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Guatemala’s English-language Magazine Available worldwide at www.revuemag.com

May 2011 Year 20, No. 3

= Semuc Champey Getaway = Guatemala Golf Course Guide = Mother’s Day Roses

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cover to cover 14 education by Matt Bokor Esperanza Juvenil Preparing kids for success 13 shopping by Anna-Claire Bevan Where Food Meets Fashion 16 sacred animals & exotic tropical plants by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Flowers in Mayan Art

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2,000 books and counting at Esperanza Juvenil

42 MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS by Dr. Karmen Guevara Pump Those Muscles

17 travel by Carla Berryhill Semuc Champey Getaway

food Menu Update Alert... 64 Monoloco 68 The Terrace

18 recreation by J.B. Golf Guatemala: a guide

76 BORDER CROSSING David L. Jickling (1927-2011)

21 community service by Matt Bokor Peace Corps 50th Anniversary 100 - Kate Witt 100 - Oliver Cunningham 106 - Rose Ella Conklin 107 - Dennis Wheeler

84 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell What’s that church museum? 88 travel by Tanya Hughes A Traveler’s Perspective 92 mother’s day by Dwight Wayne Coop The Power of Guatemalan Roses 120 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Aquamarine 18

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World-class golf course in Guatemala


cover to cover 22 DATEBOOK May guide to culture and upcoming events music profile by Anna-Claire Bevan 58 DJ Francis Dávila SECTIONS 12 From the Publishers 36 Book Alert: 38 Shopping: 43 Health Services 49 Antigua Map 52 Vet Q & A 62 Community Service WINGS 10 Year Celebration 87 Travel 108 Classifieds 112 Real Estate 118 Advertiser Index

ON THE COVER Semuc Champey by Freddy Murphy www.freddymurphy.org

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

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FROM THE PUBLISHERS

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n the cover this month is yet another stunningly beautiful photo by Freddy Murphy, one of our regular contributing photographers. Semuc Champey is one of those special places that Guatemala has an abundance of, and the story of this getaway for a firsttime visitor starts on page 17. On page 14 is an inspiring story of hope. Rescued from violent homes or desperately poor family settings, the students at Esperanza Juvenil receive above-par schooling, nutritious meals and a solid chance for a lifetime of success. The Peace Corps just celebrated its 50th anniversary, which is covered by Matt Bokor on page 21. There are also four anecdotal stories from the ranks. This month’s menu also includes Alerts for two restaurants’ menu updates, and coverage of a store that is a shopper’s paradise for the casual cook as well as the professional restaurateur. Of course we haven’t forgotten that special day for our beloved mothers (that means you, MamaLue). Dwight Wayne Coop delves into the cultivation of the roses that we give to express our love. There’s lots more fun stuff to see and do if you keep flipping the pages. Here’s wishing you a great month of May. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

Guatemala’s English-language Magazine publicidad@revuemag.com • consultas@revuemag.com Publishers: John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Editor: Matt Bokor Staff Writer: Dwight Wayne Coop Art Director/Graphic Design: Rudy A. Girón Photography: César Tián Proofreader: Jennifer Rowe Contributing Photographers: Club Fotográfico de Guatemala: www.clubfotografico.org La Antigua Manager: César Tián Production Director: Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: Andrea Santiago Systems: José Caal, Luis Juárez, Diego Alvarez Distribution: César Tián, Oscar Chacón, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gómez, María Solís Sales Representatives: Ivonne Pérez, César Tián, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Lucy Longo de Pérez, Lena Johannessen, Lesbia Leticia Macal Elias Revue Webmaster: Rudy A. Girón Printed by: PRINT STUDIO Publishing Company: San JoaquÍn Producciones, S.A.

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SHOPPING by Anna-Claire Bevan

photos: Johannes Blijdenstein

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here was a time when food was just food. Saucepans were saucepans, cutlery was cutlery and kitchens were just … well … kitchens. But things are changing. Guatemala City’s popular household and garden store House & Green is fast turning local cocinas into catwalks where trashcans and wooden spoons deserve their place on the culinary runway. Since its opening nearly 10 years ago, the store has quickly become the place to shop for trendy kitchen gadgets and fancy crockery, with restaurants across the country stocking up on its stylish glassware and sleek designs. But the appeal doesn’t stop there. House & Green has built its reputation on its ability to cater to all food fanatics—from housewives to head chefs—blurring the boundaries between professional institutions and home kitchens. Regular customers even visit from as far away as Honduras and El Salvador to purchase the latest in both fashionable and practical cooking utensils. “People come to House & Green for brands, variety and prices,” says Administrator Beatriz de Castillo. “Some of the city’s most important chefs shop here and recommend us to their students. Many of our

You can browse a huge inventory of professional cookware, fancy crockery, utensils, restaurant equipment and cool kitchen gadgets.

customers hope to have their own restaurant someday, whereas others just enjoy cooking.” It is hard to tell whether it’s because of the influx of cooking programs on TV or because of the wide range of culinary products now available on supermarket shelves, but food has become fashionable and ...continued on page 74 revuemag.com « 15


EDUCATION by Matt Bokor

Students at work in one of the three computer labs

photos: César Tián

Esperanza Juvenil

Innovative program rescues kids, prepares them for success

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shoeshine boy until last fall, Gregorio wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Thanks to an unlikely encounter on the streets of Guatemala City, he actually has a chance. “I was going to school in the morning but working, shining shoes, in the afternoons. I met a man whose shoes I would shine. He got to know me. He started helping me—he got me better shoes and clothes. One day he told me, ‘I want to give you a scholarship to go to a really good school.’” The generous businessman called Esperanza Juvenil to see if Gregorio could apply for the innovative program. When Gregorio was accepted, the man became a donor supporting Gregorio’s educational costs. Last December, Gregorio, 13, was able to retire his shoeshine box and now studies 50 hours a week as one of the 110 students at Esperanza Juvenil in Guatemala City. 16 » revuemag.com

“His client saw how bright Gregorio was and how much potential he had,” said Kristina Ostby de Barillas, Latin America director for the school’s parent NGO, Boys Hope Girls Hope. “He knew he shouldn’t be shining shoes.” Rescued from the streets, violent homes or desperately poor family settings, the students at Esperanza Juvenil receive above-par schooling, loving homes if needed, nutritious meals and a solid chance for a lifetime of success. “We work with kids who are motivated and want to continue their education and who have the hope of becoming a leader when they grow up,” said Ostby, who grew up in Palo Alto, Calif., and earned an MBA at Stanford University. “We’re not looking for geniuses, we’re looking for kids who can grow and thrive in the right environment.” Serving students from kindergarten through university graduation, Esperanza Juvenil has a three-story, state-of-the-art


School director Lucas Pinzón with Kristina Ostby de Barillas, Latin America director for the school’s parent NGO, Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Ex-shoeshine boy Gregorio now realizes his dream of becoming a doctor is possible.

learning center with three computer labs equipped with 44 networked computers; a library with 2,000 books; spacious classrooms; and a roof-top recreation deck. Through Esperanza Juvenil’s residential program, 70 students live nearby in five wellsupervised group homes. In each home they gather like family around a large, formal dinner table at mealtime, telling stories, sharing problems, exchanging laughs. Forty other students remain with their families in poor barrios around the capital and attend school each day. Esperanza Juvenil also has an apartment for the university students it serves. Nearing collapse before a complete reorganization in late 2005, Esperanza Juvenil is now a jewel among Boys Hope Girls Hope’s 18 other sites in Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the United States. “Guatemala is one of the star sites,” Ostby said. “We’ve done a lot in the last five years that’s been unique. Others are

coming here to learn from what’s working.” For example, chores and extracurricular activities are a big part of the equation. “The students get the best education, the best access to medical care—but they have to work hard,” Ostby said. “We don’t spoil them, either. Most have one pair of shoes and we’re not afraid to put duct tape around the soles—anything we can do to make the money go further.” Showing off the spacious home she shares with 11 other girls, Dayrin, 14, pointed out the kitchen and pila. “We wash all of our own clothes, and we help with cleaning and cooking,” she said, attesting to the requirements beyond the school day. The school and group homes have a skilled, devoted staff of 25 Guatemalans. Teachers have college degrees, exceeding government requirements, and most pursue professional certification ...continued on page 41

Roof-top recreation deck has plenty of sunshine and excercise/play space.

Serving students from kindergarten through university graduation, Esperanza Juvenil has a three-story, state-of-the-art learning center.

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Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth

Flor de Mayo

Flowers in Mayan Art

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lowers are part of Mayan decoration, outfits and rituals. Kings wear flowers in the headdress. In addition to being purely decorative, flowers have deep meaning in Mayan religion and folklore. Especially between the 3rd and 9th century AD, perhaps a dozen different flower species are depicted in Classic Mayan murals and in art on funerary ceramics. For many years I have worked on the ethno-botany of flowers sacred to the Maya and found in Mayan paintings, especially on Mayan vases, bowls, and plates. This article introduces the names of the most commonly pictured flowers and shows examples of the Flor de Mayo. Flowers in the earliest art: San Bartolo Mayan murals burst into the archaeological record in the remarkable Preclassic murals 18 » revuemag.com

of San Bartolo. The beautiful mural renderings of archaeological artist Heather Hurst reveal complex symbolism. Karl Taube documents the iconography of “Flower Mountain.” Birds, mammals, reptiles and trees set the stage for almost 1,000 years of plant and animal symbolism in Mayan art of the Early Classic and Late Classic periods. Flowers related to the underwater world The water lily flower is relatively well known since it is pretty much the flower most frequently pictured in Classic Mayan art. During the 1970s and 1980s, I did extensive research on the symbolism of the white water lily flower. My Ph.D. dissertation has abundant information and is readily available in published form, Monster und Menschen in der Maya Kunst. So in the present article I would like to move to other flowers. ...continued on page 66


TRAVEL by Carla Berryhill

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photos: Thor Janson

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had heard of Semuc Champey and its pools of turquoise water, but I had no idea just how stunning this destination would really be. My very dear friend, Richard, planned a trip for me to the eastern side of Guatemala. I had not done much traveling in Guatemala yet, so I was looking forward to a week of exploring this beautiful country. He took me to some absolutely incredible places such as Quiriguá, Río Dulce and Lívingston ... but the biggest surprise was Semuc Champey. And as Richard had wanted, it was a complete surprise—he wouldn’t even allow me to do any internet research or let anyone tell me about it. He wanted to see my reaction as I entered the park and saw it for the first time. I’m glad he had me see it this way; it is something I will never ever forget. I think

my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw the pools of Semuc Champey! We took an early morning shuttle from Río Dulce to Lanquín that took six hours because the route we took was nothing but a dirt road, winding its way through the mountains into Alta Verapaz. The farther we went the more excited I got because the scenery took my breath away—lush, green mountains with small pueblos still untouched by tourism. I was in cacao and cardamom country—amazing to see. We drove by homes where the children would run after the shuttle, giggling and pointing while yelling “gringos” at the top of their lungs. It was dark by the time we arrived at Lanquín and the lodge at Semuc Champey, so unfortunately I had to wait one more night to see what was in store. But I got the sense it was something special. ...continued on page 104 revuemag.com « 17


RECREATION by J.B.

