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

March 2012 Year 21, No. 1

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¡CONCURSO DE FOTOS! Si desea participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO con el tema SEMANA SANTA, edición de ABRIL, 2012; por favor envíe UNA fotografía en ALTA RESOLUCIÓN con el título, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y el sitio web para el crédito a:

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PHOTO CONTEST! If you would like to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST with the theme HOLY WEEK for APRIL, 2012 please send ONE HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to:

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cover to cover 16 predictions by Joy Houston What About 2012? Archeologist Dr. David Stuart 20 extreme sports by Anna-Claire Bevan Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua 34 film premier by Anna-Claire Bevan Granito de arena 36 book alert by Dianne Carofino Maya Roads by Mary Jo McConahay 54 cosmic events by Thor Janson The Uaxactún Equinox 60 event by Maya Fledderjohn Picnic at Finca El Zapote 64 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Aromas

Successful descent (page 20)

74 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell Holy Week changes 82 2012 spirit by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Healing Through Love 94 travel by Matt Bokor Refugio del Quetzal revue photo contest All of the March entrants can be see at RevueMag.com, here are the winners in print 13 14 14 15 84 101

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Alberto Bolaños Febe Ávila Lou Aguilar Mario Hernández German Velasquez Carlos López Rueda


cover to cover 22 DATEBOOK March guide to culture and upcoming events “granito” film premier

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18 The 10th Festival Atitlán 58 108 Sun Salutations 88 Panajachel Theater Season SECTIONS 12 From the Publisher 40 Health Services 47 Antigua Map 78 Vet Q & A 85 Travel 86 El Salvador 92 Lake Atitlán Map 102 Classifieds 106 Real Estate 110 Advertiser Index ON THE COVER Revue 20th Anniversary by

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

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ongratulations to the winning photographers of our first monthly Revue Photo Contest. Thanks to all participating photographers and to everyone who voted. The 94 entries can be seen on our website, we’ve published the winners on the following pages. We’ve also got some great stories, lots of information and plenty of events and things to do. Oh yeah, it’s also our 20th anniversary. Our heartfelt thanks go to all of our advertisers who have been with us for these oh-so-many years. We feel that it has been a mutually beneficial relationship and we will continue to do all we can to get the word out about them. Since 1992 we have been extremely fortunate in the high caliber and quantity of writers that have penned their stories, insights and adventures throughout our pages. Some of our writers have moved on, some have passed on, some remain, and some are as yet undiscovered—and to all of them up to now we express our gratitude and fondness. Without the exceptional individuals who make up the Revue Team, this magazine wouldn’t even exist, and hopefully a large round of enthusiastic applause and a published “Thanks, Team!” should work in lieu of any raises or bonuses. Even after 20 years, we are still thrilled every time someone says to us, “Oh, I really enjoyed that interview this month,” or “I use the Revue to help plan out my month,” or “I read it online when I’m out of the country.” It is what we work towards and we take the responsibility very seriously. We truly enjoy sharing through the magazine all the good things, beautiful places and wonderful people of Guatemala. Have a great March. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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1st PLACE by popular vote in the first monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST

Congratulations to Alberto Bolaños on his photograph titled “Convite el 1 de Diciembre” Quetzaltenango, with 610 votes. He can enjoy his prize of dinner for two at La Peña de Sol Latino Restaurante. 15


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2nd PLACE by judges vote in the first monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST Congratulations to Febe Ávila on her photograph titled “Albina, la niña soñadora” Guazacapán, Santa Rosa. Prize: 6 bottles of La Chamiza wine

2nd PLACE by popular vote in the first monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST Congratulations to Lou Aguilar on her photograph titled “Mural” Concepción Chiquirichapa, Quetzaltenango, with 563 votes. Prize Q300. All entries can be seen at www.RevueMag.com

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1st PLACE by judges vote in the first monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST Congratulations to Mario Hernández on his photograph titled “Una sonrisa mi hermano” Guatemala City. He can enjoy his prize of lunch for two at Mesón Panza Verde. If you would like to participate in the next Photo Contest for April, the theme is “Semana Santa” and more information can be found on page 2 and at www.RevueMag.com

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PREDICTIONS by Joy Houston

What About 2012? Dr. David Stuart, archeologist and Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas-Austin, speaks out on the subject.

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ong before Galileo tracked heavenly bodies in the 17th Century, the Maya watched the skies and developed a construction for time. What did they really say about 2012? “Absolutely nothing,” says Dr. David Stuart, archeologist and Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at the University of Texas-Austin. He calls the current frenzy that the world will end or be radically changed on December 21 “complete nonsense” and suggests that New Age writers and Hollywood producers have melded traditions into “one pan-Meso-american hodgepodge, taking the specificity of the 2012 date from the Maya and grafting it onto the Aztec imagery of world destruction.” Stuart began exploring Maya ruins at the age of eight. He lived in a thatch house in Coba, Mexico with his parents while they studied and mapped ancient Maya sites in the jungle for National Geographic. Remembering the excitement around discovery of a broken stone slab, he wrote, “I was forever hooked on Maya archeology.” “The truth is, no Maya text—ancient, colonial or modern—ever predicted the end of time or the end of the world.” ...continued page 66


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DateBook Highlight by Roberto Luz info@festivalatitlan.com

The 10th Festival Atitlán

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nce again, it’s springtime—and time for the 10th annual Festival Atitlán! Set for Saturday, March 17, just outside Santiago Atitlán, the festival has become the largest alternative outdoor music and arts event in Guatemala. Featuring a diverse list of performers, the 12-hour festival includes plenty of activities for kids, too. Admission is Q125 (kids under 10, free), and all proceeds go to an environmental and cultural education project as well as SIEMBRA, the nearby cloud-forest reserve. In addition to music and kids’ activities, there will be a gallery featuring craft demonstrations, bonfire areas and great camping spots. A security team will make sure that everything flows as it should. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Since this is a “green” festival, the use of plastic is discouraged; refreshments are served with recyclable or compostable utensils. Guests are urged not to bring glass bottles. Instead, bring a water bottle to refill instead of throw-away plastics. Please leave pets at home. For more information about the Festival Atitlán, visit: www.festivalatitlan.com

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The lineup for 2012 is impressive: 11:30 — Kids songs with Ted Lindland and the Moonship crew 12:15 — Coro de Niños de Nebaj 12:45 — Antony Stern and his Marimba group Sonidos de mi Tierra 1:15 — Carlos Funk, blues guitar deluxe 2:00 — Ixim Acha, Cofradía music from Santiago 2:45 — Pat’za, alernative troubador 3:30 — Bacteria Sound System, Hip Hop Chapín 4:15 — Naik Madera, Feminist Boogy 5:00 — AjBatz, Caqchiquel rock 6:00 — Canopus, alternative Jazz 7:00 — Zanates N Stereo, Rock y Reggae Chapín 8:00 — Atitlán All Stars 9:00 — Sr. Juan, Reggae 10:00 — Dr Sativo, Tzutu Hop Salsa Hop 11:00 — The Killer Tomato, Ska


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EXTREME SPORTS text/photos by Anna-Claire Bevan Elbows In, Knees Together, Back Straight

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

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used to think you needed water, waves and a wetsuit to surf. I was wrong. When I first arrived in Nicaragua, I’d never heard of volcano boarding and thought it would be enough of a feat to scale a volcano, let alone hurtle down one on a wooden plank. Created by an Australian just over five years ago, volcano boarding (or surfing) is one of Central America’s newest extreme sports and promises an exhilarating ride to all who are brave enough to try it. My Everest was to be Cerro Negro (Black Hill) in western Nicaragua. Born in 1850, it’s the region’s youngest volcano and one of its most active—having last erupted in 1999, causing ash damage to the colonial city of León, 25 kilometers away. Due to its youth and constant volcanic activity, it is impossible for vegetation to grow, which means, coupled with the 41-degree gradi-

