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3 August 2014 Year 23, No. 6 Guatemalas English-language MagazineAvailable worldwide at www.revuemag.com FREE Artist Profile: Ramn vila Bodacious Buses! 5 Travel Survivor Tips

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2 TRAVEL & INTERNATIONAL MEDICINEFEBRUARY 8th-14th, 2015 Panajachel, GuatemalaThis 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 opportunities Adventure for the Entire Family25 Hours CME credit

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6 La Escuela San Jos El Viejo for helping me learn and actually speak Spanish prociently in addition to learning Spanish literature and poetry. for enchanting evenings of music, colorful people, and handicras, in the magical Parque Central. Juan Luis Florido for sharing with me his passion for Antiguas history and culture. Your pride for your country abounds. I learned much.

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8 Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitln Quetzaltenango Pacic Coast El Petn Tecpn Ro Dulce31 44 83 88 89 94 95 96DateBook: August Health Services Travel Marketplace Real Estate El Salvador22 38 80 97 100 104 10 45 52 85 106From the Publishers MAP: La Antigua Vet Q & A MAP: Lake Atitln Advertiser IndexDeadline for the SEPT. 2014 issue Aug 10GUATEMALA INSIGHTby Elizabeth BellFrancisco Marroqun GREAT DESTINATIONSby Tara TiedemannThe Collapse of the Ancient Mayan World AR TIST PROFILEby Linda ConardRamn vila PROFILEby Maren AlbertsenCristian Santizo ROADS TO ADVENTUREby Capt. Thor JansonBodacious Buses! COMMUNITY SERVICEby Matt BokorWater For Life ECOLOGYby Matt BokorLionsh Invasion Recipe included 2014 SPIRITby Sri Ram Kaa & Kira RaaA Thousand Word Smile FOREIGN STA YSby Billy & Akaisha Kaderli5 Survival Tips for Travel SACRED ANIMALS and EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANTSby Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthPimienta Gorda, Allspice AMALIA S KITCHENby Amalia Moreno-DamgaardRefaccin Time: with a recipe for Panes con Chile THE TAX CORNERby John OheQ & A Forum IRS Streamlined Disclosure Program SENSUOUS GUATEMALAby Ken VerondaCardinal 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 32 40 54 56 76 107Murphy Byrne Mario Meja German Velsquez Holger Tobuschat Anait Cbar De la Hoz William Montepeque 32 39 39 82 82 108Smiles in Guatemala18ContentsContents SECTIONS REGIONS MISC.photo contest:All of the August entrants can be seen at fb.com/revuemagazine. Here are the winners Smiles in Guatemala PHOTO BY NESTOR PAEZ

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10 ON THE COVERGuatemalas English-language Magazine@revuemag.comREVUE is distributed free, and available at: Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Car Rental Agencies, Embassies, Spanish Schools, INGUAT oces, Shops, and other public places in the following areas: Guatemala City, La Antigua, Quetzaltenango, Lake Atitln, Cobn, Petn, Ro Dulce, Lvingston, Monterrico, Retalhuleu; as well as locations in El Salvador and Honduras. Csar Tin Mercedes Mejicanos Mara Sols Luis Jurez, Diego Alvarez Csar Tin, Oscar Chacn, Luis Toribio Silvia Gmez, Dora GmezOpinions or statements printed in the REVUE are not necessarily those of the publishers. We welcome your comments. Ivonne Prez, Csar Tin, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen Wil Rushmer SAN JO AQUN PRODUCCIONES S.A. John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Matt Bokor Jos CaalREVUE OFFICES: EL SALVADOR @ 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, 2478-1595PRINT STUDIOLA ANTIGU A 3a avenida sur #4-A (Central Oce) TEL: (502) 7931-4500 @revuemag.com Csar Tin, Luis Toribio Hadazul Cruz Club Fotogrco de Guatemala: http://clubfotograco.org ohn & erry ovick iskovich From the publishers www.REVUEmag.comPRINT MOBILE ONLINEPBX: (502) 7931-4500 info@revue.gtRamn vila (pg. 14)Photo by Murphy ByrneMurphyByrnePhotography.com This month Elizabeth Bell recounts Francisco Marroquns many accomplishments as Guatemalas rst bishop and linguist. Next up, Tara Tiedemann reports on e Collapse of the Ancient Mayan World presented at the VII Convencin Mundial de La Arqueologa Maya 2014. e cover honors renowned artist Ramn vila. Linda Conard calls attention to his life and his work in Abstractions from Within. In an additional artist highlight, the passion behind the photography of Christian Santizo is explained by Maren Albertsen in Shooting Stars. Water for Life by Matt Boker oers an overview of Ecoltro, and how this product has enhanced the quality of life by providing clean drinking water to many families in Guatemala. or Janson covers transportation in Bodacious Buses, taking readers on a ride onboard Guatemalas chicken buses. Also inside is 5 Survival Tips for Travel by Billy and Akaisha Kaderli. e focus on food this month includes Pimienta Gorda, Allspice by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth; Eat em to Beatem (Marine menace is Caribbeans new delicacy) by Matt Bokor; and Refraccin Time by Amalia MorenoDamgaard. Be sure to keep an eye out in Guatemala for the color Cardinal, Ken Veronda provides hints as to where you can nd it. As well, youll nd Smiles everywhere in this edition, both visually with photo entries from this months photo contest and in A ousand Word Smile by Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa. ank you for reading the Revue, in print or online at www.revuemag.com

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12 Francisco Marroqun (14991563) was the rst bishop of Guatemala and the countrys rst linguist. Born near Santander, Spain, he studied philosophy and theology and was a professor at the University of Osma. He became a Dominican priest and was at the Spanish royal court where conqueror Pedro de Alvarado met him in 1528 and persuaded him to come to Guatemala. In 1530, Marroqun was appointed parish priest in Santiago de Guatemala (the second capital) and made bishop in 1534. He founded a school for the Spaniards children and later presided over the move from the ooded capital (1541) to what is now La Antigua Guatemala. Bishop Marroqun was truly a leader in forging the new capital in the 1540s. He founded the Hospital Real de Santiago in 1541 and was also responsible for building the rst cathedral (1543). He was also well known for his eorts to educate the local Maya, becoming a scholar of the Kiche language and published the rst catechism in that language in Mexico and later in Kakchikel (the printing press arrived in Guatemala in 1660). Marroqun was a great friend of Bartolom de las Casas (Bishop of Chiapas), who campaigned to enforce the Laws of the Indies which helped the Mayas to be declared human in Burgos in 1542, leading to their freedom from slavery. ...continued page 74Guatemalas rst bishop and linguist e church alongside the palace is one of the best examples of colonial architecture in Guatemala and the colonial art inside is fabulous. (: ) by Elizabeth Bell /Guatemala Insight Bishop Marroqun was truly a leader in forging the new capital in the 1540s.

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I recently attended a fantastic gathering of world-renowned archaeologists at the Camino Real Hotel in La Antigua Guatemala during the VII Convencin Mundial de La Arqueologa Maya 2014. e convention included three days of lectures regarding the theories of the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization. Guatemala, being rich in historical treasures, attracts a number of archaeologists and their teams from around the world every year. Decades have been spent excavating, theorizing, excavating some more, and eventually carving out a good hypothesis about the fascinating history of the Maya. As a tour guide and writer, I have always been enchanted while walking through the ruins of ancient cities such as Tikal, Yaxha, Copn and Lamanai. Standing atop the pyramids, places where great kings once stood, I think about what it might have been like to have lived in the area thousands of years ago and ultimately what might have caused the abandonment of these large cities. After listening to some interesting theories and seeing photos of a variety of excavations, ceramics and hieroglyphics, the main answer to this question is there isnt one particular answer and most importantly it wasnt an overnight phenomenon, like a natural disaster. e actual word collapse is misleading. e collapse happened slowly over a period of time in the post-classic era. Just as our societies are complex today, similar complexities existed throughout the pre-classic period all the way through the post-classic. Royal lineages came and went, dynasties rose and fell, conicts and wars broke out, alliances were reached, trade routes changed, and nally the Spanish invaded and even more drastic changes became the new reality. One of my favorite speakers was Dr. Arthur Demarest from Vanderbilt University. His theory, with evi text/photos by Tara Tiedemann ..Great Destinations e Collapse of the Ancient Mayan World: ...continued page 50 VII World Convention of Maya Archaeology

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14 When you step into an exhibit of Ramn vilas paintings, you are surrounded by color, emotion and intensity. Many of his oils suggest organic elements, such as earthy roots, plant bers and even internal organs, in forms that are progressive and reaching, complex and tangled. In other works, distinct lines and robust colors elicit a sharper, more urban impression. vila refers to his work as reexivo arising from deep thought. My work is very personal, very introspective, he says. As I paint, I allow my feelings to carry me, so my painting reects what I am thinking, whether it is something more internal or external. e critical issue for vila, however, is not that viewers understand his thoughts as he painted, but rather that they experience the work from their own personal context. e works are transformed in the imagination of the viewer because they can see in the paintings what they really want to feel, or what the form seems like to them, says vila. e viewer may feel something about the painting that is unlike what the artist feels. vilas vibrant work draws on his 80 years of life experience. He rst studied art in Barcelona, Spain, Ramn vilaABSTRACTIONS FR OM WITHIN ARTIST PROFILE by Linda Conard photos: Murphy Byrne Galera Panza Verde will present an exhibit of Avilas newest works throughout August. e exhibit opening will be held on Aug. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. e artist will attend the opening. Galera Panza Verde, 5a avenida sur #19, La Antigua. e works are transformed in the imagination of the viewer because they can see in the paintings what they really want to feel...

