"We work with kids who are motivated and want to continue their education and who have the hope of becoming a leader when they grow up," said Ostby, who grew up in Palo Alto, Calif, and earned an MBA at Stanford University. "We're not looking for geniuses, we're looking for kids who can grow and thrive in the right environment."
Serving students from kindergarten through university graduation, Esperanza Juvenil has a three-story, state-of-the-art


School director Lucas Pinzon with Kristina Ostby de Barillas, Latin America director for the school's parent NGO, Boys Hope Girls Hope.
learning center with three computer labs equipped with 44 networked computers; a library with 2,000 books; spacious classrooms; and a roof-top recreation deck.
Through Esperanza Juvenil's residential program, 70 students live nearby in five well-supervised group homes. In each home they gather like family around a large, formal dinner table at mealtime, telling stories, sharing problems, exchanging laughs. Forty other students remain with their families in poor barrios around the capital and attend school each day. Esperanza Juvenil also has an apartment for the university students it serves.
Nearing collapse before a complete reorganization in late 2005, Esperanza Juvenil is now a jewel among Boys Hope Girls Hope's 18 other sites in Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the United States. "Guatemala is one of the star sites," Ostby said. "We've done a lot in the last five years that's been unique. Others are
Roof-top recreation deck has plenty of sunshine and excercise/play space.
Ex-shoeshine boy Gregorio now realizes his dream of becoming a doctor is possible.
coming here to learn from what's working."
For example, chores and extracurricular activities are a big part of the equation.
"The students get the best education, the best access to medical care�but they have to work hard," Ostby said. "We don't spoil them, either. Most have one pair of shoes and we're not afraid to put duct tape around the soles�anything we can do to make the money go further."
Showing off the spacious home she shares with 11 other girls, Dayrin, 14, pointed out the kitchen and pila. "We wash all of our own clothes, and we help with cleaning and cooking," she said, attesting to the requirements beyond the school day.
The school and group homes have a
skilled, devoted staff of 25 Guatemalans.
Teachers have college degrees, exceeding
government requirements, and most pursue
professional certification ...continued on page 41
Serving students from kindergarten through university graduation, Esperanza Juvenil has a three-story, state-of-the-art learning center.


Flowers are part of Mayan decoration, outfits and rituals. Kings wear flowers in the headdress. In addition to being purely decorative, flowers have deep meaning in Mayan religion and folklore.
Especially between the 3rd and 9th century AD, perhaps a dozen different flower species are depicted in Classic Mayan murals and in art on funerary ceramics. For many years I have worked on the ethno-botany of flowers sacred to the Maya and found in Mayan paintings, especially on Mayan vases, bowls, and plates. This article introduces the names of the most commonly pictured flowers and shows examples of the Flor de Mayo.
Flowers in the earliest art: San Bartolo
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of San Bartolo. The beautiful mural renderings of archaeological artist Heather Hurst reveal complex symbolism. Karl Taube documents the iconography of "Flower Mountain." Birds, mammals, reptiles and trees set the stage for almost 1,000 years of plant and animal symbolism in Mayan art of the Early Classic and Late Classic periods.
Flowers related to the underwater world
The water lily flower is relatively well known since it is pretty much the flower most frequently pictured in Classic Mayan art. During the 1970s and 1980s, I did extensive research on the symbolism of the white water lily flower. My Ph.D. dissertation has abundant information and is readily available in published form, Monster und Menschen in der Maya Kunst. So in the present article I
would like to move to other flowers.
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Ihad heard of Semuc Champey and its pools of turquoise water, but I had no idea just how stunning this destination would really be. My very dear friend, Richard, planned a trip for me to the eastern side of Guatemala. I had not done much traveling in Guatemala yet, so I was looking forward to a week of exploring this beautiful country.
He took me to some absolutely incredible places such as Quirigua, Rio Dulce and Livingston ... but the biggest surprise was Semuc Champey. And as Richard had wanted, it was a complete surprise�he wouldn't even allow me to do any internet research or let anyone tell me about it. He wanted to see my reaction as I entered the park and saw it for the first time.
I'm glad he had me see it this way; it is something I will never ever forget. I think
my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw the pools of Semuc Champey!
We took an early morning shuttle from Rio Dulce to Lanquin that took six hours because the route we took was nothing but a dirt road, winding its way through the mountains into Alta Verapaz. The farther we went the more excited I got because the scenery took my breath away�lush, green mountains with small pueblos still untouched by tourism. I was in cacao and cardamom country�amazing to see. We drove by homes where the children would run after the shuttle, giggling and pointing while yelling "gringos" at the top of their lungs.
It was dark by the time we arrived at Lanquin and the lodge at Semuc Champey, so unfortunately I had to wait one more night to see what was in store. But I got the sense it was something special. ...continued on page 104
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RECREATION byj.B.
Fuego Maya Golf Course is distinct in the world for its 4-volcano view, (photo above: ricky lopez / right: jb)
Of the estimated 55 million golfers in the world, it would be a safe bet to say that a very small percentage of them would consider Guatemala a golf destination. And yet, there are some world-class golf courses here if you just know where to look.
La Reunion Golf Resort - Fuego Maya Golf Course
Come, Play, Stay
by Katherine Mclntyre kate3@rogers.com
It wasn't golf I expected to find in Guatemala! It was antiquities, shopping and adventure. But a nearly new, world-class golf course surrounded by four volcanoes just 17 kilometers from the UNESCO heritage city of La Antigua beckoned.
The drive from Antigua passes verdant coffee plantations as well as small towns
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and auto repair shops. Then it was through a heavy iron gate and up, up a twisting hill to the perfectly groomed Fuego Maya Golf Course. Opened in 2008 and designed by the world-famous golf architect Pete Dye and his son Perry, this former coffee plantation is now a stunning course meandering down the slope of Fuego, a smoldering volcano. Con-




sidered one of the best new golf courses in the world, it is a "challenge" with a mystical Mayan theme and features bentgrass greens and fairways.
An iron incense burner wafts aromatic fumes at the entrance to the lavish clubhouse. Your golf clubs are spirited away. They reappear on golf carts with mandatory caddies to drive your carts, guide you through the course and find your errant golf balls.
Taking the 19 months from the Mayan calendar for a theme, each hole represents one month. The 19th is Wayeb for the Mayans five days of rest and contemplation�or the 19th hole for tired and thirsty golfers. And those hungry golfers can refuel at a clubhouse that spells luxury.
