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February 2013 Year 21, No. 12 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREEPhoto Contest: Friendship Quetzals and Trogans Prole: Siggy Holbik

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4 CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO! PHOTO CONTEST!Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO edicin de Mar., 2013 con el tema MSICA EN GUATEMALA; Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gtHabrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en La Pea de Sol Latino. Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de febrero We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for March., 2013 with the theme MUSIC IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to:photos@revue.gtThere will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at La Pea de Sol Latino. More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of February will be eligible.

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8 1st PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.Amistad by Febe Avila. Prize: 1 night for two at Hotel Balam Ya All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Congratulations to Jos de Len Mazariegos on his photograph titled Entre risas y juegos Prize: Dinner for two at La Pea de Sol Latino View all entries at www.REVUE.gt1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.FEBRUARY PHOTO CONTEST, theme: Friendship / Amistad

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10 cover to cover TRA VEL by Anna-Claire Bevan Motorcycle Diary WOODWORK by Hilary Kilpatric San Pedro Artisans PROFILE by Tara Tiedemann Siggy Holbik GUATEMALA INSIGHT by Elizabeth Bell Viva la nueva era 2013 SPIRIT by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Living Love Guatemalan Style HEALTHY SOLUTIONS by Lori Shea My own medical adventure SACRED ANIMALS & EX OTIC TROPICAL PLANTS by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Flowering of the National Tree D A Y TRIPPING by Maya Fledderjohn Finca El Zapote FILM by Anna-Claire Bevan La Camioneta reaps awards THE ZEN OF ... by Dwight Wayne Coop Plant(e)ar PROFILE by Tara Tiedemann Paustino Cruz Colindres HONDURAS by Monish Welcome Dining Out, West End Style 13 18 19 20 21 42 54 58 62 68 72 102 BIRDWATCHING by Capt. Thor Janson Quetzals and Trogans of the World The most elegant of avian tribes 14 Deadline for the March 2013 issue Feb. 10 Jos de Len Mazariegos Febe Avila Alejandro Barillas Estelita Mquez Monterroso Andrs Chicol Mara Jos Carranza 6 6 34 46 80 108 PHOTO CONTEST : Friendship All of the February entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt -here are the winners 72

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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 Travel Marketplace Real Estate Honduras El Salvador Advertiser Index DATEBOOK February guide to culture and upcoming events 12 38 45 80 94 98 102 105 106 31 34 37 44 53 71 82 86 88 89 92 92 93 93cover to coverON THE COVER22Check DateBook for February cultural events DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT VocaPeople The Met comes to Guateby Natalie Rose32 36 70El amor existe by Ivn Castro Peaickr.com/ivan castroguatemala BOOK ALERT Los coyotes tienen suerte

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14 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500Guatemalas English-language Magazine@revuemag.com REVUE 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 ohn & erry ovick iskovichFrom the PublishersOnce again the International Paiz Festival will be oering some wonderful events in February. On this subject we start o with Elizabeth Bells overview of the festival. Highlight articles include the out of this world VocaPeople performing on Feb. 2 and 3; also, note in DateBook Feb. 8 songstress Lila Downs promises to bring the house down. Destination Opera? Natalie Rose covers opera in Guatemala City. ats right, Live in HD, the Instituto Guatemalteco Guatemalteco (IGA)in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera (live stream performances) oers opera at its nest to Guatemala; this month the IGA proudly presents Rigoletto. Day trips anyone? Take a ride with Anna Claire Bevan in Motorcycle Diary, and there is a plan-ahead picinic in March at the Finca El Zapote that will be a lot of fun. Fishing? Tara Tiedemann introduces us to Master Fisherman Paustino Cruz Colindres who has been shing the waters around El Paredn for 45 years. Nature lovers will enjoy Quetzals and Trogons of the World by or Janson, including beautiful photograhps that complete the text; also, there is Flowering of the National Tree by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, the blooms of which provide tasty treats for the local bat population. If you are not hungry now, you will be after reading Dining Out, West End Style by Monish Welcome featuring some of Roatans (Bay Islands, Honduras) best restaurants. Wishing you all a happy Valentines Day, a special time, not just for lovers but also to let friends and family know how much you care about them the Photo Contest theme for February was Friendship. anks for reading the Revue (in print or online: www.REVUE.gt) and updates on Revue FaceBook. For everyone out there, a nod from Trip Advisor: La Antigua Guatemala was voted Best Destination in all of Central America!

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15 There is something undeniably cool about motorbikes, cobbled streets and rock and roll. Combine all three and you have one of the most exhilarating ways to explore La Antigua Guatemala: driving through the pueblos of Sacatepquez, on the back of a trike, with the Rolling Stones blaring from the speakers. CATours has been specializing in creating tailor-made motorbike tours of Antigua and beyond since 1999, oering adventurous travelers everything from driving up volcanoes to overnight beach trips and excursions to Lake Atitln. I started my adventure at the companys own Motocafe with a strong cup of coee and a quick brieng of the mornings itinerary from CATours owner Dave Drudge. I was to be chief passenger for the day on the newest addition to the companys eet of 13 motorbikes: a erce-looking, twoperson, orange trike. Perfect for those who arent brave enough to take the handlebars themselves, or who simply want to focus on the beautiful vistas rather than the passing trac, the three-wheel bike gives you the luxury of being chaueur driven by one of CATours instructors, leaving you free to snap away at the stunning scenery you pass. Englishman Drudge bought the rare bike over eBay two years ago and spent 10 days driving it down to Guatemala from West Virginia. Its great for those who are in Antigua and want to do something impulsive like a motorbike tour, but are perhaps a little afraid of driving themselves, says Drudge, who has been riding motorbikes since he was 15 years old and has taught thousands of people in Guatemala how to do the same. We set o from 6a calle oriente to Antiguas indigenous surrounding villages, meandering along open roads ...continued page 78Motorcycle Diary TRAVEL by Anna Claire Bevan

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16 If I were to conduct an informal survey on the streets of any town and asked 100 or 1,000 people a few questions about the national bird of Guatemala, it would become immediately evident the extent and the depth of ignorance of the population concerning perhaps the most beautiful winged creature on Earth. How many people would know, for example, that there are actually six species of quetzal, including one that inhabits the U.S.? ats right, the gringos have their very own quetzal, the eared quetzal. How many people would know that Guatemalas resplendent quetzal is only one member of the pan-tropical trogon tribe, numbering 39? Trogons, including Guatemalas resplendent quetzal, are members of the family Trogonidae (from the Greek trogein, gnaw). All trogons are sublimely beautiful. All exhibit rich iridescent multi-colored plumes. All exhibit similar behavior and physical structure: ey are arboreal birds of medium size with compact bodies, short necks, short stout bills and short legs. e plumage is unusually soft and delicate. All males exhibit glittering green, blue or violet upper plumage while the breast is a contrasting red, yellow or orange. Females have much more mute coloration dominated by tones of brown, gray or slate. One very distinct feature of the trogons are their feet: eir Quetzals and Trogons of the World BIRDWATCHING text/photos by Capt. or Janson e Most Elegant of Avian TribesResplendent quetzal

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17 Trogons, including Guate malas resplendent quetzal (left), are members of the family Trogonidae. They are arboreal birds of medium size with compact bodies, short necks, short stout bills and short legs. The plumage is unusually soft and delicate.

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18 toe arrangement is heterodactyltwo toes forward and two toes back, similar to that found in parrots, toucans and woodpeckers, except that in all other heterodactyl-toed birds, the outer or fourth toe has moved backward to give a rmer grasping power. e trogons are unique in that the inner or second toe is shifted to the rear, and the two front toes are joined at the base. Trogons are pan-tropical and found all around the planet, in most cases limited to equatorial zones but in some areas they extend into more temperate regions. Since the 39 members of the avian family Trogonidae are non-migratory and move but little locally, the existence of three widely separated populations (American, Asian and African) is cited by scientists as further evidence that the Earths continents were once all united in one super-continent: Pangaea. Also, in past geological ages, when tropical forests extended far beyond their present limits, the ancestors of todays Trogonidae probably were much more numerous with a wider distribution. ere are trogons in Cameroon. ere are trogons in Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Vietnam. One famous trogon forest, which is very high on my expedition list, is Mount Kinabalu National Park in Borneo, where six species exist together. Cuba has its own unique species, as does Haiti. Apart from Guatemalas resplendent quetzal there are ve other species, all inhabitants of the American Hemisphere. e Pavonine quetzal inhabits the Amazon. e golden-headed quetzal lives in the Andes of Colombia, Bolivia and parts of Venezuela Trogons of Central America ( )

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17 and extreme southern Panama. e whitetipped quetzal is conned to northern Co lombia and Venezuela. e crested quetzal ranges from the mountains of Peru and Ecuador up to Venezuela. Our resplendent quetzal inhabits cloud forests from Oax aca, Mexico and all of Central America down to northern Panama. And nally we have our gringo quetzal, the eared quet zal, which inhabits forests in southwestern U.S. down through mountainous areas of Chihuahua, Durango and reaching its southern limit in Jalisco, Mexico. Another gringo trogon, the elegant trogon, is found in Arizona and New Mexico. Eventually it is my plan to take a slow trip around the world to investigate and photograph all the dierent trogon species and their habitats, and I am combining this project with another one called Beers of the World! Beers and birds! at should keep me out of trouble for another decade! Autographed books by author, photographer, and conservationist Thor Janson are available for sale at 3a avenida sur #4-A, La Antigua is trogon is taking advantage of a natural tree feature to create a nest. ( )

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18 I love what I do. I have acquired considerable experience, and it is rewarding to see people appreciate my work. We work with sustainable woods, and everything we do is entirely done by hand. It is our way of preserving the environment, explains lead carpenter Teo Hernndez. e carpentry team consists of ve, who work just outside of La Antigua Guatemala, modeling various woods into functional creations, but they mainly work with teak. Hernndez is the head carpenter of the workshop, and the others look to him as a strong leader. Teak wood is harvested in the Ro Dulce area in Guatemalas Caribbean region. Grown on sustainable plantations, the trees are thinned out to encourage the growth of larger trees, and the trees cut down in this process would usually be discarded or burned. Instead, skilled carpenters in Antigua expertly hand shape this wood into hard-wearing, beautiful and strong cutting and serving boards. I lead a workshop that specializes in Guatemalan handicrafts, but the story of how I got to do this is not what youd expect, explains Hernndez. In 1995 my father was asked to build this workshop, and I tagged along as a bricklayers assistant working alongside family members. I loved the kind of work they were doing at the workshop, and realized I wanted to work in woodcarving rather than in construction. e workshop owner ...continued page 74WOODWORK text/photos by Hilary Kilpatric San Pedro Artisans

