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3 June 2014 Year 23, No. 4 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revue.gt FREE Shamanic Rituals Trees of Guatemala Beekeepers of Aj Tikonel Kab

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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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6 PELICANO SPORT: 4a av. norte casa #3 (interior de Lava) T: 7832-9212 PELICANO DORADO : Road to Ciudad Vieja El Panorama #17-C T: 7934-6517 MONOLOCO5a av. sur #6 (interior) T: 7832 4235 P AELLAS L A BARRACA DE DON PEPE6a av. norte #17 T: 7832-8427 P APP Y S BBQ T: 5979-6771 6a calle poniente #21 FRID AS5a av. norte #29 T: 7832-1296 UBI S SUSHI6a av. sur #12B-2 T: 7832-2767 PASTA PASTA6a av. norte #1-A T: 7832-1229 LA SIN VENTURA5a av. sur #8 ALITA & COSTILLA6a calle poniente #32 T: 7832-0056 LAS ANTORCHAS3a av. sur #1 T: 7832-0806 LAS PALMAS6a av. norte & 4a calle #14 T: 7832-9734 CHEF CHRISTOPHE5a calle poniente #8 T: 7832-1784 CASA VIE JA6a av. norte #1-C T: 7832-3556 EL VIE JO CAFE6a av. norte #12 T: 7832-1576

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8 Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 94 95 96DateBook: June Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 97 100 104 107 10 45 46 85 106From the Publisher MAP: La Antigua Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the July 2014 issue June 10GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellThe San Jos Cathedral ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonShamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief APICULTUREby Linda ConardAj Tikonel Kab Harvester of Honey FOOD FOR THOUGHTShannon McCulloughSavoring Moments GREAT DESTINATIONSby Tara TiedemannLobster Fest COMMUNITY SERVICEby Caitlin BonneyCommunity Building for Change FOREIGN STAYSby Akaisha KaderliSimplifying Currency Challenges 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaMr. Illusion! Tear down that wall COMMUNITY SERVICEby Linda ConardStray and Abandoned Animals on the streets of Guatemala AMALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardVino y Cocinawith a recipe for a Guatemalan Tamarind Martini SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthFlavoring Cacao with Vanilla SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken VerondaTile THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum Tax-efcient investing 12 14 16 18 20 21 34 36 38 54 64 74 76Carlos Villegas Juliana Skaggs Nanne May Ramrez Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre Jorge Batz David Prez 32 32 37 82 82 108T rees of Guatemala18ContentsContents SECTIONS REGIONS MISC.photo contest:All of the June entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners Keepers of the bees page 16

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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.gtShaman Tata Pedro of San Pedro la Laguna by or Janson facebook.com/nubliselva The San Jos Cathedral, located across from the central park, is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. Elizabeth Bell takes us back to its beginnings in the 1540s, its reconstruction and completion in 1680, only to be abandoned in 1773. en in 1984 the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began a extensive 22-year restoration project. e results of which you can see today. is months cover compliments or Jansons feature, Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief. Good Guatemalan honey has been compared to liquid gold. Beekeepers by Linda Conard highlights an ongoing project by members of Aj Tikonel Kab Harvesters of Honey. Despite many challenges this group, though suering setbacks, work hard keeping their bees healthy honey producers, and they have high hopes for their edgling enterprise. Food temptations include Savor ing Moments on the Cobbled Streets by Shannon McCullough, Vino y Cocina by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard; Lobster Fest by Tara Tiedemann and Flavoring Cacao with Vanilla by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth. Also inside is a broad variety of subject matter: information, introspection, and for visualization, some lovely photos of trees from our monthly photo contest. For U.S. foreign nationals in Guatemala, you can get the updates on U.S. tax obligations. Revue DateBook is always fun to compile, this months heads up on events could very well ll up your calendar! Here is to June adventures, accomplishments, joy and prosperity.

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12 The original cathedral, built in the 1540s, was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1583 and 1600 before being demolished in 1669. Captain Martin de Andjar was in charge of the new construction, but he was relieved from his duties in 1672 after a series of misjudgments. He reportedly used dynamite to demolish the existing structure, much to the consternation of local inhabitants. Next, the brick vaults he built fractured. is was the rst building with brick vaults in Santiago de Guatemala (present-day Antigua) and apparently the supports were removed before the structure was suciently dry. e new cathedral was nally completed in 1680, bearing little resemblance to the original structure. It was designed by a Guatemalan architect Jos de Porres, a man of mixed heritage: African, Maya and Spanish descent. Porres studied construction under Juan Pascual and excelled as an architect. e ornate plasterwork is exquisite, as it blends Roman and Moorish architectural styles. Some of the oral detail is remarkable. e cathedral was abandoned in 1774, not long after the devastating earthquake of 1773, and all of the art was moved to the new capital except for the collection of apostles by Juan de Corea, which has been restored over the last 15 years. What once was the largest structure in Guatemala began to fall into disrepair. Lack of maintenance and constant earthquakes did not help. In 1830, inhabitants began to restore the front sectionsealing it o from the back area where the main altar was originally built. e bell towers were removed after the 1876 earthquake repairs. by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight e ornate plasterwork is exquisite, as it blends Roman and Moorish architectural styles. e San Jos CathedralLocated across from the central park, it is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. ...continued page 66

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14 Mayan America exists as a parallel reality alongside and surrounded by Latin America, it is a realm where magic and the supernatural thrive as a part of everyday life. Everywhere, just beneath the surface of normality and conventionality, the fabric of Mayan life is embedded with a vibrational tonality unique to its culture. Guidebooks to Guatemala mention several sanctuaries where the indigenous saint Maximn is venerated and the location of a few sites where shamanic rituals are performed. But the truth is there is not a single town or village in the entire country where shamanic activities are not in full forcefrom the Caribbean Garifuna Obia cults and all-night Dugu spirit-possession ceremonies to the Mayan costumbres performed at any moment in thousands of indigenous villages and towns. Guatemala is a place where the supernatural regularly occurs. If you think Im exaggerating, simply visit any indigenous village and speak with a few locals. You will nd an approximately universal belief that shamans and witchdoctors can conjure up visions, transform themselves into animals and inict black-magic curses. Lizbeth, a writer from Santa Fe, New Mexico, ew down to a world conference on ethnobotany at a jungle lodge. Being interested in traditional Mayan spiritual practices, she enlisted my help to locate an authentic Maya spiritual guide willing to impart some traditional wisdom. I suggested that we swing over to San Andrs Itzapa, a little village adjacent to Chimaltenango, where there is a large temple dedicated to Guatemalas favorite indigenous saint, the charismatic Maximn. Normally a variety of spiritual guides and shamans linger in front of Maxim ns temple, and it was not long before Liz chose one, haggled over the price, and then we were o for a private ceremony. e guide, Tata Pedro, led us down a series of back alleys and lanes to a wooded area and a small thatchedroof, cane and mud hut. Inside in the Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure e fabric of Mayan life is embedded with a vibrational tonality unique to its culture.

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15dim light were egies and statues, crosses and stone heads, and a long, low wood table with what seemed to be chicken feathers and many other indistinct objects, perhaps amulets and charms, all covered in multicolored candle wax. Liz sat in the middle of the hut, and I took my position against the rear wall, as Tata Pedro began arranging a circle of many-hued candles on the oor in front of her. Inside the candle circle hed placed sugar, eggs, round pellets of incense and other objects not identiable. Tatas assistant, a beautiful young Maya girl, dressed in dazzling costume, arrived with a tray of bottles with colored liquid inside and several small bottles of Coca-Cola. Vaguely illuminated by the twinkling candlelight, Tata began his work in earnest, starting with a long series of indecipherable Mayan incantations, the timbre of his voice rising and falling like the waves on the sea. He was sometimes murmuring, sometimes shouting vehemently, other times reading from a small, weathered book, interspersed by kneeling and lighting candles on the table with the greatest care and solemnity. en all was silent. Tata slowly came around to Lizbeths right side, took a big swig from a bottle of green-colored liquid and suddenly spat a vaporized stream directly into her face. Liz screamed and jumped to her feet, and Tata stood back with a look of satisfaction, as if he had accomplished what he had intended. A moment later he laid his hand on her shoulder, calming her down and explaining that this was just a normal part of the ritual. Tata then grabbed a bundle of fresh branches, some kind of herbs, and commenced whipping Liz all over her body, at rst lightly but progressively more harshly, all the while pronouncing a stream of incantations between moments of intense silence ...cont. page 84 Many believe that shamans can conjure up visions, transform themselves into animals and inict blackmagic curses.

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16 On a hot, humid Sunday morning nine men and women beekeepers hiked the slopes Lake Atitlns Volcn Tolimn to tend small boxes quietly buzzing in a forest clearing. Wearing a veil, jacket, and gloves over her traditional huipil and skirt, Felipa Ajcalon Sajquiy, president of the Pampojila beekeeping association, stands by as apiculture technician Genaro Cuj lifts the lid o the rst box with his bare hands, revealing frames full of honeycombs and bees. One of the traineesall coee farmers from Totolyapumps smoke into the box to calm the bees while Genaro carefully inspects each frame. is hive is healthy, he says, pointing out the formation and clusters of bees to the trainees as bees swoop, buzz, and circle their veils and hats. Felipa laid a baggie full of sugar-water and lime juice in a bowl on top of the frames to feed the bees and keep them disease free, then Genaro recovers the box and moves to the next hive. Beekeeping in Guatemala and Mexico dates back to the ancient Maya, who kept the stingless bees (Melipona beecheii) symbolized by the god Aj Muzen Kab in the Mayan Madrid Codex. But in todays world, most of the Kaqchikel coee farmers in the Totolya group had never considered beekeeping until the coee-rust disease, Roya, destroyed crops on their smallholder farms, wiping out most of their annual income. Before, we harvested plenty of coee, Felipa says. But now, with the illness that attacked the plants we are in economic crisis. In the face of that crisis, in early 2013, community members formed the rst beekeeping group piloted by Pueblo a Pueblo, a U.S.-based nonprot organization working in the Lake Atitln region. e project, initiated in Pampojila community on Volcn Atitln, gives smallholder coee farmers a sustainable additional source of income to help APICULTURE by Linda Conard photos: Pueblo a PuebloAj Tikonel Kab Harvester of Honey BeekeepersBeekeeper Genaro Cuj inspects the frames Inspecting the hives

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17 them provide for their children. We chose beekeeping because its relatively simple. It doesnt require a lot of special tools and doesnt take much time, says Pueblo a Pueblos executive director Rosemary Trent. Although the project focuses on beekeeping and honey production, it also teaches transferable skills like management and teamwork, accounting, price setting, marketing, and investing for future growth. Like most of the ve women and four men in the pilot group, Felipa had no previous experience with apiculture (beekeeping) when she joinedshe only knew that, as a widow raising ve children alone, it may be the only way she could afford to keep her children in school. But Genaro, who had worked with bees since age 10 in family apiaries, trained the team in everything from bee castes and life cycles, diseases, hive construction, site analysis, and more. e group named itself Aj Tikonel Kab, Kakchiquel for harvester of honey, and by the time the hives arrived in May 2013, the group hit the ground running. But rst, they had to start hiking. Group members carried each of the ten 30 lb. hives full of bees on their backs up the steep slopes of the volcano. Although the ancient Maya raised stingless bees, that breed tends to be a poor honey producer, so the hives contained a better-producing Italian breed, which, while not aggressive, does indeed sting, so the group always wears protective clothing. Genaro wears a veil and long sleeves as a good example for the group, but sees stings as part of the job. He never bothers to wear them when working with his bees at home. Ive been stung more times than I can count, he says. Group members made the same trek up the volcano every four days or so during the rainy season, when owers are less abundant, to feed the bees and check the condition of the hives. With each visit, the hives looked healthier, encouraging the group to dream of the rich harvest to come. at is, until the terremoto hit. Group members carried each of the ten 30 lb. hives full of bees on their backs up the steep slopes of the volcano. ...continued page 94Smoke helps calm the bees Felipa with honeycomb Beekeepers

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18 Endless bits of life ourish on the cobbled streets of La Antigua Guatemala. In each moment we, too, ourish in all that surrounds us. You may receive a hug from a friend passing by, or peering into a bakers window with admiration, or in doing something as simple as watching a woman on the street skillfully making tortillas. Anyone who has read my columns in the Revue will know that my partner and I love to cook and entertain. We have a successful catering business preparing dinner parties in peoples homes. is work takes time, experience and above all, a continuous search for ne ingredients. As we weave our way through the colonial streets we are continually surprised by the amount of artisanal food and organic ingredients that we can nd in Antigua. I can never resist the temptation walking past the Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Caf (4 calle oriente #12) of buying a few loaves of freshly baked bread. e women in the shop always greet you with a smile and are proud of the products they oer, with good reason. Dont miss the lemon bread on Mondays. Having warm bread in your arms, how can you not continue on to Epicures deli and garden restaurant for some cheese and ne-cut meats that are perfect for making sandwiches? Savoring Moments by Shannon McCulloughf rrFood for Thought Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Caf Epicures deli and garden restaurant. on the Cobbled Streets

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19 Just a block or so from Epicure is the Italian deli/caf PalPaladar (3a calle poniente #2), featuring a variety of hard-to-nd specialties that are a must for a well-stocked pantry. I always make my own pasta, and it is here I can buy semilla (harina de semola) pasta our. PalPaladar also has an excellent assortment of cheeses, including fresh hand-made mozzarella. Often on our walks, we stop by the Bagel Barn (5a calle poniente #3) for a quick nosh, lox-n-bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, onions and capers. Oy vey, delicious! For chocolate lovers dont miss a visit to the Choco museo (La Fuente, street entrance, 4a calle oriente #14). Along with delectable chocolates, the Choco museo offers chocolate-making workshops nearly every day. I am looking forward to learning more about this craft. I have been using chocolate purchased at the museo when making home-made ice cream, and it is sensational. Also, for coee lovers is ABC del Caf, oering a coffee school, coee roasters, equipment and supplies (4a avenida, east side of the park next to the cathedral). One of my newly discovered walks is to the Escalonia Plant Nursery and Caf. e veggie burgers in the cafe are, in a word, amazing. We have never left Escalonia without a walk through the nursery, and we always buy a new plant or a new herb for our garden. ...continued page 52 PalPaladar Bagel BarnChoco museo Escalonia Plant Nursery and CafWe are continually surprised by the amount of artisanal food and organic ingredients that we can nd in Antigua.

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20 Now that the rainy season has ocially arrived in Guatemala, a trip to the beach for an island party may sound like a nice escape. Why not check out neighboring Belize and plan your trip around a lively and delicious June tradition Lobster Fest. ree towns in Belize take part in Lobster Fest: San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, and Placencia. is festival dates back many years and has always been a great time to celebrate the June 15 opening of lobster season. Before tourism became an industry these little islands and towns were humble shing villages. Lobster season marked a time to celebrate! ese were small local aairs, always involving copious amounts of rich seafood, a few cocktails and, of course, live music. Now, the event has morphed into a major production, with San Pedro throwing the biggest event and Caye Caulker and Placencia hosting more laid-back, smaller-scale aairs. San Pedro kick-starts festivities on June 14, one day before the season ocially begins, and events continue through June 22. e liveliest day is June 21 with a block party taking over the towns central park. e steel drum group Super G and the Panaric Steel Band will keep the rhythm while revelers pass the day, savoring fresh grilled lobster and a cold Belikin (national beer of Belize) or two. Dont miss the Lobster Crawl where participants visit dierent food stands and acquire stamps for their Lobster Fest Passport. ose who collect all the stamps can then turn in their book for a chance to win big in the rae. For a smaller but nevertheless lively Lobster Fest, wait until June 27-29 when Caye Caulker and Placencia go into full swing. ere will be plentext/photos by Tara Tiedemann .nr.Great Destinations A Tasty Reason to Visit Belize...continued page 80e author and her plate of lobster A Lot of Lobster Traps Classic lobster goodnessLobster Fest

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21 In Constru Casas 10 years of work in Guatemala the organization has helped families in need of new, secure housing. As well, it has encountered communities without schools, clinics and community buildings. Responding to these needs, Constru Casa has built or improved over 70 buildings for community use, including primary schools, schools for special-needs children, community centers, health clinics, daycare centers and orphanages. For many of the communities a school or a clinic is the rst for the village and certainly a source of pride and hope. Constru Casas communications coordinator experienced this rst hand when she attended the inauguration of the new primary school in Hacienda Vieja a small, very poor, rural community near Retalhuleu in southwestern Guatemala. e morning the group from Constru Casa arrived to paint the new school, its members were greeted with a breakfast hosted by Don Jernimo, president of the local community development council. He informed them that many residents were already at the school, one hour early and ready to paint. With the enthusiasm and helping hands of volunteers from Miracles in Action (Constru Casas partner social work organization), the teachers of the school, the older men in the town and the schools future students quickly nished painting the school. e whole community really pitched in, preparing lunch or hauling up water from the river to wash paintbrushes. (ere is no running water in this community.) e inauguration the following day brought the entire village out to celebrate. With Constru Casa orange decorations set against the vibrant, fresh blue paint of the school, music and lunch for the children of the community were accompanied by words of immense gratitude and appreciation for the doors, both literally and guratively, that had been opened. Many community members could not nd words to express their happiness and gratitude. Vicky, one of the teachers, explained that the school is a symbol of respect and hope in their small, poor town. eir respect for the new school, she said, is then directly tied to the further development of the community itself an amazing and promising revelation. By building more community buildings, we can change entire communities! To learn more about Constru Casa and its work in communities all over Guatemala, or how you can get involved, please visit www.construcasa.org. Community Building for Real Change COMMUNITY SERVICE by Caitlin Bonney e school is a symbol of respect and hope in their small, poor town.