My round was on one of those rare gray days in this land of eternal spring. Unfortunately, the four surrounding volcanoes were shrouded in mist. But, I was assured, they usually stand out against Guatemala's brilliant blue sky, and that playing golf when Fuego volcano is spitting fire is an atypical golf experience. Impeccably groomed to the last tuft of grass, its 72-par, 7,289-yard course curves
down the mountainside. Blind tee shots, water hazards, deep ravines, wild flowers, and on good days views of the Pacific Ocean, provide excitement and distraction. And as golf writer Mike Bailley writes, "It is no pushover, with blind spots and elevation changes."
Guests can stay in one of 26 impeccably decorated casitas, each with its own infinity pool that appears to tip into the golf course. Clubhouse dining spots have an unusual array of enticing plates not generally found on golf club menus.
The 150 employees who work on the golf course have not been forgotten. The owners have provided a school for the their children and health services. Local women are making candles to be used at the hotel.
Eco projects include collecting rainwater in decorative lagoons for watering the course, using local trees in reforestation areas, preserving seeds of endangered species. A recycling project of trash and waste has started.
But nothing beats playing golf on this mystical course surrounded by four volcanoes, one emitting smoke and fire. �
Continued on page 38� Five more Guatemalan golf courses
Contact: La Reunion, Antigua Golf Resort, Ruta Nacional CA14, Km. 91.5,
Alotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 7873-1400 Website: www.antiguagolfresort.com Pete Dye course; built in 2008; Guest policy Open; Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies; Teaching Pro available. Other facilities: clubhouse, spa, pro shop, restaurant, bar, hotel.
Each hole at La Reunion has its own unique, spectacular view, (photos: ricky lopez]


50 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in as part of the anniversary celebration
Peace Corps volunteers honored at 50th anniversary celebration
Finishing two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Totonicopan, Samra Brouk summarized her experience in three words: "challenging, surprising, satisfying."
"It was probably the two hardest years of my life but at no point did I think there was anyplace else I should be," said Brouk, 24, a native of Rochester, N.Y., who plans to go to law school upon returning to the U.S.
She was among some 500 volunteers, former volunteers and members of host families who gathered recently at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Stephen G. Mc-Farland in Guatemala City to celebrate the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary.
"It's made a huge difference," McFarland said after the ceremonies. "It's made a difference on environmental levels, nutrition levels, health levels. Some of the municipal work and work with youth has been great, too.
"Both the volunteers and the U.S. have
benefited by people getting a different view of the world and hands-on experience at affecting positive change at the local level," McFarland said.
In addition to the Guatemala Peace Corps leadership and longtime employees, special guests at the March 25 event included Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes, who told the audience, "You represent the best of our country."
The festivities included the swearing-in of 50 new Peace Corps volunteers, including Michael Lohmuller, 23, a recent Boston College graduate from Iowa who will serve in Baja Verapaz. "I'm excited, I'm ready to get started," he said. "Training was a good learning experience, but I'm ready to get out there."
Also in late March, volunteers in neighboring El Salvador were treated to a visit by President Barack Obama, ...continued on page 32
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ISun., 6 Fri., 7 Sat., 8 Sun., 6pm � MUSIC: 2nd Annual Festival de Musica An-dina. Nine Andean bands playing throughout the week (see page 25 for group names and dates) with a big finale concert on May 8 (4pm at the Cooperacion Espanola). La Peria de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.
3Tues., through June 18, 10am-5pni � ART: AquaFlora, watercolors and Sumi-e paintings of landscapes and orchids from Guatemala by artist Susan Marie Ta-bush. Q20/Q15 students with carnet. Casa Mima (tel: 2253-4020), 8a av. 14-12, z. 1, Guatemala City. T
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3Tues., through Sat., 7, 10am-5pni � ORCHID EXHIBITION: The most beautiful natural orchids displayed. Q20/ Q15 students w/ carnet. Casa Mima (tel: 2253-4020), Guatemala City.
4Wed., through Sun., 15 � ART: Politipicos, as part of Deja Vu Festival. Galeria de Arte de la Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.
4Wed., through Tues., 31 � FESTIVAL: Deja Vu, Los Politipicos, II Advertising Festival, organized by Alianza Francesa and AGPG (Asociacion General de Publicistas de Guatemala). Galeria de Arte de la Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.
4Wed., through Tues., 31 � ART: Within the Paiz Festival, presenting Su Circulo, works by well-known artist Carlos Valenti. Donation Q30/Q10 children. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
4Wed., 6:30-10:30pm � ART: Within the Paiz Festival, the inauguration of Una Vida de Sentimiento y Pasion by artist Carlos Valenti, directed by Guillermo Monsanto. Q125 (inauguration, theater and cocktail); Q200 (inauguration, cocktail, guided visit); May 5th, conferences, closing concert and parking. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
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Sat., Ham � ART: Seres deLuz, sacred art, oil paintings by Aracelly Alzamora. conference by Dra. Silvia Herrera, analysis [ Exposition open all month. Colegio Mayor of selected works by Carlos Valenti. Dona- [ de Santo Tomas de Aquino, la av. norte tion Q100, includes parking. Museo Ixchel #23, La Antigua. ? (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a ' calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
7Sat., through June 6 � ART: Paraiso Terrenal, exhibition of the latest landscapes by Guatemalan artist Sergio Al-varado, who grew up in the Highlands. His exhibit of more than 30 works depict everyday life in the countryside. La Antigua Galeria de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua. T
7Sat., 11am � (Spanish) CUEN-TACUENTO Y PINTACARITAS: Desde los Arboles, historia de fantasia y humor que narra las peripecias de Lorax, el es-piritu del bosque en su encuentro con el ser humano. Cooperacion Espaiiola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.
8Sun., 2pm � MUSIC: Por una Cul-tura de Paz, Andean music festival featuring many artists, including Sol Latino, Kusi Llajta, Shekinah, Raiz, Artesanos del Viento, Agrupacion Ars and Kusi Llajta. Cooperacion Espaiiola, Atrium (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.
9Sat., through May 14 � ART: Corazon sin Coraza, paintings by Lucia Moran Giracca. El Attico, Salon del Colec-cionista (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.
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-j |^Tues. � MOTHER'S DAY DES-A VrSERT: Buy dinner for your mom and she'll be treated to a free dessert. La Peria de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.
-j Thurs., 4pm � BENEFIT DANCE: A The Ninos de San Antonio Aguas Cali-entes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peria de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.
