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1 February 2014 Year 22, No. 12 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Valentines Day Issue

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4 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de marzo 2014 con el tema TRADICIONES GUATEMALTECAS. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gt Habrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en Mesn Panza Verde Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de Feb. de 2013 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for March 2014 with the theme GUATEMALAN TRADITIONS. Please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at Mesn Panza Verde More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of February will be eligible. http://www.frommers.com/destinations/guatemala/274612 http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/ca/guatemala: Hosted by the University of Texas Latin American Studies Department, this site houses a vast collection of information about Guatemala. www.revuemag.com: This is an excellent Englishlanguage monthly magazine geared toward tourists and expatriates. The entire magazine, as well as past issues, is available online. www.visitguatemala.com: This is the ocial site of the Guatemala Tourism Commission (INGUAT). The site is a bit clunky, but if you dig around, you can nd some useful info. www.xelawho.com: A slightly irreverent English-language magazine produced in Quetzaltenango and directed at the towns large population of foreign-language students, this site has honest reviews and a wealth of information.FROMMERS The Best Websites in Guatemala

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6 Want to donate to your favorite charity or NGO but dont have much to give? Buy a special lottery ticket in their name and 100% of the winnings go directly to the charity of your choice. THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM... Please contact one of our special representatives at 5521-1864 Right now in Guatemala, most of the organizations we have loved and supported for many years are suering from a lack of funds. Here is a chance to increase the amount of money you are able to donate to any of the local NGOs, food programs, church activities, orphanages, schools, hospitals, animal shelters, medical clinics, etc. is lottery is sponsored by the Pediatric Foundation of Guatemala. Proceeds from every purchased ticket go to support the children and programs of the foundation. Your ticket will be marked with the NGO or organization you wish to support. Any and all winnings will immediately be paid to them. is is an eort to support the great programs in Guatemala.

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8 Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. Cantineando en Santiago by Tono Valdes M. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Cuando estas conmigo by Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre. Prize: Q250 Brunch at Mesn Panza Verde 1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb.

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10 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Ro Dulce Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn31 44 83 88 89 90 94 94 95SECTIONS DateBook: February Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 96 98 104 10510 40 45 70 85 106 MISC. From the Publisher Vet Q & A MAP: La Antigua Bilingual Crossword MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the March 2014 issue Feb. 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellCasa Popenoe AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardA Taste of Valentines Day DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTExhibitionContemporary Huipiles DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTFilm PremierMaximnSanto o Diablo DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTSculpture ExhibitWhen the River Rumbles... DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTby Benjamin ReevesGuatemalas NGO Community DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTAnnual Picnic for CharityFinca El Zapote BOOK ALER TS Mayan Whitewater Pepn, el camarn marinero soySACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthMayan Medicinal Plants LANGUAGEby Dwight Wayne CoopThe Zen of... Red Tape FOOD FOR THOUGHTby Shannon McCulloughThe Best of Everything THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaSweet Home Guatemala GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannExplore More and Go Deeper SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken VerondaTony 12 18 20 21 32 34 36 38 54 64 68 72 76 82 107 ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonCarnival at Sugar Town (Mazatenango) 14Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre Flor Ortz Hctor Melndez Mnica Mariel Rodrguez Gilberto Jos Ramrez Figueroa Luis Morataya 6 78 102 102 103 103photo contest: Love in GuatemalaAll of the Feb. entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents pg. 32

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12 www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINE PBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtON THE COVERGuatemalas English-language Magazine@revuemag.comREVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. La Antigua Manager: Csar Tin Production Director: Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Mara Sols Systems: Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Distribution: Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Sales Representatives: Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Maribel Sikay Revue Webmaster: Rudy A. Girn Publishing Company: SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. Publishers/Editors: John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: EL SAL V ADOR revue.elsalvador@gmail.com El Salvador Regional Manager: Lena Johannessen C ol. C entroamrica C alle San Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL D enni Marsh Tels: 5704-1029, 2478-1595Printed by: PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 publicidad@revuemag.com40,000 readers monthlyPRINT / ONLINECreative Director/Graphic Design: Rudy A. Girn Photography: Csar Tin Contributing Photographers: Club Fotogrco de Antigua: www.ClubFotogracoAntigua.com Proofreader: Larry Alford from the publishersohn & erry ovick iskovichSan Juan Diego, el vendedor de rosas by Eny Roland Hernndez www.enyroland.comHappy February! e big holiday and New Year greetings are behind us as we move along into 2014. e fun holiday this month is Valentines Day, and not coincidentally, our Photo Contest theme is Love in Guatemala. roughout this edition is a sampling of the great photographs we received, including the winners by popular vote and by judges decision. anks to all the photographers who participated. e work of art on this months cover is by Eny Roland Hernndez. Besides the Valentines Day farewhich includes a holiday recipe from Amalia Moreno-Damgaard and a reminder of the gift of love from Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raathere is an interesting variety of articles from all corners of Guatemala. Mazatenango holds its annual carnival, and or Janson shares his excellent photos as well as his take on the event, including the unfortunate side eects from the local sugar industry. Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth introduces us to some Mayan Medicinal Plants. Elizabeth Bell explains how the history of Casa Popenoe is being rewritten. John Ohe answers some questions about extranjero tax issues. For travellers, Tara Tiedemann shares some of her favorite places to visit and encourages us to Explore More and Go Deeper. And to help with the communication aspect, Dwight Wayne Coop gives us some special tips when speaking Spanish. ere are many cultural events happening this month: an exhibition of Contemporary Huipiles, a sculpture exhibition titled When the River Rumbles, the premier of the documentary lm MaximnSanto o Diablo, and the annual charity picnic at Finca El Zapote, plus dozens of other fun things to do. Just check the DateBook. anks for reading Revue, and may your month be full of love.

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13 Dr. Luis Ramrez, DDS, OMS, is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation. He received his training and continuing education in Guatemala, Mexico, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Dr. Luis Ramrez, DDS, OMS Calle Real de Santa Ines #9A La Antigua Guatemala MAXILLOFACIAL CENTRETel: 7832-6002 info@maxillofacialcentre.comwww.maxillofacialcentre.comMaxillofacial Centre is the ONLY ONE with a Cone Beam CT and CAD/CAM Dental Lab in Guatemala.Spanish, English and German SpokenGeneral Dentistry Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implants Oral Rehabilitation TMJ Therapy Jaw Surgery Teeth Whitening Orthodontics

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14 When the Universidad Francisco Marroquin acquired the Casa Popenoe from the Popenoe family in 2007, we never imagined that, through its historical research, the university would rewrite the houses history. Dr. Arq. Alberto Garn, curator, has done a fabulous job of just that! Meticulously going through the Popenoe family records and interviewing Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch, he has shown that the historical information presented to Dr. Wilson Popenoe and his wife Dorothy when they purchased the house in 1930, may in fact, correspond to another house possibly on a nearby corner. By establishing that the house was built by a wealthy businesswoman, doa Venancia Lpez, in 1736 and not in 1632 as previously thought, it is quite possible that Antiguas architectural history can be, to a certain degree, re-interpreted. e house remains remarkable. Wilson and Dorothy Popenoe, both botanists, bought the house mostly in ruins with some squatters still in some of the rooms in 1930. Dorothy was also an archaeologist and both went to painstaking measures to restore the house to its original grandeur. Working initially with plans created by Fred Reckholder, they returned the house to being a home. A few changes were made to embellish the house. Wrought iron grids from the balconies and indoor windows were changed to wood and a colonial fountain was acquired and located in the central patio. A collection of colonial doors and the rst replace in Antigua were also added. ese items have frequently been interpreted as original and appear in many of the newly restored homes in Antigua. Everyone uses the Popenoe House as an excellent example of Antiguas standard. Years after Dorothy passed away, Dr. Popenoe married Helenan art historian who collected many works of art to decorate the house. While the photos from the 1930s show the house with some furniture and art, it was through Helens work that the house was lled with the collection we view today. More research by the UFM team will no doubt enhance and even change much of how we view Antiguas architecture. It has been noted that we have studied 1543-1773 when the city was the capital of Guatemala. Very little has been documented of how the city has been restored since 1774. rough their monthly lecture series, Exploraciones sobre La Historia, which began in January, we look forward to learning more about Guatemala. e house is also open by appointment for group visits. In any event, more rewriting will follow! Rewriting history by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight For more information visit www.casapopenoe.ufm.edu

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14 azatenango is aectionately referred to by locals as Sugar City, as it is surrounded by cane elds and sugar reneries. e growing public antipathy toward everything sweetened and avored with genetically modied corn syrup has led to a real boom for Guatemalas south coast producers of real, natural, cane sugar. is current economic upsurge is reected by the prosperity of the residents and their enhanced power of acquisition and ability to spend on non-essential things. I have been collecting images for a planned book on Mardi Gras and carnivals throughout the Americas. Instead of focusing on the big, commercially funded events in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, I plan to zoom in on the little-known carnivals, and they are many and diverse, throughout the hemisphere. I love color and carnival indulges in this lavishly. I remember some years back I had commented to friends how much I enjoy the Mazate carnival despite the fact that it is one of the poorest cities in the region. ough poor in funding, the people are rich in the joy of spirit and go all out with limited resources to make the most beautiful costumes adorned with painted peanut shells, dyed seashells and chicken feathers and red annatto (achiote) pods. In 2013 everything changed. I arrived to nd the streets of Mazate lavishly adorned with banners and the brash accoutrements of celebration. Commercial sponsorship, largely absent a few years back, was now massively present. e disjointed cacophony of distorting loudspeakers, some blaring out cumbia, others rock and its raining ash text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure

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15 and still others carnival tunes like the macarena, charged the atmosphere with electricity. All the many dierent groups and marching bands assembled down by the old train station. Revelers lined the main avenue. At 9 a.m., led by queens and dignitaries, the parade began. e current craze among carnival costume confectioners are elaborate Carnival is a period of public rev elry which takes place the week before Lent, which is a time leading up to Easter when Catholics fast and pray. Its one last big bash before the proscribed time of penitence and abstinence. In Mazatenango there are parades and events every day of carnival week, including a childrens parade, an adult parade, a parade of oats, a parade of horses and a parade of indigenous Maya. There are also numerous concerts, dances, and the Grand Masquerade Ball. Beautiful shimmering gowns resplendent with glittering Tortrix corn chip and Cheetos bags, discarded plastic spoons and forks, bottle tops, chewing gum wrappers and other twinkling brica-brac amazingly combine so as not to look like refuse at all.

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16 creations made of 100 percent recycled matter. Beautiful shimmering gowns resplendent with glittering Tortrix corn chip and Cheetos bags, discarded plastic spoons and forks, bottle tops, chewing gum wrappers and other twinkling bric-a-brac amazingly combine so as not to look like refuse at all. Who would have thought that a beautiful girl dressed up in garbage would still look appealing? Yes! Ecology is in, trashing the countryside is out! e procession made its way slowly through the streets, taking several hours to arrive at the fairgrounds. Along the way pranksters pelted the marchers with confetti-lled eggshells and water balloons. Watch out! An occasional mischief maker will throw an egg lled with our, and that can be quite a mess. Motorcycle police and patrol cars were pelted mercilessly and soon were covered with multicolored muck. A kind of high-spirited anarchy took over but goodwill still prevailed. Everyone was living it up! en I saw a young boy point up at the sky and exclaim, Look mama, its snowing! And it was indeed snowing but the snow was black! Black ash was raining down upon usnot volcanic ash, but ash created by the nearby ingenios, the sugar reneries where cane juice is boiled down to make the white granules so beloved by humans everywhere. Nearly all big industrial operations, whether manufacturing plants, big agro or energy producers, are involved with what ecologists call externalization. Externalization occurs whenever the industry dumps toxic waste products into the environmental commons. Industries must be competitive while at the same time generate prots for their owners and shareholders. e core mandate of industries worldwide is to earn maximum prot. erefore, every time an industry dumps poisonous substances into the environment instead of paying the price to clean up these pollutants, the operational costs are less, and their earnings are more. Virtually no industry cleans up its act independent of citizen pressure. e point of why I am mentioning this phenomena is that Guatemala has some of the most beautiful skies anywhere on Earth. e rainy season stops in September or October followed by intensely blue skies with huge bil-

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17infants and elders. Its like being forced to smoke a pack of cigarettes every day. Eventually a solution will be put into place by international environmental laws that prohibit industries from engaging in externalization. e only way for the inhabitants of Earth to enjoy physical vitally and health is to make sure that the environment is healthy, too. It all comes down to each and every one of us making the decision that we will no longer tolerate the destruction, pollution and delement of our Mother Earth. e great work of the 21st century will be healing the Earth, and by healing our planet we will heal ourselves. lowy clouds. is is the best time for taking scenic photos. How many times have people insisted that I must be retouching the skies in my photos? I try to tell them that I do not, that the Guatemalan skies are really that amazing; but people from Los Angeles or Berlin nd it dicult to believe. en one day, in late November or early December everything changes as a thick bank of smoke rolls up the Pacic slope and covers the Highlands. is smoke is being generated by the sugar industry, and it is getting worse and worse every year as the industry expands. First, before the harvest, the cane elds are burned. Later, even more smoke is generated as the cane juice is boiled down to make sugar. e huge boilers are largely fueled by burning the cane itself after all the juice has been extracted. Logic dictates that this smoke is contaminated by quantities of chemical pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Is it possible to produce sugar without lling the skies with smoke? e answer is yes, but it would certainly raise the production costs, possibly making the Guatemalan product uncompetitive in the international marketplace. e sugar producers will also argue that their industry provides jobs for more than 35,000 workers. But the bottom line is that millions of people who live in Guatemala have to breathe that smoke, day and night, for months. ere is no question that this causes physical illness in many susceptible or sensitive people, especially Before the harvest, the cane elds are burned, and then even more smoke is generated as the cane juice is boiled down to make sugar.

