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November 2009 Year 18, No. 9

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November Ferias The Blooming of Lake Atitlán Guide for the Architectural Tourist

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NEW PASSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR BRITISH NATIONALS IN GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS Passports

From Monday 9 November 2009 full validity passports will no longer be accepted or issued at the British Embassy in Guatemala City. The UK Government is committed to reducing administrative costs, while introducing new measures to safeguard personal identity and protect UK borders. Centralising our production facilities—something we have been advised to do by the National Audit Office—will deliver beneficial economies of scale and reduce opportunities for passport fraud by having less blank books in circulation. Our customers are also important to us, so we will also continue to deliver a high quality of service; delivering passports within agreed business targets and standards. The British Embassy in Guatemala City will continue to issue Emergency Passports for people who need to travel quickly.

Why change?

The FCO is committed to supporting the UK National Identity Scheme to: • Help secure our borders and tackle illegal immigration. • Prevent identity fraud. • Become a key defense in the fight against crime and terrorism. • Enhance checks as part of safeguarding the vulnerable. • Improve customer services.

What is happening? Passports for British nationals in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will be processed and printed in Washington from Monday 9 November 2009. What do these changes mean to you?

From Monday 9 November 2009 passport applications should be sent by courier directly to: UK Passport service for the Americas & Caribbean 19 Observatory Circle, Washington DC, 20008, USA http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/passports The passport team in Washington aim to issue new passports within 10 working days of receiving the correct documentation and fee (excluding transit time). PLEASE NOTE: Before applying for a passport we suggest that you visit our website at: www.ukinguatemala.fco.gov.uk

All the relevant passport forms can be downloaded together with information on the application process. Customers should not make any travel arrangements until their new passport is received. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for costs incurred as a result of disrupted travel plans. —British Embassy, October, 2009

WITHDRAWAL OF TEMPORARY PASSPORTS FOR BRITISH NATIONALS Temporary Passports From Friday 30 October 2009 Temporary Passports will no longer be issued at the British Embassy. This is due to an upgrade of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office computer system. A new Emergency Travel Document will be introduced later this year. In the meantime we will continue to issue Emergency Passports (one page) for people who need to travel quickly. Please be aware that if you need to travel urgently via the United States on an Emergency Passport, you need to contact your local Embassy for advice. New Emergency Travel Document

As part of a wider programme to increase document security and protect the identity of British nationals living and travelling abroad, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is introducing a new Emergency Travel Document. This will replace the current Emergency Passport (one page) and the Temporary Passport and will be a more secure one way document. It will be flexible and internationally accepted for entry, exit and transit purposes. This document will be introduced from the end of 2009.

What do these changes mean to you?

You must: • Look after your passport. • Check its validity. (Passports can be renewed up to nine months before they expire. The extra time will be added on to the new passport’s period of validity.) • If you do not have a full validity passport, you will need to allow extra time to obtain one. • If you are a frequent traveller, to countries requiring a visa, please enquire at the counter about purchasing a second passport. (These are issued at the discretion of the Embassy/HC/Consulate. Applicants must demonstrate that: a) they are entitled to a British passport and b) there is a genuine need to hold a second passport. —British Embassy, October, 2009 8 » revuemag.com


c o n t e n t s 11

by Ana Flinder Patron Saint Days

festivals

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datebook highlight by Laura McNamara Antigua Photography Club

by Dwight Wayne Coop Guatemalan Hospitality

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lake views

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datebook highlight

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datebook highlight

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El Grinch Returns to the Stage

Handel’s Messiah

24 DATEBOOK » November Guide to culture and upcoming events

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REGIONS

33 Guatemala City 52 La Antigua 12 ecology by Dwight Wayne Coop 99 Lake Atitlán The Blooming of Lake Atitlán 103 Quetzaltenango 107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast 14 architecture by Kathie Friedley 111 Cobán / Tecpán Guide for Architectural Tourists 112 Río Dulce 113 El Petén 18 great escapes by Laura McNamara El Pilar: part 2

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foto op by Freddy Murphy also on pages 64 and 72

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book alert

by Dianne Carafino Cooking with Audrey

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web news

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sports in c.a. by Laura McNamara Nicaraguan Ultra-marathon

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by Dr. Karmen Guevara Homeward Bound

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holistic thoughts

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sensuous guatemala

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by Ken Veronda Find the Heliotrope

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DEPARTMENTS 10 From the Publishers guatemala city 33 Services/Shopping 37 Dining 43 Lodging la antigua 52 Services/Shopping 62 Dining 82 Lodging

sections 46 Health Services 94 Travel 114 Classifieds 115 Vet Q&A 118 Real Estate 124 El Salvador 126 Advertiser Index

ON THE COVER Banco de Guatemala building Photo by Freddy Murphy foto ops on pages 42, 64, 72


FROM THE PUBLISHERS

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elcome to the November issue. Maintaining our specified purpose, this month’s magazine is chock-full of things to do, places to go, eateries to enjoy, services to partake of, and other useful information. The DateBook allows you to be able to plan to attend over 80 cultural events if you so desire. We have included for your reading pleasure contributions from several writers. Ana Flinder tells us where we can find November’s patron saint day celebrations for St. Catherine and St. Andrew. Dwight Wayne Coop reports the latest updates concerning the debates over the proper response to Lake Atitlán’s ecological future, and what’s being done now. Kathie Friedley offers a Guide for Architectural Tourists. One of Laura McNamara’s pieces this month is part 2 of the El Pilar habitat. Ken Veronda challenges us to Find the Heliotrope, Dr. Karmen discusses home, a Book Alert by Dianne Carafino covers Cooking with Audrey and DateBook Highlights detail upcoming cultural events. As well as the impressive photograph on our cover this month, we have included more of Guatemalan photographer Freddy Murphy’s camera work on pages 42, 64 and 72 in a continuation of our Photo Op series. Murphy won 2nd place in last month’s Chirmol City Contest with a series of four photos, including the cover photo. A reminder to photographers: if you would like to participate in the Revue 7th Annual Photo Issue (January, 2010) please submit your photos to photos@revuemag. com no later than December 10, 2009. We’ve moved our Antigua offices to 6a calle poniente #2, a block south of the park. Stop by and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood. In the meantime, we hope you have a terrific November. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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Guatemala’s English-language Magazine publicidad@revuemag.com • consultas@revuemag.com Publishers / Managing Editors: John & Terry Kovick Biskovich editor@revuemag.com Copy Editor: Matt Bokor Staff Writer: Dwight Wayne Coop Art Director / Graphic Design: Rudy A. Girón Photography: César Tián Proofreader/Translations: Michael Hopkins Contributing Photographers: Harris/Goller, Smith/Riegel, Club Fotográfico de Guatemala: www.clubfotografico.org La Antigua Manager: César Tián Production Coordinator: Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistants: Alma Diaz Castillo Systems: José Caal, Luis Juárez, Diego Alvarez Distribution: César Tián, Oscar Chacón, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gómez, Irma Jiménez, María Solís Sales Representatives: Ivonne Pérez, César Tián, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Lucy Longo de Pérez, Lena Johannessen Revue Webmaster: Rudy A. Girón Printed by: PRINT STUDIO Publishing Company: San JoaquÍn Producciones, S.A.

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FESTIVALS

by Ana Flinder photos: Victoria Stone

November Ferias

Santa Catarina and San Andrés

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ate November brings us the opportunity to celebrate and observe another round of distinctly Guatemalan festivities, the ferias or town fairs of towns whose patron saints are St. Catherine (Santa Catarina), St. Martin (San Martín) and St. Andrew (San Andrés). In keeping with the colonial Catholic system of assigning patron saints to all sizable towns, Catholic-saint days are still celebrated all over Guatemala. Every feria has its own distinct flavor, depending on a number of factors, chief among them is how devout the town is. This determines to what degree the feria is a religious occasion focusing on ceremonial processions or whether it is chiefly a fun fair. Most ferias are a combination, featuring processions of the statues or imágenes of the town’s patron saint and—often in a separate area—rides such as Ferris wheels and food vendors, plentiful games of chance and other forms of entertainment and diversion.

Santa Catarina Palopó and San Andrés Semetebaj The feria of Santa Catarina Palopó, just down the road from Panajachel, can make a wonderful excursion on a visit to Lake Atitlán. Santa Catarina can be reached by pickup truck leaving from Panajachel— traveling in the back with the locals—or by private car or taxi, a short 20-minute ride along a country road that affords some of the most spectacular views of the lake and volcanoes. This is a one-day feria, occurring on November 25. The procession of the statue of Santa Catarina follows the one main street parallel to the lake and ends at the recently renovated churchyard, where women attendants sit with the statue while ceremonial shots of Quetzalteca are offered to the saint and to those involved in the ceremony, including her cofradía. In previous years ceremonial dances, such as the dance of the conquistadores, have taken place in the same churchyard and at the sports field down ...cont. on page 122 revuemag.com « 13


ECOLOGY

by Dwight Wayne Coop

The Blooming of Lake Atitlán Panajachel unites and digs with defiance

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n The Green Felt Jungle, the story is told of a dapper man in pinstripes who rides a Cadillac into Las Vegas one night, seeking the neonized excitement of that gilded city. But he finds little more than a dreary gas station. “Where is Las Vegas?” he asks the Navajo attendant. “Right here,” is the answer. The traveler, it seemed, had pulled into Las Vegas, New Mexico. It would take another nine hours to reach Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two Guatemala lakes, Amatitlán and Atitlán, are similarly confused. Occasionally, a tourist, like the Vegas-bound traveler, goes to the wrong place. Despite pollution, Lake Amatitlán remained pretty throughout its gradual decline. (see sidebar on page 110)* Lake Atitlán, a bigger and even prettier lake, would also fall under the threat of pollution. In 2005, Hurricane Stan struck the lakeside town of Panajachel, widening 14 » revuemag.com

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the river channel that cut through town and wreaking significant, but not irreparable, damage to its sewage treatment plant. Entire houses were swept away, carrying a caustic, eclectic debris of everything from tin-laden motherboards to household lye into the lake. But Atitlán was big enough to take a hit. It is 10 times as deep as Amatitlán and has 90 times the volume. Even today, Atitlán is considered to be largely clean; the annual bass tournament still takes place, and people still swim in the lake, usually without consequence. Nevertheless, pollution manifested itself at the end of 2008 when an algal carpet suddenly bloomed over vast stretches of the lake. Fed by residues of human coliform, detergent phosphates and other chemicals, the carpet remained for four months. It could return at the end of this year, within weeks after the cessation of the seasonal rains. For 2009, Atitlán was fatefully named Threatened Lake of the Year by the Global


Nature Fund. Though no studies bear it out, there is consensus that Panajachel is the chief polluter. One reason is that, after four years, the treatment plant remains broken. Another is that Pana’s population, already larger than most lakeside towns, is swollen with visitors. These visitors are Panajachel’s economic mainstay; almost everyone in Pana is dependent, directly or otherwise, on tourism. Indeed, Panajachel is to Las Vegas, Nevada, what the sleepy tourist village at Lake Amatitlán is to Las Vegas, New Mexico. In scale, the potential economic disaster would affect all of Sololá Department and, indeed, all of Guatemala. “Those visitors may stop coming,” says Californian Sidney Eschenbach, a Pana resident, “unless we rescue the lake, and soon.” Guatemalan Juan Skinner, who years ago headed one of three governmental agencies responsible for protecting the lake, has asserted that the treatment plant does not need replacing. “If someone slashes all four tires on your car,” he says, “you can’t drive. But you don’t have to replace the whole car.” Skinner belongs to a grassroots faction that wants to replace the tires, rather than holding out for the estimated Q2.6 million that replacing the plant would cost. Some of Skinner’s allies, tired of waiting and alarmed by the threat to the lake in terms both economic and aesthetic, took action in September. One morning, a huge earthmover was in the channel, digging a massive, rectangular pit near one of the five effluent pipes emptying into the San Francisco River, which feeds the lake and bisects Panajachel. Eschenbach, an architect who knew what hiring heavy equipment would cost, began soliciting funds to excavate a shallow

trench for phase one of a “constructed wetland” to arrest the eutrophication of the lake. When fully realized, the excavation might become the first of a chain of banana groves in the channel. Former soldier Félix Churunel, born and raised in Panajachel, joined the effort and urged, with surprising success, many Guatemalans to pony up. When Eschenbach and Churunel linked up with Swiss recycling maven Ursula Bishoff and Guatemalan activist Daniel Salguero, they found themselves leading a movement fed by a latent, widespread impatience over the slow search for a pollution solution. Coloradan Duncan Aitken, a 26-year resident, was recruited to the movement as a translator for some of the uncounted conferences that took place, post-Stan, to find a remedy. He recalls that advice and material support from Pana’s large expat community were regularly sought. “There were times when I had to stand up and remind everyone that we [expats] can’t vote.” Some authorities had balked at constructing an artificial wetland. On the day the digging began, Eschenbach says, one of the officials responsible for protecting the lake showed up and “bizarrely demanded that we stop, and pay for an environmental impact study.” But it was too late. Support for the project was at critical mass, and the mayor stepped in. “To his credit,” Eschenbach says, “he saw the wisdom of the project. And he summarily donated Q3,200 of his own money for its continuance.” This was the cost of hiring the equipment for one day. The digging took five days. Aitken calls this price a bargain. “Proposals have a way of ...continued on page 110 revuemag.com « 15


ARCHITECTURE

text and photos by Kathie Friedley

A Guide for Architectural Tourists The houses of La Antigua Guatemala

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y partner and I are architectural tourists. We are captivated by old houses and love to view them through a lens of culture and history. We came here to learn how history and domestic life merged to create the houses of this old Spanish colonial city. Why do they look the way they do, and how have they changed over time? We began with the 16th-century Spanish colonial capital of Central America, Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, now known as La Antigua Guatemala.

The Houses in History Natural disaster played a big role in shaping the houses of Santiago. From its founding in 1532, the city was rattled and buildings 16 禄 revuemag.com

were tumbled repeatedly by earthquakes. Time after time the resilient citizens repaired and rebuilt the houses with everstronger materials and techniques. The year 1773 was disastrous for Santiago. Three severe earthquakes hit the city, which by that time had more than 60,000 inhabitants. The Spanish citizens were ordered by the Captains General to move to a new capital, Guatemala City (La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunci贸n). Only the poorest families and the large indigenous Mayan population remained, moving into fragments of houses left standing. Had the earthquakes never happened, La Antigua would be at a vastly different city today, modernized and teeming with people and big-city problems. As it was, it


“It’s an old house. Three hundred years: that’s something to us on this continent. Almost unconsciously we wonder: who has lived here? What sort of people? What has happened to them?” —Louis Adamic, writing about Casa Popenoe, The House in Antigua, 1937

sat forgotten, its old houses undisturbed, for the next 100 years. In the mid-19th century, coffee was planted in the surrounding hills, and, as the coffee trade grew, people began returning to the old city. The new Antigüeños moved into the old houses and began to fix them up in keeping with colonial styles. But as the 20th century progressed, houses were being divided amongst family members. Having survived 300 years of natural disaster, the old houses were no match for the new onslaught. Clearly they needed help. National Recognition In 1944 the Guatemalan government declared the city a national monument. But it wasn’t until 1969 that laws were enacted to support preservation measures and the Consejo Nacional para la Protección de La Antigua Guatemala was established to protect and preserve the city and its buildings. Preservation issues reached critical mass in 1976 after a severe earthquake damaged 20 percent of the city. In 1978 Antigua was deemed a UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site, and by the late 1990s, flocks of camera-toting tourists were bringing a new economy and with it, new preservation challenges. In 1999, the group Salvemos Antigua was founded to strengthen efforts to preserve the city’s character. To the delight of visitors today, the houses of Antigua offer a photo-op of the first order. As one gazes up cobbled streets, it’s not hard to visualize life in colonial times. Cascades

The domed octagonal cupolas called chimeneas that rise from city rooftops were built to draw smoke and heat from kitchen fires

Modern reconstruction of a repisa de piedra

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of bougainvillea spill over crumbling plaster, and sun-kissed hues of paint peel away to reveal layers of antiquity. With such a glorious contrast of mass, texture and color and Antigua’s near-perfect weather, it’s almost impossible to take a bad picture.

White cupolas are another classic image of the city

Bronze knockers and iron hinges, latches and other hardware adorned the doors, tiny doors at eye level served as peepholes

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The Roman Patio House Behind the street walls, the layout of Antigua’s houses echoes that of the city itself, as mandated by Spain in the 16th century. The Laws of the Indies were a set of rules for establishing new cities in the Americas, and, while most have been forgotten, the pattern of cities in Latin America is an enduring legacy. Antigua is classically Spanish colonial, with the central plaza or Plaza de Armas at its heart, flanked by the cathedral and most important civic buildings. From the plaza, the streets branch out in a grid that served originally as a way to distribute land among the citizens. Closest were the houses of the elite Spaniards; farther away, the simple dwellings of poorer population; at the outskirts, the land devoted to farming. Antigua’s houses were built in a style descended from the Roman patio house, imported to Spain during Roman rule. Around a central patio, corredores with sloping roofs supported by columns opened to interconnected rooms for living. In larger houses this arrangement was repeated with additional patios where servants cooked, cleaned and slept, and where food was grown and animals kept. Signature Details With its interiors hidden from the street, the public face of the house was the grand portal called a portón. In the largest homes, huge paneled doors with stone lintels opened wide to allow the passage of carriages. Smaller doors were cut into large


ones for foot traffic and tiny doors at eye level served as peepholes. Bronze knockers and iron hinges, latches and other hardware adorned the doors. Tall, grilled windows with stone bases called repisas de piedra are characteristic of Antigua. For privacy, the earliest houses had windows with shutters, while today one sees grilles of wrought iron. Most authentic are the rejas de madera which are grilles of turned wood spindles. The patio fountain is a vestige of colonial times that adorns most old and new houses. In the 16th century, water flowed from the hills to the city’s edge and through brick and clay pipes into fountains and búcaros, often elaborately decorated, and into a utilitarian double or triple sink called a pila. The domed octagonal cupolas called chimeneas that rise from city rooftops were built to draw smoke and heat from kitchen fires. Brilliant against the clear blue skies, these white cupolas are another classic image of the city. Changing Times Few early houses exist in their original forms. Over the centuries, large houses were divided into smaller ones and old windows turned into new doorways. New houses were built within large patios and on plots of land formerly farmed. With every earthquake, the city lost some of its old houses permanently, and those destroyed became scrap yards of materials for the ones remaining. After the 1773 evacuation, doors, hardware, tiles, furniture and even columns were carried over the mountains to the new capital. Through the years, parts of houses were shuffled and styles mixed, making them difficult to date. The houses were continually altered to reflect new fashions and trends. In the late 1600s, Baroque curves ...continued on page 78

With its interiors hidden from the street, the public face of the house was the grand portal called a portón. In the largest homes, huge paneled doors with stone lintels opened wide to allow the passage of carriages, smaller doors were cut into large ones for foot traffic.