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15 where he grew up during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. In 1956, he moved to Brazil with about $40 in his pocket and found work as a publicist while he continued painting. I almost didnt have anything to eat when I arrived, he says, but it was fantastic. His early work in Brazil reected his love of abstract expression. But the early 1960s marked a signicant change in his style when an opportunity to help form the Department of Creative Arts for Publicidad Centroamericana brought him to Guatemala. When I came to Guatemala in 1963, for me, the world changed my life changed, he says. I saw another life context, another way to be human and live alongside of everyone else. I saw a series of values that returned me to gurative workpurely gurative. vila traveled throughout Guatemala during the 1960s, painting the people, landscapes and traditions that surrounded him, using more realistic style than ever before. Nonetheless, his goal was never a strict reproduction of what he witnessed, but rather the expression of his impressions. When you paint a landscape, for example, you need to draw out the impression, the reection motivated by the landscapenot copy it. You will never improve on nature. e same happens in gurative and folkloric work. You cant improve on traditionits untouchable, its law, its sacred, and its history, he says. In the 1980s, he suddenly returned to abstract painting, partly in response to a very personal loss. It changed everything. Everything. In part, I returned to the abstract because reality didnt exist for me. ...ere are many negative things that are realities. Injustice is a reality. To be inhuman is a reality. It didnt make sense. I still nd it very confusing, he says. Today, vila continues to express his thoughts and feelings through abstract forms, often with gurative elements, in oil on canvas, pencil drawing and wood sculpture. He and his son Ricardo also painstakingly produce silkscreen prints for ne artists and commercial designers in an ...continued page 78

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16 PROFILE by Maren Albertsen

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17 All these shining stars! So many of themsparkling and lighting up the night sky. is breathtaking photograph was taken by Cristian Santizo during a cloudless night at Lake Atitln. CRISTIAN SANTIZO: Im not a professional photographer, says 35-year-old Santizo. Taking photographs is my favorite way to express my feelings. Its my language, revealing the beauty and magic of the world when words arent enough. Shooting Stars Santizo began taking photographs three years ago, initially because of his interest in astronomyhe wanted to catch some stars. While walking the streets of La Antigua Guatemala one evening under a starry sky ...continued page 84

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18 Several years ago a well-known Guatemalan photographer was leang through one of my books and commented on the many images. Rolando especially liked my photos of the quetzal and the orchids, but when he came to the section that featured ramshackle, rural buses, he asked, Why would you ll your book with beautiful images of Guatemala and then include photos of these shoddy old buses? Who in the world would want to look at those old junkers? I explained that visitors from all over the world are fascinated by Guatemalas chicken buses. ey nd them to be charming, colorful and delightful. In fact the Mexican megatourist destination of Ixcaret, near Cancn, has fashioned all its shuttle buses to look like the chicken buses in Guatemala. ey are painted in bright psychedelic colors and patterns, including a roof top of big baskets full of articial fruits and vegetables and others containing plastic chickens! Many tourists do not visit Guatemala to see modern infrastructure, they come here to experience authentic Mayan culture with all its rough, rustic, rural charmall part of the countrys magic. I can recall some wonderful experiences while riding on chicken buses. More often than not the atmosphere is festive, and the people are very friendly. At many stops ubiquitous street vendors oer a cornucopia of food and drinks, including steaming hot chuchitos, which are kiwi-sized corn husk packets of masa lled with tomato sauce and some kind of meat, usually chicken, ek, or pork, ak. BODACIOUS BUSES! text/photos by Capt. or Janson / rf./fRoads to Adventure Tourists come here to experience authentic Mayan culture with all its rough, rustic, rural charm...

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19Chicken buses were given this nickname for a good reason. If you take to riding on rural buses, inevitably you will share space with a basket or two of live foul, held in place by a twine-net covering that allows the birds heads to stick out cluck, clucking! On one occasion I was traveling in an old Bluebird bus that was making its way slowly through the mountains of El Quiche province on its way to Nebaj. Everything was going well, and I was having a great time hobnobbing with some women who were returning home with variety of domestic items purchased at Guatemala Citys big terminal market. Suddenly, I felt a strange sensation on one of my feetsomething warm, something liquid. Whats that? I looked down at a small boy who was smiling at me as he continued to weesh (tinkle) on my foot! His mother quickly reoriented the boys direction as all the other women laughed heartily, Ay pobrecito gringito como lo siento, chuckled the mother. Ah, yes, for sure, if you dont have a good sense of humor, a gregarious disposition and a lot of patience, transportation via chicken bus is probably not for you. But if you love people and would like to get a better feeling for the culture by experiencing how most Guatemalans live, then, for sure, take a ride on a rural bus and nd out what livin it up Mayan style is all about. Although in general I would say that while I have enjoyed traveling on chicken buses, in recent years many drivers have become highway daredevils. is kind of reckless behavior should not be tolerated. Essentially, in rural Guatemala, there is no speed limit. Drivers can go as fast as they like. In other words it is like the wild west, and chicken bus drives, in particular, take full advantage. Anyone who travels the roads of Guatemala knows that what I am saying is true. On the other hand, many chicken bus drivers could be rated as very good drivers, they must be to survive, since daily and commonly they take exaggerated risks. During Guatemalas internal conict I had more than one harrowing experience aboard rural buses that plied the route between Chimaltenango and Solol. At that time (1980-81) driving your own vehicle was like playing Russian roulettethere was always the chance that you would be stopped by the guerrillas, who might burn your vehicle or worse. So it became the routine of many, including myself, to travel on local buses. is did not mean that there werent some interesting and even hair-raising experiences. Army checkpoints were common. e drill was always the same, passengers were obligated to disembark, and the men had to form a line on one side and the women and children on the other. e men would be patted down and their bags searched ...continued page 105

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20 With 75% annual growth, Ecoltro will meet or come very close to its goal of delivering its revolutionary water-purication units to 1 million rural Guatemalan families by the year 2020. Philip Wilson Arz, chief executive ocer of Ecoltro, said this year alone some 60,000 families,000 rural and 15,000 urbanwill acquire the ceramic-lter units. Even in remote areas where traditions are closely followed, it becomes an easy sell once a few families make the change and start enjoying the cost savings and health benets, Wilson said. When an Ecoltro enters a rural home, these families no longer have to buy so much rewood, as boiling of water is no longer necessary. ese families save up to Q100 a month on rewood, as they consume on averCOMMUNITY SERVICE by Matt Bokor While residents of remote areas save big on rewood, urban dwellers say goodbye to the cost of bottled waterage 10 kgs less of rewood a day with the Ecoltro, Wilson explains, citing data from an internal study of 65 families in Nebaj, Quiche. It only takes about a year after the rst recipients start using Ecoltro for the entire community to make the change, he added. While residents of remote areas save big on rewood, urban dwellers say goodbye to the cost of bottled water. e average urban family in Guatemala spends $200 a year on bottled water. Our Ecoltros range in price from $35 for rural models to $55$125 for urban models. Every two WaterforLife...continued page 36

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21 When it comes to killer seafood, Caribbean restaurants have gone overboard to serve the venomous lionsh. Public reaction to it is great and people love it, said Joe Christopher, manager of Utila Lodge in the Bay Islands of Honduras. It is a very smooth, white sh. I think its llets are very similar to, say, a Chilean sea bassvery light and aky with no strong avors about it, quite scrumptious indeed. Since being dumped into South Florida waters in the mid-1980s by disenchanted aquarium owners, lionsh have spread exponentially and wreaked havoc in the mid-Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean. Human consumption has surfaced as one of the best ways to slow them down. We think it is a three-win situation, said Dasha Shivers, general manager of the Hatchet Caye Resort and its Lionsh Grill in Belize. Fishermen have another sh to sh, we have an exotic menu item and our reef gets some relief. We also have dive tours focused solely on hunting lionsh. Lionsh has been the only sh on the menu at Pirates Treasure Restaurant and Bay at Ambergris Caye, Belize, since the eatery opened in late 2012. We have a crew of four to six shermen that goes out to sea every other day and spears lionsh just for us, said Maresha Reid, chef/owner of Pirates Treasure. We have saved the reef of approximately three to four tons lionsh and counting! Native to the South Pacic and Indian oceans, lionsh became popular aquarium sh in the United States because of their colorful vertical stripes; broad, fan-like ns; and tall dorsal spikes, which happen to be a venomous defense mechanism. Before long, many aquarium owners lost interest. ...continued page 64Marine menace is Caribbeans new delicacy E CO LOGY by Matt Bokorey grew quickly, they consumed all those other expensive reef sh that people were also keeping in their aquarium... Eat em to Beat em

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22 datebook AUGUST 2014 GUIDE TO CULTURE AND UPCOMING EVENTSCOMPILED BY MERCEDES MEJICANOS 1 Fri. DINING at KIDS Restaurant: Reservations: kidsrestaurant@gmail. com or tels: 4550-7798 or 5251-0202. 5pm : shuttle infront of Cafe Condesa (5a av., central park, Antigua): in collabo ration with La Cocina del Obispo San Gaspar Vivar9 Sat., 5pm MUSIC: Ms msica menos violencia a unique musical recital by students of sistema de Orques tas de Guatemala, (SOG). All proceeds support SOG & its programs. Suggested donation Q150. Info & reservations, tels: 7955-8282 & 7832-2925. Mesn Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 5 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Camino Seguro: Combating Pov erty through Education. Safe Passage works with the poorest at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump by providing them with a comprehensive and integrated program that fosters hope, good health, edu cational achievement, self-suciency, self-esteem and condence. Its primary focus is on creating opportunities and dignity through the power of education. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info., & reserve, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua12 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Professional Midwifery School in Guatemala/Ucux J oers a professional Midwifery degree with an intercultural approach. The project is training 16 young indigenous women from 14 communities in the depart ments of Huehuetenango, Totonicapn, Quetzaltenango and Alta Verapaz. In this three year program, students prepare to assist in the the sexual and reproductive health of women in their communities and ensure a qualied, respectful and culturally appropriate care during preg nancy, childbirth and postpartum. Join us to learn more about the program. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info., & reserve, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua5 Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Monument to the Railroad of 1914 by Anibal Chajn. Q35, students & tourist guides Q15. Parking Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City6 Wed., through Fri., 29th ART: Susentrismo paintings by Werner Vsquez. El Attico, Saln del Coleccionista. (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City 6 Wed., 7pm thru Fri., 29 ART: Inauguration & cocktail premiering Soda Pop paintings and objects de arte by Ana Lorena Nuez. El Attico, Sala Prin cipal, (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City 7 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: The Frieze Holmul ancient Mayan history and the Golden Age of the United Kaan. Q35, students & tourist guides Q15. Parking, Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City13 Wed., 3pm (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 4:40pm. FREE! www.openwin dowsfoundation.com, La Antigua12 Tues., 5:30pm ART: To scana Arte 2014 expo & sale of work by students of the Toscana art school. Prots benet self-sustaining communities ASSAP. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guate mala City12 Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Encuentros con el arte: Raaello y la escuela de Atenas by Marcia Vsquez. Instituto Italiano de Cul tura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City

