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April 2013 Year 22, No. 2 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Snakes of Guatemala Profile: Ambassador Valladares A Quest for Education

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4 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de MAYO 2013 con el tema RETRATOS GUATEMALTECOS 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.gt Habrn 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 abril de 2013 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for MAY 2013 with the theme GUATEMALAN PORTRAITS please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There 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 April will be eligible. Entre soadas fuentes antigeas by David Rojas Lpez Revue Photo Contest April -www.facebook/Revuemagazine

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8 APRIL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: PARKS & PLAZAS Congratulations to Andrea Pennington on her photograph titled Momento mgico. 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, April 1st PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, AprilPlaza Japn al anochecer (Xela) by Harry Daz. Prize: One night stay for 2 people at the beautiful Villas Balam Ya Lake Atitln. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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9 Ahora en PASEO CAYAL Leyenda Vi v a 1543, Antiguadesde www.casaescobar.com.gt

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Ro Dulce Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn32 44 82 86 87 88 92 92 93SECTIONS DateBook: April Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate Honduras El Salvador22 38 80 94 96 102 10410 45 74 99 106 MISC. From the Publisher Antigua Map Vet Q & A Bilingual Cruci-Word Advertiser IndexDeadline for the May 2013 issue April 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellMission Accomplished! COMMUNITY SERVICEby Natalie RoseA Quest for Education SPORTSby Kathryn RobinsonBoulder Challenge PROFILEby Anna Claire BevanDavid Elron PROFILEby Anna Claire BevanAmbassador Valladares CELEBRATIONby Anna Claire Bevan25 Years of El Attico BEAUTYby Melissa CollinsMiracle Oil Manicure COMMUNITY SERVICEby Anna Claire BevanYouth Leadership 2013 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaGuatemala Transformations! ARTby Anna Claire BevanLeslie Nanne Exposition FOODby Natalie RoseUbis Sushi Menu Expansion ARTESANAby Hilary KilpatricGotitas de Pino LANGUAGEby Dwight Wayne CoopThe Zen of Hot and Cold TRAVELby Natalie RosePueblo Hopping at the Lake HONDURASby Monish WelcomeThe Roatan Reef (part II) SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaFeel an April Day 11 12 18 20 21 36 42 46 52 54 64 70 72 100 102 107 THE ROAD LESS TRAVELEDby Capt. Thor JansonYellow Beard and other slithering surprises 14Harry Daz Andrea Pennington Jorge Lpez Mario Meja Mara Jos Carranza Holger Tobuschat 6 6 32 105 105 108photo contest: Parks & PlazasAll of the April entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners! contents Tropical Rattle Snake

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12 ON THE COVERAntigeas by Rudy A. Girn photos.rudygiron.comohn & erry ovick iskovichGuatemalas English-language Magazine@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 and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Mara Sols Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Lucy Longo de Prez Marketplace Director: DuPree Collins Rudy A. Girn SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Matt Bokor Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: @ 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: 2478-1595PRINT STUDIO 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @ Rudy A. Girn Elvira Mndez Csar Tin Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.comwww.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gt from the publishersThere have been many changes to this magazine since its premier edition on March 27, 1992. e evolution from e Antigua Classieds to e Classieds Revue and nally simply the Revue magazine coincided with upgrades in paper quality as color was added, rst with spot color, then full color. In the beginning the publication ran weekly, then bi-weekly and then monthly. With the introduction of the internet, the Revue website was born (www.REVUE.gt) where readers can peruse the magazine, page by page; DateBook calendars are posted; past editions are archived; there is a Business Directory; a selection of Map References; the Revue Photo Gallery and much more! Next came a thriving Revue Facebook page (www.facebook.com/revuemagazine) with daily postings, updates and highlights of events you may have missed. is month, as we begin our 22nd year of publishing, we are introducing yet another transitiona new layout! We hope you will enjoy the new format, bigger yet still portable, packed with articles, quotes, information, photos and advertisers; some have been within the Revue pages almost since its inception. What hasnt changed is our commitment and gratitude to our advertisers, readers, our fantastic sta and the many talented writers who have kept the magazine in circulation, growing and evolving these many years. We would like to hear any feedback you may have. anks for reading this months edition, we hope you enjoy your stay in Guatemala whether its for a week or a lifetime. Some things never change. ey just become dierent. Joshua Caleb

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13Close to 10 years ago, while admiring some Christmas decorations at San Jos Catedral in Antigua, I was astonished at the poor state of preservation of the colonial paintings. All of the original colonial art had been moved to the new capital in 1773, except for the 1680 paintings of the apostles by Mexican artist Juan de Correa (1646-1716). Restored at one point many years ago, they certainly needed a refresh button! Previously we had sponsored restoration eorts at the Museo de Arte Colonial across the street. My goal then was to restore one painting a year; I contacted expert Guatemala restorer Margarita Estrada to begin the task. e rst, San Pedro (of course) presented serious problems. Previous restorations were not done well and most likely damaged the work. Techniques today have become scientic, and we all use UNESCO guidelines to save these priceless art objects. e other paintings of the apostles followedusually taking a year or two, as time would tell. We were able to get Flavio Gonzlez on boarda UNESCO-trained restorer from Antigua with more than 25 years of experience. e painting of St. John was one of my favoritesit was so dark before the restoration that you could not see the serpent emerging out of the chalice. I was able to learn a lot about the iconography (symbols) in each painting. While considered by most as dark art, darker reds, greens and browns are prevalent. Expensive light blue paint was somewhat scarce and the seams on the paintings indicate how wide the colonial canvases for this collection were. Last year we added an 1830 Virgin of Guadalupe to the restoration eorts, as its canvas was so badly damaged; its sheer weight had it pulling itself apart with the passing of each year. So eight apostles and a Virgin of Guadalupe later, we can say, We did it!I would like to thank those participants on my tours who have also helped in accomplishing the task. by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight : e restored painting of St. John : Close-up of St. John painting showing the serpent emerging from the chalice

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14 San Miguel Dueas looks like any other pueblo bordering La Antigua Guatemala. Camionetas come in and out at a regular clip, bypassing an antiquated church alluding to a Guatemala of old. ere are a handful of tiendas staed by abuelitas selling acid orange carrots and owers. Dueas is an agricultural town with a population of around 12,000 inhabitants; many work in the greenhouses dotting the landscape. An average salary at one of the greenhouses is around $200 a month. Families just have enough to survive. Children are often pulled out of school to help with the harvest, delaying their educations. Open Windows Foundation (OW) was founded in 2001 by three energetic and committed women: Dr. Jean Uelmen (U.S.), Teresa Quinez (Guatemala), and Ericka Kaplan (U.S.). All three wished to make a dierence to the lives of the poor community of Teresa Quinezs hometown: San Miguel Dueas. ey found a need and desire for childrens books, and so began loaning books within the community. is developed into a free childrens learning center, run in one room donated by Quinez in her family home in San Miguel Dueas, with one salaried sta member and approximately 20 children. Eleven years later, Open Windows has grown to over 2,500 students and its reach in the Dueas community is immeasurable. In 2003, the Rotary Club donated 10 computers, and A Quest for EducationOpen Windows Foundation creates an opportunity to learn in San Miguel Dueas COMMUNITY SE R V IC E text/photos by Natalie Rose Teresa Quinez of Open Windows e 2,500 students at Open Windows have access to excellent teachers and a library with 11,000 books

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13 Computer lab donated by the Rotary ClubHow many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. Henry David Thoreau For more information on Open Windows, visit www.openwindowsfoundation.com Ed note: Tour the Open Windows Learning Center on Wednesday, April 3; see DateBook for details. made out of cement, metal and glass. A housing project now under way is scheduled for completion within days of this magazine going to press. Everyone involved in the OW projects are deeply committed to giving the children of Dueas the same opportunities to learn. When asked what child can come to Open Windows, Quinez answered, Any child who wants to come and learn. We dont make decisions on which child gets to study. Here at Open Windows, every single child in San Miguel Dueas receives the same support and opportunities. Of course, she says the project would not be possible without its sta, volunteers, a great group of very dedicated teachers, nancial supporters and the Dueas community. Quinez adds, I want to mention that the success of Open Windows is also the result of hard work accomplished by two boards that are responsible for raising funds in Guatemala and the U.S. We all work as a team. However, what she says makes the biggest dierence is when former students from Open Windows return and set a positive example. eres a girl who studied with us since eighth grade, and she just graduated from nursing school. is is good for the young children to see. Shes now an example, a person who came to Open Windows and, with education, changed her life. All of them can do this; all of them can have a better life. classes in computation and typing commenced. In 2005, faced with outgrowing its reading room, it opened a proper library, which now holds almost 11,000 books. Every year the project seems to grow; an outdoor space for sports was added, a second-oor complex built for extracurricular activities like art, music, English lessons, and sewing. e Open Windows computer lab now has 21 humming machines, which are open to students and the larger Dueas community alike. An American doctor and team of dentists are now involved, checking up on the childrens health regularly. e project has extended beyond Quinezs one room in the family home; it is now fully an Open Windows facility. In 2006, Open Windows started working with a Canadian nonprot, Developing World Connections, which began supporting the project through nancial, volunteer and construction eorts. At a certain point, Open Windows could not accommodate new buildings, so it began to aid Dueas families in other ways. First, Open Windows started donating eco-friendly stoves, which burn wood more eciently and funnel harmful smoke out of living spaces; it has given away almost 40 to the local community. Next, Open Windows took an interest in housing and started working with the neediest to replace dwellings made out of corn stalks and plastic sheeting with those

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14 On a recent expedition to the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the regions premier protected areas, located just over the border in Chiapas, Mexico, I was walking up a remote river valley when I saw a slight movement on the path. As I approached I made out the form of a large serpent lying, perhaps sunning, squarely in my way. It was a large, six-foot-long fer-de-lance the most feared and reviled snake in Central America. Known locally as the yellow beard (barba amarilla) because of its yellowish chin, this snake produces venom that is most assuredly deadly. is big one was not moving. She boldly stood her ground, forked tongue darting in and out, as if to deantly challenge me to come closer. I did not! I stood back 10 yards and calmly took some photographs while maintaining a high-alert status in case the big viper made any move. e dense vegetation on both sides of the path made detouring around her impossible. I stood there for maybe 10 minutes, but she held her positext/photos by Capt. or Janson/ ./rThe Road Less Traveled Fer-de-lance. Known locally as the yellow beard (barba amarilla) because of its yellowish chin, this snake produces venom that is most assuredly deadly. and other slithering surprises! and other slithering surprises!

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15tion. Finally, I gave up. It was a jungle stando, and I had conceded defeat. Of the more than 125 species of snakes living in Central America, only a dozen or so could be considered dangerous to humans. And since most of these vipers are nocturnal hunters, it is very unlikely that you will ever encounter one. Nevertheless, most people who are not jungle-savvy worry too much about the danger of snakes. As we journey through the jungle it is always a good idea to watch the path ahead to see what is on it, never to place your hands or feet in places where you cannot see what is there, and to treat any wild animal you encounter with respect and due care. is is especially true of snakes. Most every creature of the forest will ee from approaching humans because, in general, humans are not very nice to them. Your chances of having a problem with a snake are 1,000 times less likely than being involved in collision on the highway. ere are two families of venomous snakes in Central America that deserve our special respect. Coral snakes have the most potent venom and are related to Old World mambas and cobras. e good news is that they are normally very docile. Most problems occur when a child, fascinated by the snakes beautiful colors, tries to pick it up. If you threaten a coral snake it will rear up and sway back and forth in cobra-like fashion. Coral snakes do not have fangs. ey have to chew on you for a while to get the venom into your bloodstream. In our region there are numerous, totally harmless, false coral snakes. eir coloration is similar but you can tell the dierence if you remember the following, well-known rhyme: red and black, friend of Jack red and yellow, kill the fellow. is is referring to the arrangement of the colored bands on the snakes. e other families of poisonous snakes are the pit vipers, which include the yellow beard as well as rattlesnakes and the beautiful eyelash vipers. e pit refers to a special heat-detecting organ located between the eye and the nostril. ese infrared detectors allow the vipers to see at night, even in total darkness, as they pursue their quarry. I have encountered many, many vipers Golden eyelash viper. Belizean jungle guide Jimmi Palacios ( ) points to a small viper. A small green eyelash viper in this same position would be nearly invisible. e venom even of the very small ones ( ) is very dangerous. Once I was almost bitten on the face by one due to my lack of prudence in photographing one. Usually, if I want to get very close, I use a barrier between myself and the viper.

