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by Gwyn Lawrence The Birth of a Camioneta

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historical profile

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by Joy Houston

Turning Points

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guatemala history

by William C. Paddock Mildred Covill Palmer by Dwight Wayne Coop The Care and Feeding of Tax Collectors

Antigua Dining Sampler: 66 * Savory Sandwiches 68 * Pleasing Pastas 76 * Vegetarian Dishes 78

language by Jane Binaris A Linguist in the Mercado

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8 From the Publishers guatemala city art highlight by Joy Houston Services/Shopping 33 Rosamaría Pascual de Gámez 39 Dining 43 Lodging DATEBOOK » March la antigua Guide to culture and upcoming events 52 Services/Shopping 62 Dining datebook highlight 83 Lodging International Women’s Day sections / COLUMNS Ask Elizabeth 29 foto op by Leonel Mijangos 47 Health Services Holy Week Vistas, 2009 94 Travel Classifieds 114 holistic thoughts by Dr. Karmen Guevara Vet Q&A 115 Retrograde 118 Real Estate food

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REGIONS 33 Guatemala City 52 La Antigua 98 Lake Atitlán 104 Quetzaltenango 107 Monterrico/Pacific Coast 111 Cobán / Tecpán 112 Río Dulce 113 El Petén / Huehuetenango

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Coyol Bouquets datebook highlight by Dwight Wayne Coop What does a Dumpit look like?

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hough this is a Revue anniversary issue, to keep things in perspective, the cover Cucurucho by Iván Castro symbolizes the incredible grandeur of Holy Week in Guatemala. But even before there were religious processions and celebrations, Joy Houston takes us back in time to Turning Points. The year was 1541 and “thatched-roof shelters went up all over in Santiago de los Caballeros, now La Antigua Guatemala … By the end of the 17th century there were 38 churches, including 16 monasteries and convents.” Jumping ahead a couple of centuries, we hope that you enjoy this year’s anniversary retrospective featuring: The Birth of a Camioneta; The First Wave; Sensuous Guatemala, Semana Santa; A Linguist in the Mercado; Coyol Bouquets; and The Language of Corn. We are grateful to these authors and to so many others whose work has graced the pages of the Revue for all these years. And to a host of talented photographers, thank you for sharing the fruits of your labor with visual images that move us from tears to laughter to awe and inspiration. The magazine is fueled by Revue advertisers who trust in our efforts to promote their businesses, and of course by readers in print and online who give us feedback and encouragement—we are most appreciative! Last but never least, Revue staffers, thank you for your loyalty and commitment to the magazine. A quick change of pace: what to do this month? We have some interesting DateBook highlights: 13-Threads presents an International Women’s Day celebration; theater: “What Does a Dumpit Look Like?”; plus Festival Atitlán, workshops, excursions, art shows, music and more! This edition is dedicated to the memory of Bill Paddock and Jane Binaris. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich 10 » revuemag.com

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Guatemala History

by Joy Houston photos by Jack Houston

Renaissance façade of Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

Turning Points

Many factors influenced Guatemala’s first building boom

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oet Robert Burns was voted Greatest Scot of All Time in 2009. Burns was born in 1759 in a thatch-roof cottage built by his father and lived there for seven years, a hard life of farming and poverty. He went on to live a fast life of carousing and died at age 37. But that’s another story. The cottage is now a quaint museum; there’s even a replica in Atlanta, Georgia.

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born, thatch-roof shelters went up all over in Santiago de los Caballeros, now La Antigua Guatemala. They are long since gone; but even if preserved, they would hardly be considered quaint. Similarities end with the thatch roofs and the hard life. In 1541 survivors of the historic flood that destroyed Almolonga on the skirts of Volcano Agua, the previous site of the seat of the Spanish government in Guatemala, struggled


and scrambled to rebuild their lives a few months later. They hurriedly put up provisional poles and cornstalks and sticks of any kind, all shelters with thatch roofs. The people were not well and able-bodied either. They had been traumatized and wounded; they had lost family and foundations. There was no international aid to helicopter in supplies and help. Certainly the fine architecture that graces the ruins seen today in La Antigua was not on the to-do list. The establishment of the new Santiago was one more headache for Spanish King Carlos V too. At the very least, the timing was bad. There were political pressures of the Protestant Reformation, Turks threatening trade at the Mediterranean coast, trouble in Vienna and Hungary; and Conquistador Pedro de Alvarado had just died in Mexico. “The process of conquest culminated in the 1540s with the definitive establishment of the city of Santiago in the Valley of Panchoy.” (Historia General de Guatemala, Vol II) The first order of business was to provide a place for mass for the workers doing the urbanization, such as it was in that time. The site chosen for the Ermita de Santa Lucía (a chapel for the image) was at the southwestern corner of the new Santiago, at the road to Almolonga and off the official grid pattern layout so as be out of the way of the

Filigree decoration adorns window of Manchén Church

Abandoned church on Manchén Hill

Plaster embellishment on Church of San Sebastián

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Façade of Church of San Sebastián reveals brick structure

work in progress. Within months a church to serve as the temporary cathedral replaced the chapel, and in 1543 church authorities officially moved to the new city. Interestingly, though, the Church of Santa Lucía was not the first to be built in the new area. Coincidentally, not long before the disaster, a chapel for an image of Santa Ana had been provided for a village to the southeast. According to J. Joaquín Pardo in Guía de Antigua Guatemala, a small church was built in 1541, “…being this the first there was in the Valley of Panchoy.” The Church of Santa Ana has continued to this day, with various careful reconstructions that have retained typical colonial architecture. “Formal construction developed slowly due to few trained, experienced Spanish workers,” wrote Sidney Markman in Colonial 14 » revuemag.com

Architecture of Antigua Guatemala. Even monks took up construction work to get the job done, “but also at times as a show of self-imposed humility.” Markman questioned the contribution of the indigenous population to the building process. Since all shelters—housing, churches, even monasteries—were originally of thatch, locals were put to work, but at the time they were not skilled in any construction trade and their numbers were few. Further complicating things were the New Laws issued from Spain in 1542 that freed slaves and relieved workers from abuse and injustices. Indigenous populations developed outside the new town at its corners: Candelaria built in 1548 for farmers and artisans at the northeast, Manchén on the hill in 1565 for ironworkers and carpenters at the northwest, and Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in 1574 for


Church of Candelaria, one of the finest examples of Baroque in the New World

rope and mat makers at the southeast. About that time the king instructed religious orders to spend more time and money on buildings “worthy of the newly introduced religion so that the Indians might be attracted to it and leave behind their heathen idol-worshiping.” Change began, with brick and stone becoming common in the 17th century. Tile and wood roofs replaced thatch; now as parish churches, residences for priests and large plazas to serve as marketplaces were added. Santiago de los Caballeros experienced a building boom big time. According to Domingo Juarros in Compendio de la Historia del Reino de Guatemala 1500-1800, by the end of the 17th century there were 38 churches, including 16 monasteries and convents. The northwest area grew so rapidly that the little Church of Manchén was replaced in 1580 by the larger Church of

San Sebastián, down from the hill to where it would be less isolated and more convenient, at the north end of 7a avenida.

By the end of the 17th century there were 38 churches, including 16 monasteries and convents. Architecture flourished not only in religious structures but civic buildings and private homes as well. Styles moved from Renaissance to ultra Baroque, façades full of pillars, columns, arches, layers, niches, swirls and sculpture. These are seen in the ruins of La Antigua today. Of the first parish churches; ...continued on page 86

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The The Birth Birth of of aa Camioneta Camioneta

From school bus, to auction house, to workshop, to workhorse text & photos by Gwyn Lawrence

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or most people, the birthing process starts in the quiet, sterile, environment of a delivery room. For a camioneta, it starts in the noisy chaos of an auction room deep in the United States. U.S. school buses are typically sold when they reach 10 years old or 150,000 miles. The manufacturers estimate that this is about halfway through their normal working life. At this point they are put up for auction. Since demand in the United States is quite low, most used school buses are exported. Different countries have different requirements depending on the intended use and topography. Agents for Guatemalan buyers review the lists of buses, looking for something very rare and quite specific. They would like an International Harvester chassis with a DT 466 engine, manual transmission, air brakes and a Bluebird conventional 10-window body. As 95 percent of U.S. school buses have automatic transmissions and hydraulic brakes, this configuration is hard to find. Even harder are two that are the same. The reason the agent wants twins is that the two buses are then chained together and one driver takes them to the U.S. / Mexico border. The only border crossing that is available for commercial vehicles transiting Mexico is Brownsville/Matamoros. So to the pur-

chase cost has to be added the drive to the Mexican border. Delivery costs in the U.S. are 95 cents per mile. The Mexicans have a bonding system that allows the conjoined twins to transit Mexico to the Guatemalan border. After a 1,200-mile journey across Mexico, import taxes and IVA must be paid before the convoy is allowed into Guatemala. The two buses then continue to one of the many conversion workshops outside La Antigua Guatemala in Ciudad Vieja and San Miguel Dueñas. Here the buses are going to be converted from U.S. school buses into Guatemalan camionetas, aka “chicken buses” — a gringo term for these converted, brightly painted U.S. school buses that travel between cities. The transformation starts in the workshop. All the windows and seats are removed. If the bus has more than 10 windows, the shop will cut a 13-window body down to 10 and move the rear axle accordingly. If the motor is the usual wimpy 7.3-liter diesel, it will be removed and replaced by the 10-liter Caterpillar 3208. If the transmission is automatic, it is replaced with a six-speed manual. Often the single-speed rear axle is replaced with a two-speed. The hood is adapted for a chrome grill. A roof revuemag.com « 17


rack complete with access ladders is bolted to the roof. A destination board is placed above the windshield. Any rust is removed, and the interior and exterior are primed and painted. The company name is then added. Luggage racks are installed inside the vehicle. Finally, new (longer) seats go back in, and the windows are replaced. Some companies then add chrome, spotlights, antennas and a CD player. The “new” bus is inspected and put into service. As is the case anywhere in the world, different shops work to different standards. When I first thought of bringing buses down from the U.S. for conversion, I sat at the Antigua bus station (behind the market) and watched all the different companies come and go. I finally decided that one company’s buses looked better than all the others. Six days a week for six weeks I watched the conversion process. Frankly, the workmen in the conversion shop owned by Esmeralda are some of the best I have encountered anywhere in the world. These people know buses. For them, shortening a bus body and adding a balcony on the back is, literally, all in a day’s work. The bus now goes to work for a living.

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Instead of the light-duty work of taking kids to and from school Monday to Friday, the bus is ready for a far more arduous schedule: 14 hours a day, seven days a week, hauling people and their possessions over the mountains. Doubling the horsepower and having 12 forward speeds now starts to make sense. The first bus to the bus stop makes the money. The driver and his assistant (ayudante) need the bus to be full to make a decent wage. Not all companies keep their buses in good condition. As a general rule, if the company can afford chrome bumpers and a fancy paint job, it can also afford good tires and new brake linings. Buses on the more lucrative routes (Guatemala City to La Antigua) tend to be in better shape than buses on the lesstraveled rural routes. The bus in Guatemala does more work in one day than a U.S. school bus does in a week. So how about the belching black smoke and accidents? The smoke is a function of poor-quality fuel and deferred maintenance. Accidents are often the result of a combination of inadequate maintenance and driver error. The answer, as always, is driver education and regular maintenance. Having brought two buses down from the States, having them converted and then returning them to the U.S., do I travel on “chicken buses” in Guatemala? You bet I do. But I do tend to use Esmeralda and Orellana, because I have seen, first hand, the quality of work undertaken by these companies. I choose these companies not because they are the only choices, but they are the only companies where I have spent hundreds of hours personally watching mechanics, fabricators, electricians, welders and painters do what they do best: give birth to a brand new and incredibly colorful camioneta! First published in Revue: February, 2007


The bus interior is completely gutted, windows and seats are removed and bad parts are replaced.