The earliest houses had windows with shutters, while today one sees grilles of wrought iron.

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GREAT ESCAPES

by Laura McNamara photos: Thor Janson

El Pilar Experimenting with a Vision

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he vision for transforming Finca El Pilar into a protected natural reserve is something of an ongoing experiment. Manager Juan Rivera says constructing a haven for hummingbirds, with a row of artificial feeders along with a specially designed garden, was among the first infrastructures tested on the farm. “Before I installed them I went to the Internet and started to research… . I found a study a woman made in the United States and she had 20 years of experience with hummingbird feeders in her back yard. She said that you should only use white sugar. You should not buy the kits with the red coloring because she said that maybe they can cause cancer. In lab rats it has caused cancer.” Guide Moisés Batres Morales says the farm now uses four liters of the white sugar “honey” every day, successfully attracting Guatemala’s most endemic species of hummingbirds. Rivera explains that both the artificial and natural nectar create a “fueling station” of sorts, offering an ideal environment for observation. 18 » revuemag.com

The second of a threepart series exploring El Pilar, home to a large diversity of animal and plant life—much of which remains to be discovered and researched.

“The nectar is like fuel, so they can go and catch some insects. They eat insects. So when you see they are flying all around, they are actually catching little insects. … The hummingbird Rufous Sabrewing, this is a hummingbird that is endemic. They are only found in Guatemala and the southern part of Mexico. So you can see this hummingbird very easily here. [Just now] it has passed maybe eight times.” Birdwatchers can venture farther into the reserve to observe more than just hummingbirds. Over 130 bird species are found throughout the grounds. The misty slopes of El Pilar, less than 4 kilometers from La Antigua’s central park, are still shrouded in mystery. Rivera says the extent of biodiversity within the natural sanctuary has yet to be discovered, and it is that abundant biodiversity that compelled Rivera to begin experimenting with transforming El Pilar’s untouched terrain into a natural reserve. “This is like an abandoned plantation.”


“A few months ago we had a student from the University of San Carlos who was studying bats. He was doing a comparative analysis of all the coffee farms of Antigua as well as farms that had both coffee and forest like us. What he found he only told me orally: that this was one of the most diverse places of bats he found all over Antigua, because of all the forest that we have. The other coffee farms were less diverse because they grow just coffee and some shadow trees.” Rivera is eager to continue discovering the farm’s rare and unique habitat. But, he explains, such exploration requires sustainable funding. “You can’t make conservation without making any money, so one of the ways of making money is through tourism. That’s

why we started building all of this infrastructure to have tourists here, show them how beautiful it is and maybe have some revenue to invest in the conservation.” Rivera says he has already begun reforesting parts of the farm that have unfortunately been destroyed. “A long time ago they cut the forest; some fragments were cut. So we are starting to grow trees again, to rebuild the eco-system.” Future projects that interest Rivera include investigating the populations of beetles and nocturnal butterflies found on the farm. Nature enthusiast and well-known photographer who specializes in capturing Central America, Thor Janson, says “Reserve projects like that of El Pilar are ...continued on page 58

El Pilar is located about 3.5 kilometers from the central park. Begin by walking south toward 7a calle until you reach San Francisco Church. Walk past the church and behind it to find the path leading to Santa Ana. Look for El Calvario Church and INVAL, the institute for men. When you reach the landmarks, cross to the left to find the end of a path. You will be able to see the Church of San Cristóbal El Bajo. Walk up the path, past the church until you reach El Pilar. The walk is about 20 minutes. A ride in a tuk tuk or taxi will take less than 10 minutes. revuemag.com « 19


DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT

by Laura McNamara

The Antigua Photogr aphy Club The local community of photographers will officially introduce itself to La Antigua this month with its first collective exhibit.

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he sentiment is a common one and spills from the lips of most residents and visitors alike: walking the streets of the quintessentially colonial town of La Antigua is like walking through a living painting, an everlasting photograph. Thus, it is fitting that the community of devoted photographers who cannot resist this “photographer’s paradise” has organized itself into an official group. The Antigua Photography Club (Club Fotográfico de Antigua) meets on the first Thursday of every month to share its members’ ideas and work, offering valuable peer-to-peer support, criticism and advice to professional and amateur alike. “The only requirement is the desire to learn or share the way you look at the world through the lens,” says club co-founder Nelo Mijangos. The idea of the club, Mijangos adds, is “to develop and promote educational and cultural activities in Antigua.” The fledgling club has met just a handful of times but already boasts more than 15 members. Each month photographers bring two examples of their work that fall within pre-determined themes agreed upon at the prior meeting, with one example in black and white and the other in color. Various

members of the group also lead workshops each meeting to help further develop the skills and knowledge of the local community of photographers. “We share experiences, techniques and great moments that we have learned within the world of photography,” Mijangos says. CFA’s first exhibition is scheduled for November 6. The collective work will be displayed in Claustro del Convento de Capuchinas. The exhibition is a part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Consejo para la Protección de La Antigua Guatemala. The club’s collection of photos will have two objectives: to introduce the club to the local community and to collaborate with a local association in need of support through the sale of photographs. All club members are invited to exhibit, submitting photographs dealing with themes that the members of the club have presented in prior meetings as well as the two themes agreed upon for November: metaphorical ruins in black and white and ruins in color. The opening of the exposition will be celebrated November 6 at 7 p.m. with a musical presentation by DJ BradElectro. JP’s Rumbar will be sponsoring the event with cocktails.

Editor Note to all photographers: If you would like your photo to be included in the 7th annual REVUE Photo Issue in January 2010, please submit it to us no later than Dec. 10, 2009, to photos@revuemag.com (more details on page 4) 20 » revuemag.com


Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop

The Guatemalan Hospitality Bug Bites All

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n Guatemala, it is easier to “just drop in” on your friends than it would be in Minneapolis or Melbourne. One reason, I think (write me if you disagree) is that until the end of the previous century telephone calls were something you rarely tried at home. That was when Italy’s telecommunications monopoly brought Guatemala’s system into the 20th and 21st centuries, in rapid succession. This meant that if you were lovestruck and wanted to ask Olguita (to choose a common name for girls here) on a date, then there was no good reason to not just drop by her house. Thus, it would be harder for her to give you the local equivalent of “I’d love to, but I’m washing my hair tonight.” Her parents, or elder sister, or whoever was in charge, would expect this anyway. The early stages of teenage romance in these parts are traditionally played out not over rare telephone lines, but on doorsteps. Even today you see this, although everybody, from 9-year-old kids selling gum, and up, now has cell phones. This commonness of cell phones, which literally outnumber people in Guatemala, could change this, but hardly overnight; at the core of the willingness to entertain unexpected visitors is a passion for hospitality. It may just be me (since I rise at 3 each morning) but Central Americans strike me as night people. There have been times that I have needed to phone someone at 9 p.m.

(at which hour I am brain-dead if not already asleep, so the person I am calling must endure a mix of urgency and incoherence). Whoever I am with always assures me that calling at such a miserable hour is acceptable, even though in the Old Country you could almost be arrested for harassment. As late as 9 p.m., Olguita may still be in the doorjamb flapping her gob with gossipy abandon at whatever guy is targeting her (provided, of course, that she does lives in an OK neighborhood). Being now married, I do not do such things. But I can call on Olguita’s parents if they are friends of mine, without telling them beforehand. It will be enough to pry past Olguita in the doorway to get in, since in her state of enamor she will “not even know that I exist.” Personally, I like this informality. Rarely do my Guatemalan friends drop in at my office when I cannot make some time for them. One, a lad named César, often visits after a day of filling bags with sand in the river channel. He is mute, and can make only grunts, so we barely converse even when we try to. But I am as used to him as anyone else. Once inside someone’s house, you are subjected to layers of hospitality. There is economy of scale, since not all Guatemalans can afford to break out a can of salmon. But if they have one that they won at a raffle, then your name might be on it when you visit. If it is understood that you are spending the night, ...continued on page 44 revuemag.com « 21


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e are having so much fun!” bubbles Paloma Pérez-Templado, coordinator of this season’s production of El Grinch. Since April she has worked together with producer Johnny Long, Debora du Flon, director of scenery and costumes, and a team in charge of choreography, music and narration. Her expression changes dramatically as she leans forward and lowers her voice, confiding, “The Grinch is a terrible, TERRIBLE thing that wants to destroy ‘Cualquiertenango’. Max, the dog, is horrible too—but he has a heart.” She relaxes, sits back and smiles. Satisfied again, she throws out her arms in a wide circle saying, “In the end the Grinch too has a great heart!” The production team is pleased to present El Grinch again this year, on December 4, in the auditorium of Asociación Nuestros Ahijados in San Felipe. But they share a dream for “a theater in La Antigua large enough for productions like this. Lacking such a venue, everything has to be brought in: lights, scenery, music, sound equipment.” All now Antigüeños, the group is truly international. Paloma, who hails from Spain, came to visit Antigua in 1997 and now makes her home here, indulging in

her passion for cultural activities. She has worked with the Teatro Escolar de Antigua since 2007, bringing culture to classrooms throughout Guatemala. Johnny, a born and bred Brit, brings cultural tradition of pantomime to Guatemala, saying it has already extended to Zimbabwe and the Ukraine. For the production, he has recorded music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Fauré. Bette van Lunteren, from Holland, directs the jazz dance component; and Gilda Jolás, a Guatemalan who studied dance, married and lived in Paris for years, directs the classical ballet component. She danced with the National Ballet of Guatemala for eight years and has directed La Escuela de Danza in La Antigua for 29 years. Five girls and a boy will “not only dance but contribute to interpreting the story,” says Gilda, Some things come and go, “but classical ballet will always be with us.” Audience participation, essential to the British tradition of pantomime, is not typical for Latin Americans, “so some gentle persuasion might be needed,” Johnny chuckles. “But the message of El Grinch, as with all traditional pantomime, is clear: Good triumphs over evil, and humor lightens the load of life.

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t is that time of year again—a Guatemala City rehearsal hall fills with the sounds of celestial music as preparations begin for one of the Christmas season’s most-anticipated events in Guatemala: the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah. For the sixth year in a row, the Guatemala Community Chorus will be joined by members of the National Symphony and soloists from Guatemala and the United States to perform Messiah and what has become as popular as the main portion of the production—a series of Christmas encores that always leaves the audience asking for more. Rehearsals for this year’s production started in September under the baton of Director Debby Lyttle. One hundred volunteer choir members, many of whom have sung in all productions to date, join every Sunday afternoon for the rehearsals. “This is my favorite time of year,” said one choir member. “To sing Messiah is a sublime experience, regardless of one’s religious beliefs. It is some of the most beautiful music ever composed.” The Christmas encore portion will include audience favorites O Holy Night, a hauntingly beautiful and rarely performed modern version of Ave María, Joy to the World and others.

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Mon through Fri. 27th, 8:30am-12:30pm, M-F — VACATION CAMP, ages 5-12, 100% bilingual, qualified & experienced teachers, activities incl. nature journals and observations in the beautiful Finca La Azotea, science projects, cooking classes, handicrafts, horseback riding and other related activities. Q400 per week with certain discounts available. For more info., tel: 5482-6323 or 5760-0699. Club Ecuestre La Ronda, La Antigua/Jocotenango. Mon., Wed., 4 & Fri., 6, 6:30-8:30pm — (Spanish) TALK: El Centro Histórico y Sus Barrios: El Caso de San Sebastián presented by Dr. Anibal Chajón; also a guided visit Sat., 7th, 2pm. Q425; Q300 students w/ carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7898) 6a calle final, z. 10, Auditorio CS-103, 1st floor, Guatemala City.

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Tues., — ART: 20 Años Matizando Sueños, 6 talented artists, Flavio Santa Cruz, Manuel Barrientos, Mario García, Mauro López, Pascual Monroy & Victor Hugo Valenzuela. Galería de Arte Die Augen (tel: 2381-7349) 6a av. 4-61, z. 10, 4th & 5th level, Guatemala City.

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Tues., 4:30pm — FASHION SHOW: Proceeds benefit Niños por los Niños, helping to improve the lives of autistic children; organized by Club Rotario Guatemala Sur with the participation of Benetton, Tejidos Pralín and Simán. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena (tel: 2361-8081), Guatemala City.

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Wed., 5-7pm — OPEN HOUSE: AnEcho celebrates the first Wednesday of each month. Share a glass of wine with friends old and new. FREE. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento Concepción, La Antigua. Thurs., 5:30-7pm — (English) TALK: War in Afghanistan: A forever illusive victory, presented by Paul Munsell and organized by Democrats Abroad. Donation Q25. Panza Verde (tel: 7832-4581) 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 6pm — MUSIC: A piano concert accompanied by violin and cello performed by pupils of teacher Ricardo Carranza. Q40, reservation suggested. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua. Fri., 7pm — PHOTOGRAPHY EXPOSITION: by members of Club Fotográfico de Antigua; see highlight, page 20. Claustro del Convento de Capuchinas, 2a av norte & 2a calle oriente, La Antigua.

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Wed., 3-7pm — CHRISTMAS BAZAAR INAUGURATION: Have first pick at the bazaar before it opens to the general public, items include a wonderful selection of handicrafts, textiles, Christmas ornaments and Museo Ixchel’s 2010 calendar. Q40 includes a coffee break and parking. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 8pm & 7 Sat., 7pm — (English) THEATER: Foreclosure, a comedy in two acts. After three men die under suspicious circumstances, a nun has to make a deal with the Devil in order to find salvation. Written by Capt. Bob with performances by Bette Von Lunteren, Charles Lewis and Bob Polakoski. Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Wed., 7pm through Thurs., 26th — ART: Opening of an exposition featuring work by Domingo Peneleu. Galería El Túnel (tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City.

Sun., 3-5pm — (English) STUDY DISCUSSION SERIES: Final in this series, analyzing medieval times and the 21st century—its civilizations of discontent. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento Concepción, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) RAINBOW LECTURE SERIES: Oxlajuj B´atz´ (Thirteen Threads), founded in January 2004, is an educational project that combines two groups, the Asociación Tejedoras Unidas (United Weavers Association) and the Maya Educational Foundation. The focus of its programs are concentrated in the areas of artisan skills, democracy and group organization, health and well-being and training in the management of small businesses. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.

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Wed., 8am — VIII CARRERA DE CHAROLAS: Hundreds of participants who work at hotels, restaurants and bars come from far and wide, including El Salvador and Mexico, to compete in a 5 kilometer race around a pre-arranged course. Organized by La Fonda de La Calle Real, celebrating its 34th anniversary this year, (tel: 7832-0507) Calle del Arco, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 4:30pm-6:30pm — (English/ Spanish) NETWORKING: The La Antigua Guatemala Network invites NGOs established & new to exchange current information/needs. Everyone who wishes to improve the lives of others in Guatemala is welcome to attend. Speakers should call Judy 7832-9871 to reserve time and for more info; Q50 includes beverages & snacks; or call 7882-4468 at the venue, La Peña de Sol Latino. La Antigua Network invita a las ONGs establecidas y nuevas a intercambiar información y comentar sobre sus necesidades. Cada persona que desee mejorar las vidas de otros en Guatemala es bienvenido a asistir. Los oradores, por favor llamar a Judy para reservar espacio y para recibir más información. Q50, incluye bebidas y boquitas. También puede llamar 7882-4468, La Peña de Sol Latino, La Antigua.

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thurs. through Sat 14th & Fri., 20th and Sat., 21st, all shows 8pm — THEATER: El Juego by Asociación de Artistas Tras Bastidores and directed by Jany Campos. Q50/Q30 students w/carnet. Security & free parking. Casa Ibargüen (tel: 2270-3736) 7a av. 11-66, z.1, Guatemala City.

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Fri., through Jan., 6, 2010 — ART: Un Ángel, Un Niño by artist Fredy López. Nuevo Proyecto Cultural El Callejón del Fino, Edificio El Centro, local 218, 7a av. y 9a calle, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 3-6pm — BOOK SIGNING: Cooking with Audrey, presenting a major collection of very special recipes by Audrey Buderus. See related article on page 66. Cloister, 5a av. norte #23, La Antigua.

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Fri., 5pm — (Spanish) THEATER: Cinderella, come and enjoy students from Niño Obrero perform Cinderella. The project Niño Obrero provides primary education to children, 4 to 17, who are not able to attend public school; the curriculum includes technical education in carpentry, craftsmanship, handicrafts, and other skills. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — OPENING / EXPOSITION: Opening of the Studio Juan Pablo Canale. Cocktail. Free. Calle de la Cruz de Piedra #13 (1 block after San Pedro el Alto), San Pedro Las Huertas, La Antigua.