Fuego Maya Golf Course is distinct in the world for its 4-volcano view. (photo above: ricky lopez / right: jb)

Of the estimated 55 million golfers in the world, it would be a safe bet to say that a very small percentage of them would consider Guatemala a golf destination. And yet, there are some world-class golf courses here if you just know where to look.

La Reunion Golf Resort - Fuego Maya Golf Course

Come, Play, Stay by Katherine McIntyre kate3@rogers.com

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t wasn’t golf I expected to find in Guatemala! It was antiquities, shopping and adventure. But a nearly new, world-class golf course surrounded by four volcanoes just 17 kilometers from the UNESCO heritage city of La Antigua beckoned. The drive from Antigua passes verdant coffee plantations as well as small towns 18  revuemag.com

and auto repair shops. Then it was through a heavy iron gate and up, up a twisting hill to the perfectly groomed Fuego Maya Golf Course. Opened in 2008 and designed by the world-famous golf architect Pete Dye and his son Perry, this former coffee plantation is now a stunning course meandering down the slope of Fuego, a smoldering volcano. Con-


GOLF GUATEMALA

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sidered one of the best new golf courses in the world, it is a “challenge” with a mystical Mayan theme and features bentgrass greens and fairways. An iron incense burner wafts aromatic fumes at the entrance to the lavish clubhouse. Your golf clubs are spirited away. They reappear on golf carts with mandatory caddies to drive your carts, guide you through the course and find your errant golf balls. Taking the 19 months from the Mayan calendar for a theme, each hole represents one month. The 19th is Wayeb for the Mayans five days of rest and contemplation—or the 19th hole for tired and thirsty golfers. And those hungry golfers can refuel at a clubhouse that spells luxury. My round was on one of those rare gray days in this land of eternal spring. Unfortunately, the four surrounding volcanoes were shrouded in mist. But, I was assured, they usually stand out against Guatemala’s brilliant blue sky, and that playing golf when Fuego volcano is spitting fire is an atypical golf experience. Impeccably groomed to the last tuft of grass, its 72-par, 7,289-yard course curves

down the mountainside. Blind tee shots, water hazards, deep ravines, wild flowers, and on good days views of the Pacific Ocean, provide excitement and distraction. And as golf writer Mike Bailley writes, “It is no pushover, with blind spots and elevation changes.” Guests can stay in one of 26 impeccably decorated casitas, each with its own infinity pool that appears to tip into the golf course. Clubhouse dining spots have an unusual array of enticing plates not generally found on golf club menus. The 150 employees who work on the golf course have not been forgotten. The owners have provided a school for the their children and health services. Local women are making candles to be used at the hotel. Eco projects include collecting rainwater in decorative lagoons for watering the course, using local trees in reforestation areas, preserving seeds of endangered species. A recycling project of trash and waste has started. But nothing beats playing golf on this mystical course surrounded by four volcanoes, one emitting smoke and fire. Continued on page 38— Five more Guatemalan golf courses

Contact: La Reunion, Antigua Golf Resort, Ruta Nacional CA 14, Km. 91.5, Alotenango, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 7873-1400 Website: www.antiguagolfresort.com Pete Dye course; built in 2008; Guest policy Open; Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies; Teaching Pro available. Other facilities: clubhouse, spa, pro shop, restaurant, bar, hotel. Each hole at La Reunion has its own unique, spectacular view. (photos: ricky lopez)

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COMMUNITY SERVICE by Matt Bokor

50 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in as part of the anniversary celebration

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Peace Corps volunteers honored at 50th anniversary celebration

inishing two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Totonicopán, Samra Brouk summarized her experience in three words: “challenging, surprising, satisfying.” “It was probably the two hardest years of my life but at no point did I think there was anyplace else I should be,” said Brouk, 24, a native of Rochester, N.Y., who plans to go to law school upon returning to the U.S. She was among some 500 volunteers, former volunteers and members of host families who gathered recently at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland in Guatemala City to celebrate the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary. “It’s made a huge difference,” McFarland said after the ceremonies. “It’s made a difference on environmental levels, nutrition levels, health levels. Some of the municipal work and work with youth has been great, too. “Both the volunteers and the U.S. have

benefited by people getting a different view of the world and hands-on experience at affecting positive change at the local level,” McFarland said. In addition to the Guatemala Peace Corps leadership and longtime employees, special guests at the March 25 event included Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes, who told the audience, “You represent the best of our country.” The festivities included the swearing-in of 50 new Peace Corps volunteers, including Michael Lohmuller, 23, a recent Boston College graduate from Iowa who will serve in Baja Verapaz. “I’m excited, I’m ready to get started,” he said. “Training was a good learning experience, but I’m ready to get out there.” Also in late March, volunteers in neighboring El Salvador were treated to a visit by President Barack Obama, ...continued on page 32 revuemag.com « 21


DateBook MAY Guide to culture & upcoming events

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Sun., 6 Fri., 7 Sat., 8 Sun., 6pm — MUSIC: 2nd Annual Festival de Música Andina. Nine Andean bands playing throughout the week (see page 25 for group names and dates) with a big finale concert on May 8 (4pm at the Cooperación Española). La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

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Tues., through June 18, 10am-5pm — ART: AquaFlora, watercolors and Sumi-e paintings of landscapes and orchids from Guatemala by artist Susan Marie Tabush. Q20/Q15 students with carnet. Casa Mima (tel: 2253-4020), 8a av. 14-12, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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Wed., through Sun., 15 — ART: Politípicos, as part of Déjà Vu Festival. Galería de Arte de la Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.

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Wed., through Tues., 31 — FESTIVAL: Déjà Vu, Los Politípicos, II Advertising Festival, organized by Alianza Francesa and AGPG (Asociación General de Publicistas de Guatemala). Galería de Arte de la Alianza Francesa, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City.

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Wed., through Tues., 31 — ART: Within the Paiz Festival, presenting Su Círculo, works by well-known artist Carlos Valenti. Donation Q30/Q10 children. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Tues., through Sat., 7, 10am-5pm — ORCHID EXHIBITION: The most beautiful natural orchids displayed. Q20/ Q15 students w/ carnet. Casa Mima (tel: 2253-4020), Guatemala City. 22 » revuemag.com

Wed., 6:30-10:30pm — ART: Within the Paiz Festival, the inauguration of Una Vida de Sentimiento y Pasión by artist Carlos Valenti, directed by Guillermo Monsanto. Q125 (inauguration, theater and cocktail); Q200 (inauguration, cocktail, guided visit); May 5th, conferences, closing concert and parking. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the JUNE, 2011 edition of the REVUE by Tuesday, May 10


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Thurs., 10am — BAZAAR & CONFERENCE: Handicrafts for sale and conference by Dra. Silvia Herrera, analysis of selected works by Carlos Valenti. Donation Q100, includes parking. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 11am — ART: Seres de Luz, sacred art, oil paintings by Aracelly Alzamora. Exposition open all month. Colegio Mayor de Santo Tomás de Aquino, 1a av. norte #23, La Antigua.

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Sat., through June 6 — ART: Paraíso Terrenal, exhibition of the latest landscapes by Guatemalan artist Sergio Alvarado, who grew up in the Highlands. His exhibit of more than 30 works depict everyday life in the countryside. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Sun., 2pm — MUSIC: Por una Cultura de Paz, Andean music festival featuring many artists, including Sol Latino, Kusi Llajta, Shekinah, Raíz, Artesanos del Viento, Agrupación Ars and Kusi Llajta. Cooperación Española, Atrium (tel: 79323838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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Sat., through May 14 — ART: Corazón sin Coraza, paintings by Lucía Morán Giracca. El Attico, Salón del Coleccionista (tel: 2368-0853) 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CUENTACUENTO Y PINTACARITAS: Desde los Árboles, historia de fantasía y humor que narra las peripecias de Lorax, el espíritu del bosque en su encuentro con el ser humano. Cooperación Española (tel: 79323838), 6a av norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: The KIDS Restaurant is the only restaurant completely run by kids (under supervision). Learn about this unique program in which kids go to the market and prepare and serve a meal with profits saved for the future. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. R DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com revuemag.com « 23


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Tues. — MOTHER’S DAY. Celebrated throughout Guatemala with special activities.

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Tues. — MOTHER’S DAY DESSERT: Buy dinner for your mom and she’ll be treated to a free dessert. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 4pm — BENEFIT DANCE: The Niños de San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 78824468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Thurs., through Sun., 15th-Thurs.,Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm & 19 Thurs., through Sun., 22-Thurs.,-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm — (Spanish) THEATER: Rabbit Hole, written by U.S. playwright David LindsayAbaire, who received the Pulitzer Prize for his play in 2007. Presented by GuatGuy Productions, produced by Luis Fernando Midence and Alejandro “Toté” Ponce and directed by Luis Fernando Midence. Performed in Spanish; recommended for adult audiences because of language, situations. Tickets Q70 available at www.todoticket.com. Teatro de Bellas Artes, Avenida Elena 14-75, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 9-11am — MUSIC: Tres Voces para Una Danza, by group Momentum. Artecentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, 9a calle 8-54, z. 1, Guatemala City. R DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK/ DANCE: Mayan dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer, K’a k’a’ Saqarik — Nuevo Amenecer or New Dawn, a charity dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., 2pm — 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), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Wed., 9am-8pm — EVENT: International Day of the Museums. Guided tour throughout the museum from 3-6pm. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Thurs, 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: El Calendario Maya y el Verdadero Significado del Año 2012, dictada por Bruce Love. Museo Popol Vuh, 2do nivel, salón de convenciones (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., through Sun., 22 – (Spanish) THEATER: Rabbit Hole, (see listing Thurs., 12th) Teatro de Bellas Artes, Avenida Elena 14-75, z. 1, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 10am-6pm, 21 Sat., 9am-2pm — FLOWER EXHIBITION: Exposición de Primavera by Club Jardín de Guatemala. Donation Q30/Q15 children. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, 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. Donations benefit educational pursuits. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.


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Primitive - Contemporary Guatemalan Art Gallery & Museum

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

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Sat., through June 18 — ART: Drawings by well-known artist Ramón Ávila. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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Li ve La Cueva de Panza Verde tel: 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

Mondays — New Orleans Blues with Nelson Lunding. Wednesdays — Classic Jazz Trio. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón, Cuban Jazz by Ignacio. Fridays — Latin Trio. Saturdays — Julio & César, Guitar Duo. Nightly cover: Q35

La Peña de Sol Latino

tel: 7882-4468 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua

Rainbow Café

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

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

Mondays — 7-10pm: The magic guitar of Carlos Trujillo, Latin Jazz/Salsa, with Bill on Congas. Free.

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.

Tuesdays — 7-10pm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, with Bill on Congas. Free.

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

Wednesdays thru Sundays — 7-10pm: Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes). Free.

Sundays — 12:30-3pm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, with Bill on congas. Free. May 1, 6, 7, 8 — 2nd Annual Andean Music Festival with 9 bands on stage at La Peña. (See page 25 for band names and dates)

Gaia Restaurante

tel: 7832-3670 Calle del Arco #35-A, La Antigua

Thursdays — 7pm: Live music. Fridays and Saturdays — Belly dancing.

