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3 May 2014 Year 23, No. 3 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Protecting the Orchids of Guatemala Photo Contest: Mothers and Children Rotary Club: Upgrading the Basics

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2 TRAVEL & INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE FEBRUARY 8th-14th, 2015 Panajachel, GuatemalaAdventure for the Entire Family This meeting is best of breeda wonderful educational experience in a beautiful place that also aords an opportunity to learn about the history, people and Mayan culture of Guatemalas highlands. Paul Auerbach, MD Program and registration online: MayanCME.com or write: drgilmobley@gmail.com or phone 1-417-848-6100 Internationally renowned faculty Diverse and fascinating curriculum World-class hotel and conference center Once-in-a-lifetime experiences An amazing week lled with inspirational people Special evening presentations for the entire family Abundant hiking, day trips and tours Explore volunteer opportunities25 Hours CME credit

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4 MAY REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Mothers and Children in Guatemala Me diste por educacin tu ejemplo by Denis Hernndez Prize: Q300 certicate for La Pea de Sol Latino View all entries at www.REVUE.gt1st PLACE by popular voteTu MiradaMientras duermo acurrucada en tu regazo by May Ramrez Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb .2nd PLACE by popular vote

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6 MAY REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Mothers and Children in Guatemala Honorable Mention by poplular voteAmor Eterno by Leonel Cuc. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt1st PLACE by judges voteEl amor puro y sin lmites by Sheryl Depker Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua2nd PLACE by judges voteWhite Love by David Ascoli Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb

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8 REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 94 95 96SECTIONS DateBook: MAY Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 98 100 104 10710 40 45 85 97 MISC. From the Publisher Vet Q & A MAP: La Antigua MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the June 2014 issue May 10 GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellAntigua Mermaids COMMUNITY SERVICEby T ono V alds M.Rotary Club Project PROFILEby Jan ThebergeElena Tujal Cacn COMMUNITY SERVICEby Benjamin ReevesPatch Adams in the house PROFILEby Linda ConardRen DeLeon Carney 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaSincerity or Frustration ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonC.A.s Capital of Faith BOOK ALERT / VIDEO En Mi Pila / The Dream Act AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardTo Abuelita with Love Recipe: Pltanos Cocidos WINE & SPIRITSby Alessandra EstevesZacapaas in Rum SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthExplosive Seed Pods SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken V erondaHeno THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum COMMUNITY SERVICEby T om RossHabitat for Humanity EL SALVADORby Lena JohannessenSanta Tecla 12 16 18 19 20 32 34 38 54 64 70 74 76 82 104 GREAT DESTINATIONSby T ara T iedemannProtecting the Orchids of GuatemalaA visit with the Orchid Association of Antigua14Denis Hernndez May Ramrez Sheryl Depker David Ascoli Leonel Cuc Jose Fares 4 4 6 6 6 52photo contest: Mothers and ChildrenAll of the May entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners contents 18

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10 ON THE COVERGuatemalas English-language Magazine@REVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Mara Sols Systems: Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez 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 Wil Rushmer SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: @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 @40,000 readers monthlyPhotography: Csar Tin, Luis Toribio Hadazul Cruz Club Fotogrco de Guatemala: http://clubfotograco.org ohn & erry ovick iskovich From the publishers www.REVUE.gtPRINT MOBILE ONLINEPBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtProsthechea baculus Orchid by Murphy Byrnemurphybyrnephotography.com A beautiful orchid is the star of this months cover, read all about these special flowers in Protecting the Orchids of Guatemala by Tara Tiedemann. Elizabeth Bell brings us Antigua Mermaids with a challenge to spot as many as you can as you traverse the city. Community service highlights three worthwhile endeavors: the Rotary Club Project by Tono Valds, Patch Adams in the House by Benjamin Reeves and Habitat for Humanity by Tom Ross. Profiles include Elena by Jan Theberge and Linda Conard introduces Ren DeLeon Carney, owner of Las Palmas Restaurant, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thor Jansons adventure epic is Central Americas Capital of Faith, featuring the history of Esquipulas, the Black Christ and a visit by Pope John Paul II. Ken Veronda praises Heno, Sensuous Guatemala and Nicholas Hellmuth offers a bang with Explosive Seed Pods. Also in this issue, of interest to U.S. citizens, The Tax Corner by John Ohe. Travelers will enjoy the special sections on international destinations: El Salvador and Mexico. Congratulations to the May Revue Photo Contest winners, next months theme is Trees of Guatemala. Thank you for picking up your copy of the Revue, we hope you enjoy this months edition.

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12 The most famous mermaids are those on the Fountain of the Mermaids in the Central Park originally built by Diego de Porres in 1739, inspired from the fountain of Neptune in Bologna, Italy. As reported by Dr. Miguel Torres in his recent research on the topic, there are many more hidden mermaids throughout the city! Mermaidsor sirensdate back to Greek mythology as creatures who used their enchanting voices to lure and shipwreck sailors; they are found in many Greek stories, including Homers Odyssey and Euripides play Helen (167), with various counts of two to ve depending on the author. According to Ovid, the sirens were young Persephones companions (daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the queen of the underworld). Demeter gave them wings to search for Persephone when she was abducted. us, sirens were believed to be a combination of women and birds, represented in early Greek art. Orpheus is the rst to drown out the sirens with his chant and lyre. Roman poets place them on an island surrounded by clis, possibly Capri. Medieval art (XI-XII) transforms bird-sirens to sh-sirens that represent temptation, lust and sin while bird-sirens remained in Spain due to Muslim inuence. Sirens with mirrors and combs, representing vanity and lust, were popular in the 16th century. Christopher Columbus refers to sirens in his letters of 1493; these have been identied as manatees. ere are also two-n sirens with n-holding hands prevalent in the Renaissance ...continued page 50Antigua Mermaidsere are many hidden mermaids throughout town, can you nd them? by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight

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14 Guatemalaan orchidlovers paradise, a gardeners paradise. Did you know that the Monja Blanca, Guatemalas national ower, is a member of the orchid family? In Guatemala wild orchids ourish in many microclimates. With climate change and deforestation increasing, local orchid lovers have formed a group dedicated to orchid protection, and I recently had the opportunity to meet with one of its members, Luis Molina. Molina is a member of the Asociacin de Orquideologa La Antigua Guatemala (Orchid Association of Antigua Guatemala). e association will be showcasing a variety of beautiful orchids from private collections on May 7-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museo Arte Colonial, 5a calle oriente, No. 5, Antigua. While the event is a wonderful way for the public to view a variety of orchid species and meet the members, the goal of the association is much greater: to promote the conservation of wild orchids in natural habitats. e president of the association is Estuardo Archila, a biologist with years of experience in orchids. Archilas two brothers, Fredy and Fransisco Archila of Orquigonia in Cobn, are also involved in the association, and all are well-known orchidologists in Central America. When asked about the biggest threats to orchids, they listed three main themes: deforestation, reforestation with non-native species, and poaching. As we all are aware, deforestation is a major threat to the unique aniGuatema by Tara Tiedemann ..Great Destinations P otecting he Oids ...deforestation is a major threat to the unique animal and plant life that inhabit these areas.

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15 mal and plant life that inhabit these areas. Luckily, awareness is increasing and groups dedicated to conserving these environments are taking action. One of the important keys is conferring with a local biologist before replanting a deforested area. Oftentimes, well-meaning groups have come in and replanted with trees that were non-native to the area, and they used only one or two varieties of trees. ese areas are often called green deserts. In what used to be lush and diverse cloud forests, rows of pine trees or eucalyptus grow, with not much in between. ese areas are also void of orchids and other native plants and animals. e good news is this can be avoided with some thoughtful planning with biologists and a diverse selection of trees and bushes for replanting. e other topic is orchid poaching. Im sure you have seen vendors on the side of the road, exiting Antigua, or along any of the highways in Guatemala. Sure, these are beautiful specimens that often can be purchased at rock-bottom prices; however, they were harvested illegally and purchasing them contributes to the deforestation and disruption of natural habitat here in Guatemala. Please buy orchids to brighten your home through authorized dealers who do it right and cultivate orchids in their greenhouses. In Antigua, Vivero Escalonia has a number of beautiful species. You can also visit Vivero Botanik or Orquideas SyM in the capital. Antigua has a wonderful climate for growing orchids. Attend the expo and ask the experts for advice. Youll see a number of dierent varieties from the exquisite mini-orchids that can present a ower as small as 1 mm to those that produce giant owers as big as your hand. If you grow orchids, you can enter them in the May 7-11 showbring them by Monday, May 5. ere will be prizes for the best orchids in a variety of categories and educational workshops on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11. Learn from the experts and take advantage of this rare opportunity to see an assortment of incredible orchids all in one location. With about 25 members, the Orchid Association of Antigua Guatemala is open to anyone with a love of orchids. To join, call Ing. Estuardo Archila, 5308-2615 or Facebook at Asociacin de Orquideologa La Antigua Guatemala.

