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1 June 2013 Year 22, No. 4 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE The Mayan Rain Forest Kitchen Paradise Edible Flowers

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4 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de JULIO 2013 con el tema IGLESIAS DE GUATEMALA Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.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 JUNIO de 2013 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for JULY 2013 with the theme CHURCHES IN GUATEMALA 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 JUNE will be eligible. Revue Photo Contest Entry, June Al amanecer Ro Dulce by Alberto Bolaos.

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8 JUNE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Rivers and Lakes of Guatemala1st PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneLago de Atitln como seda by Jorge Estuardo de Len. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Cazador Italiano La Antigua All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Congratulations to Tono Valds on his photograph titled 31 de Dic en Atitln Prize: Dinner for two at La Pea de Sol Latino .1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, June

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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 Tecpn31 44 83 88 89 90 94 94 95SECTIONS DateBook: June Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate Honduras El Salvador22 40 80 96 98 102 10410 45 72 74 85 106 MISC. From the Publisher MAP: La Antigua Bilingual Crossword Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the July 2013 issue June 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellProperty Measurements GET GROWINGby Carlisle JohnsonGrowing Roses in Guatemala GETAWAYSby Natalie RoseA visit to TOSA La Laguna SHOPPINGby Shannon McCulloughKitchen Paradise Chat with Beatriz de Castillo LANGUAGEby Dwight W ayne CoopThe Zen of Caber & Cupo 2013 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaPase Adelante COMMENTARYby Al ThompsonIts For the Birds PROFILEby Anna Claire BevanRigoberta Mench SACRED ANIMALS & EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthEdible Flowers of the Maya TIME TRAVELby Anna Claire BevanTime Capsule: 2013 2065 GUATEMALAN ARTISANSby Hilary KilpatricJess Manuel Garca HONDURASby Monish W elcomeHonduran Cuisine SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaTangerine 12 16 18 20 32 34 38 46 58 64 68 70 102 107 ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonEcosystems of the Mayan Rain Forest 14Tono Valds Jorge Estuardo de Len Juan Pablo Noriega Csar V. Rosales Javier lvarez Vassaux Norman vila 6 6 82 82 105 Coverphoto contest: Rivers & LakesAll of the June entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents JAGUAR

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtON THE COVER2nd PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneRo Chixoy by Norman vila. Prize: Brunch at Mesn Panza Verde All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt ohn & 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, Maribel Sikay 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.com from the publishersThe submissions for the June Revue photo contest, Rivers and Lakes, are spectacular. ey bring to mind the beauty of nature in Guatemala; water, a life-giving potion, without it there would be no survivors. ere is a renewed love and appreciation of nature when you look at photographs that beckon you to the outdoors; pictures that take your breath away like the beauty of sunlight dancing on the water, or or Jansons closing sentence in Ecosystems of the Mayan Rainforest that paints a picture in your mind. We end our journey standing on the sands of the Yucatn, gazing out at the ocean, the red sun looking as though it is melting into a molten sea of gold. Besides our salute to nature (including Its for the Birds), we hope youll enjoy the all the other articles inside this edition: everything from varas (Property Measurements), to Growing Roses in Guatemala, searching for ower petals from the muc/orejuela (Edible Flowers in the Mayan Diet), and the color of tangerines (Sensuous Guatemala). ere is more shopping excursion in the capital (Kitchen Paradise), then to La Antigua to purchase hand-made boxes (Guatemalan Artisans). Next, Lake Atitln for Total Relaxation Ahead, on to Honduras to enjoy Honduras Cuisine from there, jump 52 years ahead and rediscover life in 2013 (Time Travel). e Zen of Caber & Cupo will improve your Spanish, and Pase Adelante invites us to go forward. Our interview feature is with Rigoberta Mench. And best wishes to all the fathers on their special day. ank you for picking up the print edition, reading the Revue online (www.revue.gt) or friending the Revue Facebook page.

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14 A common question I receive is about property measurements, probably expecting the short answer as whether we use feet (imperial system) or meters (metric system). No easy answers here. When the Spanish came in 1524, European measurements were based on Marcus Vitruvius (80-70 BC AD) De Architectura, known today as the Ten Books of Architecture. According to Vitruvius, architecture is an imitation of nature, which led him to dening his Vitruvian Man as drawn later by Leonardo da Vinci. e drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions and is based on ideal human proportions. e Spanish also used a similar system: a palm is four ngers, a foot is four palms, a cubit is six palms, four cubits make a man, a pace is four cubits, and a man is 24 palms. Other measurements include the length of the outspread arms is equal to the height of a man, the foot is one-seventh of the height of a man and so forth. A bit confusing perhaps as men are dierent sizes! Varas were introduced in Mexico by Cortes in 1521 (before Alvarado came to Guatemala) as an ocial measurement, but regions in Spain used dierent sized varas. e rst viceroy of Spanish America, Don Antonio de Mendoza, implemented the standard measurement of the Vara Castellana de Burgos (0.835905 meters) in the 1536 ordinance. us, Antiguas colonial architecture was all measured in varas and many properties are still measured that way today. A mans long step is about a vara; the blocks located near the Central Park are 100 varas square. is system was implemented by all city councils throughout Guatemala. When a mayor is elected today he still receives the vara edilicia, which was the ocial measurement up until recently. Indeed, that vara (rod or sta) represents power, authority and justice for each city government. e metric system was implemented by law in Spain in 1849 but was not adopted ocially in Guatemala until 1910. is would have been in certain urban areas but not many other sectors of Guatemala, which were remote at that time. So today urban properties may be measured in varas and/or meters; building/construction projects are measured in the metric system and, to confuse things even more, carpenters use the imperial system (inches). is is in urban areas; rural areas are a dierent story. What system is used for property measurements in Guatemala? by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight

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14 For centuries the land of the Mayan rain forest has been of particular interest to biologists be cause of its unique location. It is at the cross roads of two of Earths major life zones: the Nearctic Realm (North America) and the Neotropical Realm (South America). It is here in the bio-geographi cal heart of the continent where many neotropical plants and animal species reach their northern limits of distri bution, while large numbers of Nearctic genera and spe cies reach their southern range of dispersal. Maples and oaks grow alongside mahoganies and zapotes; coyotes and mountain lions share the forest with olingos, howler monkeys and jaguars. Over vast periods of time, including at least four ice ages, major migrations of both plants and animals oc curred across the narrow isthmus. As glacial ice melted, the oceans rose, inundating much of Central America. Many species became isolated on mountaintops that had become islands. Today the ancient tropical highland for ests are home to large numbers of unique species and have the highest rate of endemism. e exceedingly varied types of soil and topography, ranging from the ancient Cuchumatanes Mountains to relatively youthful volcanic areas, combined with marked An incredible diversity of life exists in the Mayan Rain Forest, the biological crossroads of the Americas text/photos by Capt. or Janson/ ./rRoads to Adventure e Highlands of San Marcos include a mixture of trees including pine, oak and liquid amber.

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15altitudinal and climatic variations, from hot deserts to cold alpine regions, have given Guatemala the richest ora in all of Central America with an estimated 8,000 species of vascular plants. Of this number many are unique spe cies conned to particular canyons and volcanos. Tropi cal rain forests are located in a belt around the planet be tween the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, the main limiting factor being temperature. Rain forests cannot exist where average temperature falls below 20 degrees centigrade (68F). is temperature boundary is related to both latitude and altitude. Ecological zones oc cur because as altitude increases, temperature decreases, resulting in climatic conditions favoring dierent plant communities. e rain forest boundary is reached at about 3,000 feet above sea level. At this elevation, there is a gradual transition into montane broad-leaf forest and, higher up, mixed pine-oak forest. Along windswept mountain ridges the nearly permanent cold fog favors a ghostly pygmy forest where the trees are ...cont. page 54 At the crossroads of two of Earths major life zones, maples and oaks grow alongside mahoganies and zapotes; coyotes and mountain lions share the forest with olingos, howler monkeys and jaguars.e author at work in his oce

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16 Guatemala is a major exporter of roses to the United States and Europe. The epicenter of rose production used to be La Antigua Guatemala, but rising real estate prices have pushed it far aeld, especially since hothouse construction has never been so easy and inexpensive. Step one is to dig a hole, leaving ample depth and sides. Digging a hole may seem ob vious, but before the advent of the posthole digger it was not so easy. A Nobel for the inventor. Step two is to remove that usually black plastic bag with the holes in it. This simple bag was a Guatemalan invention in the early 1950s that revolutionized the garden nursery business. Again, removing the bag may seem obvious, but in one infamous incident in a ritzy area of suburban Washington, D.C. stately trees over 50 years old began dying. All scientic attempts to save them failed until the equivalent of plant forensic scientists dug a few up only to nd that the burlap bags in which they were originally delivered had never been removed. So remove the bag! Step three is to ll the hole completely with water. This has two motives: to check the percolation (perc) rate, i.e., how fast the water drains, and second to provide an initial wet welcoming environment for the rose bush. If it percs slowly or not at all, you are probably in the presence Growing Roses in Guatemala GET GROWIN G by Carlisle Johnson Roses are transplanted through grafting These rose plants are prepared in pilones (bags) for sale