Throughout the week — Jorge Herrera plays international music on the accordion. Wednesdays, 8pm: Como Como (6a calle pon. #6) Saturdays, 8pm: La Antigua Vineria (5a av sur #34) Sundays, 2pm: Café Opera (6a av norte #17) Sundays, 7pm & Tuesdays, 8pm: Café Flor (4a av sur #1)

CHECK DATEBOOK CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR MORE CONCERTS AND SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTS


M usic Ocelot

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

Thursdays — 9pm: Mike & Moriah, Piano & Vocals. Fridays — 7-9pm: Ron Fortin Saxophone; 9:30-11:30pm: Nelson Lunding New Orleans Piano. Saturdays — 9:30pm: Mercedes, Guitar Blues/Rock/Folk.

Pub Quiz hosted by Brendan Byrne; Sundays at 6:30pm

Las Palmas

tel: 7832-9734 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua

Circus Bar

tel: 7762-2056 Avenida de los Árboles, Panajachel

Mondays — 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Marco Solo and friends, Pana’s Carlos Santana. Rock, blues and jazz. 9pm: Norte, contemporary trova. Tuesdays — 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Rockiris, alternative rock. 9pm: Latin ensemble. Wednesdays — 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Carlos Rangel and son, swing, Cuban and rock. Thursdays — 7pm: Chris Jarnach, classic music, jazz and rock. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Norte, contemporary trova. Fridays — 7pm: Flamenco by Marco El Messina. 8pm: Latin ensemble. 9pm: Trova del Lago.

Wednesdays, 8:00pm — Bossa, soft rock and blues

Saturdays — Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of Rumba, Flamenco and Guatemalan traditional elements.

Saturdays, 8:00pm — American folk music

Sundays — Latin Ensemble.

Trova Jazz

Sundays — Noon: Sundays are for relaxing, and Angie Angie is the perfect place to do so while enjoying a real Texas ribs barbecue with live music in an open-air garden. 1a av. sur #11A, La Antigua.

Posada de Santiago

tel: 7721-7366 1 km south of Santiago Atitlán, Lake Atitlán

Every week, usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Check Gringos of Santiago on Facebook for details.

If your bar or restaurant has live music on a regular schedule, send info to: publicidad@revuemag.com

tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, 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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Sun., 11am — MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Within the Mosiaco Cultural, From Here and There, a collection of music (Italy and Guatemala) from the 17th through the 21st centuries (Vivaldi, Castellanos, J. Orellana, P. Alvarado), performed by Cuarteto Contemporáneo. Q100, info. and reservations: ArteAntiqua project, arteantiqua@yahoo.com (Pre-sale tickets, tiendas De Museo or 1 hour before the concert.) Hotel Museo Centro de Convenciones, Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CUENTACUENTO: Cuentos Guatemaltecos, en el mes de mayo los más pequeños y sus familias podrán disfrutar de una sesión de cuenta cuentos guatemaltecos. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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Sat., 9:30am — (Spanish) WORKSHOP: Día Nacional del Popol Vuh. Tour y taller sobre el Popol Vuh para niños de 8 a 13 años. Q20. Museo Popol Vuh, terraza 2do. nivel, Guatemala City.

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Mon., 5:30pm — (English) FILM: Democrats Abroad Guatemala Film Series 2011, Inside Job (The Global Financial Mess - How We Got There and What Now?). Donation Q30. Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — (English) TALK: Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala. A representative 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.

Tues., 5:30 pm — (English) TALK: Transitions is an organization that helps disabled people throughout Guatemala. Services include a custom-wheelchair manufacturing and training facility, a clinic for prosthetics and orthotics, a graphic design and offset printing business and a special education program. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), La Antigua.

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Tues., 7:30pm — MUSIC: Closing of Carlos Valenti, Su Círculo with a 20th century music concert by Cuarteto Contemporáneo, directed by Paulo Alvarado. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Wed., 9am — (Spanish) CONFERENCIA: Ambigüedad sexual en figurillas prehispánicas de la Costa Sur de Guatemala, por Víctor Castillo. Adultos Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 1er. Nivel, Salón CS-103, Guatemala City. 28 » revuemag.com

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

Meet at the fountain in the main square

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

www.antiguatours.net

Inquire about other tours and travel arrangements in Guatemala Offices: *3a calle oriente #22 and *inside Casa del Conde (main square) Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat-Sun 9-1pm Tels: 7832-5821, 7832-0053

DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT

PROGRAMA DE TEATRO COMUNITARIO (Spanish): El mes pasado la Cooperación Española inició la gira del grupo de teatro comunitario Ralk Wa´l Junalpu (Hijos de Hunahpú), con la obra Ri Nutinamit Chuqa´rin (Mi pueblo y yo), fruto del programa de teatro comunitario que el CFCE implantó el pasado año por primera vez en Santa María de Jesús. Esta obra estará realizando diferentes funciones por el departamento de Sacatepéquez y supone el inicio de nuestro segundo programa de teatro comunitario, que iniciará el próximo mes de junio en diferentes comunidades del departamento. Sábado 14, 6pm — Escuela Francisco Marroquín, San Juan del Obispo; Domingo 15, 11am — Escuela Luis Mena de Antigua Guatemala; Sábado 21, 6pm — Auditorio municipal de Sumpango; Viernes 21, 6pm — Salón parroquial de Santa María de Jesús. Entrada libre hasta completar aforo. revuemag.com « 29


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PHOTOGRAPHY — Somos Parte de tu Mirada, with the participation of Club Fotográfico de Guatemala. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

Open through Mon., 9 — ART: As part of the Paiz Festival Retrográfica, exposition by artist Isabel Ruiz. Artecentro Graciela Andrade de Paiz, 9a calle 8-54, z. 1, Guatemala City.

Open through Thurs., 12 — ART: As part of the Paiz Festival, El Universo de Carlos Mérida. Free guided visits on Mondays. Donation Q40. Paseo de Los Museos, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua.

Open through June 6 — ART: Continues exhibition of collected works. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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BIRD WATCHING: Come and see over 200 egrets return to their home tree for the night. 5:15, SHARP! The birds are never late! La Peña de Sol Latino Restaurante, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua. DATEBOOK continues on page 34

PHOTO CONTEST Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their work (color

or B&W) with the theme Fiestas Patronales de Guatemala (Municipal Fairs of Guatemala). The best 12 photos will appear in Museo Ixchel’s 2013 calendar. Deadline Oct. 3, 2011. For more information visit Museo Ixchel Galerías in Facebook. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Centro Cultural UFM, Guatemala City.

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who was on the final leg of a three-nation, Latin America trip. The president and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams met with a group of volunteers at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in San Salvador. Established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, the Peace Corps dispatched its first contingent of volunteers to El Salvador in 1962 and to Guatemala in 1963. Since then, some 2,100 volunteers have served in El Salvador, including about 150 today, and 4,800 volunteers have served in Guatemala, including about 200 today. Volunteers in Central America work in the areas of community organization and economic development, rural health and sanitation, sustainable agriculture, agroforestry and environmental education, and youth development. Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between U.S. citizens and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working in 77 countries. You can also read four Peace Corps golden anniversary vignettes on pages 100, 106 and 107.

For more information visit www.peacecorps.gov If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. —Robert Fritz

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uesdays, 6pm — (English) SLIDE SHOW: Antigua Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. No slide show on 24th and 31st. Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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aturdays, 4pm — (Spanish) CINE INFANTIL: Todos los sábados una película infantil diferente. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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ednesdays, 6-8pm — (Spanish) EVENT: Noches de Tertulia. Cada noche un tema y 5 personas invitadas diferentes, moderador Dr. Anibal Chajón. Los temas serán los siguientes: 4 de mayo: Época de la revolución del 44; 11 de mayo: Cambios de la ciudad; 18 de mayo: Cambios en la tecnología; 25 de mayo: Historias de barrios. Q30/Q15 estudiantes con carnet, incluye visita al museo. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 23387836), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

pen through June 30, ART: Esa Historia a la Vuelta de la Esquina, with works by numerous talented, well-known photographers and several installations, all of which reflect Guatemala’s recent history. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte between 3a and 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. “Padre y hijo” by Daniel Chauche

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

Specializing in Spanish and Basque Cuisine, Seafood and Paella 5a av. 12-31, Zona 1 Tels: 2251-7185, 2253-6743 10 calle 0-45, Zona 10 PBX: 2201-2323 www.restaurantealtuna.com

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Mayan Golf Club

ecognized as the oldest golfing society in Central America, the Pamplona Golf Association (as it was then known) was established in 1918. First situated in the La Paz district of Guatemala City, it was moved to La Chacara and finally, in 1962, relocated to its present location between San Miguel Petapa and Villa Nueva. Contact: Mayan Golf Club, Finca El Zarzal, Villa Nueva, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 6631-0045 Website: mayangolfclub.com 18 holes; Guest policy Open; Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies; Teaching Pro available. Other facilities: swimming pool, bowling alley, tennis courts, sauna, restaurant, bar.

With two of its holes on the cliffs overlooking Lake Amatitlán, and with views of volcanoes Pacaya and Agua, the Mayan Golf Club is a beautiful and challenging course.

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Altavista Golf & Tennis Club

onsidered one of the more challenging courses in Guatemala, it is just down the road from Hacienda Nueva Country Club. This 18-hole course was designed by the Black Knight Design Company. There are 74 sand traps, two water traps and a route defined by 1,800 trees of varying species, adding a nice alpine touch to the mountain views. The clubhouse includes an elegant restaurant and an indoor swimming pool. ...continued on page 40 Contact: Altavista Golf & Tennis Club, Km 27.5 Ruta Nacional 18, San José Pinula, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 6641-5057 Website: altavistagolf.com.gt 18 holes; built 1991; Guest policy Open; Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies. Other facilities: swimming pool, racquet ball/squash courts, tennis courts, gym, lockers, sauna, restaurant, bar.

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Hacienda Nueva Country Club

his 7,100-yard course is just outside Guatemala City near the Carretera a El Salvador and set on the beautiful grounds of a 16th-century Jesuit monastery. There is still a small chapel with original artwork. Facilities include nine tennis courts, two squash courts, tennis and pro shops, and a swimming pool that has won international design awards. The clubhouse has three dining areas, including a poolside snack bar. The course is player friendly, with some challenging elements for the more advanced golfers. Bunkering may be sparse, but the difficulty lies within their strategic placement around the greens. The greens are known for being consistently immaculate. Contact: Hacienda Nueva Country Club, Km 25 Ruta Nacional 18, San José Pinula, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 6628-1000 Website: haciendanueva.com 18 holes; built 1996; Guest policy Admittance only with previous authorization (or with member); Driving range; Rental carts; Rental clubs; Caddies; Pro available. Other facilities: swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, banquet rooms, sauna, restaurant, bar.

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his “old-school” course has been around so long that Guatemala City has grown up around it. It is hiding in plain sight just a couple of blocks off of Roosevelt near the Trebol. Open only to members and their guests, there are not many elevation changes on this course but it sports some long par threes and greens with hard-to-read breaks. Fortunately, the caddies know their job so you just have to hit where they tell you. The clubhouse restaurant is an homage to the 1950s executive men’s lounge featuring mostly wood and leather. The plate-glass windows overlooking the 9th and 18th greens allow you to enjoy your meal while watching your fellow golfers pursue their perfect game. Contact: Guatemala Country Club, 30 avenida final, zona 11, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 2434-6193 Website: none 18 holes; built 1928; Guest policy Only members and their guests; Driving range; Caddies. Other facilities: swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, restaurant, bar.