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ent, it’s perfect terrain for volcano boarding. Having arrived at its base, there was little opportunity to rebuff the rather ominous looking 2,300-foot volcano. Suddenly, I was exchanging my belongings for a jumpsuit and goggles—the likes of which I hadn’t seen since my high school days. This really was to be a science experiment: a test of gravity vs. stupidity. Complete with a somewhat splinterylooking wooden sleigh, I trekked up to the top of the black mountain, clambering over rocks and solidified lava for 45 minutes until I reached the summit. If you look at any map of Nicaragua you will see that volcanoes litter the landscape, forming an impressive chain that runs like


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a dot-to-dot from the north to the south of the country; and at the top of Cerro Negro the puzzle comes alive. You can feel the heat of the lava and actually see it smoking in different places. Having scaled the volcano, I changed into what appeared to be the uniform of an inmate at Guantanamo Bay and took to my board, attempting to mimic the sitting position I’d just been shown—elbows in, knees together, back straight. Prepare to bruise, I thought, as I began plotting my escape route down the 500-meter slope ... to the left of that pile of sand, to the right of that one. No sooner had I flung my wooden slat down on the peak and climbed aboard, I felt someone push me. I was away, soaring down Cerro Negro at breakneck speed—igniting a mist of black sand as I went. It was amazing, it was terrifying, it was … crash! Gritty, volcanic ash flew up my

nose. It was in my ears and somehow even down my jumpsuit. In my rookie attempt to slow down I unbalanced my board and projected myself into the air and then, painfully, back down, colliding with the rocks. It hurt, but I was still smiling. I quickly remounted and came to the conclusion that since my previous braking maneuver had failed me, I should avoid trying to reduce my speed. In essence, I should stop trying to stop. So I pushed off from the ground beneath me—elbows in, knees together, back straight—and watched a haze of black sand and green scenery merge together. My heart was beating out of my chest as a distorted Nicaragua flew past me. I wanted to brake, but I didn’t want to fall, so I just kept going at an exhilarating speed, praying that I didn’t topple again. The noise was deafening. I let out a yelp that turned into a wail and clung to the ...continued page 98 21


guide to culture and upcoming events

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Thurs., thru Thurs., 8 — WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION: A tribute to one of women’s unsung allies, the apron! Come and check out our favorites and bring your own. Aprons, bibs and cookies. La Casa de los Gigantes (tel: 7832-4656), 7a calle oriente #18, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 7pm — ANTIGUA PHOTO CLUB: Club Fotográfico de Antigua meets the first Thursday of every month with talks by special guests, also photo contests. Everyone welcome. Visit www.clubfotograficoantigua. com or Facebook.com/ClubFotograficoAntigua. Free. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 7:30pm — MOVIE PREMIER: Granito de Arena en Guatemala. Information & details http://www.facebook.com/ granitofilm La Sala Efraín Recinos del Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemala City. See article on page 34. Fri., 5:30pm — MOVIE: Presentation of Granito de Arena en Guatemala attended by the filmmakers and actors. Museo de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Salón Mayor Adolfo Mijangos López, 9a av. & 10a calle, Centro Histórico, z 1, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) PUPPET SHOW: Festival de Títeres Titiritlán, La Cuenquera. Entrada libre. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua.

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Thurs., through Fri., 23 — ART: El Viejo Muelle del Puerto, watercolors by Moisés Barrios. Galería Guatemala de Fundación G&T Continental (tel: 2339-2282), 6a av. 1-27, z. 4, Guatemala City.

Sat., 9am-noon — COOKING CLASS: Mariela, Norma, María and the kitchen staff conduct típico Guatemalan cooking classes. $40 incls. a cup of Antigua coffee, 3-hour class & the delicious meal you cooked (with a glass of wine or beverage). Next, Mariela will take the class to the mercado to see where to buy the best ingredients. Limited enrollment. Reservation: 7882-4468. La Peña de Sol Latino, 5a calle p. #15-C, La Antigua.

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Sun., 11am — (Spanish) PUPPET SHOW: Festival de Títeres Titiritlán, La Luna Como Testigo. Entrada libre. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua.

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Sun., 9am — PICNIC: This beautiful private farm is the setting for the Museo Ixchel yearly fundraiser picnic. For detailed information, including a map, please turn to page 60.

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Sun., 10am — BRITISH CARS: Organized by the British Embassy as part of British Week celebrations, this family day features an exhibition of classic and new British cars as well as rugby and soccer games, activities for kids, live music, fish & chips and beer. Adults, Q10; kids, free. Hotel Cortijo de Las Flores, entrance to Ciudad Vieja.

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Tues., 11am — TOWN HALL MEETING: The U.S. Consul General and Consular Officers will present information of interest to American citizens in Guatemala and will be available to answer your questions. Posada de Don Rodrigo (final calle Santander), Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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Thurs. — INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. Various events will take place throughout the country.

Fri., tee-off 8am — BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT: BAM Esperanza Juvenil Open, a go-go format, groups of four. Information and registration at Guatemala Country Club, tel: 2417-0000 or Esperanza Juvenil, tel: 2254-9911. Proceeds benefit Esperanza Juvenil programs. Guatemala Country Club, 30 av. final, z. 11, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Jazz Impressions by Imox Jazz. Q60. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Project Somos (www.projectsomos.org) is constructing an eco-sustainable village for orphaned and abandoned children near Tecpán, Chimaltenango. Founders Greg Kemp and Alicia Knox, with Guatemalan architect Cecilia Rodríguez, will speak about the benefits of sustainable construction for building projects in Guatemala. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. Thurs., 6:30pm through Fri., 30 — ART: La Trampa, Contemporary Mexican Graphic. Cantón Expo, Ruta 2, 3-63, z. 4, 4 Grados Norte, Edificio TEC, Guatemala City.

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Sat., 11:30am-3pm — U.S. VOTER REGISTRATION: It’s time to register to vote for the 2012 elections. Get help from Democrats Abroad. Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua.

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Sat., 1pm — BENEFIT DANCE: The Niños de San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 78824468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Sat., 4:30pm — EVENT: YogAntigua will host its third 108 Sun Salutations. Info: www.casasito.org. Cerro de La Cruz, La Antigua. See highlight on page 58.

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Sat., 5pm — ART OPENING: Más allá de lo que ves... featuring newest work by painter Francisco Guzmán. La Galería, calle Rancho Grande & av. 14 de febrero, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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Sun., 11am — (Spanish) MAGIA: La Magia de una Sonrisa por Agustín Villagra Calvo. Entrada libre. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua.

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Mon., through Wed., 14 — WORKSHOPS (Spanish & English); Thurs., 15—SYMPOSIUM: The 2012 Maya Meetings in La Antigua Guatemala. Info., tel: 7832-0760, Casa Herrera, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Probigua. founded in 1992 by Director Rigoberto Zamora Charuc who has since established 26 libraries in rural villages, schools and municipal buildings. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., 5pm — ART: Más Allá de la Tierra, el Aire y Fuego by artist Tutti Claverie. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a. av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Wed., 6pm — SEMANA SANTA PHOTO TOUR: Lent and Holy Week in Antigua with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a onehour presentation of Antigua’s Lent and Holy Week season with descriptions and photos of carpet making, velaciones, processions and tips on how to enjoy the spectacular observance. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Wed., 4pm — BOOK PRESENTATION, five-star reviews and best seller, Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest by (Antigua’s own) Mary Jo McConahay. Meet the author, along with artist Rene Ozaeta who drew the classic Mayan images. Limited copies will be available. Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua. See highlight on page 36. 24

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Thurs., 7pm thru April 2 — ARTE: Vicio by artists Sofía Lantán & Ricardo López. Galería de Arte Andante (tel: 43607840), 8a av. 12-19, z. 1, Centro Histórico, Guatemala City.


