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Representing jewelry designers from around the world, handbags and sunglasses. Guatemalas English-language Magazine February 2008 Year 16, No. 12FREE February 2008 Year 16, No. 12 Guatemalas English-language Magazinewith El Salvador, Honduras & Belize sections FREE The Mystery of Uaxactn Lets go to Copn Lake Atitln Music Festival

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4 revuemag.com revuemag.com 5 Where travelers with taste discover service with style. 2007 Grand Award Winner of the Andrew Harpers Hideaway ReportPHOTO: CSAR TIN/REVUE compiled by Elizabeth Bell and Amparo Carranza ON THE COVER:View from Yaxh Guatemala City Antigua Retalhuleu Lake Atitln Monterrico / Pacic Coast Quetzaltenango El Petn / Ro Dulce Cobn Tecpn Services/Shopping Dining Lodging28 46 89 92 98 100 102 104 10528 32 37113 116 126 Advertiser IndexGUATEMALA EL SALVADOR HONDURAS REGIONS DEPARTMENTSe Loroco Flower by Dra. Vilma Guardado Ancient Mayan Dentistry by Dr. Daniel E. FrhlichHealth Services Travel Section Vet Q & A Classieds Real Estate41 87 90 106 110DEADLINE for MAR 2008 i I SSUe E is FEB. 8 10 12 14 17 18 19 20 68 90 92 114 128c o n t e n t s Services/Shopping Dining Lodging Spanish Schools 46 56 74 106by Hctor Antonio Roldn Cataln fotosdeguatemala.comFrom the Publishers 6 La Antigua 47Utila Copn La Ceiba Roatn Dining Lodging Services Shopping To Be Loved by Dr. Karmen Guevara Uaxactn e Silence of the -Stone Place by Dave Schaefer and David H. Sherman Lets Go to Copn! ere is much more to this destination than amazing ruins by Jack and Joy Houston Music Memories in the Jungle by Katherine McIntyrew e Remarkable History of the Dresden Codex One of the three remaining from the thousands destroyed by Carlisle Johnson La Familia de Teatro Abril eater family leaves legacy for Guatemala by Tim PageREVUE DATEBOOK: FEBRUARY guide to culture & upcoming events e Zen of Cerca and Acerca by Dwight Wayne Coop Tour Agency Goes Green Green Deal honors Guatemalan agency by Matt Bokor Lake Atitln International Music and Arts Festival March 2008 Belize Barrier Reef & Cayes e People by Nadine Pedoe Sensuous Guatemala February is for lovers by Ken Veronda BELIZE114 Dining Lodging Services Shopping

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6 revuemag.com revuemag.com 7 FROM THE PUBLISHERS Guatemalas English-language Magazine publicidad@@revuemag.com GUATEMALA EL SALVADOR HONDURAS BELIZE Re E VUe E it is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Amparo Carranza Susan Tejeda, Caterina Ibarra, Alma Diaz Castillo Jos Caal, Luis Jurez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Silvia Gmez, Irma Jimnez, Mara SolsOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Mitzy Camposeco Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Tania Barrios, Lucy Longo de Prez, Lena Johannessen, Antoine Britten Rudy A. Girn SAN Jo O AQUN Pro RO DUCCIo O NEs S S.AA. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich editor@revuemag.com Matt Bokor Dwight Wayne Coop Rudy A. Girn Csar Tin, Michael Hopkins Harris/Goller, Smith/Riegel, Club Fotogrco de Guatemala: www.clubfotograco.org www.revuemag.com ev e o ices l alvador revue@ Lena JohannessenC C ol. CC entroamrica CC alle San Salvador #202 Lena Johannessen TelFax: (503) 2260-7475, 2260-1825 CC el: 7981-4517 atemala ity A A v. La Reforma 8-60, Z.9, EE dif. Galeras Reforma, 1 level, Of. #105 Tels: (502) 2331-7151, 2331-9340 CIUDAD SAN C C RISTBAL : DD enni Marsh TelFax: 2485-5039PRINT STUDIO tig a @revuemag.com 4a Calle Oriente #23 PBX: (502) 7832-4619 /09 7832-8493 /94 /95 Fax: 7832-0767 BELIZE belize@revuemag.com Nadine Pedoe np6nadine@gmail.com TelFax: (501) 226-0069Before we begin, here is a very important announcement for all U.S. citizens who plan to vote the Democratic ticket: Democrats Abroad is an ocial entity of the Democratic Party that will be sending 22 delegates to the National Convention in August. You can cast your vote for the candidate of choice this month on February 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Cafeteria, 4a Calle #12, La Antigua Guatemala. For all the details, please turn to page 38.Our appreciation to photographer Hctor Roldn for the cover View from Yaxh Another ruin, Uaxactn, is only an hour by bus from Tikal yet few tourists visit this site which, according to one theory, was a center of learning for Tikals elite. Some 2,000 years later, Musical Memories in the Jungle tells the serendipitous story of friends and musicians who sit atop a Mayan temple, their music mixing with the dawn of a new day and the sounds of howler monkeys. e Remarkable History of the Dresden Codex referred to as a strange Mexican book by a Saxony librarian, traces its history from 1697 to modern times. Today a perfect copy is on display in Guatemala City at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Lets Go to Copn extols the wonders of this world-class Mayan ruin, but in this article its the backdrop to Copn Ruinas and the surrounding environment. In El Salvador, Ancient Dentistry demonstrates the Mayan propensity for adorning their teethin a style that continues to this day. La Familia de Teatro Abril operates the largest independentlyowned theater in Central America. For over a hundred years the family has championed theater and theatrical performances. eir current production, Los Mayas, will reopen next month. For Spanish-language students, Zen fans get to learn about Cerca and Acerca and for lovers, Sen suous Guatemala this month is for you! Looking for entertainment? DateBook has dozens of listings! We hope you enjoy reading the Revue, see you next month, in print or online at www. revuemag.com JBT PS: Welcome Anna, Jim, Christopher and Elise!

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10 revuemag.com It all started with Adam and Eve and ever since weve been haunted by the longing to be truly loved by another. e search for a soul mate very often ends up in a wild goose chase. One of our sacred aws is to look in the strangest places for love. Afterward, we wonder why it always goes pearshaped. It begins with mistaking falling in love with falling into neurosis. eres a saying, I thought I was ne, until God gave me a relationship. How very trueits the quickest way to discover the ugly parts that you hoped would never see daylight! e biggest irony in intimate relationships is how two peoples neuroses match like a glove. His little me bonds with her little me, and the dance begins between the egos, the sad stories and the unresolved past pain. I need you I want you I love you And I always will, so long as you meet my needs and make me happy. At an early age many core beliefs about love are formed. I cant be loved for who I am. Im not worthy of love. Im only loved if Im good enough. No wonder the dance turns into a passionate tango! Love is one of the greatest paradoxes in life. Contrary to popular belief, love is all about the other. Its about loving unconditionally, without any expectation of a return. Love and let go is the mantra. is entails loving and accepting the other for who they are, just as they arewarts and all. He is as he is, is the mantra. Who doesnt have this deep desire? As Victor Hugo said, e greatest happiness of life is in the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather love in spite of ourselves. Also well-stated in a Swedish proverb: Love me when I least deserve it, because thats when I really need it. ere cannot be real love without a deep understanding of the other. Step away from your little me and with a soft, mindful focus observe your beloved. Look beneath the surface of their little me and there youll nd understanding. Loving in this way is a daily practice. It requires present moment awareness, discipline, and above all gagging the ego! As Mother Teresa said, I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. e outcome is transformative for both. ich Nhat Hanh says, When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like owers. What about me? gasps the ego. Yes, it is also about us, but not in the way we think. Our beloved serves as a mirror. ey reect back to us who we are, what we need to become, and what we can become. If we allow them, they enable us to move closer to the essence of who we truly are. Although this is true of all relationships, intimate relationships intensify the process. Love is a sacred part of our journey in life. As Gabriel Garca Mrquez said, Love is a state of grace; not the means to anything but the alpha and the omega, an end in itself. When you love another they walk with you for a while on your journey. When the time comes to let go of your beloveds hand, let go with joy and know that through being together youve come so much closer to discovering your true nature. To Be Lovedby Dr. Karmen Guevara

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12 revuemag.com revuemag.com 13 The mystery of Uaxactn begins in its name, 8-Stone. It was given to the site in the early days of Mayan archaeology, before the Mayan Long Count calendar chronology was well understood. 8-Stone is an indication of just how very old the ruins are at Uaxactnthe oldest stone monuments were inscribed with 8th Baktun notation, placing them in earlyClassic days of Mayan history. In fact, the oldest date found at Uaxactn, 327 A.D., is nearly as old as Tikals earliest monument and the oldest yet discovered in the Mundo Maya a stela with the inscription of 8.12.14.8.15, our July 6, 292 A.D. Uaxactn, or Pa Chan (Split Sky) in ancient times (see Simon Martin, A Broken Sky ), seems to have grown along with Tikal after the decline of mighty El Mirador, a three-days walk to the north. is is a time in Mayan history when sites such as Tikal, Caracol and Uaxactn were developing into population groups focused around astronomical markers known as E-Groups. ese triple-temple groups (in the shape of an E rotated 90-degrees counter-clockwise) were used to carefully track seasonal sunrise positions in order to provide vital information about the most advantageous times to plant corn as well as to perform rituals. No fewer than 16 masks of the rain god Chaak four pointing to each of the cardinal directions, looked out from the viewing platform of Uaxactns E-Group. Uaxactn was eventually subjugated by Tikal in 379 A.D., an intriguing story that is documented in art and hieroglyphic texts found at Tikal and in Stela 5 at Uaxactn, as well as in a mural scene once found at Uaxactn that is now destroyed. (However, a reproduction can be found in the entranceway of the Archaeology Museum in Guatemala City). But it was a new Tikal that had invaded, a Tikal backed by Mexican superpower Teotihuacn; the conquerors used not only typical Mayan weapons such as obsidian-bladed clubs, but also the spearthrower, atlatl imported by the Tlaloc rain god warriors from Teo. It seems as though Uaxactn was the victim of an early show of military strength by a new Teo-backed Tikal. ough Uaxactn never reached the same prominence living in the shadow of its southern neighbor, to discount the importance of Uaxactn during the rest of Classic Mayan civilization would be to disregard the extraordinary beauty of the site itself and the diversity of the ceramic pottery found thereindicating centuries of evolution as well as inuence from other Mayan sites. One theory proposes that Uaxactn was a university for Tikal elite to study from Itsat (wisemen-scribes) and aj kujun (keepers of the sacred knowledge) with mathematics and calendrics, as well as astronomy and spiritual matters, being among the courses of study. Narrative by David H. ShermanThe week before Christmas was a powerful week, and a good week to travel. Wajxaqib Batz (8 Monkey), the Mayan New Year, fell on the 19th with an Uni cacin Maya ceremony in El Remate where we were given tickets for free admittance into Tikal for a winter solstice ceremony. But when the group tried to enter the park, a debate ensued between the ceremonialists and the gun-toting guardianes over the validity of our tickets, underscoring the tension between Tikals ancient splendor and its modern-day commercialization. Several hours later, our tickets were honored, though obviously this was a dicult way to begin a ceremony! With all that going on in Tikal, our visit to Uaxactn becomes even more baing. Just an hour beyond Tikal on the same bus that goes from Flores through El Remate (stand on the road by 2:30 to catch it), we met la duea of El Campamento del Chiclero the hotel on the far side of the village of Uaxactn. She had gone to Santa Elena for supplies, but business was slow very slow. Dave talked to her while I talked to the kids in the back seat. She said we were the rst extranjeros to visit her hotel in months. For what was to come, that was an incomprehensible statement. We arrived just before sundown and walked immediately to the E-Group on the south side of the airstrip. After exploring a bit and helping mi compadre take pictures, I sat in the crook of a tree in the plaza and watched Orion rise majestically from behind the center temple of the E-Group. After Tikal, the emptiness of the ruins at Uaxactn was startling. In the silence, alone at Uaxactn, these ruins were tangible, still alive and functional. It got darker and we lingered, reading glyphs, taking photos and stargazing. Before we knew it, the abuelas at the hotel had sent the guardianes out to get us! ey thought we were gringos perdidos! We got a good scolding from the abuelas and had to stay and talk a long time (and eat a lot of food!) in order to feel forgiven. After din ner, we went with ...continued on page 102 UAXACTNe Silence of the 8-Stone Place Historical background & photography by Dave Schaefer (dmschaefer@hotmail.com)Looking east from the CChaak temple to Uaxactns astronomical E-Group Kakaw, His Drinking CC up, as spelled out in the glyphs Inside the CChicleros extraordinary museum, with co-author David Sherman.