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s private as it is spectacular, this is a newer addition to the courses in Guatemala. If you know someone who is a member and they invite you to play with them, don’t hesitate. There are well-designed signature holes with some views overlooking downtown Guatemala City and some with volcano views. Fun to play but watch out for the fast greens. Contact: San Isidro Country Club, Finca San Isidro, Santa Sofía, zona 16, Guatemala Tel: +(502) 2364-2424 Website: clubsanisidrogt.com 18 holes; Guest policy Private; Driving range; Caddies. Other facilities: squash courts, tennis courts, gym, restaurants, banquet rooms. 40 » revuemag.com


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Newly-opened Hotel at Aurora Airport Area

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

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1 min from Airport FREE Shuttle All rooms with private bath SINGLE $35 p/p DOUBLE $25 p/p TRIPLE $20 p/p 7a av. “A” 17-17, z. 13 Aurora 1

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beyond the university. “Our teachers are lifelong learners,” Ostby said. Students at Esperanza Juvenil spend 2.5 times longer in class per week than they would at public schools. Given the extended school day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and year-round schooling, Gregorio will finish both fifth and sixth grades this year. The school day includes the academic curriculum as well as sports, dance, music, English, computers and other extracurriculars. After working seven years on the streets of the capital, Gregorio is unfazed by the challenges of education and the added requirements of Esperanza Juvenil. “I like to work hard and study,” Gregorio said. “When I came here I was very happy because I’ve never seen a school like this … I want to go to university and become a doctor because I like science a lot.” Whether they’re from a capital slum or a remote village in Quiché, all students share a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn and work. You see it in their eyes: bright, curious, hopeful. It’s what the Guatemala City businessman saw as young Gregorio dutifully shined his shoes. A complete sponsorship is $3,000 per year; partial scholarships (education, food, housing) are also available. For more information or to donate, visit www.esperanzajuvenil.org

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Moments of Mindfulness by Dr. Karmen Guevara holistic psychotherapist

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here is a human tendency to plug into that part of our nature that gravitates toward a groove and settles comfortably into it. Movement and growth come from surprises, serendipitous encounters, a nudge or even a hard shove. These moments, however small, are important, for they remind us that we always have the power of choice. The real challenge is not to dig in our heels and widen the groove! This electric shock treatment is especially vital to the muscles that lie within the core human dimensions—the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Even with regular exercise our body muscles need to be continuously surprised with new routines. In the emotional realm, jolts are created by asking the tough questions like, “Where do I need to grow?” and “What am I still holding onto?” Or, through daring to feel more deeply by freeing up space in the heart. The brain can go soft, too. New neural pathways can be created and old ones strengthened by working the brain muscle

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with intellectual challenges like learning a new language or subject matter. But remember Einstein’s warning, “We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” The mind is a bit different—it needs to be underworked and the “fasting” muscle is especially important. Regular “mind fasts”—catching negative thoughts or those that dwell in the past or future—for an entire day will certainly work different mental muscles! Spiritual muscles also require work for there to be movement and growth. Even with dedicated meditation, it’s sometimes necessary to seek out different muscle groups. By contemplating questions like “How can I deepen my practice?” and “What can I do to get closer to the essence of who I am?” or going on a retreat can awaken muscle energy. Finally, remember those muscles around the mouth and smile, smile, smile!


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

Medical Clinics & Diagnostics

(502) 2261-6875

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Private Hospital with Specialists taking care of your health! 24-hour Emergency Service

Medical Missions during April, May & June! Contact us! 4a avenida 2-18, zona 2, Chimaltenango Tel: 5299-5549 Fax: 7839-9808 www.servihospitalariosch@yahoo.com

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• General Medicine • Videoendoscopy • Gastroenterology • Videocolonoscopy • Electrocardiogram • Gynecology • Cardiology • General Surgery • Traumatology • Weight Clinic • Urology • Laparoscopic Videosurgery • Clinic Laboratory • Endodontic Therapy (root canal treatment)

General Medicine • Pediatric OB/GYN • Mammogram • Ultrasound X-Rays • Densitometry • Lab

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

PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Milton Solis, Plastic Surgeon

Breast Enhancement or Reduction Liposuction / Face Lift Rhinoplasty / Aesthetic Surgery in General Appointments: 5511-4163 Blvd. Vista Hermosa 25-19 Multimédica Of. #1101, Z.15 www.doctormiltonsolis.com

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Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro WE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE!

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Bran Quintana CCC Acne, Allergies, Skin Spots, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Wrinkles, (Botox, Skin filler), Diseases of Nails and Mucous Membrane, Fungus, Virus, Cyst, Cancer, Peeling, Hair Transplant, Liposculpture, Underarm Sweat, Hands, Sexually Transmitted Disease Tels: 2269-7120/21/22 6 Av. 6-63 z. 10 Edif. Sixtino I, Niv. 12 of. 8, Guatemala

ALVARO ARGUETA M.D.

Phsychiatry-Cornell University Adult Psychotherapy and geriatrics by appointment only Call 5143-0674 or 4095-7255 6a av. norte #39, La Antigua Guatemala

Dra. Claudia Bethancourt Sánchez Psychiatry / Sexology

Treatment for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, addictions Av. de la Recolección #4, Hospital Hermano Pedro, La Antigua Tel: 7832-1190 EMERGENCY: 5417-5796 There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. —Stephen Stills

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Pediatrician Dra. Carmen Leticia Hernández F. Pediatric & General Surgeon Dr. J. Roberto Hernández-Pineda (Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA., U.S.A.) English spoken. 24 hour emergency assistance Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm Sat 9am-1pm Edificio Broceta 11 calle 1-25, zona 1, Guatemala City

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

Delia Orellana

ACUPUNCTURIST NANHGRA KINESI-THERAPHY deliaorellana@hotmail.com Cel: 5874-7749 La Antigua

DENTAL CLINIC

Dra. Lotty Marie Meza Rezzio

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

Dr. Manuel Antonio Samayoa

DERMATOLOGIST

Member, American Academy of Dermatology. Specialist in Allergic Reactions, Skin Diseases and Skin Cancer. Cryotherapy. Cosmetic Dermatology. Chemical Peeling. Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & 3pm-7pm, Wed 10am-2pm, Sat 8:30-noon Tel:5306-5610 3a Calle P. #13 Antigua

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6a avenida norte #34 La Antigua Tel: 4937-0244

Full Service Beauty Salon 9a calle oriente #7-A, La Antigua Tels: 7832-2824, 5961-4332

Museum “House of the Old Weaving” w Facials w Manicures w Pedicures w Wax Dep. w Massage

Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People

Apt. El Rosario, 5a av. sur #10, Antigua CLOSED IN MAY, REOPENS JUNE 15th Tel: 7832-8475, 5202-0988 Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-12:30

1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com

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Best tours Best Bikes Best price • Also Motorcycle lessons and courses Tels: 7832-9638, 5571-7279 • Quad and Scooter rental  www.catours.co.uk

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Spitters, Scratchers & Snappers Italian Hair Studio and Body Care Marzia Biagioni Professional Hair Stylist

4a calle oriente #39-A La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-5695, 5517-7924 stilepiu@yahoo.it Closed Sundays

Club Ecuestre La Ronda • Show Jumping • Eventing • Pony Club • Natural Horsemanship Finca La Azotea, Jocotenango Tels: 5482-6323, 7831-1120 Tels: 7832-5973 5502-3303 Mon-Sat 7:30am-6:30pm Sun. 8am-4pm

3 Locations * La Antigua: 6a av. norte #3-B, across from Personajes * Jocotenango: Centro Comercial Lolita, Loc. 2-C * road to Ciudad Vieja: Centro Comercial El Panorama Lc. 7

La Casa del Conde Librería — Bookstore

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

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Pet Q’s & A’s by Cynthia Burski, DVM

Question: I have an 8-year-old, longhaired, neutered cat named India, who has always groomed himself with care. Why would he stop cleaning himself around his behind and back legs? Answer: There are several possible reasons: Cats with bad teeth or gums can have oral pain; if he is overweight, he might lose his ability to reach around sufficiently; also there could be spinal problems such as nerve inflammation, a bad intervertebral disc or arthritis. A veterinary exam and possibly X-rays would be the first step in diagnosing his problem. Question: For the past several weeks, our 2-year-old Yorkie has been chasing his tail and scooting on the carpet. We have checked him for fleas and have seen none. He will sometimes chew on his tail or back, although we can’t find any reason. There are no sores there, but he has pulled out some of his hair. Answer: Young, active puppies and dogs might chase their tails for fun or as a form of play, but if your dog is chewing out his hair or dragging his rectum on the carpet, there may be a more serious problem. Have your dog’s anal sacs checked for impaction. It might be that these anal sacs are becoming infected. You should also have his rectal area checked for tapeworm segments that may have dried on the coat. Other possibilities are dried feces that have clung to the coat, topical parasites, such as fleas or mites, or a skin infection caused by a wound or trauma. Dogs with flea-bite allergy dermatitis will chew on their lower backs and tail base, even though the flea might bite elsewhere on the body.


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While in Filadelfia enjoy a variety of fun soothing and safe environment. We offer our famous coffee tour, coffee mountain biking, mule riding, canopy, birdwatching, paintball and more. Learn and enjoy coffee from the at 9 am, 11 am and 2 pm. GUA: (502) 7728-0800 • U.S.A.: 1 + (646) 257-4957 tours@rdaltoncoffee.com • ventas@filadelfiaresort.com www.filadelfiacoffee.com • www.filadelfiaresort.com

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Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. —Lisa Alther

El Patio

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

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Music Profile by Anna-Claire Bevan

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Reservations: Antigüeño Spanish Academy 1a calle poniente #10, La Antigua Tels: 7832-7241, 4416-6998 mail@spanishacademyantiguena.com

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rancis Dávila is one of Guatemala’s leading DJs and is heralded as being hugely influential in the country’s electronic scene. “I first started playing a live act with a sampler and a synthesizer at the local raves in the late 90s,” says Dávila. But it wasn’t until a few years later when he moved to San Francisco, Calif., that he discovered the magic behind being a DJ. “I understood that it wasn’t just about putting tracks together, it was a way of expressing myself by selecting the right tunes at the right time, blending sounds and beats in a harmonic way.” Growing up he gained inspiration from a lot of ‘80s bands like Depeche Mode, New Order and OMD. Dávila made music for TV, radio commercials and the film La Casa de Enfrente before returning to Guatemala to focus on his career as a DJ and music producer. Today he enjoys the challenge of converting people here to a genre of music that is already popular across Europe. The Guatemalan-born star has already shared decks with DJ Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren and Paul van Dyk, and is currently working on a new album due for release next year. As far as future ambitions go, he says his dream is to keep playing music with the same feeling, energy and illusion he has had up until now. You can catch Dávila at his upcoming appearance on May 13 at 8 p.m. at La Casbah, 5a ave. norte #30, La Antigua.