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23 DATEBOOK 13Wed., 6pm (English) PRE SENTATION: Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour slide show of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contem porary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bells expert narration. Proceeds ben et educational programs in Antigua. Q30 per p/p. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua14 Thurs., 6:30 (English) FILM: Far from the Madding Crowd (Julie Christie & Peter Finch). Numa Res taurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua14 Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: La arqueologa del Clsico Temprano en el Zotz, Guate mala by Edwin Romn. Q30. Casa Pope noe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua13 Wed., 6:30pm through Sep. 18 ART: Secuencia paintings by Karla Higueros. Galera del Centro, Fun dacin G&T Continental, 5a av. 12-39, z. 1, Guatemala City 13 Wed., 7pm ART: Punto de partida 2014 expo sale by stu dents of the Toscana art school. Prots benet self-sustaining communities AS SAP. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City14 Thurs., 7pm ART FESTIVAL: Festival de Arte Antigua incl. chamber music by Cuarteto Asturias. Q80. Convento de Capuchinas, La Anti gua13 Wed., 5pm ART: Inaugura tion of newest works by renown artist Ramn vila who will be in atten dance. See related article on page 14. Galera Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua 15 Fri. PATRON SAINT DAY: Fiesta de la Virgen de la Asuncin with celebrations, parades & fairs. Guatemala City ( )

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24 REVUE is not reponsible for event cancellations or date/time changesDATEBOOK 16 Sat., ART: Dos Miradas, with work by Nuni Canals and her son Sebastin Sarti. Her sculpture evokes feminine strength and nurtur ing with a focus on her role as a wom an, mother and global ambassador for peaceful relations. Sebastin Sarts ink & watercolor are darker urban themes, such as immigration, drug tracking and repression in Central America. His tense, arresting drawings raises disquieting questions about society and our every day experiences. La Antigua Galera de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua 30 Sat., 10pm (Spanish) FESTI VAL: Activities for kids inspired by the book La esta de los Animales, paying homage to its author Jorge Garca Murga (+). Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City28 Thurs., 7pm (Spanish) PHO TOGRAPHY: Monthly meeting of the Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City18 Mon. thru Tues., 26, 6-9pm (Spanish) PHOTO WORKSHOP: Advanced photography by masters from the Club Fotogrco de Guatemala. Info., & details: info@clubfotograco.org Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City26 Tues., 5.30pm DANCE: Ma yan Dances performed by indig enous children from Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn), a charity dedicated to help ing more than 30 children in San Andres Itzapa. Its programs focus on health, ed ucation and preserving local traditions, including language and dance which is being lost at an alarming rate. Enjoy the show and learn more about this project! Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info., & reserve, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua19 Tues., 5.30pm (English) TALK: De La Gente: Generating economic opportunity Many smallholding coee farmers are economically marginalized. De la Gente oers an in novative approach by working with cof fee communities to create economic opportunity through direct trade, com munity tourism and targeted support. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info., & reserve, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Caf, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua21 Thurs., 9pm CULINARY EVENT: Pastas y Salsas : accord ing to the standards of Italian cuisine from the Accademia della Cucina Italiana. Instituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 23668394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City28 Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Metals in the pre hispanic age by Elisa Mencos. Q35; stu dents & tourist guides, Q15. Parking Q40. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle nal, z. 10, Guatemala City27 Wed., 7pm FILM: EUROCINE 2014: Inauguration of Gli equi librist, directed by Ivano de Matteo. Gran Sala Efran Recinos, Centro Cultural Miguel ngel Asturias, 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City26 Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) READING: Novecento of Ales sandro Baricco with visuals and musi cal accompaniment. Instituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City28 Thurs., 7pm (English) FILM: Working Girl starring Melanie Grith, Susan Sarandon and Harrison Ford. Numa Restaurant, 7a av. norte #16, La Antigua22Fri. DINING at KIDS restau rant, in collaboration with Finca Filadela. Details, see listing on 1 Aug. San Gaspar Vivar16 Sat., 11am-2pm U.S. VOT ER REGISTRATION: Members of Democrats Abroad Guatemala can help U.S. citizens register to vote before the 2014 mid-term election. Questions: John Chudy, mayadems@yahoo.com. Conexin, 4a calle oriente #14, comercial La Fuente, La Antigua Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the SEPT 2014 edition by Aug. 11

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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, 7832-0053DATEBOOK Need help? See us at Conexion, 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. 11am to 2pm on August 16More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldnt say I have a talent thats special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina. John Irving

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26 DATEBOOK Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRFICO de sep tiembre 2014 con el tema Arquitectura en 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@revuemag.com Habr premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye Q200 para los dos primeros lugares. Para ms informacin www.Revuemag.com Sern elegibles las fotos que se reciban hasta el 10 de AGOSTO de 2014 We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for September 2014 with the theme Architecture in GUATEMALA. Please send ONE (1) HIGH RES photo with caption/location and your name & website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com There will be prizes for winning photos including Q200 for both 1st place categories. More information at www.Revuemag.com Submissions entered by the 10th of AUGUST will be eligible.Critical U.S. mid-term congressional elections are just around the corner. All 435 members of the House of Representatives and 33 senators will be elected this November. Federal elections are important, even for overseas citizens. To vote while you are outside the USA, you must send a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), available from ww.votefromabroad.org, to your local election ocial every year. is applies even if you voted in the previous election and you automatically receive a ballot from your local election ocial. Why is this so important? If an election is challenged, un-requested ballots will not be counted. So, if you havent already completed the FPCA in 2014, you are strongly urged to complete one now. You can submit the FPCA by international mail, or have a friend, family member, or Democrats Abroad Guatemala volunteer drop it o for mailing at the U.S. Embassy American Citizens Services window. Make sure the envelope is addressed to the local election ocial for your voting district, which will be listed on the instructional materials that accompany your FPCA. Democrats Abroad Guatemala volunteers will be available to collect completed FPCAs or to help you to complete your FPCA on Saturday, August 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La Fuente, La Antigua Guatemala. After submitting your FPCA, most states allow you to conrm your registration and ballot delivery selection online. Forty-ve days before any election for federal ofce, states must sent ballots to U.S. citizens who have completed their FPCA. If you do not receive your ballot within 30 days of the election, you should submit a Federal Write-in Ballot (FWAB), also available from www. votefromabroad.org. Your vote matters. Many U.S. elections within the past ten years have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%. To learn more about candidates, their voting records and their positions on issues before you vote, check one of the nonpartisan websites, such as Project Vote Smart at www.votesmart.org. U.S. Citizens Abroad: Are You Ready to Vote this November? Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom. Plato

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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 August 9, 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 TRATTORIA LA NONNATel: 7840-4036 Km 86.5, Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSaturdays 7-10pm: Live music El Restaurant (El Convento)Tel: 7720-7272 2a av norte #11, La AntiguaThursdays 6:30-9:30pm: Enjoy free owing from our soul with some jazz music. Los Tres TiemposTel: 7832-5161 5a av norte. #31, La AntiguaSundays 2-5pm: Live music: Bolero Kape Paulinos tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, TecpnSundays 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band 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

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30 THROUGHOU T T HE MON T H DATEBOOK 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 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 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 AntiguaDaily, 2pm & 4pm MOVIES: Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 6a av. n. #14, La Antigua ART : Through Fri., 8th Testigos Ur banos, by Jorge Mazariegos. Galera del Centro de Fundacin G&T Continental, 5a av. 12-38, z. 1, Guatemala City ART : through Wed. 6th PHOTOG RAPHY: Exhibition by Fernando Castillo. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle nal z. 10, Guatemala City ART : Through Mon., 14th Agua y Cul tura by artists from Lake Atitln. Instituto Italiano de Cultura (tel: 2366-8394), 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City All month long PATRON SAINT FESTIVAL: Fiesta de la Virgen de la Asuncin with celebrations, parades & fairs. Guatemala City ( )

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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 GUATEMALA CITY

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32 They say a picture is worth a thousand wordsbut what about a smile? An authentic smile oers such a positive experience. Have you ever noticed that when a person responds to you with a sincere smile that there is an immediate sense of reassurance? Smiles, like words can also be deceiving! We are referring to that amazing, sincere spontaneous smile that is drastically dierent from the manipulated marketing-type smile. A sincere smile is universally recognized as a sign of peace and an invitation for connection. We see more spontaneous smiles from Guatemalans than we ever saw in New York City, London or Cairo! It is a fascinating cultural fact. Guatemalans smile! Perhaps they carry less preoccupations? is is hard to know for sure, because people here struggle to earn a living just like everywhere else. However, the fact remains that Guatemalans smile more! ere is an independent organization that has created the Happy Planet Index which shows the extent to which 151 countries across the globe where people produce long, happy and sustainable lives. Guatemalas happiness index is in the top ten worldwide! While the UK 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 SpiritA ousand Word SMILE Photo by Murphy Byrne www.MurphyByrnePhotography.com (2nd place by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest, August)