"| Thurs., through Sun., 15th-Thurs.,-A .^Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm & 19 Thurs., through Sun., 22-Thurs.,-Sat., 8pm; Sun.,
5pm � (Spanish) THEATER: Rabbit Hole, written by U.S. playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who received the Pulitzer Prize for his play in 2007. Presented by GuatGuy Productions, produced by Luis Fernando Midence and Alejandro "Tote" Ponce and directed by Luis Fernando Midence. Performed in Spanish; recommended for adult audiences because of language, situations. Tickets Q70 available at www.todoticket.com. Teatro de Bellas Artes, Avenida Elena 14-75, z. 1, Guatemala City.
"j / Sat., 9-1 lam � MUSIC: Tres Voces AM.para Una Danza, by group Momentum. Artecentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, 9a calle 8-54, z. 1, Guatemala City.
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-j ^yTues., 5:30pm � (English) TALK/ A / DANCE: Mayan dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer, K'a k'a' Saqarik � Nuevo Amenecer or New Dawn, a charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.
-j QWed., 2pm � CULTURAL A EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous culture, a Maya sacerdote (priest) performs an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La Peria de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.
-j QWed., 9am-8pm � EVENT: Inter-AC3'national Day of the Museums. Guided tour throughout the museum from 3-6pm. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
-j f| Thurs, 6:30pm � (Spanish) CON-A ^FERENCIA: El Calendario Mayay el Verdadero Significado del Ano 2012, dictada por Bruce Love. Museo Popol Vuh, 2do niv-el, salon de convenciones (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
"| f\Thurs., through Sun., 22 - (Span-X >/ish) THEATER: Rabbit Hole, (see listing Thurs., 12th) Teatro de Bellas Artes, Avenida Elena 14-75, z. 1, Guatemala City.
/^fVFri., 10am-6pm, 21 Sat., 9am-2pm Z\3� FLOWER EXHIBITION: Exposition de Primavera by Club Jardin de Guatemala. Donation Q30/Q15 children. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua.
s-% -j Sat., 1pm � BENEFIT DANCE: A The Ninos de San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peria de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.
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MON-FRI: 9:00 to 17:00 SAT: 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunday
6 Calle final zona 10 Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Guatemala Ciudad Tel: (502) 2338-7836,2338-7837
www.popolvuh.ufm.edu
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Learn about the fascinating history of the Maya's clothing and weaving.
Buy Guatemalan handicrafts at our shop. Shop on line at www.museoixchel.org/shoponline
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Monday - Friday 9:00 to 17:00 Saturday 9:00 to 13:00
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La Cueva de Panza Verde
tel: 7832-2925 5aav.sur#19,La Antigua
Mondays� New Orleans Blues with Nelson Lunding.
Wednesdays� Classic Jazz Trio.
Thursdays� Buena Vista de Corazon, Cuban Jazz by Ignacio.
Fridays� Latin Trio. Saturdays� Julio & Cesar, Guitar Duo. Nightly cover: Q35
La Pena de Sol Latino
tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua
Mondays� 7-1 Opm: The magic guitar of Carlos Trujillo, Latin Jazz/Salsa, with Bill on Congas. Free.
Tuesdays� 7-1 Opm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, with Bill on Congas. Free.
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Rainbow Cafe
tel:7832-1919 7aav.sur#8,La Antigua
Mondays� 7:30pm: Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesdays & Fridays� 7:30pm: Sergio, reggae music.
Wednesdays� 7:30pm: Open Mike Night hosted by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for all performers. Free.
Thursdays� 7:30pm: Guicho will astound you with his guitar skills and improvisation of Latino and pop classics.
Saturdays� 7:30pm: At.One.Ment. Come and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some classics.
Sundays� 7:30pm: La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo & Choko, great improvised classics. Free.
Sundays� 12:30-3pm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, with Bill on congas. Free.
May 1,6,7,8 � 2nd Annual Andean Music Festival with 9 bands on stage at La Peha. (See page 25 for band names and dates)
Gaia Restaurante
tel: 7832-3670 Calle del Arco #35-A, La Antigua
Thursdays� 7pm: Live music. Fridays and Saturdays� Belly dancing.
Throughout the week�Jorge Herrera plays international music on the accordion.
Wednesdays, 8pm: Como Como
(6a calle pon. #6) Saturdays, 8pm: La Antigua Vineria
(5a avsur#34) Sundays, 2pm: Cafe Opera (6a av norte #17) Sundays, 7pm & Tuesdays, 8pm: CafeFlor(4a avsur#1)
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Thursdays � 9pm: Mike & Moriah, Piano & Vocals.
Fridays� 7-9pm: Ron Fortin Saxophone; 9:30-11:30pm: Nelson Lunding New Orleans Piano.
Saturdays � 9:30pm: Mercedes, Guitar Blues/Rock/Folk.
Pub Quiz hosted by Brendan Byrne; Sundays at 6:30pm
Las Palmas
tel: 7832-9734 6aav. norte#14. La Antigua
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Sundays � Noon: Sundays are for relaxing, and Angie Angie is the perfect place to do so while enjoying a real Texas ribs barbecue with live music in an open-air garden, la av. sur #11 A, La Antigua.
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Mondays � 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock.
8pm: Marco Solo and friends, Pana's Carlos Santana. Rock, blues and jazz. 9pm: Norte, contemporary trova.
Tuesdays � 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Rockiris, alternative rock. 9pm: Latin ensemble.
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Fridays � 7pm: Flamenco by Marco El Messina. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Trova del Lago.
Saturdays � Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of Rumba, Flamenco and Guatemalan traditional elements.
Sundays � Latin Ensemble.
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Sun., 11am � MUSICAL PER-^r^rFORMANCE: Within the Mosiaco Cultural, From Here and There, a collection of music (Italy and Guatemala) from the 17th through the 21st centuries (Vivaldi, Castellanos, J. Orellana, P. Alvarado), performed by Cuarteto Contemporaneo. Q100, info, and reservations: ArteAntiqua project, arteantiqua@yahoo.com (Pre-sale tickets, tiendas De Museo or 1 hour before the concert.) Hotel Museo Centro de Convencio-nes, Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua. ?
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2Mon,> 5:30pm � (English) FILM: ^ Democrats Abroad Guatemala Film Series 2011, Inside job (The Global Financial Mess - How We Got There and What Now?). Donation Q30. Casa Convento Conception, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.
/ Tues., 5:30pm � (English) TALK: ALos Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala. A representative talks about problems affecting young people in Jocote-nango and how this NGO helps. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.
/-%^Wed., 9am � (Spanish) CON-FERENCIA: Ambigiiedad sexual en figurillas prehispdnicas de la Costa Sur de Guatemala, por Victor Castillo. Adultos Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), ler. Nivel, Salon CS-103, Guatemala City.
