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December 2012 Year 21, No.10 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Peace on Earth

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4 Congratulations to Olga Morales on her photograph titled Guatemala participando en misiones de paz en el mundo Cobn. Prize: Dinner for two at La Pea de Sol Latino All entries at www.REVUE.gt1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Dec.

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8 Last year, I helped with a Christmas gift delivery to the school in El Hato and it was an amazing experience. But I noticed as we drove down the mountain that there were many children for whom Santa didnt come. at was the seedto make sure those kids werent forgotten about again, says Catherine Humber. Missouri-born Humber started thinking about how she could bring Santa to the deprived aldea in a way that would cater to all: aid the local community, be artisanal in nature and culturally sensitive. Since she wanted the children to be able to relate to their gift, she embarked on a project sewing indigenous-style Guatemalan dolls using tela tpica to clothe the gurines and volunteers from nearby San Pedro Las Huertas to make them. Humber, an entrepreneur and artist, originally moved to Guatemala in 2011 for her husbands job but confesses to having had a 20-year love aair with Guatemala, a country she describes as wild, beautiful and full of wonderful people. Together with her full-time assistant Rosa Gil, Humber has been frantically drawing, cutting and sewing since April and admits that the rst couple of weeks were challenging: Neither of us knew what we were doing, so everything was trial and error. I actually failed the sewing portion of home economics in school and here I am trying to make patterns for little blouses. ere was a lot of laughter at rst, but we have it down to a science now. e rst doll we made was horrible and looked like an alien, so I call her Lady Gaga. We keep her in the workshop to remind us of how far weve come, says Humber. Using materials such as ribbon, lace, buttons, wool, cloth and embroidery thread, the women made the rst batch of dolls 22 inches tall, before later scaling down their creations so that the project would be more nancially sustainable. On average the women make 30 dolls a month and are halfway to their Christmas target of 300. Resources are limited in their casita/workshop, which consists ...continued page 33Community Service by Anna-Claire BevanSantas Helpers Doing it Right

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10 COMMUNITY SERVICE by Anna-Claire Bevan The Doll Project TRAVEL by Tara Tiedemann Yaxha and Topoxte Ruins OFF THE GRID by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Enlightened Holiday Traveler ARCHAEOLOGY by Tomas Cernikovsky Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch on Takalik Abaj National Park CULTURAL EVENT by Capt. Thor Janson Rabinal Ach, Cosmic Dance SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda Which Sense? HEALTHY SOLUTIONS by Lori Shea Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala TRADITION by Natalie Rose A Recipe for Ponche GIFT IDEAS by Natalie Rose Baskets of Love SPECIAL EVENT by Julie Potvin-Lajoie Fair Trade Christmas Gifts GUATEMALA INSIGHT by Elizabeth Bell New Cycle of the Maya Calendar BOTONY by Dwight Wayne Coop Gardens of Atitln HONDURAS by Monish Welcome Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum 6 13 17 18 20 36 42 54 52 72 74 84 106 cover to coverSHOPPING by the Revue elves Gift Giving Guide for that Special Someone 14 20Rabinal Ach dancerDeadline for the January 2013 issue Dec. 10

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12 cover to coverREGIONS Guatemala City services / shopping dining lodging La Antigua services / shopping dining lodging Lake Atitln Ro Dulce Las Lisas Monte Rico / Pacic Coast Quetzaltenango El Petn Cobn Tecpn 22 SECTIONS From the Publisher Health Services Antigua Map Vet Q & A Travel Marketplace Real Estate Honduras El Salvador Advertiser Index DATEBOOK December guide to culture and upcoming events 12 38 45 76 80 96 102 106 109 110 31 34 37 44 53 71 82 88 90 91 94 95 95 95cover to coverON THE COVER22Check DateBook for December cultural events DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT Tiempo de no tiempo 32Espiritualidad Ancestral by Jairo Chamal BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT Hop On the tour bus 16Jairo Chamal Olga Morales Roberto Masaya Castillo Erick Pimentel Mejicanos Francesco Nadalini Marixa Snchez Sagastume Cover 2 31 90 90 109 PHOTO CONTEST: Guatemalan F ood All of the December entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt -here are the winners

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14 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 PHOTOGRAPHERS its time to gear up for the10th Annual Revue Photo IssuePlease send your hi-res photo to fotos@revue.gt Deadline: Dec. 10 2012 for the January, 2013 edition ohn & erry ovick iskovichFrom the PublishersGuatemalas English-language Magazine@revuemag.comREVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. La Antigua Manager: Csar Tin Production Director: Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Mara Sols Systems: Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Distribution: Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Sales Representatives: Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Lucy Longo de Prez Marketplace Director: DuPree Collins Revue Webmaster: Rudy A. Girn Publishing Company: SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. Publishers/Editors: John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: EL SAL V ADOR revue.elsalvador@gmail.com El Salvador Regional Manager: Lena Johannessen C ol. C entroamrica C alle San Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL D enni Marsh Tel: 2478-1649 Fax: 2478-1595Printed by: PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 publicidad@revuemag.com40,000 readers monthlyPRINT / ONLINECreative Director/Graphic Design: Rudy A. Girn Graphic Design: Elvira Mndez Photography: Csar Tin Contributing Photographers: Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.com Writers: Anna-Claire Bevan, Thor Janson, Natalie Rose, Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, Elizabeth Bell, Cynthia Burski DVM, Lori Shea, Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa, Monish Welcome, Ken Veronda, Julie Potvin-LajoieThe end of another year is upon us, and the end of an era, thus starts the beginning of a new one. Holi days and special events abound this month and the desire for Peace on Earth is in the hearts and minds of many. Gifts and resolutions are the order of the day, and with that in mind we oer many suggestions for some just-right presents and where to nd them for the special people on your gift-giving list. Other than shopping advice, we have also included articles and stories on travel, archaeology, tradition, health, nature, com munity service and some insightful infor mation for your reading pleasure. ere is plenty to do and see in this special season, and you can nd a lot of options in our De cember DateBook. If you need any cultural event updates throughout the month or would like to check out our monthly Photo Contests, be sure and visit our Facebook page. All of us on the Revue team wish all of you and your family the very best this holi day season and may all your adventures be safe and rewarding.

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15 TRAVEL text/photos by Tara TiedemannYAXH AND TOPOXTELand of the Blue Green Water and Ramon Seed in El Petn Here we are, December 2012, the end of the great Mayan calendar cycle, known as 13 Baktun. Many people will be visiting Guatemala this month to make the pilgrimage to Tikal in El Petn to celebrate the actual day on Dec. 21, the winter solstice. However, I would like to share with you another option this December. Of course the Tikal ruins are certainly impressive and not to be missed; there are many other Mayan ruins in the area that are rarely frequented. How about a stop at some of my favorite ruins in El Petn, Yaxh and Topoxte? Yaxha and Topoxte lie en route to the Belizean border, an easy 1.5-hour trip from Flores and are well worth your visit. Yaxh means blue-green water, as it sits at a beautiful location on the shore of Lake Yaxh. e best way to appreciate the site in its fullest is to camp on one of ve of the newly constructed palm-thatch platforms in the park and take your time exploring by day and relaxing to the jungle sounds at night. e camping area is equipped with a fabulous grilling area, outdoor showers and even includes the luxury of indoor ushing toilets. Best of all is the fact that two nights of camping are included in the Q80 entrance fee to the Yaxh-NakumNaranjo National Park. With the modern facilities and beautiful lake just steps away, Yaxh just might oer some of the best and least-visited camping in Guatemala. ...contin ued page 101 Exploring the Temple Ruins at Topoxte

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16 ...your adventurous Brother.He keeps his backpack packed and primed in the back of his 1995 Jeep and you never exactly know what continent hes on. Stu his stocking with gifts from e North Face, like Goretex-coated and Vibram-soled hiking boots, Eco-Friendly insulated vests and backpacks ranging in size from day-packs to multi-week treks (dont forget a rain cover). e North Face (Antigua, inside ADOC): 6a avenida norte #11 e North Face (Guatemala City): C.C. Miraores. Something a little more kinetic? CATours oers motorcycle tours ranging from halfday to 14-day trips for the ultimate thrill seeker. e Total Learn To Ride package is a great gift certicate, and includes nine hours of motorcycle lessons for just $189. CATours (Antigua): 6a calle oriente #14 www.catours.co.ukyour bookish Sister. La Casa del Conde in Antigua has everything you need to keep her occupied for days on end, whether shes 8 or 18. Gift Ideas by Revue Elves Revue Gift Giving Guide 2012Its always a slugfest to the endholiday shopping. You know ityour list is longer than that of Mr. Claus and inevitably, theres never enough time to buy everyone the perfect gift for Christmas morning. But this year, your legwork is done and suggestions abound from experts at some of the best stores in La Antigua Guatemala. Armed with your Revue gift-giving guide, you may even have time to sit down, relax (dare to dream!) and enjoy a cup of Christmas ponche or check out some of the special Navidad events this month. However you spend your hard-earned bonus time, you can rest easy knowing that everyone has his or her perfect gift under the tree. Feliz Navidad! The perfect gift for

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17 If jewelry isnt her thing, enhance her surroundings with beautiful home dcor from Colibr for the holidays. Make an early gift of festive table runners, napkins and tablecloths in red and green and give Mom a leg up on Christmas Day. Colibr (Antigua): 4a calle oriente #3-B, daily 9a-6p...your coffee snob Dad. No convenience-store coee in Styrofoam cups for this guy! He is all about singleorigin, responsibly raised, hand-roasted, French-pressed coee goodness. For his discerning taste, the Dalton family estate, Fin ca Filadela, is the place to go, where Arabica coee plants spend their lives soaking up the gorgeous Guatemalan sun nestled in rich, volcanic soil and beans are roasted on site by artisan roasters. ...continued page 58 e shelves are lined with bestsellers like e Hunger Games, Game of rones and the Twilight series (English & Spanish), as well as hands-on kids books and crafts like weaving and friendship bracelets. You can even pick up colorful stationary, binders and iPad cases for school. La Casa del Conde (Antigua): 5a av. norte #4, Central Park...your always under-appreciated MomMom is always there for you throughout the year, no matter what time of day or night or how silly the request. Dont you think its time you showed her some appreciation in return? Joyera del Angel does, which is why its helping you show Mom the love with freshwater pearls, gold-drop earrings and plush silk scarves in every color and price range to help you make Mom feel like the queen she is. Joyera del Angel (Antigua): 4a calle oriente #5-A, www.delangel.com 17

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Unless you have been out of town or are particularly recent resident, you might have noticed a new site aroundAntiguaa big, red shuttle bus ashing the signage Live It Today, Discover the Past. No, this is not an attempt by the Antigua Bomberos and their re truck to break into the tourism market; this is the La Antigua City Toura new Hop On Hop O bus route making it easy and seamless to dash around the beautiful city in the radiant, December sunshine while taking in some of your favorite historical and activity sites. It is also the most brilliant way to encounter some new ones! Inaugurated just a few weeks before the Revue went to print, the City Tour is up and running just in time for the spike of visitors for la Posada, navidad, and the warm winter months those in the colder el norte are so envious of here in Antigua. Heres how it worksyou purchase a ticket for $10 USD (all major credit cards accepted), you are giving a little red bracelet that grants you passage on any one of the City Tour buses, anytime during business hours, for three days. ats right, three days! is has to be due to the fact that all of the stops on the tour are so fascinating (but time consuming), you could not possible squeeze them all into a 9am-6pm day. And that is what makes the City Tour so convenientyou dont have to. With three days to explore, you can take your time weaving through the city on a full loop (about 2 hours) then pick and choose where you would like to stop after that. Take a coee tour at Finca Filadela, pop over to Hotel Casa Santo Domingo for lunch, cruise up to Cerro de la Cruz for the stunning vistas, take in the stunning charm of la iglesa de ...continued page 66Hop On! BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT A new way to discover (or re-discover!) the best of Antigua.18

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17 One of the blessings of traveling is the opportunity to gain some fresh perspectives, especially dur ing the holidays. When we visit another culture we expand our own perspectives and gain valuable insights. Guatemala travel experiences stimulate a greater appreciation for the magnicence of life and a greater appreciation for our selves. Touching exotic and ancient cul tures activates our awareness that there is more than one way to achieve happi ness. Travel opens us to an appreciation for the magnicence of the variety of expres sions that cohabitate here on planet Earth. It is through comparison that we learn. rough contrast we educate our intellect and our emotions as we become more ac cepting of cultural dierences. What many people do not initially real ize is that travel builds resiliency. e pur pose of a vacation is to restore our energy and our faith in humanity. Our nervous system becomes dulled through repetitive patterns that accompany a 9-to-5 lifestyle. Taking a vacation not only oers us more sleep, it refreshes neural pathways. is refreshment invigorates us on many levels. It stimulates our clarity and propels us to ward a more enlightened state. Travel opens us to a broader under standing and often builds greater tolerance toward diering views and customs. Busy holiday travel reveals our ...continued page 60 Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com Are you an Enlightened Holiday Traveler?Experience the Mayan culture ( )Busy holiday travels ( ) by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaOFF THE GRID