Automatic transmission is replaced with manual

Cutting a 13-window body down to 10 windows A roof rack and access ladders are bolted on

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HISTORICAL PROFILE

by William C. Paddock

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First Wave

Mildred Palmer, Dec. 1937

In 1928, Mildred Covill Palmer took a little trip—that spanned a lifetime!

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he first North American to restore and live in an Antigua home was one of the most remarkable people this town has ever known. Mildred Covill, born in Iowa in 1898 had, by the time she was 16, been a soloist on the “Chautauqua Tour” with William Jennings Bryan, and (at an illegal age) homesteaded along 160 acres in Montana. Next she was in San Francisco selling real estate, and then worked as a reporter on the old San Francisco Call, later moving to Los Angeles where she was employed as a stockbroker. A striking woman, over six feet tall, and later with a mane of white hair, her very presence dominated any group. Even her arrival in Guatemala was unique.

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The defunct Pan American Airways was not, as most believe, the first U.S. international airline. It was the Pickwick Bus Company of Los Angeles that began with a scheduled flight to Mexico City. Mildred’s husband was a pilot hired by Pickwick to be the engineer to plan a route extension to Guatemala City. After breakfast the morning of the trial flight, Mildred drove him to the airport. When the navigator failed


Mildred Palmer at the Guatemala City Market, c. 1931

to show up, the senior pilot asked Mildred to take the navigator’s place. Always ready for an adventure, she parked the car in the shade of the hangar and the three flew off in a Ryan, the same model plane Lindbergh had used to cross the Atlantic. Landing in wheat fields and on dirt roads, they eventually arrived in Guatemala City. The year was 1928, and Pickwick Bus Company, somehow anticipating the stock market crash the following year, immediately went broke. In order to survive Mildred opened the El Patio restaurant which was near the Palace Hotel in Guatemala City, zone 1. The restaurant became an immediate success with the city’s foreign colony as well as with a large group of Guatemalans and functioned for the next 40 years. Mildred did all the work and organization of the restaurant while her husband contributed by amusing clients with great stories of his exploits. Mildred became a close friend of the first Mrs. Popenoe, Dorothy, when the Popenoes moved to Guatemala City in 1930. In

1932 the Popenoes moved to Tela, Honduras where Dorothy tragically died within a week of arrival. Mildred went to Tela at Wilson Popenoe’s request and escorted his young children to Maryland to be cared for by a relative. Mildred returned to Guatemala via Los Angeles where she found her breakfast dishes still on the table and her car, now four years older, still parked in the hangar’s shade.

Landing in wheat fields and on dirt roads via Tiajuana, Mexicali, Nogales, Hermosillo, Guaymas, Mazatlán, Tepic, Guadalajara and Morelia they eventually arrived in Guatemala City Early on she fell in love with Antigua, a town then isolated by a long hour’s trip over a narrow gravel road, and in 1934 Mildred paid $320 for a ruined house on what was then known as the Street of the Bells. Torevuemag.com « 19


Palmer was ahead of her time as a singular and fierce advocate for keeping alive the artistry of Guatemala’s weaving. A portion of her textile collection was given to the Museo Ixchel during a ceremony honoring her at the American Embassy.

Revue cover, June, 1999

day’s Casa de las Campanas required eight years of reconstruction, the work done with the loving care of an artist—which she was. This was before tourism was actually an industry. Then, the few tourists that came normally all arrived in Puerto Barrios on the United Fruit Company’s Great White Fleet, took the train to Guatemala City, a bus to Antigua and on to Chichicastenango where they stayed at the Mayan Inn—at the time one of the world’s great hotels and still 20 » revuemag.com

worthy of honorable mention. The tourists wanted to see a house in Antigua and Mildred obliged. Casa de las Campanas during and after its reconstruction became a part of every tour. To visit the house, one entered and left through a shop where Mildred sold backstrap woven textiles, working many into clothing of her design. She designed everything she herself wore, from her hat down to her shoes. All were of native weaving. When President Castillo Armas’ wife, during a 1957 State visit to Washing-


Mildred, displaying dried fish and shrimp for a photo op in the village of Santa Rosa near the Pacific.

ton, followed Mildred’s example by wearing clothing of indigenous weaving, the press was effusive with its praise. For two decades virtually every tourist to Antigua signed her guest book and for 10 years she was the only North American resident of the town. The advent of World War II and the closing of Europe to Americans was the beginning of today’s North American colony. By 1948, there were about a dozen Americans living in Antigua, the number falling to about six in 1951, when this writer first arrived. By then, Mildred had divorced Lewis Palmer, who later died in a plane crash in Florida. Mildred was my family’s great friend, a powerful and varied influence in the early foreign colony and life of Antigua, always quiet in her multiple philanthropies. For years she taught English to a number of local needy children, some later becoming respected guides and entrepreneurs. She was ahead of her time as a singular and fierce advocate for keeping alive the artistry of

Guatemala’s weaving. A portion of her textile collection was given to the Museo Ixchel (Guatemala City) during a ceremony honoring her at the American Embassy. Mildred Covill Palmer died in 1981 in her Casa de las Campanas. She is buried in the Antigua Cemetery, the fourth mausoleum to the left of the entrance. First published in Revue: June, 1999

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Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop

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awyers may not be the most hated profession, even though entire books of lawyer jokes exist. Every non-lawyer has a war story about a run-in with a lawyer, whether here or in the old country. But if non-lawyers disdain lawyers, whom do lawyers pick on? Tax collectors, perhaps. Maybe I will write a book of taxcollector jokes for the lawyer market. Then again, no. There is historic support for the contempt of lawyers for tax collectors. The New Testament, for instance, records multiple instances of lawyers dissing tax collectors. In that day, the line may have been, “I may be a scumbag lawyer, but I’m no tax collector, thank God.” In fact, there is a parable to this effect. Levi, the apostle who recorded that parable, was himself said to be a tax collector. His plight is explainable by the ancient practice of tax farming, which in some parts of the world endured as an official institution even into the 20th century. The short definition of this is that a ruler or governor would grant a franchise to a taxation agent, or “farmer,” whose job was to collect whatever was assessed against a town, city or province. Anything above this, he could keep. The tax farmer collected his quota however he liked, justly or unjustly, so woe to 22 » revuemag.com

you if you crossed him. Given this circumstance, even honest tax collectors fell under suspicion and contempt. And if the town, city or province you lived in was a conquered entity, then it was all the worse. So it was that Judean tax collectors, employed by Imperial Rome, were reckoned lower than the scum at the bottom of the septic pool. Even today, this perception takes a toll, on both despiser and despised. I recall a visit I made 25 years ago to a Nevadan IRS office (the IRS, for my non-paisanos, is the tax collection apparatus of the United States). I had some questions, but the people inside were too hardboiled to address them. They had chafed, I concluded, under a modern version of the daily opprobrium suffered by their first-century counterparts. The waiting room was in fact full of people cocked with head-exploding anger. Someone later told me that, since I saw no outbursts, I had gone on a good day. Even so, I never got to talk to a live IRS employee. I casually befriended a vacationing IRS employee I met one day, circa 2000, in La Antigua. He was looking for a marzipan store, and since I do not know the street names in that town, I had to actually lead him to the place. En route, I discovered his line of work, and found that he was willing to be candid about it. ...continued on page 106


ART HIGHLIGHT

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rtist Rosamaría Pascual de Gámez stands with her latest mural, “…so you can compare the size with an average person.” The painting now hangs in the baptistery of the Cathedral of Santa Cruz del Quiché, the second of her works there and the 18th mural she has donated to Guatemala churches. At five square meters, this is among her smaller works. Typically Rosamaría’s paintings include a myriad of scenes, but, she says, “This one is very easy to understand, as there is only one message: the baptism of Jesus,” adding, “…in the Catholic tradition of baptizing a baby and not a grownup Jesus.” That said, the painting is chock full of

detail. The flowers, the pots, the colorful cloth, the basket with bananas, the groups of candles according to Mayan tradition of petitioning protection for each family member—all these part of everyday life in Guatemala. Symbols of and beyond baptism include a pitcher of water and two little jars of oils to be ceremoniously poured on the baby, sacrificial doves and a knife for circumcision. Halos and shawls of typical mode connect the holy and the human. Rosamaría’s suggestion of herself as ‘an average person’ may be accurate for her size. But otherwise average the artist is not. revuemag.com « 23


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Mon., through 3rd, 9am-4pm — TEXTILE WORKSHOP: Jaspe/Ikat with visiting artist Virginia Davis. She is co-teaching a special course in ikat, known in Spanish as jaspe, together with the Guatemalan master Roberto Chaclán Solís. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez.

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, 10 & 17 Wed., 9:30am-11am — (Spanish) WORKSHOP: Altareros: Tradiciones y Expresiones Populares por Lic. Haroldo Rodas Estrada. Q525/students; Q350/ tourist guides, includes a guided visit on March 24. Salón CS-103, primer nivel, Edificio Centro de Seminarios. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City.

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Tues., 8pm-1am — ACTIVITY: Raffles, music, food and lots of fun; proceeds benefit Niños de Guatemala and its educational programs, also interchange between volunteers from other NGOs. El Muro, 3a. calle oriente # 19-D, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala with project director Juan Pablo Romero. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 78321919) 7a av. sur #8. La Antigua. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the APRIL 2010 edition of the REVUE by Wednesday, March 10

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Fri., 7-9pm & Sun., 7th, 4-6pm — (English) THEATER: The Panajachel Theatre company presents The Red Suitcase (with a twist of Cole Porter), a hilarious comedy in two acts, music and laughs. Q70. Chapiteau (tel: 7762-2056). Panajachel, Lake Atitlán. See highlight on page 98.

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Sat., 10 am–6 pm — INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Thirteen Threads presents its first International Women’s Day event. More info. & schedule, contact Maya: thirteenthreads@gmail.com Centro Comercial Los Barandales, at the bottom of Calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán. See highlight on page 36. DateBook online: www.revuemag.com

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Sat., 10am-12:30pm — (Spanish) WORKSHOP: Cafés Diferenciados, conozca las regiones en donde se cultiva el café, el mercado que se está desarrollando, la industrialización y comercialización del café, impartido por Ing. Sergio Martínez, director del Programas Cafés Diferenciados de Agexport de Guatemala. Q50, incluye material. Finca La Azotea (tel: 78887021) Calle del Cementerio final z. 3, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez.

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Sat., 7:30pm — MUSIC: Trova y canción alternativa by Rony Hernández. Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (Spanish) PERFORMANCE: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs performed by children from Niño Obrero. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Tues., 9am-4pm — WORKSHOP: Conserving Your Textiles, learn how to store, repair and display them, bring in a piece for professional analysis. Morning: theory of conservation and demonstration of techniques, after lunch (included), practice techniques and discuss your textiles. Meet professional conservator, Molly Hope, who has worked at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Natural History, New York City; the National Museum of Costa Rica; the New York Historical Society; and the Museo Ixchel. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Las Tumbas de Copán, por Loa Traxler. Salón de Convenciones JBG, II nivel, Edificio Centro de Seminarios. Q30; students w/carnet, Q15. Parking Q30. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., 7:30pm — ART: Reinauguration of Crónicas del Centro Histórico by Alejandro Urrutia, also wine tasting. Proyecto Cultural el Callejón del Fino, Edificio El Centro, 7a av. & 9 calle, II nivel local #218, z. 1, Centro Histórico, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 6pm through April 4 — PHOTOGRAPHY: Ballenas y Delfines del Pacífico de Guatemala. Free. Casa del Turista INGUAT, 2a calle oriente, La Antigua.