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19 Many of us living in (and visiting) La Antigua Guatemala love to stop by Casa de los Gigantes (7a calle oriente #18) from time to time to see whats new in the House of the Giants. It is well worth your time to investigate every nook and cranny for some treasure or another. is unique store features Guatemalan handicraft at its best. So who is behind all this ingenuity and who nds and brings in such beautiful things? e answer is Siggy Holbik, originally from Chile, who has been living in Guatemala since 1987 and has been in business here since 1992. I recently sat down with her over a cup of (Guatemalan) coee. What motivated her, I asked, to create Casa de los Gigantes? She replied simply, I had a lot of time on my hands, and I love crafts. Of course it is more than just the crafts that keeps one in business for some 20 years. Holbik explained that the relationships she has formed are the most rewarding part of the businessfrom interacting with Guatemalans on a local level to the relationships she has developed with her overseas clients as an exporter of Guatemalan handicrafts. e top-selling products right now are beautiful teak cutting boards. e teak comes from a plantation in Guatemala and is turned into beautiful works of art by employees at her carpentry workshop. ...continued page 50Bridging cultures and continents with Guatemalan craftsPROFILE text/photos by Tara TiedemannSiggy HolbikHolbik (front, second from right) with sta and supporters

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20 20 The new phrase for the XII International Paiz Festival is very appropriate as Guatemala has launched itself into a new era with the 13 Baktun, progress in democracy and even with its rst medal at the recent Olympics! While the Paiz Festival has been bringing some of the best cultural activities to Antigua since the 1970s, this month we look forward to attending many free concerts in the Central Park and an array of true highlights, including VocaPeople and Lila Downs! Tickets are on sale at the Biblioteca Fuentes y Guzman in Central Park and should be a sell-out. ere is also much more behind the scenes at the Paiz Foundation. It promotes culture and education as powerful engines for development. It believes that investing in Guatemalas future through educational, artistic and cultural programs will improve the quality of life of Guatemalans. Initially organized in the 1970s by the owners of the Paiz Supermarkets, Carlos and Graciela Paiz, and ocially founded in 1990 as a non-prot organization, the Paiz Foundation continues to work hard at these goals through major programs. Its team is active today in helping needy Guatemalan institutions and projects with anything from books, musical instruments, cleaning materials and clothes to non-perishable foods within its educational and social programs. Projects include the Programa de Prevencin de la Violencia RTI/ USAID, where 300 youths receive scholarships for school, a trade (mechanic, baker, nurse, graphic designer) and learning an artistic discipline (music, arts, etc.). Proyecto Barrilete teaches youth to deal with challenges, and its programs give children a daily breakfast and older adults meals, medical attention and a place to gather. Many educational institutions contribute as partners. e Permanent Cultural Program presents a spectacular calendar of events ranging from theater and visual exhibits to workshops designed for various communities and focused on encouraging the viewer to see the world with a dierent perspective. Children, youth and adults ...cont. page 66 by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight Vive la nueva era Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

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21 rriving in Guatemala is a fascinating moment. Nav igating the airport and arriving at your destination will certainly oer you glimpses of stunning landscapes. You will also be greeted by a cacophony of colors that seems bright in contrast to taupe-painted traditional western wear. For many years prior to making the leap and moving here we would visit of ten and consistently experience the memo rable Guatemalan smile. At one point an acquaintance shared a joke with us: How do you know the dierence between a Gua temalan and a visitor? e Guatemalan is the one who is smiling. Lets face it, in many other countries there is a perception that Guatemala is not a choice destination, and there is a per petuation of fear about arriving here. We frequently oer potential visitors the reas surance needed to select Guatemala and to navigate this stunning country safely and with memorable experiences. What you may nd most surprising is that on Dec. 19, 2012 Gallup published a poll that surveyed 150,000 people from 148 counties around the world. e topic? Are you happy? e poll included questions about their sense of receiving enough rest, being treated with respect, do they smile or laugh a lot and had they experienced a posi tive emotion the day before. Ready for the results? Seven of the top 10 countries are in Central or South America. Seven! World wide our diverse and often contradictory country of Guatemala ranked No. 7 in the happiest places in the world to live. by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 SpiritGuatemalan smiles ( .. ) Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.comLiving Love Guatemalan Style!...continued page 60

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22 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS FEBRUARY 2013 DATEBOOK2 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: Guatemalan cuisine; $40 incls. three hours of instruction, a coee break and a de licious 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 enrollment. Call for a reservation, 7882-4468. La Pea de Sol Latino, La Antigua .2 Sat., 9am-4pm FAMILY EVENT: Los Equinos en Nuestras Vidas, Fundacin Equinos Sanos para el Pueblo ESAP, invites the public to enjoy demos & activites at this fundraising event. Adults, Q20/children, free. La Ronda Equestrian Club, Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango .7 Thurs., through Sun., 10, 9am6pm ORCHIDS: XXXIX National ex position of orchids presented by the Aso ciacin Guatemaltea de Orquideologa. Saln Social Jos Mariano Arz Castillo, Cer vecera Centroamericana, S.A., 3a av. 17-16, Finca El Zapote, z. 2, Guatemala City 7 Thurs., through Sat., 9th MEET ING: XIII Ophtalmologic National Con gress & VII Central American Congress of Retina, Vitreous and Macula (www.oftal mologosdeguatemala.org); over 300 spe cialists from Central America, Colombia, Mexico, Belize & the U.S. will be attending. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua .2 Sat., & Sun. 3rd, 7pm XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz-La Nueva Era feature an out of this world performance by VocaPeople. Tickets: Biblioteca Francisco Antonio de Fuentes y Guzmn, across from Central Park (Antigua) & todoticket.com. Ad ditional info: www.fundacinpaiz.org.gt. La Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua See related articles pgs. 20, 32. 4 Mon., 7:15pm FILM: The Union (English w/Spanish subtitles) presented by Cine Conciencia. Q25. Cine Conciencia Facebook for details. La Cpula, Cineteatro, 7 Avenida 13-02, z. 9, Guatemala City

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23 DATEBOOK 9 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle pon. #15C, La Antigua SEE LISTING, Sat. 2nd. .9 Sat., 4-7pm ART: La Antigua, Galera de Arte proudly presents Arte al Tiempo, a group exhibit by renown Guatemalan painters Mauro Lpez and Mario Garca, and sculptor Flavio Santacruz. Their objective is to pay tribute to the galleries and other venues, that housed their very rst pieces of artreecting their work as artists, their interactions with the people and their surroudings; and as artists that they feel stronger than ever. La Antigua, Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua 11, 18, 25 Mon., 6pm (Spanish) TALLER: Redaccin y Estilo con Ar turo Monterroso. Q1,500 (20 horas). IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Guatemala City .12 Tues., 6pm (Spanish) SEMINAR IO de Antropologa Psicoanaltica AGEAC. Taller de Autoconocimiento como base para encontrar a la pareja perfecta. Diferencias entre Amor y pasin. La impor tancia de la compatibilidad de personali dades. Cmo mantener el Amor y la buena relacin de pareja. El amor como fuerza uni versal. antigua@ageac.org Q10. Casa del Ro, Calle del Hermano Pedro prolongacin #6, La Antigua .12, 19, 26 Tues., 6pm (Spanish) TALLER: Escritura Creativa con Ar turo Monterroso. Q1,500 (20 horas). IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Guatemala City .8 Fri., 8pm The XII Festival Internacio nal de Cultura Paiz presents the multitalented Lila Downs singing a unique musi cal fusion of melodies based on the sounds of Oaxaca Tickets: Biblioteca Francisco Anto nio de Fuentes y Guzmn, across from Central Park (Antigua) & todoticket.com. Additional info: www.fundacinpaiz.org.gt. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua 9 Sat., 5pm BOOK SIGNING: Los Coy otes Tienen Suerte by Robert Hinshaw. Cacique Inn, Panajachel, Lake Atitln See related article on page 70.9 Sat., 1pm MAYAN CEREMONY: Con cert & dance by Nios con Bendicin from San Antonio Aguas Calientes featuring authentic costumes, dances and music per formed as a benet for their education. Ma rimbas utes and bombas! Come! Discover and take part and enjoy a bit of the ancient Mayan culture. La Pea de Sol Latino Res taurante (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua

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24 DATEBOOK 15 Fri.,7pm (Spanish) VELADA ROMNTICA: Siempre tendremos Pars. Una noche para compartir con esa persona que te ha vuelto un poeta. Lectura de de poesa y msicos invitados. Q15. Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), Calle del Hermano Pedro, prolongacin #6, La Antigua .16 Sat., 11:55am OPERA: Michael Mayers new production of Verdis Rigoletto, Met Live in HD. Q120 adults/Q95 adults over 65 years. IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City See re lated article on page 36.14 Thurs., VALENTINES CELEBRA TION: Romantic night without lights, romantic food, live music and chocolate! La Pea de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua .15 Thurs., 6pm YOURE INVITED: La Fundacin Cultural Duane Carter/ La Biblioteca invites you to learn more about its wonderful lending library at a cocktail gathering. Portal de las Panaderas, #2, sec ond oor, central park. La Antigua 14 Thurs. VALENTINES DAY12 Tues., 5:30pm BENEFIT DANCE: Mayan Dances by indigenous chil dren from Nuevo Amanecer. Ka ka SaqarikNuevo Amenecer is a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous chil dren in San Andrs Itzapa. They are working hard to keep these children in good health, to educate them and to preserve the local Mayan traditions such as the language and dance. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua .13 Wed., 5pm ART: Kristine Mc Callister and Annie Lopez. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 13 Wed., 6pm PRESENTATION: An tigua: Behind the Walls with Eliza beth Bell. Enjoy a one hour presentation of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Q30 per p/p. Proceeds benet educational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Auto graphed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua 13 Wed. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Worldwide Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Mar., 2013 edition of the REVUE by MON., February 11

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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 You can also nd our DATEBOOK Calendar of Events ONLINE in an easy-to-use format...www.REVUE.gt/datebook R Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista Revue. R DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com17 Sun., 10am-2pm ORGANIC Farm ers Market: lots of products, lovely at mosphere, remember your recycled shopping bags. Info: (www.facebook.com/diaorganico. guate) Pasos y Pedales, Avenida de las Amri cas, Plaza Mxico, Guatemala City.18 Mon., 7pm FILM: The Last Farmer (Italian/Spanish w/ Spanish subtitles) presented by Cine Conciencia Film Club. Q25. Parking avail. Details, www.face book.com/CineConcienciaGuatemala La Cpula: (2331-8378), Guatemala City

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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 Vista 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 English and Spanish. Cover Q20 Mondays & Tuesdays Andean music with William, David and Nery Mondays 7-10pm: Malcolm and his own special Voice, Style and Sound. Original music and some oldies thrown in. Wednesdays thru Saturdays 7-10pm: Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Sundays David with easy listening jazzy coee house guitar and vocals (Pique on the conga) If your bar or restaurant has live music on a regular schedule, send info to: publicidad@revuemag.com Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa Brazil, North American, Sof Rock and Boleros with Trujillo, Gilberto, Bryan and Ren Fridays & Saturdays Tropical Salsa with Grupo CaribeMusic expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. Robert G. IngersollTuesdays 7pm: Surprise Music Night... Musicians, come by and talk about playing. We are looking for good, exciting acts.

