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February 2011 Year 19, No. 12

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cover to cover 14 travel by Linda Green Roesch Cuchumatanes Adventure Enjoying nature’s splendor in Guatemala’s Highlands 11 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell Palace of the Captains General 12 sacred animals & exotic tropical plants by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Sacred Toads 18 commentary by Matt Bokor Good Gets Better 21 datebook highlight by Ana Ortiz & Pierina Piedra Santa The Quauhquechollan Canvas 32 MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS by Dr. Karmen Guevara Regalos de Amor 34 PEOPLE & PROJECTS by Dwight Wayne Coop Karate Kids in Church

14 Touring the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America

38 PEOPLE & PROJECTS by Liz Ballantyne-Jackson Build a stove—affect the future 42 BORDER CROSSING Barrie Hartley, 1935-2010 52 a love story by Marcia Foxx A Gift from Dog 76 PEOPLE & PROJECTS by Nancy Hoffman Niños con Bendición 96 lake views by Dwight Wayne Coop Up Close and Cozy 116 PEOPLE & PROJECTS by Erol Reyal, photos: Nancy McGee Y’abal Handicrafts 120 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Red, pink and white 116

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Community of female weavers creates new source of income


cover to cover 22 DATEBOOK February guide to culture and upcoming events datebook highlights

19 XI Paiz International Festival 20 National Orchid Exposition 19 La Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil will participate in the XI Paiz Festival 20 Antigua Masquerade Ball SECTIONS 10 From the Editor 43 Health Services 46 Photo Op: Thor Janson 49 Antigua Map 50 Vet Q & A 68 Cruzi-Word Puzzle 88 Travel 108 Classifieds 112 Real Estate 118 Advertiser Index ON THE COVER Dancer: part of the XI Paiz International Festival

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REGIONS Guatemala City services / shopping dining lodging La Antigua services / shopping dining lodging Lake Atitlán Quetzaltenango Las Lisas Monterrico / Pacific Coast Cobán Tecpán El Petén Río Dulce

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FROM THE EDITOR

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ebruary is one of my favorite months—not because of Valentine’s Day. I love February because it means January is over. And except for New Year’s Day, I hate January. Everyone who coasted since Thanksgiving is enthusiastically sending e-mails with ideas, projects and goals for the New Year. To which I ask: What have you been drinking? If it’s a toad-juice cocktail, no worries, as the lethal mix will shorten the to-do list. See what I mean in Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth’s article on ancient reverence of the toad (p12). A lot’s going on with the big-hearted NGO teams in Guatemala. We especially welcome volunteers from Canada returning this month with the Guatemala Stove Project. One of the volunteers, Liz BallantyneJackson, tells us about it (p38). How many times have you seen the quote from author Aldous Huxley extolling the beauty of Lake Atitlán? (Are your eyes already glazing over?) Well, you’ve never seen it in the context that our Panajachel scribe, Dwight Wayne Coop, presents it in his Lake Views column (p96). If you’re looking for a rural getaway, read Linda Green Roesch’s travelogue from the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountains, where the modern era has yet to arrive (p14). After the holiday lull, the calendar’s filling up, so check out this month’s DateBook (p22). Of special note: The annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture gets under way on Feb. 11th with a reunion concert in La Antigua (p19). Hello, Houston, we have liftoff. January’s over, here we go! —Matt Bokor 12 » revuemag.com

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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell

Can you give us the backstory on the restoration of the Palace of the Captains General in La Antigua?

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he National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala (CNPAG) worked on this project, under the direction of architects Yolanda de León, Selvin García and Edgar Farfán, for the past two years with a budget of Q16,000,000 paid for by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. While CNPAG was in charge of the project, other Guatemalan construction companies also took part. The work is quite remarkable, as the last restoration (except for one corner) occurred under President Ubico in 1944, when the city was declared a National Monument.

Like many old properties in Guatemala, titles can be a tangled web. So, the first step was to register it under the Ministry of Culture and Sports’ name. I found it not so unusual that in 2005, there were a number of property titles for different parts of the same building. The next step was to move all 14 government offices out of the building, which was no easy task. Finally, the restoration could begin. The work encompassed walls, roofs, floors and doors, plus some ingenious structural reinforcements, as well as completing all the necessary archaeological and historical studies that were required. ...continued on page 54

The palace was demolished by Captain General Martín de Mayorga after 1773. In fact, Mayorga got a royal decree to demolish the entire city after the earthquakes of 1773 but no one paid much attention to it. He did, however, demolish a great part of the palace, trying to move the large stone columns. The palace was rebuilt in the 1890s. revuemag.com « 13


Tropical Flora & Fauna by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth

Sacred Toads The lowly toad enjoys a place of honor in Mayan culture

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s we continue with the FLAAR Reports coverage of tropical flora and fauna that were important in Classic Mayan culture, let’s look at frogs and toads. Actually, you can look at these amphibians yourself every time you go to Petén, Escuintla or Monterrico. The bloated fat toads that you see all over Guatemala were one of the most commonly worshiped animals 2,000 years ago. Go to the Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología in Guatemala City, the museums in Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua or to Quiriguá and you will see a four-meter-long sculpture of a sacred toad that weighs more than a ton (Zoomorph G, Sculpture 43). This is Bufo marinas, the marine toad. In some parts of Guatemala, a rel14 » revuemag.com

ative, Bufo valliceps, is more common. Both have a similar feature: two large noticeable wart-like poison areas behind their ears. The other amphibian that is common in Maya beliefs is the Uo “frog,” Rhinophrynus dorsalis, which is actually a toad. For now, I will concentrate on the Bufo marinus.

Handle with care If your dog encounters a Bufo marinus and makes the mistake of trying to bite it he will suffer a painful death with convulsions and vomiting. Although poisonous, the toad does not attack, bite or sting. I have frequently picked up the toad. As long as the toad, or really most wild animals, senses that you will not hurt it, the creature will accept being picked up.


The toad will try to swell up its body to a much larger size to encourage you to set it down. But this is pure bluff. The toad will let the air out and return to natural size in a few minutes. Just don’t put your fingers anywhere near the poison glands. The toad activates the poison only when it feels in danger. The poison does not shoot out; it simply oozes to the surface of the poison-pad area. The poison glands were precisely what the Maya were interested in. To me, what is important is how common this creature is in Mayan art, especially in Preclassic stone sculpture and in the Late Classic period, such as the Quiriguá Zoomorph of brown sandstone. In the Popol Vuh a toad is one of the messengers of the gods of Xibalba. The message starts in the belly of a louse, which is swallowed by a toad. The toad is swallowed by a snake. The snake is picked up by a falcon or hawk and delivers the message of the gods to the Hero Twins. It would be helpful to fully document that the toad of the Popol Vuh was potentially a Bufo marinus. If this toad is native to the highlands of Quiché it would help, but in fact most of the animals mentioned in the Popol Vuh are lowland species from the Chiapas and Petén rainforests. The heroes of the Popol Vuh were seemingly already part of proto-Mayan legends and myths in the Preclassic Chiapas area of Izapa. So even if the Bufo marinus is not common in the altitude of Quiché, that would by no means rule out the possibility that the messenger toad is this species.

The toad image was very common in Mayan art

above/below: The poisonous Bufo marinus toad

Deadly toad juice cocktail This recipe is poisonous beyond comprehension. Plus, bufotenine has been outlawed for human consumption since the 1960s. But in the Colonial period, friar Thomas Gage recorded that the Pokoman Maya soaked the toad in their drinks—one might assume to get some of the essence. Archaeologists have found plenty of toad skeletons when they excavated Olmec sites ...continued on page 104 revuemag.com « 15


TRAVEL text and photos by Linda Green Roesch

Cuchumatanes Adventure

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ant a really different Guatemalan adventure, far off the beaten tourist track? Try a trip to the spectacular Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountains in Guatemala’s Highlands, the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America. We arrived at the rustic, comfortable Posada El Unicornio Azul near the town of Chiantla in the area of Chancol in late afternoon after a five-hour drive from La Antigua. This is a perfect base camp for two or three days of exploring. The lodge is rustic, comfortable and clean, with hot showers (welcome in the cold climate at this altitude).

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We joined other visitors at the inn around a wood stove in the great room and enjoyed a glass of wine and some local cheese as we planned the next few days of our adventure. Options included horseback riding on beautifully conditioned and cared for horses, guided or unguided hikes of different durations and difficulties, and mountain biking on your own bikes or the lodge’s rental bikes. Over a hearty dinner served family style, hosts Paulina and Fernando helped us decide on a horseback ride the next day. After dinner, some guests played cards or board games, while others read books. At bedtime,


The farm is an excellent base for many nearby excursions, including an archaeological site, small waterfall and lagoon. The beautiful Laguna de Yolnab is close by and you can also visit another spectacular site, Ojo Cimmaron. we were each given a hot-water bottle to tuck under the thick, woolly Momostenango blankets and warm the bed. The next morning dawned crisp and cold. After a hot breakfast, we mounted our horses, each chosen and matched according to our riding ability, and set off for a ride through dry, stony, high mountain steppes on grassy “roads” lined with piled rocks sprouting thorny agaves. The trails we rode are designed for foot or animal traffic, not cars. We passed through spectacular countryside, traversing wild, seemingly untouched areas only to round a bend and

encounter a tiny “cantón” consisting of two or three adobe dwellings with tile roofs. Groups of sheep are herded from one pasture to another, generally by children or women. There are scattered cattle and horses, and even a llama or two. It is charmingly pastoral and peaceful. Traveling on horseback (or hiking) allows a visitor time to absorb the natural beauty and imagine what life was like 100 years ago in Guatemala— it has changed very little. Our second day we arranged for a fivehour guided hike. Fernando dropped us off with our guide at the peak of La Torre—at revuemag.com « 17


