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1 July 2013 Year 22, No. 5 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Churches of Guatemala 10 Tips for Learning Spanish Destination: Semuc Champey

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4 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de AGOSTO 2013 con el tema MERCADOS 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 JULIO de 2013 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for AUGUST 2013 with the theme MARKETS 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 JULY will be eligible. REVUE PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY, JulyBaslica de Esquipulas by Camilo Sarti

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8 JULY PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Churches of Guatemala1st PLACE by judges vote: 2nd PLACE by judges vote:Postales de Guatemala by Leonel Meja. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Cazador Italiano La Antigua. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Mejestuoso by Rodrigo Vela. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Ro Dulce Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn31 44 83 88 89 90 94 94 95SECTIONS DateBook: July 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 Aug 2013 issue July 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellBuilding a Colonial Capital PROFILEby Dwight Wayne CoopMargaret Blood GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannSemuc Champey GET GROWINGby Carlisle JohnsonGrowing Roses (part II) COMMUNITY SERVICEby Anna Claire BevanEcoltro Clean Water 2013 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaAnother Day in Paradise FOOD FOR THOUGHTby Shannon McCulloughSaving the Dinner Party EDUCATIONby Louise Wisechild, Ph.D.10 Tips for Learning Spanish COMMENTARYby Carlisle JohnsonThe Full Measure SACRED ANIMALS & EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuthrbol del Hermano Pedro GUATEMALAN ARTISANSby Hilary KilpatricRecycled Roots COMMUNITY SERVICE Painting the Future Ayudame a Pintar Mi Futuro HONDURASby Monish WelcomeIsland Cooking SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaPyrotechnics 12 14 18 20 21 32 38 56 64 68 70 82 102 107 ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonThe Cloud Forest Biological Corridor 16Leonel Meja Rodrigo Vela Rich Polanco Christian A. Molineros Giovani Minera Jairo Chamal 6 6 80 105 108 Coverphoto contest: ChurchesAll of the June entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtGuatemalas 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 ON THE COVERohn & erry ovick iskovich from the publishers1st PLACE by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JulyCatedral de San Raymundo by Jairo Chamal. Prize: Dinner for two at La Pea de Sol Latino All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Happy July to one and all. Fun things are happening this month. e patron saint of La Antigua, Santiago Apstol (St. James), is honored all month long. A highlight of the many festivities is the fourth annual Gastronomic Festival. You can nd details on that and other celebrations in the DateBook starting on page 22. You will also encounter other events including art gallery exhibitions, dance recitals, concerts and live music, cultural tours, and lectures throughout Guatemala. Our monthly photo contest is getting more popular. is month the theme was Churches in Guatemala. We have included a number of the winning photos, starting with our cover. As always, we have some excellent articles on tap. On the Travel front, environmentalist or Janson takes us on a trip through the Cloud Forest Biological Corridor and Tara Tiedemann reminds us of the beauty that is Semuc Champey. In the Community Service department: Anna Claire Bevan tours the Ecoltro factory and discovers how they have been bringing technology for clean water to the rural poor since 2009; Dwight Wayne Coop proles Margaret Blood, who ensures that hundreds of children receive a decent meal along with their education; and Ayudame a Pintar Mi Futuro is a non-prot that teaches kids more than just art. If its knowledge youre after, check out: historian Elizabeth Bells piece on Building a Colonial Capital; Louse Wisechilds 10 Tips for Learning Spanish; Carlisle Johnsons second installation of Growing Roses; and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuths introduction to the Flowers from the Hermano Pedro Tree. And theres more... we also have excellent stories from Hilary Kilpatric, Shannon McCullough, Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa, Ken Veronda, and a special recipe from Monish Welcome. We hope you enjoy this months oerings, have a great July.

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14 Antiguas architecture is remarkable. e capital, known as Santiago de Guatemala, was founded by the Spanish (1541) in what was then a remote valley, after the previous capital was inundated by oods and mudslides. Water, climate and fertile soil were the main factors in deciding its new location. In 1543, shortly after celebrating the rst city council meeting, there was an unsuccessful eort to move the capital to the Honduran coastcertainly the location was much better for exports, but it was too hot there. With a Caribbean port, later plagued by British pirates, the colonial trade route from Spanish started in Seville, on to the Canary Islands, Cuba, Veracruz and then by land to Oaxaca and Guatemala. Architectural books and drawings took a while to arrive! e rst buildings in Santiago de Guatemala were erected as provisional structures, made out of adobe, mud-ll (barareque), thatch and tile. After 1590 it was mostly all demolished to make way for buildings designed to conform to formal architecture. Joseph de Porres (16351703) studied works by the Italian mannerist architect Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554), including the Seven Books of Architecture. Porres, born in Antigua of Spanish, Maya and black descent, incorporated local talent who produced ne workmanship that went into many of Antiguas buildings, including the cathedral (after the Spanish engineer, Captain Martn de Andjar was relieved from his position), and also Santa Teresa, to name a few. His son, Diego de Porres (1677-1741) was Fontanero Mayor and then Arquitecto Mayor de La Ciudad and built the Fountain of the Sirens in central park (inspired from the fountain of Neptune in Bologna, Italy); the City Hall palace; Santa Clara; Capuchinas; Escuela de Cristo, and others. It was remarkable as these architects had never been to Spain. e substantial dierence with Spanish/Italian architecture is the citys low, squat earthquake architecture that developed over the years with each mayor earthquake (particularly 1717 and 1751). With few original drawings surviving today in the Archives of the Indies in Seville we see that Santiagos architects may have not attended formal engineering school but certainly they excelled in workmanship. Most of Antiguas structures were built by Guatemalan architects. However, one Spanish engineer, Ingeniero Luis Diez de Navarro (16991776) built the Palace of the Captains General; the University of San Carlos; and La Merced. e plans for the palace have survived and show professional planning. We can all thank the Captain General Martin de ...continued page 76e Building of a Remarkable Colonial Capital by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight

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14 e Highlands of San Marcos include a mixture of trees including pine, oak and liquid amber. PROFILE by Dwight Wayne CoopFunny thing about Margaret Blood. She ts no prole of North American do-gooders who come to Guatemala. She hails not from the Bible Belt. Nor is she a hippie-esque proletarian or a homeschooling missionary mom. But a mission she has, a mission of such scope that some of her friends thought it could never be realized. But she may prove them wrong. Blood, who speaks the Kings Spanish, is a Harvard graduate. She is single and childless, unless you count the hundredsand soon thousands of Solol children who may someday carry her picture in their wallets. ey may recall her as the vivacious blond gringa whose campaigns lled their tummies each morning and noon, and lled the hours in between the eating with learning. Much of her story is familiar. She caught Guatemala Fever as a casual tourist and utterly succumbed upon spying Lake Atitln for the rst time. What happened next is likewise familiar: She went stateside and daydreamt of returning to the Land of Eternal Spring. But the most compelling pull factor was not Atitln, but the children. Like any visitor to the basin in 2003, Blood encountered needy children and wondered why they were not in school. Part of the answer, she would learn, is that many of those kids were in school, but they attended either in the morning or in the afternoon. But what about the kids who were never in school? She resolved to make her next visit to Guatemala a longer one. She would get some answers, and vet some solutions. No one was more qualied to do so. Blood had established afterschool programs in inner-city Boston and a summer day camp for cultural awareness and the arts. She worked 10 years with the Massachusetts Legislature, eventually founding the Legislative Childrens Caucus. Later on, she birthed the Strategies for Children oce, continued page 58Bostonian Margaret Blood nds that the way to a childs graduation is through his stomach. New Blood in the War on Malnutrition and TruancyLunch at Pacamn Project ( )

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16 Old travel mates Brenda and Brian were ying in from Vancouver for a three-day weekend and asked me to show their young daughter, Sophia, some tropical wildlife. Sophia, age nine, was already an avid naturalist and bird-watcher. She made it clear via our Skype chitchatting, that she was dying to see what the cloud forest was really like. Her curiosity had been piqued after reading my stories in the Revue. I rst met Brenda and Brian as they were rambling around Central America in their VW hippie-bus in Now they are leading genetic researchers with the University of Vancouver. We headed out early, driving north from Guatemala City, dropping down into the sweltering Motagua Valley on the Atlantic Highway. At kilometer 85 we reached El Rancho and, after a snack of dobladas de loroco (corn tortillas lled with farmfresh cheese avored with fragrant loroco owers) washed down with big glasses of Guarapo (fresh-pressed sugar cane juice on ice), we headed up the road leading to Baja Verapaz. Soon the tropical heat gave way to cool mist as we stopped to take in the splendor of the Salama Valley at the kilometer 95 viewpoint. At kilometer 142 we stopped by a large sign welcoming visitors to the Corredor Biolgico del Bosque Nuboso, the gateway to the ancient tropical cloud forest. An association of private land owners along with government conservation authorities has been established to protect these endangered forests, the last refuge of the resplendent quetzal and the rare avian unicorn Oreophasis derbianus. e Corridor and all its participating members, including some twenty hotels, private reserves and restaurants are located along a section of highway between km 142 to Km.172 on the road to Cobn. Just ahead we veered o to the right, driving up a well-maintained dirt road leading to the town of Chilasco. en on to a walking path leading to the Chilasco Falls, described as the highest waterfalls in Central America. Its a two-hour walk to the falls, through pristine forest on the edge of the Sierra de las Minas text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure THE CLOUD FOREST BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR Chilasco Falls

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17Biosphere Reserve, established as the result of a project that I initiated in 1985. It was a joy to see the way little Sophia was soaking up the sights as she discovered the magic of the cloud forest. She spotted a whippoorwill nesting by the side of the path and dew-kissed emeraldescent cicada. She also found a wild-looking bug, Acro cinus longimanus, on a g vine whose face, she exclaimed, looked just like her favorite hip-hop artist! For many years my base of operations in the Verapaz region has been Quetzal Mountain Inn (Ho tel Posada Montaa del Quetzal at Km.156) where you can get a nice cottage with a replace, essential for comfort in the this land of perpetual cheepy-cheepy ( the Mayan word for cold-misting fog and drizzle). is is also the best place to sample the regional delicacy cak Ik, a rich turkey soup avored with chili, pumpkin and sesame seeds and local herbs, accompanied by corn tamalitos. e Lemus family, owners of the Quetzal Mountain Inn, are members of the Cloud Forest Corridor Association and are actively involved in protecting the forest on their land and throughout the region, including frequent reforestation campaigns involving local school children. By patronizing the Quetzal Mountain Inn we help the Lemus Family to save the forest! e Posada del Quetzal has its own cloud forest reserve with a nature trail leading to a beautiful valley and the magnicent Rochoch Li Kukul Falls. It was here that I took my rst series of good photos of the sublime emerald cloud serpent. We spent the afternoon exploring the forest and lounging by the falls. I had been searching for a rare viper for months without any success, but it was Sophia who discovered one. is beautiful palm viper Bothriechis aurifer is an endangered species and only found in a few of our remaining cloud forests. Sophia had been educated to look but not to touch the wildlife, and we observed this emerald-hued serpent for quite a while as I got some good photographs. ...continued page 92 Jacinto Sis (forest guard) Pablo Caal (forest guard) Anibal Garca (administration) Lidia Noem Maldonado (waitress) e beautiful and rare palm viper Bothriechis aurifer Cicada Acrocinus longimanusAn association of private land owners along with government conservation authorities has been established to protect these endangered forests.