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Sat., 11am — (English) MEETING: Democrats Abroad Guatemala annual membership meeting and a kickoff barbeque for 2010 voter registration. Info: John Chudy, tel: 7832-4581 or democratsabroad_guate@ yahoo.com; DA members and US Citizens invited. La Peña de Sol Latino Restaurant, 5a calle poniente 15-C, La Antigua. revuemag.com « 25


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Sat., 11am-midnight — FESTIVAL ATITLÁN: with music, dance, theater, circus, camping, good food and drink, entertainment, activities for kids, an art gallery and more. This year 100 percent of the proceeds will go to a local ecological educational and informational project, see Revue Feb., Festival Atitlán highlight at www. revuemag.com This year’s musical line-up includes Iguanamanga (reggae), La Trova del Lago (trova nueva), Grupo Maya Tz’utujil (cofradía music), AjBatz (Kaqchikel rock), Marco Trio Electric (get down boogy), The LeRoy Mack Band (bluegrass), Naik Madera (New age feminist), Kila (Latin folklore), Zanates en Stereo (Rock chapín), Pablo Robledo (soloist), Steve James (finger-picking guitar), MaF Saenz (soloist), Percush (percussion), Star Maya circus, Grupo Sotzil (Maya dancers), Cósmica de Guatemala (psychedelic). Donation Q100. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. For more info, visit www. festivalatitlan.com, (outskirts) of Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlán.

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galería de arte y centro de documentación

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

4a avenida 15-45, zona 14, Guatemala Tel/Fax: 2368-0853 <elatticogal@msn.com>

Primitive - Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum

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

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

www.antiguatours.net

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

Mondays (dinner)— Night Blues, Nelson & Segovia feat. New Orleáns Jazz. Piano & Guitar.

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

Wednesdays (dinner) — Live Jazz Trio. Q35. Thursdays (dinner) — Cuban Jazz. Q35.

Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm — Sergio, reggae music

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

Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Open Mike Night hosted by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for all performers. Free.

La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

Thursdays, 7:30pm — Güicho will astound you with his guitar skills and improvisation of Latino and pop classics.

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.

Posada de Santiago (tel: 7721-7366), 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán, Lake Atitlán Fridays, 7:30pm — Mark Weinstein’s Marco Trio will perform a variety of jazz, blues & rock ‘n’ roll.

Saturdays 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.

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Fri., 7pm — MUSIC: ImoxJazz presents Straight Ahead Jazz with Rosse Aguilar (vocals & sax), Victor Arriaza (piano), Alejandro Álvarez (double bass) and Julio César García (percussion). Donation Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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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 flamenca and Guatemalan traditional elements Sundays — Latin Ensemble

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isitors to La Antigua Guatemala are quite happy to see that many of the municipal trucks run on bio-diesel. Discarded cooking oil is collected at restaurants, filtered through technology set up in conjunction with Bio Persa www.biopersa.com (supported by the Swiss government), and we all benefit in Antigua. Then the inevitable question, “What about recycling in Antigua?” We recycle. Our aluminum cans are dropped off at Restaurante Doña Luisa (4a calle oriente #12) to benefit www. openwindowsfoundation.com (an educational program in San Miguel Dueñas). We also fill up a depository with glass bottles, folded cardboard, newspaper and all plastic containers. It’s just a short drive from Antigua to Ferrretería El Tigre (Km 47.5 carretera a Ciudad Vieja) and that’s it! It is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The recycling program operates in conjunction with the local bio-diesel project. You’ll be surprised at how much “garbage” we can recycle—with very little effort. Next time you visit a business, help the planet and ask “Do you recyle?” (¿y tú reciclas la basura?). revuemag.com « 29


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Sat., 1pm — FOLK DANCES: Niños de Bendición from San Antonio Aguas Calientes present traditional folk dances. Free, though donations gratefully accepted to support the childrens’ school expenses. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua. Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: La Edad de Oro de las Canciones de Arte en Alemán by David Kubiak (baritone) and David Greene (piano). Donation Q70. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) La Antigua. Mon., 5pm — CULTURAL EVENT: A glimpse of Mayan culture with the presentation of an authentic indigenous ceremony. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua. Tues., 8am-4pm — EXCURSION: Comalapa, visit this indigenous village famous for its folk painters and textiles. Proceeds benefit the women’s cooperative, MayaWorks. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176), inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions with Sue Patterson, retired Foreign Service officer. She is a former US Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8. La Antigua.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — ART: Figurativos y Abstractos by Fredy López. Vestíbulo del Banco G&T Continental, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 7pm — MUSIC: ImoxJazz presents Straight Ahead Jazz with Rosse Aguilar (vocals & sax), Victor Arriaza (piano), Alejandro Álvarez (double bass) and Julio César García (percussion). Donation Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

Vegas in Antigua AN NGO BENEFIT

Thanks to the following for their contributions to our event held on February 14th 2010 at Casa Convento Concepción

 Casa Sito  Common Hope  Español Ya!  Gallo  John & Jennifer Holden  La Antigua Guatemala Network  La Fonda de La Calle Real  Los Patojos  Mesón Panza Verde  Que pasa  Revue Magazine  Imprenta Transitions And our many volunteers and friends that made that beautiful day so successful! 30 » revuemag.com


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Galería de Arte ¬¬¬¬¬

“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

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. —Alfred Hitchcock

Tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua (see our ad in Antigua Dining) - FREE WIFI ACCESS -

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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datebook HOLY WEEK, ANTIGUA MAIN PROCESSIONS — Semana Santa March 28 — Palm Sunday, 11am: Procession of Jesús Nazareno from La Merced Church. March 29 — Holy Monday: Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced Church. March 30 — Holy Tuesday: Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande Church. March 31 — Holy Wednesday: Holy Vigil of Señor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church. 2pm: Children´s procession, under 10 years old, from La Merced Church. April 1 — Maundy Thursday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de la Humildad, Virgen de Dolores from San Cristóbal El Bajo Church. 1pm: Processions of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande Church. April 2 — Good Friday, 4am: Procession of Jesús Nazareno from La Merced Church; 2pm: Procession of the Burial of Christ, from Escuela de Cristo Church; 3pm: Procession of the Burial of Christ, from San Felipe de Jesús Church. April 3 — Saturday of Glory: processions of Virgen de Soledad from various churches. April 4 — Easter Sunday: Procession of Jesús Resucitado from Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro

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Fri., 7-9pm — (English) THEATER: The Panajachel Theatre company presents The Red Suitcase. See listing on Friday, 5th. Chapiteau (tel: 77622056) Panajachel, Lake Atitlán. Sat., 11am — (Spanish) LECTURE: Introducción a la Salvaguardia de Colecciones de Imagen y Sonido por Samuel Franco, director del Centro de Investigación y Museo Casa K’ojom; Q50; estudiantes con carnet, Q25. info@kojom.org; www.kojom. org - Centro Cultural La Azotea (tel: 78311486) Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez. Sat., through April 19th — ART: Latest works by Guatemalan artist Hugo González Ayala, renowned landscape artist.The work in this series is dedicated to Antigua urban scenes by night in a show of light in the dark. La Antigua Galería de Arte, 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Sat., 3pm — (Spanish) TALK: Hidroponía, conoce sobre esta técnica de reproducción de plantas, la siembra de huertas, los sustratos o medios de cultivo, preparación y siembra de almácigos. Aprenda a tener verduras o flores en su balcón. Vivero y Café de la Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final #36-C, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — ART: Trozos de Mi Tierra, exposition and sale of paintings by Lázaro Antonio Escobar Castillo. Cocktail. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) La Antigua.

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Mon., through Sat 27th, 9am4pm — WORKSHOP: The Magic of Color with Natural Dyes. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango.

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Tues., 9am-4pm — EXCURSION: San Juan del Obispo, visit this quaint town where the Baroque monastery of San Juan Obispo overlooks Antigua. Meet local artisans in their workshops. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 78311176) Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez. DATEBOOK continues on page 34

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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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Thurs., 8am-4pm — EXCURSION: Tecpán & Iximché: Off the beaten track! Visit this important indigenous community and the famous Mayan archeological site of Iximché. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176) Inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Mágico Hawaii, with Oscar Corletto (electric guitar, hawaiian steel guitar) and Madeleine Alejandra Escobar (vocals). Donation Q60. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Pedal Power Technology: An alternate source of energy in Guatemala with Carlos Marroquín. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Tues., 6-7pm — (English) BENEFIT SLIDE SHOW: Lent and Holy Week in Antigua by Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a description and slides of carpet making, velaciones, processions and tips for this season. Questions encouraged and autographed books available including Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. Q30; proceeds benefit educational programs in Antigua. El Sitio, (tel: 7832-6329), La Antigua. Wed., 8am-4pm — EXCURSION: Santa Apolonia, a picturesque and scenic drive to this beautiful and rarely visited village, where you will meet artisans in their workshops. Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7831-1176), inside Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez.

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ART: Latest works by Ramón Ávila. Galería El Túnel (tel: 2367-3266), Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1601, z. 10, 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. ondays, 3pm — STAR SCRABBLE CLUB: Meets in different locations. See http://www.starscrabble.com/ for locations and how to join. La Antigua.

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My main reason for adopting literature as a profession was that, as the author is never seen by his clients, he need not dress respectably. —George Bernard Shaw

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Threads dry in the sun after application of natural dyes

International Women’s Day Sat., 6th, 10am – 6pm Centro Commercial “Los Barandales,” at the bottom of Calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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hirteen Threads (www.thirteenthreads.org), a Maya women’s educational program based in Panajachel, is putting on its first International Women’s Day event. Representatives from each of its 22 participating Maya women’s groups will display their weavings and natural products. There will be live music, talks by indigenous women leaders, a mini-workshop on natural dyeing of fibers, free yoga class, a raffle with great prizes, face painting, and lots more fun for the whole family. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to supporting Thirteen Threads’ educational programs. Come out to celebrate and support women leaders! For more information and a schedule, please contact Maya at thirteenthreads@gmail.com

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Original antiques and handmade crafts, primitive or rustic, from different regions of Guatemala. Direct shipping worldwide. Visit us: Km. 15.5 Carretera a El Salvador www.artedeltiempo.com artedeltiempo@hotmail.com Tel: (502) 5211-9590 or (502) 5050-1747

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

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

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 Mary (about her boyfriend): “He’s an idiot.” Waitress: “Honey, they’re all idiots. But that one’s looking at you like you’re the only girl on Earth. And although you’re real pretty, you’re not exactly the last ham sandwich in Hungry Town, if you get my drift. There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. —Douglas Adams If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you. —Paul Newman

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Sensuous Guatemala C

by Ken Veronda

Pom, incense of burning pitch, forms thick clouds of smoke to cleanse the procession routes. A sweeter odor comes from the machines spinning cotton candy in the park, the sugary smell blended with charcoal grills with sizzling steaks and sausages. More subtle are smells of the blossoms, of the dust, of the crowds standing or shuffling in the sunshine, of the pine needles trampled underfoot. These and more are treats to be smelled. The special tastes of traditional foods of the season, salads of beets, of smoked tuna, green olives, pickled eggs, candied fruits. The taste in the mouth of the incense smoke as the processions pass, or of the sweets sold by vendors following those processions. Strong coffee for carpet-builders, and draft beer for the spectators. Tamales and tacos and grilled carnes and fried bananas. There are so many holiday treats to be tasted. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touch. Sore shoulders and feet for those carrying the heavy anda platforms with the carved saints. Sore backs for fathers carrying little ones on their shoulders to see it all. Sometimes unpleasant touch of people pressing so close together along the procession routes. Sometimes loving touch as couples and families hold hands as they walk among the marvelous carpets before those exquisite creations are destroyed by the marchers in the processions. Each special touch, each sensuous sight, sound, smell, taste, form unforgettable memories of the season, of Semana Santa in Guatemala.