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17 of clay. This is unlikely in Guatemalas rich volcano-fed soils. If it percs really fast you are probably planting at the beach. Step four is to toss in a tablespoon of fertilizer. (Fertilizer prices rise and fall with oil prices and are cheap right now. In May I bought some at my local feed store for Q3/pound, and a hundredweight bag runs about Q65-75.) This locally is usually Triple 15, which is 15% nitrogen, 15% potassium, 15% phosphorus and 55% inert matter. Again, by doing this you are welcoming your rose to its new home. Now youre all set for planting! What kind of rose? Remember this old ditty of my fathers, from the pre-PC days:Roses are red, Violets are blue. Girlfriends seldom are, But roses are trueThis means that roses breed true, easily cloning your favorite rose by layering, not from seed (rose hips) though, or by air-layering. (See future article on reproducing roses.) Roses are like children and present the characteristics of both parents. Most roses, like those sold for about Q15 up the hill in San Lucas are the result of grafting, with the host and donor roses chipping in their genes. All else being equal I prefer fragrant roses, and the fragrant blossom(s) usually present on a nursery rose will be the one(s) you getremember Roses are true. IMAGES BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COMThese rose plants are prepared in pilones (bags) for sale Mother rose plants are used for graftingMy green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plants point of view. H. Fred Dale

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18 How many times do you ask yourself, What does my body need? If you are like me, this sentence probably does not escape your lips too often in our hectic world of appointments and jobs and friends and family. How about the questions, What does my mind need? or perhaps even rarer, What does my soul need? Close to nil, yes? Me too. However, from the moment I stepped o the bright yellow and lake-blue TOSA boat, those three questions were on my mind for the whole stay. TOSA La Laguna, the holistic hotel and Quantum spa nestled in the secluded mountains surrounding Lake Atitln, encourages these questions. Its entire roster of services is dedicated to helping you explore these questions during your stay. And if nothing else, TOSA creates an environment void of the many everyday distractionscell phones (no service), televisions (none), cars (boat access only)that cause us to lose sight of these questions. e hotel itself is one of the most beautiful on the lake, well thought out and immaculately designed. Kira Raa, co-founder of TOSA, explains: We were very committed to not interfering with the natural beauty so the location of all the buildings were selected based upon natural spaces that were already clear. We also incorporated natural woods, bamboo, cypress, natural stones and even G ETAWAYS text/photos by Natalie Rose WARNING: TOTAL RELAXATION AHEAD Treat your mind and body with a visit toTOSA La Laguna

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19coconut shells as the walls (and other design elements). All the rooms feature elements that are both locally and globally inuenced, like paintings from surrounding villages and textiles and sculptures from India and other parts of the Far East. Amenities include in-room organic coees and teas to enjoy at your leisure and a line of natural, organic beauty products to wash away your journey. Stunning views are almost taken for granted. Your stay at TOSA starts as you are seated, welcome cocktail in hand, at one of several patios that overlook Lake Atitln. Next, a relaxing foot treatment! TOSA therapists are skilled, products are organic and locally sourced, and the air (along with the water in your foot bath) is perfumed with the aromas of rosemary and lavender. After that, the questions begin What does my body need? TOSA applies many therapeutic techniques to relax and rejuvenate your body. e sta can help you plan your personal regime and answer any questions about TOSAs services. Faced with choosing from among all our options, a friend blurted out, is is like a theme park for your body! You could start with morning yoga sessions in the lakeside yoga dome, followed by a massage or facial. Perhaps continue with a foot detox, which releases toxins from everyday exposure to pe...continued page 84( )

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Building a great collection of kitchenware takes time, sometime years. I know, I once had the ultimate collection of kitchen gear and cookbooks. I collected at garage sales, second-hand stores, specialty kitchen stores and restaurant supply stores. My most treasured kitchen piece is my vintage Le Creuset casserole, which I found at a ea market in France for only 10 euros. My favorite kitchen items are family hand-me-downsmy Italian grandmothers pizzelle iron from which she made cookies for us on nearly every family visit, or my mothers pasta machine, which she bought on the Home Shopping channel. Recipes that have been passed along among family and friends are also reminders of great meals and moments that have been shared over the years. As I traveled the globe over the last few years, my kitchen collection has regrettably become much smaller. I sometimes nd myself ruing through a kitchen drawer in search of a zester or a paring knife that was most likely donated to a charity shop long ago. Although we cant expect things to be like back home, many of us do miss certain things. It is often a challenge to adapt to new ingredients or cook without kitchen tools that we are familiar using. I am gradually equipping my kitchen here in Guatemala to a standard that I am, once again, comfortable cooking in. At times searching for a kitchen item can be a struggle. On my last trip to the market in La Antigua Guatemala, I was looking for cheesecloth. I would have settled for good muslin cloth (a good substitute for cheesecloth), but as I was trying to explain muslin cloth to the young man helping me, he thought I was looking for a Muslim cloth. Needless to say, I never found the cheesecloth. However, I did come home with a nice bag of mangos and a good Diane Keaton movie. Later that week, I asked my food hipster friends to join me for a trek into Guatemala City to explore a If you enjoy quality cooking equipment, House & Green in Guatemala City is the place for you.Kitchen Paradise S HOPP IN G text/photos by Shannon McCullough 20

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restaurant supply store that I have seen advertised in the Revue magazine. I had to laugh as we loaded into the car as our group included a hairdresser, a decorator, a chef and a French horn player. And no, we did not merrily sing Judy Garland tunes as we weaved our way to Emerald City. After a few missed turns and three mistaken loops around the American Embassy we arrived at our destination, House & Green. is store is a must for any serious cook. It is lled to the brim with professional quality cookware and fantastic kitchen items for the home cook. My artist friend Kevin Pantry lled his shopping cart with such speed and determination that we were certain he was channeling the likes of Martha Stewart. If you are a baker, House & Green has a selection of cake molds and tart rings that are as good as, if not better than, WilliamsSonoma. ere are rows and rows of every kitchen item you can imagine and, as every good cook needs a good knife, there are hundreds to choose from. My cookware of choice for soups, stews and braises is enameled cast iron, and the selection is impressive. It is also worth noting, when shopping in a restaurant supply store, the products are durable; most will last for years. I had a good conversation with the manager of House & Green, Beatriz Castillo (page 32). She was kind enough to take the time to show us around two oors of the store. If you have questions on your visit, Beatriz speaks English and Spanish. e sta at House & Green is also well informed about the products and they are very attentive. If you are a chef, a baker or an everyday home cook, House & Green is well worth the visit. You will love it, we all did. House & Green is located at 12 calle 1-25, zone 10, Edicio Gminis, Local 124 in Guatemala City See page 32 for A Kitchen Chat with House & Green store manager Beatriz de Castillo 21

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22 Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the July 2013 edition by June 10 datebook JUNE 2013 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS COMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 1 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 Antigua See related article, pg. 54 (Mar. 2013, www.revuemag.com)4 Tues., 5:30pm DISCUSSION: Guatemala: Economic Rebirth with Judy Cohen who will present an innova tive concept and curriculum focusing on educating high school students who to day, with modern communication tech nologys, live a global world. Her sevenpage paper (English & Spanish) outlines this concept and the possibility of incor porating it within a future NGO that is dedicated to education; her outline will be avail. (Q2) a week prior to her talk. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua .5 Wed., 6:30pm ART: Dejando Huella featuring a collection of en gravings; participating artists: Regina de Sinibaldi, Regina Crdova, Rodolfo Sazo, Mariana Drake and Arturo Sols. Galera Guatemala de Fundacin G&T Continen tal, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, Lobby, Guatemala City 5 Wed., 7pm MUSIC: Gran conci erto in a Salute to Italy with the Or questa Sinfnica and the Coro Municipal, featuring performances by Bernadette Tripodi, piano; Michelangelo Massa, vio ln; along with sopranos Alejandra Flores and Luca Ester Quintana. Tickets avail. the night of the performance, (platea, Q150; balcon I, Q100; balcon II, Q50). Gran Sala Efrain Recinos, Centro Cultural Miguel ngel Asturias, Guatemala City6 Thurs., 7pm ANTIGUA PHOTO CLUB: Club Fotogrco de Antigua (CFA) feature talks by special guests, photo contests in color, b/w and digi tal categories. CFA welcomes novice & professional photo enthusiasts. Info. & details visit www.cfa.gt or ww.fb.com/ ClubFotogracoAn tigua. Free. Ruinas de la Iglesia La Merced (1a calle poniente y 6a av. norte), La Antigua5 Wed., 10am GATHERING: In soli darity with Antigua Limpia a newlyformed group of concerned citizens, will meet to present a manifesto to the pub lic and press in a plea for the clean up of Antigua: streets, garbage, noise and air pollution. Please join in as a show of sup port. Central Park. La Antigua REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changes