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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 Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of rumba, amenco and Guatemalan traditional elements. Fridays 7pm: Flamenco by Marco El 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 CityFriday Concerts Feb. 1 : Armando Pineda. Q50 Feb. 8 : Julio Dvila. Q30 Feb. 15 : Enamorarock, Valentines celebration Q50 Saturday, 9th & 16th 7:30pm: Noche de Trova with Rony Hernndez, Cocky Valdez and other Guatemalan trovadores. No cover. 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 28 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CHARLA: Figurillas de la Corte Real del Entierro 39 (Proyecto Arqueolgico El Per Waka). Dictada por Griselda Prez. Contribucin Q30. Estudiantes Q15. Parqueo tarifa nica Q30. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City .26 Tues., 5:30 TALK: Guatemalans generating their own opportunities through modern community libraries. The Riecken Foundations mission is to promote democracy and prosperity in Central Amer ica through modern community libraries that spark a spirit of discovery and foster so cial participation. In Guatemala, we support and coordinate with eleven lending librar ies that oer dynamic programming that engage communities to generate oppor tunities for themselves in everything from strengthening pride in their local culture and language, to developing leadership and communications skills, and entrepreneurial ideas and ambitions. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua .27 Wed., & March 6, 13 &20, 9-11am (Spanish) WORKSHOP: Virgen Mara en Guatemala, por Lic. Miguel lva rez. Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City .22 Fri., 7pm (Spanish) POESA: Chi nique Poesa, por Colectivo Apaste Animo. Gerardo Garca del Cid, Vinicio Sa mayoa, Eynard Menndez, Jos Mara Flores y msicos invitados. Entrada libre. Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), Calle del Hermano Pe dro, prolongacin #6, La Antigua .23 Sat., 10am (Spanish) CHARLA: Control de las enfermedades auto inmunes con Apiterapia. Enfermedades que afectan nuestra piel, msculos articulacio nes glbulos rojos y otros componentes de la sangre. Vivero y Caf de La Escalonia, 5a. av. sur nal #36-C, La Antigua .23 Sat., 7pm (Spanish) TEATRO: Romper el Silencio por Fernando Or tiz. Montaje escnico realizado a travs del mimo, biodanza y poesa, el discurso narrati vo de la obra borda el techo imaginario de un mimo que vive agonizando de su propio si lencio en un mundo que es un viejo recuerdo o un objeto inventado, hasta que descubre los sonidos a travs de la msica y la palabra escrita. Un mundo posible y sin ataduras a travs de la literatura y el viejo arte de la mi mesis. Q15. Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), Calle del Hermano Pedro, prolongacin #6, next to Puente Beln, La Antigua .19 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: ARCAS: The Conservation of Nature within the Mayan Cosmology presented by Shuni Girn Maya AJQIJ, (spiritual guide) and an active environmentalist of Arcas Guatemala. In this presentation learn about the Popol Vuh (sacred book of the Mayas) and the message that is encoded in its sacred text about our species, our plants and our plan et. Come and nd out more about the Mayas and how they felt about mother nature then and now, especially during this period of Pu rication (Feb 17-21) called The Wayeb. Do nation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua REVUE is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Mar., 2013 edition of the REVUE by MON., February 11

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29 DATEBOOKTH RO UGHO U T T H E M ON T H Daily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Pal mas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La Antigua .Wednesdays, 8pm (Spanish) CO MEDIA: 1,000 maneras de reir, por El Cubo y sus amigotes. Q60. Trovajazz, Va 6, 3-55, z. 4, Guatemala City.Mondays 10am & Thursdays at 2:30pm : Join the sta of Common Hope for a free 2-hour village tour to learn how we partner with families in education, health care, and housing programs. Tours depart from the fountain in Antiguas cen tral park. Or tel: 7922-6600 to arrange a pri vate tour of the Family Development Center. Details, visit www.commonhope.org. La Antigua.Wednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua .Wednesdays, 8pm IMPROVISA TIONAL THEATER: Improv Comedy. Q55, includes a beverage. Trovajazz (tel: 2334-1241), va 6, 3-55, z. 4, Guatemala City .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, lim ited memberships are still available. La An tigua

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30 DATEBOOKTH RO UGHO U T T H E M ON T HMarch 3, Sun., 8am-5pm EXCURSION: A day at nca Zapote where friends and family can picnic, sh, swim, and enjoy spectacular surroundings. Organized by Museo Ixchel. Details: info@museoixchel. org / tel: 2361-8081. Finca El Zapote, Es cuintla. See related article on page 58.March 8 Fri., 7pm IV NOCHE DE LOS CHEFS: Gala charity dinner with a selection of specialities from some of Antiguas best restaurants. Great food in a beautiful setting benetting Educarte and Semillas de Amor. Info. www.degustantigua.com. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua Thurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciudad Vieja, youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live: incl. a shop that transforms U.S. buses into camio netas, a carpentry workshop, a coee nca and a typical neighborhood. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Guatemala where you can meet the students. A snack is pro vided. Q200/Q100 for students (carnet). Pro ceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. Info. & details: Antigua_oce@ninosdegua temala.org or tel: 7832-8033. Private tours can be arranged. Ciudad Vieja .Saturdays 4pm (Spanish) CINE IN FANTIL. Cooperacin Espaola, (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua .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 .Saturdays, 10:30-12pm (Spanish) TALLER DE PINTURA: nios para edades de 5 a 10. La Casa del Ro (tel: 7832-5438), a la par de puente Beln, La Antigua PL AN AH E AD

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31 Shopping \ Services GUA TEM A L A C IT Y 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

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32 Tell us about planet Voca, how many inhabitants are there? Kalfo: Voca is more like a beautiful, white and shiny star, though some say its really the planet of creativity. Does everyone communicate through music? Kalfo: is is the beauty of VocaPeople, there is only music and vocal expressions, no instruments, and together they sound like a full orchestra. It is pure, sheer talent; this is why Shai Fisham (musical director) and I were so astonished by these mysterious inter-galactic travelers. ey can imitate the sound of any musical instruments. What does music mean to VocaPeople? Kalfo: Its the most powerful source of energy. It creates life, communication, meaning and harmony. eir motto is Life is Music, Music is Life. We know that you have visited planet Earth several times, what is your most pleasant memory of this planet? Kalfo: Shai and I are earthlings but VocaPeople have sent several delegations to planet Earth. ere have been so many pleasant moments. ey spent over a year in NYC, performing on O-Broadway; and also in the subway stations. ey loved the audiences. eyve travelled to 20 countries in the three years and each place and its people were special and unique to them. What is their impression of the human race? Kalfo: ey adore the music of planet Earth, with so many cultures, languages and musical themes and styles. But, VocaPeople are worried that humans are not making the most of the wonderful music on their planet. ey want to send them a message: Make music, not war! What kind of performance can audiences in Guatemala expect from VocaPeople? Kalfo: It will be an hour and a half musical journey featuring seventy popular songs that will connect audience members with their own inner child, memories and feelings. e arrangements are brilliant and innovativethe purity of sound of a cappella and a beat box feels like its coming from out of this world. Whether you are ve or 105, youll laugh, a lot, and leave the show humming and singing to yourself. ank you Guatemala, VocaPeople are excited to visit! The XII Festival Internacional de Cultura PaizLa Nueva Era will also feature a performance by Lila Downs in a not-to-be-missed performance on Fri., Feb. 8, 8pm, Ermita de la Santa Cruz. (for details see DateBook) Tickets for VocaPeople and Lila Downs available at Todoticket and la Biblioteca Municipal de Antigua Guatemala, Francisco Antonio Fuentes y Guzmn. For more information visit www.fundacinpaiz.org.gt VOCA PEOPLEey are out of this world!is month the XII Festival Internacional de Cultura PaizLa Nueva Era features VocaPeople who will be performing in La Antigua Guatemala on Sat., Feb. 2 and Sun., Feb. 3, both performances at 7 p.m., La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. Following is an obeat interview with Lior Kalfo, creator and director of VocaPeople:D A TEBOOK H I GH LI GH T

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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 InterdenominationalThere are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship. Author unknownREVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.anks to Mercedes Sosa Morales for her photo titled Descubriendo una verdadera amistad

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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 Congratulations to Alejandro Barillas on his photograph titled Conquista Prize: 2 bottles of wine, Santa Ana All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb. Revue Mobile Online Business Directoryhttp://revuemag.com/links/Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. Sicilian Proverb

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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 RFriends are kisses blown to us by angels. Deborah Epperson A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon nd himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. Samuel Johnson A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. William Penn If its very painful for you to criticize your friends youre safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, thats the time to hold your tongue. Alice Duer Miller Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey

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36 When I hear the Metropolitan Opera, Guatemala is not the rst word that comes to mind. Like the New York City refugee I am, my rst thoughts turn to the very best sopranos and tenors in the world, intricate sets and choreography and the Lincoln Center, just a short distance from Central Park. However, the Met, in partnership with the Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA) in Guatemala City, thinks the revered opera institution and Guatemala go hand in hand. Since 2006, the Met has streamed its opera performances from Lincoln Center to partner theaters in far away places such as Peru, Egypt and Malta. e program, called Live in HD, now screens at the IGA theater in the capitala bi-national institution dedicated to the promotion of cultural and artistic exchanges between the U.S. and Guatemala. e institute found the Met program to be a perfect addition to its Opera for All roster, which regularly presents operas to promote the art in Guatemala. Mara Denisse Vsquez, director of cultural aairs at IGA, said the process of bringing Live in HD to the Guatemalan cultural center took over three years. IGAstarted working on this project with the Metin order to be able to give Guatemalan audiences the possibility to enjoy high-level performances ... After a signicant investment to comply with technical requirements outlined by the Met, IGA presented its rst opera in October 2012. e institute is proud to screen the very same operas staged between the magnicent red velvet curtains in New York, with translations in both English and Spanish. e program is also attracting its share of international travelers as well. Live in HD performances have inspired a new term among opera loversDestination Opera to describe travel solely for the purpose of attending great works such as Verdis Aida, Puccinis La Boheme or Bizets Carmen. Joel Atlas Skirble, board member of the Gala Hispanic eatre in Washington, D.C, the citys only bilingual theatre, is familiar with the term. He and his ance, a resident of El Salvador and fellow opera lover, were both on hand last month for the Met and IGAs presentation of Donizettis Maria Stuarda, based on a ctional exchange between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. eir choice to travel to Guatemala was part love for its mild, year-round temperatures and overall pleasant vibe and part geographical necessitycurrently the only other Central American country oering the Mets program is Costa Ricaand Guatemala is a convenient meeting ground between the U.S. and El Salvador. e pair also liked the idea of attending workshops oered by IGA before performances. e IGA program gives brief overviews of the opera in general, a synopsis of the upcoming performance to enhance understanding and enjoyment, and is free of charge. Mr. Atlas Skirble says this program is not oered at his home opera house in the U.S. He says this is the rst time he has traveled to see an opera, but he plans to combine the two more often, most likely in Guatemala. Ms. Vsquez says Destination Opera go-D ATEBOOK H IGH LIGH T by Natalie Rosee Metropolitan Opera Closer to HomeIGA and the Met team up to bring Maria Stuarda to Guatemala City