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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 GUATEMALA CITY is down at 41 and the U.S. far lower. (Source: www.happyplanetindex.org) Scientists also conrm that smiling is good for your health. When you smile, it stimulates pleasure centers. It also releases endorphins into the blood stream. Your smile sends the signal to your unconscious mind that you are safe. Experiment with this. Hold a scowl or frown and notice your inner experience. Breathe and relax and then smile. Notice how your energy shifts. Smiling lowers your blood pressure, relaxes the ight or ght response and supports good health. What does all this mean to you? Can happiness be measured by the number of smiles you radiate? Can you improve your overall sense of health and wellbeing by smiling more? In our life experience we believe this to be true. Every time you consciously smile you make a choice to be at peace and send a signal to the universe that I am content. is signal is an energetic message that has been proven to improve health and we invite you to consider that the energy of smiles can change the outer world experience in your life. Try radiating the energy of a sincere smile every chance you get! Make it your spiritual practice to smile more! We guarantee that not only will you feel better; your relationships will improve. is is another way we can cocreate a better world and what a great place to start right here in Guatemala. Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. Bill Gates

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34 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 PubGUATEMALA CITY dining August is Guatemala Citys patron saint month. Festival time means plenty of sweet torrejas. ( .rf.n//t)

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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 dining GUATEMALA CITY Large salon for special events. Live marimba music every day. Plenty of parking. Present this ad for a special surprise.5 avenida 3-27 zona 1 Guatemala, Guatemala Delivery service: (502) 2238-0242 Tels: (502) 2238-0242 / 22380172 / 22380784 E-mail: centrohistorico@arrincuan.com Monday Sunday 7:00 am 10:00 pm 5 avenida 10-22 zona 9 Guatemala, Guatemala Delivery service: (502) 2360-5555 Telfonos: (502)2360-5555 E-mail: zona9@arrincuan.com Monday Sunday 7:00 am 10:00 pm Buet breakfast from 7:00 a.m. on Sundays CENTRO HIST ORICO Z ONA 9

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36 years the lter unit must be changed out for a cost of $25the lter is paid over a very short time vs. bottled water, Wilson said. A study by the Pan American Health Foundation conrmed that a combination of an Ecoltro and its health and hygiene education program reduced intestinal infections by over 55 percent in rural areas of Guatemala. As for environmental benets, Ecoltros Gold Standard audit concluded that since Ecoltro reduces the use of wood-burning res, carbon pollution is diminished by four tons every year. Plus, villagers no longer need to cut down as many trees for fuel, a signicant cause of deforestation. e system dates to 1981 when Guatemalan scientist Fernando Mazariegos developed ceramic pot ltration at the Central American Research Institute (ICAITI) and in collaboration with artisans from the town of Rabinal in Alta Verapaz. e following year his design was awarded the top prize by the Latin American Institute of Water Engineers for its effectiveness in treating contaminated water. roughout the years, Ecoltro has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations, including the World Bank, proving not only the eectiveness of the product itself, but also the delivery model in the eld. Recent honors include Entrepreneur of the Year from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (Davos, Switzerland), the Achievement Award (the rst in Latin America) from the International Project Management Association (Dubrovnik, Croatia), and Sustainable Brands Innovation Open winner (San Diego, California). Each lter takes around four weeks to build and lasts over two years. Locally sourced clay and sawdust are mixed with water to form the lters shape, then it is left to dry for up to two weeks before being red in kilns and coated in colloidal silver. Every single lter is tested to ensure meeting national and international water purication standards. Once distributed, the lters are placed inside a container and clean drinking water lters through at a rate of 1.5-2 liters per hour. Sales of higher-priced urban lters help subsidize lter costs in rural areas. Since the Ecoltro social business was founded in 2009, 181,000 Ecoltros have been delivered, 75 percent in rural areas, 25 percent urban. Wilson and his colleagues make their entre into rural communities through local schools. We donate lters to schools through our partners like Fundacin Ecoltro cont. from page 20

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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 Tigo, and after we set up the school with lters, we put together a meeting with all the parents of the students and introduce our Water for Life program to them. e Water for Life program entails giving these families the lters at a subsidized price and we provide ve payments. We work through community entrepreneurs in each community that promote our program in their community and make sure payments are collected and deposited and that lters are renewed every two years, Wilson said. Although the rst lters were originally created in Guatemala, the rst factory to start using the technology was built in Ecuador. Today, theres an Ecoltro factory in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepquez, but the same ceramicpot ltration units, developed initially in Guatemala, are being produced in over 35 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. To learn more about Ecoltro visit: www.ecoltro.com

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38 HEALTH SERVICES 1st PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest, August: Smiles Sonrisa de Guatemala by Mario Mejia. Prize: Q200 ird Place by popular vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, August. Cofrade by German Velsquez. Prize: Carved Jade from Jades Xibalb

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39 FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEHEALTH 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 Fears useless. Either something bad happens or it doesnt: If it doesnt, youve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, youve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons. Sarah Rees Brennan

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40 During our extended stay at Lake Atitln Billy and I went to lunch at a popular, open-air restaurant on the main street in Panajachel. It serves delicious Guatemalan fare, full plates of pork, chicken or beef with sides of rice, guacamole, fresh buttered vegetables and your choice of garlic bread or tortillas for Q28 (quetzales) or about $3.50 (U.S.) As we were enjoying our meal, some tourists about our age (50ish) walked by. ey slowed their pace down enough for Billy to say to them, Hey, the foods great here, why not give it a go? e man looked interested, the woman looked horried. I chimed in with, Order the almuerzo econmico and you will pay half the price on the menu. e man took about two seconds to decide that this was certainly a good deal and made a move to sit at a table next to ours. Were going to eat here? the wife asked. Clearly she held resistance to entering this clean, brightly decorated eating establishment. It was no dump. ere was a at screen TV on the wall (for the soccer games) and lively salsa music on the stereo system. Clean, hand-woven Guatemalan tablecloths covered every table, which also supported owers in vases and salt and pepper shakers in the center. Original indigenous artwork adorned the walls. e woman, who was noticeably beautiful and well-kept, had her hesitation distinctly written all over her scrunched-up face. I hope they speak English here, she said as she opped down. I want a Coke. Do you have Coke? What do you have to drink here? she said in rapid-re English. e waiter, who was bilingual (at least in the basics of taking her order), kept up with her rush of questions pretty well. You have chicken or pork? Ill take the pork. Honey, they have chicken or pork. Meanwhile, the husband and Billy were chatting away about retirement, nance, travel and what-have-you, having a grand ol time. Bottles of Coca-Cola and empty glasses promptly arrived at the table and again, this poor woman looked stricken. Simply appalled. I couldnt imagine what the problem was, and actually I was rather intrigued by her responses to things as her husband was seemingly so relaxed. I tried to catch as much of her FOREIGN STAYS text/photos by Billy and Akaisha Kaderli5 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TRAVEL 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. ...continued page 72

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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 HEALTH SERVICES 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 Ive had Botox, but then again pretty much everyone I know has. To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste. It works. You do it once a year who cares? Simon Cowell

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42 DR L UIS RAMREZ, DDS, OMS, Spanish, English and German Spoken Calle Real de Santa I nes #9A La A ntigua 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 Major surgeries, Cancer treatment, U.S. Nurse companions

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43 Medical Clinics & Diagnostics Calzada Santa L ucia Sur #7, La A ntiguaWe 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.HEALTH SERVICES Cornea, Cataract and Lasik surgeon Vitreous-Retinal and Aesthetic medicine surgeonSpecialized OphthalmologistsPrincipal: Branch: Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.com We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. Charles R. Swindoll My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual. Phyllis Diller

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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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47 shops & services ANTIGUA Phone +502 7832 1669 E-mail: tours@greenbellyadventure.com GREEN BELLY ADVENTURE CO. facebook.com/greenbelly.gt www.greenbellyadventure.com See the Past, with the future Fast, fun, comfortable o-road version Located in San Sebastian Park, just north of the San Sebastian church ruins on the right hand side. Antigua Tour La Azotea Coee Tour Adventure Ride/Sightseeing Pacic Beach Tour 5 Minute walk from Central park, north on 7a avenida until the end, or take a Tuk Tuk for Q10. Callejn San Sebastin No. 2B, Antigua Guatemala Segway Tours Daily Central Park Home Accessories & GiftsLa Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter Open daily 9am to 6pm7a calle oriente #18 Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 F ax: 7832-4659info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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48 Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Tel: 5704-1029 Cynthia Burski, D.V .M. / Hugo Sican P elen, D.V .M. 2a calle oriente #6, La A ntigua Tel: 7832-0245Dogs, Cats, Birds, ExoticsSurgery Hospitalization Laboratory X-R ay General Medicine Boarding NOW ON SA LE Coee for a Cause English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm 2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808V accinations 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. A W ARE ( A nimal Welfare A ssociation R escue/ E ducation) 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. A W ARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. A W ARE helps send animals to the U S A Canada and E urope. A W ARE is a 501(c)(3) non-prot in the U S A and is registered as an NG O in Guatemala. F or more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@ usa.net ANTIGUA shops & services Dr. Estuardo Rosales MirnMedico Veteranario (Col. 713) 6a av sur #1, La Antigua 7832-0214 hospitalveterinarioantigua99@gmail.com Mon-Fri: 8-1pm & 3-6pm Sat: 8am-1pm

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49 colibr Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com colibr 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332Full Service Beauty Salon 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! RENTALS & TOURSwww.simoonsa.com Tel. 5488-6550 Calz. Sta. Luca Sur #18 shops & services ANTIGUA An amateur artist is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint. Ben Shahn

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50 dence found throughout history in other large and complex civilizations such as the Greeks and the Romans, is one of an apogee period marking the start of a collapse. Typically with an apogee we see a ourish of art, great buildings and a major surge of infrastructure and population growth. However, the surge that pushes an apogee is commonly one of rivalry among large and powerful dynasties with constant war and conictexactly what was happening in the late classic period with the Maya. Today we see the relics of this golden age with the impressive complexes in Tikal and Yaxha. Such growth, however, was unsustainable. As power and wealth grew, an overpopulation of the non-elite classes was needed to serve as construction workers and warriors. is led to pressure on the environment and was followed by a slow collapse. I couldnt help but think of the parallels to our own society while listening to this talk of apogees. Are we in our own apogee right now? Will we look back at this period and marvel at the rapid rate of growth, the impressive technological advances, and innovation that came out of this period? Is our growth sustainable? Or might we fall into a slow collapse, one barely noticeable on a day-to-day basis? is is what happened to the Maya, slowly over a period of 100 or more years. But take heart, the Maya civilization didnt die out or disappear altogether. It still lives on today, evolving and changing just like any other society. e Mayan culture changes as it adapts to new technology, new fashions and new politics. The Collapse of the Ancient Mayan World cont. from page 13 : Event organizer Rosendo Morales