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23 D ATE BOO K8 Sat., 1pm MAYAN CEREMONY: concert & dance by Nios con Ben dicion from San Antonio Aguas Calientes featuring authentic costumes, dances and music as a benet for their education. Marimbas utes and bombas! Come! Dis cover and take part and enjoy a bit of the ancient Mayan culture. La Pea de Sol La tino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua .7 Fri., 5:30pm & Fri., 21st, 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Restau rant: The only restaurant run by KIDS in cooperation with the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. Every two weeks the restaurant oers delicious food from countries around the world. Fri., 7th-5:30pm : Arabian cuisine; Fri., 21-5:30pm : Spanish cuisine. Res ervations: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5279-6976. 5pm : Our mini chef will wait for you in front of Cafe Condesa (5a av., central park, Antigua), where you will be picked up at by our shuttle service to bring you to the KIDS Restaurant in San Gaspar Vivar See related article May 2013, pg. 54 (www.revuemag.com)15 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle pon. #15-C, La Antigua SEE LIST ING, Sat. 1st10 Mon., through Mon., 17 GAS TRONOMIC FESTIVAL: Rice from Around the World! Porta Hotel Antigua, 8a calle poniente #1, La Antigua7 Fri., 7pm MUSIC: Viva Verdi a lyric recital performed by Alejandra Flores, soprano; and Sergio Alvarado, baritone. Free. Teatro Municipal, Quet zaltenango11 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: by the Asociacin Nuestros Ahijados; the people of Guatemala face myriads of challenges, from poverty to malnutri tion, which is in epidemic proportions, particularly among children. Learn how Nuestros Ahijados works, on a daily ba sis, to assist Guatemalan families. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua11 Tues., 7pm ART: Inaugura tion of Italarte an exposition by Italian artists living in Guatemala. Insti tuto Italiano, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guate mala City12 Wed., 7pm MUSIC: Celebrat ing the birth of Guisippe Verde 200 years ago, the Coro Nacional de Gua temala presents 1813 Verdi -2013 Free. Club Italiano, 10a calle 2-11, z. 10, Guate mala City12 Wed., 5pm ART: Inaugura tion, ArtPhotoSynthesis by Vera Richardson-Wilson. Galera Panza Verde (tel: 7832 -2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua See page 30. 12 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 15 Sat., 3pm TALK: with photojournalist Jean-Marie Simon who lived and worked in Guatemala from 1980 to 1988. She is the author of Gua temala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny documenting the terrible years during Guatemalas internal armed conict. This event is brought to you by Club Fotogr co de Antigua (CFA.gt) and El Fotgrafo Galera, 5a av. norte #29, La Antigua 15 Sat., 1-4pm PARTY: Like its 1777! Celebrate the U.S. ags 236th birthday with Democrats Abroad Antigua. Join the group at a private home for an all-American potluck fea turing sandwiches and salads. Meet and mingle with other Democrats, make new friends, and learn about issues important to Democrats in our community (voting from abroad, immigration reform, etc.). There is no cost to attend, but guests are expected to contribute food or beverage to share. The event is open to both U.S. and dual citizens in Guatemala. Feel free to bring a friend or companion. To RSVP contact tamaraswanson@gmail.com or santosiempre@yahoo.com. La Antigua CANCELLED

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24 D ATE BOO K 27 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CHARLA: Migraciones: NahuaPilies en la Cosa del Blsamo, El Salva dor Dictada por Marlon Escamila. Q30/ Q15, estudiantes. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7937), 6a calle nal. z. 10, Guate mala City18 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: ARCAS: Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) is the leading ad vocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Petn, it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority conscated from wildlife trackers. the presentation includes wild (non-releasable) animals. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Related article 25 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala Director Juan Pablo Romero will speak about the work of Los Patojos, helping young people living in Jocote nango deal with life issues and challeng es. Los Patojos emphasizes understand ing social group dynamics and learning how to become better world citizens. Donation, Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 78321919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Volunteers are welcome to partici pate at its Wild Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centers (ARCAS) in Petn and Parque Hawaii. A cornerstone within ARCAS is the belief that environmental education is one of the keys to conserving the wild life of Guatemala. At all of our project sites we host volunteers who help out in a range of environmental educational activities, including reforestations proj ects with school children, beach clean ups, hatching releases and ecotours. As well, environmental education exhibits, signs and trails are always in need of up keep and sign-painting. Internships are also integrated into the ARCAS programs that provide vol unteer interns or practicum students experience and course credits as part of their university studies. A volunteer guidebook and details about volunteering with ARCAS can be found at www.arcasguatemala.com, Facebook, or email arcasvolunteers@ gmail.com 21 Fri., 5:30pm : DINING at KIDS Restaurant featuring Spanish cui sine. More info. see listing Fri., 7th .Volunteering with ARCAS18 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.openwindowsfoundation.com, La Antigua See related article, pg. 12 (May 2013, www.revuemag.com)24 Mon., through Fri., 28 CLARINET FESTIVAL: When the third edition of Clarifest comes to town the sound of thousands of magical clarinets will ll the city of Guatemala. The International Festival of Clarinets brings together experts from the world over who will present a week full of classes, concerts and exhibitions. Its a week of music that you dont want to miss. Info. & registra tion: www. conservato rionacional. gob.gt. Con servatorio Nacional de Msica, 3a av. 4-61, z. 1, Guatemala City .Not long ago I was exploring a very remote section of the Caribbean Coast, far distant from any human settlement. In this pristine wilder ness I was flabbergasted to find that the beach was completely covered in garbage, flotsam and jetsam that had obviously washed up over a long pe riod of timethe detritus of modern civilization. Surveying this scene I wondered how we humans will ever be able to clean up the incredible mess weve made of the environment? In an instant the answer came, the idea surprised me because of its simplicity. If we all spend just one day a week, or a portion of one day, doing something to clean up and improve our land, water, sky wed all be taking a first step to save nature. My initial visit to the Mayan rainfor est was in 1973. Since then more than half of the regions forests have been destroyed. Most of the rivers and lakes are now polluted; many to the point of dying. Protected natural areas have been invaded. The skies are full of smoke during the sugarcane harvest and millions campesinos practicing slash-and-burn agriculture By healing the Earth, we will heal ourselves. Capt. Thor JansonSaving our Environment

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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 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 REVUE mini Cultural GuideTuesday Evening Lecture Series Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Galera Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7937), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City La Antigua Galera de Arte (7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Museo Ixchel del Traje Indgena (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guate mala City Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua Teatro Dick Smith IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a avenida 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City Museums Monthly Films, Lectures & Exhibits Monthly Art Exhibitions Theater

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26 DATEBOOK THROUGHOU T T HE MON T HThurs., 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 ViejaSaturdays, 2-4pm RUGBY CLUB: Workouts weekly, come and join us. Q15. More info: http://rugby.com.gt/anti gua Centro Los Luteranos, 1a av. norte #35, La Antigua2nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy delicious Indian food. Visit www. cernikovsky.com/curry.htm. A membersonly club, limited memberships avail able. La AntiguaSaturdays, 5pm MUSIC: Seth Montfort and friends; Seth is a multiaward winning musician and founder of the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, playing clas sical & jungle piano. Cover Q100. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Mondays, 10am & Thursdays at 2:30pm : Common Hope of fers a free 2-hour village tour. Departs: fountain, central park. Tel: 7922-6600 for a private tour; visit www.commonhope. org. La AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaWednesdays, 8pm (Spanish) COMEDY: 1,000 maneras de reir por El Cubo y sus amigotes. Q60. Trovajazz, 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 AntiguaThrough July 16 TEXTILE EXHI BITION: Hilos de Amrica displaying collections from seven countries in the Americas. Museo Ixchel del Traje Ind gena (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala CityTuesdays, 6:30pm QUIZ NIGHT: Pauls Quiz ... be there or be square. Reds Bar, near La Merced church,1a calle poniente, La AntiguaThrough Fri., 28th, (Mon-Fri) 9am-4pm Por qu estamos como estamos? (http://iiars.org/proyec tos/exhibicion/un-viaje-por-guatema la/), an interactive exposition by Insti tuto Internacional de Aprendizaje para la reconciliacin. Also, Para m no hay otra opcin Organized by the Swedish Em bassy. For guided visits, tel: 2238-3663 or 2251-6418; 9a av., A 18-95, z. 1, Guate mala CityAll Month ART: Lies, Gags, Screams and Very Good Taste a solo exhibition of the latest work by North American sculptor Keith Andrews. He is well known for his keen sense of humor, social comentary and views of life which he imparts in his sculptures. More than 20 new pieces in bronze, res in, aqualock and polimeric clay will be on display. Proudly presented by La Antigua Galera de Arte (7832-2124), 4a calle ori ente #15, La Antigua Mon., 4:30pm; Tues., 3pm; Wed., 2:30pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Asociacin Guatemalteca de Bridge. Info., Eva: 7832-4327 or Denni: 2478-1595. Vista Hermosa, z. 15, Guate mala City

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28 Mondays Nelson Lunding, New Orleans Jazz Wednesdays Jazz Duo with Lisandro Thursdays Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Fridays Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres Saturdays, 5-6pm Classical Recitals with Seth Montforth and friends. (Q100 suggested collaboration) Saturdays, 8pm Nelson Lunding, New Orleans JazzLa Cueva de Panza Verde tel: 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Nightly cover: 8-10pm, Q35 La 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. 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).Fridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carr. Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays.live music