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18 When traveling, you often nd yourself evaluating the many destinations, and here in Guatemala the variety is astounding. One of the must-visit attractions is Semuc Champey. You may have seen pictures of the shimmering turquoise pools, cascading through the jungle. e water is so blue that looks like it was transported right out of the Caribbean Sea. Youve probably also heard it is quite a journey and are wondering if it is really worth the trip. I am here to tell you that yes, Semuc Champey really is worth it. Be sure to plan some extra time to explore the surrounding caves and ora and fauna. e drive from Guatemala City can take up to eight hours. Shuttles are available from a number of travel agencies; another option is a coach-style bus (far dierent than a camioneta) from Guatemala City. Two companies run coach buses: ADN and Monja Blanca. Youll rst head to the city of Cobn, located in the department of Alta Verapaz. is city and its surrounding area have enough attractions to warrant an overnight stay. (ere will be more on Cobn in next months Revue.) From Cobn, you can book a shuttle straight to Lanqun, your jumping-o point to all the adventures in and around Semuc Champey. Youll descend down from Cobn through cool cloud forests and into Lanqun, a welcoming and warm tropical retreat with owers, cacao trees and owing cobalt rivers. ere are a number of beautiful palm roof-style lodges to call home for a few days. My favorites include El Retiro Lodge, featuring private cabanas and a new hot tub; the Zephyr Lodge, with its signature wood-red pizzas and homemade bread; and the Utopia Eco Hotel, with its all-vegetarian and kosher familystyle meals at aordable prices. Each one is a slice of heaven nestled near the Cahabn River. To take full advantage of the surroundings without rushing through at a break-neck pace, give yourself at least three nights in the area. Guided tours of Semuc Champey can be arranged through each hotel and are the best way to fully enjoy the park. ey all provide roundtrip transportation and a box lunch, since food and beverage options at the park are scarce. Youll denitely want your camera for the breathtaking views that await at the mirador (lookout), following a strenu-Turquoise pools and mysterious caves are just two reasons why Semuc Champey is a must-visit destination. It Really is Worth ite amazing view from El Mirador text f photos by Tara Tiedemann Great Destinations

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19...continued page 84ous 45-minute hike up. Gazing at the cascading turquoise water, youll understand why its sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World. After your workout youll be ready to jump into the water to cool o. Be carefulthe rocks around the pools can be a little slick. Be sure to visit the impressive El Sumidero, where the river tumbles through extreme rapids and disappears undergrounda great photo op but dont fall in. After the pools, your guide will take you up to the KanBa Caves for some heart-pounding excitement. Youll be escorted through with only a candle for lightand youll be swimming with your candle most of the way. Dont splash too much or youll put your candle out. Crawl up a rope through a tumbling waterfall and take a blind leap, splashing down into the pool on the other side. After a full day at the park youll be ready for a hearty dinner, at your hotel the sta will be waiting with an amazing spread to help you recover. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and the hoot hoot of the owlleaving the rumbling buses and car horns miles away. In addition to Semuc Champey, you can also explore the Lanqun Caves, which oer a spectacular view of bats leaving at dusk, and go tubing down the Cahabn River. If you havent already reached your adrenaline quota, try the extreme tubing tour, which leaves from Utopia Eco Hotel and starts with a jump o the bridge. ere is plenty of hiking in the area, and the bird watching is fabulous with more than 90 species recorded. So look at your calendar and schedule your trip to Semuc Champey. Youll come back telling your friends, Yes, it really is worth it! Beautiful Cabanas at El Retiro Lodge Semuc Swimming Pool

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Now that youve planted those roses, which our ish so vigorously in Gua temala, what do you do with them? I once started an article for a Guatemalan newspaper with the comment that its hard to kill a rose here. e editor took that comment out with a rebuke, ats not what the readers want! But roses are hardy, especially in Guatemalas mild and even climate. at said, there are a few things to look out for. Bugs range from Japanese beetles to aphids and thrips. e latter tiny under-leaf insects are easily elimi nated with a soapy spray (I like Ax ion dishwashing liquid) that cannot harm the environment. ose beetles are a dierent matter. Whatever you do dont buy a Japanese beetle trap, containing a pheromone to attract the pests. For sure youll have a bag of bugs, but youll also attract every bee tle for blocks downwind of the phero mone. Earwigs love roses but dont like a soap spray. You can pick the beetles o, even when they are busily munch ing a bud or bloom, and drop them in a bottle of Axioned liquid. Rose leaves are almost always af fected by a fungus called black spot. See it once and youll recognize it forever. It debilitates the leaves and can cause leaf drop. But I have never seen a rose fatally aected by black spot, so while fungicide does work, so does regular picking of leaves aected by the fungus. Avoiding extremely blighted plants in the nursery is also a good idea. Picked leaves should be de posited elsewhere to avoid reinfection of existing or fungus-free plants. e most fun Ive had with roses has come from propagating them. You can let the rose go to seed in the form of a rose hip, give it a dormant period in the refrigerator for about 30 days and then plant the seeds. ere is one drawback, or maybe exciting discovery through this method. You know the genes, and the color and fragrance of the parent plant that produces the hips and seeds, but the other partner plant is whatever bloom the bee, buttery, hummingbird or even beetle visited before pollinat ing the host rose blossom. Who knows what youll end up with? Cloning by layering Im saving for an article on childrens gardening. Pruning is a welcome relief to the rose. Inward growing canes (the long spindly branches) can scratch an un damaged cane, and roses do not like to be pricked with even their own thorns, any more than I do. A teaspoon of fertilizer, usually Triple 15 here, does wonders for a rose. Beware of pure nitrogen, or urea, since it can and will burn plants. (On the other hand if you want to burn your initials in a lawn, or a heart in your girlfriends, urea is ideal.) Raking around the base not only eliminates competing weeds but also creates mini furrows for that Triple 15. Ill close by wishing you a very hap py rose garden! GET GROWING by Carlisle Johnson Roses in GuatemalaPart II 20

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What started out 30 years ago with a man named Fernando, directing artisans working potter wheels in the small town of Rabinal in Alta Verapaz, has resulted in a worldwide water Revolution. ere are approximately one million families living in Guatemala without access to clean drinking water. Unable to aord puried bottled versions, they have two options: either spend a large proportion of their salary on rewood to boil water, causing deforestation and polluting the environment, or drink dirty water, causing infections and some cases leading to death. In 1981, Fernando Mazariegos developed a technology termed ceramic pot ltration. e following year his design was awarded the top prize by the Latin American Institute of Water Engineers for its eectiveness in treating contaminated water. His ltration system has since gone on to receive awards from the World Bank. Born from the idea that every Guatemalan should have access to a sustainable source of clean drinking water, Ecoltro has been using ceramic pot ltration technology to bring clean water to the rural poor on a mass scale since 2009. Perfecting lowcost water lters, and working with NGOs to distribute them, the company believes that the best way to make water ltration a sustainable solution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help people secure lters for the rest of their lives. We organize rural communities to take control of their own health in the same way that auent nations do: through awareness and affordable, clean water, said Richard Finlay, director of operations and nances at Ecoltro. e water problem is the most signicant thing that is impacting global health; its the problem that is inicting the most pain and suffering on the most people. We try to reach those who are either very sick because they are drinking dirty water and losing days of work, or worse: are losing children (to disease and infection), said Finlay. Ecoltro works primarily through its foundation Ecoltro: one which distributes the lters, teaches customers how to use them and helps them set up a savings and payments plan of around Q10-15 a month Thirst QuencherEC OFIL TRO has been using ceramic pot ltration technology to bring clean water to the rural poor on a mass scale since 2009. COMMUNITY SERVICE by Anna Claire Bevan photos :Csar Tin...continued page 34 21