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Sat., 10am-3pm — FESTIVAL SEMILLA DE EDUCACIÓN: Supporting Casa Sito’s educational fund, sale of plants, flowers and food; also live music with Sol Latino! Tanque de la Unión, 3a av. sur & 6a calle oriente, La Antigua. Sat., noon through midnight — FESTIVAL EUCALIPTO: Music and art. For more info., www.festivaleucalipto.org . Boulevard Hospital Militar Los Fresnos (across from Santa Amelia 2), Guatemala City. Sat., 1pm — FOLK DANCES: Niños de Bendición from San Antonio Aguas Calientes present traditional folk dances. Free, though donations gratefully accepted, paying school expenses. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua. Sat., — ART: Featuring watercolors in a small format by artist Moisés Barrios. Galería Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-4581) 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua. Sat., — ANNIVERSARY BASH: The Rainbow Café will be celebrating its 17th year anniversary: All day: free face and body painting with Lisset López; 7:30pm — MUSIC: La Raiz; 9pm — SALSA SHOW: New Sensation Salsa Academy. Free. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Concierto de Tango Gira 2009 by Argentinan tango company Sanluistango. Q60/Q45 students with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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The oldest Guatemalan Art Gallery. Featuring more than 100 artists. *NEW ADDRESS: Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, zona 10 Tels: 2367-3266, 5779-0000 galeriaeltunel@yahoo.com

FORECLOSURE! a brand new play by Capt Bob el attico

galería de arte y centro de documentación 4a avenida 15-45, zona 14, Guatemala Tel/Fax: 2368-0853 <elatticogal@msn.com>

Primitive - Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum

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Starring Valerie, The Murderous Nun of Jersey City Fri. Nov. 6 at 8pm & Sat. Nov. 7pm El Sitio Cultural 5a calle poniente No. 15, La Antigua

4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaulón La Antigua Guatemala www.centrodeartepopular.com Open daily

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DEMOCRATS ABROAD PRESENTS October 8 — Economic Stimulus: Road to Recovery or Road to Perdition — John Chudy, presenter November 5 — War in Afghanistan: A Forever Illusive Victory — Paul Munsell, presenter Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Q25 donation Place: Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com

ANTIGUA Tour: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell $20

Meet at the fountain in the main square

SLIDE SHOW: Tuesdays at 6pm at El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15 Q30 Author of Antigua Guatemala and other publications

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Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in Guatemala Offices: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Café El Portal (main square) Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821, 7882-4498

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La Cueva de Panza Verde

5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

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Rainbow Café

(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

Wednesday (dinner) — Live Jazz Trio. Q35.

Mondays, 7:30pm — Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.

Thursday (dinner) — Cuban Jazz. Q35.

Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm — Tres is another great local artist who will put a smile on your face with his happy tunes.

Friday (dinner) — Estasis, Trio, Salón Latino, Tango. Q35.

La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua. Mondays, 7:30pm — Kenny Molina hosts Open Mike. Free. Tuesdays, 7:30pm — Ramiro plays trova Cubana. Free. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays, 7pm — Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free.

Sundays, 1pm — Ramiro plays Trova Cubana during the Sunday Buffet. No cover.

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Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Open Mike Night hosted by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for all performers. Free. Thursdays, 7:30pm — Güicho will astound you with his guitar skills and improvisation of Latino and pop classics. Saturday 7:30pm — At.One.Ment. Come and listen to Luke and his band. You cannot miss it. Enjoy a few drinks and relax to some classics. Sundays, 7:30pm — La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo & Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

La Casbah Discoteca (tel: 7832-2640) 5a av norte #30, La Antigua Wednesdays 9pm-1am — PARTY: Dance to the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque in town. No cover. If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure. —Dan Quayle I trust no one, not even myself. —Joseph Stalin

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Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056) Avenida de los Árboles, Panajachel Mondays — the fabulous piano master Chris Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa, son cubano and other latin rhythms Tuesdays — Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago Wednesdays — Nayno, Latin Ensemble Thursdays, 7:30pm — Carlos and Carlitos, swing and latin rhythms. Trova del Lago, trova Fridays — a fascinating show of Circus Bar Allstars Saturdays — Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan traditional elements Sundays — Latin Ensemble

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6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Proceeds benefit A.W.A.R.E. and other Animal Protection programs

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What does the acronym INGUAT stand for? Also, we heard that the INGUAT office in La Antigua moved to a new location. Is this true? INGUAT stands for Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo; it is a government agency in charge of providing tourism information and regulating and promoting the tourism industry in Guatemala. Ten percent of the 22 percent in taxes that you pay at hotels goes directly to INGUAT. Antigua’s INGUAT offices have relocated to Casa del Turista—inside a lovely colonial home at 2a calle oriente #11 (near Capuchinas). The house itself is well worth visiting The staff is extremely nice. While I admired the exquisite colonial architecture and gardens, Azucena, Vinicio, Gabriel and Milvia all provided up-to-date information about Guatemala and said they will be getting many more maps and brochures soon! Carlos Hasse is the new coordinator for the casa. We remember him well as a former subdirector of INGUAT. The other offices at Casa del Turista include ASISTUR (Tourist Assistance), local tourism committees and the Tourism Service Registry Department. Offices open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am- 5pm.; special schedules posted for holidays.

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Sat., 9pm — TANGO: Sanluistango, directly from Argentina to entertain people of all ages, presenting tangos from different eras, from the classics of Carlos Gardel to vanguards and Astor Piazzolla. Cover Q50. Café Teatro Te Quiero (tel: 7832-6146) 1a av. norte #9-B, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) RAINBOW LECTURE SERIES: Combating Poverty through Education. The mission of Safe Passage/ Camino Seguro is to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump, by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.

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Wed., 9:30-11:30am — (Spanish) COURSE: La Evolución del Villancico en Guatemala y La América Española by Dr. Dieter Lehnhoff. Q200/Q150 students w/carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7898) 6a calle final, z. 10, Auditorio CS-103, 1st level, Guatemala City.

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Mon., 5pm — MAYAN CEREMONY: Presentation of an authentic Mayan Ceremony. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) La Antigua.

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Wed., 3:30pm — (Spanish) TALK & TASTING: El Amaranto, Alimento del Futuro, growing this crop and its nutritional properties. Free. Vivero y Café de La Escalonia (Tel: 7832-7040), La Antigua.

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“The finest in Latin American and Caribbean works of art.” — Review from New York Times

We represent over 100 artists from all of Latin America, as well as featured artists from around the world. We also handle estate sales, auctions and give qualified appraisals. “El secreto” by William Kalwick Jr.

Make La Antigua a preferred stop on your Guatemala itinerary, and stay up to date with us by logging on. Artintheamericas.com 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: (502) 7832-2124 Fax: (502) 7832-2866 LaAntigua@artintheamericas.com

La Peña de Sol Latino Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT 7:30pm, no cover charge

Andean Music (pan flutes) by Grupo Sol Latino 7:30pm Wednesday through Sunday

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Fri., 6:30pm — ART: Graffiti turned into work of art by artist Ingrid Klüssmann. Museo Galería de Arte El Túnel, 16 calle 5-30, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 8pm — MUSIC: Experimental Rock concert performed by Sapiens. Q60, includes CD. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Tues., — ART: La Fantasía Exacta, abstract art works by brazilian artist Luis Geraldo Dolino. Also, two conferences by artist, Procesos de la Creación and Panorama del Arte Brasilero Siglo XX. Galería de Arte Die Augen (tel: 2381-7349) 6a av. 4-61, z. 10, 4th and 5th level, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 11am — MUSIC: Concert by Conjunto Musical Unicornio. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomas de Aquino, 1a av. norte #23, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — ART: Cuento de Jardín, paintings by artist Ana Lucrecia Sunum. Free. Cocktail. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Wed., 11am — PHOTOGRAPHY: Opening of the 1-photo exhibition Hacedora de Sueños, conmemorating the day of the non-violence against women. Free. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Fri., & Sat 28, 10am-4pm — SUNSHINETENANGO GARAGE SALE: Benefiting the “Beastie Bash,” Pamela’s annual Christmas party for children in an underdeveloped aldea of Sacatepéquez. On sale: original típica designs, used clothes, misc. items & books. Also, donations gratefully accepted. Proceeds from previous sales: Niños con Bendición now has its own full-sized marimba; Cerro Blanco built an outhouse for their grade school. Sponsors are needed for two students majoring in health sciences. For more info. call Sarah, 7832-3555 or Karen, 5313-0458. 7a av. norte #25, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) RAINBOW LECTURE SERIES: Micro Loans: Myths and Management, presented by Franklin Voorhes, with As Green As It Gets, an NGO supporting coffee farmers, artisans and other small producers from disadvantaged communities in Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.

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Fri., 8pm — MUSIC: Jazz Birds, presented by Barbara Bickford. Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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km 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El Salvador Telephone: 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 pm

Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17

Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday - Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Calle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos

Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Tel: 2366-1031 Fax:2366-1034 libreriageminis@gmail.com Mon-Fri: 9 - 1 & 3 - 6 Sat: 9 - 1

GEMINIS BOOKSTORE All the latest books in English 3a av. 17-05, z.14 Edif. Casa Alta The best rates, with the lowest deductibles and full coverage insurance RENT A CAR

4a calle “A” 16-57, zona 1, Guatemala City Tels: 2220-2180, (502) 5293-7856, 5205-8252 www.adaesa.com adaesa@itelgua.com

SEWING CENTER • CENTRO DE COSTURA • NAH CENTER Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS 13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017 A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. —Caskie Stinnett

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere on the road to a happier life. —Pythagoras

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. —Steven Wright

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. —Oprah Winfrey

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Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. —Anonymous


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American know-how, with 40 years in the market. All sizes of Beds: Inner Spring Mattresses, Box Springs or hard bases. Beautiful Fabrics. We follow A.B.A. standards and norms. Headboards, Night Tables, Wood Chests, Dining & Living room Furniture. Custom-made Beds & Furniture. Will deliver.

7a Av. 2-28, Zona 9 Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4951 TelFax: 2332-7788

In Nola

Fabrics by the yard Ceramic • Jewelry Wood • Leather & more 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Próceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498

What’s on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement? —Fred Allen SINCE 1980

SPANISH COURSES

Executive / Survival Private Classes • Flexible Schedule • Certified professional staff • Legal Translation services • Quiet neighborhood, easy parking •

14 av. 13-68, Zona 10, Oakland, Guatemala City Tel: 2337-3970 TelFax: 2368-1187 easyfacil@hotmail.com www.easyfacilgt.com

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. —Josh Billings

Lin Canola Artesanías típicas All kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more 5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histórico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards - Inside parking www.lin-canola.com

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Sat., 11am — ART: Inauguration of the traditional exposition from Galería El Túnel, Miniaturas, with the participation of more than 100 Guatemalan artists. Galería El Túnel (tel: 2367-3266) Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 6pm — BALLET: Annual ballet recital performance by students from the Dance School Gilda Jolás. Tickets before the event Q30; day of the event Q35. (tel: 5157-3383) Ruinas de San Jerónimo, Calzada Santa Lucía norte final, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Hadas del Agua, presented by Canto Natura and produced by Fernando Scheel. Q70. For more information visit www.myspace.com/cantonatura. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua. THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

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ondays, 10-12am — COMPUTER CLASSES: For beginners, taught by E.C. Eklund, also please note everyone needs to bring their own laptop. Free. AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento Concepcion, La Antigua.

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ondays, 3pm — STAR SCRABBLE CLUB: Meets in different locations. See http://www.starscrabble.com/ for locations and how to join. La Antigua. uesdays, 3-5pm — AL-ANON MEETINGS: A bilingual support group of friends and family in co-dependent relationships with loved ones suffering from compulsive disorders. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepción (tel: 7882-4600), La Antigua. uesdays, 3-4:30pm — (Spanish) WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: Taller de Escritura, kids will experience writing and illustrating their own book and will learn about the different stages of production, from start to finish. Librería Infantil El Hormiguero (tel: 2368-3855) 20 calle 25-96, z.10 La Plaza, local 15, Guatemala City. uesdays, 6pm — (English) SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls by Elizabeth Bell. Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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ednesdays & Fridays, 9-10am — TAICHI: Great exercise in a beautiful colonial garden setting. Q50 per class. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepción (tel: 7882-4600) 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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ednesdays, 3-5:30pm — (Spanish) CHESS WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: Kids will learn basic skills in order to play this game. Librería Infantil El Hormiguero (tel: 2368-3855), Guatemala City.

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AILY — INTERACTIVE EXPOSITION: ¿Por Qué Estamos Como Estamos? A not-to-miss exposition of a tour through history and current life in Guatemala, presented through photography, videos and interactive games. Bodega #1 Centro Cultural Museo de Ferrocarril (tel: 2254-8727) 9a av. A, 18-95, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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ridays, 2-4pm — BEGINNER´S BRIDGE CLASSES: We’re still learning, join us! Free. AnEcho, Casa Convento Concepción (tel: 7882-4600) 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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aturdays, 10-10:30am — NIA CLASSES: A dynamic yet gentle exercise form set to music. Q30 per class. Join the fun! AnEcho (tel: 7882-4600) Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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aturdays, 10:30am — (Spanish) STORYTELLER: Cuenta Cuentos, bring your kids. Lots of fun guaranteed. Children’s bookstore El Hormiguero (tel: 2368-3855) 20 calle 25-96, z. 10, La Plaza, Local #15, Guatemala City.

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AILY — WORKSHOPS: Reading club, literary composition, puppet theater and painting for children and adults. Centro Cultural Augusto Monterroso (tel: 7761-4352) 8a av. 5-19, z. 1, Quetzaltenango. PLAN AHEAD

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riday, December 4, 4pm — THEATER: A balletic presentation for children of all ages, How the Grinch Stole Christmas adapted for ballet by Johnny Long, produced by Paloma Pérez-Templado, choreographed by Bette Van Luteren, scenery and costumes by Deborah DuFlon. The production features local children, pupils of the Gilda Jolás Academy of Ballet and members of the National Ballet of Guatemala. Adults: A donation to Nuestros Ahijados (God’s Child Project); Children, Free. Also, free transportation leaves at 3:30pm from the Cathedral and returns. See related article on page 22. Nuestros Ahijados #106 road to San Felipe, La Antigua.


Dining « Guatemala city

Shakespeare Pub

34th Anniversary, come celebrate Fri. Nov. 20. Music, door prizes, great food. Also, Thanksgiving Nov 26, RSVP

Near all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641

Café Bar Meals Drinks

Books & Exhibitions

Live Music Thur-Sat

Vía 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241

I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name. —Paula Poundstone

Best Buffalo Wings in Guatemala 60’s & 70’s Rock Big Screen TV 3 Pool Tables Darts Cold Beer SPORTS BAR Mon-Sat 9am-1am and Sun 1pm-midnightish 13 calle 0-40, Z.10 T/F: 2368-2089 We accept AMEX, VISA, MC, Diners, Credomatic

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. —Mitch Hedberg

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Best New York Style Sandwiches in Guatemala City

11 calle 3-36 zona 10 Local C 10a av. 8-21 zona 14 Local 13

Delivery to zones 9, 10, 13 & 14

Tel. 2360-2945

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café-bar-restaurant en pleno centro histórico

7a avenida 12-32, zona 1, (EX)Centrico Guatemala City - Tel: 2221-3182

The only authentic Italian restaurant in the Centro Histórico 11 calle 6-83, zona 1, Guatemala City

TelFax: 2232-9496 info@ciao.com.gt www.ciao.com.gt

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. —Ursula K. Le Guin 40 » revuemag.com


Dining « Guatemala city RESTAURANTE

ALTUNA A “Classic” in the center of Guatemala City & now in Zone 10

Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella 5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743 10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 Tels: 2332-6576, 2331-7200 www.restaurantealtuna.com

Offering the Largest Wine Selection in Guatemala A little corner of Italy in Zone 10 Brick Oven Pizza, Seafood, Steak, Pasta, Salads, & Panini Monday - Saturday 12am - 1am 11 calle 3-36 z. 10, “Zona Viva” • Reservations: 2360-3035, 2360-2845 • chefchristian@msn.com www.ristorantepecorino.com revuemag.com « 41


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las torres guest house Main Hotel area

Studio & Bdrm Apartments, Fully Furnished, Cable TV, Parking, 24 hr. Security, Family Atmosphere We have prices by the night, month. FREE INTERNET â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Single Room: 10% Discount with this ad â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Las Torres you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just get a room, you get a family.â&#x20AC;? 13 calle 0-43, Zone 10 PBX: 2334-2747, 2362-5030 Fax: 2331-4628 apartamentos_lastorres@yahoo.com

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Guatemala city » Lodging

Hotel Casa de los Nazarenos 2 blocks from Central Park,

right in the Historic Center

8 comfortable rooms (special rates) cable TV, internet, parking, security, cafeteria, family ambience, Wi-Fi

5a calle 3-36, zona 1, Guatemala City Tel: 5510-8392 www.casadelosnazarenos.com

HOSTAL CAFÉ CITY

1 Minute from Airport Free Airport Shuttle / WiFi / Breakfast Private Cabin Rooms at $15 pp Dormitory at $10 pp FROM $10 7a av. “A” 17-17, z.13, aurora 1, Guatemala City Tel: 4365-8583, 2261-3024 www.hostalcafecity.com apart-hotel

Santa María 5 minutes from airport 9a calle 18-70 zona 14 Tels 23670905 - 53300741 $30/night $150/week www.hotelsantamaria.tk

Guatemalan Hospitality

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you will invariably be told, “Mi casa es su casa.” Another friend of mine, Aleyda, the chief parcel manager at the big post office in downtown Guatemala City, scolds me each time I leave her house after her family puts me up for the night. I am “in trouble” for not spending another night, even though her son refuses to give me the couch, insisting I take his bed instead. Benjamin Franklin compared guests to fish: by day three, both stink. But here, it seems, the “stinky” thing is leaving before you have put in your three days. Later, your eyeballs will need to be re-greased from watching all that finger wagging. You might think from all this that I am a great houseguest. But no, this is a Guatemalan thing. In fact, as guests go, I am a bust, since Guatemalan hospitality extends to food, and there is little you can feed to a lactose-intolerant vegetarian with multiple 44 » revuemag.com

allergies (some of which I fake for everybody’s good). The tactful way to avoid eating something is to bring something yourself and fill up on it because of “doctor’s orders” so that you can plead too much fullness to eat everything put before you. The longer we are here, the deeper the contagious Guatemalan hospitality bug bores into our personal ethos. Two of my friends in the city, both paisanas, have developed, over the decades, an incurable symbiosis with this bug. Both came here with hospitality on their virtue profiles, so they had a head start. Phyllis, the headmistress at a colegio in Guatemala always leaves the light on for visiting Quakers or whomever. She even puts up friends of friends, and once picked up someone at the airport for me, then brought him home and showered him with Guatemalan hospitality. Then there is Rita, an elderess at the church. Whereas Phyllis’ hospitality is merely extreme, Rita’s is positively aberrational. If you need to leave at 10 a.m., you must announce at 8 that you are leaving. But at 10 you are only halfway through the obligatory eight-course breakfast. You cannot get to your car without Rita stuffing cookies in your pocket or detouring you to her raspberry bush. How did Phyllis and Rita get this way? Probably from being told, a googleplex times, mi casa es su casa. Is this a function of Guatemala’s Arab heritage? In the deserts of the Maghreb, hospitality was not so much a virtue as a necessity. You might own an oasis, but you never refused water to a traveler. The Arabized Moors ruled southern Spain for centuries, and the Spaniards in turn brought the mi-casa-es-sucasa catechism to Americas. And now Phyllis, Rita and the rest of us are doing it. Reader, someone is knocking on the door. Mi casa es su casa.