3,800 meters, it’s the highest non-volcanic peak in Central America. We walked through magnificent open plains, scrubby, bonsai-like cypress forests, past moraine lakes, and ended up at the spectacular Puerta del Cielo viewpoint, with vistas stretching to Mexico. Traveling north from El Unicornio to Nentón, about 2½ hours from Huehuetenango, visitors can stay at the Posada Rural Finca Chaculá, a huge farm that belongs to a cooperative of 210 families representing five ethnic groups—returnees from Mexico after the civil war ended. The families were relocated on the farm, opening it for tourism, generating jobs and economic stability for themselves. This area lies at about 1,100 meters, so is considerably warmer. The finca, or farm house, is original, with thick walls and a typical roof. It was remod18 » revuemag.com

eled a year ago by the cooperative, keeping its charm but adding amenities for visitor comfort. The farm is an excellent base for many nearby excursions, including an archaeological site, small waterfall and lagoon. For good walkers, the beautiful Laguna de Yolnab is close by (11 km. by car, or a 2½-hour walk). You can also visit the another spectacular site, Ojo Cimmaron, a cenote (sinkhole), 150 meters deep and 175 meters wide, with a forest growing at its base. Tours can be arranged to visit Lago Montebello to see sacred caves and prehistoric paintings. The guides are local and are trained by INGUAT. Both inns belong to the network of Posadas Rurales de Guatemala. Posada Finca Chaculá is independent from Unicornio Azul but receives technical support from Paulina and Fernando. Recommended minimum stay in each area is two days and three nights. Find rates and more information at www.unicornioazul.com


Traveling on horseback allows a visitor time to absorb the natural beauty and imagine what life was like here 100 years ago. How to get there El Unicornio Azul Take the turn to Chiantla and “la cumbre” from the Pan American Highway (before arriving in Huehue). The road is paved. Climb steeply for 12 km and pass El Mirador. After about 1 km the road flattens, and you will pass a small community called La Capellanía. Leave the main road here and take the gravel road to the right for 6 kms. Watch for blue signs with arrows indicating El Unicornio Azul. The property lies nestled in rock hills at the end of a large plain. If in doubt, ask anyone for Chancol, Fernando and Paulina, or “the horses.” Posada Finca Chaculá Drive about 2½ hours (160 km) north of Huehuetenango on the Pan American Highway. Take the paved road from Camojá, drive

through Nentón until you reach the crossroad to Gracias a Dios/Carmen Xan, desviándose a little below Trinidad. Drive 11 km toward Laguna Brava, passing Las Palmas y Chaculá. You can also reach the Posada from Todos Santos Cuchumatán. Climate / What to Wear Temperatures in the Cuchumatanes can drop to below zero (F) at night during the coldest months (November to January), rising to the low 70s during the day. Dress in layers, and bring a windbreaker or rain jacket. Sturdy walking shoes are a must, and a hat, gloves and scarf can be handy. Make sure to pack sunscreen, as it is easy to burn at such a high altitude. The climate is more temperate in Chaculá due to its lower altitude. revuemag.com « 17


COMMENTARY by Matt Bokor

Good Gets Better Life in Antigua

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fter living in La Antigua in 200203 and moving back recently, I’ve noticed a lot of changes, from striking to subtle. In no particular order, they include:

• New landscaping along much of the highway from Guatemala City to Antigua. Medians and shoulders sprout colorful groundcover, lilies and shrubs. Nice. • Traffic cops at busy intersections in Antigua, adding an element of safety and order for motorists and pedestrians. • Bus attendants no longer shouting “Guate! Guate!” at the top of their lungs day in and day out. And people still seem to get there. • The silencing of the obnoxious whistle at the Nestle plant, thank you very much. Loud enough to wake the dead, it never should’ve been allowed so close to the cemetery in the first place. 18 » revuemag.com

• Tuk-tuks swarming like gnats. After my first and only jostling ride, I had to hobble into a chiropractor a day or two later to shove my vertebrae back into alignment. • Volcán de Fuego acting up more often. Given Pacaya’s blow last May, I worry sometimes. (Everything’s connected, that’s my theory.) • Prohibiting drivers from blowing their horns in Antigua. Now that’s progress. Maybe they can outlaw urinating in the streets, too. (Sorry, guys, but those light poles you hide behind don’t conceal what you’re doing.) • Smoke-free rooftop bars and cafés. Great settings to enjoy our volcanic surroundings. • A Q16,000,000 facelift and renovation of the Palace of the Captains General. Quite a sight at night with all the new lights. Life in Antigua was pretty nice before, now it’s even better.


DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT PAIZ FESTIVAL

Rock, jazz reunion mark opening of XI Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture

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he 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture—a nearly year-long series of music, dance and art—opens in spectacular fashion on Friday, Feb. 11, when two legendary groups perform together for the first time in more than a decade. The Guatemalan rock group Alux Nahual and Éditus, the Grammy-winning jazz group from Costa Rica, will reunite in a not-to-bemissed concert at 8 p.m. at Ermita de Santa Cruz in La Antigua. According to Alux Nahual drummer Lenin Fernandez, the previous joint concert, also in Antigua, was a risky experiment since the groups hadn’t played together before—they didn’t even rehearse. “The idea was to jam,” Fernandez recalled. “It was a fantastic, magical event. We achieved a great fusion. Appearing with them was a complete success as far as the audience was concerned. We haven’t repeated it since. “We want to achieve what we did the last time, where the audience feels that they are witnessing a jam session—some improvisation, not too studied—which features the musicians’ artistry. And especially with these three from Éditus, who have had an amazing career, winning two Latin Grammy’s. Jamming is definitely where we want to go,” ...continued on page 66 Fernandez said.

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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS

National Orchid Exposition

Antigua Masquerade Ball

February 3-6

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he Guatemala Orchid Association presents the XXXVII National Orchid Exposition, featuring a colorful array of orchids and informative workshops, from Feb. 3-6 in Guatemala City. The event will be at Cervecería Centroamericana, Salón José Mariano Arzú Castillo, 3 ave. 17-16, z. 2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Q25. Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, has approximately 1,000 species of orchids, which grow throughout the country, from the coasts up into the highlands. In 1934, the rare and most treasured White Nun, the Monja Blanca, was declared the national flower of Guatemala. Related conferences will be held Feb. 3-4 on different types of orchids by experts from the American Orchid Society, the Mexican Orchid Association and an author from Argentina. The sessions will be at the Hotel Vista Real, Prolongacion Blvd. Los Próceres, km 9, z. 15. Admission is Q100. For more information call 4509-3929. 20 » revuemag.com

March 8

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he second annual Antigua Masquerade Ball, a colorful, Venetian-style charity event, is coming to the ruins of San José El Viejo on Fat Tuesday, March 8. In addition to costume contests, the ball will feature dining, cocktails, music and raffles. There will also be an auction of four unique pieces of art, which the artists will “speed paint” in only 90 minutes. Event proceeds will support an array of children’s charities, according to event organizer Lyne Bissonnette. Doors will open at 6 p.m., although participants are invited to gather at La Merced church at 5 p.m. to parade down Fifth Avenue to the venue. Only 150 tickets (Q500 each) will be sold. The price includes two drinks, food, entertainment and setup. Music and dancing continue until 11 p.m. Participating NGOs are selling tickets; for more details visit www.antiguavenetianball.com


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by Ana Lucía Ortiz & Pierina Piedra Santa

The Quauhquechollan Canvas A chronicle of conquest

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ts size is as great as its content is complex. The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan reveals to the viewer amazing feats of both the winners and losers in the conquest of Guatemala. This masterfully created canvas records many valuable details of an important event. Painted with natural pigments on cotton fabric around the year 1530, this critical artifact is considered to be the first map of the area. Graphically using foot-

prints, hoofprints and glyphs, it shows the constant battle scenes of a cruel journey through the region that would later be called Quauhtemallan. Decrypting the canvas was a complex and painstaking project, requiring many years of research. Heading the project was Dutch anthropologist Florine Asselbergs, and it was determined that it was not Pedro de Alvarado who single-handedly ...cont. page 36

Exhibition information Guatemala City: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Centro Cultural de la Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Entrance Q30 / Q20 students & children. More info: www.lienzo.ufm.edu or call 2338-7959. Quetzaltenango: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (until April 29) Centro Cultural de la Casa No’j, 7a calle 12-12, z. 1. Entrance free, full color catalog on sale for Q325. More info: call Licda. Claudia Mazariegos at 7768-3139.

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DateBook FEBRUARY Guide to culture & upcoming events

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Wed., 7pm, through Fri., 25 — PHOTOGRAPHY: Arquetipos by Ferit Kuyas, winner of GuatePhoto 2010. Galería de Arte Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.

Wed., through Fri., 25 — ART: Seres de Luz by artist Aracelly Alzamora. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., & Fri., 4, 8-11am — (Spanish) CONFERENCIAS: Conferencias acerca de las diferentes especies de orquídeas a cargo de las Sociedades Americana y Méxicana de ería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

Fri., through April 29th, 9am5pm — EXHIBITION: El Lienzo de Quauhquechollan, the centuries-old indigenous document, painted on cotton canvas, depicting the vision of the conquest of Guatemala and its landscape. See story on page 21. Casa Noj (tel: 7768-3139), 7a callle 1212, z. 1, Quetzaltenango.

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Thurs., through Sun., 6, 9am-5pm — ORCHID EXHIBITION: The XXXVII National Exhibition and IV Central America Exhibition, organized by the Guatemala Orchid Association, features orchids cultivated by regional grower associations. Donation Q25. Cervecería Centroamericana, Salón José Mariano Arzú Castillo (tel: 4509-3929), 3a av. 17-16, z. 2, Guatemala City. Highlight on page 20. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the MARCH, 2011 edition of the REVUE by Thursday, Feb. 10

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Sat., & Sun., 6, 7pm — PHOTOGRAPHY: Danielphoto.com’s Bang-up Monster Photo Show. Photographer Daniel Gohstand shares images of Guatemalan spirit in grand-scale projection shows. Free, donations benefit local charities. Visit www.danielphoto. com. Centro Cultural César Brañas (tel: 4576-7520), La Antigua.

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


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Thurs., through Sat., 12, 9-11:30 am — (English) ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Encouraging and spiritually uplifting. Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Johnson. Union Church of Guatemala (tel: 2361-2027), 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza España, Guatemala City.

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Sat., through March 4 — ART: La Antigua Galería de Arte presents Puente Cultural Guatemala-Noruega. This show gathers the works of talented Guatemalan artists such as ceramic sculptor Carlos Chaclán and watercolor painters Gustavo García and Jaime Ramírez, and Norwegian artists Hanne Lunder and Jan Svensen. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), La Antigua.