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22 Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Aug. 2013 edition by July 10 datebook JULY 2013 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTS COMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 6 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: Guatemalan cuisine; $40 in cls. three hours of instruction, a coee break and a delicious lunch (prepared by the class), incls. a glass of wine or other beverage; next, a visit to the mercado to nd out where to buy the best ingredi ents. Limited enrollment. Call for a reser vation, 7882-4468. La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua See related article, pg. 54 (Mar. 2013, www.revuemag.com)4 Thurs., 7pm ANTIGUA PHOTO CLUB: Club Fotogrco de Antigua (CFA) feature talks by special guests, photo contests in color, b/w and digital categories. CFA welcomes novice & pro fessional photo enthusiasts. Info. & details visit www.clubfotogracoantigua.com or Facebook.com/ClubFotograficoAntigua. Free. Ruinas de la Iglesia La Merced (1a calle poniente y 6a av. norte), La Antigua 3 Wed., through Fri., 5, 6-8pm (Spanish) CURSO: Una historia del arte compartida: Chiapas y Guatemala en los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII impartido por Gabriela Ugalde. Q400; estudiantes y guas de turismo Q300. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal z. 10, Universidad Fran cisco Marroqun, Guatemala City5 Fri., through Sat., 13, 9am-5pm PHOTO EXHIBIT: Armadura de ores by Manuel Rionda. Portraits with color and texture elements from the Guatemalan culture. 6a calle nal, z.10. (tel:2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City 5 Fri., 6:30pm through Sun., 14 ART EXPO & SALE: Fractal by Mex ican artists Emilio Mrquez and Edgar Ruiz. Proceeds support the ght against malnutrition in Huitn, Quetzaltenango. Caf Lounge (tel: 7765-8418) 1a calle 14 A-64, z. 1, Quetzaltenango 6 Sat., 5pm PHOTO EXHIBIT: Inau guration Antigua Mgica inside the Museo de Armas, Municipalidad de La Antigua Guatemala building (M-F); Sun days, 10am-5pm : on display beneath the Calle del Arco. La Antigua 8 Mon., 7pm through Sat., 13 SE MAINE DE LA FRANCE: A table, collec tive culinary design exposition by artists from Guatemala and Costa Rica. Galera de Arte de la Alianza Francesa. Free. 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Guatemala City6 Sat., 1-8pm 4th of JULY CEL EBRATION: The Democrats Abroad Guatemala and The American Society in vite you to the Fourth of July with a red, white, and blue U.S. Independence Day celebration. Casa Convento Concepcin 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua See re lated article on page 26. 9 Tues., 7pm MUSIC: El Principito featuring Clara Cernat and Thierry Huil let (violin & piano), with the participation of the Orquesta Sinfnica Juvenil Municipal. Free. www.semanadefrancia.org. Park on the entrance to Elgin, 2a av. and 23 calle, z. 13, Las Amricas, Guatemala City

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23 DATE B OO K HIGHLIGHTThis month the city and townspeople of La Antigua Guatemala honor its patron saint Santiago Apstol (St. James). A highlight of the many festivities is the IV Gastronomic Festival. e cooking begins on Sunday July 21 in the atrium of the Cooperacin Espaola, At 6 a.m. chefs gather to prepare dishes that will compete in the following categories: platos fuertes (main dishes), entradas (appetizers), platos dulces (sweet dishes) and atoles and refrescos (beverages). Culinary delights include pepin, hilachas, chiles rellenos, tamal colorado, enchiladas, tamalitos de chipiln (frijol or loroco), tacos de carne, chuchitos, tamalitos, buuelos, canillitas de leche, empanadas (dulces o saladas) and many other delicious regional dishes of Sacatepquez. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. a select group will judge the dishes, evaluating taste and smell, presentation, hygiene, and presentation. Awards for the best of the best will be issued later in the afternoon. At 11 a.m. the doors are open to the public, giving everyone an opportunity to purchase a sampling of their favorite dishes. is event will be accompanied by the melodious sounds of live marimba music. e event closes at 4 p.m. IV Gastronomic FestivalThe organizing committee: El Comit de Autogestin Turstica de Sacatepquez CAT, the city of La Antigua Guatemala, INGUAT (Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo), and Intecap, along with support from commercial enterprises: Casa de Don Ismael, Hotel Palacio Chico, Cooperativa UPA Finca La Azotea, Grupo Gestores de Antigua Guatemala, Diputada Regina Guzmn, and Don Jorge Mndez (member of del comit de la maratn de las Rosas, Guatemala Land Royal Tours & Travel and the Hotel Euro Maya. Compaa de Jess/Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua

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24 DA TE BOO K 17 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 Caf Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE!. www.openwindowsfoundation.com, La Antigua See related article, pg. 12 (May 2013, www.revuemag.com)13 Sat., 1pm MAYAN CEREMO NY: concert & dance by Nios con Bendicion from San Antonio Aguas Calientes featuring authentic costumes, dances and music as a benet for their education. Marimbas utes and bombas! Come! Discover and take part and enjoy a bit of the ancient Mayan culture. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 78824468), La Antigua .10 Wed., 2pm (Spanish) TALL ERES: Au temps des Cavernes, Reconstruccin de una gruta y talleres de: fuego, pintura rupestre, caza, talla de ob sidiana, con el prehistoriador francs Cyril Calvet. Entrada libre. www.semanade francia.org Alianza Francesa de Guatema la, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Guatemala City11 Thurs., 7pm ART: Inaugura tion, Aldeas onricas en el pas de la Eterna Primavera by Rudy Cotton. Through August 16. Free. Galera de Arte de la Alianza Francesa. 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Guatemala City11 Thurs., 8pm MUSIC: Jazzu ela, el Jazz en Rayuela by Lester Godnez & Orquesta and Ral de la Horra reading sections of Rayuela from Julio Cortzar. Q75. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Guatemala City12 Fri., 7pm EVENT: S oire French Cancan Cabaret Details and info., www.semanadefrancia.org Hotel Intercontinental, Saln Gran Roble, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Guatemala City13 Sat., 2pm FOOD & MUSIC: Foire Gastronomique et Bal Francais closing of the Semaine de la France, gastronomic festival and con certs. www.semanadefrancia.org Free. Paseo Cayal, Bulevar Rafael Landvar 10-05, z. 16, Guatemala City13 Sat, 4-7pm ART: Anthropos a one-man exhibit by renown Guatemalan artist Rogelio Barillas. Known for his paintings of voluminous gures, he feels that round gures tend to pro voke certain sensual pleasure. Obesity can provoke the most diverse feelings, but in these characters there is no censorship. These people are happy and optimistic and overowing with a sense of self-com placency. A collection of more than 20 new pieces in oils and his latests drawings are part of this collection. Through August 12. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle ori ente #15, La Antigua 17 Wed., 9pm MUSIC: Retro Night, VJ Mixx. Personajes de La Antigua, (tel: 7832-3758), 6a av. norte #6, La Antigua16 Tues., 5:30 TALK: Life in Gua temala: Brief History and Current Conditions, presented by Sue Patterson, 17 Wed., 8pm MUSIC: Imox jazz, Jacobo Nitsch, invited artist. Free. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Guatemala City10 Wed., 6pm Presentation: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presen tation through vintage and contempo rary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet edu cational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Autographed books availa ble. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua 9 Tues., 5:30pm BENEFIT DANCE: Mayan dances performed by indig enous children from Nuevo Amanecer, a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 children in San Andrs Itzapa, providing health care, education and the preservation of Mayan traditions, including language and dance. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua19 Fri., 5:30pm & Fri., 26th, 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Res taurant: The only restaurant run by KIDS. They learn cooking, English and computer skills at the Education Center of TESS Un limited. Every month the the KIDS restau rant oers delicious food from countries around the world. Fri., 19-5:30pm : Spanish cuisine; Fri., 26-5:30pm : Japa nese cuisine. Reservations: kidsrestau rant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5279-6976. 5pm : Our mini chef will wait for you in front of Caf 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, pg. 54 (May 2013, www.revuemag.com) a retired U.S. Foreign Service ocer living in Antigua. She is a former U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the found er of WINGS, a non-prot dedicated to reproductive health and family planning and the recipient of numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America. Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changes

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25 DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production 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 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua centrodeartepopular@gmail.comPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & MuseumOn June 5, wearing Antigua Limpia T-shirts and holding brooms, our group assembled at the central park to cel ebrate International Environment Day. We gathered that day for another purpose as wellto alert citizens and the city government of La Antigua Guatemala about our growing concern over critical issues that are negatively af fecting this beautiful World Heritage city. Solutions must be found in order to eradicate the ongoing environmental contamination, including garbage, sound, air and visual pollution and administrative disorder, including violence, crime and corruption. Signatures in solidarity for our cause, pages of them, were collected and submitted to the municipality, along with our petition. Our task is not done. Please watch for announcements concerning meetings and upcoming events. Interested parties are most welcome to join. For more info., (Spanish & English), contact antigualimpia@hotmail.com Antigua Limpia committeeAntigua Limpia

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26 DATEBOOK 30 Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Costumbres bio culturales en el rea maya: Deformacin ceflica y decoracin dental, dictada por Shintaro Suzuki. Contribucin Q30; estu diantes y guas de turismo Q15. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal z. 10, Univer sidad Francisco Marroqun, Guatemala City31 Wed., 8pm MUSIC: Piano concert by Oswaldo Dubn. Q75. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Guatemala City 23 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Eco ltro: one, Changing the cycleProviding Clean Water to the families of the Rural areas in Guatemala presented by Julio Melndez and Sam Snyder. Nine ty percent of rivers and streams in Gua temala are contaminated. Wells, springs, tap waterits not a good water source unless its clean. The best way to make water ltration a sustainable solution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help people secure lters for the rest of their lives. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. See related article on page 21.30 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Cami ando por la paz (Walking for Peace). This program operates in zone 18, Guatemala City. It focuses on two ar eas: Educational eorts by providing all expenses related to school for 22 neigh borhood children; backed up by tutoring at the project, open to all children includ ing those who are unable to go to school. Community service: resurfacing the soc cer eld as well as making signicant re pairs to a neighbourhood home. Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua20, Sat., 27 & Aug., 3, 2-5pm PHOTO WORKSHOP: with Club Fotogrco de Antiguas instructor Hol ger Tabuschat. Galera El Fotgrafo, Calle del Arco, La Antigua 27 Sat. ART EXPO & TALK: Art ists the Mndez Chavajay broth ers, and advanced students feature work with Mayan Tzutujil life and traditions; 2 pm : Talk on the rich local painting tradi tion. Proceeds benet Aydame a Pintar Mi Futuro. La Fuente, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua See article on page 82.26 Fri., 5:30pm DINING at KIDS Restaurant featuring Japanese cuisine. More info. see listing Fri., 19th Democrats Abroad Guatemala and The American Society of Guatemala Announce a StarSpangled U.S. Independence Day Celebration25 Thurs CELEBRATION: Cultur al and religious activities to hon or Santiago Apstol. Most banks closed. La Antigua21 Sun., 11am-4pm FOOD FES TIVAL: The IV Gastronomic Fes tival, Compaa de Jess/Cooperacin Espaola, 6a av. norte, La Antigua See page 23. 19 Fri., 9pm MUSIC: Electro Night, guest D.J. Personajes de La Antigua, (tel: 7832-3758), 6a av. norte #6, La Antigua20 Sat., 9am-noon COOKING CLASS: La Pea de Sol Latino, 5a calle pon. #15-C, La Antigua SEE LIST ING, Sat. 1st Tickets on sale now in Antigua at the Revue (3a av. sur #4-A), Jade Maya (4a calle oriente #34), Ocelot Bar (4a avenida norte #3), and Pappys BBQ (6a. calle poniente #2). You can also email tor tickets: mayadems@yahoo. com, parroyave@gmail.com, juneaupup@ yahoo.com, or AlisonSchwarz@icasa.com.gtPappys BBQ will provide mouth-wa tering, all-you-can-eat Texas barbeque and other picnic fare from Pappys BBQ at the historic Casa Convento Concep cin in Antigua. Enjoy kids games; 4pm: Looking for Palladin, a movie lmed onlocation in Antigua, (4 p.m.), a rae, and a small reworks display at dusk, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome!. Tick ets Q125, cash bar. Kids under 10 free. A portion of the proceeds will sup port Centro Educativo Mixto Jos Anto nio Gutierrez. This junior high school in Jocotenango is named in the memory of Guatemalan-born U.S. Marine Lance Cor poral Jos Antonio Gutierrez, one of the rst U.S. soldiers killed in the war with Iraq in March 2003. Orphaned at age 8, Gutierrez overcame incredible obstacles to seek work in the U.S. at age 14, but in stead found a caring adoptive family. He volunteered to serve in the Marines in an eort to give something back to the new country he loved. Democrats Abroad Guatemala and the American Society will honor the memory of this courageous and deter mined young man by supporting the school that bears his name and provides free education, books and uniforms to needy children. Democrats Abroad Guatemala and The American Society invite you to the Fourth of July with a red, white, and blue U.S. Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in La Antigua Guatemala.