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16 ...continued page 68 Deep within the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. e forests canopy is very dense, and most of the year it is covered by a thick mist. Gigantic ferns surround big, evergreen trees covered by lichens, orchids and bromeliads resembling pendant gardens. : Godmans highland viper : Godmans mountain viperalong paths in Central America and almost always they are non-aggressive and pose no threat to humans. Bien mansos as we say very tame. ey most often will get out of your way long before you ever see them. But sometimes not, and I have often appreciated the fact that my body is always faster than my brain. And so, before I even know what is happening, I jump or sidestep just in time to avoid stepping on a rattlesnake or other dustbellied brother. But then there is yellow beard. is is a snake with an attitude. I have heard many stories to simply discount the fer-de-lances aggressive reputation as myth. If you ever come upon one, keep your distance. A friend of mine related one of his encounters. Jerry was taking it easy at Ixcacel Beach when he noticed something odd occurring on the other side of the campground. He went over to investigate and saw some birds dive-bombing something on the ground. As he got closer he saw that it was a large snake, a yellow beard in fact. Suddenly, the irritated snake, upon seeing Jerry, took o after him. Jerry, terried, ran at top speed in the opposite direction. After perhaps 50 yards Jerry looked behind and was astonished to see the snake still in pursuit. Jerry kept running and nally the serpent veered o into the bush. Jerry veered

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17 View from the road on the way to El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Jumping viper Known by locals as el terrible the jumping viper, upon being disturbed, jumps up to a meter in the air and as it jumps, it bites! Green vine snake. Also known as the atbread snake, it is very slender, with a long delicate tail, and grows to a length of 59-79 inches. False coral snake It is considered to be the snake that most resembles the original ancestral snake form, note the lizardlike skull. Tropical rat snake. is beautifully colored snake is an arboreal non-venomous rat hunter

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18 In February onlookers had the unique opportunity to witness a demonstration of extraordinary skill, strength, determination and a seemingly unceasing human desire to conquer stu at the second annual North Face Antigua Boulder Challenge. Fifty competitors from all over Central America, as well as others from the United States and Canada, took the challenge of scaling the 12-foot-high, ve-sided articial boulder. For those of us not familiar with the climbing world, bouldering is a style of rock climbing without the use of ropes but instead consists of shorter climbs to heights from which it is safe to fall onto a soft crash pad. e February competition, sponsored by e North Face, featured some of the most skilled climbers in all of Central America. At stake was a $1,000 prize for both the rstplace male and female winners, as well as a free ight to Chile to compete in the Masters of Boulder tournament on March 15the nal competition for all of Latin America. e winner from there moves on to the world championships in China later this year. After a glorious battle by all who participated, the nal standings from e North Face Antigua Boulder Challenge 2013 were, for the women: in third place from El Salvador, Colin OBrian; in second place from La Antigua Guatemala, Andrea Rock Climbing in La Antigua GuatemalaBoulderChallengeSPORTS text/photos by Kathryn Robinson IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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19Nez; and in rst place, also from Antigua, Paula Mndez with three tops in one try. For the men: in third place from Guatemala, Junior Fortuny: in second place from Costa Rica, David Ulloa; and in rst place, the winner from last years Boulder Challenge, Diego Garca from Antigua, with one top in one try. Bouldering is fundamentally a very basic sport, but its goal of overcoming obstacles no matter how seemingly impossible inspires all. e only way to the top is through the struggle and the ght. And no matter how many times you fall, keep climbing. You can see how Paula and Diego did at the competition in Chile on e North Face Chile Facebook page. IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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20 When David Elron rst visited Guatemala in 2001 he was a carefree backpacker who thought hed stay for a couple of weeks and move on. However, after meeting a shaman in the highland town of Todos Santos, the Israelis plans quickly changed. I ended up traveling with the shaman, studying with him and eventually teaching with him for eight monthsand the experience completely changed my life, says Elron. Seated on a bench on New Years Day in La Antigua Guatemalas Central Park, Elron had a revelation: With cohetes going o all around me I thought: Im going to be a healer and work to better the lives of others. Almost 12 years later thats exactly what the economics and marketing graduate is doing: using holistic treatments such as massage, Reiki and Amanae, a technique that focuses on releasing suppressed and usually subconscious emotions and trauma, to improve the well-being of people who are unhappy with their lives or want to change an element of them. rough his belief that everyone can be and deserves to be happy, Elron uses physical, spiritual and emotional therapies to create a positive and lasting change in his patients lives. You cant just work with somebodys body; you have to work with their mind and emotions too. When you are malnourished in one area you overcompensate for it in another. So I can tell someone what to eat, but it wont help them if theyre undernourished emotionally or spiritually. We have to work together to nd a balance, Elron explains. e health coach, who has worked with patients from 3 to 85 years old, has a number of businesses all focused on wellbeing. From infrared saunas to cleanse and detox the body, to independent lm screenings to open the mind, and intensive six-day Amanae workshops (emotional release bodywork to heal past traumas), he encourages his patients to listen to their heart and body and not be afraid of addressing the things that hold them back from living the life they want. e magic happens when we get outside of our heads and stop thinking. Some things dont make sense, nor do they need to, but you just have to step back and allow the healing process to happen. Magic is all around us, insists Elron. Many of Elrons clients say his holistic approach (which also encompasses elements of positive psychology) is life changing and has enabled them to live in a more fullling and positive way. As well as emotional results, physical improvements are often apparent too: ...continued page 76 PROFILE by Anna Claire Bevan Improving the well-being of others When you are malnourished in one area you overcompensate for it in another.

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21 Theres not a cocktail bar in Central London that doesnt stock Ron Zacapa, an English Starbucks that isnt preparing to launch a Guatemala cappuccino or a high-end British supermarket that doesnt sell petit-pois straight from the countrys Highlands, according to Guatemalan Embassy sta in the U.K. Outside the U.S., Guatemalas biggest export market is Great Britain, and trade between the two countries has been steadily increasing over the past few years. With a new free trade agreement between the European Union and Central America going into eect later this year, commerce between the nations is set to grow even further. It now seems as though the Guatemalan Embassy in London doesnt exist so much for the 300 chapines who live there as it does for the two countries exchange of ideas and trade. Asisclo Valladares has been the Guatemalan Ambassador to the U.K. for nearly three years. In 2010 we didnt have any economic investment sections, but I established that, says Valladares, who ran for president twice before taking up this position. Trade is good in both directions, so we work closely with the U.K. Embassy in Guatemala City, which wasnt done before. Valladares and his team recently chaperoned a group of British businessmen to Guatemala, as part of Explore Guatemala, and gave them an insight into the commercial opportunities that exist within the country. Investment missions like these led the health insurance giant BUPA to begin operating in Guatemala and Pollo Campero to set up shop in the U.K. However, its not just about new business. Valladares is also the Guatemalan representative of coee, sugar, oil and cocoa to the U.K.; he serves as the Guatemalan Ambassador to a host of African countries; and he works closely with Guatemalan President Otto Prez Molina to gain support for his ideas in Europe. I used to be the Attorney General in Guatemala and fought against drug trackers. It was risky, but its useless if you take one drug cartel out of play, as another will just ll its shoes. is is why I feel so strongly about Prez Molinas drug (legalization) policy. We need new methods. Shortly after serving as the Attorney General, Valladares received his rst diplomatic posting, following in the footsteps of his father, who occupied the same position for 18 years. I was Ambassador to the Vatican twice and I loved itit was incredible, he says. e rst time was with Pope John Paul II and the second was with Pope Benedict. I met John Paul II many times and always got the same impres-ASISCLO VALLADARES P ROFILE by Anna Claire BevanGuatemalan Ambassador to the U.K. ...continued page 76 Many countries have more than we have, but nowhere has as much as we do in such a small space.

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22 datebook APRIL 2013 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS COMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 3 Wed., 2pm TOUR: Open Win dows Learning Center, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and community develop ment foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE!. www.openwindowsfoun dation.com, La Antigua See related ar ticle, page 12.2 Tues., 5:30pm BENEFIT DANCE: Mayan dances performed by indig enous children from Nuevo Amanecer, a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 children in San Andrs Itzapa, providing health care, education and the preservation of Mayan traditions, includ ing language and dance. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La An tigua6 Sat., 4-7pm ART: Resiliencias, a group show by renown Chilean artists Pi lar Ros, Gina Intveen, Carmen Erazo and Elizabeth Stuven. The theme lies in the ability to recover readily from adversity, and using a sense of humor as a strategy to deal with unfavorable situations. The oils and acrylics reveal four approaches to one concept using color, texture and format. More than 30 new works will be on display. The show ends May 5. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua5 Fri., 5pm (Spanish) TEATRO: Presentacin de la obra teatral Rukemonik Rinuchakul (el tejido de mi cuerpo) Grupo Ix Saqul Ik, nos presenta el fruto de una investigacin artstica acerca de la sexualidad y el erotismo como construccin histrica y social de la cultura maya contempornea. Centro de Formacin de la Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua5 Fri., 5:30pm & Fri., 12th, 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Restaurant: Fea turing French cuisine; 26th, 5:30pm : Featuring Italian cuisine. The only res taurant run by KIDS in cooperation with the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. Every two weeks the restaurant serves food with a theme or featuring cuisine from countries around the world. Res ervations: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5279-6976. You will be picked up at 5pm by our shuttle service. Our mini chef will wait for you in front of Cafe Condesa to bring you to the KIDS Restaurant in San Gaspar Vivar

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23 You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUE.gt Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the May 2013 edition by April 10 REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changes DA TE BOO K 6 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: Guatemalan cuisine; $40 in cls. three hours of instruction, a coee break and a delicious lunch (prepared by the class), incls. a glass of wine or other beverage; next, a visit to the mercado to nd out where to buy the best ingredi ents. Limited enrollment. Call for a reser vation, 7882-4468. La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua10 Wed., 6pm Presentation: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presen tation through vintage and contempo rary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet edu cational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Autographed books availa ble. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua 9 Tues., 5:30 TALK: Radio Pre school presented by Rosa Mara Ruiz and Quirio Ixtamen Prez. The program is adapted from a series developed in Af rica. It is broadcast in native languages of rural Guatemala on existing community radio stations. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua10 Wed., 5pm PHOTOGRAPHY: Grace by Pattie Traynor. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua11 Thurs., 6pm (Spanish) TEATRO: Los ms solos. Esta obra utiliza la locura de cuatro enfermos men tales abandonados como metfora para hablar de una sociedad violenta y des quiciada. Vctor, Cerebro, Choreja y Levy, pertenecientes a una generacin que su fri durante su juventud una guerra civil en El Salvador. Esta actividad se emitir porstreaming a travs de la pgina web www.aecid-cf.org.gt Centro de For macin de la Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua12 Fri., through Thursday, 18th EXPOSITION: Presenting Les lie Nannes illutrations in the childrens book, Bruyy: El Origen y la Guerra de los Colores by Silvia Mansillas; in a collabora tive eort with fellow fashion designer, Neigher Maximilano Reyes, featuring puppet-size costumes of the characters; and Pietro Moluko, bringing Nannes il lustrations to life with computer-gener ated animation. Presented by the Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City See related ar ticle, page 54.12 Fri., through Sat., May 4 ART: Masculino, a collective ex position by Guatemalan artists from the XIX through the XXI centuries. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a avenida 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City. See anniversary ar ticle on page 36.12th Fri., 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Restaurant: Featuring French cuisine, Info., see listing Fri., 5th.16 Tues., 4:20pm (Spanish) DEMOILUSTRACIN: Por Leslie Nanne Lippmann. Aprenda sobre el pro ceso creativo, la tcnica utilizada y de la vida profesional de la artista. Q18. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indgena (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City See entry, Fri., 12th; also related article on page 54. 16 Tues., 5:30 TALK: Life in Gua temala: Brief History and Current Conditions, presented by Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service ocer liv ing in Antigua. She is a former U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the found er of WINGS, a non-prot dedicated to reproductive health and family planning and the recipient of numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua18 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CHARLA: Arte Hispanoreligioso en los corregimientos de Guatemala, dictada por Anbal Chajn. Q30/Q15 estudiantes o guas de turismo. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guate mala City19 Fri., 7pm (Spanish) CUENTOS PARA ADULTOS: Cuentos cortos para nios largos. Repertorio de cuentos loscos, de amor y humor. Relatos ex trados tanto de la tradicin oral latino americana, como de obras de carcter internacional. Actuacin a cargo de Ro dolfo de Len. Centro de Formacin de la Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua