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29 Mondays Don Jorge: classic latin folk music by candlelight Tuesdays Patza: let this Mexican-Italian singer/song writer amaze you with her voice and lyrics. Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of Western and rock music! Fridays Dierent guest artists Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Music N ightly from 7:30pm Tuesdays Salsa Night Wednesdays Cumbia Night Thursdays Rock night Saturdays Chill out party, starting at 1pm Live DJ at the Terrace. El Caf at LA CASBAHtel 7832-2640 Calle del Arco #30, La Antigua Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: Rock in English and Spanish. Cover Q20Restaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La Antigua Sundays & Tuesdays Blues with Nelson Lunding Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, Brazil/North Ameri can, sofa rock and boleros with Trujillo, Ren, Gilberto and Bryan. Fridays & Saturdays Tropical salsa by Grupo Caribe and DJ Antigua (Julio Morales) Mondays Surprise groupLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua live music

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When I rst spoke with Vera Richardson-Wilson about her exhibition at the Galera de Arte, Mesn Panza Verde this month she was careful to explain that she doesnt consider herself a photographer, but rather an artist with a camera. Growing up she says that the arts and music greatly inuenced her perspective of the world. So, its not surprising that her themes often encompass beauty, balance, innocence, introspection and harmony. Her hope is to evoke the viewers inner feelings; a lifting of the spirits; a memory revisited; or a spark of imagination. With a love of nature, her art-photos also symbolically reects moments of her life, expressed in a visual-spatial manner which she has coined ArtPhotoSynthesis. T.K. Biskovich A R T HIGHLIGH TVera Richardson-Wilson Featured at Galera de Arte, Mesn Panza VerdeThe inauguration of her exhibit ArtPhotoSynthesis2 is on Wed., June 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Galera de Arte, Mesn Panza Verde, La Antigua Guatemala. The show closes on July 9. : Always in My Care : Aroma of Asymmetric Perfection : BC Tao

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32 What kitchenware is most in demand at House & Green? ere is a wide spectrum of cooks that shop at House & Green. For example, for those who like to bake, we have a large variety of cake and cupcake molds; cookie sheets; decorating tubes; and many other items that add to the joy of baking. For outdoor cooking, House & Green carries the Mr. BBQ brand, which is very popular. e stores NORPRO line includes a variety of kitchen utensils that are used for everything from peeling an orange to an ecient French press. What does every cook need in the kitchen? Nicely balanced knives: a variety of them that that will serve various cutting needs; and of course, a good knife sharpener. Cutting boards: preferably color-coded to prevent cross contamination. Well-crafted pots and pans: that t the style of your cooking needs, preparing omelets, sauting, frying, stewing, etc.; and also to be considered, the quantity of food to be prepared. Good-quality cooking equipment: including kitchen spoons/A Kitchen Chat with House & Green store manager Beatriz de Castillo S HOPP I N G text/photo by Shannon McCulloughladles, colanders, thermometers, measuring cups and spoons, zesters, graters, a sturdy French whip, silicone scrapers, and for experienced cooks, other specialty items. Can you order something that is not in the store, for instance an ice cream maker? Yes, if it is made by a brand that we carry at House & Green. Can you delivery products ordered by your customers? We deliver to any area in Guatemala (city and departments). For more information, www.houseandgreen.com.gtSee page 20 for more about House & Green

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34 The word room was in our rst-grade spellers. So why are we forever mistranslat ing this word? I have discussed in a previous col umn smurfy Spanish verbs. Well, room is a smurfy English noun, so if you think our language is never smurfy, get over it. Room, when you think about it, can be abstract or concrete. e for mer is usually easy to translate. e latter is not hard, except that there are beaucoup equivalents. For abstract room, we usually use espacio is is the Spanish word, certainly, for star-studded and celes tial space. But it also works for the leftover space in a half-eaten bag of Doritos, the margins on this page, and even the space between these lines. One type of abstract space not covered by espacio is the delimited room sought by passengers on a 747 and by applicants to a college. is we call el cupo Joeys mom may have wanted him to be a Cub Scout, but by the time she got to the table to sign him up, it was too late. What happened? Cupo limitado But he would nd cupo in the tabloids. Now what about those more con crete rooms, those you can make with actual concrete? A room whose function is generic or not yet known is un cuarto (which also means fourth). But when we need more specicity, a cuarto could be or become un dormitorio (bed room), un comedor (dining room), or sala /un living (living room, pro nounced LEE-been). Reader, I will leave you to guess at the etymology of this last word. Salas are also considered relatively small and lockable rooms, including anything from la sala de baos (bath room) to la sala de tribunal (court room). Un saln is bigger and more public than any sala, a place for con ventions or workshops. La cmara works wherever we say chamber, e.g., cmara de combustin cmara de gas, cmara alta/baja and las cmaras de jueces (which is always plural). e U.S. Senate is a cmara alta. A hotel room of any quality is una habitacin unless it is una suite pro nounced sweet. Reader, you are on your own about the etymology of this one, too. When none of the above words seems to t, I will use aposento which seems to overlap with most of the above. But it also means theater box. L AN GU AG E by Dwight Wayne CoopCaber and Cupothe 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 www.ideaquestbooks.com

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35 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T YSpeaking of theater, I once had to translate the lyrics for Some Enchant ed Evening (from South Pacic). My helper thought that the crowded room could be a dance hall, and therefore un saln concurrido So much for nouns. But how do we express actions involving room? at calls for caber a verb which to tally violates Coops Law of Conju gation. is law (still unrecognized by the Spanish Royal Academy, but this could change any day) states: A verbs frequency of usage is inverse to its simplicity of conjugation. It is among the 11 most irregular verbs in Spanish. But unlike the others, we do not hear caber daily. Yet it has no substitute. Let us say you board a stued-tothe-gills chicken bus and shout, Hay espacio para m ? e drivers ayudante will laugh at your pidgin before throw ing you o. If you dont want him to laugh before throwing you o, you should ask Cabe uno ms? e answer has to be yes, if you have heard the riddle that goes, How many Bolivians can you pack into a chicken bus? e answer is One more. Caber might translate as to be t able [into]. e rst-person singular form is quepo as in no quepo en es tos bluyins (I cant get these bluejeans on). e subjunctive forms begin with quepaas in Espero que nosotros los 11 quepamos en el tuktuk (I hope all 11 of us can squeeze into the tuk tuk). e preterite forms begin with cup-, as in Cuntos huevos cupieron en tu cesto ? (How many eggs did your basket hold?). Notice that there is nothing straightforward about these translations; caber is a verb you must remember to use, and practice. And by the way, cupo (noun) does not mean chicken coop (one of your authors unfortunate child hood nicknames), which is gallinera which in turn is part of one transla tion for chicken bus, bus gallinera. And cupo (verb) means, roughly, he/she/it found room (somewhere). Reader, no caben ms palabras en mi columna About that, no cabe duda

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36 + (502) 4569.4419 fotos@rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com + FOTOGRAFA, DISEO GRFICO Y WEBRUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY UNA FOTOGRAFA CAUTIVADORA PUEDE HACER MARAVILLAS POR SU MARCA Y ATRAER MS CLIENTES A SU NEGOCIO GU ATEM A L A CI T Y dining I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. William Penn What gives Indian cuisine its spectacular avor? The secret is in the freshness and proper use of its ingredients. Come visit us and give us the opportunity to spice up your life. 10a. Av. 15-10, zona 14 Tel. 2337 0722Indian Restaurant The Germn Alcntara Auditorium was lled with the sound of applause after a performance by the National Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Roberto Estrada; Trova maestros Rony Hernndez, Meli Donis, Ronyto, Gloria Cceres and Monica Sarmientos per formed splendidly. Bravo! Photograph and text by Pilu Delgado

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37 dining GUATEMALA CITY Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & 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 A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has re, women will like him. Mae West A man snatches the rst kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fth and endures all the rest. Helen Rowland Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241

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38 It seems that everything is al ways clearer when we look back at our experiences. For us, we smile now, remembering when we rst arrived in La Antigua Gua temala about seven years ago. Com fortably tucked into the back seat of a friends car, we drove through An tigua on our way to Lake Atitln. Near the central square our Gua temalan friend asked, Do you want to get out and walk around? No, we quickly answered, as our twosecond scan had revealed nothing on the surface that seemed compelling. We were wrong! .. Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com At rst glance you are greeted by narrow cobblestone streets that throw cars into strange gyrations and the stunning, yet somewhat in timidating, doors. Having survived the drive from the airport, with winding roads, exhaust fumes and a sense of un familiarity, we sought a moment to rest and relax. Antigua looked like a small town; the view from a car window did not reveal much. Again, this was a false perception, for we didnt realize that the true delights of the town are not neces sarily visible from the streets. When you nally do get out of the car or your hotel room and venture through the heart of Antigua you be gin to realize that there is a hidden world waiting for you to explorea sense of secrets that are waiting for you to uncover. It is easy to nd restaurants and coee shops and the delightful foun tain at Central Park. However, you soon hear someone saying, pase adel ante when passing by an open door, and learn that this phrase means please come in. Here is the greater depth of Antigua that is yours to claim if you venture beyond your sense of perceived limitation. Initially it can feel intimidating to simply walk into an open courtyard by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 SpiritPase adelante Pase adelante

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39 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 Cityhotels or to dive deeply into the stunning colonial architecture that so richly encompasses every inch of Antigua. Court yards host gardens rich with colorful owers and tucked away shops. Many courtyards are lled with restaurants, galleries and tiendas that will delight your senses. e essence of pase adelante goes well beyond allow ing yourself to discover this unique area, it is also an invi tation to go beyond self-imposed limitations ... to expand your comfort zone. Pase adelante truly invites us to go forward to grow. ese explorations oer opportunities to touch the authentic culture of Guatemala. And by doing so, we discover more clearly our own place in the world. From Tikal to Atitln, Ro Dulce to Chichicaste nango visitors to Guatemala will discover that pase ad elante can become a theme for personal adventure. Look beyond the surface and welcome yourself to the inner beauty and truth of Guatemala.