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52 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 Spitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Our 10-year-old Great Dane Teddy had to be put to sleep because he developed megaesophagus and was unable to eat. e veterinarian said that this was generally a young dog disease. PET Qs & As by Cynthia Burski, DVM Question:A megaesophagus is a term to describe an esophagus that is dilated and lacks motility. ere are several dierent causes. It is usually congenital and recognized by the time the pup is 10 weeks old. It can also be acquired from injury, disease or neuromuscular complications. In almost all cases, the prognosis is very guarded to poor, even with medications and/or surgery. Most dogs with megaesophagus have a history of regurgitation of undigested food and water within half an hour of eating. Some dogs develop respiratory problems from aspiration of some of the food into the airways. Other show weight loss and gradual decline in overall health. e diagnosis is made on history and radiographic examination. Treatment is generally limited to special feeding practices of placing the food (usually in gruel form) on a stool high enough that the dog eats with his head elevated, allowing the food to ow into the stomach. Considering Teddys age, he may have developed this condition as his neurological system started to fail, especially if he exhibited no signs of this problem until recently.Providing food and shelter is not proving love for your pet. Those too, but proper care and protection from harm make the truest sense of responsible pet ownership. John D. Carraway, DVM

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54 Pimienta gorda (allspice) is the aromatic seed of a beautiful, medium-size tree native to Tikal, Uaxactn, Yaxh and Alta Verapaz areas of Guatemala. For thousands of years the leaves and fruits of this tree have provided many utilitarian uses for the Maya people. Today you can buy allspice in any supermarket in the U.S. or Europe, and you can nd the dried seed pods in Mayan markets in many parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. e botanical name is Pimenta dioica. Allspice is not a can of lots of dierent spices, but one spice that has multiple avors. While we worked in the Lake Yaxh area our cook frequently prepared tea of allspice leaves, which is served throughout the Petn. Pimienta gorda was also used as an air freshener pending the burials of Maya elite. Although some royal Mayan burial chambers may have been prepared before the death of a ruler, it is likely that most tomb architecture was not initiated until the ruler had died. In the Tomb of the Jade Jaguar I felt that the entire chamber had been hastily built; in other words while the king was lying in state (decaying). Today there are more sophisticated tests available, and archaeologists at Copn and several other ruins have found evidence suggesting that fragrant owers were associated with some burials. If the body of a king was rotting, a layer of or de nardo would denitely help. And several other aromatic plant parts were also available. Pimienta gorda has multiple potential uses for a deceased rulers body: as a potential preservative (short term at least) and as an aromatic cover to mask the odor of the slowly rotting corpse. Pimienta gorda is also used for tanning leather and for treating meat, and some of the chemical components are a useful insecticide. Too, there are many suggested medical uses; FLAAR Reports oers more on this subject at www.maya-art-books.org. Pimienta Gorda, Allspice text and photos by Dr. Nicholas M. HellmuthSacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants Allspice is not a can of lots of dierent spices, but one spice that has multiple avors. ...continued page 94

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56 A refaccin in Guatemala is a light meal or snack eaten at mid-morning, -afternoon or late in the evening. Refaccionar is the act of having a refaccin. In other Spanishspeaking countries, refaccin means restoration, refurbishment and repair and can even refer to spare parts. Interestingly, the nuances of language and culture can cause funny or embarrassing moments for the unaware. Vamos a refaccionar among family and friends can be a cozy term. is phrase can be extrapolated to mean, Lets have a light snack, or Lets have a light meal and a cafecito (little coee) while we take it easy and catch up on things. Guatemalans and other Latin Americans like to add -ito or -ita at the end of thingsfood, people and proper namesto denote closeness, friendliness and endearment. For instance, my family calls me Amalita and limn (lime) in a restaurant setting becomes limncito. Some of the best refacciones are readily available at street vendor stalls and at the mercados (large municipal markets), although you eat at your own risk. Some common and delicious snacks are tostadascrispy corn tortillas topped with guacamole, sauce or bean puree and garnished with dried crumbled cheese, onions and parsley. Chuchitos, meaning little doggies, are small tamales topped with sauce and cheese. Delicious grilled corn rubbed with lime and salt is a popular fare at parks, plazas, festivals and fairs. Guatemalan-artisan hot chocolate with champurradas (cookies) is yet another quick and scrumptious snack. When friends and family get together to visit in the afternoons they may have a refaccin consisting of pan francs sandwiches made with Guatemalan French-style bread, lled with black beans and queso de capas (a mozzarella-like cheese wrapped in banana leaves). Alternatively, panes con chile is made with fresh guaque chilies lled with beef, chicken or pork picadillo (hash or stung) in a pirujo bun and garnished with lettuce and fresh onion rings. Accompanying beverages can include cafecito con leche (coee with steamed milk), chocolate caliente (hot Guatemalan-artisan chocolate made with water), t de manzanilla Refaccin Time Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a Chef and award-winning author of Amalias Guatemalan Kitchen: Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair (AmaliaLLC.com) text photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-DamgaardAmalias Kitchen Vamos a refaccionar among family and friends can be a cozy term.

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58 (chamomile tea), or fresco (a refreshing drink made with fresh fruit or other avorings). Atol is a popular school beverage (nutritious and energizing thick, hot drinks made with fruits, legumes, grains and more). Atoles (plural) are also ways moms and grandmas nurture their kids or grandchildren and even the sick. My grandmother used to prepare manjar blanco (a drinkable custard) for me, made from scratch and delivered a lunch box containing the drink and a small piece of pan de manteca (sweet artisan bread) during the morning recess. Door-to-door food vendors passed by the school in the afternoon selling empanadas de loroco y requesn (turnovers lled with ower buds native to the region and a ricotta-like cheese), or yuca con chicharrn (freshly steamed yuca chunks topped with limey cabbage, chilies and pork cracklings). My sister and I loved to visit the food stands selling cut-up fruit and the street carts with hot dogs and mixtas (Guatemalan hot dogs consisting of either a pirujo bun or a soft corn tortilla lled with guacamole, a grilled or boiled sausage topped with spiced cabbage slaw, condiments and spicy sauces). On weekends we went to the movies and afterward we hung out with friends at our favorite cafeteras (cafs) and pasteleras (pastry houses) and ate a sandwich de pollo (chicken sandwich with mayo, onion, lettuce and tomato) or a piece of custard and g pie. Guatemalan cafs and pastry restaurants oer high quality breads, cakes and pies. Refacciones come in all shapes, sizes, settings and tastes. I have my favorites, which I make at home to enjoy with friends and family. Sometimes we even make a meal out of them. Here is a recipe for a quick snack that you can make at home easily to enjoy with your loved ones.Buen provecho!Panes con ChileSandwiches with re-roasted chilies, stued with chicken picadillo Relleno (also called picadillo) means lling, stung, or hash in Latin America. is delicious dish can be used for stung chicken or turkey or as a stung for empanadas, rolled crispy tacos, chilies rellenos or sandwiches. Or eat it as a side dish with corn tortillas, rice and beans. Relleno can be made with beef or pork and with varying vegetables. Substitute the meat with cooked garbanzo beans or lentils or a combination of these for a tasty vegetarian dish. Makes about 6 cups 1 cup nely diced yellow onions 2 teaspoons nely chopped fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dry thyme) 2 fresh bay leaves 2 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 cup of each: julienned green beans, julienned carrots and nely diced potatoes Refaccin Time cont. from previous page ...continued on following page

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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 ANTIGUA dining 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 cups chopped skinless store-bought rotisserie chicken 4-6 fresh guaque or poblano chili peppers* 4-6 pirujo buns In a large skillet over medium heat, saut the onions, thyme and bay leaves in the oil for about 2 minutes. Add the green beans, carrots and potatoes and saut until aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes and vinegar and saut 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken, stir well to combine all ingredients and saut 3 minutes. Adjust the heat to low and continue to cook the chicken and vegetable mixture uncovered, stirring from time to time until the vegetables are tender and all liquid has evaporated (10 to 15 minutes). Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve immediately with warm corn tortillas. If youre using the mixture for stung, let it cool completely. Stu re-roasted guaque or poblano chilies and make sandwiches using olive oil, light mayonnaise or other condiments of choice. *Fire-roasted fresh chilies Fire roast fresh chilies in open ames on a grill or stove top. Allow them to char on all sides turning with tongs often. Wrap in plastic to sweat for 10 minutes and peel using damp paper towels to ease peeling. Do not rinse chilies. Carefully cut open one side and remove seeds and veins with scissors. Brush inside and out with white vinegar and season lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Refaccin Time cont. from previous page

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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 Keep your eye on the ball, your ear to the ground, and your shoulder to the wheel now in that position try working. Boss: (to employee) Experts say humor on the job relieves tension in this time of down-sizing, Knock, Knock. Employee: Whos there? Boss: Not you anymore.