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live music 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: Monday Keny Molina and friends play rock music Guatemala style for listening and dancing... Tuesdays David with easy listening jazzy coee house guitar and vocals (Pique on the conga) Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Grupo 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.

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29 live music 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 Nightly 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 AntiguaWednesdays & 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 18 Thurs., 9pm Viento en Contra. Q40 20 Sat., 9pm Los Patanes. Q40, includes a Gallo beerTRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7am-10pm: Live music

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30 DATEBOOKLA CASBAH MONTHLY CALENDAR Tuesdays Rock night, all night: Bud wiser 2x1; chicken wings 2x1; Wednes days Cumbia night, all night: Tequila 2x1, soup 2x1; Thursdays Salsa night, all night: Cuba libre 2x1; onion rings 2x1; Fridays Ladies night, all night: caipi rina, mojitos & margaritas Q10, salads 2x1; Saturdays, 1pm Chill out party: Live D.J. on the terrace, 2x1 premium beers, pitcher of sangria, 1/2 price, spe cial ceviche; Sundays Family lunch: sandwiches 2x1, ice-cold draft beer 2x1. (Calle del Arco/5a av. norte), La AntiguaThurs., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciudad Vieja, youll see where many Nios de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Gua temala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. An tigua_oce@ninosdeguatemala.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 classical & jungle piano. Cover Q100. Mesn Panza Verde (tel: 78322925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Wednesdays, 8pm (Spanish) COMEDIA: 1,000 maneras de reir por El Cubo y sus amigotes. Q60. Trova jazz, Va 6, 3-55, z. 4, Guatemala CityWednesdays, 5pm (Spanish) FILMS: Cooperacin Espaola (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La AntiguaTuesdays, 6:30pm QUIZ NIGHT: Pauls Quiz ... be there or be square. Reds Bar, near La Merced church,1a calle poniente, La AntiguaMondays, 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 AntiguaMon., 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, Guatemala CityAugust 3, 6:30-10pm EVENT: In teractive evening to benet SERES, an organization that engages, educates and empowers people to become lead ers of their own sustainable change. The night will include a silent auction (7:30pm) contributing to the program costs of congresses, a talk from the founder of SERES along with the pur chase of a ticket for Q100. Tickets at Mi chos Gastro Pub, 4a calle oriente #10 and Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, La AntiguaSaturdays & Sundays 8pm & 11am MAGIC: Ilusiones mgicas, by magicians from El Gran Jaguar. All ages Q60. Teatro Dick Smith, IGA, Guate mala City. La Comisin Sociocultural Conservacin y desarrollo de La Antigua Guatemala CONVOCA al Segundo certmen fotogr co Antigua Monumental, Artesanas tradicionales del Valle de Panchoy, en tres categoras: Estudiantes con cmara digital, profesionales, con cmara digital y profesionales con material impreso. Ver bases en Facebook: Comisin Sociocul tural de La Antigua Guatemala certa menfotogracoantigua@gmail.comAugust 4-17 EVENT: Festival In ternacional de Poesa de Quetzal tenango dedicated to Carolina Escobar Sarti. QuetzaltenangoAll month ART: ArtPhotoSynthe sis by Vera Richardson-Wilson. Galera Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua See related article, pg. 30 (June 2013, www.re vuemag.com) THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H PLAN AHEAD

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31 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pmkm 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El SalvadorTelephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pmCalle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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32 Whether sun, wind, rain or clouds embrace the moun tains, one thing is always certainin Guatemala, its just anoth er day in paradise. Guatemala has many contrasts and cultural paradoxes. ese contrasts are part of the journey of discovery. Wheth er you live here, or youre on vacation, on a mission, a potential relocation or sim ply passing through, the discoveries that are yours to claim here are limitless if you allow yourself to nd them. Being in a unique culture opens us to understand the beginners mind. at rare and precious moment when you see or learn of something for the rst time! Imagine now the rst taste of what has become your favorite food, or the beauty of a tree that took your breath away, or when you experienced a new culture with the eyes of a child!These moments of discovery sow seeds that illuminate our inner being. They invite us to become more aware and to do more with our lives.July is a wondrous month in Guate mala, and we often smile as we witness many who are obviously here for the rst time, navigating the ever-changing, yet always stunning weather, tentatively interacting with the locals and nally relaxing into the joy of discovery. e trees are greener and the mountains have a lushness that comes forward from the rainfall a call to presence. Perma-cation is our made-up term that denes living and viewing every thing around you in such a way that al lows you to be open to the fullness of your surroundings. It allows you to take in the totality without becoming numb to the reality of a myriad of experiences that you are traversing every day. One cultural discovery we rst expe rienced in Guatemala is the reluctance of workers to say no when asked to do something. Even if the task being asked is not realistic for them, they will usual ly say yes and then simply not complete the task. Or, if you ask someone, using your best travelers Spanish, if they un derstand you they, too, will usually say yes. A cultural politeness that can lead to some fascinating interpretations! How about the simple pleasure of or dering two amazingly good, large cap puccinos ( capuchinos ) and a pastry at an excellent coee house and paying less than $5 for all of it! We always smile, too, at the value you receive in Gua temala and the consistent presence of those who really enjoy their jobs. Sure, the rain may be falling in the afternoon, and there might be a group tying up trac because they want their voices heard. Or tourists who have just arrived at the central park huddled to gether, uncertain, and then they relax and start allowing themselves to explore the beauty of La Antigua Guatemala. From that self-discovery they were able to take that smile with them as traveled to other parts of Guatemala. e joy of discovery will lead to in credible insights and fascinating jour neys that will forever enrich your life. After all, its just another day in para dise, so why not begin the joy of discov ery today? by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 SpiritJust Another Day in Paradise Just Another Day in Paradise Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com ..

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33 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 In Nola In NolaFabrics by the yard & more Caring for the English-speaking Community tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza Espaa, GuatemalaSunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pm International Interdenominational shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies Lin Canola5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histrico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards Inside parking www.lin-canola.comArtesanas tpicasAll kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more Look at a day when you are supremely satised at the end. Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when youve had everything to do, and youve done it. Margaret Thatcher

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34 to pre-pay the next lterthus securing clean water for themselves and their family for the rest of their lives. Each lter takes around four weeks to build and lasts for approximately two years. Locally sourced clay and sawdust are mixed together with water to form the lters shape, then it is left to dry for up to two weeks before being red in kilns, coated in colloidal silver and randomly tested to ensure meeting company standards. Once distributed, the lters are placed inside a container and clean drinking water lters though at a rate of 1.5-2 litres per hour. Mothers especially love the lters. Its one of the rst things in their homes that they own, and they are not dependent on anyone in their village to buy chlorine tablets, said Sam Snyder, director of Ecoltro: one. While Ecoltros focus is on rural communities, its products are also available to the urban population. Last year the company sold 20-25,000 lters to rural people and 10,000 to residents of La Antigua and Guatemala City who wanted a cheaper, more ecological alternative to bottled water. We started using the lter for various reasons, said Charlotte Rumel, director of Alianza Francesa in Antigua. Its a more economical way to consume water, its an ecological system, and we think that Guatemala needs to develop a more environmental conscience. By using urban lter sales to subsidize lter costs in rural areasurban communities pay market value and rural communities pay at costEcoltro hopes to solve the water crisis in Guatemala in around 10 years. We know there are a million families in Guatemala that we need to address. Id like to think that in ve years well have at least 40-50% of those families with a sustainable water lter and in ten years well get to all of them and have a record of who they are so that we can keep servicing them in the future, said Finlay. Before using the lters, rural customers used to complain about the pains inicted after drinking unltered waPhotos: Various stages of production of the EcoltroEcoltro cont. from page 21

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35 shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y ter or the taste of chlorine that was left over from boiling it with sterilising tablets. Maria Clara Xaji used to get stomach cramps that kept her up at night: Now I sleep like an angel, she said, after installing the water lter in her house in Cruz Nueva, San Martin Jilotepeque. Although the lters were originally created in Guatemala, the rst factory to start using the technology was built in Ecuador. Today, Mazariegos has an oce in the Ecoltro factory in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepquez, but his ceramic pot ltration method is being produced in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. To learn more about Ecoltro and Ecoltro: one visit: www.ecoltro.com We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. Thomas Fuller Pure water is the worlds rst and foremost medicine. Slovakian Proverb I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man. Henry David Thoreau Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Nelson Mandela