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24 DA TE BOO K30 Tues., 7pm MUSIC: Grammy Award winning Editus. Q150 incls. cocktail reception. Finca Finca Filadela, (7728-0800), 150m north of Iglesia de San Felipe de Jess, La Antigua20 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle pon. #15-C, La Antigua SEE LIST ING, Sat. 2nd. 23 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Read ing Village: Cultivating a New Generation of Leaders and Readers. Hear inspiring stories of 40 teen reading pro moters who work to foster a love of read ing. Hear how Reading Villages combina tion of youth leadership training and lit eracy activism has transformed individu als, strengthened social fabric and given rise to new community-based initiatives. During this presentation co-founder Lar ry Dressler will share three breakthrough lessons that Reading Village has learned about community development. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua21 Sun., 8am CARRERA ARCO IRIS: Organized by Club Rotario Antigua benetting Fundacin Aydame a Vivir, an organization that assists chil dren stricken with cancer. This is a family event, bring your pets, bicycles, baby car riages, etc. Donation Q70, includes T-shirt and a medal. Registration at Aserradero Lorenzi (Avenida de la Recoleccin) and Hospital Veterinario Antigua (6a av. sur #1), also on the day of the event. Begins and ends at Central Park, La Antigua23 Tues. EXPOSITION: Mosaicos de Lectura, celebrating World Book Day. The exhibition highlights read ing, libraries, and archives through a mo saic vision of words and images. Centro de Formacin de la Cooperacin Espoa ola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua20 Sat., 5pm ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Ubis Sushi, ceviches & sake tasting. Ubis Sushi (tel: 7832-2767) 6a av. sur #12 B-2, La Antigua See re lated article, page 64.26 Fri., 7-10pm GOURMET DIN NER FOR A CAUSE! Enjoy a glass of wine/kir, hors doeuvres, coq au vin with Israeli cous cous, dessert and more, sur rounded by unique and beautiful items in Antiguas Casa Chicob. Q100 with cash bar. Net procededs ben et Brillo de Sol Edu cation Project. Info., contact kamille@ brillodesol.org. Casa Chicob, 1a av. norte #21, La Antigua 30 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Diana Morton founded Helping One Family at a Time in September 2011 out of a clear need to assist an indigenous family in San Andrs Itzapa (35 minutes from Antigua by bus). Diana helps them link to services such as health, employ ment, and education. Like so many, they want to create a better life for them selves and their children. Join Dianne in a visit to their home and enjoy a delicious, authentically Mayan lunch (Q100). Hear Dianne talk more about this project and how you might help this family and oth ers in San Andrs Itzapa. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua .26 Fri., GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Esperanza Juvenil AICSA Open golf tournament will be held at the Gua temala Country Club to benet the pro grams 132 children and youth. For more information, tel: 2254-9911 or visit www. esperanzajuvenil.org. Guatemala City 25 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CHARLA: La Ermita del soldado de San Juan Chamelco, dictada por Zoila Rodrguez. Q30/Q15 estudiantes o guas de turismo.Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City26 Fri., 5:30pm : DINING at KIDS Restaurant: Featuring Italian cuisine. Reservations: kidsrestaurant@ gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 52796976. Info. see listing Fri. 5th.

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25 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua www.centrodeartepopular.com OPEN D AIL YP rimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & P roduction of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People Congratulations El Attico Galeraon your 25th Anniversary Congratulations El Attico Galeraon your 25th AnniversaryPLAN AHEADMay 1 HOLIDAY: Labor day, most banks & some businesses will be closed. CountrywideAs a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent that it does not have to be recognized by others. Robert Brault When you invite trouble, its usually quick to accept. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If I had my life to live over, Id have fewer meetings and more rendezvous. Robert Brault When you are through changing, you are through. Bruce Barton Since 1992www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $20 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaOces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (Central Park)Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053 MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SA T 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunda y 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala Cit y T els: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896 www .popolvuh.ufm.edu

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26 DATEBOOKWendy Carpenters work in weaving, dyeing and basketry spans more than 35 years. e accomplished ber artist has spent the past nine years working with craftsmen and women in Central America and Mexico on textile designs and organizing sewing cooperatives, as well as custom-cutting jadeite and quartz geodes for making jewelry. Her Maya Woman series on exhibit at La Antigua Galera de Arte features six sculptures from a series of nine, representing her eorts to blend cultures through art. e works express a connection from the past with the present, through form, color and tactile material. Carpenter purchases hand-woven fabric from local indigenous women and then cuts and weaves portions of the material into her sculptures. Her works depict the essence of the native women in Guatemala, walking the streets arm and arm, preserving tradition in todays modern culture. Carpenter studied ber sculpture in Olympia, Washington, in the mid-1970s, tapestry weaving in Taos, New Mex ico, and completed her bachelors degree through the University of Wisconsin.ALL MONTH: Maya Woman Series by Wendy Carpenter at La Antigua Galera de Arte Maya Woman Series on ExhibitHer sculptures can be seen at La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Guatemala.

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Mondays 7:30pm: Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Tuesdays 7:30pm: Gustavo plays Latino classics, western tunes with some harmonica. Wednesdays 7:30pm: Open Mike Night : come along and show your skills. Free drink for anyone who performs! Thursdays 7:30pm: Kenny and Friends, some of Antiguas best loved local musicians will amaze you with some great music. Fridays 7:30pm: Segio, this talented local plays a mix of music including lots of reggae! Saturdays 7:30pm: A variety of bands! 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 AntiguaWednesdays Jazz Duo with Lisandro, Grand Piano & Double Bass. Thursdays Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Fridays Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres and Coloso Gudierre on congas Saturdays, 5pm Classical Recitals with Seth Montforth and special guest. Q100La Cueva de Panza Verde tel: 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Nightly cover: Q35La Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Mondays 7-10pm: Malcolm and his own special Voice, Style and Sound. Original music and some oldies thrown in. Tuesdays David with easy listening jazzy coee house guitar and vocals (Pique on the conga) Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes).Las Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua Mondays & Tuesdays Blues night Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa and Mix with Trujillo, Gilberto, Bryan and Ren Fridays & Saturdays Salsa with Grupo Caribe Sundays Surprise GuestFridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: Rock in English and Spanish. Cover Q20 Restaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La AntiguaPosada 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.Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba bandTrova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for April schedule: 2334-1241. Live music Thursdays through Saturdays. live music 28 PHOTO: JORGE ORTIZ

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29THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H DATEBOOKThurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciu dad Vieja, youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Guatemala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. Antigua_oce@ninosdegua temala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/ Ciudad ViejaWednesdays, 8pm (Spanish) COMEDIA: 1,000 maneras de reir por El Cubo y sus amigotes. Q60. Trova jazz, Va 6, 3-55, z. 4, Guatemala CityWednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La AntiguaMondays 10am & Thursdays at 2:30pm Join the sta of Com mon Hope for a free 2-hour village tour to learn how we partner with families Departs from the fountain at central park. Tel: 79226600 to arrange a private tour; details, visit www.commonhope.org. La AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaSaturdays, 5pm MUSIC: Seth Montfort, a multi-award winning musician and founder of the San Fran cisco Concerto Orchestra, plays classical & jungle piano. Cover Q100. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), La Antigua Tuesdays, 11am-1pm & 3-5pm CROCHET WORKSHOPS: Info: Wto (tel: 7882-4641) 4a calle oriente #10, 2nd oor, El Jauln, La AntiguaThursdays, 11am-1pm TRICOT WORKSHOPS: Relax while you create beautiful handiwork. For more informa tion, Wto (tel: 7882-4641) 4a calle orien te #10, 2nd oor, El Jauln, La AntiguaTuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Span ish) CHARLA: Similitudes y diferen cias entre la arquitectura espaola y guatemalteca en los siglos XVII y XVIII, impartido por Brenda Porras. Contribu cin: Q500/Estudiantes o guas de turis mo Q375. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City

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31 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Carretera 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 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 pmCalle 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 GU ATEM A L A CI T Y services + shopping 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 In Nola In NolaFabrics by the yard & more 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 pm International Interdenominational + (502) 4569.4419 decor@rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com + FOTOGRAFA, DISEO GRFICO Y WEBRUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY REMODELING OR DECORATING? SELECT UNIQUE BRILLIANT IMAGES FROM OUR GALLERIES AVALAIBLE AS FINE ART PRINTS Congratulations to Jorge Lpez on his photograph titled Plazuela en ruinas. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Honorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April

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33 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies 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 It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. David Applegate GENERAL FLOOR POLISHER 1.5HP, 17 HOOVER CARPET VACUUM 12 Normal price: Q2500 FREE HOOVER VACUUM when purchasing your General Floor Polisher!! We deliver within Guatemala city.Combo Q.11,500.00

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34 GU ATEM A L A CI T Y dining Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241 ArtGalleryguatemalan artists of contemporary El Origen (2012) Ana Martinez Montt El Nacimiento de Mrlin (2013) Juan Pablo Canale Recuerdo de Familia Alvaro Snchez La Pared (2013) Elvira Mndez Autorretrato (2013) Rodolfo de Len Aoranza II, Las Alas Luca Morn Accesorios 2 (2013) Erick Gonzlez

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35 dining GU ATEM A L A CI T Y 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 & in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 Shakespeare Pub

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Its not just technology that has changed since El Attico rst opened its doors in April 1988. Back then it was an antique shop that doubled as an art gallery; now its an art gallery that doubles as a research center. e antique shop was dwindling, while the art gallery was becoming stronger and moving in other directions, says El Attico co-owner Guillermo Monsanto. So, after three months and many requests from visitors to see more contemporary pieces, Monsanto and his business partner, Luis Escobar, decided to close the antiques side of their gallery and use the extra space to develop an exposition area where they could host monthly activities and diverse exhibitions. Ever since opening 25 years ago in zone 14, El Attico has had a hugely positive eect on Guatemalas art scene: showcasing the countrys young, upcoming talent in one room and pieces from more established artists in the other. Its centro de documentacin gives students, researchers and collectors access to information about the countrys art from the present day to as far back as la Conquista. However, the gallerys patriotism doesnt end there. El Attico also dedicates itself to restoring and conserving important national art that has been neglected over recent years. e two art enthusiasts chose the name El Attico because, they say, It evokes the idea of rediscovering forgotten objects and paying attention to them so that they come back to life again with another meaning. e gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month with a special exhibition focusing on the male gure and showcasing selected works by Guatemalan artists. For both Monsanto and Escobar, their fascination with art started during childhood and since then has become their driving force: In dicult times, creativity can save you. eres no age or social condition necessary to appreciate art. Whats most important is not to lose condence and hope in yourself. With its emphasis on technical sculpture work and homegrown talent, El Atticos diverse collection is aimed at everyone and is occasionally loaned to museums and theater productions around the country. We are very grateful for the help and support that we have received from many people throughout this whole time. Were really happy that we can dedicate ourselves to doing what we love and were ready to continue evolving, says Monsanto. 25 Years of C EL EB R AT I O N by Anna Claire Bevan El Attico is located on 4a avenida 15-45, zone 14 of Guatemala City, open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. El AtticoAn art gallery that doubles as a research center 36