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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

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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

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Open Mon-Sat 12pm - 5pm 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 The best number for a dinner party is two; myself and a damn good head waiter. — Nubar Gulbenkian

The Best in Fresh Fruits & Vegetables produced and packaged with your health in mind M-F 8:30-7pm Sat 8:30-2pm 13 calle 4-44, Z.10 Guatemala Cit y TelFax:2363-2682

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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

café-bar-restaurant en pleno centro histórico

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

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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 —— Single Room: 10% Discount with this ad —— “At Las Torres you don’t just get a room, you get a family.” 13 calle 0-43, Zone 10 PBX: 2334-2747, 2362-5030 Fax: 2331-4628 apartamentos_lastorres@yahoo.com

I’d probably be famous now if I wasn’t such a good waitress. — Jane Siberry

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Guatemala city » Lodging Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and h o t e l s Standard Rooms, Breakfast, WiFi, Patios, Tels:+502.2334.3922, 5 minutes from airport. +502.2339.0115 4a Av. “A” 13-74, zona 9 Weekly and Monthly rates Guatemala City Meeting rooms &Parking

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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

Rooms starting at $9.99 Hot water, large parking lot 2 mins. from the airport 8a av. 17-74 Aurora I, z. 13 Tels: 2261-2963, 2261-2921

Hotel Casa de los Nazarenos 2 blocks from Central Park,

right in the Historic Center

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Santa María

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

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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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Moments of Mindfulness by Dr. Karmen Guevara holistic psychotherapist

W

Retrograde

e position our thoughts around three points—the past, the future and the present, which is tightly squeezed in between. A quirk of ours is to orbit around the past. Living in the past, we rehash, recreate and regret. Although the past makes us sad or even mad, it’s often preferable to the future, which usually makes us scared. There’s no future in living in the past. Furthermore, the past is an insidious thief that steals the present. How much of life are we missing while we cruise around in our time capsule? The past is created from the precious moments that are happening right now. The knack of successfully dealing with the past is to take it completely out of the hands of the tortuous mind. It’s important to sift through the past to pull out the gems that are buried in the rubble. One gem is to forgive. This is often dif-

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ficult because forgiveness is confused with doing it for someone, instead of it being for us. Another difficult gem is to let go and accept that “it was as it was.” A gem is to extract the lessons from the past. Otherwise, Einstein’s definition of insanity describes how we can feel, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In dwelling on the wrong turns we’ve made, often the right ones are overlooked. By bringing these into the present they contribute to the person we are today. Finally, there’s the powerful gem of memories. We have memories so that we can gather roses in December. Instead of visiting a memory in the past, bring it to you and experience it fully in the present moment. Don’t let the past steal your present! Remember, today is a gift–that’s why it’s called the present! photo: césar tián/revue


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DENTAL CARE

LASER TOOTH WHITENING

Dr. Leonel Rodríguez cirujano dentista

4a avenida norte #1 La Antigua G. Tel: 7832-0431 lr.mydentist@gmail.com

Rodolfo Laparra, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

CLINICA y ÓPTICA SANTA LUCÍA High Quality Optical Services

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2-7pm (Sat: 9-3) 5a calle poniente No. 28, La Antigua TEL: 7832-7945 English spoken

Centro Oftalmológico Leon Líder en alta tecnología para sus ojos al alcance de todos Somos el centro de ojos más nuevo y moderno de Centroamérica. Diagnóstico y tratamiento ocular en adultos y niños

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

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Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro WE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE!

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de Golcher Specialized Aesthetic-function Dra. Dalia Retina, Vitreous &

Ophtalmologists

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It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber. —Robert Fulghum If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? —Milton Berle Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. —Marcus Brigstocke

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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all. —George Christophe Lichtenberg Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for — in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. —Ellen Goodman Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, ‘I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.’ The waitress replies, ‘I’m sorry, monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?’


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

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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

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

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

Dr. Manuel Antonio Samayoa

DERMATOLOGIST

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

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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

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health services Delia Orellana Holistic Dietetic Consultant Massage Therapy

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El Tesoro de El Calvario Patrimonio de La Antigua Guatemala

This book was produced in order to promote the rescue and appreciation of the Ermita de El Calvario at La Antigua Guatemala. It is dedicated to Santo Hermano Pedro who lived in the Ermita and was canonized in July 2002.

available page-by-page online!

Spanish language, 156 pages, color plus black and white photographs, fully indexed; cover water color by Luis González Arocha Published by Fundación G&T; editor Miguel F. Torres; nine chapters written by experts in their field, René Johnston (historian & archeologist); José María Magaña, (architect); Haroldo Rodas (art historian); Gustavo Ávalos Austria (anthropologist); Miguel F. Torres, M.A. (microbiologist); Dieter Lehnhoff, PH. D., (musicologist); Fray Damián Muratori (OFM) Fray Edwin Alvarado (OFM); Margarita Estrada, (restorer) and Brenda Penados, (architect).

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Printed by Print Studio S.A. Available now at bookstores in Guatemala City and La Antigua.

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. —H.L. Mencken The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature—nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man’s passing. —Bill Vaughan Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. —Anonymous

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

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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 Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. —Marcel Proust

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A Very Special Restaurant...

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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

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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

Museum “House of the Old Weaving”

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. —Douglas Adams

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Books, Magazines & Calendars

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4a. calle oriente No. 12-A La Antigua Guatemala 7832-7075 Hours: 9-6:30 daily

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LIVERPOOL

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If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. — Steven Wright

KID´S ENTERTAINMENT... ENTRETENIMIENTO PARA NIÑOS (3-10) “BELLY FUN” Afterschool/actividades extracurriculares, Mon-Fri/Lun a Vier, 3pm-5pm » Football » Yoga » Dance » English » French (By Alliance Française) » Cooking » & for Elementary/Para primaria: » Homework Club/Club de Deberes 4a av. 0-30 z.6, San Miguel Escobar - “Pancitas Verdes” Preschool. Tel: 4011-0125 ~ belly_fun@yahoo.com 58 » revuemag.com


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

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Tel: (502) 7832-0685 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659 info@casadelosgigantes.com Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. —Mark Twain

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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

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antigua » Services » Shopping Nails & Salon 3a calle oriente #7, La Antigua Tels: 7832-7705, 5650-9983

Workshop - Traditional and Modern Jewelry - Jade Best Prices in town - Unique Designs - Custom Made 5a calle poniente #12-C, La Antigua www.pablosilvershop.com

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find out they are not it. —Bernard Bailey

I have great faith in fools—self-confidence, my friends call it. —Edgar Allan Poe

Great Q2500 Gift Idea A book of 56 bilingual crossword puzzles and over 1000 selected quotations from past issues of REVUE

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Learn new vocabulary words (English/ Spanish) while enjoying the challenge of a crossword puzzle. Flip the book over and read quotes from some of the world’s great and not-so-great movers and shakers. Available only at: 4a calle oriente #23 La Antigua Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. —Mohandas Gandhi

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El Patio

Antiques

colibrí Fine Textiles

& Home Decor

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 have to go. I’m conducting a seminar in multiple personality disorders, and it takes me forever to fill out the nametags. —Niles Crane

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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. —George Bernard Shaw

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3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5545


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EL PESCADOR ITALIANO Come join us for a memorable experience with food prepared by our Chef Luciano

Fresh Seafood, Pizza and original Italian Cuisine Reservations: 7832-7328 3a avenida norte #1-B La Antigua Mon-Fri: 12pm - 4pm & 6pm - 10pm (closed Wednesdays) Sat: 12:30pm - 4pm & 6:30pm - 10pm Sun: 12:30pm - 4pm & 6:30pm - 9pm revuemag.com « 63


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Callas

There are things you just can’t do in life. You can’t beat the phone company, you can’t make a waiter see you until he’s ready to see you, and you can’t go home again. — Bill Bryson

Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like. — Lemony Snicket

Exquisite Italian Ambience In a Colonial Restaurant! Opened since 1992 Tel: 7832-0727 • 6a Avenida Norte No 17, La Antigua Guatemala

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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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savory 8 Sandwiches Antigua Dining Sampler

Leonardo Da Veggie garlic/herb cream cheese,

avocado, onion, sweet peppers, tomato and cucumber

Sandwich de Pescado fresh grilled fish with cheese, sprouts, lettuce, avocado and mojo dressing on pan integral

Sabe Rico (page 9)

Bagel Barn (inside cover)

Carnívoro

delicious seasoned beef fillet grilled and smothered with melted cheese and fried onions

The Bishop

homemade turkey salad with capers and olives in a creamy mayonnaise dressing

Café Condesa (page 73)

La Sin Ventura Restaurant (page 83)

Panino Mar y Montaña salsa panza verde, cheese, Italian salami, olive oil and anchovies

Half-pound Burger exquisite example of a classic sandwich, big and tasty

Bistrot Cinq (page 65)

Caffé Opera (page 64)

Croissant Sandwich homemade croissant with Monte Cristo with turkey breast, ham and swiss cheese and house greens

pork leg ham and mozzarella cheese.

El Viejo Café (page 75)

Epicure (page 62)

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La Peña de Sol Latino

Free WiFi Access

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

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pleasing 8Pastas Antigua Dining Sampler

Fettuccini

with shrimp and crabmeat served with a delicious white sauce and garlic bread

Pasta del Día

daily menu of homemade pasta dishes to choose from

Caffé Mediterraneo (page 79)

Posada de Don Rodrigo (page 84)

Ragú de la Abuelita with spaghetti, beef, tomato sauce, herbs and white wine

El Sabor del Tiempo (page 79)

Spaghetti with Blue Cheese our house specialty; served in a creamy blue cheese sauce with chicken

La Canoa (map)

Lasagna

Ravioles de Salmón ravioles stuffed with salmon

classic lasagna made in-house, served with a salad; vegetarian or with meat

La Peña de Sol Latino (page 67)

La Casserole (page 71)

Fetuccini Carbonara al dente with a creamy Espaguetti Marinara Calamari, chopped tomato,

carbonara bacon, egg and parmesan cheese sauce

The Black Cat Inn (page 75)

onions, basil and olive oil

Personajes (page 73)

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The waiters’ eyes sparkled and their pencils flew as she proceeded to eviscerate my wallet—paté, Whitstable oysters, a sole, filet mignon, and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound notes. — S. J. Perelman

Dave was furious when his steak arrived too rare. “Waiter,” he shouted, “Didn’t you hear me say ‘well done’?” “I can’t thank you enough, sir,” replied the waiter. “I hardly ever get a compliment.”

If it weren’t for caffeine I’d have no personality whatsoever! —Anonymous

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth. —Ernest Hemingway

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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 72 » 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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Restaurante Traditional Recipes with Authentic Antiguan Flavor

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

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

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Pizzería “Santa Lucía” 4a av. norte #29, La Antigua (across from Colegio La Salle) HOMEMADE PIZZA Open noon to 8pm, closed Mondays FOR ONLY

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QUINCHO’S MARISCOS Delicious and large selection of Sea Food and other dishes! Avenida la Recolección No. 55, La Antigua Tel: 5697-9639

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I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time.’ So I ordered French toast during the Renaissance. — Steven Wright

Your independent coffee shop

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Whenever people say, ‘We mustn’t be sentimental,’ you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, ‘We must be realistic,’ they mean they are going to make money out of it. —Brigid Brophy

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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

Discreto y Elegante

Cocina Europea

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

I went into a French restaurant and asked the waiter, ‘Have you got frog’s legs?’ He said, ‘Yes,’ so I said, ‘Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.’ — Tommy Cooper

We Serve ILLY ESPRESSO Coffee!