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Tradición Italiana

Saturdays 8:00pm 5a avenida sur #34 Sundays 2:00pm 6a avenida norte #17

Café Flor Thai Food Restaurant & Piano Bar

Sun. 7pm Tue. 8pm 4a avenida sur #1

Available for bookings and special events Tel: 5378-7929 jherreradelacerda@yahoo.com

= Fresh Seafood = American Cuts = National & Imported Wines & Beers

7a av. norte #13. Antigua Tel. 5206-2298, 7832-8459

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WINGS celebrates 10 years of serving families

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erving over 30,000 people in seven departments, WINGS recently celebrated over a decade of achievements in the fields of family planning, reproductive health and improving the lives of Guatemalan families. With the theme “It All Begins With Family Planning …,” WINGS’ 10th anniversary launch party in March brought 150 guests to Mesón Panza Verde in La Antigua Guatemala, where they met WINGS board members and staff and watched WINGS’ new nineminute film about family planning. “One of my inspirations is trying to help the women of Guatemala. They do hold up half the world,” said retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sue Patterson, who founded WINGS over 10 years ago. “I have a passion for helping women get better control of their lives.” The organization’s history dates to 1999 when Patterson, a 25-year diplomat who served in Chile, Iran, Guatemala and Italy, received a request from a friend to fund voluntary tubal ligations for seven women— each of whom had at least eight children. Reaching out to friends, Patterson, who lives in Antigua, raised the needed $4,000

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Sue Patterson (center) with WINGS supporters

and put the wheels in motion for a permanent organization that would provide reproductive health and family planning services in Guatemala. In 2001, WINGS achieved U.S. 501(c) (3) non-profit status, hired its first full-time staff member to provide reproductive health education and began providing Pap smears to detect cervical cancer. After providing screenings to 200 women in the first year, WINGS today reaches more than 30,000 women, men and youth in Guatemala. Its budget has gone from the initial $4,000 to over $1 million. “WINGS really started off doing one thing—family planning in the communities,” said Janeen Simon, WINGS’ executive director. “We now have five programs to give people information to make informed choices so they can have healthier, happier families. “Without Sue we wouldn’t be here today,” Simon continued. “She’s been an incredible inspiration to us.” For more information or to donate, visit www.wingsguate.org, e-mail info@wingsguate.org or call 7832-5130.


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Monoloco Restaurant

Monoloco Restaurant, an international haven for food, drink and sports in La Antigua, recently expanded its varied menu with several tasty new additions and a few specialties just for mango season. The new pulled pork sandwich, served with a side of french fries or salad, features a tasty mango-barbeque sauce that any BBQlover would enjoy. Patrons can also try zesty mango-habanero chicken wings, as well as a cool mango-avocado salad. All three will be on the menu as long as the mango harvest lasts. Long-term menu additions include: • Triple-play sliders, a trio of mini-burgers, fresh off the grill—one each of black and blue, Santa Fe and All-American. • California fish tacos, chili-rubbed, fresh mahi-mahi served with pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage and chipotle cream. The

tacos come served on soft flour tortillas with a side of nachos and guacamole. • Mushroom Swiss burger, a 6.5-ounce beef patty topped with fresh sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese. • The beefeater, strips of tender beef, sautéed sweet peppers, caramelized onions, two cheeses and honey Dijon. Antigua’s answer to the Philly cheesesteak. • Chicken fajita nachos, chicken breast in fajita seasoning, with grilled peppers, two cheeses, onions, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded iceberg lettuce, jalapeños and sour cream. Watch your favorite teams on the widescreen, hi-def TVs while enjoying the new selections at Monoloco, 5a av. sur #6, a half block south of Central Park.

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Restaurante & Hooka Bar

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Flowers related to drugs to induce ritual trance The Aztec and Teotihuacan cultures of Central Mexico are best known for using chemicals from plant products to alter their state of consciousness. The Classic Maya seemed to concentrate on the Bufo marinus toad, on alcohol made from balche and other plants or fruits, on the seeds of the sacred water lily, plus tobacco (as documented by Francis Robicsek).

Flowers and hummingbirds The hummingbird is a major denizen of the mythical Mayan zoo, so you can expect a lot of flowers in reference to this bird. Oswaldo Chinchilla has done the most recent studies of hummingbird in Mayan lore and iconography (Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquín).

What flowers should we look at? Sacred or otherwise important flowers in the ancient Mayan world include: • Flowers carried by leaf-cutting ants. The Popol Vuh mentions Chipilín flowers: white petaled, red petaled, yellow petaled, crotalaria longirostrata or Crotalaria guatemalensis. • Flowers associated with earrings. There are many flower-related earring designs. Specific flowers may include: • Water lily • Other lilies that frame busts of individuals in Jaina figurines • Flor de mayo • Flor de muerto, the marigold, Tagetes erecta • Squash flowers (associated with the ballgames of Bilbao and Chichen Itzá) • Flowers of other vines. Many flowering vines 66 » revuemag.com

decorate bowls and vases of Tepeu 1 and Tepeu 2 of Petén and related ceramic styles. • Cacao was probably the most special plant to some Mesoamerican people, second only to maize. So we might expect its tiny flower to be revered. • Flower of zapote bobo, Pachira aquatica. • Flower of ceiba tree (related to zapote bobo). • Although the Pachira aquatica has been singled out as a natural model for flowers in Mayan art, I would also like to point out the following flower species as worth comparing with Mayan art: Amapola, Pseudobombax ellipticum (shares some features with Pachira aquatica). Obviously, every plant whose fruit or seeds were used by the Maya also had flowers. The red seeds used for divination come from the Palo de Pito. We raise this in the Mayan ethnographic garden around the FLAAR office. Additional flowers are also evident in vase paintings, murals and stelae. Because this is the month of May, let’s now look at one flower, the Flor de Mayo, commonly known as plumeria or frangiapani—also the sacred flower of Lacandon Maya and Classic Maya. This flower, also named sacuanjoche, is the national flower of Nicaragua. The plumería flower (of many diverse species) is the national tourist flower of Hawaii since it is the flower used in a lei. The plumería family of bushes and small trees has a multitude of different species; each has its own colors for its flowers. The Mayan word for this flower is spelled variously—nikte or nicte. The interest in nikte flowers is because in Lacandon myths the ...continued on page 72


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Tiras de calamar

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The Terrace at La Casbah

The late-night place for music and dancing in Antigua, La Casbah also offers excellent dining options, which have just gotten tastier with the addition of five new appetizers: • Vietnam rolls, filled with fresh soybean sprouts, lettuce, fresh mint, chicken, shrimp and rice noodles—all wrapped in delicate rice-paper rolls. The dish comes served with hoisin sauce sprinkled with chopped peanuts. • Gyozas, pork and vegetable dumplings lightly sautéed to a crisp and finished off steamed in sake. They’re served with a light soy sauce and sesame oil. • Tiras de calamar, generous strips of calamari fried in tempura batter and tossed in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce. They’re served over a bed of fresh Asian slaw with cilantro vinaigrette. • Martini de tartar de atun ahi, a sashimigrade cocktail of diced tuna, avocado, scallions and cucumber. Served in a martini glass, this appetizer is marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha sauce and pepper, topped off with sesame seeds and lemon zest. • Alitas de pollo, chicken wings coated in a ginger and orange barbecue sauce served with a tasty chipotle aioli dipping sauce. Enjoy them from the breeze-swept terrace while watching the scenes on the street below. La Casbah is located at 5a av. norte #30, between the arch and La Merced.

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Restaurante Traditional Recipes with Authentic Antiguan Flavor

Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Dinner

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

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

Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing. —Toni Morrison

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. —Elizabeth Stone

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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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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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CUCINA ITALIANA

La Antigua 6a calle poniente #6-A Tel: 7832-7180 (closed Tue) A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. —Tenneva Jordan

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life, she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there are men on base. —Dave Barry

Jewelry & Avant-garde Cuisine 5a av. sur No. 1, La Antigua ☎ 7832-5615

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Lacandon Maya of Chiapas specifically mention that certain of their gods were born of the nikte flower.

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

INCA RESTAURANTE

Cocina Peruana—Peruvian Cuisine

Ceviche Beef Chicken Seafood

Lunch and Dinner (closed Monday) 4a av sur #10, La Antigua Tel: 7832-8270 www.incarestaurante.com WiFi & Free int’l calls

PASTELERIA

Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coffees, and Homemade Cakes 2a calle poniente #2, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0519

Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth with a Hawaiian lei made out of plumería flowers, brought to Hawaii decades ago from Latin America. Mandy Daniel, color management consultant, has a slightly different kind of lei. It is ironic that it is easier to find the sacred Mayan (plumería) flower in Hawaii than in Guatemala. 72 » revuemag.com

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The Flor de Mayo blooms abundantly on the highway up to Cobán, Alta Verapaz, especially just after you turn north after leaving the Carretera al Atlántico. There is even a town along the road named Flores de Mayo. What is interesting is that the natural habitat for this plant is so seasonally dry, yet it is claimed to be a flower common to the Lacandon Maya of the rainforests of Chiapas (perhaps they brought this flower with them from the drier area of Yucatan, which is their origin). You can buy Flor de Mayo trees in any vivero in Guatemala. They also grow well from cuttings. They grow in my ethnobotanical garden in Guatemala City but almost never have leaves and never flower (at least not in four years). I wanted to single out this pretty flower for May. And also to remind the world that this Guatemalan flower is a world ambassador to tourists in Hawaii. The lei is a flower of the plumería. I am assuming this is not native to Hawaii, and that most of the lei flowers are from plants originally brought from Mexico, Central America or South America. Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). For more information visit www.digital-photography.org


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House & Green is certainly keeping up with the trend. It is the only store in Guatemala to import a selection of the industry’s leading international brands such as Brabantia and Tramontina—which it then sells to other shops around the city—and if you are into your cooking, you will know these names come highly recommended! Whether you need a cauldron-sized, 160-liter cooking pot or a more user-friendly oven pan, House & Green offers both alongside one another. Its range of red and purple kitchenware allows you to color coordinate your kitchen; even if you don’t like cooking it’s hard not to be inspired by some of the products. Ever eaten bumblebee pancakes or beehive-shaped spongecake? The quirky selection of cake tins will leave you feeling enthused when it comes to planning children’s birthday parties. If you love garlic but hate the smell of it lurking on your fingers, then meet the odorless garlic peeler, which crushes cloves and removes the skin without putting you in direct contact with the bulb. As well as boasting a vast range of items, the shop also has a vast range of prices. The heftiest price tag belongs to a six-person, glass dining table that comes in at Q8,800, whereas a rather more modest glass tea light holder will set you back just Q9. With its eclectic mix of garden furniture, artwork and curtains upstairs and everything you could ever need to equip your kitchen downstairs, House & Green’s two stores are giving homes across the country a facelift. For more information visit www.houseandgreen.com.gt


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BORDER CROSSING by Jack and Joy Houston

David L. Jickling (1927-2011)