Lodging « Guatemala city

from Airport FREE Shuttle Newly-opened Hotel 1Allmin rooms with private bath at Aurora Airport Area

Tel: (502) 2261-2766 Cel: 4365-8583

SINGLE $35 p/p DOUBLE $25 p/p TRIPLE $20 p/p

7a av. “A” 17-17, z. 13 Aurora 1

www.hotelcasasantorini.com

credit cards accepted

Bed & Breakfast

A four star hotel in the Historic Center 4 Avenida 3-25, Zona 1, Guatemala City PBX: 2285-3434 Fax: 2232-7759

www.hostaldedonpedro.com

Furnished and Equipped Apartments with complete Kitchen, Cable TV and Internet, Laundry service, Recreation areas 22 av 0-17, zona 15, Vista Hermosa II, Guatemala City Tels: 2369-8618, 2365-7106 www.lasmercedesguatemala.com I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. —Theodore Roosevelt

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Mariana’s

PETIT HOTEL

Bar/Room Service • Private Bath • Free Internet & Cable TV Credit Cards accepted reservaciones@marianaspetithotel.com Free Airport Transport www.marianaspetithotel.com 20 calle 10-17 Aurora II, zona 13 Guatemala City Tels: 2261-4144, 2261-4105 Fax: 2261-4266

Hotel Residencia Del Sol A Special & Exclusive Hotel Tels: 2360-4823, 2360-4843 Fax: 2360-4793 email: residenciadelsol@gmail.com website: www.residenciadelsol.com 3 calle 6-42, zona 9, Guatemala City

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Multispecialty Medical Group Grupo de Especialidades Médicas Our group includes the following subspecialties: Nuestro grupo incluye las siguientes subespecialidades: Cardiology (Cardiologia) Pulmonary Disease (Enfermedades Pulmonares) Neurology (Neurologia) Surgery (Cirugía) Nutriology (Nutriología) For appointments call: Para citas llamar al:

Where are we located: Nuestra dirección:

(502) 7832-8151 Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 12 PM Lunes a Viernes: 9 AM a 5 PM Sábado: 9 AM to 12 PM

4a. Calle Oriente Número 35 La Antigua Guatemala www.thedoctorsofficesite.com

Our medical staff members have received full training in the United States of America and are fully bilingual (english & spanish) Los miembros de nuestro staff se han entrenado en los Estados Unidos de América y son completamente bilingües (español e inglés) 46 » revuemag.com


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PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Milton Solis, Plastic Surgeon

Breast Enhancement or Reduction Liposuction / Face Lift Rhinoplasty / Aesthetic Surgery in General Appointments: 5511-4163 Blvd. Vista Hermosa 25-19 Multimédica Of. #1101, Z.15 www.doctormiltonsolis.com The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. —Doug Larson

Pediatrician Dra. Carmen Leticia Hernández F. Pediatric & General Surgeon Dr. J. Roberto Hernández-

Pineda (Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA., U.S.A.) English spoken ---- 24 hour emergency assistance Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm Sat 9am-1pm Edificio Broceta 11 calle 1-25, Zona 1 Guatemala City

Tels: 2221-2195 /96, 5899-4340, 5412-7994 Home: 2434-6647

SERVICIOS MÉDICOS

English Spoken

Dra. Paulina Castejón

Médico Oftalmólogo

►Exámen Médico Oftalmológico ►Tratamiento de Enfermedades Oculares ► Cirugía Ocular ► Cirugía Refractiva Láser ► Aplicación de Botox® ► Cirugía Cosmética de Párpados

SERVICIOS DE ÓPTICA

► Graduación de Lentes ► Adaptación y Venta de Lentes de Contacto ► Asesoría en Selección de Lentes y Aros

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Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro WE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE!

a Medicine and General Surgery a Pediatrics a Maternity & Gynecology aTraumatology, Orthopedics & Artroscopy a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery a Laparoscopic Videosurgery a Otorhinolaringology a Urology

a Clinic Laboratory a Pharmacy a Videoendoscopy a Videocolonoscopy a X-rays a Electrocardiogram a Ultrasound a Electroencephalogram

a Osseus Densitometry a Computerized Axial Tomography a Mammography a Ambulance Service 24-hour Emergency Service

hphpedro@intelnett.com - www.hospitalhermanopedro.net

Av. de La Recolección #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) Tels: 7832-0420, 7832-1197, 7832-1190, Fax: 7832-8752.

Harmonize Mind-Body-Spirit

Holistic Psychotherapy Psycho-Emotional Balancing with Traditional Acupuncture 7832-3655 • 5132-1839 kg@karmenguevara.com

Delia Orellana Holistic Dietetic Consultant Massage Therapy

Centro de Equinoterapia y Psicología Kej Lic. María Eugenia Díaz

A Holistic Solution for your Health

Calle Ancha No. 27, La Antigua Tels. 7832-5790, 5600-5498 www.equinoterapiaenguatemala.com

deliaorellana@hotmail.com Cel: 5874-7749 La Antigua

PLASTIC SURGERY DR. ENRIQUE ROSSELL Graduate of New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - St. Luke’s Hospital, New York City. Face & Body Resculpturing.

HOSPITAL-SPA ROSSELL

Carretera a El Salvador Km. 8, Guatemala City Appts.: 2365-4611/12 rossellmd@hotmail.com www.guate.net/plasticsurgeons

DENTAL CARE

We offer Professional Dental Care

LASER TOOTH WHITENING

Dr. Leonel Rodríguez cirujano dentista

4a avenida norte #1 La Antigua G. Tel: 7832-0431 lr.mydentist@gmail.com Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle—keep away from children. —Phyllis Diller

General Dentistry & Orthodontics

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. —William A. Ward

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PBX: 2380-9900

Punto Médico Via Majadas, zona 11, Plaza Via Majadas, interior Tecniscan, 2nd level, Clinic 1


health services Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7 Antigua HOUSE OF HEALTH

Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.

Eastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y. Laser Bleaching Implants Custom dentures Cosmetic dentistry Crowns and bridges Root canals

(502) 7832-0125 3a avenida norte # 11A La Antigua Guatemala

(502) 2261-6875

Blvrd. Los Próceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera

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Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Medical Clinics & Diagnostics General Medicine • Pediatric OB/GYN • Mamogram • Ultrasound X-Rays • Densitometry • Lab

Tels: 7832-3122, 7832-5789 We accept major credit cards

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Only clinic in Town with Operating Room with Top Surgical Technology

Dr. José R. Golcher

Anterior Segment, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Dra. Dalia de Golcher

Retina, Vitreous & Aesthetic Medicine Surgeon 4a av. sur final #1 Tel: 7823-2464 Telfax: 7832-6554 ¸English Spoken ¸Adults & Children www.centrovisualgyg.com

Our goal is to serve our patients with the best possible dental care in a friendly atmosphere. ESTHETICS - FUNCTION - COMFORT Wireless Internet available for our patients We handle all dental specialties including: DENTAL IMPLANTS & PORCELAIN CROWNS Spanish/English spoken 2a avenida norte #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-0275 ~ Hours: Mon-Fri 8-12 & 2:30-6:30

DENTAL CLINIC

Dra. Lotty Marie Meza Rezzio

Dr. Manuel Antonio Samayoa

DERMATOLOGIST

Cirujana Dentista UFM Monday - Friday 8am-12pm & 2-6pm Saturday 8am to 12pm 5a calle poniente final #27B, La Antigua Tel: 7821-5741 Email: lotty@ufm.edu.gt

Member, American Academy of Dermatology. Specialist in Allergic Reactions, Skin Diseases and Skin Cancer. Cryotherapy. Cosmetic Dermatology. Chemical Peeling. Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & 3pm-7pm, Wed 10am-2pm, Sat 8:30-noon Tel:7832-4854 3a Calle P. #13 Antigua

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. —Woody Allen

To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. —Robert M. Pirsig

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health services ¡Un nuevo enfoque para hallar soluciones! Jessica Chour Cordova, M.S. in Family Therapy from NSU, Florida USA. Familias, niños, parejas, orientación para padres

Centro Oftalmológico Leon

LLame para su primera sesión gratis. ¡Estrictamente Confidencial! (English spoken)

Calle del Arco, La Antigua Tel: 5892-2527

Líder en alta tecnología para sus ojos al alcance de todos

2a calle 25-19 z. 15, Vista Hermosa I, Edif. Multimédica, 6to Niv. Of. 612 Tels: 2385-7891 Fax: 2385-7896 HEALTH SERVICE CLASSIFIEDS ON PAGE 114

Somos el centro de ojos más nuevo y moderno de Centroamérica. Diagnóstico y tratamiento ocular en adultos y niños

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. —Robert Louis Stevenson

6 av. 4-61 zona 10, Guatemala City PBX: 23817300

FAMILY CARE® Urgent Care Center “Immediate care, for your peace of mind” • 20 minutes away from Antigua. • Dedicated to treat life’s minor emergencies. • Travel and occupational medicine. • No appointment is ever necessary. • Digital xray. • Automated laboratory and pharmacy. • Medical & paramedical staff with ER experience.

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Your Smile Can Be a Work of Art! Modern State-of-the-Art Facility

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Dra. Victoria Recinos de Molina USAC / UB English spoken 5a calle poniente #28, La Antigua Tels: 7832-7945, 5096-6694 info@soldent.com I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. —Dan Quayle

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. —Alex Noble

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Professional American Tattoo Artist with 27 years experience from Los Angeles to South Korea. All Styles & Custom Artwork 11 A.M.  To 6 P.M., Tuesday through Sunday, and by appointment. 4a calle poniente No.17 Comercial María, Upstairs Tels:  5997. 1964, 7832. 2926 ta2mike@yahoo.com

Club Ecuestre La Ronda • Show Jumping • Eventing • Pony Club • Natural Horsemanship Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango Tels: 5863-6434, 5937-4952

La Casa del Conde Librería — Bookstore

Latest Titles w Books on C.A. & Mexico w Large selection of Maps & Art w Spanish Textbooks 5a av norte #4, Antigua Central Park TelFax: 7832-3322

International Hair Stylist English, Spanish, German Spoken 1a avenida norte #9-B La Antigua Tels: 7832-6146, 5104-5739

w Facials w Manicures w Pedicures w Wax Dep. w Massage Apt. El Rosario, 5a av. sur #10, Antigua Tel: 7832-8475, 5202-0988 Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-12:30

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Arreglos florales / Flower Arrangements Decoración para eventos especiales

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Tels: 7832-4151 7832-0073 6a calle poniente #34, La Antigua Servicio a domicilio

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Women hold up half the sky. —Mao Tse-Tung

Spa & Salon 3a calle oriente #7, La Antigua Tels: 7832-7705, 5650-9983

I failed to make the chess team because of my height. —Woody Allen

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Museum “House of the Old Weaving”

Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts “The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People” 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alida@casadeltejido.org

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LA ANTIGUA 7a calle poniente #8 Tel: 7832-3481 Tue-Sun 9:30am - 5:30pm (closed Monday) GUATEMALA CITY: 12 calle 5-03, z.10 Tel: 2332-2239 Daily 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-1pm

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist. —Billy Joel

Daily 9am-6pm 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5028 textilescolibri@turbonet.com

There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through... There needs to be a monster truck option. —Jeph Jacques

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El Pilar

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part of a yet bigger, global project. It’s an experiment, a vast experiment we’re conducting on Earth. James Lovelock points out in his last book, Revenge of Gaia, that it’s too late for business as usual. It’s too late for sustainable development. What is required is sustainable retreat. What that means is right now we have to stop cutting down forests, completely stop cutting down more forests, and begin reforesting the whole Earth.” While Finca El Pilar is not a project that will change the world, for Rivera it can certainly offer an ecologically sound, beautiful place to visit. “There are so many tourists that come to Antigua and want to go to a place where you can enjoy nature without having any danger.” 58 » revuemag.com

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Home Accessories & Gifts Swimsuits Sunglasses Jeans Accessories Men’s clothing

Open daily 9am to 6pm La Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter

7a calle oriente #18

Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659 info@casadelosgigantes.com It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations. —Walter Bagehot

A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last. —Edward Bulwer-Lytton

 Mayan Sauna  Massages (Mayan, Relaxing & Stones)  Facials  Hair Care

 Good Coffee  Healthy Food  Smoothies & Licuados  Paella on Sundays  Group Parties

experience the ancient maya cleansing 1a av. sur No. 11-A La Antigua ~ Reserve at 4146-4122

1a av. sur #15, La Antigua Guatemala (at the end of 6a calle) Tel: (502) 7832-5836

     

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The Tourist Assistance program (Asistur) recommends the following guidelines: 1. Carry photocopies of your documents and keep originals in a safe place. 2. Use only authorized, identified taxis. For longer trips rates may be negotiated at the outset. 3. Do not accept help from anyone when using an ATM machine. Make sure there are no objects in the card slot or money chute. 4. Advise your hotel of any side-trips or places you will be visiting.

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People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. —Dan Quayle

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. —Bertrand Russell

Welcome to Casa Madeleine Spa!

Whirlpool, steam room, massage therapy, facials, stone therapy and much more

Casa Madeleine offers a pampering array of Spa services. Calle del espiritu santo No. 69, La Antigua. Tel (502) 7832-9348 Fax. (502) 7832-9358 frontdesk@casamadeleine.com www.casamadeleine.com

Italian Hair Studio and Body Care Marzia Biagioni Professional Hair Stylist www.salonstilepiu.com New address: 4a calle oriente #41 Casa Convento Concepción (2nd floor) Interior parking and security Tels: 7832-5695, 5517-7924 stilepiu@yahoo.it

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BOOK ALERT

text by Dianne Carafino george carafino

“Audrey... where the hell’s the bottle opener?”

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ooking with Audrey is Audrey Buderus’ gift to her family and friends, including the Antigüeños who have been her friends for the past 26 years and to those of us who would like to be her friends. Through her small catering business, limited to “friends and friends of friends,” Audrey’s sticky buns at the Cloister in La Antigua, have become an anticipated tradition to follow the very early morning carpet walk of Good Friday. If it’s the Christmas season, you must have Audrey’s eggnog. If you are referring to a Chinese dinner, it is the 12-course meal that Audrey prepares for 12 guests or more, maybe many more. These recipes, including the menu for the Chinese dinner, are included in Cooking with Audrey. Audrey has given us all, yes all, of her catering recipes. In addition to those mentioned previously, recipes include those for her well-known Bloody Mary, for her cocktail party goodies and for her spaghetti bar. The spaghetti bar originated with a party that Audrey and her husband, Brooks, a

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retired architect, gave for friends: pasta accompanied by the choice of four sauces: chicken liver, white clam, meat and sausage/ tomato sauces. The idea is to try a little of each, and then, maybe, a lot of your favorite. Not part of the spaghetti bar menu, but the pasta recipe I will try first, is Audrey’s penne with gorgonzola cream sauce. In addition to catering, Audrey taught cooking classes in her previous home in Panorama, and recipes from her classes are also included. Chicken and wine sauce, a favorite, is described by Audrey as “easy and delicious.” Audrey’s catering and cooking classes are part of her “retirement.” Prior to moving to Antigua, she lived on the island of Roatán, Honduras, for 27 years where she enjoyed “most of the time” working in a resort hotel as head of the kitchen, bar and dining room operations. She first visited Antigua in 1973, and many times after that, to buy for her own additional Roatán business, Audrey’s Bay Island Boutique. As the designer of much of ...continued on following page


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Lunch at

La Peña Daily Lunch Specials

like our big and juicy Hamburger served with grilled zuchinni and grilled potatoes for only Q45 Our regulars say, “It’s the best in town!” La Peña de Sol Latino Restaurante 5a calle poniente #15-c tel: 7882-4468

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Cooking with Audrey

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the clothing sold in her boutique, she admired the típica fabrics of Guatemala. It was through her buying trips to Guatemala that Audrey met many of the Antigüeños with whom she later enjoyed sharing recipes, and whose recipes she now shares with us. Alice Bell, mother of historian Elizabeth Bell, had a boutique which earns high praise from Audrey. Describing dresses bought there and lovingly worn for many years, Audrey points out Alice’s recipe for rum baba cake, first shared with Audrey, and now with us. Credit is given for each recipe that Audrey does not claim as her own, and her notations make the cited recipe come alive. Jane Binaris’ spaghetti pie is described as one of the dishes that Jane often carried to sick friends, and with that the recipe has new meaning. In the chapter “And There’s Still More” (Chinese recipes that is, 68 » revuemag.com

Audrey’s personal favorite) Audrey writes, “George Hull and I used to cook Chinese together and also shared recipes. This one is from George.” Cooking with Audrey is not only a collection of loved recipes, it is also the culinary history of the past quarter century of a special group of Antigua friends. Audrey will be signing copies of Cooking with Audrey at The Cloister Bed and Breakfast, located at 5a avenida norte #23 (near the arch), on November 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will be hosted by Helga and George Andrews, who have cordially invited the public, free of charge. Following the book signing, copies of Cooking with Audrey will be available through the author (email: abud@intelnett.com, subject, “Cook Book”) and also on sale in Antigua at La Casa del Conde, 5a, avenida norte #4, Central Park, and Hamlin and White Books, 4a calle oriente #12-A.