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14 revuemag.com revuemag.com 15 Say Copn and the average tourist thinks ruins. True, the Mayan ruins of Copn in Honduras are world class, declared so by UNESCO in 1981. Ceramic evidence shows the rst people lived in the Copn area in 1,100 B.C. Briey, economic opportunity brought active immigration, and the population reached more than 20,000 plus 10,000 in the environs. An organized society developed and thrived for 300-400 years, from about the 5th to the 8th or 9th centuries A.D. It has been referred to as the Paris of the Mayan world. Each subsequent ruler built his own structures on top of the previous ones, bigger and better than his or her fatheryes, the Maya had women rulers. But lets leave the ruins for a little while longer and see what else there is to do in Copnor, more speci cally, Copn Ruinas Located about 130 miles from Guatemala City, why not spend a few days to make the drive of four to ve hours worth it, make that six hours from La An tigua Guatemala. Not that its a bor ing ride, not at all. Leaving early in the morning, the sleepy traveler rolls out of the city as day begins to dawn. Slowly the horizon brightens, trimmed with silhou etted hills behind fog-lled valleys. Once light, hills and elds, beautifully dressed in multi-shades of green, change to tropi cal palm groves as the road slowly descends from 5,000 to 1,800 feet above sea level. e sun is up and the day is still young for arrival in Copn Ruinas mid-morning. As the altitude goes down, the temperature goes up, so be prepared. Its hot in Copn. Tip: Plan activities to avoid the hot spots in the heat of the day. A visit to Macaw Moun tain could be just such a ticket. Stone walkways wind through the shady bird park and nature reserve that cover 10 forested acres. e private project provides a rescue center for birds. e owners bought the old coee nca in 2003, relocating their birds from Roatn. e hefty entrance fee of $10 seems more justied in that the project is self-sustainable. Seeds and fruits are purchased to meet the dietary requirements of each of the species of macaws, parrots and toucans that y freely in large aviaries, blending almost imperceptibly with the surroundings. We close at 5 p.m., and no one is here at night but a watchman and two dogs, says guide Audrey Caballero. We dont want the birds to be around people too much. is is not a circus, she adds smiling, defending the birds. Sesesmil Creek cut the canyon for the park and rushes along the rocky border, clear in the dry season, muddy in the wet, with falls here and there. Tropical owers and trees ll the tranquil, idyllic setting. Macaw Mountain is just a few minutes north of town center by tuk tuk or a pleasant, half-hour country walk. Warning: the last 100 meters or so is up a steep hill! e Enchanted Wings Buttery House on the highway to Guatemala, a 10-minute walk west from the park, past the cemetery, provides 3,200 square feet of protected, natural habitat for some 30 species. Ownermanager Robert Gallardo calls it an educational center, scientic warehouse and tour ist spot. Plants and butteries are brought in from all over Honduras to be cultured, nur tured, studied and added to the data base. School groups visit frequently. We teach the kids the importance of butteries in the pollination process. Entrance ($5) includes the 200-species orchid house (best blooms February to April). Another of the nature reserves to be enjoyed is south of town, across the bridge, then left along the River Copn and up the hill. e road ends at Hacienda San Lucas, a family country home for generations, now a hotel and restaurant. A trail leads to Los Sapos a ceremonial site always associated with women and birth, says Hacienda owner Flavia Cueva. Nobody really knows the history, but its believed to be more ancient than the Maya. e narrow path leads through thick woods, marked by slaps of yellow paint here and there on a branch or rock, every once in awhile left to guesswork. After about 15 minutes the hiker who guesses right and hasnt fallen o the edge arrives at the mound with, sure enough, stone-carved toads, green with moss and lichen growth. One could wonder at the legend that women went up there to have babies. How did they climb that path while in labor? And after giving birth, did they pack the babies on their backs and head down? Lets Go to CC opn! Nature rules in CC opn The CC opn ruins boast the second largest Mayan ball court in CC entral America A hike through the forest leads to ancient carved stone toads of Los Sapos.text & photos by Jack and Joy Houston

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16 revuemag.com revuemag.com 17 e Hacienda is among the many excursions available in Copn on horseback. A three-hour ride costs from $10. For the adventurous theres also a canopy ride through the mountains ($35) and river tubing. Town agencies oer excursions to waterfalls, hot springs and coee plantations (working December through April). Life goes on simply in the narrow, cobbled streets of Copn Ruinas, nestled comfortably in the hills. Plenty of shops oer local crafts, and a wide selection of cafs, restaurants and hotels invite relaxation with views of the valley as the morning mist lifts or the sun sets. For those whose interests lie in the ruins, there are museums. On the town square, next to City Hall, the archeology museum ($3) exhibits original, carved stone altars and stelae and oerings of jade, obsidian, shells and painted ceramics; Casa Kinich, the recently opened interactive childrens museum, provides bite-size information for any age. At the archeological site, the sculpture museum ($7) includes a reconstruction of the now subterranean Rosalilia temple, over which the acropolis was built, and the information center oers an impressive photo exhibit. e site is an easy 15-minute walk east of town. Make no mistake, the trip is not wasted on the site itself. Its discovery was rst recorded in 1576, when Diego Garca de Palacio wrote of edices of such skill and splendor that it appears they could never have been built by the natives of that province and of a great population, civilized and considerably advanced in the arts A highlight is the 63-step hieroglyphic stairway, with the 8th century inscription that gives a unique historical account of four centuries of the Copn dynasty. Excavated in the 19th century and reconstructed in the mid 20th, it has been protected from the public and climatic elements since 1970 while preservation strategies are studied. General entrance to the site is $15. An other $15 buys an expensive peek at two of a network of tunnels, dug to enable arche ologists to examine the sides of earlier struc tures. It is believed there were four such lay ers of construction, one for each century. Early morning may be the ideal time to visit, while the air is cool and visitors are few. In the barely excavated residential area of the nobles at the far south of the site, where the stones still lie where they fell, one wonders: Who were ...continued on page 113 The Maya decorated their structures with excellent stone carvings.C C opn River valley invites contemplation, as it has for centuries. Saddles are ready for riders in CC opn. Completely surrounded by jungle fo liage El Gringo Perdido in the Pe tn was not your ordinary inn. e living-dining area, open and airy with its well-worn wicker furniture, was cooled by a heavy, palm-thatched roof and shaded by thick green leaves of strategically placed giant ceiba, chicle and palm trees. An audacious scarlet macaw ew in every day to be fed, and parrots squawked in the nearby trees. At the time I stayed there, Luis Galich, Guatemalas foremost folk singer, guitar player and star guest had completed the grueling, 12-hour drive from Guatemala City. He planned to visit for a week to restore his creative juices. After a month he was still there. A mixture of Russian and Spanish parentage, he had a voice that made you weep. When he strummed his guitar, the sound held the mournful memories of his Russian forebears. Into the lodge, one rainy morning, came Larry and Pam, a couple of Canadians from Port Hardy, a remote town on the most northerly tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. By day Larry worked as a hydro lineman, by night he became a jazz musician. A saxophone protruded from his well-worn backpack. He and his saxophone had seen the world together. Some people travel to look at the sights, I travel to play my sax within the sights, he explained. I have played on the beaches of Australia, the caves in England, down a mine in Sudbury and now I intend to play on top of a temple in Tikal at sunset. e Guatemalan and the Canadian spoke the universal language of half notes, stops, beats and ris. ey played the same kind of music, haunting love songs and wonderful jazz. Luis sang with abandonment, black eyes ashing, head thrown back. Larry looked like an outdoorsman, rugged and strong until he picked up his saxophone, then his face grew gentle, his bright blue eyes softened and he became part of his own music. e two musicians melded. It would no longer be Larry and his solitary saxophone at the top of the temple; Luis and he would play together. ey would write their own words and music. ey corralled one of the outbuildings for their studio. e musical project expanded; Mary, the inn manager, and Pam became backup vocalists. Xavier, a guest from San Francisco, drummed on a sort of gourd, and I was to be the audience. After a nal all-night practice session the musicians announced they were ready. Plans were formulated for the expedition to Tikal. Late the next afternoon, we piled into Luis decrepit old van, which was heavily soundproofed with thick, gray felt. We drove along the narrow, gravel road carved through the massive plant life of the Petn region to Tikal National Park. Our timing had to be perfect. e musi cians were determined to be on top of the temple exactly at sunset. By half past four we arrived at the entrance to ...continued on page 56Musical Memories in the Jungle by Katherine McIntyrew photo by Harris/Goller

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18 revuemag.com revuemag.com 19 Burning a book usually results in a spurt in sales to people who want to see what all the fuss is about. Unfortunately, in 1521, that wasnt the case as the Spaniards set about burning all the Mayan books they could get there hands on, and that was a lot of books. e burning ended in 1697 in Tayasal, adjacent to the island of Flores, Petn, but 1697 was too late for all but three, exactly three, remaining codices of the thousands noted by Spaniards in the New World. e three remaining codices named the Paris, Madrid and Dresden, take their names from their current place of repose. From its time of creation sometime before the Spanish Conquest to 1739, little was known of the Dresden Codex until 1739 when the royal librarian of Saxony, a German principality, purchased it from a private seller in Vienna. Speculation has it that Hernn Corts sent it as a present to the King of Spain and apparently the Spanish crowns record keeping system made a fortunate error in follow-up. Scholars consider the Dresden Codex the most important of the three and a perfect copy is now on permanent display in Guatemala City at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology ( 6a Calle and 7a Avenida Building #5, Z. 13 road to La Aurora airport) where it was unveiled on October 22, 2007 in front of Maya representative Rigoberta Mench, Guatemalan then-Vice President Stein and Prince Alexander of Saxony. e Codex almost didnt survive the re the second time around. Dresden was bombed into almost obliv ion by the Allies in World War II as express retribu tion for the Germans having bombed the English city of Coventry. Unaccountably the Dresden Codex had not been moved to safety and equally unaccountably it survived almost intact from the bombs and ensuing ames. Several corners of the 3.5 meter Codex were singed and 12 of the 39 pages suered slight dam age. It was that close. Written and painted on both sides of the page, the Codex was apparently a pig in a poke for the Saxony librarian, who once referred to it as a strange Mexican book since nobody seemed to know what it was until Alexander von Humboldt reprinted ve pages in his famous travel and picture book now called an atlas, Vues des Cordillres et monuments des peuples indignes de lAmerique in 1810 e Remarkable History of the by: Carlisle JohnsonFrom 1521 to 1739 to 1810 is quite a lineage of dates but the most important date is October 22, 2007, since we can now all enjoy the Dresden Codex in its stunning perfectly reproduced beauty. The Abril family history is like a tap estry made from the fabric of their theaters. Certainly Guadalupe Unda Murillo didnt know she would begin such a life-long endeavor when she visited Gua temala City in the 1890s. Guadalupe, a Mexican actress, was traveling with a theater group that performed in the city during a tour of Central America. While in the city she met her soon-to-be husband Julio Abril Valdez and thus began the Abril legacy that is still being stitched today. Although details of the story are unclear, the result of their rst meeting and subse quent marriage is apparent today. Guadal upe and Julio were destined to open three theaters in Guatemala City. e largest and most important was painstakingly construct ed of wood and beautiful in its day although by 1976 the building was in decay and it was apparent that a new structure must take its place. Coinciding with the horric earth quake that same year, the couples son Julio Abril Unda persisted in the rebuilding/reno vation, and his vision of a new Teatro Abril was nally realized. According to the family, it is the largest independently-owned theater in Central America. As a young aspiring architect, Julio visited theaters, museums and cathedrals all over Eu rope. During those research visits he imported goods and ideas for his future theater. He wanted to leave a legacy for Guate mala City, says Julios son Luis Abril Soto. Luis, the current owner, shared his fathers vi sion and joined in the construction project. e father-and-son team designed the entire building and created what is todays land mark of a theater. e project took 10 years and yielded some very interesting results. e building, located at 9 av. 14-22, zona 1, has white lion sculptures guarding either side of the front staircase which leads through 30-foot pillars to the main entrance. Upon passage through the main entrance a life-size painting of Julio Abril Unda greets all who enter. Luis shared the details of the buildings design with great pride. He told me about the Bohemian crystal chandeliers, Zacapan mar ble tile, statues from northern Italy and mir rors from Florence, Italy. Luis also mentioned that there are only two full-size replicas of the sculpture Victoria de Samotracia. One is in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the other is at the Teatro Abril, and, of course, the original is in Paris at e Louvre. ...continued on page 100La Familia de Teatro Abrilby Tim Page eater family creates a legacy for Guatemala CityExterior view of the Teatro Abril