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18 Parque Nacional Takalik Abaj (TA), a Mayan site on the South Coast of Guatemala, is unusual in two ways. It is the only site in the Mayan world that displays both Olmec and Mayan monuments concurrently and it has been continuously under exploration by Gua temalan archaeologists. At a well-reported press conference in October, archaeologists announced the discovery of the oldest Ma yan royal tomb yet found in Mesoamerica, 2,500 years old, claiming that this makes Takalik Abaj the cradle of Mayan culture. Marion Popenoe Hatch, who graduated from the University of California, Berke ley, and lives in La Antigua Guatemala, has worked there since the 1970s and spends a week each month at the site. She also works and teaches in the Archaeology Depart ment at the Universidad del Valle, where she has a lab that studies ceramics from dierent Mayan sites. She analyzed and dated the latest items from the unique royal tomb, and her dates were conrmed by a radio carbon dating test by a Miami lab. Q: Dr. Hatch, how does TA compare with other sites in Guatemala and how would you describe its signicance? Why should people visit it? Takalik Abaj is one of the most impor tant Middle Preclassic Mesoamerican sites, founded around 800 A.D., the time when centers began to form complex society, cen tralized authority, strict division of labor, formal plaza arrangements, civic-adminis trative centers, long-distance trade, along with architecture and art. It has some of the earliest examples of Maya hieroglyphic writ ing and its astronomical observatory was in volved in the creation of the Maya calendar, arithmetic computation and cosmology. Q & A with Dr. Marion Popenoe HatchParque Nacional Takalik AbajARCHAEOLOGY by Tomas Cernikovsky

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19e site diers from others in the abun dance of sculptured monuments in varied styles that are present, and is the only one that has both Olmec and Maya styles. is puzzled investigators because it was not un derstood whether the one preceded the oth er or evolved into the other, or whether they were contemporary. It is now known that the occupants were Maya, but the Olmec monuments were erected rst as a means of expressing their control and domination of a large and extensive trade network in which TA was the principal mover. Subse quently, around 500-400 B.C. the Maya took over the commercial enterprise and demonstrated this success by erecting their own sculptures at TA. Visitors can observe the early structures, appreciate the range of artistic styles and gain insight into the cosmovision repre sented. In addition is the tranquil beauty of the site that dees time and lls the soul with the richness of human experience. How long have you been working at the Takalik Abaj site and why is it still so in teresting for you? I have been with the Proyecto Nacional Takalik Abaj since its inception in 1989, except for three years in the 1990s when I worked at Kaminaljuyu (another Maya trade center, the site can be visited in Gua temala City, behind CEMACO o Calza da Roosevelt). I also worked at TA during the 1970s, with the University of Califor nia, Berkeley. e site of TA has been of particular in terest to me for several reasons: 1 ere was almost nothing known about it, and the number of sculptures in dierent styles triggered questions about the identity of its occupants, and what its function was. 2. For a long time I have been interested in the relationships during Precolumbian times between the South Coast and the Highlands of Guatemala, about which TA could provide new and important information. 3. TA, because of the presence of sculp tures in both Olmec and Maya styles, could provide evidence regarding the chronological and cultural relationships between the two cultures which were not known when the project began. Proyecto Nacional Takalik Abaj has now provided answers to all of these topics and more information is constantly forthcoming. You spend a week each month at the site. You even have a room in the eld camp there. You have a lab. What do you do there? When I go down to the site every month, I spend all of my time analyzing the ceram icsshards, mainly, but sometimes whole vesselsthat come from the excavations. e analysis consists of separating the material into dierent types and dating it. e task is then is to try to determine what can be observed by the ceramics and to ask questions: To what phase does the construction belong? What activity took place? What contacts with other regions are evident and what was the trade orien tation at the time? What was the function of the structure that was being excavated? ...continued page 32

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20 The Rabinal Ach dance-drama traces its roots to pre-Columbian times and is probably the bestpreserved, authentic Mayan cultural event in Mesoamerica. e choreographed dance/ play depicts creation myths, dynastic political rivalries and even predicted the Spanish conquest of the land of the Maya centuries before it occurred. Since remote times the Maya used musical theater to convey important spiritual, moral and historical ideas to the people. According to philologist and Mayan scholar Edmond Bordeaux Szekely: In no other part of the world are found so many pyramids as in Mexico and Central America. And in every pyramid, whether Maya, Aztec or Toltec, the symbols of the feathered serpent and the jaguar will invariably be found. e pyramids were not, as is maintained by most archaeologists, simply temples, tombs or monuments, the structures were used as stages for the playing out of cosmic rituals designed to convey deep meaning and truth. e rituals, which were conducted on the steps of the pyramid, combined an ancient knowledge of philosophy, astronomy, psychology and social organization. ey were performed by priests in beautiful costumes, who took the part of the dierent forces of nature e Spanish conquest of the region took place when the witch hunters of the Catholic Inquisition held sway over policy, and colonial authorities did everything possible to suppress the indigenous Mayan culture and impose their own brand of Christianity. Against all odds, the hermetic Ach-Maya cofrada brotherhood kept the dance alive as an underground clandestine tradition during centuries of oppression until 1855, when French priest Brasseur de Bourbourg translated a version spoken to him by Elder Bartolo Sis in Ach language. In his introduction Elder Sis arms that a Cosmic Dance of the Ancient MayaRabinal Ach CULTURAL EVENT text/photos by Capt. or Janson20

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21 physical manuscript had been passed down through the generationsbut the whereabouts of that original manuscript remains a mystery still today. e Maya elders learned a hard lesson from the 16th century Catholic book burners and since that time every original manuscript has been hidden in secret caves and hermetic safehouses awaiting the prophesied day of the inevitable Mayan resurgence. Some believe that this Mayan cultural renaissance will begin this month on Dec. 21, when much will be revealed. I am not the only one who has suspected that entire libraries of ancient Mayan books have been kept in secret caches safe from pillaging priests, amateur archaeologists, collectors and other assorted thieves of nonMayan origin. Mayan culture has been oppressed, but never destroyed. e Maya will rise again! Friar Bourboug persuaded the rabinal elders to perform the Rabinal Ach in its entirety during the month of January 1856. It is recorded that the dance went on for 12 days! is was the rst time it had been performed in public since the Spanish invasion. Since then, and as a kind of compromise with the church, the dances have been performed on Jan. 25, the feast day of St. Paul, Rabinals patron saint. e narrative is performed by a crew of 21 masked dancers in four acts and deals with a conict between two major political rivals in the region, the Rabinaleb and the Kiche. Its rhythms, the rhetorical gures and the composition of the text as a whole reect a unique poetic continuity. e audience experiences interrelations between man and nature, and man and cosmos, as conceptualized in a unique theatrical expression. e music is performed by three elders playing trumpets, cymbals and drums. e rhythms and harmonies are complex with continuously changing variations and improvisations of diverse themes. e eect is that of a kaleidoscopic, dreamlike journey into an ancient and exotic world that existed long before the region became Latin America. ...continued page 50

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22 Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JAN, 2013 edition of the REVUE by MON., December 10 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS DECEMBER 2012 DATEBOOK1 Sat. & 15 Sat., 9am-noon COOK ING CLASS: Guatemalan cuisine; $40 in cls. three hours of instruction, a coee break and a delicious lunch (prepared by the class), incls. a glass of wine or other beverage; next, a visit to the mercado to nd out where to buy the best ingredients. Limited enroll ment. Call for a reservation, 7882-4468. La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua .1 Sat., 6pm DANCE: Annual ballet pre sentation by Escuela de Danza Gilda Jo las. Tickets Q30, afternoons at Calle del Arco #25; on the evening of the event, Q40, at the venue. Monumento San Jernimo, Alameda Santa Luca norte, nal, La Antigua 1 Sat., 7:30 pm ART: Exposition/Auc tion of paintings and photos by artists Su Agap, Alejandro Marr, Josu Romero, Tushte, Alice Lee, Daniel Quisquinay, Lourdes Reynoso, Nelo Mijangos, Ariz, among oth ers. Proceeds benet Asociacin Los Pato jos. Free. Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. be tween 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua .1 Sat., & Sun., 2, 10am-5pm CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Galera (tel: 77622432), Av. Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Lake Atitln .4 Tues., 5:30pm BENEFIT DANCE: per formed by children from Nuevo Amanec er. Ka ka Saqarik, a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa who are working hard to keep these children healthy, to educate them and to preserve Mayan traditions such as language and dance. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua .7 Fri., 2pm CULTURAL EVENT: A cele bration honoring the Virgen de Concep cin with a parade of oats (convite) leaves the cathedral and travels through Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepquez .2 & 16 Sun., MUSIC: Marimba Juvenil de Concierto Brisa de Hunahpu. Kioskocaf at Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. be tween 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua .1 Sat. Travelling festival Q ij Sq, Panajachel; 8th : San Andrs. Ref: http:// www.facebook.com/pages/2012-en-Atitl% C3%A1n/249293795106539?ref=ts&fref=ts3 Mon., 7pm CINE: Happy, the sci ence of happiness presented by Cine Conciencia Film Club. Q25. Parking avail. FB: www.facebook.com/CineConcienciaGuate mala La Cpula: (tel: 2331-8378) 7a av. 13-01 z. 9, Guatemala City

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23 DATEBOOK 8 Sat. CELEBRATION: Cultural and religious activities to honor Virgen de Concepcin. Gnova & San Carlos Sija, Quetzaltenango .7 Fri., 6pm CULTURAL EVENT: Quema del Diablo (Burn the Devil), a ceremony that eliminates evil spirits and clears the way for Christmas celebrations. Live music. Barrio de la Concepcin, 4a calle oriente, La Antigua & countrywide 8 Sat. FERIA: Cultural and religious events to honor the Virgen de Concep cin, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepquez 8 Sat., through Jan. 7 ART: Utopas by Guatemalan artist Carlos Chvez presents his latest collection of more than 15 acrylics on canvas Chvez tells us, the con cept should not be interpreted (as) impossi ble or impractical, but to give us pause to re ect on the world we live in, its inequalities and tribulations, and through our dreams and hopes ... allowing us to make sense of life and continue our search for happiness. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua 8 Sat., 10am (Spanish) TALLER DE ACROBACIA: En este taller los nios y nias podrn encontrarse con su cuerpo y sus posibilidades, permitiendo que a travs de divertidos juegos acrobticos, se inicien en el manejo del equilibrio, agilidad y coor dinacin. Edades entre 6 y 12 aos. Entrada gratuita, previa inscripcin al correo mini nos@aecid-cf.org.gt (cupo limitado.) Coop eracin Espaola, 6a av between 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua

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24 DATEBOOK REVUE is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes.8 Sat., 1pm BENEFIT DANCE: The Ni os de San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, utes and bombas. Free. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua .11Tues., 4 pm-6pm FILM: Demo crats Abroad invite you The Secret of Oz, the 2010 award-winning documentary that urges us to stop creating money via the FED through private banks, and return the control of money creation to the U.S. Con gress where it was briey under presidents Jeerson, Jackson and Lincoln. Stay for a lively a discussion of the lm and the scal cli. Casa Convento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua .8 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Grito de Libertad by Jos Pablo Paz. Q30. La Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), Calle del Hermano Pedro #6, next to puente Beln, La Antigua .11 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Midwifery and Birthing in Guatemala: Manos Abiertas, an integrated womens health clinic and natural birth center with two loca tions in Guatemala, that serve a population who otherwise would not have access to health services. They provide full-scale gy necological and obstetric services, pediatric care, midwifery services, health promoter training, and education. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av sur #8, La Antigua .9 Sun., 11am-3pm COOK OUT: Join Las Manos de Christine for great food, live music, art, and more. Q25 to support the Las Manos early childhood education pro gram in El Hato. Centro Luterano. 1a av norte #35 (just north of 1a calle), La Antigua .8 Sat., 5pm MAYAN CEREMONY: Au thentic blessing ceremony with a Maya sacerdote. Youre invited to take part and learn about the Mayan culture. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua .8 Sat. 1pm CULTURAL EVENT: Rezado, a procession of the Virgen de Concepcin with reworks, folkloric dances and dramas performed along the route, Ciudad Vieja Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. George Bernard Shaw

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25 DATEBOOK 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln La Antigua Guatemala www.centrodeartepopular.com OPEN D AIL YPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in Guatemala Oces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (main square) Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053 www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guidesTues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth BellMeet at the fountain in the Central Park $20 Since 1992 U.S. Citizen in Guatemala? Its getting late to register to vote but theres still time for the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Join Democrats Abroad for e Secret of Oz, the 2010 award-winning documentary lm that urges us to stop creating money via the FED through private banks and return the control of money creation to the U.S. Congress, where it was briey under presidents Jeerson, Jackson and Lincoln. en stay for a lively a discussion of the lm and the scal cli. At Casa Convento Concepcion, 4ta calle oriente #41, Antigua, Guatemala 12 Wed., 6pm, through 31st El Tiempo de no tiempo, La Espirituali dad Maya en el 13 Baktun, featuring 52 im ages (inauguration invitation only, contact Gg@thebiggerpicturepictures.com), National Palace, Guatemala City See photo high light on page 32.