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Our specialties are taken from the best traditional cuisines worldwide and served with an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

Misterios sabrosos del mar y de las montañas. www.WELTENRESTAURANT.com 4a calle oriente No. 21, La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832 0630, 7832 6967, 7832 6970 Fax. 7832 4335 Sundays to Thursdays from noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays E-Mail: reserve@weltenrestaurant.com

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since

1991

Antigua’s Gourmet Delicatessen for 18 years

Choose from our selection of imported products including:

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 Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12 Tel:7832-2578 Fax:7832-4332 La Antigua Guatemala 70 » revuemag.com

Great Sandwiches to-go Cold Cuts & Cheeses Beer, Wine & Liquor Meat, Chicken & Fish cuts Pasta & Sauces Homemade Bread & Pastries Gourmet Dips Spices & Condiments Prepared Food & Snacks Fresh Vegetables & Fruits Household Products

3a calle poniente #2, La Antigua (2 blocks north of central park) tdeliciosa@yahoo.com Tel: 7832-6500 TelFax: 7832-0713

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Dining « antigua Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Dinner

Restaurante Traditional Recipes with Authentic Antiguan Flavor

“A Restaurant for You, with a Family Atmosphere” Reservations & Special Events: Tel: 7832-1249

Open from 7am to 10pm closed Tuesdays LIVE MUSIC ON WEEKENDS R ESTAU RANTE

Come & visit us for breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks at night in a beautiful atmosphere, where good music will bring your memories back!

PERSONAJES de La Antigua

The best coffee experience... and

“New Internet Service”

Serving from 8:00 am to Midnight Happy Hour 6-10 Tuesday to Friday 6a av. norte # 6, Antigua Tel: 7832-3758 personajesres@hotmail.com

The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other. —Dan Quayle

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock’n’roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel. —Buddy Holly

Home Made Delectables since 1993

7am - 8pm Sun-Thu 7am-9pm Fri-Sat Breakfast served all day! Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm Omelets Pancakes French Toast Quiche Snacks Salads Soups Cakes Pies Muf fins Scones Espresso Cappuccino Ice Cream Smoothies

Inside La Casa del Conde, West side of the Central Park, Antigua

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The Finest Terr ace View in All Antigua Great Food & The Best Cocktail Bar in Town 1a aveninda sur No. 15 La Antigua Guatemala Tel.: (502) 7832-7300 coffee plant (césar tián/revue)

Café Teatro

te quiero 1a avenida norte #9-B La Antigua Tels: 7832-6146, 5104-5739

The Black Cat Inn

Hotel, Restaurant, bar Awesome Terrace, Just 2 blocks from Central Park

5a calle poniente #11A, La Antigua Tels: 7832-0374, 7832-4698 www.blackcathostels.net

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. —Samuel Smiles

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WEB NEWS

Gables Home Page.com

Editor Matt Bokor

Sister City in Florida gets new online voice

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a Antigua Guatemala’s Sister City in Florida has an innovative, new website with news, information and citizen commentary. Launched in October, GablesHomePage.com is packed with content about the Coral Gables community. A stately suburb of Miami, Coral Gables has been a Sister City of La Antigua for nearly 20 years. The relationship has been quite active since July 2002 when an 18-member delegation from Coral Gables renewed ties with a four-day visit. Numerous exchanges have followed, including a recent visit to Coral Gables by La Antigua officials—and coverage can be found on GablesHomePage.com. Residents of Coral Gables Sister Cities are welcome to join the dialogue on GablesHomePage.com, along with Coral Gables residents and people who work, go to school or are active there. Just go to GablesHomePage.com and create an account. Among unique features of GablesHomePage.com is a requirement of civil, courteous dialogue. All users must register 76 » revuemag.com

to be able to comment, and anonymous postings will not be accepted. Content is written and compiled by GablesHomePage staff, University of Miami student journalists, bloggers, guest contributors and citizen journalists. Topics include everything from local news to arts and entertainment, business, sports, education and dining. Former Antigua resident Matt Bokor is the content editor. An initiative of the Coral Gables Community Foundation, GablesHomePage is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change. The grant was matched by the Coral Gables Community Foundation. For more information, visit knightfoundation.org and gablesfoundation.org and be sure to see GablesHomePage.com or email info@ gableshomepage.com


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DRINKS MOVIES FOOD Tue-Thur: 9:00-22:00hrs Fri-Sat: 9:00-24:30hrs Sun: 9:00-22:00hrs

5a av. sur #8 (2nd floor) 7832-0581 La Sin Ventura, La Antigua I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made. —Dan Quayle

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. —Steven Wright

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Steak House Salad Bar Live Music every Sunday Delivery 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579 available

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La Antigua 6a calle poniente #6-A Tel: 7832-7180 (closed Tue)

www.pizzadechristophe.com G O U R M E T Calle Ancha #27, La Antigua Tel: 7832-2732

6a avenida norte #14-A Tel: 7832-4969

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. —John Steinbeck

Architectural Tourists

cont. from page 17

and ornamentation began to appear. Carvers turned stone and wood into fanciful figures and elaborate designs, and arches and crowns replaced straight lines. Windows took on complex shapes, and glazed Spanish tile adorned fountains and windowsills. In the 19th century, patios were repurposed for pleasure, with curving masonry flower beds and ornamental plants. Cement added the look of carved stone to fountains and doorways. The Houses Today As the houses are adapted to 21st century living, their evolution continues. While many have been converted to hotels and restaurants, private homes still dot the city. Some are restored colonial houses. Others are new houses built with traditional details, though most new fountains are ornamental and cupolas are no longer real chimneys. Builders still use centuries-old materials and craftsmanship, and by and large, the character of the old houses has been preserved. It’s often difficult to tell new houses from authentic old ones. The houses of Antigua will always be at risk for earthquakes. But through global awareness of the city’s importance to world culture, the persistent efforts of Antigüeño preservationists, and the use of better building methods, the houses have the best-ever chance of survival. Our world is blessed by the six centuries of architectural heritage carefully preserved in Antigua—whether residents of the city or just visiting, we all are stewards of its future. All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. —Philip Johnson

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In a hurry? The best way to go • Espresso Bar • Slushes • Natural Beverages • Homebaked Goodies • Sandwiches • On the park, Open from 6:00 am • On the way out of town, 4a calle oriente #51, La Antigua 6:00 am until 6:30 pm daily Tel: Park 7882-4249; 4a calle 7832-2128

Kim Bab

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CASA DE COREA

KIMCHI for sale

7a av. norte #2, local 5, La Antigua Tel: 4169-8235

Discreto y Elegante

RESTAURANTE

KOREA HOUSE

“The Best Korean Cuisine in Town”

Cocina Europea

El Rincón del Conquistador Plazuela del Conquistador, D-2 La Antigua Tel: 7882-4398 Private parking www.rincondelconquistador.com

Congratulations

Rainbow Café 17th Anniversary!!

on your

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. —Mohandas Gandhi In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that. —Marguerite Duras

Cookies, Etc. 18 Varieties of Cookies Fine Pastries Breakfast & Cafeteria Service Cakes made to order Free Coffee Refills

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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. —Thomas A. Edison

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Excellent “Típica” Meals Buffet-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

2a calle oriente #9-D, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2495, 5656-6157

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THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL RATES (includes Continental Breakfast)

HOTEL

Las Camelías Inn

Enjoy the magic and mysticism of La Antigua nights in privacy and comfort.

“A quiet, clean & comfortable place to rest.” 19 Rooms with private bath and Cable TV , Parking, Very affordable. Near Santo Domingo & Central Park

• Single: $30 • Single for two: $38 • Double: $47 • Triple: $68 Private bath and hot water, 1/2 blk from park

3a calle oriente #19, La Antigua Tels: 7832-5780, 7832-5483 www. cameliasinn. com

5a av. sur #8, La Antigua Tel. 7832-0581 lasinventura@yahoo.com.mx Enjoy your visit in an authentic colonial house two blocks away from Central Park

The Finest Family Hotel in Antigua

Breakfast Service • Wireless Internet • Cable TV Single, Double & Triple Rooms • Private Parking Resv. tels: (502) 7832-5155, 7832-7965, 7832-7966 TelFax: (502) 7832-0217 4a calle oriente #16 haurora@conexion.com.gt www.hotelauroraantigua.com Honesty is the best policy—when there is money in it. —Mark Twain

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. —Groucho Marx

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A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths. —Steven Wright

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit. —Sir Frederick G. Banting

• 2 Private Rooms • 4 Shared Rooms • Internet • Breakfast included • Large Backyard & Bar • Comfortable TV Room with bean bags 6a calle poniente #20 • International Cuisine Restaurant casaholandesantigua@hotmail.com • Great Environment Tels. 7832-8009,5640-8445,4072-4738

SP A Las Gravileas, Calle de los Duelos Tel: (502) 7832-9573 TelFax: 7832-4053 info@hotelpalaciodebeatriz.com www.hotelpalaciodebeatriz.com • Clean & comfortable rooms • Private bath /hot water • Shared kitchen • 6 blocks from Central Park • Wireless internet for laptops 1a av. norte #22-A TelFax: (502) 7832-2549 info@lacasademaco.com www.lacasademaco.com

Private rooms, double rooms, shared rooms, kitchen. Family atmosphere, cable TV, DVD, free Wi-Fi, hot water, laundry service

5a calle poniente #42 Callejón Landívar, La Antigua 7832-5515

raulcruzval@yahoo.com www.placetostayhotel.com It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on. —Mary Richards

Congratulations Charming Bed & Breakfast Just 2 blocks from the Central Park

5a av. sur #11-C, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7882-4469 ~ www.hotelmesondelvalle.com

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Hostel 5 1st Anniversary!!

on your


A-1 Service w Affordable w Phone / Fax Room Service w Indoor Parking w Pool* Beautiful Garden w Private Bath /Hot Water Cable TV w Fireplace w Credit Cards w Free Continental Breakfast w Horseback Riding*

4a av. sur #13, Antigua TelFax: 7832-3132

* Extra Charge

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Family-style Guest House Breakfast & Lunch, Healthy local food

By the week or month. Nice, clean, Internet, WiFi, Cable TV, Free Intl. calls Calle de Las Ánimas #10 (in front of Colonia Candelaria) La Antigua Tels: 4285-9510, 7832-0004 casafincamorelia@hotmail.com

Bed & Breakfast

· Dorm Beds · Private Rooms

1a avenida sur No. 8, La Antigua Guatemala Tel. (502) 7832-0442 ~ elhostal.antigua@gmail.com

thomas lamothe/fl14485@optonline.net

thecloister@gmail.com www.TheCloister.com 5a avenida norte #23, La Antigua Tel: (502) 7832-0712

A Thomas Lamothe original

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Comfort and Quality Service Be d & Bre a k fa st

2a av. norte No. 3 (2 blks from Central Park) & 7a calle final & Calle de Chipilapa No. 17 La Antigua Guatemala Reservations: (502) 7832-3031, Telfax: 7832-0275 hotelcasaovalle.com ~ casaovalle@yahoo.com

Casa Ovalle Chipilapa,

a private and comfortably furnished house just for you!

4a avenida sur #24A, La Antigua Tels: (502) 7832-5303, 7832-5244 elangel@posadadelangel.com www.posadadelangel.com

Where travelers with taste discover service with style.

hostel 5 Best Hostel in Town!! Cheap Dorms ~ Private Bath Free Breakfast ~ Free Lockers ~ Free WiFi

4a av. norte #33, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5462 hostel.five@gmail.com www.hostelworld.com

Bed & Breakfast

La Villa Serena

Tels: 7832-8448, 7882-4426 Callejón del Espíritu Santo #16, La Antigua

www.lavillaserenaantigua.com

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We would like you to know about Hound Heights and why we need your help Perhaps it’s a stretch to be asking for donations in order to care for injured and abandoned animals when there are so many human needs, yet suffering is suffering. Hound Heights, AWARE’s no-kill animal refuge, is currently sheltering between 225-250 dogs and well over 80 cats. For every animal adopted, more and more take their place. It’s so easy to “rescue” an animal. Next comes the hard part: these dogs and cats (of all ages, in all manner of condition) need medical attention, spaying/neutering, vaccinating, they need to be housed and comforted, fed and walked, brushed … many will live out their lives at Hound Heights, cared for by human kindness and generosity. They deserve no less. Just because they don’t have a home, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a life.

Wish List:

We have an URGENT NEED for DOG and CAT FOOD! specifically dry mix for dogs and canned cat food. (Unopened containers and bags only please)

Also: • metal food/water bowls • blankets, towels, If you would like to visit or adopt a pet: Hound Heights is open and bedding to the public every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. • dog and cat toys, If you would like to sponsor a pet: Q150 per month will provide leashes and collars general medical care, flea control, food and housing improvements • cat boxes and litter for a dog or a cat. • grounds-keeping equipIf you would like to volunteer: there is always a need for people ment: shovels, rakes, etc. who love animals to help with daily care, special needs, walking, • large plastic garbage pails bathing, brushing dogs and cats. with lids If you would like to accompany puppies to the U.S. for adoption: • cement and block AWARE does all the paperwork, covering all transport fees, airportto-airport — please notify us 7-10 days prior to travel. Your assistance • 12-hp generator • veterinary products is so very much appreciated. including flea control, anti-parasite meds, brushes, Bindy, discarded in Guatemala City, in the arms of her new owner at the San Francisco airport after arriving via the PET SAFE Continental cargo program. grooming clippers www.continental.com • humane animal traps • crates to transport dogs

Hound Heights, Aldea Pachaj, Interamericana km 40, Sumpango Guatemala xenii-2@usa.net Xenii Nielsen: 7833-1639, 5401-3148 For donations, correspondence and shopping with proceeds that support AWARE, please visit 4a calle oriente #23, La Antigua Guatemala

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Casa Madeleine is a distinctive boutique Hotel and Spa in La Antigua Guatemala with 6 Beautiful decorated and furnished rooms. Calle del Espíritu Santo #69, La Antigua Tel: (502) 7832-9348 ~ Fax: 7832-9358 frontdesk@casamadeleine.com ~ www.casamadeleine.com

We welcome you with friendly service and a family atmosphere

Comfortable Rooms (single, dbl, trpl) - Full Breakfast included - WiFi Internet Cable TV - Large Gardens - Private parking - Charming corridors 7a av. sur #11, Antigua Guatemala ( 3 blocks from central park) Tel: 7832-2823 www.hotelcasasantana.info Luxury Suites, Apartments, Gardens and a spectacular view from the terrace and Cafe Antaño. 5a Avenida Sur #31, La Antigua Guatemala Telfax: 7832-9539 – www.villadeantano.com

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. —William Dement

BED & BREAKFAST Callejón del Hermano Pedro #2 La Antigua Guatemala

Reservations: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell 7832-5821, 7832-2046 www.hotelcasaconcepcion.com

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Let us pamper you during your stay in Antigua. Our doors are newly opened to welcome you as our special guest at Vilaflor Hotel

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SPORTS in C.A.

by Laura McNamara

(vicky stephens)

Agua y Fuego Fires Up Eco-Tourism on Ometepe

Nicaraguan ultra-marathon not for the faint of heart… literally.

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ne word sums it up: extreme. A new ultra-marathon in Nicaragua is drawing the most audacious of athletes to its volcanic island of Ometepe. Fuego y Agua 100k and 50k is Isla de Ometepe’s first-ever racing event, challenging true adventure seekers to summit not one, but two looming volcanoes … by foot. “The course is extremely difficult. One runner said it was harder than Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, one of the premier 100k races in Europe,” Josue Stephens warned. He adds the concept is quite radical for locals. “This island is the world to these islanders. Going around it in one day by foot is absolutely mind blowing.” Stephens is the founder and organizer of the race, which is expected to lure up to 100 professional runners. On December 12, well before the sun comes up, runners will attempt to conquer the challenging slopes of both the Concepción and Maderas volcanoes. 92 » revuemag.com

“If it’s raining, it’s very possible the runners will be in mud and water up to their knees. And when they reach the crater, the lagoon, they will have to back-climb out of the crater and it’s a very steep lava flow trail that they’ll be climbing out of.” Runners will battle temperatures that range from 65 to 95 degrees, bugs, roots and steep, single-track ascents and descents, including “a narrow trail [that ascends] almost straight up the [Maderas] volcano for about 10 kilometers,” through a dense, tropical jungle, Stephens said. With the inaugural race taking place last year, this year’s event will be the second time radical runners have had the chance to tackle the unique course. The ultra-marathon isn’t only meant to challenge extreme athletes, though. Stephens established this event as a grassroots movement to promote various eco-tourism projects on the island. Local businesses will provide all site-specific resources for the race, ...continued on page 112


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3 blocks from Central Park

21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. CableTV, Safe Box, Mini-Bar.

Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 2369-6484 , (502) 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1 avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.com ~ www.hotelpanchoy.com a

CASA RUSTICA

The most charming place in Antigua

HOTEL & CAFÉ private bath, hot water, cable TV, free Wi-fi, laundry, shared kitchen, bag storage, 2 gardens, 3 terraces 6a av. norte #8, La Antigua (1 block from central park) T: 7832-3709 casarusticagt@hotmail.com www.casarusticagt.com

Posada

El Antaño

“A place for you to feel at home.”