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37 lodging GUATEMALA CITY Rate includes: rfn tb r hotelcasablancainn1@gmail.com www.hotelcasablancainn.com Feel warm & relaxed on your arrival! 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 Images from the El Attico exhibition for April, 2013

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38 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 Apt. El Rosario, 5a av. sur #10, Antigua Tel: 7832-8475, 5202-0988 Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-12:30 H EALT H SERV ICE S Solution to this months Cruci-Word 1T10R12I14B U18T22A26N29T33E2R O B A19E N E A S3A B E R R A N T T4N A R K20R E30P O7A S A17S E24E D34O6L O C R O21S28A R5S L I E16R23X27R A Y T15Y T T R I31U M8O11T13H E R25E I R E9R E A S O N S32N N page 99Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. Glen Beaman To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson If youre in a bad situation, dont worry itll change. If youre in a good situation, dont worry itll change. John A. Simone, Sr. The birds are molting. If only man could molt also, his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions. James Allen He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Francis Bacon

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40 Living in HarmonyMindfulness PsychotherapyDr. Karmen GuevaraTel: 5018-3136 kg@karmenguevara.com www.karmenguevaratherapy.comSkype Sessions Available English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VETERINARY CLINIC* *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia PLASTIC SUR GERY DR. ENRIQUE R OSSELL HOSPITAL ROSSELL 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 Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnett.com www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! H EALT H SERV ICE SAll changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France Faced with the choice between changing ones mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith No two men ever judged alike of the same thing, and it is impossible to nd two opinions exactly similar, not only in different men but in the same men at different times. Michel Montaigne

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41 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH H EALT H SERV ICE SAfter youve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After ve years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. Alfred Edward Perlman Dont let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish some thing stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Earl Nightingale If you dont like something change it; if you cant change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake

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42 It takes only three to ve seconds to make a rst impression, and a greeting almost always involves a handshake. ats where having cared-for hands and well-manicured nails are of vital importance for men and women alike. Remember: Your hands are always on display. Stop and think for a moment about your hands, all they do for you in a day. You are constantly using them, and most of us manage to neglect the very simple nail care that not only makes an impact socially but, more importantly, neglecting them can cause some mildly painful issues such as hang nails to more serious problems like nail fungus. Common nail problems can be prevented or reversed by taking just a few extra minutes once a week. Your hands and nails will thank you for the extra attention, and in no time they will be stronger, healthier and hydrated. ere are many great things about living in Guatemala, one of them being that we have an abundance of what I like to call the miracle oil. You may know it by its common name macadamia nut oil. is oil can be used for many things, although I mainly use it for its skin and hair-care benets. Macadamia nut oil is almost perfect in its composition; it contains the highest amount of palmitoleic acid (an Omega 7 fatty acid) of any plant that research has proven helps skin retain its youthful appearance. When we are young palmitoleic acid is plentiful in our skin, but as we age it decreases. Also, because of its high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids, the oil is able to mimic our skins natural sebum, which allows for easy absorption and can even provide relief for sunburn, wounds and irritations. Our hands are one area where we begin to show the signs of aging rst, therefore this light, non-greasy oil is your ideal choice for replacing lost vital oils and increasing suppleness.Give yourself a mini miracle manicure at home by following these simple steps.1. Begin by removing any old nail polish; in corners you may use an orangewood stick with a bit of cotton soaked in polish remover. Miracle Oil Manicure BEAUTY by Melissa CollinsHow to have stronger, healthier and hydrated nails by using the versatile and benecial Macadamia nut oil

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43 Contact Melissa at Golden Studio at 4937-0244 or email: info@goldenstudioantigua.com Direct contact for macadamia nut oil: exvalhalla@gmail.com or tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530nails from discoloration, followed by two coats of your chosen color and a top coat. If you nd your nail polish just doesnt last, then try a gel polish manicure; you can have perfect nails for up to 20 days. Its great for those who have soft or brittle nails, giving the nails extra strength allowing the nails to grow longer. Be condent the next time you shake hands, pick up that glass or wave hello. You will know that your hands look great and are healthy too. 2. Clip your nails straight across to the length you prefer then le in one direction, gently rounding the corners. 3. Prepare a small bowl of warm water with a few drops of macadamia nut oil and soak your hands for ve minutes. 4. Using the angled side of your orangewood stick, gently push back your cuticles. ere is no need to cut your cuticles. Clean under the nail with the pointy side of the stick. 5. Apply a small drop of macadamia nut oil to each nger at the cuticle, gently massaging into the whole nail area, moving up the ngers to the hand. (If applying nail polish, be sure to remove the oil of the nail bed with a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover.) If you like, you can apply nail polish to your nails, making sure always to use a base coat to protect your H EALT H SERV ICE S

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46 In the small pueblo of Chimaltenango a group of young people from across Guatemala and neighboring El Salvador gathers for a four-day youth leadership congress, organized by the NGO SERES. In a scene that could be mistaken for an acrobatics class, they discuss how in teams of six they can hold a group pose with only eight hands and three feet touching the ground. ere is laughter and high spirits as one by one each human pyramid comes crashing down. But, despite the jovial atmosphere, there is a reason why these young people are here today: each one of them is concerned about environmental issues that are devastating their communities and wants to help put a stop to them. Aged between 15 and 25, these young adults have come together to discuss the problems that their hometowns face, create ideas to tackle them and draw up detailed action plans, which will then be presented to their communities with the hope of generating enough support to bring their proposals to fruition. Daniella Grijalua, 16, comes from Escuintla. She says that garbage used to be so bad in her community that she could smell it from her classroom. But since becoming involved with SERES, she has made her neighborhood more environmentally aware and there are now nes for people who litter. Im so satised that Im helping my community, and each time I come here I get new experiences to take back to my family. I dont use tins or plastic bags anymore, and since the school in my community doesnt have a kitchen, were collecting bottles and SERES works with young people to help instill environmental awareness and create future leaders. Youth Leadership C O MMUN ITY S E RV ICE by Anna Claire Bevanlling them with inorganic waste so that we can build one. SERES focus on inspiring and empowering the countrys youth stems from its belief that young people need to be taught the necessary skills to drive their own communities forward, rather than wait for foreigners to do it. In Guatemala almost 50% of the population is 18 or under, says SERES founder Corrina Grace. But because of the countrys 25-year history of aid and charities that have formed a gift economy, there is this generation rising up that arent empowered to do anything with their life. Guatemala hosts more foreign NGOs than any other country in Central America. While these organizations are important in providing support for human rights, ghting rural poverty and ...cont. page 76

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 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: NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause facebook.com/UnidosParaLosAnimalesWould you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: AN TIGUA shops + servicesHave a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. Charles Dickens No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, no religions are needed. All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity... just a little more, and existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to nd a new category for it. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE

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49 IMMIGRATION SERVICES colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor colibr 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com SCOOTER RENTALS $30 Daily $100 weekly 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. Charles F. Kettering

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services 7830-6669 5408-7057 English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides, incredible views! PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided

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ver notice how your home environment feels dierent after returning from a vacation? Perhaps you note changes in your perspectives and feelings after completing a project. We notice this often after teaching workshops and being with so many amazing world travelers at Lake Atitln. ese transformations in our perceptual eld are courtesy of the reticular-activating system. Its role is to sense things around us and sort them out. It acts as a l ter in your awareness. Essentially, the reticular-activating system is the autopilot of your consciousness. When we change environments, we open our percep tual elds and are more available to connect with the now moment. New environments expand our perceptual eld and we are able to take in new datacolors seem more vivid. We become more consciously aware. Alternatively, we can become a bit overwhelmed and fatigued by travel. It is important to stay in the present moment and decide how much activity is inspiring versus tiring. e beauty of Guatemala provides ample food for the perceptual lters. Changing environments, diverse foods, changing your sleep spaceall these things stim ulate your biology. You can use this biological function to your advantage. When creating a travel agenda it is common to overbook your time. Guatemala reminds us that colors, fab rics, soil, smiles and owers are the essence of the natural world. Why not be bold? You can shift your schedule and take a moment. Perhaps simply enjoy the many sites at the Parque Central in La Antigua. at ...cont. page 60Guatemala Transformations! by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 Spirit .. Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com 52

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54 When Leslie Nanne rst decided back in high school that she wanted to be an illustrator, she admits having a few concerns: I was afraid of becoming a starving artist, she says. But I was even more afraid of choosing a safer profession and always wondering whether I could have made it in the art world. Now, at age 24, the talented Guatemalan has put her fears rmly behind her as she prepares for a weeklong exhibition of her work at Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City. Nanne got her rst big break in 2011, shortly after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia (U.S.), when she was asked to illustrate Silvia Mansillas childrens book, Bruyy: El Origen y la Guerra de los Colores. e exposition, which starts on Friday, April 12, will showcase some of the books most popular illustrations, bringing the characters to life through puppet-size costumes, made by fashion designer Neigher Maximilano Reyes, and computer-generated animations by Pietro Moluko. e longest part of making an illustration is the time it takes to nd the right idea and concept behind it. Silvia gave me the manuscript in September 2011 and I only knew what I was going to do for maybe one or two illustrations. While I was working on one illustration I thought about the next one and slowly the ideas came of their own accord. I was living inside Bruyys worldI had to live in that fantasy so that I could shine a light onto the world that Silvia had created, says Nanne. In addition to the mounted exhibition on the walls of Ixchel Museum, the artist will be holding classes to show the challenges she faced illustrating this particular story, her illustration techniques and her top tips for other aspiring illustrators. ere will also be a childrens workshop on Saturday, April 13 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), where Nanne will help young artists decorate masks and think creatively about how to interpret colors and emotions. I know the impact that illustrations can have on children if they manage to remain in their minds; they become the seeds that childrenArt Exposition at Museo Ixchel showcases Guatemalan artists book illustrations. A R T by Anna Claire Bevan

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56 plant in their consciousness, and they grow with them. Nanne draws inspiration for her work from both old and new ideas: 19th century, vintage Asian art in-Leslie Nanne at work in her studio Leslie Nanne from previous pageuences her work, as do modern designs that she sees on websites such as tumblr. Were inuenced by what we are surrounded by, what we have grew up in, and what we aspire to imitate or become. I grew up in Guatemala, so I was regularly exposed to our tenacious and diverse culture. e extravagance in the indigenous peoples

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57 Live Music Nightly 7:00pm 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 Sun. La Pea Mini-Deli for the best cookies in town -Pastries, Cinnamon Rolls, Lomito, Coee Mayan Ceremonial Dance: Childrens Benet Nios con Bendicin (Sat. 13th, 1pm) Guatemalan Cooking Classes: Sat. April 6th and Sat. 20th, 9am (reservations ) BOX LUNCHES dining ANTIGUA