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Thurs., 7pm — ART: Latest works by artist Lucía Rohrmann, celebrating 21 years of artistic life. Galería El Tunel (tel: 2367-3284), Plaza Obelisco, 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Mon., 10am — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: sobre Cèsar Brañas a cargo del escritor Adolfo Mèndez Vides para profesores de Literatura e idioma español de los Colegios y Escuelas de La Antigua y alrededores. La Biblioteca de la Fundaciòn Cultural Duane Carter, central park, La Antigua.

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Mon., 5:30pm — (English) FILM SERIES: Democrats Abroad Guatemala Film Series 2011, War on Greed. Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente, Calle de La Concepción # 41, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — CULTURAL EVENT: Mayan dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer K’a k’a’ Saqarik. Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) is a local charity that helps more than 30 indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 78321919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. Revue is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes.

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Fri., 8pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture opens with a reunion concert by Guatemalan rock group Alux Nahual and Éditus, the Grammy-winning jazz group from Costa Rica. Tickets on sale at TodoTicket.com. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua. See highlight, page 19.

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Sat., 3pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture continues with the opening of a retrospective of artist Carlos Mérida (1891-1984) in the Galería Quiroa at Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua. R DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com revuemag.com « 23


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Sat., 8pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture features power pianist Jorge Gomez and his Grammy-nominated Cuban timba group, Tiempo Libre, accompanied by La Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil. Tickets on sale at TodoTicket.com. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua. See highlight, page 19.

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Sun., 11am — MUSIC: MOSAICO cultural presents Air de Cour featuring a collection of pieces from renaissance and baroque periods with Karin Rademman, soprano; Michelangelo Rinaldi, oboe; Carolina Palomo, harpsichord; Xochitl Mendoza, viola; Lourdes Lopez, cello. Q100. CONFLUENCIAS producciones, 5297-5481. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Sala Quiroa, La Antigua.

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Mon. — VALENTINE´S DAY. Love conquers all. —Virgil

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Mon., 7pm — ART: Celebrating Valentine’s Day, the 8th Annual Erotic Art Show featuring Gypsy Reel in Concert “... a Celt band that Rocks!” Q50. Galería, (tel.: 7762-2432), Av. Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala. Director Juan Pablo Romero talks about problems affecting young people in Jocotenango and how this NGO helps. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., 5pm — ART: Boundary Layer and Kaleidoscope by artist Isadore Michas. This exhibit is an investigation into fluid, colorful, geometric shapes with a touch of whimsy and pop. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Fri., 4pm — CHARITY CLIMB: Join yogAntigua in a benefit for Nuevas Raíces Fundación, a reforestation project which educates youth in lakeside communities in environmental sustainability. Participants ask for financial-pledge donations to complete the event. Contact: yoga@yogAntigua.com. Cerro de la Cruz, La Antigua.

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Sat., 1pm — BENEFIT DANCE: The Niños de San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Free. Donations to benefit educational pursuits. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua. See story, page 76.


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

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Tues., 7pm — (Spanish) PRESENTACIÓN DE LIBRO: Caleidoscopios Urbanos, con la participación de Anna Cosenza, Numa Dávila, Andrea Grimaldi, Gabriela Letona, Lucía León, Estuardo Mendoza, Juan Pensamiento, Manuel Tzoc y Luis Villond. Galería de Arte Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.

Primitive - Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum 4a calle oriente #10 Interior Casa Antigua, El Jaulón La Antigua Guatemala www.centrodeartepopular.com Open daily

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

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La Cueva de Panza Verde

5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

(tel: 7832-2925)

Mondays — Blues and Bossa Nova. Wednesdays Lunch & Wednesday Night — Classical Piano, Classic Jazz Trio. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón, Cuban Jazz by Ignacio. Fridays — Latin Trio. Saturdays — Bossa Nova by Maf.

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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.

Sunday Brunch — Classical music. Nightly cover: Q35

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

La Peña de Sol Latino

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.

(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.

Sundays, 7:30pm — La Raiz: Luis, Juan-Jo & Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

Tuesdays, 7-10pm — Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. Free. Wednesdays through Sundays, 7-10pm — Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free.

Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734) 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00pm — Live music with alternating special guests.

Sundays, 12:30-3pm — Ramiro plays Trova Cubana. Free. Feb 14 — Special Valentine’s “Noche sin luz por los novios” with special desserts and music at 7pm

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Fri., 8pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture opens with a reunion concert by Guatemalan rock group Alux Nahual and Éditus, the Grammy-winning jazz group from Costa Rica. Tickets on sale at TodoTicket.com. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua. See highlight, page 19.

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Ocelot

(tel: 5658-9028) 4a avenida norte #3, La Antigua

Circus Bar (tel: 7762-2056) Avenida de los Árboles, Panajachel

Mondays — Mike & Moriah; Piano & Vocals.

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.

Tuesdays — Buena Vista De Corazon; Cuban Jazz. Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Luke; British Indie Rock. Thursdays — Nelson Lunding; New Orleans Piano (7-9pm) Mike & Moriah (9-11pm). Fridays — Ron Fortin; Sax (7-9pm) Nelson Lunding (9:30-11:30pm). Saturdays — Buena Vista De Corazon (7-10pm) Mercedes; Folk/Blues (9:30-11:30pm). One-time concerts in February on the patio, 25th, 7-10pm: Kevin Warner 5 Piece Blues Band 26th, 7-10pm: Kevin Warner Jazz Quartet from Chiapas Mexico

Fridays — A fascinating show of Circus Bar Allstars. Saturdays — Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of Rumba, Flamenco and Guatemalan traditional elements. Sundays — Latin Ensemble.

Posada de Santiago (tel: 7721-7366) 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán, Lake Atitlán Fridays, 7:30pm — Mark Weinstein’s Marco Trio will perform a variety of jazz, blues & rock ‘n’ roll. Saturdays, 7:30pm — La Trova del Lago featuring Juan Sisay, Carlos Rangel and Noe Vásquez.

Trova Jazz (tel: 2334-1241) Via 6, 3-55, Pub Quiz hosted by Brendan Byrne Every Sunday at 6:30pm

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Mon., 7pm — ART: Celebrating Valentine’s Day, the 8th Annual Erotic Art Show featuring Gypsy Reel in Concert “... a Celt band that Rocks!” Q50. Galería, (tel.: 7762-2432), Av. Rancho Grande, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

zona 4, Guatemala City

Thursdays, 9:15pm — Nueva Trova and alternative music by the Rony Hernández group. Fridays and Saturdays — Guest musicians www. trovajazz.com

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Sat., 7pm — PHOTOGRAPHY: Danielphoto.com’s Bang-up Monster Photo Show. Photographer Daniel Gohstand shares images of Guatemalan spirit in grandscale projection shows. Free, donations benefit local charities. Visit www.danielphoto. com. Palace of the Captains General (tel: 4576-7520), La Antigua.

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Sat. & Sun., 20, 8pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture features the hilarious international sensation Les Ballet Trockaderos de Montecarlo. Tickets on sale at TodoTicket.com. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua. Venetian Style

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Mardi Gras, Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 6pm in San Jose el Viejo Tickets on sale now (Q500) Details: www.antiguavenetianball.com 28 » revuemag.com

Sat. & Sun., 20 — ANTIGUA X ADVENTURE: Mountain bike, trekking, orienteering and secret disciplines. Organized by the North Face. For details and more information visit Facebook: Antigua X Adventure.


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Sat., through March 18 — ART: La Antigua Galería de Arte presents a 30-piece exhibition by Guatemalan artist Sergio Valenz titled Mecanomorfa, a symbiosis of machines and inanimate objects that represent everyday life and dreams. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 78322124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Tues., 6pm — (Spanish) CLOSING FESTIVAL: Vino de honor. Clausura del Festival y participaciòn del personal de la Biblioteca Cèsar Brañas de la Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala. Centro Cultural Cèsar Brañas de la Municipalidad de La Antigua. R

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions with Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. foreign service officer living in La Antigua. She is a former U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a nonprofit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 78321919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Arqueología del Lago de Petén Itzá por Rómulo Sánchez. Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet. Museo Popol Vuh, segundo nivel (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City. Music is what feelings sound like. —Michael Torke

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Sat., 3pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Las Abejas, Apicultura y sus Productos. Degustación de miel y polen. Presentación de productos de las abejas. Conferencista Alejandro Nicol. Cupo Limitado. Q30. Vivero y Café de la Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074), 5a av. sur final # 36-C, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — ART: Tiempos del Bosque by Ana Lucrecia Sunum and opening celebration of the gallery. Galería de Arte Vessica (tel: 5381-4232), 3a av. 7-35, z. 1, Quetzaltenango.

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Sat. & Sun., 27, 8pm — CULTURAL FESTIVAL: 11th annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture features Ballet Hispánico. Tickets on sale at TodoTicket.com. Ermita de la Santa Cruz, La Antigua.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

ondays, 9am-11am — (Spanish) TALLER: Curso de Figura Humana, temas figura humana básica, taller en vivo, técnica lápiz negro y blanco. Impartido por Edgar Ramírez. Museo Ixchel (tel: 23618088), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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uesdays, 10am-12pm — (Spanish) CURSO DE PHOTOSHOP: A cargo del área de Fototeca del Museo Ixchel. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8088), Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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uesdays, 6pm — (English) SLIDE SHOW: Antigua Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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ednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm — (Spanish) TALLER: Primeros Cinceles, taller de escultura en piedra Esteatite impartido por Beverley Rowley. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8088), Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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arch 4, Fri., through Sun., 6th — BUDDHA RELIC TOUR: Artifacts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s collection, which has been touring the world for the past nine years, will be on display. It is an inter-faith, multi-cultural event to promote world peace and loving kindness. All religious groups are invited. Visit: www.revuemag.com/go/relic.tour Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (Tel: 5185-0854), La Antigua.