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40 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 page 72D E S P R E C I A R E S T R A T E G I A S T E A L R OD E P R I C E M E T E R E N S I L L A E N N O C E P I C D MA S F A T A L E T E R I S M I 10 24 9 19 28 8 22 7 13 6 15 17 21 27 5 4 30 3 23 2 26 1 11 12 14 16 18 20 25 29 R E N T A Z A DA N A E S C A R P A If men can run the world, why cant they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? Linda Ellerbee It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him. Helen Rowland Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

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46 My last substantive endeavor, near on 85 years, had been oil painting and other related dabbling with artful musings. As it got more and more tedious leaning forward to touch brush to canvas, well, the spine, the eyes and the disposition yelled, Enough is enough! Crochet? Knit? Needlepoint? Argue with the wife? ats for the birds! Birds! Did I say birds? is is when a couple of red-beaked love birds, otherwise known as Sylvia and Elmo, came into my life. Its been ve months now. Bird brain has taken on new meanings. Put a milk carton into their cage. Within a short time the birds will have removed the plastic spout, will have removed enough of the lid so each can slip inside for a warm tte-tte. How did they gure that out? Put an empty cereal box into the cage. Youll think theres a woodpecker nearby. No, its only Sylvia tap-tapping, perhaps to determine if the box is hollow? en shell make an entryexit hole for her pleasure. Sylvia appears to rule the roost. She wears the feathers in the family. Listen carefully, and youll hear her telling Elmo a thing or three. Later in the day silence. Observe. ey are snuggling together on their swing or on a branch. Eyes closed, each softly serenading the other. Soon there will be more fun a paper-towel tube held horizontally within the cage by a branch keeps Elmo busy as he works diligently at removing the outer skin of the tube. Hell gure out how to crawl into the tube, push his way through to the other end, exit, then waddle to the entry and repeat the process to his and his mates delight. Sylvia, in the meantime, has been busy disassembling the cereal box, working her beak like a very oldfashioned can opener. Other times shell open a hole at the top of a cereal box (the box is on end), shell slip through her opening to the bottom and gure out how to claw her way back up and out of the box! Listen carefully as she squawks, Surprise! A branch from a bush with a multitude of tooth-pick like twigs will amuse for days. Within minutes the birds will, with malice aforethought, begin removing all the twigs and then proceed with the thicker stu. T I M B E R As the days click by I am questioning and thinking about other distractions with which the love birds might keep ME occupied. When bored theyll mark time making spit balls, or running snips of paper through their beak like they are playing a harmonica ... a longer snip will initiate a game of keep-away. Elmo will dip a snippet of paper into the water and massage it. As a child did you ever massage a wet wash-cloth between your teeth? Why? Any relationship? A mirror at the cage will fascinate as they search out ...continued page 76 COMMENTA R Y by Al Thompson

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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 A NTIGUA shops + services Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm X-ray *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia Difculty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow

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49 IMMIGRATION SERVICES colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA 3 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com SCOOTER RENTALS $30 Daily $100 weekly We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. Franois de la Rochefoucauld

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10, La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike Habits are safer than rules; you dont have to watch them. And you dont have to keep them, either. They keep you. Frank Crane

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54 small and scraggly, covered with a profusion of orchids, bromeliads and other epiphytes. If we made an expedition from Guatemalas Sipacate beach and followed a straight line northeast up to the Ro Lagartos Special Biosphere Reserve on the north coast of the Yucatn Peninsula, we would pass through some 20 distinct life zones. Lets begin our journey on the wickedly hot black sands of the Pacic shore with a profusion of sea birds and the nesting ground for endangered sea turtles. From the coast we would go through the mangrove swamps. ese dense, bug-infested forests provide nesting grounds for many bird species, nurseries for sh and shelter for a wide variety of animals. Around every bend we feel the presence of the master of the ambush. Crouching hidden in the tall grass, cruising undetected just beneath the grey gossamer hull of my kayak, the gaping maw of the giant leviathan Crocodylus acutus (American crocodile). Next we cross a wide belt of high coastal forest, where huge trees reach up toward the sun, trunks whitened with lichens and covered with vines, making them very difcult to identify. Within the forest large islands or savannas, typied by coarse sandy soil, support a variety of grasses, bushy plants and small stands of slash pine. From here we ascend up through a transitional zone called bocacosta, featuring ferns, palms and large trees covered with vines. Up we go into the mountains, scaling the 13,000-foot peak of Tajumulco volcano, the highest point in Central America. Here mist-enshrouded cloud forests and pine forests predominate. Now on through the central Highlands and a series of inland plateaus and valleys, where pronounced wet and dry seasons and moderate temperatures favor forests of pine, juniper and cypress and a profusion of owering herbaceous plants. e alpine habitats of the Cuchumatanes is where we encounter cold pine forests and enchanting meadows of tussock grass, succulents and giant agaves. ...continued page 56RAINFOREST cont. from page 15

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56 From here we begin a gradual descent into the vast lowland forests of the Yucatn. Our route takes us throughout three biosphere reserves: Montes Azules, Mayan and Calakmul. As we move northward, rainfall diminishes and forests become dryer and less exuberant. Approaching the end of our expedition, we pass through wide belts of deciduous and dry thorn forests which are desert-like, hot and arid. From here to the northern coast, once again we nd ourselves in hot mangrove swamps, the foraging ground for thousands of pink amingos. Finally, we reach the sand dunes and the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. We are ready to take a dip in the ocean and paddle out to the coral reef. e reef itself is the result of tiny animals related to jellysh building little shelters of calcium carbonate, one on top of another. After millions of years, these structures have become what is today a magnicent reef. e reef ecosystem is in many ways the marine equivalent to the rain forest; both are considered the Earths most productive life systems. e reef teems with its seemingly endless array of tiny, brightly hued tropical sh, squadrons of erce-looking barracuda, meandering parrot sh and groupers, hair-raising hammerhead sharks and an occasional gentle manatee. We end our journey standing on the sands of the Yucatn, gazing out at the ocean, the red sun looking as though it is melting into a molten sea of gold. RAINFOREST cont. from page 54

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57 dining ANTIGUA dining ANTIGUA 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. 8th, 1pm) Guatemalan Cooking Classes: Sat. June 1st and Sat. 15th, 9am (reservations ) BOX LUNCHES TRIP ADVISOR Recommended Top 10 Restaurants

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58 When a Guatemalan indigenous woman stepped forward to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, a light was momentarily cast upon indigenous people throughout the world. Rigoberta Mench Tum, who was living in self-imposed exile at the time, was awarded the prestigious accolade in recognition of her work: highlighting the exploitation and persecution of the countrys indigenous people during its brutal civil war. More than 20 years later the war may have ended, but has Menchs esteemed prize improved the rights of the people for whom she was ghting? With two unsuccessful presidential campaigns under her belt, where she failed on both occasions to garner more than 3 percent of the vote, it may seem like her work has done little to enhance the lives of Guatemalas natives. However, her success may be larger than the polls suggest. Ive really enjoyed the last two elections, says Mench. I havent reached 30% of the vote, but Ive reached 95% of the country. In 2007, the Maya activist became the rst indigenous person to run for Guatemalas top position and four years later founded the countrys rst Mayan political party, WINAQ. We were never interested in winning the elections. You cant win without money and no multimillionaire would support us, she says. Recounting an anecdote from her last campaign, she describes addressing a rural town when an opposition partys bus drove by announcing it was giving away packets of rice, and her audience disappeared. Elections here are a carnival, theyre not democratic. Parties use povertygiving the poor hope by handing them food. Despite the irony that most people she campaigns for do not vote for her, Mench considers her political career a great success. Ive opened a door to Mayas and to women. Not only do we now have a party, but we also have one person in Congress, she says, referring to Maya lawyer Amilcar Pop. But its not all politics. In the same year she won the Nobel Peace Prize, the indigenous activist founded the self-titled Rigoberta Mench Tum Foundation, dedicated to the pursuit of peace and promotion of indigenous peoples rights. In the past two decades the organization has campaigned for justice for the victims of the war by exhuming mass graves, legislating new crimes, ghting for usurped ancestral lands to be returned to Mayan communities and legally documenting around 36,000 women. Mench herself even traveled to Spain to bring genocide cases against Guatemalas war criminals. e Rigoberta Mench Tum Foundation recently implemented a multicultural education program at San Carlos University aimed at training students from rural communities to become teachers. Although sometimes misunderstood by the non-indigenous population, Mench shrugs o criticism and remains devoted to her original cause: the plight of the people she represented in Oslo some 20 years ago. Changing the World PROFILE by Anna Claire BevanRigoberta Mench

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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 All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. J.R.R. Tolkien How can a man marry wisely in his twenties? The girl hes going to wind up wanting hasnt even been born. Mignon McLaughlinEntry in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneMangroves in the Morning by William Deeds All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining REVUE Fun, Free and Informative 4a calle oriente #31, La Antigua Tel: 4109-4970International Supermarket El costo ms bajo por ejemplar en REVUE To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com Macho doesnt prove mucho. Zsa Zsa Gabor Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Sally Koch