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16 Guatemalas Sur Rotary Club has tak en on several proj ects of great benet to communities throughout Guatemala. Under a new model called Future Vision, Rotary International has concentrated its eorts in the town of Sumpango, aiming to create a development model that can be replicated elsewhere. e project covered nine elementary schools in each village of Sumpango, Sacatepquez, 26 miles (42km) from Guatemala City. Over 4,000 children will benet. e primary objective was to equip each school with adequate sanitary facilities, potable water, toilets, sinks and proper sewage disposal. Kitchen improvements were made so mothers can prepare their childrens snacks for school. Before the project began, most schools had unhygienic facilities, some without water, others with contaminated water and/or an irregular water supply. One school had no bathrooms, water or electricity. Some of the drains had been released into the ravine. Latrines and toilets were in disrepair. e kitchens were dark and poorly ventilated, allowing smoke to ll the room and making breathing dicult. Inecient traditional stoves used excess amounts of wood. Even though, mothers were accustomed to this environment, which is common in rural villages throughout the country. What have we achieved? In seven of the schools where the project has been completed, there is an adequate, uninterrupted water supply, and water lters have been added. e bathrooms are now adequate, and all have standard working toilets and sinks. e kitchens now have a pila for washing dishes and pots. With new Rotary International spearheads improvement projects in Sumpangos elementary schools If you would like to contact the Sur Rotary Club about its projects please write to: crguasur@gmail.com COMMUNITY SERVICE text/photos by Tono Valds M. Upgrading the Basics

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17 windows and in some cases plastic windows, there is ample illumination. e stoves are all eco-friendly, so rewood consumption as well as cooking time has been signicantly reduced. And, smoke no longer accumulates in the kitchen. To what do we attribute the success of this project? e fact that all who were involved have helped throughout the project is probably the most important measure of success. ose involved have been the municipality of Sumpango, the mayor and council, deputy mayors, school principals, teachers, parents, Cocodes, Rotary Village Corps Group Sumpango, members of the Rotary Club of Guatemala (Sur Rotary) and District 6440 Chicago, Ill. eir involvement began at the planning stage and continued until completion. e community provided unskilled workers. e municipality provided development plans, skilled laborers and supervision. e Rotary Club visits the schools weekly to check on progress, the quality of the work and for decisionmaking, taking into account feedback from teachers and mothers. Regular e Rotary Club visits the schools weekly to check on progress, the quality of the work and for decision-making... meetings are held with the mayor and council. Rotarians from District 6440 Chicago have also visited. Besides bathroom and kitchen improvements, education has been needed on the proper use of and maintenance of the bathrooms, the washing of hands, and the use of soap. e schools infrastructure was improved so that learning can take place in an adequate environment. Initially, plans were made to buy desks and tables, but we were able to repair most of them. What would have been scrap was recycled into new desks. Bookshelves were also provided for the classrooms. en there was the lighting factor. Windows had been open, and plastic windows replaced the galvanized metal sheets. All electrical wiring was checked, the lamps were xed, and uorescent tubes or incandescent bulbs were replaced with energy-saving bulbs. As for roong, the metal laminas in poor condition were replaced and all leaks were plugged, windows were repaired and any broken glass replaced. Of the nine schools only one had a functional computer classroom. Another school had computers but no electricity, which we were able to provide. At the other schools we installed an average of six computers per classroom with the proper electrical installations. A projector and a sound system were also installed. Finally, together with parents, teachers and Rotarians the whole school was painted. We tackled other tasks simultaneously in Sumpango, coordinating with organizations such as the Foundation Ramiro Castillo Love, Conalfa, Link, MAGA and others. Additional projects are about to start. With this eort the entire population of Sumpango has been benetted so that its townspeople can be better educated, healthy, productive and self-sucient.

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18 Elena Tujal Cocn has been selling her organically grown vegetables for more than three years on the patio at Fernandos Caf in La Antigua Guatemala. You can nd her there every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., standing behind a table heaped with a beautiful assortment of organic vegetables, greeting her customers. Elena lives in Patzn with her 2-year-old daughter Helen and her 23-year-old son Eduardo inside a family compound that includes her 81-year-old father and three brothers. She begins her day at 5 a.m., rst caring for her family, then she tends her garden, which is located on a nearby small, leased plot of land. All of her hard work results in a magnicent array of vegetables that include broccoli, cauliower, zucchini, lettuce, radishes, celery, carrots, leeks, beets, gisquil, spinach and cabbage. On Saturdays Elena, carrying her young daughter and toting heavy bags of her produce, begins the threehour trip to Antigua. At 7 a.m. they board a camioneta in Patzn that will take them to Chimaltenango. From there, its a change of camionetas to Antigua, completing her journey by tuc-tuc to Fernandos Caf. Repeating this trip late in the afternoon, she and Helen arrive back in Patzn at 4 p.m. ...continued page 60 Elena Fernandos Caf is located at 7a avenida norte #43-D, La Antigua PROFILE by Jan Theberge photos: Amber Eastman Fresh organic produce available every SaturdayDespite the often back-breaking work, Elena loves farming.

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19 There are few phrases more depressing to hear than, AIDS orphanage. Yet the Hospicio de San Jos in Santa Luca Milpas Altas is anything but a place of sadness, although it is the home for many acutely ill children and adults. e hospicio was established in Guatemala in 1989, although the organization has its origins in a UK-based Catholic aid organization founded in the early 1960s. Now, however, the hospicio receives no aid from the church and instead relies on some public funding and a lot of private donors to care for the 70 children living within its walls. e hospicio also oers healthcare services to over 300 adults suering from HIV/AIDS. e children living at the hospicio, by and large, contracted AIDS at birth. While they are referred to as orphans, this is a bit of a misnomer. Many of them are orphanstheir parents are either dead or they were abandoned as babiesyet some are victims of economic circumstances. eir parents cant aord their medical care, and thus they come to live at the hospicio. An estimated 81,446 are infected with HIV/AIDS in Guatemala, and the number grows at a rate of 24 new cases every day. For the hospicio, the cost of treatment, medicines, psychological counseling and nutrition, among other things, averages around $1,800 a month for each resident. Soft, fresh breezes usually bathe COMMUNITY SERVICE text/photo by Benjamin Reeves Information about the hospicio and how to make donations is available at: www.hospiciosanjose.org/home.html...continued page 94 Clowns Invade Local AIDS OrphanageDoctor Hunter Dogherty Patch Adams in the house Patch Adams and accomplice By creating small moments of enjoyment for the sick, people nd they like themselves more.

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20 When Ren DeLeon Carney took over Las Palmas in 2004, it came with a three-bedroom inn, a small caf and a ghost. e sta often quit without notice after seeing a mysterious woman appear and disappear in the kitchen; witnessing pots, pans and oce machines moving by themselves; or nding picture frames rearranged. Alone one night after closing, Ren experienced his own ghostly encounter when the stereo repeatedly blasted salsa music moments after he tried to turn it o to leave. I told the ghost, Look, I have to go home Im tired! en it stoppedI got out of there! he says. Over time, the strange occurrences dwindled and nally ended. I think the ghost loved this place, and she knows I love it too, says Ren. Today, the ghost may not even recognize Las Palmas, originally a large PROFILE by Linda Conard ...it came with a three-bedroom inn, a small caf and a ghost. Ren of Las Palmas ...continued page 66

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22 datebook MAY 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JUNE 2014 edition by May 9 2 Fri., 16th & 30th DINING at KIDS Restaurant: The only restaurant run by KIDS. They learn cooking, English and computer skills at the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. Every month the KIDS restaurant is assisted by an Antigua res taurant. Fri., 2nd5:30pm, La Toscana; Fri., 16th-5:30pm TBA; Fri., 30th5:30pm, TBA. Reservations: kidsrestau rant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5251-0202. 5pm: Our mini chef will wait for you in front of Cafe Condesa (5a av., central park, Antigua), where you will be picked up at by our shuttle service to bring you to the KIDS Restaurant in San Gaspar Vivar (See related article, pg. 54, May 2013, www.revue.gt)7 Wed., 9am-5pm through Sun. 11th ORCHID SHOW: Presented by the Asociacin de Orquideologa La Antigua Guatemala. Nominal entrance fee. Museo Arte Colonial, Universidad de San Carlos, 5a calle oriente #5, La Anti gua. See related article on page 14.10 Sat. MOTHERS DAY: She might love the gift of a beautiful orchid! See related article on page 14.10 Sat., 10:55am OPERA FOR ALL: La Cenerentola with Joyce DiDonato. Live in HD; Q130; Q105, stu dents with carnet. IGA (tel: 2422-5555), Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, Guatemala City2 Fri., thru Sat., 31st PHOTO EX HIBIT by Eadweard Muybridge. Q35; students, Q15; children under 12, Q10. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City8 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Muybridge en el Museo Popol Vuh, dictada por Anbal Chajn. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City9 Fri. through Sunday 11, MED ITATION COURSE: Be Here Now by Lama Ole Nydahl, as part of the Budismo Camino del Diamante. www.budaguate. org, budaguate@gmail.com. Finca La Loma (km.55.5), Chimaltenango10 Sat. 11am-2pm U.S. VOTER REGISTRATION: Members of Democrats Abroad Guatemala can help you register before the 2014 mid-term election. Questions: John Chudy, maya dems@yahoo.com. Conexion, 4a calle oriente, comercial La Fuente #14, La An tigua1 Thurs., 7pm EVENT: Nios de Guatemalas Fundraiser to furnish its new classroom in Ciudad Vieja. 20% of all sales go directly to the school plus all the tips! Reillys Caf 2000, La Antigua7 Wed., 4-5pm THE DREAM ACT: Leaving No Student Behind a nonpartisan exploration of the DREAM Acts current status and uncertain future. Led by Justin Draeger, president of the Na tional Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in Washington DC, via live streaming simulcast to Guate mala and Mexico. Hosted by Democrats Abroad Guatemala. Questions: maya dems@yahoo.com. Free admission; food and drink available for purchase. Numa, 7a av. norte #17 (between 4a & 3a calles), La Antigua See page 383 Sat.,12-2:30pm VOTER REGIS TRATION: Members of Democrats Abroad Guatemala can help you regis ter before the 2014 mid-term election. Questions: Linda Conard, sonrisa1122@ gmail.com. La Chinitas, Calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitln8 Thurs., 7pm, through Fri., 23rd ART: Negativo-Positivo paint ings by Noel Mrida, opening inaugura tion cocktail. Sala Principal, El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guate mala City10 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msi ca, menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info. & reserva tions, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 6 Tues., thru Fri., 23rd ART: Nuestras iglesias en tinta Sala Prin cipal, El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City11 Sun., 8am CARRERA ARCOIR IS: Run or walk 5 kms., bring your kids and pets. Organized by Club Rotario. Q70, all prots will be donated to Unidad Nacional de Oncologa Peditrica, pro viding treatment to children with cancer. La Antigua 6 Tues., thru Fri., 23rd ART: Frag mentos by Jean Michel Guezennec. Sala Principal, El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City