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20 revuemag.com revuemag.com 21 Compiled by Elizabeth Bell & Amparo CarranzaFEBRUARY Guide to culture & upcoming eventsFor more cultural event listings in Spanish pick up this months copy of RECREARTE+ DateBook Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Mar. 2008 edition of the REVUE by Monday Feb. 11 Revue is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes. Is your business celebrating an anniversary soon? Let us know and we will tell over 60,000 people about it. Contact any REVUE oce for details or email: consultas@revuemag.comSat., 2nd-7pm MUSIC: Noches de Boleros y Jazz with a performance by Roberto Estrada (piano), Minor Estrada (bass), German Giordano (guitar) & Leonel Franco (drums). Q50. El Sitio (5a calle poniente #15), La Antigua Sat., 9th-8pm MUSIC: Irish folk from Vermont and Pana: Gypsy Reel Q35. La Galera (Av. Rancho Grande), Panajachel Sat., 9th-5pm (English) LECTURE: Open your eyes! Instead of unhappiness, awaken to peace & joy by Dr. Karmen Guevara, Holistic Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. Free. Mandala (4a calle oriente #43), La Antigua Teatro de Cmara Centro Cultural Miguel ngel Asturias Guatemala City El Balcn de Golda Goldas Balcony follows the life of Golda Meir, one of the great wom en of our times, in a riveting play starring Fanny Sarfati and directed by Nathn Grin berg. Written by award-winning playwright William Gibson, we come to know Meir as a woman, wife and mother but overshad owing all of these roles is her experience as Israels Prime Minister, in particular during the 1973 Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria. Meir is center stage in an international crisis where she con templates the possibility that doomsday will begin in Jerusalem. e Broadway performance of Goldas Balcony opened in New York City on Oc tober 15, 2003 at the Helen Hayes eater, where it ran for 493 performances, making it the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history. Sat., 9th-8pm (Spanish) THEATER: El balcn de Golda (Goldas Balcony) by Wil liam Gibson, directed by Nathn Grinberg and starring Fanny Sarfati. Tickets, Q400, on sale at Plaza Cemaco, Boliches Fun Plaza & Le Caf in Plaza Decorsima; proceeds to benet charitable endeavors. Teatro de Cmara, Cen tro Cultural Miguel ngel Asturias (24 calle 3-81, z. 1), Guatemala City Sat., 9th-11am MUSIC: Espartaco a ballet performance directed by Algis Zhuraitis. Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo Toms de Aquino (1a av. norte #23), La Antigua Sat., 9th-7pm ART: Arquetipos y convergencias with paintings by Emilio Anzueto. El Sitio (5a calle poniente #15), La Antigua Fri., 8th & Sat., 9th CARNIVAL NIGHT: Islaverde in collaboration with e Train Station is proud to present the rst photo shoot of carnival night, with the arrival of all kinds of great personalities: Napoleons, pirates, fairies, dragons, etc. Show up to be pampered with the greatest food, drinks and music. For further details please call Islaverde at 5760-2648 or email hotel@islaverdeatitlan.com urs., 7th-2pm (French) FILM: Lee mis labios directed by Jacques Audiard. Free. Librera Sophos (Av. Reforma 13-89, z. 10, El Portal), Guatemala City Wed., 6th-6:30pm MUSIC: Callas Tojour concert. Free. Casa del guila (ruta 3 va 5, esquina, z. 4), Guatemala City Wed., 6th-6pm SLIDE SHOW: Elizabeth Bell presents a one hour slide show on Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Restaurante Fusion (1a calle & 6a avenida). Q30. All proceeds benet educational programs. La Antigua Wed., 6th thru Fri., 8th CONFERENCE: Womens Conference by Denise Hinkle. No preregistration necessary; for more information please call 2361-2037. Union Church (12 calle 7-37, z. 9), Guatemala City Wed., 6th Lent begins (Ash Wednesday) with velaciones every Friday and processions every Sunday in La Antigua through Easter. Tues., 5th-7pm ART: Inauguration and award presentation of selected artwork from the 2do Saln Nacional del Grabado Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno (saln 6, Finca La Aurora), Guatemala City . Tues., 5th-8am to 6pm U.S. ELECTIONS, Global Primary Day in Guatemala : U.S. citi zens can vote within the Democrats Abroad delegation For further information see page 38 about this very important opportunity. Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Cafeteria (4a Calle Oriente #12) La Antigua DateBook eater Highlight

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22 revuemag.com revuemag.com 23 DateBook DateBook Just tell em: Lo vi en la revista Revue Wed., 27th-6pm MUSIC: Marimba recital Q60. Centro Cultural Los Nazarenos (1a calle poniente #37), La Antigua Sat., 23rd-11am MUSIC: Tchaikovsky by the Orquesta Sinfnica de la Radio de Mosc directed by Vladimir Fedoseyev; comments by Maestro Jorge Sarmientos. Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo Toms de Aquino (1a av. norte #23), La Antigua Sat., 23rd-7pm ART: Globalizados paintings by Mauro Miranda. El Sitio (5a calle poniente #15), La Antigua . Sat., 23rd-10am to 6pm PUPPET SHOW: Inauguration of the rst puppet school in Central America with shows performed by members of the Asociacin de Tteres Chmbala Cachmbala. Escuela de Tteres (callejn Refugio Azul, 2-04), Panajachel, Lake Atitln Sat., 23rd-9am-6pm (English) WORKSHOP: You have the choice to create prisons or palaces ; learn how to free yourself from core beliefs and sad life stories that stop you from being free and living a life full of love, peace and joy. Facilitated by Dr. Karmen Guevara, holistic Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. For additional information call 5543-5062. Mandala (4a calle oriente #43), La Antigua Wed., 20th-6:30pm MUSIC: La Traviata Free. Casa del guila (ruta 3 va 5, esquina, z. 4), Guatemala City Wed., 20th-5pm (English) LECTURE: Open your eyes! Instead of unhappiness, awaken to peace & joy by Dr. Karmen Guevara, holistic Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. Mandala (4a calle oriente #43), La Antigua Sun., 17th-6:30pm MUSIC: La Boheme Free. Casa del guila (ruta 3 va 5, esquina, z. 4), Guatemala City Sat., 16th-7pm (Spanish) THEATER: His toria de amor y desamor, si tan solo fuera tan fcil with Imago. Q40. El Sitio, La Antigua Sat., 16th-5pm (English) LECTURE: Har monize Mind-Body-Spirit through present moment awareness by Dr. Karmen Guevara, holistic Buddhist-centered psychotherapist. Free. Mandala (4a calle oriente #43), La Antigua Sat., 16th-11am MUSIC: Vinicio Cabrera, performing Rumba & boleros Free. Colegio Mayor de Santo Toms de Aquino (1a av. norte #23), La Antigua urs., 14th-7pm ART: Inauguration of paint ings by Claudia Herrera; open through March 1. Cantn Exposicin (4 grados norte, ruta 2, va 5, local #3, z. 4), Guatemala City urs., 14th5pm ART: e 5th Annual Erotic Art Show La Galera (Av. Rancho Grande), Panajachel, Lake Atitln . urs., 14th, Fri., 15th & Sat., 16th-1pm to 12am MUSIC: Fiesta Garfuna El Pelcano Dorado (nal Calzada Santa Luca sur #7), La Antigua urs., 14th, Fri., 15th & Sat., 16th-12pm to 12am ANNIVERSARY: Street art, juggling & music, celebrating the 4 grados norte 6th anni versary. 4 grados norte (z. 4), Guatemala City Wed., 13th-7:30pm ART: Inauguration of paintings by Nelson Escobar. Caos Galera Taller (17 calle A 7-15, z. 10), Guatemala City urs., 14th DA DEL CARIO: Remember your special Valentines with chocolate (Chocotenango clients, place your orders now), owers and handmade cards. Wed., 13th-6:30pm MUSIC: Romeo & Juliette Free. Casa del guila (ruta 3 va 5, esquina, z. 4), Guatemala City Wed., 13th-5pm ART: Journey into the Light with paintings by Anna Breycha Galera Mesn Panza Verde (5a av. sur #19), La Antigua Wed., 13th ART: Grabados by Alicia Zamora El Attico, Galera de Arte y Centro de Documen tacin (4a av. 15-45, z. 14), Guatemala City Mon., 11th-5pm MAYAN CEREMONY: For everyone interested in learning more about the Mayan culture. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua JB + TKB

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24 revuemag.com revuemag.com 25 DateBook galera de arte y centro de documentacin4a avenida 15-45, zona 14, Guatemala Tel/Fax: 2368-0853 el attico 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln La Antigua Tel: 7832-6634 /35 centrodeartepopular@gmail.com OPeEN dail DAIL YPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum Voting information for U.S. citizens at: www.VoteFromAbroad.org e entire magazine at www.revuemag.comWEEKLY EVENTS Revue is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes. DateBook *NNEW ADDRESS: PPlaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10 Tels: 2367-3266, 5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery. Featuring more than 100 artists.GALERIA DE ARTEEL TUNELTues., 6pm BENEFIT SLIDE SHOW: Anti gua: Behind the Walls with a one-hour slide show by Elizabeth Bell. Q30. All proceeds benet local educational programs. CSA (6a av. norte #15), La Antigua Tues. 5:30pm LECTURE & DISCUSSION SERIES: 5th Apoyo integral a familias de bajos ingresos con potencial de superacin with Dr. ngel Reyna, Lic. Bertoldi and Dr. Misael Lpez (Aso ciacin Transformando Vidas); 12th Gua temala with Sue Patterson (WINGS); 19th Partnering with the Poor: Inequality, Education and Opportunity in Guatemala with Je Barnes (Common Hope); 26th Pro mejoramiento ru ral y salud para todos with Francisco Ortz (Ayuda Prosalud). Q25. All proceeds benet projects. Rainbow Cafe (7a av. sur #8), La Antigua Tuesdays, noon (English) DISCUSSION: Life in Guatemala for Expatriates an opportunity to share information about living in Guatemala. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua Mondays, 7pm MUSIC: Open Mike No cover. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua Everyday 5:30pm BIRD WATCHING: From the balcony watch more than 200 egrets y in to spend the night in a single tree. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua ART: Permanent exhibit & sale of Guatemalan paintings from primitive to contemporary. Centro de Arte Popular, Galera-Museo (4a calle oriente #10, interior, Casa Antigua, El Jauln), La Antigua ART: Permanent exhibit & sale of Guatemalan paintings including Mujeres por la paz by Jos Coutio. Galera de arte Coutio Coo (7a av. sur #8-C), La Antigua rough Sun., 17th ART: Yo-yo retratos y autoretratos by Carlos Woods; open through Mar. 19. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Sala Marco Augusto Quiroa. (3a calle oriente #28), La Antigua rough Sun., 10th ART: Refugio with work by Hellen Ascoli. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Sala del Artista. (3a calle oriente #28), La Antigua ART: Latest oils, watercolors and photography by Csar Barrios. La Antigua Galera de Arte (4a calle oriente #15), La Antigua ART: As es mi Guatemala by Otto Ren Cajbn. Lobby del IGA, (ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4), Gua temala City . ART: Moncrayn: caricaturas de principio de siglo ; open through March 9. Museo de Arqueologa, Paseo de los Museos, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (3a calle oriente #28), La Antigua Tuesdays, 7:30pm MUSIC : Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. Free. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua Wednesdays thru Sundays-7:30pm MU SIC: Live Andean music performed by Grupo Sol Latino. No cover. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Mar. 2008 edition of the REVUE by Monday Feb. 11 Tels: 2368-1659, 2363-0649, Fax: 2363-0603 COLECCIN 21

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26 revuemag.com revuemag.com 27 DateBook DateBook e nest in Latin American and Caribbean works of art. Make La Antigua a preferred stop on your Guatemala itinerary, and stay up to date with us by logging on. We also handle estate sales, auctions and give qualied appraisals. and We represent over 100 artists from all of Latin America, as well as featured artists from around the world.Artintheamericas.com4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: (502) 7832-2124 Fax: (502) 7832-2866 LaAntigua@artintheamericas.comGalera de Arte El secreto by William Kalwick Jr. 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Guatemala Inauguration: Wed., February 13th, 5 p.m.ANNA BREYCHAJourney Into The Light NEXT MONTH WEEKLY EVENTS WEEKLY EVENTSSat., March 8th-All day FESTIVAL: Atitln Festival 2008 with music, dance, theatre, art gallery, kid stu, aordable food, camping & more. Q100. For more information www.festivalatitlan. com See highlight page 92. Sundays, 1pm MUSIC: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. La Pea de Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C), La Antigua Sundays MUSIC: Live Jazz during la carte brunch. Galera Panza Verde (5a av. sur #19), La Antigua Sun., 6:30pm ART FLICKS: 3rd Andy Goldsworthys Rivers and Tides ; 10th ToulouseLautrec and Montmartre ; 17th Picasso: e Man and His Work, part I ; & 24th Picasso: e Man and His Work, part II Q15. Mesn Panza Verde (5a av. sur #19), La Antigua ursday & Fridays, 8-10pm MUSIC: Cuban jazz. Q35. La Cueva de Panza Verde (5a av. sur #19), La Antigua ursdays CULTURAL THURSDAYS. La Casa del Nahual (2a av. norte #6-B, block from Capuchinas Convent), La Antigua Every Wednesday beginning in March-9:30 am & 2:30pm (Spanish) THEATER: Los Mayas featuring a multi-media presentation about lives of the Maya people depicted in a ball game, a jaguar hunt and the war between Tikal & Calajmul. $20. Teatro Abril (9a av. 14-22, z. 1), Guatemala City For information about performances in English call 2238-1141 or 2251-6482. See related article on page 19. e entire magazine at www.revuemag.com Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the Mar. 2008 edition of the REVUE by Monday Feb. 11 Author of Antigua Guatemala and other publications.ANTIGUA TOu U R: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Mon & Thur at 2pm with Alexander Long Meet at the fountain in the main squareContact us for your travel arrangements in Guatemala.www.antiguatours.netVILLAGE TOu U R : Tues, Wed, Fri at 2pm3a Calle Oriente #22 (next to Hotel Casa Santo Domingo) Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tel: 7832-5821

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32 revuemag.com revuemag.com 33 Guatemala City Guatemala City If you need to get the word out, the Revue is the most eective periodical around. Authentic Paella ValencianaCatering & Take Out Open for Lunch 2363-0842 Just around the corner 12 av. 17-64, Z.10 Tel: 2368-2368, William Shakespeare Pub13 calle y 1a av., Zona 10, local 5, Torre Santa Clara II, Guatemala City Tel: 2331-2641No Tragedy, No Comedy Just Good Times The English Pub Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & now in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 Tels: 2332-6576, 2331-7200 www.restaurantealtuna.com 60s & 70s Rock 3 Pool Tables Foosball Darts Cold Beer Big Screen TVBest Buffalo Wings in GuatemalaSPORTS BARMon-Sat 9am-1am and Sun 1pm-midnightishWeve moved to 13 calle 0-40, Z.10 T/F: 2368-2089BIGGER & BETTER We accept AMEX, VISA, MC, Diners, Credomatic You cant build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. John Russell