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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 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 ers like Mr. Atlas Skirble is evidence to a growing interest in the combination of opera and travel, but also the growing interest in opera among Guatemaltecos as well. IGA is ready to ll this demand with a host of opera screenings and programs that run through April (for more info, visit www.iga.edu). is New York ex-pat might even cancel her next Lincoln Center trip and stay a little closer to home instead. Natalie Rose is a freelance writer based in La Antigua, Guatemala. Her favorite destination is New York and her favorite opera is Aida. February calendar: 16 Sat., 11:55am OPERA: Rigoletto, Met Live in HD. Q120 adults (Q95 over 65 yrs.) IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke

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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 Insituto Naturista GuatemaltecoInvierte en una fuente de trabajoINSCRIPCIN ABIERTACARRERAS TCNICAS INTENSIVAS DE: Impartimos cursos a distancia y cursos presenciales Info: 2471-1924 -3943 2445-4605 www.institutonaturista.com.gt Contamos con Clnicas Mdicas Shopping, Lodging, Dining, Services, Medical, Travel, etcwww.REVUE.gt/links/ Revue Online Business Directory C JohnsonChief Designer Telephone: +1 555 5555 Email: c.johnson@com CasAntiguaSee our ad in Revue Telephone: 5555 5555 Email: casantigu@com

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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 VE TERINAR Y CLINIC2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808 *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more; A thousand to that hundred; so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million; Treble that million, and when that is done, Lets kiss afresh, as when we rst begun. Robert Herrick Come live in my heart and pay no rent. Samuel Lower

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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 R R Its no good trying to keep up old friendships. Its painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it. Somerset Maugham You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across elds into your lovers arms can only come later when youre sure they wont laugh if you trip. Jonathan Carroll

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42 The subject matter was fascinating. Dr. Zetina was presenting detailed clinical reviews of complex cancer cases recently brought before the newly formed Tumor Board of top-notch oncology specialists, in alliance with Hospital El Pilar in Guatemala City. I need to know all about these important developments in order to accurately inform my clients and to disclose all the compelling facts in my next cancer article. I was studying the charts and listening to the presentation in Spanish, deciphering the medical terminology, translating it to English, condensing to digestible facts and writing my notes. en, my world became hot, and spun around, and went black. Just like that, in seconds. With the help of Dr. Linares, I recovered from the seizure a few minutes later, confused, weak and aching like I had just aged 30 years. Beyond the initial incredulity, I was absolutely indignant that my own body could have betrayed me so completely, with no warning and no mercy. Clearly, I needed some top-of-the-line doctors and specialized high-tech diagnostics right away. Ever practical, my next thought was, and how on earth am I going to pay for all this? ankfully, I am in Guatemala and not some other country to the north, with no universal health care and an insanely expensive, convoluted medical system. I know that my Guatemalan doctors will have the skills and patience to diagnose my problem and guide my choices, My own medical adventure in Guatemala 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 It can happen to anyone, at any time and without warning (L) Dr. Zetina, Oncology (R) Dr. Leal, Cardiology ...continued page 76

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43HEALT H S ERVICE S HEALT H S ERVICE S HEALT H S ERVICE S Without Valentines Day, February would be... well, January. Jim Gafgan Love is a game that two can play and both win. Eva Gabor We are each the star of our own situation comedy, and, with luck, the screwball friend in somebody elses. Robert Brault Friends can be said to fall in like with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love. Letty Cottin Pogrebin Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life. Sare and Cate

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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 From the Guatemalan board, sta and children of the Open Windows Leaning Center thank you all for making this years New Years Eve benet such a huge success! Proceeds from this event will help to fund our ongoing education program and community development in San Miguel Dueas. Open Windows Foundation is a recognized 501c3 organization. Ventanas Abiertas (Open Windows) is located on Calle Real 3-43, z. 1, San Miguel Dueas, Sac., Guatemala. Volunteers are most welcome to inquire. For more about the Open Windows Learning Center, please visit www.openwindowsfoundation.com Congratulations to Estelita Mquez Monterroso on her photograph titled Innocent friendship All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtHonorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.

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47Services \ Shopping ANTIGUA La Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Home Accessories & Gifts

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48 ANIMAL LOVERSVolunteers Needed: walking, feeding, grooming, training, housekeeping, sanitation... Donations: monetary, food, medications, bedding, accessories, toys, cleaning supplies, pet crates... Love: Sponsorships, Foster and Permanent HomesUnited for A nimals / Unidos para los A nimalesMessage for Terry or Linda at 7931-4500 (weekdays) 3a av sur #4-A (Revue bldg.), La Antigua facebook.com/UnidosParaLosAnimalesWould you like to help? Follow us: Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back? WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our ve programs Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacyaim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our oce in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation: $25 pays for 1 man to receive a vasectomy. $50 provides 1 year of Depo Provera injections for 4 women allowing them to take control of their reproductive lives $85 protects 2 women from unplanned pregnancies for up to 5 years through Jadelle (a reversible hormone implant) $150 provides voluntary tubal ligations for 6 women.ANTIGUA Services / Shopping Babysitting Service for your Pet. FOTOGRAFA, DISEO GRFICO Y WEB + (502) 4569.4419 photos@rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.comLLMENOS SI NECESITA FOTOGRAFAS PROFESIONALES PARA SU HOTEL, RESTAURANTE O NEGOCIO. RUDY GIRON PHOTOGRAPHY NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause

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49Services \ Shopping ANTIGUA 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 Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little. E.W. Howe Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes its good just knowing they are there. Isabel Norton You can always tell a real friend: when youve made a fool of yourself he doesnt feel youve done a permanent job. Laurence J. Peter

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50 Siggy Holbik cont. from page 19cultures and can help those from abroad understand the Guatemalan culture. Holbik enjoys the relationship that one can have with a product. A person made what you are holding in your hand. e energy put into making that product is to be enjoyed by the buyer. It is something real. As you browse through Casa de los Gigantes, remember everything has been made by human hands, right here in Guatemala. When you give a gift from your travels, remember that you are now acting as a bridge between cultures, transferring the energy from one country to another. Holbik loves the quality of life that living here bringstime for friends, enjoyment of beautiful scenery and her acquaintance of interesting residents and visitors here. Her favorite place in Guatemala is her house because it is beautiful, peaceful and welcoming to friends. And she is never bored; she works in many sections of Guatemala with many dierent people and materials, such as pine needles, plastic, wood, textiles and natural dyes. She claims she is always challenged but in a good way. Holbik sees herself as a bridge between cultures. She can help Guatemalans understand the perspective of other A small sampling of handmade items from one of the many showrooms in Casa de los Gigantes

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51 Services ANTIGUA 51 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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54 The ceiba tree is the national tree of Guatemala and was the sacred World Tree of the Ma yan civilization. ere are two species of ceiba tree in Guatemala; Ceiba pentandra is the national tree. e primary feature of the ceiba tree that the Maya noticed and copied was the coni cal spines. It is known by most Mayanists that the decorative spines on many incense burners and some burial urns are modeled after spines on ceiba trees. But another fea ture of the ceiba tree are the owers. I have been studying and photographing the spines on ceiba trees for many years. I grow ceiba trees in my ethnobotanical gar den, and we have even begun to shoot 3-D photography of the prickles. But in all the years, I have never seen a ceiba tree ow er. Now I know why: ey bloom only at night, and only for a limited period. In late November it was possible to photograph two ceiba trees owering near Monterrico (at km 133 and 145). It is to tally unexpected to have a ceiba tree ow er in November or even December. Most botanical monograph and peer-reviewed journal articles report that the ceiba tends to bloom during the dry season (roughly December to April). But our photographs demonstrate that you need to get out into the eld and look beyond scientic jour nals and you will soon learn that some species do not behave precisely as text books say they are supposed to. What is correctly documented in bo tanical discussions is that Ceiba pentandra trees are irregular in whether they bloom every year. I have often seen groups of ceiba trees where only one of the group bloomed that year (even though I never saw the ow ers, you can easily see the large uy seed pods for months after the tree owers). LoFlowering of the National TreeSacred A nimals and Exotic T ropical Plantsby Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth I estimate 200 or more bats converge on a single ceiba tree for the nectar released during ower blooming.

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56 cal people say that most of the large ceiba trees do not bloom every year. To see a ceiba tree owering, nd a tree that is losing its leaves. en check to see whether buds are forming. en re turn to the tree about 6 in the evening to see if the buds are getting ready to open. Once the buds are ripe, they will pop open by about 7 p.m. Actually, it is more like a symphony, with probably about 1,000 buds opening within a 20-minute period. A tree will continue to bloom for more than a week. But each individual ower lasts only one night; all owers fall o the tree the next day. It is like a hail storm to stand under a giant ceiba tree during owering season. Flowers rain down upon you. And then bats arrive for the nectar; you also get a hail of buds since the bats activity knocks o lots of buds. I estimate 200 or more bats converge on a single tree. Better wear a cap and old clothes, as you will be drenched in yellow pollen and wet nectar, and we suspected some of the rain was bat urine and feces! But the experience is well worth getting your clothes soiled. ere was so much pol len raining on us that one of the camera lenses had to be cleaned o. e bats did not attack us; they would come within two meters to alight on a ower bunch to suck the nectar. e bats turned bright yellow with all the pollen, which stuck to their hair. Ceiba trees are very common in Guate mala but to get the full experience you need a tree with low branches. We used a tall lad der to get even closer. I do not yet have any evidence that ceiba owers were portrayed in Mayan art, but seeing them all pop open within a few min utes, attracting hundreds of bats, makes the eort to nd a owering ceiba tree so worthwhile. We will be posting additional photo graphs on our www.maya-archaeology.org website. Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). You may contact Dr. Hellmuth and his sta by email: FrontDesk@ FLAAR.org Ceiba trees bloom only at night and only for a limited period.

