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June 2010 Year 19, No. 4

◗ Interview with Dr. Richard Hansen,

El Mirador Basin Project Director ◗ Exploring the Caves of Actún Kan

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Dr. Richard Hansen points out details on the frieze of the “Hero Twins” recently discovered at El Mirador (see story on page 12, and find information on this month’s Third Annual World Mayan Archeology Convention, being held in Antigua, on page 62) photo courtesy of rosendo morales 4 » revuemag.com


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by Joy Houston Protecting the Past for the Future

archeology

datebook highlight

International Dance Festival

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in the garden by S.C. Johnson Night and Day

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zen squared by Dwight Wayne Coop The Zen of Bed size and Monarchs

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people & projects

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flashback

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Constru Casa by Joy Houston photos: Jack Houston Echoes of Fine Colonial Homes

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by Kathy Torpie Rainy Season

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short story

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holistic thoughts

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language by Guillermo Zuleta Chapín Spanish Lesson

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border crossing

by Dr. Karmen Guevara To Be Appreciated

by Michael Sherer Marcía Sis García, 1982-2010

photo op

98 * Atitlán by Mario Beaulieu 102 * Atitlán by Iván Castro 104 * Xela by Harry Díaz 106

travel by Matt Bokor 106 The Caves of Actún Kan 110 El Remate

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ON THE COVER Protecting the Past photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Hansen


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n the cover this month is Dr. Richard Hansen, director of the Mirador Basin Project, in front of an archeological excavation going on at El Mirador. His interview by Joy Houston includes some historical perspective and some future plans for this critically important region of Guatemala. Matt Bokor takes us on two quick side trips: tranquil El Remate and the mysterious Caves of Actún Kan. We have more great photos from some excellent photographers including Iván Castro, Mario Beaulieu and Harry Díaz. Making learning fun describes our two Spanish lessons. Guillermo Zuleta asks the question (and gives the answers) in How well do you know Chapín Spanish? Dwight Wayne Coop treats us to a new installment of the missed-by-many series The Zen of. Fun and informative are the buzzwords for our columnists: Oliver Thornwhistle, Elizabeth Bell and Karmen Guevara. Plenty to do on the cultural front, just check out the DateBook. If you’re a fan, be sure to attend the Third Annual World Archeological Convention starting June 18. If you’re going to be outside of Guatemala and want to stay in touch, we have options. You can subscribe to Revue via RSS feeds, or, download the entire Revue in PDF and read it offline at your leisure, or, read articles, view photos and leave comments directly on our website, or, flip through pages of the Virtual Revue online with Flash. You can also connect with us on Facebook or follow current cultural events through Revue News Tweets. On our homepage you can find the Online Guatemalan Business Directory where you will be one click away from hundreds of useful websites including hotels, restaurants, services and shops. Just dial www.REVUEmag.com. Enjoy your June. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich 10 » revuemag.com

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ARCHEOLOGY

by Joy Houston

Artists’s composite rendition of El Mirador, 300 B.C.-150 A.D. (National Geographic)

Protecting the Past for the Future

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Threatened by years of abuse and neglect, the Mirador Basin needs help and it needs it now.

he 400-year sliver of history between the biblical Old and New Testaments, sometimes erroneously called the ‘silent years’, packed Planet Earth with progress. Alexander the Great studied at the feet of Aristotle and, zealous to unite the world under Greek culture, conquered his way east and then south through Palestine to found Alexandria in Egypt before his death at age 33 in 323 B.C. Meanwhile, Persian culture was spreading, and the Roman Empire was revving up.

On the other side of the world, the ancient Maya were doing urban development with monuments and buildings more than 200 feet high sporting ornately carved façades. They studied science like the Greeks, built pyramids on a par with the Egyptians and roads like the Romans, to last 1,000 years. They moved construction materials and a rich economy of corn, squash, beans and cacao over a network of causeways within 820 14 » revuemag.com

square miles now known as the Mirador Basin. “They were an agricultural superpower,” says Dr. Richard Hansen. As an archeology student in 1978, Hansen was invited by Catholic University of Washington and Brigham Young University to join investigations for the next five years at the metropolis of El Mirador in the Mirador Basin, about 50 miles north of Tikal and 1,000 years older. Hansen then did further investigations sponsored by the Guatemalan government and so has studied the area for some 30 years. “We’ve mapped and excavated 51 cities that were home to perhaps a million Maya in the basin, with the largest known Mayan structures in size and scale.” A small sample of script, found chiseled in stone, may represent the earliest writing of the Maya world. The causeways measured up to 130 feet wide, 13 feet high, “…and they were paved!” Hansen adds.


Dr. Hansen with mask on excavated structure

Ongoing archeological excavations may reveal much more. The cities of the Mirador Basin were abandoned about 150 A.D., although modest resettlement began 600 years later. Jaguars, monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and birds with dazzling feathers still live there. A Senior Scientist at Idaho State University, Hansen also directs the Mirador Basin Project, with a multi-discipline, archeological and environmental team representing 52 universities and research institutions all over the world. The Mirador Basin, defined by hills on three sides, sits on an elevated plateau in the rainforest that crosses the northernmost border of Guatemala into Mexico. It’s a triangular, tropical wilderness complex within the block of land known as the Petén that juts up north into Mexico, “an ecological, biological and cultural system,” explains

Hansen, reducing a complicated subject to simple terms. The basin, estimated to be 60 million years old, has been threatened in the past few years by neglect and abuse, primarily from looting, poaching, logging and fires. Loss by logging has increased dramatically, the trees cut and the fields burned, then used for farming. Previous forests now are pastures.

“They moved a rich economy of corn, squash, beans and cacao over a network of causeways within 820 square miles now known as the Mirador Basin. They were an agricultural superpower,” says Dr. Richard Hansen. “The swamps were crucial to the ancient civilization. They gave them the agricultural clout to become an economic superpower. But a magnificent society collapsed due to abuse of the environment. If you don’t prorevuemag.com « 15


Temple now excavated and stabilized

tect the system, you lose everything. What we’re trying to do now is to save this thing.” How? For starters, lease vs. log, i.e. pay rent as an alternative to logging to the people who claim the land. The long-range plan is to switch to tourism. “There are no villages in the basin, so no one would have to be displaced.”

They studied science like the Greeks, built pyramids on a par with the Egyptians and roads like the Romans “We’re training for tourism,” he says, referring to educational projects underway in adjacent communities that include ecology, health, literacy, reforestation, artisans and financial management. Locals already work together with the Mirador Basin Project teams. Development via tourist in16 » revuemag.com

frastructure would provide jobs and diffuse economic resources to population sectors while protecting the ecological integrity of the tropical forest and supporting scientific study and preservation of archeological sites. Hansen adds, “The real danger to the area would be roads,” which could invite undesirable traffic and intrusion of all kinds. He envisions a roadless wilderness with a small train, “like a kiddie train”, to carry tourists for four to five hours from the southwestern edge of the basin to El Mirador, getting off and on to look at the ancient cities. He also envisions a five-star eco-lodge developed by Guatemalan entrepreneurs. “Why not?” For now, options to visit include hiring a helicopter or taking a three-day hike on an ancient causeway from Carmelita, where everything needed, including guides, mules, tents, hammocks, even cooks, can be rented. Nearly 3,000 people a year are hiking into the area.


Wild turkeys are commonly seen at El Mirador

Dr. Richard Hansen, Mirador Basin Project director, discusses location of the region The devastation of deforestation in the basin

Triangular-shaped area crossing the Guatemala-Mexico border geographically defines the Mirador Basin (NASA, National Geographic)

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Archeological work in progress at El Mirador

It’s an enormous dream. The Project works with the Guatemala government, private foundations and alliances with an impressive list of Guatemala industries who share the dream; and funding, of course, is crucial to making it happen. It’s not a cash cow yet. But, as National Geographic summed it up in October, 1989, “Doing nothing will be far more costly.”

Could El Mirador be Guatemala’s Machu Picchu? It has been a century since that discovery, and today a well-oiled, integrated Peruvian system brings half a million visitors a year, while strictly staying green. Time is of the essence. “This is the last gasp,” says Hansen. “If we fail, we lose the whole basin. I want to preserve it for the future.”

Photos by © FARES Foundation (except as otherwise noted) used by permission.

Dr. Hansen will present the Mirador Basin Project during the World Mayan Archeology Convention at Casa Convento Concepción, La Antigua, June 18-20. (see page 62) The Mirador Basin Museum, 15 avenida 18-01, zona 6, interior Finca La Pedrera, is open Mon-Fri, 9-4; free. 2289-3985. Also see: www.miradorbasin.com, www.fares-foundation.org, www.pacunam.org 18 » revuemag.com


DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT

International Dance Festival

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he International Dance Festival Antigua Guatemala is a feast of dance works in a performance shining with energy and inspiration. The festival’s program was created to delight, excite, captivate and entertain an international audience. Performances of Danceforms’ The 51st International Choreographers’ Showcase will take place at Body Arts in Guatemala City on June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and at Centro Cultural César Brañas in La Antigua Guatemala on June 6 at 7:30 p.m. The showcase features choreography by Roger C. Jeffrey, who choreographed for gold medalist Rasta Thomas and performed in the companies of Twyla Tharp, Zvi Gotheiner, and with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. Dancing with Jeffrey is HaChi Yu, New York City ballet dancer and principal dancer for Feld Ballets/NY-Ballet

Performances in Guatemala City and La Antigua

Tech and the international tour of the Tony award-winning musical FOSSE. Loni Landon is a real New York City kid. She received her training from the High School of Performing Arts, Dance Theater of Harlem, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, The Scholarship Program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Ballet Divertimento under Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal. Upon receiving her bachelor’s in fine arts from The Juilliard School, she was thrilled to be selected to work with Aszure Barton on the opening of Baryshnikov Arts Center before moving to Munich, Germany. In Munich, Loni joined the Ballet Theater Munich under the direction of Phillip Taylor. Loni got the opportunity to choreograph for Tanz Theater München and was a finalist in The Hannover International Choreography competition in 2009. Loni was selected to show her work for HT Chen’s ...cont. on page 43 revuemag.com « 17


IN THE GARDEN

by S.C. Johnson photos: César Tián

Oliver Thornwhistle On—

Night & Day

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ou have a pretty good idea of what is going on in your daytime garden, since every day you can watch the main attractions. They include hummingbirds and butterflies, lured by the modern trend of planting hummingbird and butterfly “friendly” plants and flowers. Hummingbirds aren’t all that picky, hitting on almost any flower, even if it is just a few feet from your nose at breakfast. Butterflies definitely respond to a little coaxing. So-called butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, is a weed to be sure, but a milkweed, one of the favorites for butterflies. I was recently shocked when a friend brought me a commercial pack of butterfly weed and it worked out to a U.S. nickel a seed. The real shock came when I found the same plant growing outside my gate—a weed indeed. A perennial, butterfly weed makes a great border, and the kids will delight at turning up the leaves and finding the tiny 18 » revuemag.com

butterfly eggs that are often attached to the undersides. Wait until they cocoon, and take them inside to watch one of nature’s miracles unfold. Almost any salvia, or sage, there are 200 varieties, is a sure-fire butterfly magnet, too. The Mexican sunflower, Totonia rotundifolia, is another butterfly destination. Although it is an annual, with some care in harvesting the seeds it can become perennial.