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26 CHECK DATEBOOK CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR MORE CONCERTS AND SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTSWednesdays Jazz Duo with Lisandro, Grand Piano & Double Bass. Fridays Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres and Coloso Gudierre on congas Thursdays Buena V ista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute.Las Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua Nightly cover: Q35Saturdays Guest artist.Fridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaKape Paulinostel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band La Cueva de Panza Verde tel: 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La AntiguaLa Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Fridays World music.Restaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La AntiguaFridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: Rock in E nglish and Spanish. Cover Q20 Mondays TRO V A and surprise guests. Tuesdays BL UE S Night from 8pm. Wednesdays Bossa / Latin / Cuban. Thursdays Bossa / Latin / Cuban. Fridays SALSA grupo CARIB E from 9pm. Saturdays SALSA grupo CARIB E from 9pm. Sundays Late night BLUE S. Mondays 7-10pm: Malcolm and his own special V oice, Style and Sound. Original music and some oldies thrown in. Wednesdays thru Saturdays 7-10pm: Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Tuesdays closed Sundays 7pm: Surprise Music Night... Musicians, come by and talk about playing. We are looking for good, exciting acts. If your bar or restaurant has live music on a regular schedule, send info to: publicidad@revuemag.com My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. Edward Elgar

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27 Mondays 7:30pm: Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Wednesdays 7:30pm: Open Mike Night : come along and show your skills. Free drink for anyone who performs! Sundays 7:30pm: Kenny and Friends, some of Antiguas best loved local musicians will amaze you with some great music.Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La AntiguaThursdays 7:30pm: Kenny and Friends, some of Antiguas best loved local musicians will amaze you with some great music. Mondays 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Marco Solo and friends, Panas Carlos Santana. Rock, blues and jazz. 9pm: Norte, contemporary trova.Circus Bar tel: 7762-2056 Avenida de los rboles, PanajachelSundays Latin ensemble. Saturdays Los V agabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of rumba, amenco and Guatemalan traditional elements. Fridays 7pm: Flamenco by Marco E l Messina. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Trova del Lago. Thursdays 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Norte, contemporary trova. Wednesdays 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Carlos Rangel and son, swing, Cuban and rock. Tuesdays 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Rockiris, alternative rock. 9pm: Latin ensemble. Tuesdays 7:30pm: Gustavo plays Latino classics, western tunes with some harmonica. Saturdays 7:30pm: A variety of bands!Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityThursdays 9:15pm: Nueva Trova and alter native music by the Rony Hernndez group. Fridays and Saturdays 9:15pm: Rony Hernndez and guest musicians. www.trovajazz.com Fridays 7:30pm: Segio, this talented local plays a mix of music including lots of reggae!

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28 DATEBOOK 12 Wed., 5pm ART: Latest works by Janet Hassinger. Galera Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 12 Wed. DA DE LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE: Children dress in typical clothing paying homage to the Virgen de Guadalupe. One such procession begins at 3pm : La Merced Church. Typical food for sale outside the chuch, La Antigua and throughout the country Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JAN, 2013 edition of the REVUE by MON., December 1014 Fri., 6pm (Spanish) TEATRO: Cmicos de la lengua presentan Como el Grinch se rob la Navidad. Q25 ni os, Q40 adultos. La Casa del Ro (tel: 78325438), Calle del Hermano Pedro #6, next to puente Beln, La Antigua.12 Wed., 5pm ART: Change-Cam bio-Wandel, collective art show. Galera (tel: 7762-2432), Avenida Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Lake Atitln. 13 Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm MEET ING: The Guatemala Network brings together NGOs, foundations, entrepreneurs and other network and social service organi zations with the primary purpose of provid ing a place for information, training, mentor ship and opportunity exchange. Please join us and meet like-minded people in the local area. The Q50 entrance fee includes a drink and appetizers. Contact Bo Peterson with any questions or to join our email list: edward. bo.peterson@gmail.com. La Pea del Sol La tino, La Antigua 15 Sat., 6pm (Spanish) CENA/CON FERENCIA: Profesas Mayas, Qu pasar despus del 21 de diciembre. Reser vaciones, tel: 7882-4468. La Pea de Sol La tino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua

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29 DATEBOOK 15 Sat., 10:30am (Spanish) MAGIA: Show de magia interactivo del Mago Luis Karias, Primer Latin American Merlin Award. Un espectculo para toda la familia, que incluye magia cmica, juegos y concur sos. Gratis. Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. be tween 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.15 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: La Pea de Sol Latino, La An tigua SEE LISTING, Sat. 1st.15 Sat., 5-10pm (Spanish) CONFER ENCIA: Descubre los Secretos de la Sabidura Maya. El Mensaje del Mayab des de el punto de vista Filosco, Psicolgico, Mstico, Cientco y Artstico. Cosmovisin, Calendarios y Profecas. Q100 preventa, Q115 da del evento. Casa Convento Concep cin, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua .17 Mon., through Fri., 21 WORK SHOPS: Learn from our Mayan culture; 17th ancestral weavings; 18th barriletes, traditional kites/glassbeaded jewelry; 19th ceramic handcrafted blowers; 20th, baskets/ woven bracelets; 21st folkloric Kekchi group TZWL TAKA (lord of the valleys)/painting. Museum Casa del Tejido Antiguo (tel: 78323169), 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua .16 Sun., 10am-2pm ORGANIC Farmers Market: lots of products, lovely atmosphere, remember your recycled shopping bags. Info: (www.facebook.com/ diaorganico.guate) Pasos y Pedales, Avenida de las Amricas, Plaza Mxico, Guatemala City. R DateBook online: www.REVUE.gt

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30 DATEBOOK DATEBOOK continues on page 32T HROUGHOUT THE M ONTH 24 Mon. CHRISTMAS EVE: Last minute holiday preparations, gift wrapping & cooking traditional food and beverages, including tamales & ponche; 10pm Christmas Mass (Misa de Gallo); Midnight Fireworks, families gather to celebrate the birth of Christ. A reminder: banks and some business close at noon and reopen Dec. 26.18 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Partnering with the Poor: Inequality, Education and Opportunity in Guatemala, one of the worlds most unequal societies, that leads to persistent poverty across generations. For 20 years Common Hope/Familias de Espe ranza has oered opportunities to people struggling to improve their lives through education, healthcare, and housing. We partner with over 2,600 students and their families as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av sur #8, La Antigua .24 Mon., 7pm CHRISTMAS EVE: Noche Buena, ponche & seasonal Guatemalan treats and great food. Live mu sic. La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua (Also, New Years Eve party) 2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy deli cious Indian food. Visit www.cernikovsky. com/curry.htm. A members-only club, limit ed memberships still available. La Antigua .Daily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Pal mas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua .Wednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte, La Antigua .Wednesdays, 8pm IMPROVISA TIONAL THEATER: Improv Comedy. Q55, includes a beverage. Trovajazz (tel: 2334-1241), Guatemala City .Saturdays, 2-4pm RUGBY CLUB: Workouts weekly, come and join us. Q15. http://rugby.com.gt/antigua for more info. Centro Los Luteranos, La Antigua .Fridays, 9am Tour of Ciudad Vieja : Meet at Santa Luca Church (in Antigua) the end of Calzada Santa Luca for the short bus ride to Ciudad Vieja. Information: visit www.ninosguatemala.org or call 7832-8033. Saturdays, 10:30-12pm (Spanish) TALLER DE PINTURA: nios para edades de 5 a 10. La Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), Calle del Hermano Pedro #6, a la par de pu ente Beln, La Antigua .31 Mon. NEW YEARS EVE: celebra tions with recrackers and reworks galore!

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31 Shopping \ Services GUATEMALA C I TY Calle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17 Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmCarretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm km 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El Salvador Telephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pmkm 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El SalvadorTelephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Calle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Congratulations to Roberto Masaya Castillo on his photograph titled La Jerusalem de Amrica. Prize: Framed poster from El Fotgrafo All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Dec.

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32 ART: through 31st El Tiempo de no tiempo La Espiritualidad Maya en el 13 Baktun, featuring 52 images by artist Gg. National Palace, Guatemala City .D ATE BOO K continued from page 30 Takalik Abaj... cont. from page 19e site is very active and never closes down. Although the workers take their vacations around year-end, they alternate so that some are always present and the work continues. e directors, Miguel Orrego and Christa Schieber de Lavarreda, have never taken a real vacation. For this reason we have been able to answer each set of questions and move forward to the next, systematically lling in the picture of the development and growth of the center from its beginning to its end, an uninterrupted period of some 1,800 years. You mentioned the astronomical ob servatory. What did that do? e presence of the astronomical observatory at Takalik Abaj shows that this site played an important role in the development of the Maya calendar. When TA was founded, the observatory and its structures were aligned according to the Olmec cosmology, which focused on the constellation Ursa Major. When the Maya gained control of the commercial and sociopolitical network around 400 B.C., the orientation shifted slightly to focus on a star in the constellation Draco. Later, around 200 A.D., solar observations replaced using the stars for keeping track of day counts. is helped predict best times for crop planting and planning of harvests. In this endeavor, it is evident that Takalik Abaj was in close contact with other Maya sites for comparing lunar, stellar and solar movements for weather prediction and other calendrical purposes. e need for keeping records led to the invention of writing, and some of the earliest texts in ...continued page 68

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33 Lin Canola5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histrico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards Inside parking www.lin-canola.comArtesanas tpicasAll kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more 13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing SuppliesREPAIRS & ALTERATIONS Fabrics by the yard & more In Nola In Nola18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 Shopping \ Services GUATEMALA CITY Caring for the English-speaking Community tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza Espaa, GuatemalaSunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pmInternational Interdenominationalof just one sewing machine, plenty of newspapers to make patterns with, a couple of tables for cutting them out on and bags of dolls covering every other available space. But the women say being low-tech helps them to be more creative. I am learning almost everything, says Gil, to cut, to use the sewing machine, to make patterns, to plan and to keep improving. e projects materials are all sourced from local suppliers, including one elderly lady who provides the women with elastic from her closet-sized, unlit tiendita in San Pedro Las Huertas. Humber says that the support from the local community has been remarkable: Word travels fast on the coee-bean grapevine, so I occasionally have little groups of women who will stop by, excited to see what were doing and eager to recruit themselves. e project, which has so far been entirely funded by Catherines husband, also plans to make toys for the boys of El Hato, which will be distributed alongside the dolls at Christmastime. Rosa and I are currently negotiating with a local craftsman to make cup-andball games, trompos (tops with strings) and wooden cars and trucksagain keeping in mind the culture, the environment, and helping the local economy, says Humber. In the long term, Humber plans to hold small-business workshops for the local community and says the most important thing is to give her employees the skills they need to start their own businesses, hire their own workforce and keep the project moving forward in that way. You can contact Catherine Humber at 42786255 or vallartamexicat@hotmail.com.T he Doll Project cont. from page 6 As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is. Eric Sevareid

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34 Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241Books & Exhibitions Live Music Thur-Sat Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 Shakespeare PubGUATEMALA CITY Dining May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, The warmth of Christmas grant you love. Author Unknown R Page-by-page online: Revue.gt

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35Dining GUATEMALA CITY Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & now in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com

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36 Poinsettias are native to Mesoamerica ( ) Sensuous G uatemala by Ken Veronda Which Sense?Holidays in Guatemala bring overwhelming input to all ve senses, even more than any other time of the year. So which sense should we highlight for December? e dazzling sunlight, velvety nights, brilliant colors of holiday decorations, lush plants in every color, give evidence that the sense of sight is primary. Deep red pascuas, poinsettias to the gringos; golden bougainvillea spilling over sunny white walls, holiday garlands around colonial-style street lamps, fresh new gipil blouses worn to special church programs, colors and light are everywhere this month. Sight is the most important. Ah, but there are many wonderful tastes, too. ink of minty sweets on the tongue, spicy or herbal avors in foods, smooth and frothy fruit or egg drinks, lots of holiday candies, avorful fowl and peppery meats on the dinner tables of Guatemala, and plates-full of traditional cookies and cakes. Taste must be it. Tasting is best part of December, right? Or maybe touch is the most important? e soft touch of a babys hand on the cheek, the infant delighted with its rst Christmas. Or the caress of a lover, or the feel of eece when were tucked into bed on a cold night, or the kiss of a friend come to visit at years end. e touch of heat from a blazing chiminea, and the touch of frost on a bare nose. Touch is subtle, hard to picture, delightful to experience. Perhaps Ill go with the aromas of the month. Pungent pine needles crushed underfoot, the complex odors of melting chocolate, the penetrating smoke from a wood re. Surely the sense of smell must be the best part of December. Breathe deep the odors from hot stewed fruit, the tang of clove and cinnamon in the punch, the perfume of roses for sale in the markets ready to decorate every home, grand or tiny. It would be tough to go through the holidays with too stuy a nose to enjoy all the good smells. Yes, those ne aromas must be the most sensuous part of the holidays. But no. Listen. Listen to the bells, the choirs, the simple marimba or the great organ, listen to the joyful music of the month. Listen to the birds, the fountains, the rain on the roof, the crackling replace. Listen to the posada carolers and the patter of hooves on the cobblestone streets. en come the welcoming sounds you cant miss: glorious reworks, mortars, recrackers, a cacophony of welcome to Christmas, then to the New Year, dramatic near-deafening noise that puts the sense of hearing at its annual peak. Hey, theres no need to pick a best holiday sense. Let all your senses enjoy this merry, happy month. Sensuous G uatemala by Ken Veronda