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57Dining ANTIGUA Live Music Nightly 7:30pm 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. Romantic Night Without Lights... Feb. 14th A very special menu and chocolate, chocolate chocolate! MAYAN Ceremonial Dance: Childrens Benet (Sat. 9th, 1pm) Guatemalan Cooking Classes: Feb 2nd and 16th, 9am (reservations )

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58 Mark your calendar! On Sunday March 3 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), visitors will again have the rare opportunity to visit Finca El Zapote. ose familiar with the extraordinary book Maya de Guatemala will recall that El Zapote was where Carmen Pettersen, at age 70 and blind in one eye, undertook the extraordinary task of painting Guatemalan native costumes to ensure that their tradition would not be lost. Her models were employees at the farm, now run by a third generation of her descendants; it is still possible today to run across some of them at the farm. e entire proceeds from the sale of Maya de Guatemala were donated to the Museo Ixchel and represented a signicant contribution toward building the museum, which houses the entire collection of Mrs. Pettersens original watercolors, amidst the Ixchels invaluable collection of Mayan textiles. e showrooms have undergone a recent renovation and represent a new and fresh exposure to our textile treasures and heritage. A must see in Guatemala City! Tucked away in a remote corner of Escuintla at the foot of Fuego volcano, the El Zapote farm is inaccessible by land once the rainy season begins and the rivers start to rise. While the weather is beautiful and warm, the Loenowens family, owners of this breathtaking property, graciously extend their hospitality, once a year, as a fundraising activity for the Museo Ixchel. El Zapote has been producing cinchona for export since the 1950s when demand for the malaria-ghting substance increased dramatically after World War II. CinchonaD A Y T R IPP ING by Maya Fledderjohn You are invited to the annual charity picnic

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59Dining ANTIGUADining ANTIGUADining ANTIGUA has many medicinal and homeopathic qualities and is used to produce quinine water, paint and cosmetics. e annual picnic takes place on over 30 acres of impeccably landscaped gardens, designed over 60 years ago and lush and rich with a blend of tropical and temperate vegetation. ere are also ve stocked freshwater ponds scattered throughout the property. One of these even has a Tarzan-style rope, which attracts a long line of people of all ages seeking the thrill of swinging from the rope and jumping in. Fishing poles are available for rent. is annual event is a real treat, and the scenery alone is worth the trip. But more importantly it constitutes an important fundraiser for the Museo Ixchel in its eorts to preserve native Mayan dress. Tickets and directions are provided at the museum. For more information contact: info@museoixchel.org Tels: 2361-8081 /2 Rope swinging into the swimming pond

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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 An interesting note is that the people least likely to report positive emotions lived in Singapore, the wealthy city-state that ranks among the most developed in the world. Other wealthier countries also placed low on the list. Germany and France tied with the poor African state of Somaliland for 47th place. e United States came in at No. 33. Diving deeper into this revelation we discovered a quote on a website. It seems to sum up why Guatemalans feel so content: In Guatemala, its a culture of friendly people who are always smiling, said Luz Castillo, a 30-year-old surng instructor. Despite all the problems that were facing, were surrounded by natural beauty that lets us get away from it all. On any given day in the central park in La Antigua Guatemala young lovers nd themselves on benches stealing kiss es, condent no one can see them. Walk down the street and the couple that has been married for 30 years or more are holding hands and smiling at each other, still enraptured by their love for each oth er. Start up a conversation about the fertile land here and watch people light up. ere is always an arming story to share about the bounty of the land and her beauty. Today, as you enjoy the gift of simply being alive and taking in the vast experi ences that Guatemala oers to you, if even for a moment, take the time to notice how many smiles are coming your way. Smiles are universal and transcend borders, language and paradigms. Smiles keep you happy. It is love Guatemalan style, and now is the time to unlock the happiness within and share it with all who greet you. Living Love cont. from page 21

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62 La CamionetaF ILM by Anna Claire BevanGuatemalan Bus documentary wins awards at lm festivalsGuatemala is no stranger to the iconic symbol of North American transportbig, yellow school buses crowd the streets of tiny pueblos and carry thousands of Guatemalans up and down the country every day. But how do these buses go from the United States down to Guatemala and become transformed into camionetas? Mark Kendalls debut documentary, La Camioneta, sets out to discoverfollowing one decommissioned school bus from an auction lot in Pennsylvania, across the Mexican border and into a junkyard where its prepared to enter the transportation infrastructure of Guatemala. e young U.S. lmmaker came across the idea for the documentary while riding a camioneta during his rst trip to Guatemala almost four years ago. I struck up a conversation with one of the drivers, and my curiosity was piqued when he told me the camioneta we were on came from a school district in Tennessee, just 20 miles from where I was living at the time. I found myself thinking about the old school bus I used to ride to basketball games in high school, Kendall said. Where was it now? And who was it caring for? Traveling over 3,000 miles, through three countries and across two borders, La Camioneta is a lm about migration, connectedness and exchange between the Americas. e story centers on a former school bus stripped of its uniform yellow paint, redesigned and ready to begin its new life in Guatemala. When Kendall began, he did not know where in Guatemala the ...continued page 64

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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 The antidote for fty enemies is one friend. Aristotle It takes a long time to grow an old friend. John Leonard

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64 64 through a collection of moments that unfold during its transformative journey and introduces us to a number of sympathetic characters and events in a very intimate way. Nothing is oversimplied for the sake of narrative convenience, and the lm suggests that not everything is as beautiful as the bright colors of the camionetas might suggest. Ultimately, the lm becomes a deeply poetic meditation that quietly reminds us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. Last March the lm premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, and has since screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and AFI Latin American Film Festival, winning a number of awards along the way. In Decvember, the lm screened in Guatemala City as part of the Festival ICARO, where it set a new record for festival attendance and was presented a second time as the closing night lm in Quetzaltenango. Last month, La Camioneta was recognized with the David L. Wolper Award from the International Documentary Association at an event at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles and this year La Camioneta will have its International Premiere in March as part of the Documentary Competition at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, one of Latin Americas most prestigious cinema events. bus might end up, who might be its new owner, or what routeif any it might end up joining. Kendall never set out to make a lm about violence, but the story quickly changed when the bus hed been following was enlisted in Rutas Quetzal, one of Guatemalas most dangerous routes. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare collectors have been killed in Guatemala for failing to pay the extortion money demanded by local gangs and the profession has arguably become the nations most dangerous. However, La Camioneta manages to move well beyond the blood-soaked headlines and provides a beautiful, intimate portrait of a transnational transportation community. To do this, the lm follows one decommissioned American school busLa Camioneta cont. from page 62To nd out more about La Camioneta visit: www.lacamionetalm.com and Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacamioneta

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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 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com are involved year round, allowing them access to artistic activities. rough this program, local communities are creating a new window in local artistic production. ree main projects are the Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz (this month), the Festival de Marimbas and the Bienal de Arte Paizall world-class events. ArteCentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz is a WOW socio-cultural center in downtown Guatemala City, where the rst Paiz Supermarket opened in 1958. In 2005, it was transformed into an amazing center for the arts: dance, music, theater, literature and visual arts. Movies, exhibits and just about any and all contemporary cultural expressions are found here today. Nothing old fashioned about this center as it has upto-date technology. Classes and workshops have a modest price and are open all year. Over the years, we have attended concerts by Jos Carreras, Placido Domingo, Eugenia Garza, Olivia Gorra and Fernando de la Mora; seen theatrical groups including Rajatabla de Venezuela y Matacandela (Colombia), the Bolshoi Ballet and the Imperial Ballet, and I particularly enjoyed Tango Forever and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. is year we wont miss the fabulous VocaPeople (Feb. 2 & 3)an international vocal theater performance combining vocal sounds and a capella singing with the art of beat. (Great fun!) Lila Downs (Feb. 8) brings music from Oaxaca with her own stylea musical mixture of Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya, Purepecha and Nahuatl. Paiz Festival cont. from page 20 Visit www.fundacionpaiz.org.gt to see the full program for the 12th International Paiz F estival. Were all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we nd someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdnessand call it lovetrue love. Robert Fulghum

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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 One day in about 1991, I was at some government ministerio doing paperwork; I forget what. Somebody on the 12th oor directed me to the primera planta near the elevator. ere I would nd the oce I needed, to pick up a signature, pay a fee, or whatever; again, I forget that part. But I do recall walking down the hall, past alternating doors and potted plants (facing bay windows) toward the elevator. I stopped at the last plant and turned into the nearest oce. Oddly, the receptionist had no idea what I needed. As so often happens to languagechallenged foreigners, I had entered e Twilight Zen! Everywhere, save at a orist shop, primera planta (or planta baja) indicates the ground oor. And indeed, I later found what I was seeking on the rst oor, near the elevator. In addition to such things as this, la planta covers both kinds of plants in English: botanical and industrial. e rst example of the latter, in my childhood reckoning, was the titanium plant in Henderson, Nevada. is metal renery bore little resemblance to, say, a daodil, but both are plants or plantas, because both are planted in dirt. So it is that in both tongues plants give us everything from saron to microchips (to say nothing of confusion). Planta has more meanings than plant; it may refer not only to titanium plants but to their oor plans or blueprints. Our word plan may be a truncation of this; more on planning later. Plant is also a name or, potentially, a nickname. A Tracy Plant Farrington at Guatemalas Union Church could as well be Tracy Plant Farrington because, one year at the Christmas bazaar, she supplied myrrh plants. But I am more concerned with the confusable verbs, plantar and plantear. ey share an etymology that is rooted in the Latin plantare (to x in place, to propagate from clippings, to transplant). Plantar and sembrar are verbs for the sowing of narcisos (daodils), and for sowing in general. ey work for any kind of botanic germination I can think of except for sprouting alfalfa or fenugreek in a jar, L ANGUAGE by Dwight Wayne CoopPlant(e)ar Sixty Zen columns now form a unique book, The Zen of Pues, useful to Spanish scholars at all levels. Visit www.ideaquestbooks.com; also available in bookstores throughout Guatemala. Tel: 7762-2022 or sales@ideaquestbooks.com ...continued page 90

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69Dining ANTIGUADining ANTIGUA Dining ANTIGUA Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they dont hesitate to be a lighthouse. Dodinsky

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70 With Los Coyotes Tienen Suerte, Robert Hinshaw and his translators have given us profound insights into all GuatemalansMaya and non-Mayaregarding their tumultuous experience as it was a century ago, long before Maya school kids were allowed to study dispassionate records of their own history. Los Coyotes Tienen Suerte (Coyotes are the Clever Ones) refers to those among us with coyote companion spirits, according to Mayan astrology. us opens Hinshaws ethnographic, historical novels My Lake at the Center of the World (2006) and its sequel, e Rape of Hope (2007). But now readers in Spanish can enjoy these historical ctions in their own language, thanks to FYG Editores. Based on oral histories recorded by Chicago anthropologist Sol Tax 70 years ago, the rst novel recounts the Maya experience around Lake Atitln over the course of 25 years of forced labor legislated after Guatemalan coee entered the international market, beginning in the 1880s. e sequel (also available in bookstores, but not yet in translation) continues the saga, albeit on the national stage of the struggle for social justice in the four decades following the overthrow of dictator Jorge Ubico. It is an exciting, accurate ctionalization of the 1944 Revolution that may never be equaled for detail, characterization and tempo. Newcomers to Hinshaws ambitious writing through Los Coyotes might be surprised to discover later that the book is not a translation at all, having as it does the avor of an original rendering. Hinshaw has conducted research in Atitln communities since 1963 and has served as visiting professor of humanities at the National University of San Carlos in 1968-69. It is not by chance that Hinshaw writes with such depth and uidity about the culture, customs and beliefs of the Mayas around Panajachel. His comprehension of the culture and history reects his many years among them, around Lake Atitlan. Dr. Juan Jose Hurtado Los Coyotes Tienen Suerte reveals the injustices of the past and the hope of the future. It is a window on interactions among ladinos and indigenous Guatemalans during an era of taboo and discrimination, to say nothing of the history of our institutions, the role of the cofradas, and the poverty and suering resulting from a system thatfor its cruelty and injusticecast shadows over our history and our roots. Alfred Kaltschmitt Public presentations and book signings of Los Coyotes Tienen Suerte are scheduled at Sophos (Guatemala City) Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and at the Cacique Inn (Panajachel, Lake Atitln) Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. Those Lucky Coyotes BOOK A LERT by Dwight Wayne Coop