QSat., 11am � (Spanish) CUEN-^rOTACUENTO: Cuentos Guate-maltecos, en el mes de mayo los mas peque-rios y sus familias podran disfrutar de una sesion de cuenta cuentos guatemaltecos. Cooperacion Espaiiola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3 a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.
QSat., 9:30am � (Spanish) WORK-^OSHOP: Dia National del Popol Vuh. Tour y taller sobre el Popol Vuh para ninos de 8 a 13 aiios. Q20. Museo Popol Vuh, terraza 2do. nivel, Guatemala City.
-j Tues., 5:30 pm � (English) TALK: ^ _I_ Transitions is an organization that helps disabled people throughout Guatemala. Services include a custom-wheelchair manufacturing and training facility, a clinic for prosthetics and orthotics, a graphic design and offset printing business and a special education program. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.
-j Tues., 7:30pm � MUSIC: Closing J JL of Carlos Valenti, Su Circulo with a 20th century music concert by Cuarteto Contemporaneo, directed by Paulo Alvarado. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
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ANTIGUA TOUR: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20 Meet at the fountain in the main square
SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15 Q30
Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in Guatemala
Offices: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (main square) Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821,7832-0053
DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT
PROGRAMADE TEATRO COMUNITARIO (Spanish): El mes pasado la Cooperacion Espaiiola inicio la gira del grupo de teatro comunitario Ralk Wa'lJunalpu (Hijos de Hunahpu), con la obra Ri Nutinamit Chuqa'rin (Mi pueblo y yo), fruto del programa de teatro comunitario que el CFCE implanto el pasado aiio por primera vez en Santa Maria de Jesus. Esta obra estara realizando diferentes funciones por el departamento de Sacatepequez y supone el inicio de nuestro segundo programa de teatro comunitario, que iniciara el proximo mes de junio en diferentes comunidades del departamento. Sabado 14, 6pm � Escuela Francisco Marroquin, San Juan del Obispo; Domingo 15, 11am � Escuela Luis Mena de Antigua Guatemala; Sabado 21, 6pm �Audito-rio municipal de Sumpango; Viernes 21, 6pm � Salon parroquial de Santa Maria de Jesus. Entrada libre hasta completar aforo.
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PHOTOGRAPHY � Somos Parte de tu Mirada, with the participation of Club Fotografico de Guatemala. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
Open through Thurs., 12�ART: As part of the Paiz Festival, El Universo de Carlos Merida. Free guided visits on Mondays. Donation Q40. Paseo de Los Museos, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua. T
Open through Mon., 9 � ART: As part of the Paiz Festival Retrografica, exposition by artist Isabel Ruiz. Artecentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, 9a calle 8-54, z. 1, Guatemala City.
Open through June 6 � ART: Continues exhibition of collected works. Meson Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm�WORKSHOP: Chinese painting, every week a different class. Artecentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, 9a calle 8-54, z. 1, Guatemala City.
BIRD WATCHING: Come and see over 200 egrets return to their home tree for the night. 5:15, SHARP! The birds are never late! La Peria de Sol Latino Restaurante, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.
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PHOTO CONTEST Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their work (color or B&W) with the theme Fiestas Patronales de Guatemala (Municipal Fairs of Guatemala). The best 12 photos will appear in Museo Ixchel's 2013 calendar. Deadline Oct. 3,2011. For more information visit Museo Ixchel Galenas in Facebook. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.
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Established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the Peace Corps dispatched its first contingent of volunteers to El Salvador in 1962 and to Guatemala in 1963. Since then, some 2,100 volunteers have served in El Salvador, including about 150 today, and 4,800 volunteers have served in Guatemala, including about 200 today.
Volunteers in Central America work in the areas of community organization and economic development, rural health and sanitation, sustainable agriculture, agro-forestry and environmental education, and youth development.
Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between U.S. citizens and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working in 77 countries. �
You can also read four Peace Corps golden anniversary vignettes on pages 100, 106and 107.
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Tuesdays, 6pm � (English) SLIDE SHOW: Antigua Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. No slide show on 24th and 31st. Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.
Saturdays, 4pm � (Spanish) CINE IN-FANTIL: Todos los sabados una pelicu-la infantil diferente. Cooperacion Espaiiola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.
Wednesdays, 6-8pm � (Spanish) EVENT: Noches de Tertulia. Cada noche un tema y 5 personas invitadas diferentes, moderador Dr. Anibal Chajon. Los temas seran los siguientes: 4 de mayo: Epoca de la revolution del 44; 11 de mayo: Cam-bios de la ciudad; 18 de mayo: Cambios en la tecnologia; 25 de mayo: Historias de barrios. Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet, incluye visita al museo. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
Open through June 30, ART: Esa Historia a la Vuelta de la Esquina, with works by numerous talented, well-known photographers and several installations, all of which reflect Guatemala's recent history. Cooperacion Espaiiola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. T "Padre y hijo" by Daniel Chauche
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Recognized as the oldest golfing society in Central America, the Pamplona Golf Association (as it was then known) was established in 1918. First situated in the La Paz district of Guatemala City, it was moved to La Chacara and finally, in 1962, relocated to its present location between San Miguel Petapa and Villa Nueva.
Contact: Mayan Golf Club, Finca El Zarzal, Villa Nueva, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 6631-0045 Website: mayangolfclub.com
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Considered one of the more challenging courses in Guatemala, it is just down the road from Hacienda Nueva Country Club. This 18-hole course was designed by the Black Knight Design Company. There are 74 sand traps, two water traps and a route defined by 1,800 trees of varying species, adding a nice alpine touch to the mountain views. The clubhouse includes an elegant restaurant and an indoor swimming pool. ...continued on page 40
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GOLF GUATEMALA cont. from page 38
Hacienda Nueva Country Club
This 7,100-yard course is just outside Guatemala City near the Carretera a El Salvador and set on the beautiful grounds of a 16th-century Jesuit monastery. There is still a small chapel with original artwork. Facilities include nine tennis courts, two squash courts, tennis and pro shops, and a swimming pool that has won international design awards. The clubhouse has three dining areas, including a poolside snack bar.
The course is player friendly, with some challenging elements for the more advanced golfers. Bunkering may be sparse, but the difficulty lies within their strategic placement around the greens. The greens are known for being consistently immaculate.