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62 Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wed.) Hotel 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 REVUEANTIGUA dining 7a calle oriente #11, La Antigua Tel: 3452-8645 GUATEMALA 13 calle, 2-75 zona 10 In front of Topacio Azul, Tel: 2334-3884 Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00AM 4:30PM Sat: 9:00AM 5:00PM Sun: Closedwww.pitayajuicebar.com info@pitayajuicebar.comANTIGUA GUATEMALA 6ta. Calle Poniente #26, in front of Antiguas Gym, Tel: 7832-1172 Hours: Mon to Sat: 8:30 6:00PM Sun: 9:00AM 4:00PM If being the biggest company was a guarantee of success, wed all be using IBM computers and driving GM cars. James Surowiecki

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63 4a avenida sur #1 (near the Cathedral) La Antigua Tel: 7832-9133 caeoperabistrot.comA corner of Italy in AntiguaMon-Thur 12:00-15:30 & 18:30-22:00 (clsd Wed) Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00 Sun 12:00-22:00dining ANTIGUA Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. Scott Adams Ability is what youre capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

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64 ey grew quickly, they consumed all those other expensive reef sh that people were also keeping in their aquarium, and in a number of cases people got stung while cleaning the aquarium, said Lad Akins, director of special projects at the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in Key Largo, Florida. Some people were relocating and just didnt want to take the aquarium with themall those things combined provided incentive to release the sh. Unlike in their original habitat, lionsh have few natural enemies and reproduce quickly in the Caribbean. Voracious eaters, they prey upon over 70 native species of sh and crustaceans and outcompete the native sh for food and territory. In heavily infested locations, lionsh have reduced native species by up to 90 percent. To humans, however, lionsh make for a tasty meal, so much so that in 2011 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched its Eat Lionsh campaign, urging chefs, wholesalers and shing communities to promote the savory menace as a food choice. Bermuda calls its ocean-to-plate campaign Eat em to Beat em! In the Dominican Republic shoppers at Nacional supermarket in Santo Domingo can nd fresh lionsh (about $2.80 USD per pound) alongside other favorites at the seafood counter. Like any many other catches, lionsh can be served whole fried, pan seared, breaded, grilled, blackened even as gazpacho and ceviche. In addition to its Reef Saver sandFor information visit www.reef.org and click Lionsh Project. Utila Lodge manager Joe Christopher with two lionsh on his spear wich and lionsh chowder, Utila Lodge serves a breaded lionsh in a tomato basil cream sauce. Reid, at Pirates Treasure, won a local cook-o for her pia colada lionsh in 2011. e more unique avors we add to lionsh, the more exotic-tasting lionsh becomes, she said. e Reef Foundation website (reef. org) lists nearly 50 restaurants in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean, including 15 in Belize and Honduras, that serve lionsh regularly. Many other spots, such as Barrier Reef Sports Bar on Caye Caulker, oer it occasionally as a special. e Lionsh Cookbook: e Caribbeans New Delicacy is also available on the Reef Foundation website. ($16.95, proceeds support research and the lionsh program.) With millions of lionsh out there, its a matter of making a dent where it counts, not wiping them out, Akins said. Its local removal. Nobody thinks were going to remove every last lionsh, he said. Its a problem thats going to be here for the long run. ... Its like weeding the gardenyoure never going to get every last weed, but there are some things you can do that are more eective than others.e more unique avors we add to lionsh, the more exotic-tasting lionsh becomes... Eat em to Beat em cont. from page 21 ...continued on following page

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65 dining ANTIGUA National & International FoodLive Music Every Night starting at 7:00 pm Big screens for sports games5a. Calle Poniente #15C, La Antigua Guatemala.Tel. 7882-4468 www.lapenaantigua.com

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66 Spicy Lionsh with Dill Sauce2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh dill 1 tablespoon fresh chives 1 tablespoon capers 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 lionsh les 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter In a small bowl, squeeze juice from 1 lemon. In a medium bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice, the sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh dill, fresh chives and capers. Blend until well combined. Sprinkle Creole seasoning on lets. Heat butter in a skillet. Pan fry llets 2 minutes each side until browned. Place cooked llets on a plate and serve with dill sauce. Source: REEF Lionsh Cookbook Eat em to Beat em cont. from previous page Tanque de la Unin ( )

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67 dining ANTIGUA 5a av. sur nal #36-C La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-7074 www.laescalonia.com Mon-Sun 8am to 6pmPLANTS A CCESSORIES DELICATESSEN MUSIC & BOOKS HANDMADE CRAFTS SPECIAL MENUS EVERY WEEKEND

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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 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 TVO n 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. dining 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 Mon -Thurs 10:30am 6:30pm Fri 10:30am 7:30pm Sun 9:30am 6:30pm Tasty Specialties of Cacao & Chocolate 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.

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reactions out of the side of my eye, not wanting to feed into it or rush to make things better. Mrs. Visitor had her own drama going on and I found it mesmerizing. Apparently some of the syrup had leaked out at the top of the Coke bottle, causing a tiny dark sticky blob to appear. She looked at her husband, then at me, then at the bottle, then at her husband, then at me, then again at the bottle. She disgustingly ran her nger at the top of the bottle and now she had that tiny sweet dollop on her nger. She again looked at her husband (who was obviously ignoring her by now), then at me, then at her nger, then at her husband, then at me, then again at her nger. By now I am thinking, She has no Kleenex in her purse? If she has been blown o course by this small and common occurrence, what is she doing traveling in this country? I couldnt imagine how her meal would go. I mean no disrespect. Readers have contacted us with the dilemmas of having a spouse who does not share their love of adventure, travel and trying new things. And Billy and I have often spoken and written about dierent traveling styles, and here I was watching this very scene play out in a three-dimensional movie called Life. Since no one was rushing to her rescue to give her a hot, clean, wet, soapy cloth or whisk her away to a ve-star restaurant complete with apologies, eventually Mrs. Visitor looked to her left, then to her right, and rather guiltily, wiped the syrup o on the table cloth. I dont imagine it ever occurred to her to ask the waiter for a napkin. A part of me felt guilty for not coming to her deliverance. I know she was simply afraid and out of her element, and I got it that there was frustration or anger from her at her husband for taking her to Guatemala to begin with. And here she was, in desperation, and her husband wasnt helping her one bit. It was very obvious that this well-groomed, slender woman was face-to-face with the edge of her comfort zone and it was not pretty. In my defense, I think I was just stunned and completely transxed. I wanted to know what was going to happen next in this mini-emotional episode. I had forgotten that my 24 years of world travel had trained me to put a tissue in my purse for unexpected events such as this one. Another side of me thought, I should oer a few quick survival tips, they might nd it useful when they are traveling. SO HERE THEY ARE: 1. Bring baby wipes. No matter where you are, if you are in a location that has some semblance of civilization, you will nd baby wipes in the grocery stores. Buy them, put them in your purse. en when you travel on buses, get into a taxi, nd a chair that has strawberry syrup on it or nd that you need toilet paper in the bathroom, youre prepared. 2. Wrap a napkin or wipe around soda bottle necks. If you are eating outside in warm weather and are having a soda, often ies or bees will gather for the sugary syrup. Place napkins or wipes down the bottle neck between pouring liquid into your glass and you can avoid a nasty creature falling into your pop. When traveling overseas, it is commonplace to wipe o the mouth of beer and soda bottles or cans, even in upscale locations. 3. Use sliced limes to clean your ngers. Eating a platter of sh or shrimp (which are often served whole) at the beach or lakeside can leave your ngers messy. Wiping them on a thin napkin at your table can sometimes leave you unsatised. Clean your ngers with the lime slices and then use your napkin. is way you wont have tiny bits of paper stuck to your ngers to annoy you further. ...continued page 80 5 Survival Tips cont. from page 40

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73 A PLACE WITH HISTORY. First hotel built in Antigua Hotel AuroraAntigua, Guatemala lodging ANTIGUA 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.comPerhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. Calvin Coolidge I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. H. P. Lovecraft

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74 Marroqun moved from the Bishops Palace on the Central Park in Santiago (La Antigua) to San Juan del Obispo where he enjoyed a magnicent view of the city. e current palace post-dates Marroquns life and was restored by Archbishop Mariano Rossell y Arellano in the 1950s and has been administered by the Bethania nuns since 1972. A museum within the palace was created by the G&T Foundation in 2006 and is well worth a visit. e church alongside the palace is one of the best examples of colonial architecture in Guatemala and the colonial art inside is fabulousa must for all colonial art studies. Bishop Marroqun also left his inheritance to found the Colegio de Santo Toms in 1620 (located next to the Santo Domingo Church), which later became the University of San Carlos de Guatemala in the new capital. e university is now a thriving institution in Guatemala City. It is believed that the remains of our famous bishop were buried under the main altar at the cathedral in La Antigua. Excavations carried out in 1944 could not conrm this. e remainswith other famous historical gureswere deposited in a box at the local courthouse and then tampered with over a 40-year period. While working at the Consejo Nacional para la Proteccin de Antigua Guatemala in the early 1980s, we rediscovered the box and were fortunate to have the three Guatemalan gentlemen who carried out the excavations still alive at that time. We ceremoniously opened the box, and they all immediately said, Oh, no. ese are not the human remains we put in the box in the 1940s. It appears that the remains had been substituted for animal bones over the years! While the plaque at the cathedral still bears Marroquins name, his remains are lost to the ages.Palace before the restoration, 1950s! Francisco Marroqun cont. from page 12 Palace after the restoration (: ) Colonial art inside the Palace :

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76 ANTIGUA lodging We have 57 Comfortable RoomsBanquet Halls for Special Events 3a calle oriente No. 3, Antigua Guatemala Info@hotelposadahermanopedro.com Tels: 7832-2140, 7832-2089 www.hotelposadahermanopedro.com HOTEL POSADA DE MARIA Calle de los Pasos #42 T: 7832-7684, 7832-7658 HOTEL CASA NOBLE 2a av. sur #29, La Antigua T: 7832-0864, 7832-0868 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, and their application can vary widely based on the specic facts and circumstances.e IRS Streamlined Disclosure ProgramIn this months issue, we discuss major changes to the IRS Streamlined Disclosure Program, which allows U.S. expats to catch up on delinquent tax lings (without penalty). e IRS recognizes that many U.S. expats are not aware of their ling obligations and have not submitted their tax returns or FBARs (Foreign Bank Account Reports) for many years. e Streamlined Program is an attractive opportunity to get caught up with the IRS and avoid penalties. To be eligible, you must: Have resided outside the U.S since Jan. 1, 2009; Have not led a U.S. tax return over the same period; and Certify that previous failures to le tax returns were due to non-willful conduct. e IRS has eliminated certain criteria that prevented thousands of expats from qualifying for the Streamlined Program. Previously, if an individual had more than $1,500 in tax liability per year, he/she did not qualify for this program. Also disqualied were expats with a foreign bank account or business interest outside of their country of residence (e.g., El Salvador for an expat living in Guatemala). At the same time, the IRS has made more stringent the Oshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, which also allows U.S. expats to catch up on delinquent tax lings (but with penalties). Generally speaking, this program is targeted at individuals who have substantial assets abroad and have hidden their assets in a willful manner.