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58 Bruyy: El Origen y la Guer ra de los Colores Weaving together paper, ideas and emotions, Nannes illustrations are said to be like a multi-layered collage with several meanings that change the longer you observe them. I want people to appreciate the nal product, but also to take their time to pull it apart and enjoy the separate pieces as much as the whole. Illustration is my tool and my voice to reach as far and wide as I can so that all the people in this world realize that we are all connected, says Nanne. clothing taught me not to fear color or pattern and, instead, to use it to enrich my creations. I love the challenge of illustrating what is complicated and what has several interpretations and layers. My wish is to make people use their brain; therefore, my work is characterized for having meanings within meanings. Its a challenge for me to communicate everything Ive thought of and not lose people along the way, says the young artist.Leslie Nanne from previous page

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60 A NTIGUA dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12Tel: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 hour spent doing nothing will do more for your health and happiness than any planned event. You will cultivate your ability to enjoy the moment and feed your capacity to be peaceful. Transformation happens when we recognize the need to change or when circumstances force us to change. As a conscious tourist, why not use the heightened percep tual system to enhance your self-awareness? For example, after a travel experience, take a few minutes to reect and journal. Instead of writing about the agenda, journal about how you feel, what was the impact of your adven ture on you? Harvest the full bounty of the experience. Each time we bring our attention inward we discover our authentic truth. is is a great opportunity. When we are conscious of our true feelings we can make new decisions that support us. When we numb or distract ourselves with pre-set agendas, we miss the opportunity to be fully awake to our inner truth. Life happens. Transformation happens. Living con sciously simply means using everyday experiences to build our peace, happiness and self-condence. Sitting at the shore of Lake Atitln you will discover countless interactions, from dragonies landing on your arm, to the wind dancing on the waves of water. e miracle of a stunning sunset takes root in your core, and transfor mation happens automatically. Consciously participate in your life and discover that even the most ordinary of days have countless miracles. is is why we opened TOSA La Laguna Holistic Retreat Center at Lake Atit ln; it is natures gift of restoration to all who visit. Be daring! While in Guatemala do something just be cause you want to. Perhaps you might even join us at the lake and discover just how full the now moment truly is. Transformations cont. from page 52 ..

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With 8 employees and 8 tables, Caf Condesa opened on Palm Sunday, 1993, for our rst Holy Week. Parque Central was the bustling town center, complete with chaotic trac, parked cars clogging the walkways and a big stand selling hot pupusas camped right outside our door. By walking through the Casa del Conde bookstore and heading back to Caf Condesa, you entered a peaceful, beautiful sanctuary, a place that felt like home. Today, with over 45 employees and 30 tables, Caf Condesa is ready for its 20th Holy Week and still takes pride in being a spot for relaxation and good, honest food. When we started, we had to make our food from scratch because we couldnt nd a processed product in Antigua if our lives depended on it. But that hecho en casa mentality stuck with us over the years and now, in 2013, we still make every single item in our kitchen from scratch and with love. Our cooks, skilled women from Santa Maria De Jesus, San Juan del Obispo and San Felipe de Jesus, proudly cook every dish in house, including favorites like spicy hot Xochitl soup and bright, springy trendy greens with local macadamias and house vinaigrette. A day does not pass at Caf Condesa when countless cheesecakes, pies, cookies and loaves of our homemade bread pass through our ovens under the careful eyes of our bakers. And of course, our servers, baristas and managers will always greet you with a friendly smile and help you feel right at home. Whether you are one of our beloved locals who stop in for business breakfasts or birthday lunches or you are a tired traveler looking for a homey place to relax, all of us at Caf Condesa want to say thank you. It has been our privilege to be a part of your memories for the past 20 years. We are looking forward to the next chapter! Special Promotion! During the month of April, Caf Condesa will oer three of our house favorites for just Q20. Come in and enjoy our sweet Blackberry Cream Gateau, Condesas special Hot Chocolate with vanilla and whipped cream or any one of our daily soups and pay just Q20 for each! Its our way of saying Thank You! to our customers for the last 20 years. We are looking forward to the next 20! 7am-8pm Sun-Thu / 7am-9pm Fri-Sat Breakfast served all day! Sunday Brunch 9am-1pmInside La Casa del Conde. West side of the Central Park, Antigua PBX: 7832-0038 Email: lastrescondesas@hotmail.com All Major Credit Cards 20 th

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel Congratulations CAF CONDESAon your 20th Anniversary Congratulations CAF CONDESAon your 20th Anniversary ANTIGU A dining REVUE Fun, Free and InformativeSee everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. Pope John XXIII Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-rst blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. Jacob A. Riis It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. W. Edwards Deming Cielos de Algodn by Daniel Lpez Castillo Revue Photo Contest April -www.facebook/Revuemagazine

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63 Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES dining A NTIGU A = Fresh Seafood = American Cuts = Smoked Meats = National/Imported Wines & Beers7a av. norte #13. Antigua Tel. 5206-2298, 7832-8459Delicatessen Market

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64 Craving kimchi? at red-hot, chili-laced cabbage condiment ubiquitous to all Korean food things is now available on a new menu brought to you by Ubis Su shi. Owner and Executive Chef Jeremas Lpez decided to expand into the largely uncharted Korean food territory in La Antigua Guatemala in March, after hav ing success with a similar menu at his restaurant in Guatemala City. Now, in addition to sushi bar creations, you can sample traditional dishes from Korea. If you are unfamiliar with Korean food, a good dish to start with is de nyanchigue, a mild soup of vegetables, tofu and rice, or if you are feeling bold, jump right into the kimchichigue stew. Starting with a base of fragrant beef broth, Ubis adds strips of pork and pungent, tangy red chili kimchi to a soup that would cure even the peskiest lingering cold. e kimchi is made in house with go chugaru, a Korean chili powder, and al lowed to marinate for at least three days (until it has what some Korean-food en thusiasts call a funky avor). Perhaps the most traditional and well-known dish on the menu is the bulgogui strips of beef marinated in sweet and sa vory sauce, sauted with vegetables and served with rice. Ubis is banking on the time being right in Antigua to expand into this more obscure Asian cuisine. In 2009, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Aairs reported that there were close to 10,000 Korean immigrants living here, bringing their avors, cooking methods and ap petites with them. Taking into consider ation this rapidly expanding population combined with the sea of food-savvy travelers who pass through La Antigua every year, Ubis may be right. Ubis Sushi is located on 6a. Avenida Sur No. 12 B-2, Tel. 7832-2767. Natalie Rose is a freelance writer based in La Antigua Guatemala whose policy on kimchi is the funkier the better.Ubis Sushi Expands into Korean Fare FOOD by Natalie Rose IMAGES BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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66 To see F ULL M ENU S of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available 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 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 & Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes juices smoothies wraps soups salads natural supplements and exotic fruits La Antigua: 6a. calle Poniente #26 Guatemala City: 13 calle 2-75, zona 10 ANTIGU A dining Congratulations Ubis Sushion your 3rd Anniversary Congratulations Ubis Sushion your 3rd AnniversaryWake up, do your best, sleep, repeat. Thingsweforget.com Pintoresco San Cristbal by Alberto Bolaos Revue Photo Contest April -www.facebook/Revuemagazine They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius When someone stops advertising, someone stops buying. When someone stops buying, someone stops selling. When someone stops selling, someone stops making. When some one stops making, someone stops earning. When someone stops earning, someone stops buying. Edwin H. Stuart

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67 Open daily 7am 8pm cookiesantigua@gmail.com Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & OrganicCookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc. dining A NTIGU AThe most valuable lesson man has learned from his dog is to kick a few blades of grass over it and move on. Robert Brault The secret to happiness in your work is to nd a job in which your neurosis is constructive. Jeanne LaMont, MD

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68 I encourage everyone to get out into natureyou will nd that by associating your mind with the patterns of nature there is a healing and calming eect upon ones soul. e excitement of encountering a wild jaguar, quetzal or a yellow beard can never be experienced in a zoo or theme park. viper will lie immobile for hours upon a leaf or vine waiting for some prey to wander into its airspace at which time a quick lunging strike may land a dragony, beetle or even a hummingbird. Some years ago I came upon a large pink and grey viper hanging from a branch. I went to get my camera but by the time I got back, she was gone. e next day, on the same trail, I was amazed that the viper was back in the exact same position that I had found her a day earlier. is was obviously one of her favored hangouts. She probably got scared by my presence and only came back in the night. Sadly, in Guatemala, a snake found is usually a snake dead. It is a challenge to convince people that snakes are valuable citizens of the jungle and deserve to be appreciated and respected. o to the local bar where he began happy hour early! Here are a few facts about one of the most beautiful group of pit vipers, which are the lovely eyelash vipers. Coming dressed in a wide variety of colors and patterns, from lemon yellow, to lime green, to mottled gray and pink, these medium-sized (normally less than a meter in length) vipers are among my favorites. ey are very mansos and I am always delighted when I run across one, although, being arboreal, these are the ones that you have to take special care not to inadvertently put your hand on. Naturally, they will bite to defend themselves. e eyelashJungle Snakes cont. from page 17 e cincuate is a large snake that lives in the cool highlands and primarily hunts rats. It is widely accused of sneaking into villages at night and sucking milk from both cows and women! Yellow blotched palm pit viper. is species is classied as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of reatened Species and is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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70 In my community we all have many dreams, and selling our crafts helps us to see that realizing our goals are not impossible anymore, explained Lydia Lpez, a member of the group Gotitas de Pino. e members of Gotitas de Pino live in a tiny rural town in the cloud forests of eastern Guatemala, an area renowned for its natural beauty. While the town is rich in natural resources, economic resources are much harder to come by. However, the artisan group Gotitas de Pino, made up of 19 women and one man, is working to turn some of these natural resources into income to help their families. e group specializes in weaving pine needles into an amazing variety of creations. Pine needles are widely used in Guatemala. Traditionally, they are woven into rugs to cover oors during festive occasions, oering not only a nice decorative touch but also unique fragrance to these celebratory moments. With pine trees surrounding the cloud-forest town, the artisans of Gotitas de Pino have a long tradition of weaving pine needles. To obtain their raw materials, all they need to do is gather the needles from the forest oor and buy the thread. e artisans go out in groups to collect the pine needles. Once they have enough, they take their collection to one of their houses, where they select and clean the best needles. en they leave them out to dry in the sun. Once the pine needles are dry, the women can start creating. We really enjoy weaving the pine needles, little by little giving it the shape we envisioned in our minds, says Gladys Prez, one of the youngest members of the group. Gladys mother and sister are also members of Gotitas de Pino, and she enjoys the fact that they all participate. I really like the way we work together. We all get the same materials and we weave at home without disregarding our usual responsibilities, explains Rosa, one of the groups leaders. is is one important reason why the group has been successful. Women in rural Guatemala are responsible for all household chores, and with an average of eight children per household, free time is scarce. However, being able to weave at home in their precious free time allows them to be productive without neglecting their duties as mothers and wives. In my family we are six women and one man, Gladys says. Our mother taught us to weave pine needles as we were growing up. We wove everything from little things to bigger baskets, hoping we could eventually sell them. I remember the time I wove a vase, which I liked so much I wanted to keep it. en I decided to weave more so I could sell them, and I felt so proud to see they were well accepted by clients. It meant I could nally contribute to the familys nances. Weaving pine needles into beautiful baskets and other objects creates income for this small rural town Pine products made by Gotitas de Pino can be found in La Antigua at Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, across the street from the San Francisco Church. AR T ESA N A text/photo by Hilary Kilpatric