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18 Valentines Day brings people and the community together in celebration of love and friendship, especially in Guatemala. I have fond memories of celebrating Da del Cario (Day of Aection) with friends and colleagues in simple and special ways as a young adult living and working in Guatemala. Holding my rst serious job after graduating from school, I worked for a company that felt more like home than a place of work. My coworkers were an extended family to me, and I looked forward to going to work every day. During special celebrations, good wishes, donuts and coee were delivered from desk to desk and throughout the day people stopped by to express their appreciation, saying Felz Da de la Amistad y del Cario (Happy Friendship and Aection Day). Valentines Days origin is uncertain. In ancient Rome, the Romans celebrated the spring feast of Lupercalia on Feb. 15, a fertility festival dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture and to the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, which the Christian church disliked. Around the end of the Fifth century, the story goes that the church declared Feb. 14 St. Valentines Day to celebrate Christian martyr St. Valentine in an eort to Christianize the pagan fete. e romance associated with Valentines Day may come from the medieval belief that birds mate in the spring. Although Valentine romantic greetings were popular in the Middle Ages, written notes did not begin to appear until after the 14th century in England. It was also in England where the custom of sending owers, chocolates and candy was born, and the celebration gained momentum in the 19th century when printed cards began to appear in England and America. Valentines Day is celebrated worldwide; in the U.S. it is one of the largest celebrations, along with Christmas and Halloween, and is a multi-billion dollar industry. In Guatemala as in other places, Feb. 14 is not only a special day for lovers and friends, it is gaining speed in commercialization. Valentines Day is a great opportunity that businesses and companies are using to capture market share with creative strategic marketing campaigns. Jewelry stores, restaurants, ower shops, candy and chocolate houses and other businesses compete for consumers attention around this special day, which has grown in consumerism in the past few decades augmented by the power of social media. Often times we miss the true meaning of things in the midst of a sea of megacampaigns that bombard us in every which way via digital technology blinding us to the fact that the purest matters in life are free, like love, friendship and aection. How about a simple love note, phone call, romantic home-cooked meal and a sweet I love you? What is the intent of all the highly commercialized celebrations honoring family, love and peace? ere is nothing more precious than family. We can rescue the intended meaning of Valentines Day. We just have to make a simple eort to get closer to our loved ones, drop the technology for a bit, pay attention and reach out and actually touch and hug someone. Speaking of simple things, here is an easy recipe for a fun, delicious and festive cocktail to enjoy with your special Valentine. Feliz Da de San Valentn! AMALIAS KITCHEN by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

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19 Jugo de Frutas (fruit juice) 1 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar teaspoon ground cinnamon cup dark rum or sweet wine (optional) Cubos de Frutas (fruit cubes) 1 cup diced papaya (-inch cubes) 1 cup diced pineapple (-inch cubes) 1 cup diced kiwi (-inch cubes) Adorno (garnish) 2 to 4 skewers (3 to 5 inches long) Strawberries and blackberries Mint sprigs Edible owers *Combine the tangerine and lime juice with the sugar and whisk well to dissolve. Add the cinnamon and rum or wine and whisk to combine. Chill. *In a bowl, combine the fruit cubes. Chill. *Divide the fruit into 2 to 4 attractive cups and pour equal amounts of the juice on top of the fruit. *Skewer the fruit as desired and garnish the fruit cups with the skewers, mint sprigs, and/or edible owers. Amalias Note If you like, serve this dessert with berry coulis. Serve the coulis on the side or pour it into the cups after the juice but before the fruit cubes (similar to a tequila sunrise). To make berry coulis: Pure cup blackberries, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon lime juice, then strain the mixture. COCTEL DE FRUTASFresh Tropical Fruit CocktailServes two to four people

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20 Many people who travel to Guatemala become enchanted with the colorful blouses woven and worn by indigenous women. Artist Lena Bartula of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, says she became a huipilista when she met Mercedes, a weaver from San Antonio Aguas Calientes who was selling her wares on the streets in Mexico City. at encounter, almost 20 years ago, led to Bartulas fascination with huipiles. A huipilista, then, would be one who falls in love with the magic and mystery of that textile tradition, to the extent that she buys them, wears them, trades to acquire them, travels to nd them and weaves her life around them in any way she can. After studying the intricacies of the weavings and the stories they tell, Bartula realized that these are the chronicles of women everywhere, throughout herstory. From that awareness, she began to create homage huipiles to honor female gures, whether human or mythological, individual or collective. For example, she created her rst huipil for Santa Luca, whose feast day was, before the Gregorian calendar, the same day as the winter solstice. As a goddess, Luca was known to wear a wreath of candles on her head to bring light in the darkest time of the year. Ten years later, Bartulas most recent piece pays homage to Guatemalas beloved poet/writer Alide Foppa, who disappeared in 1980 for her involvement in the struggle for human rights. More than a dozen huipiles make up the exhibition Contemporary Huipiles / Huipiles Contemporneos, which include commemorative works for garment workers, femicide victims, saints and sinners of all kinds; there is no shortage of material to inspire this artist. EXHIBITIONContemporary Huipiles DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT The exhibition will open at the Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City on Feb. 3rd thru the 15th. *Sat. 8, 2pm Meet the Artist ReceptionA shuttle will make it easier for those living in La Antigua to attend the public reception; please contact the artist (lenabartula@gmail.com) for more information. Additional references: www.lenabartula.com http//:lenabartulascontemporaryhuipils.blogspot.com/ Huipiles Contemporneos

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21Ajax Films new documentary MAXIMN Santo o Diablo will make its world premiere in La Antigua Guatemala at the Cooperacion Espaola, 6a. av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle) on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. ere will be a reception and the lmmakers, Robert Flanagan and Suzan Al-Doghachi, will be present for questions and answers. e documentary is 66 minutes long, in Spanish with English subtitles, lmed and produced entirely in Guatemala. MAXIMN-Santo o Diablo explores the controversial Mayan deity who personies good and evil simultaneously. Maximn, also known as San Simon, or the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala, is a mixture of ancient Mayan beliefs and Christianity. e movie focuses on the people who surround Maximn with their strong personalities, opinions and faith. Maximn is honored and loved because he performs miracles, but he is also feared and despised because he is used to cast curses that purportedly can result in death. Giving viewers a rare glimpse into the rituals and estas honoring Maximn, the documentary leads us on a journey that is both joyous and terrifying. Ultimately Maximn transcends the duality of good and evil, reecting the Mayan cosmovision in which everything in the universe co-exists. MAXIMN-Santo o Diablo was produced over a 10-year period. e lmmakers chose La Antigua Guatemala for the premiere because it is a cultural center in Central America. Maximn is part of the Guatemalan folk tradition and naturally the lmmakers want to share it with the Guatemalan audience rst. e mystery that surrounds Maximn played a large part in the creation of this lm, explains Flanagan. Twenty-ve years ago I was living in London. For no apparent reason I created a gure out of old clothes and a mask. I gave him a cowboy hat, I gave him sunglasses, I gave him a cigarette and I gave him a beer. At this point I knew nothing about Maximn. It wasnt until 25 years later on my rst trip to Guatemala that I walked into the casa de Maximn in Zunil where I immediately recognized the gure sitting on his throne as the same one I had constructed in London. I really had no choice but to make this lm. is began our journey with Maximn. About the lmmakers Robert Flanagan director, producer Robert Flanagan is a lmmaker and visual artist. He has been making movies since childhood, starting with claymation in Super-8, continuing with feature lms in 16mm and currently making documentaries on video. In 1990 Flanagan founded AJAX FILMS in New York City and has been working in Central America since 2000. All of his lms and paintings are guided by his personal vision and his interest in bringing the mystical into the light of day. In his third feature Bird in the Sky, Flanagan explored the relationship between good and evil. He has taken this theme even deeper in his current documentary MAXIMN-Santo o Diablo. ...continued page 85MAXIMN Santo o Diablo DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTFILM PREMIERA documentary

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22 Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the MARCH 2014 edition by Feb. 10 datebook FEBRUARY 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 3 Mon., 9am-5pm Tantra, The Path of Sacred Union additional info., visit: www.yogaretreatguatemala.com/ tantra.html. Earth Lodge, La Antigua5 Wed., 6pm FILM: AJAX lms presents its new documentary MAXIMN Santo o Diablo (Spanish with English subtitles). There will also be a reception and the lmmakers, Robert Flanagan and Suzan Al-Doghachi, will be present for questions and answers. The documentary is 66 min. long, produced and lmed entirely in Guatemala. Free, open to the public. Cooperacion Espao la, 6a. av. norte (between 3a y 4a calle), La Antigua See article on page 21. 8 Sat., 11:55am OPERA FOR ALL: Rusalka with American soprano Rene Fleming. Live in HD; Q130/Q105, students with carnet. IGA (tel: 24225555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City1 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Piano re cital by Seth Montfort and friends. Mesn Pan za Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua6 Thurs. through Sun., 9 OR CHID EXHIBIT: Orqudeas y su habi tat organized by Asociacin Guate malteca de Orquideologa. Saln Social Jos Mariano Arz Castillo de Cervecera Centro Americana, 3a av. 17-16, z.2, Finca El Zapote, Guatemala City 8 Sat., 6pm ART: A travs de mis ojos a collection of paintings (vi gnettes) inspired by the culture, environ ment and beauty of La Antigua Guate mala. Artist Melissa DeTroy chose wood as her surface to bring forth the element of nature and as metaphor for our com mon roots. Rainbow Caf (tel: 78321919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua 3 Mon. through Sat., 15 EXPO: Contemporary Huipiles/Huipiles Contemporneos by artist Lena Bartula ; Sat., 8, 2pm ARTIST RECEPTION. Note: Shuttle service available from An tigua on day of the inauguration, contact lenabartula@gmail.com for more info; also dates for pending workshop. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City See article on page 20.