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ut it is at night that the true magic of the garden is revealed. If the daytime, with orange and black monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds, is modern Technicolor, a proud British invention from the 1930s, then the nighttime is an old-time black and white movie. Moths, many of them drab when compared to their showoff butterfly cousins, flit from flower to


There is beauty and mystery in your garden around the clock flower, performing the same essential pollination function. Preferred flowers, usually called this, that or the other alba from the Latin root word for white, are indeed white and the easiest for moths to find in the dark. Sit out on your patio or deck in partial or full moon light and enjoy the dance. One of my favorites, and the seed is commercially available, is the appropriately named moonflower. Curled up tightly in daytime, this pure white flower unfurls to become Victoria Station for moths at night. I was thrilled during one of Guatemala’s seemingly frequent eclipses to see my moonflowers welcome the “night” by unrolling. Moonflowers can be shaped into bushes, which is a good idea since like any vine (they are a relative to the morning glory) they will otherwise soon take over.

Another, which I brought down from a roadside in Northern Mexico, is the chocolate vine, which, although again of course white, smells exactly like chocolate. But it spread so voraciously that I had to let it go. There is a danger potentially lurking in your nighttime garden. The flor huele de noche tree, literally “flower, smells at night” is seductively covered with highly fragrant white blossoms that moths love. But it is actually a jessamyn tree and known to cause asthma and bronchial and breathing problems. Plant one for sure, but far from the windows. Astute readers may notice that I have left out the firefly. But that’s because this fascinating natural LED rates its own treatment (May 2010 Revue: www.revuemag.com). revuemag.com « 19


Zen squared by Dwight Wayne Coop

The Zen of

Bed size and Monarchs

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eds and monarchs may sound like an odd topical juxtaposition until you recall that we Anglophones order beds in, among other sizes, king and queen. Recall also that, outside of Western civilization, male monarchs tend to multiply beds because they also multiply women. And some female monarchs, even within the West, even multiplied beds for de facto harems of men (Austria’s María Theresa did). When I was growing up, you could visit a showroom and encounter camas in three basic sizes: king, queen and twin. If the store sold bunk beds, these could be had with mattresses narrower and shorter than twin. This latter was what the affable salesmen, who wore ties back then, called “kidsize.”

Reader, it’s been decades since I’ve seen such a showroom in the Old Country, so write to me if things have changed. But in Guatemala, I’ve become the seasoned bed buyer, since my in-laws are numerous enough to populate a middle-sized Dallas suburb (and that is just one side of the family). During Semana Santa, they arrived in droves, so I made last-minute purchases of mattresses that would later find work in my sons’ bunk beds. They were what we call twins, and what Latin Americans call ... oops, I have to work up to that. 20 » revuemag.com

There are two areas of zenniness related to the Spanish words for monarchs. One is the presence of irregular forms for the masculine and feminine forms. The other is in the naming of bed sizes. Let’s start with the monarchs. Most nouns corresponding to classes of people are subject to the pattern of ending in -o or -e (for masculine, as in presidente, curandero) or in -a (for feminine, as in presidenta, curandera); or they have one form for both genders (víctima, modelo, comunista). A few are irregular, such as diácono/diaconesa (deacon/ deaconess). But concerning royalty, the irregularities are rife. Duke and duchess are at least cognate with duque and duquesa. King and queen, rey and reina, are a little zenny, since if reina is queen, you’d expect king to be reino, but this means kingdom or (no surprise) reign. The word for princess is the believable princesa, but prince turns out to be príncipe. Emperor is emperador, reflecting its Latin ancestor, imperator. But empress is not empresa (which is a business concern, corporation or proprietorship), but emperatriz. Now to bed sizes. What in English is called king is often, in Hispanic countries, quin. This looks like queen, but it is in fact a pidgin loan of king into ...continued on page 40


PEOPLE and PROJECTS: CONSTRU CASA by Brian Kirkup

Volunteers helping with the construction of a house in San Juan del Obispo

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A family from San Miguel DueĂąas celebrating their new home

Building new lives in Guatemala

onstru Casa was founded in 2004, and by the end of 2010 we hope to have built our 400th home. The houses are basic but effective, consisting of three rooms, concrete walls, a metal roof, a concrete floor, a shower and a toilet. The cost of the house to the family is $875, payable over a four year period. Participating families experience a number of benefits including improved health, self-esteem, educational opportunities for their children and financial status.

Long-term

Support of the families does not end when our masons have laid the final brick, or when one of our volunteers installs the last window; another important aspect of our work is in cooperation with local social organizations. It is the social organizations who recommend which families urgently need improved housing, and once the construction has been completed, the family takes part in a four year follow-up program. This aids in the development of each family as they learn responsibility and maintenance of their home, hygiene, health and childcare.

Volunteering

Our volunteers work with local masons, and share unforgettable experiences with Guatemalan families. Constru Casa orga-

nizes tailor-made volunteer packages for individuals, companies and student groups, this includes arranging accommodations, transport and recreational activities.

Our needs

The number of houses that Constru Casa can build and lives we can improve depends on the donations that we receive. The cost of a complete house is $3,500, which includes all materials and labor. Every donation contributes 100 percent to the construction of a new home, so if you would like to donate a whole house or just a door, we appreciate your collaboration.

Tours

Constru Casa organizes free educational tours to visit the construction sites and families that have benefited from a new home. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the impact that Constru Casa has on the lives of our families, while learning about the challenging housing conditions in Guatemala.

Contact

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FLASHBACK

by Joy Houston, photos by Jack Houston

Echoes of Fine Colonial Homes More than beautiful stone mansions, these were homes of real people with real lives, joys, and sorrows.

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n Michener’s Poland (1983), a professor who clung to life in a concentration camp pleaded, “Rebuild! Rebuild!” as “the most important thing to do when this nightmare ends…an act of faith, an act of commitment to the future…a testimony to the greatness we once knew.” Proud Poles passionately rebuilt the historic buildings of their capital, the 700-year old city that had been mercilessly reduced to rubble in World War II bombings, literally picking up the pieces and putting them back together again like a puzzle. It took them 12 years. Big bronze letters set in the sidewalk record that in 1980 UNESCO added Warsaw, Poland to its list of World Heritage Sites. One year earlier, in 1979, UNESCO added La Antigua Guatemala to the World Heritage Sites list, recorded on a large, colorful tile set in the outside wall of City Hall. This old capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala met destruction not by the hand of man but by earthquake in 1773. Rather than rebuild, the royal order was “Move! Move!” Some eager, some dragging their feet, the population relocated to the New Guatemala, now Guatemala City. It took some so long to get with the program that an order in 1777 required that the town be completely abandoned, destroyed and leveled to the ground.

Fortunately that never happened, although private homes as well as public buildings were stripped to reuse materials in construction of the new capital. Squatters moved into the leftover shells and recreated a peaceful life, a déjà vu of the beginnings of the town. In 1541 Spanish nobles, driven from their homes in what is now Ciudad Vieja by a torrential mudslide, moved within months to re-establish themselves and their new capital just three miles away in what is now La Antigua. Their emergently built houses undoubtedly had simple thatched roofs. It took months and years to clear the necessary permissions from Spain for almost anything, including materials and conscripted Indian labor for the houses they would construct. Besides, even though they were nobles, many were not wealthy people. It was primarily an agricultural center, but in 230 years the capital developed in size and significance. Stability brought prosperity, and houses became mansions, with sophisticated Roman and Moorish styles the colonists knew from Spain. Wooden doors and window shutters were paneled and carved. Tiles decorated windowsills and fountains. Perpetual repair and rebuilding resulted from repeated ...continued on page 66 revuemag.com « 23


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Thurs., 4:30-6:30pm — (English/ Spanish) NETWORKING: The La Antigua Guatemala Network invites NGOs established & new to exchange current information/needs — invita a las ONGs establecidas y nuevas a intercambiar información y comentar sobre sus necesidades. See highlight on page 29, La Peña de Sol Latino, La Antigua.

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Thurs., through July 26 — ART: Pasión Desenfrenada, enamel and terracotta pieces by artist Arturo Maldonado Arriola, organized by Proyecto Cultural El Callejón del Fino. Edificio El Centro, 7a av. & 9a calle, z. 1, Centro Histórico, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., 10am — (Spanish) THEATER CIRCUS for kids 3-12 years: Restaurante Los Malafachas performed by Grupo Los Malafachas. El Teatro Escolar en Antigua (tel: 7831-1176) Asociación Nuestros Ahijados, road to San Felipe de Jesús, La Antigua. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JULY 2010 edition of the REVUE by Thursday, June 10

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Thurs., 7pm — (Spanish) BOOK PRESENTATION: El Portal de Wakami, El Viaje de una Estrella written by María Pacheco. Free. Parking Q30. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., & Fri., 4th, 7:30pm — DANCE: The International Dance Festival Antigua Guatemala with performances of Danceforms’ The 51st International Choreographers’ Showcase. Body Arts, 18 calle 14-62, z. 13 Guatemala City See highlight on page 17.

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Fri., 7pm — PARTY: Desire 2010, Black & White party to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Elixir Disco. Music by acclaimed Canadian DJ Mikey Wong. His sound goes from deep soulful to dirty, bongin’ electro club bombs. Centro Intercultural (tel: 5344-0474) 4a calle 1921, z. 3, Quetzaltenango. Revue is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes.

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Fri., 7pm — MUSIC & DANCE: Flamenco: Bulos y Tanguerías, a new way of presenting Flamenco. Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala (tel: 2385-9066) Via 5, 1-23 z. 4, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 12pm — ART: Hecho a mano: poesía y artesanía, a full day of music, poetry and handicrafts. For more information contact Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala (tel: 2385-9066) Via 5, 1-23 z. 4, Guatemala City.

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Sun., 7:30pm — DANCE: The International Dance Festival Antigua Guatemala with performances of Danceforms’ The 51st International Choreographers’ Showcase. Centro Cultural César Brañas, 5a calle poniente #44, La Antigua. See highlight on page 17.