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23 You can nd Revue DateBook online: www.REVUE.gt DA TE BOO K 14 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 article, May 2013, www.revue.gt)15 Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: La iglesia de Santiago Zambo, Suchitepquez : la arquitectura colonial en el Suroccidente de Guatema la. Conferencista, Loren Lemus Molina. Q30; estudiantes y guas de turismo, Q15. (Para ms informacin tel: 2338-7959 or historia-ufm@ufm.edu) Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua14 Wed., 9am (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Costumbres de Gua temala dictada por Alfredo Mackenney. Q30; estudiantes y guas de turismo, Q15. Parqueo tarifa nica Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City17 Sat., 4-7pm, through June 16 ART: Once Upon a Time by Guatemalan artist Doniel Espinoza. Visit the mythical and colorful land that lives in the imagination of Doniel Espinoza A new collection of more than 30 new acrylics, watercolors and sculptures will be on display. La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua15 Thurs., 7pm DESIGN FES TIVAL: Inauguration, exposition CAPIUSA. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala (tel: 2207-5757), 5a calle 10-55, z. 13 Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City17 Sat., 9:30am LADIES TEA: Celebrating women. Make your reservations. Union Church (tel: 23612037), 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza Espaa, Guatemala City15 Thurs., 6:45pm (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: Nuestras Guerras de Jorge Antonio Ortega Gaytn. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City 14 Wed., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Huipiles ceremo niales mayas de Guatemala por la an troploga Barbara Knoke de Arathon. En esta conferencia se darn a conocer los cambios que se han dado en los huipiles y sobrehuipiles ceremoniales desde ini cios del siglo XX. Museo Ixchel (tel: 23618081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City13 Tues., 7pm ART; Expo-sale of Dilogos del subconsciente by artist Juan Pablo Canale, in collabora tion with Art Harvest and Museo Ixchel. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guate mala City 13 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANC ES: performed by the children from Nuevo Amanecer. Ka ka SaqarikNuevo Amanecer/New Dawn is a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children living in San An drs Itzapa. The work includes keeping them in good health, maintaining their education and preserving local Mayan traditions. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua19 Mon. through Thurs., 22nd & Mon., 26th & Tues., 27th6pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: Aprende fotografa con los maestros del Club Fotogrco de Guatemala, fotgra fos con amplia trayectoria y experiencia en la enseanza de la fotografa a nivel profesional. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City19 Mon., 9am-5pm CELEBRA TION: International Day of the Museums. Free entrance. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City18 Sun., 10am-2pm BAZAR DU LIBRE: Used books bazaar. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala (tel: 2207-5757), 5a calle 10-55, z. 13 Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City16 Fri., 8am ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE: Antigua International School invites you to an open house. Visit the campus and meet the sta and teachers. www.antiguais.org. El Cortijo, Km 48.5 Carr. a Ciudad Vieja, La Antigua

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24 DA TE BOO K REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changes Lama Ole Nydahlin Guatemala be. here. now.Meditation course www.budaguate.org | budaguate@gmail.com Centro budista Camino del Diamante Guatemala May 9th to 11th | 2014 Finca La Loma | km. 55.5 | Chimaltenango 23 Fri., 5-10pm EVENT: Noche de los Museos del Centro Histrico celebrating the Month of Mu seums. Galera Guatemala, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, lobby Banco G&T Continental, Guate mala City 31 Sat., 9:30am (Spanish) TALLER PARA NIOS: Da Nacional del Popol Vuh Q25. Parqueo tarifa nica Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City29 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Salinas de los nueve cerros: Un centro industrial maya de la poca clsica, dictada por Brent Woodll. Q30; estudiantes y guas de turismo, Q15. Parqueo tarifa nica Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City28 Wed., 9am (Spanish) CON FERENCIA: Zaculeu: Historia de un asentamiento Mam dictada por Vic tor Castillo. Q30; estudiantes y guas de turismo, Q15. Parqueo tarifa nica Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City21 Wed., 6pm PRESENTATION: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour slide show of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, ac companied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet educational programs in Antigua. Q30 per person. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua22 Thurs., 6:30pm through June 23 ART: Visiones del Centro Histrico oils by Eduardo Giraldo Garca. Galera Guatemala, 6a avenida 9-08 zona 9, lobby Banco G&T Continen tal, Guatemala City 22 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: El antiguo mito de las sirenas y su presencia en el arte de Santiago dictada por Miguel F. Torres. Q30; estudiantes y guas de turismo, Q15. Parqueo tarifa nica Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City27 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: La Es cuelita San Pedro Las Huertas This education center provides academic help to children from low income fami lies, increasing their chances to prog ress successfully to the next class grade. Come and nd out more about this extra-curricular school. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua31 Sat., 9am YOUTH FUNDRAIS ING RUMMAGE SALE: Bring lots of cash for you will nd many of treasures. Union Church (tel: : 2361-2037), 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza Espaa, Guatemala City24 Sat., 10am (Spanish) CHAR LA: Apiterapia, una forma natu ral a travs de la apitoxina de las abejas Alivia y sana muchas molestias y dolores que afectan nuestros huesos, articula ciones, musculaturas y sistema nervioso central, as como enfermedades autoinmunes. Entrese como se aplica esta prctica y otros productos como la miel, polen, propleo y jalea real. Conferen cista Vicente Arvalo. Vivero y Caf de la Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074), 5a av. sur nal #36C, La Antigua31 Sat., 5-6:30pm MUSIC: Nel son Lunding, jazz and blues from New Orleans. All original compositions. Suggested collaboration Q100. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 29 Thurs., 7pm CONCURSO MENSUAL FOTOGRFICO: Por el Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City28 Wed., 6:45pm (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: Ixcn en Tiempos de Guerra del Coronel Fer nando Alfonso Castillo Ramrez. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City20 Tues., 5:30pm TALK: Help ing One Family at a Time by Di anne Morton. Starting in 2011 with one indigeous family from San Andrs Itzapa, Diana helped them link to health, em ployment and educational services. She accompanies visitors on weekly trips (35 min. from Antigua by bus) to their home to enjoy a delicious tipical lunch (Q100), all proceeds go to the family. Find out how you can be part of this adventure, assisting this family and others living in San Andrs Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rain bow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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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, 7832-0053 Need help? See us at Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua and Panajachel at La ChinitasMay 3, 12-3pmU.S. Citizen in Guatemala? Make your voice heard!You must le a new Federal Post Card Application this year to vote from overseas in the 2014 mid-term elections. Get yours at http://www.votefromabroad.orgContact John Chudy at mayadems@yahoo.com with questions. May 10th & June 27, 11am to 2pm And dont miss The DREAM Act: Leaving No Student Behind on May 7, 4-5 p.m. at Numa, 7a av. #19, La Antigua. See DateBook Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. Norman Podhoretz

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26 DATEBOOK Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de junio 2014 con el tema RBOLES DE GUATEMALA. Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIN con el ttulo, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crdito a: fotos@revue.gt Habrn premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en La Pea de Sol Latino Para ms informacin Revue.gtSern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de Mayo de 2014 .We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for June 2014 with the theme TREES OF GUA TEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/loca tion and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including dinner for 2 at La Pea de Sol Latino More information at Revue.gtSubmissions entered by the 10th of MAY will be eligible.

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Trova Jazz tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala CityFriday Concerts Call for schedule: Live music Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridas 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. Mondays, 8-10pm Nelson Lunding. Q35 cover 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, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover May 10, Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos vio lencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150La Cueva de Panza Verde tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua May 31, Sat., 5-6:30pm Nelson Lunding, jazz and blues from New Orleans. All original compositions. Suggested collaboration Q100.

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29 Mondays Eric Fry: enjoy a great mix of western and rock music! Tuesdays Gustavo: this local musician plays a mix of Latin and western classics 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 classics Fridays Bonre Night! Dierent guest artists and drink specials from 8pm Saturdays A variety of bands and musicians! Sundays Kenny Molina, one of Antiguas best loved musicians plays a variety of Latin music that will make you dance! Rainbow Caf tel: 7832-1919 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm Mondays & Tuesdays, 7-9pm Noches de boleros en guitarra Wednesdays & Thursdays Bossa, soft rock & cuban Fridays & Saturdays with Caribe Sundays Karaoke & WobbleLas Palmas tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7-10pm: Live music Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band

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30 PLAN AHEAD DATEBOOK Thursdays., 8:30am TOUR: Visit Ciudad Vieja, youll see where many Ni os de Guatemala families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Nios de Guatemala. Q200/Q100, students. Proceeds benet Nios de Guatemala projects. Antigua_oce@ninosdegua temala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/ Ciudad Vieja Thursdays, 5-6pm DOCUMEN TARY: Wings presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Mondays, 4:30pm; Tues., 3pm; Wed., 3pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Aso ciacin Guatemalteca de Bridge. Info., Eva: 7832-4327 or Denni: 2478-1595. Vista Hermosa, z. 15, Guatemala CityMondays, 10am & Thursdays, 2:30pm: Common Hope oers a free two-hour village tour, learn about its edu cation, health care & housing programs. Meet at the fountain, central park; also private tours avail., tel: 7922-6600. Visit www.commonhope.org. La AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaTHROUGHOU T T HE MON T HART : Espiritualidad a collective of work by contemporary artists in Antigua unit ing forces and sharing a common pas sion. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Wed., June 4, 8pm OPERA-NOCHE DE GALA: La Traviata from G. Verdi, to benet Sistema de Orquestas de Gua temala. Performed by Karin Rademann (Violetta), international invited artists include Edgar Gurtirrez (Alfredo) from Mxico and Carlos Jimeno (G. Germont) from Venezuela. Music performed by Or questa Filarmnica Ars Tempo, directed by Martn Jorge Coro Divertimento (Uru guay. The stage direction by a young Guatemalan director, Giovanni Melndez, who has experience in lms and theater. Donation Q580, includes toast. Also, Fri., 6 & Sat., 7-8pm General performances, donation, Q280. (Tickets at todoticket.com) Teatro Lux, 6a av. 1102, z. 1, Guatemala City Saturdays, 5pm MUSIC: A vari ety of musical adventures. Join us for a wonderfully eclectic selection of inter national and Guatemalan musical talent, each performing in their own style. A contribution for the musician is encour aged. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua ART : The Transformed Trash Art series with work by Barbara Hardaway. Through May 25. Sala del Artista del Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua Art: Exposicin Primer Aniversario LA AGENDA qu hacer en Guatemala fea turing work by Moises Barrios, Jorge de Len, Jonathan Selechnik, Lily Acevedo, Mnica Torrebiarte, Francisco Tn, Rubin Solrzano, Luis Gonzlez Palma, Tegg, Edwin Bixcul, Lourdes de la Riva, Karla Higueros, July Ajn, Eadweard Muybridge and Eny Roland Hernndez. 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. (Closes May 9) Municipal Center Art Gallery & Culture (Post Oce building) 7 av. 11-67, z. 1, Guatemala City :