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23 You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUE.gt DATEBOOK 12 Wed., 6pm Presentation: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presen tation through vintage and contempo rary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet edu cational programs in Antigua. Questions encouraged. Autographed books avail able. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua8 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia Mesn Panza Verde proudly presents a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orques tas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggest ed donation, Q150. Info. & reservations, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua8 Sat., 6:30pm EXPOSITION: Cuando el rio suenaes porque piedras lleva ( When the River Rumbles ... Its Because it Carries Stones ) Open through May 10. Paseo de los Museos de Santo Domingo del Cerro, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua Related info., see page 32.8 Sat., ART: Alter Ego a solo exhi bition by Guatemalan artist Ricardo Silva Cordero who explains, The exhibit as a whole pretends to induce the spec tator into a journey of other forms of re ality, as possible, impossible, probable or improbable as they may be ... There are, nevertheless, other concepts of reality, products of imagination and creativity ... representations of our alter ego. La An tigua Galera de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua 11 Tue., through Sat. March 29, 7pm PUPPET SHOW: Ev ery Saturday a dierent outdoor show by Asociacin de Tteres Chmbala Cachmbala. Avenida los rboles, Pana jachel, Solol 11 Tues., 5:30pm LECTURE: Community Center EducArte is an entirely Guatemalan NGO that promotes social justice through education and art. Aimed at a demographic of families who face severe socio-economic limitations in Ciudad Vieja (ve kilometers from An tigua), EducArte strives to provide social services to these families who otherwise would not have access to it. EducArte be lieves that education is the basis for so cial development, and that every person has a right to education. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua13 Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Urbanismo colonial hispanoamericano: La Antigua y la Nueva Guatemala a nes del siglo XVIII Contribucin Q30. Estudiantes y guas de turismo Q15. Para ms informacin: historia-ufm@ufm.edu. Casa Popenoe (tel: 2338 7359), 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua8 Sat., 1pm DANCE: Nios con Bendicin from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, featuring authentic costumes, dances and music performed as a benet to help fund their education. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua10 Mon., 6:30-8:30pm (Span ish) CURSO: El chocolate prehis pnico impartido por Toms Barrientos y Sandra Hernndez. Cupo limitado. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City12 Wed., 6:30-8:30pm (Span ish) CURSO DE DIBUJO: Para adolescentes. Impartido por Frank San tos. Reservas 2338-7896, cupo limitado. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City12 Wed., 7pm MUSIC: Cuarteto Asturias, viola, violins and viol onchelo. Instituto Italiano de Cultura, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City

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24 DATEBOOK 14 Fri., 7pm ROMANTIC DIN NER: Live music, boleros, Latin jazz, Andean music by Sol Latino and others. A rose for the ladies and cocktails 2x1. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua14 Fri., 7pm VALENTINES DIN NER & DANCE: Bob Porters or chestra, organized by Club Rotario de Antigua to benet the clubs scholarship program and other social works projects. Cash bar. Q350 includes glass of wine. Convento de Capuchinas (tel: 43208292), 2a av. norte, La Antigua19 Wed., 2pm TOUR: Open Windows Learning Center, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and community de velopment foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE! www.openwindowsfoun dation.com, La Antigua See related ar ticle, (May 2013, www.revue.gt pg. 12 )14 Fri. thru Sun., 16 VALEN TINES WEEKEND: Embrace Ro mance Special packages, special menu, music and decoration. Call for more de tails, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua14 Fri., 8pm MUSIC: Enamo rados con Sinatra with singer Jos Andrs Barrios & the band Germn Giordano. Q200, tickets at the entrance. (More info. www.jazz.gt) Centro de Con venciones Santo Domingo del Cerro, La Antigua18 Tues., 5:30 LECTURE: Chang ing the Cycle Providing Clean Water to families living in rural areas in Guatemala, presented by Ariana Piazzi. Ninety percent of rivers and streams in Guatemala are contaminated. Wells, springs, tap water its not a good wa ter source unless its clean. The best way to make water ltration a sustainable so lution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help people secure lters for the rest of their lives. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua18 Tues., 7pm CARNIVAL DIN NER: Come in costume and re ceive a free drink. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle po niente #15-C, La Antigua15 Sat., 5:30pm (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Sndrome de amor 7pm Una cena a benecio del pro grama sndrome de amor, que atiende a nios y nias con diversidad funcional y escasos recursos. Te ofrecemos una noche para conocer sobre un sistema de inclusin social. Ven, comparte y colabora con esta misin y vive un mo mento agradable, una noche de amor y conciencia social y msica en vivo. Aso ciacin vida, Sembrando esperanza cosechando progreso. Encuntranos en Facebook: /ASOCIACIONVIDA. Donacin Q150 por persona, incluye entrada, plato fuerte y postre. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle po niente #15-C, La Antigua20 Thurs., 6pm PUPPET SHOW: Inauguration of the VII Interna tional puppet festival Titiritln, featuring Acquamatta by Cinzia Corazzesi. Insti tuto Italiano de Cultura, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City22 Sat., 5pm MAYAN CEREMO NY: New Mayan year, end of the Wayeb, bless the day, inner develop ment, resurrection of life. La Pea de Sol Latino Restaurante (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua25 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANCES: Mayan Dances by in digenous children from Nuevo Amanecer (Ka ka Saqarik Nuevo Amenecer or New Dawn), a local charity dedicated to help ing more than 30 indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa. They are working hard to keep these children healthy, in school and preserving local Mayan traditions incl. language and dance which are currently being lost at an alarming rate. Come see the show! Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua17 Mon., 6pm, through Tues., 25 (Spanish) CURSO AVAN ZADO DE FOTOGRAFA: Aprende foto grafa con los maestros del Club Fotogr co de Guatemala, fotgrafos con amplia trayectoria y experiencia en la enseanza de la fotografa a nivel profesional. 8 das de intenso aprendizaje. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guate mala City13 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Sor Juana de Maldonado: Reescribiendo su historia dictada por Coralia de Rodrguez. Con tribucin Q30, estudiantes y/o guas de turismo Q15. Parqueo, tarifa nica Q35. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City13 Thurs., through Fri., 28 ART: Antologa Grca by Jona than Ardn. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City

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25 DATEBOOK 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SA T 9:00 to 13:00 Closed Sunda y 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala Cit y T els: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896 www .popolvuh.ufm.edu 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jauln, La Antigua centrodeartepopular@gmail.com www.centrodeartepopular.comPrimitive Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Friday 10:30am 7:30pm Sunday 9:30am 6:30pm Come and participate in our Chocolate workshops: 11am, 1:30pm y 4pm. Q180 per person.Everything about Cacao & Chocolate4a calle oriente #14, Antigua Tel: 7832-4520 Since 1992www.antiguatours.netAuthor of Antigua Guatemala and other publicationsANTIGUA CULTURAL TOUR :Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $25 Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in GuatemalaOces: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (Central Park)Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053Through March 12 Vistas de Guatemala by artist John Maxon. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua27 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Naachtn y las lites del clsico en el norte de Petn, dictada por Carlos Morales Aguilar. Contribucin Q30, estudiantes y/o guas de turismo Q15. Parqueo, tarifa nica Q35. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City28 Fri., 7pm FISTA DE CARNAVAL: Lots of fun. Instituto Italiano de Cultura, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City26 Wed., 6:30pm ART: leos Religiosos, latest Works by Rosamara Pascual de Gmez. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City

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live music Mondays, 8-10pm Nelson Lunding Wednesdays, 8-10pm Jazz Duo with Lisandro de Leon and Felix Torres Thursdays, 8-10pm Buena Vista de Corazn, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzles on ute. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 5-6:30pm Panza Verde Presents a variety of musical adventures every Saturday Afternoon at 5 pm. Join us for a wonderfully eclectic mixture of Guatemalan and Antigua musical artists, each performing in their own style.. (suggested collaboration Q100) Saturdays, 8-10pm Guitarra Lainoamericana. Q35 cover FEBRUARY 15 Msica Inmortal with Juan Gramajo (tenor) and Sofa Peralta (soprano invitada) FEBRUARY 22 Seth Montfort and FriendsLa Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua -Q35 coverLa Pea de Sol Latino tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Mondays Charlie and his romantic guitar Tuesdays David; jazz and pop music Wednesdays thru Sundays 7-10pm: Grupo Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan utes). Sunday afternoons Special guests play live musicFridas tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La AntiguaFridays World music. Posada de Santiago tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitln, Lake AtitlnEvery week usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details. Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays.

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29 live music Mondays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! Tuesdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classices Wednesdays Open Mic Night! Hosted by dierent musicians; come along and show your skills! Thursdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classices Fridays Bonre Night! Dierent guest artists and drink specials from 8pm Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays 8pm Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carr. Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9pm-11:30pm: A variety of live music... call for scheduleRestaurante Personajes tel: 7832-3758 6a av. norte #6, La AntiguaWednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, Brazil/North Ameri can, sofa rock and boleros with Trujillo, Ren, Gilberto and Bryan. Fridays & Saturdays Tropical salsa by Grupo Caribe Mondays Surprise groupLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7pm-10pm: Live music OCELOTTel: 5658-9028 4a avenida norte #3, La AntiguaWednesdays 9pm: Jessy Wadeson & Bobby Darling rock Thursdays 9pm: Mercedes Escobar plays folk/ blues/rock

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30 DATEBOOK The Guatemalan board, staff and children of the Open Windows Learning Center would like to thank the The numerous sponsors that donated; the many businesses and individuals that provided services or products for the silent auction; the graphic designer for the invitation; the coordinator and the cooks that prepared the appetizers; the generosity of the people where the party took place and the many guests that attended thank you for helping Open Windows continue the education program and community development in San Miguel Dueas. For more information about Open Windows please visit www.openwindowsfoundation.com For information about the monthly tour of the Open Windows Learning Center refer to Revue DateBook. THANK YOU from the OPEN WINDOWS LEARNING CENTER PLAN AHEADMarch 4 Constru Casa will celebrate 10 years of building better lives in Guatemala With dedication and the support of many, in the past 10 years the dream of founder Caroline Van Heerde has ourished; Constru Casa has built 630 houses and 71 community projects for families and communities living in extreme poverty. Constru Casas holistic approach has resulted in many successes, none of which would have been possible without our alliances with local social work organizations and the support of volunteers and donors worldwide. We invite all who are interested to come, celebrate and learn more about Constru Casa, 5:30pm March 4th at Rainbow Caf, La Antigua J oin us as we work toward achieving our goal of building 100 houses in our 10th year!March 1, Sat. 6pm-1pm PARTY: An amazing event is coming to La Antigua : The Antigua International School Venetian Masquerade Ball! Join us in celebrating the Venetian theme La Natura Fantastica! Tickets include dinner, live entertainment and a costume contest with prizes. Cash bar. Proceeds go to the AIS Library Fund. Contact aispo@antiguais.org for more information. AIS Campus, El Cortijo de las Flores, Km 48.5, Carretera a Ciudad Vieja, La AntiguaMarch 1, Sat. OPERA FOR ALL : Prince Igor, produced by Mnitri Tcherniakov. The exuberant music by Gianandrea Noseda and featured by Ildar Abdrazakov. Live in HD; Q130/Q105, students with carnet. IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City .March 2, Sun. 9am-4pm ANNUAL PICNIC AT FINCA EL ZAPOTE : See article on page 36.March 7, Fri. 6:30pm Degustantigua proudly presents the 5th Noche de los Chefs -Degustantigua Annual Fund Raising Gala Dinner this year benetting the T.E.S.S. Unlimited Foundation (www.tessunlimited.nl) Tickets on sale now at www.degustantigua.com, info@degustantigua.com or tel: 5944-9514. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua

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

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32 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH TFollowing the success of Tetun T: La piedra que habla (e Stone at Speaks) artists within Primeros Cinceles (First Chisels) and Paseo de los Museos de Santo Domingo del Cerro have joined forces to orchestrate yet another event of great signicance for sculpture in Guatemala. When the River Rumbles Its Because It Carries Stones features work in marble, steatite and serpentine, depicting popular wisdom that contemplates a moral character through experiences that have been passed on from generation to generation. e exposition is Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Paseo de los Museos de Santo Domingo del Cerro, Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua Guatemala. It will remain open until May 10. When the River Rumbles... its because it carries Stones Rae Frese Leeth Dont waste the present on a past that has no future Sonia Reyes Out of sight, out of mind Beverley Rowley No forced love, no tight shoes Mafer Garcia Pellecer Where there is life there is hope

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33 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Prceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498 In Nola In NolaFabrics by the yard & more REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies shopping + services GU ATEM A L A CI T Y International Interdenominational tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza Espaa, GuatemalaSunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pmCaring for the English-speaking Community Were your best choice, so leave everything in our hands. We guarantee weekly Consolidated Cargo Service, door-to-door from Miami to Guate mala. Contact us and nd out why we are the best option.IMPORTING?transcargogt@gmail.com Tel: 2360-0407 IMPORTACIONES? Somos su mejor opcin, deje todo en nuestras manos. Garantizamos un Servicio de Carga Consolidada, semanal, puerta a puerta desde Miami a Guatemala. Contctenos y compruebe porque somos lo mejor opcin.TRANSCARGO Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/ Lin Canola5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histrico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards Inside parking www.lin-canola.comArtesanas tpicasAll kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you. Ivonne Pennington

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34 DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH T by Benjamin ReevesWhile the restaurant itself is much older, Rainbow Cafe in La Antigua Guatemala became an important meeting place for local nonprots and charities 10 years ago when the NGO Talks lecture series rst began. e lecture series was started by Sue Patterson, who had been a U.S. Foreign Service ocer during Guatemalas civil war and has since founded the nonprot WINGS. Patterson still delivers regular talks at Rainbow Cafe about the current state of aairs in Guatemala, but she is now only one of many individuals who participate in the weekly series. e idea behind the lecture series is to help NGOs in Guatemala get the word out, according to Rainbow Cafe co-manager Cristina Cabrera de Fraser-Harris. e lectures serve both to promote the work of charities and NGOs among travelers, tourists and residents in La Antigua Guatemala and to foster networking between organizers and employees of nonprots. Although turnout can vary from as few as six people to more than 60, depending on the time of year and the speaker, the results are usually positive. Every talk increases an NGOs public exposure as well as the probability that someone attending may decide to volunteer, donate money or fundraise for the charity. What most of the NGOs say is even if you only have four or ve people and only one person stays to volunteer or sponsor a child, its still a success, said Rob Cabrera de Fraser-Harris, Rainbow Cafe comanager and husband of Cristina. Ideally, the basic concept is were trying to link up the good people doing great work in Guatemala with the people passing through who want to help, Rob continued. e lecture series ...continued page 60e Rainbow Caf and Guatemalas NGO community Sue Patterson still delivers regular talks at Rainbow Cafe about the current state of aairs in Guatemala