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38 revuemag.com revuemag.com 39 Guatemala City 6a av. 20-53, zona 13, Aurora II Tels: 2261-4181, 2261-4419, 5510-4752 info@hhpedro.com www.hhpedro.com1 minute from airport. $10 p/p +tax FREE TRANSPORT: Airport/Hostal/Airport hostal bed & breakfast 1 min. from airport: 20 calle A 9-58, Aurora II, z.13 Tels: 2261-4407, 5201-1493 www.hostalaurorados.com 3a av. sur y 9a calle esquina, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5272 Single/Dbl Rooms from $12 p/p. Restaurant, Internet, Cable TV. Car & Motorcycle Rental BED & BREAKFAST Guest House $10 p/p + TAX NEW TELEPHONES: (502) 2385-8400, (502) 2385-8741, (502) 2385-8742 15 calle A 7-32, zona 13, Aurora 1 Guatemala City ~ hotairpt@guate.net.gt www.aeropuertoguesthouse.com Dbl. Ocp. Credit Cards accepted 20 calle 10-17 Aurora II, zona 13 Guatemala City Tels: 2261-4144, 2261-4105 Fax: 2261-4266 reservaciones@marianaspetithotel.com www.marianaspetithotel.com MarianasBed & BreakfastPETIT HOTELGuatemala City 8 av. 17-74, zona 13 Aurora 1 Guatemala City Tel: 2261-2963 www.theairportinn.comHOTEL AIRPORT INNBED & BrREAKFAStTHOTEL AIRPORT INN Rooms starting at $10 p/p Private Rooms available Free Internet Hot Water Garden Terrace 5a calle 3-36, zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: 5510-8932 www.casadelosnazarenos.comCasa de los Nazarenos2 blocks from Central Park, right in the Historic CenterHotel Hotel Casa de los Nazarenosventas@revuemag.com PBX: 7832-4619If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale. I have views on most matters, and I am as willing as a politician to change most of them. Dont judge a man by his opinions, but by what his opinions have made him. G. C. Lichtenberg A pessimist hesitates to pick up a four-leaf clover out of fear that it might turn out to be poison ivy. Opportunity would have to advertise to get the attention of some people. Thanks to the Internet and to the Democratic National Committee, Democrats living or visiting abroad can, for the rst time, vote in the primary without requesting and receiving an absentee ballot from their state! Democrats Abroad, an ocial entity of the Democratic Party, actually has the same status as a state, in that they will be sending 22 delegates to the National Convention in August to nominate their candidate for President. In Guatemala, Democrats Abroad has selected February 5th as Global Primary Day and the polls will be open for voting at Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Cafeteria, 4th Calle No 12, Antigua from 8AM to 6PM. You must be a member to vote in person, but can join that day just before voting. Bring a US identication document, such as your passport, to prove US citizenship. Members may also vote via the Internet and by mail/fax provided they have joined Democrats Abroad prior to January 31, 2008. They will receive an email message and a old fashioned postcard with further details. You can also get more information from our chair, John Chudy, at 7832-4581, or democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com. Republicans Abroad is not a part of the Republican National Committee and Republicans must continue to vote by requesting an absentee ballot from the state where they were last a resident. If you are a Democrat and interested in similar voting options for the General Election you may contact John Chudy at the above number or at democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com for more information. If you live abroad your interests may be dierent that those who live within the national borders. Your vote will count! February 5th is Global Primary Day in Guatemala 8a av. 12-11 zona 1, Guatemala City TelFax: 2220-7339, 2220-7351 www.hotelhollywoodplaza.com A family atmosphere in the center of the city.

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48 revuemag.com revuemag.com 49 Antigua LA CASA DElL CONDE LA CASA DElL CONDELibrera BookstoreLatest Titles 5a av norte #4, Antigua Central Park TelFax: 7832-3322 6a av. norte #3B, La Antigua Tels: 7832-5973, 5502-3303Laundry Service Laundromat Dry Cleaning Repairs: hems, zippers, etc.Mon-Sat 7:30am-6:30pm Sun 8:00am-4:00pm Lavandera Mquinas monederas Lavado en seco Ruedos, zippers, etc. 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alida@casadeltejido.org The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous PeopleMuseum House of the Old Weaving Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango Tels: 5863-6434, 5937-4952, 5510-6089 Show Jumping Eventing Pony Club Natural HorsemanshipClub Ecuestre La Ronda Italian Hair SS tudio & Body Care Tel: 7832-1617 stilepiu@yahoo.it Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva Highest circulation/Lowest price-per-unit Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. James urber Antigua 7a calle poniente No. 30, La Antigua Tel. 7832-4767 ~ 10am-6pm Antique Furniture & Architectural Accents 2a av norte #3, Antigua 7832-0275 Mon-Fri 8-12 & 2:30-6:30 CLINICAS OVALLE y ASOCIADOSFAMILY DENTISTRYOur goal is to serve our patients with the best possible dental care in a friendly atmosphere. Wireless Internet available for our patients And thats the world in a nutshell, an appropriate receptacle. Stan Dunn Its a small world, but I wouldnt want to paint it. Steven Wright Revue tiene la circulacin ms grande: 20,000 ejemplares y 60,000 lectores mensuales.

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54 revuemag.com revuemag.com 55 Antigua 5a av. sur #6, interior #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: (502) 7832-7182 kinkyafro02001@yahoo.com www.kinkyafroantigua.comDesigning the image of your dreams!

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56 revuemag.com revuemag.com 57 Antigua Antigua Choose from our selection of imported products including: Great Sandwiches-to-go Cold Cuts & Cheeses Beer, Wine & Liquor Meat, Chicken & Fish cuts Pasta & Sauces Homemade Bread & Pastries Gourmet Dips Spices & Condiments Prepared Food & Snacks Fresh Vegetables & Fruits Household Products Monday Saturday 9:30am 6:30pm 3a calle poniente No. 2 Tel: 7832-6500 TelFax: 7832-0713 tdeliciosa@yahoo.com (2 blocks north of central park)Antigua Guatemala SINCE 1991 the park, only to be told, It is too late for visitors. But Luis, the Guatemalan, knew what to do, he spoke to the guards, they turned their backs and we were in. e temple chosen for the performance was not in the excavated tourist plazas of palaces, ball courts, tombs and stellae. It was down a dark, unimproved dirt road, canopied by heavy jungle foliage with spider monkeys gamboling through the treetops and toucans shrieking at the invasion of their territories. A gnarled vine provided the only access to the small chamber, on the top of this old temple, where Mayas had performed their sacricial rites and made their astonishing astronomical sightings. It had entwined itself around the heavy growth of coconut palms, ceiba, Spanish cedar and mahogany trees, which had erupted from all sides of the temple, since it had been abandoned, sometime after the 10th century. Luis with his guitar slung over his back, Larry with his saxophone dangling around his neck, Xavier and the girls scrambling behind carrying the drum and some recording equipment, clambered up this primitive and precipitous ladder. I sat at the bottom of the temple on a fallen mahogany tree with Marys baby on my lap, waiting, waiting for the moment. Just as the sun dropped to the edge of the horizon, a melancholy cry oated over the canopy of foliage, then the long, high note of a saxophone, a wild ri on the guitar, the soft hum of the girls voices, an unexpected shriek from a howler money, an answer from his mate, a soft gurgle from the baby. Sounds of Tikal became the sounds of ancient mysterious Mayas, high above the jungle trees, at sunset and late into the velvet night. It was the sound of two cultures blending for a brief moment in time. It was a memory I carried away, of a gentle week at a small lost inn. Musical Memories cont. from page 17

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60 revuemag.com revuemag.com 61 Antigua Antigua Reservations for Dinner Recommended! 6a avenida norte #17, La Antigua Guatemala Telephones: (502) 7832-0727, 7832-8427Eat and Drink the Italian way in the magic atmosphere of the Opera. Lovely setting, in a Colonial Atmosphere! Everyday of the week.Contctenos para eventos y grupos especiales Daily 12 noon 11pm Tel: 7832-1668 5a calle poniente #15-C, La AntiguaLIVE ANDEAN MUSIC Restaurante BarCentro Cultural para la MsicaLIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT7:30pm, no cover charge Grupo Sol Latino 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday FABULOUS FOODInternational Menu and Full Bar (ask for our famous 3-Chocolate Brownie)

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62 revuemag.com revuemag.com 63 Antigua Antigua 4a calle oriente No. 21, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832 0630, 7832 6967, 7832 6970 Fax. 7832 4335 Sundays to Thursdays from noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays E-Mail: reserve@weltenrestaurant.comwww.WELTENRESTAURANT.comMisterios sabrosos del mar y de las montaas.Our specialties are taken from the best traditional cuisines worldwide and served with an aesthetically pleasing presentation. 3a calle poniente #12, La Antigua 7832-9420 Open from 6:00 am La Antigua 6:00 am until 6:30 pm daily e best way to gon a hurry? 5a avenida sur #19 Antigua 7832 2925/ 1745 www.panzaverde.comHOt T EL Y REsta STA URa A Nt T ETues Sat:L L unch and Dinner ~ Sun: Brunch and LL unchInternational Cuisine with a Twist Promote your business to more people for less cost-per-unit with Revue. Not all philosophers are married men, but all married men become philosophers. Women do none of the philosophizing, and have all the philosophy.

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68 revuemag.com revuemag.com 69 by Dwight Wayne Coopmaddogwriter@yahoo.com.sg The Zen ofCerca and AcercaCARTOON BY DWIGHT WAYNE COOPIf your attendance at this column is good, you know what homomorphs are. If not, you at least know about them. ey are words that come in sets of at least two, have identical spelling, and dierent meanings. Sometimes they share a root, as with the many meanings of right in English; at other times, they result from convergent evolution, such as leaves (which is both verb and noun, each with its own source). In a previous column I tackled an infamous Spanish homomorph set, derecho (right). is month, we are looking at another. Cerca looks like an English word, circa, with which it shares origins, specically in the Latin circus meaning circle. Obviously, circus has meanings in English as well; for me what comes to mind are: big top tents and the two hours of chaos between the time my three sons awaken and the time the carpool picks them up. Now circa means approximately in temporal terms. Here is a paraphrase of a well known rhyme: In circa fteen hundred, Columbus sailed the ocean red. (Do you think it will catch on? You heard it here, rst). Folks who believe in a young universe think it was created circa 4000 BC. Folks who dont say it started creating itself circa 4.6 billion years ago. Now cerca the noun means fence. I do not refer here to the guy who resells stolen cell phones and actually advertises in the pa pers. No, I mean those things that supposedly make good neighbors. Spanish also has a verb for to build a fence: cercar Perhaps the rst Roman circus began with a circular fence in which were penned the animals imported for sanguinary games in the Colosseum. Maybe the rst clown was the manure shuer who entertained passers-by for a half-denarius. Who knows. e enclosure within the cerca eventually came to be called a cerco but today, in some countries, both words (when nouns) have both meanings: the enclosing agent and the enclosed area. Cerco, and theo retically cerca, may refer to a siege around a city, a hedge around a garden, and even wheel rims (although eyeglass and bike rims are in creasingly called aros ). e light rimming the moon or a star, what we would call its halo, is also properly un cerco yet the halo that artists paint into icons is un halo Methinks that last one is easier to remember. Now cerca gets zenny when an adjective, since it hints at something both similar yet dissimilar to cerca/o the noun. De cerca means near; por aqu cerca means around here, nearby. If you are in a foreign town and your nostrils itch from bushiness, you need to ask someone, ...continued on following page

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70 revuemag.com revuemag.com 71 Antigua Mon-Thur 6pm-1am, Fri-Sun1pm-1am (closed Tues) (next to Hotel Antigua) TelFax: 7832-7370 lavineria@conexion.com.gt www.laantiguavineria.comYOU WONT BELIEVE IT! SABOR ITALIANO TRADICIN ITALIANA Tue-Sat 12-3, 6-10 / Sun 12-5 www.perucafe.com 4a av. norte #7, La Antigua 7832-9121 Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the most diverse in the world. Come and try a Culinary Adventure! 5a av. sur #14, La Antigua 5855-7973, 7882 4075 Beef, Salmon, Jumbo Prawns, Quail, Salads, Soups, Pasta Hearty French DishesLive Music: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Una leyenda y un sabor Incomparable... Restaurante Tpica, Internacional y del Asador donmartin@itelgua.com 4a av. norte #27, Antigua Tel/Fax: 7832-1063 Final Calzada Santa Luca Sur #7 Antigua Tel: 7832-7242The taste of Lvingston in AntiguaTapado Rice & Beans Caldo de MariscosAntigua Doa Luisa Xicotencatl 30th Anniversary!!Congratulationson your The Zen of... cont. from previous pageHay una depiladora por aqu cerca? With luck, the reply will be, s, hay una cerca De cerca also means at close range or up close. To translate something Don Rickles once told a hapless guest on his show, Uy! De cerca, eres vieja! Cerca de is used to express something that is near happening, or about to happen, when it precedes an innitive. Pepito est cerca de fugarse con Emi. Joey is about to elope with Amy. at cerca de means about to is an accidental and zenny (but useful) link to the phrase acerca de which means about or concerning. La esposa de Pepito quiere platicar con l acerca de Emi. Joeys wife wants to see him about Amy. Another way to express about in this sense is sobre; however, this also means paper envelope. So, if you are like me, you prefer acerca de. Note also that about in the sense of approximation is a eso de or aproxi madamente Amy and Joey rendez-vousd a eso de la medianoche (around midnight). Once you know cerca and cerco, you can add related vocabulary. ese could include cercano nearby, close; cercado enclosed, penned in; cercana suburb or environs; acercamiento the act of drawing near; acer car to bring near; and muy cerquita very near. Were almost to Chuckie Cheese, Junior, so quit asking. Finally, there is the essential phrase acercarse a the best equivalent for to approach. Reader, me acerco al n de esta columna. Oops! ere is it: 700 words. Adis, pues! Highest circulation/Lowest price-per-unit Illusion: does spelling matter? Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcu seae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures. Samuel Johnson If women were as hard to please before marriage as after, most men would still be bachelors. Doa Luisa XicotencatlDaily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12 Tel:7832-2578 Fax:7832-4332 La Antigua Guatemala 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 & CakesBAKERY and CAFETERIA Its ourFebruary 19, 20, 21With lots of surprises for our patrons! Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva e reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Robert Frost Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television. David Letterman