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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 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 REVUE Fun, Free and InformativeIf any man has drunk a little too deeply from the cup of physi cal pleasure; if he has spent too much time at his desk that should have been spent asleep; if his ne spirits have become temporarily dulled; if he nds the air too damp, the minutes too slow, and the atmosphere too heavy to withstand; if he is obsessed by a xed idea which bars him from any freedom of thought: if he is any of these poor creatures, we say, let him be given a good pint of amber-avored chocolate... and marvels will be performed. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin When youre dead, youre dead. And until then, theres ice cream. Bruno Heller Happiness is life served up with a scoop of acceptance, a topping of tolerance and sprinkles of hope, although chocolate sprinkles also work. Robert Brault

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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 Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some dont turn up at all. Sam Ewing Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway. Mignon McLaughlin

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38 Isnt it time we bring back the dinner party? ere nothing more satisfying than serving delicious food in gracious surroundings where friends have gathered together to share a wonderful meal. Evenings when none of your guests want to say goodbye and want to linger late into the night. e sounds of laughter and joy are wonderful memories and dinners parties have provided all of us with many memorable moments. It wasnt until I was in my mid-twenties that I hosted my rst a dinner party and it was only after a friend gifted me with a book. It was Country Weekends written by Lee Bailey. I read it front to back, as I would a good Grisham novel. After reading it, I somehow felt more sophisticated and discovered a passion for entertaining. Lee Bailey wrote a series of home entertainment books which included dreamy photographs of food and table settings in timeless poetic settings. In the late seventies or early eighties (who can remember anything in that era) on a long weekend trip to New York I made my way to Lee Baileys legendary boutique of home goods at Henri Bendel. I distinctly remember two things about the boutique. First, nearly everything in the store was white and beige. Second, it was there that I met Chrissie Hynde from the band Pretenders and we had a lengthy conversation about dinnerware. I am not convinced if it had anything to do with my impression of Lee Baileys style, but to this day, I only serve on white plates and most always my homes have had beige walls. I remember reading some time ago that Chrissie Hynde opened a restaurant in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. I was curious and Googled her restaurant and had to laugh beige walls and white plates. What can I say, it works. e late Nora Ephron, who was also well known for her parties, wrote on more than one occasion that the most successful dinner parties are held around large, round tables so everyone was close and could enjoy the conversations. I have to agree, but I have never purchased one. Now that I live in Guatemala with the wonderful artisans, I am sure to have one. Creative inspiration for entertaining comes to us in many dierent ways. I have found it in peoples homes, food magazines, cookery shows, books or simply walking through an outdoor market. I have collected and read a good amount of cookbooks. What feels like a hundred FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Shannon McCullough

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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 City HOTELS Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEThe best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours it is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. Bob Moawad No matter what happens... somebody will nd a way to take it too seriously. Dave Barryyears ago, I bought the entire series of Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julie Child. Honestly, I dont think I ever cooked one recipe out of those books. I think I must have been so exhausted after reading the long and very detailed recipes, that I was probably too tired to cook. Anyway, they looked great on my bookshelf. I did however enjoy the lm Julie and Julia. It was written and directed by Nora Ephron and her love of food is transparent. Again more inspiration. Over the years I have also learned that a fabulous dinner party is not just about the food, but an exceptional mix of guests. I have been to dinner parties where I was certain the starter was laced with Ambien, we all have. If you get the wrong combination of people, no one will remember the night, let alone the marvelous food you spent two days preparing. Here in Guatemala we can easily nd inspiration to add atmosphere and warmth to our parties. We are surrounded by color and extraordinary artisans. e handmade table runners, table cloths and napkins are perfect for any table setting. A quick stroll through the market in La Antigua and your arms are soon full of tropical owers at such a low cost that you are positive the person who sold them to you has made a mistake. As it is the rainy season (typically May-Nov), it is a perfect time to tuck in for lunches and dinner parties and a great excuse to invite old friends, new acquaintances and people youve owed a dinner since the last Semana Santa. Remember to keep it simple. Dont attempt things that are beyond your capabilities as a cook. ere is nothing worse than calamity in the kitchen twenty minutes before your guests arrive and you are sweating like a passenger on a runaway camioneta. And always make a list. Whoever has inuenced your style, it will never be as good as your own White plates really do make food look appetizing Not all of Nigella Lawson recipes work Here is mine. I call it my Over Time I Have Learned List...continued on following page

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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 HEALTH SER V ICE S Shannon McCullough is a writer living in Antigua. He is co-owner of AntiguaCatering.com and is currently writing a book on cooking and entertaining in Guatemala. Never serve anything with beets as a nger food ere is nothing similar to Whole Foods Market in Guatemala City irty minute meals are a bad idea Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication An iPad is not the same as holding a cookbook. Manchego cheese on a Carrs water-biscuit cracker goes best with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. You can never nd a steak knife in a vegans kitchen Iceberg lettuce is only good with chunky blue cheese dressing and crispy bacon Never cook in white jeans, better yet, dont wear them at all Have fun at your dinner party and Bon Appetit!Dinner Party cont. from previous page At every party there are two kinds of people those who want to go home and those who dont. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. Ann Landers I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. Nancie J. Carmody Never be the rst to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both. David Brown Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes. It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt. Judith Olney

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42 Dr. Karmen GuevaraTel: 5018-3136 kg@karmenguevara.com www.karmenguevaratherapy.comSkype Sessions Available Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnett.com www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! HEALTH SER V ICE S Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate. Diane Lange I really dont think I need buns of steel. Id be happy with buns of cinnamon. Ellen DeGeneres My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. Phyllis Diller I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell. Alec Yuill Thornton Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. Robert M. Hutchins

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, La AntiguaWe accept major credit cards Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH HEALTH SER V ICE S REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.Some persons are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions. Brendan Francis Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson You cannot plough a eld by turning it over in your mind. Freddy Matson I think the next best thing to solving a problem is nding some humor in it. Frank A. Clark

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47 shops + services A N TIGUA Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm7a calle oriente #18 Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M. 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-Ray General Medicine Boarding 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 AN TIGUA 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 2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia Sumpango, Sacatepquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware aware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@usa.net Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. William Inge

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com 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 While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many. Lady Bird Johnson Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, Im rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations. Ron Dentinger

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. Sidney J. Phillips Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for ve seconds and think for ten minutes. William Davis 7830-6669 5408-7057English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available

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51 shops + services ANTIGUA EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10, La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com info@immigrationguate.com www.immigrationguate.com Work Permits TranslationsIMMIGRATION SERVICES

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54 A NTIGUA dining Rushing river at Posada del Quetzal. Photo by or Janson: full story on page 16

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56 Learning Spanish can be a great asset for traveling in Latin America. Studying in Guatemala can open a door to the incredible cultural richness of Guatemala and to new Spanish-speaking friends. At the same time, learning Spanish can be daunting, especially in the beginning when you dont know what to expect. Here are a few things to keep in mind.1. A few people possess a genetic gift for learning languages. is does not mean that the rest of us are stupid. But it does mean we will likely be using ash cards and at times well marvel at the patience and kindness of the native speakers.2. Immersion learning allows more opportunities to hear and to practice Spanish but it does not magically insert the language into your brain, just as throwing a non-swimmer into deep water does not teach her how to swim. is is why language schools assign homework. 3. Spanish is composed of about 100,000 wordsonly about half the number of words that exist in English. Still, how many new words of any language do you routinely add to your vocabulary? Fortunately, some Spanish words resemble the English counterparts. Beyond this resemblance is the matter of the feminine and masculine articles, irregular verb forms in a multitude of tenses, greater exibility of sentence structure and of course the actual sound of the words in Spanish. To stay optimistic, comfort yourself with the fact that you are getting a great brain workout. 4. Grammar is basic to learning language. Perhaps you were absent the week that indirect objects or past participles were being covered in grade school. In Spanish immersion school, the teachers will likely assume that you already know the parts of speech. Dont be ashamed of scuttling o to the internet caf and reviewing the basics of English grammar. Congratulate yourself on becoming more uent in both Spanish and English. 5. e squiggles above the words are not optional, but are actually part of the word, e.g., maana, t. 6. While it is tempting to mumble the endings of the words instead of actually learning the slight but signicant variations in their endings, which indicate tense and gender, this is a short-term solution that an adept Spanish teacher will not let pass. Practice saying the whole word distinctly.7. Cramming many verbs and tenses into your mind in a short period of time will not help you become conversationally adept in Spanish. is is why immersion teachers have you play word games and engage you in conversation. is is also the reason some people with university degrees in Spanish cannot actually speak the language. ...cont. page 76 EDUC ATI O N by Louise Wisechild, Ph.D.