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35 dining GU ATEM A L A CI T Y Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743A Classic in the center of Guatemala City & in Zone 10 RESTAURANTE ALTUNA10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com Caf Bar Meals DrinksVa 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241 Shakespeare PubNear all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641 Shakespeare Pub

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36 Those familiar with the extraordinary book Maya de Guatemala will recall that El Zapote was where Carmen Pettersen, at age 70 and blind in one eye, undertook the extraordinary task of painting Guatemalan native costumes to ensure that their tradition would not be lost. Her models were employees at the farm, now run by a third generation of her descendants; it is still possible today to run across some of them at the farm. Tucked away in a remote corner of Escuintla at the foot of Fuego volcano, the El Zapote farm is inaccessible by land once the rainy season begins and the rivers start to rise. While the weather is beautiful and warm, the Loenowens family, owners of this breathtaking property, graciously extend their hospitality, once a year, as a fundraising activity for the Museo Ixchel. El Zapote has been producing cinchona for export since the 1950s when demand for the malaria-ghting substance increased dramatically after Word War II. Cinchona has many medicinal and homeopathic qualities and is used to produce quinine water, paint and cosmetics. e annual picnic takes place on over 30 acres of impeccably landscaped gardens, designed over 60 years ago and lush and rich with a blend of tropical and temperate vegetation. ere are also ve stocked freshwater ponds scattered throughout the property. One of these even has a Tarzan-style rope, which attracts a long line of people of all ages seeking the thrill of swinging from the rope and jumping in. Fishing poles are available for rent. is annual event is a real treat, and the scenery alone is worth the trip. But more importantly it constitutes an important fundraiser for the Museo Ixchel in its eorts to preserve native Mayan dress. Maya Fledderjohn DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH TFinca El ZapoteOn Sunday March 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) the public will again have the rare opportunity to visit Tickets and directions are provided at the museum. For more information contact: T: 2361-8081 /2 info@museoixchel.org

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37 lodging GUATEMALA CITY Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. La Esencia (Lago de Atitln) by Csar Rosales All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Amor para siempre by Mario Meja Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS Your HOME away from home! Breakfast service wireless internet cable tv parking single, double & triple apartments Equipped Kitchen Close to business center, shopping, medical centers, campus Daily, weekly, monthly rates in a comfortable area Tels: 2369-8618, 2365-7106 www.aparthotel.gt Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes, Guatemala City

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38 A new river guidebook is a cause for celebration in the kayaking and rafting community. Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize (English) covers all the known runs in these two beautiful areas. e authors, North Americans Greg Schwendinger and James Rocky Contos, have spent over a decade exploring the rivers of Mexico and Central America. Along with detailed river descriptions, the book contains beautiful photographs and entertaining feature stories about adventure, conservation and politics. BOOK ALERT e book is available through www.mayanwhitewater.com and can also be ordered by emailing mayanwhitewater@yahoo.comKayaking the Upper Ocosito ( ) BOOK ALERT Spanish appropriate for children to age 8 20 pages, color Written by ngel M. Iturbide Illustrated by Desire Iturbide is is the story of a shrimp who wants to be a sailor and for that he needs to go back to the ocean. All of his animal friends help him to achieve his goal. In La Antigua the book is available at Micos (4a calle oriente #7); e Condesa Bookstore (central park, 5a av.); and Gecko (5a av. norte #18); and in Guatemala City at Kiriboo childrens bookstore at Plaza Cemaco.Pepn, el camarn marinero soy

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39 H EALT H SER V ICE S Now Introducing : Hyaluronic Acid Fillers PRFM : Platelet-rich brin matrix Facial Mesotherapy (Mesoglow and Mesolift) Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala Dra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Botox Expert The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didnt marry me. Robert Brault The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. Blaise Pascal Some say that true love is a mirage; seek it anyway, for all else is surely desert. Robert Brault The simple lack of her is more to me than others presence. Edward Thomas Come live in my heart and pay no rent. Samuel Lover If I love you, what business is it of yours? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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40 H EALT H SER V ICE S Larry Alford, PhDPsychotherapistLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor Adults, Adolescents, Couples, FamiliesTel: (502) 4211-1535 Question: My dog is constantly drinking water. He has been this way all of his life and dribbles water from his mouth over everything. Can I just put down his water dish three or four times a day instead of having it constantly available? All dogs need a constant supply of fresh, clean water. Please do not withhold water from your dog for any reason. Water is extremely important and accounts for about 70 percent of an adult dogs body weight. Normally a dog drinks about one ounce of water per pound of body weight a day. And a decrease of 15 percent of body water can result in death. Also dogs require more water in hot weather and while panting lose water from their mouth through evaporation. You should be alert to a change in your dogs water consumption because excessive thirst may indicate a medical condition such as kidney disease, diabetes, kidney infection or Cushings disease.PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers And whats romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and its always daisy-time. D.H. Lawrence Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. Leo Tolstoy EMERGENCY SERVICESAmbulance by Land or Air in and around Guatemala City Paramedics have basic English & German ambulancias.tapd@gmail.com Tel: 4835-5524

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41 H EALT H SER V ICE S Eye Diseases Diagnosis and Treatment Optical ServicesDra. Paulina CastejnM.D. OphthalmologyTel: (502) 7882-4281 Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala www.optyma.com.gt 2a avenida norte #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-0275 ~ www.clinicasovalle.comWe are not just one; We are a group of professionals specialized in all dental areas. 40 years of experience in dental health care!Spanish/English spoken www.tuclinicadelacruz.comEastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y.(502) 7832-01253a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala Blvrd. Los Prceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera(502) 2261-6875Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.Implants Cosmetic dentistry Root canals Laser bleaching Custom dentures Crowns and bridges If you need to get the word out, REVUE is the most eective promotional tool around.Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but ows from one which is loved. Christopher Paul Rubero The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. Alexandra Penney Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch. Cathy Carlyle Before I met my husband, Id never fallen in love. Id stepped in it a few times. Rita Rudner

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42 H EALT H SER V ICE S Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! weight training cross t cardio group class facilitiesLa Fabrica A Full Service Gym1a avenida norte #7-A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7932-9840NEW LOCATIONexible hoursfriendly atmosphere Spanish & English spoken www.lafabricagimnasio.com personalized service by U.S. certied tness trainers What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. Nathaniel Hawthorne A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. Paul Sweeney Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7, La AntiguaWe accept major credit cards Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 HOUSE OF HEALTH H EALT H SER V ICE S REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.comLove a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. Avery Dispanto Love has no desire but to fulll itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. Kahlil Gibran

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foodstoreAlso in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15, Condado Concepcin Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077 Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533_ Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

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46 AN TIGUA shops + services Where you can see and touch the art Donde el arte se ve y se toca Open: 8am 7pm 4a calle poniente nal, La Antigua Guatemala Private parkingMercado de Artesanas Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. e Wedding (Santiago Atitln) by Roco Palacios

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

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Cel: 5704-1029 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M. 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-Ray General Medicine Boarding NOW ON SALE! Coee for a Cause AN TIGUA shops + services Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VETERINAR Y CLINIC2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia AN TIGUA shops + services Tel: (502) 3418-2243 elchuchofeliz.com info@elchuchofeliz.com /elchuchofeliz ANTIGUA GUATEMALADale a tu mascota el mejor regalo! Dog Training / Educacin Canina Sumpango, Sacatepquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@ usa.net 11 oor, oce #1111 Tels. 2335-3031, 2335-2849 L A ANTIGUA : 5a av. sur #6, interior 1, Restaurante Monoloco, Tels. 7832-4216 / 7832-4195info@immigrationguate.com www.immigrationguate.comVisas & Residencies Legal Advice Work Permits Companies & O Shore Trademark TranslationsIMMIGRATION SERVICES

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon shops + services ANTIGUA Golden StudioCanadian Hairstylist and Make-up Artist Professional Beauty Retailer www.goldenstudioantigua.com 7a avenida norte #84, La Antigua By appt. only: 4937-0244 Your Cut & Color Expert! EnmarcadosEl ArcngelFraming shopFraming of posters, documents, photos, custom glass 2a av. norte #10 (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com RENTALS & TOURS SHUTTLES, TOURS, RENTALS Monthly Photo Contest on our FB pageLove is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services El Mercadito Artesanas82 locals full of beautiful Guatemalan art pieces Safe and unique in La Antigua Guatemala Variety of handicrafts from all regions of Guatemala Fair prices Wholesale & Retail Open 9am-8pm, 365 days a year5a avenida norte #6, La Antigua Guatemala Portal de las Panaderas, Across from Central Park MORE INFO: philippa (philippa@tourguatemala.com) FOR SALE by the box1000s of WHOLESALE USED BOOKS(hand-picked)For BOOKSTORES, HOTELS, SCHOOLS, etc Personally selected in the US by ex-owner of the Rainbow Caf / Bookstore

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51 shops + services ANTIGUA Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.

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52 A NTIGUA shops + services 7830-6669 5408-7057English (European) style riding on t, well-trained horses Oering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality Taught by English instructress Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back?WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our ve programs Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacyaim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our oce in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprot organization. Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation: We specialize in: Immigration Services. (Residencies, Work Permits). American and Guatemalan tax strategies and accounting. Franchise development and business acquisitions. Corporate and Real Estate Law. Trademarks. : PBX. (502) 7937-0284 l (502) 2383-6000 La Mandarina Business Center, 2a calle poniente #2, Corner of 4a Av. www.diazduranantigua.com l info@diazduranantigua.com Heres to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented! Heinrich Heine 7832-4345, 5106-6860 4323-0726 Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la Antigua

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54 Two thousand years ago the Maya peoples had abundant sources of natural medicine from plants. It is sometimes thought that primitive societies had mostly witch doctors and chants for healing. But considering how the Greeks, Romans and medieval Europeans managed illness and medicine, frankly I would rather be a patient in a Mayan treatment center than anywhere in Europe! e Maya of 2,000 years ago would be dicult to label as primitive. ey maintained international trade relationships north through Mexico and south at least to Costa Rica. At Tikal, in the Tomb of the Jade Jaguar, the ruler had decorations of spondylus shells (commonly called thorny oyster). Harvested by skilled divers, these shells with extremely fragile spines are generally identied as coming from lower Central America. us, they were traded over long distances. is ruler also had jadeite implants in most of his teeth. So the dentists of A.D. 850 had methods to drill into the teeth and had adequate pain killer for this operation. Being a student at Harvard in the New Age 1960s inuenced my interest in studying subjects that were far outside my normal elds. Architecture was what I initially majored in, but after nding cacao in a ninth century vase and discovering a painting of a high-status individual enjoying smoking a cigar (in the royal tomb I found under a pyramid in Tikal), I developed an interest in studying plants. Living in the neotropical seasonal rain forests of Tikal for 12 months at age 19, and then ve years working to create the Parque Nacional Yaxh, denitely instilled me with a curiosity about plants the Maya had available. In my list of circa 400 utilitarian native plants of the Maya peoples, I specically did not list the medicinal plants since these have already been carefully studied and cataloged by botanist Armando Cceres and by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org text & photos by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical PlantsPericn has so many uses in traditional Mayan culture that it would take an entire article just to describe the benets of this member of the marigold family: it is used in medicine, as a colorful dye in native clothing, and as a tasty avoring among many other uses. ( N H, N D800E, 36 rf, 60 )