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37 Rate includes:Free transportation airport/hotel/airport, Private Bath, CableTV, Wireless Internet Access, Bar, Maid Service, & Continental Breakfast hotelcasablancainn1@gmail.com www.hotelcasablancainn.comRooms starting at $30 Feel warm & relaxed on your arrival!1 minutefrom the airport 15 calle C 7-35, Aurora I, z. 13, Guatemala City 4 Avenida 3-25, Zona 1, Guatemala City PBX: 2285-3434 Fax: 2232-7759www.hostaldedonpedro.com A four-star hotel in the Historic Center Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS L odging GUATEMALA CITY CHECK OUT our new MARKETPLACE section on pages 96-100 New Years Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Mark Twain Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. Dave Mitchum A New Years resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Bradley Morgan

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38 38 HEALTH S ERVICE S Rodolfo Laparra, M.D. OPHTHALM O L O GISTCLNICA y PTICA SANTA LUCA Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2-7pm (Sat: 9-6) 5a calle poniente No. 28, La Antigua TEL: 7832-7945 English spoken www.tuclinicadelacruz.comEastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y.(502) 7832-01253a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala Blvrd. Los Prceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera(502) 2261-6875Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.Implants Cosmetic dentistry Root canals Laser Bleaching Custom dentures Crowns and bridges Pascuas ( )

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39 39HEALT H S ERVICE S 2a avenida norte #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-0275 ~ www.clinicasovalle.com Spanish/English spokenWe are not just one; We are a group of professionals specialized in all dental areas. 40 years of experience in dental health care!Spanish/English spoken REVUE fun, free, informative... Print. Web. PDF. Flashpaper. Facebook Family Psychotherapy Alternative erapies and Clinical Psychology Licensed psychologist specialized in the treatment of trauma with children and adults (USAC/UMG) Certied traumatologist (by the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology USA) Certied EMDR (EMDR-IBA) Clinical Hypnosis and homeopathy medicine Certied Equinotheraphy for the disabled (Asociacin Mexicana de Equitacin Teraputica) Alternative pharmacy on site (herbal and homeopathic)6a av norte No. 39, La Antigua Guatemala, Tel. 5143-0674 ~ English Spoken

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40 HEALTH S ERVICE S Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Living in Harmony Mindfulness PsychotherapyDr. Karmen GuevaraTel: 5018-3136 kg@karmenguevara.com www.karmenguevaratherapy.comSkype Sessions Available Appointment or walk-in. English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VETERINARY CLINIC2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808 *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia R Cultural Events updates on Facebook You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. Seth Parker This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. Taylor Caldwell

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41HEALT H S ERVICE S Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7 Antigua Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pmTels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH RJust tell em, lo vi en la revista REVUE R Page-by-page online: Revue.gt We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its rst chapter is New Years Day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. Michael Josephson

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42 Lori Shea is the founder of Guatemala Medical Travel (www.GuatemalaMedicalTravel.com); you can contact her directly: lori@guatemalamedicaltravel.com by Lori Shea HEALTHY SOLUTIONS Just like the kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, the blood pumped from your heart muscle delivers sustenance, stability and the elements of reconstruction to all parts of your body. Your cardiovascular system draws life-giving oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to the brain and organs in a perfectly balanced structural design. So, if the valves get stuck and the plumbing backs up or the electrical system goes haywire, all production slows or stops, and could result in disaster until professional repairs are made. e plumber, or interventional cardiologist, might look for restrictions in the blood ow by initiating a cardiac catheterization. With these results, he can determine whether the vessels can be dilated by an angioplasty and supported by stents, or if coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is required. In other cases, the valves might need to be repaired or replaced to regulate pressure at optimum eciency. e electrician, or electro physiologist, will look at the force and the ...cont. page 78Regulating the electrical rhythm of your heartCardiology Procedures in Guatemala Operating Room technicians check heart position Dr. Leal and Dr. Calvimontes performing ablation procedure. Monitor shows electrodes in observation room.(: )

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533 Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533 Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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46 ANTIGUA Services / Shopping Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Decits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. Richard Lamm NOW ON SALE! Coee for a CauseOnce again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. Benjamin Sordoff

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49Services \ Shopping ANTIGUABut can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. Andre Gide Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Years resolutions, and Ive stuck with it ever since. Dave Beard Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332 Full Service Beauty Salon Best tours Best Bikes Best price Great food Excellent coee Find us at 6a calle oriente #14 www.catours.co.uk 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.comExhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive HandicraftsThe only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People Museum House of the Old Weaving Museum House of the Old Weaving GUATEMALA CITY : 12 c. 1-25 z. 10 Gminis 10, T orre Sur, 11 oor, oce #1111 T els. 2335-3031, 2335-2849 L A ANTIGUA : 5a av. sur #6, interior 1, Restaurante Monoloco, T els. 7832-4216 / 7832-4195info@immigrationguate.com / www.immigrationguate.comVisas & Residencies L egal A dvice Work Permits Companies & O Shore T rademark T ranslationsIMMIGRATION SERVICES colibr colibrDaily 9am-6pm 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5028 textilescolibri@turbonett.com Fine Textiles & Home Decor

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50 e main characters are two princes, the Rabinal Ach and the Kiche Ach. e word ach means warrior. e other characters are the king of Rabinaleb, Lord OjobToj; and his servant, Achij Mun Achij Mun Ixoq Mun, who has both male and female traits; the green-feathered mother, Uchuch Quq Uchuch Raxon; and 13 eagles and 13 jaguars, who represent the warriors of the fortress of Kajyub. In the rst act, the Ach of Kiche challenges Lord Ojob Toj of Rabinal to come out of his fortress. It is here that the Warrior of Rabinal intervenes and the two lords engage in a ght. Kiche Ach is captured and put on trial for having attempted to steal the queen of Rabinalebs children, a grave violation of Mayan law. In the second act, the Warrior of Rabinal enters the palace inside the fortress of Lord Ojob Toj to announce the capture of the Warrior of Kiche. In the third act, the Warrior of Rabinal returns to the captured and bound Warrior of Kiche to tell him about the response of Lord Ojob Toj. In the fourth and nal act, the Warrior of Kiche is brought into the palace of Lord Ojob Toj, where after an interrogation he obtains certain lordly and warrior-related privileges. Having eaten well and being intoxicated from the magical beverages he took, he dances three dances, including one with the princess of Rabinal, the last one of which is a dance in which he tests the agility of the Eagle and Jaguar factions of the Rabinal warriors. e nal act terminates with the Warrior of Kiche being tied to a tree and executed by way of arrows, shot at him by the Eagle and Jaguar warriors of the kingdom of Rabinal. By taking part in the dance, the living Rabinal A chi cont. from page 21

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54 Noche Buena in Antiguaa time for family and recrackers, midnight mass and a bounty of tamales. Festivities last long into the night and as the clock ticks closer to 1:00 (or 4:00) oclock in the morning, many celebrants need a little splash of life to keep the party going. For Guatemalans, that little splash is ponche de Navidad, a Christmas punch laced with dried and fresh fruits, warming spices and a hearty dose of rum if you are lucky. Like many food items in Guatemala, every family has their own recipe for ponche, passed down generation to generation. e constant is the dried fruit, mixed and matched based on family preferences. Served warm, it deserves to be savored and sipped with friends and family not only on Noche Buena but all the nights leading up to it. It is especially popular to sip during the nine days of the Posada, when statues of Mara and Jos (Mary and Joseph) are paraded around Guatemalan towns in the brisk December evenings, looking for a place to rest while Mara gives birth to baby Jesus. Like cocoa for Christmas Carolers, ponche is served to give energy to the procession participants on their festive but long journey through the streets. Here in La Antigua, Caf Condesa has been serving ponche since 2005. It started when Carolina Prez de Arana, manager, saw an opportunity to oer ponche to Caf Condesas holiday crowd as many customers would ask for it around December. Another member of the sta kindly donated her family recipe and the restaurant has been serving it ever since. is recipe includes all of the traditional elements, like sticks of cinnamon, clove, allspice and fresh and dried fruits, as well as some interesting twists, like adding pineapple skin to the liquid mixture for more tropical fruit avor. Caf Condesas version is sans-alcohol, but no one will complain if you slip some rum into your home version, especially for the cold Antigua nights. Caf Condesa will start serving their version around the rst week of December, so T R A DITI O N by Natalie RoseA Recipe for Your Guatemalan Christmas Ponche ( )

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56 down heat to medium-low (or to maintain a simmer), cover and simmer for one hour. Remove from heat and let cool three to four hours. Once cool, add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Allow ponche to marinate in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to serve, bring to room temperate or bring to a gentle simmer over the stove. Ladle into mugs with plenty of fruit (and a dash of rum if desired) and serve with one cinnamon stick in each mug for swirling. be sure to stop in. Until then, start practicing with their recipe below. You dont want to be caught without it this holiday season. Enjoy!GUATEMALAN PONCHEActive time: 30 minutes; Inactive time: 1 hour plus overnight; Makes 1.5 gallons of liquid, or 24 servings. For liquid 1 pineapple 1 gallon water 1 cup sugar 3 cinnamon or canela sticks 5 dried cloves 5 dried allspice berries For marinating Reserved pineapple, diced small 1 small papaya, peeled and diced small 3 ripe plantains, peeled and diced small 3 green or tart red apples, diced small cup shredded coconut cup prunes, roughly chopped cup raisins For serving Cinnamon sticks Rum (optional) oroughly rinse pineapple under running water. Carefully peel with a knife and place skins in a large pot. Reserve pineapple for marinating. Add one gallon of water and next four ingredients to the pot with pineapple skins and set over high heat until boiling. Boil for ve minutes, turn

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57Dining ANTIGUA Live Music Nightly 7pm 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4468 FREE WI-FI lapenaantigua@gmail.com www.lapenaantigua.com Sol Latino (Pan Flutes) Wed. thru Sat. Reservations please. See Revue DateBook for other special events. Celebrate Christmas Eve and New Years Eve with us Traditional Ponche, Pepian, and more... Champagne toast and door prizes Childrens benet dance (Sat. 8th, 1pm) and Mayan Ceremony (Sat. 8th, 5pm)

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58 Stu Dads stocking with Genuine Antigua or Estate Blend whole beans or ship a six-bag care package to the US or Canada for just $54 from the nca. row in an Italian espresso maker and Dad is guaranteed to have a perky New Years. Finca Filadela (Antigua-area): San Felipe de Jess, www.ladela.com.gtyour world-traveler best friend. She travels all over the worldLondon, Paris, Tokyobut she calls La Antigua her home, so help her make it cozy and unique with home gifts from T ribu, an artisan collective with locations in both Antigua and Chimaltenango. Tribu features one-of-akind fair trade products like table linens and colorful throw pillows for her eclectic home. It also carries a range of handbags and scarves to help tu mejor amiga look her best in transit. Tribu (Antigua) 4a calle oriente #10, Casa Antigua El Jauln, local 1 primer nivel Tribu (Chimaltenango): Carretera Interamericana Km. 56 C asa de los Gigantes: Another must visit shop for holiday gift ideas, featuring home accessories, ceramics, carved animals, textiles, Guatemalan Christmas ornaments, naciemientos, and more. Casa de los Gigantes (Antigua) 7a calle oriente #18 ...continued page 58 G ift G iving G uide cont. from page 15

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60 ANTIGUA Dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12 Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes own prejudices and assumptions, as we may get rubbed the wrong way. e experience of discomfort can support self-awareness. Each and every being has a sovereign gift: the ability to make choices. Free will is a universal empowerment and all per sons enjoy that gift regardless of location of birth, education or title. e ability to make wise choices grows as we mature and gain experience. Travel activates our inner capacity to confront change. It also helps us gain trust in ourselves and others. Regardless of whether you are taking a vacation in Guatemala or enjoying the many benets of living here, your inner clarity will be empowered during the holidays. As you sink into goodwill and the thoughts of peace on Earth, an inner clarity and commitment to sustain that moment is enhanced through the Guatemalan travel experience. Some people travel and experience a fasci nation for the myriad foreign cultures. ey begin to respect the universal life force that expresses through all human beings. ey enjoy the dierent cultures, art forms and lifestyles and thus feel enriched through the travel. Travel expands the fabric of their con sciousness and actually supports self-love. As we learn to accept others we automatically deepen our own self-appreciation. Guatemala can oer a cacophony to the sensesespecially in December. e in creased trac, the reworks, the brightly painted buses and the street vendors can become overwhelming. Relax, breathe and smile at the confrontations. e colors, the friendliness and the authenticity of the Guatemalan culture will nd their way into your heart. Regardless of your ultimate per sonal experience, you are enriched for hav ing made the trip. Your consciousness and wisdom will grow and perhaps good will toward all will prevail. Happy holidays! Holiday T raveler cont. from page 17

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62 The holidays are a time for family and loved ones; its a time to take a few moments, sit around a table, preferably sans iPhones, with a glass of wine or hot spirits, chatting about the events of the year past and exciting times for the coming year. Its a time to share meals that do not come from take-out boxes or prepared on a whim, but food that takes not only time and eort to prepare, but also love. Nothing says love better than food. Holiday food and gift baskets are a perfect way to send some love this holiday season and some of the best culinary-centric shops in La Antigua Guatemala have gifts for you. Check out these food basket ideas with products ranging from organic chocolate to artisan pickles to gluten free goodies or customize your own mix of specials productstheyre second only to Moms homemade tamales colorados on Christmas morning. Orgnica (5a calle poniente #6, La Antigua) Orgnica carries a wide range of products including natural and/or organic packaged crackers and snacks like Stacys Pita Chips, Annies popcorn and all manner of Back to Nature cookies and nibbles. Pamper tired skin with Desert Essences and Alba products, like the Cranberry and Mimosa gift set including organic lotion and body wash. For the sweet tooth, check out Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy, ...cont. page 64 GIF T IDE A S by Natalie RoseSending holiday cheer and warm wishes this Navidad season with culinary delights. Tasty options for gift baskets from Orgnica () and Choco Museo ()