Contact: Hacienda Nueva Country Club, Km 25 Ruta Nacional 18, San Jose Pinula, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 6628-1000 Website: haciendanueva.com
18 holes; built 1996; Guest policy Admittance only with previous authorization (or with member); Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies; Pro available. Other facilities: swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, banquet rooms, sauna, restaurant, bar.
Guatemala Country Club
This "old-school" course has been around so long that Guatemala City has grown up around it. It is hiding in plain sight just a couple of blocks off of Roosevelt near the Trebol. Open only to members and their guests, there are not many elevation changes on this course but it sports some long par threes and greens with hard-to-read breaks. Fortunately, the caddies know their job so you just have to hit where they tell you.
The clubhouse restaurant is an homage to the 1950s executive men's lounge featuring mostly wood and leather. The plate-glass windows overlooking the 9th and 18th greens allow you to enjoy your meal while watching your fellow golfers pursue their perfect game.
Contact: Guatemala Country Club, 30 avenida final, zona 11, Guatemala Tel:+(502) 2434-6193 Website: none
18 holes; built 1928; Guest policy Only members and their guests; Driving range; Caddies. Other facilities: swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, restaurant, bar.
San Isidro Country Club
As private as it is spectacular, this is a newer addition to the courses in Guatemala. If you know someone who is a member and they invite you to play with them, don't hesitate. There are well-designed signature holes with some views overlooking downtown Guatemala City and some with volcano views. Fun to play but watch out for the fast greens.
Contact: San Isidro Country Club, Finca San Isidro, Santa Sofia, zona 16, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 2364-2424 Website: clubsanisidrogt.com
18 holes; Guest policy Private; Driving range; Caddies. Other facilities: squash courts, tennis courts, gym, restaurants, banquet rooms.
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cont. from page 15
beyond the university. "Our teachers are lifelong learners," Ostby said.
Students at Esperanza Juvenil spend 2.5 times longer in class per week than they would at public schools. Given the extended school day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and year-round schooling, Gregorio will finish both fifth and sixth grades this year. The school day includes the academic curriculum as well as sports, dance, music, English, computers and other extracurriculars.
After working seven years on the streets of the capital, Gregorio is unfazed by the challenges of education and the added requirements of Esperanza Juvenil.
"I like to work hard and study," Gregorio said. "When I came here I was very happy because I've never seen a school like this ... I want to go to university and become a doctor because I like science a lot."
Whether they're from a capital slum or a remote village in Quiche, all students share a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn and work.
You see it in their eyes: bright, curious, hopeful. It's what the Guatemala City businessman saw as young Gregorio dutifully shined his shoes. �
A complete sponsorship is $3,000 per year; partial scholarships (education, food, housing) are also available. For more information or to donate, visit www.esperanzajuvenil.org
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Moments of Mindfulness
by Dr. Karmen Guevara
HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Pump Those HTuseles
There is a human tendency to plug into that part of our nature that gravitates toward a groove and settles comfortably into it. Movement and growth come from surprises, serendipitous encounters, a nudge or even a hard shove. These moments, however small, are important, for they remind us that we always have the power of choice. The real challenge is not to dig in our heels and widen the groove!
This electric shock treatment is especially vital to the muscles that lie within the core human dimensions�the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Even with regular exercise our body muscles need to be continuously surprised with new routines.
In the emotional realm, jolts are created by asking the tough questions like, "Where do I need to grow?" and "What am I still holding onto?" Or, through daring to feel more deeply by freeing up space in the heart.
The brain can go soft, too. New neural pathways can be created and old ones strengthened by working the brain muscle
with intellectual challenges like learning a new language or subject matter. But remember Einstein's warning, "We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."
The mind is a bit different�it needs to be underworked and the "fasting" muscle is especially important. Regular "mind fasts"�catching negative thoughts or those that dwell in the past or future�for an entire day will certainly work different mental muscles!
Spiritual muscles also require work for there to be movement and growth. Even with dedicated meditation, it's sometimes necessary to seek out different muscle groups. By contemplating questions like "How can I deepen my practice?" and "What can I do to get closer to the essence of who I am?" or going on a retreat can awaken muscle energy.
Finally, remember those muscles around the mouth and smile, smile, smile! &
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Francis Davila is one of Guatemala's leading DJs and is heralded as being hugely influential in the country's electronic scene.
"I first started playing a live act with a sampler and a synthesizer at the local raves in the late 90s," says Davila. But it wasn't until a few years later when he moved to San Francisco, Calif, that he discovered the magic behind being a DJ.
"I understood that it wasn't just about putting tracks together, it was a way of expressing myself by selecting the right tunes at the right time, blending sounds and beats in a harmonic way."
Growing up he gained inspiration from a lot of '80s bands like Depeche Mode, New Order and OMD.
Davila made music for TV, radio commercials and the film La Casa de Enfrente before returning to Guatemala to focus on his career as a DJ and music producer. Today he enjoys the challenge of converting people here to a genre of music that is already popular across Europe.
The Guatemalan-born star has already shared decks with DJ Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Paul van Dyk, and is currently working on a new album due for release next year.
As far as future ambitions go, he says his dream is to keep playing music with the same feeling, energy and illusion he has had up until now.
You can catch Davila at his upcoming appearance on May 13 at 8 p.m. at La Casbah, 5a ave. norte #30, La Antigua. �
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COMMUNITY SERVICE by Matt Bokor
WINGS celebrates 10 years of serving families
Serving over 30,000 people in seven ; departments, WINGS recently cele- i brated over a decade of achievements i in the fields of family planning, reproduc- i tive health and improving the lives of Guatemalan families.
With the theme " It All Begins With Fam- i ily Planning ..." WINGS' 10th anniversary ; launch party in March brought 150 guests to < Meson Panza Verde in La Antigua Guatema- i la, where they met WINGS board members and staff and watched WINGS' new nine- < minute film about family planning. i "One of my inspirations is trying to help i the women of Guatemala. They do hold up i half the world," said retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sue Patterson, who founded i WINGS over 10 years ago. "I have a pas- i sion for helping women get better control i of their lives." ] The organization's history dates to 1999 ; when Patterson, a 25-year diplomat who served in Chile, Iran, Guatemala and Italy, i received a request from a friend to fund vol- i untary tubal ligations for seven women� each of whom had at least eight children.
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Sue Patterson (center) with WINGS supporters
and put the wheels in motion for a permanent organization that would provide reproductive health and family planning services in Guatemala.
In 2001, WINGS achieved U.S. 501(c) (3) non-profit status, hired its first full-time staff member to provide reproductive health education and began providing Pap smears to detect cervical cancer.