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

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

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

U.S. Citizen in Guatemala? It’s time to register to vote! On March 10 & 31, members of Democrats Abroad will help you to register for the 2012 elections. 11am to 3 pm, Conexion, 4a calle oriente, comercial La Fuente #14. Other March events: Annual General Meeting, March 17, 1:30 to 3pm, and Preserving Social Security: Take Two, March 22, 5:30 p.m. Q30, both at Antigua Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a calle #41.

You can also find our DATEBOOK Calendar of Events online in an easy-to-use format... www.RevueMag.com/datebook

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—SYMPOSIUM: The 2012 Maya Meetings in La Antigua Guatemala will be the first international conference devoted to the topic of ancient Mayan literature. For additional information and updates: www.utmesoamerica.org/maya/; Facebook, http://www. facebook.com/pages/Austin-TX/The-Maya-Meetings/128001023897735? 25


LIVE

La Cueva de Panza Verde

Rainbow Café

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

Mondays — Night blues: Nelson Lunding or guest artist. Wednesdays — Jazz Duo with Lisandro, Grand Piano & Double Bass. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzáles on flute.

Mondays — 7:30pm: Don Ramiro will serenade you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free. Tuesdays — 7:30pm: Gustavo plays Latino classics, western tunes with some harmonica. Wednesdays — 7:30pm: Open Mike Night: come along and show your skills. Free drink for anyone who performs! Thursdays — 7:30pm: Kenny and Friends, some of Antigua´s best loved local musicians will amaze you with some great music. Fridays — 7:30pm: Segio, this talented local plays a mix of music including lots of reggae! Saturdays — 7:30pm: A variety of bands! Sundays — 7:30pm: Kenny and Friends, some of Antigua´s best loved local musicians will amaze you with some great music.

Fridays — Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres and Coloso Gudierre on congas Saturdays — Guest artist.

Nightly cover: Q35

tel: 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

La Peña de Sol Latino

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

Sundays — 12:30-3pm: Carlos Trujillo, Latin Jazz/Salsa, with Bill on congas. Mondays — 7-10pm: The magic guitar of Carlos Trujillo, Latin Jazz/Salsa, with Bill on congas. Tuesdays — 7-10pm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, with Bill on congas. Wednesdays thru Sundays — 7-10pm: Sol Latino plays Andean music (pan flutes).

La Posada del Pintor—Circus Bar tel: 7832-1033 4a calle oriente #10 (2nd level), La Antigua

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays — 8pm: Live music, featuring a variety of artists.

Gaia Restaurante

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

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

Como Como

tel: 7832-0478 6 calle poniente #6, La Antigua

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Las Palmas

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

Wednesdays — Bossa with René and Gilberto Fridas — Salsa Caribe Saturdays — Your music with Dj Ozone Sundays — Folk with Ted

CHECK DATEBOOK CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR MORE CONCERTS AND SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENTS


MUSIC Ocelot

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

Thursdays — 7-9pm: Mike Mcarthy plays some mean blues. 9pm: Mike & Moriah, piano & vocals. Fridays — 7-9pm: Ron Fortin saxophone; 9:30-11:30pm: Nelson Lunding New Orleans piano. Saturdays — 7-9pm: Malcolm Oakley sings and plays guitar. 9:30pm: Mercedes, guitar blues/rock/folk.

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

Fridas

tel: 7832-1296 Calle del Arco #29, La Antigua

Wednesdays — 7:30pm: Latin music. Thursdays — Ishto Juevez, swing & Mexican.

La Casbah

5a av. norte #30, La Antigua

Tuesdays — Live music: cover band

Restaurante Personajes

tel: 7832-3758

6a av. norte #6, La Antigua

Fridays & Saturdays — 9pm-11:30pm: Rock in English and Spanish. Cover Q20

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.

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. Saturdays — Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in a fusion of rumba, flamenco and Guatemalan traditional elements. Sundays — Latin ensemble.

Trova Jazz

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 — 9:15pm: Rony Hernández and guest musicians. www.trovajazz.com

Melancolía Blues Café & Jazz Bar

tel: 2331-1114 Av. Reforma 13-89, z.10, Guatemala City

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Fri., 7pm — ART: Collective exposition by artists Mauro López, Mario García and Flavio Santacruz to commemorate El Sitio’s 19th anniversary. Free. Cocktail. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CUENTACUENTOS: Cuentos y Talentos. Entrada libre. Cooperación Española (tel: 79323838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua. Sat., 9am-noon — COOKING CLASS: Ref. previous listing, Sat., 3rd. La Peña de Sol Latino, La Antigua. Sat., 1:30-3pm — DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA: General meeting at Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua. Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer living in La Antigua. She is also the founder of WINGS, a nonprofit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Sat., 11:30am — FESTIVAL ATITLÁN: Music, art, dance, theater and family activities. Donation Q125. For more information visit www.festivalatitlan.com. Santiago Atitlán. See highlight on page 18.

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Thur., 3:30pm — ART: MayArt Festival by Colegio Maya Art program students. Grade K-12. Km 12.5 Carretera al Salvador. Sherry Miller Theater Lobby. All proceeds benefit “Ayúdame a Vivir.” RSVP required, message to info@cm.edu.gt

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Thurs., 5:30pm — LECTURE: Preserving U.S. Social Security, Take Two, presented by Democrats Abroad Guatemala. Q30. Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Microloans: Myths and Management with As Green As It Gets. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., 6pm — SEMANA SANTA PHOTO TOUR: Lent and Holy Week in Antigua with Elizabeth Bell. Ref. previous listing, Wed., 14th. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua. See related article on page 74.

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Fri., 8pm — (Spanish) TEATRO: Comedia Luto Flores y Tamales de Guillermo Alanis. Q60. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Sat., Sun., Apr. 1-7pm, April 1, 4pm — THEATER: Watch Birds, a vaudeville production. Tickets, Q50. La Galeria (tel: 7762-2432), calle Rancho Grande & av. 14 de febrero, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán. See article on page 88.

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Sat., 3pm — U.S. VOTER REGISTRATION: Get help from Democrats Abroad. Conexion, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7:30pm — MUSIC: Shery with Una Voz que le Canta al Alma. Q70. El Sitio, 5a calle pon. #15, La Antigua. We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. —Japanese Proverb

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aily, 2pm & 4pm — MOVIES: Different movies every day. Las Palmas (tel: 78329734), 6a av. norte #14, La Antigua. aturdays 4pm — (Spanish) CHILDREN’S MOVIES: Cine infantil. Cooperación Española, (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), La Antigua.

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ues., 6pm — PHOTO TOUR: Antigua Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. A onehour presentation of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 30 years. Q30 per person, tickets available at the door. Proceeds benefit educational programs in Antigua. El Sitio, 5a calle pon. #15, La Antigua.

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ednesdays, 8pm — IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER: Improv Comedy. Q55, includes a beverage. Trovajazz (tel: 23341241), Vía 6, 3-55, z. 4, Guatemala City.