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63 Dining ANTIGUA = Delicatessen Market = Fresh Seafood = American Cuts = National & Imported Wines & Beers7a av. norte #13. Antigua Tel. 5206-2298, 7832-8459 Wherever a man turns he can nd someone who needs him. Albert Schweitzer Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. Author Unknown

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64 this writer almost expired when she saw traditional French canels and croissants. Send imported brie, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and aged cheddar to go with paper-thin slices of prosciutto de parma or coppa piacentia. row in olives, a few pickles, and a selection of house-made tapas-like salads like roasted red peppers and a bottle of vino or a 6-pack of Brooklyn Brewerys nest, and you have the makings of a Spanish-style Noche Buena feast! Sabe Rico (6a avenida sur #7, La Antigua) Sabe Rico is probably best known for their organic, artisan chocolates prepared onsite by master chocolatiers (which you can purchase as bonbons, trues, bars or for cocoa), but they also have a full line of inhouse homemade jams, marmalades and chutneys made out of the best Antigua/ Guatemala-produce has to oer. eir pickled vegetables come from Caoba Organic Farmscheck out the pickled yellow beets. ey are to die for!! Round out your basket with house-roasted nuts, handmade crackers and cookies, and a few loaves of the Sabe Rico baguettes. Green and Black Organic Chocolate and calm frazzled holiday nerves with Yogi teas. Gluten free? Look no farther. Organica carries a wide range of breads, pastas, crackers and sweets, all GF!Choco Museo (4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua) As the name would suggest, this is where you need to come for all those chocolate lovers on your list. Whole cocoa beans, nibs, bars, trues, or blocks for hot chocolate you name it and the Choco Museo has it, and most reliably in 4 or 5 dierent avors! ey also carry a range of none-edible choco-related products, like lotions and scrubs, earrings, necklaces and keys chains, even deodorant. If its chocolate you seek, this is where to go. Epicure (3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua) Lets just call this Mecca for your wine swilling, tapas loving friends. Epicure stocks everything you need to send a gift basket lled with tons of goodies to people like bosses, business associates, or anyone who just loves good food. For you French pastry lovers,Baskets of Love cont. from page 62 Tasty options for gift baskets from Epicure () and Sabe Rico () 64

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66 ANTIGUA Dining C H R I S T O P H EG O U R M E TCalle Ancha #27, La Antigua Tel: 7832-2732 www.pizzadechristophe.com To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com RBlessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! Hamilton Wright Mabie Alameda El Calvarioyou are your own personal tour guide and can pick and choose how to spend the day (or three). If you need suggestions, the helpful and knowledgeable driver/bus guide can steer you in the right direction. In addition, your ticket will also give you discounts at Hotel Camino Real, restaurante Gaia, Choco Museum and more! And just in case you think this is just for tourists, the La Antigua City Tour makes for an excellently relaxed day-tour for you Antigeos well. Taking the tour gives you a dierent perspective on the city, as you can never appreciate ner details on doors and buildings when you have to drive yourself or constantly keep your eye on that precarious, cobble-stoned road when walking. Without the hassle of the everyday inconveniences, you can discover new details at every corner. So what are you waiting forhop on! *Entrance fees to sites not included. A ntigua City T our cont. from page 16 La Antigua City Tour departs every day, every hour, from each point of interest. For a full list of sites and discounts, see www.antiguacitytour.com or email info@antiguacitytour.com.

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67Dining ANTIGUA Open daily 7am 8pm Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 cookiesantigua@gmail.com Breakfast served all day Cafeteria service Wi-Fi Cookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Fine Pastries Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & Organic Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed). Hotel juices smoothies wraps soups salads natural supplements and exotic fruitsLa Antigua: 6a. calle Poniente #26 Guatemala City: 13 calle 2-75, zona 10

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68 the person who has everything. ere is always one person on the list whom you dread giving gifts to because he will be the rst to admit he doesnt need anything. is is the perfect occasion to do some good by donating funds, supplies or time as a tribute in that persons name. ere are plenty of worthy causes headed by reputable NGOs, but may we suggest a few? ALAS (WINGS), founded by retired U.S. Foreign Service Ocer Sue Patterson, works toward empowering Guatemalan families through family planning and reproductive health services. It is a US-registered 501(c)(3) not for prot. ALAS (WINGS, Antigua): http://www. wingsguate.org/ Providing education and community development since 2001, the Open Windows Foundation supports up to 2,600 children a year in areas surrounding Antigua. It provides tutors, a library and a safe and quiet environment for children to do schoolwork and study and reinforces educational values. Open Windows Foundation (Antigua): http://www.openwindowsfoundation.com/ For the animal lover, Tienda Solidaridad (proceeds benet animal welfare programs), oering a selection of new and used books, gently used clothing, household items, and DAWG GONE good coee, whole bean medium roast coee for a cause. Unidos para los Animales (Antigua): http://unidosparalosanimales.org/ G ift G iving G uide cont. from page 58 Takalik Abaj... cont. from page 32 Mesoamerica are found at Takalik Abaj, dating to several centuries B.C. This is not an exploration funded by a foreign university, like so many others, is it? TA remains the only archaeological project completely funded and directed by the Guatemalan Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. For this reason, in contrast to other projects, the investigations have never been limited to a certain length of time, or have suered interruptions while awaiting more funding. e success of the project is due to the selection of well-prepared directors and dedicated and skilled employees, many who have been with the project since its initiation 24 years ago. SIDEBAR Dr. Hatchs instructions how to get to Takalik Abaj: www.cernikovsky.com/TA.htm, (Tomas and a group of 40 people will be visiting the site the rst of December.) How readers can help support this project: Marion Popenoe Hatch teaches at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. e archaeology department oers a ve-year degree course, Licenciatura en Arqueologa. Currently, there are 18 students in the program. Funds are urgently required to help with scholarships. If you would like to help and contribute any amount, however large or small, please visit www.cernikovsky.com/TA.htm for details. Visit the same page for more about the justannounced discovery at TA of the oldest Maya royal tomb in Mesoamerica.

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69Dining ANTIGUADining ANTIGUA Dining ANTIGUA The one thing women dont want to nd in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband. Joan Rivers I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. Harlan Miller

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72 From Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 the third edition of the Feria Nacional de Comercio Justo y Solidario will be held in La Antigua Guatemala. Within the walls of the Centro de Formacin y de la Cooperacin Espaola, more than 30 groups of artisans, skilled in everything from textile and agricultural products to woodwork and crafts, will welcome the public in discovering their organizations and products. is special event is organized by the Comisin Interinstitucional de Comercio Justo y Solidario, a subdivision of the Ministry of Economy, with the collaboration of the Centro de Estudios y de Cooperacin Internacional and local craft associations. e objective of the fair is to give an opportunity to small, local producers to show and sell their products, and to promote fair trade and the talent behind it in Guatemalas local economy. Comercio Justo y Solidario refers to products made according to the fair-trade principles and mostly a respect for the work of the artisan. e selling price is calculated according to the hours of work needed to make the products and the cost of the materials. Quality control is one of the most important aspects for the groups attending the fair, the main goal being the assurance of fair prices for artisans and consumers who purchase high-quality products. By buying at the Feria Nacional de Comercio Justo y Solidario, patrons will be helping to promote respectful labor conditions and a fair salary for the producers while contributing to the development of an entire cooperative or association. Consumer support helps foster more inclusive and sustainable development for Guatemala. is will be the perfect occasion to buy beautiful, original and ethically produced gifts for the holiday season, and will help support the local economy. Most of all, you can buy directly from the ...cont. page 76Fair Trade Christmas GiftsSPEC IA L EVE NT by Julie Potvin-Lajoie

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73Lodging ANTIGUA Enjoy your visit in an authentic colonial house two blocks away from Central Park The Finest Family Hotel in Antigua Calle de Los Pasos #20 y 9a calle Tel: 7832-2915 hostalsannicolas@intelnet.net.gt Fax: 7832-9751 www.hostalsannicolas.com Lovely Garden Excellent Service Cozy Rooms with Private Bath The most charming place in Antigua Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. Laura Ingalls Wilder A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away. Eva Logue

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74 Much has been speculated by foreign writers about the end of the Maya calendar, including that it is the end of the world. According to Professor David Stuart (Mesoamerican Center at the University of Texas), much of this evolved out of the book Mexican Mystique (1975), which we all read in our classes at the university. Written by an author who is not an anthropologist, it was arguably one of the very few books with any reference, at that time, to the Maya calendar. We perpetuated the end-of-the-world notion in the bibliographies of the papers (and others in books) that were written in the late 1970s. e end of the world could happen in 2000, in the Maya world of 2102 and dont forget Armageddon. In the late s, that was somewhat exciting. Meanwhile, the Mayas kept their 5,000+-year-old Cosmovision, which includes the calendar, much to themselves. Keeping it away from the Spanish since 1524 had worked in Guatemala. With no religious freedom in Spain or England in the 16th century, the Spanish required that everyone attend the Catholic Church. While Mayas were exempt from the Inquisition, the language, cultural and geographical barriers kept them isolated much from the Spanish descendants and ladinos (Spanish culture Guatemalan) over the centuries. We knew little of the Maya ceremonies and had not even heard of a Maya calendar. As we approached the end of the world on Dec. 21st, 2012, many of us began to inquire more. Indeed, the Mayas considered the date of the beginning of the new Maya cycle in the calendar as a re-birth of their civilization. eir calendar began in August 3114, B.C. and remains in use today. With a 20-count month, there are 20 nahuales (or protectors). Times that by 13 cycles, you get 260 days for the sacred calendar (which is also the duration of pregnancy). Two circles work together so the agricultural calendar is 365 days (20 x 18 days + 5 days for feasting). ere are many cycles, including a 52-year cycle and many more. Professor Stuart indicates that the Maya calculations go into octillion years (yes, that is a lot of zeros). On Dec. 21st, 2012 we are coming up to the 13 Baktn, which marks a BIG new cycle (much like a millennium x 5+).More about the new cycle of the Maya calendarby Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Style

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75Lodging ANTIGUA It is fun to nd out ones nahual. With 20 protectors, these include: aqabal (bat), imox (crocodile), kat (spider), iq (hummingbird), kej (deer), kan (snake), qanil (rabbit), kame (owl), batz (monkey), toj (shark), aj (armadillo), tzi (coyote), tzikin (eagle, quetzal), ix (jaguar), ajmaq (bee, buzzard), e (wild cat), kawoq (turtle), noj (woodpecker), ajpu (conch shell) and tijax (sh). All nahuals have positive and negative aspects (but what you do with those is up to you). How will the Maya celebrate? With Maya ceremonies and giving thanks. I am sure a few petitions for a better future will be in order. Maya calendar

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76 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: Nola, our three year old Husky is nearing her pregnancy due date of 60 62 days. What can we expect and how can we tell if her delivery is normal?The rst stage of labor lasts two to 12 hours. During this stage, the uterus starts to contract regularly and the cervix dilates. Nola may show signs of nesting, nervousness, panting, shivering, loss of appetite and vomiting. When she starts experiencing stronger contractions and expels watery uid, she is in the second stage of labor. The rst puppy will enter the pelvic canal, stimulating her to push more aggressively. As each puppy is expelled, Nola should break the thin, whitish membrane surrounding the puppy. Puppies may suocate if these membranes are not removed from their nostrils shortly after birth. The normal interval between each puppy is 30 60 minutes. Rest periods are normal, particularly if the litter is large. During these rest periods, your dog should appear comfortable and care for the puppies already delivered. You may notice a greenish-black uterine discharge, which is normal. If contractions last longer than one hour or rest periods last longer than four hours, you may need your veterinarian to step in and help. You should also consult your veterinarian if your dog has not delivered a puppy an hour and a half after the water uid is expelled. If you see a black, thick discharge and your dog has not shown sign of labor, call your veterinarian immediately. During the third stage of labor, Nola will expel the placentas. She may eat the placentas and chew the umbilical cords free from the puppies. This placental tissue provides your dog protein and other nutrients, reducing the amount of food shell need the rst few days after delivery. The placentas usually follow each pup, but the passing of a placenta may be interrupted when another pup is deliv ered. If she develops a vaginal discharge that contains pus shortly after delivery, it may indicate retained placentas, so consult your veterinarian. A vaginal discharge is normal after delivery. You should monitor this daily. Watch for a decreasing amount of discharge, a change in color from red to brown and a change in consistency from watery to mucoid (resembling mucus). It should never have an odor. She will expel most of the discharge in the rst two weeks, but you may see small amounts for the following four to six weeks. Blood in the discharge after the rst week is abnormal and should be seen by your veterinarian.Fair T rade Christmas from page 72artisans and give something meaningful. Come and enjoy cultural displays of dance, marimba, classical music and more presented during this unique event. Exhibitors look forward to welcoming you Friday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in the atrium of the Centro de Formacin y de la Cooperacin Espaola, located on 6a avenida between 3a and 4a calle. Admission is free. Julie Potvin-Lajoie is a Fair Trade Marketing Advisor *English spoken Le brindamos las soluciones y respuestas: Qu son las redes sociales?, Cmo crear una "fanpage" efectiva en Facebook?, Cmo incrementar sus clientes potenciales y ventas?, Cmo crear la presencia correcta de la noche a la maana?, Cmo fortalecer las relaciones con los clientes? NECESITA FOTOGRAFAS PROFESIONALES PARA SU HOTEL, RESTAURANTE O NEGOCIO? LLMENOS HOY! PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGN* You can't depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain Take advantage of Social Media Create a web presence overnight Free exposure for your business Increase brand awareness Generate leads & sales Learn about Social Media networks Create a web presence overnight Free exposure for your business Increase brand awareness Generate leads & sales