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Tues., 5-7pm — (English) VIDEO & DISCUSSION: Democrats Abroad presents Bioneers on Energy: The Future is Now with Mary Lou Ridinger. Donation Q30. Info: John Chudy, tel: 7832-4581 or mayadems@yahoo.com Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Mujer, based in Guatemala City, is dedicated to the promotion of women’s rights through education and awareness. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 78321919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 5pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: El Viaje de una Estrella by María Pacheco. Q10. Parqueo Q30. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Cerámica Maya by Melanie Fourné. Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet. Parqueo Q16/hora. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 3 & 4:30pm: — (English) LECTURES: with Sandy Venneman, Ph.D., an experimental psychologist who combines her knowledge of psychology with her knowledge of horses. 3pm-4:15: Why Does My Horse Do That? Dr. Venneman describes how to apply the principles of learning psychology to training horses; 4:30-5:45pm: Mind Games explains how to better your sports performance through cognitive re-programming and counterconditioning. Although these talks are aimed primarily at equestrians, they will be useful to trainers, educators, and sports competitors in all fields. Q100 per lecture. For more info. tel: 4092-0045. Club Ecuestre La Ronda, Finca Azotea, Jocotenango.

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Wed., 5pm — ART: Inauguration of Josue Romero latest works. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 78322925), La Antigua.

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Fri., 8pm — MUSIC: Cello and Claviola recital by Ricardo del Carmen Fortuny. Q60/Q50 students with carnet. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037) La Antigua.

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Sat., 1pm — CULTURAL EVENT: A glimpse at indigenous culture as a Maya sacerdote (priest) presents an authentic ceremony/ritual. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

Sat., through July 11 — ART: featuring recent work in oils and acrylics, Con la Fuerza de Eros, by Chilean artists Gina Intveen and Pilar Ríos that draws from Eros, the Greek god responsible for sexual attraction and love, and the power it conveys; their interpretation on canvas is playful, colorful and sensual yet charged with the impetus for life. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), La Antigua.

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

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See Thursday, June 24 for info on El Coleccionista, an art exhibit featuring 25 wellknown artists, at Galería El Tunel

DEMOCRATS ABROAD PRESENTS June 8 (tue) — (English) Video & Discussion: “Bioneers on Energy: The Future is Now” — by Mary Lou Ridinger June 22 (tue) — Keep Congress Democratic — John Chudy, presenter Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Q30 donation Place: Mesón Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua For more info call John Chudy, Chair: tel: 7832-4581 mayadems@yahoo.com

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

Meet at the fountain in the main square

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

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La Cueva de Panza Verde

5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

(tel: 7832-2925)

Mondays — New Orleans Blues with Nelson Lunding. Piano & vocals. Wednesdays — Live Jazz Trio; Sax, piano, bass. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón; Cuban Jazz. Conga and vocals by Ignacio. Fridays — Latin Trio; guitar, conga and piano. Sundays — New Orleans Jazz with Nelson Lunding. Piano & vocals.

La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468) 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua. Mondays, 7-10pm — Carlos Trujillo, Classical & Latin Guitar music to complete your intimate dining experience. Free. Tuesdays, 7:30pm — Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. Free. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30pm-Sundays, 7pm — Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free.

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Rainbow Café

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

Mondays, 7:30pm — Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm — Sergio, reggae music Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Open Mike Night hosted by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for all performers. Free. Thursdays, 7:30pm — Güicho will astound you with his guitar skills and improvisation of Latino and pop classics. 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.

Posada de Santiago (tel: 7721-7366), 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán, Lake Atitlán

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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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Thurs., 4:30-6:30pm — (English/ Spanish) NETWORKING: The La Antigua Guatemala Network invites NGOs established & new to exchange current information/needs. Everyone who wishes to improve the lives of others in Guatemala is welcome to attend. Speakers should call Judy 7832-9871 to reserve time and for more info; Q50 includes beverages & snacks; or call 78824468 at the venue, La Peña de Sol Latino. La Antigua Guatemala Network invita a las ONGs establecidas y nuevas a intercambiar información y comentar sobre sus necesidades. Cada persona que desee mejorar las vidas de otros en Guatemala es bienvenido a asistir. Los oradores, por favor llamar a Judy 78329871 para reservar espacio y para recibir más información. Q50, incluye bebidas y boquitas. También puede llamar al 7882-4468, La Peña de Sol Latino, La Antigua.

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Fri., 7pm — PARTY: Desire 2010, Black & White party to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Elixir Disco. Music by acclaimed Canadian DJ Mikey Wong. His sound goes from deep soulful to dirty, bongin’ electro club bombs. Centro Intercultural (tel: 5344-0474) 4a calle 1921, z. 3, Quetzaltenango. Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. —Leo Tolstoy

6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua

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Sat., 7pm — ART: Inauguration of Lo Mejor de Guate by Tatiana Salazar. Free. Cocktail. El Sitio (tel: 78323037) La Antigua.

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Thurs., 7pm — DANCE: I’m Bored, by artist Rocío Sánchez and dancer María Cabeza de Vaca. Tickets (free) at Centro Cultural de España, Vía 5, 1-23, z. 4 & Teatro de Bellas Artes available on Monday June 14. Teatro Bellas Artes (tel: 2385-9066) 15 Calle y Avenida Elena, z 1, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., — FATHER’S DAY: Celebrated in Guatemala with special activities at school and at home.

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Mon., 6:30pm — ART: Inauguration of Detalles Arquitectónicos de La Antigua, watercolors on sepia, open through Fri., 25th. Free. Parking Q30. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081) 6a calle final z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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Tues., 9am-12pm — (Spanish) CURSO/TALLER: Diplomado en Cultivo de Orquídeas por el Profesor Héctor A. Castañeda Carrera, Biólogo-Botánico especializado en Orquideólogía en Universidad del Valle (Guatemala), Instituto de Ecología (México) y Cornell University (Estados Unidos). Duración del curso: 7 meses, 2 clases mensuales. Se entregará diploma al finalizar. Cupo limitado para 30 personas. Q50/inscripción. Q300/mensuales. Vivero y Café La Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final # 36-C, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Friends of Deaf: Lavosi (Las Voces del Silencio) is the first school for the hearing impared in Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. #8, La Antigua. Reference: Revue May 2010 People and Projects, www.revuemag.com Subscribe Now! revuemag.com/feed

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Fri., through Sun., 20, 9am-7pm — III WORLD MAYAN ARCHEOLOGY CONVENTION: Cosmovision Through Time 3,000 Years of Maya History, with the participation of world-renowed archaeologists from the U.S., France, Mexico and Guatemala. For more information www.eventosantiguaguatemala.com Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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Sat., 1pm — DANCE & MUSIC PRESENTATION: The Niños de Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Jazz & Hip Hop with German Giordano, Antonio Monterroso, Francisco García, Alejandro Álvarez, Armando Trujillo. Q60/Q50 students with carnet. El Sitio (7832-3037), La Antigua.


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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 7:00pm, no cover charge

Andean Music (pan flutes) by Grupo Sol Latino 7:00pm Wednesday through Sunday

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. —Spanish Proverb

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

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Tues., 5:30 — DANCE: Mayan Dances by children from Nuevo Amanecer. K’a k’a’ Saqarik - Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) is dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa in the areas of health, education and the preservation of their culture and traditions. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919) La Antigua.

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Tues., 5-7pm — (English) TALK: Keep Congress Democratic presented by John Chudy. Donation Q30. Info: John Chudy, tel: 7832-4581 or mayadems@yahoo. com Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 9:30am-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm — ART: El Coleccionista, featuring 25 works by wellknown artists including Luis González Palma, Moises Barrios, Erwin Guillermo, Rolando Ixquiac, Wilfreda, Luis Díaz, & many others. Galería El Tunel (tel: 23673266) Plaza Obelisco 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City. (artwork on page 27)

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Fri., 8pm — (Spanish) TEATRO: Encuentro en el Parque Peligroso, dirigido por Jany Campos, producido por Sofía Botrán e interpretado por Reyna Gutiérrez y Juan Diego Rodríguez. Q60/Q50 estudiantes con carnet. El Sitio (tel: 78323037) La Antigua.

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Sat., 10am — (Español) CONFERENCIA: Polinización con las Abejas. ¿Conoce usted como se obtienen los productos naturales que actualmente usted consume? Conozca sobre este importante proceso para la vida de los seres humanos, que es, como se da y a través de quienes se logra el proceso de la polinización. Conferencista Vicente Arévalo. Vivero Y Café La Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074) 5a av. sur final # 36-C, La Antigua.

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Sun., 9:45-10:45am — FAREWELL RECEPTION: for Pastor Ginter, Sheryl and family. Holman Hall, Union Church of Guatemala (tel: 23612037) 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza España, Guatemala City.

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

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Wed., — HOLIDAY: Army Day. Most banks and businesses closed.

PLAN AHEAD

uly 1, Thurs. — BANK’S EMPLOYEE DAY: Banks are closed. DATEBOOK continues on page 38

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. —William Faulkner

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CTIVITY: Atrévete a Probar, Un Ratito en Cada Telar. Q15/hour. For more information call Museo Ixchel, tel: 2361-8081, Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Spanish. So if you want a quin, but are shown a queen, it is you, not the salesguy, who is confused. Real queens come in two sizes: matrimonial (190 cm wide) and semimatrimonial (175 cm). Maybe it’s just me, but these labels seem to say: “If you’re really married, or if middle age has given you and your mate a spare tire, then matrimonial is for you. But if you’re just shacking, go with semi-matrimonial.” “Semi-matrimony” sounds like concubinage. Whatever happens, don’t let unscrupulous merchants tell you that semi-matrimonial is matrimonial. Now our hosts, even though quin is in their vocabulary (if not in their dictionaries), have no clue to the gender associations involved here. One Guatemalan friend of mine speculated that the wanton vandalism

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of Quin Con (that would be King Kong), was rooted in a lovestruck quest for Quin Cona ‘Queen Kong’. But she’s already been found — at my house, no less. (But don’t tell Quin Con next time you see him. My property value could dive). Now here is the zenniest bed label of all. Twin size, in Spanish, is imperial. Odd, because everyone knows that you can be a king nine times over and still not, perhaps, be an emperor. So how did chintzy become imperial? Here comes my logical, if unlikely, explanation. Emperor Charles V, who once ruled half of Europe and the Americas, with the Philippines and some African beaches thrown in, abdicated in 1556 and retired to a life of monastic privation. This meant having a small bed, which the other monks came to call la cama imperial. Maybe untrue, but good to know next time you shop for beds.