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56 many botanists of USAC and Universidad del Valle. ere are also many well-known studies of medicinal plants of the Maya of Yucatn, medicinal plants of the Aztec, etc. So I decided to focus on edible plants and plants used for all other daily purposes: for making soap, for tanning leather, for house construction, for basketry, etc. ese themes needed much more research since the many monographs on Mayan agriculture and silviculture while helpful, remained focused, sometimes even xated, on the standard plants that are always discussed. However, after many years of studying utilitarian plants, especially herbs and spices, I noticed how many of the plants that I was studying were also medicinal. For example, tobacco is also considered a medicinal plant, as has already been well documented by many scholars. Not long ago I noticed a tobacco plant growing in the front of a Mayan house in a village deep into the Ixil-speaking Highlands, high above Nebaj. e resident said the plant was for medicine. I have also found other medicinal plants that were added to tobacco. So I have begun to study medicinal plants in more detail. My primary interest is to raise awareness by nding and photographing in high resolution the owers that identify each medicinal species. Most of the useful books on medicinal plants have only basic drawings or traditional academic-style photographs. In addition, I am beginning to raise several local medicinal plants, such as chipiln (Crotalaria longirostrata), which I drink as a soup or tea about 30 minutes before bedtime. It provides a calming, relaxing eect, and I sleep soundly. But as any plant product, we ourselves do not prescribe or recommend it to anyone without professional medical consultations because most plants have a multitude of diverse chemicals. e roots, bark, stems and owers each have dierent chemicals and should only be used after appropriate medical consultation. But precisely because of the diversity of chemicals in each plant (and the thousands of plant species in the multitude of totally dierent eco-systems in Guatemala), there is signicant potential for modern medicine. us it is benecial to move forward to learn more about medicinal plants, and to support product developement together with capable Guatemalan botanists with experience in medicinal plants. Tobacco owers from the FLAAR Mesoamerica botanical garden, Guatemala City, elevation about 1,500 meters. Tobacco is a great garden ower and for the intellectually curious, there is a lot more to tobacco than merely smoking it: Tobacco is a popular medicine in many countries of the Americas. Cacao was even more often used as a beverage of choice to deliver medicine to the body. Tagetes lucida pericn Tobacco ower

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57 dining ANTIGUA Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 10am-7pm 3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5545

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59 dining ANTIGUA Live Music Every Night Andean Music (Pan Flutes) 7pm: Wed. thru Sun. with Grupo Sol Latino 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4468 www.lapenaantigua.com Free Wi-Fi Fabulous Food and Drinks Served in our Beautiful GardenFresh Box Lunches Lunch and Dinner Saln de usos mltiples Banquet Rooms

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60 A NTIGUA dining 4a calle oriente No.12Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Stuffed Potatoes helps to create a strong network for NGOs working in Guatemala, but it benets from a close-knit community at the Rainbow Cafe itself. Rainbow Cafes lectures take place in its slightly bohemian main courtyard, and the event has been cultivated attentively by Rob, Cristina and her family. We came in ve years ago, Rob explained. Cristina worked here before ... her mother has been working here for over 20 years. e Rainbow Cafe has been a part of Cristinas family for many years, and as the lecture series has developed, it too has become part of the family business. We consider it [the lecture series] to be part of our social responsibility, Rob said. Its always been part of the ethos of the place. Its not all about the business, Cristina added. ere is a suggested donation of Q25 to attend a talk, and all of the money goes directly to the presenting organization. For example, the cafe periodically hosts a group of traditional dancers from San Andrs Itzapa as part of the series, and the money raised provides the children with food for a month. e organizations that present at Rainbow Cafe vary greatly from Pattersons WINGS, which campaigns for reproductive health, to ARCAS, which rescues and rehabilitates wild animals, and Los Patojos, which provides education and food aid to children in Jocotenango. Rainbow Caf is located at 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua, tel: 7832-1919NGO Community cont. from page 34

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel A NTIGUA dining Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Fri 10:30am 7:30pm Sun 9:30am 6:30pm Tasty Specialties of Cacao & Chocolate RUDY GIRONPHOTOGRAPHY LISTOS PARA SUS FOTOS DEL MES DEL CARIO Y LA AMISTAD? RESERVEN YA Y OBTENGAN 30% DE DESCUENTO EN SU SESIN FOTOGRFICA + (502) 4569.4419 www.rudygiron.com photos.rudygiron.com +PHOTOGRAPHY, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. Reginald Hepperstein Ceremony of Love by Joel S. Yok (Revue Photo Contest, Feb)

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63 dining ANTIGUA What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. Francesca M. Cancian He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. Leo Tolstoy

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64 Do not be fooled by this months title. Not all paperwork and bureaucracy is hateful. And yet there are days here in the tropics when there is enough to make me want to pull my hair outif I had any left. Most nation-states carved out of the old Spanish Main have made recent strides in the area of streamlining. Maybe even that little Spanishspeaking state in Africa (Guinea Ecuadorial) has streamlined, too. But if you spend any time in these places, you still encounter mucho red tape. In English we have, for example, forms, applications and receipts. But in the Hispanophonie, things are more complex. e main Spanish word for form may be formulario, although their formularios are rarer than our forms. And what we call applications are usually solicitudes But receipts fall into multiple categories. e generic equivalent for receipt is recibo, but this word is falling into disuse. ings vary from country to country, but you might get a contrasea or a factura or even both for your purchase. e former is something we used to call a chit (If you bought a bull, then maybe this would be called a bull chit). Proof of purchase captures the idea for contrasea, whether it is something you get at checkout or from a cereal box top. A factura, on the other hand, is proof not of purchase, but of sale. ey have serial numbers and are the way governments monitor overthe-table transactions that generate tax revenue. Again, it varies from place to place, but sometimes you pay extra when you get a factura and sometimes not. When a seller oers you one, s/he is saying that value-added taxation, IVAeebais taking place. So a factura means either that you are paying more or that the seller is keeping less. en there is what I call the orneriness tax, a head tax levied (and occasionally enforced) by municipalides (counties or cities). Reader, I call it this for two reasons that I think you will nd logical. First, the form you ll out is an ornato. (See the resemblance?) Second, such a tax makes sense; in your community you will have at least one detractor, someone willing to label you ornery, and hence not exempt from paying your share for xing potholes. Moving along, a le or dossier, or what schoolteachers call a cume le (an ac-cum-ulation of records), is an expediente. A Guatemalan headmistress once told me that we needed an expediente for my sons enrollment. I took this as a request to brainstorm with her for a loophole around some arcane governL ANGUAG E by Dwight Wayne CoopRed Tapethe of Sixty Zen columns now form a unique book, The Zen of Pues, useful to Spanish scholars at all levels. Visit www.ideaquestbooks. com; also available in bookstores throughout Guatemala. Tel: 7762-2022 or www.ideaquestbooks.com

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65 dining ANTIGUA 5a av. sur nal #36-C L a Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com M onS un 8am to 6pm Plants Accessories Delicatessen Music & Books Handmade Crafts SPECIAL MENUS E VERY WEEKEND

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66 A NTIGUA dining 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 + Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 y 7a av norte #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes 13 31 9 8 12 21 26 7 16 23 30 33 6 25 5 15 29 4 18 3 20 24 2 28 1 10 11 14 17 19 22 27 32 Solution to this months Cruci-Word page 70E N E R G I A I T A C M E D I O D E L A B A M A R L E M E R G E N C I A S A R T E N A M T R E N A P O A S H O D D Y J O B T E E N A G E R S E M E S R E R R E M O L A C H A SWhy be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish. Robert Braultment regulation. In fact, she was merely saying that it was time to start his cume le. So expedientes are not expedients. Another false cognate is escritura, which is not scripture but a deed or some other contractual writing. Holy Scripture is distinguished from these as la Escritura Sagrada. e foregoing does not exhaust the list of paperworkrelated nouns, but we have to move on to verbs. One you cannot avoid is tramitar, which is about meeting requisitos (requirements) for your residency, drivers license, etc. Requisitos are often printed on a sheet of paper. But many are unwritten things you must still do or pay for. One troublesome requisito for me was obtaining the governor of Nevadas signature so I could marry a Guatemalan. No, I did not make that up. Anyway, you cannot tramitar on your own, so you hire a tramitero, a paperwork specialist. is person, by profession, knows every in and outstu that your life is too short to discover on your own. S/he knows where to get this stamp, that seal, what lines to stand in, and whom to pay o. A synomym for tramitar is hacer los trmites. Trmites are a part of a process called la gestin, a word I nd hard to translate. e associated verb gestionar is listed in dictionaries as to manage, to carry out, etc. But it really means to execute any large task involving paperwork, minutiae and requisitos, written or not. La gestin is more than just trmites; and it is more prosaic than processes driven by creativity or vision, for which you need llevar a cabo or realizar instead of gestionar. For example, authors realizan their books as creative imperatives. But publishing, copyrighting, and marketing are stu that they gestionan. And this column? La he realizado. The ZEN of continued I hope you have lost your good looks, for while they last any fool can adore you, and the adoration of fools is bad for the soul. No, give me a ruined complexion and a lost gure and sixteen chins on a farmyard of crows feet and an obvious wig. Then you shall see me coming out strong. George Bernard Shaw

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67 Open daily 7am 8pm cookiesantigua@gmail.com Corner of 3a av. & 4a calle, La Antigua Tel: 7832-7652 Cookies, Etc.Over 25 Varieties of Cookies Cakes made to order Coffee Bar: Gourmet & OrganicCookies, Etc. Cookies, Etc. dining ANTIGUA 39 AZUL12:30 3pm / 7 11pmClosed Wed and Sunday Evening6a calle poniente #39 Antigua GuatemalaOne of the few places in town where you really need a reservationAn international restaurant made by Nils RykkenPlease call 7832 1975You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across elds into your lovers arms can only come later when youre sure they wont laugh if you trip. Jonathan Carroll No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it. Mignon McLaughlin

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68 I have come to learn that what surrounds you or what you have chosen to surround yourself with, for whatever reason, is the best. How one processes the thought of the best will have many dierent subjective personal meanings. You would expect me, as a food writer, to jump into the clich of the best food of 2013 this month; I shall not. I write of what inspires me, certainly, as a professional caterer, I am inspired by food, but here in Guatemala there is a great deal of inspiration at every turn. It is the magic that draws people here in droves. 2013, a full year living in Guatemala in my rst month, as I pitched a project idea, I remember someone saying to me, No one will know your name for at least two years. I was taken aback to be sure, but smart enough to know better. I was in search of the best Guatemala has to oer, and I have since learned to stop searching, as the best surrounds all of us in every moment. Guatemala has made me aware of what really matters. Having grown up in the U.S., we use the words the best with a dierent meaning. People camping out in front of the Mac Store for two days in the cold to purchase the latest iPhone is a great example. People want the best and the newest of everything, even when what they have will last them for years. Corporations spend billions of dollars to keep people enthralled in a state of having the best, which could only be referred to as ridiculous. I am much happier here in Guatemala, not living in the constant state of want. Driving a new Lexus or Mercedes-Benz here is not the best as it would be perceived in other countries. Driving around in an old car in Guatemala has no social implications. Today I value something much better than a new Mercedes automobile, it is friendship. Ironically, one of my friends is named Mercedes. She makes me smile, and I, too, her. It is a friendship that will carry me many more miles than a car with monthly payments that could feed a family in Guatemala for months. I have surrounded myself with friends and family without agendas, nor am I in it for personal gain. I have learned not to give up on people who cannot express their fondness of others, as I know it is their heart. I see things in people which others may not. I see behavior in some of which I can only learn something. I read a quote many years ago that said, My friends are few, but altogether sucient. It is here in Guatemala I have learned these words to be true. I have realized not to place value in things but rather in true friendships. I have a special friend, and I often make my way to her oce. She has a heart so full of love for people, animals and life that I could not imagine not having her in my life. She is the best, and has taught me to search for the truth in my heart. Living here in Guatemala has brought me joy in ways that I never could have imagined. I have no need for the best new iPad, the best new car or best of anything. I see best in everything that surrounds me. Achaan Chaa, the ai meditation master, once said, Do you see this glass? I love this glass. It holds the water admirably. When I tap it, it has a lovely ring. When the sun shines on it, it reects the light beautifully. But when the wind blows and the glass falls o the shelf and breaks or if my elbow hits it and it falls to the ground I say, of course. But when I know that the glass is already broken every minute with it is precious. Friendship, too, is precious and fragile. To the friends I have made here in Guatemala, I value your friendships. I am sure to meet more friends in the coming New Year and I am certain that even more of the best is yet to come. Shannon McCullough is a writer living in La Antigua Guatemala. He is currently writing a book on cooking and entertaining in Guatemala. by Shannon McCullough Food for Thought

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69 dining ANTIGUA Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES Coee School: Become a Barista or simply learn all about coee! 4a avenida (east side of park next to the Cathedral) Open Daily: 7am to 8pm --by the cup or pound 4a calle oriente #14 (inside La F uente) Daily: 7am to 8pm We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. Mignon McLaughlin What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. Pearl Bailey My wife tells me she doesnt care what I do when Im away, as long as Im not enjoying it. Lee Trevino Id rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