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77 El Antao El AntaoPosada6a av. norte #36, Antigua TelFax: 7832-7351, 7832-0134 www.posadaelantano.comA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view. Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates COMFORT & EL E GANCE Private Bath AV. EL DESENGAO #26 (502) 7832-2312, 7832-7316 casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com Tels: 7832-2140, 7832-2089 www.hotelposadahermanopedro.com Lodging ANTIGUAChristmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. Oren Arnold Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive. Robert Lynd

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78 to assuring the success of the procedure. To my inexperienced eye, their gestures seemed larger than life, eortless and dignied. With a single nod of consent, the team performed precisely with only one goal in mind, to do the best job it could for the young man on the table. I knew I was watching a sophisticated team, exuding the calm and experience that we all strive for in our professional endeavors: ey made it look easy. e time ew by, and three hours after the patient was wheeled in, the series of procedures was wrapping up and reports were recorded and printed for his le. Between the sterile protection of the facemask secured with Micro pore tape, and the blue skullcap pulled tight to thwart the escape of even a single strand, Dr. Leals unmistakable squint and twinkle conveyed the words we all want to hear, with all sincerity: Everythings going to be all right. Neither your home nor your heart can function properly without uidity and balance. e enemies of your long and happy life, like high stress or deteriorating mechanical systems, can be reversed only with regular monitoring and a commitment to maintaining the highest possible standards. Do you suer from heart disease and could you benet from having an ablation or other potentially life-saving cardiac procedure? Will your medical insurance cover the expenses? If so, thats great! Now tell your insurance company that you want to have the procedure performed in Guatemala ($13,400), and you want an all-expensespaid, one-month vacation in Central America ($5,000), and it should give you $10,000 in tax-free spending money. You might be surprised by the response, because your proposal just saved the company $46,600 compared to the $75,000 that it would normally pay for these procedures in the United States. We might be onto something here. rhythm of the heart to calculate an irregularity that might inhibit blood ow to the organs. He may determine that an ablation is required to destroy those malformations that are interfering with normal impulses, pressure and rhythm. On a ursday morning in October, I was invited to observe a cardiac ablation procedure at Hospital Herrera Llerandi in Guatemala City. To treat the patients arrhythmia, lead cardiologists Dr. Sergio Leal and Dr. Gonzalo Calvimontes insert various specialized wires called electrodes through the veins, and then carefully place them in predetermined areas of the heart. Together with the medical sta, they measure electrical activity to locate the origin of abnormalities and make precise corrections, by burning or altering the areas, to allow for normal electrical stimulation. e mechanical precision with which the technical team cleared the room from a catheterization and prepared for the following procedure was astounding. No movement was incidental. e teams preparations were calculated and reexive. Every gown, glove, tube, wire and instrument remained sanitized and protected until its release was requested, to perform as required. The patient looked at me with a contented smile as he was comfortably positioned on the operating table and sedated. Next to him, a panel of three computer monitors stood ready to follow the catheters through the vein and into the heart, in high denition and real time, with the latest software efciency from St. Jude Medical Instruments. e surgeons humbly explained to me that there is no director in the operating room. Every cardiologist, anesthesiologist, nurse, assistant and technician is a valuable contributor to the operation, with a clearly dened responsibility. Each job is integralCardiology cont. from page 42

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79Lodging ANTIGUALodging ANTIGUA Casa Ovalle Chipilapa, a private and comfortably furnished house just for you!Casa Ovalle Zona 10, a perfect place to stay, close to medical and nancial area of Guatemala City!2a av. norte No. 3 ~ Tel: (502) 7832-3031, www.hotelcasaovalle.com Fully Equipped Luxury Suites at Hotel Room Prices! www.elmarquesdeantigua.com 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala 3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar.CIU D A D V I EJ A LodgingI do think New Years resolutions cant technically be expected to begin on New Years Day, dont you? Since, because its an extension of New Years Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also diet ing on New Years Day isnt a good idea as you cant eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. Helen Fielding Every man should be born again on the rst day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the rst of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. Henry Ward Beecher

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84 Everyone knows that cacti need little water. But in Guatemalas most spectacular garden, the cacti are more watered than other plants. is is hardly the fault of the gardeners. ey are not the ones doing the watering. is botanical garden abuts another Central American superlative, Lake Atitln. eir juxtaposition creates what is arguably the subcontinents aesthetic summit, a must-see for everyone. But there is one drawback to this union of turf and tide just ask the cacti. Lake Atitln has a uctuating level that rises and falls several meters over a span of decades. In 2004, it was at its lowest in memory; back then, there were slides and swingsets by the beach. And picnic tables and ivy-strewn pergolas. And a collection of water-shunning cacti and succulents. In 2005, Atitln began an incessant rise that has recently slowed. Today, the only spot in the garden that lacks the sculpted, manicured look seen elsewhere is a platform near the shore crowded by potted cacti. Amidst a botanical paradise, there is a botanical refugee camp. A few feet higher than the now-submerged cacti site sits the adjoining heliport of the Hotel Atitln. Unless the lake stops rising soon, the choppers will need pontoons to land. e heliport is the gateway to Panajachel for heads of state and Hollywood notables, some of whom box their toupes in hopes of escaping autograph hounds while in town. Bill and Hillary Clinton alighted here in 1998 and had their own look at the garden. Or gardens. From the air or from satellite imaging, one can see that the botanical garden is evenly halved by the ...continued page 86BOTO N Y by Dwight Wayne Coop Guatemalas exquisite botanical colony plays push and shove with weed and water and sometimes with peopleThe Bird-bound, Labyrinthine, No Name Gardens of Atitln

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85 85LAKE ATITLN TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS Antigua Quirigu Lake Atitln Tikal Ro Dulce ChichiTOURS SHUTTLES & more Panajachel: Calle Santander (next to Hotel Regis) Tel: 7762-0146, 7762-0152 www.atitrans.net 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.comComfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel in Calle Santander HOTELFonda del Sol15 Confortables habitaciones Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachel h_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol The Best Bed & BreakfastTel: +(502)7762-2255, 7762-1554 Fax: 7762-2247 Ciudad: (502) 2476-4768 ~ Panajachel, Sololwww.ranchograndeinn.com ranchogrande_inn@yahoo.com Calle Santander (100 mts from the lake) Tel: 7762-0611 The only vegetarian restaurant in Panajachel pita sandwiches Cafe Bombay Cafe Bombay Understated Elegance www.primaveraatitlan.comIn the heart of Panajachel Calle Santander Tel: 7762-2052 ~ Fax: 7762-0171 primaverahotel@yahoo.com hotel EL CHAPARRALHotel & Travel Agency EL CHAPARRAL In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates. Los rboles APART-HOTEL

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86 While Arturo Rivera was erecting the hotel in 1972, his green-thumbed bride had a vision, the one now actualized as a botanical facility rivaled by few others in the Americas. By 1980, all of the major elements were in place. Yet it remains a work in progress even to the present. e reclusive Mrs. Rivera was forever rening her realm. Even when in Panajachel, she was never available to strangers while she pruned or mulched for hours each day. For decades she was the ultimate garden hobbyist, but for seven full-time gardeners and one part-timer, the garden is their career. While the lake must be accommodated, weeds cannot. e men glean and comb the gardens daily, winnowing out tares and pests, and trimming dozens of topiaries. ey still rotate among the gardens divisions, to preserve morale and caretakers knowledge. Mrs. Rivera often admitted that she her self was no botanist. Hotel Atitln and its parking lot. Altogether, the hotel and gardens form a huge wedge between neighboring hotel properties. From the ground it is not always clear where the hotel ends and the gardens begin. e hotels passages have rooms on one side and eclectic garden tracts on the other. e waiter delivering room service may not always get a tip, but he is consoled by owers and twittering brooks on his return to the kitchen. ere is a sense of permanence, almost eternity, to the place. You know it was not built in a day. In the s, an expatriate woman married into the Rivera family, the titleholders of what had, years before, been the village of San Buenaventura. In fact, this annex of Panajachel, separated from the rest of town by a steep climb and a more relaxed descent, is still called this. Today, however, the villagers are the employees of ve resorts and a buttery preserve. Most of these are still owned by the Riveras.G AR D ENS cont. from page 84There is no census on the variety of plant species, but they run to the thousands.

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87LAKE ATITLN People would ask me the name of this or that ower. Often I didnt know the answer. So Id tell them its a ower. One spot in the upper garden is not dedicated to beauty, but to human palates. is is where organic fruit and vegetables are cultured for the hotels kitchens. Spinach, carrots, eggplants, stringbeans, pineapples and the like hail from here. ere are strawberry and melon patches and an area for onions, garlic and leeks. Herbs and spices, however, grow practically wild among the ornamentals throughout the gardens; the cooks know where to nd them. But all the plants, whether ornamental or edible, are fed with the same water that visitors to Pana see when they drive past the fabulous waterfall at kilometer 144. Lake water is used for nothing at the propertynot even the hotel plumbing....continued page 92

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89 I Z A B AL / PU ERT O B ARRI OS / R O DU LC E Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala Belize Barrier Reef and Islands Enjoy SailingDivingFishingKayakingSnorkeling Ro Dulce / Lago Izabal Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.com 89 Rio Dulce. Izabal, Guatemala ( / )

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90 Pacic Coast / L A S L I SA S 1st PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Dec.Las artesanas by Francesco Nadalini. Prize: 3 bottles of Chamiza wine. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Congratulations to Erick Pimentel Mejicanos on his photograph titled Y as se decoraban las tumbas el 1 de noviembre. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtHonorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Dec.Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and givenwhen Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. Joan Winmill Brown The one thing I remember about Christmas was that my father used to take me out in a boat about ten miles offshore on Christmas Day, and I used to have to swim back. Extraordinary. It was a ritual. Mind you, that wasnt the hard part. The difcult bit was getting out of the sack. John Cleese

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91 GUATEMALAPacic Coast \ MONTE RI CO DOS MUNDOS PACIFIC RESORTpools ~ gardens ~ lounge bar ~ restaurant ~ beach front ~ tourstels: (502) 7823-0820, 5375-9033, 5586-0873 ~ www.hotelsdosmundos.commonterrico

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92 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L EleganceGuatemala CityTel: 2368-3684 www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco Tels: 5582-3767 & 4622-4923 informacion@hotelvillakairos.com www.hotelvillakairos.com Pacic Coast / MONTE RI CO Tels: 5907-2552, 7821-3088 ~ bramishka@yahoo.comcasabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Rooms with A/C and fan, 2 pools, gardens, restaurant with a Caribbean touch, beautiful beach. Km. 8 Carretera de Monterrico a Hawaiwww.hotelhonolulu.com.gt honoluluhotel@gmail.com Love is whats in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. a 7-year-old named Bobbyere is no census on the variety of plant species, but they run to the thousands; every known terrestrial phylum is represented. Visitors who have come dozens of times always discover something new. In September, the gardens encroached anew on the hotel. Or maybe it was the other way around. e east wall of the restaurants panoramic restaurant is now a massive aviary, full of nches and lorikeets. It is sealed hermetically, if not acoustically, from the restaurant, such that diners hear and see the birds, but do not smell them. Aviaries are nothing new to the gardens. Large Victorian-style cages spangle the property, and you can get up close and personal with toucans and parrots. e scarlet macaws have their own mansion in an occulted, but accessible, corner of the property. But be warned: e territorial alpha male will start coming down the stair railings to nip anyone who stands and stares. A serene waterfowl pool features assorted swans, ducks and geese, and hummingbirds are everywhere, but bird lovers will track down the peafowl. A coy peahen has the run of the garden, and her mate is often seen displaying his nery. Sadly for him, he is better at impressing humans than he is at impressing his mistress. Peacocks are common in zoos, but you are unlikely in such places to see them shimmy their stu as they do in minimal captivity. is unforgettable phenomenon might be compared to a meteor shower; the padded eyespots on their quills ...continued page 94G AR D ENS cont. from page 87

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93 Eco HotelPlaya Quilombode Cucurumb www.playaquilombo.net 5206-7984 2253-1228 Beyond passion...Pacic Coast \ MONTE RI CO Monte Rico Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5318-9452 Hotel Dulce y Saladowww.dulceysaladoguatemala.com Tel: 4154-0252 Hotel Honolulu honoluluhotel@gmail.com Tel: 4005-0500 Hotel Caf del Sol www.cafe-del-sol.com Tel: 5050-9173 Hotel Atelie del Mar www.hotelateliedelmar.com Tel: 5752-5528 Johnnys Place www.johnnysplacehotel.com Tel: 5812-0409 R REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. Robert Altinger It wouldnt be New Years if I didnt have regrets. William Thomas