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oisture gathers on my skin as I trudge through the thick, heavy air to the market where Mayas in brightly woven clothes endure the heat as they brush the flies from their produce. The only movement of air is my breath, taken in shallow sips, and only the cicadas flourish. Their loud, screeching chorus of sexual frenzy vibrates in the still air. There has been no rain for six months. But the promise is in the air, gathering in small pools in the creases beneath my breasts and tickling its way down my belly. Along the side of the road, a few small shrubs struggle to remain standing, their leaves drooping heavily, covered with the fine dust that is everywhere. Shop owners toss buckets of water onto the footpath, trying – and failing – to keep the dust from entering. The parched hills crackle with uncontrolled bush fires set to clear the almost vertical corn fields of sharp, dry stalks in preparation for planting that will come with

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the rain. I stop to watch as a thick screen of smoke blows across the steep hills and hungry flames race close behind. The clouds gather slowly all morning. Deep rumblings herald the approach of the season’s first rain. As the rumblings increase and the clouds darken, my pace quickens, making my way to shelter. When at last it arrives, I know how powerful its entrance will be. I watch now from my verandah the sudden flashes against darkened sky, the volcanoes in the distance momentarily silhouetted against their brightness. Plump raindrops thrust themselves at the hard dry earth where they leap and dance until they find a crack, an opening in the earth’s parched lips. Everywhere, the land takes deep greedy gulps, spilling over in puddles as it does. Leaves, knocked down by the force of the rain, bounce back up, bobbing joyously. I step away from the shelter of my verandah, arms open wide, head thrown back, with my mouth open. Spinning in circles, I join the dance. The rain has come. Another season. Another harvest. Another chance at life. Kathy Torpie is a freelance writer and former resident of Santa Cruz la Laguna. http://kathytorpie110mb.com


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new Choreographer’s Showcase in New York last month and continues to work as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Li Chiao-Ping, named by Dance Magazine as one of 25 dance artists to watch, will present her duet “Residues” with Jennifer Stone and Megan Thompson. ChiaoPing received numerous awards, grants and honors, including grants from the NEA and fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board and Scripps/ADF Humphrey-Weidman-Limon. She received the Romnes Award, the Creative Arts Award from the Arts Institute, the Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts, the Wisconsin Dance Council Award in Choreography and Performance, and recently the Vilas Associate Award. Dance artists from Guatemala, including Antigua Ballet Company and Antonio Luissi & Contempo Dance, are delighted to be part of this project. Susana B. Williams, director of Dance-Forms Productions, will premiere her solo “Glitter Ball” utilizing music by FC Kahuna. This solo will be part of the program to be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. This event is sponsored in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs of the United States Embassy in Guatemala and sponsors from Guatemala and the USA. Tickets available at Body Arts in Guatemala City, call for reservations at 23627235, and at Centro Cultural César Brañas tel: 7832-8794.

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Moments of Mindfulness by Dr. Karmen Guevara holistic psychotherapist

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eeply ingrained in human nature is the intense yearning to be appreciated. As Mother Teresa said, “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” To be appreciated feels like our birthright, which is probably why we have high expectations. Feeling unappreciated tops the list of universal human complaints. We’ve all heard others lament, “They just don’t appreciate me!” Perhaps we may have even joined in! The longing for appreciation goes beyond receiving a thank you for a nice dinner or for doing someone a favor. What we really want is for another to recognize our quality, our worth and the contribution we make. It’s about being seen, valued and recognized. Showing appreciation has become socialized. It’s common to show appreciation through giving material gifts and for it to be focused on an officially designated day. Why can’t every day be Mother’s Day? What 46 » revuemag.com

happens the rest of the time? How often do we take the time to express the appreciation in our hearts for the unique qualities, special gifts and inner brilliance of others? It’s due to more than forgetfulness, however. Basically, appreciation isn’t very easy. To truly express our deep appreciation for another opens us beyond our comfort zone and leaves us vulnerable. No wonder a gift is the preferred route! Never underestimate the power of appreciation. Through acknowledging your gratitude for another, there’s an increase in the value to them and to yourself – appreciation appreciates! Voltaire encapsulated it. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” In the Namaste spirit bow to those in whom you recognize the divine spirit by the divine spirit in you and remember the words of Rumi, “to praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.”


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The old pila in the back patio of Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo.

Echoes of Colonial Homes

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earthquakes, dictating single stories and thicker walls. In contrast to the 12 years it took the Poles to rebuild Warsaw, rebuilding in La Antigua after the move in the late 1770s did not begin to happen for over a century, and a half century later more destruction happened than restoration, all in the course of modernization. By that time properties had changed hands, had been subdivided and redefined by commerce that came to the town with the coffee industry. Remains of few homes could be salvaged intact.

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rticles in the April, May and June (‘06) issues of the Revue provided rare glimpses inside three restored colonial mansions. Several common threads emerge. An outer wall that protected inner privacy, stone doorframes and window bases, ridged, hexagonal and octagonal medallion windows, wooden window grills, arches, fountains— all of these left their prints on La Antigua. Homes of the colonial era commonly had a single, large, stone-framed entrance 66 » revuemag.com

from the street to the zaguán. It was high enough for nobles on horseback and often wide enough for carriages. Some houses had a second door for business, but in most a smaller door was cut into the larger one for servants or others on foot. An entry arch led to a central patio, surrounded by a raised corridor off of which were the drawing room along the street side, dining room opposite and bedrooms along the connecting corridor. Kitchen and servants’ quarters were further back, off a service patio, with stables and carriage space also at the back or side of the house. This basic architectural footprint can be recognized in some current commercial establishments which were homes in the colonial era. An example is the Hotel Posada Don Rodrigo, the large home of an apparently successful businessman in the 17th century, located on 5a avenida norte in the section of town that belonged to merchants. Other neighborhoods belonged to carpenters, others to ironworkers, others to potters, etc. In the 1960s the house was “…rather barren


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Two-story colonial home and business, later a presidential guesthouse

Echoes of Colonial Homes

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and obviously abused by those who have inhabited it during its long life,” wrote Verle Annis in The Architecture of Antigua Guatemala 1543-1773. “This is one of the few patios which is not filled with ferns, flowers, vines, trees, colorful birds and the sound of running water…A few flowers and shrubs… would completely change the atmosphere.” In 1968 the house was purchased and restored. A visitor today can see the transformation as well as the typical architectural footprint. The large, kitchen cúpula may be seen from the back patio, where the old washing pila remains. Sturdily constructed two-part colonial kitchens, with corner ovens and low arches, were the greatest survivors. Kitchen chimneys and cúpulas have defied earthquakes for over four hundred years. The origin of this distinction of the La Antigua skyline is unclear but thought to have developed in the town itself. House #6 on 4a avenida sur had two stories: business on the first floor, residence on the second, with kitchens on both. It was used as a hotel for years and then a presidential guesthouse. 68 » revuemag.com

House #12 on 4a calle oriente, now Doña Luisa Xicotencatl Bakery and Cafeteria, had similar construction. The place is named after the Mexican Indian princess whose father presented her along with a dowry of gold to conquistador Don Pedro de Alvarado, who became governor of the province. Don Pedro died shortly before the new town was established, but a prestigious property was granted to Doña Luisa and her daughter, Doña Leonor. The property known as Palacio de Doña Leonor, #8 on 4a calle oriente, extended all the way to 3a calle, where a hotel is today. Doña Leonor became a prominent community figure. Two of her sons were mayors of the town, and the family acquired other nearby properties. Although nothing remains of the colonial construction, an elegant hotel has opened on the site of Doña Leonor’s residence. “I’ve made a promise to the spirit of that great woman,” says the current owner with a satisfied smile. A fine home built in 1549, on the west side of the central plaza opposite the cathedral, became the residence of counts until


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Echoes of Colonial Homes

Búcaro in patio of Café Condessa

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1775. The story goes that one of them, furious upon catching his wife with the butler, had the butler buried alive. This may have been confirmed when repairs after the 1976 earthquake uncovered a skeleton standing upright within the pantry walls! A remaining portion of the house is now occupied by Casa del Conde bookstore, shops and Café Condesa and Express, with the wide, stone entrance. The pila is at the rear of the café.

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ecause of Guatemala inheritance laws, ownership increases with the generations and sales become complicated, one reason why some remnants of colonial homes remain abandoned. Peeking through the window of one of these, where shoulder high weeds caress an arch, one wonders: Who lived here? More than beautiful stone mansions, these were homes of real people with real lives, joys, sorrows. Jorge Luján Muñoz writes in Casa Guatemalteca (1999): “One of the most illustrative ways to understand a society is the study…of its domestic architecture…In residential architecture is seen clearly the constant overlap of past and future.” Fortunately a few citizens, concerned about destruction by commercialization, united to have La Antigua Guatemala named a National Monument in 1944. Another wave of community action resulted in its being declared a Monumental City of the Americas in 1965, and in 1969 the Congress formed the National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala, forerunners of the UNESCO designation. Only by the perseverance of such efforts will the heritage of fine colonial homes be preserved.

The writer thanks CIRMA (Center for Mesoamerican Research) for competent reference assistance. Its location at 5a calle oriente #5 since 1979 has a documented history as a colonial residence of the 17th century.


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How well do you know Chapín Spanish?

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espite my name, Spanish is my second language. I thought I knew it well enough, having taken lessons and having spent time in Spain, Chile and Argentina. I thought I could hold a conversation with any native speaker! It was my second month working in a bar in Guatemala; as a bartender I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Some came with friends and had little or nothing to share with the man behind the bar, but others simply needed someone who would listen and talk … and I certainly enjoy both activities. It was on a Monday night, I remember it clearly because the place was nearly empty. This young man sat by the bar drinking beer and I asked a simple “how is it going?” I certainly didn’t expect to get a free lesson of what I call Chapiñol, it is maybe 50 percent Spanish and 50 percent Chapinismos. His name was Miguel and he started throwing phrases like: tengo un gran clavo or me echan el muerto. I simply replied yes and/or no, but in truth I had no idea what he was talking about, “I have a big nail” What ??? So, I wrote some of the phrases I heard that 76 » revuemag.com

By Guillermo Zuleta night and asked my Spanish-Chapin speaking friends to help me out. (Ser) Pura lata: literally (to be) like a can; (to be) pure tin. No, they are not talking about how your body looks like nor is it that your skin is particularly hard. The phrase means that one is tough or insensitive, and it is used regularly when one makes a cruel joke or makes fun of others. E.g. ¡No seas pura lata con tu amigo! (Don’t be cruel to your friend!) Estar colgado (alguien): lit. To be hung (someone). Somehow it does imply a bit of pain, not in the neck, but in the heart if the one with whom one is in love doesn’t feel the same, as it means that someone is in love. E.g. Manuel está colgado de Karin. (Manuel is in love with Karin.) Ser un huevón: lit. To be a big egg. Well, again, not describing the physical appeal,