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

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32 W hy is it that when you are frustrated, other frustra tions come along that seemingly take your life on a downward spiral? Frustrations appear in many forms and predictably come forward at the most inopportune moments. First, recognize that the energy of frustration is a signal that your needs or desires are not being met. During these moments it is valuable to discover (or rediscover) your ability to laugh. Take a moment right now and smile. Notice that when you smile your entire attitude or energy shifts. Laughter oers detachment. Take a deep, conscious breath. en step back from your frustrations and smile at the misalignment between your expectations of the way something should be versus the way it currently appears. is recognition will reconnect you to your sincerity. For instance, long bank lines are an invitation for patience. Or, there is that moment of inner enthusiasm when you see that there is no one in 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 Raa2014 SpiritThe Guatemala Experience: Sincerity or Frustration?...the energy of frustration is a signal that your needs or desires are not being met.Flotando ( 01@.)

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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 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 Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Mark Twain line and you perceive that it will be a quick trip or will it? You can be the only person waiting and still there will be a delay. Expecting that this may happen oers the opportunity to notice the sincerity from those who are working. ey are not delaying you; they are simply doing their jobs. is is an example of the power of sincerity vs. frustration. Sincerity oers peaceful ow while frustration oers anxiety. ese two experiences inuence the quality of our life experiences. When we interact with sincerity we call forth the energy of attraction, and it is like a magnet. Your banking miraculously concludes in minutes. e people who you meet are helpful and sincerely want to assist you. Sincerity is magic and sincerity attracts. Conversely, when we bring the energy of frustration to our daily routine we become magnets of repulsion. Frustration is a friction that impedes ow and repels that which we seek. A frustrated person sends the subconscious signal of stay away. Simply: Sincerity attracts and frustration repels. Perhaps in this month of May you can ask yourself, am I living in sincerity or frustration? An examination of your life will reveal the answer. Sincerity oers peaceful ow while frustration oers anxiety.

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34 Long before the European conquerors arrived in North America the valley of Izquitzuchil had been settled by the people who became known as the Chorti. ey are thought to be descendants of Toltec settlers who arrived from the north during the second millennium. e Nahuatl word Izquitzuchil means land abounding with owers, and indeed the valley is very fertile and produces an abundance of grain and fruits which supported a large population. Yzquipulas (modern day Esquipulas) has been a very important ceremonial center from remote times and the epicenter of pilgrimages for thousands of years. Visitors came from distant parts of the Mayan world to perform sacred ceremonies and to trade for the miraculous white tablets made from clay quarried from secret springs in the area. ese sacred clay tablets called akipula are believed to possess great healing power; they are produced and sold by the Chorti to this day. In 1525 Pedro de Alvarado sent a contingent to subdue the local population and initially was successful, but the indigenous tribes were not happy with alien subjugation and began a series of uprisings. In 1530 the great Chorti chiefs Copanti and Galel led a major revolt. Alvarado sent reinforcements including 60 soldiers, 400 allied Indians and 30 horses to reconquer the zone that culminated in a nal bloody battle lasting three days. Many men were lost. Finally the chiefCentral Americas Capital of Faith text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure Esquipulas: Mecca of Meso-America e Black Messiah Pilgrims pay homage at the Basilica () to the Black Christ ()

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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 Pilgrims at prayer e city of Esquipulas in the valley of Izquitzuchil Worshipers receive blessingsthe Spanish colonization of the area, eventually leading to the establishment of the Villa de Esquipulas in 1560. Concurrently Roman Catholic missionaries arrived to evangelize the conquered Indians. By now Esquipulas had its own church and in 1594, after an abundant harvest of cotton, the local faithful decided to use some of their earnings to commission a sculpture of the crucied Christ. A Portuguese artist by the name of Quire Catani, who was living in Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala (what is now La Antigua Guatemala) was appointed to carve the gure. It was completed in October of the same year. A commission was sent from Esquipulas to bring back the crucix. On the return journey many people along the way so admired the new crucix that they asked permission to accompany the group, some all the way back to Esquipulas. is was the beginning of what has now become a major annual pilgrimage to the Valley of Flowers. According to investigations, the Christ image was originally light in color, but after years of exposure to the smoke of incense and innumerable candles, as well as the caressing touch of literally millions of pilgrims, the wood sculpture attained its present dark color. It is now universally referred to as the Black Christ. Such is the fame and sanctity of this object of adoration that Pope John Paul II visited it in 1996. Numerous replicas of the Cristo Negro have been produced over the years and now reside in important sanctuaries throughout the Americas. El Santuario de Nuestro Seor de Esquipulas located in Chimayo, New Mexico, for example, is a renowned pilgrimage destination where faithful from around the world gather to venerate a Christ gure brought there by Guatemalan monks centuries ago. I was encouraged by friends to be present for the historic visit of Pope John Paul II. e townspeople of Esquipulas had gone all out to prepare for what would be a massive inux of pilgrims. Pastures were converted into campgrounds and food vendors made ready for the of Izquitzuchil surrendered to the Spanish, saying that he was doing so more for the tranquility of the public than because of fear of the Castillan arms. us began

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37 lodging GUATEMALA CITY Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. A 13-74, zona 9 Guatemala City HOTELS Your temporary home in a peaceful area 11 calle 12-53 zona 10, Guatemala City (colonia Oakland)www.uxlabil.com Tel: 2366-9555Present this ad and receive a special discount Details of one of the apartments Church service at the Basilica in Esquipulasarrival. After obtaining our press credentials and security clearances we were assigned to a special platform reserved for the press, which commanded a perfect view of the stage and was located right beside the parade route. It was here where the Pope was to descend from his helicopter to consecrate Mass for the multitudes. And multitudes there were! People of every description, color and persuasion amassed peacefully to await the papal commission, and the atmosphere was festive. As the morning wore on, instead of getting warmer as you might expect, the temperature grew evermore icy and the sky became dark. Finally a big chopper zoomed overhead to massive cries of approval, and a few minutes later the diplomats, dignitaries, priests and pious led past toward the stage. To shouts of joy Pope John Paul II came into view. John Paul was unquestionably the most beloved Catholic Pope of our time, and the assembled crowd showered him with aection and fragrant ower petals. All around me people were weeping, and even I was deeply moved by the palpable feeling of faith and aection pervading the dreamlike space. I felt as if I had been magically transported to a place of remote antiquity and was in the presence of a great king. Everything about the Pope and his entourage was of the most exquisite quality, beginning with the kingly robes of the Pope himself. I mark it down as one of the most impressive cultural experiences that I have ever had. During the Mass the sky above the distant mountain backdrop became ever darker, almost black, and lightning ashed ominously as an unearthly cold chilled the air. No one who was there will ever forget that exceedingly strange conuence of eects. After the Mass the papal entourage made its way out for a private meeting with Basilica ofcials. I hung around the eld for a while chit-chatting with the folks who were literally gaga after their close encounter with divinity. ...continued page 80

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38 Almost a million people will miss out on the American dream over the next decadenot because of anything theyve done, but because of the actions of their parents, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators President Justin Draeger told the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security in 2011. e DREAM Act seeks to rectify that injustice by giving illegal immigrants children, who had no choice in being brought into this country, legal residency status and a chance at higher education if they meet certain minimum requirements. On Wednesday, May 7, Mr. Draeger will lead a nonpartisan live streaming video discussion, e DREAM Act: Leaving No Student Behind simulcast from Washington DC to La Antigua Guatemala and several sites in Mexico. Sponsored by Democrats Abroad Guatemala, this presentation will help participants distinguish the facts from the rhetoric; review the Administrations deferred action mandate; consider how this issue may play out in the near future; and respond to participant questions. Dont miss this thoughtful exploration of a topic that will only grow in importance as we move toward the 2014 mid-term and 2016 presidential elections. is bilingual book contains content, language and images relevant to Central America. It features a young Spanish girl and her day to day adventures with her pilaa common water and wash basin, but here it is transformed by the playful habits of an imaginative and somewhat accident prone little girl! e DREAM Act: Leaving No Student Behind VIDEO DISCUSSION BOOK ALERT Justin DraegerSpanish/English38 pages, color Written by Katrina Janzen (kat@globalshore.org)Illustrated by Krista ReimerAppropriate for primary school-age children En Mi Pila was written to meet the niche market of Spanish/English books for Latin American children. e book is a non-prot initiative with all prots funding literacy projects in Guatemala. Available in La Antigua Guatemala at La Casa del Conde bookstore (central park, 5a avenida) and worldwide at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com Discounts for mission groups, NGOs ordering books for a community library or school, visit www. inmypila.org Mark your calendar: May 7, 2014, 4:00 5:00 p.m., Numa Restaurant (http://restaurantenuma.com/), 7a avenida norte #19, La Antigua, Guatemala. In English. Admission free; food and beverages available for purchase. Arrive early for best seating. For more information contact Linda Conard, Democrats Abroad Guatemala, at sonrisa1122@gmail.com.