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arch 8, Tues., 6-11pm – 2ND ANNUAL ANTIGUA MASQUERADE BALL: a Venetian-style gala benefiting several children’s charities. See highlight on page 20. Visit www.antiguavenetianball.com. San José El Viejo, La Antigua. arch 26, Sat., 6:30-11:30pm — 2ND ANNUAL NOCHE DE LOS CHEFS: 10 Restaurants Under a Summer Sky, featuring exquisite, alfresco dining by some of the best chefs in La Antigua, to benefit CasaSito. Tickets Q300. Visit www.degustantigua. com. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua. 30 » revuemag.com


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a Antigua artist Al Thompson, a long-time friend of archaeologists Dr. Marion Hatch and Dr. Edwin Shook, presented three oil paintings for display at Guatemala’s University del Valle Archaeology Center where Dr. Hatch is director. One painting is of the Central Plaza at Tikal, a primary work site of the late Dr. Shook. The other painting is a detail of a Mayan throne at Piedras Negras. Thompson, who signs his works “A. Gray,” had previously given the university an oil painting of Mayan artifacts. Dr. Hatch said, “These paintings add significantly to our cultural climate for students, faculty, as well as our professional staff.” —Ken Veronda revuemag.com « 31


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ove is in the air! Cupid’s bow is drawn and his wings are rustling. Whether the legend is the feast in honor of Juno, the goddess of women and marriage, the Roman St. Valentine, or the mating time of birds, around the globe, Valentine’s Day has traditionally been a celebration of romance. In some cultures, the Valentine’s Day festival has a much broader perspective. In Guatemala it’s known as the day of affection—el Dia del Carino—and in Mexico as love and friendship—Amor y Amistad. It’s about celebrating love in all forms, not only between sweethearts. Valentine’s Day is an occasion to celebrate love, gratitude and appreciation. It’s easy and fun to give heartfelt gifts to those we love in our inner circle. Gifts of gratitude and appreciation for those in our outer circle—teachers, maids, employees—require more thought. All presents, regardless for whom or why, are gifts of love that come by way of the heart. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express what’s innate in our nature—to create and present manifestations of love to others. The power of the gifting side of love lies in stepping out of one’s self and giving to another human being without any expectation. Over time, this attribute has been contained through the socialization process, leading to storebought gifts being wrapped with satin bows and presented on specific “giving” dates. The real challenge lies in tapping into our true nature to include gifts of love to others outside of our familiar circles. This is where the creative side of love comes into play, for the greatest gifts are not found in gold boxes with bar codes, but in the heart. Leave anonymous gifts for someone to discover. For example, plant a poem, card, picture, book or flower in a public place like a bench or bus seat. These gifts are seeds for a refreshment of life and wishes for another’s happiness.


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People & Projects by Dwight Wayne Coop

Group shot of students just before their upper belt test (Jake Parhan)

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eople go to church for many reasons: to worship, to study scripture, to sing hymns, to seek healing, to earn a black belt in karate. Wait a minute—to earn a black belt? Now you have heard it all. Churches do some unchurchy things to help bring in money, like holding aerobics classes, bake sales and bingo nights. But karate? First of all, the karate lessons at Shalom Baptist Church are gratis. Not only that, but they go all the way up, for those who persevere, to Black Belt. The only catch is that they are not for just anyone. And therein lies the next surprise. The students are street kids, or potential street kids, from Guatemala City’s toughest quarter, zone 18. 34 » revuemag.com

Guatemalan Nathan Hardeman, son of missionaries from Georgia (U.S.), knows these kids. For him, karate is a vehicle for imparting success, an element of Shalom’s crusade to break a cycle of fatalism that predestines so many from zone 18 to truncated lives. Hardeman has heard the litany countless times: “I’m from zone 18. I’m stupid. I can’t do anything.” Hardeman answers: “You can do something.” And some already have. The karate program is not about violence, but violence abatement. It is the handmaiden to the development of personal responsibility, self-control, punctuality, follow-through and other virtues. “These are lacking in zone 18,” Hardeman says, “where the social order has broken down.” ...continued on page 84


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conquered the region as was previously believed, but by various conquerers (including his brother Jorge) during different stages along with many local allies. The canvas is made up of 15 smaller pieces and measures 3.25 by 2.48 meters. It is estimated that it’s missing a third of its total size, cut from the right side. It’s also believed that this piece would tell of the conquest of eastern Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. These were painted stories told by respected community story-tellers. The canvas squares were place on the ground and “read” to groups of listeners. The Quauhquecholteca only describe their successes, not their failures. The intention of the canvas is believed to have served as evidence to the Spanish crown to validate their request for the reward they were promised for their part in the conquest. The University Francisco Marroquin, with the support of Banco G&T Continental, through its program Exploraciones sobre la Historia, has mounted a special exhibition of the Quauhquechollan canvas. The audience has the opportunity to meet with the past through technology. The original canvas was scanned and a group of specialists recreated it in all its clarity and color so that it appears as it must have looked in the 16th century. In addition, a visual narrative accompanies the exhibit in an entertaining and educational manner.


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A Guatemalan family watches the finishing touches put on their new efficient stove with chimney pipe

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xposure to smoke from cooking fire kills approximately two million people worldwide every year. Globally, nearly three billion people use polluting, inefficient stoves or open flames to cook their food. The result is deforestation, carbon emissions and often-fatal illness. Inhaling the toxic fumes while preparing tortillas and frijoles puts rural Guatemalan women and children at risk of blindness, respiratory diseases or burns on a daily basis. It is estimated that 77 percent of Guatemalan families use wood as their main fuel source; 2 percent of Guatemala’s forest is lost annually, mainly due to the need for cooking-fire fuel. Precious family resources and time are spent

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on gathering or purchasing wood. However, a trained mason can make an improved cooking stove in less than a day. The groups of Canadian volunteers who travel to the Western Highlands once a year with the Guatemala Stove Project are not as handy or efficient as the masons, but that’s not the point. Working in small groups with a mason and translator, we spend five or six days building stoves and experience firsthand their living conditions and feel the sting of smoke in our eyes from the unvented cooking fires. In a very short time our volunteers develop an understanding of how poverty affects those who live on less than $2 a day. Upon returning to Canada, our volunteers


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work together to support the project and raise funds to build more stoves. The 2011 contingent of volunteers will be in Guatemala in early February, working in the Quetzaltenango region to build stoves and staying at Casa Argentina in zone 1 near the Mercado las Flores. We partner with CEDEC, a Mayan organization that provides health services in the Highlands. The money we raise throughout the year is

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Inhaling the toxic fumes while preparing tortillas and frijoles puts rural Guatemalans at risk of blindness or respiratory diseases on a daily basis.

used to build stoves and provide other badly needed services to Guatemalan families. The stoves we build don’t look like much when seen through a North American’s eyes. They are made of cement blocks on the outside and fire bricks inside, filled with sand for insulation and held together by mortar made from various combinations of Portland cement, sifted sand, pumice and lime. The plancha, or stove-top, is shiny, bright steel when new but quickly becomes blackened with use. You can make a stove without a single power tool—in fact, you have to, since you can rarely find an outlet or power source in the dark room where you’re likely working. You can’t even use it right away—it takes several weeks for the cement to harden so it will withstand the heat. But the wait is well worth it. 40 » revuemag.com

The crowning glory of this low-tech kitchen “appliance” is the galvanized chimney pipe that carries the poisonous smoke out of the house of the family who lives there. This is an “improved cooking stove,” and while most of us in North America wouldn’t know how to use one, it’s a big improvement from cooking on the floor over an open fire, like most women in rural Guatemala. The Guatemala Stove Project is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization started by Canadian builder and mason Tom Clarke who first started building the justa style stoves in 1999. Tom and a few volunteers built six stoves the first year. The project has now funded over 4,000 stoves. That’s 4,000 families living in cleaner houses, breathing unpolluted air. The Guatemala Stove Project now has two volunteer groups that meet in Ontario, Canada (Perth and Ottawa) to plan fundraising activities. Building an improved cooking stove in Guatemala changes the future. It costs only $225 (CAD) to provide a stove. If you happen to be in La Antigua around the 17th or 18th of February, you may see us at the Posada La Merced on 7a av. norte 43, as we relax for a few days before heading back to our cold Canadian winter. Say hello. We’d be glad to tell you about our work. For more information about the Guatemala Stove Project or to make a donation, visit: www.guatemalastoveproject.org. To learn more about the global issue of indoor air pollution see http://cleancookstoves.org/ Liz Ballantyne-Jackson is a volunteer with the Guatemala Stove Project.


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Barrie Hartley 1935-2010

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arrie Hartley, a pillar of expat society in Rio Dulce and Panajachel, has died. He was 75. Born in Wales to an opera singer and a steelworker, Barrie met Daphne Carter at a boarding school; both were 16. Five years later, they wed and left for Canada the next day. While working for BellTel of Canada, Barrie attended a seminar in San Francisco. He was stricken by the city, not for the hippie psychedelia then in full swing, but for the sea-swept vistas and the myriad sailboats spangling the bay. The Hartleys stayed there four years, with Barrie working for another telephone company before trading corporate life for a move to Santa Barbara, California, where they bought a boat-chartering business and opened a sailing center. In 1985, they became U.S. nationals. The following year, Barrie and Daphne sailed down the Pacific coast and through Panama, eventually landing in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. This unplanned stay stretched to 12 years, during which time the Hartleys operated Mario’s Marina and opened a specialty foods tienda that became the message board for local expats. Barrie was, according to residents, someone who could always be counted on to help 42 » revuemag.com

and who took pride doing well every service he provided. He was also noted for his kindness and an ability to laugh at himself. In 2000, the Hartleys moved to Panajachel, intent on retiring. It helped that there was a lake nearby, with plenty of boats, but none that sailed, as Atitlán is unsuitable for sailing. But Pana, like Rio Dulce, needed a specialty foods store. Barrie and Daphne soon opened PanaSuper, an institution that reflected what Daphne calls their “gypsy spirit” by switching locations often, but always trading up, and with no loss in clientele. Barrie’s avocations went beyond sailing. Some recalled his British heritage, such as restoring old sports cars (Jaguar and MG); and crafting model airplanes, a legacy of his stint driving trucks in Cyprus for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s. But by age 70, he was nearly blind from eyestrain and sun glare; he encouraged younger people, especially boating enthusiasts, to wear sunglasses. “We were married 53 years,” Daphne recalls. “We had no children, but with Barrie, there was never, ever a dull moment. And, he was the most honest person. He’d always tell you what he thought, like it or not.” —Dwight Wayne Coop


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

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Club Ecuestre La Ronda • Show Jumping • Eventing • Pony Club • Natural Horsemanship Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango Tels: 5482-6323, 7831-1120

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Question: I have had my male cat neutered. Why is he still fighting?   The difference between neutered and intact male cats is the desire for more territory. Not only do intact tom cats claim an area around their home, but they continually try to expand the borders of their territory. Because of the desire for more territory and because they do not want intruders in their territory, they are constantly fighting with other cats. In contrast, neutered cats seem content to claim a small area around or within their home. If their territory is breached by another cat, however, they will defend it by fighting. Female cats, whether intact or spayed, will also defend their territory.