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rather talking about those who can easily beat any record, as long as it is about laziness. This phrase, which is particularly popular, describes someone who wouldn’t work, study or perform activities that require action. I was told that this can be a bit offensive, but that depends on how it is said and, of course, if the one who says it is familiar to the lucky one who is described. E.g. ¡Qué huevón sos! (How lazy you are!) Vos no la hacés: lit. You do not do it? You do not make it? I am honest here, best as they tried to explain it, I still don’t understand how that phrase could mean: I cannot believe what you do. It is not acceptable that you do that, when they are actually saying that one doesn’t do it. E.g. Vos no la hacés, ¡ya no tenés dinero! (You are crazy! You already ran out of money! ) Mirá pues: lit. Look then. Okay, look. I know this might seem pretty clear, but one starts to wonder if one has totally understood it after hearing it over and over. It is some kind of key phrase to start every second sentence. I think it is the equivalent to our: so or the famous you know. In any event, if you hear it, don’t turn your face around trying to see something, just pay close attention and you will be fine. E.g. Mirá pues, esto es fácil. (Okay, look, this is easy.) Tener un gran clavo: If you hear someone saying “tengo un gran clavo” (lit. I have a big nail), don’t think they are talking about a tool that will break some world records, that expression usually means that someone has a big problem. Therefore, if the phrase goes: “no hay clavo,” (lit. there is no nail), you will know that it implies that everything is fine or that things go well. E.g. Tengo un gran clavo con mis padres! (I have a big problem with my parents.) 78 » revuemag.com

Echarle el muerto (a alguien): lit. To throw (to pour?) the dead one (over someone). Thank God, it has nothing to do with real dead bodies! It simply implies that you, or more conveniently someone else, is seen as guilty. It is very common that someone wants to put the blame on someone else. In that case, the one who will not take it would say: a mí no me echen el muerto. E.g. ¡Siempre me echan el muerto cuando algo sale mal! (They always blame me when things go wrong!) Ahí la llevo: lit. I carry it there. Again, something similar to “mirá pues,” there is not actual “it” that you can see, watch or look at. It is generally used to say things are just fine, not too good, not too bad. This is a probable reply to questions such as: “¿Cómo estás?” or “¿Cómo te va?” (How are you? How is it going? Respectively) This phrase has close relatives: “pues ahí voy” (lit. Well, there I go) or “pues ahí va”, (lit. Well, there it goes) which basically mean the same. E.g. ¿Cómo te va Manuel? – Pues, ahí la llevo. (How is it going Manuel? — Well, I am just fine.) Even though the list goes on and on, there are concepts that I found too difficult to understand; others… well, I guess Revue cannot publish such phrases, but they are really funny and/or clever. I think that is what makes regional expressions really special.


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“Painting” with bars of locally-made chocolate

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he recent Primer Festival Gastronómico in La Antigua Guatemala centered on the uses of chocolate, primarily cooking with cacao.

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The highlight of the event however was created by Alex Farrar, owner of a local bistro/ art gallery and an excellent artist in his own right (he won first prize at the Venetian Masked Ball in February). Farrar appeared with his easel, rolled up his shirt sleeves and after unwrapping a few bars of locally-made chocolate, he began to sketch the figure of a Maya lady wearing her traditional clothing. Creating light and shadows? Easy enough … a few passes of darker variety of chocolate and then fill in the background with white cacao. Voila! as the French might say … or sacre bleu! A chocolate work of art! Fernando, a local chocolatier of renown in La Antigua, happened to come to taste the food. He was amazed as were the other guests with yet another use for chocolate. Who would have guessed? There were no snickers.


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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell

Questions answered on the creation of Spanish colonial towns, Catholic churches, aldeas, patron saint days and local improvements

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hen the Spanish arrived in Guatemala in 1524 they found a disbursed Mayan population and extremely diverse language groups. After the 1540s, to create a “new order in the New World,” the Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church agreed to construct towns throughout the country. This of course would facilitate the religious orders (Dominicans, Franciscans and priests from La Merced) in the building of a church in the center of each town with which to begin the local conversion process. (It would also allow for easier taxation.) A patron saint (or Virgin) was assigned to each town; to differentiate themselves most of the Mayan population began wearing local dress patterns and styles that have continued to evolve over the centuries. La Antigua Guatemala, founded in 1543, is surrounded by 15 villages or aldeas. In urban terms, an aldea is part of a municipality, La Antigua being the municipality.

The aldeas were given specific name places, for instance San Juan del Obispo (obispo = bishop — referring to Bishop Francisco Marroquín’s residence) and San Juan Gascón (Gascón = the last name of the gentlemen who received the nearby farm in a land grant). Both aldeas celebrate St. John’s day on June 24; San Pedro Las Huertas (huerta = vegetable garden) celebrate St. Peter’s day on June 29, and so forth. Each aldea has special activities, which always include a 82 » revuemag.com

Mass, usually a procession and a lot of fireworks! Local beauty contests are also a big attraction.

Fiesta dates in La Antigua’s aldeas: January 6: San Gaspar Vivar May 1: San Felipe de Jesús May 16: Santa Inés del Monte Pulciano June 24: San Juan del Obispo June 24: San Juan Gascón June 29: San Pedro las Huertas July 26: Santa Ana July 30: San Cristóbal el Bajo July 30: San Cristóbal el Alto August 24: San Bartolomé Becerra September 14 & 15: La Guardianía el Hato September 21: San Mateo Milpas Altas November 25: Santa Catarina Bobadilla

It appears that the mayor of Antigua, Dr. Adolfo Vivar, is focusing more on improving the infrastructure in the aldeas more than previous mayors; these improvements and repairs include roads, water drainage, sports centers and garbage collection. Since the entire city budget for 2009 was Q76,381,157.59 (less than $10 million), the city must rely on the collaboration of neighborhood committees and local NGOs. Reference site: www. aldeasdeantiguaguatemala.com


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BORDER CROSSING text and photo by Michael Sherer

Marcía Sis García 1982-2010

The Girl Who Drew With Her Feet

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here was a small shrine on the sidewalk a few weeks ago, consisting of a flickering candle in a tin can, a few flowers and a smiling photograph of Marcía with a large black plastic garbage bag made into a wreath and the typed notice of her recent passing. Age 28 and crippled since birth, unable to use her hands or walk, she graced the stone sidewalk on the west side of Central Park in La Antigua Guatemala every morning. Bound to her wheelchair and assisted by her daughter, Cristina Sarai Sis, Marcía made the bus trip from nearby Jocotenango every day. The bus fare cost her almost as much as one of her sketches. Her father taught her at an early age to draw, using her deformed feet, to sketch animals, butterflies and her favorite bird, the quetzal. She died recently, set free from her earthly ties by a cerebral hemorrhage. I confess that when I first moved here, I found myself avoiding her gaze. She was never like any of the other mendicants on the sidewalks, hands out for alms, displaying their infirmities. She never asked for

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money but always gave a smile for free. I found myself helping her daughter more than once as they left at dark for the bus station many blocks away. The daughter wasn’t large or strong enough to negotiate the steep stone steps at the end of the passageway, burdened with Marcía and her wheelchair. I’d hold the top, near Marcía’s head, and her daughter would catch her feet, as the wheelchair bumped its way down two steep stone steps. She always smiled and thanked me. I never knew they lived that far away. I will miss her smile. We’d begun to wink at each other lately, and I found myself stuffing spare change in her tip jar. I wish I’d bought one of her sketches, but I didn’t know she’d leave us so quickly. The American Legion has set up a scholarship fund for her daughter. I’ll be putting money in that pot and missing one of Antigua’s brightest stars, the girl with the Mona Lisa smile and the heart of gold. Reference note: Profile and video of Marcía Sis, Revue Magazine, August 09 edition online, http://revuemag.com/2009/08/a-standout-artist/


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Thought police A man was pulled over for driving too fast, even though he thought he was driving just fine. Officer: You were speeding. Man: No, I wasn’t. Officer: Yes, you were. I’m giving you a ticket. Man: But I wasn’t speeding. Officer: Tell that to the judge! (The officer gives man the ticket.) Man: Would I get another ticket if I called you a jerk? Officer: Yes, you would. Man: What if I just thought that you were? Officer: I can’t give you a ticket for what you think. Man: Fine, I think you’re a jerk!

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Lodging « antigua

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

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

Posada

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“A place for you to feel at home.”

Casa Ovalle Chipilapa,

a private and comfortably furnished house just for you!

The most charming place in Antigua

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

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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

Transportes Turísticos

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

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

M onja Blanca Expeditions

Travel Agency & Tour Operator

Shuttles & Tours throughout Guatemala

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

4a calle poniente #26, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4229, 7832-8797 5547-0405 agenciamonjablanca1@yahoo.com

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 PBX: (502) 23905757 Fax: 2433-6452 New Branch: Calz. Aguilar Batres 34-77, z.12 local 201 Tels: (502) 2442-4467/68/69, 2442-3034

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24 HOUR ASSISTANCE (502) 5651-2284

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

Excursions and Private Shuttles www.guinness-travel.com Tikal, Panajachel, Monterrico, Chichicastenango, Rio Dulce, Airport, San Salvador El Zonte Beach for surfers Phone (502) 4623-6297 info@guinness-travel.com

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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

Catch (and release) of the day —foto courtesy of Guatemala Sport Fishing

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lake atitlán

Live Music Fri. & Sat. Nights!

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 » Jaibalito 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

Eternal Spring

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

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

APART-HOTEL

Los Árboles

Luxury Rooms & Apartments with equipped kitchen. Daily, Weekly, Monthly Rates.