11 Comfortable Rooms w/ fireplace, private bath, TV. 1 Suite w/ jacuzzi, fireplace, volcano view. Restaurant, Terrace, Internet, Parking, Special Rates 6a av. norte #36, Antigua TelFax: 7832-7351, 7832-0134 www.posadaelantano.com

Comfort & Elegance • Near San Sebastián Park Private Bath • 2 Lovely Gardens • 24 Dbl Rooms Convention Room • Credit Cards accepted Av. El Desengaño #26 (502) 7832-2312, 7832-7316 La Antigua email: casadelasfuentes@hotmail.com

Cozy Rooms with Private Bath Lovely Garden Excellent Service Calle de Los Pasos #20 y 9a calle Tel: 7832-2915 hostalsannicolas@intelnet.net.gt Fax: 7832-9751 www.hostalsannicolas.com

Hotel

La Tatuana

Quiet & Relaxing, Rooms w/ hot water Convenient location 7a av. sur #3 La Antigua Tel: 7832-1223 latatuana@hotmail.com www.latatuana.com

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travel OFICINAS CENTRALES y VENTA DE BOLETOS 7a Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels: 2232-3661, 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 2220-4902 www.transgalgosinter.com

SERVICIOS ESPECIALES: Renta de Buses, último modelo, dentro y fuera del Pais. Tel: 2220-6904 /05, 2230-5058

A TAPACHULA EN PRIMERA CLASE.

SALE GUATEMALA LLEGA TAPACHULA SALE TAPACHULA LLEGA GUATEMALA 7:30, 13:30 & 15:00 14:30, 19:30 & 20:00 6:00, 9:30 & 14:30 1:00, 15:30 & 19:30 CUBRIENDO CONEXIONES A: n EL NORTE DE MEXICO n E.E.U.U. n CANADA Vía terrestre con: Cristobal Colón, ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Vía aerea: Reservación y venta de Boletos a través de Exytur. Tel: 2253-9131

Transportes Turísticos

Shuttle Service Organized Tours. Packages and more... 7832-3371, 7831-0184, 5935-8233 6a av. sur #8, La Antigua

TOUR OPERATOR GET IN TOUCH WITH US IN: info@atitrans.com www.atitrans.com • Antigua • Río Dulce • Copán • Panajachel • Guatemala ventas@atitrans.com Serving with the Best Quality,Safety and Insurance since 1992

Transportes REBULI

50 years experience in transportation services

Tel: 5306-9917 info@toursrebusa.com

Daily Departures: • Antigua to Monterrico 5:30am & 2:45pm (from the Antigua Terminal) • Monterrico to Antigua 5:50am & 2:50pm (via Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla) • Antigua to Panajachel 6:50 am (pullman bus) • Panajachel to Antigua 10:50am (pullman bus through to Guatemala City)

EVERYTHING GUATEMALA!... Tours, Transportation, Shuttles, Hotels & more. Worldwide Air-tickets, Professional Staff, Antigua: 5a calle oriente #10-A Tels: (502) 7832-2928, 7832-4691 Fax: 7832-4692 High quality service, Individuals or Groups Guatemala City: Km. 15 Carr. Roosevelt, Super Centro Molino Locales 68-69 Tels: (502) 2433-6080 /81 Fax: 2433-6452 New Branch: Calz. Aguilar Batres 34-77, z.12 local 201 Tels: (502) 2470-1296/ 97, 2442-3034

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24 HOUR ASSISTANCE (502) 5651-2284 (césar tián/revue)

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TR AVEL AGENCY Tels: 7832-1621, 7832-2674 3a calle poniente #12 Esquina laxantigua@intelnett.com

You won’t find better airfares than ours!!! Wholesale Prices ISIC, ITIC Cards Welcome I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. —Douglas Adams It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage. —George William Curtis

Adventure/Relaxation Excursion “The best in Guatemala”

Pacaya Volcano and Thermal-water Spa $125.00

Reservations 6644-1000 or visit www.santateresita.com.gt

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Charter Desk now at Marina Pez Vela, Puerto Quetzal

tel:

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M onja Blanca Expeditions

Travel Agency & Tour Operator

Shuttles & Tours throughout Guatemala

We offer you Shuttle Services, Tourist Information, Free Maps and Tours to: Pacaya Volcano, Panajachel, Chichicastenango, Monterrico, Xela, Tikal and more...

4a calle poniente #26, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4229, 7832-8797 5547-0405 agenciamonjablanca1@yahoo.com daily tours and transfer to: • Antigua • Lake Atitlán • Chichicastenango • Monterrico

• City Tour • And more...

• Regular and private services • Rent a car or minibus with driver per hour or day • All our services include bilingual driver and insurance

24-hour Service

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lake atitlán

Stone Cottages, Suites, Hacienda and Group Dormitory

Pool, Sauna & Hot Tub

• Gourmet Dinners • Internet • Mountain Bikes • Horseback Riding available • Heated Swimming Pool • Sauna • Hot Tub On the Lake, 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán Tels: 7721-7366 Fax: 7721-7365 Cel: 5784-9111 posadasantiago@gmail.com www.posadadesantiago.com

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lake atitlán » Panajachel Your Hotel in Panajachel in Calle Santander

- Comfortable rooms - CableTV - Private bath w/ hot water - Parking - Laundry 3a av. 3-45 Z. 2, Calle Santander, Panajachel - Tels: 7762-2915 /17 Fax: 7762-1117 - email: necos@itelgua.com

From: Antigua, Panajachel, San Pedro, San Marcos, Xela To: San Cristobál las Casas Every Day

Eternal Spring

Av. Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala. (502) 7762-6043, 7762-6094. 24 hrs: 5464-6601 eternalspring_reservations@hotmail.com

MEXICO D.F., OAXACA, CANCÚN, MÉRIDA, LA ANTIGUA, CHICHI, TIKAL & MORE

Bungalows familiares Cable TV Cel: 5204-9333 Telefax: 7762-1482 atitlandonmoises@hotmail.com www.atitlandonmoises.com The only vegetarian restaurant in Panajachel

Cafe Bombay

tofupan • falafel pita sandwiches burritos • lasagna • pad thai • curry gado-gado • vegetarian filet miso soup • homemade ginger ale Calle Santander (100 mts from the lake) Tel: 7762-0611

Transportes Turísticos

Private Bath with Hot Water, CableTV, Safe Box, Parking, Laundry, WIFI internet, Shared Kitchen, Hall for Events

Antigua Quiriguá Tikal Río Dulce

Hotel Posada Chinimaya Calle Rancho Grande Tel/Fax (502) 77620142 www.hotelchinimaya.com

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Lake Atitlán Chi Chi

Panajachel: Calle Santander (next to Hotel Regis) Tel: 7762-0146, 7762-0152 www.atitrans.com

Callejon Las Armonias; across from the Catholic church Panajachel, Tel: (502) 7762-6056, 5786-0831 Website: www.jabeltinamit.com Email: learnspanish@gmail.com

• Since 1998 teaching Spanish • Professional teachers • Intensive 1-1 Spanish Classes • Homestay-hotel and self-catering apartments • Study with friends or one-to-one.

APART-HOTEL

Los Árboles

Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates. In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548

Nightly and Weekly Rates Panajachel 5458-1984, 7762-0314 jennapana@gmail.com www.jennasriverbedandbreakfast.com

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Panajachel « lake atitlán

Hotel

Fonda del Sol

h_fondadelsol@yahoo.com 15 Confortables habitaciones Parqueo • Lavandería • Jardín Calle Principal 1-74, Z.2 Tel: 7762-1162 Panajachel

hotel

www.primaveraatitlan.com Understated Elegance

In the heart of Panajachel Calle Santander Tel: 7762-2052 ~ Fax: 7762-0171

Lonely Planet says: “Pana’s best place to stay.” Pool - Bungalows www.ranchograndeinn.com ranchograndeinn@gmail.com Tel: 7762-2255, 7762-1554 Fax: 7762-2247

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lake atitlán » Santa Cruz la Laguna

A word to the wise ain’t necessary—it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. —Bill Cosby

Bungalows - Apartments - Rooms Lake Front — Private Dock Hot Water — Beautiful Garden Sauna —Yoga Center www.atitlanlacasarosa.com Santa Cruz La Laguna Tels: 5803-2531, 5416-1251

lacasarosasantacruz@gmail.com

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Restaurant, National & International food Room Service ▸ Telephone & cable TV Internet (business center) Laundry ▸ Roof Parking Hall for special events, capacity for 100 persons

29 avenida 4-38, z. 1, Quetzaltenango Tel: (502) 7761-4288 Tel/Fax: (502) 7765-4272 Cel: (502) 5600-6894, 5728-8807 E-mail: info@ hotelmayaland.com.gt Web: www.hotelmayaland.com.gt

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quetzaltenango info@pop-wuj.org oficina@pop-wuj.org www.pop-wuj.org

One-on-one Spanish instruction in a spectacular setting and the opportunity to help the people of Guatemala while you learn. Regular Immersion Program, Social Work Program and Medical Spanish Program. Volunteer opportunities available. 1ª Calle 17-72, zona 1, Quetzaltenango Telefax: (502) 7761-8286

con el mejor café gourmet

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Local 113 Torre Pradera, Xela Tel. 7930-4361 danielyancor@gmail.com

LA DEMOCRACIA SPANISH SCHOOL A private business with a social conscience Special rates for volunteers

“La democracia, algo que todos aspiramos” 9a calle 15-05, zona 3 Quetzaltenango Tels: 7767-0013, 7763-6895, 4085-0533

info@lademocracia.net www.lademocracia.net

The Black Cat Xela

Hostal, bar, Restaurant 13 avenida 3-33, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tel: 7761-2091

Xela www.blackcathostels.net

• Hospedaje para más de 200 personas • Restaurante • Salones para eventos • Internet inalámbrico • Piscina climatizada Km. 224 Salida a Cantel, z. 5 • Amplio parqueo Quetzaltenango Tel: 7926-8288 al 92, 7926-8284 • Área Infantil Fax: 7926-8287 • Lavandería www.hoteldelcampo.com.gt

discotheque

• Free Salsa Classes on Wed. at 9 pm • 1 Free Drink by showing the magazine 14 av 4-41 zona 1, Quetzaltenango

De La Vela Café Coffee Bar

Sandwiches, Steaks, Chicken, Shrimp, Beer & Music 4a calle 14-23, z. 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 4054-4221, 4554-5015 delavelacafe@hotmail.com

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Central location minutes away by foot from Xela’s historic sites, restaurants and night life.

Economic, Comfortable, Secure and Central • Single or double occupancy with separate beds, on a monthly basis. • Dramatic views from Xela, weekly sheet cleaning and extra comforts.

6a calle 9-24, z. 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala • Tel. 5287-1921, 7761-1465

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Homeward Bound T he word “home” is strong, magical and filled with the power to invoke deep sensations. It’s an English word which is virtually impossible to translate into other tongues. No translation catches the associations, the mixture of memory and longing, the sense of security and the freedom from wariness that cling to the word.

There’s no universal definition for home because it’s more of a concept or a state of mind that reflects belonging, safety and comfort than a place. How we define home is highly personal, however, it’s usually a blend of time and place, smells and weather. The crispness of winter, rustling autumn leaves, the aroma of freshly baked cookies can awaken the memories imbedded in our cells. T.S. Eliot said, “Home is where one starts from.” Lyrics, poetry, quotes and proverbs are replete with themes of home and the longing 106 » revuemag.com

by Dr. Karmen Guevara holistic psychotherapist

to return. The term nostalgia—meaning originally the pain of longing for home— came from the ancient Greek algos, pain; and nostos, the voyage home. A shelter from storms—a place where it feels right to walk around without shoes—the safe place to go and not be questioned, is how home has been described. The mourning for a lost home and efforts both real and symbolic to return, are universal in the human experience. Aptly put by Bill Cosby, “Human beings are the only creatures on Earth that allow their children to come back home.” A holistic perspective embraces the home that lies within and the search for the home of the soul. Awareness and presence become our dwelling place. And the breath is the anchor that will always bring us back home. The home of the soul is filled with beauty that leads the heart, and in the words of Kahlil Gibran, it holds “remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind.”


MONTERRICO « PACIFIC COAST

DOS MUNDOS PACIFIC RES OR T

monterrico

pools ~ gardens ~ lounge bar ~ restaurant ~ beach front ~ tours reservations: (502) 7848-1407, 7848-1771 ~ www.dosmundospacific.com

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345 a year!

Hawaian Paradise Johnny’s Place Casa Bella Atelie del Mar Villa Kairos Cafe del Sol Utz Tzaba Dulce y Salado Honolulu Hotel San Gregorio

www.hawaianparadise.com tel. 5361-3011 www.johnnysplacehotel.com tel. 5812-0409 & 4369-6900 www.casabellamonterrico.com tel. 7821-3088 www.hotelateliedelmar.com tel 5752-5528 www.hotelvillakairos.com tel. 5508-5545 www.cafe-del-sol.com tel. 5810-0821 www.utz-tzaba.com tel. 5318-9452 www.dulceysaladoguatemala.com tel. 4154-0252 & 5579-8477 www.honoluluhotel@gmail.com tel. 4005-0500 & 4503-0386 www.hotelsangregorio.com tel. 5204-2013, 2238-4690

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monterrico » PACIFIC COAST Eco Hotel Playa Quilombo de Cucurumbé Barra El Jiote - Moyuta www.playaquilombo.net 5206-7984 2232-6879

Caimán catching rays —Jordan Banks

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PACIFIC COAST « MONTERRICO Hotel & restaurant

Comfortable, Clean Rooms Delicious Food - Art Gallery Biggest Pool in Monterrico Monterrico Tel: 5752-5528 Free Internet for our guests www.hotelateliedelmar.com info@hotelateliedelmar.com

Reservations: L ’ Elegance Guatemala City

Tel: 2368-3684

pezdeoro@intelnett.com

Monterrico: 7920-9785

Monterrico Beach, Taxisco

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HOTEL, RESTAURANTE Y TURICENTRO

DON CARLOS BEACH

Venga a disfrutar el ambiente familiar en nuestras tres piscinas, playa privada iluminada y cómodos bungalows Estamos ubicados a 2 km adelante de Monterrico, La Curvina Guazacapán, Santa Rosa Reservaciones tels: 5414-0198, 5690-5588 www.doncarlosbeach.com

On the beach... HONOLULU HOTEL AND RESTAURANT BUNGALOWS - POOLS MONTERICO, km 8, hacia HAWAII www.hotelhonolulugt.com Reservations: 4005-0500, 4503-0386 honoluluhotel@gmail.com Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. —John Russell If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had. —I. F. Stone

BEACHFRONT HOUSE WITH POOL FOR RENT IN MONTERRICO

3 bedroom, living room, dining / equipped kitchen.

Casas Playa Paraiso Monterrico Hawai Reservations: 5517-7328

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Lake Atitlán

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getting expensive over time. And studies, so-called, delay things while the proposals fatten up. Meanwhile, our lake is being trashed.” Neither Aitken and Eschenbach, nor their Guatemalan allies, apologize for doing something that is technically illegal. “Better to beg forgiveness after the fact, than beg permission beforehand,” Eschenbach says. “This is not an expat thing, nor a Guatemalan thing,” Aitken says. “It unites Pana like nothing ever has. Even the poorest of the poor, like the areneros, are solidly behind us, to say nothing of informed tourists.” Areneros make a living removing rocks and sand from the channel. Much of this same sand is now in the constructed wetland, doing filtering duty. Aitken and Eschenbach insist, however, that the project is a stopgap rather than the ultimate solution. There are five effluent tubes emptying into the river from the west bank alone.

“But one is no longer polluting,” Eschenbach says. “The excavation is cleaning some 70 liters of water a minute through nutrient retention, evaporation and absorption.” “It’s cleaning every drop it’s getting,” says Felix Churunel, “and putting the phosphates and whatnot to good use.” Two of the other four pipes are upstream. Churunel wants their discharge diverted to the new wetland, since it is “operating under capacity.” “As a boy,” he adds, “I remember the crystaline streams that crisscrossed the delta where Pana sits. Every house had septic tanks, and there was no contamination to speak of. But then years ago the city talked people into installing drainage. Then they taxed the drainage and never thought of the lake. It’s time to dismantle this useless system, by taking things into our own hands, if we must. And we are, to good effect.” “We threw in a reverse monkey wrench,” Eschenbach adds. “Atitlán is already cleaner. So there—something’s been done. We’ll keep it clean … .”

* Editor note: Lake Amatitlán, located some 16 km. south of Guatemala City, is the fourth largest lake in the country. A railway track was constructed on the embankment at the narrowest point thus connecting both lakeshores and dividing the lake into two basins with different physical, chemical and biological characteristics. The western basin receives pollution loads from the capital as well as from the whole watershed area via the Villalobos River, which consists of some 75,000 tons of dissolved wastes, including fertilizers. The river also dumps approximately 500,000 tons of sediment into the lake yearly. In 1800 the average depth of the lake measured 33 m, in 1996 the depth was 18 m. The water from this basin is drained by the Michatoya River, which is used for hydroelectric power generation. The most important threats to Lake Amatitlán include nearby high population growth, deforestation for firewood, intensive farming at the shoreline, industrial growth in the catchment area and the wastewater contamination and over fishing. Still, Lake Amatitlán, with its surrounding valleys, mountains and volcanoes, has a unique landscape that continues to draw visitors as evidenced by its popular recreational areas. There are archaeological remains dating to 2,000 B.C. The town of Amatitlán was founded in 1536 and developed quickly. Since colonial times the lake has been the center for fishing. Its catchment area was the most important site of cochineal production which was the main product for export when industrial chemicals had not yet replaced this natural dye. The lake water was also used for domestic use, irrigation and industrial activities. For more information about Lake Amatitlán, please contact the Comité del Lago de Amatitlán, hurtado@intelnet.net.gt; jamironm@intelnet.net.gt This information was based on information obtained from Global Nature Fund (GFD), save the lakes of the world: www.globalnature.org 110 » revuemag.com


COBÁN « TECPÁN Hotel • Restaurant Conference rooms Zoo • Gymnasium Private parking www.parkhotelresort.com Santa Cruz Verapaz, A.V. Km. 196.5 Carr. to Cobán TelFax: 7952-0807, 7952-0809 /10 /31

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Charming and beautiful colonial-style hotel located between mountains, rivers and forests to enjoy a peaceful stay. Tels: 7950-0777, 7950-0888, 7950-0880 reservaciones@mansioncoban.com.gt www.mansioncoban.com.gt Km 216 ruta Cobán-Carchá

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RÍO DULCE » IZABAL » RETALHULEU Come & Relax in your Tropical Resort Located on a beautiful island on the Río Dulce • Comfortable rustic wooden bungalows with AC, some built over the water Catamaran • Bar & Restaurant Island • Swimming pool • Tennis court

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Eco-Farm l Reforestation Project Horseback riding l Bird Sanctuary Jungle Trails l Swimming l Picnics Bar & Restaurant l Full service Marina Tours & Daysails l Camping l more... Spanish, English, French and Italian spoken. Email: info@tijax.com Resv. Tel: 7930-5505/07 www.tijax.com

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Marina • Restaurant • Sports Bar • Hotel Swimming Pool • River Tours • Rental Cars Charter Cruises • U.S. Sat. TV • 24-hour Security Easy town access • Internet Café/Communications Chandlery • Wood & Welding Shop • Sail Loft Hot Showers • Trash Service • Ice (block & cube) Contact us at Tel: (++502) 7930-5174 TelFax: 7930-5175 E-Mail: rio@guate.net.gt

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including aid stations, safety guides, food, medical care and lodging. The race will contribute to the island’s two volcanic national parks and help raise awareness about illegal poaching within the parks. “Plus, we’re helping raise awareness about how to maintain the trails, keep people from cutting too many trails, and prevent erosion,” Stephens said. This year, Stephens is also organizing a trash pickup day to demonstrate the importance of proper waste management to the island’s various municipalities. Stephens says he envisions the Fuego y Agua developing into a legacy. In conjunction with the 100k and the 50k races, local children from throughout the island will have the chance to compete in their own race, the Calzado para Ometepe 5k and 10k. Stephens says the idea is for the race to encourage schools to 112 » revuemag.com

organize their own cross-country teams. Traverse Trail Running, an organization Stephens helped co-create, is leading a fundraiser to help equip cross-country teams on Ometepe with running shoes. “We gave over 100 pairs of good used running shoes to the runners of the 5k event last year and we hope to be able to do that again.” For those running enthusiasts who aren’t quite ready for a whopping 100k or even a 50k, this year organizers are also offering a 25-kilometer option. “We also have a 100k, four-stage relay for 2/3 runners. This will be a fun option for teams. … We hope this year will be big enough to bring several great race reports back from runners touting the beauty of Isla de Ometepe and Nicaragua.” Visit www.fuegoyagua.org to learn more.