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22 datebook JUNE 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JULY 2014 edition by June 10 6 Fri., MUSIC: Come to a birthday party! 3pm : Thom, Mercedes & Willie, Almost Live ; 5pm : Marco Trio Electrico; 7:30pm : A musical collaboration! BBQ and other tasty food and beverages available. Posada Santiago, Santiago Atitln, Lake Atitln7 Sat. OPEN HOUSE! 2pm : Lesson in French for begin ners, all age groups, free; 7pm : Wine and Cheese featurng wine tasting with Eric Malbrun who will introduce you to vari ous French wines and explain the steps that are necessary in order to appreciate and enjoy a good wine. Participation, Q25. Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua5 Thurs., 6:30pm (English) FILM: The Red Shoes (1948) starring Moira Sheerer. Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua 7 Sat., 6-7pm INAUGURATION: Free beverages and Texan BBQ tast ing. Pappys BBQ (tel: 5979-6771), 6a calle poniente #21, La Antigua4 Wed. ART: Races y ancestros by Luca Morn Giracca. Through Sat., 28th. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City 7 Sat., through Sat., 28th ART: Recent works by LEVA (Luis Eduardo Vicente Agustn). El Attico, Saln del Coleccionista, (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City

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23 DATEBOOK 11 Wed., 6pm (English) PRESEN TATION: 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, accompa nied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet educational programs in Antigua. Q30 per person. Questions en couraged. Autographed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua10 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANCES: Ka ka Saqarik-Nuevo Amanecer/New Dawn is a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 in digenous children living in San Andres Itzapa. Its work includes keeping them in good health, maintaining their educa tion and preserving local Mayan tradi tions such as language and dance which is currently being lost at an alarming rate. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua11 Wed., 5pm ART: Collective exposition featuring works by Irene Carlos, Ken Wood, Mona Rose, Elliot Denburg, Kendra Mc Lauglin, Laurel Joy Jacob son. Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua12 Thurs., 6pm ART: Latitudes Cariocas by Mauricio ContrerasParedes, a Guatemalan artist based in Toronto, Canada. His mixed medium work displays the exuberance, exoticism colors of life in Brazil, exploring distance, space and iden tity. Through Sat., 21st. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City13 Fri. through 15 Sun. CON VENTION: VII Convencin Mun dial de La Arqueologa Maya 2014 (English/Spanish) With world-renowned guest speakers and workshops. Q100 per day. See page 72 for more info. (tels: 4997-8188, 5451-4517) Hotel Camino Real, La Antigua13 Fri., & Fri., 27th DINING at KIDS Restaurant: The only restaurant run by KIDS. They learn cooking, English and computer skills at the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. Reservations: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 52510202. 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 article May 2013, pg. 54, www.revue.gt) 14 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds sup port SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info. & reservations, tels: 79558282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

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24 REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changesDATEBOOK 18 Wed., 2pm (English) TOUR: Open Windows Learning Cen ter, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and commu nity development foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE! www.openwin dowsfoundation.com, La Antigua See related article, (May 2013, www.revue.gt20 Fri., 1pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Switzerland Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua19 Thurs., 7pm FILM: Frozen (Disney Productions). Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua17 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Ecoltro: Changing the cycle pre sented by Ariana Pizzatti. Ninety-ve per cent of rivers and streams in Guatemala are contaminated. Wells, springs and tap water are not a good water sources unless it is a clean water source. The best way to make water ltration a sustainable solution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help families secure lifetime water lters. Ecoltros solves water contamination by using sustainable materials: In its watercleaning system, with local funding and local laborfrom factory to ltros! Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua 23 Mon., 6pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: A focus on concept, skill, technology and process producing HDR (high dynamic range) impactful images. (Contact info@clubfotograco. org & www.clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City16 Mon., 6pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: A focus on concept, technique and processing in order to achieve stunning B/W photographs. Taught by Holger Tobuschat. (Contact info@clubfotograco.org or go to www. clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City15 Sun., 1pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Honduras ; also activi ties for children including a piata and facepainting; lunch featuring baleadas, typical Honduran food! Alliance Fran caise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua 17 Tues. FATHERS DAY: Treat your dad to the special day he deserves. Countrywide15 Sun., through Sat., 21st (English) RETREAT: Storyteller Within & Yoga Retreat at The Yoga For est, San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Ati tln See highlight on page 30 24 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions by Sue Patterson. She is a former U.S. consul general in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-prot dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. As well, she is the recipient of numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua25 Wed., 2pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Ecuador Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua 26 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) LECTURE: Between Water and Ritual: Evidence of canals at Kaminal juy by Silvia Alvarado. Contribution: Q30, general admision; Q15, students & guides. Parking, Q40. (www.popolvuh. ufm.edu; facebook.com / museopopol vuh) Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7937), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City30 Mon., ARMY DAY: Holiday. Most banks and businesses are closed. Countrywide28 Sat., 11am-2pm U.S. VOT ER 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 tigua26 Thurs., 7pm (Spanish) MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST: Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. (For more information about the club and its activities contact info@clubfotograco. org & www.clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City RESTAURANTE ALTUNA 5a av. 12-31, z.1 / T: 2251-7185 SHAKESPEARE PUB 13 calle y 1a av., z.10 / T: 2331-2641 TROVAJAZZ Via 6, 3-55, z.4 / T: 2334-1241 CAFF DEI FIORI 15 av. 15-66, z.10 MONOLOCO C.C. Plaza Obelisco, z.10 / 2367-3283Watch the World Cup games at these ne Guatemala City establishments

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25 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 (in La Fuente) 4a calle oriente #14, La AntiguaU.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.Saturday, June 28, 11am to 2pmAlso, save the date for our Red, White, and Brew U.S. Independence Day picnic, Saturday, July 5, 11 3 p.m., Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a calle oriente #41. Q50 per person.Two and two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for ve. James McNeill WhistlerDATEBOOK

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26 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de julio 2014 con el tema Artistas en accin: 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 Habr premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye Q200 para los dos primeros lugares. Para ms informacin www.Revue.gt Sern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de JUNIO de 2014 We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for July 2014 with the theme Artists in Action: GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HIGH RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos @revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including Q200 for both 1st place categories. More information at www.Revue.gt Submissions entered by the 10th of JUNE will be eligible.DATEBOOK All month ART: La Antigua, Galera de Arte announces two ongoing exhibits. Northamerican artist William Kalwick, Jr. celebrates 25 years painting Guatemalan themes. The exhibit features more than 20 new oils portraying Holy Week processions in Antigua, market scenes from the Highlands, dazzling with light and color and beautiful images of indigenous people wearing traditional costumes. (ref: April Revue, www.revue.gt) La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Guatemalan artist Doniel Espinoza Once Upon a Time, in a mythical and colorful land that lives in the imagination of the artist. His characters lead fantastical lives and their stage is the moon. They are musicians, jugglers, trapeze artists, animals of the jungle, who all play instruments, sing songs and act out their dramas for us, the spectators. A new collection of more than 50 new acrylics, watercolors and sculptures is on display.THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H

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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 Csar Barrios, Latin American guitar. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover June 14, Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia 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 Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover

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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 THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H 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 & Thursdayss, 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 AntiguaPLAN AHEADDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaTHROUGHOU T T HE MON T HJuly 5 Sat., 11am-3pm Save the date for the Red, White and Brew U.S. Independence Day picnic hosted by Democrats Abroad, Guatemala. Q50 per person. Casa Convento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua Retreat The Storyteller Within Sunday, June 15 through Saturday June 21 San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitln Relax for a week of inspiring landscape, higher perspectives, and beauty all around as you join in for self-exploration through daily spontaneous writing and yoga practice at The Yoga Forest. Aimee Hansen invites you to bring out your inner voice, play and express, and take an open and honest journey inside towards deeper truths. She ex plains, Within each of us lies an authentic voice, waiting to be freed The retreat will focus on both writing and yoga as channels into self-explo ration. The retreat schedule includes play at varied and dynamic spontaneous writing exercises across two sessions each day with the opportunity to share within the group. Yoga is in the morning and restorative yoga in the afternoon. Also, plan on one or two days to relax, hike, swim, or visit the village. The retreat will end at noon on Saturday, 21st in time to catch afternoon shuttles to La Anti gua Guatemala or Guatemala City. A stunning location hidden away in the valley The Yoga Forest oers beauti ful shared cabins with comfortable beds, panoramic views, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga, and Mayan sauna in dream surroundings. For more information, contact Aimee Hansen: aimee@thestorytellerwithin.com Aimee HansenYoga Forest cabaa View from the Yoga Forest Founder of the Yoga Forest, Haley Tennyson DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH T

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32 J UNE RE V UE PHO T O C ON T E ST WI NNER S, theme: Trees of G uatemala 1st PLACE by judges vote: Coming into Chiquimula by Carlos Villegas. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua2nd PLACE by judges vote: La gran Ceiba beb by Juliana Skaggs Nanne Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb

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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 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 shopping & services G UATEMA L A C ITY The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Chinese Proverb VIVERO BOTANIK C ongratulationson your 50th AnniversaryEugene Wahl created Vivero Botanik nursery in 1964 for his wife to have a hobby. She began importing roses from Europe and some violets. In 1972, his daughter Margaret, who always loved her garden, took over the business after her fathers illness. She and her husband have continued increasing to diversify the plants and trees and accessories through the years. Today it has become a great botanical garden that simply must be visited to be truly appreciated. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/viverobotanik Vivero Botanik celebrates 50 years!

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34 My husband Billy and I have recently arrived in Saigon, Vietnam. With 8 million residents, most riding on motorcycles in swarms, its quite a bit dierent from sleepy Panajachel, Lake Atitln or La Antigua Guatemala. When the trac light switches from red to green, its like a starting point in a race. ere is no single le and a massive group turns left or right. If you want to cross the street you simply walk into trac with your arm raised up to alert the drivers that you are moving into the ow. Trac goes at a crawling pace like a choreographed symphony of metal. ere is a lot to get used to here the change of weather, the contrast from Latin to Asian cuisine, the difference in languages and the increase in the tempo of life. But the biggest challenge is guring out the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar to the Vietnamese dong. One U.S. dollar equals 21,277 dong. ere are lots of zeros printed on the currency and to make it convenient for our comprehension, the rst thing we did was to lop o three of them. It makes it easier guring out pricing in our head and eliminates some punches on our calculators. For our purposes, we use 20 (thousand) dong to equal $1USD, 40 (thousand) dong equals $2USD, 60 (thousand) dong equals $3USD and so on. One (thousand) dong equals 5 cents, 10 (thousand) dong equals 50 cents, 100 (thousand) equals $5USD, 500 (thousand) equals $25. Are you confused yet? is system is supposed to make it a snap! Without so many zeros, we nd it simpler to navigate through most daily purchases. e colors of the money still do not have a lot of signicance to us and denominations are also assorted sizes. So our wallets have wads of colorful pieces of money! With the separation in language, everyone hugs their calculators since its a form of communication we all understand. Touch an object and the vendor brings out his cell phone-size number machine and begins pounding away. Step back or shake your head no and the price drops right away. Touch another item and the process begins all over again. Popular grocery stores called coops have prices marked clearly. Again, we simply lop three zeros o the amount and begin our system to understand what we are paying. A 12-pack of individual serving sized yogurt costs 56,000 dong, or less than $3USD. Taxi drivers use a meter here with the number 12 as the beginning fare. is, of course, means 12,000 dong but they have trimmed three zeros o as well for simplicity. A short veminute ride is 27,000 dong or less than $1.50USD. Compass Living provides us with a private driver as a translator for when we go shopping, but its our style to be hands on. Im sure it will all get more familiar with time, but for now we have this short system in place and it seems to be working just ne. FOREIGN STAYS by Akaisha Kaderli About the Authors Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of nance and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their popular website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. ey wrote the popular books, e Adventurers Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible. Simplifying Currency Challenges Simplifying Currency Challenges

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35 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 Pubdining G UATEMA L A C ITY

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36 If you were around at the time that the Berlin Wall fell, you may recognize our title, referring to the commendable request made of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by Ronald Reagan, then president of the U.S. When it comes to personal walls, they might as well be made of cement blocks. ey are an imperceptible energy that we use either to distance ourselves from uncomfortable situations or protect us from the unknown. When, regardless of all eorts to move forward, we seem to be moving backward or at best standing still. Just as the blocks that built the walls from within our own psyche, so goes the equipment that is needed to tear them down. While facing our inner walls we often forget that we carry the power to move through them. We opt instead to blame a situation or person(s), rather than look profoundly within and recognize that the solution can be discovered quite rapidly with some perception shifts. Walls are discovered everywhere and it raises a smile that La Antigua Guatemala is in fact a collection of extraordinary walls. All colors, sizes, shapes and textures. Some are stunning and some are falling down. Everywhere your gaze takes you there is a discovery to be foundincluding the rich fertile soil of self-exploration, if you dare! Whether you are building your inner walls or in the process of tearing them down, you have landed in the perfect setting to test your skill at wall building and its demolition. It all begins with being aware, and for this we love to refer to the destroyer of many illusionary walls: If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the rst 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than ve minutes. Albert Einstein In less than ve minutes! Our in-Mr. Illusion! 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 SpiritJust as the blocks that built the walls from within our own psyche, so goes the equipment that is needed to tear them down.Tear down that wall!

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37 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 apartmentslodging GUATEMALA CITY ner walls have been built by our own ignorance or our refusal to ask the necessary questions. We become so preoccupied with what we want to believe or experience, we let go of the simple pleasure of the solution. La Antigua is lled with delightful, simple pleasures. With each moment that you notice Antiguas magnicent walls, perhaps choose to ignite a smile and realize that while the wall prevents one from entering, it is also keeps those on the other side contained! What is the greatest question in front of youright NOW? What are you protecting? e answer is your doorway out. It is the key to moving your foot forward. Welcome to your world beyond your walls! Let it be amazing. Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneOh Majestuoso rbol del Ro Lagartero by May Ramrez. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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38 The tiny black puppy curled up in front of the La Merced church in La Antigua Guatemala looked as frail as a plastic grocery bag, ready to blow away in the wind. Mange-covered and bloated with parasites, she could barely stand on her weak legs, so she lay on the ground eating tortillas and scraps thrown by children waiting for the Semana Santa procession. I quickly ran through my options. I couldnt bring her home and risk infecting my pets. Veterinary oces had closed for the holidays. I knew all of the areas rescue groups were already full beyond capacity. And, I also knew that this little pup was just one of thousands of sick puppies living on the streets of Guatemala. I had to admit that in that moment, I could not help this pup. I glanced back one more time and then ... I walked away. is story doesnt have a happy ending. When the vets oces reopened, I returned nearly a dozen times to look for the pup but she was nowhere to be seen. Knowing that she is out there, somewhere, still haunts me. Animal rescuers like Linda Green and Terry Biskovich, co-founders of Unidos para los Animales, are all too familiar with that haunted feeling. Guatemala rescue groups are nearly always at, and often beyond, capacity. Almost daily, they receive calls from people asking if they would take in a dog or pup theyd rescued. As much as it breaks our hearts to turn animals away, we have to say no if we dont have room, Biskovich explains. We absolutely can NOT overcrowd our facility. Every dog or puppy that we care for takes a tremendous amount of time, eort and commitment; we not only rescue rehabilitation and training is a must. Green goes on to say, Setting our dogs and pups up for success before they are adopted is critical. ere are also issues of expenses, food, spaying/neutering, controlling internal and external parasites, skin and intestinal disorders. e truth is, dumping a dog or cat on an over-crowded rescue facility or a veterinary oce is horribly unfair, yes, even cruel. Rescue organizations and veterinary clinics end up with the heartbreak of dealing with your rescuea dog that will perhaps never be adopted, or one that needs many months if not years of rehabilitation and of course factored in are the expenses that can end up costing thousands of quetzales. So what can you do when you want to help a homeless/abandoned dog? Animal trainer Marjolaine Perrault of El Chucho Feliz explains that you have options, but much depends on the time you have, your level of commitment, and the resources you can dedicate. e Basics At the least, you can always offer the dog food and water. Just put food on the sidewalk and put water into a cut down plastic two-liter bottle. Make sure onlookers know that youre giving healthy food and are not poisoning the local dogs. Stray and Abandoned Animals On the Streets of Guatemala COMMUNITY SERVICE by Linda Condard BRANDI Before and After: If you decide to rescue a dog and commit yourself fully to the challenge, the rewards are tremendous, for you and even more so for your pet. ...continued page 50

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39 FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEIf you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then your allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we wont be able to tell the carrots from the onions. Arthur BlochHEALTH SERVICES And Also : : Platelet-rich brin matrix Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala M.D. Ophthalmology PEELING OPEN HOUSE Wed. June 18, 9am-5pm

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40 Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companions HEALTH SERVICES Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good. Sara Ebenreck Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Cardiology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) PBX: 7832-1190, 7832-1197, Fax: 7832-8752 24-hour Emergency Service

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41 M.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 PEDICURE AND RECEIVE A FREE MANICURE30% DISCOUNT ON ALL OF OUR NATURAL PRODUCTS HEALTH SERVICES Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summers day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds oat across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. John Lubbock To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around themthe whole leaf and root tribe. Henry Ward Beecher

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42 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 DR L UIS RAMREZ, DDS, OMS, Spanish, English and German Spoken Calle Real de Santa Ines #9A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-6002 info@maxillofacialcentre.comwww.maxillofacialcentre.comMaxillofacial Centre is the ONLY ONE with 3D Dental Tomography and CAD/CAM Dental Lab in Guatemala. General Dentistry Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implants Oral Rehabilitation TMJ Therapy Jaw Surgery Teeth Whitening Orthodontics is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation. HEALTH SERVICES There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. Minnie Aumonier I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them. James Russell Lowell God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and oods. But he cannot save them from fools. John Muir The tree is more than rst a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. Antoine de Saint-Exupry

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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 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 HEALTH SERVICES Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Osho

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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 Safe and unique in La Antigua Guatemala 5a avenida norte #6, La Antigua Guatemala Portal de las Panaderas, Across from Central Park El Mercadito ArtesanasANTIGUA shops & services PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: After taking my 2-year-old miniature poodle Ruy to a new groomer he has been scratching one side of his face, and it started to bleed. My vet told me to apply hydrocortisone cream 1% to stop the itching but it doesnt seem to help much. I also put a little sock on his foot so his scratching wouldnt cause even more damage to his skin. Is there anything else I can do? Ruys problem probably started with a little skin irritation after the hair on his face was clipped. It is not an uncommon problem in dogs who need this type of grooming. e irritation creates itching, which the dog tries to relieve by scratching. is causes more irritation, more itching, more scratching and so on. Hydrocortisone cream 1%, which reduces the inammation and itching, works best if applied several times a day and rubbed in after every application. If you dont have hydrocortisone, you can also dab the aected area with baking soda solution (1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of water) which may help temporarily. Putting a sock on his back foot to cover his nails and prevent further damage is an excellent idea. After you apply hydrocortisone, play games with him or go for a walk so he wont rub the cream o. (e longer the cream stays on his face, the better it will work.) Keep Ruy near you as much as possible and if he starts to scratch, divert his attention with a toy or activity. Once his irritated skin begins to heal, the itching will gradually subside. At his next grooming appointment ask your groomer to leave a little more facial hair on Ruy which may help prevent skin irritation.