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

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

EL CHAPARRAL 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: 7762-2611 Final Calle Santander, Panajachel, Sololá Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. —Arthur Schopenhauer

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Panajachel: Calle Santander (next to Hotel Regis) Tel: 7762-0146, 7762-0152 www.atitrans.com 100 » revuemag.com

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons. —Popular Mechanics, March 1949 (harris & goller/viaventure.com)

Cafe Bombay

In the heart of the zona viva of Pana 3a av. 0-42, Zona 2 Panajachel Tels: 7762-0544, 7762-0548


Panajachel « lake atitlán

Hotel

Fonda del Sol

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

hotel

www.primaveraatitlan.com Understated Elegance

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

Best Bed & Breakfast in Panajachel

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

www.ranchograndeinn.com

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Panajachel « Santa Cruz la Laguna « lake atitlán

Lakefront Hideaway

Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel Sololá Tels: (+502) 7762-2060, 7762-1441 www.hotelatitlan.com The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. —Francis Maitland Balfour

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Romantic packages starting from $150 *

TIME Magazine says Laguna Lodge is “Pure Maya Magic”

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quetzaltenango The Black Cat Xela

Hostal, bar, Restaurant

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

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

Xela www.blackcathostels.net

◾ Hostal ◾ Coffee-Theater ◾ Handycraft store ◾ Art Gallery ◾ Bar-Events

7a. calle 15-20 z, 1 (50 mts. From Los Chocoyos bridge), Quetzaltenango • Tels. 7761-6497, 5514-0399 www.centroculturalloschocoyos.com

Bar & Music Electronic Hip-Hop House 15 av. 1-10, z. 1, Quetzaltenango Tels: 7761-2111, 5344-0474 & 5606-9823

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? —Cicero

Cosmetic Dentistry • Esthetic Fillings • Root Canals Wisdom Teeth • Orthodontics • Whitening- Implants General Cleaning • Crowns • Dental Bridges Emergencies 17 av. 4-42 zona 3 Tels: 7767-2707/5608-8572 (English) E-mail: info@dentist.com.gt Check out our facilities at: www.dentist.com.gt

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. —Plato

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

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

6a calle 9-24, z. 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala • Tel. 5287-1921, 7761-1465 Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed. —Don Wood

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 saborindiaani@yahoo.com

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“Your home away from your home” Founded in 1892

18 av. 4-44, Zone 3 Tel/fax: 7767-4396

PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, Quetzaltenango

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Restaurant

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Tels:7767-6029 /31 Fax:7763-5394

4 Calle 13-28, Zona 3 Quetzaltenango

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text and photos by Matt Bokor

Caves of Actún Kan live up to its mysterious lore

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tched by nature and bathed in mystique, the winding network of caves known as Actún Kan in Petén truly earned its place in Mayan legend as the Cave of the Serpent’s Mouth. Bats fluttered out of the gaping entrance as we traipsed in, flashlights ready. Though we witnessed no snakes, it’s easy to see why the Maya regarded caves to be sacred entrances to the underworld—the realm of serpents in several religions. The twisting passages of Actún Kan rise and fall in a silent world of toothy stalactites and stalagmites, which toy with the imagination in this slippery, subterranean space. Just a few kilometers from the Flores airport, the caves uncoil deep beneath the Cerro de la Serpiente (Serpent Hill) in the town of Santa Elena. Visitors can easily include Actún 106 » revuemag.com

Kan on their itinerary to Tikal, Yaxhá and the other archaeological marvels of Petén. A word of caution at Actún Kan: Watch your head! My baseball cap was no protection against the low ceilings that I always managed to hit, no matter how low I crouched as we happily fumbled from one chamber to the next. Lighted softly by an electric bulb or two, each chamber holds unique surprises, many of which have been aptly nicknamed, such as La Pata del Elefante (The Elephant’s Foot) and La Cola de la Ballena (The Whale’s Tail). In all 33 interesting formations have nicknames, but every limestone sculpture or dripping crystalline shape is a marvel, whether rising from the damp floor or descending from vaults reaching as high as 40 meters. ...continued on page 112


MONTERRICO « PACIFIC COAST

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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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Reservations: (502) 2332-7161 • Tels 7848-1742/43 www.caymansuites.com.gt • Monterrico km 133

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. —Spanish Proverb

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell

Nuevo Waikiki Beach House Rental Vacations—Reunions—Parties

Quiet Bay on the Pacific near San José, 5 bdrm, 4 bathrm, large party room, Swimming pool, B.B. court/play court, 3 ranchos, Private beach, hammocks , air conditioning, English/Spanish 4918-5301 Whale-watching & deep sea fishing packages available

pacificwaikiki@gmail.com ~ www.NewWaikikiBeachHouse.com

HOTEL LAHAINA

Ocean front Deluxe Rooms with A/C, Cable TV & Pool. Ask about other amenities & rental of the entire home.

Monterrico Hawaii Info: 5957 5140 bilingual 5941-1260 email: jmueller69@earthlink.net

8 kms after monterrico • tels: 5361.3011, 5204.9140, 5407.0874 www.hawaianparadise.com

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PACIFIC COAST « MONTERRICO Hotel & restaurant

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

Reservations: L ’ Elegance Guatemala City

Tel: 2368-3684

pezdeoro@intelnett.com

Monterrico: 5232-9534

Monterrico Beach, Taxisco

www.pezdeoro.com

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. —Lois McMaster Bujold

There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. —Lester J. Pourciau

On the beach... HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

BUNGALOWS - POOLS MONTERICO, km 8, hacia HAWAII www.hotelhonolulu.com.gt Reservations: 4005-0500, 4503-0386 honoluluhotel@gmail.com

Eco Hotel Playa Quilombo

Beyond passion...

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

CABO TORTUGAS Equipped Bungalows Reservations: 2368 0995

www.casabellamonterrico.com Tels: 5907-2552, 7821-3088 ~ bramishka@yahoo.com

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by Matt Bokor (harris & goller/viaventure.com)

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A quiet place to stay for a Petén adventure

alfway between Flores and Tikal, El Remate is a quaint, centrally located community within easy reach of breathtaking ruins, mysterious caves, birdwatching, swimming and more. Nestled along the eastern shore of Lago Petén Itzá, El Remate provides a variety of lodging and dining choices, plus scenic vistas of the lake and its famous formation: Cerro Cahuí (Crocodile Hill), with a silhouette resembling a giant croc gliding on the lake. In addition to Tikal, just 33 kilometers away, these destinations, among others, are within easy reach of El Remate: • Biotopo Cerro Cahuí, a tropical rainforest of some 700 hectares. Noted for its birdwatching, this hilly destination also offers scenic views of Lago Petén Itzá amid the lush vegetation. It’s also an important watershed for the lake. • Actún Kan, a serpentine formation of limestone caves. Watch for bats as you enter this humid, slippery world of stalactites and stalagmites. (see page 106) • Parque Natural Ixpanpajul, a 450-hectare forest with 200 species of trees, 150 species of birds and around 40 species of mammals. A favorite attraction is the zip-line ride known as the Tarzan Tour. • Petencito Zoo, with a collection of jaguars, monkeys, macaws and other native wildlife. 110 » revuemag.com


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

n á p n c e T Tel: 7840-4147 www.molinohelvetia.com

“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

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

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. —Ettiene De Grellet 1

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Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. —Eleanor Roosevelt Cozy Cottages B&B Agrotourism Km. 82.5 Carr. Interamericana, Pasajinak, Tecpán Tels: 2365-7106, 2369-8618

restecpan@ahumadoskatok.com

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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

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

hotelmonami@hotmail.com www.hotelmonami.com

above: Beautiful stalactite formations can be seen throughout the caves right: Author finds out the hard way that a baseball cap is not protective head gear

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Caves of Actún Kan

cont. from page 106

With my bruised and scratched head, I sometimes stayed behind to investigate roomier chambers while my friends bent and crouched through low, connecting tunnels into the farther reaches of Actún Kan. Given the twists and turns, I was sure we were backtracking after a while. Thankfully, our entourage included two youngsters— ages 13 and 10. With an appetite for exploring, they pointed us in the right direction. (Thank you, Jeffrey and Sebastian!) The self-guided tour takes about an hour, but you can easily spend more time exploring this mysterious baja landia. Bring a flashlight or rent one (or two) at the entrance.


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

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Tels: 7930-5505/07 info@tijax.com 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...

www.tijax.com

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

• Great homemade food • Charming Hotel • Swimming in River • Kayaking to Castillo

Tel: 5306-6432 www.tortugal.com There must be more to life than having everything. —Maurice Sendak We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?” — Lee Iacocca

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 Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards—and living up to them—is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it. —Seth Godin

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US CITIZEN IN GUATEMALA? It’s never too late to register to vote. Democrats Abroad Members will help you to register for the 2010 midterm elections on these dates: June 5, 11am-3pm; June 26, 11am-3pm; July 24, 11am3pm; August 28, 11am-3pm. At Conexion, 4a calle oriente, comercial La Fuente #14, La Antigua.

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.

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 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. MEDITATION: Diamond Way Buddhist Center. Wednesday 7:30pm. Antigua Center (Rumbar) 7a calle poniente #11, corner 5a av. Contact 4294-1717, maramar4@hotmail.com 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. Math problems? Call 1-800-[(10x)(13i)^2]-[sin(xy)/2.362x]

LA BIBLIOTECA

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

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WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT, COLON CLEANING, BODY & FACE MEDICAL SPA: Latest technology Dermocell machines. ALSO: Beautiful comfortable rooms starting at $30. Rd. to Ciudad Vieja Km 1.5, Legión de Santiago #2, La Antigua. Tels: 7882-4251, 5785-1694 info@hotelhealthy. com www.hotelhealthy.com HEALING HANDS THERAPY SPA: Physical therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, full service spa. Owned and operated by US licensed physical therapist. 3a av. norte #20A Call Micky Morrison for appt 7832-1648, 5393-2311.

FOR SALE SATURN VUE 2005, 5 doors, low mileage, 6 cylinders, standard shift. Excellent condition. Bargain, must sell as leaving country. Q55,500/negotiable. Contact Patricia aplm@gmx.de 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 (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) in Sumpango. Donations gratefully welcomed! You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. —Eric Hoffer

Just tell ‘em, “lo vi en la revista REVUE”


CLASSIFIEDS New & Used Books in English and Spanish 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?

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

Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649 Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. —Henry Ford

Large selection of New and Used BOOKS CLOTHING HOME ACCESSORIES KITCHEN WARE CRAFTS and MISCELLANEOUS FUN STUFF tienda second-hand store

6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua

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

TEACHER: Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.

RARE BOOKS FOR SALE Proceeds go to La Biblioteca Community Library administered by the Fundación Cultural Duane Carter

A collection of works by Stevenson

10 volumes, hard cover. Published in 1906. Biographies, essays, novels, ballads, dramas Donation for the lot $200 or Q1,600.

A collection of books on Abraham Lincoln published 1939

* Biography of A. Lincoln — The Prairie Years (2 volumes) and The War Years (4 volumes) by Carl Sanburg * The Myths after Lincoln by Lloyd Lewis * Lincoln and his Generals by Harry Williams * Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood * The Coming Fury by Bruce Cotton 10 volumes, hard cover. Donation for the lot $200 or Q1,600. The books are in good condition and can be purchased at 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua

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INSTRUCTION

FUN STUFF

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 10-11:30am; Thurs 8:30-10am; Friday 8:30-10am; Sat. & Sun. 9-10:30am. Galería Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19. pr@ panzaverde.com Tel: 7832-7920 or 5262-8161, or nancy. payne@gmail.com TOEFL/SAT PREP Y CLASES DE INGLÉS para jóvenes y niños. Oxford Language Center. Maestros extranjeros y clases pequeñas. Calle Chajón 21B, La Antigua. Tels: 2368-1332 /1231 olcantigua@gmail.com. Only the shallow know themselves. —Oscar Wilde

EMPLOYMENT

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. MAYAN SPIRIT WORLD ADVENTURES, make that connection! Get INTO the real Guatemala and the Mayan world instead of just skimming the surface. Also: hiking, caving, swimming, tubing. A very unique place! www.dearbrutus.com/donjeronimo.