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72 Being the shing fanatic that I am, I always love investigating what is happening around Guatemala in the shing industry and trying my luck at shing in all its various forms. One of my favorite little shing villages on the Pacic Coast is El Paredn Buena Vista. is tranquil little town, with its sandy streets and friendly locals, was more than happy to indulge my latest quest to nd out how shing is being done at the artisanal level. I had the privilege to talk with local sherman Paustino Cruz Colindres, who has been shing the waters around El Paredn for 45 years. Paustino, 72, sat down with me over a cup of coee to tell me a little more about artisanal shing and then we went to go try our luck down on the water. Puastino has shed all watersthe ocean, the river canal and the mangroves. His favorite place to sh is a place called La Boca Barra, where the river canal empties into the ocean. is area is notoriously dicult to sh and a bit dangerous in a wooden canoe with no motor. Paustino has to carefully select the time to sh this spot in accordance with the tide. He told me that when the tide is coming in, there is about one hour of equilibrium between the incoming tide and outgoing currents that allows him to enter this area to sh. Why risk shing this area when turbulent waters could easily capsize a small boat? As any sherman or woman knows, the draw is the sh and the fact that the biggest sh tend to congregate in this area. e chance of hooking into that prize can lead you to take a few chances. And how does Paustino ...cont. page 84Paustino Cruz ColindresPROF I LE text/photos by Tara Tiedemann

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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 A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Douglas Pagels COMFORT & EL E GANCE Private Bath AV. EL DESENGAO #26 (502) 7832-2312, 7832-7316 casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com

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74 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers because I was about to lose my left leg, so it is the thing I am most grateful in life, he says. Hernndez promises: Our customers can be sure that what theyre holding in their hand is entirely crafted by hand with a lot of care and dedication. I would like to express my thanks to the Casa de los Gigantes customers for welcoming our culture into their lives and I hope that through my story you get a little idea of what life in Guatemala is like. e teak products made by the San Pedro Artisan Group can be found in Antigua at Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, across the street from the San Francisco Church. taught me all the basics, and with time and a lot of patience Ive developed my own style and now I carve high-quality pieces. I feel very proud of what I have achieved considering I never had any formal training. Now not only am I designing, but I lead a team of talented woodcarvers and our main medium is teak wood. Hernndezs story is magical because not only did he accidentally stumble into this profession, but also he suered from polio as a child and almost lost a leg, which would have made it nearly impossible for him to do the type of work that he now does. I had polio when I was a kid, and it is truly a miracle that the good Lord healed meSan Pedro A rtisans cont. from page 18 Food Poisoning Part IBesides grapes, raisins and currants there are also other foods and additives that are dangerous to dogs and cats. Caeine: A few laps of coee, tea or soda isnt a problem but eating a moderate amount of coee grounds, tea bags or even one to two diet pills can be fatal to small animals. Symptoms: within two hours, mild to severe hyperactivity; restlessness; vomiting; tachycardia (elevated heart rate); hypertension (elevated blood pressure); abnormal heart rhythms; tremors; hyperthermia (elevated body temperature); seizures and possible collapse. Mild signs of poisoning have an excellent prognosis; severe signs, such as seizures and a collapse, have a poor prognosis. Treatment: At home, induce vomiting, if on hand, administer multiple doses of activated charcoal (to help remove toxins); under veterinary care: initiate aggressive intravenous uids to help excretion; sedatives to calm, specic heart medications to reduce heart rate and blood pressure; anti-convulsants for seizures; and antacids for stomach discomfort and diarrhea. Because caeine may be reabsorbed across the bladder wall, a urinary catheter or frequent walks are needed to keep the bladder empty.

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75Lodging ANTIGUA A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. Donna Roberts The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard Most of us dont need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with. Robert Brault Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend. Bill Watterson

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76 within days, and for a very honorable fee. Well, I gure, I must have eaten something severely funky to have caused my head to detach from my body like the Exorcist child, so I made an appointment with Dr. Garcia de la Riva, my favorite gastroenterologist, the next day. We enjoyed a lovely chat, but he recognized it right away as a neurological problem, and I still had a lot of questions to be answered. Next stop is at Tecniscan for cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalograph (EEG) and a battery of lab tests. For my clients, I depend on Tecniscan every day for everything from pre-op exams to positron emission tomography (PET) scans for early cancer detection. I know it oers the nest quality diagnostic instrumentation, equal to some of the best hospitals in the world. is time, it had to be perfect, with results delivered to my doctor the same day. In the elegant 12th oor high-rise oce of my neurologist, Dr. Salguero patiently interpreted each frame of the MRI for me, with the clinical precision that comes from a lifetime of extensive experience. I was certain that his paternal tenderness and compassionate countenance were just softening me for the nal blow: that monstrous, ghastly, grapefruit-sized tumor that had invaded my skull. But no, he assures me, Everything is clear, well-balanced and perfectly normal. I cant nd anything wrong with you. Well, thats good news, I suppose. All the best physicians know that family history plays a big role in diagnosing the medical issues that are aecting their patients today. So, now comes the dreaded phone call to my mother, to ask about some crazy old aunt who suered a brain meltdown, or the poor cousin who went away and we dont talk about him anymore. No, honey, you kids and all the family were always in perfect health. I cant imagine what . For the major part of her 86 years, it has been my mothers mission in life to impart to her children the reasons why things happen, with intuitive clarity, maternal wisdom and normally, a razor-sharp sense of humor. It was painful to hear her now, searching our history, grasping for clues. en she rallied, triumphant, and gave it her best shot. You know, dear, they are all alcoholics on your fathers side of the family. I know, Mother, I remember the Christmas parties, but I think this is something dierent. Oh no, dear doctor, with all due respect, Im certain that you must be mistaken. I couldnt possibly have heart problems. Im waaaaaaay too young for that. Up until this day, the only apparent indicators of my advancing maturity were reading glasses and a few gray hairs. Agggh, now this. Since the recent renovation and installation of an Healthy Solutions cont. from page 42Up until this day, the only apparent indicators of my advancing maturity were reading glasses and a few gray hairs.

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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 Lodging ANTIGUAentirely new cardiology wing, there is no better choice for cardiology than Herrera Llerandi Hospital. So, I had all the tests: 24-hour Holter monitor, ultrasound echocardiogram and stress test, only for Dr. Leal to tell me that my heart is the right size, in the right place, and doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Stress? Well, I work 60-80 hours per week. Do you think that might be a problem? Within 10 days of my medical issue, I consulted with three world-class physicians, had ve state-of-the-art diagnostic exams, 11 lab tests and then all the follow-up visits. Total medical expenses: GTQ7,500, or US $965. Im certain that in some other country it might cost up to 10 times more and take a month or two. Final analysis: A seizure like that will probably never happen again. And, I need a vacation. Maybe I should go to Florida and visit my mother. One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. Malayan Proverb

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78 against the backdrop of Volcn Agua, accompanied by a 1960s rock soundtrack. After about 15 minutes we reached Santa Mara de Jess, nestled in the foothills of the volcano, and stopped o to explore village life and purchase some fruit in the local market. e next part of our journey took us out past children playing on sidewalks and women doing their laundry in the villages central pila, and onto the cobbled streets of nearby San Juan del Obispowhere I tried (and failed) to knead discs of hot chocolate at a small family business. Our third dismount was in the colorful calles of San Pedro las Huertas, where we visited a church and an indoor market before heading back to Antigua through the dusty back streets of Guatemalas famous cowboyboot making village, Pastores. e unique thing about CATours is that here you are the one in chargedriving yourself to destinations like Amatitln, Lake Atitln and Monte Rico, stopping o when you want and for how long you want. Without another tourist in view you can gain a rich insight into Guatemala o the beaten track on the back of a trike, a Yamaha 175 DT or a Honda 200 CTX. Whether you are a novice requiring a couple of beginner lessons or an experienced professional, pop into CATours on 6a calle oriente, Antigua, to arrange your next adventure, or check online at www.catours. co.uk/guatemala.html. e CATours team organizes half-day, full-day or even fortnight tours to destinations as far aeld as Costa Rica and Panama. What better way to explore the region than with you at the handlebars? Motorcycle Diary cont. from page 13

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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! Tels: 2386-1012, 7832-8259 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.C IU D A D V I EJ A LodgingC H I M A L T E NANG O Lodging The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be. Robert Fulghum

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80 T R AVEL Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.Amigos hasta siempre by Andrs Chicol. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt A good friend is a connection to lifea tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. Lois Wyse When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often nd that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

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81TRAVEL Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing and Ocean Safaris with Team Parlama Charter Services Full Day, Half Day and by-the-hour ExcursionsRo Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360 TEL: 5709-8697Deep Sea Fishing Catch-and-release Sailfish Flights, Shuttles, Tours and Hotels. Best Service for the Best Price. Guaranteed!PBX: (502) 7931-7878 7 avenida sur No. 8www.RainbowTravelCenter.com TRAVEL AGENCY You wont find better airfares than ours!!! Wholesale Prices ISIC, ITIC Cards WelcomeTels: 7832-1621, 7832-2674 3a calle poniente #12 Esquina laxantigua@hotmail.com GET IN TOUCH WITH US IN: TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS Shuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more... 7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La AntiguaT OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.net ExpeditionsTravel Agency & Tour OperatorShuttles & Tours throughout GuatemalaWe oer you Shuttle Services, Tourist Information, Free Maps and Tours to: Pacaya Volcano, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Monterrico, Xela, Tikal and more...Monja Blanca Monja BlancaThe language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