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47 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 shops & services ANTIGUA

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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 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 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) EMER GENCIES VACCINATIONS XR AY LABOR ATORY SER VICES 6a av sur #1, La Antigua 7832-0214 hospitalveterinarioantigua99@gmail.com Mon-Fri: 8-1pm & 3-6pm Sat: 8am-1pm ANTIGUA shops & services

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon 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. 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 & TOURSwww.simoonsa.com Tel. 5488-6550 Calz. Sta. Luca Sur #18 All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another persons point of view. Ralph Waldo Emersonshops & services ANTIGUA

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50 Going one step further, stop by a local veterinary oce and ask for medication to treat internal and external parasites. Be prepared to describe the dogs condition, size and weight (perhaps snap a photo) so you get the right medicine. You can usually crush it into food to disguise any unpleasant avor. Treatment Beyond the basics, you can also bring a sick dog into one of the local veterinary oces for treatment, vaccinations and spay/neuter. But before you take this step, ask yourself some tough questions: 1. How will you pay for the veterinary treatment? If you cannot pay these expenses, then you cannot afford to bring the dog inperiod. Veterinary services are less expensive in Guatemala than in North America or Europe, but theyre still considerable. Vets in Guatemala cannot afford to do this pro bono. Perrault explains, When you pick up a dog from the street, it becomes your responsibilitynot the vetsto take care of and pay for the dog. 2. What will happen during recovery and after the dog is well? Vets cannot keep the dog or seldom if ever nd it a home, and again most often there no space available at animal rescue centers. Are you emotionally prepared to put the dog back on the street? Or will you take complete responsibility for housing the dog and then nding it a suitable owner? If you dont live in Guatemala, what will you do if you have not found a home by the time you plan to return home? Making a dog a part of your household and then abandoning it back on the street when you leave is worse than leaving it on the street in the rst place, says Perrault. 3. Have you looked for the dogs owners? Some studies show that up to 80 percent of Guatemalan street dogs actually have owners. Explains Perrault, Many families really love their pets, even if we think they treat them badly. Sometimes its just a question of education or not having the means to pay for veterinary costs or food, so ask around, and if you can nd the owner, see how you can work together instead of taking their dog away. 4. If you plan to nd a new owner, are you prepared to pay for training to make the dog a suitable pet? A dog with major behavioral problems is likely to end up back on the street. Perrault says, Its not only about nding somebody, its about nding the right somebody and making sure the dog is ready to be a good pet for them. If you are ready to take responsibility for the veterinary costs, and can either accept returning the dog to the street or have a solid plan for post-veterinary training and adoption, then its time to bring the dog into the veterinary oce, using either a crate or a leash. Be careful and stop if the dog becomes aggressive or overly fearful. Once you have the dog, be prepared to pay for the initial vet visit and provide good contact information for follow-up and to pay for treatment. From Street Dog to Your Dog If a homeless dog steals your heart and youre thinking of adopting, make sure youre ready for the longterm responsibilities of a new pet. If youre not from Guatemala, ask a local vet about the steps to transport a dog overseas, which is not as dicult as you may imagine if youre from North America. Generally, there is no quarantine period, paperwork requirements are relatively straightforward, and most airlines accept dogs in crates as luggage or cargo. Expect to spend about $600 in total for the crate, certications, ights, necessary vaccinations, etc. Plan ahead, because youll need to have vaccinated the pet more than 30 days before travel, and airlines often have their own additional requirements. Giving Genuine Help If you want to make a long-term dierence helping homeless animals in Guatemala consider donating money, food, or veterinary medicine to local rescues, or ask about volunteering. is is one way to be a real hero to the homeless and abandoned dogs of Guatemala. HELPFUL LINKS El Chucho Feliz www.elchuchofeliz.com Unidos para los Animales (UPA): facebook.com/Unidosparalosanimales Amigos de los animales (AMA): www.facebook.com/amigosanimales www.amigosdelosanimales.org.gt AWARE www.animalaware.org AYUDA http://ayudagt.wordpress.com *Check additional websites and Facebook pages that feature the work being done by animal rescue organizations in Guatemala.Stray Animals cont. from page 38

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51 AVAILABLE AT Sophos Bookstore (4a av. 12-59, z. 10, loc 1-D, Guatemala City (sophos@sophosenlinea.com) Colibri, 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua (textilescolibri@turbonett.com) AmaliaLLC.com Amazon.com barnesandnoble.com Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a native of Guatemala, an award-winning author, chef consultant, Latin food and culture strategist and entrepreneur. Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen shops & services ANTIGUA

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52 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 San Juan del Obispo, 2a av sur #3 (10 min by car from Antigua) Tels: 7830-6669 or 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 ANTIGUA shops & services While walking, take note of all of the pleasant things around you. e cobbled streets of Antigua are lined with curiosity, history, art, food and a magical spirit that embraces you as you discover new treasures at nearly every turn. I read Elizabeth Bells article in last months Revue about the Hidden Mermaids throughout Antigua. Friends and I are going to walk in search of these mermaids! Exploration is lled with moments that we all treasure. It is in these times that we realize each moment is what it is meant to be and teaches us to revel in the ordinary and extraordinary. It is in these moments that I am lled with gratitude, it too is delicious. Shannon McCullough is just getting started, walking along the cobbled streets and searching out more interesting shops, restaurants and such. Stay tuned. Savoring Moments cont. from page 19Everything we see, hear, taste and smell has the power to strengthen and uplift us. Pema Chdrn

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54 Vino y Cocina With a recipe for a Guatemalan Tamarind MartiniDespite the Spanish inuence, wine has not been a popular drink in Guatemala. In the last few years, however, in connection with the foodie revolution, wine culture is developing among Guatemalans. From vinotecas (wine-tasting houses) and wine acionados to a local winery, it seems that the time is right for wine to grow in popularity. In my kitchen, I use wine and other spirits not only to cook and to amb, but also to pair with Latin American gourmet dinners. Although Guatemala is not yet a newine producer, it makes great beer and award-winning rums. When looking to pair my menus with outstanding wines, I often choose Spanish, Chilean or Argentinean wines, or lesser-known wines, such as Uruguayan and Mexican. As a wine drinker and chef in the food and restaurant environment, I am often exposed to wine and alcohol, which gives me the opportunity to experience what is new and trendy. When I attended Le Cordon Bleu, I had formal wine education as part of the curriculum and learned the protocol of wine drinking. Living in the U.S. where wine is popular, I have learned to appreciate local wines as much as Latin and European wines. In addition, I have developed my own taste and have observed that people drink what they like disregarding the wine rules of the past. A casual environment also encourages people to venture into other spirits and that is just wonderful when it comes time for me to plan menus for parties and business events. Below is a food and wine and other drinks pairing scenario of a typical event I host in my kitchen. We often talk about the traditions, history and culture behind the wine and food as part of an experience for the guests enjoyment. is can also be a fun guide for your own party at home. I regularly welcome guests with a glass of cava (Spanish dry sparkling text photo 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)People drink what they like disregarding the wine rules of the past.

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56 wine) and pair it with entradas (appetizers) consisting of small bites of shrimp ceviche or spicy marinated queso blanco (white cheese). Sometimes I make capirihnas (Brazilian cachaa rum, lime and sugar) or pisco sour (pisco brandy with lime juice, angostura bitters and egg whites popular in Chile and Peru), or tequila with sangrita (a limey-spicy tomato juice based concoction). I also serve tamarindo and Jamaica Guatemalan indita aguardiente (sugarcane spirits mixed with traditional Guatemalan avors) over ice or in a martini glass. Entres of hearty and spicy or milder Mayan stews (red, brown, yellow or green) scream for either medium bodied red wines (Malbec or Carmnre) or nice dry medium or lighter bodied whites (Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc). Sometimes guests prefer to drink beer. I recommend Guatemalan, Brazilian or Mexican beers, and sometimes American and European. Because Ive been married to a Dane for many years, Danish beers have a prominent place in our family, and having traveled throughout Europe where wine and beer reign, I have gotten exposure to some ne drinks and spirits and developed a deeper appreciation for them. I tend to pair happy and sweet endings with a fruity and oral semi-sweet and light white, like Argentinean Torrontes, or choose Guatemalan Zacapa Centenario, an award-winning rum from the Zacapa department of Guatemala. Guatemalan hot chocolate, fresh strawberries and galletas Mara taste delicious when paired with a very small glass of XO Zacapa Centenario, the nest of the Zacapa rums, which I encourage people to sip alongside the chocolate for a unique experience. People love what is sensational and delicious, and Guatemalan and Latin American wines and spirits have a lot to oer. To celebrate the emerging Guatemalan wine and mixed drinks culture, here is a drink to lift up your spirit! Tamarind comes from an African tree with a pod that must be peeled rst to expose the gummy brown, sweet, highly acidic pulp. Indita is a Guatemalan sugar cane liquor from a distillery in Quezaltenango which also makes award-winning Botrn ne rums, premixed bottled drinks and more. is is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a Guatemalan-style martini! Vino y Cocina Makes 1 drink4 oz. tamarind indita (Guatemalan sugar cane liquor) to 1 cup ice Sugar for garnish (Use a bit of water around the rim of the glass to make sugar stick.) In a martini shaker, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Or, combine in a blender and process until smooth. Serve the tamarindo in sugar-coated martini glasses.

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

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58 Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June El Remate, Petn by Manuel del Busto. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtFor in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther

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60 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 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.ANTIGUA dining Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Los Zopes by Holger Tobuschat

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61 dining ANTIGUA 2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 4652-6077 If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I cant nd anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. K.T. Jeng

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel 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 www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE ANTIGUA dining If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon mens hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. Robert Louis Stevenson Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats. Woody Allen What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. Louise Nevelson

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63 1a avenida sur #9 La Antigua Guatemala 4a avenida sur #1 (near the Cathedral) La Antigua Tel: 7832-9133 caeoperabistrot.comA corner of Italy in AntiguaM on-Thur 12:00-15:30 & 18:30-22:00 (clsd Wed) F ri-Sat 12:00-23:00 Sun 12:00-22:00 Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think its in my basement... let me go upstairs and check. M.C. Escher As I was walking up the stair, I met a man who wasnt there. He wasnt there again today. I wish, I wish hed go away. Hugh Mearnsdining ANTIGUA

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64 The pre-Columbian Maya used vanilla as a avoring for thousands of years. e Aztec also used vanilla to avor cacao, commonly known in English as cocoa, as in chocolate. e Maya extracted the avoring from the seed pod of the vanilla planifolia orchid vine. Considering the importance of vanilla orchids, it is surprising that more orchids are not pictured in Mayan art or hieroglyphs. Why we are studying avorings for chocolate? Vanilla is an obvious and long-known avoring. Our goal is to nd as many of the plants as possible and photograph their owers. Since vanilla is grown primarily around the Papantla area of Veracruz, Mexico, I am focused on all the chocolate avorings that could be found in Guatemala. Armando Cceres, agronomist and specialist in medicinal plants of Guatemala, grows vanilla at his botanical research garden in Samayac, Suchitepquez. Weve been told that there are a few other vanilla plantations in the Chimaltenango area (perhaps Pochuta?), but have not yet been able to locate them. Most vanilla in Guatemala is grown in Alta Verapaz, between Chisec and Raxruha. But I estimate that more than half of the areas planted with vanilla in the last decade have now been abandoned, as it takes many years to successfully grow and produce vanilla. e process includes nurturing vines for several years; maintenance of the seed pod is boggling. Once it owers, it can take up to a year to care for the vanilla pod as it ripens. Flavoring Cacao by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth photos: Sophia MonznSacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org Stay tuned: www.maya-ethnobotany.orgith Vnill ...it takes many years to successfully grow and produce vanilla.Vanilla orchid ower near Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Vanilla blooms late into the night and begins to fade by noon. Here are owers, buds, dead ow ers and incipient pods. ...continued on following page

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65 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 COME AND WATCH THE WORLD CUP GA MES! Enjoy our F ood & Drink Specialsdining ANTIGUA

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66 Special thanks to the owner and caretaker of the two vanilla plantations near Chisec who allowed us to study the vanilla vines during early May (the end of the owering season). Also to Armando Cceres, agronomist and specialist in medicinal plants of Guatemala. e vanilla you see here has been taken care of every day for many many months, to aid the cure to form the fragrance. Vanilla References: e True History of Chocolate, by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe. Vanilla Orchids, Natural History and Cultivation, by botanist Ken Cameron, Timber Press. A complete bibliography on www.maya-art-books.org Photographs of other original avorings for cacao on http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org/ When you enter the cathedral today, the altar is now where the original baptistery had been located, and it appears sideways. Sculptures from 1650 have been brought in from other churches and towns, and altars were later created for San Jos Cathedral (technically no longer a cathedral albeit in name only), and church attendance now is most often at full capacity. My favorite part of the cathedral is the ruins section. e south side entrance takes us back 300+ years. One column that fell during the 1976 earthquake remains on its side. e 22-year extensive restoration work by the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began in 1984. e Maya still use one of the burial vaults as a special prayer area. It is not common knowledge that everyone was buried in his/her church throughout colonial times, so we estimate thousands of people were buried below the cathedral. Our latest contribution to San Jos Cathedral is the restoration of the 18th century anonymous paintingBautismo de Jesus. (photo, left) It was restored by an expert in his eld, Flavio Gonzlez, and sponsored by Antigua Tours. We look forward to seeing it back up on the wall very soon! Cathedral cont. from page 12e 22-year extensive restoration work by the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began in 1984.

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68 ANTIGUA dining 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 + Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 y 7a av norte #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes RestauranteLa EstrellaChinese Food 7a av. norte #42, La Antigua DELIVERY SERVICE tels: 7832-4303, 7882-4409Restaurante Chinese Food La Estrella After youve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident, you begin to worry about history. Nick Ford We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged. Heinrich Heine The only normal people are the ones you dont know very well. Foe Ancis My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers. Tom Stoppard I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck Most passport pictures are good likenesses, and it is time we faced it. Katharine Brush Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. Tom Robbins Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of. D.M. Thomas When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca There is a purpose to our lives that each day tugs at our sleeve as an annoying distraction. Robert Brault SEA FOOD, CARIBBEAN FOOD N A LITTLE MORE...BEER OCLOCK & HAPPY HOUREVERY DAY 4a. Av. Norte Casa #3, Inside LavaTels.7832-9212 5558-0032 5696-4596 THE TASTE OF LIVINGSTON IN ANTIGUA Parking garden childrens games Sky TVOn the way to Ciudad Vieja, el Panorama #17-C Tel. 7934-6517pelicanodorado2004@gmail.com

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69 Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio.I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. William H. Mauldin Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in ones bath like a lump of sugar. Pablo Picassodining ANTIGUA 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 6a calle poniente #26 (next to Pitayas Juice Bar) Daily: 7am to 8pm COFFEE ROASTING WORKSHOP

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. William Blake Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last sh been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Proverb Your Key to La Antigua Guatemala Great Location Nice Atmosphere Outstanding Service Unforgetable Stay 4a. Av. Norte # 1, La Antigua G. Tel: (502) 7832-6194 www.dleyendahotel.com dleyendantigua@gmail.com

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74 No, not oor or wall tiles, nor mosaics. Not bath tiles or tiles used for games. Tiles can be of ceramic, stone, metal, glass. Not these. Im talking roof tiles, the Spanish Mission or barrel tile with the curved surface, an old idea brought here by the European conquerors who started making them with local clays, red to that familiar terracotta brick red. Roof tiles were pretty easy to form. Sit a naked worker down in the wet clay, and he can pat the stu along his thigh to form the ideal shape to install on roofs, alternating up and down. Ah yes, a far better roong than the native thatch that leaked, burned and rotted. Red clay tiles look prettier to our eyes, too, above whitewashed walls against deep blue skies and brooding volcanoes. e market town of Chimaltenangoplace of walls, white walls with terracotta roofswas one of the prettiest stops along the Pan American Highway, an hour from the city at the La Antigua junction. For tourists heading to Chichi and the lake, Chimaltenango was a rst stop for picture-taking of the plaza and Colonial streets. Sidewalk artists sold their pastels and oils of the idyllic scene. Idyllic, but deadly. Clay tile roofs atop rotting wood beams were heavy weights just waiting to fall, which so many did when each major earthquake hit Guatemala. Many families were crushed as they slept that early morning in 1976 during the last great quake, especially in Chimaltenango. ough distant from the epicenter, the town shook heavily and many tile roofs came tumbling down. e traditional practice since Colonial times was to build again with a heavier tile, but this time lightweight, lessexpensive corrugated materials were used. Next big quake, fewer lives should be lost. But the town is no longer so picturesque. Sure, mission roof tiles continue, especially atop churches and other Colonial buildings. If properly fastened on sturdy timbers, theyre safe and look great in your photos and paintings. As you travel around the Guatemalan highlands, take lots of those pictures of beautiful tile roofswhen you nd them. On many cottages in little towns, theyve already yielded to unattractive but cheap and safe Duralite. A few years ago, I found a couple of handmade clay tiles dumped by a neighbor rebuilding with modern stu. eyd been shaped on a mans thigh, with handprints evident. A friendly artist painted macaws on the tiles for me, and Ive mounted them narrow-end-up in our hallway. Fine souvenir of old mission tiles. Assemble your own terracotta tile souvenirs in your pictures, paintings and memories. Tile SEN S UOU S GUATEMALA by Ken VerondaU R L Qr f r n (t./r/r)