ATTENTION FREELANCE WRITERS

Please contact the REVUE magazine for article submission guidelines. editor@revuemag.com The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. —Voltaire

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Nonprofit organization working in Guatemala, seeks an exceptional new Executive Director With administrative offices in Antigua, Camino Seguro brings hope, education and opportunity to more than 500 children and families living in extreme poverty around the City’s garbage dump. The Director leads a staff of 120+ and a corps of volunteers in operating an early education program, educational reinforcement center, and adult literacy program; and must be passionately committed to this mission.

Position requires significant fund raising ability, regular travel, fluency in English and Spanish, and strong management experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Susan Egmont, segmont@egmontassociates.com

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Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back?

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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PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: In Antigua & surrounding villages, volcanoes, organic macadamia & coffee farms, Will show the best places Antigua can offer. Certified & professionally trained. 11-years experience. Tels: 52004100, 4134-3955 rocaeldiaz@hotmail.com

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.

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. VISA EXTENSION AND PROCEDURE RESIDENCIES: Visas for tourists, investors, missionaries, pensioners, business owners. Legal advice. Mobile 5752-9223, 5527-6944. androbles@ live.com. Scheduled appointment. Hotel Posada de Don Quijote. 1a calle poniente #22A, La Antigua. FINE FURNITURE & DECORATION, Victorian upholstery workshop. Furnishing embassies, hotels & homes. Specialized in the best leather furniture. Curtains & carseat coverings. ALSO, we sell imported leather. Tel: 5220-9315 / Enrique. KIKOT’IK, Montajes de acuarios marinos y mantenimiento desde Q150 menusales. Assembly of marine aquariums & maintenance, starting at Q150/mo. 3a calle y 6a av. norte #12, La Antigua, interior (inside) El Viejo Café. Tels: 7832-1576, 7832-1588. Have your business information interpreted in easy Excel data so you can read between the lines and make accurate decisions. Quick, simple and very low rates. CENTRAL AMERICAN CONSULTING SERVICES, “Small for the Small”, centralamericanconsultingserv@gmail.com Carlos B. González , La Antigua

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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 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 What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. —Bob Dylan

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.

JOSÉ CAAL will advise on your Visa Extensions

RÍO DULCE: Beautiful restaurant, hotel, free kayaks, internet, birdwatching, walk to town and Castillo San Felipe. Best place to stay. TORTUGAL 5306-6432.

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about. —Sam Ewing

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us. —Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you need to get the word out, Revue is the most effective promotional tool around. publicidad@revuemag.com

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

ANTIGUA AREA

COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable, telephone. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana).

LOFTS, APARTMENTS, HOUSES for Rent or Sale. Furnished/ Unfurnished. We have what accomodates your budget. Different prices & sizes. ALSO TERRAINS FOR SALE. Tels: 4134-3955, 5200-4100 or rocaeldiaz@hotmail.com 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.info APARTAMENTO AMUEBLADO para 1 o 2 personas, incluye agua y luz. 5 cuadras del parque central. Q2000. FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR 1 OR 2 PERSONS, 5 blocks from Central Park. Q2000. Services incld. chiquiurias@hotmail.com (English). Tel: 5804-6171 (Español).

BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED APARTMENT: Very exclusive area, 2 bdrm w/bath, hot water, liv/din, fully-equipped kit, cable TV, internet, family livrm, fireplace, terrace, laundry, garage. Tels: 5910-2615, 7832-7036. ROOM WITH 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 ROOMS FOR RENT PER DAY, PER WEEK OR PER MONTH. Private rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. Free wifi. House with big rooftop terrace. Tel: 53300774, info@hostelantigua.com BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT: Exclusive & secure area, quiet. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, fireplace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees a special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202.

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COMMERCIAL SPACES: office, retail, restaurant; spa? legal cafe bar license on premises, good opportunities. 1½ blocks from Central Park, established 16 years. 4a calle O. # 14, 5126-3677 Jane lafuente@conexion.com.gt 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.


REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

ANTIGUA AREA

JOIN THE GOOD LIFE IN THIS SECURE COMPOUND: El Panorama area. 2 rms/full bath each. Separate kitchen, internet, cable. Warm pool, billiards, parking. Maid service. $125/mo for single occupancy. $175/mo for double occupancy. Tel: 7934-6194.

CHARMING LITTLE HOUSE IN CALLEJÓN DEL BURRITO, El Injertal. Living room, dining, kitchen area. 2 bdrm & 2 baths. Furnished. Washer & dryer included. Internet. Big yard. Rent US$ 450/month. Will accept short term contract. Please call: 7832-4551 or 5855-6724.

APARTMENT, 1½ blocks from San Felipe de Jesús Church. Tel: 7832-3311. Cel: 5891-7148.

APARTMENT & ROOMS, 1/2 block from Central Park. 5a calle poniente #8. Tel: 7832-1784.

Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management

www.teamantigua.com Calle del Espíritu Santo #37A, La Antigua 7832-7600 or 7823-6429 • info@teamantigua.com

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REAL ESTATE You do not live in Guatemala and want to pay your Property Bills, Mortgages or Taxes? Management — Maintenance — Lease Tels: (502) 2431-8450, 5318-2315, 5550-0344

Property Management in Guatemala

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ANTIGUA REAL ESTATE A new concept of real estate agency in Antigua Open Mon - Sat from 8:00am to 6:00pm 4a calle oriente #4, La Antigua TelFax: 7832-3833 antiguarealestate@hotmail.com

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Everything for your Real Estate Needs! Inversiones con Vision real estate

Tels: 5998-4158, 7832-8066 Fax: 7832-8066 negocios_opcion@yahoo.com Some men would be models of virtue if it weren’t for their thoughts, words and deeds.

THE STREET SUITE

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA SPACIOUS HOUSE, SHORT TERM. San Pedro el Panorama area. 2 levels, volcano view. Safe area. Garage, hall, livrm, dinrm, kit, 3 bdrms each w/bath. Livrm, studio, maid quarters. Equipped & furnished. Cable TV, DVD, Internet, WIFI. 10-person capacity. E-mail: interland.inmobiliaria@ gmail.com. Tel: (502) 5312-1818. WE SPEAK ENGLISH. 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. COZY HOUSE: Central Antigua, furnished, livrm, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, garage, nice garden and outside sitting area, cleaning service, short term. $475/month. ccoper33@yahoo.com, Tel: 5306-3399.

JOCOTENANGO FURNISHED/UNFURNISHED LARGE HOUSE: 8 rooms, 4 bath, 2 kitchen, 2 dinrm, garage for 6 cars, 3 terraces. Excellent view to volcanoes. Ideal for NGOs, business or offices. Playground area for kids. Tel, cable & internet connection avail. Contact Patricia at aplm@gmx.de

GUATEMALA CITY NEW, 2 bedroom w/bath, dining/living room, fullyequipped kitchen, 2 parking spaces. Edif. Alandra 5 av. & 7 calle, zone 10, Ciudad Vieja. US$850. More details, call 2369-8021.

PUERTO SAN JOSÉ NUEVO WAIKIKI BEACH HOUSE: Ideal for vacations, reunions, parties. 5 bdrm, 4 bath, lg party rm, swimming pool, 3 ranchos. Private beach. A/C. Whale watching & deep sea fishing packages available. Tel: 4918-5301. www.NewWaikikiBeachHouse.com

PACIFIC COAST

CHARMING APARTMENT, SHORT TERM One block from Antigua’s central park Large bedroom with windows on the street Private bath with adjoining dressing room Fully-equipped kitchen Nicely furnished throughout Spectacular views from private rooftop patio WiFi and flat-screen cable TV

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FOR RENT OR SALE Beautiful place in front of the sea at the pacific coast, 6 kms from Monterrico Beach. 3200 sq mts. Rancho, swimming pool, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living room. Surrounded by palm trees. Environmental friendly. Ideal for a boutique hotel or vacation place. Tel: 5704-2898.

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


Beautiful Houses & Apartments www.barriodeantonelli.com

The best prices in the market Visit our model apartment Information and sale: 5693-5115 4060-8034 2437-7202

Tels: 4060-8034 & 5693-5115

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REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT LAKE ATITLÁN 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 LAKEFRONT SANTIAGO ATITLÁN: Cozy small octagonal glass rock house/cabin. Volcanoe views w/fireplace. Nice for 1 or 2 persons $200/month. Tel: 4456-2523 or sh@intelnett.com. Avail. July 1st.

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 PANAJACHEL CÉNTRICO Vendo Fonda del Sol. Incluye hotel casa y locales comerciales, totalmente equipados y funcionando. Interesados Tel: 5936-1099. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A RESTAURANT / CAFE BAR AND ARE WILLING TO PARTNER ( or not ) call me. Great location, established clientele. I have all legal permits and licenses. Antigua, 5126- 3677. lafuente@conexion.com.gt KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA, 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. I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it ‘content.’ —Lauren Bacall

LAKE FRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE 4,700 varas2 of registered lake front property with access to main road, near Hotel Bamboo in Santiago Atitlán. More information call

7867-8663, 5136-1487

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE ANTIGUA AREA MINI FINCA, SAN ANTONIO AGUA CALIENTES: 12 manzanas, flat, water, power, river, old house, old growth macadamia (40 yrs.). $750 K Tel: 5126-3677 Jane lafuente@ conexion.com.gt

LAKE ATITLÁN WONDERFUL HOUSE, PRICE REDUCED. San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlán. Super location, walk to all shops. Beautiful gardens & panoramic view. 2 bedroom, 3½ bath, garage. Perfect for retiree. Tel: (502) 5515-5105. JAIBALITO, EXQUISITE VIEW Lake & volcanoes! 1 lot from beach. Easy access. 1,413m². Electricity. Spring water connection avail. Fruit & coffee trees. Well planted. MUST SEE! US$12,000/negotiable. Tel: 5653-7028. BACHELOR IN PARADISE, 3 beautiful studio apartments in friendly San Pedro La Laguna-Great location and view. Large corner lot, near lake. Modern construction. Has everything. BEST DEAL IN GUATEMALA! Tel (502) 5515-5105. EUROPEAN INVESTORS are looking to acquire land/property in the Lake Atitlán area. Owners or agents please call: 5598-5677. INVERSIONISTAS EUROPEOS buscan terrenos/casa en el área del Lago de Atitlán. Propietarios o agentes por favor contáctenos al teléfono: 5598-5677. ATITLÁN SOLUTIONS, the real estate company of Lake Atitlán. Serving the area for 20 years in building, selling, managing lakefront personal and commercial properties, while also providing legal expertise. Call Armand 5493- 6161,www.realestateatitlan.com (césar tián/revue)

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Spitters, Scratchers and Snappers

Pet Q’s & A’s by Cynthia Burski, DVM

Question: Is it OK to give my dog cow bones? I am always careful to boil them and only use the large leg bone (femur).