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70 (Feel free to use the dictionarythe main idea here is to learn new words) Translate the Clue to the Opposite Language (Spanish/English) bilingual cruci-word Great Q25 00 Gift IdeaA book of 56 bilingual crossword puzzles and over 1000 quotations from past issues of REVUEAvailable at: 3a avenida sur #4-A, La AntiguaLearn new vocabulary words (English/Spanish) while enjoying the challenge of a crossword puzzle. Flip the book over and read quotes from some of the worlds great and not-so-great movers and shakers. Useful Expressions THANKS TO LANGUAGEREALM.COM tener animo / be enthusiastic tener gracia / be funny; be amusing tiempo de perros / foul or horrible weather todo hijo de vecino / every Tom, Dick, and Harry tomar el sol / sunbathe; catch some rays tomar en cuenta / bear in mind; keep in mind CRUCIGRAMA = CROSSSWORD Puzzle by Michael Hopkins SOLUTION ON PAGE 66 DOWN ACROSS 1. bienes races 10. to put oneself to bed 11. miembro 12. dobladillo; orilla 14. mena 1. beets 2. vitalidad; poder 3. cumbre, cima 4. taller del cientco 5. an urgent matter 6. skillet, frying pan 7. toneladas registradas (abr) 8. un trabajo de mala calidad (3 words) 9. adolescentes 13. month 16. in; on 18. to love 20. vlvula electrnica 25. de la maana (abr) 28. pronombre 30. ro italiano 31. verb ending 15. ruta uno (abr) 17. grande (abr) 18. rdenes del da 19. enfermeros militares 21. decigramo (abr) 22. they were falling 23. yesterday 24. grampus 26. hijo (abr) 27. ayuda 29. imponer 32. monumento tallado 33. obstetricia (abr) 13 31 9 8 12 21 26 7 16 23 30 33 6 25 5 15 29 4 18 3 20 24 2 28 1 10 11 14 17 19 22 27 32

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72 T HE TA X CORNER by John Ohe U.S. expats are subject to U.S. income tax regardless of where they live and where they make their income. Furthermore, there are special requirements and issues to consider when it comes to tax planning and tax return preparation. is month we discuss a couple of topics that aect expat entrepreneurs (business owners). Q: We own a business in Guatemala and report the income on our 1040 (Schedule C). Is it true there are additional ling requirements? Expats with local or cross-border business interests commonly establish foreign entities (e.g., corporations, sole proprietorships). Unfortunately, many U.S. expats are caught o guard when they learn about the ling requirements associated with ownership stakes in foreign entities. e IRS wants to know how U.S. citizens who own businesses abroad are deriving their income. e premise is the same as with nancial account reporting (FBAR, Form 8938). Here, we discuss foreign corporations and foreign disregarded entities. Foreign Corporations A U.S. citizen who owns a 10 percent or greater stake in a foreign corporation (or who is an ocer or director of a foreign corporation in which a U.S. person owns at least a 10 percent stake) must le Form 5471 along with their individual income tax return. One of the schedules within Form 5471 requires the ler to identify all other U.S. shareholders of the foreign corporation. is allows the IRS to be able to cross check names and identify people who are not compliant. Important to note: e IRS will likely treat any foreign entity that confers limited liability as a foreign corporationit does not matter what nomenclature the entity is referred to as in the local country. e penalties for non-compliance are severe. e IRS can assess a $10,000 penalty for each year that the information is not provided. If the IRS has sent you a notice regarding non-compliance and you do not respond quickly, additional penalties can reach up to $50,000. Foreign Disregarded Entities A foreign disregarded entity is an entity created outside the U.S. and is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner for U.S. income tax purposes. For example, single-member LLCs and sole proprietorships are disregarded (not regarded) as an entity separate from its owner for U.S. income tax purposes. When similar foreign entities are owned by a U.S. person (*see denition below), the IRS requires Form 8858 to be led. e main thrust behind this ling requirement is to prevent U.S. persons with ownership in foreign corporations or partnerships from utilizing additional entities (FDEs) to mask income. To illustrate, John Smith owns 60 percent of a foreign corporation (CFC). e CFC owns an FDE that generates $1M of income; however, the FDE does not pay dividends to CFC. Without the disclosure, John Smith could falsely report zero income. e penalties for non-compliance are similar to those described above (Form 5471). In addition, failure to disclose an FDE could also reduce any available foreign tax credit. Important to note: Expat entrepreneurs who have established foreign sole proprietorships are also subject to the FDE disclosure requirement. Many of these businesses are small in

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA COMFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com HOTEL SAN JORGE

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74 A NTIGUA lodging Tels: 7832-8550, 4218-7415 Condominio Las Gravileas No. 15 La Antigua Guatemala www.hotelnuestrasenioradelrosario.com with this ad (subject to availability) Disclaimer: e answers provided in this article are for general information, and should not be construed as personal tax advice. Tax laws and regulations change frequently, and their application can vary widely based on the specic facts and circumstances involved.If you would like to submit a tax-related question, please email: info@holaexpat.com. Responses are provided by John Ohe (IRS-authorized enrolled agent), who resides in Antigua. TAX Q&A ere are two issues with this approach. First, theres more paperwork involved (e.g., Form 5471). Second, if you are the only owner of the CFC, the IRS may nd this tactic questionable. Especially for sole proprietors with small-scale businesses, its probably not worth the hassle simply to lower FICA taxes. scale. Nevertheless, their owners are subject to the same requirements. A U.S. person includes: U.S. citizens, resident aliens, U.S. corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. Question: How am I impacted by self-employment tax? Self-employment tax (FICA) includes Social Security and Medicare. For most people, this tax is equal to 15.3 percent of the reported net income. Normally, employers and employees split this tax responsibility. However, the self-employed individual is both employer and employee, and therefore, is responsible for the entire amount. For self-employed expats, the bad news is that they cannot nd relief through the foreign earned income exclusion. As far as FICA tax is concerned, there is no foreign earned income exclusionself-employed expats are required to pay FICA tax on their entire net business income. Is there an easy, legal way to avoid the full FICA tax? Unfortunately, the answer is no. One legal, but notso-easy approach would be to form a Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC), and then be hired as an employee. Since the CFC is a foreign entity, the IRS cannot force it to pay the employer portion of FICA. erefore, you could attempt to le your income as wages on Form 1040, rather than on Schedule C, and pay only the employee portion of FICA.

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76 Sri and Kira have authored several books and are the owners of TOSA La Laguna. email: oce@tosaspa.com www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa2013 Spiritwhere the skies are so blue! The takeo on the Lynyrd Skynyrds 70s hit Sweet Home Alabama started playing in our heads the moment we arrived home after a months vacation in Asia. Guatemala is truly a sweet home. e presence of amazing blue skies is one of the many magical gifts to ap preciate. Our weather is easy to en joy. No matter if you are visiting or living here, there is a sense of home that permeates everything authentic in Guatemala. Guests at our hotel or students who arrive for workshops often share this sentiment with open hearts and deep appreciation for all that Gua temala oers. ey feel happy here. Feeling at home is actually a revela tion of your state of being. You have opened your heart to let the fullness of your journey in. Perhaps it is the strong feeling of family that makes one think of home. It could be the way children are sup ported to feel safe. For many, spend ing much of their early childhood literally strapped on their mothers back oers a fundamental sense of ac ceptance. You will notice many chil dren safely playing on a sidewalk or at the park. Another sweet home sensation is the delicious tipica foods that each family prides itself in creat ing with their generations-old recipes. Families often have three generations in the kitchen. To all of this add the multitude of estas, processions, reworks and tradition; every month there is a celebration! Each festival is rich ly embraced by all and blanketed by the abundance of sunshine and Sweet Home Guatemala ever-present owers. e sense of home with its natural beauty comes forward. Whatever the magic combination is it exists here and is a joy to dis cover and unwrap like a precious gift from a thoughtful friend. In February many turn their thoughts to love. e presence of love and Valentines Day can be a wonderful way to call home, to yourself, the sense of feeling settled within. For some, the prospect of an ocial day of love can be ominous and overwhelming; for others it is a reason to celebrate. Yet, when we allow ourselves to see the gift of being home in our environment while holding love and appreciation of the moment, then

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77 lodging ANTIGUA we are indeed home. And we discover that every day becomes special. With each conscious moment we have the opportu nity to relax into our heart, our true home. Whether you are traveling the world or traveling the mys teries of your own life, there is a strong sense of home that ultimately drives the journey. Love is a powerful connector to this home environment and the amount of love we consciously express to our given home returns in a multitude of magical ways. Perhaps the age-old expression, home is where the heart is, oers the key to unlocking this mystery. As we look for the beauty, look for the love and feel gratitude, we then nd this home. is February as your thoughts turn to love and as your home environment calls to you to be ever more apprecia tive, we simply invite you to open your heart, take in the blue skies and let yourself experience the beauty of our sweet home, Guatemala. El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates

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A NTIGUA lodgingCHIMALTENANGO lodging 2nd PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb. Love in GuatemalaEl Mayor de los Amores by Flor Ortiz. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. Fully Equipped Luxury Suites at Hotel Room Prices! www.elmarquesdeantigua.com lodging ANTIGUA 2a av. norte No. 3 Tels: (502) 7832-3031, 5632-7214 www.hotelcasaovalle.com Comfortable Rooms w/ private bath Cable TV Parking Breakfast REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio.Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. Lynda Barry Forget love Id rather fall in chocolate! Sandra J. Dykes

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80 T R AV EL TRANSPORTES TURSTICOS T OUR OPERA T ORinfo@atitrans.net www.atitrans.net ventas@atitrans.netShuttle Service, Organized Tours, Packages and more...7832-3371, 7831-0184, 7882-4369 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua Be prepared for your visit to Chichi before you arrive.This e-book will answer all of your questions about where to go and what to do!Available for only $2.99 at: BarnesandNoble.com Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. Love at Sunset by Alejandro Carvajal All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

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81 T R AV EL ExpeditionsTravel Agency & Tour OperatorShuttles & Tours throughout GuatemalaWe oer you Shuttle Services, Tourist Information, Free Maps and Tours to: Pacaya Volcano, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Monterrico, Xela, Tikal and more...Monja Blanca Monja Blanca Of. Centrales y boletos: 7a. Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels. 2232-3661 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 220-4902 www.transgalgosinter.comSERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de buses ltimo modelo, dentro y fuera del pais. Tel 2220-6904 / 2230-5058 C ubriendo conexiones a: EL Norte de Mxico E.E.U.U. Canad Va terrestre con : ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Esquipulas, Copn, San Pedro Sula con Rutas Orientales. T R AV EL T R AV EL TEL: Deep Sea Sport Fishing Ro Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360 Full Day, Half Day and by-the-hour Excursions

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82 by Tara Tiedemann ..Great Destinations Welcome to 2014! Its a time of year when were thinking of our goals and aspirations for the year to come. Im encouraging everyone to go deeper while traveling. Sure, its great to visit the well-known spots; they are featured in magazines and newspapers for a reason. However, every time I take that extra step or bus ride and journey deeper into the culture, jungle or ocean, Im reward ed with unforgettable experiences. Guatemala is an incredible country for a go-deeper mission. Rio Dulce the Association Ak TenemitTake a trek through the jungle and cross the river to the Qeqchi Maya Association, Ak Tenamit, run en tirely by the local Qeqchi com munity, with founder Steve Duden hoefer serving as the chief technical advisor. e association is involved in a variety of projects, ranging from education and healthcare to a sustainable community tourism Explore More and Go Deeper photos by Willy PosadasRo Dulce Los Cuchumatanes

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84 initiative. Enjoy a nice lunch at the community and check out some of its beautiful handicrafts as well. (www.aktenamit.org) Todos Santos Cuchumatn, HuehuetenangoWind your way up through the beau tiful and mountainous Highlands to the village of Todos Santos, which sits at over 7,000 feet above sea level. It is a wonderful area for hiking and for taking a glimpse at life in an in digenous village, where its male in habitants are recognizable by their brightly striped traje (typical dress). San Andrs XeculLocated an easy drive from Quet zaltenango (aka Xela), this small town has set up a great community tourism program with lively guides eager to show you around. Check in with the tourism oce next to the brilliant yellow church in the main square where you can learn how the church faade blends a mix of Ma yan and Christian symbols, every symbol explained in detail. Youll also meet local weavers and skilled embroiderers, who is still turning out the beautiful San Andrs wom ens huipiles (blouses). End the tour with live marimba and a sample of the villages renowned hot chocolate and a traditional snack. is remains one of my personal favorite villages in Guatemala. Pacic Mangroves San Andrs Xecul...continued on following page