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57 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. 13th, 1pm) Guatemalan Cooking Classes: Sat. June 6th and Sat. 20th, 9am (reservations ) FRESH BOX LUNCHES TRIP ADVISOR Recommended Top 10 Restaurants

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58 ...continued page 60New Blood cont. from page 14which led to universal access to highquality early childhood education in the state. Blood then went on to address substandard reading levels among Bay State kids and secured state-funded scholarships for early educators. Given this background, her rst instinct on returning to Guatemala was to help teachers. But she soon learned that this intention, though noble, was misplaced. e main issue was not class size, broken ditto machines, or the lack of tetherball courts. It was the lack of nutrition, she says. Some children were coming to school without having eaten breakfast. Others would not even show up. eir families were so poor that children were going to work in the eldsand elsewhereinstead of going to school. e solution, as Blood saw it, was for schools to serve food. I was told, she says, that some kids were practically starving. She cites a USAID study that found that only 40 percent of Guatemalan children nish sixth grade, and other reports that in some areas eight of ten children are chronically malnourished. By 2008, Blood had raised enough funds to create a non-prot entity, Mil Milagros, and to pioneer her ideas in two community schools (Proyecto Semilla in Panajachel and Pacamn in San Andres). Her Guatemalan commitment quickly snowballed, and within a few years she had to resign as president of her Boston NGO in order to run Mil Milagros. Mil means a thousand but its appearance in the organizational handle takes specic inspiration from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which include a double-pronged oensive to eradicate hunger and ensure completion of primary education. In order to realize our goals, Blood says, we felt it necessary to align our work with a broader movement. e rest of the name, Milagros, means miracles; Blood, a lifelong Protestant, is counting on divine assistance. Mil Milagros oers tax exemptions for its donors, the rst of whom were drawn from Bloods own circles in Greater Boston. e pilot projects in Panjachel and Pacamn worked by involving students families. School kitchens were upgraded, with mothers and grandmothers recruited as volunteer cooks. Fathers were brought in to plumb the bathrooms with running water and do other handiwork. e kids bring their own dishes and silverware, along with quotas of rewood for the school stoves. My own childhood was so different, Blood says. I took going to the dentist for granted, whereas these children jump for joy when we give them (what for many is) their rst toothbrush. And I never went to school without breakfast. I never missed lunch. Much less did I have to go to school in order to eat. Margaret Blood with a group of well-fed students ( )Lunch at Proyecto Semilla ( )

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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 She has seen basic hygiene become a habit, too. Where I grew up, hand washing was inculcated early on. And we did not have to use leaves instead of toilet paper. Blood has noted that in the time Mil Milagros has operated, children whom they knew as kindergartners are today junior lobbyists. ese fthand sixth-graders ask their parents to keep toilet paper in their homes. And they petition their mayors for things needed by their schools. Blood estimates that $1 per child per school day is enough to cover meals, a textbook, some school materials and hygiene supplies. But the real engine of success, she insists, is the childrens motivation when their basic needs are met. Mil Milagros maintains a database for each of its partner schools to track childrens height and weight, school attendance and hygienic interventions. In 2011, 95 percent of the children supported by Mil Milagros were graduated from sixth grade. For 2012, this increased to 98 percent. Almost all of these laureates want to go on to bsico (middle school). Malnutrition has irreversible consequences by age 3, Blood notes. To preclude this, Mil Milagros and a sister NGO (Wuqu Kawoq) organized mothers in all of the partner communities and put 200 babies and small tykes on vitamin regimens. Each month the mothers attend workshops on nutrition and womens health. ey weigh and measure the babies quarterly, and arrange medical follow up for those who need it. Mil Milagros now operates in six communities in Solol Department. It serves over 1,000 children with the help of 400 family women and 42 teachers. Bloods goal is to increase this a hundred-fold. Her in-country director, former Peace Corps volunteer Carolyn Daly, from upstate New York, thinks it will happen. Right now, its about expansion, Daly says. Mil Milagros has a waiting list of over 20 schools in the province. Our dream is to see all children in Sololand eventually in all of Guatemala graduate from sixth grade healthy and literate, and prepared to continue their education. With a leader like Margaret, and more resources, we will see it happen. New Blood cont. from page 58

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining 4a calle oriente #31, La Antigua Tel: 4109-4970International Supermarket REVUE Fun, Free and Informative El costo ms bajo por ejemplar en REVUE To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com 9 24 8 18 7 11 23 14 27 6 20 29 5 13 17 22 4 26 3 28 2 1 10 12 15 16 19 21 25 30 Solution to this months Cruci-Word page 72C O V E R G I R L S U N I S O N O I L R E S S A L U D O A S I L A RO N P O D A S E N I T E D A D H E R E O D O R S I D O L D R E T I L E B L I T S L E D G E O S A DA M E N T EEnough is as good as a feast. English Proverb Theres no diet list Ill follow that would rule out cherry pie. Edgar A. Guest

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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 A machine has value only as it produces more than it consumes so check your value to the community. Martin H. Fischer I nod to a passing stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two human beings go off, feeling a little less anonymous. Robert Brault

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64 In late 1999 a would-be Mars orbiter, manufactured for NASA by aerospace titan Lockheed Martin, entered too low an orbit around Mars, burned up and crashed, costing U.S. taxpayers at least $125 million. e subsequent investigation revealed that one of the engineering teams had been calculating using metric measures (meters, kilometers) and the other the English system of feet, yards and miles. ey should have used Guatemalan engineers. Is there another country in the world whose people so eortlessly and daily interchangeably balance meters and inches, gallons and liters, kilometers and varas? Not to mention manzanas, caballeras, leguas, dierent varas, arrobas, tareas, cuerdas, and my new favorite, the paja. Consider the label on my bottle of Pine-Sol oor cleaner: mix four ounces of liquid with ve liters of water. Say what? Send me to the web and I am still in the dark. My gardens measure several cuerdas, and my rewood is stacked in tareas (literally tasks) but I have no idea what that all means. Guatemalas weights and measures apparently reect dierent predominating foreign inuences throughout its history. When the Spanish were the kings of commerce, manzanas, caballeras, arrobas, varas and libras dominated. Alas the Spanish libra, or pound, is apparently dierent from the English one. When the British ruled trade, ounces, gallons, miles and inches came into use. We can all be thankful that a persons body weight in Guatemala is not stated today in stones, a measure still used by many Britons. Say, looks like youve put on a few stones. Here is my guide* to some of the more arcane Guatemalan units of weights and measures. A vara is a length of about 30 inches. Its length varies from area to area around Guatemala. It is also the word for the sta (scepter), decorated usually with silver that town ocials carry as a badge of oce. An arroba loosely translates to an armful. A cuerda translates, again loosely, to a cord, when applied to rewood, or a unit of surface measurement as in, Pancho owns x cuerdas of land. A caballeria, perhaps apocryphally is said originally to have meant the amount of land a knight, or caballero, could square o in a single day between sunrise and and sunset on his horse. ...cont. page 76 COMME NTA RY by Carlisle JohnsonMars Orbiter Crashes: NASA Should Have Consulted GuatemalansThe Full Measure

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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

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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 Aerobics: a series of strenuous exercises which help convert fats, sugars, and starches into aches, pains, and cramps. Nancy Repriso The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, If were going to charge $10 an hour, we cant call it jumping up and down. Rita Rudner Congratulations PERSONAJESon your 12th Anniversary Congratulations PERSONAJESon your 12th Anniversary

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68 Upcoming editions will highlight natural avorings used by the ancient Maya for tobacco (pipe, snu, and cigar tobacco, incense and avoring for cacao.Flowers from the rbol del Hermano Pedro(and Chiapas, Mexico, and El Salvador) you can assume that the Classicperiod Maya were also familiar with its ability to be a avoring. I have a note that in Copn pollen of Bourreria huanita was found to be indeed associated with the Classic Maya. e tree blooms in May and June, but every year the climate deviates so the phenology will also vary accordingly. is species has been appreciated in Mesoamerica since pre-Hispanic times for its unique beauty and medicinal properties. Tea from the dried owers are attributed various medicinal properties, mainly as a tranquilizer, analgesic and to control high blood pressure and heart disease. Scientists are investigating its antidepressant eect. Although the esquischil tree is famous due to its association with Hermano Pedro, our interest at FLAAR is entirely because these owers are a avoring for cacao (a local predecessor of chocolate a thousand years ago). e ower is best known as a avoring popular with the Aztec, but since the treesgrow in Guatemala The peculiar and long-lived esquischil tree (scientic name Bourreria huanita) is better known locally as the Tree of Santo Hermano Pedro. One was planted some 350+ years ago in front of the El Calvario church in La Antigua Guatemala. Saint Hermano Pedro de San Jos Betancur was the gardener and sexton at El Calvario between 1654 and 1658, giving rise to the trees popular name. Native to southern Mexico and northern Guatemala, it is considered to be on the edge of extinction. However, we were fortunate to nd one tree in a private garden, and now with the assistance of Dr. Miguel Torres, we have found many more. Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org by Ilena Garca and Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth photos: Sophia MonznSacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants

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69 dining ANTIGUA It was a joy to see the way little Sophia was soaking up the sights as she discovered the magic of the cloud forest. She found a wild-looking bug,Acrocinus longimanus,on a g vine whose face, she exclaimed, looked just like her favor ite hip-hop artist!Photo by or Janson: full story on page 16

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70 I am proud of my artistic abilities. It makes me happy to work here with my brothers, and I love creating things out of wood, explained Salvador of the artisan group Recycled Roots. Recycled Roots is a small wood workshop in the western highlands run by three brothers who use tropical wood and coee root to create a variety of pieces, including puzzles, animal napkin rings, jewelry boxes, coasters and spoons. e tropical wood comes from sustainable wood farms on the coast of Guatemala; the coee root comes from various coee farms around the country e group is one of the rst to work with coee root. Since coee farms are abundant in Guatemala, the brothers of Recycled Roots saw a unique opportunity. Coee plants are productive for eight years and then must be replaced. Generally, the coee farms burned the roots of the old plants as they replaced them with new plants. However, the brothers of Recycled Roots decided to try using these roots as a new medium for crafts and now have an admirable line of coee root products. It is our way of recycling. Once the plant no longer produces coee, we can use the wood to create products such as spoons, jewelry boxes and coasters, Diego said. Each root is unique, so the brothers work with each piece and decide what to carve based on its size and shape. Diego, the oldest of the trio, runs the workshop. He learned to work with wood by working at various workshops from the time he was 17. When he was 22 he taught his brother Gaspar the trade and they opened their own workshop. A few years later their younger brother Salvador joined them. Now 36, married and the father of two children, Diego supports his family through the Recycled Roots workshop. Gaspar is 30 and Salvador, 22; both are single. e Recycled Roots workshop was ooded during hurricane Stan seven years ago. Although this was devastating, the brothers built a new workshop so they could continue their craft. is time their workshop is on the second level to ensure that it never oods again, Diego explained. Diego loves creating designs out of wood and the process of carving them. e more complicated the design, ...continued page 94 Recycled Roots GUATEMA L AN A R TI S AN S text/photos by Hilary Kilpatrice team at Recycled Roots workshop