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TO ALL BRITISH NATIONALS: THE BRITISH EMBASSY will hold the 4th informal gathering with British Nationals resident and visiting tourist at Pushkar Restaurant (6a av. norte # 18, La Antigua Guatemala) on Thursday 19 November 2009, from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs. Nationals are welcome to come and get to know embassy staff and discuss any matters of interest.

DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English, German spoken. Pap smears done by female technician. Mon-Fri afternoons 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral) Tel. 7832-4835.

SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Río Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361. AA OPEN MEETINGS IN ENGLISH IN ANTIGUA: Mon. 6-7pm Discussion & Thurs. 6-7pm Step/Big Book (Doña Luisa’s Restaurant 2nd floor, 4a calle oriente #12). www.antiguaguatemalaaa.org and www.lakeatitlanaa.org HELP NEEDED! Our autistic children die due to lack of clinical resourses & education. Help us in getting equipment for the clinic of tomography, neurology and encephalography. If you wish to volunteer or donate, please call 5470-1536, 5915-3982 or info@spanishforlove.org www.spanishforlove.org CLUB ROTARIO: Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Porta Hotel Antigua. (Last Wed. of the month, please call Alma). Tel: 7832-7600. THE LIGHT OF GOD IS IN EVERYONE: Join us for silent meeting in the manner of Friends (Quakers) on the first Sundays of the month. Contacts: 7832-5653, 7849-5970 mardugan@earthlink.net, progresar@hughes.net

CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, first aid, NBCA. Info: 5709-2308, e-mail 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 7832-1648, 5393-2311.

FOR SALE VENTA DE GARAGE/GARAGE SALE: 1-15 Nov. Posada La Merced, 7a av. norte #43A, Antigua. Linens, furniture, kitchenware, tools, electrical appliances, children’s books, típica, safes, 2007 Chevrolet Optra 26,000km. MOVING SALE: Nov. 1-5. OK, so we’re only moving 4 blocks but we have plenty of fun stuff for sale; furniture, books, electronics, office supplies, etc. Priced to sell. 4a calle oriente #23, La Antigua

PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlán’s Englishlanguage church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne)

COFFEE TABLE, mahogany and white marble. Q2,000. MESA DE CAFÉ, caoba y mármol blanco. Q2,000. Tels: 5753-4013, 7832-8417.

ST. MARKS ECUMENICAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH. Sundays 11:30am. Chapel of Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, corner 6a calle & 3a av., La Antigua. Tel: 5293-1076, 5492-5707. US Citizen in Guatemala? Your vote counts! Be a registered voter in your state and receive an absentee ballot to vote in the November 10, 2010 mid-term election, www.votefromabroad.org. Participate in local events with Democrats Abroad Guatemala. For questions contact John Chudy 7832--4581 or democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com.

Purebred Weimaraner Puppies! Woodland Kennels announces the arrival of their blue and silver Weimaraner pups. Q.1,500 each. Well-socialized, healthy and pre-spoiled. Tels: 4101-8889, 4220-1470

NEW LIFE & PEACE FELLOWSHIP: English & Spanish Service, Sun. 10:30am, Wed. 7pm Bible studies & youth groups (Spanish). San Pedro El Panorama, Lote 10 Sección D, La Antigua. Tels: 7821-0742, 5042-0159. 114 » revuemag.com

BLUEBERRIES/ARÁNDANO AZUL: Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgánicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. USED BOOKS (fiction & non-fiction), collector books, shoes, clothing & jewelry (new and vintage), large size blouses for women, handbags, handkerchiefs, hats, CDs, books on tape, postcards, crafts, handmade candles & much more. Tienda Segundos, second-hand store. 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua. Sales benefit AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) in Sumpango. Donations gratefully welcomed!


CLASSIFIEDS New & Used Books in English and Spanish

Large selection of New and Used BOOKS CLOTHING HOME ACCESSORIES KITCHEN WARE CRAFTS and MISCELLANEOUS FUN STUFF

Large selection of T-SHIRTS 5a avenida on the park, La Antigua

IMMIGRATION SERVICES Visas & Residencies for: *Tourists *Investors *Missionaries *Pensionistas *Business Owners Temporary or Permanent - Work Permits - Legal Advice

Tels: 2335-3220 /3031 /2849 Fax: 2335-3485

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Proceeds benefit A.W.A.R.E. and other Animal Protection programs

Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649

Spitters, Scratchers and Snappers

Pet Q’s & A’s by Cynthia Burski, DVM Question: My 5-year-old Labrador, Max, started squinting and pawing at his left eye. When a sticky yellow discharge started the next day, I took him into the veterinarian and was told that Max is suffering from keratoconjunctivitis sicca. I understand it is some type of dry eye disorder. We are putting medicated drops in his eye but how did he get this condition? Could we have prevented it?

Answer: Normal eyes continuously produce tears which bathe the surface of the eye balls. When these tears stop flowing, the resulting dryness produces irritation and inflammation, which can lead to blindness. The reasons why tears can be reduced or stopped include congenital abnormalities, adverse drug reactions, breed disposition, infections and trauma. The most common cause is an immune disorder in the tear-producing glands. The immune system starts to destroy the lacrimal (tear) gland, leaving it unable to make enough tears to keep the eye healthy. However, in most cases, the cause remains unknown.

For a proper diagnosis, your veterinarian will perform a Schimer tear test, which measures the amount of tears produced. Medicinal therapy will be tried first, which can greatly relieve irritation and inflammation. The treatment is directed at reducing the selfdestruction process and promoting tear production rather than curing the disease itself. Cycloporine is frequently prescribed (in drops or ointment) because it’s highly successful in stimulating new tears. Also antibiotic ointments may be prescribed because dry eyes are prone to bacterial infections. Artificial tears can help moisten the eye between medication applications. It is important to note that these medications need to be continued for life. Surgery is only recommended if all medicinal therapies have failed and long-term discomfort and irreversible corneal damage are inevitable. The surgery involves rerouting the salivary gland from the mouth to deliver saliva to the eye. One common side effect, saliva, a reasonable substitute for tears, may drip from the eye if the dog salivates at meal time.

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Horseback Riding, English Equitation Classes: from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under “Fun Stuff” - Ravenscroft Riding Stables. New Tel #: 7830-6669 , 5408-7057.

RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES: Tel#: 7830-6669 5408-7057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (European) style riding on fit, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info.

MEDITATION COURSE, Primordial sound by certified 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. YOGA: Taught by Rae Ishee, Liz van Leeuwen and Nancy Payne. Different levels & all welcome 7 days a week. Yoga Q40-Q50 Mon: 7:30–9:00 am, Tues. 8:30-10am, Wed. 10-11:30am, Thurs. 8:30-10am, Fri: 8:30-10am, Sat. 9-10:30am, Sun. 9-10:30am. Galería Panza Verde, 5 av. sur #19. pr@panzaverde.com Tel: 7832-7920 or 5262-8161, or nancys.payne@gmail.com If you think that La Antigua doesn´t offer the education you wish for your kids, visit COLEGIO KOSTKA. We offer 1st through 3rd grade. Completely bilingual. Advanced math, science & technology. Personalized tutorships, sports, family school, bus service, security. Road to San Bartolomé Becerra 23-A, PBX: 6620-4584 and 5902-4058. www.colegiokostka.org

LA BIBLIOTECA

5a Av N. #2 (2nd floor), on the park, La Antigua Community Library -- 5000 visits per month. Administered by the Fundación Cultural Duane Carter — Donations gratefully accepted — fcdcantigua@hotmail.com Tels: 7832-8381, 7832-8384 Fax: 7832-3651

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WINGS provides educational talks and information, financial resources and access to reproductive health services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. We help Guatemalans have the opportunity to make informed choices about their reproductive health and so improve their quality of life.

Our three main programs are: * Family Planning * Youth Reproductive Health Education * Cervical Cancer Screening Please support our work with a donation

$25 provides all reproductive health education materials to fully train five men in our new WINGS for MEN project. $75 provides cervical cancer detection and treatment for five women $100 provides all educational materials to fully train one teen to become a health peer educator. Donate online at: www.wingsguate.org or email us: info@wingsguate.org WINGS is a U.S. registered, 501(3) non-profit organization based in La Antigua Guatemala.

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FREE TOUR AROUND MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates, nuts etc. Free facials with our cosmetic products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development project. Call or e-mail for reservations exvalhalla@gmail. com 7831-5799, 5889-4925, 5675-9530/English.

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FOOD & LODGING ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers’ House – Antigua, 7a av. norte. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,500/mo. p/p for single room, Q1,100/mo. p/p for double room, includes internet/wireless and water/coffee/tea. CasaSito Volunteers’ House is a charity project, all proceeds are used to support the education program of Chocantariy Nursery. Info: www.casasito. org or call 5993-1633.

EMPLOYMENT CAFE TEATRO TE QUIERO looking for BUSINESS MANAGER WITH EXPERIENCE. Contact Karla at Tel: 5104-5739 or herrerakarla@yahoo.com INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR IS LOOKING FOR SALES STAFF. We offer: competitive pay, great work atmosphere, stable work conditions. We ask for: English, conversational and written, 18 month minimum commitment, Experience in working under pressure in responsible and independent work assignments. Please send cv to: hr@ viaventure.com

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SERVICES INTERNET SERVICE: No contracts-immediate connection. Fast & reliable internet for your home, apartment or business. Choice of speeds, no downtime, skype active. Antigua, San Pedro las Huertas, San Pedro el Alto, Ciudad Vieja, Jocotenango, all surrounding areas & any condominio. Daily, weekly or monthly accounts. 7-day customer support. Tel: (502) 5777-6675, www.veridas.com SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR: Legal and free translations, Spanish/English. Tels 2261-0792, 5417-9079. We also work ads in FREEHAND AND PHOTOSHOP in both languages. ACADEMY & BEAUTY SALON “IMAGEN” offers courses & services of relaxing and reflexology massage. Facials, manicure, pedicure, haircuts, depilation & more. Calzada Santa Lucía norte #26, La Antigua. Tel: 5298-9365, 5083-0329, 5653-8761. RETIRED U.S. TAX SPECIALIST: Now residing in Guatemala, accepting new clients living in Central America who want to reduce or eliminate U.S. tax obligation. Charge is % of tax actually saved. 24 years experience in individual and corporate tax planning and preparation. Contact: Steven Pittser, email: stevenpittser@yahoo. com or tel: (502) 4374-1199. VISA EXTENSION and PROCEDURE RESIDENCIES: Tels: 5752-9223, 5527-6944. androbles@live.com. Scheduled appointment 1a calle poniente #22A, Antigua Guatemala. INTERIOR DECORATION: Mezzanine Home blends modern & contemporary furnishings with traditional & antique decor, creating unique interior designs with a strong sense of style and local heritage, & its own unique inimitable beauty. www.mezzaninehome.com mezzaninehome@gmail.com Tel: 4472-4242. HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces, 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555. PROFESSIONAL STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP – LA ROSA DE CRISTAL. Windows, doors, lamps, etc. to your specification. 30+ yrs experience. 3a calle poniente #3, between 4a av & 5a av. Tels: 5179-6892, 7832-8702. Website: http:// theglassrose.page.tl HANDYMAN General services: electrical work, painting, repairs, etc. Tel: 4559-2470 Daniel. STERLING FOUNDRY: Fine arts & architectural bronze casting. Lost wax ceramic shell & sand casting. Quality & service. Call Gregorio (Spanish) Tels: 5965-4093, 7943-9750, 7943-9393 or Rae (English), Tels: 7882-4282, 5490-8905 Large appliance repair: washer/dryer, stove, etc. Ya no busque quien repare su lavadora, secadora o estufa eléctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llámeme: 2475-5399, Oscar Chacón. Trabajos garantizados.

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 large bdrm, bath internet, cable, telephone. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana). BEAUTIFUL AMPLE HOUSE, CENTRAL ANTIGUA: furnished & unfurnished 5 bedrm, 5 bath, large kit, liv room, din room, garage, 2 gardens, laundry. Tels: 7832-4447, 5757-3069, 5388-0919. www.antiguahouses.com, info@antiguahouses.com FURNISHED APARTMENTS, services incld, 4 blocks from Central Park, Q1750 /mo. Tel: 5308-5770, 5704-0212. APARTAMENTOS AMUEBLADOS, servicios incluidos. 4 cuadras del parque central, Q1900. Tels: 5308-5770, 5704-0212. COZY STUDIO APARTMENT: Furnished, maid service (optional), cable TV. 7 blocks from Central Park. $275. Tel: 5513-1141, 5533-4411. WELL-LOCATED APARTMENTS W/2 AND 3 BEDROOMS, livrm, dinrm & kitchen w/cabinets, ample open areas w/the typical Spanish Corridors; 1 of them has nice garden & garage. Prices from $600 to $750 including internet & cable. Info. 4618-0277, 4269-0405. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, Conveniently located in accesscontrolled complex. 3 bdrm, large closets, 2½ baths, liv/ din, fully-equipped kitchen, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access & other services incl. $525/ mo. furn. $450/mo. unfurn. Tels: 7832-5390, 4216-8175. ...rentals continue next page

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR SALE OR RENT, HOTEL IN EL REMATE PETÉN: Overlooking Petén Itzá Lake w/bungalows. Restaurant & bar. Info. (502) 5048-3982 or (502) 5319-6975/English) tikalsakluk@hotmail.com, erwinbendfelt@yahoo.es VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA: Promoted within Worldwide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magnificent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restaurant of both local & international clients with a broad menu that caters to all! Priced to sell with a two-year return on your investment. Email: tmerpaw@msn.com PANAJACHEL CÉNTRICO Vendo Fonda del Sol. Incluye hotel casa y locales comerciales, totalmente equipados y funcionando. Interesados tel: 5936-1099. VERY FAMOUS RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF LIVINGSTON, excellent location. Highly recommended by international travel guides. Immediate turnaround on investment. Open since 1987, Tels: 2269-3031, 2269-0664. info@bluecaribbeanbay.com

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REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

LAKE ATITLÁN

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS: 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fullyequipped kit, 2½ bath, cable TV, WiFi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail.com Tel: 7832-7141, 5096-6740.

OUTSIDE SANTIAGO ATITLÁN on lakeshore in beautiful garden. Kitchen, bedroom, study/living room (2 pers. max) fully-equipped. Monthly $330. Tel: 7742-8890. JUCANYÁ, PANAJACHEL 3 Bedroom Flat $500, fullyfurnished, views, parking, washer-dryer, great location, upscale, safe and secure. Tel: 5932-5963, acomodaciones+turvey@gmail.com

HOUSES FOR RENT IN ANTIGUA BY THE DAY-WEEK-MONTH, fully-furnished & equipped with cable TV & internet. Call 4592-4894. E-mail: housesinantigua@gmail.com BEAUTIFUL NEW HOUSE, unfurnished. 4 bdrm, 3 bath, livrm, dinrm, kitchen. Garden, sun terrace, water tank. 24-hr security. Tels: 5505-5717, 7832-3774. BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED APARTMENT: Very exclusive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully-equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, fireplace, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5910-2615, 7832-7036 LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS: Antigua G., bedrooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wifi. “Different sizes-different prices”. Daniel Ramírez Ríos. Tels.: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolondrinasapts.com

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FULLY-EQUIPPED APARTMENT 100 METERS FROM THE LAKE just past Jucanyá Panajachel. Quiet, exclusive, terrace, views, parking, cable & internet available, upscale. $350, 5932-5963, acomodaciones+pach@gmail.com ATITLÁN SOLUTIONS, the real estate company of lake Atitlán. Serving the area for 20 years in building, renting, managing lakefront personal and commercial properties, while also providing legal expertise. Call Armand 5493-6161,www.rentalsatitlan.com

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1 Caballería = 45.12 Hectares 1 Hectare = 2.4 Acres = 1.43 Manzanas 1 Manzana = 1.7 Acres = 6 Cuerdas 1 Manzana = 6988 mts2 = 10,000 varas2 1 mt2 = 1.431 vara2 = 1.197 yards2


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QUETZALTENANGO APARTMENTS fully-furnished and equipped include: Cable TV, free gas for first month. Deposit required. Contact Lidia de Mazariegos, 4a. calle 15-34, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Tel: 7761-2166. If your business is not worth advertising, then advertise it for sale. —J.B.