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80 revuemag.com revuemag.com 81 Antigua A new colonial experience Restaurant Spa Special EventsReal PlazaHOTEL SUITE 9a calle pte. #40, Salida a Ciudad Vieja #25 Tel: 7832-2240 Fax: 7832-3810 info@hotelrealplaza.com www.hotelrealplaza.comReal PlazaAntigua 1a av. sur #8, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0442, 5444-0314The Place for BackpackersCollective rooms available 4a calle pte. #27, Antigua T: 7832-7743 Comfortable Rooms with Private (& shared) Bath and 24 hr. Hot Water A Nice & Clean Place for the BUDGET TRAVELLER. MOCHILEROS HOTEL PLACE thecloister@gmail.com www.TheCloister.com 5a avenida norte #23, La Antigua Tel: (502) 7832-0712 7a avenida norte #4, La Antigua Guatemala TelFax: 7832-3414 posadadoluisa@hotmail.comExcellent atmosphere, reasonable prices for comfortable rooms with private baths. Promote your business to more people for less cost-per-unit with Revue. 6a av. sur #3, La Antigua Tels: 7832-1702, 7832-0276, 7832-1832 e-mail:cortezylarraz@yahoo.com Rooms with private bath & hot water Antigua 2a av. sur No. 29, Antigua TelFax: 7832-0864 /66 /68 reservaciones@hotelcasanoble.com www.hotelcasanoble.comBe a part of the Colonial Aristocracy, stay with us atat your convenience we offer: sgls/dbls, junior & master suites. Calle del Arco #31, Antigua Tel: 7832-2670Bed and Breakfast Revue tiene la circulacin ms grande: 20,000 ejemplares y 60,000 lectores mensuales. 2a avenida norte #3 (2 blks from Central Park) La Antigua Reservations: 7832-3031 TelFax: 7832-0275 www.hotelcasaovalle.com casaovalle@yahoo.com

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82 revuemag.com revuemag.com 83 Antigua Antigua 1a av. norte #22-A TelFax: (502) 7832-2549 info@lacasademaco.com www.lacasademaco.com Clean & comfortable rooms Private bath /hot water Shared kitchen 6 blocks from Central Park Wireless internet for laptops Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 2369-6484 (502) 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala hpanchoy@itelgua.com ~ www.hotelpanchoy.com 21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. CableTV, Safe Box, Mini-Bar. Luxury Suites, Apartments, Gardens and a spectacular view from the terrace and Cafe Antao. 5a Avenida Sur #31, La Antigua Guatemala Telfax: 7832-9539 www.villadeantano.com H O T E LWhere travellers will find in a garden 14 Luxury Rooms with cable TV, phone & mini-bar, some w/ fireplace. Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Free Internet access, Spectacular Views, Personalized Service, Breakfast includedDestino Cinco Estrellas1/2 BLOCK FROM THE PARK 4a avenida norte #5, La Antigua Tels: 7832-0961 /62 Fax: 7832-0944 casazul@guate.net.gt www.casazul.guate.com COMFORt T & ELe E GANce CE AV. EL DeE Se E NGa A O #26 (502) 7832-2312, 7832-7316L La AAntigua email: casadelasfuentes@hotmail.com Posada de los Leones (Lions Inn) Featured in Destinos, CNN Worldwide exposure: www.revuemag.com www.revistarecrearte.compublicidad@revuemag.comWe are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut I believe that professional wrestling is clean and everything else in the world is xed. Frank Deford El Antao El AntaoPosada6a av. norte #36, Antigua TelFax: 7832-7351, 7832-0134 www.posadaelantano.comA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view. Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates

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84 revuemag.com revuemag.com 85 Antigua Antigua Luxury Suites Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Breakfast Complimentary Bikes Cable-TV Mini-Bar Volcano Views Terrace Cabanas Luxury Suites Heated Lap Pool Gourmet Breakfast Complimentary Bikes Cable-TV Mini-Bar Volcano Views Terrace Cabanas Dream a little dream... Dream a little dream... La Antigua Guatemala Calle del Agua Callejn la Ermita nal Santa Ana HOTEL DE GRAN CLASE LA ANTIGUA3a calle oriente #16-A La Antigua Tel/ fax: 7832-9715, 7832-9716VISTA RREAL CASA RUSTICA6a av. norte #8, La Antigua (1 block from central park) Tel: 7832-3709 casarusticagt@hotmail.com www.casarusticagt.comHOTEL, CAF & BAR private bath, hot water, cable TV, wireless internet, laundry, shared kitchen, Q10 breakfast.CASA RUSTICA La Tatuana Hotel 7a av. sur #3 Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva e entire magazine at www.revuemag.com Calle del Espritu Santo #69, La Antigua Tel: (502) 7832-9348 ~ Fax: 7832-9358 casamadeleine@aol.com ~ www.casamadeleine.comCasa Madeleine 6 Beautiful deco rated and furnished rooms Spectacular views Beautiful garden Casa Madeleine Delicious la carte breakfastEvery eve ning the whole property is illuminated with candles Casa Madeleine is the perfect place

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86 revuemag.com revuemag.com 87 Travel 5a. av. sur # 22, La Antigua Tels. (502) 7832-9032, 7832-9232 24-Hour Service: 5500-1812 Shuttle Service Buses for Rent p/day Tours To Tikal travelpremier@yahoo.com.mx travelpremier@hotmail.com EL REMATE, PETN, CASA JAGUAR / LAGO PETN ITZTransport, lodging and food (optional)PS TOUR/OPERADOR, S. A.MEXICO, BELIZE, HONDURAS, GUATEMALA & EL SALVADORAir & ground transportationExpress Trips to PRIVATE BEACHES: Baha de Amatique, Casa Playa Paz, IZABAL, Puerto Barrios6a av. sur #10, La Antigua Telefax. 7832-9988 pstouroperadorsa@yahoo.com GET IN TOUCH WITH US IN: Serving with the Best Quality,Safety and Insurance since 1992 TRANSPORt T ES TURSt T ICOSShuttle Service Organized Tours. Packages and more... 7832-3371, 7831-0184, 5935-8233 6a av. sur #8, La AntiguaTOUR OUR OPERAOPERA TOR ORinfo@atitrans.com www.atitrans.com ventas@atitrans.com 5a av. sur #5 (near Park) La Antigua Tel: 7832-0674 Fax: 7832-0609 email: casacantaros@guate.net.gt Calle de Los Pasos #20 y 9a calle Tel: 7832-2915 hostalsannicolas@intelnet.net.gt Fax: 7832-9751 www.hostalsannicolas.com Lovely Garden Excellent Service Cozy Rooms with Private Bath The most charming place in Antigua Highest circulation/Lowest price-per-unitAntigua Just tell em: Lo vi en la revista Revue No man is rich enough to buy back his past. Oscar Wilde SALE GUATEMALA LLEGA TAPACHULA SALE TAPACHULA LLEGA GUATEMALA 7:30, 13:30 & 15:00 14:30, 19:30 & 20:00 6:00, 9:30 & 14:30 1:00, 15:30 & 19:30OFICINAS CENTRALES y VENTA DE BOLETOS7a Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels: 2232-3661, 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 2220-4902 CUBRIENDO CONEXIONES A: EL NORTE DE MEXICO E.E.U.U. CANADA Va terrestre con: Cristobal Coln, ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Va aerea: Reservacin y venta de Boletos a travs de Exytur. Tel: 2253-9131 SERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de Buses, ltimo modelo, dentro y fuera del Pais. Tel: 2220-6904 /05, 2230-5058 www.transgalgosinter.com A TAPACHULA EN PRIMERA CLASE. The Great Orient: Hong Kong, India, China, Tibet Excursion leaving March 13, 2008NEW LOCATION in La Antigua 5a calle oriente #10A Tels: 7879-9370, 7879-9371, 5651-2293 Super Centro Molino, local 68-69, Km. 15 Carretera Roosevelt, zona 11 Tels: 2470-1295, 2470-1297, 2470-1298 24 hr. Tel: (502) 5651-2284 $28.00 $28.00 $50.00 $50.00 If you need to get the word out, the Revue is the most eective periodical around. ere would be fewer divorces if husbands showed as much patience at home as they do while waiting for a sh to bite. What would women say if men changed the length of their trousers every year? Lady Astor Welcome to Casa Madeleine Spa!Calle del espiritu santo No. 69, La Antigua. Tel (502) 7832-9348 Fax. (502) 7832-9358 casamadeleine@aol.com www.casamadeleine.comCasa Madeleine offers a pampering array of Spa services.Whirlpool, steam room, massage therapy, facials, stone therapy and much more

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88 revuemag.com revuemag.com 89 Travel & Adventure tours, our specialized eld.Tels: 7762-1626 /1740 www.hunabkutours.com TRAVEL & ADVENTURE HUNABKUTravel Pool, cafeteria, bar & restaurant, private parking. Hotel Annex with economic rates. Hotel Posada deDon JosYour hotel in Retalhuleu ... with a avor of history.Reservations: 7771-4177, 7771-0841, 7771-4176, 7771-0963 www.hotelposadadedonjose.com American Express, Visa, Master Card, Credomatic, travelers checks and debit cards accepted30 years in the service market, 1 block from central park, in front of the old railroad station.Hotel Posada deDon Jos RETALHULEU You wont find better airfares than ours!!! Wholesale Prices ISIC, ITIC Cards WelcomeTRAVEL AGENCYTels: 7832-1621, 7832-2674 3a calle poniente #12 Esquina laxantigua@intelnett.com 18 Av. 9-25, Z. 12, Colonia La Reformita, Guatemala City Tel: 5720-5268, 5008-3030 (24 hrs.) Tel/Fax: 2471-4487 atitours@hotmail.com Servicios TursticosShuttle service every day and tours throughout Guatemala.Special service to adopting families. At TItT OURsS Revue le ofrece ms valor agregado. Su anuncio en Internet. Its strange that a motorist never remembers he used to be a pedestrian. Never knock on Deaths door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that! Matt Frewer Laws are like sausages. Its better not to see them being made. Otto von Bismarck Life is a telescope with the optimist looking through one end, and the pessimist through the other. Travel Agency of Choice!EXCLUSIVELY AT:5a avenida norte #15A, La Antigua Guatemala Ask for our dierent Promotions, Packages & Special AirfaresAll of our services come with a smile. We hope to see you soon. Anywhere you want to go, we can arrange it. Low and high budget, we have it all. COME TO US FOR:

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90 revuemag.com revuemag.com 91 View of Santiaguito Volcano from Retalhuleu Alejandro Ravanales Travel Spitters, Scratchers and SnappersPet Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVM *price includes sack lunch, soft drinks & all shing gear.Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing & Ocean Safaris with Team Parlama Charter Services We encourage catch-and-release for all species. PARLAMA SPORT FISHING24 ft. Cuddy Sport Fishing Boats Tonina and Mantarraya 36 ft. Pacemaker Yacht Ballena (cabin with A/C) 23 ft. Pesquero Parlama 24 ft. Mako Mantarraya 24 ft. Aquasport Tonina I  have seen  my 9-month old Labrador eat grass in the back yard.  is sometimes causes him to throw up (with grass in it) or have a little diarrhea.  Is this normal and should I continue to let him do it?  e subject is still fairly controversial; most experts believe that dogs need some plant material in their diets because they are omnivores.  Wild dogs consume plant material when they eat their prey by eating the preys stomach contents and they also eat some grass and other plants.  Some experts believe that dogs eat grass because it tastes good,  and others feel that they eat it when they have an upset stomach and need to vomit.  e point is that rst you need to limit his access to grass that has had pesticides or fertilizer recently applied; if he eats a little grass, and it doesnt cause him to vomit much or have diarrhea, then no big deal.  If he eats enough to cause vomiting and diarrhea, you might have to limit or prohibit grass-eating altogether. Short-lived episodes of vomiting and diarrhea usually arent serious, but contact your veterinarian if he vomits or has diarrhea three or more times in 24 hours, vomits or passes blood in his stool  or shows other signs of illness.Viaventure, a full-service tour operator and destination management company based in La Antigua Guatemala, has received Green Deal certication, reecting its commitment to environmentally sensitive, sustainable tourism  practices. Not only did Viaventures program receive a top rating of 5, the company won rst prize with a score of 96 out of 100 and received $2,000. Tourism is taking center stage in the world economy, overtaking even the oil business as the biggest industry in the world, explains Viaventure co-founder Becky Harris. As such, we as tourism providers have an obligation to provide this service in the best interests of all concerned by applying environmental ethics, cultural sensitivity and responsible travel principles in our daily activities. For example, Viaventure has improved energy eciency both in its La Antigua ofce and on tours it operates to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Among other actions, the company has purchased fuelecient vehicles (minimum 30km/gallon diesel); uses energy-ecient light bulbs in the oce and has a recycling system for paper, plastic, glass and metals. e company has also re-designed its tours to reduce if not ...continued on page 104Viaventures programs receive Green Deal honors Tour Agency Goes Green