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hat a fine, gentle, pleasant man he was,” recalls Luisa Wheeler of Doña Luisa’s on 4th calle, where David often enjoyed ice cream or morning coffee after checking his e-mail at a nearby internet service. Ken Veronda, another friend, added, “David leaves fond memories of his curiosity and a body of research and writings of Antigua.” David died on April 2 in Philadelphia. He was 83. David loved La Antigua Guatemala. An icon of the community and dedicated historian, he was recognized walking the streets wearing his trademark straw hat and carrying a clipboard. Although often deep in thought, he had a smile for everyone. David delved into the history of the original inhabitants of the town, naming property owners block by block. Results of his study of a 1604 census of Antigua were published in 1982 by Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica (CIRMA), a depository of research in Antigua. “The census was done for tax purposes, to be sure everyone paid his share,” David explained to the REVUE in 2005. “That was the time of Caribbean pirates. Money was needed for forts to protect the coast.” His later study of a 1588 census, published in 2008 by the Genealogical Society of Gua76 » revuemag.com

temala, looks more closely at residents of the colonial capital and identifies neighborhoods by the trades practiced there. David was also fascinated by Spanish colonial architecture and traditions in Antigua and co-authored several works on church façades, altars and festivals. David Lee Jickling was born on July 18, 1927 in Battle Creek, MI. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. After earning a doctorate in Public Administration at the University of Chicago, he entered the U.S. Foreign Service, briefly serving in the Navy Department, then the Kennedy Administration’s newly established Alliance for Progress and then U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In 1961 David was assigned as a civilian Foreign Service officer to Guatemala. He and his wife, Cynthia, fell in love with the country and, after looking at 50 different properties in Antigua, bought a Spanish colonial home in 1965. The house, built around 1568 across from the Capuchinas Church and Convent, had been the home of a town mayor from 1759 to 1763 and was once one of the biggest and grandest houses of the town, as David told the REVUE in 2006. Later ...continued on page 80


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subdivided into five houses and two shops, “We bought what was the kitchen, servants’ quarters, stable and second patio.” The Jicklings’ five children grew up in the house. One daughter recalls, “As children, we had a lot of freedom here. We played in the neighborhood ruins and…liked jumping in the pila in our bathing suits. Coming here is like coming home.” Meanwhile, David traveled to and from 35 different countries, developing democratic local governments. A devoted stamp collector, he researched, documented and assembled several collections of stamps from each nation in which he served. After retirement from the State Department in 1978, he and Cynthia moved back 80 » revuemag.com

to the family farm in Michigan. Both taught at Olivet College and Western Michigan State University until 1982. During this time they brought student groups to Guatemala for cultural studies. Then they returned to live full-time in Guatemala. David continued to do what he did before, but accepting work on contract, while his insatiable curiosity created continuous challenges. He said, “I’ll retire when no one asks me to do something.” Close friend and colleague Jack Leeth remembers David as “always a gentleman and historian, so interested in Antigua…and so terrifically honest in all his dealings.” He will not be forgotten.


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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell author /historian

What’s the church museum just south of La Antigua?

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ocated next door to the Church of San Juan del Obispo, the museum at the convent is well worth a visit. Originally built in 1547 by Bishop Francisco Marroquín as his private residence, much of the original structure of the church and convent still remain after centuries of renovations. It is one of the most important historical monuments in La Antigua Guatemala. The convent was renovated in the 1940s and '50s by Archbishop Monseñor Mariano Rossell y Arellano (1894-1964). The chapel is spectacular with its exquisite altar piece (retablo) and the two seals (one for Archbishop Rossell and one for Bishop Marroquín) on the vaulted ceilings. The convent fell into disrepair after Archbishop’s Rossell death. In 1990, the Sisters of Bethania were assigned the care of the convent, as Sister Adriana Giraldo had the vision of renovating the convent as a retreat. The G&T Continental Foundation and 84 » revuemag.com

the National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala renovated the building and created the museum in 2006-07, with other Guatemalan companies and universities contributing to the project. Museum exhibits include descriptions of the life and importance of Bishop Marroquín, the first bishop of Guatemala, and a fine display of colonial art (paintings, sculpture, silver items and colonial-style furniture) in the old archbishop’s quarters. Another part of the museum has a fine handicraft exhibit with products—wrought iron, chocolate, canned loquats, ceramics and more—made in San Juan del Obispo by more than 25 artisans. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., depending whether the nuns are accessible or at Mass. A donation is requested. It is located on the back side of the Church of San Juan del Obispo, south of Antigua. (Tel: 7830-6537)


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TRAVEL text/photos by Tanya Hughes

A traveler’s perspective of Guatemalan destinations

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uatemala is a magical place. I came here the first time on a brief holiday that started on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and took me through Belize and finally into Guatemala. I was impressed with Tikal and Petén, but I immediately fell in love with La Antigua Guatemala. The unique energy that has captured so many hearts called to me once I had returned to Canada, and in less than two years I left my career and my Vancouver home to return here. Now with more time to explore, I based myself in Antigua and then headed out. First stop, Monterrico. If you haven’t been to the Pacific coast of Guatemala, pack your bags. Armed with my favorite book, I planned a two-night stay that turned into seven days. 88 » revuemag.com

The volcanic black-sand beach stretches out for miles of beauty and tranquility. If you want real peace and quiet, this is the place— during the week, that is. Weekends light up with tourists and Guatemalans alike, sun seekers looking for their own brand of stress relief, and there is nothing quiet about it. Combined with what may be the most beautiful sunsets I have seen anywhere, there really is something for everyone in Monterrico. Just don’t use your favorite shirt as a hammock pillow and then leave it there when your shuttle arrives! Next stop, Lake Atitlán. I did not have time to visit the lake during my first trip to Guatemala, and based on recommendations from friends, I headed for San Marcos.


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Arriving at night and without a hotel reservation, I wandered to several places only to find everything booked. Some children happily walked me to a few places in hopes of receiving a tip, and I finally found a beautiful lakefront room. It was well out of my backpacker budget range, but I had to shake my head when I realized that I had paid more for a parking space at the last U.S. hotel where I stayed. Off to explore after a tranquil morning coffee on my patio, I discovered that this

tiny town houses unique holistic and spiritual centers, offering crystal aura cleanings, massages, yoga and spiritual classes ranging from a day to three months. San Marcos also has what ended up as my favorite restaurant in Guatemala so far. Not to forget the lake itself, where for under Q20 you can hit the water to visit neighboring towns for more exploration and totally different vibes. Horseback riding, kayaking and some of the best markets in Guatemala are easily within reach. revuemag.com « 89


If you’re just into relaxing, ask in San Marcos where to get one of Brad’s famous tequila concoctions that are guaranteed to bring you to another level of consciousness in no time. Quetzaltenango was a different experience altogether. This fast-paced city is also centered around a central park but has a very different feel than its sister city, Antigua. First off, bring a jacket. Bask in the hot sun by day and settle into one of the happening nightspots to keep warm at night. If you’re the adventurous and athletic type, I suggest trying the overnight full moon 90 » revuemag.com

volcano hike. Just be sure to bundle up. With a sigh of comfort and relief, I returned to my Antigua apartment. I loved my expedition but Antigua truly is my favorite place in Guatemala. Every day is a new adventure, finding yet another ancient ruin, or a great restaurant set in beautiful gardens hidden behind a tiny wooden doorway. There is no shortage of unexpected treasures and beauty. People from all over the world and all walks of life are drawn here. If this is your first visit, I’m sure it won’t be your last.


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MOTHER’S DAY by Dwight Wayne Coop

In May, the fancy for mothers turns to roses —which have more than meets the eye or nose.

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ot all plants sport flowers, but those that do use them to mate with others of their species. Appropriately, we use them to hail and express love, especially in February and May. Roses in particular are favored: red and burgundy roses in the former month as passion signatures for el día de cariño, and white roses in the latter for el día de la madre. But floricultores in Guatemala and El Salvador credit violet roses with the strongest aromas. The aroma science of flowering

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plants is irreducibly complex, since the first purpose of the aromas is to ensure that nature’s largest symbiosis never breaks down. This is the interplay between tens of thousands of plant species and many more species of pollinating insects. Without this, life in general would cease. Insects, then, are the flowers’ first real customers, and they are even more discerning than humans. While some insects are drawn to their flower symbiotes by visual cues, most depend on a specific chemical or combination of chemicals generated by the flowering plant. Snapdragons and petunias each produce “only” about 10 complex aromatic chemicals. This, according to Purdue University researcher Natalya Dudareva, makes these flowers practical for the study of aromas. Roses, on the other hand, generate 300 to 400 such chemicals—which explains their popularity with insects. More scents, more bugs. It also means that while new color varieties for roses are constantly obtained, the cultivation of aromas in flowers (unlike in wines) is a hit-andmiss proposition. Either way, rose production is big business in ...continued on page 96


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Guatemalan Roses

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the Guatemalan Altiplano, which provides optimum soils, temperatures and altitudes for roses. In addition to domestic demand, there is a thriving export market for about 60 varieties of roses; another flower, the bird of paradise, is also a major export. More Guatemalan flowers are exported to Holland than to any other country, with the United States being a close second.

It is not a single procedure but a combination of grafting, vigilant pruning, hand watering, humidity modulation and intensive policing against pests and fungi. Most Guatemalan roses are grown in greenhouses in elevated beds called tablones. A standard tablón boasts 320 rosales (rosebushes) in regimented rows. With proper pruning, each plant will yield a new flower about every three weeks. All rosebushes need relatively cool air, but there is a tradeoff related to temperature. At the higher end of the cool range, rosales are more prolific. At the lower end, they produce better flowers. The quality of a rose is gauged not only by color and aroma, but also by the integrity of the petals. 96 » revuemag.com

Either way, the pruning removes thinner branches, so that the rosal puts more energy and more “transcription factors” into the thicker stems. These special proteins are thought to be the element that switches on the genes that entail the generation of aromas. Transcription factors no longer operate once a rose has been cut, but if the cutting was done right, the aroma endures, and the rose itself, when potted in water, will bring a fortnight of pleasure to its owner. For this longevity, and also for the same branch to generate more flowers, the stem must be between 40 and 70 centimeters—the length varies with variety—and the cut must be below the foliolus, a cluster of about five leaves that radiate from a point a few inches below the flower. This is why the roses we buy always wear this green garland. Other keys to a hardy cut rose are timing and warehousing. The cut should be made at the so-called “whistle point,” when the flower, more bud than corona, is just about to open; a tiny aperture at the tip is the indicator. Also, freshly cut roses are refrigerated for 24 hours at around 54°F before going to market. The roses are sorted and bundled, with the best flowers going to florists and the export market. Those of middling quality find their way to public mercados, and those remaining are scooped up for sale by pedestrian vendors on the Avenida Reforma and at stands near the Trebol, Guatemala City’s main traffic interchange. ...continued on page 98


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The yield of a rosebush can be, and usually is, staggered by cultivators. A rosal branch needs seven or eight weeks to generate a flower, so in order to meet the high demands in February and May, specialized attention—locally called pinchado—begins in December and again in March. It is not a single procedure but a combination of grafting, vigilant pruning, hand watering, humidity modulation and intensive policing against pests and fungi. The rosales consequently produce extra flowers in the days leading up to Valentine’s and Mothers’ Day. They cannot do this year-round, so the rest of the year is their recovery period, during which they produce slightly fewer flowers. Rosebushes are perennials, with a lifetime averaging eight years. But their gift to us may enhance our own longevity. It is one thing to give roses to your sweetheart or mother; this enhances life and—who can say?—may extend it some. But roses do even more for the sick; anyone who has endured a long, dreary hospital stay, or who has brought roses to someone else who is, knows this. Few things rally the ailing like the beauty and aroma of roses, an oasis for the eyes and the nose.