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ednesdays, 5pm — (Spanish) FILMS: A different film every week. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle pon.), La Antigua.

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hursdays, 6pm — FILMS: Donation Q15. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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nd and 4th Thursday, 6:30pm — CURRY CLUB: The Antigua Curry Club meets to enjoy delicious Indian food. Visit www.cernikovsky.com/curry.htm. A members-only club, limited memberships are still available. La Antigua.

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irst Thurs., 7pm — ANTIGUA PHOTO CLUB: Club Fotográfico de Antigua meets the first Thursday of every month. Free. All levels of photographers are most welcome. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, La Antigua. DATEBOOK continues on page 32


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RT: Latest paintings by U.S. artist William Kalwick Jr., and sculptures by Nuni Canals. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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RT: Contemporary work by renowned Guatemalan & international artists Ulrich Duttke, Anibal Lopez, Alfredo Ceibal, Juan Manuel Díaz Puerta & Jorge de León; featuring paintings, sketches and photographs. Galería Documento-Arte Contemporáneo, appointment tel: 5297-5481; email: arteantiqua@yahoo.com

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hrough Thurs., 8th — ART: Habitat, by Lezzuek Asturias. El Attico (tel: 23680853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City. hrough Sat., 10 — ART: Dibujos de Tinta by artist César Izquierdo. Salón del Coleccionista, El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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pril 1 — Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. pril 2 — Holy Monday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. pril 3, 4pm — Stations of the Cross (English speakers), meet at the San Felipe aldea marker. More info., email: j_st_ simon@hotmail.com. Road to San Felipe.

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pril 3 — Holy Tuesday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church. pril 4 — Holy Wednesday: Vigil of Señor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church. 2pm — Children under the age of ten participating in a procession leaving from La Merced church.

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pril 5 — Maundy Thursday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de la Humildad, San Cristóbal El Bajo Church; 1pm — Procession of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church.

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pril 6 — Good Friday, 4am — Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced Church; 2pm — Procession of the burial of Christ, Escuela de Cristo Church; 3pm — Procession of the burial of Christ, San Felipe de Jesús church.

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pril 28, 7pm — 3rd annual NOCHE DE LOS CHEFS GALA DINNER: Presented by degustantigua.com, featuring fantastic food prepared by chefs from 10 of La Antigua’s best restaurants. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua. More information at degustantigua.com 32

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pril 7 — Saturday of Glory: Processions of Virgen de la Soledad from various churches. pril 8 — Easter Sunday: Procession of Jesús Resucitado from Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro.


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FILM PREMIER by Anna-Claire Bevan

Granito de arena “Ever since I filmed these generals in 1982, I’ve wanted to see them pay for their crimes,” says filmmaker Pamela Yates.

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etermined to “find out what was really going on,” Yates originally came to Guatemala in the 1980s to make a documentary about a hidden war. Thirty years later, material from her film, which captures some of the only footage of Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, is being used in an international genocide case against one of its interviewees, military dictator Gen. Efrain Ríos Montt. Part political thriller, part memoir, Granito de arena is the sequel to Yates’ internationally renowned When the Mountains Tremble. Featuring Yates trawling through boxes of 16mm film searching for forensic evidence for lawyers to use against Ríos Montt and following Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú to Spain as she initiates a court case against the war criminals, Granito is a testament to never giving up. “For me, Granito is a second chance to help right a terrible wrong,” says Yates. “I was terrified [filming the first documentary]. But I compartmentalized my fear in order to make When the Mountains Tremble. In Granito, since I’m the storyteller, there are shots of me in 1982, and I look pretty scared.” From the Highlands and cemeteries of Guatemala, to the inner chambers of the Spanish National Court, and to film studios in New York, Granito is a journey of brutality, impunity and hope. It introduces us to undaunted Guatemalans who never gave up on their quest to uncover the truth about their buried past—despite their own government’s attempts to conceal it. 34

Alongside fearless lawyers, forensic anthropologists and a formidable group of witnesses, the team uncovers an incriminating interview with dictator Ríos Montt and a hidden archive from Guatemala’s National Police, which they hope will bring justice for the families of the 200,000 people who were killed at the hands of the government during the Guatemalan civil war. “We now know that hidden in that war was a genocide the Guatemalan military dictators committed against the Maya people. The anger I feel towards those generals is almost unbearable.” “Granito is a concept I first learned in the Guatemalan Highlands and has carried with me throughout my filmmaking life. It reflects the communal values that guide Maya communities and means that each of us can make a small contribution to positive social change, and together we can make great changes in favor of equality and human rights,” says Yates.


Dining ❬ guatemala city The film, which has already won a host of awards including Best Creative Documentary at the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival, will premier in Guatemala. The Premier will be held on March 1st at 7:30 pm., on March 2nd, 5:30pm, there will be a second function at the Museum of the University of San Carlos in the Salón Mayor Adolfo López and Salón Mijangos. A cinema-debate will be attended by the filmaker and others from the film. See Datebook listing on page 22.

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BOOK ALERT by Dianne Carofino

Maya Roads One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest by Mary Jo McConahay Cover photo Nancy McGirr Map & chapter illustrations, René Ozaeta Chicago Review Press ISBN 978 1 56976 548 7

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tanding in front of the Lacandón Maya exhibit at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, author Mary Jo McConahay surprised herself by saying out loud, “I must go there.” It was 1973, Mary Jo was escaping California university life, and the exhibit pictured an exotic world of men in white tunics pounded from bark, holding bows and arrows, and women with wild bird feathers braided into their hair. From that moment, the author takes the reader on her 30-year journey into the Petén of Guatemala, where she searched for, and then came to intimately know, the modernday descendants of the Maya. Her initial day and night journey reached San Cristóbal de las Casas, where the indigenous stepped

off the sidewalk to let her pass. There, she searched for someone who knew where the Lacandón lived and how to reach them, and finally, ill, she stumbled into their village. They nursed her back to health, allowed her a visit, and then guided her back to her modern life. Perhaps that first visit is an allegory of the author’s remarkable, intermittent, 30-year journey through Petén. Through her return visits, the author began to see in nature what the Maya saw. Looking from a boat into its wake, she saw a turtle dive deeper into the water, stubby limbs sticking out from the four corners of its shell. In that moment, the Maya image of the turtle as a glyph for the sacred became clear: Its round back the Earth, its limbs the four directions that, with the center, make

Mark your Calendar: March 14, 4pm — BOOK PRESENTATION, five-star reviews, best seller Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest by (Antigua’s own) Mary Jo McConahay. Meet the author, along with artist René Ozaeta who drew the classic Mayan images in the pages of Maya Roads. Plus, limited copies of the book will be available. View www.mayaroads.com. Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua. 36


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Critical acclaim for Maya Roads the five cardinal points of the Maya world. Finally, as the sympathetic war correspondent, the author recounts horrific tales of modern-day violence during the Guatemalan civil war, told by the survivors themselves. Stories of villages destroyed, sometimes by hooded residents, nodding “yes” or “no” as men and boys are paraded past them; sometimes by men dressed as guerrillas, who wore army-issued boots. Throughout this remarkable journey, the reader marvels not only at the stories of the Petén, but also at the courage and insight of Mary Jo McConahay as she dares to delve into and share a hidden world. It is a story not to be missed.