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72 If you think hotness and coldness in Spanish are zenny, imagine how they look to students of English. I once indexed the senses of hot when applied to autocars: hot to the touch, hot to sit in, hot in the temp gauge, hot to look at, hot to drive, or hot meaning stolen. With six meanings, English teachers could ask their classes, Are we having zen yet? Caliente suces only for the rst two. e respective right words for the rest are logical: sobrecalentado, bonito, estimulante, robado. e general noun for heat and hotness, the kind we measure with thermometers, is el calor. Two more letters (-ia) gives us calora (calorie)a unit of heat (not of grasa, fat). Coldness in English is zenny, too. Why, for instance, can cash be cold? And why is someone caught redhanded also caught cold? If a general statement could be made about where the languages differ in approaching hotness and coldness, it might be that Spanish treats them logically butnormallywith dierent parts of speech than English employs. Usually, this means using a verb other than to be, plus a noun, where we would use an adjective. At least in the case of cold (adjective) and coldness (noun), they have the same form: fro (although the adjective is fra before feminine nouns). Fairly early, we learn to say tienen fro for theyre cold, instead of estn fros. e coldness we refer to here is literal; son fros could mean that they are cold in temperament, but, again, tener plus a noun is really called for: esta burcrata tiene frialdad is closer to it. La frialdad, human coldness, does not overlap with la frigidez, which like our word frigidity ags female sexual frigidity. While frigidez is sometimes used, perhaps mockingly, for male impotence, the medical label term is impotencia sexual. Instead of tener, we can use sentir if the thing in question is, well, sentient. is includes you if frostbite threatens your toes (siento fros los dedos) or the guppy newly transferred to any aquarium with colder water (siente fro). I know of one area where things are reversed; i.e., Spanish favors an adjective, and English, a noun. is is the pungent hotness in horseradish and chiles. I was once in a Nicaraguan diner with a friend who desired to tell the waiter that the condiment chiles had too much hotness for her. By way of assistance, I could only say Hay unos que son menos picantes? Later I checked the dictionary for a noun, something like picanteza or picantera. e former word should exist, but does not. e latter does exist, but it refers to cheap diners with trademark bowls of escabeche atop picnic-style tables. Someone pointed LA NGU AG E by Dwight Wayne CoopHot and Coldthe of 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

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73 COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala way to recall this was to think of weather conditions as acts of God. What kind of weather is He making today? Hace fro/calor (Hes making coldness/heat). But I have heard polar (po-LAHR) used for another sense of cool in a drug-abuse abatement program: drug abuse no es polar, although polar is properly about polarity (polaridad) in physics. such a place out to me. Now for some other adjectives of the hot-to-cold continuum. Ardiente literally means burning, yet it works for items that are merely hot and sizzling. Weather or drinks that are warm are clido, but a warm greeting or personality is caluroso. Lukewarm liquids are lquidos tibios. Moderate climate is templado. Cold, in weather contexts, is fro, and cool is poco fro, although this is often used ironically in place of mucho fro. Here, too, Spanish uses nouns where English prefers adjectives; furthermore, the verb you use is hace (does/makes): ayer, haca poco fro (it was a bit coldor just coolyesterday). In an earlier column I said that oneThe road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Jeremy Palty lodging ANTIGUA

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74 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers,& SnappersXylitol is a common sugar substitute used in sugar-free chewing gum, breath mints, candies and baked goods. Its also found in some smoking-cessation products like nicotine gum. Because of its dental plaque-ghting properties, nontoxic amounts can be found in some pet oral-care products, which is not a problem unless the dog ingested a very large amount. In dogs, xylitol may cause a life-threatening drop in blood sugar and can cause liver damage. Cats and people do not experience this problem. e typical dose needed to cause poisoning is at least 0.05 grams per pound of body weight. e average piece of chewing gum or breath mint contains between 0.22 to 1.0 gram of xylitol. us, a 10-pound dog would only have to eat one piece of gum resulting in a potentially toxic dose. Within 10 to 15 minutes, dogs may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), lose coordination and start vomiting. Collapse and seizures may quickly follow. In rare cases, these signs wont appear until hours after ingestion. Home treatment consists of promptly inducing vomiting by using either administering a tablespoon of a hyper-saturated solution of salt or a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide administered at the back of your dogs throat. Follow up immediate with veterinary care for gastric lavage and intravenous dextrose (sugar) uids. e prognosis is excellent when the ingestion is caught early and blood sugars are monitored frequently and guarded if liver failure has begun to develop. For U.S. citizens living in Guatemala who want to remain connected with the world of politics back in the States, Democrats Abroad Guatemala provides the opportunity to be active. Based in La Antigua Guatemala, the group advances the goals of the Democratic Party, keeps U.S. citizens advised of their rights, encourages involvement in the electoral process, assists in voter registration and hosts events to meet and discuss current issues. On March 16 Democrats Abroad Guatemala held its annual general meeting in Antigua to discuss the past years events, current issues and goals for the future. Guatemala, with its 367 members, is one of 50 countries that have active Democrats Abroad groups. According to its website, Democrats Abroad is the ocial Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. e group has committees throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. If you are overseas, its a way to continue to live the principles of the Democratic Party, said John Chudy, chair of Democrats Abroad Guatemala. He further explained it is a way to continue involvement in the issues and decisions where many expats families still live. My kids live in the States and I want to be sure that when they get older that Social Security is still there for them. Remaining active in Democrats Abroad overseas is one way I can work toward ensuring that, Chudy said. Being a part of Democrats Abroad provides the opportunity for the voices of those abroad to be heard. As far as voting, you can still vote without being a member of Democrats Abroad. Well help you get your ballot, well make sure that your ballot gets back, well clarify issues, well help you get in contact with your local election ocial, added Chudy. For last years presidential election, the organization provided absentee ballots and voting information via www.votefromabroad.org as well as hosted its own inaugural party. Democrats Aboard Guatemala also is actively engaged in many current issues and campaigns outside of the election period, including gay rights, Social Security, immigration and issues that aect Americans living abroad, such as certain taxation legislation and the Uniting Families Act. For more information about Democrats Abroad Guatemala, how to become a member, or information about making a contribution, visit the Facebook page; for other resources go to www.democratsabroad.org or www.votefromabroad.org.Democrats Abroad Outreach by Kathryn RobinsonFood Poisoning Part III Xylitol 74

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76 David Elron cont. from page 20For more information on any of David Elrons well-being retreats, programs and workshops, visit www.santelife.com.I had a client that came to me for two months of intensive work. He was clinically depressed, his blood pressure was 250/190 and he had kidney problems. But a few weeks into the therapy his kidneys had recovered, his blood pressure was 120/90 and he was feeling much more empowered and happy with himself, Elron says. rough individually tailored programs at Sant, Elrons well-being clinic in Antigua and Guatemala City, clients are given the tools, knowledge and support to transform their lives and become happier, healthier and fully empoweredsomething that may have seemed unattainable before. Ambassador Valladares cont. from page 21alongside photographs of Valladares with various Presidents, Popes and members of the British Royal family. When my father met the Queen (Elizabeth II) I remember him writing us a letter saying that she was a charming young lady. So when I met her I said: My father said you were a charming young lady and so you are. When asked if theres anything left that he still wants to accomplish or anyone whom he still wants to meet, the Ambassador describes a meeting with the Guatemalan Nobel Prizewinning poet, Miguel ngel Asturias. I met him in Paris and could tell he missed Guatemala. We spoke of Christmas: the avors, the colors, el nacimiento and he became very contemplative. I asked him if he was nostalgic and he replied: Sometimes I am. en he stopped and said: Im not nostalgic about the past; Im nostalgic about the future. e things Im going to miss, what people will invent. And now Im becoming the same, smiles Valladares. sionhe was a saint. But Benedict is very human and was easier to talk with. Sitting in the Ambassadors residence in London there are nods to his homeland on every wall. I love everywhere in Guatemala. Many countries have more than we have, but nowhere has as much as we do in such a small space. I measure my life before and after visiting Tikal. I went when I was 14 and I felt so small in the universeits so special the emotions you get. Pictures of La Antigua Guatemala and Lake Atitln compete for space Youth Leadership cont. from page 46the moment were not in this mentality. What SERES is really about is recreating the development paradigm and putting power back into the hands of the peoplebecause this is the only way we can achieve sustainable development. rough word of mouth, SERES is creating an organic youth movement: training young Guatemalans who can then go back into their communities and share their skills with others. Julio Vasquez comes from Uspantn, an indigenous area in the mountains that recently found itself at the mercy of oil drillers, miners and hydroelectric dams. My community has a lot of problems from la minera. e mayor gave permission for the mining companies to go ahead two years ago, but they cut down all the trees in the mountains and the birds died. You used to be able to see and hear nature all around you, but now theres nothing, Julio says. Since starting with SERES, Julio has learned the importance of caring for the environment and is currently involved in a project to encourage Uspantns youths to engage with local issues and help create change. rough receiving talks from their elders about how life in their community has changed over the past 60 years, taking part in nutritional workshops and watching documentaries about successful youth-run projects, these young Guatemalans are learning how to tackle their communities problems and are being improving education, to name a few, they often take on tasks that should be carried out by local non-governmental and civil society organizations. As (foreign) NGOs, what we really should be doing is writing ourselves out of existence and training up Guatemalans to lead their own communities, Grace says. But at

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84 LAKE ATITLN HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol The Best Bed & BreakfastTel: +(502)7762-2255, 7762-1554 Fax: 7762-2247 Ciudad: (502) 2476-4768 ~ Panajachel, Solol Calle Santander (100 mts from the lake) Tel: 7762-0611The 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 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 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.com Comfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel on Calle Santander TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS Antigua Quirigu Lake Atitln Tikal Ro Dulce Chichi TOURS SHUTTLES & more Panajachel: Calle Santander (next to Hotel Regis) Tel: 7762-0146, 7762-0152 www.atitrans.net : Lake Atitln boats ( r)A lake is the landscapes most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earths eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. Henry David Thoreau

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87 IZABAL / PUERTO BARRIOS / RO DULCE C OUNT ON US FOR THE BEST SERVICE IN BUNGAL O WS REST AURANT POOL, TENNIS C OUR TRo Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.com Belize Barrier Reef and IslandsEnjoy SailingDivingFishing-KayakingSnorkelingRo Dulce / Lago Izabal Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.comIts not that Im so smart, its just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. Vince Tolbin If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. Kurt Lewin

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88 PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAIIlas lisas hawaii Excess on occasion is exhilirating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maugham I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. Glenda Jackson Now that its all over, what did you really do yesterday thats worth mentioning? Coleman Cox

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91 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO Monte Rico Hawaii Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5945-3622 Hotel Dulce y Salado www.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 www.johnnysplacehotel.com Tel: 5812-0409 www.casabellamonterrico.com Tel: 5907-2552 www.playaplana.com Tel: 5417-6860 Rooms with A/C and fan, 2 pools, gardens, restaurant with a Caribbean touch, beautiful beach.Km. 8 Carretera de Monterrico a Hawai www.hotelhonolulu.com.gt honoluluhotel@gmail.com With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Thomas Foxwell Buxton Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. William Feather www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874