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CORREDORES DE BIENES RAÍCES (Real Estate Agents): apartamentos, casas, fincas en toda la república. Tel: 5205-3320 www.procorredores.com

BEAUTIFUL HOUSES IN AN EXCLUSIVE CONDOMINIUM, club house, pool and other extras. Different prices. *ALSO NEW APARTMENTS, 4 blocks from Central Park. Different sizes. Tels: 4134-3955, 5200-4100. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS & HOUSES: For rent or sale, furnished & unfurnished. Prices according to your budget. *ALSO: PROPERTIES FOR SALE: Financing avail. Tels: 7832-4447, 5757-3069, 5388-0919. www.antiguahouses.com, info@antiguahouses.com I rant, therefore I am. —Dennis Miller

LAKE ATITLÁN A+ WATERFRONT PROPERTIES WITH VIEWS from $148,000 to $500,000. Largest listings in Guatemala for all Lake Atitlán homes with lakefront and views. Business opportunities, land, lots, and huge selection for every property type. Waterfront lot at $25,000. Interesting larger development options for investors, write to info@terraxatitlan.com or call Ralph (502) 7762-1229, website: www.terraxatitlan.com Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering. —Marilyn vos Savant

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EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/property in the Lake Atitlán area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el área del Lago de Atitlán. Propietarios o agentes por favor contáctenos al teléfono: 5598-5677.

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RESIDENCIAL CANTARES DEL LAGO, 10 mins. from the center of Panajachel. Stay in contact with nature! Security gate, water, light, drainage, paved streets, front wall, financing plans. Tel: 7762-2921, cantaresdellago@gmail.com

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by the lake. Being as small and hilly as it is, Santa Catarina accommodates just a few fun fair games and a single small Ferris wheel. Everyone in town is in a celebratory mood and takes time to stroll and sit down by the lakeshore. These relaxing activities are also highly recommended to visitors, as Santa Catarina has one of the most beautiful lakeshore areas, as well as one of the most magnificent views of Lake Atitlán’s volcanoes. The lakeshore also has several restaurants with lake views. Visitors familiar with Panajachel will recognize the elaborate blue, green and purple huipiles of the women of Santa Catarina, many of whom sell their weavings in Panajachel and La Antigua. A visit to Santa Catarina also offers the opportunity to shop for textiles right where they are made, and perhaps to see the traditional backstrap-loom weaving in process. 122 » revuemag.com

Santa Catarina offers two lodging options, both luxury hotels. There are also a few lodging options on the road between Panajachel and Santa Catarina, as well as numerous hotels for every budget in Panajachel. Visitors should check on the departure time of the last pickup truck for Panajachel before nightfall. While in the Panajachel area, visitors can also make it an easy visit up the hill from Pana to San Andrés Semetebaj, whose feria occurs between November 28 and December 1. Also reached by local pickup or taxi, a mere 30 minutes from Pana, San Andrés is a small town which sees very little tourism. But during the feria the community thrives with activity in its large central plaza and at the church farther up the hill. The procession of the statue of San Andrés in his red shrine—bedecked in mirrors and peacock feathers—to the hilltop yellow church is a colorful and purely Guatemalan sight. And upon arrival one finds a breathtaking view of the lake.


Zunil and San Andrés Xecul For those living in or planning to visit Quetzaltenango (more commonly known by its Mayan name of Xela), Santa Catarina’s feast day can best be celebrated in Zunil, which has a very impressive colonial church, whose patron is also Santa Catarina. In Zunil the main day of the feria is also November 25, but the feria lasts from November 22-26. Here the procession of Santa Catarina is far more elaborate as many women and girls—all dressed in their finest — carry the statue throughout the town to the candle-filled church.

San Andrés Xecul, about 40 minutes northwest of Xela, holds its feria from November 20-30, with the main day on the 30th. San Andrés Xecul is known for its shocking-yellow church decorated with colorful vines, angels and beasts of many varieties, and even sporting a neon-framed altar inside. The people of San Andrés really know how to celebrate and include everyone, and the two plazas between the municipalidad and the church offer plenty of space for festivities, as well as marvelous views of the surrounding hills.

A trip to Zunil would not be complete without a visit to one of the balnearios where guests can enjoy the natural hot springs waters and steam baths. Two of these, Las Cumbres and Fuentes Georginas, offer lodging, but at only 30 minutes from Xela, Zunil can also make a fine daytrip. Located in a fertile agricultural valley, Zunil is also the site of a bustling wholesale vegetable market. Buses leave the Minerva Bus Terminal in Xela for Zunil every 30 minutes. Returning buses depart Zunil at the main road at the entrance to town by the bridge.

Buses for San Andrés Xecul leave from Minerva Bus Terminal and The Rotunda in Xela, or one can take a bus bound for San Francisco del Alto, and ask the driver to let you off at the road to San Andrés Xecul at the Esso station. Pickups leave from there to climb the three-kilometer hill up to town. Once again, visitors should check on the departure time of the last pickup truck for the Esso station junction before nightfall. Programs of feria activities are often available, and visitors should feel free to ask for one at the municipalidad or church. revuemag.com « 123


el salvador

El Salvador Launches Coffee Forest Geotourism Initiative

E

l Salvador has started a project that intends to turn its coffee forests into world-class tourist destinations. “Iniciativa de Geoturismo en los Bosques Tropicales de Café” will enhance the coffee forests’ geographical character, environment, legacy, aesthetics, culture and people. The program is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Multi-sectoral Investment Bank and the Salvadoran Coffee Council, among others. El Salvador, for its limited size, unique characteristics and shaded coffee farms, offers excellent conditions to integrate cultural, social, environmental, historical and economic components into a world-class

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tourist product. With this initiative, coffee becomes more than a crop; the initiative tries to develop a geodestiny surrounding the tropical coffee forest and all its history. Action steps include promoting the attractions of the coffee forests; studying demand among potential markets; developing a tourism product and related services; and creating national and international marketing plans. This program will undoubtedly contribute to the sustainability and diversification of income of Salvadoran coffee growers. A website is under development: www.geoturismoenbosquesdecafe.com


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ADVERTISER INDEX LODGING

LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

Apart-Hotel Las Mercedes ...................... Apart-Hotel Santa María ......................... Apartamentos Las Torres ........................ Casa Santorini ........................................... El Otelito ...................................................... Hostal Café City .......................................... Hostal Los Volcanes .................................. Hostal de Don Pedro ................................ Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Casa de los Nazarenos .................. Hotel Residencia del Sol ......................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Mariana’s Petite Hotel .............................. Novohostal .................................................

GUATEMALA

Antigua

A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... Casa Madeleine .......................................... Casa Morelia ............................................... Casa Rustica ................................................ El Hostal ...................................................... El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal Casa Holandesa ............................ Hostal San Nicolás .................................... Hostel 5 ....................................................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Casa Concepción ........................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa Noble ...................................... Hotel Casa Quinta .................................... Hotel Casa Santana .................................. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Sin Ventura ................................. Hotel La Tatuana ....................................... Hotel Vilaflor .............................................. Hotel La Villa Serena ................................. Hotel Las Camelias Inn ............................ Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Santa Catalina ................................ Hotel Un Paseo por La Antigua ............ Hotel Vista Real ......................................... La Casa de Maco ....................................... Mi Casa en Antigua .................................. Palacio de Doña Beatriz .......................... Posada del Angel ..................................... Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... The Cloister ................................................ Villa de Antaño ..........................................

45 44 43 45 43 44 45 45 43 44 45 45 45 43 84 87 89 86 93 86 85 84 93 87 83 89 93 84 90 89 87 83 93 90 87 83 84 89 93 85 82 91 91 84 86 84 87 93 93 86 89

RÍo Dulce

Bruno’s ......................................................... 112 Hacienda Tijax ............................................ 112 Hotel Catamaran ....................................... 112

COBÁN

Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 111 Mansion Santo Domingo de Guzmán . 111 Park Hotel .................................................... 111

Apart-Hotel Los Arboles .......................... B’alam’ya ..................................................... Club Ven Aca .............................................. El Aguacatal ............................................... Hotel Chinimaya ....................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Primavera ......................................... Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... La Casa Rosa ............................................... Laguna Lodge ............................................ Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ..............

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Antigua 100 99 102 100 100 101 101 101 101 100 102 102 99

El PetÉn

Finca Ixobel (Poptún) ............................... 113 Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami ........... 113 La Casa de Don David ............................... 113

monterrico / PACIFIC COAST

Asociación Ola Verde ................................ 107 Atelie del Mar ............................................. 109 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 109 Casa Monterrico ......................................... 109 Don Carlos Beach ...................................... 109 Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... 107 Hotel Honolulu ........................................... 109 Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ 109 Johnny’s Place ............................................ 109 Playa Quilombo Eco-Hotel ...................... 108

QUETZALTENANGO

Dicap Residence ........................................ Hotel del Campo ....................................... Hotel Modelo ............................................. Hotel y Restaurante Mayaland ..............

105 104 105 103

TECPÁN

Casa Xara / Molino Helvetia ................... 111

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

Arrin Cuan .................................................... Bar Central ................................................... Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Ciao ............................................................... Cheers ........................................................... Fridas ............................................................. Kibó Japanese Bistro ................................. Kloster .......................................................... La Bandeja ................................................... La Deli ........................................................... Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Possadas Restaurante .............................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz .................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

lake atitlÁn

37 40 39 40 39 39 39 41 40 40 41 39 41 39 39

Café Bombay ................................................ 100 Circus Bar ...................................................... 101

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RESTAURANTS / BARS Bagel Barn ............................ inside cover Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 65 Black Cat Antigua ....................................... 74 Café Condesa / Express ............................. 73 Café Panchoy ............................................... 73 Café Sky ......................................................... 74 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 78 Café No Sé ..................................................... 74 Captain Bry’s ................................................. 63 Casa Escobar ................................................ 65 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 78 Cine-Lounge La Sin Ventura ..................... 77 Como Como ................................................. 74 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 80 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 70 El Peroleto ..................................................... 78 El Rincón del Conquistador ...................... 80 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 79 El Sereno ........................................................ 62 Epicure ........................................................... 62 Filadelfia Restaurant .................................. 71 Fridas ............................................................. 77 Gaia ................................................................ 77 Kabuki ............................................................ 78 Korea House ................................................. 80 La Casbah ...................................................... 79 La Chamiza ................................................... 68 La Cocina ....................................................... 80 La Cuevita de Urquizú ............................... 81 La Esquina .................................................... 77 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 81 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 67 Las Palmas .................................................... 52 L’Espresso Café ............................................ 79 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 69 Monoloco ...................................................... 61 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 78 Nokiate .......................................................... 75 Personajes ..................................................... 73 Rainbow Café ............................................... 63 Restaurante Las Mil Flores ........................ 75 Te Quiero Bar ............................................... 74 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 70 Welten Restaurant ...................................... 69 Wiener ........................................................... 77

Quetzaltenango

Black Cat ...................................................... 104 El Sabor de la India .................................... 105 La Parranda ................................................. 104 Shai Long ......................................................105 Teja Café ....................................................... 104 Vela Café .......................................................104 Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza .......................105 Woon Kook ...................................................105

TECPÁN

Finca San Ricardo .......................................111 Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 111 Restaurante El Pedregal ........................... 111 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 111 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 111

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ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

SHOPS

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

DDS Jorge de la Cruz .................................. 49 Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ 47 Dr. Rossel Plastic Surgery .......................... 48 Family Care ................................................... 50 Kawilal Spa ................................................... 95 The Dr.’s Office ............................................. 46 Nova Aesthetics ........................................... 47 Pediadent ...................................................... 50 Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez .............. 47

Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 34 Angel Fire Kennels ......................................115 Immigration Services ..................................115 Lapstec ........................................................... 35 Renta Autos de Guatemala ........................ 57 Todo Arte ....................................................... 34 Transcargo ..................................................... 35 Union Church ................................................ 34

Bravo ............................................................ 59 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 59 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 56 Colibrí ........................................................... 57 El Mástil ........................................................ 5 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 57 El Prisma ...................................................... 54 Hamlin & White Books .............................. 59 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 54 Mi Tienda Natural ....................................... 54 Ritual ............................................................. 55 Santa Chivita ............................................... 58 Tuunich ......................................................... 60 Un Poco de Todo ......................................... 115 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 81

Antigua

TRAVEL / TOURS Guatemala City

Trans Galgos ................................................. 94

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... 27 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 71 Lax Travel ....................................................... 95 Litegua ........................................................... 95 Monja Blanca ................................................ 98 Rainbow Travel ............................................ 97 Sinfronteras .................................................. 95 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 56 Turansa .......................................................... 94

Antigua

Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 54 Frank Salon .................................................... 55 Funky Monkey .............................................. 61 Global Surf .................................................... 98 JennyStar DVD Rentals ............................... 57 Karla Salon .................................................... 54 Kinky Afro ...................................................... 56 Mezzanine Home ......................................... 55 Pretty Woman ............................................... 56 Stile Piú ........................................................... 61 Skin Deep ....................................................... 59 Tatoo Antigua ................................................ 54 Valle de Flores ............................................... 55 Wings ...............................................................116

Quetzaltenango

North & South Bookstore ...........................105

Asian Tropics ................................................. 33 Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 34 Big Mountain ................................................. 34 Camas Siesta .................................................. 35 Colección 21 .................................................. 31 El Hormiguero Children’s Books ............... 34 Geminis Bookstore ....................................... 34 Inmaco ........................................................... 4 In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ 35 Jungle Skate Shop......................................... 9 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 35 Muebles Xian ................................................ 3 Splenda ........................................................... 7 Super Verduras .............................................. 40 The North Face .............................................. 1 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 33

Antigua

Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 53 Comedy Workshop ..................................... 27

LAKE ATITLÁN

Jabel Tinamit .................................................100 La Democracia Spanish School .............. 104 Pop Wuj Spanish School .......................... 104

REAL ESTATE Antigua Real Estate .................................... 119 Antigua Realty ............................................ 120 Cantares del Lago ...................................... 2 Carstens S.A. ................................................ 121 Casa Nova .................................................... 118 Colonial Homes .......................................... 120 Nouvelle Real Estate ................................. 120 REMAX Colonial .......................................... 119 Solutions Antigua ...................................... 119 Ylara Real Estate ......................................... 119

CULTURAL Guatemala City

El Attico ......................................................... Galería de Arte El Tunel ............................. Museo Ixchel ................................................ Museo Popol Vuh .......................................

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Police: 120 Fire: 122 La Antigua Bomberos Voluntarios: 7832-0234 www.bomberosvoluntarios.org

Stopping your advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time —publicidad@revuemag.com

Easy Facil ...................................................... 35

QUETZALTENANGO

SHOPS Guatemala City

MISC.

Casa Vieja Lodge ........................................ 96 Eternal Spring ..............................................100 Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ 97 Highland Tours ........................................... 98 Parque Ixpanpajul ......................................113 Posadas Rurales ..........................................111 Rancho Carrillo ............................................ 2 Sport Fishing, Rods and Reels ................. 98 Transporte Revuli ....................................... 94 Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................ 94

SCHOOLS GUATEMALA CITY

27 27 27 31

Antigua

Galería Museo Centro Popular ................ 27 La Antigua Galería de Arte ...................... 31

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GUATEMALA

Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 49 Casa Madeleine Spa ................................... 61 Centro de Equinotherapia Kej ................. 48 Centro Dental Integral, Dr. Matta ........... 48 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 49 Clinica Dental ............................................... 49 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 49 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 48 David Elron, Holistic Therapy ................... 51 Dental Care ................................................... 48 Dental Surgery & Rehab Implants .......... 51 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 49 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 48 Dra. Victoria Recinos de Molina ............... 51 Family Therapist .......................................... 50 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 51 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 48 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 48 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 49 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 54 Mayan Spa.................................................... 83 Optyma Visión y Moda ............................. 47 Orthodontist Mario de León .................... 51 Sauna Maya El Temascal ........................... 59


SENSUOUS GUATEMALA

by Ken Veronda (hubert j. steed)

Find the

HELIOPTROPE H

ere’s a challenge for November — find the heliotrope. It’s there, around us, hidden among the rainbow of prolific colors in the Guatemalan spectrum, in weavings, on some walls, along the roadways. I said heliotrope, mind you, not fuchsia, indigo, lilac, mauve, periwinkle, or any of those other shades of violet that are also to be found in the Highlands. Heliotrope, as in the pink-purple-vivid lavender flower native to all Central and North America except far into Canada. Heliotrope, as in the pretty wildflower or potted plant with the sweet scent of vanilla or cherry pie. Heliotrope, as one more color to be sure you have on your palette should you plan to paint this colorful country. Several Mayan weavings incorporate the heliotrope shade as a dye for the native cotton. Our friends at the wonderful Ixchel Museum say the Maya weavers use indigo root and pull the naturally coffee-latte-colored cotton out of the dye-pots before the 128 » revuemag.com

indigo makes it too, well, índigo. See if you can spot the heliotrope shade in dozens of the magnificent weavings at the Ixchel next time you visit, or on the rich brocades of the women’s huipiles from San Antonio Aguas Calientes near La Antigua Guatemala. It’s there, a subtle thread among the reds and yellows and browns and blacks.

In most of North America, the heliotrope plant is a summer-only bloom along roadways or in pots from nurseries. Great-grandmother loved heliotrope in her garden. Then it fell out of fashion, now it’s back again. Never out of fashion in Guatemala, though. Here it blooms year ‘round, anywhere above the hot coastal littoral. The scent is delightful, for us and for cattle that might munch it. That’s not a good idea, though. Heliotrope is a deadly poison to cattle, and it’s a plant pest in fincas. It gives us humans gastric distress too, though not deadly. So find the color, enjoy the sensuous scent, but please eat vanilla flan or cherry pie, and not the sweet-smelling heliotrope.


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