“Every once in a while I stumble across a book that is so beautifully written and infused with so much intelligence and heart that it leaves an indelible mark on me. Mary Jo McConahay’s Maya Roads is such a book. In its hungry passion and wide-eyed wonder, it’s an extraordinary literary journey and a moving testament to a region and a life.” —Don George, National Geographic Traveler, Book of the Month August 2011 “In this extraordinary travel memoir, McConahay journeys through beauty, history, disappearing cultures, and revolution… Her courage, keen observation, and open heart make her an unparalleled guide to this gorgeous, mysterious, sacred, and sometimes terrifying corner of the planet.” —Laura Fraser, author of An Italian Affair and All Over the Map “Powerful, descriptive, spiritual and lush.” —June Carolyn Erlick, editor in chief, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, and author, A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Colombia’s Invisible War. 37


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Ritual in Motion The next major event in the Maya sacred calendar is the Uaxactún Equinox. Story on page 54. (photo: thor janson)


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The Uaxactún Equinox The next major event in the Maya sacred calendar

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he kickoff for the 2012 cosmic events was the solstice party at the ancient ruins of Tikal. In attendance were dozens of Maya shaman dressed in ceremonial attire soberly attending to their prayer offerings of copal incense, sacred incantations and song, and the sacrifice of doves. The next major event in the sacred calendar is the Uaxactún Equinox (the week of March 22). Uaxactún is about an hour’s drive north from Tikal in the heart of the Mayan Rainforest. There will be representatives of Maya tribes from Belize and Mexico, including a contingent of long-maned Lacandón Indians from Chiapas. As well, we have heard that indigenous leaders from throughout the Americas will attend. There

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is used in floral arrangements and is highly prized for its beauty as well as the fact that it remains green and good looking for 60 days or more. Other residents of Uaxactún work in sustainable forestry projects, running tourist excursions, operating hotels and restaurants and otherwise catering to the occasional tourists. For more information visit http://www. moon.com/destinations/maya-2012/maya2012-guatemala/maya-archaeological-sites/ uaxactun-2012


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s many people have discovered, yoga is good for the mind, body and soul. It turns out that this year it will also be good for education! On March 10 at 4:30 p.m. YogAntigua will host its third “108 Sun Salutations” event at El Cerro de La Cruz. Similar to a walkathon, participants commit to practicing up to 108 sun salutations and seek contributions in the form of pledges. All proceeds benefit a local non-governmental organization, in this case, CasaSito Association, which provides educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Guatemala. A sun salute is a dynamic sequence of 12 postures performed as a continuous flow. Expert yoga teachers will guide the participants through the sun salutation sequences, so prior yoga experience is not necessary. The number 108 has long been considered a sacred number in many cultures. In the Vedic culture, 108 symbolizes the wholeness of existence. According to yogic tradition, there are 108 sacred places of the body. Participating at this event promises to be a very rewarding experience. As you go through this meditative practice giving thanks to the sun for its light, warmth and sustenance, you can also feel great satisfaction knowing that you 58

are supporting an important local cause. As we all know, children living in poverty often do not have the resources to obtain an education. CasaSito works to increase educational opportunities for underprivileged children who otherwise may not have an opportunity for a quality education and a chance to improve their lives. In 2012, CasaSito’s scholarship program will support 181 students at all scholastic levels. Additionally, CasaSito continues to support local educational centers in the Sacatepéquez area by funding teaching and administration costs and nutrition programs for local educational centers. By participating in this event and securing contributions, you will be offering hope and opportunity to children who dream of having a better life. Please join us in working toward our goal of raising $5,000, which would help positively impact the hope, opportunities and dreams of many children. More information on CasaSito is available at www.casasito.org. To participate in the event, contact Nancy Payne at yoga@yogantigua. com or Maritza Ortíz at maritza@casasito.org. Or if 108 sun salutations sounds too daunting and you’d prefer to sponsor one of CasaSito’s scholars who will be participating alongside the yoga regulars, you can email Maritza or call her at 7832-0829.


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by Maya Fledderjohn

Picnic at Finca El Zapote

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n Sunday, March 4, the Museo Ixchel will hold its annual picnic. The Leonowens family has again graciously made their farm El Zapote available for the event. Finca El Zapote lies in the shadow of Fuego at about 3,000 feet. The weather at this time of year is near

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perfect—dry and comfortably warm. It was at El Zapote that Carmen Pettersen, at age seventy and blind in one eye, undertook the extraordinary task of painting native costumes ensuring that knowledge of these traditions would not be lost to future generations. She often used farm employees as models and it is still possible to run into one of them at the farm. The original paintings are on permanent display at the Museo Ixchel and were published as book, the Maya de Guatemala. All proceeds from book sales over the last thirty-five years has been donated to the Museo Ixchel and represent a significant contribution toward building and supporting the museum. Finca El Zapote has been producing cinchona (quinine) for export since the 1950s when demand for the malariafighting drug increased ...cont. page 62

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The picnic takes place on over 20 manzanas (35 acres) of impeccably landscaped gardens. There are five stocked freshwater ponds surrounded by meadows. One of these is reserved as a natural swimming hole. Children of all ages will enjoy swinging from a rope and jumping in. Bring your swim suits and fishing poles or rent a pole at the farm. There are lots shady and sunny areas to put down your picnic blankets or lawn chairs and set up camp for the day. Food, soda and beer are available for sale or you can bring your own. This is a fabulous event and will give you a glimpse of what life was like on a finca 50 years ago. It is easily reached from Antigua in about 45 minutes and from Guatemala in about an hour and 15 minutes. The road and turns are well marked. The last part of the way from El Rodeo is on an all weather dirt road. In this season, the streams are easily crossed by almost any car. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to Finca El Zapote. The gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the finca stays open until 5:00 p.m. Come early and get the best spots. Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated. The fee for adults is Q100, tickets for children cost Q50. All proceeds go to support the work of the Museo Ixchel in its efforts to promote the preservation of traditional Maya dress and textiles. We hope to see you on March 4. It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. —Albert Einstein


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Sensuous Guatemala

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rofessional aroma therapy gets expensive. Practice your own this month by sniffing out so many wonderful smells around town, from evening jasmine to bracing coffee to earthy cornfields. Heady gardenia is in bloom now, alongside year-round rose buds. Street vendors send their pungent sizzling meat smell to mix with the orange odor from the juice stand down by the telephone office. Guatemala beaches offer the perfume of salt spray and surf. Drive the coastal highways and enjoy the sweet caramel odors from sugarcane refineries. Climbing into the Highlands brings the scent of pine, of wood smoke, of fresh clean air. Evenings in the Highlands are cool enough to need an occasional fireplace, adding a pungent 64

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touch of burning oak or cedar to the breeze. The big-city smells aren’t always pleasant, especially that thick diesel exhaust as a bus chugs by, but your nose knows how to differentiate and enjoy the chocolate store, the garden shop, the perfume of courtyards and central squares. With a buen provecho at a restaurant comes the rich odors of a steak, the touch of lime in the corn tortilla, the little dish of cardamom seed to add to your coffee. And Guatemalan ice creams use marvelously rich real vanilla beans to taste, smell and enjoy. Duck into a candle shop, or check out the candle section in the public markets, and smell their offerings. Then stroll gardens, and find the candle aromas in real life. So many fine aromas await you in Guatemala.