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” —Jeremy Bentham


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Take away love and our earth is a tomb. —Robert Browning

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A LOVE STORY by Marcia Foxx

No, I’m not dyslexic, I really do mean dog.

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hilly Willy is the dog in question and how he came to be ours is quite a story. My daughter, Kika, and I were walking our only dog Koko (a wellbehaved, totally trained 10-year-old rescue dog from a beach in Belize) when we came across a young boy, totally distraught, as his dog had been hit by a car (hit and run) and she was lying in obvious pain. We couldn’t move the dog, so we called our veterinarian, who came immediately and took the dog to his clinic. It turned out she had a fractured pelvis and had to remain in the clinic for treatment. We, of course, paid for the veterinary services. When Tequila (the injured dog) was released, the vet said she had to be corralled for a few weeks to help with the healing, and that on no account was she to become pregnant! Yes, you’ve got it: Lo and behold we had a visit from the young boy portering Tequila in a wheelbarrow—obviously pregnant (Tequila, that is)—so back to the vet we went. We had to monitor Tequila’s pregnancy and when her due time came, she had a cesarean. It goes without saying: Tequila was then spayed!

photo by César Tián

My husband and I went off to the States for a few weeks and when we returned our daughter informed us that Tequila’s owner had been to our home to say that in appreciation of our help with Tequila, he wanted to give us one of her puppies. Just what we wanted! We decided to look at the puppy and then make a decision. So my daughter and I went to visit Tequila and, of course, returned home with the cutest gold-colored puppy with gold-colored eyes—adorable! Well, what to call this little creature? At first we called him Willy, but after our neighbor’s son, Willy, responded again and again to all of our calls to the puppy, we decided to expand the name to Chilly Willy. (It also helped that the neighbor moved.) Chilly Willy became a fixture in our home, joining our aforementioned dog, Koko, and our also-rescued cat, Mugsy. Chilly Willy totally disrupted the quiet existence of these two animals, who patiently put up with all the interrupted naps and other routines they had developed over the years. And let’s not forget our own interrupted routines—no, make that lives! ...continued on page 72

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The stone emblems on the façade are some of the finest in the city. The central emblem is King Charles III.

Palace of the Captains General

cont. from page 11

Very few of the buildings in Antigua have original plans. This 1763 plan (first floor) was found at the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain. The description is fascinating but may have actually been a proposal for the approval of the building permit by Luis Diez de Navarro, a Spanish engineer who was in charge of the new structure which was completed in 1764.

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The government offices will not move back. Instead, CNPAG has proposed that the palace be used as a cultural center, including a meeting area and museum. It recommended moving the Museo de Santiago—now located at the City Hall Palace—to the newly restored Palace of the Captains General. In true government form, however, the decision of what the palace will house has not yet been made. This is not unusual either, as historical preservations in Antigua are first concerned with rescuing the building and then finding an appropriate use for it.

Fourteen different colors of paint have been traced back to colonial times. The light yellow on the façade appeared more often than the green and blue colors also found in the restoration work.


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Loving is never a waste of time. —Astrid Alauda

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. —Rita Rudner

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. —Pablo Picasso

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. —Lord Dewar

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Mmm..¡Qué Sabore, Qué Tentazione!

During this month of love and friendship Come to Pizza Mia for the best promotions and… Enjoy the best pizzas, pastas, salads.

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Service with a smile from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Visit us 4ta. Av. Norte Casa No. 2, La Antigua Call us 7832-5111 / 7832-5021 Do I love you because you’re beautiful, Or are you beautiful because I love you? —Rodgers and Hammerstein

The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. —Mignon McLaughlin

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. —Mark Overby

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. —David Kendall

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RESTAURANTE TÍPICO ANTIGÜEÑO Breakfast*

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A Valentine Gift to our Readers from

In celebration of our 19th anniversary next month we would like to thank all of you for your support throughout these years with a FREE “PLATO FUERTE” at Las Conchas, Perlas & Bistro (5a avenida sur #1, La Antigua, tel: 7832-5615) Come by with your loved ones (and this magazine) and choose one of the delicious entrées below at no cost! (with the purchase of one or more full meals by your group please)

Rice Pearl

Classic Risotto with mussels, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon; served with crunchy parmesan cheese and cilantro pearls.

Biwa Pearl

Fettuccini with roasted leek cream sauce served with funghi porcini and crimini mushrooms with a scent of Sylvester mushrooms and fine herbs.

Nugget Pearl

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with Us! Free Telephone Calls to the U.S. & Canada Free 4a avenida norte No. 3, La Antigua T: 7832-4284 Tropical Chicken Salad from Sabe Rico (photo by Rudy Girón)

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Live Music Every Night Andean Music (pan flutes) Wednesday through Sunday - 7pm with Grupo Sol Latino

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Hooka Bar

Ballet Hispánico

Paíz Festival

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With the festival’s emphasis on promoting music and arts in youth, Alux Nahual and Éditus are also conducting music workshops for young music students Feb. 8-10 at El Sitio in Antigua. (For more information on the workshops call 2485-9929.) Festival events continue at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, with the opening of a retrospective of artist Carlos Mérida (18911984) at Casa Santo Domingo in the Galería Quiroa.  At 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Ermita de Santa Cruz will be rocked by power pianist Jorge Gomez and his Grammy-nominated Cuban timba group, Tiempo Libre, accompanied by La Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil. 66 » revuemag.com

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The following weekend, Feb. 19-20, the hilarious international sensation Les Ballet Trockaderos de Montecarlo will perform at 8 p.m. at La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. The festival’s opening month wraps up Feb. 2627 with Ballet Hispánico, also at La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. And this is just the first month of the annual Paiz International Festival of Art and Culture—events continue every month throughout the year! Tickets to all performances are on sale at TodoTicket.com. For more information about Fundación Paiz, visit www.fundacionpaiz.org.gt


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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 74

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1. worried 2. respect 3. spine, backbone 4. to smear 5. cercano

6. alquitrán 7. a 8. nimble, agile 12. nail 13. boards

19. pasillo 21. well 23. teats 24. otro 26. calle (abr.)

27. of 29. musical note 30. mal olor de cuerpo (abr.) 31. you will reach

DOWN 15. tener que 17. grass, herb 19. comió 20. you are

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

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

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do. —Nan Fairbrother

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. —François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

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Antigua’s Gourmet Delicatessen for 18 years

Choose from our selection of imported products including:

Fresh Bread & Rolls Daily Whole Wheat, Raisin, Rye, All-Grain, Potato & Onion —Banana Bread & Cookies Home-cooked Meals Great Breakfasts Sandwiches & Burgers Soups & Salads Stuffed Potatoes Delicious Pies & Cakes Daily 7:00am to 9:30pm 4a calle oriente No.12 Tel:7832-2578 La Antigua Guatemala dlxpan@gmail.com 70 » revuemag.com

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

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Gift from Dog

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

Tel: 7832-1784 5a calle poniente No. 8 (Closed on Wednesday)

INCA RESTAURANTE

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As you know, as puppies grow their energy expands exponentially. Chilly Willy was 2 in July and has stopped growing, but his energy level keeps rising. At first, a walk in the morning seemed to take care of this, but soon the walk had to be extended to two miles (my husband does the morning duty). Then it became obvious that one walk a day wasn’t enough, so we added another two miles in the evening (that’s my duty)—and then we had to throw in some play time. Consider feeding, grooming, bathing and cleaning teeth—it seems that we have a fulltime job with this “gift” of ours. Because of his exuberance, we decided to enroll Chilly Willy in “doggie school.” This is a weekly adventure shared with other dogs and a wonderful young man who seems to know exactly what and how dogs think. There’s a lot of flexing of muscles, a lot of protecting territory and baring of teeth, but in the end we all seem to have a lot of fun. After one and a half hours of constant instruction and exercise, Chilly Willy and I arrive home exhausted. Now that Chilly Willy is a part of our lives, we can’t remember how it was without him. We are in awe of his joyfulness, we are in awe of his energy, and we are in awe of the love he exudes. Life without him would be far less. We thought we had rescued him, but in truth he rescued us by bringing his capacity to live fully and in the moment into our lives. So maybe I am dyslexic. Maybe I do mean a “Gift from God.”