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39 H EALT H SERVICES And Also : Hyaluronic Acid Fillers PRFM : Platelet-rich brin matrix Facial Mesotherapy Microdermoabrasion Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala Dra. Paulina CastejnM.D. Ophthalmology Botox ExpertHe who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. George Herbert Some forgive and forget, more forgive and remember, most forgive and remind. Robert Brault Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. Marlene Dietrich The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE

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40 H EALT H SERVICES SPA DAKARAIPrepare yourself for summer with special services at the best price in La Antigua Full Relaxing Massage $15 Manicure and Pedicure Spa $18 Hot Stone Massage $24 And other services!!7a Calle Poniente # 16, La Antigua Tel: 5461-5786, 7832-1646 Monday to Saturday 9:00 18:00 hrs. PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: My 6-year-old spayed female golden retriever was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI) and her veterinarian said that because she also has diabetes mellitus, she is at higher risk for having a UTI and might get another or reoccurring infections. Is there anything that we can do to prevent this? Answer: Any dog can get a urinary tract infection. However, females are at high risk because their urethras are shorter and closer to the anus. During grooming or defecation the urethra can be infected with E. coli, the most common bacteria involved in canine UTI. Other risk factors include diabetes mellitus, which provides a friendly environment in which the bacteria in the urine can grow more easily. Bladder stones, tumors or other conditions can damage the bladder lining and cause secondary bacterial infection. Excess skin over the vulva in females can promote bacterial growth. And any disease that suppresses the immune system like Cushings disease can increase the risk. e most frequent symptoms include blood in the urine, increased frequency of urination and urinary accidents in the house. A urinalysis will check the concentration, PH and presence of white blood cells, red blood cells and bacteria. A urine culture can identify the specic strain of bacteria. Treatment with antibiotics typically lasts from 7-14 days. Dogs with reoccurring UTI may benet from cranberry extract, which prevents E. coli bacteria from attaching to the lining of the urinary tract. Looking for easy online access to Revue advertisers? Scan this... ...or check our BUSINESS DIRECTORY at www.REVUE.gt/links/

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41 H EALT H SERVICES 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 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. PAY FOR A MANICURE AND RECEIVE ONE FREE FOR YOUR MOM30% DISCOUNT ON ALL OF OUR NATURAL PRODUCTSNever neglect an opportunity to play leap-frog; it is the best of all games, and, unlike the terribly serious and conscientious pastimes of modern youth, will never become professionalized. Herbert Beerbohm Tree Think what a better world it would be if we all the whole world had cookies and milk about three oclock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Robert Fulghum

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42 H EALT H SERVICES 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! Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companions weight training cross t cardio group class facilitiesLa Fabrica A Full Service Gym1a avenida norte #7-A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7932-9840exible hoursfriendly atmosphere Spanish & English spoken www.lafabricagimnasio.com personalized service by U.S. certied tness trainers Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. Jim Bishop What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. Sigmund Freud If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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 SERVICES 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.com You dont really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time aroundand why his parents will always wave back. William D. Tammeus Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter. James T. Adams

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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 A NTIGUA 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 ArtesanasEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, May Mama and family of Lustradors by David Dean All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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47 shops + services ANTIGUA 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 A NTIGUA shops + services English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VE TERINARY 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 A NTIGUA 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 Dr. Estuardo Rosales MirnMedico Veteranario (Col. 713) XR AY 6a av sur #1, La Antigua 7832-0214 hospitalveterinarioantigua99@gmail.com Mon-Fri: 8-1pm & 3-6pm Sat: 8am-1pm

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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! REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por ejemplar para promocionar su negocio. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. William Arthur Ward 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: 7832-4345, 5106-6860 4323-0726 Antigua es nica y nosotros somos unicos en la Antigua 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 RENTALS & TOURS $35 DAILY SHUTTLES, TOURS, RENTALS 2 Antigua locations www.simoonsa.com

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50 A NTIGUA shops + services 82 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 El Mercadito Artesanasof Escuela de Cristo Church in 1730. Mermaids also appear in the city on Santa Isabel Church, Colegio Tridentino, the fountain in front of La Merced (that belonged to San Francisco Church), the fountain inside the La Merced Monastery, Casa Convento Concepcion, Casa Siliezar and Casa Chamorro, to mention only a few. rough my studies focusing on Antigua over the years, I was astonished at the number of sirens found by Dr. Torres that many of us had never noticedparticularly those on the faade of Santa Clara church. Can you nd them? and Baroque art where sirens become a decorative item. Mermaids were a symbol of virginity and chastity to alchemists. us, the notion of sirens appearing in convents and religious art in Guatemala connects to their meaning. For fountains, it was believed that water represented purity and the sirens represent temptation and sin that steers one away from God. Whether all of this history about sirens was apparent in Santiago de Guatemala (now La Antigua Guatemala) is dicult to say. We do know that it was one of Diego de Porres signature designs. He was master architect of the city from 1703-1741 and rst placed sirens on the domeMERMAIDS cont. from page 12 When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made. Walter Simms Do not plant your dreams in the eld of indecision, where nothing ever grows but the weeds of what-if. Dodinsky The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of lifes essential unfairness. Nancy Mitford There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. Herbert Prochnov

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

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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 Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, MayNia y su madre en reunin de mujeres de la comunidad by Jos Fares. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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54 The movie To Sir with Love brings back memories of joy. When I was little, I lived for a while with my maternal grandmother in a town called Quezaltepeque in the Departmento of Chiquimula, close to the border with El Salvador. One day she said that we would take Rutas Orientales, the local bus line, to Chiquimula (also the capital) to see a newly released movie. It was on Mothers Day. What a fortunate childhood I had living with a loving, caring, yet strict grandmother. It was easy and pleasant being in a cozy and organic environment. Quezaltepeques population at that time was a small fraction of what it is today, and just about everything was within walking distanceschool, church, the park, the open market, etc. Everyone knew each other and barter was common. People would give a chicken or pig in exchange for goods or services. Abue (short for abuelita, meaning little grandmother) was divorced, righteous, thrifty, self-sucient and a good cook. She was also an entrepreneur. She owned a shop featuring many miscellaneous necessary items. Her creativity had no limits. I would help her make papier-mch owers for funeral crowns, decorate candles for special church celebrations, weigh salt and sugar and tend the store. ursdays and Sundays were market days and they were the busiest. Squealing pigs and church bells added to the hustle and bustle of the morning rush. Although we dont realize it at the time, our character is formed at an early age when we are receptive and undiscerning. I am deeply grateful for the teachings and unconditional love of my wise Abue. Love is passed on to us in so many ways. I also treasure the times I spent with my bisabuelitos (great-grandparents, Abues parents) visiting their artisan sugar mill, dairy farm and coee plantation. ese experiences shaped me early on and inspired me to want to do well for myself and for other people. e chef seed was planted in me in Abues kitchen. My eating and cooking philosophy, practical and healthy, comes naturally to me before and after I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. In honor of Abue, bisabuelas (great-grandmothers) and all mothers, I share a scrumptious recipe (following page) that I cherish which reminds me of the many great things I learned in a peaceful and wholesome setting in the company of people who departed only physically.with Love text photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-DamgaardAmalias Kitchen Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a Chef and award-winning author of Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen: Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair (AmaliaLLC.com)...recipe on following pageTo Abelit Felz Da de La Madre!

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56 Combine the plantains, canela, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the plantains are cooked (3 to 5 minutes). When cooked, the plantains look shiny and swollen. Peel the plantains. Serve them topped with a dollop of crema or use them as a base for many other recipes. 2 ripe plantains, unpeeled, washed, cut into 2-inch slices stick canela (Ceylon cinnamon) 2 tablespoons sugar 2 cups water CremaGuatemalans eat green and ripe plantains cooked in many ways. Plantains are used for tasty treats such as frituras de pltano verde (spicy shrimp green plantain fritters), or tapado Garifuna, a seafood chowder with tomatoes, green plantains and coconut. Plantains are starchier than bananas. You must cook them before you eat them. Buy plantains that are yellow and let them ripen until the peels darken almost until reaching a black color. is will take several days or up to a week. A very ripe plantain has high sugar content, and this is ideal for panfrying for this and for many other recipes. is recipe is basic and delicious and one that you can modify in various ways. by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard (AmaliaLLC.com) Pltanos CocidosPlantains in sugar and cinnamon waterA very ripe plantain has high sugar content.Serves 4 people

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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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60 A NTIGUA dining Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes Despite the often back-breaking work, Elena loves farming. She lovingly tends her garden, irrigating and hand weeding, and controls insects by spraying her vegetables with a solution of water and hot peppers. She dreams and works toward providing a good education for her daughter, and one day owning a plot of land where she could expand, with the help of her son, into a thriving organic produce business. Elena cont. from page 18 Children ask better questions than adults. May I have a cookie? Why is the sky blue? and What does a cow say? are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than Wheres your manuscript? Why havent you called? and Whos your lawyer? Fran Lebowitz The older generation thought nothing of getting up at ve every morning and the younger generation doesnt think much of it either. John J. Welsh 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. Despite the often back-breaking work, Elena loves farming. She lovingly tends her garden, irrigating and hand weeding, and controls insects by spraying her vegetables with a solution of water and hot peppers. She dreams and works toward providing a good education for her daughter, and one day owning a plot of land where she could expand, with the help of her son, into a thriving organic produce business. Elena cont. from page 18 Children ask better questions than adults. May I have a cookie? Why is the sky blue? and What does a cow say? are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than Wheres your manuscript? Why havent you called? and Whos your lawyer? Fran Lebowitz The older generation thought nothing of getting up at ve every morning and the younger generation doesnt think much of it either. John J. Welsh