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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 lodging ANTIGUA Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and youre kind, amazing things will happen. Conan OBrien

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78 chimaltenango area COMFORT & 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 and surroundings lodging 6a Av. norte #1-A, La Antigua Tels. 7832-1229, 7832-0489 Hand-made Pasta Artisanal Ice Cream expansive workshop beside his painting studio in San Lucas. But above all, painting and drawing remain his passion. After more than 60 years of painting, he still feels that hes practicing. Its very dicult, but I paint every day. Something, a little, a lot, at times all night long, painting. I dont have a specic time or specic way, because you dont know when the sparkthe feelingwill happen, he says. To me, its important to have a trade. In a trade, you must practice it, you must improve it, and above all, you must exercise it. And every now and then, something good results. In vilas case, something good is always extraordinary. Ramn vila cont. from page 15 10 rooms with private bath, hot water, cable TV 3 blocks from La Antigua central park Personalized attention, to feel like home Free Wi-Fi 7a calle oriente 6-D, La Antigua GuatemalaTel: (502) 7832-6208 E-mail: hotel.laspiletas@hotmail.com

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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. www.hotelsorjuana.com Tel: 7832-6902 #1 in its class on TripAdvisor.com lodging ANTIGUA CACAO BOUTIQUE HOTELCALLE DE LOS DUELOS, BARRIO SANTO DOMINGO # 2, CASA # 7 ANTIGUA GUATEMALA 7937.2214 concierge@cacaohotel.com www.cacaohotel.comRELAX-SLEEP-ENJOY FUN, FREE and INFORMATIVE Just tell em, Lo vi en la revista REVUEIts amazing how much trouble you can get in when you dont have anything else to do. Quincy Jones Hell, there are no rules here were trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. Steve Jobs It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam Smith

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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 4. When entering or leaving a restaurant in Latin America and your eyes meet another diner enjoying his or her meal, oer a buen provecho! is basically means enjoy your meal and is a polite and social thing to say. It shows that this is not your rst picnic and that you are an all-around nice person. 5. Dont let your comfort zone limit you. Life is for living. Grab a bite and relish it. Situations are not always the same as they are back home, and that does not mean its a bad thing. Who cares if you make a mistake? So what if one lunch wasnt your favorite? A smile goes a long way not only for those around you, but give one for yourself. You deserve it for being brave enough to take a chance. 5 Survival tips for travel cont. from page 72 Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made. Bill Cosby Buttery (mariposa) ( )

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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. Quetzaltenango: Pradera Xela Tel: 7763-7475TR A VEL DEEP SEA SPORT FISHINGCatch-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

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82 AUGUST REVUE PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Smiles in Guatemala2nd Place by popular vote: Despierta by Anait Cbar De la Hoz. Prize: Q250 Brunch at La Pea de Sol Latino 3rd Place by judges vote: Santos by Holger Tobuschat. Prize: Carved Jade Pencil Holder from Jades Xibalb.

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with his fathers 10-year-old camera in hand, I realized that this is all I need to feel freedom, serenity and peace. He soon purchased a new Canon digital camera, complete with a variety of lenses and a tripod. Hes put his new equipment to good use, taking some 50,000 photographs of Guatemalan landscapes. He sets his camera at a high resolution or uses the star trail technique, taking multiple photographs then later stitching them together. e starry night photo taken at Lake Atitln consists of 350 separate shots, explains Santizo. For similar photographs Ive taken as many as 800 shots. is technique highlights the rotation of the stars and you can follow the trails. is process often requires an entire night, but rst a check of the weather. en there is the attention to detail, camera settings, the use of a tripod, precision shooting and of course patience and passion. Some years ago Santizo was living a fast-paced life in Guatemala City, but the appeal faded. e good life meant material success, and of course there is never enough of that, he says. His life changed dramatically when he realized that it wasnt the kind of car he owned, or running a thriving business, nor the drive to be someone ... With this insight came the freedom to give my life value, to create something that speaks to my soul. Today Santizo lives in Antigua with his two beloved dogs. He continues his studies in astronomy, history, quantum mechanics, holistic healing and Buddhism. When you really want to explore who you are you dont need the wisdom of other people. Youre the only one whos responsible for your life. You just have to listen to your inner voice. During meditation periods he began to realize that he is a part of the universe, not standing apart from it. is is another reason why I started to take photographs. e camera helps me to x my new perception of the world and the magic all around us. I love to explore nature and I cant do this thinking about it. I need to go out and be one with it. When talking about his approach to photography Santizo explains that he learns the most by playing with the camera, by just something trying out. I dont have any rules, he says. ats why Im not afraid to break any. Setting up and capturing scenes with his camera is an adventure for him, a new experience. But I never do it for gaining money or reputation. To the contrary, he simply loves to share his passion and to communicate through his work with other people who are also looking out for the wonders of the world. We just have to open our eyes, he believes. e beauty is right in front of us. You can enjoy many of Santizos framed photographs at his newly opened Caf Samsara, 6a calle poniente #33, La Antigua.SANTIZO cont. from page 17

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marketplace 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 REVUE Visit our Book Store at: www.RetireEarlyLifestyle.comRetirement; Like your parents... But way cooler!https://twitter.com/#!/RetireEarlyLife www.facebook.com/RetireEarlyLifestyleIf your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale.www.REVUEmag.compublicidad@revuemag.com PBX: 7931-4500 97 Educare is a small, private, bilingual school located in San Lucas. The school provides education for children in grades Preschool through Twelfth Grade, ages 4-18 from all areas of Guatemala and abroad. Educare strives to impart a holistic education based on alternative methodologies and various artistic modalities in an ecologically friendly environment. We encourage the development of the whole child and work to create curriculum based on the individual childs needs in classrooms no larger than 16 students. Multiple opportunities are given to the sta to learn pedagogy and develop positive human relationships through training, workshops and professional development. We are currently hiring teachers for Preschool, Elementary and High School for the 2015 school year. educarecomunicacion@gmail.com tel. 78303350 78303351

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98 Reach 40,000 readers monthly with your Marketplace Classied. Info: ventas@REVUEmag.com 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 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 PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlns English-language church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) 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 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 marketplace We rescue suering, homeless animals in dire need. We prevent their mistreatment through education. We spay and neuter them and facilitate adoption. You can help: www.mayanfamilies.org/animals Enjoy a great cup of coee while helping support animal welfare programs. Available at 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua. Proceeds from sales of Dawg-Gone Good Coee are used to help animals in distress. COFFEE FOR SALECOFFEE FOR A CAUSE WINGS creates opportunities for Guatemalan families to improve their lives through reproductive health education and services. See our award winning documentary every Thursday at 5pm at the Bagel Barn, AntiguaDID YOU KNOW? IN GUATEMALA: 53.7% of the population is impoverished 28% of women give birth before age 18 1 in 2 children are malnourishedwww.wingsguate.org info@wingsguate.org (502) 7832-5130 98 MENTAL HEALTH Dra. Patricia Cardona, Mdica Psiquiatra, Psicoterapeuta, M.D. Psychiatrist, Psy chotherapist. Dysfunctional relationships? De pression? Anxiety? Addictions? Live well now! 5a calle poniente #44, La Antigua Guatemala. Tels: 7832-7019, 5872-5026. NATURAL HANDMADE SOAP oering a wide variety of essential oils, can be customized, pure olive oil soap, coeesoap, shampoo soap, wholesale and retail. tel 5044-1144, regine.herzog@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 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 Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua second-hand shop featuring jewelry, books, clothing, shoes, framed photography & prints, DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE, so lar ovens (2), printer, furniture and more. RESTAURANT FOR SALE : In La Antigua. Stablished since 1986. Excellent business opportniy. S E VENDE RESTAURANTE EN A NTIGUA G UATEMALA Establecido desde 1986. Excelente oportunidad de negocio. Mail: ventasrestantigua@gmail.com If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. Thatll do them in. Thomas Cansky