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Peace Corps golden anniversary

Making a difference, one small garden at a time

The Q’eqchi’ cure for the common startle

by Kate Witt

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served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 2008-10, working in sustainable agriculture. Of course, I arrived in Guatemala bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, thinking that I would plant 1,000 gardens, teach heaps of cooking classes and improve the lives of hundreds of people who would welcome change and sustainable practices with open arms. This all happened (of course) but on a much smaller and selective scale. My first worksite was the village El Rosario, Chimaltenango, where I met the incredible Feliza. Most women in my group enjoyed planting small gardens within old tires, but Feliza was the woman who took charge of her gardens by planting different varieties of crops (such as beets, lettuce and red peppers), while the rest of the group focused on cilantro and radishes (the two fastest- and easiest-growing crops in a family garden). After I worked with Feliza for just two months, she was taking the bus on her own into Chimaltenango to buy her own seeds. So sustainability is possible, but it might happen just with one person at a time, and that’s OK! Kate Witt is from Lake Forest, Ill., and plans to start graduate school this fall.

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was the first Peace Corps volunteer in Saquijá, Cahabón, Alta Verapaz—a Q’eqchi’ village without running water or electricity—so I had to get used to many challenging aspects of life. Meanwhile, the community had to get used to me. As a runner, I go out at 5 o’clock every morning before it gets too hot. One of the first mornings onsite, I passed by a house and, without realizing it, scared a little boy standing in his doorway. He’d never seen someone like me. After I returned to my house, the host mother began talking to me in Q’eqchi’ and pulling on her hair, but I didn’t understand her. I waited for my host father, who spoke Spanish, and he explained that I had scared the boy. To alleviate the boy’s fear, his family needed to make a broth using my hair; the boy would drink it and be relieved. What? They needed me to cut my hair to make it into a soup? I was amazed at this superstition, but what was I going to say, no? My host father handed me the scissors. I began to cut and put the clippings in a bag. “We need more,” he told me. So I cut more, stuffed it into the bag, and this was my introduction to life in Saquijá. Oliver Cunningham recently completed his Peace Corps service; he lives in Denver, Colo.


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Semuc Champey

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We woke early to a perfect, sunny day and walked the short distance to the park entrance. The breeze was warm and scented with the rich, fresh smell of a mountain forest. The park is well marked with easy trails and many informative signs. We took a path that comes close to the Cahabón River and then suddenly opens up to the most amazing pools I have ever seen. In all there are 14 pools on a natural bridge that the river has cut out over thousands of years. The river runs swiftly under the bridge, but the mountain-fed pools on the bridge are calm, blue and almost surreal in their clarity. I saw at least four different species of fish without even trying. The pools cascade down into each other, surrounded by a variety of small, colorful flowers and greenery. The water is not deep but you can jump right in and swim in most of the pools. One of the larger pools feeds into another, and 104 » revuemag.com

you can ride down a natural water slide cut out of rock. A little bumpy, but fun! You should get to the pools early. We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and didn’t see any other visitors until after 10 or so. We had the pools to ourselves—what a treat! After your swim you should climb up to the mirador. Not the easiest of climbs but if you take the new trail up, the one nearest the pools, there are wooden stairs and handrails to make it easier. The old trail is difficult and slippery. Either way, it’s worth the effort because you can see the entire river valley; the view of Semuc Champey from above is spectacular. I will never forget my time in Semuc Champey but I do plan on returning. Tranquil, lush, blue and beautiful, this is one of Guatemala’s gems. As I travel more in this country, I’m able to see how many natural treasures there are in this amazing place that I now call home.


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Kids’ healthy habits start with their parents by Rose Ella Conklin

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he participation of parents, especially mothers who are the primary caretakers of children, is the most important ingredient in the Peace Corps’ Healthy Schools initiative. Parents are the most ho t e l & r e s tau r a n t involved participants in the healthy habits La Mesa de Los Mayas that their children may or may not develop. Single, double & triple clean rooms. While the majority of the mothers I Air conditioned, prívate bath, hot water. worked with in rural Sololá spoke only Cable TV. Variety of Typica food. Mayan K’iche’, we transcended language Family & quiet ambiance. and engaged in various health-related ac 7867-5268  mesamayas@hotmail.com tivities. I focused on nutritional topics in 2009, particularly because of the high rate of Guatemalan infant malnutrition and because in rural communities the nutritional Tranquility & Comfort in the Heart of the Mayan World intake consists of much of the same: tortiEl Remate, Flores, Petén Posada del Cerro llas/tamalitos, coffee, caldos, eggs and beans. Tels: 5376-8722, 5305-1717 directa vecindad con el / next to: We discussed the three main nutritional Biotopo Cerro Cahuí www.posadadelcerro.com groups of energy, growth and protection, by engaging in interactive dinámicas with follow-up cooking and food preparation prácticas. We made banana bread, pepián de pollo, pizza, raw fruit and vegetable salads and other dishes using local resources. As we communicated in broken Spanish and K’iche’, these engaged, vibrant women taught me that the language of sincerity and kindness speaks louder than words. Those moments will forever be with me, in wanima (“my heart” in K’iche’) and I will never forget their enthusiasm, acceptance of me and their unwavering patience and love. Rose Ella Conklin, from Washington, D.C., is finishing her third year in the Peace Corps.

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ur Peace Corps group, Guatemala 6, was the second wave of volunteers in 1965. We were assigned to some Highland villages and the colonization projects of La Maquina and Nueva Concepción on the south coast. Upon arriving at the airport, we were met by Andy Hernandez, Guatemala director of the Peace Corps. After a couple of days’ orientation, we took off for the Highlands in the back of the Peace Corps Jeep with Andy at the wheel. We arrived in Patzún and, with a couple of words from Andy to the crowd of 100 men all dressed the same, he was gone. At that moment I thought I would never be able to tell who was who. Well, we got over that and still have some of our closest friends from that crowd. My wife Luisa and I went on to re-up and worked in a jungle cooperative that we started on the Río de La Pasión in Petén. For us, as for thousands more, the Peace Corps was a defining event of our lives. Our Guatemala 6 group has had two reunions in Guatemala in the last few years; out of 45 in the original group, some 30 have shown up. ¡Viva Guatemala! ¡Viva el Cuerpo de Paz!

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HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital cameras, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces, 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555.

Large appliance repair: washer/dryer, stove, etc. Ya no busque quien repare su lavadora, secadora o estufa eléctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llámeme: 5852-2617, Oscar Chacón. Trabajos garantizados. STERLING FOUNDRY: Fine arts & architectural bronze casting. Lost wax ceramic shell & sand casting. Quality & service. Call Gregorio (Spanish) Tels: 5965-4093, 7943-9750, 7943-9393 or Rae (English) Tels: 7882-4282, 5490-8905.

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.

EMPLOYMENT

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

International Antigua-based inbound tour operator is seeking BILINGUAL SALES & OPERATIONAL STAFF. Good income possibilties, mid- to long-term commitment only. Experience in the tourism industry desirable but not essential. Please send CV to hr@viaventure.com

Excellent translation and interpretation service Spanish/English. Contact: Joel Juarez, Tel: 4128-7353, Email: trt-joeljuarez@hotmail.com; for more information: www.trt-joeljuarez.com.gt. Our good service is guaranteed.

Famous Pacific Coast Beachfront hotel is looking for an Assistant Manager. Hard worker fluent in Spanish + conversational English (French would be great). Basic technical knowledge. Experienced in working in Guatemala. This position implies autonomy and sense of responsibility. 18-24 months commitment. Food and lodging supplied. Please send CV and motivation letter to: job1@hotel.isleta-de-gaia.com

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 condo. Daily, weekly or monthly accounts. 7-day customer support. Tel: (502) 5777-6675, www.veridas.com

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

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

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

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

New international school in Antigua seeks EXPERIENCED ENGLISH-SPEAKING TEACHERS for all positions. Please send resume and references to antiguaschool@gmail.com SE BUSCA EJECUTIVO(A) DE VENTAS CON EXPERIENCIA. Enviar CV a: ventas@revuemag.com

FOOD & LODGING FURNISHED HOME: A special place for retired person. 11 rooms, each w/private bath. Wi-Fi, tel, hot water, parking, laundry, garden. Day, week or month. Tels: 78325075, 4302-8243, palacios1591@hotmail.com. Calle del Burrito #12, Int. 4, 2nd passage, La Antigua. ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers’ House – Antigua, 7a av. norte. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/ wireless and water/coffee/tea. CasaSito Volunteers’ House is a charity project, all proceeds are used to support its education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 7882-4680. Retreat Atitlán, San Marcos La Laguna, “Primitive Elegance,” Place of Silence and Rejuvenation – Recharge your Spirit – Sauna and Massage, Inspirational Views, Private Areas, Kayaking, Hiking, Birding. www. retreatatitlan.com Tel: 4031-4851.

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REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

ANTIGUA AREA

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, 45545561, erbsa@yahoo.com

FURNISHED HOME: Some antiques, children & pets welcome. 4 bdrm, 3 bath w/hot water. 500m² yard w/ grass, barbecue, garage, kit w/washer & dryer, tel., Liv & din area. Volcano view. 1-story house is opposite Soleil Antigua. $550+utilies. Call Sandra 7832-2756, 7832-0034. COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable, telephone. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana). Cozy little house, secured, furnished. Living-diningkitchen area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cable, washerdryer, non-smokers. $500 per month. Call 2334-1208.

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. LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS: Antigua G., bedrooms: cable TV, private hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. “Different sizes-different prices.” Daniel Ramírez Ríos. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 drrios@intelnet.net.gt www.lasgolondrinasapts.info

Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big kitchen, enclosed 2 car garage, big yard, huge porch, maid quarters $1,200 per month. Call: 2334-1208 or 5855-6724.

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

BARRIO BELENCITO, fully-furnished beautiful house. 3 bdrm + a small room w/private bath. Internet. 3 or 6 months term. gildamontel@aol.com

NICE ROOMS FOR RENT, kitchen, liv/dinrm, equipped. Hot water. Weekly & monthly. Q900. More info: 4214-1600, 5938-2299, danielpineda_1980@yahoo.com

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT: Exclusive & secure area, quiet. Fully-furnished, 2 bdrm, liv, fireplace, kitchen, garden, bath/hot water. Surrounded by trees. A special place! Info: 7934-6258, 5208-6202.

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

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, “Get the hell off my property.” —Joan Rivers

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine were taken away. —Anaxagoras

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REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

LAKE ATITLÁN

GUATEMALA CITY

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENTALS, 25 lakefront meters of fabulous commercial property available. Turn-key operation. 3-years lease includes restaurant/bar, pool/ jacuzzi and terraces. Call 5889-5866. RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Jaibalito, 1 bedroom/bathroom house on lakefront compound available. Fully furnished, liv/din, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, beautiful grounds and views, pool/jacuzzi, private dock. $650/month. Call 5889-5866.

beautiful furnished apartment, AV. REFORMA, 144m2, panoramic view of volcanoes, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, double-glazed windows, 2 outdoor terraces, washer/ dryer, completely fitted kitchen, telephone, cable TV, concierge/security access 24-hr, garage. Quiet, excellent residential location. Walking distance to shops & commercial centers. Two blocks from new Transmetro. Tels: 2332-4648, 5937-9438.