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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 To see FULL MENUS of many of these ne restaurants, check outdegustantigua.com 2a calle oriente #9-A1, La AntiguaCALL FOR DELIVERY tel: 5293-3361 Want a Great Pizza?10am-9pm Its far easier to forgive an enemy after youve got even with him. Olin Miller www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air explode softly and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldnt go cheap, either not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharp ener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. Robert Fulghum LAS PALMAS C ongratulationson your 10th Anniversary

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63 dining ANTIGUA 1a avenida sur #9 La Antigua Guatemala The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water owing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle Some things can only be understood when youre in a tree house. With a pile of warm chocolate chip cookies. And a book. Dr. SunWolf

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64 When visiting Guatemala, dont forget to enjoy the internationally famous Zacapa Rum, one of the nest rums in the world. It is produced here in Guatemala and its exquisite avors and aromas are the result of a singular combination of soil, climate, natural ingredients and special production techniques. Named after the city of Zacapa in eastern Guatemala where it is produced, this ultra-premium brand includes Zacapa 23 and the family crown jewel, Zacapa XO. For the citys 100th anniversary in 1976, a unique premium spirit was born: Ron Zacapa Centenario. Sugar cane for Zacapa is grown in fertile volcanic soil, and while many rums are made from molasses, a byproduct of the sugar-making process, Zacapa is made from a concentrated sugar cane juice, known as virgin sugar cane honey. is makes Zacapa more concentrated and gives it intense avor. as in Rum by Alessandra EstevesWINES &SPIRITS www.damadovinho.com.br ... one of the nest rums in the world ... made from a concentrated sugar cane juice, known as virgin sugar cane honey.Zacapa also has one of the highest venues for aging in the world, over 7,500 feet (2,300 meters) above sea level. With higher humidity and more rareed air, the rum matures slower, adding to its elegance and renement....continued page 86

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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 SPECIAL MENU FOR MOTHER S DAY!

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66 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 A NTIGUA diningLa Antigua Guatemala home that spanned a quarter of the block. e back portion of the building later became Hotel Las Palmas, an inn and caf that Ren frequented with musician friends in the 1990s. After he became a partner in the hotel/caf in 2003 and then the owner in 2004, he retained the name but transformed the business into a trendy restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace. Now Las Palmas is known for sophisticated cuisineprepared by four talented chefs led by Head Chef Erick Zeladathat appeals to diverse palates of Las Palmas international customers. Many of the dishes are recommended by the clients, so portions of our menu have actually been tailored by the clients themselves, Ren explains. Some clients even go to the kitchen to tell the chefs exactly what they want that night. I want the clients to know the chefs and feel comfortable watching how the food is prepared and describing how they want their dish. Its just like theyre at home here, he says. Right now, Ren says his favorite dish is Tenderloin Caf Paris, made with coee and an herbed butter sauce. Its just so delicious. Id eat it every day, but I dont want to get tired of it. Customers rave about the desserts, especially the chocolate cake. Las Palmas is also a nightlife destination in Antigua. Customers relax to boleros on Mondays and Tuesdays and enjoy Brazilian jazz on Wednesdays and ursdays. On Friday and Saturday nights, the dance oor heats up with salsa. Starting in May, Las Palmas opens daily at noon. Live music begins at 7 p.m. Monday ursday, with salsa dancing Friday & Saturday starting at 10 p.m., and karaoke and wobble dancing on Sundays. Selected drinks will be at twofor-one 10th anniversary celebration prices throughout May. Ren continued from page 20Sundays will feature karaoke and the high-energy hip-hop wobble dance. But beyond the cuisine and live music, Ren feels the dierence in Las Palmas is the people. is restaurant is handmadea lot of my life is here, and theres no other restaurant like it, he says. He credits the sta as the key to Las Palmas success. He explains, eyre why its so special. All our workers love this place, and when you love what you do, only good comes of it. is restaurant is handmade a lot of my life is here, and theres no other restaurant like it.You dene a good ight by negatives: you didnt get hijacked, you didnt crash, you didnt throw up, you werent late, you werent nauseated by the food. So you are grateful. Paul Theroux Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never nd a wife as good as his father did. Martin Andersen-Nex

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68 A NTIGUA dining Steak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes 6th West Street No. 15 Tels: 7832-1046, 5489-5489 Restaurant Steak HouseAsados de Antigua If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHESNever does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. E.H. Chapin Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. Roberto Assagioli

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69 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 1975

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70 In the neotropical Americas there are two main species of Hura trees that produce exploding seed pods: Hura crepitans and Hura polyandra. Local names include habillo, jabillo and arbol del diablo. In the Americas the trees are normally found alongside rivers, a fact documented by their favorite habitat in Guatemala: along the Ro Jocotn; our plant scouts also found these trees near another river in Zacapa. After I photographed its pods, I wanted to inspect the trees inside structure. I wrapped the pod in thick cloth so the seeds would not explode in my face. I tried to pry the pod open with a screwdriverno luck. I then tried to cut or force it open with an X-Acto knifeno luck. Next I asked my gardener for help. When his machete hit the pod it exploded, throwing the seeds and its compartments more than ve meters. e noise from the explosion was quite impressive! We hope to video the seed explosion in the future, though we are worried that the impact might damage the camera lens (not to mention wound the videography team). But they have already volunteered for this daunting task. Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org Stay tuned: www.maya-ethnobotany.org text and photos by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical PlantsSeed PodsExplosive

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA 6a av. norte # 56 (50 mts. before La Merced Church) www.uxlabil.com Tel: 3038-9155Present this ad and receive a special discount Whats new in Antigua? Whats new in Antigua? Fountain and breakfast area To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads. Betsy Caas Garmon Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. Anthony Robbins

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74 Heno is hay. But it aint hay. Heno in the Guatemalan Highlands is a mix of grasses and legumes; hayelds on most big North American and European farms today are mixes of alfalfa and clover. Newly mown hay up north is a uniformly pleasant green with a good enough smell and color, but the aroma and appearance are really quite bland compared with traditional hayelds. Hay on a Guatemalan farmers tiny eld looks softer, with several shades of greens and browns woven together. e odor of hay here is rich yet delicate. Guatemalan farmlands have been divided into smaller and smaller rectangles as families split their land holdings among children. Little rectangles of color climb up steep volcanic slopes. is gives a marvelous crazy quilt of colors in a piecework of small elds, grasses in one, peanuts or beans in another, beautiful to paint or photograph. If you paint in oils, youll need to blend your greens and browns carefully to catch the dierence between todays agricultural hay mixes and the old hayelds of Guatemala that are similar to what the French impressionists painted. You can capture pictures of traditional European-style haystacks here too, poles around which farmers have piled hay for their animals to nibble. Spanish Basque farmers still plant the old hay grasses, and theyve made natural soaps for centuries to capture the color and scent. Guatemalan supermarkets sell a blended soap, the same as an old Spanish soap product, called Heno de Pravia. Pravia is a small town in Asturias, a still-natural paradise in northwestern Spain. Seek it out in the stores and take home a bar or two for memories of your travels around our Highlands. SE NSUOUS GUAT EM A L A by Ken Veronda

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76 T HE TA X CORNER by John Ohe 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. Disclaimer: The answers provided in this article are for general information, and should not be construed as personal tax advice. Tax laws and regulations change frequently.Question: Should I include my foreign spouse on my U.S. tax return? To the IRS, a spouse is usually considered foreign when he or she is a not a U.S. citizen and does not hold a green card. In such instances, U.S. expats can le as married ling separately, and exclude the foreign spouses income. Alternatively, they can le jointly and include the spouses income. ere are pros and cons to each option. (1) Married ling separately (excluding spouses income)Foreign spouses are not required to report their income to the IRS. erefore, if a foreign spouse has signicant income, there is little reason to include this amount in a joint ling. By excluding the spouses income, the foreign spouse is also not required to report foreign assets. As a possible wealth management strategy, the U.S. spouse can also transfer assets to the foreign spouse, thus providing shelter against future tax liabilities and/or reporting requirements. Annual limitations do exist in terms of how much asset can be transferred to a foreign spouse. (2) Filing jointly with a foreign spouseGiven the above, why would any U.S. expat include the foreign spouse in a joint tax ling? e main reason is to take advantage of the higher standard deduction and exemption amounts. is approach works when the foreign spouse has little or no income. To le jointly, the foreign spouse will have to obtain a SSN or ITIN. Important to note: Once the foreign spouse is recognized as a U.S. taxpayer, this status is not something that can be easily turned o. Question: Whats the best way to get an extension on my U.S. tax return ling? April 15 is the due date that most U.S. citizens are familiar with for tax ling. However, did you know that U.S. expats automatically receive a two-month ling extension? If ling by June 15 is not possible, then one can submit an extension to Oct. 15 by completing Form 4868. e simplest way to le an extension is on-line. ere are several vendors that facilitate the process. In the past, we have recommended Ocial Payments (www.ocialpayments.com). e process of ling an extension is quite easy if one does not owe taxes. However, the process is a bit tricky if there is a tax liability. One will have to estimate how much taxes are owed, and pay that amount while ling the extension. Lastly, U.S. expats who need the ling extension to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion (for the rst time) should le Form 2350, rather than Form 4868. It is important to keep in mind that ling an extension does not exempt one from certain penalties and interest charges. When in doubt, seek professional assistance. is month, we discuss two topics: U.S. tax implications involving a foreign spouse; and the best way to le a tax return extension.