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92 revuemag.com revuemag.com 93 On the Lake, 1 km south of Santiago Atitln Tels: 7721-7366 Fax: 7721-7365 Cel: 5784-9111 posadasantiago@gmail.com www.posadadesantiago.com Mountain Bikes Horseback Riding available Heated Swimming Pool Sauna Hot Tub Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub We will be closed Sep 18-Oct 2 and recommend the Hotel Bambu 7721-7332 On the Lake, 1 km south of Santiago Atitln Tels: 7721-7366 Fax: 7721-7365 Cel: 5784-9111 posadasantiago@gmail.com www.posadadesantiago.com Mountain Bikes Horseback Riding available Heated Swimming Pool Sauna Hot Tub Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub Coming up the muchanticipated Festival Atitln 2008 features a day of live music from a variety of bands, plus cultural activi ties and international food in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking spectacular Lake Atitln. is years festival will be the sixth (its been an almost-annual event since 2001) and performers will include Saraguate, Iguana manga, Ixim Acha and e  Brian Howe Band (the former lead singer from Bad Company). Past groups included national bands such as Los Chupacabras, Crater, Iguanamanga, Los Vagabundos, Raneri Aguilar, Pata de Cone jo, the lakes own Trova del Lago, Percush and Mambo Balam and international bands Bakte Reggae (Chiapas, Mexico), Zingo Zango Jug Band (Massachusetts, U.S.), the Lost Coast Marimbas (California, U.S.) and Bernies Lounge (e Netherlands).   One of the rst events of its kind in the Atitln area, the event attracts 500 to 1,000 people and has evolved into one of the more diverse and unique festivals in the country, gaining in popularity every year both among performers and audiences.  As with previous festivals, all prots will benet Hospitalito Atitln, which serves as the primary hospital/healthcare facility for Santiago Atitln and surrounding areas since opening in 2005. ...continued on page 96 Lost Coast Marimbas will be back in 2008 Bernies Lounge from the Netherlands Baraka tum performed in 2007 Coroatitln: local childrens choral group

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94 revuemag.com revuemag.com 95 Tel: 7762-0611 pita sandwiches Cafe Bombay Cafe Bombay TRANSPORt T ES TURSt T ICOS Antigua Quirigu Lake Atitln Tikal Ro Dulce Chi ChiTOURS SHUTTLES & more Panajachel: Calle Santander (next to Hotel Regis) Tel: 7762-0146, 7762-0152 www.atitrans.com 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.comComfortable rooms CableTV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel in Calle Santander sansebashotel@hotmail.com www.san-sebastianhotel.comIn the heart of PanajachelComfortable Rooms with private bath, cable TV, hot water Personalized Attention and Service Parking Calle Principal salida a Godnez Panajachel Tels: 7762-2176, 2630/31/33 posadasansimon@itelgua.comRooms w/ private bath & hot water CableTV, Phone in every room Parking Laundry Breakfast Understated Elegance www.primaveraatitlan.comIn the heart of Panajachel Calle Santander Tel: 7762-2052 ~ Fax: 7762-0171 hotel www.ranchograndeinn.com ranchograndeinn@gmail.comLonely Planet says: Panas best place to stay.Tel: 7762-2255, 7762-1554 Fax: 7762-2247Pool Bungalows HOTELFonda del Sol Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachel h_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol Highest circulation/Lowest price-per-unit Bungalows familiares Cable TV Cel: 5204-9333 Telefax: 7762-1482 atitlandonmoises@hotmail.comwww.atitlandonmoises.com Shuttle every day to San Cristbal de Las Casas, Mexico Av. Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala. (502) 7762-6043, 7832-8684. 24 hrs: 5464-6601 eternalspring_reservations@hotmail.com TRAVELING THROUGHOUT GUATEMALA AND MEXICOT oO U R O P eE R aA t T oO R publicidad@revuemag.comRevue: 20,000 magazines monthly with extensive country-wide distributionA question of grammar An English professor wrote the words, A woman without her man is nothing on the blackboard and told the students to punctuate it correctly. e men wrote: A woman, without her man, is nothing. e women wrote: A woman: without her, man is nothing.We get our parents when they are too old for us to change their habits.

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96 revuemag.com revuemag.com 97 music festivals in North America and Europe, its always a very special event, a family day out with good music, food, camping and art. Our motto is Return to Paradise We want to create a family ambiance to remind folks how easy it is to live in a peaceful and harmonious way with each other, to create paradise, Luz explains. For the past few years the festival has been held at the beautiful but remote Baha de San tiago; this year the organizers have decided to return closer to town to a previous venue, in Cantn Tzanchicham, mainly for acces sibility.   (e site is next to the Hotel Bam b).  Check local hotels for accommodations (reservations are recommended).  Camping space will be available; this is part of the fun and is recommended by the organizers. Check www.festivalatitlan.com for updates and logistical information.  Artists interested in displaying work in the plastic arts section should contact info@festivalatitlan.com before Feb. 15th.  All other inquiries can also be referred to info@festivalatitlan.com. Tickets will be Q100 and are available at the usual places or at the event on the day of the festival. If you plan on coming, bring a tent and camp with us for the full experience, or ask us about one of the hotel packages. Remember, it gets cold at night, so bring sweaters, and get ready to dance your socks o! e Hospitalito is raising money to build a permanent facility to replace what was rendered unusable by Tropical Storm Stan. Its also building a community-wide fundraising eort to subsidize its services to the more needy members of the community. A commitment to the Hospitalito and to the growing arts and culture movement in the country forms the basis of the festival, although it was created primarily as a unique venue for local musicians. e reason that I do this every year, mainly, is because there just arent any other opportunities like this, says Roberto Luz, the festivals founder and director. As a musician, I realized that to be able to go to something like this, I had to do it myself. We love being able to make something like this happen, though it is a lot of work. e rst Festival Atitln was organized in 2001 with bands from the Discos Atitln cooperative label.  Modeled after summer Bakte Reggae from Mexico, 2007 festival Last years event brought an international crowd Groups like Hacedor will be returning this year Music and Arts Festival cont. from page 92 POSADA SCHUMANNBest Views of the Lake & Volcanoes, Private Bath, Hot Water, Restaurant on the Beach, Kayak Rental, Eco Tours, Private Dock. San Marcos la Laguna Tel: 5202-2216, 5299-4711Bungalows and Roomswww.posadaschumann.com Comfortable rooms with lake view Cable TV Private Bath Hot water Private parking ChilesSan Pedro La Laguna Tel: 5594-6194Tues-Fri: Free Salsa Lessons, French press coee, Hooka Santa Cruz La Laguna Tels: 5803-2531, 5416-1251 la_casa_rosa@hotmail.com lacasarosasantacruz@gmail.com Lake Front Private Dock Hot Water Beautiful Garden Sauna Yoga Center Bungalows Apartments Roomswww.atitlanlacasarosa.com PADI Dive School at AtitlnFun dives $25 for one or $45 for two, Santa Cruz la Laguna Tel: 5706-4117 Email: laiguanaperdida@gmail.comATI Divers www.sanpedrospanishschool.comStudy Spanish on the volcanic shores of Lake Atitln. Guatemala City Antigua Panajachel ** Buses for Rent TRANSPORTES REBULICalzada Santa Luca sur #7B, La Antigua Tels: 5306-9917, 2230-2748 transrebuli@hotmail.com** Courier and package delivery servicesTRANSPORTES REBULI publicidad@revuemag.comRevue: 20,000 magazines monthly with extensive country-wide distribution

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98 revuemag.com revuemag.com 99 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L n n EleganceGuatemala CityTel: 2368-3684Monterrico: 7920-9785www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco www.playaquilombo.net 5206-7984 2232-6879 5630-9146ECO HOTEL Playa Quilombo de CucurumbBarra El Jiote Las Lisas Beyond passion... Monterrico Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5318-9452 Hotel Dulce y Saladowww.dulceysaladoguatemala.com Tel: 5817-9046 Hotel Pez de Oro www.pezdeoro.com Tel: 2368-3684 Hotel Caf del Sol www.cafe-del-sol.com Tel: 5810-0821 Hotel Villa Kairos www.hotelvillakairos.com Tel: 5508-5545 Hotel Dos Mundos www.dosmundospacic.com Tel: 5847-4840 Hotel Atelie del Mar www.hotelateliedelmar.com Tel: 5752-5528 Hotel Long Beach www.hotellongbeach.galeon.com / Tel: 5863-4419 Hotel El Kaiman guatecol@gmail.com Tel: 5617-9880 DOS MUNDOS PACIFIC RESORTpools ~ gardens ~ lounge bar ~ restaurant ~ beach front ~ toursreservations: (502) 7848-1407, 7848-1771 ~ www.dosmundospacic.commonterrico HOW TO HIT THE BEACH: South (from Guatemala City and Antigua) to Escuintla SouthEast to TaxiscoSouth to La Avellanaboat it to Monterrico. Also: Shuttle buses available from around Guatemala. Check with your travel agent. Isla del Jiote, entering by Las Lisas, Km. 144 Tels: 5715-2849, 5715-4101 www.caletaazul.net BEACH & FISHING RESORT Billboard companies must have a sense of beauty, or they couldnt pick out the best views to obstruct. e man who never changes his opinions never corrects his mistakes. Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others. Oscar Wilde It is more important that a philosophy be truly reasonable than that it be reasonably true. publicidad@revuemag.com If you need to get the word out, Revue is the most eective promotional tool around. Delicious Food HOTEL & RESTAURANTAtelie del MarMonterrico Tel: 5752-5528 Atelie del Mar

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100 revuemag.com revuemag.com 101 Quetzaltenango 8a calle y 15 av. 13-77, Zona 1 Tel: 7761-0589NORTH SOUTHBOOKSTORE PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, Quetzaltenango GiuseppesGourmet PizzasPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in Quetzaltenango RESIDENCEwww.dicapresidence.com.gtCentral location minutes away by foot from Xelas historic sites, restaurants and night life.ECONOMIC, CCOMFORTABLeE, SeECUReE AND CeCENTRAL6a calle 9-24, z. 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala Tel. 5287-192, 7761-1465 CHINESE CUISINE www.trafcman.com/xelapages/shailong/ RESTAURANT LOUNGE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel: 7767-4396 Fax: 7767-5547 QUet ET Za A Lte TE Na A NGo O Be E D & BRea EA KFa A St T An Oasis in the heart of Xela www.ComeSeeIt.com Tel: 7765-0786 Fax: 7765-0678 Ca A Sa A Ma A e E N 9a A AV. 411, Zo ZO Na A 1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. C.C. Mont Blanc, 3 fl. tel: 7765-4870The finest Guatemalan Highland Coffee Roasted in your presence in our Coffee Specialty Shop Take it home or enjoy in our cafe all imaginable variations of coffee drinks 2. 13 av. 5-38, z.1 (inside Mansin Marilyn) Tels: 7761-4980 100% Coffee, roasted & ground ted the show. Nevertheless, this multi-cultural experiencea musical depicting events in the life of the ancient Maya, and presented in an extraor dinary theater located in the historical center. Aside from theater performances, the Abril Academy of eater has been operating for 15 years, and the Abril Academy of the Arts has been operating for over 10 years. Next up Luis said he would like to start a foundation to provide material and technical support to these academies. Currently, the theater supports the theater academy by housing Sunday productions for children. ese productions provide a venue where professional actors work with the students from the theater academy. The Abril family continues its theatrical tapestry into the 21st century with a new spurt of growth and innovation that mark many changes and transformations over these past 100-plus years, and yet nothing has re ally changedthanks to this family that re claims its past and rejoices in its future. Luis explains, is theater was completed and re-opened on June 30, 1987. Julio, my father, died less than a year later in 1988. Alfonso, Luis son, when he told me the story, said with reverence, My grandfather had just completed his masterpiece. After that he died. ere is no doubt that Teatro Abril is a masterpiece. e seating and stage area is a classic design. e room is essentially round with two levels of balcony seats above the main oor. e balconies are, however, close enough that even the nosebleed section is actually still a good seat. In all, the theater seats 700 people. e future of the theater now lies in the hands of Luis and his two sons Alfonso and Luis Pedro Abril. e prospects for the theater look good with Alfonso Abril recently graduating as a business major, and Luis older son, Luis Pedro Abril, currently doing graduate study in theater management at Yale Univer sity. In the meantime Luis manages the theater and writes, produces and directs productions. Since 1992, the Abrils have been developing a now-extensive theater program to support Guatemala Citys schools needs with productions for students 4 to 18 years old. Over 75,000 students visit the theater per year. is year the theater will put on many productions in Spanish. Shows for elementary students include Tarzan Pinocchio and Cinderella Shows for high school and college students include e Mayans Anne Frank and a pair of shows called Moliere and Soluna to be presented to support literature classes. While on a visit to the theater with Luis Pedro, a Yale theater student suggested a production of e Mayas which resulted in a multi-media extravaganza. e Mayas (presented in Spanish and in English for groups) combines informative slide shows before various scenes that are drenched with colorful lighting, dynamic set design, dance and song. is is not a traditional musical though. Some scenes are more like modern dance pieces performed to rhythmic trance-like soundtrack. Other scenes are acted out to narration in song. e vocalist for the pieces has a powerful voice which dominates and carries the scenes. Some variation in song style or vocalists might have beneTeatro AbrilFor upcoming performances see DateBook