Escape to Lake ATITLÁN, rent a house for a weekend, a week, or a month. Large selection of houses, with views, pool. www.rentalsatitlan.com The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property. —John Locke

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE 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. $140,000/neg. Tel: 4585-6339, barrerarivera7@gmail.com

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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REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE LAKE ATITLÁN INVEST IN ATITLÁN, great opportunities on the most beautiful lake in the world. Check out our listings under $100,000 including houses and land. www.realestateatitlan.com 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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY I’m interested in renting a hotel in La Antigua Guatemala. Owners or agents, please call 5443-8276 or luillescas-79@hotmail.com INTERESADOS EN ARRENDAR UN HOTEL EN LA ANTIGUA, propietarios o agentes, favor contactarnos 5443-8276 o luillescas-79@hotmail.com

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA: Promoted within Worldwide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magnificent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restaurant of both local & international clients with a broad menu that caters to all! Priced to sell with a two-year return on your investment. Email: tmerpaw@msn.com 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). Tels: 4723-8272, 5416-1748, ozne16@hotmail.com

Cabaña de la cumbre —Oscar Velásquez www.flikr.com/oscarvelasquezphotography

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

www.teamantigua.com Calle del Espíritu Santo #37A, La Antigua 7832-7600 or 7832-7412 • info@teamantigua.com

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

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat. —Terence McKenna

This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. —Orson Scott Card

Beautiful Colonial-style Home For Sale 5 minutes from central Antigua

Private garden with tiled bucaro

2 bedrooms, loft (or 3rd bdrm), 2½ baths, equipped kitchen and laundry, 2 fireplaces, garage Ceramic floors throughout, terrace with volcano views, ample storage, furnishings optional. $335,000.

Gated community with 24-hr security, gardens, fountains, clubhouse w/ pool & jacuzzi.

Call 7832-8176 (before 8am or after 3pm)

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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 de Don Pedro ................................ Hotel Antaño ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Residencia del Sol ......................... Hotel Santiago .......................................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Mariana’s Petite Hotel .............................. Novohostal .................................................

GUATEMALA

Antigua

All Suites El Marqués ................................. A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... Casa Madeleine ......................................... Casa Rustica ................................................ El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal El Montañes ................................... 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 .............. La Casa de Maco ....................................... Palacio de Doña Leonor Hotel .............. Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... Tabihouse ................................................... The Cloister ................................................ Vista Volcanes ...........................................

39 41 39 39 39 39 39 39 41 41 39 39 78 78 82 77 81 79 84 82 81 77 85 77 82 79 82 85 83 81 77 81 79 78 81 81 79 78 83 78 65 81 77 78 80 78

COBÁN

Casa del Bosque ........................................ 105 Hotel Casa Gaia ......................................... 105 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 105 Park Hotel .................................................... 105

RÍo Dulce

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

semuc champey

La Poza Riverside Guest House ............. 105

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B’alam’ya .................................................... El Chaparral ............................................... Hotel Atitlán .............................................. Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo ............... Hotel Primavera ......................................... Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... Hotel Regis .................................................. La Casa del Mundo ................................... Laguna Lodge ............................................ Posada de Santiago (Santiago) ..............

El PetÉn

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

RESTAURANTS / BARS Antigua 93 94 97 95 95 97 95 95 94 98 97 98 93 106 106 106 106

PACIFIC COAST

Asociación Ola Verde ................................ 101 Atelie del Mar ............................................. 103 Cafe Del Sol ................................................. 103 Casa Bella ..................................................... 103 Cayman Suites ............................................ 102 Club Isleta de Gaia .................................... 104 Hawaian Paradise ...................................... 102 Hotel Dos Mundos ..................................... 101 Hotel Honolulu ........................................... 103 Hotel Lahaina ............................................. 102 Hotel Pez de Oro ........................................ 103 Hotel Villa Kairos ........................................ 102 Johnny’s Place ............................................ 103 Playa Quilombo Eco-Hotel ...................... 103

QUETZALTENANGO

Casa Doña Mercedes ................................ 99 Hotel Modelo ............................................. 99

TECPÁN

Casa Xara / Molino Helvetia ................... 105 Finca San Ricardo ..................................... 105

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY

Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Cheers ........................................................... Kloster .......................................................... Melancolía Blues Café & Jazz Bar ......... Pasta e Basta .............................................. Pecorinos Ristorante ................................. Restaurante Altuna ................................... Restaurante Angus .................................... Romano Pizzeria ........................................ Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

lake atitlÁn

35 35 37 35 35 37 37 36 35 35 35

Café Bombay ................................................ 94 Circus Bar ...................................................... 95 Club Ven Aca ............................................... 94

Abbasi with curry ...................................... 74 Angie Angie ................................................ 56 Bistrot Cinq .................................................. 59 Breaking Bread ........................................... 58 Café Barroco ................................................ 58 Café Condesa .............................................. 69 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 72 Café Panchoy ............................................... 69 Café Sky ......................................................... 71 Caffé Mediterraneo ..................................... 71 Chamiza Wines ............................................ 56 Chez Christophe ......................................... 72 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 74 Como Como ................................................. 71 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 73 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 70 El Escape ....................................................... 74 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 59 El Tesoro ........................................................ 73 Epicure ........................................................... 57 Gaia ................................................................ 65 Inca Restaurante ......................................... 72 Ixcot’s Crepería ............................................ 73 Kabuki ........................................................... 74 La Canoa ....................................................... 61 La Casbah ..................................................... 61 La Cenicienta .............................................. 72 La Cuevita de Urquizú ............................... 75 La Deli ........................................................... 73 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 75 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 67 Las Conchas ................................................. 71 Las Farolas .................................................... 58 Las Palmas ................................................... 48 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 63 Monoloco ...................................................... 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 74 Nokiate .......................................................... 71 Ocelot ............................................................ 59 Personajes .................................................... 69 Rainbow Café ............................................... 57 Sabe Rico ...................................................... 74 Tienda Delicio, S.A. (Deli) .......................... 70 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................... 61 Welten .......................................................... 63 Wiener .......................................................... 73

Quetzaltenango

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

99 99 99 99

TECPÁN

Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 105 Restaurante El Pedregal ........................... 105 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 105 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 105

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ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

Guatemala City

Guatemala City 46 45 44 47 45

Guatemala City

Trans Galgos ................................................ 89

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... 29 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 53 Finca El Pilar ................................................. 91 Guinness Travel ........................................... 87 IRC Travel ...................................................... 87 Lax Travel ...................................................... 87 Litegua .......................................................... 87 Maya Trails ................................................... 121 Monja Blanca ............................................... 87 Rainbow Travel Center ............................... 87 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 54 Turansa .......................................................... 2 Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Eternal Spring .............................................. Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ La Reunion Golf Resort ............................. Live Guate .................................................... Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................

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SCHOOLS Antigua

Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 49 La Mesa Cooking School .......................... 109

GUATEMALA CITY

IGA ................................................................... 7

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

CULTURAL

Guatemala City

TRAVEL / TOURS

MISC.

ANTIGUA Ay Robot ..................................................... 50 Carnes y Mariscos Coloniales ................. 60 Casa Chicob ................................................ 54 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 53 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 51 Colibrí ........................................................... 50 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 54 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 52 Santa Chivita ................................................ 50 The North Face ............................................ 1 Un Poco de Todo ........................................ 109 Vivero La Escalonia ..................................... 75

89 94 91 5 87 2 89

Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 31 Camas Siesta .................................................. 33 House & Green ........................ inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ............................................ 33 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 33 Sally Belleza ................................................... 32 Super Verduras .............................................. 35 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)

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 ......................

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GUATEMALA

Adaesa Car Rental ....................................... 31 Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 108 Budget ........................................................... 33 GuateDeals ................................................... 116 Hal-Mari Shipping Services ...................... 109 Hertz ............................................................... 121 Immigration Services ..................................109 Antigua Antigua’s Gym .............................................. 46 Union Church ................................................ 31 Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ............................... 47 www.906090guate.com ............................ 31 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 43 Clinica Dental ............................................... 47 Antigua Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 44 Antigua FM .................................................... 86 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 46 Antigua Tattoo .............................................. 51 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 109 Bio Lavandería ............................................. 51 David Elron, Massage ................................ 47 CaTours ........................................................... 51 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 47 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 52 DDS Jorge E. De la Cruz ............................. 45 Directorio Antigua ....................................... 11 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 47 Detalles Laundry .......................................... 52 Dr. Argueta Figueroa ................................. 46 Frank Salon .................................................... 51 Dra. Claudia Bethancourt ......................... 46 Funky Monkey .............................................. 55 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 43 Golden Hair Design ..................................... 51 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 44 Lynn Hovey Studio ...................................... 53 Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... 47 Kinky Afro ...................................................... 52 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 44 Mezzanini Home ......................................... 113 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 46 Stile-Piu ......................................................... 52 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 45 Wings ..............................................................111 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 51 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 46 SHOPS Optyma Visión y Moda .............................. 43 Soldent .......................................................... 43 Quetzaltenango Artesanías Innova ........................................ 99 North & South Bookstore .......................... 99 CHIMALTENANGO Hospital Ebenezer ...................................... 45 Centro Clínico Cutáneo ............................ Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... Marena ......................................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ............. Pevonia ...........................................................

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Sensuous Guatemala: AQUAMARINE by Ken Veronda photo: Matt Bokor

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ne of this month’s birthstones is beryl, a simple colorless crystal in its pure form. But Guatemala is never colorless, so to celebrate May we must find some impure beryl, which gemologists tell us can be green, blue, yellow, red, white. Whatever, it’s still beryl, with different names. Let’s go find this month one crystal from the impure-beryl list: aquamarine. No beryl crystals are mined in Guatemala, but each of beryl’s shades is found all over the place. Especially aquamarine: See it in berylblue seacoasts, across clear Guatemalan skies, in the deep tones of aquamarine lakes set like gemstones between dark volcano cones. Yes, aquamarine fits well in sensuous Guatemala. It’s a color easy to find everywhere—except in the flower stalls. Aquamarine-blue is rare in blossoms. However, this month some aquamarine-blue Dutch iris stems are on sale in the markets. Get them fast, and get them in fresh water quickly, for they don’t last long. 120 » revuemag.com

Aquamarine-blue tones are at our Caribbean beaches and sometimes in the Pacific. Aquamarine designs are in several huipiles, the typical blouses woven of cotton, a light blue touch that is created by dipping the thread quickly into indigo dyes, or by pouring tie-dye colors on twisted bundles of white thread stretched from spike to spike along roadways. There’s a sea of aquamarine across the street from our house, a mile above the Pacific. But I don’t know if it counts as being very sensuous. A neighbor found some cheap aquamarine house paint, so he rolled it on the façade. Some was left over, so he rolled the bed of his elderly pickup truck with it. Still some left, so he painted the whole truck, dents and all, in aquamarine. When the truck is parked in front of the house, it’s hard to tell which is which. Not quite a glowing beryl crystal color, but certainly unique for sensuous Guatemala.


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