After providing screenings to 200 women in the first year, WINGS today reaches more than 30,000 women, men and youth in Guatemala. Its budget has gone from the initial $4,000 to over $ 1 million.
"WINGS really started off doing one thing�family planning in the communities," said Janeen Simon, WINGS' executive director. "We now have five programs to give people information to make informed choices so they can have healthier, happier families.
"Without Sue we wouldn't be here today," Simon continued. "She's been an incredible inspiration to us." �
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FOOD
Menu Update Alert for
Monoloco
Restaurant
Monoloco Restaurant, an international haven for food, drink and sports in La Antigua, recently expanded its varied menu with several tasty new additions and a few specialties just for mango season.
The new pulled pork sandwich, served with a side of french fries or salad, features a tasty mango-barbeque sauce that any BBQ-lover would enjoy. Patrons can also try zesty mango-habanero chicken wings, as well as a cool mango-avocado salad. All three will be on the menu as long as the mango harvest lasts.
Long-term menu additions include:
�Triple-play sliders, a trio of mini-burgers, fresh off the grill�one each of black and blue, Santa Fe and AU-American.
� California fish tacos, chili-rubbed, fresh mahi-mahi served with pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage and chipotle cream. The
tacos come served on soft flour tortillas with a side of nachos and guacamole.
� Mushroom Swiss burger, a 6.5-ounce beef patty topped with fresh sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
� Hie beefeater, strips of tender beef, sauteed sweet peppers, caramelized onions, two cheeses and honey Dijon. Antigua's answer to the Philly cheesesteak.
� Chicken fajita nachos, chicken breast in fajita seasoning, with grilled peppers, two cheeses, onions, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded iceberg lettuce, jalapenos and sour cream.
Watch your favorite teams on the wide-screen, hi-def TVs while enjoying the new selections at Monoloco, 5a av. sur #6, a half block south of Central Park. *5>
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Flowers in Mayan Ait cont. from page 16
Flowers related to drugs to induce ritual trance
The Aztec and Teotihuacan cultures of Central Mexico are best known for using chemicals from plant products to alter their state of consciousness. The Classic Maya seemed to concentrate on the Bufo marinus toad, on alcohol made from balche and other plants or fruits, on the seeds of the sacred water lily, plus tobacco (as documented by Francis Robicsek).
Flowers and hummingbirds
The hummingbird is a major denizen of the mythical Mayan zoo, so you can expect a lot of flowers in reference to this bird. Oswaldo Chinchilla has done the most recent studies of hummingbird in Mayan lore and iconography (Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquin).
What flowers should we look at?
Sacred or otherwise important flowers in the ancient Mayan world include:
� Flowers carried by leaf-cutting ants. The Popol Vuh mentions Chipilin flowers: white petaled, red petaled, yellow petaled, crota-laria longirostrata or Crotalaria guatemalensis.
� Flowers associated with earrings. There are many flower-related earring designs. Specific flowers may include:
� Water lily
� Other lilies that frame busts of individuals in Jaina figurines
� Flor de mayo
� Flor de muerto, the marigold, Tagetes erecta
� Squash flowers (associated with the ball-games of Bilbao and Chichen Itza)
� Flowers of other vines. Many flowering vines
decorate bowls and vases of Tepeu 1 and Te-peu 2 of Peten and related ceramic styles.
� Cacao was probably the most special plant to some Mesoamerican people, second only to maize. So we might expect its tiny flower to be revered.
� Flower of zapote bobo, Pachira aquatica.
� Flower of ceiba tree (related to zapote bobo).
� Although the Pachira aquatica has been singled out as a natural model for flowers in Mayan art, I would also like to point out the following flower species as worth comparing with Mayan art: Amapola, Pseudobombax ellipticum (shares some features with Pachira aquatica).
Obviously, every plant whose fruit or seeds were used by the Maya also had flowers. The red seeds used for divination come from the Palo de Pito. We raise this in the Mayan ethnographic garden around the FLAAR office.
Additional flowers are also evident in vase paintings, murals and stelae. Because this is the month of May, let's now look at one flower, the Flor de Mayo, commonly known as plumeria or frangiapani�also the sacred flower of Lacandon Maya and Classic Maya.
This flower, also named sacuanjoche, is the national flower of Nicaragua. The plumeria flower (of many diverse species) is the national tourist flower of Hawaii since it is the flower used in a lei. The plumeria family of bushes and small trees has a multitude of different species; each has its own colors for its flowers. The Mayan word for this flower is spelled variously�nikte or nicte.
The interest in nikte flowers is because in Lacandon myths the ...continued on page 72
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The late-night place for music and dancing in Antigua, La Casbah also offers excellent dining options, which have just gotten tastier with the addition of five new appetizers:
� Vietnam rolls, filled with fresh soybean sprouts, lettuce, fresh mint, chicken, shrimp and rice noodles�all wrapped in delicate rice-paper rolls. The dish comes served with hoisin sauce sprinkled with chopped peanuts.
� Gyozas, pork and vegetable dumplings lightly sauteed to a crisp and finished off steamed in sake. They're served with a light soy sauce and sesame oil.
� Tiras de calamar, generous strips of cala-mari fried in tempura batter and tossed in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce. They're served over a bed of fresh Asian slaw with cilantro vinaigrette.
�Martini de tartar de atun ahi, a sashimi-grade cocktail of diced tuna, avocado, scal-lions and cucumber. Served in a martini glass, this appetizer is marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha sauce and pepper, topped off with sesame seeds and lemon zest.
�Alitas de polio, chicken wings coated in a ginger and orange barbecue sauce served with a tasty chipotle aioli dipping sauce.
Enjoy them from the breeze-swept terrace while watching the scenes on the street below. La Casbah is located at 5a av. norte #30, between the arch and La Merced. O Q If you have recently updated your restaurant's menu, let our editor know: matt@revuemag.com
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Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth with a Hawaiian lei made out of plumeria flowers, brought to Hawaii decades ago from Latin America. Mandy Daniel, color management consultant, has a slightly different kind of lei. It is ironic that it is easier to find the sacred Mayan (plumeria) flower in Hawaii than in Guatemala.
Flowers in Mayan Art
cont. from page 66
Lacandon Maya of Chiapas specifically mention that certain of their gods were born of the nikte flower.
The Flor de Mayo blooms abundantly on the highway up to Coban, Alta Verapaz, especially just after you turn north after leaving the Carretera al Atlantico. There is even a town along the road named Flores de Mayo. What is interesting is that the natural habitat for this plant is so seasonally dry, yet it is claimed to be a flower common to the Lacandon Maya of the rainforests of Chiapas (perhaps they brought this flower with them from the drier area of Yucatan, which is their origin).