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80 T R AVEL 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 ESQUIPUL AS is 222 kilometers from Guatemala City and can be reached via a good, paved highway. Esquipulas is not only for Roman Catholic pilgrimsall visitors are made to feel welcome. e Basilica and its surroundings are camera friendly areas where everyone may snap away to their hearts content. e main festival day is Jan. 15, when the city becomes particularly crowded and accommodations can be in short supply. A nother time that is particularly nice for a visit is Establishment Day on March 9, when the streets are covered with sacred carpets of owers and colored sawdust. Other sites to visit in the vicinity include the Cave of the Cross, where, according to popular myth, the Black Christ made its miraculous appearance. is is also an important ceremonial site for Mayan S hamen. e region produces some of Guatemalas nest coee, which can be purchased in the shops and restaurants. In the mountains adjacent to Esquipulas is the El Trinio Biosphere Reserve, the cloud-forest home of the quetzal and many other rare and unique species of animals. Finally I departed, making my way back via some less-crowded back streets to where my vehicle was parked. S uddenly and without warning, the P opemobile came around the curve. S ecurity had chosen a surreptitious route back to the helicopter to avoid getting stuck in the logjam of the multitude. For just a brief moment it was just the P ope and myself looking into each others eyes and waving a greeting. A nd then they were gone in a cloud of dust. A word about faith: Obviously, for Roman Catholics a visit to Esquipulas is much more than an excuse for an excursion. Like a pilgrimage to Mecca, a visit to Esquipulas is considered to be very auspicious for believers, and there are many Guatemalans who make the journey to venerate the Black Christ each and every year. ough not so common today, it is still possible to encounter penitents walking from Chapel Hill across the entire city toward the Basilica on their knees! is is very devout faith and visitors are encouraged to show all due respect. I have sat for hours beside the Black Christ witnessing adherents, who sometimes waited in line much of the day, as they led by for the sole purpose of having a personal moment with the sacred egy. e powerful feeling generated by their faith is palpable, and I have been deeply moved by the sincerity of their eorts. P erhaps an old woman is praying for the health of her sick husband. P erhaps a young woman is praying that her estranged husband will return to his family. A young mother prays for her child stricken with cancer. A nd here is a man praying for a new truck so that his business might prosper. P eople from all over Meso-A merica make the journey to the Valley of Flowers, bringing with them their hopes, their cares and their profound faith. ESQUIPULAS cont. from page 37

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81 T R AVEL 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 Departures 7:30 hrs. 14:00 hrs. Arrivals 13:00 hrs. 19:00 hrs. Guatemala to Tapachula Tapachula to Guatemala Departures 6:00 hrs. 11:30 hrs. 23:45 hrs. Arrivals 12:00 hrs. 18:00 hrs. 5:00 hrs. Departure 6:30 hrs. Arrival 11:30 hrs. Departure 4:45 hrs. Arrival 10:00 hrs. Guatemala to San Salvador San Salvador to Guatemala Of. Centrales y boletos: 7a. Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels. 2232-3661 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 220-4902 www.transgalgosinter.comSERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de buses ltimo modelo, dentro y fuera del pais. Tel 2220-6904 / 2230-5058 C ubriendo conexiones a: EL Norte de Mxico E.E.U.U. Canad Va terrestre con : ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Esquipulas, Copn, San Pedro Sula con Rutas Orientales. T R AVEL T R AVEL TEL: Deep Sea Sport Fishing Ro Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360 Catch-and-release Sailsh Full Day, Half Day and by-the-hour Excursions Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing and Ocean Safaris with Team Parlama Charter Services Quetzaltenango: Pradera Xela Tel: 7763-7475

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82 A new house is always much more than mere mortar and blocks. It is a vessel for a familys memories and experiences, both happy and trying. e anticipation of a family watching their home take shape is almost palpable. is winter, my wife and I were fortunate to be part of a Habitat for Humanity team that constructed two homes in the Solol/San Juan Argueta Guatemala area. Most of the team, comprised of 13 members from across Canada, had participated in previous, international builds. Beginning with the footings, we bent and tied rebar, mixed cement and hauled blocks and water under the direction of skilled, local masons. One house was actually completed during the two-week project, and the keys were presented to the new owners. e other house was roofready and soon to be nished. I will never forget the eager, hopeful look on the faces of both young couplesone with a year-old daughter, and the other couple newly mar-HABITAT FOR HUMANITYU p Close and Personal COMM UNIT Y S ERV I CE text/photos by Tom Ross Near Solol, Oscar and his wife Kimberly are presented with the keys to their new home by Habitat volunteer Larry Stotts

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ried. During our time in Guatemala my wife Paula and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversaryI wondered if we had looked so optimistic when we were starting out? Habitat, which has been working in Guatemala for several decades, has built thousands of houses here. Recipients must have a daily family income of Q50 to qualify, as they carry an interest-free mortgage on the house, once completed. Guatemalans perform 90 percent of the construction; the remaining 10 percent is volunteer labor from Habitats Global Village program. Because the mason is paid upon completion of the house, having volunteer workers increases his income, as he can complete more houses per year. e average cost of each house is approximately $4,000. Our local crew was absolutely wonderful to work withpatient, good humored and hard working. One young ayudante, who couldnt have weighed more than 65 kgs, put 85 kgs of cement on his back and carried it uphill in soft earth, shunning the nearby wheelbarrow. Canadians and Guatemalans quickly melded as a united team, intent on getting the houses built. We learned terms like metro, nivel and martillo while they learned the English equivalents of tape, level and hammer. Often, at quiet moments, I would hear them practicing these terms to themselves. One of the highlights of the two weeks was a visit to a house located behind the cemetery in Solol which was completed by a Habitat team last year. Four of our present team had participated in that build and it was so gratifying for them to see the recipient family enjoying their new home, especially appreciating the cocina. Another highlight was burying a Canadian $1 piece, the loonie, in the foundation of the home, and then singing O Canada. e closing ceremony at the end of the build is always, like good Guatemalan chocolate, bittersweet. It is very fullling to see a young family achieve their dreams of home ownership but sad to leave behind new friendships that have been cemented in shared labor. I know that next winter when cold winds and snow buet my home in Nova Scotia, I will think of our two families safe and secure in their new homes, and it will warm my soul. The closing ceremony at the end of the build is always, like good Guatemalan chocolate, bittersweet. Habitat volunteer Tom Ross shares a photo-op with the Lopez family on the site of their soon-to-be-completed home in Panajachel

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86 LAKE ATITLN HOTELFonda del Sol 15 Comfortable Rooms Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachelh_fondadelsol@yahoo.comFonda del Sol 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 Lake Atitln from the best point of view Lake Atitln from the best point of viewSan Juan La Laguna Solol www.uxlabil.com Tel: 5990-6016Present this ad and receive a special discount Lake Atitln view from hotel 4 6 hours per day, 5 days / week A wide range of activities Local Family Homestay available Volunteering opportunities Also, 1-on-1 Online Spanish Lessons Internet access and FREE WIFI Av. de Los Arboles & Callejn Las Armonas Email: info@jabeltinamit.com Tels: (502) 7762-6056, 5460-8310 Eective and fun ways to learn Spanishwww.jabeltinamit.com Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEAs is common in Spanish sherry production, Zacapa uses the Solera system in the aging process, which allows the blending of rums of varying ages and personalities. Zacapa 23 blends rums between 6 and 23 years of age, and Zacapa XO, 6 to 25 years. ere are also four types of wood used for aging Zacapa, giving the rum avors of vanilla, toee, coee, orange peel, caramel and raisins. Absolutely unforgettable! Zacapa is usually served in the cloudsimagine it locked inside a glass container, amid a dense white smoke, reminiscent of aging in the clouds. It can be blended into cocktails or you may enjoy it neat or on the rocks. Cheers! Zacapa cont. from page 64 The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age I missed it coming and going. J.B. Priestly First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children. Milton Greenblatt

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87 LAKE ATITLN Tels.: 7762-6114 / 15 Calle Monterrey, zona 2, Panajachel, Solol reservaciones@jardinesdellago.com www.jardinesdellago.com Rest and relax in front of the most beautiful lake in the world: Atitln

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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 Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, MayRazones para Sonrer Huehuetenango by Andrea Trtola All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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90 las lisas hawaii P A C I FI C C OA S T / LA S LI S A S / HAWAIII am often accused of being childish. I prefer to interpret that as child-like. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things. I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish. I still listen to instinctual urges. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself. It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. Leo F. Buscaglia The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one anothers desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to gure out the common thread that bound us all together. Erma Bombeck

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92 P A C I FI C C OA S T / M ONTE R I C O Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINO REVUE Fun, Free and Informative --and always available online: www.revue.gt Tels: 5588-6747, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com To put the world right in order, we must rst put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must rst put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must rst cultivate our personal life; we must rst set our hearts right. ConfuciusEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, May Shelter: Single mother and proud owner of a brand new Habitat for Humanity home Cantel, Quetzaltenango by Melissa Hassler All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt A man nds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants. Ralph Waldo Emerson Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas de Chamfort

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco P A C I FI C C OA S T / M ONTE R I C O www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Ralph Waldo Emerson Reconsider, v. To seek a justication for a decision already made. Ambrose Bierce

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94 Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami C O B N / EL P ETNcobn petnIts not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Roy Disney A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. Rita Mae Brown Anticipate the day as if it was your birthday and you are turning six again. Mike Dolan The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. Rebecca Pepper Sinkler the mountaintop site of the hospicio, and the clean, lowslung buildings are surrounded by grassy yards and ourishing gardens. On one particular afternoon in March, the day-to-day activities of hospiciodispensing medicines, carting children to and from school, nishing homework, playing gameswas disrupted by a bunch of clowns. Doctor Hunter Dogherty Patch Adamsclown, social radical, once-roughly-depicted-in-a-movie-by-RobinWilliamswas in the house. Adams spends 300 days a year traveling around the world to places like the hospicio with the goal of easing the psychological pain of illness for patients. is afternoon found Adams patting a gigantic yellow balloon back and forth with Vctor, a 30-something man, conned to bed, unable to drink uids, dying of AIDS. He seemed to be enjoying the game, though. Adams explained why he invades hospitals and homes like the hospicio with clowns: e worst part of being sick can be the terrible boredom that comes with it. He aims to break it, and if Victors declaration that he wasnt bored and enjoyed playing with the balloon can be taken as proof, Adams is successful. Yet Adams believes his international organization of volunteer clowns gains as much from helping patients as the patients themselves gain. e loving self is the part you love the most, Adams said. Basically, by creating small moments of enjoyment for the sick, people nd they like themselves more. It can Patch Adams cont. from page 19be transformative. Adams philosophy is not goofy, as it was portrayed in the 1998 Robin Williams movie, Patch Adams. Our country [the U.S.] is the number one mass murderer in the world, Adams declared in between launching the balloon into the air. He sees his mission to help the sick, through fun and aordable healthcare, as hackneyed as that may sound, as part of a larger political movement. Its doubtful that anyone at the hospicio cared about Adams politics, though, least of all him. His visit served to improve an afternoon for the sick and raise the prole of the hospicio. At the end of the day, the centers director, Elena Clavijo, hurried about checking on the status of medicines to be dispensed and homework being completed. According to her, the number one need at the hospicio now is a new bus to take the kids to school. Adams philosophy is not goofy, as it was portrayed in the 1998 Robin Williams movie, Patch Adams.