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PEOPLE & PROJECTS by Nancy Hoffman

Niños con Bendición

Children dance to raise scholarship funds

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iños con Bendición is a group of 16 children ages 6-13 who perform folk dances before various audiences to raise money for scholarships for their schooling and to help cover daily living expenses. The group was founded in 2004 to give children in the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes a way to attend school while maintaining their cultural roots. Lesbi Chavez had the idea to choreograph short dances and use the presentation to maintain the children’s cultural roots while having something tangible to generate funds. I was looking for a meaningful activity for a large annual group of families traveling and sat down with Lesbi to transform her idea into an activity. The presentation for my group in June 2005 was the children’s first experience in front of a large audience. 76 » revuemag.com

The original idea was to find each child a sponsor for his or her education, then that child would leave the group (with the sponsor) and another child would join the group. What Lesbi and I did not anticipate was that the group would quickly become a “surrogate family” for many of the children, and for them to leave the group was not an option. Lesbi literally opens her home for the children to come and play, do homework, visit, use a computer, etc. The children are together six days a week. In the beginning, the children danced to a cassette recording of marimba music. The group has since purchased a used marimba, and the children have taught themselves how to play, with the occasional assistance of a music teacher (part paid, part donated time). They also have a drum. Tino, Lesbi’s husband, a carpenter, made a couple of simple flutes as well. ...continued on page 80


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Niños con Bendición

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Once a month, La Peña del Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua), hosts the group to perform for the public. Visitors enjoy the performances and make donations to support the children. Occasionally, the group is invited to perform somewhere near Antigua or in Guatemala City. Aside from that, Lesbi depends on me or others to send visitors to her home in San Antonio Aguas Calientes where the children perform. Those attending have the incredible opportunity to make tortillas, hang out and play with the children. The structure was designed to pair the same sponsor and child yearly, but with the world economy, there are sponsors who can no longer afford the $300 yearly cost. 80 » revuemag.com

Every year I make sure we can get enough sponsors for each child so they can continue with their education. Donations and calendar sales (this is our second year selling calendars at Q100 / $15 each) have also enabled Lesbi to serve the children a hot meal every day after school. Though there are still many other needs and unplanned expenses, we are thankful for the generosity of our donors. And the children’s parents are especially appreciative. To arrange a presentation or sponsorship, contact Nancy Hoffman at nancy@guatemalareservations.com You can also visit www.supportlosninos.net


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Karate Kids

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Who is to blame? “The men,” he says. “They start out born into fatherless households. Without role models, they perpetuate the incidence of teen pregnancy and out-of-wedlock births. They learn no structure when young, and thus cannot promote it when older. If they get much older.” Many do not. Shalom Ministries, of which the church is part, has ministered to so many that it needs no government statistics. Hardeman has a photo of a group of 10 adolescents taken in 1998; he knows what became of each boy. He can do a similar rundown on a picture taken 11 years later of another 10 boys; for these, Shalom is making the difference.

“Boys need to grow into good men, that is the way out for their families.” “These boys are still young enough,” he says. “They haven’t had a chance to go bad. But all but two of the first bunch ended badly. They’re dead, disabled from violence or drugs, in a gang, or in prison.” Nine boys in the second photo are doing well; the 10th could go either way. “Boys need to grow into good men,” he adds. “That is the way out for their families.” The karate not only draws boys. Girls are even more welcome. “Girls growing up in zone 18 need a way to defend themselves, and this gives them that,” Hardeman says. “A girl with a black belt is far likelier to avoid growing up too soon, and to have a real go at life.” 84 » revuemag.com

Neither boys nor girls study karate as an isolated discipline. Nor is the curriculum itself conventional. They get spiritual training as well, including a foundation in the biblical imperatives to love one’s neighbor—even one’s enemies. If you can disarm your enemies, the reasoning goes, it is easier to love them. But there is more, including standard academics and athletics. Hardeman, with the help of various organizations, built a soccer stadium in the especially rough, if ironically named, neighborhood of Paraíso II. It is more than a pastime venue; teamwork is practiced there. But the centerpieces of the mission are its clinic, which serves 450 patients a day, and its school, which enrolls 750 students from impecunious families. Most of the students attend Shalom Temple, the Baptist congregation led by Pastor Alvaro Perdomo. Nathan Hardeman, 36, grew up in Quetzaltenango. He admits that, until he was 22, he had “no desire to help others.” But that year he was tapped as a translator for a mission team bound for zone 18. “I saw extreme poverty and hopelessness up close, for the first time,” he recalls. The karate instructors are long-term volunteers with American Bushido-kai Karate Association in Oklahoma. The first ones arrived to work with Larry Jones’ Feed the Children mission. “Originally,” Hardeman says, “they came to help distribute food. But they quickly saw the potential of starting the karate school here.” ...continued on following page


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Hardeman was a novice karate teacher himself at the program’s inception. “Two days before I taught my first class,” he recalls, “I knew nothing myself. But the next day I had a crash course. After that, I taught what little I knew.” Today both Hardeman and wife Claudia are Black Belts. The style of karate taught is Okinawan. Only the martial and choreographic aspects are taught; the Eastern mysticism normally included with karate instruction is omitted. A course within the course is the practice of a kata, a choreographed routine that tells a story. Completing a performance requires discipline and perseverance, to say nothing of good attendance. Kata mastery results in improved self-esteem and a heightened ability to control impulses. It also helps to winnow out the occasional bad apple who manages to enroll for wrong motives.

“A girl with a black belt is far likelier to avoid growing up too soon, and to have a real go at life.” “[Our karate laureates] never go on to become troublemakers, ” Hardeman boasts. “It hasn’t happened even once.” The reason, he explains, is that those with bad motivations either change or they wash out. Those who make it through get assistance to complete their vocational training. This holistic approach to improving the individual extends to improving the students’ household. 86 » revuemag.com

“Rarely,” Hardeman says, “is it enough just to train up the individual. We discover that, to keep him off the street and on track, some changes need to be made at home as well. The whole family may need transformation. The mother may need a repair to her home, to make it safer. Or younger siblings may need vitamins.” For such ends, Shalom Temple offers not only material support, but also nutrition and home economics classes. Nathan and Claudia are laying foundations for their own mission. Property has already been acquired, but no ground yet broken, for a special boys’ home in the department of Sacatepéquez. “Some boys must be entirely removed from their environments,” Hardeman explains. “We’ll put them with normal families, where they’ll receive modeling from married, responsible house parents, while pursuing their studies.” The house parents may have their own children. The Hardemans’ program is named Engadi Ministries, after a cave near the Dead Sea where King David, anointed but not yet crowned, hid from King Saul. “Young men without direction came there and attached themselves to him,” Hardeman explains. “In time, they became the king’s ‘mighty men,’ the officer corps listed in 2 Samuel 23. That’s what we want for our boys—to become like David’s mighty men.” For more information call: 5460-2743 or go to: www.engadiministries.org and www.abkakarate.com


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Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop

Lake Atitlán:

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did not pick the name “Lake Views” for this column, but it stuck nonetheless. So I should probably make the lake my topic at least once. There is no counting the number of times—it is too many—that I have read that Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) called Atitlán the world’s most beautiful lake. He would know, being one of the best-traveled men of his day. Huxley’s opinion has been translated into French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Czech, Norwegian and, of course, Spanish. And these are just the ones I know about. So why is it always Huxley? Bill Clinton came here in 1998. And while I recall his visit (and his failure to buy my book or request my autograph), I do not remember him opining on the lake. No written account of his and Hillary’s visit seems to include any mention of the lake. If you are retired here, and dislike development, and are not dependent on tourism, this is a good thing. Enough, maybe,

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to make you vote for Clinton if he makes a comeback. (Nixon did, so don’t laugh.) But if you are like the rest of us living in Panajachel—the tortilla makers, típico hawkers, nightclub musicians, beer merchants and hack column writers—then the lake’s reputation is important to you. Too important, I say, to leave it to some guy who could write well enough, but who requested LSD on his deathbed and did some other “experimentation” of that ilk. I say that, from now on, all visiting chiefs of state must weigh in. That way we do not have to perennially depend on what has become a hackneyed quotation from a dubious source. That all said, I agree with Aldous. I have not seen as many lakes as he had, having only visited 21 countries in my life. So, my problem may be sampling error. But to my eye, Atitlán is indeed in a class by itself. There are three classes: lakes that are not beautiful, lakes that are, and Atitlán. One in the second category is Lake Tahoe, in (Oscar Velásquez, www.flikr.com/oscarvelasquezphotography)


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Nevada (pues, Nevada shares it with California, pues, but we Nevadans still call it Nevadan). As a kid I was awed by Tahoe, whose beauty is no sham. Yet Atitlán makes it look like one of those little fake ponds at Disney’s Magic Kingdoms. You know—the ones they fill with Sani-Flush so that the water matches the blue ink in fairy-tale books,

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and so that you cannot see those messy pipes at the bottom. (Nope, we mustn’t have any of that at the world’s happiest place.) My own first “lake view” of Atitlán came in 1988, at the end of a long drive all the way from the U.S. While tooling down the 7-kilometer road from Sololá to Pana, I had to pull over, get out and gawk. An elderly Maya was walking up the road, panting some. He stopped and told me the names of the volcanoes: Atitlán, Tolimán, San Pedro and little Cerro del Oro, where gold is rumored to be hidden. I have seen the lake tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of times since this introduction took place. And every time is a little like the first look; the magic lingers for a lifetime. It is the pause that always refreshes, something that never gets old. While I agree that the lake is “young” (estimates range from 4,500 to 85,000 years), I do not accept the fashionable explanation that it is the caldera of a mega-huge collapsed volcano. I could give many reasons for this, but one is that much of the slope ringing the basin is sheathed in very young sediments. Therefore, Atitlán must, very recently, have filled the whole basin. Or it was contiguous with an even larger water body. (Is there anyone in Readerland up for a formal debate?) Atitlán is Central America’s deepest lake, meaning it is quite voluminous; it has about 90 times as much water as another lake, one that it is often confused with (Amatitlán), has. This means that while Atitlán cannot go on being polluted forever, it can take a few


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extra hits. With Amatitlán, the wakeup call came decades ago and was ignored. With Atitlán being so much bigger and revealing its ailments in a more modern era, we have a snooze button ahead of the wakeup. Now those of us living in the Atitlán basin are pretty varied. We are Mayas, ladinos, expats, snowbirds and tourists. Only one thing unites everyone: the need to pro-

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tect the lake. To the community’s credit, almost everyone jumped up in 2008 to hit the snooze button: the cyanobacteria bloom was manifest in that year. The wakeup call, such as it was, was the blow to the local economy caused by the negative press over the pollution. Hurricane Agatha undid some of the work that Felix Churunel, Sid Eschenbach and other local leaders put in place and continue to promote. But the stewardship of the lake has today become a household imperative. People are recycling more, digging septic systems and distinguishing the real polluters from nonpolluters. This distinction was at times briefly lost in the initial hysteria following the 2008 bloom. 100 » revuemag.com

It was then that five major hotels—Del Lago, Riviera, Atitlán, Don Rodrigo and Don Moisés—called a press tour to prove that their own effluent solutions were flawless. And most of them have entire nurseries that use all their blackwater. They do not pollute at all. So what is an Atitlán “lake view” like today? From afar, beautiful as always. But up close, too. I recently took my father-in-law kayaking from the beach in San Antonio Palopó. I will not claim that the water I saw was ready to drink, but it was crystalline, and you could see several meters into the depths. So, if you are staying away because you worry about the view, then come back.