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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 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 al azar / at random al parecer / apparently; apparent caer mal / dislike; not like con apuros / with difculty cuanto antes / as soon as possible de hecho / in fact, in reality Puzzle by Michael Hopkins SOLUTION ON PAGE 62 DOWN ACROSS 1. modelos fotogrcas 10. harmona 11. aceite 12. beast, animal 1. cure-all 2. unilateral 3. fond of visiting 4. is 5. roses 6. nudoso 7. redondo 8. tapadera 9. cuesta, declive 14. I threaded it 18. gyration; turn 22. antler; shaft 23. famous garden 24. ro europeo 26. color 29. soy, estoy (contraction) 13. greetings, salute 15. they gave shelter 16. encendido 17. trineo; almdena 19. lyrical poems 20. in; on 21. henicar 22. pegar, prender 25. olores 27. dolo 28. retejar 30. daringly, boldly 9 24 8 18 7 11 23 14 27 6 20 29 5 13 17 22 4 26 3 28 2 1 10 12 15 16 19 21 25 30

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE REVUE Fun, Free and Informative The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. Marion Sweet Theres nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway. Mark Burnett

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74 PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers A NTIGUA lodgingQuestion: We have two four-year-old miniature poodles. About six weeks ago Jack started to lick Lucys right ear. Now he is licking her ear more and more frequently, and she is starting to run away from him. How can we get him to stop? Answer: It is likely that Lucy has an infection or other abnormality in her right ear that Jack is simply responding to. Have your veterinarian examine Lucys ear canal and eardrum to look for abnormally high numbers of yeast or bacterial organisms, as well as evidence that her immune system is attempting to ght o an infection. Treatment will likely end Jacks attention to Lucys ear. If Lucys ear shows no abnormalities or infection, and Jacks behavior continues, it may be that he has become compulsive. Increasing the amount of exercise for both dogs may help because a tired dog is usually a content dog. Giving them both special chew toys or long-lasting food treats at bedtime which may also redirect his attention. Very sorry cant come. Lie follows by post. Charles Beresford, telegram reply to a dinner invitation Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what hes talking about. Sam Ewing COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/

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76 Full Measure from page 6410 Tips cont. from page 568. While a student can err in trying to learn too many verbs in a short time, it is also possible to become too rmly attached to your ve favorite ones. When you notice youre relying on the same words in your conversation, start adding synonyms and more specic words to your vocabulary. 9. Obviously, it is better to socialize with native Spanish speakers than English-speaking language students. But this involves risking conversation when youre not very adept at it. Once, after speaking in what I thought was a pretty good Spanish, the Guatemalan I was talking with said, in perfect English, is is why I love Americans. ey just start talking in Spanish, whether they know how to speak it or not. We Guatemalans are too afraid of making a mistake to practice our English. is gave me the perfect opportunity to invite him both to correct my Spanish and to recklessly practice his English with me.10. At some point it will seem as if you can only speak Spanish on alternate days or that you careen from understanding entire conversations to not understanding the simplest question. is is normal and for this reason, immersion teachers will tell you poco a poco, little by little, and remain hopeful on your behalf, even after a bad day in class. ere are many excellent Spanish schools and private Spanish teachers in La Antigua Guatemala as well as in Quetzaltengo, San Pedro La Laguna, Panajachel and Flores. ere are also a number of language schools in more rural areas. If you dont like your teacher, there is no need to suer more lessons with him or her, as there are many excellent and capable Spanish teachers in Guatemala. Just let the school know that you would like another teacher, and it will be happy to switch teachers. Or you may want to try another school instead. Many Spanish schools oer a wide range of activities and volunteer opportunities, which are also great places to practice and to perfect your Spanish. Louise Wisechild, Ph.D., is a writer, educator and community-based travel facilitator who blogs about Guatemala at www.brightfutureglobaltours.com/blog Better use a fast horse, milord! A manzana, of which there are many to a caballeria, is apparently 10,000 square varas, but which vara? A tarea was apparently originally a dened unit of work/labor: In the late 19th century Guatemalan farms, or ncas, often issued tokens to employees denominated a tarea, presumably exchangeable at the company store. Today these are called nca tokens. I know from having given rides to people in remote areas that a legua, or league, is a long way. Websters Dictionary is not much help, dening a league as between 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles. e French dont help either what with Jules Vernes 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. My newest favorite is the paja, a measure of cubic volume of water now entering my house from nearby Lake Atitln. I have no idea. But then when I was a schoolboy in England, I couldnt fathom (how much is that?) rods, chains (66 feet) and furlongs (220 yards), either! And, well have to leave the U.S. system of bushels (depends on the product), a barrel (depends on the temperature) and pecks, as in the lyrics I love you a bushel and a peck from (Guys n Dolls) for another day. Back to the original point. Any Guatemalan schoolchild could have told the Lockheed and NASA engineers working on the Mars orbiter that Mars is exactly 7,412,000,000,000 (thats quadrillion) varas from Cape Canaveral, or who knows how many leagues? *We would all be completely lost if the Revue didnt publish a monthly table of real estate measures.Colonial Capital from page 12Mayorga for forcing a move from Santiago de Guatemala to the new capital, Guatemala City, in 1773-1774. Santiago de Guatemala was not completely dismantled but it was completely abandoned. e ne structures, built mostly out of brick, stone and mortar in a mixture of Roman-style building techniques with ornate plasterwork and Moorish inuence reected in fountains and architectural details. Many have fallen into partial ruin over the two centuries when Antigua was sparsely inhabited. Earthquakes and the lack of maintenance took its toll. e city began to come to life again, particularly after 1969.

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82 In 2008 brothers Jos and Henry Mndez Chavajay, Maya Tzutujil painters from San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitln, found out that the children who were visiting their gallerywatching them paint and wanting to learn how themselveswere fatherless, and that their mothers were struggling to raise them and keep them in school. e young men decided to help these children whenever they could by using proceeds from the sale of their paintings to provide food, shoes, T-shirts and school supplies. ey also began to teach the children how to paint in oils. But the brothers dreamed of doing more. Four and a half years later, thanks in part to the help of Miranda Pope, retired psychologist from the U.S., Aydame a Pintar Mi Futuro now has 22 families enrolled. e brothers dreams have come true. Families receive monthly food baskets, and 30 or more children attend art class every Saturday morning. Several students from the class, because of their talent and willingness to followthrough, have been chosen to receive individual lessons thus realizing their dream of becoming artists. But the class teaches more than just art. All of the children are subject to the stresses of poverty, and many have emotional problems (the absence of a parent due to death, divorce or alcoholism). As well, some families have drug or criminal issues, and the children are at risk. Along with traditional painting subjects, the class introduces themes of emotional self-maintenance, making positive choices and provides personal attention and self-esteem building. ...continued on following page COMMUNIT Y S E RV ICE by Revue staffAydame a Pintar Mi Futuro teaches kids more than just artPainting the Future More than 30 children attend art class every Saturday morning Artist Jos Mndez started Aydame with his brother Henry

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84 Painting the Future cont. from previous page For more information, please visit www.paintmyfuture.info Today many parents say their children are behaving better at home and in school, and one single mother said, ank you for giving my child the attention that I never have time to give him. Recently the program initiated a communal garden; the land has been cleared and is ready for seeding. e parent group will decide how to manage and maintain the garden and its produce. Children in the program will participate, learning along with their parents the value of organic farming (both for soil preservation and their own health). On Saturday, July 27, (inside La Fuente, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua), you can meet the Mndez Chavajay brothers, see their beautiful paintings and those of their advanced studentsmost with themes of Mayan Tzutujil life and traditions. At 2 p.m. Jos Mndez will speak about the rich local painting tradition, afterward youll have an opportunity to chat with the brothers and one of their students. e paintings and original clothing made from traditional Guatemalan fabric will also be available for sale, along with snacks and beverages; proceeds benet Aydame a Pintar Mi Futuro. Painting by Henry Mndez Some of the students have realized their dream of becoming artists.

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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 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 The only vegetarian restaurant in Panajachel Calle Santander (100 mts from the lake) Tel: 7762-0611 In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates. Los rboles APART-HOTEL Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE Photo by Willy Posadas Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran Mans heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear

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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 DULCE Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.comThe Internet is full. Go away. Author Unknown Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar. George Lundberg

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90 PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAIIlas lisas hawaii Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in. Robert Brault The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck! David Ruby I believe that the good Lord gave us a nite number of heartbeats, and Im damned if Im going to use up mine running up and down a street. Neil Armstrong Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher

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92 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056Monterrico PORTOFINO Tels: 5907-2552, 7821-3088 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.comHospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. Peter S. Lakey For the next two days we explored the region including visits to the Mario Dary Biotope Reserve (Biotopo Mario Dary), Chicoy cave where we witnessed part of a sacred Mayan ceremony, and the Hacienda Shamen dairy farm where we sampled delicious homemade cheeses. Most hotels along the Corridor have their own system of nature trails, some leading to spectacular falls. By giving your business to these local providers you will be helping to protect the cloud forest. By the end of the weekend Sophias mind and imagination were chock-full of exotic impressions and memories to take back home with her to share with other budding naturalists. Cloud Forest cont. from page 17Whippoorwill

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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 e wood products made by Recycled Roots can be found in La Antigua Guatemala at Casa de los Gigantes, 7a calle oriente #18, across the street from the San Francisco Church.the more I like it. I love a challenge, he said. When asked about his hopes for the future, Diego dreams, In the future I would like to expand our workshop and have unique designs that no else can do. I also want to help my family to have a better life and be able to send my children to school. Gaspar learned to work with wood after he nished middle school and has made a living from the craft ever since. When asked why he enjoys his work, he said, I am happy with my talent, and I keep learning every day. Salvador, the youngest, is a fast learner. He remembers his rst piece was a cabinet that did not come out very well. However, through practice he has grown to be a great addition to the team. One day I want to be a designer for wooden products. e more I work with the wood, the more ideas I get, Salvador said. Recycled Roots cont. from page 70 Every individual has a place to ll in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. Nathaniel Hawthorne You cant be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. Hal Borland