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96 Belize Barrier Reef and IslandsEnjoy SailingDivingFishing-KayakingSnorkeling Lvingston-Waterfalls & morewww.sailing-diving-guatemala.com Ro Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala(502) 7930-5494 (502) 4145-3901 (502) 7930-5495 www.catamaranisland.com hotelcatamaran@gmail.com IZA B AL / P UE R TO B A RR IO S / R O DUL C E Tels: 5306-6432, 7742-8847 www.tortugal.comGoals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt The impossible is often the untried. Jim Goodwin

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98 Reach 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. ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH For merly St. Marks. Sundays 12:00 noon. Casa Conven to Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41. Tel: 2366-0663. 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. 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 *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, audito rium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Hotel Intercon tinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simul taneous 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/ 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: 7937-0278. C OUNSELING FOR A DULTS & A DOLESCENTS Relation ships, Substance Abuse, Trauma and Recovery. Licensed Psychotherapist Gail Terzuola, MSW, LA DAC. La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5639. FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE info@holaexpat.com www.holaexpat.com Tax Service for U.S. ExpatsWe have been serving U.S. expats in Guatemala since 2012. Our oce is based in Antigua.(IRS authorized Enrolled Agents) Visit our Book Store at: www.RetireEarlyLifestyle.comRetirement; Like your parents... But way cooler!https://twitter.com/#!/RetireEarlyLife www.facebook.com/RetireEarlyLifestyle 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 FREE DELIVERY (Antigua) TUES & THUR IMMIGRATION SERVICES marketplaceHumility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. William Temple Yes, I am positive that one of the great curatives of our evils, our maladies, social, moral, and intellectual, would be a re turn to the soil, a rehabilitation of the work of the elds. Charles Wagner A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. Benjamin Franklin

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Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. To tally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com FUN STUFF HORSEBACK R IDING, English Equitation Classes : from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under Fun Stu Ravenscroft Riding Stables New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE Primordial sound by certied instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. 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. HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital camer as, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR Professional transla tion of legal and ordinary documents. Duly reg istered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and Eng land Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA Urgent transla tions. Contact: translationsgt@gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U. S. Embassy. TRADUCTOR J URADO EN A NTIGUA : Traducciones juradas y libres. 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 TOSTADURIA ANTIGUA Pioneers in slow roast coee 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. 2a avenida sur #34, La Antigua. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Would you like to donate to help animals in distress? Follow us: www.facebook.com/ UnidosParaLosAnimales BOHEMIA CAF, ANTIGUA Burgers Snacks Salads Sandwiches Milkshakes Conversation Relax ation and Good Vibrations. 6a calle oriente #18 F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PRO GRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops. com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-com mitment for the following positions: sales (creative design & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & operations. Requirements: u ent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaven ture.com WATERSLIDES + BOUNCE HOUSE FOR RENT Good for parties or just for play on a hot day. Check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/partylandan tigua or call us at 5641-9049, 5647-2689. SUMMER COURSE AT ANTIGUA MONTESSORI! Come and visit our school from 8am to 12pm. Tel: 7939-6716. We are 200 meters away from Centro Comercial Panorama. I NTEREST IN C OWORKING S PACES : Individuals, small businesses and NGOs. Have a secure work space with reliable Wi-Fi and shared oce amenities. Network with a diverse community, be part of a creative work environment. If interested, please contact Emily at coworkingantigua@gmail.com. WANTED SEEKING NATIVE ENGLISH READING TUTOR for my 6-year-old who is learning to read. Her rst lan guage is English, please call: 5641-9049. marketplaceS E BU S CAEJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON EXPERIENCIAEnviar CV a: ventas@revue.gt o contactar a John al 7931-4500

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100 real estate 2489m2 land; 126m construction house, 3 bdrm, liv/dinrm, kitchen, laundry room, 2 bath. All services. $125,000. Invest and live near La Antigua in Magdalena Milpas Altas, Sac. Info: jose.luis.jimenez.e@gmail.com or (502) 5407-0807 inmobiliariajl55@hotmail.com Land For Sale: El Hato area Tel: 5081-9589 Beautiful house for sale, its a one story house with 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, located in a very prestigious gated community in Antigua; with social areas, swimming pool, and amazing panoramic view. $370,000 Ref Code: H236

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CIUDAD VIEJA GUATEMALA CITY REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA L ARGE AND BEAUTIFUL HOME in Ciudad Vieja, 7 bdrm, wooden oors, 4 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. 78327600, 7832-7412.ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS : 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, ful ly-equipped kit, 2 bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail. com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE : Very exclu sive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, re place, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT Conveniently located in ac cess controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2 bath, liv/din, fully equipped kit, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet, access & other ser vices inlcd. Furn. Q4000/mo; unfurn. Q3400/mo. Tels. 4614-5202, 5690-9488. LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS : 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.info FURNISHED APARTMENTS 6 blocks from Central Park, Q2000 & Q2300/mo. APARTAMENTOS AMUEBLA DOS, servicios incluidos, a 6 cuadras del Parque Central Q2000 y Q2300/mes. Tel: 5616-9930 visit: dbmaniac.wix.com/apartamentosenantigua real estate REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. I NE X PENSIVE R OOMS : 15 min. walk to Central Park, 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, shared bath room w/hot shower, cleaning 2x/week, WiFi and Ecoltro water included: $80/week, $170 /month Tel: 4966-6386 maria.westfried@yahoo.com B EAUTIFUL H OME IN GATED COMMUNITY Spacious 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom with volcano views from the terrace. Many amenities. $1600 plus Q550 maintenance. Call 7832-8068. INTEREST IN C OWORKING S PACES INDIVIDUALS small businesses and NGOs. Have access to reliable WiFi, secure work space, kitchenette, garden & com munity areas, meeting/conference room, shared amenities like printers, photocopier, & audio/vi sual equipment. If interested, please contact Emily at coworkingantigua@gmail.com. BEAUTIFUL F ULLY FURNISHED HOUSE 5 blocks from central park. Kit, din, livrm, 2 bath, 3 bdrm. Washer & dryer, general hot water. Jacuzzi, replace, cozzy garden. Inlcudes Wi-Fi, cable, water & garbage ser vice twice a week. $850 /mo. Tel: 3010-6691. BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PROPERTY : 65 acres above Antigua, available with or without excellent buildings. Turnkey mission, ecotourism lodge, or agrobusiness. Incredible place! See www.unrefu gioenelmundo.com then contact dimichaelelor ette@gmail.com for appointment. BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE 10 mins. away from La Antigua. Breathtaking view of the volcanoes. $55 p/vara. BELLSIMOS TERRENOS A LA VENTA con vista a los volcanes. Complejo residencial 5 estrellas, 10 minutos de La Antigua. $55 la vara. Tel:5203-7703. B EAUTIFUL HOUSE Guatemala city, zone 17, 1 master-room w/bath & closet, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, equipped kitchen, garage for 6 cars, big garden, very quiet & secure. $250,000. tel. 5412-9416. SAN GERMN DEL BOSQUE Carretera a Fraijanes, Gua temala, Lote of 1411 sq. varas in a safe & exclusive condominium. Beautiful view. Tel: 3005-4819, email: vdagati47@outlook.com For Sale: La Casa Castillo is a beautiful, unique two-bedroom home on Lake Atitln with all the amenities. Includes a dolphin hot tub, replace, tiled patio, fully landscaped with bananas, citrus and avocado trees, stairs to the lake, fully furnished. Located on La Finca Road in San Pedro La Laguna. Listed on: VRBO.com $155,000 US. Contact: allshlbwll@yahoo.com LAKE ATITLN EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/ property in the Lake Atitln area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el rea del Lago de Atit ln. Propietarios o agentes por favor contctenos al telfono: 5598-5677. 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches 1 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr2CONVERSION CHART

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104 el salvador On the outskirts of the capital city of San Salvador, by the slopes of the San Salvador volcano, lies the city of Santa Tecla. It could be mistaken as being a part of San Salvador, as the division between the two might be deceivingbut Santa Tecla is a city in its own right. Under the direction of the citys previous mayor scar Ortz, who is currently the newly elected vice president of El Salvador, Santa Tecla has been transformed from a partially abandoned, high-crime area into a thriving city with growing businesses, safe streets and a center for both trade and tourism. e creation of the pedestrian walkway Paseo El Carmen (named after the citys gothic-style church) and the restoration of several historical buildings ushered in the communitys renaissance, which has renewed interest in this now-charming place. New bars, restaurants and coee shops keep popping up, and residents from San Salvador ock to this bohemian setting for nightlife, gourmet dining and more. e tranquil streets, lined with small shops, bakeries, arts and crafts, are great to stroll along, and the atmosphere is both quaint and modern. In the heart of Santa Tecla are two beautiful parks, Daniel Hernndez and San Martn, plus a municipal market touting an excellent food court. New hotels in Santa Tecla beckon to those who want to spend more than a day in this delightful community. Nearby are amazing natural settings and cultural experiences, which will be described in future editions. Santa TeclaA new hub for tourismPaseo El Carmen ( )by Lena Johannessen

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