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76 Simply put, tax-ecient investing means structuring your investments such that taxes are minimized. is relates to an important saying: Its not what you earn, but what you keep. Investments generate returns capital gains, dividends, and interest. Generally speaking, capital gains are more tax ecient than dividends and interests. at is because capital gain can be deferred until the investment is sold, and long-term gains are subject to a lower tax rate. However, there are certain mutual funds and managed accounts (by nancial advisors) with high churn or turnover lots of buying and selling within the fund or portfolio. ese generate distributed capital gains on which the investor needs to pay taxes. People are often surprised by the large capital gains that appear in their year-end statements from their mutual fund companies or brokerage rms. erefore (as a general rule), you should structure your investment portfolio into two buckets: 1. Put less tax-ecient investments into retirement accounts; and 2. Put more tax-ecient investments into taxable accounts. (see chart below) Tax-ecient investing does not factor individual circumstances. For example, if you needed access to funds for a planned expenditure, then putting those funds into a retirement account may not make sense. Furthermore, many retirees face an entirely dierent set of questions in order to minimize their tax bill. THE TAX 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.is month, we discuss the ultra-important topic of tax-ecient investing. Inecient High-yield corportate bonds High-turnover active funds Real estate or REIT funds Moderately Inecient Active stock funds Bond funds Ecient Index funds Tax-managed fundes Short-term bond funds Low-yield money marketTYPES OF INVESTMENTSPut into retirement accounts (tax-deferral) Put into taxable accountsWHERE TO INVEST

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77 El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates 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 She throws her coin into a fountain already lled with hopeful coins, yet wonders if the wishes might become tangled. Dr. SunWolflodging ANTIGUA

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78 Posada del ngel Hotel0 calle tercer callejn A, Zona 1, San Juan ComalapaQ50 per nightTels: 5697-3461 / 5834-4832 Clean and comfortable Private rooms Hot Water Cable TVPosada del ngel Hotelsan juan comalapa chimaltenango area tecpn CO MFORT & EL E GAN CE AV. EL DESENGAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com Km 55.5 Carretera Interamericana de Chimaltenango Tel: 7839-1568, 5550-4535 y 4005-1851 antigua CACAO BOUTIQUE HOTELCALLE DE LOS DUELOS, BARRIO SANTO DOMINGO # 2, CASA # 7 ANTIGUA GUATEMALA 7937.2214 concierge@cacaohotel.comRELAX-SLEEP-ENJOY www.cacaohotel.com ANTIGUA and surroundings lodging 6a Av. norte #1-A, La Antigua Tels. 7832-1229, 7832-0489 Hand-made Pasta Artisanal Ice Cream

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. 5a avenida norte #28 (Calle del Arco), La Antigua Tels: 7832-3080, 7832-8990 hotelconvento@yahoo.com Comfortable Rooms w/ private bath Cable TV Parking Breakfast www.hotelsorjuana.com Tel: 7832-6902 #1 in its class on TripAdvisor.com lodging ANTIGUA

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80 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 TR A VEL ty happening during the three-day event. Its a fun time for the whole family with activities for children during the day while the cool reggae beats carry through into the evening. e smoky charcoal grill scents the air as fresh lobster sizzles when the grill master squeezes a little lime on for extra avor. Palm fronds ripple in the breeze, its a beach party that is truly island living at its best. Oh yes, theres also the crowning of Miss Lobster Fest 2014. Mark your calendars and make your hotel reservations early. Space lls up quickly for this popular event. Belize can be reached fairly easily and economically from Guatemala by one of two major routes: the southern route going through Puerto Barrios or traveling east from the Petn. e most economic route involves taking the bus from Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios and then catching a boat over to Punta Gorda, Belize. is route will make Placencia the most readily accessible Lobster Fest to enjoy. e other option: Flying or taking the bus from Guatemala City to Flores, then connecting to Belize City on Tropic Air or traveling via aordable shuttle from Flores to Belize City. From there just catch a water taxi to either San Pedro or Caye Caulker. Whichever way you choose to go make sure you do it. Its a great local festival that is fun for the whole family. LOBSTER FEST cont. from page 20 Lobster Feast with all the trimmings Alone with myself The trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart. Candy PolgarEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Palo rosa by Tony Velasquez. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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81 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. 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: 7763-7475TR A VEL

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82 JUNE REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Trees of Guatemala 2nd PLACE by popular vote: Casa del arbol by Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre. Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb .Honorable Mention by popular vote: rbol de El Estor a Ro Dulce by Jorge Batz. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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Rituals in progressside of her on an energetic level, and that ever since the ceremony she was feeling as though a big weight had been lifted o her. She said that some kind of blockage had been removed from her system, and that she was feeling much stronger, with more vitality and positivity. As a simple bystander at her ceremony I did not get any of that. But as I said, it was her ceremony. Having witnessed a wide variety of shamanic, religious and medical healing phenomena, I have come to some tentative conclusions. While the outer paraphernalia associated with the practitioner may change, the bells and whistles used by the Zulu shaman are quite dierent from the artifacts and dress of Maya spiritual guides, yet the basic principles behind the success of the treatment remain the same. A key element in all healing arts, including modern scientic medicine, is the element of belief. If you believe that the sugar pill (placebo) your physician prescribes is actually a powerful medicine, there is a chance that you may actually start to feel much better. On the other hand, placebo studies have shown that well-known drugs, if administered without the patients knowledge, are far less eectiveif the patient did not know that the medication had been given to him or her. e power of mind and belief are profound, and the scientic study of the placebo eect is revolutionizing our understanding of the mind-body connection. Harnessing the power of belief will open new realms of possibility for all of us. when he would gaze attentively at Liz, seemingly scrutinizing her countenance. e spitting and whipping and chanting went on for perhaps a whole hour, at the end of which Tata stood back again and looked intently at his subject as if to say that his work had been accomplished. From then on the feeling of intensity gave way to a more festive mood as Tata set re to the candle oering on the oor. As the re blazed, Tata, from time to time, poured the contents of those bottles (color-tinted alcohol, Coke and honey) onto the ames as he chanted more incantations. Slowly the re died down and the ceremony ended. Liz paid Tata and thanked him profusely. We made our way back to my vehicle and drove to my bungalow in the mountains above La Antigua Guatemala. For the rest of the day Liz remained silent. I guessed that she needed time to digest what had just happened to her. A few days later I was driving Liz to her conference, and we discussed her experience with Tata Pedro. I have to say that I was skeptical and even somewhat amused by the ceremony that Tata had performed for Liz. Teasingly I told her that I would be happy to spit in her face and whip her anytime she wished, and whats more, I would do it for free. She did not nd my comment funny at all, and atly told me to shut up about it. I informed her that I only tease people I like. Liz told me that Tatas ceremony had caused something to shift in-Shamanic Rituals cont. from page 15

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86 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 REVUELAKE ATITLN Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Lonely (San Pedro la Laguna) by Brineth All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt It is difcult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees. Wilson Flagg

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87 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: AtitlnLAKE ATITLN

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88 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, JuneSuspiros de un Atardecer Palestina, Quetzaltenango Alberto Bolaos All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtQUETZALTENANGO

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90 las lisas hawaii PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAII Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we nd ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. Loren Eiseley Keep your feet on the deck, your hands on the tiller, your eyes on the horizon and your beer in the fridge! B.E. Marshall Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What youll discover will be wonderful. What youll discover is yourself. Alan Alda

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92 Hotel and Restaurant Tels: 5583-6373, 5489-5056 www.hotelportonomr.comMonterrico PORTOFINO Tels: 5588-6747, 7821-3088, 5907-2552 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com casabellamonterrico.com casabellaguatemala.com Pacic Coast Flyover( rf, .nt./b/ rfbb)PACIFIC COAST / MONTE RICO

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 Reservations 4005-0500 & 4503-0386, Km. 8 Carretera de Monterrico a Hawai www.hotelhonolulu.com.gt honoluluhotel@gmail.comPACIFIC COAST / MONTE RICO I nd myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Oceans voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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94 Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami cobn petnCOBN / EL PETN On September 6, 2013, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocked southwest Guatemala, it destroyed several of the hives, and many bees swarmed and ed. Although earthquakes are common in the region, Genaro had never experienced anything like it in 30 years of beekeeping, and the loss of the swarm threatened to ruin the entire project. Genaro, Felipa, and the team refused to let their dreams of beekeeping be shattered. ey reconstructed the hives and carried them even farther up the volcano to a new site, carefully securing them so they would be less likely to fall again. Soon two of the swarms somehow found their way back home, and by February 2014, the group had harvested and packaged more than 200 lbs. of honey to sell around Lake Atitln, earning enough money to distribute to the group members while investing to expand the project. Although that may sound like a happy ending, its really a happy beginning. Felipa, Genaro, and others from the original Pampojila group are now training farmers in the newly formed Totolya group on Volcn Tolimn, and so far, the bees seem to be content and healthy despite the rapid decline of bee populations worldwide. Above all, the coee farmers are diversifying and becoming less dependent on a single crop. Felipa says, e work with apiculture, for me, is really important. e groups vision is to have a large apiary, and with that, in the future, we will have an income [and I will be] earning some money to take care of my family. Beekeepers cont. from page 17 There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values. David G. Myers How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesnt make it a leg. Abraham Lincoln

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marketplace We are seeking an English rst language Upper school teacher with classroom experience and a university degree (licenciatura, pero no necesariamente en educacin) ATTENTION UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS!Are you seeking better work conditions?Email your resume to: teachingpost@gmail.com 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) 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 Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEMost of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. Franois VI de la Rochefoucault Hand-Picked used books, sold by the Box Guaranteed 100% mark upATR A CT MORE TOURISTS TO YOUR BUSINESS and start selling used booksContact: paola@tourguatemala.com Tel: 40302928

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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 marketplace MENTAL HEALTH Dra. Patricia Cardona, Mdica y Cirujana/M.D. Psychiatrist Psychotherapist/ Psiquiatra -Psicoterapeuta. Dysfunctional relation ships? depression? anxiey? addictions? Live well now! 5a calle poniente #44, La Antigua Guatemala. Tels: 7832-7019, 5872-5026. MASSAGE THERAPY : Reducing tension, beneting body & mind; treating muscle problems & stress. Live a dierent experience to the traditional way. We oer relaxing deep or stretching massage. We can go to your house, hotel or work. Tel: 5606-9565 DRY SKIN ? E CZEMA ? P SORIASIS ? Chemical-free, natu ral skin-care products. Highly successful natural treatment. Call Emily 5994 6960 (English /Spanish) SKODA SUPERB 2003 2.8 cc. Mint condition, 6 cil, 4 air bags. Fully equipped, only 86,000 km. Never crashed. From agency, 1 owner. Q60,000. Call: 4218-6919 or delcesarsa@yahoo.com RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS, The best quality available in Central America. Both parents champions. Pure South Afrikan lines. Excellent companions. Guard ians and hunters. No puppy farm! krugerpark.rr@ gmail.com COFFEE FOR SALE : Enjoy a great cup of coee while help ing support animal welfare programs. Available at 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua. Proceeds from sales of DawgGone Good Coee are used to help animals in distress. For more informa tion on how you can help, see the article on page 38 in this issue. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright 11 WAYS to NAVIGATE THROUGH LIFE 1. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. 2. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. 3. If you cant be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. 4. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 5. Never buy a car you cant push. 6. Nobody cares if you cant dance well. Just get up and dance. 7. When everythings coming your way, youre in the wrong lane. 8. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live. 9. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person. 10. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 11. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. NATURAL JUICES FOR SALE : retail and wholesale. Strawberry, pineapple, blackberry, horchata Tel: 5806-0018, e-mail info@ahmakiq.com

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99Reach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: marketplace@REVUE.gt or 7931-4500 INSTRUCTION SERVICES EMPLOYMENT REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. Visit our Book Store at: www.RetireEarlyLifestyle.comRetirement; Like your parents... But way cooler!https://twitter.com/#!/RetireEarlyLife www.facebook.com/RetireEarlyLifestyle PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers House Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/wireless and water/coee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Associations education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antiguas Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. 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 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 ATTENTION UPPER SCHOOL TEACHERS! Are you seek ing better work conditions? We are seeking an English rst language Upper school teacher with classroom experience and a university degree (li cenciatura, pero no necesariamente en educacin) Email your resume to: teachingpost@gmail.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. 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100 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.comLand For Sale: El Hato area Spectacular Views Tel: 5081-9589 real estate Ref Code: LOC14 Great commercial space for Rent, 2 blocks from La Merced church. 2 spaces plus bathroom, plenty of natural light with water connections for sinks or dishwashers, a good opportunity for a coffee shop or an antique store. $580 /month Cloquet hated reality but realized it was still the only place to get a good steak. Woody Allen Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. Jane Wagner Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows. Jennifer Yane

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CIUDAD VIEJA 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, 3007-9259, 4216-8175 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. BEAUTIFUL F ULLY FURNISHED HOUSE 5 blocks from central park. Kit, din, livrm, 2 bath, 3 bdrm. Washer & dryer, general hot water. Jacuzzi, replace, cozy garden. Includes 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. 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. For sale by owner, priced to sell $225,000. L OVELY 3 OR 4 BDRM 2 BATHROOM HOME in a gated com munity near El Calvario. Pool, clubhouse, quiet and safe. For more info. Please call 7937-0022. H OUSE 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS loft with private bath, dining room, living room with replace, kitchen, master bedroom with replace, walk-in closet and Jacuzzi in master bath. Washer/dryer, terrace with view of volcanoes. Very secure gated community with swimming pool and club house. One car garage which can be used as a bedroom. 193 m2. $355,000. Tels: 7832-9231 or 5553-6601. WOULD YOU LIKE TO RENT A HOUSE IN ANTIGUA FOR WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS? Beautiful colonial house in condo, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished & equipped. Q3500 (Fri. 4pm Sun. 4pm). No pets, no smokers, for family. Reservations: inversionesconvision@ gmail.com Tel: 5998-4158. APARTMENT : Dinrm, livrm, kit, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, laun dry room. Cable, hot water. 6 blocks from Central park. Tel: 7832-1190. LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT 5 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. 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: 4537-9593 maria.westfried@yahoo.com LARGE DOUBLE ROOM one up, 3 volcano view, show er plus tub, closet. Coee / tea. Near El Calvario. Tels: 2267-9302 / 7938-5121. REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches To accept reality is only to encourage it. Robert Brault

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Trans Galgos ................................................. Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................SCHOOLSAntigua International School .................. Christian Spanish Academy ..................... Jabel Tinamit ...............................................SERVICESGUATEMALA CITY Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz ............................................................... Immigration Services .................................. Transcargo ..................................................... Union Church ............................................... ANTIGUA Aero Casillas Online Shopping ................. Antigua FM ................................................... El Chucho Feliz .............................................. Enmarcados El Arcangel ............................ Frank Salon .................................................... 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La Antigua Galera de Arte ........................ 43 39 43 43 41 48 40 39 40 42 40 41 48 43 41 42 39 41 41 41 48 103 103 103 101 100 101 103 25 47 80 109 81 51 81 88 81 4 2 96 81 80 27 45 86 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour)Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 48 31 109 97 33 33 51 70 48 49 49 52 53 49 52 49 49 98 33 33 33 35 31 49 47 25 49 5 13 3 46 47 49 44 1 25 25 25 25 25 2769 68 62 61 61 63 7 62 62 60 62 60 68 68 63 63 59 57 65 68 11 62 68 61 68 67 62 63 59 55 53 68 67 61 57 62 69 65 35 35 35 35 35 78 95 95 95 95 95 78 78 88Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon How reluctantly the mind consents to reality! Norman Douglas Reality is not always probable, or likely. Jorge Luis Borges

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8 Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Cobn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 94 95 96DateBook: June Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador Mexico22 39 80 97 100 104 107 10 45 46 85 106From the Publisher MAP: La Antigua Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the July 2014 issue June 10GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellThe San Jos Cathedral ROA d D S TO A d D VENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonShamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief APICULTUREby Linda ConardAj Tikonel Kab Harvester of Honey FOO d D FOR THOUGHTShannon McCulloughSavoring Moments GG REAT d D ESTINATIONSby Tara TiedemannLobster Fest COMMUNITY SERVICEby Caitlin BonneyCommunity Building for Change FOREIGN STAYSby Akaisha KaderliSimplifying Currency Challenges 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaMr. Illusion! Tear down that wall COMMUNITY SERVICEby Linda ConardStray and Abandoned Animals on the streets of Guatemala AA MALIAS KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardVino y Cocinawith a recipe for a Guatemalan Tamarind Martini SS ACRE d D ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthFlavoring Cacao with Vanilla SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken VerondaTile THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum Tax-efcient investing 12 14 16 18 20 21 34 36 38 54 64 74 76Carlos Villegas Juliana Skaggs Nanne May Ramrez Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre Jorge Batz David Prez 32 32 37 82 82 108 TT rees of G G uatemala18ContentsContents SECTIONS REGIONS MISC.photo contest:All of the June entrants can be seen at www.Revue.gt ... here are the winners Keepers of the bees page 16

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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 J o O A QUN P ro RO DUCCI o O NE s S S. A A John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: l alvad r @gmail.com El Salvador Regional Manager: Lena Johannessen CC ol C C en troamrica C C alle S an Salvador #202, San Salvador Tels: (503) 7981-4517, 7860-8632 SAN CRISTBAL DD enni M arsh Tels: 5704-1029, 2478-1595Printed by: PRINT STUDIOLA ANTI gG U aA 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @40,000 readers monthly O Photography: 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.gtShaman Tata Pedro of San Pedro la Laguna by or Janson facebook.com/nubliselva The San Jos Cathedral, located across from the central park, is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. Elizabeth Bell takes us back to its beginnings in the 1540s, its reconstruction and completion in 1680, only to be abandoned in 1773. en in 1984 the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began a extensive 22-year restoration project. e results of which you can see today. is months cover compliments or Jansons feature, Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief. Good Guatemalan honey has been compared to liquid gold. Beekeepers by Linda Conard highlights an ongoing project by members of Aj Tikonel Kab Harvesters of Honey. Despite many challenges this group, though suering setbacks, work hard keeping their bees healthy honey producers, and they have high hopes for their edgling enterprise. Food temptations include Savor ing Moments on the Cobbled Streets by Shannon McCullough, Vino y Cocina by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard; Lobster Fest by Tara Tiedemann and Flavoring Cacao with Vanilla by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth. Also inside is a broad variety of subject matter: information, introspection, and for visualization, some lovely photos of trees from our monthly photo contest. For U.S. foreign nationals in Guatemala, you can get the updates on U.S. tax obligations. Revue DateBook is always fun to compile, this months heads up on events could very well ll up your calendar! Here is to June adventures, accomplishments, joy and prosperity.