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84 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 Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. Francesco Guicciardiniprepare to go out to sh? He sets his schedule based on the tides and the moon, his schedule changing daily to follow the movement of this cycle. He may get up at 4 a.m. and grab his net to catch the live shrimp and little sh, which hell use as bait later in the day. He tells me the shing is always better during the full moon when the night lights up like the day. Hell go out alone in his canoe with his paddle and shing line and pull in sh such as the tasty robalo (snook), pargo (red snapper) and mojarra (tilapia). When I asked what the biggest sh he ever caught was, I caught a sparkle in his eye as he shared with me his adventure of hooking into a 42-pound robalo at La Boca Barra. He battled that sh for over an hour, paddle in one hand, line in the other with the sh pulling his boat all over the canal. He successfully landed his prize and made it back to the village with quite the story to tell. When I asked how the line didnt cut his hand with a sh that big and powerful, he explained that the shermen there use a nger from a rubber glove to protect their Master Fisherman cont. from page 75 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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85LAKE ATITLN nger from being sliced by the line. After all that talk of shing and the excitement of landing the big one, I decided it was time for me to grab my hand line and test my luck. Fishing is a language all of its own. Even if you dont speak the local language, if you sh, you can travel the world and connect with other shermen. is invisible bond just exists among those who share the joy of shing, and that was proven again to me that day, talking shing tales and techniques, with my local friend Paustino. Paustino Cruz Colindres with shing net Tara Tiedemann is the owner/operator of Viva Adventures located in La Antigua

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88 HAWAII But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any sub ject; with whom ones deepest as well as ones most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfortthe inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. Dinah CraikPacic Coast / L AS L ISAS LAS LISAS

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89 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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90 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.comcameras are all cosas planteadas (whereas daodils are merely plantados). But the commonest meaning for plantear is to propose (proponer and sugerir also work for this). Maybe it was Plant Farrington herself who plante the novel idea of selling all three nativity gifts at the Christmas bazaar: potted myrrhs, incense and gold chocolate coins. Kisses, like daodils, can also be planted using this verb: vi a Arafat plantando besos en la cara de tu mam (I saw Arafat planting kisses on your mom). What follows are zenny exceptions to each verb, sort of. To stand someone up is dejarlo plantado. Your friends mom probably stood Arafat up for the second date (the rst having been blind), but she did not pot him in soil. Or she did show up, but only to plantar un golpe (bop/kick/bruise) in return for the kiss. So here is a gurative instance of plantar. And if you say you are going to plant your property with macadamias or myrrhs, it is plantar, not plantear you use, although soil is involved. e reasoning might be that property, not plants, is the verbs object. at all said, I am still seeking a handle on the noun planteamiento. Diccionario Vsquez denes it as (1) an exposition; (2) the raising or posing of a problem; or (3) the laying out, layout, setting out, or focus on a problem. Whew. Maybe I will wait until the next time I hear this word, and ask what is referred to. Yet planteamiento might be to planicacin (planning) what plantear is to plantar. Planicacin is what the architects of Belmopn, the capital of Belize, did prior to breaking ground. It is also la palabra indicada for family planning. Speaking of planning, I am limited, as always, to 750 words. Reader, te planteo un adios. which calls for something like empapar (to drench, soak). For real planting, you need dirt. Plantear, the other verb, must have been coined when a scribe with excessive earwax, centuries ago, began saying to his associates, plant-eh?-ar. Plain old plantar was overworked, so they started using plantear for stu that was like planting, but not in soil. Hence, plantear often approximates poner and could be used when we discuss sowing things, not in soil, but in minds, conversations, constitutions and even chat rooms. Fifth columns, dissent and surveillanceT he Zen of... cont. from page 68

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91 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 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 It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich Friends are relatives you make for yourself. Eustache Deschamps R REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.

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92 Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami POSADA DEL CERRO directa vecindad con el / next to:Biotopo Cerro Cahu El Remate, Flores, Petn Tels: 5376-8722, 5305-1717 www.posadadelcerro.com Tranquility & Comfort in the Heart of the Mayan World EL PETN 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 ALTENANGO / EL P ET N Indian food (Vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options. Chef from India) RESTAURANT Our most difcult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we dont understand. Robert Brault Umial Tinimit Re Xelajuj Noj, Quetzaltenango ( /.rf.r/nt/)

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93 A special place for your comfortTE CP N / CO BN COBN RREVUE = RESULTADOS In everyones life, at some time, our inner re goes out. It is then burst into ame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. Albert Schweitzer No road is long with good company. Turkish Proverb

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94 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 ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN 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. GOING TO TIKAL? 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 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 Sunday at 5pm. 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 FOOD &LODGING 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 HOTEL EN EL REMATE PETN overlooking Petn Itz Lake w/bungalows, restaurant & bar. Info (502) 5048-3982, (502) 5319-6975 (English) tikalsakluk@hotmail.com B LUE D IAMOND TRANSFORMATION C ENTRE oers you a variety of individual sessions or group processes: Body pathofthebluediamond@gmail.com 4060-7212 JUICE FASTING RETREAT : Restart your body with our 5 day juice fast in a quiet, clean corner of Lake Aitln. A great opportunity to connect in a new way with your life long friend & servantyour body. Walk in nature, take a sauna, or meditate while nature does the rest. For info: pathofthebluediamond@gmail.com 4060-7212. Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. American Proverb

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95 HORSEBACK 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. You can find the Revue Marketplace online at www.REVUE.gt MARKETPLACEIn Print and Online starting at Q99 per month --can you aord NOT to advertise your business? Tel: 5724-5775 INSTRUCTION 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 SPANISH 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. INTERNATIONAL H EALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE : Free quote @ 5752-7963 or insureguate@gmail.com INSURANCE 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 KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several me ters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. Totally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 4803-4607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com Tostadura Antigua Pioneers in slow roast Antigua cof fee since 1994, inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, SEEKING MANAGER PARTNER others interested in learning about our simple cacao-honey technique & Guatemala cacao beans. 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. PUERTO SAN JOSE : Chalet, 1 mile from the beach US$60,000 or B/O Tel: 2251-0370, 5431-4833. BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. 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 BOTANI K Tels: 2473-1941, 2256-4564, 6637-5763. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or busi nesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 FOR SALE VINTAGE YARN STASH : 700+ skeins, natural bers, silk, wool, llama, alpaca, mohair, angora, cotton, cashmir, blends, top U.S. and European brands. La Fuente,4a calle oriente #14. Tel 7832-2676. EARTHLITE MASSAGE TABLE + accessories. Q3800.00. FUR NITURE 3 wooden display cases for books, magazines, ceramics Q600.00+. La Fuente, 4a calle oriente #14. Tel: 7832-2676. SPANISH CLASSES BY SKYPE One to one. Also, if you live in Antigua & surroundings, we oer dynamic group spanish classes for beginners. Good prices. Personal ized attention, experienced teachers. Contact: Tel: 4285-9510 or tutorsdeespanol@gmail.com B ECOME A L EGAL TRANSLATOR IN O NLY 10 M ONTHS Our unique course will prepare you to pass the exam given by the Ministry of Education. Areas of study include: advanced grammar (Spanish & English), International aairs, and Intro to law. SAT & TOEFL exam preparation courses are also available. Oxford Language Center 7832-5969. INSTRUCTION 18 SQ M ETERS OF C HOCOLATE BROWN PORCELAIN TILE 47 bags of adhesive for porcelain tile. 4 bags brown grout. Phone 4019-0683 or 4909-0841.

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PROFESSIONAL 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. F LEX /A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PROGRAM MERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com 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 SPIRIT 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 SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sail ing, Diving, Fishing, K ayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www. sailing-diving-guatemala.com DEEP 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 BIKES, BEST PRICE: 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 EJECUTIVO A DE VEN T AS con experi encia. Enviar CV a: ventas@REVUE.gt 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 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, 5705-5112 TRAVEL / TOURS MAYAN KINGDOM 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. K ingdom.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. G ET PAID TO LIVE AT L AKE A TITLAN Management/spa therapist position open. High end resort/spa has im mediate opening for a non-smoking, bi-lingual person to enjoy great atmosphere, amazing clients & gener ous pay plan. Contact: 4666-9743 or 5198-3234 to learn more. If you want to know Guatemala and the Mayan world see us rst. Don Q uijote Expeditions We oer shuttles, tickets, tour packages and more. Visit 7a av. norte #56, La An tigua, Tel: 5342-6091 or donquijotetravel@yahoo.com INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE GROUP in Antigua. Friday after noons. For more information call 7832-0307. Looking for monthly rental (or sale) waterfront house in Monterrico/Hawaii, Guatemala. Pool and AC are desired. Contact: Phone number: 7762-6201 or 78239946 E-mail: panasawdust@yahoo.com WANTEDGrow old with me! The best is yet to be. Robert Browning96

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MARKETPLACE HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT 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. CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY 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 Professional 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 SPANISH LESSONS Private 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. EL GUATO TATTOO SHOP : 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 ET W EEN V OLCANOES S PANISH 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 aca demiaentrevolcanes@gmail.com ANTIGUA TATTOO COMPANY : 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 S W ORN (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 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) Horse Therapy Changing Lives : Discover the benets of therapy assisted by horses. Improve your coordination and balance, release stress and overcome anxiety. Build condence and self esteem. The use of horses to assist in therapy may go back centuries, many say that horses have a healing eect on all ages. Accomplishing a task involving a horse creates condence and helps in dealing with other challenging situations. For more information or to try a free class call Norma at 40120971 or equinoterapiakeji@hotmail.com or visit www. equinoterapiaenguatemala.com CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR in Antigua and San Lucas. Prompt & accurate. TRADUCCIONES URGENTES Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com Tels: 7832-5306, 5630-2405. CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR in Antigua and San Lucas. Prompt & accurate. TRADUCCIONES URGENTES Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com Tels: 7832-5306, 5630-2405. IRS ENROLLED AGENT : If you need help with ling your U.S. Federal Taxes contact: AntiguaTaxes@gmail.com Located in Antigua. Reasonable rates. Admitted by the IRS to represent clients. 97

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98 REAL ESTATE ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 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 TO WNHOUSE : 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 APARTMENTS : 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 BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT : 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.ANTIGUA AREA REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT SINGLE APARTMENTS FOR RENT : Cozy apartments, kit, pri vate bath, cable-tv. inf. 5683-9844 Calle Ancha No. 27, La Antigua. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT Conveniently located in access controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access & other services incl. Furn. $525/mo, Unfurn. $425/mo. Tels: 7832-5390, 58155673, 4216-8175. G REAT HOUSE W ITH 2 BDRMS walking distance to central Antigua. Best feature is very large garden. Great views of volcano & mountains. Fully furnished w/2 replaces. Call 7832-7412 or 7832-7600. Email info@teamantigua. com or vangail@aol.com BEAUTIFUL SMALL HOUSE 2 BDRM 2 bath, hot water, liv/din, kit, washer & dryer, cable TV, water, Wi-Fi & gar bage service incld. Terrace w/beautiful view. 5 blocks from central park. $750 /mo. Tel: 5923-5659. FULLY FURNISHED APARTMENT : 2 & 3 bdrm hot water bath, dining, livrm, terrace area, parking area for 1 car. Very nice & clean. $400 or Q2,500. Info: 4214-1600 or 5938-2299. Just tell em Lo vi en la revista REVUE 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, 5553-6601. ROOM IN AN EXQUISITE HOME ( owned by North Ameri can) Close to Central Park, ideal location. Maid service, laundry, breakfast, private bath. More info: 7832-0307. FURNISHED APARTMENT : 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/ din, fully equipped kitchen, cable, internet, parking space, replace, garden, 2 levels, laundry, garbage re moval and security. Just 1 km from central park. Barrio de Antonelli. Tels: 2267-0288/5016-9148/24377202 LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT 5 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. NE W FURNISHED & EQUIPPED HOUSE 3 bdrm, 3 bath. Vol canoes and Antigua view. 8 blocks from central park. In Condominio Mirantigua. 7a calle oriente nal. Info: 4769-6928. ROOMS excellent location. Shared & private bath. Gua temalan typica food (Optional). Hot water, Wi-Fi. Tel: 4188-2335, 4285-9510. tutorsdeespanol@gmail.com FURNISHED APARTMENTS Services included, 6 blocks from Central Park, Q2000 & Q2300/mo. APARTAMEN TOS AMUEBLADOS Servicios incluidos, a 6 cuadras del parque central Q2000 & Q2300/mes. Tel: 5362-5890 visit: dbmaniac.wix.com/apartamentosenantigua FURNISHED HOUSE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, closets, hot water, yard, internet, cable (non-smokers), $500 per month. Call 5855-6724.