Callejón de la Concepción No. 2 ~ Tel 78320781 La Antigua ~ cafebarroco@yahoo.com

French Bakery with the best Croissants in town. Great Breakfasts. 6a av norte y 3a calle poniente #12 Tel: 7832-1576 La Antigua Sun - Wed: 7am-8pm and Thur - Sat: 7am-10pm

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Vegetarian 8Dishes

Antigua Dining Sampler

Plumbagos

Grilled Veggie Wrap veggies slightly grilled with

olive oil, wrapped in a soft flour tortilla with lettuce, avocado & cheese

tofu in a red sauce on a herbal bread sandwich, a specialty of the house

Café de la Escalonia (page 81)

Las Palmas (page 52)

Gratin de Portobello

Portobello mushrooms au gratin with Créme Royal and goat cheese, vegetables and rice

Hummus Sandwich with garlic and sesame on toasted bread and fresh vegetables

Monoloco (page 79)

Mesón Panza Verde (page 69)

Vegetable Soup

Everything we found at the market except the goldfish. Served with cheese and avocado.

Tabouleh Salad

prepared with buckwheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon, mint, parsley and olive oil

Rainbow Café (page 63)

Café No Sé (page 80)

Vegetarian Pizza

with green pepper, onion, mushroom, olive and zucchini

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Vegetable Casserole eggplant, red peppers, celery, olives, capers, onion, tomato, garlic; rice and bread

Wiener (page 77)


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Hooka Bar

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

The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. — Peter De Vries

Waitress: Should I cut your pie into 4 or 8 pieces? Yogi Berra: Four. I don’t think I could eat eight.

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LANGUAGE

by Jane Binaris

A Linguist in the Mercado The lesson I learned here is don’t judge the cover until you see the books

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first met Matilde Abac eight years ago while shopping in the market for bedspreads, in his small and undistinguished stall hung several spreads in various colors and sizes. My Spanish was less than basic and early into the negotiations Matilde began speaking almost flawless English. Though taught as a child not to judge a book by its cover, I was appreciative yet surprised that a market shopkeeper spoke my language so fluently. Bedspreads bought, on another visit, Matilde asked me if I would do him a favor: “Could you please bring me a Greek to Hebrew Concordance when you come back from the States?” “Beg your pardon?” I said. Matilde pulled back one of the hanging spreads to reveal a prodigious jumble of books—the tip of the library icicle it turned out—and rummaged to find a Greek Bible that he wanted to translate to Hebrew. Thus began my admiration and respect for Matilde Abac, a linguist of the first order. Born in Momostenango with K’iche’ as his first language, Matilde studied for 12 years in the Antigua public school system where he learned Spanish and some English. A teacher from Israel, living in Matilde’s family home for one year while studying Spanish in Antigua, began teaching Matilde Hebrew and Greek, and Matilde began studying the theology of the Bible in these languages. From this teacher Matilde also learned some Dutch, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and a little Portuguese—then 78 » revuemag.com

Matilde Abac reading at work

he began to buy books, teaching himself. How did you learn to pronounce the words? “For each language I had a phonetic dictionary and a lexicon of the language, and I would practice speaking with the tourists who came to my stall.” Where do you get the books? “From friends all over the world who know I am studying languages. I have 80 language books and 150 Bibles and Bible-related volumes. I have read the Bible in 16 languages: Spanish; Tz’utujil, Mam, Q’eqchi’, K’iche’ (we have 23 languages in Guatemala but I only speak five), English, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Latin; Polish and Danish with the aid of the lexicons and dictionaries Now I am studying Persian, Russian and Arabic.” “I study 10 to 15 hours a day—my first work every day is to study the Bible, then my languages. I also am studying medicine (chemical and natural), pathology, biology, anatomy and a little physiology. The study of language and medicine is for this life on Earth, the study of the Bible is for my everlasting life.” Asked if he had anything more to say, Matilde turned to his curtained library and selected a Bible (the Spanish version of the New Standard, he informed me), went right to the verse he wanted (this man knows his Bible!), read several verses, smiled and spoke his customary goodbye: “God bless you and have a good day.” First published in Revue: June, 1999


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

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In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One. — Yakov Smirnoff

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

Open Daily from 7am-7pm Corner 3a av. & 4a calle T:7832-7652 rbalsells@gmail.com

Backroads of Guatemala by Greg Schwendinger

“San Miguel Ixtatán”

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Congratulations

Kloster

Restaurant

on the opening of your Antigua location


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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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courtesy of Uwe Schiffke, Gary Kaney and Gene Budinger

Scenes from last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Venetian Ball, a charity event held at the ruins of Santa Clara

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THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL RATES (includes Continental Breakfast)

BED & BREAKFAST

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

Callejón del Hermano Pedro #2 La Antigua Guatemala 7832-0360

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

Reservations: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell 7832-5821, 7832-2046 (office hours) www.hotelcasaconcepcion.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 I am at two with Nature. —Woody Allen

I hate the outdoors. To me the outdoors is where the car is. —Will Durst

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Reservations: (502) 2386-1012 4a avenida sur final No. 30 www.elmarquesdeantigua.com


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

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Sculpture of the child Mary in upper niche of Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

Elaborate detail and spiral columns of Church of Candelaria

Turning Points

• Denuded of plaster, the Church of San Sebastian reveals brick structure. Franciscan recorder Ximénez wrote that the church had more than 8,000 parishioners by the end of the 18th century. That was more than the cathedral, which served the Spanish population, whose properties were within the town plan. Having not suffered significant earthquake damage in 1773, the church continued until 1874 when the roof collapsed, a century after the town moved to what is now Guatemala City.

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• Spiral, elaborately decorated columns and niches make the Church of Candelaria, at the north end of 1a avenida, one of the finest examples of Baroque in the New World; • The Renaissance façade of the Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, just over the little bridge as Calle de los Pasos divides toward the Ermita of El Calvario, contains the sculpture of Mary as a child; • Plaster filigree, flower designs and octagonal windows cling to the neglected Church of Manchén, little noticed today on the hillside to the right, across the busy intersection at the north end of 6a avenida, where the road curves left to San Felipe; • The church seen today on the site of the old Church of Santa Lucía, on the Alameda Santa Lucía at 7a calle, built in the late 20th century, “is supposed to be similar to the original,” according to Verle Annis in The Architecture of Antigua Guatemala, 15431773. It seems the services of the Church of Santa Lucía had been moved to the Church of San Sebastián; 86 » revuemag.com

Figures are hard to confirm, but most sources agree that the population that moved from Almolonga in 1541, counting local workers, was about 5,000. It grew to about 30,000, beyond the original grid, and was running out of space as well as funds to support the religious institutions. Authorities became stingy with permissions to build. Fortunately, perhaps, religious fervor waned at about the same time. It had been 230 years and a long way from the thatch roof, improvised shelters. As nature dictates, all things run their courses, and the quakes of 1773 put an end to it all. Or, perhaps a new beginning.


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

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

A Thomas Lamothe original thomas lamothe/fl14485@optonline.net

We have 57 Comfortable Rooms Banquet Halls for Special Events 3a calle oriente No. 3, Antigua Guatemala Info@hotelposadahermanopedro.com Tels: 7832-2140, 7832-2089 www.hotelposadahermanopedro.com

Carpe per diem—seize the check. —Robin Williams

REVUE - 20,000 in print and

available page-by-page online!

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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

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 • 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

Charming Bed & Breakfast Just 2 blocks from the Central Park

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

Revue: 20,000 magazines monthly with extensive country-wide distribution publicidad@revuemag.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 Reservations: Cel. 502.5526.8888, Tel. 502.7888.6980/81 - info@vilaflorhotel.com - www.vilaflorhotel.com Lote 17, Condominio El Cortijo de las Flores, Km. 48.5, Carretera a Ciudad Vieja,Sacatepéquez

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Coral Gables Delegation Delivers Toys To Guatemalan Children

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our hundred bicycles and more than 11,000 toys from a Coral Gables, Fla., delegation were delivered in time for the holidays to poor children in La Antigua and several orphanages in Guatemala. Coral Gables and La Antigua are Sister Cities. The goodwill effort was made by Honorary Consul of Guatemala Marcia del Rey, a Coral Gables resident, who made the trip during the holidays with her husband and daughter along with the General Consul of Guatemala in Miami Felipe Alejos and Trade Commissioner of Guatemala Dunia Miranda. The effort took four months to coordinate for the delivery of the toys to the most remote areas in the Guatemalan mountains just in time for the holidays. The Coral Gables delegation received an emotional welcome by the children and council members of La Antigua, a Coral Gables sister city since 1993, which proudly displayed a banner with the Coral Gables official seal in the Hato Village of Guatemala. Del Rey, who made the generous donation from her own funds, was named “The Angel of Antigua” and came back home with the gratitude of sister city officials and of thousands of overjoyed Guatemalan children.

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3 blocks from Central Park

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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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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

TRAVEL AG E N C Y 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

BIKE Sales Rentals 6a calle oriente #8, La Antigua Tel: 7832-9056 www.donquijotecruisers.com donquijotecruisers@gmail.com Daily: 8am to 5pm (closed Monday)

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photo: sebastian strzalkowski

Coyol Bouquets Coyol leaves have been part of the Palm Sunday tradition since 1547 Coconut palm…royal palm…date palm…coyol palm…uh, coyol palm?

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ordWeb Online calls it a tropical American palm with edible nuts and yielding useful fiber. In some countries of Central America, especially Costa Rica and Honduras, it is known for the sweet liquid that flows inside its trunk and is extracted to drink as a 100 per cent natural liquor. Be careful, though, it’s said to be strong stuff, even lethal. But the straight, tall tree that grows wild on Guatemala’s south coast has a higher purpose. It substitutes for the date palm common in Palestine for Palm Sunday celebrations that commemorate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and, here in Guatemala, initiate the magnificent Holy Week traditions. Coyol leaves are cut a week or so before—tricky business because of the many long, ominous spines on the branches. The narrow leaves are bundled and hauled to church plazas throughout the country, where they are looped, braided, twisted and woven into bouquets (photo). That wonderful Guatemalan creativity kicks in as artisans sit surrounded by piles of flowers, 96 » revuemag.com

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crosses, medallions, images and ribbons to trim and tuck and attach. Then the finished bouquets are sold for as little as Q3. Worshippers lift the coyol bouquets to be blessed in the Sunday mass and take them home. Some are kept to be burned for the ash used on Ash Wednesday the following year. Traces of coyol have been found in ancient Mayan sites, but it would be tough to determine when this tradition with the coyol leaves began in Guatemala. Fray Antonio de Remesal recorded the first Palm Sunday celebration in Guatemala in which the natives participated. The year was 1547. As told in Luis Luján Muñoz’s book, Semana Santa Tradicional en Guatemala (1982), “(the natives) enjoyed those holy ceremonies, it being the first time they saw them.” Remesal writes that the first lent and Holy Week were not as peaceful as had been hoped “…because one Spanish neighbor thought that peace comes in drunkenness, but in the end it finished well.” Hmmm... Wonder if that Spanish neighbor discovered the coyol juice.


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Charter Desk now at Marina Pez Vela, Puerto Quetzal

tel:

5709-8697

Deep-sea or Coastal Fishing & Ocean Safaris with “Team Parlama” Charter Services Full Day, Half Day and by-the-hour Excursions Río Dulce Excursions also available: call 5691-0360

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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT by Dwight Wayne Coop

Pana Theatre Company musician Chris Jarnach clowns with Thilda “Flossy Dumpit” Zorn and Bill “Arnold Dumpit” Mumford.