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12 The original cathedral, built in the 1540s, was severely damaged by earthquakes in 1583 and 1600 before being demolished in 1669. Captain Martin de Andjar was in charge of the new construction, but he was relieved from his duties in 1672 after a series of misjudgments. He reportedly used dynamite to demolish the existing structure, much to the consternation of local inhabitants. Next, the brick vaults he built fractured. is was the rst building with brick vaults in Santiago de Guatemala (present-day Antigua) and apparently the supports were removed before the structure was suciently dry. e new cathedral was nally completed in 1680, bearing little resemblance to the original structure. It was designed by a Guatemalan architect Jos de Porres, a man of mixed heritage: African, Maya and Spanish descent. Porres studied construction under Juan Pascual and excelled as an architect. e ornate plasterwork is exquisite, as it blends Roman and Moorish architectural styles. Some of the oral detail is remarkable. e cathedral was abandoned in 1774, not long after the devastating earthquake of 1773, and all of the art was moved to the new capital except for the collection of apostles by Juan de Corea, which has been restored over the last 15 years. What once was the largest structure in Guatemala began to fall into disrepair. Lack of maintenance and constant earthquakes did not help. In 1830, inhabitants began to restore the front sectionsealing it o from the back area where the main altar was originally built. e bell towers were removed after the 1876 earthquake repairs. by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight e ornate plasterwork is exquisite, as it blends Roman and Moorish architectural styles. e San Jos CathedralLocated across from the central park, it is one of the most spectacular colonial buildings in La Antigua Guatemala. ...continued page 66

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14 Mayan America exists as a parallel reality alongside and surrounded by Latin America, it is a realm where magic and the supernatural thrive as a part of everyday life. Everywhere, just beneath the surface of normality and conventionality, the fabric of Mayan life is embedded with a vibrational tonality unique to its culture. Guidebooks to Guatemala mention several sanctuaries where the indigenous saint Maximn is venerated and the location of a few sites where shamanic rituals are performed. But the truth is there is not a single town or village in the entire country where shamanic activities are not in full forcefrom the Caribbean Garifuna Obia cults and all-night Dugu spirit-possession ceremonies to the Mayan costumbres performed at any moment in thousands of indigenous villages and towns. Guatemala is a place where the supernatural regularly occurs. If you think Im exaggerating, simply visit any indigenous village and speak with a few locals. You will nd an approximately universal belief that shamans and witchdoctors can conjure up visions, transform themselves into animals and inict black-magic curses. Lizbeth, a writer from Santa Fe, New Mexico, ew down to a world conference on ethnobotany at a jungle lodge. Being interested in traditional Mayan spiritual practices, she enlisted my help to locate an authentic Maya spiritual guide willing to impart some traditional wisdom. I suggested that we swing over to San Andrs Itzapa, a little village adjacent to Chimaltenango, where there is a large temple dedicated to Guatemalas favorite indigenous saint, the charismatic Maximn. Normally a variety of spiritual guides and shamans linger in front of Maxim ns temple, and it was not long before Liz chose one, haggled over the price, and then we were o for a private ceremony. e guide, Tata Pedro, led us down a series of back alleys and lanes to a wooded area and a small thatchedroof, cane and mud hut. Inside in the Shamanic Rituals and the Power of Belief text/photos by Capt. or Janson / ./rRoads to Adventure e fabric of Mayan life is embedded with a vibrational tonality unique to its culture.

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15dim light were egies and statues, crosses and stone heads, and a long, low wood table with what seemed to be chicken feathers and many other indistinct objects, perhaps amulets and charms, all covered in multicolored candle wax. Liz sat in the middle of the hut, and I took my position against the rear wall, as Tata Pedro began arranging a circle of many-hued candles on the oor in front of her. Inside the candle circle hed placed sugar, eggs, round pellets of incense and other objects not identiable. Tatas assistant, a beautiful young Maya girl, dressed in dazzling costume, arrived with a tray of bottles with colored liquid inside and several small bottles of Coca-Cola. Vaguely illuminated by the twinkling candlelight, Tata began his work in earnest, starting with a long series of indecipherable Mayan incantations, the timbre of his voice rising and falling like the waves on the sea. He was sometimes murmuring, sometimes shouting vehemently, other times reading from a small, weathered book, interspersed by kneeling and lighting candles on the table with the greatest care and solemnity. en all was silent. Tata slowly came around to Lizbeths right side, took a big swig from a bottle of green-colored liquid and suddenly spat a vaporized stream directly into her face. Liz screamed and jumped to her feet, and Tata stood back with a look of satisfaction, as if he had accomplished what he had intended. A moment later he laid his hand on her shoulder, calming her down and explaining that this was just a normal part of the ritual. Tata then grabbed a bundle of fresh branches, some kind of herbs, and commenced whipping Liz all over her body, at rst lightly but progressively more harshly, all the while pronouncing a stream of incantations between moments of intense silence ...cont. page 84 Many believe that shamans can conjure up visions, transform themselves into animals and inict blackmagic curses.

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16 On a hot, humid Sunday morning nine men and women beekeepers hiked the slopes Lake Atitlns Volcn Tolimn to tend small boxes quietly buzzing in a forest clearing. Wearing a veil, jacket, and gloves over her traditional huipil and skirt, Felipa Ajcalon Sajquiy, president of the Pampojila beekeeping association, stands by as apiculture technician Genaro Cuj lifts the lid o the rst box with his bare hands, revealing frames full of honeycombs and bees. One of the traineesall coee farmers from Totolyapumps smoke into the box to calm the bees while Genaro carefully inspects each frame. is hive is healthy, he says, pointing out the formation and clusters of bees to the trainees as bees swoop, buzz, and circle their veils and hats. Felipa laid a baggie full of sugar-water and lime juice in a bowl on top of the frames to feed the bees and keep them disease free, then Genaro recovers the box and moves to the next hive. Beekeeping in Guatemala and Mexico dates back to the ancient Maya, who kept the stingless bees (Melipona beecheii) symbolized by the god Aj Muzen Kab in the Mayan Madrid Codex. But in todays world, most of the Kaqchikel coee farmers in the Totolya group had never considered beekeeping until the coee-rust disease, Roya, destroyed crops on their smallholder farms, wiping out most of their annual income. Before, we harvested plenty of coee, Felipa says. But now, with the illness that attacked the plants we are in economic crisis. In the face of that crisis, in early 2013, community members formed the rst beekeeping group piloted by Pueblo a Pueblo, a U.S.-based nonprot organization working in the Lake Atitln region. e project, initiated in Pampojila community on Volcn Atitln, gives smallholder coee farmers a sustainable additional source of income to help APICULTURE by Linda Conard photos: Pueblo a PuebloAj Tikonel Kab Harvester of Honey BeekeepersBeekeeper Genaro Cuj inspects the frames Inspecting the hives

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17 them provide for their children. We chose beekeeping because its relatively simple. It doesnt require a lot of special tools and doesnt take much time, says Pueblo a Pueblos executive director Rosemary Trent. Although the project focuses on beekeeping and honey production, it also teaches transferable skills like management and teamwork, accounting, price setting, marketing, and investing for future growth. Like most of the ve women and four men in the pilot group, Felipa had no previous experience with apiculture (beekeeping) when she joinedshe only knew that, as a widow raising ve children alone, it may be the only way she could afford to keep her children in school. But Genaro, who had worked with bees since age 10 in family apiaries, trained the team in everything from bee castes and life cycles, diseases, hive construction, site analysis, and more. e group named itself Aj Tikonel Kab, Kakchiquel for harvester of honey, and by the time the hives arrived in May 2013, the group hit the ground running. But rst, they had to start hiking. Group members carried each of the ten 30 lb. hives full of bees on their backs up the steep slopes of the volcano. Although the ancient Maya raised stingless bees, that breed tends to be a poor honey producer, so the hives contained a better-producing Italian breed, which, while not aggressive, does indeed sting, so the group always wears protective clothing. Genaro wears a veil and long sleeves as a good example for the group, but sees stings as part of the job. He never bothers to wear them when working with his bees at home. Ive been stung more times than I can count, he says. Group members made the same trek up the volcano every four days or so during the rainy season, when owers are less abundant, to feed the bees and check the condition of the hives. With each visit, the hives looked healthier, encouraging the group to dream of the rich harvest to come. at is, until the terremoto hit. Group members carried each of the ten 30 lb. hives full of bees on their backs up the steep slopes of the volcano. ...continued page 94Smoke helps calm the bees Felipa with honeycomb Beekeepers

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18 Endless bits of life ourish on the cobbled streets of La Antigua Guatemala. In each moment we, too, ourish in all that surrounds us. You may receive a hug from a friend passing by, or peering into a bakers window with admiration, or in doing something as simple as watching a woman on the street skillfully making tortillas. Anyone who has read my columns in the Revue will know that my partner and I love to cook and entertain. We have a successful catering business preparing dinner parties in peoples homes. is work takes time, experience and above all, a continuous search for ne ingredients. As we weave our way through the colonial streets we are continually surprised by the amount of artisanal food and organic ingredients that we can nd in Antigua. I can never resist the temptation walking past the Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Caf (4 calle oriente #12) of buying a few loaves of freshly baked bread. e women in the shop always greet you with a smile and are proud of the products they oer, with good reason. Dont miss the lemon bread on Mondays. Having warm bread in your arms, how can you not continue on to Epicures deli and garden restaurant for some cheese and ne-cut meats that are perfect for making sandwiches? Savoring Moments by Shannon McCulloughf rrFood for Thought Doa Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Caf Epicures deli and garden restaurant. on the Cobbled Streets

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19 Just a block or so from Epicure is the Italian deli/caf PalPaladar (3a calle poniente #2), featuring a variety of hard-to-nd specialties that are a must for a well-stocked pantry. I always make my own pasta, and it is here I can buy semilla (harina de semola) pasta our. PalPaladar also has an excellent assortment of cheeses, including fresh hand-made mozzarella. Often on our walks, we stop by the Bagel Barn (5a calle poniente #3) for a quick nosh, lox-n-bagels with cream cheese, smoked salmon, onions and capers. Oy vey, delicious! For chocolate lovers dont miss a visit to the Choco museo (La Fuente, street entrance, 4a calle oriente #14). Along with delectable chocolates, the Choco museo offers chocolate-making workshops nearly every day. I am looking forward to learning more about this craft. I have been using chocolate purchased at the museo when making home-made ice cream, and it is sensational. Also, for coee lovers is ABC del Caf, oering a coffee school, coee roasters, equipment and supplies (4a avenida, east side of the park next to the cathedral). One of my newly discovered walks is to the Escalonia Plant Nursery and Caf. e veggie burgers in the cafe are, in a word, amazing. We have never left Escalonia without a walk through the nursery, and we always buy a new plant or a new herb for our garden. ...continued page 52 PalPaladar Bagel BarnChoco museo Escalonia Plant Nursery and CafWe are continually surprised by the amount of artisanal food and organic ingredients that we can nd in Antigua.

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20 Now that the rainy season has ocially arrived in Guatemala, a trip to the beach for an island party may sound like a nice escape. Why not check out neighboring Belize and plan your trip around a lively and delicious June tradition Lobster Fest. ree towns in Belize take part in Lobster Fest: San Pedro (Ambergris Caye), Caye Caulker, and Placencia. is festival dates back many years and has always been a great time to celebrate the June 15 opening of lobster season. Before tourism became an industry these little islands and towns were humble shing villages. Lobster season marked a time to celebrate! ese were small local aairs, always involving copious amounts of rich seafood, a few cocktails and, of course, live music. Now, the event has morphed into a major production, with San Pedro throwing the biggest event and Caye Caulker and Placencia hosting more laid-back, smaller-scale aairs. San Pedro kick-starts festivities on June 14, one day before the season ocially begins, and events continue through June 22. e liveliest day is June 21 with a block party taking over the towns central park. e steel drum group Super G and the Panaric Steel Band will keep the rhythm while revelers pass the day, savoring fresh grilled lobster and a cold Belikin (national beer of Belize) or two. Dont miss the Lobster Crawl where participants visit dierent food stands and acquire stamps for their Lobster Fest Passport. ose who collect all the stamps can then turn in their book for a chance to win big in the rae. For a smaller but nevertheless lively Lobster Fest, wait until June 27-29 when Caye Caulker and Placencia go into full swing. ere will be plentext/photos by Tara Tiedemann .nr.Great Destinations A Tasty Reason to Visit Belize...continued page 80e author and her plate of lobster A Lot of Lobster Traps Classic lobster goodnessLobster Fest

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21 In Constru Casas 10 years of work in Guatemala the organization has helped families in need of new, secure housing. As well, it has encountered communities without schools, clinics and community buildings. Responding to these needs, Constru Casa has built or improved over 70 buildings for community use, including primary schools, schools for special-needs children, community centers, health clinics, daycare centers and orphanages. For many of the communities a school or a clinic is the rst for the village and certainly a source of pride and hope. Constru Casas communications coordinator experienced this rst hand when she attended the inauguration of the new primary school in Hacienda Vieja a small, very poor, rural community near Retalhuleu in southwestern Guatemala. e morning the group from Constru Casa arrived to paint the new school, its members were greeted with a breakfast hosted by Don Jernimo, president of the local community development council. He informed them that many residents were already at the school, one hour early and ready to paint. With the enthusiasm and helping hands of volunteers from Miracles in Action (Constru Casas partner social work organization), the teachers of the school, the older men in the town and the schools future students quickly nished painting the school. e whole community really pitched in, preparing lunch or hauling up water from the river to wash paintbrushes. (ere is no running water in this community.) e inauguration the following day brought the entire village out to celebrate. With Constru Casa orange decorations set against the vibrant, fresh blue paint of the school, music and lunch for the children of the community were accompanied by words of immense gratitude and appreciation for the doors, both literally and guratively, that had been opened. Many community members could not nd words to express their happiness and gratitude. Vicky, one of the teachers, explained that the school is a symbol of respect and hope in their small, poor town. eir respect for the new school, she said, is then directly tied to the further development of the community itself an amazing and promising revelation. By building more community buildings, we can change entire communities! To learn more about Constru Casa and its work in communities all over Guatemala, or how you can get involved, please visit www.construcasa.org. Community Building for Real Change COMMUNITY SERVICE by Caitlin Bonney e school is a symbol of respect and hope in their small, poor town.

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22 datebook JUNE 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JULY 2014 edition by June 10 6 Fri., MUSIC: Come to a birthday party! 3pm : Thom, Mercedes & Willie, Almost Live ; 5pm : Marco Trio Electrico; 7:30pm : A musical collaboration! BBQ and other tasty food and beverages available. Posada Santiago, Santiago Atitln, Lake Atitln7 Sat. OPEN HOUSE! 2pm : Lesson in French for begin ners, all age groups, free; 7pm : Wine and Cheese featurng wine tasting with Eric Malbrun who will introduce you to vari ous French wines and explain the steps that are necessary in order to appreciate and enjoy a good wine. Participation, Q25. Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua5 Thurs., 6:30pm (English) FILM: The Red Shoes (1948) starring Moira Sheerer. Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua 7 Sat., 6-7pm INAUGURATION: Free beverages and Texan BBQ tast ing. Pappys BBQ (tel: 5979-6771), 6a calle poniente #21, La Antigua4 Wed. ART: Races y ancestros by Luca Morn Giracca. Through Sat., 28th. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City 7 Sat., through Sat., 28th ART: Recent works by LEVA (Luis Eduardo Vicente Agustn). El Attico, Saln del Coleccionista, (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 1545, z. 14, Guatemala City

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23 DATEBOOK 11 Wed., 6pm (English) PRESEN TATION: 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, accompa nied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds benet educational programs in Antigua. Q30 per person. Questions en couraged. Autographed books available. Join us at Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua10 Tues., 5:30pm MAYAN DANCES: Ka ka Saqarik-Nuevo Amanecer/New Dawn is a local charity dedicated to helping more than 30 in digenous children living in San Andres Itzapa. Its work includes keeping them in good health, maintaining their educa tion and preserving local Mayan tradi tions such as language and dance which is currently being lost at an alarming rate. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua11 Wed., 5pm ART: Collective exposition featuring works by Irene Carlos, Ken Wood, Mona Rose, Elliot Denburg, Kendra Mc Lauglin, Laurel Joy Jacob son. Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua12 Thurs., 6pm ART: Latitudes Cariocas by Mauricio ContrerasParedes, a Guatemalan artist based in Toronto, Canada. His mixed medium work displays the exuberance, exoticism colors of life in Brazil, exploring distance, space and iden tity. Through Sat., 21st. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City13 Fri. through 15 Sun. CON VENTION: VII Convencin Mun dial de La Arqueologa Maya 2014 (English/Spanish) With world-renowned guest speakers and workshops. Q100 per day. See page 72 for more info. (tels: 4997-8188, 5451-4517) Hotel Camino Real, La Antigua13 Fri., & Fri., 27th DINING at KIDS Restaurant: The only restaurant run by KIDS. They learn cooking, English and computer skills at the Education Center of TESS Unlimited. Reservations: kidsrestaurant@gmail.com or tels: 4550-7798 or 52510202. 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 article May 2013, pg. 54, www.revue.gt) 14 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds sup port SOG and its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info. & reservations, tels: 79558282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