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108 revuemag.com revuemag.com 109 or call Our three main programs are: Family Planning Youth Reproductive Health Education Cervical Cancer ScreeningEnjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back? www.wingsguate.org or email us: info@wingsguate.org based in La Antigua Guatemala. Large ARGE appliance APPLIANCE repair REPAIR : w W asher/dryer, stove, etc. Ya A b s e e re are su lavadora, secadora o estufa elctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llmeme: 2475-5399, Oscar Chacn. Trabajos garantizados. STERLING FOUNDRY : Fine arts & architectural bronze casting. Lost wax ceramic shell & sand casting. Quality & serv ice. Call Gregorio (Spanish) Tels: 5965-4093 or 7831-5367 SERVICES RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : New Tel#: 7830-6669 O style riding on t, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Looking for Swimsuits ? Mens clothes ? Maternity wear ? Come to BRAVO where we have a little bit of everything in casual clothing for men and women. BRAVO ; 5a calle poniente #4, La Antigua. FUN STUFFmplo ment pportunit : Experience and HOTEL ISLETA de Gaia Las Lisas: See our ad in Travel section. Lisas pier (17 kms). Boat shuttles to beach/hotel. WINE LOVERS! Wine & Delicacies. Great wines and delicious food in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. 5a av. norte #33-A. FOOD & LODGING SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR : Legal and free translations, N N P O O OP guages. FREE TOUR AROUND MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates, nuts, etc. Free facials with our cosmetic products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development project. Call or e-mail for reservations exvalhalla@gmail.com 7831-5799, 5889-4925, 5675-9530/ HorsebackORSEBACK Riding IDING : from structress. See also ad under Fun Stu Ravenscroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.) For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only), Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes INSTRUCTION YOGA : Mon. 5.00-6.30pm, Tue. 8.30-10.00am, Wed. 10.00-11.30am, Thur. 8.30-10.00am, Fri. 8.30-10.00am & Sat. 9.00-10.30am. Q40-Q50. Galera Panza Verde, 5a Av. Sur #19. Tel: 7832-7920, pr@panzaverde.com STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP & STUDIO LA ROSA DE CRISTAL (THE GLASS ROSE) : Stained glass windows, door panels, etc. to your specications. 3a calle poniente #3, between 4a y 5a av., La Antigua. Tels: 5746-4163, http://the glassrose.page.tl BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA : Promoted within Worldwide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magnicent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restaurant of both local & international clients with a broad menu that caters to all! Priced to sell with a two-year return on your investment. Call 5424-0188 or email at tmerpaw@msn.com Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva EMPLOYMENT BILINGUAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR ART PROGRAM from mid Feb. until mid-April. Flexible hours. Must be responQUALIFIED PRIMARY AND HIGH-SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS mum. Contact Gaby/Nancy at Tel: 7882-4365. Nuevo preescolar abrir en Antigua y BUSCA PSICLOGA, MAESTRAS DE PREPRIMARIA E INGLS entusiastas, enviar curriculum a jessicachour@yahoo.com. New preschool to open soon in Antigua, seeking PSYCHOLOGIST, PRESCHOOL AND ENGLISH TEACHERS enthusiastic, send resume to jessicachour@yahoo.com EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : I need a person with experience and knowledge to develop a tourist project in Rio P cia Tel: 5209-0973. TUTOR NEEDED FOR 3RD GRADER preferred. Or lots of patience!! 2 hrs. daily in Antigua. Antigua based tour operator is looking for a NATIVE GERMAN OR FRENCH SPEAKER & Spanish for full time editing & sales work. Please call 7832-4134 for details. FAITH IN PRACTICE seeking In-country Director to manage Guatemala programs with minimum commitment of 2 years. Antigua based. Previous non-prot and skills requiered. No calls accepted. Send resume to sschwaller@faithinpractice.org CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEERS : Rural education project needs volunteer teachers support sta. Please contact imebac@gmail.com CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR lish, Spanish & French. Tel: 7882-4105, 5212-1885. Tambin clases privadas de Ingls. aih_518@yahoo.com ATTORNEY AT LAW PUBLIC NOTARY All around the country. O I 18-43, Z. 15 VH 1. Cel: 5202-2013. ART WORKSHOPS IN GUATEMALA : Botanical Painting w/ Cyn thia Padilla, Watercolor w/ Marian Alstad and Book Arts P w/ David Wells begins March 28. For more info www. artguat.org or email Liza at info@artguat.org GET FIT! U.S. Certied Fitness Trainer & specialist in FitGone are those pleasant nineteenth-century days when a country could remain neutral and at peace just by saying it wanted to. William Shirer

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110 revuemag.com revuemag.com 111 Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management6a calle poniente NN o. 28A, LL a Antigua GG uatemala www.teamantigua.com 4a calle oriente #12-B (interior), Antigua TelFax: 7832-7070 www.antiguarealestategt.net Open Mon Sat from 9:00am to 6:30pmSALEsS & RENTALsSAA new concept of real estate agency in AAntigua 130,000 associates, 6,500 oces in 63 countries miembro de5a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Guatemala Phones: (502) 7882-4046 www.remaxcolonial.com.gt 6a avenida sur No. 10 La Antigua Guatemala Tels: (502) 7832-9988, 5218-7197 & 5741-1566 castellinmobiliaria@yahoo.com castellapartasuites.4t.com LAKE ATITLN AREA APARTMENTS fully furnished and equipped include: Cable TV, free gas for rst month. Deposit required. Contact Lidia de Mazariegos, 4a. calle 15-34, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Tel: 7761-2166.QUETZALTENANGO RO DULCE REAL ESTATE: FOR RENTANTIGUA AREA REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA CIUDAD VIEJA AREA BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED APARTMENT : Very exclusive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, family livrm, replace, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 7832-7036, 5578-4739, 5910-2615. LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : Antigua G., bedrooms, cable TV, private hot showers. Apartments with complete kitchen; Dierent sizes-dierent prices. ALSO: Guide service and camping equipment rentals. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels.: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolondrinasapts.com BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 2bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fully equipped, kit, 2 bath, cable, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. Tel: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. LAKE ATITLN If you want to rent a studio, houses, condos, or business space, consult www.realestateatitlan. com the largest rental portofolio of Atitln. Call Armand 5493-6161, www.rentalsatitlan.com APARTMENT : Secure, furnished & equipped, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, liv, din, kit, cable TV, telephone, 2 small gardens, 1 small yd, 2-4 people. No children under 10. No pets, 2 blks from Central Park. Tels: 7832-0505, 5473-5662/ weekends. No comisionistas. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT 3 BEDROOM HOME IN JUCANY, PANAJACHEL $275 monthly includes electricity, cable, and gardener. Views, sauna, and central location make this rental a bargain. Tel: 5932-5963, acomodaciones+lind@gmail.com NEW SMALL HOUSE condo, security, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, dining, living, kitchen, basics in San Pedro las Huertas. 5306-8826, 5752-7949, victoriabb55@yahoo.com. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED HOUSE : Near la Alameda & parque Santa Rosa. 2 bdrm, din, kit, 2 patios. All ser vices included. For an appointment call JM Magaa 5506-8417. VOLUNTEERS HOUSE IN JOCOTENANGO OFFERS A COMFORTABLE HOME IN A TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOOD and fun interaction with other volunteers. Q900-Q1300 per month, minimum 1-month stay. Proceeds benet CasaSito Association projects, www.esf.ch/casasito. Contact Alice at 5993-1633. BEAUTIFUL BIG, MEDIUM, SMALL HOUSES & APARTMENTS Furnished & unfurnished. Monthly & yearly. Also land & houses for sale. Tel: 5549-8212, 2360-0191. 1 Caballera = 45.12 Hectares 1 Hectare = 2.4 Acres = 1.43 Manzanas 1 Manzana = 1.7 Acres = 6 Cuerdas 1 Manzana = 6988 mts2 = 10,000 varas21 mt2 = 1.431 vara2 = 1.197 yards2Property Measurements 1 OR 2-BDRM APARTMENTS : Secure, semi-furnished. Apartamentos seguros, semi-amueblados. Desde Q1600. Condo Los Berducido, Calle Chipilapa No. 11C. Tel: 5308-5770. PANAJACHEL 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom house, 2 blocks from main street, equipped, volcano views, $650.00. atitlanrealestate@gmail.com. Highest circulation/Lowest price-per-unit e entire magazine at www.revuemag.com SaSALeES & Re RENtaTALSFurnished or unfurnished BRAND NEW! FULLY EQUIPPED APARTMENTS in La Antigua. 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry and kitchen w/appliances. 1 bath. Other just 1 bath. Hot water, cable, phone, garage, internet access. US$550/650 mo, neg. Tels: 7832-5155, 5656-2834, 5205-1184. FURNISHED NEW HOUSE : April 15, 3 bdrm, 3 bath w/sofa beds for up to 10, liv, din, kit, patio, garden, cable, internet, maid, gardener & security, near Santa Luca. $500/ week or $1250/month, call Carstens Bienes Races Tel: 7832-4068, info@teamantigua.com ALQUILO CASA EN SAN LORENZO, EL CUBO : 3 habitaciones, comedor, sala, bao, agua y luz. Mensualidad Q2,000. Tel: 7888-6385 (1pm en adelante). LAND, RIO DULCE : 50x30m. For rent, $400; for sale, $56,000. 100m from the dock & 700m from the Castle 5632-7214. Flour by any other name would smell as wheat. Opposites attract, like sloe gin and fast women.

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112 revuemag.com revuemag.com 113 REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALELAKE ATITLN AREA RAW LOTS TO FINISHED HOMES : 100s of listings in Santa Catarina, Panajachel, Santa Cruz, Jaibalito, Tzunun, San Marcos, Santiago, and many places in between. Tel: 5932-5963; acomodaciones+land@gmail.com LAKE ATITLN If you want to buy waterfront land, houses, condos or a business consult www.realestateatitlan. com the largest portfolio of property. See our website: www.rentalsatitlan.com PANAJACHEL, LOT near market in private neighborhood, urbanized, 500 m2, 5381 sqft, volcanos views, title, ideal to build your home for retirement, $55,000.00. HOUSE in private community, 3 bdrm, 2 bth, excellent conditions, title, shared swimming pool, carport $135,000. Call Ar mand 5493-6161, info@realestateatitlan.comANTIGUA AREA INCREDIBLE HOUSE IN SAN JUAN DEL OBISPO : (8 min. from An tigua). Fantastic views over Antigua & volcanoes, 3 story, 270m, kit w/ cabinets, dinrm, livrm, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, Jacuzzi, complete furnished, 3 terraces, garage, laundry, 1000m garden, lovely and quiet location, cable & telephone. Austrian owner: akabalwg@yahoo.de REDUCED! 3 ROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOUSE IN PANAJACHEL (JUCAN Y) Garden, covered outdoor workspace, vehicle access, driveway. Fantastic Location. Great value for $42,000. Tel: 5932-5963; acomodaciones+sales@gmail.comALTA VERAPAZ RETALHULEU EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/prop erty in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan ter renos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atitln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL PIECE OF LAND close to a small Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Includes access by car and has a very nice country cabin, garden with owers, all in 1700 square meters. Contact Manuel Mollinedo at 5524-6401 or north.consultants@ gmail.com, chapin36@hotmail.com SECRET GARDEN HOUSE Panajachel (95201) & ARTIST RETREAT HOUSE Santa Cruz (79503), photos and details at www.viviun.com. Listing numbers 95201 & 79503. If you need to get the word out, the Revue is the most eective periodical around. 115 M MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOUSE on 5 cuerdas of property, rustic charm w/modern amenities, fully landscaped, $130,000 contact Amy at tel: 5559-1627 or aower22@hotmail.com SAN MARCOS L.L. 2 BEDROOM HOUSE at the lake 4 sale. Tel: 5976-7594. SANTA CRUZ LA LAGUNA, ATITLN : 1 blk from the lake. Lot of 1168m. $15,500 neg. Ready to build. Also 2 lots for sale. Precioso terreno de 1168m a 1 cuadra del lago. Tels: 5285-4281, 5846-9489. I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, Did you sleep good? I said No, I made a few mistakes. Steven Wright 5a Av N. #2 (2nd oor), on the park, La Antigua LA BIBLIOTECA Haga sus nmeros y ver que REVUE y RECREARTE son la mejor inversin publicitaria para su negocio.Llmenos al 7832-4619 Ms informacin? publicidad@revistarecrearte.com Only 16 rooms, all dierently decorated and with full amenities. Welcome to Pizzeria ITALIA (504) 651-4172Since 1976 Pizzeria ITALIA onduras Revue tiene la distribucin ms efectiva e publishers wish to thank Udo Van Der Waag at Don Udos in Copn Ruinas for his assistance and collaboration. Transportation: $20 round trip by shuttle from La Antigua; $77 by luxury bus ($65 from Guatemala City). Hotels: $4-$100. Meals: main course $2.50+; coee under $1; beer $1.50. Word of advice: check out all information, wheth er verbal or written, prices, times, directions.these master builders whose work still stands in a place prone to earthquakes and hurricanes? ey built without machines or computers, yet much of the work is still level and evenly cut stones still t tightly together. Wandering through the stillness of these stones that were homes, the silence is so strong it almost hurts to hear it. Lets go to Copn. And lets stay awhile. Lets linger long enough to get to know the place. Its worth the trip. The Enchanted Wings Buttery House and Nature Center nurtures and studies 30 species of butteries as well as cultivating some 200 species of orchids.