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99 INSTRUCTION SERVICES EMPLOYMENT REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. 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 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. 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 Would you like to donate to help animals in distress? Follow us: facebook.com/UnidosParaLosAnimales FUN STUFF RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES : Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (Euro pean) style riding on t, well-trained horses. Ac companied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatch ing, coee tour and tasting. Finca Filadela, Tel: 7728-0800, www.ladela.com.gt SAILING VACATION: Belize Barrier Reef and Islands. Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Snorkeling. Ro Dulce, Lake Izabal, Livingston waterfalls, and more. www.sailing-diving-guatemala.com FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustain able development project. Contact us for reserva tions at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799. F LE X/A CTION SCRIPT : Positions available for PRO GRAMMERS (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops. com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY : w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-com mitment for the following positions: sales (creative design & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & operations. Requirements: u ent English, strong computer skills & be a t with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaven ture.com marketplaceS E BU S C AEJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON EXPERIENCIACV a: ventas@revuemag.com o contactar a John al 7931-4500 S ENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE A SSISTANT FULL TIME PER MANENT position that demands complete uency in English both written & spoken, computer skills including excel & email plus social media. This position is unique. We are a metaphysical orga nization w/worldwide audience & customer base. Phones & email responses are primary along w/ organizational skills. M-F, 9-5, competitive salary, lovely oce. Send veriable job history & cover letter why this position appeals to you: tosagt@ gmail.com LAVACENTRO OFFERS LAUNDRY AND FOLDING TRADI TIONAL CLEANING, DRYING 10 calle 1-08, zone 10, across from the CANTERA, Guatemala City. Tel 5513-3768. Close to hotels and zona viva. follow us on Facebook as LAVACENTRO. Challenge yourself! ROCK C LIMBING LESSONS for adults and kids. Indoor climbing gym @ Gimnasio La Fbrica. 1 av. norte #7A. Tel: 7832-9840 Face book: Gimnasio La Fbrica Antigua University Exam Preparation SAT-TOEFL-GMAT-GRE Oxford Language Center oers private & semiprivate exam preparation for students planning to study abroad. Courses familiarize students with standardized tests providing the fundamental skills necessary to achieve the target score. Anti gua: 7832-5969; antigua@olcenglish.com; Guate mala City: 2368-1332; info@olcenglish.com S PECIALITY YOGA WORKSHOPS with GINGER HOOVEN, E-RYT 500, Certied Ayurvedic Practi tioner & founder of yogAntigua (2000). The Art of Adjustment~Yoga & Ayurveda~Breath is the Key. A UGUST 23, 24, 25, 2014 For more information, con tact Ginger@mountmadonna.org C LASES DE M SICA : Piano, guitarra, batera (drums) a domicilio. Antigua y Panajachel. Nios, jvenes y adultos. Jorge Ziga, 4741-7327. IT COACH/SUPPORT needed. User empowerment. Leadership. English and Spanish. Proven IT skills. Advanced level in Oce (Pivot Tables, Macros, Mailshots). Problem determination and resolu tion, hardware and software problems, emphasis and focus on user training. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION AVAILABE Advanced Eng lish, written and spoken. Basic computer skills. Age between 25-35. excellent attitude, proactive, detailed oriented. Easy to work assisting the team. Growth opportunities. Experience with tourism, a plus. M-F, 8-5, great environment. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. John C. Maxwell A fter scolding ones cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. A nd has led it for reference. Charlotte Gray

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100 Land For Sale: El Hato area Spectacular Views Tel: 5081-9589Property For Sale 2,379 v2Impressive panoramic views over all 3 volcanoes and the Panchoy valley. 10 minutes from Antigua. Small unnished construction on property. $40,000. Contact: Real Estate in Antigua Tel: 7832-2110 code: revue_august ERMITA SANTA LUCIA: Location, quality of construction and design make Residenciales Ermita Santa Lucia one of the premiere residential developments in Antigua. Contact: Carstens Bienes Raices. Tel: 7832-7600 code: revue_august real estate Ref Code: H244 Home for sale in San Pedro El Alto. This 2 story house is located in a gated community, it has 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms one of them with $270,000.

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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. $390,000. http://www.teamantigua.com/ Tel. 7832-7600, 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, 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 real estate REVUE le ofrece el costo ms bajo por lector para promocionar su negocio. 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. 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. H OUSE 2 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. 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. LARGE DOUBLE ROOM Bed & Breakfast. One up, love ly 3 volcano view, shower 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 ROOMS FOR RENT centric, for single and group. Pri vate and shared bathroom, hot water, wi-, cable TV, puried water, patio, garden, pergola and terrace. Living room, dinning room. Secure area, gated. Tels: 4285-9510, 4188-2335. The older generation thought nothing of getting up at ve every morning, and the younger generation doesnt think much of it either. John J. Welsh 102 ROOMS w/SCOOTER or MOTORCYCLE INCLUDED $300/mo. Large open house located in central park of Jocote nango, 5 min. from Antigua, includes moto vehicle, wi-, shared bathrm, cable, & terrace view of the plaza. T: 4698-0660, fredy@simoonsa.com CHARMING PEACEFUL CASITA with bucaro. Four bed rooms, fully furnished. Full view of volcanos. Safe area in Antiguas casco (center). Call 5232-1914, or mkguatemala77@gmail.com LINDA CASA A 2 CUADRAS DE IGLESIA SAN FRANCISCO totalmente amueblada y equipada, 3 dormitorios con bao, sala, comedor, cocina, lavandera, ga rage, terraza con excelente vista. Tels: 4905-0192, 5285-6020. Thinking of buying a home? La Reunion Golf Resort and Residencies is a world class residential project that you should consider for its luxury lifestyle and as an investment. Villas located near or on the golf course oer easy access to amenities. Contact Century 21 Antigua Fine Homes info@c21afh.com Tel: (502) 7832-2153 www.C21AFH.com (code revue_august)

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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: 3062-8146, 4905-0192, 5285-6020 www.solutionsantigua.comREAL ESTATE A bout the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Herbert Hoover A budget tells us what we cant afford, but it doesnt keep us from buying it. William Feather

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104 el salvador EL SALVADOR REVUE OFFICE Entry in the Revue Photo Contest, August: Smiles Ellas... by Annaly Castillo de Villatoro

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105but the women only had their luggage checked; they were never subjected to a pat down. I often wondered how many ladies were smuggling a pistol or some other forbidden item under their voluminous skirts. One morning an oncoming bus ashed its lights incessantly. Our driver slowed and steered up close so he could shout to the other driver. I noticed something queer about the other bus. It had big brooms tied onto the front bumper as if they were there to sweep the highway. Up ahead someoneyou never knew who was doing whathad dumped thousands of big tacks (designed to puncture tires) all along the road. Our driver was already prepared for such an eventuality because he pulled the bus over and rigged up his own brooms. at being done, we continued on slowly, making our way through the low-tech mine eld. Another event is indelibly burned into my memory. One night we were zooming through the endless curves between Tecpn and the crossroads at Los Encuentros when, as we came around one particularly precipitous bend, everyone gasped! We looked down into the valley and saw an entire village on re. You can be sure that everyone was saying a prayer that night. When the bus nally made it to Panajachel, my companions and I stopped at Chalos tienda for a cold beer or two. Everyone listened with rapt attention as we related what we had just witnessed. Unless you drive a heavy-duty, four-wheel drive vehicle, the chicken bus continues to be the best way to get to remote destinations, as most rural highways are still unpaved. And in more remote areas, such as the stretch between the frontier town of Barillas, Huehuetenango and Playa Grande in Alta Verapaz (an area bordering Chiapas, Mexico) the roads are so bad that buses must go very slowly, thus precluding the daredevil antics of drivers transiting paved routes. Passenger vans and mini-buses have become ubiquitous in recent years, and this is probably a more acceptable form of transport for the less adventurous. Speaking for myself, after taking thousands of trips aboard Guatemalas famous and infamous chicken buses, I would still recommend riding a chicken bus. ere is no better way to get to know the locals and experience something of their way of life. If you are adventurous and open minded, you will nd this kind of trip utterly charming and unforgettable. And it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Maya are exceptionally friendly, courteous and inviting. Bodacious Buses! cont. from page 19

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106 advertiser index37 37 37 79 78 75 78 79 77 77 73 71 78 73 76 73 77 73 78 78 76 73 75 79 79 77 83 86 87 86 86 87 86 9 86 93 93 93 93 89 90 93 89 93 93 90 93 91 94 96 96 96 96 88LODGINGGUATEMALA CITY Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Uxlabil .............................................. Novo Hostal ............................................... ANTIGUA Cacao Boutique Hotel ............................. El Convento ............................................... El Mesn de Mara .................................... Hostal de los Caballeros ......................... Hostal San Nicols .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Antao ............................................. Hotel Aurora .............................................. Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. 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L AKE A TITLN Museo Azul Maya .......................................... 43 39 43 43 41 48 41 39 39 42 42 41 48 43 42 38 39 41 39 48 103 103 103 101 100 101 103 25 47 47 80 109 81 51 81 88 80 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 52 53 49 52 49 49 97 33 33 33 33 31 49 47 25 49 5 11 3 46 47 46 44 1 25 25 25 25 25 27 8669 69 62 61 61 63 7 62 69 69 62 60 68 68 63 63 62 59 57 65 68 68 62 68 61 68 67 65 62 61 59 55 53 68 62 57 63 62 62 69 67 35 34 34 35 34 34 95 95 95 95 95 78 88 88A rt is the beautiful way of doing things. S cience is the effective way of doing things. B usiness is the economic way of doing things. Elbert Hubbard

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Finding vivid cardinal red among the vibrant colors of Guatemala isnt as easy as you may think. ere are no cardinals in local cathedrals right now, with their distinctive miters and red caps. Cardinal butteries visit the Highlands on their way south in the fall, and back north in the spring, but dont stay here very long. Bright cardinal stripes ash on some freshwater sh in Lake Izabal and along the Ro Dulce, and on some ocean trophies, if youre fortunate enough to swim in the right places or to make the big catch at sea. Sure, there are plentytoo manycardinal advertising signs for soft drinks, phone services and a few political candidates and parties, but they dont count as attractive sights around our colorful country. Cardinals, the kind that are the ocial birds of seven of those United States up north, have a range that extends into our Western Highlands, cardinal males sporting their bright red crests while their mates for life are nothing but a dull red-brown. A few times a year a cocky cardinal male splashes in our La Antigua Guatemala birdbath, showing o against the neighbors white walls and green shrubs, then uttering away into the deep blue sky, not hanging around at all. Cardinal red does show o in several indigenous weavings, especially the red-and-white huipil blouse of Patzn, and the brighter red huipil of neighboring Patzica, in Chimaltenango. Several mens costumes have cardinal and white stripes, in Chili Verde, Quetzaltenango, and near the Mexican border in Huehuetenango villages. Cochineal insects and tuna cactus fruit provided the cardinal dyes that were big export items from colonial Guatemala, natural dyes that are still used by traditional weavers. Birds, sh, butteries, weavings, cardinal red is around, but not easy to nd until you go into the cut-ower sections of town markets. Sometimes cardinal carnations are on sale, and occasionally bundles of cardinalred poppies gathered by kids along stream banks. Cardinal fuchsia and bougainvillea plants are available in the months when cardinal nochebuena, poinsettias, are not. But the best cardinal comes in a dozen long-stemmed red roses, cut for export and for sale yeararound from the many rose ncas outside La Antigua. Go buy a dozen or two beautiful beauties to really enjoy cardinal red in our sensuous country. SENSUOUS GUATEMALA by Ken Veronda Cardinal

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