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24 REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changesDATEBOOK 18 Wed., 2pm (English) TOUR: Open Windows Learning Cen ter, San Miguel Dueas; join David Dean on a visit to this educational and commu nity development foundation. Meet in front of the Cafe Condesa, Central Park; return by 3:30pm. FREE! www.openwin dowsfoundation.com, La Antigua See related article, (May 2013, www.revue.gt20 Fri., 1pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Switzerland Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua19 Thurs., 7pm FILM: Frozen (Disney Productions). Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua17 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Ecoltro: Changing the cycle pre sented by Ariana Pizzatti. Ninety-ve per cent of rivers and streams in Guatemala are contaminated. Wells, springs and tap water are not a good water sources unless it is a clean water source. The best way to make water ltration a sustainable solution, and not just a charitable gift, is to help families secure lifetime water lters. Ecoltros solves water contamination by using sustainable materials: In its watercleaning system, with local funding and local laborfrom factory to ltros! Dona tion Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua 23 Mon., 6pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: A focus on concept, skill, technology and process producing HDR (high dynamic range) impactful images. (Contact info@clubfotograco. org & www.clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City16 Mon., 6pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: A focus on concept, technique and processing in order to achieve stunning B/W photographs. Taught by Holger Tobuschat. (Contact info@clubfotograco.org or go to www. clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City15 Sun., 1pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Honduras ; also activi ties for children including a piata and facepainting; lunch featuring baleadas, typical Honduran food! Alliance Fran caise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua 17 Tues. FATHERS DAY: Treat your dad to the special day he deserves. Countrywide15 Sun., through Sat., 21st (English) RETREAT: Storyteller Within & Yoga Retreat at The Yoga For est, San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Ati tln See highlight on page 30 24 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions by Sue Patterson. She is a former U.S. consul general in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-prot dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. As well, she is the recipient of numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America. Donation Q25. Rainbow Caf (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua25 Wed., 2pm WORLD CUP 2014: France vs Ecuador Alliance Francaise, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua 26 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) LECTURE: Between Water and Ritual: Evidence of canals at Kaminal juy by Silvia Alvarado. Contribution: Q30, general admision; Q15, students & guides. Parking, Q40. (www.popolvuh. ufm.edu; facebook.com / museopopol vuh) Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7937), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City30 Mon., ARMY DAY: Holiday. Most banks and businesses are closed. Countrywide28 Sat., 11am-2pm U.S. VOT ER 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 tigua26 Thurs., 7pm (Spanish) MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST: Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. (For more information about the club and its activities contact info@clubfotograco. org & www.clubfotograco.org) Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle nal, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City RESTAURANTE ALTUNA 5a av. 12-31, z.1 / T: 2251-7185 SHAKESPEARE PUB 13 calle y 1a av., z.10 / T: 2331-2641 TROVAJAZZ Via 6, 3-55, z.4 / T: 2334-1241 CAFF DEI FIORI 15 av. 15-66, z.10 MONOLOCO C.C. Plaza Obelisco, z.10 / 2367-3283Watch the World Cup games at these ne Guatemala City establishments

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25 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 Sunday 6 Calle nal, zona 10 Universidad Fr ancisco Marroqu n Guatemala City Tels: (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 TO urUR :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 (in La Fuente) 4a calle oriente #14, La AntiguaU.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.Saturday, June 28, 11am to 2pmAlso, save the date for our Red, White, and Brew U.S. Independence Day picnic, Saturday, July 5, 11 3 p.m., Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a calle oriente #41. Q50 per person.Two and two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for ve. James McNeill WhistlerDATEBOOK

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26 Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de julio 2014 con el tema Artistas en accin: 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 Habr premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye Q200 para los dos primeros lugares. Para ms informacin www.Revue.gt Sern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de JUNIO de 2014 We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for July 2014 with the theme Artists in Action: GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HIGH RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos @revue.gt There will be prizes for winning photos including Q200 for both 1st place categories. More information at www.Revue.gt Submissions entered by the 10th of JUNE will be eligible.DATEBOOK All month ART: La Antigua, Galera de Arte announces two ongoing exhibits. Northamerican artist William Kalwick, Jr. celebrates 25 years painting Guatemalan themes. The exhibit features more than 20 new oils portraying Holy Week processions in Antigua, market scenes from the Highlands, dazzling with light and color and beautiful images of indigenous people wearing traditional costumes. (ref: April Revue, www.revue.gt) La Antigua Galera de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Guatemalan artist Doniel Espinoza Once Upon a Time, in a mythical and colorful land that lives in the imagination of the artist. His characters lead fantastical lives and their stage is the moon. They are musicians, jugglers, trapeze artists, animals of the jungle, who all play instruments, sing songs and act out their dramas for us, the spectators. A new collection of more than 50 new acrylics, watercolors and sculptures is on display.THROUGHOU tT t T H E MON tT H

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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 Csar Barrios, Latin American guitar. Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres. Q35 cover Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover June 14, Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica, menos violencia 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 Saturdays, 8-10pm Sergio Zepeda, guitar. Q35 cover

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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 THROUGHOU tT t T H E MON tT H 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 & Thursdayss, 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 AntiguaPLAN AHEADDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La AntiguaTHROUGHOU tT t T H E MON tT HJuly 5 Sat., 11am-3pm Save the date for the Red, White and Brew U.S. Independence Day picnic hosted by Democrats Abroad, Guatemala. Q50 per person. Casa Convento Concepcin, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua Retreat The Storyteller Within Sunday, June 15 through Saturday June 21 San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitln Relax for a week of inspiring landscape, higher perspectives, and beauty all around as you join in for self-exploration through daily spontaneous writing and yoga practice at The Yoga Forest. Aimee Hansen invites you to bring out your inner voice, play and express, and take an open and honest journey inside towards deeper truths. She explains, Within each of us lies an authentic voice, waiting to be freed The retreat will focus on both writing and yoga as channels into self-exploration. The retreat schedule includes play at varied and dynamic spontaneous writing exercises across two sessions each day with the opportunity to share within the group. Yoga is in the morning and restorative yoga in the afternoon. Also, plan on one or two days to relax, hike, swim, or visit the village. The retreat will end at noon on Saturday, 21st in time to catch afternoon shuttles to La Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City. A stunning location hidden away in the valley The Yoga Forest oers beautiful shared cabins with comfortable beds, panoramic views, delicious vegetarian meals, yoga, and Mayan sauna in dream surroundings. For more information, contact Aimee Hansen: aimee@thestorytellerwithin.com Aimee HansenYoga Forest cabaa View from the Yoga Forest Founder of the Yoga Forest, Haley Tennyson DATEBOOK HIGHLIGH TT

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31 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 shopping & services gG UATEMA lL A C iI TY

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32 J UNEUNE RE RE V UEUE PHO PHO T OO C ONO N T EE ST W I NNERN NER S theme: Trees of G G u atemala 1st PLACE by judges vote: Coming into Chiquimula by Carlos Villegas. Prize: Q300 certicate to El Sereno La Antigua2nd PLACE by judges vote: La gran Ceiba beb by Juliana Skaggs Nanne Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb

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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 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 Guatemala. 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 shopping & services gG UATEMA lL A C iI TY The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Chinese Proverb VIVERO BOTANIK C ongratulationson your 50th AnniversaryEugene Wahl created Vivero Botanik nursery in 1964 for his wife to have a hobby. She began importing roses from Europe and some violets. In 1972, his daughter Margaret, who always loved her garden, took over the business after her fathers illness. She and her husband have continued increasing to diversify the plants and trees and accessories through the years. Today it has become a great botanical garden that simply must be visited to be truly appreciated. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/viverobotanik Vivero Botanik celebrates 50 years!

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34 My husband Billy and I have recently arrived in Saigon, Vietnam. With 8 million residents, most riding on motorcycles in swarms, its quite a bit dierent from sleepy Panajachel, Lake Atitln or La Antigua Guatemala. When the trac light switches from red to green, its like a starting point in a race. ere is no single le and a massive group turns left or right. If you want to cross the street you simply walk into trac with your arm raised up to alert the drivers that you are moving into the ow. Trac goes at a crawling pace like a choreographed symphony of metal. ere is a lot to get used to here the change of weather, the contrast from Latin to Asian cuisine, the difference in languages and the increase in the tempo of life. But the biggest challenge is guring out the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar to the Vietnamese dong. One U.S. dollar equals 21,277 dong. ere are lots of zeros printed on the currency and to make it convenient for our comprehension, the rst thing we did was to lop o three of them. It makes it easier guring out pricing in our head and eliminates some punches on our calculators. For our purposes, we use 20 (thousand) dong to equal $1USD, 40 (thousand) dong equals $2USD, 60 (thousand) dong equals $3USD and so on. One (thousand) dong equals 5 cents, 10 (thousand) dong equals 50 cents, 100 (thousand) equals $5USD, 500 (thousand) equals $25. Are you confused yet? is system is supposed to make it a snap! Without so many zeros, we nd it simpler to navigate through most daily purchases. e colors of the money still do not have a lot of signicance to us and denominations are also assorted sizes. So our wallets have wads of colorful pieces of money! With the separation in language, everyone hugs their calculators since its a form of communication we all understand. Touch an object and the vendor brings out his cell phone-size number machine and begins pounding away. Step back or shake your head no and the price drops right away. Touch another item and the process begins all over again. Popular grocery stores called coops have prices marked clearly. Again, we simply lop three zeros o the amount and begin our system to understand what we are paying. A 12-pack of individual serving sized yogurt costs 56,000 dong, or less than $3USD. Taxi drivers use a meter here with the number 12 as the beginning fare. is, of course, means 12,000 dong but they have trimmed three zeros o as well for simplicity. A short veminute ride is 27,000 dong or less than $1.50USD. Compass Living provides us with a private driver as a translator for when we go shopping, but its our style to be hands on. Im sure it will all get more familiar with time, but for now we have this short system in place and it seems to be working just ne. FOREIGN STAYS by Akaisha Kaderli About the Authors Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of nance and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their popular website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. ey wrote the popular books, e Adventurers Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible. Simplifying Currency Challenges Simplifying Currency Challenges

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35 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 Pubdining gG UATEMA lL A C iI TY

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36 If you were around at the time that the Berlin Wall fell, you may recognize our title, referring to the commendable request made of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by Ronald Reagan, then president of the U.S. When it comes to personal walls, they might as well be made of cement blocks. ey are an imperceptible energy that we use either to distance ourselves from uncomfortable situations or protect us from the unknown. When, regardless of all eorts to move forward, we seem to be moving backward or at best standing still. Just as the blocks that built the walls from within our own psyche, so goes the equipment that is needed to tear them down. While facing our inner walls we often forget that we carry the power to move through them. We opt instead to blame a situation or person(s), rather than look profoundly within and recognize that the solution can be discovered quite rapidly with some perception shifts. Walls are discovered everywhere and it raises a smile that La Antigua Guatemala is in fact a collection of extraordinary walls. All colors, sizes, shapes and textures. Some are stunning and some are falling down. Everywhere your gaze takes you there is a discovery to be foundincluding the rich fertile soil of self-exploration, if you dare! Whether you are building your inner walls or in the process of tearing them down, you have landed in the perfect setting to test your skill at wall building and its demolition. It all begins with being aware, and for this we love to refer to the destroyer of many illusionary walls: If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the rst 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than ve minutes. Albert Einstein In less than ve minutes! Our in-Mr. Illusion! 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 SpiritJust as the blocks that built the walls from within our own psyche, so goes the equipment that is needed to tear them down.Tear down that wall!

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37 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 apartmentslodging GUATEMALA CITY ner walls have been built by our own ignorance or our refusal to ask the necessary questions. We become so preoccupied with what we want to believe or experience, we let go of the simple pleasure of the solution. La Antigua is lled with delightful, simple pleasures. With each moment that you notice Antiguas magnicent walls, perhaps choose to ignite a smile and realize that while the wall prevents one from entering, it is also keeps those on the other side contained! What is the greatest question in front of youright NOW? What are you protecting? e answer is your doorway out. It is the key to moving your foot forward. Welcome to your world beyond your walls! Let it be amazing. Honorable Mention by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, JuneOh Majestuoso rbol del Ro Lagartero by May Ramrez. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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38 The tiny black puppy curled up in front of the La Merced church in La Antigua Guatemala looked as frail as a plastic grocery bag, ready to blow away in the wind. Mange-covered and bloated with parasites, she could barely stand on her weak legs, so she lay on the ground eating tortillas and scraps thrown by children waiting for the Semana Santa procession. I quickly ran through my options. I couldnt bring her home and risk infecting my pets. Veterinary oces had closed for the holidays. I knew all of the areas rescue groups were already full beyond capacity. And, I also knew that this little pup was just one of thousands of sick puppies living on the streets of Guatemala. I had to admit that in that moment, I could not help this pup. I glanced back one more time and then ... I walked away. is story doesnt have a happy ending. When the vets oces reopened, I returned nearly a dozen times to look for the pup but she was nowhere to be seen. Knowing that she is out there, somewhere, still haunts me. Animal rescuers like Linda Green and Terry Biskovich, co-founders of Unidos para los Animales, are all too familiar with that haunted feeling. Guatemala rescue groups are nearly always at, and often beyond, capacity. Almost daily, they receive calls from people asking if they would take in a dog or pup theyd rescued. As much as it breaks our hearts to turn animals away, we have to say no if we dont have room, Biskovich explains. We absolutely can NOT overcrowd our facility. Every dog or puppy that we care for takes a tremendous amount of time, eort and commitment; we not only rescue rehabilitation and training is a must. Green goes on to say, Setting our dogs and pups up for success before they are adopted is critical. ere are also issues of expenses, food, spaying/neutering, controlling internal and external parasites, skin and intestinal disorders. e truth is, dumping a dog or cat on an over-crowded rescue facility or a veterinary oce is horribly unfair, yes, even cruel. Rescue organizations and veterinary clinics end up with the heartbreak of dealing with your rescuea dog that will perhaps never be adopted, or one that needs many months if not years of rehabilitation and of course factored in are the expenses that can end up costing thousands of quetzales. So what can you do when you want to help a homeless/abandoned dog? Animal trainer Marjolaine Perrault of El Chucho Feliz explains that you have options, but much depends on the time you have, your level of commitment, and the resources you can dedicate. e Basics At the least, you can always offer the dog food and water. Just put food on the sidewalk and put water into a cut down plastic two-liter bottle. Make sure onlookers know that youre giving healthy food and are not poisoning the local dogs. Stray and Abandoned Animals On the Streets of Guatemala COMMUNITY SERVICE by Linda Condard BRANDI Before and After: If you decide to rescue a dog and commit yourself fully to the challenge, the rewards are tremendous, for you and even more so for your pet. ...continued page 50

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39 FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEIf you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then your allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we wont be able to tell the carrots from the onions. Arthur BlochHEALTH SERVICES And Also: : Platelet-rich brin matrix Tel: (502) 7832-9746 ~ www.optyma.com.gt Avenida El Desengao No. 33, La Antigua Guatemala M.D. Ophthalmology PEELING OPEN HOUSE Wed. June 18, 9am-5pm

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40 Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companions HEALTH SERVICES Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good. Sara Ebenreck Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro Medicine and General Surgery Pediatrics Maternity & Gynecology Traumatology, Orthopedics & Arthroscopy Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Laparoscopic Videosurgery Otorhinolaryngology Urology Cardiology Urology Clinic Laboratory Pharmacy Videoendoscopy Videocolonoscopy X-rays Electrocardiogram Ultrasound Electroencephalogram Osseous Densitometry Computerized Axial Tomography Mammography Ambulance Service hphpedro@intelnet.net.gt www.hospitalhermanopedro.netWE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! Av. de La Recoleccin #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) PBX: 7832-1190, 7832-1197, Fax: 7832-8752 24-hour Emergency Service

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41 M.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 PEDICURE AND RECEIVE A FREE MANICURE30% DISCOUNT ON ALL OF OUR NATURAL PRODUCTS HEALTH SERVICES Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summers day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds oat across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. John Lubbock To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around themthe whole leaf and root tribe. Henry Ward Beecher

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42 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 D rR L uisUIS R am AM re RE Z, DDS, OMS, Spanish, English and German Spoken Calle Real de Santa Ines #9A La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-6002 info@maxillofacialcentre.comwww.maxillofacialcentre.comMaxillofacial Centre is the ONLY ONE with 3D Dental Tomography and CAD/CAM Dental Lab in Guatemala. General Dentistry Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implants Oral Rehabilitation TMJ Therapy Jaw Surgery Teeth Whitening Orthodontics is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation. HEALTH SERVICES There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. Minnie Aumonier I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them. James Russell Lowell God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and oods. But he cannot save them from fools. John Muir The tree is more than rst a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. Antoine de Saint-Exupry

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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 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 HEALTH SERVICES Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Osho

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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 Safe and unique in La Antigua Guatemala 5a avenida norte #6, La Antigua Guatemala Portal de las Panaderas, Across from Central Park El Mercadito ArtesanasANTIGU AA shops & services PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVMSpitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Question: After taking my 2-year-old miniature poodle Ruy to a new groomer he has been scratching one side of his face, and it started to bleed. My vet told me to apply hydrocortisone cream 1% to stop the itching but it doesnt seem to help much. I also put a little sock on his foot so his scratching wouldnt cause even more damage to his skin. Is there anything else I can do? Ruys problem probably started with a little skin irritation after the hair on his face was clipped. It is not an uncommon problem in dogs who need this type of grooming. e irritation creates itching, which the dog tries to relieve by scratching. is causes more irritation, more itching, more scratching and so on. Hydrocortisone cream 1%, which reduces the inammation and itching, works best if applied several times a day and rubbed in after every application. If you dont have hydrocortisone, you can also dab the aected area with baking soda solution (1 teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 cup of water) which may help temporarily. Putting a sock on his back foot to cover his nails and prevent further damage is an excellent idea. After you apply hydrocortisone, play games with him or go for a walk so he wont rub the cream o. (e longer the cream stays on his face, the better it will work.) Keep Ruy near you as much as possible and if he starts to scratch, divert his attention with a toy or activity. Once his irritated skin begins to heal, the itching will gradually subside. At his next grooming appointment ask your groomer to leave a little more facial hair on Ruy which may help prevent skin irritation.