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114 revuemag.com revuemag.com 115 Private thatch cabanas on the Mopan Riverjust 2 mi. from San Ignacio All Cayo tours available www.cohunepalms.com mikeandbevin@cohunepalms.com Tel: 501 669-2738/824-0166 Ranked #1 B&B in San Ignacio on TripAdvisor BELiIZE If you would like to promote your Belize business in 20,000 REVUE magazines per month please contact our Belize representative NADINE PEDOE for rates and information: belize@revuemag.com or np6nadine@gmail.com Tel: (501) 226-0069BEL ELIZEZE Belize Barrier Reef & CayesPeople of the Cayes by Nadine PedoeMayase Maya were the original inhabitants of Belize, and the cayes played an important role in their coastal trading routes in the shallow waters within the barrier reef. Settlements and temples have been found on many cayes, and there are thought to be many as yet undiscovered. Ambergris Caye supported several ports and trading centers such as Santa Cruz and Chac Balam, the remains of which can still be seen. e Maya were responsible for separating Ambergris from Mexico by digging a narrow channel, now known as Boca Bacalar Chico, turning the peninsula into an island and providing a quicker route to the historic Chetumal in modern-day Mexico. PiratesAfter plundering Spanish treasure vessels on route to Europe from the Americas, the Eng lish buccaneers (or pirates) used the cayes to hide out. e shallow waters provided pro tection from the heavy Spanish galleons, and the islands had fresh water and abun dant sh. Over time, many buried treasures have been discovered and locals believe there are many that will never be found as they are protected by pirate ghosts. BaymenAs piracy became an unprotable venture, former sailors took to land and settled coastal areas. ey used African slaves to harvest the prime source of their revenue, the logwood and later the Mahogany trees, but the cayes were set aside as places for relaxation and homes for the wealthy. Over time St Georges Caye became settled, and is known today as the site of the famous battle between the Baymen (the former pirates and the slaves) and the Spanish for the sovereignty of Belize.FishermenAs many of the Baymen permanently settled in Belize and their descendents spread around the country, shing became a way of life for many, and shing camps and villages developed throughout the cayes. Mexican refugees eeing the Yucatn caste wars during the 1850s also increased their numbers. San Pedro and Caye Caulker were the only sizeable settlements that developed, now with populations of roughly 8,500 and 1,500 respectively. Other cayes are dotted with homes, temporary shing camps and luxury houses and resorts.Tourism Attracted mainly by the accessibility of the Barrier Reef and the water activities on oer, tourism is changing the feel of the Cayes. Although shing remains a high source of income, tourism is number one. Belize has long been known as an example to the world of sustainable eco-tourism. Many tourists (local and international) are return visitors and large numbers decide to stay, or retire to the cayes. Many conservationists are working to ensure that tourism does not destroy the very environment it is dependent on, and local grass roots organizations are gathering steam. If you dont learn to laugh at trouble, you wont have anything to laugh at when youre old. Ed Howe Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin

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116 revuemag.com revuemag.com 117 E EL SALVADOR For many generations of cooks the loroco ower (Fernaldia Pandurata) has been a cherished ingredient in Sal vadoran kitchens. is very special product transcends everyday culinary ingredients; its practically a national emblem. Its taste and aroma are irreplaceable in our ethnic food and the avor of loroco also adds a special taste to such everyday dishes as scrambled eggs and in sauces. e loroco ower also grows in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras, but its origin is believed to be in El Salvador with almost 10 varieties. Ever since the Maya dominated Mesoamerica, the loroco owers have bloomed. In the indigenous Nahuat language, it was called quilite (edible herb) or cohollo (bud). As times change, many Salvadorans are making their homes in other parts of the worldbut they dont leave their desire for this nostalgic taste behind. e U.S. has the most Salvadoran immigrants, more than 3 million, and demand for loroco and other local favorites have cre ated a viable export market. e CAFTA agreements (TLC: Tratado de Libre Com ercio ) opened the door for more commerce, making loroco a major export. Loroco owers are suitable  seasonings for many kinds of dishessoups, salads, creams, pastas, sh, chicken, meat. Chefs around the world are embracing this little exquisite ingredient, creating new dishes. I have even seen it be used in Japanese tempura and in Italian food, such as pizza, ravioli, gnocchi, pasta in general and especially lasagna. Loroco is particular tasty in salad dressings or even in dishes such as omelets, quiche and dips. In El Salvador we use it mainly in the making of pupusas, tamales, cheeses and other corn and dairy products; in green rice, you mix and boil the loroco flowers with the rice. Some farms are dehydrating the flowers, and others are producing them or ganically. Traditionally,  loroco is produced only in the rainy season, as it requires abundant water to grow. But thanks to irrigation sys tems, we can now produce the crop year round; as the market abroad grows, and with the new export fa cilities, many families are cultivat ing loroco as a business. Loroco is a perennial plant that grows long stems that wind themselves in long vines. In nature the loroco vine nds a tree or a branch to climb as it seeks out light. In commercial production the plants are guided by a horizontal network of bindweed, low enough for the farmer to reach the buds from below. Vines grow quickly, so the farmer has to help them bend around the string in order to continue their intricate cobweb. Loroco is a bountiful crop that grows in any kind of sunny soil, from sea level up to  1,200 meters. It prefers a dry climate from 20 to 30C. Its vines can be as long as 10 meters and its useful life is seven years. e price varies, but out of season the price per pound exceeds $5. After planting loroco, the rst owers appear in just three to six months, and you can pick several bouquets, of ve to 10 owers, every four days. Loroco is also recommended for maintaining a healthy diet because it contains plenty of sodium, carbohydrates, ber, sugar, protein,  vitamins A and C and calcium and no fat. As well, it is believed to be an aphrodisiac. To celebrate the overwhelming popularity of this versatile national ower, an international gastronomical competition is set for March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in San Salvador. e best 10 recipes, out of 70 participants, will be competing for rst place. For more information: ccardona@freshdiamond.com or call (503) 2318-0142e Loroco FlowerA Salvadoran Culinary Delightby Dra. Vilma Guardado ( : rf)e Loroco FlowerLoroco buds (CARLOS CARDONA) Loroco (COURTESY WWW.CAMAGRO.COM)

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118 revuemag.com revuemag.com 119 If you ask people about ancient Mesoamerican cultures, the Maya or the Aztecs may be the rst that come to their mind. e cultural heritage left by those great civilizations is well known throughout the world. Famous are the great pyramidal temples towering high into the sky, the impressive Mayan calendar, the grim human sacrices, the ball courts and the artistic treasures that can be admired in the great museums of El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. Less known is the habit of modifying the appearance of their teeth, a custom sustained mainly by the elites of society, like the kuhul ajaws, the divine rulers. Divine is the clue behind the toothmodifying custom. Teeth were led into a great variety of shapes using abrasive stones, a custom that continues in some parts of the world, such as Indonesia and by some Indians deep in the Amazon jungles of South America. Another very sophisticated custom extensively used throughout ancient Mesoamerica was tooth inlays. Perfect circular holes were drilled in the upper and lower front teeth, respecting their inner anatomy. After that, a previously prepared precious stone was placed and perfectly fitted into the hole. Preferred stones were of jade, green like the sacred ceiba tree and the divine corn plant, the highest symbol representing lifes energy. In Popol Vuh teachings, mankind was created by the gods using maize. Another precious stone widely used was pyrite, a golden mineral that looks and shines like the sun. Without doubt, precious stone dental inlays were a strong social marker in the ancient Mayan societies, creating a deep impression between the common mortals of that time. Today it is still possible to nd a similar type of dental adornment, only nowadays people dont ask for jade; instead, they want more modern gold inlays that is also a status-marker in some social circles. A fascinating fact: the same custom struggled and survived in time and space, refusing to disappear like the Maya and their ancient customs. Ancient Mayan dentistry Two examples of Mayan dental modication. Photo left courtesy of Dr. Guillermo Mata, photo right by Daniel Frhlichby Dr. Daniel E. Frhlich drdanifrohlich@yahoo.comor divinize your teethIts almost impossible to resist a nice cup of steamy coee, and for those who are not necessarily familiar with the lineage of this wonderful beverage, here is a brief introduction. Coffee belongs to the botanical fami ly Rubiaceae, which has some 500 genera and over 6,000 species. Coffee is by far the most important genus of the family economically. Following this, the Ara bica and Canephora/Robusta species are the most common. e best known Coee Arabica variet ies are Typical and Bourbon, and many of these strains and cultivars have been developed both naturally and articially. Arabica coee is grown throughout Latin America, Central and East Africa, India and Indonesia. Robusta coee is grown in West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia and to some extent in Brazil. When its time for that delicious cup of coee, keep in mind that many coee connoisseurs agree that traditional Arabica varieties, such as Bourbon, are superior to the rest regarding cup quality.Coffee Botany: Family, Genus, Species, Varieties E EL SALVADOR

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120 revuemag.com revuemag.com 121 EE l Salvador Beaches E E l Salvador Beaches www.elpimental.com Rooms with A/C Tours in mangroves and tropical forest Deep water shing Turtle watch walks by night Horseback riding on the beach Info: Tel: (503) 2270-1172 Cel:(503) 7885-9445 Punta Roca Surf ResortHotel and Restaurant Luxurious Beachfront SuitesEl Cocal San Blas, Pto. La Libertad, Tels:2346-1753, 2335-3261 www.puntaroca.com.sv Lectores en todo el mundo a travs de www.revuemag.com PLAYA COSTA DEL SOL, Km 75 Bvd. Costa del Sol, Dept. La Paz Tel:(503) 2338-0156 Fax: 2338-0160 PLAYA EL CUCO, 500 mts before the estuary, Intipuc, Dept.La Union Tel/fax: (503)2502-2678 7885-6806 Los Cobanos Beach (LENA JOHANNESSEN) After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

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122 revuemag.com revuemag.com 123 EE l SalvadorE E l Salvador Km 92.5 Carr. Apaneca a AtacoKm 94.5 Carr. Apaneca a Ataco Tel:2450-5647 /48 Tel: 2433-0415 www.lasoresdeeloisa.com Cabins Plant Nursery Caf Arts & Crafts ...Un lugar mgico... AVANZANDO CON AMORTel:(503) 2429-8759, 2451-7677 hotel@agape.com.svHotel Agape Laundry, Security, Lovely Gardens, Km.63 Carretera a San Salvador, SOONSOONAA TEE LEFT: Sentados en la calle (Suchitoto)BELOW: LLago Suchitln (Suchitoto) (MARIA ELISA MURRAY)

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his month is for lovers, wherever they may be.  Guatemala, of course, gives  lovers  senses more than any where else, from the deep reds of the longstemmed roses that are ready for export to worldwide markets, to the romantic  tones from marimba bands.  e rainy season is over, but the February air continues to be soft and sensuous.  Gardenias and jasmine are in bloom and add their sweet odors to the early evening air.  A thick cup of hot chocolate, or a piece of gourmet chocolate candy, add com plex avor to their rich and heady smells.  Red is St. Valentines color, the color of those heart-shaped candy boxes and of construction-paper cards that we made in primary school.  Red is strong on the Guatemalan palette, in the fuscia and begonias, on the bougainvillea spilling over white walls, in hand loomed weavings for table coverings.  Red is in the skies, from delicate shades at dawn to deep sunsets and sometimes from lava owing down the slopes of active volcanoes. Other than too many red stoplights and brake lights  along rushhour streets, red is a happy color lled with promise and joy. e traditional traje dress in  many Highland villages emphasize a  happy red.  e near-solid red of the huipil blouses worn in the markets of sister towns Patzn and Patzica were once dyed a strong red using squashed cochineal beetles, until synthetic reds made the weavings even brighter. Red skirts from woven cotton sent from Manchester, England, to a limited number of Indian pueblos swing with the hips as the women of Tamah or Ixil walk fast.  e men of San Martn Sacatepquez, or Chile Verde as it used to be called, may have the happiest  traditional dress a heavily brocaded top over red-and-white short pants, a deep red tzut  loosely tied over the forehead, with a wide red belt over a black vest.  Around Lake Atitln, several villages have traditional dress emphasizing red, in contrast with the incredible deep blue of the waters.  And on Friday markets in Solol, there is dramatic orange-red on the fruit and vegetable merchants clothes, matching the ripe tomatoes and little red tomatillos Red stands out around the world, but Guatemala blends its reds with all the other colors.  is  helps tone red down.  Here, red shares its strength with blue skies and white clouds, green hills and brown earth, warm sun shining on pastel stucco and black wrought iron along Colonial streets.  Red becomes gentler here, as are the lovers sharing an embrace in the doorways,  with soft guitar chords drifting out windows.  Its time for cardinals, too, visiting here along with other tourists escaping cold northern countries, the birds adding their special color as they splash in fountains.  Sip a cup of rosa de jamaica hibiscus tea.  Sni a rose from the bouquet sent you by your lover.  Sense the songs and shades around you, and take time to enjoy February in sensuous Guatemala. S ensuous G uatemala: February by Ken Veronda