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CLUB ROTARIO : Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Porta Hotel Antigua. (Last Wed. of the month) Tel: 7832-7600. 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.antiguaguatemalaaa.org SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) VIDA REAL CHURCH JOIN US FOR AN EXPERIENCE WITH GOD : Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, auditori um Los Atrios, 8:00am and 10:00am, simultaneous translation. Special program for children. CALVARY CHAPEL SERVICES ANTIGUA English/Spanish church meets Sunday at 5pm. See you at the Lu theran Center, 1a av. norte #35, 4 blocks from 4a calle. Everyone is welcome. www.ccantigua.org AA 17th ANNUAL RETREAT IN THE JUNGLE The Sweet water Group announces the 17th International JUBA. AA and all 12-step programs are invited to a retreat in the jungle. Meetings, food, social events & fun for all. April 12, 13 & 14 Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce. Reservations: 7930-5505/ 06/ 07. ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH Formerly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Con vento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 23660663. ANNOUNCEMENTS FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers 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 internet/wireless and water/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccina tions, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by female technician Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. 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, email hannahcdp@gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 78321648, 5393-2311. EMILY WOLFE-PSYCHOLOGIST/ THERAPIST/ COUNSELOR US trained and Board Certied. Professional and condential. Located in Antigua. Tel: 5696-6681. Call for an appointment. Reasonable rates. 5 years in Antigua.Email: emilyfaywolfe@gmail.com DR. ROMEO MENNDEZ MD, OB/GYN Adolescents care, contraception, prenatal care, high-risk pregnacy management, delivery, gynecologic cancer diag nosis, sexually-transmitted diseases, menopause disorders, gynecologic surgery, infertility. In Hos pital Privado Hermano Pedro, Av. La Recoleccin #4, 2nd oor, oce 4, La Antigua. Tel (502) 78321190 Ext. 123. E MERGENCIES 502 55190290. heromear01@yahoo.com HEALTH SERVICES VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA : Promoted within World wide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magni cent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restaurant of both local & inter national 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 meters 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@hot mail.com BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy salu dables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or businesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 LARGE VARIETY OF USED BOOKS all types, hard and soft covers. Good pricing, proceeds go toward Animal Welfare Projects. Also, clothing and other second-hand items. La Antigua, 3a avenida sur #4A. 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SPANISH CLASSES BY SKYPE One to one. Also, if you live in Antigua & surroundings, we oer dynamic group spanish classes for beginners. Good prices. Personalized attention, experienced teachers. Contact: Tel: 4285-9510 or tutorsdeespanol@ gmail.com INSTRUCTION FUN STUFF HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. 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. RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. MAYAN SPIRIT WORLD ADVENTURES make that con nection! Get INTO the real Guatemala and the Mayan world instead of just skimming the surface. Also: hiking, caving, swimming, tubing. A very unique place www.dearbrutus.com/donjeronimo Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com BEST TOURS, BEST BIKES, BEST PRICE: Quad and Scoot er rental, Motorcyle lessons and courses. Great food and coee. CATours, 6a calle oriente #14, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-9638. www.catours.co.uk EL FOTOGRAFO GALERA IS NOW AVAILABLE for Special Events: art workshops, cocktail parties, small re ceptions or any other activity related with art or photography. For reservations and info.: elfoto grafoantigua@gmail.com or call 7832-3968, 57055112 M ARKETPLACE FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. S COOTER AND MOTORCYCLE R ENTALS : Ride your scooter around Antigua or take it to the BEACH of Monterico or the lake in Panajachel, either way your guaranteed a great adventure. Simoon! Scooter Rentals 2 Antigua Locations: Calzada San ta Luca sur #55 and 6a avenida norte #4 Tel: 48964951 www.simoonsa.com DISCOVER GUATEMALA WITH ONVISA I AND ONVISA IV We oer Packages, Tours, Shuttles, Bus tickets and International Flights. Find us in Antigua 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 (24-Hr Service) Email: onvisaguatema la@yahoo.com Recommended by Lonely Planet. TRAVEL HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital camer as, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. 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 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/Es panol. Servicio a domocillio. innovacionesguate@ msn.com SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional transla tion of legal and ordinary documents. Duly reg istered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and Eng land Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent transla tions. Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old pass ports to new one. Anything regarding immigra tion. Tel: 5518-3128 (oce hours) 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. TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coe since 1994. Inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, including stingless bee honey bars. Inven tors of REAL white chocolate honey bars from Zapotec-Maya Pataxte or Theobroma bicolor. Located corner 6a calle & 7a avenida. ANTIGUA TATTOO COMPANY : Professional world class tattooing, since 1998, sterile single use, Tel: 55087440, closed Sunday. 6a calle poniente #6-E, La Antigua. Go to www.antiguatattoo.com to browse our gallery CLASSICAL GUITAR INSTRUCTION Private Lessons, All levels ACUPUNCTURE AND MEDICAL INTUITIVE Call Ted 4691-3990. MILTON P ALACIOS CIVIL ENGINEER : 27 years of ex perience in anti-seismic, beach houses, country houses, colonial houses, business constructions, complexes, etc. seyco1.milton@gmail.com 53180911. 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 spo ken, available 24 hours. Tel: 5306-8402 or mwilv@ hotmail.com -Edwin Chvez, Tour Operator. EL GUATO TATTOO SHOP : Professional tattoo & pierc ing studio. American Safety Standards. All styles customized & temporary tattoos available. Walkins and appointments. Call 7832-2926 or visit 4a calle poniente #17, La Antigua or www.facebook. com/elguatotattoo or tatuajeantigua@gmail.com SERVICES B ETWEEN V OLCANOES S PANISH S CHOOL : We oer individualized Spanish courses, Accommodations and Meals with Guatemalan families, Volunteer work programs, tours around Antigua. Visit or contact us at 6a Av sur # 22, La Antigua. Tels: 54336671, 7832-6144 academiaentrevolcanes@gmail. com SPANISH LESSONSThe business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later nds itself immune to business. Derby Brown REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. APRIL SPECIALS at AVESA Oasis Holistic Center! Thursdays : 20% OFF Body Sculpting Treatments. Fridays : Free Facial with any treatment! Saturdays and Sundays : Couples Day Two Massages for the price of one in our new couples suite! Ask about our VIP and Vacation memberships. 6a av. sur #12, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-3045 Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin GAS HOME DELIVERY, ZANTIGUA P ersonalized ser vice, guaranteed quality. Honest and responsible sta. Tel: 4309-9894, 5613-5968. When you throw dirt, you lose ground. Texan Proverb 95

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96 ANTIGUA AREA ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fully-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@ hotmail.com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dierent sizes-dif ferent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolon drinasapts.com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT : Exclusive & secure area, qui et. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, replace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees. A special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202. SINGLE APARTMENTS FOR RENT : Cozy apartments, kit, private bath, cable-tv. inf. 5683-9844 Calle Ancha No. 27, La Antigua. FURNISHED HOUSE : 3 bdrm, 3 bath, loft w/bath, dinrm, kit, livrm, replace, master bdrm w/re place & jacuzzi, washer/dryer. Terrace, commu nity pool, clubhouse, garage. $1350/mo. Includes monthly maintenance. Tels: 7873-9330, 5553-6601. FURNISHED APARTMENTS Internet & cable included, 6 blocks from Central Park, Q2000 & Q2300/mo. APARTAMENTOS AMUEBLADOS Servicios incluidos, a 6 cuadras del parque central Q1800 & Q2100/mes. Tel: 5362-5890 visit: dbmaniac.wix.com/aparta mentosenantigua G REAT HOUSE WITH 2 BDRMS walking distance to central Antigua. Best feature is very large garden. Great views of volcano & mountains. Fully fur nished w/2 replaces. Call 7832-7412 or 7832-7600. Email info@teamantigua.com or vangail@aol.com SANTA ANA FURNISHED ROOMS Q1500 p/month, p/ person, Semana Santa Q1000 p/person, kitchen shared, Wi-Fi, cable, hot water, 2 bdrm w/private bath & 2 bdrm w/shared bath. Tels: 7832-6977, 5694-5152, casavillavictoria@gmail.com. Couples & single women welcome. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE real estate G REAT HOUSE WITH 2 BDRMS walking distance to central Antigua. Best feature is very large garden. Great views of volcano & mountains. Fully fur nished with 2 replaces. $800. Call 7832-7412 or 7832-7600 or email mailto:info@teamantigua.com Email: vangail@aol.com BEAUTIFUL FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE : $850/mo. 3 bdrm, 2 bath w/hot water, liv/din & kit, replace, washer & dryer, small garden, wood oor & jacuzzi, all ser vices included, except electricity. Contract 6 months minimum. Tel: 5923-5659. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT coveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, ilv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready, Cable, internet access & other ser vices incl. Furn. $500/mo, unfurn $425/mo. Tels: 7832-5390, 5815-5673, 4216-8175.ANTIGUA AREA VENDO TERRENO SAN PEDRO EL ALTO : rboles frutales, aire fresco, 801 vrs Mas informacin, llamar (502) 4234-2584. maramartinez108@gmail.com LAND FOR SALE SAN PEDRO EL ALTO : Fruit trees, fresh air, 801 vrs For more information call (502) 42342584. Email: maramartinez108@gmail.com BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL TOWNHOUSE a few blocks from Central park, 3 bdrm, family room, livrm, dinrm, kit, laundry. Service bdrm, 3 bath. 1-car garage & terrace. US$249,000 ventas1antigua@gmail.com B EAUTIFUL 2S TORY HOUSE 10 minutes from La Antigua, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, frontal garden, park ing for two cars, 157m2, easy access, security and electric gate. tioneil@hotmail.com, Tels: 78304257 / 4154-2251 SAN MIGUEL ESCOBAR (Ciudad Vieja), terreno plano 888m a 8 min. del parque central, ideal para granja, casa de campo, caballeriza. Flat land 888m 8 minutes from central park, ideal for farm, country house, stable. Tel: 5930-5219 BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Antigua with excellent buildings. Turnkey mis sion, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incred ible place! See www.unrefugioenelmundo.com then contact dimichaelelorette@gmail.com for appointment. 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches 1 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr2

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98 LAKE ATITLN EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. A NTIGUA C O L ONIA L H OME F OR SA L E BY O W NER : Please view our website for pictures & contact informa tion: www.antiguahouseforsale.com. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE P ANA J ACHE L, L IN D A PROPIE D AD perfectas condi ciones, Calle Cultural (14 Febrero): 3 ambientes, bao, bodega Ideal para ocinas, restaurante, casa, tienda. Pozo propio y municipal, telfono. Seguridad. Parqueo. Info. 7762-0001, 5708-5228. B EAUTI F U L PROPERTY CENTRA L P ANA J ACHEL Calle Cultural (14 Febrero): 3 rooms, bathroom. Ideal for oces, restaurant, store, home. Private well, city water, telephone. Security. Parking. Info. 77620001, 5708-5228. BEAUTI F U L NATURE RESERVE 7.5 acre fertile land. Or ganic produce, cristaline pure spring, primary for est, springwater stream, eco cabaas. Easy access. Email: lt.maya2012@gmail.com Whatever you are be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

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99 Puzzle by Michael Hopkins SOLUTION ON PAGE 38 DOWN(Feel free to use the dictionarythe main idea here is to learn new words) ACROSS 1.traductor 10.sea bass [pl.] 11.personal pronoun 12.of a European peninsula 13.aha!, ah! 1.tax payer 2.he steals 3.anormal, anmalo 4.sopln 5.ms astuto 6.stews made of maize and meat 7.handle 8.otro 9.razones 15.itrio 17.semilla 19.tropical fruits 20.respecto a 23.radiografa 25.Irlanda 28.verb ending 30.correos (abr) 32.notas (abr) 14.pregonero 15.s 16.face, countenance 18.lgrima 21.jado [fecha] 22.apndice 24.you are 26.red; malla 27.radios 29.gracias 30.igualdad; promedio 31.vasija 33.I am 34.presagio Translate the Clue to the Opposite Language (Spanish/English)bilingual cruci-word 9 32 8 11 13 25 15 31 7 17 24 34 6 21 28 5 16 23 27 4 20 30 3 2 19 1 10 12 14 18 22 26 29 33 Phrases that Dont Translate Well (thanks to www.studyspanish.com)Like father, like son ....... El hijo de la gata, ratones mata. (The son of the cat kills mice) Look before you leap ..... Antes que te cases mira lo que haces. (Before you marry, look at what you do.) Dont start something you cant nish ... Entrada de caballo, salida de burro. (Enter on horseback, leave on a donkey.) To have money to burn .... Tener ms lana que un borrego. (To have more wool than a lamb.) To powder ones nose ..... Ir a donde la reina va solo. (To go where the queen goes alone.)