(césar tián/revue)

Answer: Although it is very common to give bones to dogs, there are definitely risks. Most of these complications require veterinary attention. The most common problems are broken teeth and injuries of the mouth and tongue. Sometimes the bone can become lodged around the lower jaw or get stuck in the esophagus (the tube leading to the stomach). Medical emergencies can arise when bones can get stuck in the windpipe if he inhales a small piece.

Sometimes the bone is swallowed and passes into the stomach but can’t get out the other end of the stomach resulting in the need for surgery. If it does pass into the intestine, it can become lodged or cause bleeding and damage to the intestines. Rectums can be painfully torn by bones passing out of the body. If the intestine is damaged by the bones poking holes through it, a severe and potentially lethal bacterial infection of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis) can result. Sometimes the bones are so thoroughly chewed that a portion of the intestine becomes “impacted” and filled with bone meal. Surgery is usually required to remove the damaged part of the intestine.

El Parque del Tanque La Unión: Volunteers with puppies from AWARE, Guatemala’s only no-kill animal shelter, teaching them to walk on a leash, to not be fearful of people or horses or noisy cars. These puppies are the lucky ones, all eight have been adopted by families that will love and care for them. Dozens more are waiting for homes. If you would like to be a part of this rescue, rehabilitation, foster and adoption program, please contact us: (in Guatemala) Xenii-2@usa.net; (in the U.S.) Sue, reddo@pacbell.net

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BILINGUAL “CRUCI-WORD”

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Translate the Clue to the Opposite Language (Spanish/English) Feel free to use the dictionary—the main idea here is to learn new words Puzzle by Michael Hopkins — Solution on page 111

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6. stews made of maize and meat 7. handle 8. otro 9. razones

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DOWN 15. itrio 17. semilla 19. tropical fruits 20. respecto a 23. radiografía

25. Irlanda 28. verb ending 30. correos (abr) 32. notas (abr)

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ADVERTISER INDEX LODGING

LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

Casa Santorini ........................................... 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 Bonita .................................................. 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 Cirilo ................................................. Hotel Dos Loros ........................................ Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Sin Ventura ................................. Hotel La Tatuana ....................................... 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 ....................................... Palacio de Doña Leonor Hotel .............. Posada de los Leones .............................. Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... The Cloister ................................................

45 43 43 45 45 44 43 43 43 45 45 45 43 84 88 87 93 89 89 87 85 93 87 83 83 93 92 91 89 90 87 87 83 87 87 89 89 93 84 85 91 89 64 92 93 93 88

chichicastenango

Hotel Santo Tomás .................................... 88

COBÁN

Casa del Bosque ........................................ 111 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 111 Park Hotel .................................................... 111

RÍo Dulce

Bruno’s ......................................................... 113 El Tortugal ................................................... 113 Hacienda Tijax ............................................ 113 Hotel Catamaran ....................................... 113 Isla Xalaja .................................................... 113

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

El PetÉn

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

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Antigua 100 99 100 100 100 103 101 101 103 101 101 100 103 99 112 112 112 112

monterrico / PACIFIC COAST

Asociación Ola Verde ................................ 107 Atelie del Mar ............................................. 109 Cabo Tortuga ............................................. 109 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 109 Casa Bella ..................................................... 109 El Cayman .................................................... 108 Hawaian Paradise ...................................... 108 Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... 107 Hotel Honolulu ........................................... 109 Hotel Lahaina ............................................. 108 Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ 109 Johnny’s Place ............................................ 109 Nuevo Waikiki ............................................ 108 Playa Quilombo Eco-Hotel ...................... 109

QUETZALTENANGO

Dicap Residence ........................................ 105 Hotel Modelo ............................................. 105 Los Chocoyos ............................................. 104

TECPÁN

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

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

Bar Central ................................................... Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Ciao ............................................................... Cheers ........................................................... Kloster .......................................................... Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Posadas Restaurante ................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Romano Pizzeria ........................................ Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

lake atitlÁn

Appletiser .................................................... 65 Asados de Antigua .................................... 80 Bagel Barn ............................ inside cover Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 65 Black Cat Antigua ....................................... 75 Café Barroco ................................................. 75 Café Condesa .............................................. 73 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 64 Café Panchoy ............................................... 73 Café Sky ......................................................... 75 Café No Sé ..................................................... 64 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 79 Caffé Opera .................................................. 64 Casa Escobar ................................................ 71 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 79 Como Como ................................................. 75 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 77 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 74 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 79 El Viejo Café ................................................. 75 Epicure ........................................................... 63 Filadelfia Restaurant .................................. 71 Fridas ............................................................. 77 Gaia ................................................................ 77 Kabuki ........................................................... 77 La Casbah ...................................................... 69 La Caserole ................................................... 72 La Cocina ...................................................... 80 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 Ocelot ............................................................ 65 Personajes ..................................................... 73 Quincho’s Mariscos ..................................... 80 Rainbow Café ............................................... 63 Restaurante Tipico Antigüeño ................ 64 Sabe Rico ...................................................... 72 Tabacos y Vinos ........................................... 4 The Refuge Coffee Bar ............................... 72 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 74 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................... 64 Wiener ........................................................... 77

Quetzaltenango

39 39 39 39 41 41 39 41 40 39 39

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

TECPÁN

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

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

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ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

SHOPS

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 36 Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 116 Budget ........................................................... 35 Hertz ............................................................... 129 Immigration Services ..................................115 Monsanto & Sologaistoa ........................... 37 Porta & Asociados ....................................... 37 Union Church ................................................ 36

Bravo ............................................................ 59 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 59 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 60 Colibrí ........................................................... 61 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 61 El Sol Maya ................................................... 60 Inmaco ......................................................... 35 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 54 Liverpool ....................................................... 58 Ritual ............................................................. 55 Santa Chivita ............................................... 58 Tuunich ......................................................... 61 Un Poco de Todo ........................................ 115 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 81

Day & Night .................................................. DDS. Jorge E. de la Cruz ............................ Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ................ Dr. Rossell Plastic Surgery ......................... Pediadent ...................................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ..............

50 47 49 48 47 51

Antigua

Quetzaltenango

Clinicas Dentales Profesionales .............. 104

TRAVEL / TOURS Guatemala City

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

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... Don Quijote Cruisers .................................. Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... Guinness Travel ........................................... Lax Travel ....................................................... Litegua .......................................................... Monja Blanca ................................................ Sinfronteras .................................................. Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Turansa ..........................................................

MISC.

Casa Vieja Lodge ......................................... Eternal Spring .............................................. Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................

27 94 57 94 94 36 94 95 56 94 96 100 97 2 94

Antigua

Antigua Technology Services .................... 60 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 SCHOOLS Kinky Afro ...................................................... 60 Antigua Promotores de Seguros ............................. 58 Stile Piú ........................................................... 59 Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 53 Tatoo Antigua ................................................ 54 Probigua ....................................................... 60 Valle de Flores ............................................... 55 Wings ..............................................................116

REAL ESTATE

SHOPS

Adprogua .................................................... 120 Antigua Real Estate ................................... 120 Quetzaltenango Artesanías Innova ........................................ 104 Barrio de Antonelli .................................... 121 North & South Bookstore .......................... 105 Carstens S.A. ................................................119 Casa Nova .................................................... 118 Lara Real Estate .......................................... 120 REMAX Colonial ..........................................119 Guatemala City Antigüedades Originales ........................... 36 Asian Tropics ................................................. 33 CULTURAL Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 37 Guatemala City Camas Siesta .................................................. 37 Colección 21 .................................................. 27 El Attico ......................................................... 27 Decoreuro ...................................................... 34 Galería de Arte El Tunel ............................. 27 El Hormiguero ............................................... 37 Museo Ixchel ................................................ 31 Geminis Bookstore ....................................... 36 Museo Popol Vuh ....................................... 31 In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ 37 Antigua Jungle Skate Shop......................................... 7 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 37 Galería Museo Centro Popular ................ 27 Nissan Navara ................................................ 9 La Antigua Galería de Arte ...................... 31 Super Verduras .............................................. 39 The North Face .............................................. 1 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 33

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GUATEMALA

Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 49 Casa Madeleine Spa ................................... 59 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 48 Clinica Dental ............................................... 49 Clinica de Bienestar .................................... 48 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 47 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 49 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 115 David Elron, Holistic Therapy ................... 51 Dental Care ................................................... 47 Dental Surgery & Rehab Implants .......... 51 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 49 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 47 Dra. Victoria Recinos de Molina ............... 51 Emily Wolfe ................................................... 49 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 48 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 49 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 48 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 48 Hotel Healthy ............................................... 50 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 49 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 55 Mario E. Morfin, M.D. ................................. 51 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 51 Mayan Spa.................................................... 83 Optyma Visión y Moda ............................. 47 Orthodontist Mario de León .................... 51


SPORTS text and photo by William Lynch

Mayan Families Kids and Teen Sports Club

I

t was the finals for the Mosquito Division championship of the Open Schools Soccer Tournament. A field full of seven-, eight- and nine-yearolds was struggling to take home the City Champs Trophy, a tiny thing perhaps but very important to these kids. The game was chaotic since children at this age can’t kick very far or hard and have only a vague understanding of details like formations or positions; nevertheless, there was a great deal of action.

The Mayan Families Kids and Teen Sports Club’s PAMI School team, a special school for children who have to have regular jobs, like shoe shine boys who help support their families, was ahead throughout the game against the Open Schools team, a group of kids easily as needy as the PAMI kids but who cannot get into the Sports Club be128 » revuemag.com

cause it does not have additional resources. At the end of play, PAMI won 4 to 2, in perhaps the first victory of any kind these little kids have ever had. They were jumping up and down ecstatic and went off chanting and singing to deliver their trophy to their school principal. The goal that tied down their victory was scored by Ana, a unique little nine-year-old girl who works in the open air market selling vegetables. In a later meeting with the PAMI faculty, the Sports Club management learned of one unexpected result of its program. PAMI children participating in sports are suddenly showing an improved academic performance. Nobody is skipping classes or turning up late and failing to do homework. The kids know that the Sports Club won´t let them play if they don´t keep up their grades.


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