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What About 2012? cont. from page 16

Yet, “2012 isn’t just another period ending…but a very special date indeed.” The Maya called it a “fold in time,” the end of one era, the beginning of another. Reading The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012, Stuart’s latest book, can be mind boggling. He speaks of octillions and septillions of years— and that’s not all. “The Maya conception of time will end eons after our solar system has burnt itself out and the universe is no more.” The book is based on what ancient Maya records had to say about time and the workings of the cosmos and their place within this complex world view. It is not to critique theories about Maya astronomy or 2012. Where did these ancient Maya records come from? An 800-year old Maya book, now called the Dresden Codex, turned up in Germany. How it got there remains a mystery, but it sat virtually unnoticed until 1880, when a fascinated librarian picked it up and became obsessed with figuring it out. About 10 years later he did; he cracked the bar-anddot code of noting time, opening the doors to study and understanding of other Maya hieroglyphics. The irony, Stuart laments, is that just when decades of hard work in the field and libraries is paying off, much of the hubbub about 2012 is “by gurus and spiritualists who wouldn’t know a Maya glyph if one hit them on the nose.” 66

Briefly, as a sort of 2012 for Dummies guide, the code reveals a base date of 3,114 B.C. from which to mark the present era. This, in fact, predates the Maya by two and a half millennia and was invented by an earlier group, perhaps the Olmec. The Maya measured days, months, 260-day years and periods of time, one of which is 5,000 years. Figures—hieroglyphics—represent the measurements. The Maya recognized a cyclical system of time; one period ends and another begins. History repeats itself, if you will. Thus, prophecy is merely a reflection of events and trends of the past, an exercise in “pattern recognition,” says Stuart. This is not unlike what is written in the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes: “What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again. There is nothing ...continued page 68

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What About 2012 cont. from page 66 new under the sun.” That said, it could be argued that the cyclical perspective could result in self-fulfilling prophecy, actions determined by a perceived future. Perhaps an example of the cyclical system is ancient Jewish tradition. Land was worked for periods of six years, then allowed to rest the seventh. The Jubilee year occurred every seven periods, the 50th year. At that time all property was returned to its original owner; debts were canceled; slaves were freed. The idea was that everything belonged to God, who loaned it to His people. In recognition and honor of this, all must be returned periodically. The cyclical view may have been particularly fitting for an agricultural population. The concept of time as linear may be preferred in modern thought as a notion of progress. In fact, Spanish priests

Interior courtyard of restored Casa Herrera

had a hard time accepting the power of the calendar in the daily lives of the people, banning it as witchcraft and superstition. But the Maya continued to use their calendar for hundreds of years after Spanish evangelization, albeit secretly, to give meaning to their lives, politics and rituals. Calendars are but a tool for organizing time and experience, based on observed astronomy and alternating periods of light and dark. They have undergone changes over the centuries, ever trying to get it exactly right, but are still inaccurate and “messy,” as Stuart calls it. There are still months with 30 days and some with 31, and then there’s that extra day in February every four years. In truth it would be difficult to separate linear and cyclical systems of time. A year progresses from January to December—lin-

“Beyond the Glyphs: Ancient Maya Inscriptions as Literature,” the first international conference devoted to the topic of ancient Maya literature, will be held March 12-14 at Casa Herrera, 4a av. norte at 3a calle, La Antigua, Guatemala. Closing symposium on March 15 will be at Casa Santo Domingo. The annual Maya Meetings for scholars as well as non-professionals have been held since 1977, sponsored by the University of Texas-Austin Department of Art and Art History.

Dr. David Stuart was instrumental in securing Casa Herrera as an extension of The Mesoamerica Center, of which he is director. The 17th-Century house was authentically restored and this academic year welcomed 15 UT students for research and study in La Antigua. For information about the meetings, call 7832-0760. 68


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ear. But then it starts all over again in January, repeating itself—cyclical. Stuart explains, “A key difference between linear and cyclical times comes down to whether one considers the progress of time to be a simple one-way street or capable of accommodating more complex notions of multiple beginnings.” Stuart emphasizes that, as the Maya become less mysterious, the reality of their accomplishments is more impressive than what, if anything, they had to say about the future. “They deserve better than that,” he writes in his book. There is only one specific reference, carved in stone in Tortuguero, Mexico, that marks the end of a period that

corresponds to December 21, 2012. But beyond that, according to Stuart, it says nothing about any catastrophic or otherwise meaningful event to happen at that time. It’s not the first time the drama of a new era has been predicted. To mention one, the year 1987 would supposedly usher in a new era of world peace and harmony. Hmmm. So relax. Stuart is reassuring. Ignore doomsday theories. Celebrations there will be. Big ones. For the Maya, December 21, 2012 will indeed mark a fold in time, not an end but rather the first of many future repetitions. Dr. David Stuart remains actively engaged in several large-scale excavation projects in the Maya area. 69


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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell

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How have Lent and Holy Week changed in Antigua since the first celebrations?

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ent began this year on Feb. 22 with Ash Wednesday, and March and April bring some of the largest processions in the world up through Easter Sunday on April 8. Antigua’s celebrations used to be considered second only to Seville, Spain, but during recent years, these celebrations have been considered by many the largest in the world. Introduced by the Spanish conquerors with the first procession for Corpus Christi in 1524, processions for Lent were first sponsored by city authorities and various guilds. Inspired by traditions from Seville, they evolved their own characteristics over the centuries. One major change is certainly the size of the floats (andas) carried by the members of the religious brotherhoods/ sisterhoods (hermandades) throughout the streets of Antigua and surrounding areas. The largest float in Antigua today is carried on the shoulders of 100 men. Carriers— referred to as cucurruchos and cargadoras— come in from all over the country for the processions for the Fifth Sunday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, which each have more than 6,000 carriers. The robes have changed since the 1800s as

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have the name of the hermandades, which were previously called cofradías. Children’s processions have also increased over the past few years. The spirit of Lent and Holy Week remain much the same—if not even more embedded in Antigua’s culture. My favorite part of this season is carpet making. Residents make exquisite carpets out of dyed sawdust, pine needles, flowers and vegetables. If the procession is going to come by your house, your friends and family invite themselves over to make the carpet. While designs emerge out of the materials and many are spontaneous, there is no competition in carpet making. All carpets are of equal importance and not all carpet makers are Catholic. Completed moments before the procession walks over it, they are ephemeral works of art that last through people’s wonderful memories and what must be millions of photographs taken each year. Most of the sculptures have been in processions since they were carved here in 1650. Certainly the number of visitors has also increased with the elaborateness of the activities. Here are a few tips for visitors to enjoy this very special ...continued page 79


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Ask Elizabeth cont. from page 74 time of year: Plan ahead and allow plenty of time for viewing celebrations—schedules and routes are available at the city casetas in Central Park the same day of the procession and local publications. Do not take ANYTHING of any value to view velaciones, carpet making or processions. Pickpockets are widespread and work seamlessly. Take a camera and a few quetzales for water—don’t mix shopping and processional viewing. Allow for a couple of hours to see the magnificent carpets before the processions pass over them. Allow for at least one hour to see any

entire procession—almost all of the Christ figures up until Good Friday at 3 p.m. look to the right, so getting on the righthand side of the procession will give you direct eye contact with the Christ figure, as intended by the Guatemalan artists.