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100 REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA FOR SALE: 2 Lots with Spectacular Views overlooking La Antigua Tel: 4065-8567GUIDO LUCCI SPECTACULAR H OUSE : 2 bedroom, 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 REAL ESTATE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Anti gua with excellent buildings. Turnkey mission, eco tourism lodge, or agrobusiness. See www.unrefugio enelmundo.com then contact dimichaelelorette@ gmail.com for appointment. Incredible place! NE W BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL HOUSES in El Calvario & San Pe dro el Panorama. Exclusive & secure area. 3 bdrm, kit w/cabinets, garden. 3 bath, livrm, studio, hot water. Parking for 3 cars. 382m construction. Good prices! antiguadepaseo@gmail.com Tel: 4367-2892. CARRETERA AL SALVADOR Km 9.5: Lot 3,000v, lucrative investment. Utilities, paved-road entrance. Gated. Fantastic view. No brokers. Tels: 5385-6620, 2365-4327.GUATEMALA CITY AREA 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 When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revue.gtpublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 REAL ESTATE: FOR SALELAKE ATITLN EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/prop erty in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan ter renos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atitln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. REAL ESTATE BEAUTIFUL PURE ADOBE LANDMAR K HOUSE downtown Panajachel. Built 1958 unscathed through 2 major earthquakes. Livrm, 2 bdrm, bath, plentiful water, re place, telephone, absolutely perfect for small family or business. Contact 7762-0001, 4008-4440 or 46201520. House with huge potential (1000 ft2) in maybe the best location on Atitln Lake in Santa Cruz. Just above the boat pier with mesmerizing views of the lake and 3 volcanoes. $110,000 open to oers. More photos and details: heiner4@gmail.com Safe and quiet, with access from the road that leads up into the village. Space for an independent 500 ft2 guest house.Lake House with Fantastic Views For Sale 101

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102 HONDURASWhether it is a night out with the family, a romantic date or a fun night out with friends, restaurants in the West End provide great options! In this colorful community, visitors can nd great places to dine any time of day, every day. West End is known for its variety of rstclass restaurants, all with friendly service offering a relaxed environment where enjoying the Caribbean charm is inevitable.Splash Inn, an Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of West End, oers a variety of dishes, ranging from pizza to fresh local seafood. e open-air atmosphere provides a relaxed experience where the view of a beautiful beach is just an extra thing to love about this place. In addition everyone will enjoy the reasonable prices and the friendly sta that come along with unique, European-style service. For a spicy dish, Cannibal Caf is the place to visit. In this one-of-a-kind restaurant you nd delicious Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. Being a leader in Dining Out, West End StyleA gastronomical tour of Roatans West Endby Monish Welcome

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104 the restaurant business in West End, Cannibal Cafe maintains its enormous prestige thanks to its tasty food and attentive service. e Argentinean Grill in Half Moon Bay, West End, oers a very stylish, relaxed open-air environment. Also known as Restaurant Parrilla Argentina, this destination makes it easy to enjoy an evening of fantastic appetizers and main dishes of grilled seafood, beef and chicken. Fresh salads, desserts and wine are more reasons to love the place. e full international bar service blends in perfectly with the comfortable eatery, which serves some of the best food in all of Roatan.Light House is the perfect place for a romantic datethe palm trees, glistening water and light breeze set the mood for a wonderful night. e view is fantastic and the open beach deck, just lovely. e kind sta adds to the comfort level here, and, as if it is not already a great experience, the chef checks up on the guests to make sure everything is running smoothly.Caf Escondido, located above West End Divers, is a relaxed, open-air restaurant that oers a mix of dishes and a daily divers special. e noodle bowls and rice dishes are delicious, and the relaxed atmosphere, accompanied be friendly sta, makes this a great place to enjoy a meal. Caf Escondido also hosts Sunday Nights with Sangria, which includes relaxed music, tapas and of course its signature sangrias.Tongs ai Restaurant is one of the dining highlights of Roatan if not all of Honduras. e authentic ai dishes are amazing, the sta friendly and the location is just well, wowenjoy dining on the dock over the water or dine from the terrace. Tongs really does tick all the boxes. Every visitor to Roatan should have at least one meal at Tongs; customers will not be disappointed. Tongs tongue-tickling dishes will have you coming back for more. Nestled in a garden setting o the main road in Half Moon Bay, Earthmamas offers a range of healthy and fresh dishes for breakfast or lunch, and its serene atmosphere allows you to really relax and soak up the tropical atmosphere. Earthmamas also hosts weekly Yoga classes, and the overall setting of the place is infused with peace and serenity. West End is a great place. Its tranquil and happy environment is infectious, dont miss spending some time there! HONDURAS

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106 GUATEMALAADVERTISER INDEX39 Azul ......................................................... Caf Condesa .............................................. Caf Sky ......................................................... Casa Escobar ................................................ Chez Christophe ......................................... Christophe Pizza ......................................... Chocomuseo Caf ...................................... Cookies, Etc ................................................... Degustaantigua.com ................................. Doa Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... Epicure ........................................................... Fridas Mexican Cuisine .............................. La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... La Pea del Sol Latino ............................... Las Palmas ................................................... La Velada ..................................................... Lava Restaurant .......................................... Loveat ........................................................... Mesn Panza Verde .................................... Monoloco ...................................................... Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... Ocelot ............................................................ Personajes ..................................................... Pitaya Juice Bar ........................................... Rainbow Caf ............................................... Sabe Rico Chocolateria ............................ Santa Ana Wines ....................................... Vivero y Caf La Escalonia ....................... Wiener ..........................................................CHIMALTENANGOFinca La Loma ...........................................QUETZ ALTENANGOEl Sabor de la India ................................... Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza .....................TECPNHotel Villa Fatima ..................................... Restaurante Chichoy ............................... Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................GUATEMALA CIT Y ANTIGUA LAKE ATITLN37 37 37 37 37 79 79 75 75 73 73 71 73 73 77 75 77 73 79 79 77 93 93 93 93 87 87 87 87 84 83 85 83 84 84 84 84 84 82 92 92 91 90 90 89 88 91 89 91 90 88 90 91 92 34 35 34 35 34 34 84 57 61 69 7 66 67 67 67 66 60 63 55 65 69 57 66 63 67 63 59 53 66 63 69 67 55 67 65 61 67 79 92 92 92 93 93 93 93 LODGING LODGINGHostal los Faroles ...................................... Hostal los Volcanes .................................. Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Novo Hostal ..............................................ANTIGUAAll Suites El Marqus ................................. Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... El Mesn de Mara ..................................... Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel Hermano Pedro ............................. Hotel Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Santa Valentina (Ciudad Vieja) .. Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Posada El Antao .....................................COBNCasa del Bosque ........................................ Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... Hotel y Restaurante Ram Tzul ................ Park Hotel ....................................................RO DULCEAmatique Bay ............................................ El Tortugal ................................................... Hacienda Tijax ............................................ Hotel Catamaran ....................................... Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ........................ Balamya .................................................... Hotel Atitln .............................................. Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Primavera ........................................ Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) .............. TOSA Resort & Spa ....................................EL PETNHotel Ecolgico y Rest. Mon ami ........... Posada del Cerro ....................................... PACIFIC COASTAsociacin Ola Verde ................................ Cafe Del Sol ................................................. Casa Bella ..................................................... Cayman Suites ............................................ Club Isleta de Gaia .................................... Hawaian Paradise ...................................... Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... Hotel Honolulu ........................................... Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ Hotel Playa Plana ....................................... Hotel Villa Kairos ........................................ Johnnys Place ............................................QUETZ ALTENANGOCasa Doa Mercedes ................................GUATEMALA CIT YCa De Fiori .............................................. Pecorino ...................................................... Roca Madour ............................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................LAKE ATITL NCaf Bombay ............................................... Revue Online Business DirectoryHundreds of Guatemalan websites are one click away... Real Estate, Services, Lodging, Dining, Medical, Travel, etc.How beautiful a day can be When kindness touches it! George Elliston106

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107 GUATEMALAADVERTISER INDEXDr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery .............. Instituto Naturista Guatemalteco ......... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ............ANTIGUAAvesa Oasis Holistic Center & Spa .......... Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... Clnica y ptica Santa Luca ...................... Clnicas de la Cruz ........................................ Clnicas Ovalle .............................................. Clnica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... David Elron, Massage ................................ Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... Dermoplastic ................................................ Dr. Csar Bravo ........................................... Family Psychotherapist .............................. Gail Terzuola ................................................. Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ House of Health Sta. Luca ........................ Libelula ........................................................ Optyma Visin y Moda .............................. Physiotherapy .............................................. Skin Medika ................................................. Soldent .......................................................... Vet-Pro ..........................................................ANTIGUAAntigua Tours ............................................... Destiny Travel .............................................. Filadela Coee Adventure ...................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Maya Trails ................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... Rainbow Travel Center ............................... Tabarini Rent a Car ......................................MISC.Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Fortalezas del Sur ....................................... La Reunion Golf Resort ............................. Litegua .......................................................... Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Sailing Vacation .......................................... Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................GUATEMALA CIT Y31 109 49 33 33 52 49 49 48 53 49 92 33 33 33 101 35 31 Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz .............................................................. Immigration Services ................................. Super Brillo .................................................... Union Church ................................................ANTIGUAAntigua FM .................................................... 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108 2nd PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.Zapatos de amigas by Mara Jos Carranza. Prize: Q250 certicate to La Fonda de la Calle Real All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtFEBRUARY PHOTO CONTEST, theme: Friendship / Amistad