What Does a Dumpit Look Like? This outrageous, foppish farce is set in—and set to play in Panajachel and La Antigua

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lossy Dumpit is not a name you will find in the phonebook; it could come only from the planet-hopping imagination of Maine dramatist Barbara Ramey, who brings Flossy to life in The Red Suitcase. It is bad enough that the suitcase in question must be taped shut. But then it gets lost, and with it hypochondriac Flossy’s portable pharmacy, including her “organic Preparation H.” Flossy (played by German comedy wiz98 » revuemag.com

ard Thilda Zorn) is a vaudeville character for people who disdain vaudeville; she and husband Arnold Dumpit are players in a poke at the genre itself. With total sincerity, they are clueless stooges in a farce that Ramey tailor-scripted for the three Guatemalan venues it will play in. To cut expenses as they go on the road, the foppish Dumpits resolve to ride chicken buses and hole up in the nursing home where Arnold’s father, Clyde, ...continued on page 102


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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 Cristóbal de las Casas Every Day

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

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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

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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.

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

Hotel & Travel Agency

Comfortable rooms w/ cable TV, private bath, hot water, private parking, heated pool, WIFI Convention center, salonlabendicion.es.tl www.panajachel.com/chaparral Reservations: 7762-0540 Final Calle Santander, Panajachel, Sololá Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. —Henny Youngman Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. —Gene Perret

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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

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www.primaveraatitlan.com Understated Elegance

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

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Beautiful Rooms with fireplace, swimming pool, large gardens, WiFi and more Tel: +(502)7762-2255, 7762-1554 Fax: 7762-2247 E-mail: ranchogrande_inn@yahoo.com

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lake atitlán » Panajachel

Panajachel Theater

cont. from page 98

resides in a coma. Since this arrangement is of dubious legality, the Dumpits make the move with some shaky sleight of hand. Arnold begins by sending the imperious Nurse Dwadle on a fool’s errand in pursuit of “half-naked young Frenchmen with raging hormones.” Then the Dumpits take tenuous possesion of Clyde’s room. Flossy all but faints from the smell of the place, which skinflint Arnold calls the “smell of no hotel bills.” Will Clyde awaken from his coma— which Flossy calls a “cop-out”? And, if so, what would his recovery augur for the future of the Dumpits’ vaudeville troupe? And how long will Nurse Needles, Dwadle’s antagonistic replacement, tolerate the zany Dumpits in her nursing home? Each production includes frantic “phone 102 » revuemag.com

calls” to real people in each venue—Panajachel and Antigua—giving the production a close-to-home relevancy. These locations are united by murals painted on canvas by Ramey’s husband, David, who is set manager (and pinch-hitter thesbian for cast noshows). The Rameys, who are retired, rarely realize a profit from their productions; they are driven by a perfectionist love of theater. This is their fourth season as troupe parents in Panajachel, and their first on the road in Guatemala. Playing opposite Zorn is Ramey’s seasoned leading man, Baystater Billy Mumford, who in “real life” was a rehab facility manager. His “stage father,” Nevadan author Dwight Wayne Coop, plays Clyde Dumpit. Texan volunteer JoAn Dwyer and Mississippian nurse-in-real-life Kathy Wright play Dwadle and Needles. German musician


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Chris Jarnach provides the scoring. Each of the Dumpits (and Panajachel teen Pamela Metadjer) sings a Cole Porter song. The play includes performances within the performance; the players execute real skits, choruses, dances and solos from a repertoire the Dumpits might use. The Rameys produced Suitcase previously in Maine, where they live part of the year. The Guatemala performances are refinements of the Maine performances; Ramey claims to have all the bugs removed. “We got a laugh a minute in Maine,” she says. “But this time around, we’re shooting for nonstop. We’re going to be stupider and funnier than we’ve ever been.” See DateBook listings for performance schedules at Panajachel, Lake Atitlán and Antigua.

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

The Black Cat Xela 5a calle 14-03 zona 1, Quetzaltenango Tels: (502) 7763-2189, 7763-0096

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

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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

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Casa Doña Mercedes Hostal

Comfortable rooms - Clean, safe and good atmosphere and Full Kitchen 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 guest_house_michelle@yahoo.com www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com

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6a calle 9-24, z. 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala • Tel. 5287-1921, 7761-1465 When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction. — Steven Wright

RESTAURANT Indian food (Vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options. Chef from India) Open Tues –Sun, 12pm–10pm Tels: 7765-2555, 5280-1869 15 av. (off 4a calle) 3-64 zona 1, Quetzaltenango Saborindia@yahoo.co.in

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Lake Views

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Now, as historically, tax collectors have relatively few friends, and some have none at all—aside from other tax collectors. Paul of Tarsus instructed his co-religionist to treat your offender or enemy like you would a tax collector if he failed to respond to a prescribed series of rebukes for wronging you. But this same teacher was himself under the imperative to love one’s enemies, including, presumably, those as bad as the tax collectors. How do these two commands square with each other? Perhaps in the following way. Tax collectors may be someone on a wicked trajectory through life; but even if they are, they retain their human identity, they have needs, and they can be reconstructed, and they might even have integrity to begin with. Paul may have personally known a tax collector, one Zaccheus, who did turn over the leaf. In my 21 years in Central America— mostly in Guatemala—I have had many dealings with tax officials. Sometimes, I see them on my own matters. At other times, I am accompanying (as a consular volunteer) a compatriot who has received a scary-looking summons from the SAT, Guatemala’s answer to the IRS. In all that time, I admit to encountering occasional corruption or apathy. But there is less of this now, since SAT is much more transparent than the machinery it replaced some years ago. Increasingly, I have found people who were not only honest, but genuinely nice. I have even experienced that rarest of bureaucratic events, the returned phone call. Doña Tatiana, the former tax commissioner of Sololá Department, was my 106 » revuemag.com

friend, and remains so even after her transfer. I recently met her replacement, Don Pedro, while answering a scary-looking summons of my own. The guard directed me to a row of chairs but, before I could sit, Don Pedro came out of his glass-walled office. He all but grabbed me and my son by the collar, and asked how he could serve me. I quickly thanked him for the apparent special treatment. During our opening small talk, he remarked (with the candor I have become used to from disarmed officials), that his experience with “foreigners” had, to date, been largely positive. They accepted in principle, he explained, the need for taxation. In this, I imagined, we foreigners tacitly appreciated the contribution to society of tax collectors. Just the kind of person my new friend, Don Pedro, therefore likes to see. The care and feeding of lonely tax collectors, then, is a delicate art, but one that may yield quick dividends. A little acceptance may melt them de una vez. It is said that watchdogs can smell fear. Similarly, tax officials may be able to smell the dirt of disdain. So, wash up before you go. Dismiss any negative experiences from the past. Pay your taxes, and do so with a smile. Guatemala gives us “foreigners” a good value for our taxes. In 2005, a bike accident put me in the public hospital for a few days. It was not Club Med, but the care was adequate, and it was free of charge. In the old country, a stay like that would have wiped me out. So I was grateful. Wonderful thing—those quetzales at work. And if I ever land in the hospital again, perhaps I will be visited by the person who helped make it possible—my friendly local tax collector.


MONTERRICO « PACIFIC COAST

DOS MUNDOS PACIFIC RES OR T

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

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monterrico » PACIFIC COAST Eco Hotel Playa Quilombo

Beyond passion...

de Cucurumbé Barra El Jiote - Moyuta www.playaquilombo.net 5206-7984 2232-6879

Extreme biker Lucas Brunelle likes nothing more than riding where he doesn’t belong. He has risked an international incident with a spin on the Great Wall of China and pedaled through the Big Dig tunnels before they were opened to traffic. Currently he is in Guatemala on a bicycle journey that will traverse Central America. He is also organizing a major bike race here in September. For more info visit www.digave.com 108 » revuemag.com


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

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Monterrico: 5232-9534

Monterrico Beach, Taxisco

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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. —Robertson Davies

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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

Bungalows for rent in Monterrico In front of the beach!

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CABO TORTUGAS Equipped Bungalows Reservations: 2368 0995

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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. If you would like to visit or adopt a pet: Hound Heights is open to the public every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. If you would like to sponsor a pet: Q150 per month will provide general medical care, flea control, food and housing improvements for a dog or a cat. If you would like to volunteer: there is always a need for people who love animals to help with daily care, special needs, walking, bathing, brushing dogs and cats. If you would like to accompany puppies to the U.S. for adoption: AWARE does all the paperwork, covering all transport fees, airportto-airport — please notify us 7-10 days prior to travel. Your assistance is so very much appreciated.

Wish List:

We have an URGENT NEED for DOG and CAT FOOD! specifically dry mix for dogs and cats, and canned cat food. (Unopened containers and bags only please) Also: • metal food/water bowls • blankets, towels, and bedding • cement and block • 12-hp generator • veterinary products including flea control, anti-parasite meds, and clippers for surgical prep • crates to transport dogs

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. www.continental.com

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 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Guatemala

www.animalaware.org Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not find peace. —Albert Schweitzer 110 » revuemag.com


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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

Restaurant & Delicatessen Km. 86.5 Carretera Interamericana, Tecpán Tel: (502) 7840-3806

“A special place for your comfort” www.casadelbosque.net

reservaciones@casadelbosque.net Km 218 a San Juan Chamelco (after Exxon station take the Terracería road) Tels: 5201-1255, 5700-8068, 5581-5666

Km. 90 carretera a Santa Apolonia, Tecpán Tel: 7840-3055 elpedregaltecpan@yahoo.com

Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he’s as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford— but you’ll take him anyway. —Judith Viorst Cozy Cottages B&B Agrotourism Km. 82.5 Carr. Interamericana, Pasajinak, Tecpán Tels: 2365-7106, 2369-8618

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RÍO DULCE » IZABAL 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

HACIENDA TIJAX

Ecolodge & Marina río dulce

Waterfront Cabañas • Full Service Marina • Restaurant & Bar • Swimming Pool • Eco-Farm • Reforestation Project • Jungle Sky Trail • Bird Watching • Horseback Riding • Tours & Day Sail and More...

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Reservaciones: Tels: +1(502) 4145-3901 5847-8060 Fax: 7930-5492 email: catamaran@itelgua.com www.catamaranisland.com

BRUNO’S has EVERYTHING for Boaters and Travellers:

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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HUEHUETENANGO « EL PETÉN

HUEHUETENANGO

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal.... I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. — Ellen DeGeneres

Why don’t we pay more attention to whom our farmers are? We would never be as careless choosing an auto mechanic or babysitter as we are about who grows our food. — Michael Pollan

El Petén On Lake Peten Itza HOTEL & RESTAURANT

La Casa De Don David www.lacasadedondavid.com

in El Remate NEAR TIKAL ... from $19 - $26pp /dbl Tels: 7928-8469, 5306-2190 info@lacasadedondavid.com We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. —Anonymous

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Hotel y Dormitorio Ecológico. Restaurante

Mon ami

Tours to arq. sites Yaxhá & Nakum 4x4 vehicle. Tickets for Tikal, Belize, Chetumal & Palenque Next to the Biotopo Cahuí, El Remate, Flores Petén Tels: 7928-8413, 5805-4868

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CLASSIFIEDS

TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED: Write out what you need to say and drop it off at any of our offices—or, fax or email us your ad and deposit the payment into our business account (we need a scan of the deposit slip before we can place your ad). The rate for a classified ad is Q120 for 25 words (or less) for a month with a distribution of 20,000 magazines. Q3.00 per extra word (max. 40 words), no extra charge for some bold, caps or underline. Add Q50 for yellow highlight background. Please email to: classifieds@revuemag.com

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IT´S NEVER TOO EARLY to register to vote. Use www.votefromabroad.org to make sure you receive an electronic ballot 45 days before the November 2010 mid-term election for senators and the House of Representatives. For more info. contact John Chudy democratsabroad_guate@yahoo.com 7832-4581.

DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practioner, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations, Spanish, English spoken. Pap smears done by female technician, Mon-Fri mornings/afternoons, also; Massage Therapy. 3a. av. norte #1, La Antigua (behind the Cathedral) Tel. 7832-4835. CENTRO DE PARTO NATURAL: 15 years of water birth in Guatemala! German midwife attended. Natural birth, routine gynecology, contraception, birth preparation, 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.

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 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 Flor). 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: 7849-5970, 7832-5653 mardugan@earthlink.net progresa3@gmail.com PANAJACHEL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Lake Atitlán’s Englishlanguage church meets Sundays, 9am at member households. Visitors welcome! More info. 7762-1581 (Wayne) 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: 52931076, 5492-5707. 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.

FOR SALE RARE OPPORTUNITY! SAILBOAT AT HALF PRICE Luxurious, fast and massively seaworthy, a fast worldwide ocean cruiser with liveaboard comfort. Illness forces immediate sale $49,000. Tels: 4450-8975, 4970-5215 timespinner@ gmail.com www.capedory40forsale.blogspot.com CERAMIC STUDIO: 2 large kilns (1 brand new skutt) in crate. 1 test kiln. Many accessories. Clay, glazes, etc. Q16,000. Tel: 5503-1700. PORK FROM TECPÁN: I am selling pork products directly from the premier pork producer in Tecpán. Please call Santiago at 5179-6892 for information or visit the website at http://tecpan-pork.page.tl for details and current prices. VENDO CARRETA DE BUEYES GRANDE PARA DECORACIÓN DE JARDÍN Q 3900; Cómoda, Q 4800; Mesa para Sala Q3800; Puerta, Q 3800; Portón, Q8000. Todo antiguo original. Tels: (502) 5050-1747, 5211-9590. BLUEBERRIES/ARÁNDANO AZUL: Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgánicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. UNIQUE GIFTS FOR SALE: Used Books, Shoes, Clothing, Jewelry (new, costume and vintage), Video Games (PC), Furniture, Toys, large size Blouses for women, Handbags, books on tape, Postcards, Candles & much more. 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua. Sales benefit AWARE Highest (Animal circulation/lowest Welfare Associationprice-per-unit Rescue/Education) in Sumpango. Donations gratefully welcomed!

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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 tienda

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

12 calle 1-25, z.10, Edif. Géminis, Torre Sur, level 11, Off. 11-11, Guatemala City <imigserv@yahoo.com>

WHAT´S IT ALL ABOUT ANYWAY?

second-hand store

6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua

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

Join us in faith and in seeking God´s grace. Lively interchange of belief and opinion in English. Drop-ins welcome. Weekly devotional every Sunday 5-6 pm. Lord´s Supper is provided along with singing, scriptures and prayers. ALL FAITHS WELCOME! Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo) behind Escuela de Cristo, Calle de Belén #11, La Antigua. candcheffington@yahoo.com

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

Spitters, Scratchers and Snappers

Pet Q’s & A’s by Cynthia Burski, DVM

Question: What is your opinion on feeding our cat a diet of raw meat, such as liver, since that’s that what they eat in the wild? Raw or uncooked meats, such as liver, can cause toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, parasitism of the intestines, vitamin and mineral excesses or imbalances or other forms of digestive disease or upsets. While it is true that cats in the wild eat raw foods, their life expectancies and health are not as good as those of domestic cats. It would be better to feed your cat a good-quality commercial cat food and occasionally give him some cooked foods as a treat. Also birds and rodents caught and eaten by your cat can also cause a variety of health problems, including exposure to all of the parasites of that wild animal. revuemag.com « 115


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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. Monday 8:30-10am; Tuesday 8:30-10am; Wed 8:30- 10am & 10-11:30am; Thurs 8:30-10am; Friday 8:3010am & 10-11:30am; Sat. & Sun. 9-10:30am. Galería Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19. pr@panzaverde.com Tel: 78327920 or 5262-8161, or nancy.payne@gmail.com CLASSES IN STAINED GLASS: La Rosa de Cristal is now offering classes in stained glass. Please call Santiago at 5179-6892 or visit website http://theglassrose.page.tl or email: jameswdurham@gmail.com for information. All classes will be in English.

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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EMPLOYMENT EXCELLENT MAID! We are going back to U.S. but would like to help our maid find a new family to work for. Q1700/month. Bety is evangelical and cannot work Sundays. Call (702) 410-0265 in U.S. for reference. Bety´s number is 5643-9915.

s e bus c a Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649

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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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AWARE (Animal Welfare Association-Rescue/Education) is a non-profit, non-governmental charitable organization registered in Guatemala and with 501(c)3 status in the U.S. that cares for and finds loving and responsible pet owners to adopt abandoned animals. AWARE has a 10-acre site in Sumpango where about 170 dogs and 70 cats live. A permanent spay/neuter clinic is also on site and public education is another key objective of AWARE. Donations of cash, dog and cat food, metal food dishes, towels, used books (for resale) and building materials are always welcome. Volunteers are urgently needed and opportunities are many. For more info: visit www.animalaware.org or call Xenii, (502) 7833-1639 or 5401-3148


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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

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, each with its own unique inimitable beauty. www.mezzaninehome.com mezzaninehome@ gmail.com Tel: 4472-4242.

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. 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. U.S. TAX PREPARATION: $100-$150 (depending on complexity) Also, Roth Conversion planning for 2010. Convert your IRA or 401-K to a Roth, but don´t do it the wrong way; it could be very costly! Contact Steven Pittser at stevenpittser@yahoo.com or phone 4374-1199. PUBLIC NOTARIES AND LAWYERS. We offer: tourist visas, residences, marriages, legalization of documents, contracts, legal advice. Tel: 5623-0227, 5987-4178. Antigua Guatemala. Saturdays: attention in English. Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them. —Bob Ferris

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. San Marcos La Laguna: INDIVIDUAL SILENT RETREAT, thatched villas, “primitive elegance” all inclusive. www.spirited-expeditions.com, email: retreatatitlan@ gmail.com

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. 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: 78824282, 5490-8905 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. 24 years experience in individual and corporate tax planning and preparation. Contact: Steven Pittser, email: stevenpittser@yahoo.com or tel: (502) 4374-1199. ARCHITECTURE SERVICES / REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS: Restoration of colonial houses, new projects and remodeling in Antigua. 35-years experience. constfer@yahoo.com PROJECT DEVELOPER / REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS: Engineering, Contractor, Construction, Environmental impact study. tonca.guate@gmail.com VISA EXTENSION AND PROCEDURE RESIDENCIES: Visas for tourists, investors, missionaries, pensioners, business owners. Legal advice. Mobile 5752-9223, 5227-6944. androbles@ live.com. Scheduled appointment. Hotel Posada de Don Quijote. 1a calle poniente #22A, La Antigua. PERMANENT MAKE-UP, Summer offer: Q850 any area. Satisfaction guaranteed. Appointments: 5541-8053/ Lorna.

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ROOM FOR RENT W/PRIVATE BATHROOM wi-fi, cable TV, laundry, access to the kitchen, Spanish tutoring. For volunteers or students. Tels: 4064-2596, 7832-7224. erbsa@yahoo.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.

LOVELY 2-BDRM CASITA for Semana Santa. Volcano view, 2 terraces, quiet, secure. 10-minute walk from market and Bodegona. raeishee@yahoo.com

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SPACIOUS HOUSE, SHORT TERMS. San Pedro el Panorama area. 2 levels, volcano view. Safe area. Garage, hall, livrm, dinrm, kit, 3 bdrms each w/bathrm. Livrm, studio, maidquarters, guest bathrm. Equipped & furnished. Cable TV, DVD, Internet, WIFI. 10-person capacity. Tel: (502) 5312-1818. E-mail: interland.inmobiliaria@gmail.com. WE SPEAK ENGLISH.

EQUIPPED HOUSE: SEMI-FURNISHED: 6 bdrms, interior garden, patio, washer & dryer. Parking for 2 cars, internet, telephone line. 4 blocks from central park. Info: 42494462. constfer@yahoo.com

COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable, telephone. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana). 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. 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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NICE APARTMENT, 1½ block from San Felipe de Jesús church. Tels: 5891-7148, 7832-3311. FOR RENT UNFURNISHED HOUSE, San Pedro El Alto. 2½ bath, almost new. Beautiful garden. Safe, secure. $700. Tels: 5335-3518, 7832-2139. APARTMENTS & HOUSES, 3 blocks from Central Park, furnished or unfurnished. Garden, garden. Hot water, cable & internet. Tel: 5549-8212. 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. APARTMENT BY THE WEEK, one block from Antigua’s central park. Large bedroom with windows on the street, bath, small kitchen, spectacular rooftop views, WiFi, flat-screen cable TV. $400 /wk. Info and reservations tel: 7931-4500 (Alma) antigua.apartment@gmail.com

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2-STORY COLONIAL STYLE HOME in gated community. 5 mins. from Antigua, former coffee plantation. 3 bdrm, 3½ bath. Tropical garden, fountain, terrace. Volcano view. Tel 5945-3645. HOME FOR SALE, Near Cerro de la Cruz: 1350 ft² approx. Living area. 4 bdrm, 4 bath. Furnished. Only $48,000. Tel: 4289-6793 (English). BARGAIN! APARTMENT IN CONDOMINIUM, 5 mins. from Antigua. 2 master bedrooms, din/livrm, kitchen. Equipped and furnished. $185,000. Call 5998-4158 or negocios_opcion@yahoo.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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 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 KEY LEASE FOR PIZZERÍA RESTAURANT, several meters from La Antigua´s Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40-years of accreditation. Totally equipped (water, electricity, cable) Tel: 7832-2769. PANAJACHEL CÉNTRICO Vendo Fonda del Sol. Incluye hotel casa y locales comerciales, totalmente equipados y funcionando. Interesados, Tel: 5936-1099.

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Pine Forest near El Hato Antigua Guatemala, with own natural water source. 18,345 v²/12,818.63 mts² (almost 2 manzanas) Q280,000. Tel: 7882-4281, office hours. BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE ON ROAD TO EL HATO: Lot # 4 next to cerro de la Cruz 3,960 vr2 with municipal wather and electricity already installed $30 per v² contact Oscar 7888-7021, 7831-1120. EXTRAORDINARY BARGAIN…Move in tomorrow! Beautifully decorated 2-story home. Completely furnished— flat screen TV’s, curtains, lamps. 4 Kms. to downtown Antigua; Inside Condominium; 3 bdrm (one on 1st. floor) w/ fireplaces & private bathrooms. Terraces w/ views of volcanoes & small pool w/ heating system. $280,000. Info. 5208-2659, 5510- 1883. Investor Special: newly-built colonial home, us$185K w/ current 12-mo. lease, $700/mo. Contact charlesweld@ yahoo.com or Tel: 4620-2546, photos available.