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47 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 shops & services ANTIGU AA

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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 English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm VE tT ERIN a A RY C l L INI c C 2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808Vaccinations Surgery* X-ray -Dental clinic Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies *Gas anesthesia usedDr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia 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) EE M ERER G EN EN C IE IE S VACC ININ AT II O NN S XRR A Y Y LABO RR ATO RY RY S ER ER V I I C E E S 6a av sur #1, La Antigua 7832-0214 hospitalveterinarioantigua99@gmail.com Mon-Fri: 8-1pm & 3-6pm Sat: 8am-1pm ANTIGU AA shops & services

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon 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. 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 & TOURSwww.simoonsa.com Tel. 5488-6550 Calz. Sta. Luca Sur #18 All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and trying to see the object from another persons point of view. Ralph Waldo Emersonshops & services ANTIGU AA

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50 Going one step further, stop by a local veterinary oce and ask for medication to treat internal and external parasites. Be prepared to describe the dogs condition, size and weight (perhaps snap a photo) so you get the right medicine. You can usually crush it into food to disguise any unpleasant avor. Treatment Beyond the basics, you can also bring a sick dog into one of the local veterinary oces for treatment, vaccinations and spay/neuter. But before you take this step, ask yourself some tough questions: 1. How will you pay for the veterinary treatment? If you cannot pay these expenses, then you cannot afford to bring the dog inperiod. Veterinary services are less expensive in Guatemala than in North America or Europe, but theyre still considerable. Vets in Guatemala cannot afford to do this pro bono. Perrault explains, When you pick up a dog from the street, it becomes your responsibilitynot the vetsto take care of and pay for the dog. 2. What will happen during recovery and after the dog is well? Vets cannot keep the dog or seldom if ever nd it a home, and again most often there no space available at animal rescue centers. Are you emotionally prepared to put the dog back on the street? Or will you take complete responsibility for housing the dog and then nding it a suitable owner? If you dont live in Guatemala, what will you do if you have not found a home by the time you plan to return home? Making a dog a part of your household and then abandoning it back on the street when you leave is worse than leaving it on the street in the rst place, says Perrault. 3. Have you looked for the dogs owners? Some studies show that up to 80 percent of Guatemalan street dogs actually have owners. Explains Perrault, Many families really love their pets, even if we think they treat them badly. Sometimes its just a question of education or not having the means to pay for veterinary costs or food, so ask around, and if you can nd the owner, see how you can work together instead of taking their dog away. 4. If you plan to nd a new owner, are you prepared to pay for training to make the dog a suitable pet? A dog with major behavioral problems is likely to end up back on the street. Perrault says, Its not only about nding somebody, its about nding the right somebody and making sure the dog is ready to be a good pet for them. If you are ready to take responsibility for the veterinary costs, and can either accept returning the dog to the street or have a solid plan for post-veterinary training and adoption, then its time to bring the dog into the veterinary oce, using either a crate or a leash. Be careful and stop if the dog becomes aggressive or overly fearful. Once you have the dog, be prepared to pay for the initial vet visit and provide good contact information for follow-up and to pay for treatment. From Street Dog to Your Dog If a homeless dog steals your heart and youre thinking of adopting, make sure youre ready for the longterm responsibilities of a new pet. If youre not from Guatemala, ask a local vet about the steps to transport a dog overseas, which is not as dicult as you may imagine if youre from North America. Generally, there is no quarantine period, paperwork requirements are relatively straightforward, and most airlines accept dogs in crates as luggage or cargo. Expect to spend about $600 in total for the crate, certications, ights, necessary vaccinations, etc. Plan ahead, because youll need to have vaccinated the pet more than 30 days before travel, and airlines often have their own additional requirements. Giving Genuine Help If you want to make a long-term dierence helping homeless animals in Guatemala consider donating money, food, or veterinary medicine to local rescues, or ask about volunteering. is is one way to be a real hero to the homeless and abandoned dogs of Guatemala. HELPFUL LINKS El Chucho Feliz www.elchuchofeliz.com Unidos para los Animales (UPA): facebook.com/Unidosparalosanimales Amigos de los animales (AMA): www.facebook.com/amigosanimales www.amigosdelosanimales.org.gt AWARE www.animalaware.org AYUDA http://ayudagt.wordpress.com *Check additional websites and Facebook pages that feature the work being done by animal rescue organizations in Guatemala.Stray Animals cont. from page 38

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51 AVAILABLE AT Sophos Bookstore (4a av. 12-59, z. 10, loc 1-D, Guatemala City (sophos@sophosenlinea.com) Colibri, 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua (textilescolibri@turbonett.com) AmaliaLLC.com Amazon.com barnesandnoble.com Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a native of Guatemala, an award-winning author, chef consultant, Latin food and culture strategist and entrepreneur. Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair WINNER OF FIVE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS IN THE U.S.Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen shops & services ANTIGU AA

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52 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 San Juan del Obispo, 2a av sur #3 (10 min by car from Antigua) Tels: 7830-6669 or 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 ANTIGU AA shops & services While walking, take note of all of the pleasant things around you. e cobbled streets of Antigua are lined with curiosity, history, art, food and a magical spirit that embraces you as you discover new treasures at nearly every turn. I read Elizabeth Bells article in last months Revue about the Hidden Mermaids throughout Antigua. Friends and I are going to walk in search of these mermaids! Exploration is lled with moments that we all treasure. It is in these times that we realize each moment is what it is meant to be and teaches us to revel in the ordinary and extraordinary. It is in these moments that I am lled with gratitude, it too is delicious. Shannon McCullough is just getting started, walking along the cobbled streets and searching out more interesting shops, restaurants and such. Stay tuned. Savoring Moments cont. from page 19Everything we see, hear, taste and smell has the power to strengthen and uplift us. Pema Chdrn

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54 Vino y Cocina With a recipe for a Guatemalan Tamarind MartiniDespite the Spanish inuence, wine has not been a popular drink in Guatemala. In the last few years, however, in connection with the foodie revolution, wine culture is developing among Guatemalans. From vinotecas (wine-tasting houses) and wine acionados to a local winery, it seems that the time is right for wine to grow in popularity. In my kitchen, I use wine and other spirits not only to cook and to amb, but also to pair with Latin American gourmet dinners. Although Guatemala is not yet a newine producer, it makes great beer and award-winning rums. When looking to pair my menus with outstanding wines, I often choose Spanish, Chilean or Argentinean wines, or lesser-known wines, such as Uruguayan and Mexican. As a wine drinker and chef in the food and restaurant environment, I am often exposed to wine and alcohol, which gives me the opportunity to experience what is new and trendy. When I attended Le Cordon Bleu, I had formal wine education as part of the curriculum and learned the protocol of wine drinking. Living in the U.S. where wine is popular, I have learned to appreciate local wines as much as Latin and European wines. In addition, I have developed my own taste and have observed that people drink what they like disregarding the wine rules of the past. A casual environment also encourages people to venture into other spirits and that is just wonderful when it comes time for me to plan menus for parties and business events. Below is a food and wine and other drinks pairing scenario of a typical event I host in my kitchen. We often talk about the traditions, history and culture behind the wine and food as part of an experience for the guests enjoyment. is can also be a fun guide for your own party at home. I regularly welcome guests with a glass of cava (Spanish dry sparkling text photo 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)People drink what they like disregarding the wine rules of the past.

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56 wine) and pair it with entradas (appetizers) consisting of small bites of shrimp ceviche or spicy marinated queso blanco (white cheese). Sometimes I make capirihnas (Brazilian cachaa rum, lime and sugar) or pisco sour (pisco brandy with lime juice, angostura bitters and egg whites popular in Chile and Peru), or tequila with sangrita (a limey-spicy tomato juice based concoction). I also serve tamarindo and Jamaica Guatemalan indita aguardiente (sugarcane spirits mixed with traditional Guatemalan avors) over ice or in a martini glass. Entres of hearty and spicy or milder Mayan stews (red, brown, yellow or green) scream for either medium bodied red wines (Malbec or Carmnre) or nice dry medium or lighter bodied whites (Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc). Sometimes guests prefer to drink beer. I recommend Guatemalan, Brazilian or Mexican beers, and sometimes American and European. Because Ive been married to a Dane for many years, Danish beers have a prominent place in our family, and having traveled throughout Europe where wine and beer reign, I have gotten exposure to some ne drinks and spirits and developed a deeper appreciation for them. I tend to pair happy and sweet endings with a fruity and oral semi-sweet and light white, like Argentinean Torrontes, or choose Guatemalan Zacapa Centenario, an award-winning rum from the Zacapa department of Guatemala. Guatemalan hot chocolate, fresh strawberries and galletas Mara taste delicious when paired with a very small glass of XO Zacapa Centenario, the nest of the Zacapa rums, which I encourage people to sip alongside the chocolate for a unique experience. People love what is sensational and delicious, and Guatemalan and Latin American wines and spirits have a lot to oer. To celebrate the emerging Guatemalan wine and mixed drinks culture, here is a drink to lift up your spirit! Tamarind comes from an African tree with a pod that must be peeled rst to expose the gummy brown, sweet, highly acidic pulp. Indita is a Guatemalan sugar cane liquor from a distillery in Quezaltenango which also makes award-winning Botrn ne rums, premixed bottled drinks and more. is is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a Guatemalan-style martini! Vino y Cocina Makes 1 drink4 oz. tamarind indita (Guatemalan sugar cane liquor) to 1 cup ice Sugar for garnish (Use a bit of water around the rim of the glass to make sugar stick.) In a martini shaker, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Or, combine in a blender and process until smooth. Serve the tamarindo in sugar-coated martini glasses.

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58 Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June El Remate, Petn by Manuel del Busto. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtFor in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther

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60 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 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.ANTIGU AA dining Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Los Zopes by Holger Tobuschat

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61 dining ANTIGU AA 2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 4652-6077 If you havent eaten here, its like you havent been to AntiguaExcellent Tpica Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I cant nd anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. K.T. Jeng

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel 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 www.facebook.com/REVUEmagazine Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUE ANTIGU AA dining If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon mens hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. Robert Louis Stevenson Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats. Woody Allen What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. Louise Nevelson

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63 1a avenida sur #9 La Antigua Guatemala 4a avenida sur #1 (near the Cathedral) LL a Antigua Tel: 7832-9133 caeoperabistrot.comA corner of Italy in Antigua MM on-Thur 12:00-15:30 & 18:30-22:00 (clsd Wed) FF r iS S at 12:00-23:00 S S un 12:00-22:00 Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think its in my basement... let me go upstairs and check. M.C. Escher As I was walking up the stair, I met a man who wasnt there. He wasnt there again today. I wish, I wish hed go away. Hugh Mearnsdining ANTIGU AA

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64 The pre-Columbian Maya used vanilla as a avoring for thousands of years. e Aztec also used vanilla to avor cacao, commonly known in English as cocoa, as in chocolate. e Maya extracted the avoring from the seed pod of the vanilla planifolia orchid vine. Considering the importance of vanilla orchids, it is surprising that more orchids are not pictured in Mayan art or hieroglyphs. Why we are studying avorings for chocolate? Vanilla is an obvious and long-known avoring. Our goal is to nd as many of the plants as possible and photograph their owers. Since vanilla is grown primarily around the Papantla area of Veracruz, Mexico, I am focused on all the chocolate avorings that could be found in Guatemala. Armando Cceres, agronomist and specialist in medicinal plants of Guatemala, grows vanilla at his botanical research garden in Samayac, Suchitepquez. Weve been told that there are a few other vanilla plantations in the Chimaltenango area (perhaps Pochuta?), but have not yet been able to locate them. Most vanilla in Guatemala is grown in Alta Verapaz, between Chisec and Raxruha. But I estimate that more than half of the areas planted with vanilla in the last decade have now been abandoned, as it takes many years to successfully grow and produce vanilla. e process includes nurturing vines for several years; maintenance of the seed pod is boggling. Once it owers, it can take up to a year to care for the vanilla pod as it ripens. Flavoring Cacao by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth photos: Sophia MonznSacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Contact: frontdesk@aar.org Stay tuned: www.maya-ethnobotany.orgith Vnill ...it takes many years to successfully grow and produce vanilla.Vanilla orchid ower near Chisec, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Vanilla blooms late into the night and begins to fade by noon. Here are owers, buds, dead owers and incipient pods. ...continued on following page

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65 5a av. sur nal #36-C LL a Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com M M o nSS u n 8am to 6pm Plants Accessories Delicatessen Music & Books Handmade Crafts SS P EE CIA LL MENUSMENUSE E V E E RY W EE EE K EN EN D CO MEME A NN D WATCH TH EE WOR L L D C U U P GA MESMES EE njoy our FF ood & Dr ink S S pecialsdining ANTIGU AA

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66 Special thanks to the owner and caretaker of the two vanilla plantations near Chisec who allowed us to study the vanilla vines during early May (the end of the owering season). Also to Armando Cceres, agronomist and specialist in medicinal plants of Guatemala. e vanilla you see here has been taken care of every day for many many months, to aid the cure to form the fragrance. Vanilla References: e True History of Chocolate, by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe. Vanilla Orchids, Natural History and Cultivation, by botanist Ken Cameron, Timber Press. A complete bibliography on www.maya-art-books.org Photographs of other original avorings for cacao on http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org/ When you enter the cathedral today, the altar is now where the original baptistery had been located, and it appears sideways. Sculptures from 1650 have been brought in from other churches and towns, and altars were later created for San Jos Cathedral (technically no longer a cathedral albeit in name only), and church attendance now is most often at full capacity. My favorite part of the cathedral is the ruins section. e south side entrance takes us back 300+ years. One column that fell during the 1976 earthquake remains on its side. e 22-year extensive restoration work by the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began in 1984. e Maya still use one of the burial vaults as a special prayer area. It is not common knowledge that everyone was buried in his/her church throughout colonial times, so we estimate thousands of people were buried below the cathedral. Our latest contribution to San Jos Cathedral is the restoration of the 18th century anonymous paintingBautismo de Jesus. (photo, left) It was restored by an expert in his eld, Flavio Gonzlez, and sponsored by Antigua Tours. We look forward to seeing it back up on the wall very soon! Cathedral cont. from page 12e 22-year extensive restoration work by the National Council for the Protection of Antigua began in 1984.

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68 ANTIGU AA dining 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 www.nifunifadeantigua.comSteak HouseSalad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery available 5a av. norte #9, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519 + Calzada Santa Luca Sur #6 y 7a av norte #6PASTELERIA Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coees, and Homemade Cakes RestauranteLa EstrellaChinese Food 7a av. norte #42, La Antigua DE lL IVERY SERVICE tels: 7832-4303, 7882-4409Restaurante Chinese Food La Estrella After youve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident, you begin to worry about history. Nick Ford We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged. Heinrich Heine The only normal people are the ones you dont know very well. Foe Ancis My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers. Tom Stoppard I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck Most passport pictures are good likenesses, and it is time we faced it. Katharine Brush Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. Tom Robbins Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of. D.M. Thomas When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca There is a purpose to our lives that each day tugs at our sleeve as an annoying distraction. Robert Brault SEA FOOD, CARIBBEAN FOOD NN A LITTLE MORE ... BB EER OO cC LO cC K & HAPPY HOUREVERY DAY 4a. Av. Norte Casa #3, Inside LavaTels.7832-9212 5558-0032 5696-4596 THE tT AS tT E OF LIVINGS tT ON IN AA N tT IGUA Parking garden childrens games Sky TVOn the way to Ciudad Vieja, el Panorama #17-C Tel. 7934-6517pelicanodorado2004@gmail.com

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69 Tel: 7832-2767 ~ 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua www.ubisushi.com ~ facebook.com/ubisushi TRY OUR NEW AND DELICIOUS KOREAN DISHES REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio.I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. William H. Mauldin Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in ones bath like a lump of sugar. Pablo Picassodining ANTIGU AA 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 6a calle poniente #26 (next to Pitayas Juice Bar) Daily: 7am to 8pm COFFEE ROASTING WORKSHOP

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGU AA The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. William Blake Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last sh been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Proverb Your Key to La Antigua Guatemala Great Location Nice Atmosphere Outstanding Service Unforgetable Stay 4a. Av. Norte # 1, La Antigua G. Tel: (502) 7832-6194 www.dleyendahotel.com dleyendantigua@gmail.com

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74 No, not oor or wall tiles, nor mosaics. Not bath tiles or tiles used for games. Tiles can be of ceramic, stone, metal, glass. Not these. Im talking roof tiles, the Spanish Mission or barrel tile with the curved surface, an old idea brought here by the European conquerors who started making them with local clays, red to that familiar terracotta brick red. Roof tiles were pretty easy to form. Sit a naked worker down in the wet clay, and he can pat the stu along his thigh to form the ideal shape to install on roofs, alternating up and down. Ah yes, a far better roong than the native thatch that leaked, burned and rotted. Red clay tiles look prettier to our eyes, too, above whitewashed walls against deep blue skies and brooding volcanoes. e market town of Chimaltenangoplace of walls, white walls with terracotta roofswas one of the prettiest stops along the Pan American Highway, an hour from the city at the La Antigua junction. For tourists heading to Chichi and the lake, Chimaltenango was a rst stop for picture-taking of the plaza and Colonial streets. Sidewalk artists sold their pastels and oils of the idyllic scene. Idyllic, but deadly. Clay tile roofs atop rotting wood beams were heavy weights just waiting to fall, which so many did when each major earthquake hit Guatemala. Many families were crushed as they slept that early morning in 1976 during the last great quake, especially in Chimaltenango. ough distant from the epicenter, the town shook heavily and many tile roofs came tumbling down. e traditional practice since Colonial times was to build again with a heavier tile, but this time lightweight, lessexpensive corrugated materials were used. Next big quake, fewer lives should be lost. But the town is no longer so picturesque. Sure, mission roof tiles continue, especially atop churches and other Colonial buildings. If properly fastened on sturdy timbers, theyre safe and look great in your photos and paintings. As you travel around the Guatemalan highlands, take lots of those pictures of beautiful tile roofswhen you nd them. On many cottages in little towns, theyve already yielded to unattractive but cheap and safe Duralite. A few years ago, I found a couple of handmade clay tiles dumped by a neighbor rebuilding with modern stu. eyd been shaped on a mans thigh, with handprints evident. A friendly artist painted macaws on the tiles for me, and Ive mounted them narrow-end-up in our hallway. Fine souvenir of old mission tiles. Assemble your own terracotta tile souvenirs in your pictures, paintings and memories. Tile SEN sS UOU sS G UATEMALA by Ken VerondaU R L Qr f r n (t./r/r)

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76 Simply put, tax-ecient investing means structuring your investments such that taxes are minimized. is relates to an important saying: Its not what you earn, but what you keep. Investments generate returns capital gains, dividends, and interest. Generally speaking, capital gains are more tax ecient than dividends and interests. at is because capital gain can be deferred until the investment is sold, and long-term gains are subject to a lower tax rate. However, there are certain mutual funds and managed accounts (by nancial advisors) with high churn or turnover lots of buying and selling within the fund or portfolio. ese generate distributed capital gains on which the investor needs to pay taxes. People are often surprised by the large capital gains that appear in their year-end statements from their mutual fund companies or brokerage rms. erefore (as a general rule), you should structure your investment portfolio into two buckets: 1. Put less tax-ecient investments into retirement accounts; and 2. Put more tax-ecient investments into taxable accounts. (see chart below) Tax-ecient investing does not factor individual circumstances. For example, if you needed access to funds for a planned expenditure, then putting those funds into a retirement account may not make sense. Furthermore, many retirees face an entirely dierent set of questions in order to minimize their tax bill. THE TAX 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.is month, we discuss the ultra-important topic of tax-ecient investing. Inecient High-yield corportate bonds High-turnover active funds Real estate or REIT funds Moderately Inecient Active stock funds Bond funds Ecient Index funds Tax-managed fundes Short-term bond funds Low-yield money marketTYPES OF INVESTMENTSPut into retirement accounts (tax-deferral) Put into taxable accountsWHERE TO INVEST