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rriving at the dock of TOSA LL, on the shores of Lake Atitlán, our guests, a doctor and his wife, explained that they have dedicated their lives to healing and are allopathic physicians. They first arrived in Guatemala about 10 years ago and donate time at the local hospital to assist the indigenous. The couple have offered medical services worldwide for years. He explained that he was drafted as a doctor into the Vietnam War and it forever shifted his life. “They were drafting as many doctors as they could, and after the war my wife and I stayed on in Asia working in Thailand and then getting permission to go back into Vietnam and assist as many as we could.” He continued: “As a urologist I see quite a bit of prostate cancer. When I return to the U.S. and work with patients there, often times they are able to get surgery and have longterm treatment plans that assist them to deal with the disease. While a surgery that costs $25,000 in the U.S. may only cost $3,000 here, it is still totally out of the question for the Maya men I am working with.” After pausing for a moment, he added, “What has been amazing for me to witness 82

is that in the U.S., men have a much more difficult time with the symptoms and with the management of their disease. Yet here the men are quite different. What I have noticed is that when surgery or long-term treatments are offered to them, they simply smile and tell me: ‘My family cannot afford either the treatment or the surgery. I would not ever offer them the financial burden of helping me, so I will help them and live with this. This is not who I am, it is simply something that is calling my attention’.” “What I have noticed is that while I only see them once a year, for a follow up, these men are living with a disease in a way that is unheard of elsewhere. Unable to afford medicine or surgery they are surrounded by the love of their families and their commitment to not let the disease affect them. They truly see this as a separate issue…it is not them. They are good spirited, demonstrate significantly less symptoms, and yet by the ‘book’ have all the evidence of advanced disease. It is actually quite miraculous to witness.” We certainly had much more to share during their visit—once again through their direct experience, we witness the power of divine love in action.


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avid and Barbara Ramey were wrong about one thing. When the dramatists and retired lobster trappers began snowbirding to Panajachel years ago, they doubted that the Atitlán Basin could support a theater company, much less supply the talent. That was before they discovered the pent-up comic acumen of Jennifer Martin and Thilda Zorn. Jennifer, from the U.S., and Thilda, from Germany, confer drawing power on the Panajachel Theatre Company (PTC) as it lights its fifth candle. Barbara directs them in plays, many her own, with David as producer, set director and the guy who whispers forgotten lines from behind the curtain. David’s oddest role was in 2011 as “husband” to Bill Mumford, PTC’s leading man, in Carol

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Burnett’s famous skit, Wrong Number. “Jennifer and Thilda are versatile performing geniuses,” Barbara says of her prodigies. “They act, they sing and dance, and they are wickedly funny and spontaneous. Their comic timing is flawless.” Jennifer Martin, a masseuse, was the wacky, whiskey-chugging dental assistant in PTC’s 2009 skit, Dr. Drill. For that performance, she invented “Texpat,” an English “dialect” that blended Texan and Panajachel expat. She was also unforgettable as Katie Freezie in the 2011 skit The Ice Storm, a spoof of weather reporting. Katie, who does not know a meteor shower from a baby shower, lands a job by narrating the progress of a storm as if it were a horse race. Martin and Panajachel ...continued page 92


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Panajachel Theater cont. from page 88 musician Chris Jarnach were side splitters last year in the erudite British skit Dinner for One. Thilda Zorn, an environmental activist, made her biggest mark with PTC as Flossy Dumpit in Barb Ramey’s 2010 play, The Red Suitcase. In it, the hypochondriac Mrs. Dumpit careens into hysteria when her mashed red-pepper seeds and organic Preparation H disappear just when she and her skinflint husband, third-rate road-show thesbian, move into her father-in-law’s nursing home room to save money. Flossy brought audience participation to new heights by leaving the stage while singing Wunderbar. “Thilda invaded the audience,” Barbara recalls. “She mussed hair, planted kisses, 92

sat on laps. Just seeing her antics with the audience is by itself worth the price of admission.” Martin and Zorn are featured this month in PTC’s vaudeville, which will include the Ramey skit, The Birdwatchers. “As always,” says David Ramey, “we aim to outdo last year’s performance. This year’s skit-and-song array will be hard to beat; the rehearsals alone are a gas. Jennifer and Thilda are crowd wow-ers. I wonder how they’ll top this for next year.” One thing remains unchanged: the venue at Panajachel’s La Galería. Showtimes: March 30-31, 7pm; April 1, 4pm. Tickets Q50. The Galería is at Calle Rancho Grande and Avenida 14 de febrero. Telephone, 7762-2432.


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Looking like the setting of an old Tarzan movie, the refuge provides the quetzal with a habitat rich in food—one of its favorites is a mini-avocado (aguacatito), and the forest floor is dotted with fallen fruit scarred by a munching quetzal’s beak. The dense canopy also helps deter the quetzal’s natural enemies. And the greenery itself represents an array of colorful plant species, many having medicinal qualities. The most spectacular member of the trogon family of birds, the quetzal is hardly the lone inhabitant. A birder’s delight, the Quetzal Refuge is home to an avian roster of more than 70 species, including toucans, grosbeaks, highland guans, tanagers, flycatchers and woodpeckers. Animal life large and small also thrives in the forest. ...continued page 96


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FOR SALE 1986 FORD ECONOLINE HANDICAP VAN, low miles, electric wheelchair lift, automatic, AC, new tires. Excellent condition. Q60,000. OBO. Also HOSPITAL BED Q3,000, WHEEL CHAIR Q2000. Tels: 7830-4111, +(951) 927-2082. STUDIO GLASS BLOWING EQUIPMENT, Furnace, glory hole, annealer, marver, bench, some blow pipes, puntys, and color. Call 5901-1602. Third-Hand Wood & Spall: Ideal for window and doors lintel. Water Heater: Bradford White, capacity: 30.0 gal 50/60Hz, voltage: 120watts. For more information call us: 7832-0034, 3046-8430. SECOND-HAND STORE: clothing, shoes, purses, lots of books in English (also in Spanish, German and Italian), books on tape, house & kitchen ware, jewelry, stuffed toys, CDs, framed posters & artwork and more! The shop is located inside the Revue building, 6a calle poniente #2, La Antigua. BLUEBERRIES/ARÁNDANO AZUL: Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgánicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530.

FOOD & LODGING ROOMS BY DAY $10 PP, BY WEEK $50 PP, BY MONTH $180 PP. General kitchen, pure water, coffee or tea. Parking, wireless internet, private & shared bathroom. Beautiful house & garden. WE ALSO OFFER: Tours and activities, shuttle service, language classes, parking and laundry. Calle Santander, 100 mts. from the lake. Call 52581555 or erickmoralesp@gmail.com ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers’ House – Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. 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. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Association’s education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633.

INSTRUCTION Horseback Riding, English Equitation Classes: from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under “Fun Stuff” - Ravenscroft Riding Stables. New Tel #: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. Full Immersion Spanish Conversation Classes in Monterrico: Practice your Spanish in a lovely bungalow w/pool & tropical garden in the Pacific Area. Private room w/bath for 1 or 2. Five min. from the beach, excellent food. 4-hour conversation lessons daily. Mon-Fri. US$ 40 p/p daily, includes 3 meals. Call 78481437. Only advanced students. ANTIGUA GUATEMALA TIPICO COOKING SCHOOL by Mariela, Norma, María & the staff. The 1st & the 3rd Saturday of every month, 9am till noon. $40 gets a fantastic cup of Antigua Coffee, 3 hrs. of school & after enjoy the food you cooked! (+ glass of wine or beverage). After school, Mariela will take the class to the mercado to see where to buy the best ingredients. Limited enrollment. Reserv: 7882-4468. La Peña de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua. MEDITATION COURSE, Primordial sound by certified instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish. Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done. —Betsy Cañas Garmon

If you need to get the word out, Revue is the most effective promotional magazine. publicidad@revuemag.com 103


classifieds Enjoying your time in Guatemala? Want to give something back? WINGS provides access to reproductive health education and family planning services for low-income, rural and indigenous Guatemalans. Our five programs— Family Planning, Youth WINGS, WINGS for Men, Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment, and Advocacy—aim to empower Guatemalans to make healthy, informed choices about their reproductive health.