Property Measurements

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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The state and lingo of Guatemala’s unbroken bread by Dwight Wayne Coop

T

here are 62 names for snow on a certain, very chilly planet in Ursula LeGuin’s science-fiction universe. With snow everywhere you look, there is a need to distinguish one type from all others, even when the differences (to the reader) seem without import. In like fashion, they have a lot of words for sand on the Arabian Peninsula. In Guatemala, snow (if not sand) is so rare that a single word—nieve—covers it. Here, the manifestly named substance is corn. But corn has (quite literally) hundreds of words associated with it if you sum up the corn lexicons of each of the indigenous languages. German Karl Sapper was bewildered and amazed when, over a century ago, he wrote with enthralled fascination about the preparation of what to us is that most ordinary of articles: the tortilla. “Strict scientists may not appreciate my detailed discussion of the Mesoamerican kitchen,” Sapper penned in 1904 in his scholarly paper, Food and Drink of the Kekchi, “thinking it mundane. On the other hand, I hope to interest German housewives. I’d feel extremely flattered were I able to impart understanding to the German ladies of the gastronomical accomplishments of their brown sisters in the Mayan huts of Guatemala.” Sapper, a geographer and anthropologist, was the first European to compile a list of corn-related terms—or at least to attempt it. The size of this task is hinted at by the existence in K’iche’ Maya of names for the three successive “grindings” required to reduce 122 » revuemag.com

soaked kernels to masa: poch’ok, hesok and litz’ok. “Is dinner almost ready, dear?” “No, you old fool—I’m barely into the hesok!” The annual corn sowing—which did and still does take up a whole day in the last week of April—had its own name: awk. So does the weeding done when the ixim (kernels) sprout: aq’ irk. The period leading up to the sowing, Sapper tells us, was one of prayers to Tzuultaq’a, the corn deity. Nonetheless, on the ninth day the K’iche’s went to church to thank and revere the Christian God so as not to offend Him. The final five days before the sowing were a period of abstinence from meat, certain herbs, corn on the cob (k’ux)—and sex. The last of these prohibitions extended another 16 days after the sowing, to almost mid-May. “For this reason,” Sapper wrote, “recently married [Mayas] do not generally participate in the sowing, leaving the job to older people.” In late September or early October, the harvest (q’olok) did—and still does—take place. Like the sowing, the harvest had its own festivals and seasonal vocabulary, including its own word for “to stack corncobs” (tusuk). The better cobs were laid in one pile and the defective or stunted ones, the xhok’al li hal (“children of the cobs”), went into another. As is often still true, both piles in Sapper’s day stood in “the Indian’s [sic] single-room hut,” a leg’s length from his bedding and perhaps even nearer the comal. The comal, of course, denotes the big round griddle on which q’em or “corn


The masa is patted into flat cakes and the tortillas are cooked on a comale. photo rudy girón

dough” (as Sapper termed what the Spaniards called masa) is cooked into tortillas. The term was probably introduced to the K’iche’s by raiding Toltecs from the Valley of Mexico, whose own word was comalli. Today comal enjoys recognition in all the Mayan tongues heard in Guatemala, as well as in the country’s other first languages: Xinca, Garífuna and even the “black English” of the Caribbean. Before the grinding—that is, the poch’ok-ing, hesok-ing and litz’ok-ing— could take place, the cornsilk leaves (humal) had to come off. To us, this would be simple pealing; but to the K’iche’s, it was a labor unto itself with its own verb: mich’ok. This was followed by another corn-specific process—iximak—the vigorous rubbing that strips the kernels from their cob skeleta, and whose very noise draws snacking chickens at a quick strut. The kernels, Sapper reported, went into an uk’al (a large corn-cooking pot) with water, ashes and (sometimes) lime. The mixture was then stirred (yuli’) and heated for up to 90 minutes or so. In the morning

it was time for ch’ahok (“to rinse cooked masa”) so that the ix (hulls) would become logged with water and loosen. The cooked blob of corn, called the b’uch, was now ready for the k’a, the K’iche’ word for an implement whose modern name is increasingly known in English: metate. The q’em resulting from all this work was, Sapper records, the “basis for all kinds of dishes and drinks whose preparation takes up the larger part of the Mayan woman’s day. In larger families, the teenage daughters have to help with the grinding; quite often, one sees little metates designed as toys for little girls, to prepare them for their future occupation.” Then as now, the most important q’em derivative is the ubiquitous tortilla. Today it is about the only Central American food item which, like bread in other countries, is associated with all three daily squares. No surprise, then, that the timeless slap-slapping of balled masa into flat cakes over searing comales goes on all day in uncounted tortillerías, often under a sign advertising ‘tortillas para los tres tiempos’. First published in Revue: December, 2007

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PHOTO OP: EL SALVADOR

by Lena Johannessen

Holy Thursday procession in Izalco, 2009

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Detail of an alfombra (carpet) in Izalco, 2009

Youths get ready for Holy Thursday procession in Izalco, 2009

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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 Faroles ..................................... Hostal Los Volcanes .................................. Hostal de Don Pedro ................................ Hotel Airport Inn ...................................... Hotel Antaño ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Casa de los Nazarenos .................. Hotel Residencia del Sol ......................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Mariana’s Petite Hotel .............................. Novohostal .................................................

GUATEMALA

Antigua

All Suites El Marqués ................................. A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... Casa Madeleine .......................................... Casa Morelia ............................................... Casa Rustica ................................................ El Mesón de María ..................................... 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 Hermano Pedro ............................. Hotel La Sin Ventura ................................. Hotel La Tatuana ....................................... Hotel Vilaflor .............................................. Hotel La Villa Serena ................................. Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo .............. Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Un Paseo por La Antigua ............ La Casa de Maco ....................................... La Reunión Golf Resort ........................... Posada de los Leones .............................. Posada del Angel ..................................... Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... The Cloister ................................................

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RÍo Dulce

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

COBÁN

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

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

RESTAURANTS / BARS Antigua 100 99 103 100 100 100 101 101 102 101 101 100 103 103 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 Bungalow Monterrico .............................. 109 Cabo Tortuga ............................................. 109 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 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

Casa Doña Mercedes ................................ Dicap Residence ........................................ Hotel del Campo ....................................... Hotel Modelo ............................................. Villa de Don Andrés ..................................

104 105 104 105 104

TECPÁN

Casa Xara / Molino Helvetia ................... 111 Finca San Ricardo ....................................... 111

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

Bar Central ................................................... Bridges Pastelería ..................................... Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Ciao ............................................................... Cheers ........................................................... Fridas ............................................................. Kloster .......................................................... La Bandeja ................................................... La Deli ........................................................... Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Posadas Restaurante ................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

39 40 39 39 39 39 41 40 40 41 39 41 39 39

lake atitlÁn

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

HUEHUETENANGO

Al Pomodoro ............................................... 113

Bagel Barn ............................ inside cover Bar Mágico .................................................. 70 Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 65 Black Cat Antigua ....................................... 75 Café Barroco ................................................. 75 Café Condesa .............................................. 73 Café Panchoy ............................................... 73 Café Sky ......................................................... 75 Café No Sé ..................................................... 80 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 79 Caffé Opera .................................................. 64 Captain Bry’s ................................................. 63 Casa Escobar ................................................ 69 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 79 Cine-Lounge La Sin Ventura ..................... 77 Como Como ................................................. 75 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 80 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 72 El Muro .......................................................... 80 El Rincón del Conquistador ...................... 75 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 79 El Sereno ........................................................ 62 El Viejo Café ................................................. 75 Epicure ........................................................... 62 Filadelfia Restaurant .................................. 71 Fridas ............................................................. 77 Fussión .......................................................... 80 Gaia ................................................................ 77 Inca Restaurante ........................................ 74 Kabuki ............................................................ 77 La Azotea ...................................................... 60 La Casbah ...................................................... 64 La Caserole ................................................... 71 La Cocina ....................................................... 77 La Cuevita de Urquizú ............................... 81 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 81 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 67 Las Palmas .................................................... 52 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 69 Monoloco ...................................................... 79 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 79 Nokiate .......................................................... 75 Personajes ..................................................... 73 Pizzería Santa Lucía .................................... 74 Quincho’s Mariscos ..................................... 74 Rainbow Café ............................................... 63 Sabe Rico ...................................................... 9 Tabacos y Vinos ........................................... 4 The Refuge Coffee Bar ............................... 74 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 72 Welten Restaurant ...................................... 65 Wiener ........................................................... 77

Quetzaltenango

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

TECPÁN

Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 111 Restaurante El Pedregal ........................... 111 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 111 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 111


ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

SHOPS

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

DDS Jorge de la Cruz .................................. 49 Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ 49 Nova Aesthetics ........................................... 51 Pediadent ...................................................... 47 Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez .............. 51

Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 37 Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 116 Hertz ............................................................... 129 Immigration Services ..................................115 Renta Autos de Guatemala ........................ 60 Union Church ................................................ 37

Bravo ............................................................ 59 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 59 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 54 Colibrí ........................................................... 61 Eco-Filtro ..................................................... 56 El Mástil ........................................................ 5 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 61 Hamlin & White Books .............................. 58 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 54 Liverpool ....................................................... 58 Mi Tienda Natural ....................................... 54 Pablo’s Silver Shop .................................... 60 Ritual ............................................................. 55 Santa Chivita ............................................... 58 Tuunich ......................................................... 61 Un Poco de Todo ......................................... 115 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 81

Antigua

TRAVEL / TOURS Guatemala City

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

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... 27 Don Quijote Cruisers .................................. 94 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 57 Lax Travel ....................................................... 94 Monja Blanca ................................................ 94 Sinfronteras .................................................. 95 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 56 Turansa .......................................................... 94

Antigua

CaTours ........................................................... 54 Church of Christ ........................................... 115 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 54 Frank Salon .................................................... 55 Funky Monkey .............................................. 79 Golden Hair Design .................................... 58 JennyStar DVD Rentals ............................... 61 Kinky Afro ...................................................... 60 Mezzanine Home ......................................... 60 Pretty Woman ............................................... 60 Stile Piú ........................................................... 59 Tatoo Antigua ................................................ 54 Valle de Flores ............................................... 55 Wings ...............................................................116

SHOPS Quetzaltenango

SCHOOLS Antigua

Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 53 Pancitas Verdes ............................................ 58

LAKE ATITLÁN

Artesanías Innova .........................................104 Jabel Tinamit .................................................100 North & South Bookstore ...........................105

QUETZALTENANGO

Guatemala City

Antiguëdades Originales ........................... 37 Asian Tropics ................................................. 33 Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 37 Boat Parts ........................................................ 37 Camas Siesta .................................................. 35 Colección 21 .................................................. 27 El Hormiguero ............................................... 37 Geminis Bookstore ....................................... 37 Inmaco ............................................................ 35 In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ 35 Jungle Skate Shop......................................... 7 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 35 Super Verduras .............................................. 39 The North Face .............................................. 1 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 33

MISC.

Eternal Spring ..............................................100 Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ 97 Rancho Carrillo ............................................ 2 Sport Fishing, Rods and Reels ................. 97 Transporte Rebuli ....................................... 94 Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................ 94

The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes. —Dave Barry

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

La Democracia Spanish School .............. 104

REAL ESTATE Adprogua ..................................................... 121 Antigua Real Estate .................................... 121 Antigua Realty ............................................ 118 Carstens S.A. ................................................ 121 Casa Nova .................................................... 118 Kambia Tu Casa .......................................... 120 Lara Real Estate ........................................... 121 REMAX Colonial .......................................... 119 Solutions Antigua ...................................... 121

CULTURAL Guatemala City

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

27 27 31 31

Antigua

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

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GUATEMALA

Ana E. Argueta Massage Therapist ......... 50 Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 49 Casa Madeleine Spa ................................... 59 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 48 Clinica Dental ............................................... 49 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 47 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 49 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca .........................114 David Elron, Holistic Therapy ................... 51 Dental Care ................................................... 47 Dental Surgery & Rehab Implants .......... 51 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 49 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 50 Dra. Victoria Recinos de Molina ............... 51 Emily Wolfe ................................................... 50 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 49 Holistic Facial Rejuvenation ..................... 48 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 50 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 48 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 49 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 55 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 48 Mayan Spa.................................................... 83 Optyma Visión y Moda ............................. 47 Orthodontist Mario de León .................... 51


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