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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 ANTIGUA = 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 The focus this month is on an edible ower from the tree referred to as muc in the Qeqchi language; orejuela in local Spanish of Guatemala. e scientic name is Cym bopetalum penduliorum (Donal) Bail. Family: Annonaceae. Flowers played a major role in Mayan culture, as sacred owers, as perfume, as seasoning, as food and as medicine. e ower from the muc/ orejuela tree was the most popular seasoning for cacao and other drinks for the Maya and Aztec. ese trees grows abundantly around Cobn, Alta Verapaz (Guatemala). Its owers have always been available in most major native markets in Guatemala. But in early 2013 not one single stall in the Cobn market, the heartland of the muc/orejuela, had any. I returned last month and was fortunate to nd one Maya vendor who displayed a tiny sample in her stall. She had one single tree in her backyard. ese days most of the elderly women in the Cobn market say the owers are no longer used for avoring; people now prefer cinnamon or other modern spices. My long-term goal is to raise interest in a rebirth of native Guatemalan plants and healthy alternatives to improve nutrition in all areas of Guatemala. I have even found plants in the driest and poorest desert areas of Guatemala that can easily be raised and eaten, and the extra plants sold for income. Muc/orejuela trees require a more humid eco-system but the point is that every region of Guatemala has native plants that are edible. e Maya fed themselves and their civilization for several thousand years. e Aztec and their neighbors had a population over a million, so clearly they had developed functional markets and adequate food production. And we would estimate that the Teotihuacn and Toltec before them also used the same basic foods Edible Flowers in the Mayan Diet Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth photos: Sophia MonznSacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plantscontinued page 66

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66 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 A NTIGUA dining Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE of Mesoamerica. Despite famines due to weather and political upheaval, the pre-Hispanic people survived remarkably well on their local foods. Remember: maize, tomatoes, avocados, pineapples and hundreds of other edible fruits and vegetables were native to Mesoamerica. e muc/orejuela tree is also a beautiful shade tree. Not only do the owers provide a wonderful avoring, they can be processed into perfume as well as medicinal products, and the bark can be used to make twine (a very viable native alternative to plastic). Ilena Garca, the botanist assisting me in the study of muc/orejuela, tasted one single petal in her chocolate. She said that one mere petal had the impact of more avor than she would ever have imagined. I hope this tempts you to go try some muc/orejuela avoring in your chocolate, but dont blame this article if you end up liking it so much that you want to savor it for the rest of your life! Hopefully you can continue to nd it. Edible Flowers cont. from page 64 Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul. Luther Burbank

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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 ANTIGUA Men are like a ne wine. They start out like grapes, and its our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something youd like to have dinner with. Marsha Winslow God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man Ive ever met. Farrah Fawcett

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68 A time capsule that was inspired by the ancient Maya has been installed by cultural ocials in Guatemala City to show the countrys future generations what life was like in 2013. Messages, cards, articles from the present day and predictions for tomorrow were deposited into the container, which will be opened in 2065. e opening of the capsule coincides with the start of a new phase in the Mayan calendar: Chol Ab y el Chol Qij, says Everardo Chuc, director of cultural development. What we are doing now is the same thing that our ancestors used to do to ensure that future generations would know about their country and the people who lived in it. e documents, including letters from President Otto Prez Molina and Olympic medalist Erick Barrondo, along with other memorabilia including the REVUE magazines January 2013 Photo Issue, were placed in a hand-decorated cedar box and wrapped in a huipil before being deposited within a green marble statue. Ocials hope the capsule will give those living half a century from now an idea of what Guatemalas economic, social and political situation was like in 2013. e container was sealed on April 22, during an Earth Day ceremony, which marked the convergence of the two Mayan calendarsthe Haab and the Tzolkinwith the lunar calendar. Many of the children who witnessed the capsule being installed will be invited back to its opening in 52 years. Located in the Palace of Culture in zone 1 of Guatemala City, the capsule will remain accessible to both foreigners and Guatemalans until it is opened. TI ME T R AVEL by Anna Clair BevanTime Capsule: 2013 2065A sealed container to be opened in 52 years

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69 dining ANTIGUAWhy does a man take it for granted that a girl who irts with him wants him to kiss her when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? Helen Rowland As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand what Im doing or why youre paying me so much money. Whats important is that you continue to do so. Hunter S. Thompsons lawyer

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My favorite part of my work is shaping the pinewood into boxes. I love the feeling of starting out with a simple piece of wood and finishing with a finely crafted box, explains Jess Manuel Garca, leader of the artisan group Cajetera Ajpop. Garca was born in a small village in the department of Totonicapn and moved to its capital when he married 30 years ago. Box making is the work of the men in my wifes family. I married into the family and represent the fourth generation of the family to do this type of work. When we got married her family taught me how to make the boxes and I decided to dedicate myself to improving the craft and making it more attractive and respected as a form of craftsmanship, Garca said. He learned how to make and paint the boxes from his father-in-law through hours of practice. Originally the boxes were used by people to store documents and, during marriage, for the wife to bring her things from her house to her husbands house. Today, thanks to Garcas innovations, they are used to store everything from medicine to earrings, to desserts, to clothing and more. Now an expert in the craft, he is teaching his children how to carry on the tradition and become the fth generation in the Aj Pop family to master this craft. Today Garca lives in Totonicapn with is wife Pasquela Aj Pop and two children, Gerson, 24, and Sonia, 23. One of the things that he is most proud of is that he is able to support his family, including providing his children the nancial means to receive a college education, through his work as a craftsman. Garca himself carries out every step of the process of creating these nely crafted boxes. First he goes into the forests of Totonicapn to collect the pinewood. en he cleans the pieces and nds the best ones toJess Manuel Garca and the art of the box GUATEMA L AN A R TI S AN S text/photos by Hilary KilpatricCajetera Ajpop...continued page 76 70

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72 (Feel free to use the dictionarythe main idea here is to learn new words) Translate the Clue to the Opposite Language (Spanish/English) bilingual cruci-word Puzzle by Michael Hopkins SOLUTION ON PAGE 40 DOWN ACROSS 1. to despise 11. tactics 12. hurtar 13. fue montado 1. they remove, give off 2. debut 3. jarras 4. I will practice 5. estertor 6. extraterrestre (abr) 7. dried cherry 8. yo consegu una... 9. Edecn 10. they will scrape 15. malco 22. lo 23. me, mi 24. he ties 26. elemento #73 (abr) 14. tipo de contador 16. alquiler 17. hoe 18. he saddles 19. in 20. negative 21. epopeys 23. more fatal 25. anesthetic 27. es 28. my 29. no aplicable 30. steep slope 10 24 9 19 28 8 22 7 13 6 15 17 21 27 5 4 30 3 23 2 26 1 11 12 14 16 18 20 25 29 Great Q25 00 Gift IdeaA book of 56 bilingual crossword puzzles and over 1000 quotations from past issues of REVUEAvailable at: 3a avenida sur #4-A, La AntiguaLearn new vocabulary words (English/Spanish) while enjoying the challenge of a crossword puzzle. Flip the book over and read quotes from some of the worlds great and not-so-great movers and shakers. Useful Expressions THANKS TO LANGUAGEREALM.COM en pleno da / in broad daylight a contrapelo / wrong way; backwards a duras penas / hardly; barely; with difculty a disgusto / reluctantly, begrudgingly a manos llenas / generously; lavishly a propsito / on purpose; deliberately

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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 lodging ANTIGUA Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel. William Makepeace Thackeray On the one hand, well never experience childbirth. On the other hand, we can open all our own jars. Bruce Willis No nice men are good at getting taxis. Katherine Whitehorn I want a man whos kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire? Zsa Zsa Gabor Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE

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74 74 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers,& SnappersQuestion: We have a two-year-old golden retriever who gets carsick almost every time he is riding in the car? What do you suggest? Answer: Although carsickness is more common is puppies, many adult dogs suer from it as well. Try taking him for several short car rides and end the trip before he becomes ill. is can help build up his tolerance for longer trips. For many dogs, car excursions usually end up becoming a stressful situationlike a visit to the veterinarian or groomer. Make short jaunts to a nearby park for a fun romp that can relieve some of the anxiety and nausea he feels on other trips. A full stomach can also contribute to carsickness. Ideally, you should not feed your dog or allow him to consume a large amount of water within four to six hours prior to a car ride. Some dogs do better in a crate because it limits the view of the moving scenery outside of the car. If these strategies do not work, consult with your veterinarian regarding the use of an antihistamine, either Benadryl or Dramanine which have a mild anti-nausea eect and may make your dog a bit drowsy so that he can take a good nap on the way to your destination. Please call for more information and reservations or 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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76 use for his boxes. Next he cuts the wood into very thin pieces using his machete. From these thin pieces he selects the ones that he is able to bend and forms them into boxes. He uses the other pieces to create a line of wooden toys for children. Once he has the box, he envisions a design, paints it, and brings the box to life. As he looks to the future, Garca has a dream: My dream is to be invited to show my work in another country, so that more people can get to know my craft. Products made by Jess Manuel Garca can be found in La Antigua Guatemala at Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, across the street from the San Francisco Church. Garca at work in his studioCajetera Ajpop cont. from page 70how to meet up with the birds behind the glass. Listen to them having a fourway conversation. Ah, our son experimented with his iPad. Even birds will listen, talk back and sing along. Odd-shaped boxes. ey too are for the birds. Sylvia will punch a hole into one end of a long box. Both birds will look into the black interior and actually chat about the situation. Whats inside? Is it safe? Eventually shell pop another hole at the other end. More light? After some time she will enter with caution. Elmo, never. Youll conclude after some observation and assessment that Elmos timid, shy, maybe fearful. Sylvia decided to take mandarin seeds from between my ngers after a short time. Elmo, however, took more than two months before hed risk it. Shes happy to mistake my skin for a seed. Yes, Sylvias one tough cookie. In lieu of the two or three hours Id spend painting, I nd myself fussing with the birds and wondering what might be added to their home to amuse the four of us since the Frau has determined observing and talking with the birds can enhance marital relationships. Oh yeah, Ive found that the love birds dont mumble like we do, nor do they whistle. But, theyll hold a conversation, with eye contact, for as long as you are willing. e expression its for the birds has denitely taken on an entirely new meaning. For the Birds cont. from page 46 Bats of the Mayan Rain Forest. ( ) Story on page 14. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein