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85 LAKE ATITLN Flanagans lms have been shown throughout the USA and internationally. Suzan Al-Doghachi producer, editor Suzan Al-Doghachi has lived in New York City, Iraq, Germany and is currently working in Central America. She started her career working as an editor for German public television. In 1993 she moved to New York City, producing, directing and editing feature lms, shorts and documentaries. She also has been on the jury for the Chicks with Flicks Film Festival NYC 2002 Being very interested in dierent cultures Al-Doghachi has collaborated with Robert Flanagan on several documentaries in Central America, THE GARIFUNAAn Enduring Spirit, THE MAYA OF TOLEDOAncient Culture, Modern Lives, SAVING PARADISE, River to Reef and currently MAXIMNSanto o Diablo. For details about the lm including the trailer please visit www.maximonmovie.comMaximn cont. from page 21

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LAKE ATITLN HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 email: necos@itelgua.com Comfortable rooms Cable TV Private bath w/ hot water Parking Laundry Your Hotel in Panajachel on Calle Santander 4, 5 or 6 hours per day, 5 days per week We organize a wide range of activities Local Family Homestay available Volunteering opportunities Also, High quality 1-on-1 Online Spanish Lessons Internet access and FREE WIFI Near the corner of Av. de Los Arboles and Callejn Las Armonas Tels: (502) 7762-6056, 5460-8310 Email: info@jabeltinamit.comwww.jabeltinamit.com Eective and fun ways to learn Spanish In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates. Los rboles APART-HOTELExplore More... cont. from page 84 Laguna ChicabalWhile youre in the Xela area, take a rather strenuous hike up to the sacred caldera (crater lake) of Laguna Chicabal. is cobalt blue lake serves as the center of the Cosmovision Maya for the local Mam indigenous people. Your guide will tell you more about various cer emonies that take place around the lakes edge. If you go up early, youll likely catch a glimpse and hear the thundering eruption from nearby active volcano Santi aguito. (Note: Please give this area your utmost respect, no shing or swimming in the lake, as it is a sacred site of the Maya Mam community. )TilapitaCheck out this remote beach on the Pacic side of Gua temala. It is quite the drive or bus ride, heading out near the Mexican border through the towns of Coate peque and Tilapa, nishing with a boat ride to Tilapita. ere is only one hotel and there are a couple of houses to rent as well. Pass the day in your hammock with a cold Gallo or talk with the locals to arrange a tour though a well-developed mangrove system and try your luck at shingthe old-fashioned way with hook and line, using a bit of wood for the spool. e stargazing here is also some of the best in the country. Have fun exploring and check out the March issue of Revue to round out the rest of my 10 favorite desti nations. Travel lighter and explore deeper. Buen viaje!

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87 LAKE ATITLN Tels.: 7762-6114 / 15 Calle Monterrey, zona 2, Panajachel, Solol reservaciones@jardinesdellago.com www.jardinesdellago.com Making love details... ...excellent services

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88 QUETZALTENANGO RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396www.shailongxela.com RESTAURANT LOUNGE CHINESE CUISINE 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com.gtOering comfortable rooms with private and shared bath. Clean, Safe, Good AtmosphereCasa Doa MercedesHostal PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, QuetzaltenangoPasta Wine Cakes and the Best Pizza in Xela! (home delivery service) #1 in Used Books (Rent or Buy) 8 am to 8 pm Monday to SundayNow: Coee and Bagels Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb.Luz de amor (Cerro El Bal, Quetzaltenango) by Yesica Torres All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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89 Belize Barrier Reef and IslandsEnjoy SailingDivingFishing-KayakingSnorkelingRo Dulce / Lago Izabal Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.com IZABAL / PUERTO BARRIOS / RO DULCE Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.com Susana Coo La fortaleza San Felipe, Izabal

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90 las lisas hawaii PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAIIPassion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. Honor de Balzac Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. Erich Fromm I dont wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. Javan My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didnt. Sarah M. Jones A man without a wife is like a vase without owers. African Proverb

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92 PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056Monterrico PORTOFINO www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 REVUE Fun, Free and Informative REVUE Fun, Free and Informative Tels: 4221-4639, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINOLet your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but ooding the river. Malagasy ProverbEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb.Lost in Love by Sheryl Depker All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco PACIFIC COAST / M ONTE RICO How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. Oscar Wilde Monte Rico Hawaii Hotel Association Hotel Utz Tzaba www.utz-tzaba.com Tel: 5945-3622 Hotel Dulce y Salado www.dulceysaladoguatemala.com Tel: 4154-0252 Hotel Honolulu honoluluhotel@gmail.com Tel: 4005-0500 Hotel Caf del Sol www.cafe-del-sol.com Tel: 5050-9173 Hotel San Gregorio www.hotelsangregorio.com.gt Tel: 5204-2013 Hotel Casa Bella www.casabellamonterrico.com Tel: 5907-2552

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94 petn Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami Km. 144 Ruta a Cobn Tels: 53082440 & 57089725 cobn COBN / EL PETN / SAN J UAN CO M ALAPA san juan comalapa Posada del ngel Hotel0 calle tercer callejn A, Zona 1, San Juan ComalapaQ50 per nightTels: 5697-3461 / 5834-4832 Clean and comfortable Private rooms Hot Water Cable TVPosada del ngel HotelEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb.e epitome of love by Gk Reina All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/

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95 TECPN Phones: (502) 7840-3384 / (502) 7840-3387Km. 87 Carr etera Interamericana, T ecpn, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.www .ahumadoskatok.com

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96 marketplaceReach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 ANNOUNCEMENTS HEALTH SERVICES FOR SALE SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS : Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Ro Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH Formerly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Con vento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 23660663. ANNOUNCEMENTS DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Di ploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by fe male doctor Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral). Tel: 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, rst aid, NBAC. Info: 5709-2308, email hannahcdp@gmail.com Guatemala City, house calls in La Antigua. HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA : Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A. Call Micky Morrison for appt. 78321648, 5393-2311. HEALTH SERVICES KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. To tally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com BLUEBERRIES/ARNDANO AZUL : Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgnicos, dulces y muy salu dables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. MICROBREWED BEER Brooklyn lager & Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Deliveries for homes, parties or businesses. Q269/case 5844-6503 FOR SALE FUN STUFF RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coe since 1994. Inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, including stingless bee honey bars. Inven tors of REAL white chocolate honey bars from Zapotec-Maya Pataxte or Theobroma bicolor. Located corner 6a calle & 7a avenida. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SHOPS Would you like to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales *Vintage RHINESTONE JEWELRY : bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pins. *Red Western-style BOOTS womens size 6/36 (like new!) incl. cotton-quilted boot supports. *Natural-ber LUFFAS PRINTS PAINTINGS BOOKS *Womens BLOUSES & PANTS Quality labels, beautiful fabrics, All sizes XXL-XXXL. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua *DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE 1-pound bags, Delicious Coee for a Cause! Proceeds sup port Unidos para los Animales, www.facebook. com/unidosparalosanimales VIDA REAL TV CHURCH : Join us for an experience with God. Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, auditorium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Ho tel Intercontinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simultaneous translation. Special program for children. FINGERPRINT-PASSWORD DOOR LOCKS Adele : Guaran teed t, easy instalation, reversible handle. Metal construction resists breakage and vandalism. Mechanical keys for emergency use. Contact Mul tibusiness Group, S.A. ventas@mbg-sa.com Tels: (502)5204-4260, 4990-2468. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA : Mon. 6-7pm, Discussion. Tues. 6-7pm, Big book. Wed. 12-1pm, Literature study. Thurs. 6-7pm, Steps. All at Doa Luisas restaurant, 2nd oor rear dining room. 4a calle oriente #12. www.antiguaguatema laaa.org Tel: 4735-8955 CLUB ROTARIO Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Por ta Hotel Antigua (except last Wed. of the month). Call 7832-7600 http://www.rotaryantigua.org/ AGRICULTURAL SHADE CLOTH 228m (approx), previ ously used for a buttery enclosure. $125 or best oer. Tel: 7832-8417, Michael. DIANNE SENA MSW, LISW Psychotherapist U.S. Cer tied and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depres sion. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Oce in An tigua. Tel: 7832-9830. REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. CERAGEM Excellent condition, less than 1 year old. Save $1000. Cost $3000. PRICE $2000. Tel: 79346614. HOME-MADE GLUTEN-FREE LACTOSE-FREE BREAD! No gums or glues. Pan sin gluten y sin lactosa (sin goma xanthan) hecho en casa! Cel: 5950-1192 Email: 6lut3nfr33@gmail.com S TRESS R ELIEF A MONG T REES Enjoy the Hot Tub and a massage with the active ingredients in major anti-ageing compounds. Call Emilia: 5994-6960. L A I NDIA Antiques, ceremonial masks, ethnic jew elry, textiles. 8a. Av. 4-37, zona 1, Guatemala City. Phone: 5567-4611. If God had intended us to be alone, there would be more pleasure in massaging our own shoulders. Robert Brault

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MARKETPLACE Free Tour of our Organic Macadamia Farm! www.exValhalla.com exvalhalla@gmail.com Tels: 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799 15 minutes from Antigua Free samples of our macadamia chocolates, and facials with our skincare products. Learn and contribute to our sustainable development project. Ask for our product list, which includes Organic, Tasty and Healthy BLUEBERRIES IMAGE BY PHOTOS.RUDYGIRON.COM 97 FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/wireless and wa ter/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations educa tion program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvi sor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com EMPLOYMENT INSTRUCTION HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under Fun Stu Raven scroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. F LE X/A CTION SCRI P T : Positions available for P ROGRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com HI-TECH RE P AIR, SU PP ORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Win dows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. CUSTOM U P HOLSTERY CLEANING From couches to ne rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do mattresses. Free estimates. We dont steam, we extract. Call Pa mela, Tel: 5200-8279 SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional translation of legal and ordinary documents. Duly registered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and England Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Educa tion and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. SERVICES IMMIGRATION SERVICES : Jos Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 5518-3128 (oce hours) josecaal@hotmail.com BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relaxation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 TRAVEL COM P ANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-commitment for the following positions: sales (creative de sign & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & opera tions. Requirements: uent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com BURBUJAS DOGGY AND KITTY CARE We oer: bathing, walking, feeding, etc. in An tigua (and environs) and San Lucas. Tel: 5693-8323 HOLA E XP AT : Tax Service for U.S. Expats (IRS authorized enrolled agents) Visit us: www.holaexpat.com Email: info@holaexpat.com LEARN TO P LAY AN INSTRUMENT for professional or recreational motives; all ages/ levels; private and semi-private lessons. Or ask how you can sponsor a child. Call: 5297-5481, FB musicaenlasaldeas.

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98 real estate In gated community near Antigua. only 7 minutes from the main square, lot size: 709 vr2, construction 310mts2. Distribution 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Living $475,000If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.revue.gtpublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. Anne Taylor Fleming It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Benjamin Disraeli As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. Socrates Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. Joseph Joubert