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77 El AntaoPosadaA place for you to feel at home.11 Comfortable Rooms w/ replace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, replace, volcano view.Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates 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 She throws her coin into a fountain already lled with hopeful coins, yet wonders if the wishes might become tangled. Dr. SunWolflodging ANTIGU AA

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78 Posada del ngel Hotel0 calle tercer callejn A, Zona 1, San Juan ComalapaQ50 per nightTels: 5697-3461 / 5834-4832 Clean and comfortable Private rooms Hot Water Cable TVPosada del ngel Hotelsan juan comalapa chimaltenango area tecpn CO mM FORT & EL eE G AN ceC E AV. EL DeESeENGaAO (502) 7casadelasfuentes@hotmail.comwww.hotelcasadelasfuentes.com Km 55.5 Carretera Interamericana de Chimaltenango Tel: 7839-1568, 5550-4535 y 4005-1851 antigua CACAO BOUTIQUE HOTELCALLE DE LOS DUELOS, BARRIO SANTO DOMINGO # 2, CASA # 7 ANTIGUA GUATEMALA 7937.2214 concierge@cacaohotel.comRELAX-SLEEP-ENJOY www.cacaohotel.com ANTIGU AA and surroundings lodging 6a Av. norte #1-A, La Antigua Tels. 7832-1229, 7832-0489 Hand-made Pasta Artisanal Ice Cream

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79 Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ hotelpanchoy.youplanet.com www.hotelpanchoy.com3 blocks from Central Park21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. 5a avenida norte #28 (Calle del Arco), La Antigua Tels: 7832-3080, 7832-8990 hotelconvento@yahoo.com Comfortable Rooms w/ private bath Cable TV Parking Breakfast www.hotelsorjuana.com Tel: 7832-6902 #1 in its class on TripAdvisor.com lodging ANTIGU AA

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80 TRANSPORtTES TURStTICOS T OUROUR OPERA OPERA T OROR info@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 TR AA VEL ty happening during the three-day event. Its a fun time for the whole family with activities for children during the day while the cool reggae beats carry through into the evening. e smoky charcoal grill scents the air as fresh lobster sizzles when the grill master squeezes a little lime on for extra avor. Palm fronds ripple in the breeze, its a beach party that is truly island living at its best. Oh yes, theres also the crowning of Miss Lobster Fest 2014. Mark your calendars and make your hotel reservations early. Space lls up quickly for this popular event. Belize can be reached fairly easily and economically from Guatemala by one of two major routes: the southern route going through Puerto Barrios or traveling east from the Petn. e most economic route involves taking the bus from Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios and then catching a boat over to Punta Gorda, Belize. is route will make Placencia the most readily accessible Lobster Fest to enjoy. e other option: Flying or taking the bus from Guatemala City to Flores, then connecting to Belize City on Tropic Air or traveling via aordable shuttle from Flores to Belize City. From there just catch a water taxi to either San Pedro or Caye Caulker. Whichever way you choose to go make sure you do it. Its a great local festival that is fun for the whole family. LOBSTER FEST cont. from page 20 Lobster Feast with all the trimmings Alone with myself The trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart. Candy PolgarEntry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Palo rosa by Tony Velasquez. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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82 JUNE REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Trees of Guatemala 2nd PLACE by popular vote: Casa del arbol by Jos Antonio Garca Aguirre. Prize: Carved Jade Paper Weight from Jades Xibalb .Honorable Mention by popular vote: rbol de El Estor a Ro Dulce by Jorge Batz. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt

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Rituals in progressside of her on an energetic level, and that ever since the ceremony she was feeling as though a big weight had been lifted o her. She said that some kind of blockage had been removed from her system, and that she was feeling much stronger, with more vitality and positivity. As a simple bystander at her ceremony I did not get any of that. But as I said, it was her ceremony. Having witnessed a wide variety of shamanic, religious and medical healing phenomena, I have come to some tentative conclusions. While the outer paraphernalia associated with the practitioner may change, the bells and whistles used by the Zulu shaman are quite dierent from the artifacts and dress of Maya spiritual guides, yet the basic principles behind the success of the treatment remain the same. A key element in all healing arts, including modern scientic medicine, is the element of belief. If you believe that the sugar pill (placebo) your physician prescribes is actually a powerful medicine, there is a chance that you may actually start to feel much better. On the other hand, placebo studies have shown that well-known drugs, if administered without the patients knowledge, are far less eectiveif the patient did not know that the medication had been given to him or her. e power of mind and belief are profound, and the scientic study of the placebo eect is revolutionizing our understanding of the mind-body connection. Harnessing the power of belief will open new realms of possibility for all of us. when he would gaze attentively at Liz, seemingly scrutinizing her countenance. e spitting and whipping and chanting went on for perhaps a whole hour, at the end of which Tata stood back again and looked intently at his subject as if to say that his work had been accomplished. From then on the feeling of intensity gave way to a more festive mood as Tata set re to the candle oering on the oor. As the re blazed, Tata, from time to time, poured the contents of those bottles (color-tinted alcohol, Coke and honey) onto the ames as he chanted more incantations. Slowly the re died down and the ceremony ended. Liz paid Tata and thanked him profusely. We made our way back to my vehicle and drove to my bungalow in the mountains above La Antigua Guatemala. For the rest of the day Liz remained silent. I guessed that she needed time to digest what had just happened to her. A few days later I was driving Liz to her conference, and we discussed her experience with Tata Pedro. I have to say that I was skeptical and even somewhat amused by the ceremony that Tata had performed for Liz. Teasingly I told her that I would be happy to spit in her face and whip her anytime she wished, and whats more, I would do it for free. She did not nd my comment funny at all, and atly told me to shut up about it. I informed her that I only tease people I like. Liz told me that Tatas ceremony had caused something to shift in-Shamanic Rituals cont. from page 15

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86 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 REVUELAKE ATITLN Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, June Lonely (San Pedro la Laguna) by Brineth All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt It is difcult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees. Wilson Flagg

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87 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: AtitlnLAKE ATITLN

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88 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, JuneSuspiros de un Atardecer Palestina, Quetzaltenango Alberto Bolaos All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gtQUETZALTENANGO

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90 las lisas hawaii PACIFIC COAST / LAS LISAS / HAWAII Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we nd ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. Loren Eiseley Keep your feet on the deck, your hands on the tiller, your eyes on the horizon and your beer in the fridge! B.E. Marshall Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. Robert Henri You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What youll discover will be wonderful. What youll discover is yourself. Alan Alda

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93 pezdeoro@intelnett.comReservations: L n n Elegance Guatemala City Tel: 2368-3684www.pezdeoro.comMonterrico Beach, Taxisco www.hawaianparadise.com 8 kms after Monterrico Tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 Reservations 4005-0500 & 4503-0386, Km. 8 Carretera de Monterrico a Hawai www.hotelhonolulu.com.gt honoluluhotel@gmail.comPACIFIC COAST / MONTE RICO I nd myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Oceans voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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94 e n T Tours to arq. sites Yaxh & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & PalenqueHotel y Dormitorio Ecolgico. RestauranteMon ami cobn petnCOBN / EL PETN On September 6, 2013, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocked southwest Guatemala, it destroyed several of the hives, and many bees swarmed and ed. Although earthquakes are common in the region, Genaro had never experienced anything like it in 30 years of beekeeping, and the loss of the swarm threatened to ruin the entire project. Genaro, Felipa, and the team refused to let their dreams of beekeeping be shattered. ey reconstructed the hives and carried them even farther up the volcano to a new site, carefully securing them so they would be less likely to fall again. Soon two of the swarms somehow found their way back home, and by February 2014, the group had harvested and packaged more than 200 lbs. of honey to sell around Lake Atitln, earning enough money to distribute to the group members while investing to expand the project. Although that may sound like a happy ending, its really a happy beginning. Felipa, Genaro, and others from the original Pampojila group are now training farmers in the newly formed Totolya group on Volcn Tolimn, and so far, the bees seem to be content and healthy despite the rapid decline of bee populations worldwide. Above all, the coee farmers are diversifying and becoming less dependent on a single crop. Felipa says, e work with apiculture, for me, is really important. e groups vision is to have a large apiary, and with that, in the future, we will have an income [and I will be] earning some money to take care of my family. Beekeepers cont. from page 17 There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values. David G. Myers How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesnt make it a leg. Abraham Lincoln

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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. 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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright 11 WAYS to NAVIGATE THROUGH LIFE 1. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. 2. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. 3. If you cant be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. 4. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 5. Never buy a car you cant push. 6. Nobody cares if you cant dance well. Just get up and dance. 7. When everythings coming your way, youre in the wrong lane. 8. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live. 9. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person. 10. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 11. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. NATURAL JUICES FOR SALE : retail and wholesale. 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CIUDAD VIEJA REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEANTIGUA AREA L argeARGE and AND beautiful BEAUTIFUL home HOME i n 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, 3007-9259, 4216-8175 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. BEAUTIFUL F ullyUL LY furnished FURNISHED house HOUSE 5 b locks from central park. Kit, din, livrm, 2 bath, 3 bdrm. Washer & dryer, general hot water. Jacuzzi, replace, cozy garden. Includes 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. 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. For sale by owner, priced to sell $225,000. L ovelyO VELY 3 orO R 4 bdrmB DRM 2 bathroomBATHROOM home HOME i n a gated com munity near El Calvario. Pool, clubhouse, quiet and safe. For more info. Please call 7937-0022. H ouseOUSE 3 bedroomsBEDROOMS 3 bathsB ATHS loft with private bath, dining room, living room with replace, kitchen, master bedroom with replace, walk-in closet and Jacuzzi in master bath. Washer/dryer, terrace with view of volcanoes. Very secure gated community with swimming pool and club house. One car garage which can be used as a bedroom. 193 m2. $355,000. Tels: 7832-9231 or 5553-6601. WOULD YOU LIKE TO RENT A HOUSE IN ANTIGUA FOR WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS? Beautiful colonial house in condo, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, furnished & equipped. Q3500 (Fri. 4pm Sun. 4pm). No pets, no smokers, for family. Reservations: inversionesconvision@ gmail.com Tel: 5998-4158. APARTMENT : Dinrm, livrm, kit, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, laun dry room. Cable, hot water. 6 blocks from Central park. Tel: 7832-1190. LARGE COMFORTABLE FURNISHED APARTMENT 5 min. from Antigua. Bus/car access. 1 bdrm, liv, din, kit, laundry, cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking, safe & quiet area. Great price. Tels: 7888-7886, 5973-9053. I neNE X pensivePENSIVE R oomsO OMS : 1 5 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: 4537-9593 maria.westfried@yahoo.com LARGE DOUBLE ROOM one up, 3 volcano view, show er plus tub, closet. Coee / tea. Near El Calvario. Tels: 2267-9302 / 7938-5121. REVUEs Property Conversion ChartNote: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!1 Caballera = 45.12 hectares 1 Caballera = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr21 Manzana = 6,988 mt21 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt21 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 Acre = 43,560 ft21 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt21 Acre = 5645.4 varas21 mt2 = 10.764 ft21 mt2 = 1.431 vr21 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches To accept reality is only to encourage it. Robert Brault

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103 Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.Calle del Espritu Santo #37A, La Antigua www.teamantigua.com SOLUTIONS ANTIGUAReal Estate / Bienes Raices3a. Calle Oriente # 15, Tels: 5993-8844, 4905-0192, 5285-6020 www.solutionsantigua.comREAL ESTATE The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Marcus Aurelius There is no such thing as justice, all the best that we can hope for is revenge. Emilie Autumn

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104 el salvador EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE PUERTA DEL DIABLO, SAN SALVADOR! Outstanding panoramic view towards the coastline, Lake Ilopango, and San Salvador. If the weather is clear you can also see the Santa Ana, Izalco, and San Vicente volcanoes. HOW TO GET THERE: Take bus #12 from downtown San Salvador, two blocks from National Palace. Transportation time just 30 minutes. (photo: Lena Johannessen)

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Hotel Convento Santa Catalina ............. Hotel de Leyenda ..................................... Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Galera ......................................... Hotel Mesn del Valle ............................. Hotel Palacio Chico .................................. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel San Rafael ....................................... Hotel Sor Juana ........................................ Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Hotel Uxlabil .............................................. LAKE ATITLN Balamya .................................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) .................... Hotel Real Santander .............................. Jardines del Lago ..................................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ............. TOSA Resort & Spa ................................... Uxlabil Eco-Hotel ...................................... PACIFIC COAST Asociacin Ola Verde ............................... Atelier del Mar .......................................... Cafe Del Sol ................................................ Casa Bella ................................................... Cayman Suites .......................................... Club Isleta de Gaia ................................... Hawaian Paradise ..................................... Hotel Dos Mundos ................................... Hotel Honolulu ......................................... Hotel Pez de Oro ....................................... Hotel Playa Plana ...................................... Hotel y Restaurante Portono .............. Johnnys Place .......................................... La Palma B&B ............................................ E l L P et ET n N Hot el Ecolgico y Rest. Mon ami .......... COBN Hotel Posada Don Antonio .................... 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Doa Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ El Pelicano Dorado ................................... El Pelicano Sport ....................................... El Rincn del Conquistador .................... El Sabor del Tiempo .................................. El, El Convento ......................................... Epicure ......................................................... Fridas Mexican Cuisine ............................ Fusion .......................................................... Hacienda San Juan ................................... La Bicicleta de Juancho ........................... La Cenicienta .............................................. La Cuevita de Urquizu .............................. La Estrella ..................................................... La Fonda de la Calle Real ......................... Las Palmas .................................................. Le Fromage ................................................. Los Tres Tiempos ........................................ Mesn Panza Verde ................................... Monoloco .................................................... Ni Fu Ni Fa ................................................... Pal Paladar .................................................. Pitaya Juice Bar ......................................... Rainbow Caf ............................................. Tradiciones Antigeos .......................... Ubis Sushi ................................................... Vivero y Caf La Escalonia ....................... G uatemala UATEMALA CIT Y Ca De Fiori .............................................. Monoloco .................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ....................... TECPN Finca San Ricardo ...................................... Hotel Villa Fatima ...................................... Restaurante Chichoy ................................ Restaurante Katok .................................... Kape Paulinos ............................................ Trattoria La Nonna .................................... chimaltenangoCHIMAL TENANGO F inca La Loma ........................................... Posada Del ngel ..................................... Q uetzaltenango UETZALTENANGO Shai L ong .................................................... Giuseppes Gourmet Pizza .....................HEALTH SERVICESGUATEMALA CITY Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ A ntigua NTIGUA An tiguas Gym .............................................. Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ................................ Centro Visual G & G ..................................... Clinicas de la Cruz ....................................... Clnica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... Farmacia Ivori .............................................. Gail Terzuola ................................................. Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ Hospital Veterinario .................................... House of Health Sta. Luca ........................ LOrganica ..................................................... Maxillofacial Center ................................... Optyma Esthetics ....................................... Optyma Visin y Moda .............................. Skin Medika ................................................. Soldent .......................................................... Vet-Pro ...........................................................REAL ESTATEBarrio de Antonelli ..................................... Carstens S.A. ................................................. Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes ............. CityMax Real Estate .................................... Real Estate in Antigua ............................... REMAX Colonial ........................................... Solutions Antigua .......................................TRAVEL / TOURSA ntiguaNTIGUA An tigua Tours ............................................... Filadela Coee Adventure ...................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Maya Trails .................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Turansa .......................................................... MISC. Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ La Reunion Golf Resort .............................. Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Sailing Vacation ........................................... Trans Galgos ................................................. Transportes Tursticos Atitrans ................SCHOOLSAntigua International School .................. Christian Spanish Academy ..................... Jabel Tinamit ...............................................SERVICESGUATEMALA CITY Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... Budget Rent-a-Car ...................................... Hertz ............................................................... Immigration Services .................................. Transcargo ..................................................... Union Church ............................................... A ntigua NTIGUA A ero Casillas Online Shopping ................. Antigua FM ................................................... El Chucho Feliz .............................................. Enmarcados El Arcangel ............................ Frank Salon .................................................... Fumigadora Antigua ................................... Funky Monkey .............................................. Golden Studio ............................................... Murphy Byrne Photography ..................... Simoon Scooters .......................................... Speed Rent-a-Car and Motorcyles .......... Valhalla Macadamia Farm ..........................SHOPSG uatemalaUATEMALA C ity ITY B ernina (Sewing Center) ............................ House & Green ...................... inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ........................................... Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ Super Verduras .............................................. Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... ANTIGUA Ay Robot Comics .......................................... Casa de los Gigantes ................................... Casa Del Tejido .............................................. Colibr Textiles ............................................... CSantos Joyera ........................................... Ecoltro .......................................................... El Mstil .......................................................... El Mercadito .................................................. Jades Xibalba .............................................. Joyera del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................. Orgnica ......................................................... The North Face .............................................CULTURALG uatemalaUATEMALA C ity ITY El A ttico .......................................................... Museo Ixchel ................................................. Museo Popol Vuh ......................................... A ntigua NTIGUA Choc omuseo ................................................. Galera Museo Centro de Arte Popular ... La Antigua Galera de Arte ........................ 43 39 43 43 41 48 40 39 40 42 40 41 48 43 41 42 39 41 41 41 48 103 103 103 101 100 101 103 25 47 80 109 81 51 81 88 81 4 2 96 81 80 27 45 86 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour)Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 48 31 109 97 33 33 51 70 48 49 49 52 53 49 52 49 49 98 33 33 33 35 31 49 47 25 49 5 13 3 46 47 49 44 1 25 25 25 25 25 2769 68 62 61 61 63 7 62 62 60 62 60 68 68 63 63 59 57 65 68 11 62 68 61 68 67 62 63 59 55 53 68 67 61 57 62 69 65 35 35 35 35 35 78 95 95 95 95 95 78 78 88Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon How reluctantly the mind consents to reality! Norman Douglas Reality is not always probable, or likely. Jorge Luis Borges

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