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77CHIMALTENANGO lodging lodging ANTIGUA El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates Seek to do good, and you will nd that happiness will run after you. James Freeman Clarke YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, are merging. The new program will be called YouTwitFace. Jackson Barry Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. Casa Ovalle Chipilapa, a private and comfortably furnished house just for you!Casa Ovalle Zona 10, a perfect place to stay, close to medical and nancial area of Guatemala City!2a av. norte No. 3 ~ Tel: (502) 7832-3031, www.hotelcasaovalle.com Fully Equipped Luxury Suites at Hotel Room Prices! Tels: 2386-1012, 7832-8259 4a avenida sur No. 30Daily, Monthly and Yearlywww.elmarquesdeantigua.com lodging ANTIGUA To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a irtation. E.W. Howe Dont do what youll have to nd an excuse for. Proverb We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difculty. Marcus Fabius Quintilian There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufcient reason or a list of excuses. Robert Brault

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81 T R AV EL Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing and Ocean Safaris with Team Parlama Charter ServicesFull Day, Half Day and by-the-hour ExcursionsRo Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360 TEL: Deep Sea Sport Fishing Catch-and-release Sailfish ExpeditionsTravel Agency & Tour OperatorShuttles & Tours throughout GuatemalaWe oer you Shuttle Services, Tourist Information, Free Maps and Tours to: Pacaya Volcano, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Monterrico, Xela, Tikal and more...Monja Blanca Monja Blanca TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS T OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.netShuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more...7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua Departures 7:30 hrs. 14:00 hrs. Arrivals 13:00 hrs. 19:00 hrs. Guatemala to Tapachula Tapachula to Guatemala Departures 6:00 hrs. 11:30 hrs. 23:45 hrs. Arrivals 12:00 hrs. 18:00 hrs. 5:00 hrs. Departure 6:30 hrs. Arrival 11:30 hrs. Departure 4:45 hrs. Arrival 10:00 hrs. Guatemala to San Salvador San Salvador to Guatemala Of. Centrales y boletos: 7a. Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels. 2232-3661 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 220-4902 www.transgalgosinter.comSERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de buses ltimo modelo, dentro y fuera del pais. Tel 2220-6904 / 2230-5058 C ubriendo conexiones a: EL Norte de Mxico E.E.U.U. Canad Va terrestre con : ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Esquipulas, Copn, San Pedro Sula con Rutas Orientales.

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82 Congratulations to Juan Pablo Noriega on his photograph titled Navegando en el Lago de Atitln Prize: 2 bottles of wine, Santa Ana 2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, June. eme: Rivers & LakesCongratulations to Csar V. Rosales on his photograph titled El placer de un lugar mgico Honorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, June

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84 TOSA La Laguna cont. from page 19 troleum, alcohol and fatty foods. Treatment might include a turn in the ozone steam chamber, overlooking a beautiful lake vista, to open up pores and release more toxins. As your body drifts into its ultra-relaxed, glowing state, the two other questions come naturally and answers are organic and immediate. Your mind could simply need a turn o, which could be achieved through an Egyptian Healing Rod session or simply by nding a quiet place to curl up with a book or journal along the nature trail that winds up the mountain. When it comes to your soul, feed it with a clean, mostly vegan menu of locally sourced fare from TOSAs slow-food kitchen (all meals are included in the room price). Dishes like warming, slurp-worthy ai noodle soup with favas, carrots, avocado and a Srirachi-spiked broth go far in the soul-soothing department, as does a (meatless) variation of pepan and a desayuno tpico platter with a tofu scramble. Departing TOSA La Laguna, feeling relaxed and invigorated, readies you to return to worldly distractions. If it all proves too much, a repeat visit is an easy 2-hour drive from La Antigua Guatemala. Natalie Rose is a freelance writer who is still in mourning that she had to leave TOSA LL. For more information, visit lakeatitlanspa.com( )( )

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86 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, Sololwww.ranchograndeinn.com ranchogrande_inn@yahoo.com 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 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 Entry in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneJoya natural by Juan Mario Cervantes All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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88 QUETZALTENANGO RESTAURANT Open Tues Sun, 12pmpm Tels: 7765-2555, 4220-9737 15 av. (o 4a calle) 3-64 zona 1, Quetzaltenango saborindiaani@yahoo.com RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396 RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE Casa Doa MercedesHostal PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, QuetzaltenangoPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in In June new location! 12 av. 3-43 / 3-49 Z.1 Going up the big hill 5093-8046 / 5850-6501 NORTH SOUTHBOOKSTOREIts not the men in my life, its the life in my men. Mae West Many a man owes his success to his rst wife, and his second wife to his success. Jim Backus Architectur al detail of the entrance to Pasaje Enrquez, Central Park, Quet zaltenango Detalle Arquitec tnico, entrada del Pasaje Enrquez, Parque Central de Xela ( ickr.com/ photos/ harrydiaz)

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89 Belize Barrier Reef and IslandsEnjoy SailingDivingFishing-KayakingSnorkelingRo Dulce / Lago Izabal Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.com 105 IZABAL / PUERTO BARRIOS / RO DULCErf In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority. Liz Armbruster The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. Jules Renard Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.com

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90 PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAIIlas lisas hawaiiThe obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and y off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but theyd never clean anything. Dave Barry Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about, getting under the feet of the women, who were trying to organize the really important things of life. Alice Thomas Ellis

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92 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco Tels: 5907-2552, 7821-3088 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056Monterrico PORTOFINO Entry in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneBarcas a la sombra Monterrico, by Marlon Godoy E. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies, some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others. Cynthia Heimel The old theory was Marry an older man, because theyre more mature. But the new theory is: Men dont mature. Marry a younger one. Rita Rudner There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I wont stand for that. Steve Martin

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93 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 Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women: a little bit of support, and a little bit of freedom. Jerry Seinfeld www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874

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94 cobn Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami petn A special place for your comfort COBN / EL PETN Tranquility & Comfort in the Heart of the Mayan World POSADA DEL CERRO directa vecindad con el / next to: Biotopo Cerro Cahu El Remate, Flores, Petn Tels: 5376-8722, 5305-1717 www.posadadelcerro.com Entry in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneAqu hay una historia que debes conocer Chixoy, Baja Verapaz, by Rudy Girn. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt The secret to happiness in your work is to nd a job in which your neurosis is constructive. Jeanne LaMont, MD If God had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses. Robert Brault

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95 TECPN (502) 7840-3384 (502) 7840-3387Km. 87.5 Carreter a Inter americana. T ecpn, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.www .ahumadoskatok.com/restaur antekatok ...es Guatemala. Phones: Guatemalan T he autentic fla v or Breakfasts P ork from our grill

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96 marketplaceReach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 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 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 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, NBAC. 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 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 FOR SALE B ETWEEN V OLCANOES S PANISH S CHOOL : We oer indi vidualized 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: 5433-6671, 7832-6144 academiaentrevolcanes@gmail.com SPANISH LESSONS REVUE Fun, Free and Informative Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE PRIVATE SPANISH TEACHERS IN ANTIGUA : Do you want to learn Spanish? Do you want to imrove your Span ish? You speak Spanish but would like to be more uent? We have the solution! We oer private les sons, in a pleasant and quiet place. Lessons for beginners, intermediate or advanced level. Email: privateteachers2@hotmail.com Excellent rates. Would you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales DIANNE SENA, LCSW PSYCHOTHERAPIST U.S. Licensed and Certied. Specializing in the treatment of Anx iety Depression Interpersonal Diculties. Oce in Antigua. Please call 7832-9830. VOL K SWAGEN P OLO 2004 silver, AGENCIA, F/E, MEC, 4 doors, gas engine, 150,000 km, great to drive, manual, US $3,700 (negot.) Tel: 3256 5780, magus@ jumpmail.co Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James FOR SALE: WROUGHT-IRON CEILING LAMP with two matching SCONCES, Q4,000. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a av. sur #4-A, Antigua ARMOIRE (76x 55) adapted to a computer station; or adjust for other uses, Q6,000. Tienda Solidari dad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua

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MARKETPLACE 97 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 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 EMPLOYMENT 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 FOR SALE 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. SE BUSCAEJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON EXPERIENCIAE nviar C V a: ventas@revue.gt o contactar a John al 7931-4500 F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PRO GRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops. com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com 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. 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 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. 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 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) 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. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relax ation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 TWO FURNISHED BEDROOMS in Antigua, for ladies or girls in a very nice place, security gate, with/with out meals. Call 5949-5054. Nueva Academia de Actuacin / New Acting School. Cine, TV, teatro y shows musicales. BUSCO SOCIOS CON E X PERIENCIA Seguridad y parqueo. Film, TV, theater & musical shows SEEKING E X PERIENCED PARTNERS Security & parking. Curriculum a/CV to: sisipueden@gmail.com, jorgecifuentes@tgolms. com, www.tgolms.com CERTIFIED U.S. TEACHER WITH a M.S. DEGREE IN E NG LISH AND E DUCATION will teach private or group classes of all levels. Very exible hours and reason able rates. Tel: 4002-3705. Mens natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. C onfucius *Vintage RHINESTONE JEWELRY : bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pins. *Red Western-style BOOTS womens size 6/36 (like new!) incl. cotton-quilted boot supports. *Natural-ber LUFFAS PRINTS PAINTINGS BOOKS *Womens BLOUSES & PANTS Quality labels, beautiful fabrics, All sizes XXL-XXXL. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua *DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE 1-pound bags, Delicious Coee for a Cause! Proceeds sup port Unidos para los Animales, www.facebook. com/unidosparalosanimales Los hbitos primero son telaraas, despus son cables. Proverbio E spaol Habits are at rst cobwebs, then cables. S panish Proverb A habit is something you can do without thinking which is why most of us have so many of them. Frank A C lark

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98 real estate 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 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 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. Tel: 5923-5659. GREAT FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE in Santa Ana, in nice & peaceful condominium. 24-hour security. Living w/replace, kitchen, dinrm, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Garden, parking for 1 car, Wi-Fi, cable TV. Daily/ weekly/monthly. Tel: 3196-9206. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENTANTIGUA AREA COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ANTIGUA AREA www.REVUE.gt BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED COTTAGE NEAR SAN LUCAS: 1 bedroom, kitchen/diner, bathroom w/hot shower, parking, gorgeous countryside. Ideal for couple/ single person. Q1400 p/month, inc. bills. Tel: 54162628 virginiasco@gmail.com INE X PENSIVE ROOMS: Beautiful view, 15 minute walk to Central Park. 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, shared bathroom w/hot shower, cleaning 2x/week & WiFi. $75/week, $150/month Tel: 49666386. maria.westfried@yahoo.com BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets 2 bath, liv/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, 3007-9259, 4216-8175. LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT, 5 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. 2 FULLY FURNISHED APARMENTS two bedrm, liv/din area, kit, replace, garage, two bathroom, hot water, washing machine, internet & sun terrace, excellent security. Q3,600.00 and Q2100.00 per month. Tels: 5938-2299, 4214-1600. SANTA LUCIA MILPAS ALTAS. 8 kms from Antigua. 600 mts2 of construction. Commercial area. Ideal for bank, clinics, NGO. Parking for 4 cars, secu rity, 3 commercial spaces. sisipueden@gmail.com, jorgecifuentes@tgolms.com If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revue.gtpublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. S amuel Johnson Habit is habit, and not to be ung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. Mark Twain The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change. E ngs Principle

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100 FOR SALE: 2 Lots with Spectacular Views overlooking La AntiguaAdjacent lots of 4151 and 3582 vrs, above El Hato, 7km from Antigua on the new cement road. San Bartolo Milpas AltasTel: 4065-8567LAKE ATITLN CIUDAD VIEJA RO DULCE, IZABAL 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. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA 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 A NTIGUA C OLONIAL H OME FOR SALE BY OWNER : Please view our website for pictures & contact informa tion: www.antiguahouseforsale.com. 18 x 30 LAND 540m. 500m from Castillo San Felipe. 100m from the lake. Near hotels, supermarkets. Quiet & safe area. $20,000. Tel: 5201-3042. L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 1/2 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, kitchen, service area, storage room, large space for parking. Magnicent view to Agua Volcano and wonderful garden with fruit trees. Code: 5208 http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600. G EORGEOUS HOME IN S AN P EDRO E L A LTO with big garden, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, jacuzzi, ne nishes, wonderful view to the volcanoes, parking area for four cars, located in gated community. Large property. Code: 5294 http://www.teamantigua. com Tel. 7832-7600. LAND WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEW in exclusive area in El Calvario, 260m. NEW BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL HOUSES in El Calvario & San Pedro El Panorama. 3 bdrm, bath, kit, liv, studio, parking & all services. Good prices! Tel 4367-2892 antiguadepaseo@gmail.com REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE EL HATO LAND WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE VOL CANOES : Ideal for vacation or permanent home. On roadway, private entrance, great location, exclu sive neighborhood. 5,531 varas. $105,000, nego tiable. Info. 2438-3909, 3206-1558 FOR S ALE: CORNER FLAT LAND 571.55 varas. 3 min utes from the park. Security, private area. Spectac ular view of the volcano. Exclusive neighborhood. Ready for building. $150,000.00, negotiable. Info: 5984-5929. REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches Its pretty hard to be efcient without being obnoxious. Ken Hubbard Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples habits. Mark Twain BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Antigua with or without excellent buildings. Turn key mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incredible place! See www.unrefugioenelmundo. com then contact dimichaelelorette@gmail.com for appointment.

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102 HONDURASFrom corn to the most delicious refried beans in Central America, Honduran food is typically described as a regional variation of what is known around the world as Mexican food. is is due to the common cultural heritage of Mesoamerica during preColumbian times. For avorings, Honduran cooks rely heavily on spices such as cumin, curry, allspice, and achiote. Fresh herbs include coriander and oregano; and you can never go wrong with lime juice to give food a very rich avor. Honduran food contains meat in all traditional dishes. Beef is preferred, but chicken and pork are also very popular. Honduran cooks consider corn as a basic ingredient. Nearly all traditional recipes contain corn or foods made from corn. e starting ingredient for all these is masa, dough is made by mixing water with dry corn our. e most common and simplest example of food made from corn in Latin America is the humble corn tortilla. Along with corn, kidney beans are one of the pillars of Honduran cuisine. Whole cooked kidney beans are mashed to form a lumpy broth, which is reduced through slow cooking until it has thickened to the consistency of oatmeal. Next, a generous amount of oil is added and heat is increased, cooking the bean paste until it is caramelized. e result is a very rich, avorful accompaniment that can be spread over bread and tortillas (of course). It combines extremely well with cheese, sour cream and other dairy products. Given that Honduras is tropical, it should be no surprise that plantains appear often in the national menu. A popular presentation is to cut a ripe and sweet plantain into slices and then shallow fry in hot oil. Frying makes the plantain sweeter and softens it. Plantains combine deliciously with cheese or refried beans, but I think theyre dynamite served with sour cream. e Honduran plato tpico is usually a large and lling serving assembled from beef, marinated, diced and barbecued on a skewer; pork sausage and crackling; refried kidney beans; fried plantain slices; rice; salad; sour cream; and white cheese (similar to Greek feta cheese).by Monish Welcome Next month Honduran cuisine from the coast and the Bay Islandsseafood, coconut and other exotic dishes. Fresh fruit truck, West End, Roatan

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107 Tangerine-mandarin, theyre slightly dierent types of orange fruit and color, but only an expert can tell the dierence. Citrus has been cultivated in Asia over 3,600 years. When this tangy fruit came to the Spanish colonies straight from China, its rich color reminded Spanish-speakers of mandarin robes, so its mandarina here. In Europe and North America, the fruit came from China through India, then was trad ed in the export markets of Tangier, Morocco, so its tangerine in English. Same, but slightly dierent, indeed. Fresh tangerine juice, thick with pulp, is a special treat this time of year, in bottles or even better just squeezed and served at your caf table. In the La Antigua Guatemala market, stalls with rows of blenders have gracious owners ready to whip up a glass of mandarin juice for you. e color is special, toolike an orange, but a slightly deeper shade. See if you can spot tangerine woven into huipiles, blouses and shawls from several villages around Lake Atitln and in the Highlands. Tangerine-mandarina-orange dyes came to Guatemala through Ger many in the 1880s. About the same time, groves of the citrus were plant ed on the shores of Atitln, attracting the weavers as the fruit and weavings will attract you. e tangerine shade shows up on the bright plumage of macaws and other tropical birds soaring over the jungles and lakes near either coast, and on the scales of several species of sh if you dive the Caribbean or go deepsea shing in the Pacic. Look to the mountains for tangerine colors in lava owing down Pacaya or Fuego volca noes. e hot ow goes through all the colors of re, including tangerine. But the best sighting of tangerineorange is rarest, saved for the lucky: Some days after a shower, as the sun disappears, there it is, bright tanger ine clouds all across the skies, as refreshing as a glass of tangerine juice. May you be fortunate enough to en joy the sights and tastes of tangerine in Guatemala. SE N S UOU S GU ATEMALA by Ken V eronda IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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