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100 REAL ESTATE LAKE ATITLN CIUDAD VIEJA SAN LUCAS SACATEPQUEZ EURO P EAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROP EOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 1/2 bathrooms, living room, dinning room, kitchen, service area, storage room, large space for parking. Magnicent view to Agua Volcano and wonderful garden with fruit trees. $390,00. http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600, 7832-7412. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN P RO P ERTY : 65 acres above Antigua with or without excellent buildings. Turn key mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incredible place! See www.unrefugioenelmundo. com then contact dimichaelelorette@gmail.com for appointment. ANTIGUA AREA Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fully-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour secu rity, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail.com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA I NE XP ENSIVE R OOMS :15 min. walk to Central Park. 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, shared bath room w/hot shower, cleaning 2x/week & WiFi. $80/week, $170/month ventas1@balambe.com Tel: 5007-8181 (espaol). REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches F ULLY E Q UI PP ED A P ARTMENT IN S AN PEDRO EL PAN ORAMA 4 bdrm, 1 bath, livrm, dinrm, kitchen, laundry, cable, wi. Terrace, beautiful view. US$425. Tel: 3284-8256 (Spanish) BEAUTIFUL AP ARTMENT Conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet, access & other ser vices inlcd. Furn. $500/mo; unfurn. $425/mo. Tels. 7832-5390, 3007-9259, 4216-8175. A P ARTMENT & BUNGALOWS FOR RENT in San Juan la Laguna Solol. Eciency w/ mini-kitchen, balcony & lake view, water, electricity, cleaning & secu rity services included. Monthly & weekly rates. Tel: 2366-9555, 5990-6016 atitlan@uxlabil.comLAKE ATITLN H OME FOR SALE IN GATED CONDOMINIUM 7 Blocks from central square. Living room, dining room, kitchen, oce, 3 bedrooms, replace, 1 bath rooms, laundry, garden, $184,750.00 Code 5289 http://www.teamantigua.com/ Call 7832-7600 Email: info@teamantigua.com NEW COLONIAL HOUSE : 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 patios, livrm, dinrm. In gated community. $295,000. Tel: 46202546. LAS GOLONDRINAS AP ARTMENTS : Antigua G., bed rooms: cable TV, private bathrooms with hot show ers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. Dif ferent sizes-dierent prices. Daniel Ramrez Ros. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 aptslasgolondrinas@ gmail.com www.lasgolondrinasapts.com Outside Santiago Atitln FULLY-EQ UI PP ED SP ACIOUS HOUSE access to main road & lakeshore. 1 bdrm, study, big kitchen, livrm, art studio. $475/month. Also FULLY EQ UI PP ED HOUSE big kitchen, large bdrm, in safe garden. $375/month. Long term negotia ble. Tel: 4628-5986 Barrio Belencito, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE with a jacuzzi. Min. 1 year contract. 1 master bdrm w/bath. 3 bdrm w/2 more bath. Fully equipped kitchen. Monthly rent $1200 + Q750 (maintenance fee). Further info: Patty 4093-0646, 7882-4365. 4 B EDROOM H OUSE FOR RENT WEEK OF S EMANA S ANTA ,. Fully equipped house including cable and inter net. Chef and maid service on request. 2 minute walk into the center of Antigua. Gated community. For information email: antiguavacationrental@ gmail.com O NLY FOUR BLOCKS SOUTH OF CENTRAL P ARK 3 bdrm, 2 bathrooms, liv/din replace, kitchen, 1-car/ga rage, patio, terrace, beautiful views, fully furnished (antiques) $225,000. Tel. 4004-4974, 3021-1818 de nis@kambiatucasa.com www.kambiatucasa.com 450 S Q UARE METERS HOUSE IN A CONDOMINIO $220.000. 170 square meter house plus an apart ment $89,000. Key lease hotel with 9 rooms $23,000. Cel 5679-1985. B EAUTIFUL H OUSE km 24, 15 minutes from Antigua. Gated security, 3 bedrooms, studio, 350 mts big lot. 1800V US$ 325,000. Tel: 3288-3977 Willy. I wanted to make it really special on Valentines day, so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours I watched whatever I wanted on TV. Tracy Smith Dont marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you cant live without. James C. Dobson Love is a ower which turns into fruit at marriage. Finnish Proverb FOR SALE: 2 Lots with Spectacular Views overlooking La Antigua Adjacent lots of 4151 and 3582 vrs, above El Hato, 7km from AntiguaTel: 4065-8567

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101 REAL ESTATE Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, P roperty Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.Calle del Espritu Santo #37A, La Antigua www.teamantigua.com By all means marry; if you get a good wife, youll be happy; if you get a bad one, youll become a philosopher. Socrates Like good wine, marriage gets better with age, once you learn to keep a cork in it. Gene Perret

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102 Amor de madre by Mnica Mariel Rodrguez All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtHonorable Mention by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, Feb. Honorable Mention by judges voteAmor by Hctor MelndezFEBRUARY REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Love in Guatemala

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103 1st PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo ContestAmor en Oriente by Gilberto Jos Ramrez Figueroa. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua Amor por siempre by Luis Morataya Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb 2nd PLACE by popular vote in the Revue Photo Contest Entry in the Revue Photo ContestTelas de Amor by Sheyla Torres

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104 General Manager, Lena Johannessen Tel: (503) 7981-4517 elsalvador@revuemag.com EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE el salvador Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. Amor apasionado by German Velsquez

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105 mexico The perfect refuge in Tapachula!Hotel Casa Mexicana is a beautiful retreat right in the middle of downtown Tapachula. The hotel itself is quiet, cool, and beautiful with very clean rooms, extremely comfortable beds, fast wireless internet and a lovely garden restaurant. The hotel is well decorated with arts and crafts from all over Mexico with a healthy dose of historic information, luchadores, la Virgen, and artistic photos. The restaurant serves great food, coee and drinks, with a full bar, right alongside a pretty swimming pool. More than anything the owner and the rest of the sta are extremely helpful with organizing reservations, transportation and helping with all sorts of other travel details useful for long term stays and passers-by. Overall, a fantastic value and a great escape from the heat and bustle of Tapachula. (comment by David T. of Calif., U.S.A.)

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106 advertiser index37 37 37 79 79 75 79 77 77 73 71 73 73 79 77 73 74 73 73 75 79 86 83 87 86 86 87 86 9 93 93 92 92 91 90 92 91 93 93 90 92 92 94 94 89 89 89 89 88LODGING Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes ..................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Novo Hostal ............................................... All Suites El Marqus ............................... Casa Familia Ovalle .................................. El Mesn de Mara .................................... Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Aurora .............................................. Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel Convento Santa Catalina ............. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Galera ......................................... Hotel Nuestra Seora del Rosario ........ Hotel Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel San Rafael ....................................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ........................ Balamya .................................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) .................... Hotel Real Santander .............................. Jardines del Lago ..................................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ............. TOSA Resort & Spa ................................... Asociacin Ola Verde ............................... Atelier del Mar .......................................... Cafe Del Sol ................................................ Casa Bella ................................................... Cayman Suites .......................................... Club Isleta de Gaia ................................... Hawaian Paradise ..................................... Hotel Dos Mundos ................................... Hotel Honolulu ......................................... Hotel Pez de Oro ....................................... Hotel Playa Plana ...................................... Hotel y Restaurante Portono .............. La Palma B&B ............................................ Hotel Ecolgico y Rest. Mon ami .......... Hotel Posada Don Antonio .................... Amatique Bay ........................................... El Tortugal .................................................. Hacienda Tijax ........................................... Hotel Catamaran ...................................... Casa Doa Mercedes ...............................RESAURANTS / BARS 39 Azul ......................................................... ABC del Caf ............................................... Bagel Barn ................................................... Caf Condesa ............................................. Caf La Sin Ventura .................................. Casa Escobar .............................................. Chez Christophe ........................................ Chocomuseo Caf ..................................... Cookies, Etc ................................................ Degustaantigua.com ............................... Doa Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ El Rincn del Conquistador .................... El Sabor del Tiempo .................................. Epicure ......................................................... Fridas Mexican Cuisine ............................ Fusion .......................................................... La Cenicienta .............................................. La Fonda de la Calle Real ......................... La Pea del Sol Latino .............................. Las Palmas .................................................. Lava Restaurant ......................................... Le Fromage ................................................. Los Tres Tiempos ........................................ Mesn Panza Verde ................................... Monoloco .................................................... Ni Fu Ni Fa ................................................... Ocelot .......................................................... Personajes .................................................. Pitaya Juice Bar ......................................... Rainbow Caf ............................................. Ubis Sushi ................................................... Vivero y Caf La Escalonia ....................... Vinos Santa Ana ......................................... Ca De Fiori .............................................. Monoloco .................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ....................... Finca San Ricardo ...................................... Hotel Villa Fatima ...................................... Restaurante Chichoy ................................ Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................ Trattoria La Nonna .................................... Finca La Loma ........................................... Posada Del ngel ..................................... Shai Long .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza ..................... Equinoccio ................................................. 67 69 62 61 67 7 62 62 67 62 60 63 63 57 65 66 66 69 59 62 67 63 59 55 53 66 63 67 61 57 69 65 58 35 35 35 35 35 94 95 95 95 95 95 78 78 88 88 94HEALTH SERVICES Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Emergency Services ................................... Antrionika Insurance ............................... Antigua Gym ................................................ Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... Clinicas de la Cruz ....................................... Clnicas Ovalle .............................................. Clnica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... Dr. Luis Ramrez, DDS ................................. Farmacia Ivori .............................................. Gail Terzuola ................................................. Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ House of Health Sta. Luca ........................ Optyma Esthetics ....................................... Optyma Visin y Moda .............................. Psychotherapist Larry Alford ................... Skin Medika ................................................. Soldent .......................................................... Vet-Pro ...........................................................REAL ESTATEBarrio de Antonelli ..................................... Carstens S.A. ................................................. Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes ............. CityMax Real Estate .................................... Real Estate in Antigua ............................... REMAX Colonial ...........................................TRAVEL / TOURS Antigua Tours ............................................... Circo del Aire Zipline .................................. Filadela Coee Adventure ...................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Maya Trails .................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Turansa .......................................................... Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Grayline Tours .............................................. La Reunion Golf Resort .............................. Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Sailing Vacation ........................................... Trans Galgos ................................................. Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................SCHOOLS Antigua International School .................. Christian Spanish Academy ..................... Oxford School .............................................. Jabel Tinamit ...............................................SERVICES Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz ............................................................... Immigration Services .................................. Transcargo ..................................................... Union Church ............................................... Aero Casillas Online Shopping ................. Antigua FM ................................................... Antigua Inolvidable .................................... Diaz Duran y Asociados .............................. El Chucho Feliz .............................................. Enmarcados El Arcangel ............................ Frank Salon .................................................... Fumigadora Antigua ................................... Funky Monkey .............................................. Golden Studio ............................................... Great Parks ..................................................... Moto Tours ..................................................... Simoon Scooters .......................................... Valhalla Macadamia Farm ..........................SHOPS. Bernina (Sewing Center) ............................ Del Palomar ................................................... House & Green ...................... inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ........................................... Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ Super Verduras .............................................. Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... Ay Robot Comics .......................................... Casa de los Gigantes ................................... Casa Del Tejido .............................................. Colibr ............................................................. Ecoltro .......................................................... El Mstil .......................................................... El Mercadito .................................................. Jades Xibalba .............................................. Joyera del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................. Mercado de Artesanas ............................... Orgnica ......................................................... The North Face ............................................. Utz Artesanias .............................................. North & South Bookstore ..........................CULTURAL El Attico .......................................................... Museo Ixchel ................................................. Museo Popol Vuh ......................................... Chocomuseo ................................................. Galera Museo Centro de Arte Popular ... La Antigua Galera de Arte ........................ 43 40 40 39 43 43 41 41 48 40 11 39 42 42 42 42 43 39 41 40 41 41 48 101 101 101 99 98 99 25 27 47 80 109 81 51 81 88 81 80 5 2 89 81 80 26 45 97 86 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour)Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 48 31 109 48 33 33 51 108 48 52 48 49 49 52 53 49 98 49 49 97 33 33 33 33 33 31 49 47 25 49 13 3 50 49 52 46 44 1 47 88 25 25 25 25 25 27Eventually, if youre lucky in life, you nd someone with the same chemical imbalance you have. Robert Brault

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107 Tonys tuned up and ready to begin his annual concert series for you to enjoy this month and on into May. Tony has been resting, eating well and repairing his home the last few months while studying his musical scores. Shortly before dawn one morning soon, you will hear him warming up for his season of song. You cant miss hearing him, even if you dislike classical melodies awakening you. Hes loud. ough small in size, his full-throated voice carries dramatically through his concert hall, which stretches from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas across Mexico and Middle America into Colombia. Guatemalans know Tony as a yigirro. His concerts starting in February are said to call forth the rain, and indeed Tony continues performing until the start of invierno, the rainy season. Tony used to be classied by ornithologists as a type of robin, because hes the size and shape of the American robin, but now hes correctly called a thrusha clay-breasted thrush, to be exact. Clay isnt a very exciting color, and indeed Tony looks sort of like dried mud on a riverbank. He makes up for appearances with his superb sound quality, beautiful enough that our Costa Rican neighbors selected him from among the many more colorful types in their jungles as their national bird. To us hes Tony, named after a handsome godson studying architecture in Guatemala. Both Tonys sing to impress the ladies. It works, at least in attracting female thrushes each year. Tonythe bird, not the godsonhas built a splendid nest atop the cedar in our back yard, high enough to be safe from predators. When his concert series ends for the season, Tony rebuilds, redecorates and reuses the same nest each year. In February Tony starts an elaborate early-morning cheerio melody to impress the lady thrushes. Several visit each week to inspect the real estate as well as the potential mate. Tonys lust keeps him singing loudly each morning until the perfect mother of his annual brood settles into her new home. For a few weeks into March and early April, Tonys morning melody changes to quicker, even more joyful trills. He and his lady are obviously happy together. She doesnt sing. She doesnt do much else, either, depending on Tony to bring her succulent worms and bugs from the ground far below. She does produce four eggs, then abandons her mate and his nest and ies o to the Petn for the rest of the year. is leaves Tony alone, singing a dierent song to his babies, still in their shells until Tony helps them hatch. Tony is in full charge of feeding his brood, keeping them safe and of course teaching them songs. ats a fun part. Along about late April, the little ones begin to sing, imitating dads music but unable to handle the high notes. Little by little, they get louder and more accomplished, beginning to utter to the ground to join dad in fetching grubs for dinner, until theyre ready to y o to build their own nests atop trees and wait to entice their own mates when Februarys new season begins. Tonys sensuous music is a delight, even if it might awaken you early this month. : SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda

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