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Bufo marinas, a marine toad, has two large noticeable wart-like poison areas behind the ears. Although extremely poisonous, the toad does not attack, bite or sting.

Sacred Toads

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(Michael Coe). So there is abundant evidence that the early people in Mesoamerica used toads in their rituals. We do not know whether the purpose was to poison people, drug sacrificial victims or to induce hallucinations. Remember, the essence exuded by the toad is poisonous, but there are some tribes in South America that have used other natural chemicals to counteract the deadly reactions. But avoid consumption窶馬ot even a taste test (that alone is enough to land you in intensive care or the morgue).

Monumental representations If you look at the Izapa sculptures (especially stelae), you will quickly sense how important this toad was to the religious and political beliefs of the Preclassic peoples. Izapa is a protoMayan site on the Mexican-Guatemalan border outside of Tapachula, Chiapas. The toad is depicted about a meter in size. Then you get the three-dimensional ren104 ツサ revuemag.com

ditions in stone sculpture, especially in Izapa and in the Kaminaljuyテコ area of highland Guatemala. These vary in size but many are up to a meter. Izapa Altar 1, 2, 6 and 54 and Kaminaljuyテコ Altars 3 and 6 are a few examples (article by Kappelman). Enjoy your new curiosity about giant poisonous toads in Mayan culture. Ask your friends if they have this toad on their finca. You see them at night under lights, which attract insects, which in turn attract the hungry toads. In La Antigua you can find some of the key books on the Izapa sculptures in the library at CIRMA (the Center for Regional Investigations of Mesoamerica) at 5a calle oriente #5. The names, titles, and publishers are too long to include in this article, so simply go to my web site, www.maya-archaeology.org, and find the link to our page on toads or Bufo marinus. Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). For more info. visit www.digital-photography.org


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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.

LA ROSA DE CRISTAL, PROFESSIONAL STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP: Stained glass windows, door panels, etc. to your specifications. 3a calle poniente #3, between 4th and 5th ave, La Antigua. Tels: 5179-6892 or 7832-8702 http://theglassrose.page.tl

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

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S ingular U til M ultipurpose Room Make your event, day & night:  enjoy learning (cook, music, dance, others)  meet with friendly people around the world Open daily, safe transport tel: 7830-7345, eventostipicos@live.com eventos antes y despues.

AWARE (Animal Welfare Association-Rescue/Education) is a non-profit NGO registered in Guatemala with 501(c)3 status in the U.S. that cares for stray animals and finds loving and responsible pet owners to adopt them. AWARE has a 10-acre site with a spay/neuter clinic in Sumpago, which is home to about 270 dogs and 70 cats. Public education is an important objective of AWARE and long- and short-term volunteers are urgently needed. Donations of cash, dog and cat food, metal food bowls, towels and building materials are always welcome as are used books and gently-worn clothing for our resale shop. For more information call Xenii at 7833-1639/5401-3148 or visit www.animalaware.org

ROOMS in a traditional private home in the heart of Antigua. Rooms are spacious and open onto the courtyard. Each is tastefully appointed with quality bedding, linens and full bath facilities. $100/wk, includes continental breakfast. www.lospasosguesthouse.com Tel: 5297-5481. FURNISHED HOME: A special place for retired person or family group. 11 rooms, each w/private bath. Wi-Fi, tel, hot water, parking, laundry, garden. Excellent food. Tels: 7832-5075, 4302-8243, palacios1591@hotmail.com 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.

Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649 ~ Tel/fax: 2485-5039 Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. —Arnold Palmer

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Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas. —Paula Poundstone

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Beautiful house in Central Antigua, walking distance to everything! 2-story, 3 bedrooms with a large terrace and gorgeous views of volcano and mountains. Featuring a spacious garden with lots of flowers, fireplace. Fully furnished. Tels: 4188-2335 or (314) 725-4093.

Rooms with all utilities included in a very nice colonial house located in one of the best spots in Antigua (half block from the arch, and three blocks from the Cathedral). English and Spanish spoken. Excellent for students and volunteers. Orlando 4064-2596, erbsa@ yahoo.com

FURNISHED APARTMENT: In central Antigua. One bdrm w/ queen bed, kit, din, liv, complete bath, cable tv, Wi-Fi, laundry, green area. For 1 or 2 people. Utilities included. $750 /mo. Tel: 5393-0577. BEAUTIFUL CASITA AVAILABLE FOR SUBLET: Fully furnished 2 bdrm, 1½ bath, spectacular volcano views, 2 terraces, cable tv, internet, screened windows, safe & quiet area. Walk to park, market, La Bodegona. raeishee@ yahoo.com HOUSE FOR RENT IN ANTIGUA: Completely furnished 2 bdrm, 1½ baths, hot water tank, cistern, large living, din area, fireplace. Tel, cable, garage, security, flowered patio. $350 /mo, no less than six months. Hilda 59382299, 5105-6429. 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 Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. —Henry Ford

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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: 5578-4739, 5910-2615, 7832-7036. 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. Furn. $525/mo., unfurn. $425/mo. Tels: 78325390, 4216-8175. 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 ó 2 personas, incluye agua y luz. 5 cuadras del parque central. Q2,000. FURNISHED APARTMENT for 1 or 2 persons, 5 blocks from Central Park. Q2,000. Services incld. chiquiurias@hotmail.com (English) or Tel: 5362-5890 (Español).

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ANTIGUA AREA

LAKE ATITLÁN

FURNISHED HOME: Some antiques, children & pets welcome. 4 bdrm, 3 bath w/hot water. 500m2 yard w/ grass, orange trees, rose garden, barbecue. Garage, kit w/washer & dryer, tel. Liv & din area. Volcano view. 1-story house is opposite Soleil Antigua, 6 blocks from Antigua’s central park. $550+utilities. Call Sandra 7832-2756 / 7832-0034.

Between Panajachel - Santa Catarina, 2 bdrm house, and/or 1 bdrm apartment. Views, furnished, telephone, parking, lake access, phone-cable-internet available, LT $500 / $375. Tel: 5932-5963. hOUSE FOR RENT: “La Casa de las Palmas” for nature lovers. Outside of Santiago Atitlán. Nicely furnished, fully equipped, 2-story house, balcony, with private fenced garden on the lakeshore. 1 bdrm, living, study, kitchen, shower, etc. $380 monthly, 2 persons. Tel: 4628-5986. Escape to Lake ATITLAN, rent a house for a weekend, a week, or a month. Large selection of houses, with views, pool. www.rentalsatitlan.com

3 BLOCKS FROM CENTRAL PARK: Located at 1a av. norte #5-A-1. 220m2 of construction or up to more than 1,500m2. Ideal for business or franchise. Long-term rent only. Tel: 4071-9275 or elretiro7@hotmail.com Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people. If I’m not there, I go to work. —Robert Orben I’ve met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time. —Bill Gold Hire character. Train skill. —Peter Schutz

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Property Measurements

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

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ANTIGUA AREA BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, 5 MIN FROM ANTIGUA in small, gated community with 2 pools, social area, beautiful views, 2 stories, 5 bdrms, 3½ baths, 2 livrm, dining room, kitchen, and laundry area. $150,000/neg. Tel: 4585-6339, barrerarivera7@gmail.com CHARMING HOUSE: 3 bdrm, 2½ bath, fountain, landscaped garden. 736v2. $249,500. Tel: 7832-0156.

LAKE ATITLÁN

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

INVEST IN ATITLAN, great opportunities on the most beautiful lake in the world. Check out our listings under $100,000 including houses and land. www.realestateatitlan.com

PANAJACHEL CÉNTRICO Vendo Fonda del Sol. Incluye hotel casa y locales comerciales, totalmente equipados y funcionando. Interesados Tel: 5936-1099 or see our website: www.hotelfondadelsol.com KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, 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.

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.

SE VENDE EMPRESA DE ALTO PRESTIGIO DE MANUFACTURA DE ROPA. Cartera de más de 20 clientes permanentes (mercado local y extranjero), incluye: maquinaria y equipo, patronaje completo. A 5 Km de La Antigua Guatemala. Tels: 5516-0489 or 4211-8575.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. —Confucius

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. —Elting E. Morison

lake front property for sale, 3 room cottage, 2 bathrooms, terrace. US$80,000 www.atitlangemforsale. com Tel: 5515-3712.

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n the first few week of October 2005, the Pacific Coast of Central America was affected by severe winds and rains of Hurricane Stan. The heavy rains took the communities of Guatemala completely by surprise and created massive landslides and floods. This catastrophe not only caused material damage but it also took the lives of hundreds of people. Because of the dangerous conditions, many were forced to flee their homes and went to the Highlands. This was the fate of the communities of Pacutama and Chuicutama. Under the pouring rain, displaced residents walked to the top of the Altiplano, almost 3,000 meters above sea level. The NGO Y’abal began its work with these two communities in October 2005. At the beginning its focus was on health and infrastructure. Later, it began projects focusing on micro credits, skills workshops

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and home construction. In 2009, Y’abal constructed a community center for meetings and workshops. The cold climate and lack of land forced the people of Pacutama and Chuicutama, who once earned a living as coffee farmers, to find new sources of income to support their families. This is why the Y’abal Handicrafts project was started in 2008—with the goal of creating a new source of income for this community of female weavers by selling their products made on the backstrap loom. Mission of Y’abal Handicrafts Maya women have been weaving on the backstrap loom for thousands of years. Y’abal Handicrafts seeks to maintain this ancient technique and integral part of Mayan culture, an art that women can also perform while taking care of the household and children.


In the last two years Y’abal has organized skills workshops to improve the quality and consistency of their work, self-esteem, and group organization and coordination. In March 2010 Y’abal became a registered company and opened a store in Quetzaltenango, which offers quality products combining ancient Mayan weaving and modern design.

Between 1960 and 1996, the civil war left many women of this community as widows and the sole providers for their families. Faced with a lack of education and labor experience, along with the challenges of speaking Spanish, the women supported themselves with one of their greatest strengths, the art of weaving.

History of the Chuacruz cooperative Wajxaq’ib kan, Sololá To expand the variety of weaving featured in its collection and to offer more work for the women, Y’abal Handicrafts also works with a cooperative from Chirijox y Chuacruz.