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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. 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 REVUEMake somebody happy today. Mind your own business. Ann Landers Would you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales FOR SALE: WROUGHT-IRON CEILING LAMP with two matching SCONCES, Q3,500. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a av. sur #4-A, Antigua *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 DIANNE SENA, LCSW PSYCHOTHERAPIST U.S. Certied and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depression. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Oce in Antigua. Please call 7832-9830. Shopping is a woman thing. Its a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase. Erma Bombeck I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist. Tammy Faye Bakker Only one shopping day left til tomorrow. Joan Rivers Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does. Stuart Henderson Britt Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall

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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 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 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 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 MARKETPLACE 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 RESTAURANT-BAR IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA. Excellent location, papers in order, running for 12 years. Inter ested call 5205-1526. COACHING FOR SMALL BUSINESS: Reorganize, optimize & improve management performance, savings & customer service. It isnt necessary to have a large administrative infrastructure to be ecient. Over 18 years of experience in Business Process Reengineering, graduated from Boston College. Call 4167-7901 or email: data@catorcesur.com to make an appointment. LOOKING FOR A YOUNG LADY uent in Spanish & English who is willing to work part-times assisting a teacher at a new pre-kinder opening soon in Antigua. She should love working with children. No previous teaching experience required. Tel: 5203-7703 or email: previews@yahoo.com ANTIGUA-BASED TRAVEL COMPANY looking for an English-Portuguese translator to work on a project basis. Please e-mail: melissa.denchak@viaventure. com. S PA S ALES M ANAGER AND /OR S PA T HERAPIST : Two full-time positions available in busy elegant An tigua spa environment. Must speak English and Spanish, Wed-Sun workweek and generous com pensation package. Salary plus commissions. Call 4863-3911 for interview. B uying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money? Rita Rudner A bargain is something you cant use at a price you cant resist. Franklin P. Jones I havent reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. Ilie Nastase A nyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde Never write an advertisement which you wouldnt want your family to read. You wouldnt tell lies to your own wife. Dont tell them to mine. David Ogilvy

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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. 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.ANTIGUA AREA www.REVUE.gt 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. If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revue.gtpublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 COMMERCIAL SPACE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA beautiful & secure rea 123.77m2, just painted, 3 ambiences, all services. Door to the street, 2 balconies. Corner across La Merced Church. Tels: 5403-6660, 78326045. COZY APARTMENT : Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. No pets. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana). FURNISHED HOUSE 1 lg bdrm, bath, comfortable liv/ din, kit, terrace, cable TV, balcony, beautiful, garden. 3 blks from Avenida Simon Caas. Quite area, Z. 2 (no pets, no smoking) $650 /mo. plus utilities. Tel: 5727-2532GUATEMALA CITY 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 My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right. A shleigh B rilliant Doors dont slam open. John M. S hanahan It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. E llie Rodriguez

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100 REAL ESTATELAKE ATITLN COSTA RICA, C.A. GUATEMALA CITY CIUDAD VIEJA 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. 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 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. LARGE PIECE OF LAND with breathtaking views at an exclusive residential compound 10 minutes away from Antigua. Excellent price! Unique Oportu nity! Real estate agents welcome. Tel: 5203-7703 or email: previews@yahoo.com REAL ESTATE SALES: 4 story building on Calzada San Juan, 5 minutes from the Perifrico. Tel: 5135-1178 BIENES RAICES VENDE: Edicio de 4 niveles sobre Cal zada San Juan a 5 minutos del Perifrico B EAUTIFUL 2 STORY 2 BDRM HOUSE with 3 separate rental units overlooking Lago Izabal, & within walking distance of El Castillo de San Felipe. 50 mts from the community launch ramp, recently remodeled. Fully furnished, priced to sell quickly. Residential, or business potential. Asking $75.000. Call (502) 4096-4330, or e-mail: riodenizen@gmail. comLAKE IZABAL BEAUTIFUL LAND 6,300.47m 15 minutes from the beach, fruit trees, utilities available, surrounded by beach homes near Esparza. One hour from airport USD $22K OBO (502) 7830-4111, oeaa@verizon.net My garden is my favorite teacher. B etsy C aas Garmon Life without you would be like a broken pencil... C ompletely pointless. B lackadder

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101 REAL ESTATE Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.Calle del Espritu Santo #37A, La Antigua www.teamantigua.com It seems to me that any full grown, mature adult would have a desire to be responsible, to help where he can in a world that needs so very much, that threatens us so very much. Norman Lear I always feel that I have two duties to perform with a parting guest: one, to see that he doesnt forget anything that is his; the other, to see that he doesnt take anything that is mine. A lfred North Whitehead

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102 HONDURASby Monish WelcomeDine on fresh seafood as you look out over the clear blue Caribbean Sea; sip a cool, tropical drink as you watch the sunset burst into an explosion of pastel blues, pinks and yellows; or enjoy a delicious island-inspired meal under the stars. e culinary cuisine of Roatan is an amazing blend of tropical tastes and multicultural inuences. It is a celebration of aromatic, sweet and tart, piquant and mild citrus avors. Whether it is a sumptuous meal of perfectly grilled freshly-caught sh, burgers cooked to order on the beach or gourmet dining at one of the islands ne restaurants, youll delight in island cooking. At West End you can nd restaurants that feature Mexican, Creole, Argentinean, ai and Italian gastric delights. Or how about a boat tour through mangrove forests to a oating restaurant that oers an all-you-can-eat menu, including lobster tails? For breakfast? How about signature banana pancakes, fresh-brewed Honduran coee and fruit smoothies, or the traditional baleada. Lunch? Delicious lobster salad, ceviche or Caribbean-style rotisserie chicken. Dinner? Who could resist Coconut Tequila Shrimp! Dessert anyone? Options include yucca cake, coconut brownies or perhaps a big slice of Key Lime pie? For cooks, you can bring island cuisine into your kitchens with this sumptuous dish. Roatan-inspired Coconut Tequila ShrimpIngredients 1/3 stick butter 2 stalks celery, diced 2 red sweet chili peppers, chopped 2 green sweet chilies, chopped 2 medium yellow onions, chopped 4 ounces chicken stock 1 tablespoon sh consomm 4 ounces coconut milk 1 medium jalapeo (seeds and ribs removed), minced 1 bunch green onion tops, nely chopped 2 pounds extra-large shrimp peeled and deveined 4 ounces tequila 1/2 bunch cilantro, nely chopped (reserve a portion for garnish) 4 cups cooked rice Preparation Melt butter in a saut pan, add 1/2 of the celery, sweet chilies and onions, cook until translucent. Remove mixture and puree in a blender, adding a touch of the chicken stock as necessary. Return mixture to the burner. Add the remainder of the chicken stock, coconut milk, cook until it is reduced by half. Add sh consomm, green onions, remaining celery and jalapeo, simmer until tender. is can be prepped in advance. Bring the mixture to boil, add shrimp. Once combined, add the tequila and amb. Toss in cilantro, turn o the burner and cover the pan for 10 minutes. Serve with rice and garnish with reserved cilantro. Buen Provecho! ...continued page 105

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105 Congratulations to Christian Alexander Molineros on his photograph titled Fe Cristobalence Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Julyfuel. In one-pot meals, vegetables are placed in rounds with raw items added slowly. Early veggies are simmered for the longest time which imparts a most wonderful avor prole. e veggies added in later rounds provide a mouthful for an excellent nish. delight in ethnic, typical or local Caribbean food. From a culinary standpoint, the Caribbean is where the East truly meets the West. e hearty one-pot meals, originating from Africa, are a treasure for the food enthusiast. Imagine having an abundance of spices, fruits, seafood, vegetables and meats to work with, using a minimum of cookingDuring the history of the slave trade many captives who escaped migrated throughout the Caribbean, and in time they developed uniquely Caribbean dishes. As well, the Caribbean was the spice-trade highway, bringing exotic spices to New World islands. As a private chef, it is my experience that many visitors to Roatan Roatan chef, Jack Mitchell, owner of Lionsh Louies in West EndIsland Cooking cont. from page 102

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106 advertiser index39 39 39 79 79 75 73 79 77 73 71 73 73 77 11 77 77 79 73 75 79 77 86 83 87 83 86 86 86 86 87 85 93 92 92 92 91 90 93 91 93 92 90 92 93 92 94 94 94 94 94 89 89 89 89 88LODGING Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Novo Hostal ............................................... All Suites El Marqus ............................... Casa Familia Ovalle .................................. El Mesn de Mara .................................... Holistico Hostal ........................................ Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Aurora .............................................. Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ 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107 You discovered how Gua temalans enjoy pyrotech nics the rst morning you awoke before dawn to strings of pops and loud booms. Nothing serious happening, just friends celebrating a birthday or an niversary. at evening you may see reworks from next door or across town, from a esta, concert, or just having fun. Fireworks are for any old day, not just for independence. Pyrotechnics delight four of our ve senses. e colors in the sky, the sound of re crackers, the smell of gunpowder, even the metallic taste of smoke in the mouth, all senses but touch are pleased, and we hope that last sense isnt hurt by a burn. Gua temalans re them o at dawn and dusk, year-round, with especially wild displays for Christmas, New Years and other holidays, just for fun. e ear-ringing boom of a mortar comes from a bag of powder dropped in a short pipe standing in the street. If you see a pipe with a cord stretching from it, stay clear; the boys who place them may be ready to light the fuse. Mortars are placed at street crossings in advance of a procession or simply shot o at a house as a celebration. Same with recrackers, strung along the sidewalk in front of a house or sometimes all the way down the block. Firecrackers can be attached to wood frames in the form of el torito a bull, with a young man underneath to delight little kids by chasing them as the crackers go o. e guy inside charges close to the screaming kids, all in fun even if a bit loud. Fireworks are beautiful against the velvety night sky, though my fa vorite are globos, colored tissue-paper balloons as big as the maker, lled with hot air from a smoldering cot ton wad at the base and set free to oat over town. Quiet, too. Maybe too quiet, as globos are launched rarely, but good loud mortars and recrackers are to be heard and en joyed daily. Pyrotechnics SE N S UOU S GU ATEMALA by Ken V eronda IMAGES BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM

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108 Congratulations to Giovani Minera on his photograph titled Templo de Dos All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtHonorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, July

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