You can buy Flor de Mayo trees in any vivero in Guatemala. They also grow well from cuttings. They grow in my ethnobo-tanical garden in Guatemala City but almost never have leaves and never flower (at least not in four years).
I wanted to single out this pretty flower for May. And also to remind the world that this Guatemalan flower is a world ambassador to tourists in Hawaii. The lei is a flower of the plumeria. I am assuming this is not native to Hawaii, and that most of the lei flowers are from plants originally brought from Mexico, Central America or South America. &
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House & Green is certainly keeping up with the trend.
It is the only store in Guatemala to import a selection of the industry's leading international brands such as Brabantia and Tramontina�which it then sells to other shops around the city�and if you are into your cooking, you will know these names come highly recommended!
Whether you need a cauldron-sized, 160-liter cooking pot or a more user-friendly oven pan, House & Green offers both alongside one another. Its range of red and purple kitchenware allows you to color coordinate your kitchen; even if you don't like cooking it's hard not to be inspired by some of the products.
Ever eaten bumblebee pancakes or beehive-shaped spongecake? The quirky selection of cake tins will leave you feeling enthused when it comes to planning children's birthday parties.
If you love garlic but hate the smell of it lurking on your fingers, then meet the odorless garlic peeler, which crushes cloves and removes the skin without putting you in direct contact with the bulb.
As well as boasting a vast range of items, the shop also has a vast range of prices. The heftiest price tag belongs to a six-person, glass dining table that comes in at Q8,800, whereas a rather more modest glass tea light holder will set you back just Q9.
With its eclectic mix of garden furniture, artwork and curtains upstairs and everything you could ever need to equip your kitchen downstairs, House & Green's two stores are giving homes across the country a facelift. &
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BORDER CROSSING by Jack and Joy Houston
David L. Jickling
(1927-2011)
"Wi
lat a fine, gentle, pleasant man he was," recalls Luisa Wheeler of Dona Luisa's on 4th calle, where David often enjoyed ice cream or morning coffee after checking his e-mail at a nearby internet service. Ken Ve-ronda, another friend, added, "David leaves fond memories of his curiosity and a body of research and writings of Antigua." David died on April 2 in Philadelphia. He was 83.
David loved La Antigua Guatemala. An icon of the community and dedicated historian, he was recognized walking the streets wearing his trademark straw hat and carrying a clipboard. Although often deep in thought, he had a smile for everyone.
David delved into the history of the original inhabitants of the town, naming property owners block by block. Results of his study of a 1604 census of Antigua were published in 1982 by Centro de Investiga-ciones Regionales de Mesoamerica (CIR-MA), a depository of research in Antigua. "The census was done for tax purposes, to be sure everyone paid his share," David explained to the REVUE in 2005. "That was the time of Caribbean pirates. Money was needed for forts to protect the coast." His later study of a 1588 census, published in 2008 by the Genealogical Society of Gua-
temala, looks more closely at residents of the colonial capital and identifies neighborhoods by the trades practiced there.
David was also fascinated by Spanish colonial architecture and traditions in Antigua and co-authored several works on church facades, altars and festivals.
David Lee Jickling was born on July 18, 1927 in Battle Creek, MI. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. After earning a doctorate in Public Administration at the University of Chicago, he entered the U.S. Foreign Service, briefly serving in the Navy Department, then the Kennedy Administration's newly established Alliance for Progress and then U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
In 1961 David was assigned as a civilian Foreign Service officer to Guatemala. He and his wife, Cynthia, fell in love with the country and, after looking at 50 different properties in Antigua, bought a Spanish colonial home in 1965. The house, built around 1568 across from the Capuchinas Church and Convent, had been the home of a town mayor from 1759 to 1763 and was once one of the biggest and grandest houses of the town, as David told the REVUE in 2006. Later ...continued on page 8C
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David L. Jickling cont. from page 76
subdivided into five houses and two shops, "We bought what was the kitchen, servants' quarters, stable and second patio."
The Ticklings' five children grew up in the house. One daughter recalls, "As children, we had a lot of freedom here. We played in the neighborhood ruins and...liked jumping in the pila in our bathing suits. Coming here is like coming home."
Meanwhile, David traveled to and from 35 different countries, developing democratic local governments. A devoted stamp collector, he researched, documented and assembled several collections of stamps from each nation in which he served.
After retirement from the State Department in 1978, he and Cynthia moved back
to the family farm in Michigan. Both taught at Olivet College and Western Michigan State University until 1982. During this time they brought student groups to Guatemala for cultural studies. Then they returned to live full-time in Guatemala. David continued to do what he did before, but accepting work on contract, while his insatiable curiosity created continuous challenges. He said, "I'll retire when no one asks me to do something."
Close friend and colleague Jack Leeth remembers David as "always a gentleman and historian, so interested in Antigua... and so terrifically honest in all his dealings." He will not be forgotten. O
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Located next door to the Church of San Juan del Obispo, the museum at the convent is well worth a visit. Originally built in 1547 by Bishop Francisco Marroquin as his private residence, much of the original structure of the church and convent still remain after centuries of renovations. It is one of the most important historical monuments in La Antigua Guatemala.
The convent was renovated in the 1940s and '50s by Archbishop Monseiior Mariano Rossell y Arellano (1894-1964). The chapel is spectacular with its exquisite altar piece (retablo) and the two seals (one for Archbishop Rossell and one for Bishop Marroquin) on the vaulted ceilings.
The convent fell into disrepair after Archbishop's Rossell death. In 1990, the Sisters of Bethania were assigned the care of the convent, as Sister Adriana Giraldo had the vision of renovating the convent as a retreat.
The G&T Continental Foundation and
the National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala renovated the building and created the museum in 2006-07, with other Guatemalan companies and universities contributing to the project.
Museum exhibits include descriptions of the life and importance of Bishop Marroquin, the first bishop of Guatemala, and a fine display of colonial art (paintings, sculpture, silver items and colonial-style furniture) in the old archbishops quarters. Another part of the museum has a fine handicraft exhibit with products�wrought iron, chocolate, canned loquats, ceramics and more�made in San Juan del Obispo by more than 25 artisans.
The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., depending whether the nuns are accessible or at Mass. A donation is requested. It is located on the back side of the Church of San Juan del Obispo, south of Antigua. (Tel: 7830-6537) &
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G\ uatemala is a magical place. I came here the first time on a brief holi-i- day that started on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and took me through Belize and finally into Guatemala. I was impressed with Tikal and Peten, but I immediately fell in love with La Antigua Guatemala.