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94 PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, Quetzaltenango GiuseppesGourmet Pizzas Pasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in CHINESE CUISINE RESTAURANT LOUNGE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396www.shailongxela.com ~ restauranteshailong@yahoo.es 8a calle y 15 av. 13-77, Zona 1 Tel: 7761-0589 NORTH SOUTHBOOKSTORE Quetzaltenango Casa Doa Mercedes Hostal QU ET Z ALTENAN GO Indian food (Vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options. Chef from India) RESTAURANT Christmas is the season for kindling the re of hospitality in the hall, the genial ame of charity in the heart. Washington Irvingoscillate with metallic dynamism. You might expect all this magnicence to be too good to be free. But is it? Yes and no. Until 2004, anyone could walk in and stroll through the gardens at leisure. Panajachels expats used it for cheap dates and to wow out-of-town visitors. Weekenders from the cities visited to forget about home for a few hours. Wedding ceremonies for every budget had become popular by the 1980s. All these people still come, but not quite as freely. Some visitors, lamented Mrs. Rivera, made unwanted additions to the gardens. People would come and literally trash the place. eyd park, use the bathrooms, walk through the hotel, play on the beach, commandeer the outside tables, and even sh from our wharf. eyd litter, cut owers, pick fruit. All without spending a choca, or otherwise showing any realization that they were on private property, and that someone pays for all this. Mrs. Rivera therefore instituted admission. Today, visitors must pay Q55 at the parking entrance. But each visitor gets a voucher for this amount that may be redeemed in the hotels bar, restaurant or souvenir shop. Anyone with a voucher gets unlimited time in the gardens thrown in, along with a slick visitors map. e Botanical Garden is a top asset for Panajachel, yet most touristsdrawn to the gilded frenzy of Calle Santanderare unaware of it. Yet it has all that any ower acionado or bird lover could want. And, if you act now, maybe even a garage sale on cacti. G AR D ENS cont. from page 92

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96 MARKETPLACE CLUB ROTARIO : Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Porta Hotel Antigua. (Last Wed. of the month) Tel: 78327600. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA : Mon. 6-7pm Discussion, Thurs. 6-7pm Step/Big Book (Doa Luisas Restaurant, 2nd oor, 4a calle oriente #12). www.anti guaguatemalaaa.org ST. MARKS ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH Sun days 11:15am. Chapel of Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, corner 6a calle & 3a av., La Antigua. Tels: 52931076, 5492-5707. DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diplo ma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Span ish, English spoken. Pap smears done by female tech nician Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, rst aid, NBCA. Info: 5709-2308, e-mail hannahcdp@ gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns Englishlanguage church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tis sue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and oper ated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 7832-1648, 5393-2311. VIDA REAL CHURCH JOIN US FOR AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD : Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, auditorium Los Atrios, 8:00am and 10:00am, simultaneous translation. Special program for children. CLICK ON US TODAY Feature articles, Calendar of events, Guatemala maps, Business Directory, current updates, Photo galleries, RSS feeds, Mobile access, Facebook, Tablet-friendly, and more. www.REVUE.gt You can find the Revue Marketplace online at www.REVUE.gt EMILY WOLFE-PSYCHOLOGIST/ THERAPIST/ COUNSELOR US trained and Board Certied. Professional and con dential. Located in Antigua. Tel: 5696-6681. Call for an appointment. Reasonable rates. 5 years in Antigua. Email: emilyfaywolfe@gmail.com CALVARY CHAPEL SERVICES ANTIGUA English/Spanish church meets Friday at 7pm. See you at the Lutheran Center, 1a av. norte #35, 4 blocks from 4a calle. Every one is welcome. www.ccantigua.org ANNOUNCEMENTS HEALTH SERVICES Reach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 L OOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT ? Call Sorayda for a free evaluation on weight control and vitamins. Start your morning with a FREE ENERG Y SHA K E Call 4151-7475 or hblcentroamerica@ yahoo.com EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE REGISTRATION Register today for Guatemala Medical Travels Emergency Contact Medical Network for travelers, residents and workers. Recieve priority treatment at the best hospitals in Gua temala. Alert surgeons and providers to your medical history and notify family & friends. TRansportation, communication, logistics and nancesall prepared in advance. www.guatemalamedicaltravel.com Tels: 5737-3023, 4486-9930 DR. ROMEO MENNDEZ MD, OB/GYN Adolescents care, contraception, prenatal care, high-risk pregnacy management, delivery, gynecologic cancer diagnosis, sexually-transmitted diseases, menopause disorders, gynecologic surgery, infertility. In Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro, Av. La Recoleccin #4, 2nd oor, oce 4, La Antigua. Tel (502) 7832-1190 Ext. 123. E MERGEN CIES 502 55190290. heromear01@yahoo.com INTERNATIONAL H EALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE : Free quote @ 5752-7963 or insureguate@gmail.com INSURANCE There are two ways of spreading lightto be the candle or the mirror that reects it. Edith Wharton

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BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. HOME ACCESSORIES & GIFTS : Manufacturer and Exporter. Wide variety of hand-made objects and interesting crafts. Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-1685. FABRICS BY THE YARD Ceramics, Jewelry, Wood and Leather goods. Lin Canola and InNola. Tels: 2253-0138, 2367-2424. www.lin-canola.com, www.in-nola.com GARDENING : A nursery with the most extensive variety of plants and accessories for your home and garden. 3 locations to serve you: Carretera a Salvador, Zone 17 and Zone 11, Guatemala City. VIVERO BOTANIK. Tels: 2473-1941, 2256-4564, 6637-5763. HORSEBAC K R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English in structress. See also ad under Fun Stu Ravenscroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND K ITCHEN at CasaSito Vol unteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes in ternet/wireless and water/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations education pro gram. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GREAT SELECTION OF BOO K S in English/German/Spanish. History, novels and textbooks. Gently used. 3a avenida sur #4-A, La Antigua. GOING TO TI K AL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park en trance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restau rant La Casa De Don David.com MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or busi nesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 MARKETPLACE FOR SALE In Print and Online starting at Q99 per month --can you aord NOT to advertise your business? Tel: 5573-5512 INSTRUCTION FOOD &LODGING C HAM P S DOG T RAINING : Certied Dog Trainer & Behavior Specialist from USA oers basic obedience, manners and behavior training for all dogs. Try one of our free classes. T:7934-6449, 4149-9897 or mai@champsdogtraining.com Atitln/San Antonio P alop, S TUDIO AP ARTMENT : fully equipped, terrace, garden, patio US $250 per mo., rooms $20 per day. Tel: 4759-6296 or aknorre153@yahoo.com If you want to know Guatemala and the Mayan world see us rst. Don Quijote Expeditions We oer shuttles, tickets, tour packages and more. Visit 7a av. norte #56, La An tigua, Tel: 5342-6091 or donquijotetravel@yahoo.com TRAVEL / TOURS SALSA & MS DANCE STUDIO : Professional Dance Classes. Come to our Free Salsa Workshop and learn Salsa L.A., Bachata, Chachacha, Tango, Rumba, Hip Hop & more. Find us at 6a Av #11-D or call 4436-5371 MAYAN K INGDOM TRAVEL : Customized tours, shuttles, transportation. We are a Full Service tour company serving Guatemala and bus connections in Central America. Be our FB fan www.facebook.com/Mayan. Kingdom.Travel to get discounts. Visit 6a av. sur #4, La Antigua or call (502)4398-3873 D ISCOVER G UATEMALA WITH O NVISA I AND O NVISA IV We oer Packages, Tours, Shuttles, Bus tickets and International Flights. Find us at 6a calle pon. #40 Tel: 4832-4975, 5226-3441 (Onvisa I) or 5a calle pon. #6 Tel: 4358-1459 (Onvisa IV) or Cell: 3180-6958 (24Hr Service) Email: onvisaguatemala@yahoo.com Recommended by Lonely Planet. LA SALSA DANCE Professional dance company. Salsa ON1, ON2, cachata, zumba tness certied group classes. Wednesday & Thursday, 5pm. Free classes Monday, 5pm. www.lasalsadancegt.com 5a calle ori ente #10, La Antigua. Tels: 5897-1307, 5698-5051. SP ANISH TUTOR with 25 yrs experience, helps you learn the easy Spanish the easy way. Personalized classes at the park or wherever you prefer. Basic, Interme diate and Advanced instruction. Call Vinicio 53763854/5142-2487. HOTEL EN EL REMATE P ETN overlooking Petn Itz Lake w/bungalows, restaurant & bar. Info (502) 5048-3982, (502) 5319-6975 (English) tikalsakluk@hotmail.com Reservations available for New Years celebrations. I am now and have always been a stranger to the realm of practical matters. Anton Chekhov 97

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Just tell em Lo vi en la revista REVUE P ROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST, specializing in cuts, color, foil wraps, makeup; Monday appointments in Anti gua, in your home (references upon request). Contact Mario, tel: 4769-4675. SP ANISH S P EAK ING M ASTER ALBAIL 35 years experi ence, specialized in Colonial construction is seeking long and/or short term employment. References. Call Esteban: 5981-5664. F LE X/A CTION SCRI P T : Positions available for P ROGRAM MERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com EM PLOYMENT O PP ORTUNITY : Academia Europea, see page 100 FREE VISIT TO A MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our choc olates, nuts, etc. Free facials with our cosmetic products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development proj ect. Call or e-mail for reservations exvalhalla@gmail.com 7831-5799, 5889-4925, 5671-9530/English. RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 5408-7057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets pro vided. Please call for reservations & more info. MAYAN S P IRIT WORLD ADVENTURES make that connec tion! Get INTO the real Guatemala and the Mayan world instead of just skimming the surface. Also: hik ing, caving, swimming, tubing. A very unique place www.dearbrutus.com/donjeronimo Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule rid ing, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatching, cof fee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt ANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR: Mon. Thurs at 2pm with our best guides. Tues, Wed, Fri at 9:30am with author Eliza beth Bell. Meet at the fountain at the Central Park, $20. Tel: 7832-5821, www.antiguatours.net SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sail ing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www. sailing-diving-guatemala.com DEE P SEA FISHING: Catch-and-release Sailsh, Ocean Safaris, Coastal shing, Ro Dulce excursions. Full day, half day and by-the-hour. Call 5709-8697 BEST TOURS, BEST BI K ES, BEST P RICE: Quad and Scooter rental, Motorcyle lessons and courses. Great food and coee. CATours, 6a calle oriente #14, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-9638. www.catours.co.uk MARKETPLACE SE BUSCA E J ECUTIVO A DE VEN T AS con experi encia. Enviar CV a: ventas@REVUE.gt T EM P LE T HAI M ASSAGE : Eliminate your stress with an ef fective therapy. Certied Thai masseuse oers profes sional service in your house or hotel. Excellent rates, contact me for daily specials. Corina at 5606-9565 or silvana0072@gmail.com PAM P ER YOURSELF with a relaxing massage. Visit Alba at Salon Belleza Total. Servicio a domicillio or come to my salon at 6a Av Sur #11-B, La Antigua or call 3135-6863 for specials. Also: Hair styling, manicures and pedi cures. C ANADIAN H AIRSTYLIST Extensive experience as a styl ist and educator. Available on location for Special Events. Haircuts, Colors, Hi-lites, Up-dos, Manicure, Pedicure, Acrylic Nails & more. Call Melissa 4937-0244 or www.goldenstudioantigua.com FUN STUFF EMPLOYMENT BEAUTY / SPA MARKETPLACE is also online at www.revue.gt/marketplace/ ARE YOU A CREATIVE S P IRIT WHO EN J OYS WOR K ING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN? Educare, an alternative, bilingual school located in San Lucas Sacatepquez, is looking for Pre-School, First & Second grade teachers for the 2013 school year. Please send resume & realistic salary to all 3 addresses: milamarev@gmail.com, katinkaht@ gmail.com and educarecomunicacion@gmail.com EL FOTOGRAFO GALERA IS NOW AVAILABLE for Special Events: art workshops, cocktail parties, small recep tions or any other activity related with art or photog raphy. For reservations and info.: elfotografoantigua@ gmail.com or call 7832-3968, 5305-8057. Christmas is the season when you buy this years gifts with next years money. Ledo Medcaff98