Contact To support these women by buying a product or to get in contact with one of the groups, visit the store at 12av 3-31, zone 1, Quetzaltenango, one block from the central park. Or visit us at www.yabal-handicrafts. com or on Facebook. Email: info@yabalhandicrafts.com

The cooperative Wajxaq’ib kan was founded in 1987. The name of the coop-erative means “the eighth day” and represents the “day of weaving” on the Mayan calendar. Located in Chuarcruz, the cooperative has 19 women.

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ADVERTISER INDEX LODGING

LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

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

GUATEMALA

Antigua

All Suites El Marqués ................................. A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... Casa Madeleine ......................................... Casa Morelia ............................................... Casa Rustica ................................................ El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal Las Marias ...................................... Hostal San Nicolás .................................... Hostel 5 ....................................................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Camino Real ................................... Hotel Casa Concepción ........................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa Don Pedro ............................. Hotel Casa Noble ...................................... Hotel Casa Quinta .................................... Hotel Cirilo ................................................. Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel La Sin Ventura ................................. Hotel La Tatuana ....................................... Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel Palacio Chico ................................. Hotel Palacio de Doña Beatriz .............. Hotel Posada Hermano Pedro .............. Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo .............. Hotel Un Paseo por La Antigua ............ La Casa de Maco ....................................... Palacio de Doña Leonor Hotel .............. Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... Tabihouse ................................................... The Cloister ................................................

39 41 39 39 41 41 41 39 39 41 41 41 39

Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ........................ B’alam’ya .................................................... 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 ............................... Hotel Regis .................................................. La Casa del Mundo ................................... Laguna Lodge ............................................ Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ..............

78 78 82 77 81 81 79 78 82 81 77 87 77 82 79 82 85 83 81 77 81 79 78 81 78 79 78 83 85 78 71 81 77 78 80

Casa Amelia ................................................ Finca Ixobel (Poptún) ............................... Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami ........... La Mesa de los Mayas .............................. Posada del Cerro .......................................

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QUETZALTENANGO

Casa Doña Mercedes ................................ 99 Hostal 7 Orejas ........................................... 99 Hotel Modelo ............................................. 99

TECPÁN

Casa Xara / Molino Helvetia ................... 105

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

CHICHICASTENANGO

Café Bombay ................................................ Chile’s ............................................................. Circus Bar ...................................................... Club Ven Aca ...............................................

Bruno’s ......................................................... 107 El Tortugal ................................................... 107 Hacienda Tijax ............................................ 107 Hotel Catamaran ....................................... 107 Hotel Santo Tomás ..................................

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PACIFIC COAST

RÍo Dulce

COBÁN

Antigua 94 93 97 95 95 97 95 95 94 98 97 98 93

Asociación Ola Verde ................................ 101 Atelie del Mar ............................................. 103 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 103 Casa Bella ..................................................... 103 Cayman Suites ............................................ 102 Club Isleta de Gaia .................................... 100 Hawaian Paradise ...................................... 102 Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... 101 Hotel Honolulu ........................................... 103 Hotel Lahaina ............................................. 102 Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ 103 Hotel Villa Kairos ........................................ 103 Johnny’s Place ............................................ 103 Playa Quilombo Eco-Hotel ...................... 103

Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Cheers ........................................................... Khawp Khun Kha ....................................... Kloster .......................................................... La Bandeja .................................................. Melancolía Blues Café & Jazz Bar ....... Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Romano Pizzeria ........................................ Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

Casa del Bosque ........................................ 105 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 105 La Poza Riverside Guest House ............. 105 Park Hotel .................................................... 105 Posada de Don Pedro ............................... 105

RESTAURANTS / BARS

lake atitlÁn

Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 61 Breaking Bread ........................................... 60 Café Condesa .............................................. 69 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 72 Café Panchoy ............................................... 69 Café Sky ......................................................... 71 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 71 Chez Christophe ......................................... 72 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 71 Como Como ................................................. 71 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 74 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 70 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 61 El Viejo Café .................................................. 60 Epicure ........................................................... 59 Filadelfia Restaurant .................................. 67 Gaia ................................................................ 66 Inca Restaurante ......................................... 72 Ixcot’s Crepería ............................................ 64 Kabuki ........................................................... 74 La Canoa ....................................................... 58 La Chamiza Wines ....................................... 64 La Cuevita de Urquizú ............................... 75 La Deli ........................................................... 73 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 75 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 65 Las Conchas ................................................. 63 Las Palmas .................................................... 48 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 65 Monoloco ...................................................... 57 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 72 Nokiate .......................................................... 71 Ocelot ............................................................ 61 Pangea .......................................................... 71 Personajes .................................................... 69 Pizza Mía ....................................................... 58 Rainbow Café ............................................... 59 Restaurante Tipico Antigüeño ................ 60 Sabe Rico ...................................................... 74 The Refuge Coffee Bar ............................... 75 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 70 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................... 60 Welten .......................................................... 67 Wiener .......................................................... 72 Zaika Indian Restaurant ........................... 74

Quetzaltenango

36 35 35 37 36 36 37 37 35 35 35 94 94 95 94

Bazar del Café ............................................. El Sabor de la India .................................... Shai Long ...................................................... Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza ....................... Woon Kook ...................................................

TECPÁN

Finca San Ricardo ...................................... 105 Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 105 Restaurante El Pedregal ........................... 105 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 105 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 105

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SERVICES

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Guatemala City 44 44 45 47

Guatemala City

TRAVEL / TOURS Guatemala City

TACA Airlines ............................................... 5 Trans Galgos ................................................ 88

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... Finca El Pilar ................................................. Guinness Travel ........................................... IRC Travel ...................................................... Lax Travel ...................................................... Litegua .......................................................... Monja Blanca ............................................... Rainbow Travel Center ............................... Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... Turansa ..........................................................

MISC.

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

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Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 32 Camas Siesta .................................................. 33 House & Green ........................ inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ 33 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 33 Super Verduras .............................................. 35 The North Face .............................................. 1 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 31

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 Tourist Police (Antigua) 7832-4131 La Antigua Bomberos (Fire) Voluntarios: 7832-0234 Guatemala City Tourist Assistance dial 1500 (24-hour)

ANTIGUA Ay Robot ..................................................... 50 Boutique Zoe ............................................. 51 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 55 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 51 Colibrí ........................................................... 50 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Sol Maya .................................................. 51 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 56 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 51 Liverpool ....................................................... 55 Ritual ............................................................. 51 Un Poco de Todo ........................................ 109 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 60

SCHOOLS Antigua

Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 49

REAL ESTATE Antigua Real Estate ................................... 115 Carstens S.A. ................................................115 Casa Nova .................................................... 112 Inmobiliaria T y E ....................................... 115 REMAX Colonial ..........................................113 Solutions ...................................................... 112

ARCHITECTURE / CONSTRUCTION LavaDevelop .............................................. 115

CULTURAL Guatemala City

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

Antigua

El Fotógrafo Galería ................................... Festival Paíz ................................................. Galería Museo Centro Popular ................ La Antigua Galería de Arte ......................

25 25 25 25 4 7 25 29

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Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 32 Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 111 Aquakita Waterslides ................................. 31 Budget ........................................................... 33 Guatemala del Primer Mundo ................. 32 Hal-Mari Shipping Services ...................... 109 Antigua Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 46 Hertz ............................................................... 121 Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ............................... 47 Immigration Services ..................................109 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 43 Union Church ................................................ 32 Clinica Dental ............................................... 44 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 46 Antigua Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 46 Antigua FM ................................................... 9 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 109 CaTours ........................................................... 51 David Elron, Massage ................................ 45 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 50 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 45 Frank Salon .................................................... 50 DDS Jorge E. De la Cruz ............................. 45 Funky Monkey .............................................. 57 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 47 Golden Hair Design ..................................... 51 Emily Wolfe ................................................... 44 JennyStar DVD Rentals ............................... 56 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 43 Kinky Afro ...................................................... 55 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 45 Massiel Beauty Salon .................................. 51 Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... 47 Mezzanini Home ......................................... 114 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 45 Professional Translation Services ............ 55 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 44 Promotores de Seguros ............................. 55 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 45 Uncle Bob’s Tatoo ........................................ 50 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 51 Wings ..............................................................111 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 45 Optyma Visión y Moda .............................. 43 SHOPS Soldent .......................................................... 43 Soul-utions ................................................... 44 Quetzaltenango Artesanías Innova ........................................ 99 North & South Bookstore .......................... 99 lake atitlÁn Reginadawn Spa ........................................ 94 Centro Clínico Cutáneo ............................ Dra. Marina Cornejo de Finer .................. Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez .............

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Sensuous Guatemala: Enjoy Your Valentine by Ken Veronda photo by César Tián

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gnore the deep sky-blue, the forested green Highlands, the foamy ocean surf, the coffee browns, the rich oranges and yellow lemons stacked high in market stalls. This month, drink in Guatemala’s Valentine colors—bright reds, soft pinks, pure whites. Valentine reds are long-stemmed roses in the markets, bougainvillea spilling over walls, poinsettias still in bloom from the holidays, brilliant scarlet huipiles (blouses) from Patzún, and the richer cardinal brocade weavings from Aguas Calientes, near La Antigua Guatemala. Red crayons are the schoolchildren’s favorites for hearts, lips and dolls. Reds dot windows with advertising signs for soft drinks, phone cards and movie posters. Valentine pinks are in delicate carnations, gentler roses, little shrimp flowers, roadside oleanders. Pink is the choice for little girls’

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doll dresses, for blankets wrapping babies as they snuggle close to nurse, for tiny begonia blooms edging tiled walkways. The kids enjoy singer Pink; we’ll stay with bouquets of pink blossoms. Valentine whites abound this month, from fluffy clouds to foamy surf, white lilies, white confirmation dresses, white corn, white puffs from volcanoes. White walls, of course, are the Antigua staple, all the better to set off garden blossoms. White church facades dazzle in bright afternoon sunshine, and white herons swoop back from the cornfields to roost as evening falls. Red, pink, white, the Guatemalan Valentine colors are often combined in fuchsia vines on hanging pots. Red, pink, white—see how many Valentine colors you can spot all around Guatemala this February, and enjoy.


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February is one of my favorite months—not because of Valentine’s Day. I love February because it means January is over. And except for New Y...