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100 Do not ask a captain how much a lancha ride is. If you do, they know you dont know what it should cost. Ask a local in Pana to help you map out what every lancha ride should cost, and then hand the captain that amount when you disembark. If you were hoping to go by car to Santa Cruz La Laguna, you will be disappointed. is quaint pueblo, separated into the lakeshore property and the Mayan village on higher ground, can only be accessed by boat. But dont fret. is is what gives Santa Cruz its relatively untouched quality, and boat (lancha) rides are easy enough to come by. It shouldnt cost you more than Q10 leaving Panajachel from the public docks. Ask your lancha captain to take you straight to Isla Verde, an ecohamlet tucked into the side of the surrounding mountains. Isla Verde has several charming A-framed private cabins and a few apartments to accommodate larger groups, starting from $30 a night. All are pleasantly decorated with traditional Mayan fabrics and artwork; the views are stunning. A sauna and hot tub are available for an additional fee. When you check in, make arrangements for a private sunset yoga class or a massage, all of which the friendly sta can help book. For lunch, head over to Casa Rosa, a lovely lakefront hotel that serves home-style cooking at a communal table. It specializes in traditional Guatemalan cuisine and utilizes as many fruits, vegetables and herbs from its garden as possible. From Casa Rosa, walk up the hill (or take a tuk tuk, Q5 per person) and explore the village that overlooks the lake. ere is a 16th century church and a visitors center, Cecap, which was founded by Amigos de Santa Cruz, a local non-prot. Here you can drink a caf (all proceeds support Amigos) and check out some of the projects in the works. Planning an overnight in Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitln TRAVEL text/photos by Natalie Rose

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101Head back to Isla Verde for a siesta and wake up refreshed for your sunset yoga class. Dinner should be taken at the spectacular slow food caf onsite oering a three-course dinner of fresh vegetables, organic chicken or sh and springy, bright greens and herbs grown on premise. A glass of Spanish wine, along with the gentle lapping of the lake, helps you drift o to sleep. In the morning, attempt to wake up early to enjoy the views from your window. ey are by far the most beautiful on the lake. From there, a quick hike into Jaibalito, another Kaqchikel (Mayan) community, starts your morning o right. Back at Isla, a Spanish omelet with tomato toast on house-made whole grain bread will build your energy back up. Oh, and a cup of Islas robust, houseroasted coee. You really dont want to leave Santa Cruz, but there are 12 other pueblos to explore, so pack up, catch a lancha, and o you go to your next adventure.

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102 by Monish Welcome PART II HONDURASShining gems at the southern end of the spectacular Mesoamerican Reef, the Bay Islands of Honduras, Roatan and smaller neighbors Utila and Guanajaoer a world of watersports opportunities. And for divers and snorkelers, the marine life thriving beneath the surface is a world like no other. Last months Revue discussed the reefs topography at such destinations as the Sandy Bay Marine Reserve, the famous Hole in the Wall site, Blue Channel and West End Wall. But theres much more. In Sandy Bay, for example, the wreck of El guila lies near Anthonys Key Resort. e resort bought this 71-meter freighter and sank it in sand ats at 34 meters in 1997 near the base of the reef wall. e following year, however, Hurricane Mitch broke the ship into three pieces, actually creating even more interesting openings to explore. But divers are advised to be very careful, as it is possible to snag yourself on exposed metal parts. Otherwise, be sure to keep an eye out for the green moray eel and large grouper that inhabit the site. Bears Den, just east of Anthonys Key Resort, is a cave system lit from above. e cave entrance is decorated with bold, lettuce coral. e entrance is on the upper part of the steep reef; although it is a tight squeeze at rst, it gradually widens out into a very spacious cavern that would leave anyone in awe. It is said to be lit from above thanks to the beautiful, shifting light that bounces o glassy-eyed sweepers that patrol the cave day and night. e cave system continues farther, but it is advised that only experienced divers continue beyond the main cave. For divers wanting to experience a dark and mysterious dive, Spooky Channel is calling you! Located at the eastern end of Sandy Bay, it is exactly what it sounds like. is channel snakes through the reef and it is almost completely closed over. e water is dark, making it unnerving to swim through. is dive starts out at around 12 meters and deepens to a maximum of about 38 meters. Rocks and fossilized coral predominate the lower reaches of the Spooky Channel. Sponges, sea fans and reef barrels are common on the higher reaches of the reef. A narrow cleft in the reef wall, just west of French Harbour on the south side, is one of the most dramatic dives on Roatan. Marys Place

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103 honduras is the name of this dive site. It enters at about 25 meters; large sponges, seahorses and colorful sh are just a few examples of the amazing sea life that thrives here. Because of the tight channels, Marys Place is for experienced divers only. East of French Harbor is Coco View Resort. Right in front of this resort is Valley of the Kings, a wall dive oering tall stands of pillar coral, an exceptionally lovely dive site. Various types of sponges and other beautiful marine life decorate the wall. ese two installments of articles highlighted but a few dive sites in Roatan. Other sites around the island that are highly recommended by experienced divers are Mandys Eel Garden, Lighthouse Reef, Fish Den, Peters Place, Front Porch, and many, many more. A visit to Roatan and the Bay Islands for any diver is a unique experience, every time!

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104 General Manager, Lena Johannessen Tel: (503) 7981-4517 elsalvador@revuemag.com EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE el salvador Church in Izalco and the Torre Futura ( )

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105Congratulations to Mara Jos Carranza on her photograph titled Xela Luna. Prize: 2 bottles of wine, Santa Ana 2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April 2nd PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, AprilPlaza de la Constitucin Guatemala City by Mario Meja. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Cazador Italiano La Antigua All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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106 37 37 37 37 79 79 75 79 73 73 71 73 73 77 77 73 75 79 79 77 84 83 85 83 84 84 84 84 84 82 91 90 90 89 88 91 89 91 90 88 91 92 92 92 92 92 92 87 87 87 87 86LODGING Hostal los Faroles ..................................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Novo Hostal ............................................... All 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 Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel San Rafael ....................................... Hotel Santa Valentina (Ciudad Vieja) .. Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Posada El Antao ..................................... 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 ................................... Asociacin 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 ...................................... Johnnys Place ........................................... Hotel Ecolgico y Rest. Mon ami .......... Posada del Cerro ....................................... Casa del Bosque ....................................... Hotel Posada Don Antonio .................... Hotel y Restaurante Ram Tzul ............... Park Hotel ................................................... Amatique Bay ........................................... El Tortugal .................................................. Hacienda Tijax ........................................... Hotel Catamaran ...................................... Casa Doa Mercedes ...............................RESAURANTS / BARS 39 Azul ......................................................... Bagel Barn ................................................... Bohemia Caf ............................................. Caf Condesa ............................................. Caf Sky ....................................................... Casa Escobar .............................................. Chez Christophe ........................................ Christophe Pizza ........................................ Chocomuseo Caf ..................................... Cookies, Etc ................................................ Degustaantigua.com ............................... Doa Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ El Cazador Italiano .................................... El Sabor del Tiempo .................................. Epicure ......................................................... Fridas Mexican Cuisine ............................ La Casa Colonial ........................................ La Cenicienta .............................................. 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 ............................ Ubi Sushi ..................................................... Vivero y Caf La Escalonia ....................... Wiener .......................................................... Ca De Fiori .............................................. Pecorino ...................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ....................... Hotel Villa Fatima ...................................... Restaurante Chichoy ................................ Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................ Trattoria La Nonna .................................... Finca La Loma ........................................... Caf Bombay .............................................. El Sabor de la India ................................... Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza ..................... 59 62 62 61 69 7 62 66 62 67 66 60 67 63 55 65 57 66 69 57 66 63 67 62 59 53 66 63 69 66 55 67 63 65 67 34 35 35 34 34 93 93 93 93 93 77 84 86 86 86HEALTH SERVICES Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Dr. Rossell Plastic Surgery ......................... Antigua Gym ................................................ Avesa Oasis Holistic Center & Spa ........... Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 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 ........................ Le Visage ....................................................... Libelula .......................................................... Optyma Visin y Moda .............................. Skin Medika ................................................. Soldent .......................................................... Vet-Pro ...........................................................REAL ESTATEAntigua M2 Real Estate ............................. Antigua Rentals ........................................... Carstens S.A. ................................................. Casa Nova ..................................................... CityMax Real Estate .................................... House for Rent ............................................. REMAX Colonial ...........................................TRAVEL / TOURS Antigua Tours ............................................... Filadela Coee Adventure ...................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Maya Trails .................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... My Guatemala Country Guide ................ Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Fortalezas del Sur ....................................... La Reunion Golf Resort .............................. Litegua .......................................................... Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Sailing Vacation ........................................... 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House & Green ...................... inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ........................................... Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ Sistemas Solares ........................................... Super Verduras .............................................. Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 7th Clothing Shop ....................................... Artesanias Quetzali ..................................... Ay Robot ........................................................ Carnes y Mariscos Coloniales .................... Casa de Artes Julia ....................................... Casa de los Gigantes ................................... Casa Del Tejido .............................................. Colibr ............................................................. El Mstil .......................................................... Joyera del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................. Orgnica ......................................................... The North Face ............................................. Utz Silver Shop ............................................. North & South Bookstore ..........................CULTURAL El Attico .......................................................... Museo Ixchel ................................................. Museo Popol Vuh ......................................... Chocomuseo ................................................. El Fotgrafo Galera ..................................... Galera Museo Centro Popular ................. La Antigua Galera de Arte ........................SCHOOLS Christian Spanish Academy ...................... Ixquic Spanish School ................................. 31 33 109 49 32 78 49 50 53 49 49 50 33 33 32 33 98 35 31 50 49 49 63 49 47 25 49 3 50 44 1 51 86 25 25 25 25 4 25 27 45 47 41 40 43 11 41 41 38 39 48 38 38 43 38 39 40 40 40 40 41 38 38 39 39 38 40 98 96 97 96 97 96 97 25 47 80 109 81 81 51 86 81 80 5 87 2 87 81 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour)Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 He conquers who endures. Persius

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107 No sign of dawn yet. In La Antigua Guatemala well-bundled people are scurrying along the alameda or cutting through the central square, heading to work, dressed in layers of sweaters and jackets though the air is still and pleasantly cool. At the bus stops, clumps of shivering students have their hoodies up and arms crossed to keep warm as they wait, commenting how cold it is today. e sense of how cold is relative. Most of the Northern Hemisphere would delight in an April morning as fresh and mild as this day in Guatemala. Most others going to school or work in Europe or in our Northern Hemisphere would be comfortable with a light sweater this morning. Not Guatemalans and foreign nationalshow cold is their morning complaint, whatever the thermometer says. By mid-morning, garden workers have shucked sweaters and jackets, down to a sweatshirt or maybe two. How hot its getting! is the new mantra. More layers come o as kids leave schools for lunch and join the ow heading to eat, then back to classes and work. Guatemalans tend to be modest folk, not stripping to shorts or sleeveless shirts in the heat, though a few tourist hunks may show o topless. But now how hot today! is the universal cry. is lasts until late afternoon, when how cold! returns in earnest and layers of clothes go on again. Remember the 24-hour temperature spread in the Highlands is only a handful of degrees, whether youre thinking 12 to 24 in Celsius or 55 to 78 Fahrenheit. April is the warmest month, but an 80F/27C afternoon dropping down to 55/13 overnight wouldnt stir most Northern Hemispheres folk the way it brings the how hot!/how cold! cries from our local friends. Feel an April day. Listen to the temperature comments. Youll enjoy each hours slight change, and youll be amused at the reaction to this time of eternal spring. SE N S UOU S GU ATEMALA by Ken Veronda Feel an April Day IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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108 Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, AprilParque Central Zacapa by Holger Tobuschat All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtOne day in Zacapa