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MARKETPLACE L ARGE APP LIANCE RE P AIR : W asher/dryer, stove, etc. YA NO BUSQUE QUIEN REPARE su lavadora, secadora o estufa elctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llmeme: 5852-2617, Oscar Chacn. Trabajos garantizados. HI-TECH RE P AIR, SU PP ORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desk tops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Professional, accurate, prompt and urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U.S. Embassy. Traductor Jurado en Antigua: Traducciones legales y juradas. CUSTOM U P HOLSTERY CLEANING From couches to ne rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do mattresses. Free estimates. We dont steam, we extract. Call Pamela, Tel: 5200-8279 SERVICES NEED FLOWERS? Call the experts at Las Flores de Doa Mercedes Event decorations, ower arrangements, garden planning and more. We have decorations with LED lights and specialize in weddings in Antigua. Tel: 4349-5252 or hugo_mejicanos_9@yahoo.com Nems Alto Costura: custom-made suits and tailor. High quality work, repairs, alterations, sizing, complete suits available. Visit us at 6av Sur #12, La Antigua or Nery at 7832-2768. Hablamos espaol. P rofessional repair service: Computers, Laptops, TVs, Electronics, DVD, Stereo, iPad, iPhone. Home service available. Innovaciones Integrales, St. Lucia Norte #14, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6677. English/Espanol. Servicio a domocillio. innovacionesguate@msn.com SERVICES publicidad@revuemag.com If you need to get the word out, Revue is the most eective promotional magazine. SPANISH LESSONS P rivate Secure Transportation in Guatemala and/or Central America. Comfortable vehicles for all type of terrains. You decide your travel package, we take you there... safely. English and Spanish spoken, available 24 hours. Tel: 5306-8402 or mwilv@hotmail.com -Edwin Chvez, Tour Operator. SETREL: PROFESSIONAL R EP AIRS TVs, Sound Equip ment, DVD, LCD, Washer, Dryers, Refrigerators, Ca bles/Adapters, Calentadores TITAN (water heaters) & more. 6a av sur #10-D, La Antigua Tel:7920-2783 setrel@hotmail.es EL GUATO TATTOO SHO P : Professional tattoo & piercing studio. American Safety Standards. All styles custom ized & temporary tattoos available. Walk-ins and ap pointments. Call 7832-2926 or visit 4a calle poniente #17, La Antigua or www.facebook.com/elguatotattoo or tatuajeantigua@gmail.com B ETWEEN V OLCANOES SP ANISH S CHOOL : We oer indi vidualized Spanish courses, Accommodations and Meals with Guatemalan families, Volunteer work pro grams, tours around Antigua. Visit or contact us at 6a Av sur # 22, La Antigua. Tels: 5433-6671, 7832-6144 academiaentrevolcanes@gmail.com ANTIGUA TATTOO COM P ANY : Professional world class tat tooing, since 1998, sterile single use, Tel: 5508-7440, closed Sunday. 6a calle poniente #6-E, La Antigua. Browse our gallery at www.antiguatattoo.com If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale. www.REVUE.gtpublicidad@revue.gt PBX: 7931-4500 ENGLISHSP ANISH TRANSLATIONS : Legal and Free. Also Fast and Accurate Editing of Theses and Essays. Write to: traduccionesexactas@hotmail.com SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional translation of legal and ordinary documents. Duly registered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and England Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 IRS ENROLLED A GENT : If you need help with your U.S. Federal Taxes please email: AntiguaTaxes@gmail.com Located in Antigua. Reasonable rates. Admitted by the IRS to represent clients. IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa ex tensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 55183128 (oce hours) 99

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MARKETPLACE VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA : Promoted within Worldwide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magnicent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restau rant of both local & international clients with a broad menu that caters to all! Priced to sell with a two-year return on your investment. Email: tmerpaw@msn.com K EY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E P IZZERIA NA P OLI, several me ters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. Totally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 4803-4608, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com Tostadura Antigua Pioneers in slow roast Antigua cof fee since 1994, inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, SEEK ING MANAGER P ARTNER others interested in learning about our simple cacao-honey technique & Guatemala cacao beans. Located corner 6a calle, 7a avenida. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY GUATEMALA CITY : Chinese Food Restaurant for sale at 16 calle 4-80 second oor z. 1. 40 years of acredita tion, apartment to live, totally equipped, US$5000 or B/O. P UERTO SAN J OSE : Chalet, 1 mile from the beach US$60,000 or B/O Tel: 2251-0370, 5431-4800. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 100

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ciating the magic and mystery of the Maya who occupied these sacred centers. Dont forget to explore the nearby island of Topoxte, which can be reached by lancha (small boat) from the shores of Yaxh. Enjoy a quick half-hour ride to the island, whose name means seed of the Ramon tree. Youll quickly gure out why as you land and nd these seeds, otherwise known as the breadnut, scattered all over the jungle oor. ese seeds were an important part of the Mayan diet. is small island archeological site includes six temples and halls and served as an important trading center between the Maya in Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula and the Maya population in the Guatemalan Highlands. So, when planning your Tikal excursion, forgo the urge to book the up-and-back trip and hurry through the itinerary. Instead, go o the beaten trail and check out Yaxh and Topoxte. Revel in the solitude and get to know these seldom-visited Mayan gems. Youll be glad you did as you fall asleep to the sounds of the howler monkeys and tropical birds under the thatch roof, just as the ancient Maya did on these same grounds, hundreds of years ago. Beyond the camping area, Yaxh oers plenty to explore during the day. It is highly recommended to hire a guide, as this important former ceremonial center includes over 500 structures. Among these impressive structures are nine temples and one of the few twin pyramid complexes outside of Tikal. e area reached its peak population, estimated at 42,000 during the Early Classic Period (AD 250-600). e site includes many impressive roadways, where you can literally walk in the footsteps of the Maya and see how well they engineered their roads, accounting for the rainy season with an intelligently designed drainage system. e center was mysteriously abandoned by the Post Classic Period (AD 900-1525), and when you explore it today, youll nd many structures still covered by jungle foliage. Feel like one of the rst explorers to lay your eyes on the site as you walk through wondering what mysteries lie under the foliage. I enjoyed summiting the pyramids and was delighted to nd myself literally at treetop level with the spider and howler monkeys inhabiting the area. e views overlooking Lake Yaxh and the ne mist oating over the jungle canopy make the tops of these temples ideal places for a sunset toast, appre-Tara Tiedemann is the owner/operator of Viva Adventures located in La Antigua Guatemala.Yaxh & Topoxte cont. from page 13 Ancient Mayan Ball Court at Yaxh 101

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REAL ESTATE102 ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fullyequipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour secu rity, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail.com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED AP ARTMENT : Very exclusive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, replace, terrace, laun dry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. LAS GOLONDRINAS AP ARTMENTS : Antigua G., bedrooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with com plete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dierent sizes-dierent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 dr rios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolondrinasapts.com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revuemag.compublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENT : Exclusive & secure area, quiet. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, replace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees. A special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202. HOME STAY : Rooms with private bath, hot water. With/ without stove. Food service available. Garden. Nice en vironment. Tels: 7832-5075, 4302-8243. palacios1591@ hotmail.com. COZY AP ARTMENT : Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana).ANTIGUA AREA REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT AP ARTMENT San Pedro el Panorama, 3 bdrm w/closet, 2 bath, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, laundry. Terrace, beautiful view. 2 small patios, fountain, no parking. Tel: 57764790 (Spanish) US$350. BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA walking distance to everything! 2-story, 3 bedrooms w/ a large terrace & gorgeous views to volcano & mountains. Featuring a spacious garden w/ lots of owers, replace. Fully fur nished. Tels: 4188-2335 or (314)725-4093. C OZY LITTLE HOUSE secured, furnished. Living-diningkitchen area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cable, washerdryer (non-smokers). $475 per month. Call 2334-1208. RREVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio FURNISHED HOUSE : 2 bdrm, 3 bath, loft w/bath, dinrm, kit, livrm, replace, master bdrm w/replace & jacuzzi, washer/dryer. Terrace, community pool, clubhouse, garage. $1400/mo. Includes monthly maintenance. Tels: 7873-9330, 5355-1517, 7832-8729/31. SINGLE A P ARTMENTS FOR RENT : Cozy apartments, kit, pri vate bath, cable-tv. inf. 5683-9844 Calle Ancha No. 27, La Antigua. COMMERCIAL S P ACE, Ideal for oce. 3 rooms, 1 bath. At Calle del Manchn #8. Tel: 7832-2371. F ULLY FURNISHED A P ARTMENTS : Includes maintenance, Internet, garbage removal and security. Just 1 km from the central park. More information: Barrio de Antonelli Tel: 2267-0288 AP ARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, laundry room, cistern, parking, corridors, bucaro, lots of ow ers! Tel: 5956-2959 jcarlosqh@yahoo.comSAN MIGUEL DUEASNo one is more cherished in this world than some one who lightens the burden of another. Thank you. Author Unknown

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104 Hi, Im Martinia happy little guy who needs a forever home. When they rescued me from the streets of Guatemala City, I wasnt so happy I was sick and scared, and I weighed only 7 lbs. Just two months later, Im now in a foster home in Antigua and Im super healthy! I weigh about 22 lbs and Im full of teenaged puppy energy. I love to chase a ball, run, and play with other friendly dogs. Im probably about 8 mos. old and seem to be a small Lab mix. But my foster mom isnt sure how much longer she can keep me. I need a forever home QUICK! I could live here in Guatemala or I could even be own to another country its easier than you think! Could you be my forever family? Ill be waiting! Please email sonrisa1122@gmail.com or call VetPro at 7832-3624 Miserable, Sept., 2012Happy Camper, Nov. 2012 Please call for more information and reservations 7830-6669 or 5408-7057 English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides, incredible views! PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate levelIntensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided

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105 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALELAKE ATITLN ANTIGUA EURO P EAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/prop erty in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROP EOS buscan ter renos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atitln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL TOWNHOUSE A few blocks from Central park, 3 bdrm, family room, livrm, dinrm, kit, laundry, service bdrm, 3 bath. 1-car garage & terrace. US$188,800 sanjose.vendo@gmail.com S TUNNING A NTIGUA C OLONIAL H OUSE walking distance from central park. Private, quiet, perfect investment property, B&B or full-time residence. Owner nancing considered. www.antiguahome4sale.com SP ECTACULAR H OUSE : 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1 parking. Quality nishes. Open plan, lots of windows. Many custom touches. Large kitchen with seperate butlers pantry. Fabulous volcano views. Tastefully furnished. 339,000 USD NEG. Tels: 7934-6603 or 5887-6195 W ATERFRONT ACREAGE WITH 3 CHARMING HOUSES (3 bed rooms, 3 complete bathrooms in total) on 2 acres, per fect for development of eco or yoga retreat. Or just to enjoy the privacy. Spectacular views of Santiago vol canoes and bay, all infrastructure for o the grid living. $360,000 Tel: 4120 3753. Just tell em Lo vi en la revista REVUE May all your troubles last as long as your New Years resolutions. Joey Adams I think in terms of the days resolutions, not the years. Henry Moore REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches

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106 HONDURASBlue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is a paradise within a paradise, a tropical Eden located on 160+ acres on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. It is home to the only tropical botanical conservatory in the Caribbean, and lettuce and herbs from the Blue Harbor Plantation are sold in local supermarkets and used in restaurants all over Roatan. Honduras history is connected to tropical plants and fruit trees, going back to the early 1900s during the days of the Standard Fruit Company and Tela Railroad Company exporting bananas to the U.S. Also, in this era the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens in Tela was developed as an experimental garden. Today Lancetilla is still regarded as one of the largest tropical botanical gardens in the world. During this period a large variety of plants from all over the world was introduced to Honduras. Many of these unique tropical plants can be found today at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. e conservatory houses over 500 hundred dierent plants and trees, including a dozen heliconia varieties, mature Honduran mahogany, various fruit trees and hundreds of exotic plants. Among its 30 species of orchids is the orchid vine, which produces vanilla beans. ...continued page 108 Roatans Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum Orchids and streams are just part of the beauty of Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretumby Monish Welcome

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107 To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Walt Whitman Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn. Hartley Coleridge Approach the New Year with resolve to nd the opportunities hidden in each new day. Michael Josephson HONDURAS

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108 HONDURASunique system which cools water to 16 degrees Celsius. e water is then fed to plants with a mixture of nutrients. is technique has resulted in better germination and plant growth and with the aid of shade has created a thriving, eco-friendly, water-saving, unconventional farm. Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum continues to evolve. Recently an old bodega was converted into a sanctuary for birds, agouti and other animals. In this sanctuary iguanas will be protected, raised and released on the property to expand and diversify the local iguana population. e arboretum provides a unique venue for bird watching and is becoming increasingly popular as more tourists discover its diversity. An expansion of the conservatory to house tropical butteries is among future plans, as are nature trails that will allow visitors to explore all areas of the property. Additionally, the arboretum plans to work with native islanders to form a co-op for the commercialization of locally grown cashews. With so much to see and experience at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, it is a must see when you visit Roatan. Outside the conservatory are tropical display gardens, which include seasonal fruit and nut orchards. In addition to its collection of exotic species of tropical fruit trees are over 400 mature cashew trees. Also in this area you nd over 45 varieties of heliconias and ornamental gingers, which put on a stunning display of owers year round. Framing the orchard is a 2.3-million gallon pond, which serves as a catchment for rainwater that is used to maintain the vast gardens during the six-month dry season. Its also home to sh, turtles, frogs and native birds. Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is committed to water conservation, sustainable agricultural practices, and protecting our fragile eco-system. Blue Harbour Plantation, the hydroponic farm, is an excellent example of environmentally friendly innovation and has provided local residents and restaurants with access to a variety of vegetables, which are dicult to grow in tropical environments. Over 70,000 heads of lettuce grow in the shaded hydroponic area; you will also nd 11 varieties of fresh herbs. Green leafy lettuce does not grow well in tropical environments due to the hot and humid weather. e hydroponic farm has a Blue Harbor is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Guided tours of the conservatory, orchards and hydroponic farm cost $13 per person and oer an amazing insight into the wonders of tropical plants and food production. Find out more at www.blueharbortropicalarboretum.com from page 106

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109 General Manager, Lena Johannessen Tel: (503) 7981-4517 elsalvador@revuemag.com EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE EL SALVADOR Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Dec.Cpulas parroquia de Mixco by Marixa Snchez Sagastume. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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