The unique energy that has captured so many hearts called to me once I had returned to Canada, and in less than two years I left my career and my Vancouver home to return here.
Now with more time to explore, I based myself in Antigua and then headed out. First stop, Monterrico. If you haven't been to the Pacific coast of Guatemala, pack your bags. Armed with my favorite book, I planned a two-night stay that turned into seven days. 88 �revuemag.com
The volcanic black-sand beach stretches out for miles of beauty and tranquility. If you want real peace and quiet, this is the place� during the week, that is. Weekends light up with tourists and Guatemalans alike, sun seekers looking for their own brand of stress relief, and there is nothing quiet about it.
Combined with what may be the most beautiful sunsets I have seen anywhere, there really is something for everyone in Monterrico. Just don't use your favorite shirt as a hammock pillow and then leave it there when your shuttle arrives!
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Arriving at night and without a hotel reservation, I wandered to several places only to find everything booked. Some children happily walked me to a few places in hopes of receiving a tip, and I finally found a beautiful lakefront room. It was well out of my backpacker budget range, but I had to shake my head when I realized that I had paid more for a parking space at the last U.S. hotel where I stayed.
Off to explore after a tranquil morning coffee on my patio, I discovered that this
tiny town houses unique holistic and spiritual centers, offering crystal aura cleanings, massages, yoga and spiritual classes ranging from a day to three months. San Marcos also has what ended up as my favorite restaurant in Guatemala so far.
Not to forget the lake itself, where for under Q20 you can hit the water to visit neighboring towns for more exploration and totally different vibes. Horseback riding, kayaking and some of the best markets in Guatemala are easily within reach.
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Quetzaltenango was a different experience altogether. This fast-paced city is also centered around a central park but has a very different feel than its sister city, Antigua. First off, bring a jacket. Bask in the hot sun by day and settle into one of the happening nightspots to keep warm at night. If you're the adventurous and athletic type, I suggest trying the overnight full moon
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MOTHER'S DAY by Dwight Wayne Coop
The Power of Guatemalan Roses
In May, the fancy for mothers turns to roses �which have more than meets the eye or nose.
Not all plants sport flowers, but plants is irreducibly complex, since the first those that do use them to mate purpose of the aromas is to ensure that na-with others of their species. Ap- ture's largest symbiosis never breaks down, propriately, we use them to hail and express This is the interplay between tens of thou-love, especially in February and May. Roses sands of plant species and many more spe-in particular are favored: red and burgundy cies of pollinating insects. Without this, life roses in the former month as passion signa- in general would cease, tures for el did de cariho, and white roses in Insects, then, are the flowers' first real cus-the latter for el did de la madre. tomers, and they are even more discerning
But floricultores in Guatemala and El than humans. While some insects are drawn Salvador credit violet roses with the stron- to their flower symbiotes by visual cues, most
depend on a specific chemical or combination of chemicals generated by the flowering plant. Snapdragons and petunias each produce only" about 10 complex aromatic chemicals. This, according to Purdue University I researcher Natalya Dudareva, makes these I Vjj^ flowers practical for the study of aro-* mas. Roses, on the other hand, gener-ate 300 to 400 such chemicals�which ,"L-v explains their popularity with insects. , More scents, more bugs.
It also means that while new color varieties for roses are constantly obtained, the cultivation of aromas in flowers (unlike in wines) is a hit-and-miss proposition. Either way, rose production is big business in ...continued on page 96
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Guatemalan Roses
cont. from page 92
the Guatemalan Altiplano, which provides optimum soils, temperatures and altitudes for roses. In addition to domestic demand, there is a thriving export market for about 60 varieties of roses; another flower, the bird of paradise, is also a major export. More Guatemalan flowers are exported to Holland than to any other country, with the United States being a close second.
It is not a single procedure but a combination of grafting, vigilant pruning, hand watering, humidity modulation and intensive policing against pests and fungi.
Most Guatemalan roses are grown in greenhouses in elevated beds called tablones. A standard tablon boasts 320 rosales (rosebushes) in regimented rows. With proper pruning, each plant will yield a new flower about every three weeks. All rosebushes need relatively cool air, but there is a tradeoff related to temperature. At the higher end of the cool range, rosales are more prolific. At the lower end, they produce better flowers. The quality of a rose is gauged not only by color and aroma, but also by the integrity of the petals.
Either way, the pruning removes thinner branches, so that the rosal puts more energy and more "transcription factors" into the thicker stems. These special proteins are thought to be the element that switches on the genes that entail the generation of aromas.
Transcription factors no longer operate once a rose has been cut, but if the cutting was done right, the aroma endures, and the rose itself, when potted in water, will bring a fortnight of pleasure to its owner. For this longevity, and also for the same branch to generate more flowers, the stem must be between 40 and 70 centimeters�the length varies with variety�and the cut must be below the foliolus, a cluster of about five leaves that radiate from a point a few inches below the flower. This is why the roses we buy always wear this green garland.
Other keys to a hardy cut rose are timing and warehousing. The cut should be made at the so-called "whistle point," when the flower, more bud than corona, is just about to open; a tiny aperture at the tip is the indicator. Also, freshly cut roses are refrigerated for 24 hours at around 54�F before going to market.
The roses are sorted and bundled, with the best flowers going to florists and the export market. Those of middling quality find their way to public mercados, and those remaining are scooped up for sale by pedestrian vendors on the Avenida Reforma and at stands near the Trebol, Guatemala City's main traffic interchange. ...continued on page98
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The yield of a rosebush can be, and usually is, staggered by cultivators. A rosal branch needs seven or eight weeks to generate a flower, so in order to meet the high demands in February and May, specialized attention�locally called pinchado�begins in December and again in March. It is not a single procedure but a combination of grafting, vigilant pruning, hand watering, humidity modulation and intensive policing against pests and fungi. The rosales consequently produce extra flowers in the days leading up to Valentines and Mothers' Day. They cannot do this year-round, so the rest of the year is their recovery period, during which they produce slightly fewer flowers.
Rosebushes are perennials, with a lifetime averaging eight years. But their gift to us may enhance our own longevity. It is one thing to give roses to your sweetheart or mother; this enhances life and�who can say?�may extend it some. But roses do even more for the sick; anyone who has endured a long, dreary hospital stay, or who has brought roses to someone else who is, knows this. Few things rally the ailing like the beauty and aroma of roses, an oasis for the eyes and the nose. &