Please support our work with a tax-deductible donation:

SECOND-HAND STORE: clothing, shoes, purses, lots of books in English (also in Spanish, German and Italian), books on tape, house & kitchen ware, jewelry, stuffed toys, CDs, framed posters & artwork and more!

6a calle poniente #2 (inside the Revue building) La Antigua T: 7931-4500 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Proceeds benefit Animal Welfare Programs

$25 pays for 1 man to receive a vasectomy. $50 provides 1 year of Depo Provera injections for 4 women allowing them to take control of their reproductive lives $85 protects 2 women from unplanned pregnancies for up to 5 years through Jadelle (a reversible hormone implant) $150 provides voluntary tubal ligations for 6 women. Donations can be made online at www.wingsguate.org or in person at our office in Antigua (9a calle poniente Residenciales El Rosario #3). Email: info@wingsguate.org. WINGS is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. —Andrea Solten The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?” —Oprah Winfrey

ANIMAL LOVERS

Volunteers Needed: walking, feeding, grooming, training, housekeeping, sanitation... Donations: monetary, food, medications, bedding, accessories, toys, cleaning supplies, pet crates... Love: Sponsorships, Foster and Permanent Homes

United for Animals / Unidos para los Animales

Message for Terry or Linda at 7931-4500 (weekdays) 6a calle pon. #2 (Revue bldg.), La Antigua

Animal Shelter, Hound Heights, Sumpango

Sumpango, Sacatepéquez. AWARE (Animal Welfare Association Rescue/Education) is a no-kill animal shelter that has been helping abandoned and injured domestic animals in Guatemala since 1981. We are currently housing 320 dogs and 80 cats, all spay/neutered, vaccinated, and cured of any health problems, and are looking for homes or sponsorship. AWARE provides low or no cost spay/neuters for the community, as well as humane education outreach. AWARE helps send animals to the USA, Canada and Europe. AWARE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the USA and is registered as an NGO in Guatemala. For more information see our website www.animalaware.org or facebook animalaware aware or contact Xenii at xenii-2@usa.net 104

AWARE: Animal Welfare Assoc., Rescue & Education For daily & live-in VOLUNTEER positions contact Xenii Tels: 7833-1639, 5401-3148, www.animalaware.org


classifieds SERVICES

SERVICES

SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR: Legal and free translations, Spanish/English. Tels: 2261-0792, 5417-9079. We also work ads in FREEHAND AND PHOTOSHOP in both languages.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, construction, project maintenance & management. Additions, remodeling, painting, sealant and general maintenance service. Arq. Victor Escobar; desarrollototalinmobiliario@gmail.com or tel: 4091-3102

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. Large & secure PARKING LOT & Full Service CAR WASH: Hour/daily/night-time/monthly rates. Alameda Santa Lucía sur #1, La Antigua. Tel: 5216-6525. Open during Holy Week. CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA. Professional, accurate, prompt and urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U.S. Embassy. Traductor Jurado en Antigua: Traducciones legales y juradas. CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY CLEANING. From couches to fine rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do matresses. Free estimates. We don’t steam, we extract. Pamela, Tel: 5200-8279

SERIGRAFÍA DE GUATEMALA: We print T-shirts, aprons, smocks, coffee cups, uniforms, custom-made apparel, chef coats. Contact Beatriz (Spanish/English). Tels: 5245-9738, 4291-8859.

EMPLOYMENT 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

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.

Spanish speaking Master ALBAÑIL, 35 years experience, specialized in Colonial construction is seeking long and/or short term employment. References. Call Esteban: 5981-5664. Flex/Action script: Positions available for programmers (including trainees) staying or living in Antigua. Short and Long Term. See www.veeops.com/jobs or contact hr@veeops.com

PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLIST, specializing in cuts, color, foil wraps, makeup; Monday appointments in Antigua, in your home (references upon request). Contact Mario, tel: 4769-4675.

New ecological project is looking for ADMIN/SUPERVISOR. Location: Nature sanctuary outside Chimaltenango. Own car. Send CV to lt.maya2012@gmail.com Tel: 5832-1048.

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.

se busca ejecutivo(a) de venTas con experiencia. Enviar CV a: ventas@revuemag.com

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE JOSÉ CAAL will advise on your Visa Extensions

Tel: 5518-3128 (office hours)

Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Call: 2478-1649 ~ Tel/fax: 2478-1595 Send us your comments feedback@revuemag.com

FUN STUFF RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES: Tels: 7830-6669, 5408-7057 (English owners) 2a av. sur. #3, San Juan del Obispo (2 miles south of Antigua). English (European) style riding on fit, well-trained horses. Accompanied scenic rides & equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level, intensive courses our speciality. Boots & helmets provided. Please call for reservations & more info. FREE VISIT TO A MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates, nuts, etc. Free facials with our cosmetic products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development project. Call or e-mail for reservations exvalhalla@gmail.com 7831-5799, 5889-4925, 5671-9530/English. MAYAN SPIRIT WORLD ADVENTURES, make that connection! Get INTO the real Guatemala and the Mayan world instead of just skimming the surface. Also: hiking, caving, swimming, tubing. A very unique place! www.dearbrutus.com/donjeronimo 105


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REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

ANTIGUA AREA

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, Conveniently located in access controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2½ baths, liv/din, fully equipped kitchen, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access and other services incl. Furn. $525/mo, unfurn. $425/mo. Tels: 7832-5390, 4216-8175, 5815-5673.

ROOMS FROM US$200 P/WEEK, private bathrm, hot water, cable TV, cleaning service. Internet & private parking. Spacial rates per month. For information call (502) 7832-1420 www.hotelvinaespanola.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.

BUSINESS FOR RENT, Jaibalito: Lakefront commercial venue, established restaurant/bar. Pool, jacuzzi, fullyequipped kitchen. Call 5889-5866 or 7832-7958. FURNISHED HOUSE, Jaibalito: Fully-equipped kitchen, liv/din, 1 bdrm/bath upstairs, wrap-around upper level terrace, property access to restaurant/bar, pool/ jacuzzi. US$600, includes electricity & landscape maintenance. Call 5889-5866 or 7832-7958.

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. ONE ROOM + KITCHEN, patio bath, pila. Private street entrance. Cable. Q1000/mo. Call 7934-6194. HOME STAY: Rooms with private bath, hot water. With/ without stove. Food service available. Garden. Nice environment. Tels: 7832-5075, 4302-8243. palacios1591@ hotmail.com 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: 5081-9476, 5096-6740. 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.com

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LAKE ATITLÁN

REVUE’s Property Conversion Chart 1 Caballería = 45.12 hectares 1 Manzana = 10,000 vr2 1 Caballería = 64 manzanas 1 Manzana = 6,988 mt2 1 Manzana = 1.7 acres 1 Hectare = 10,000 mt2 1 mt2 = 10.764 ft2 1 Hectare = 2.471 acres 1 Hectare = 1.43 manzanas 1 mt2 = 1.431 vr2 1 Acre = 43,560 ft2 1 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt2 1 Acre = 5645.4 varas2

1 Vara = 32.9 inches 1 Yard = 36 inches (3ft) 1 Meter = 39.37 inches Note: the precise size of a vara depends on which source you use!


REAL ESTATE

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 The ideal place to live, in the heart of Antigua Novel architectual design Information & Sales: 4091-3102 desarrollototalinmobiliario@gmail.com vhescobar7@yahoo.com

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE

ANTIGUA AREA

GUATEMALA CITY AREA

Stunning Colonial Home, Antigua. Quiet private street, gated, and easy walking distance to the park. Fully updated with pure water systems and lush courtyards. 4 bedrooms / 5 bath, plus bonus room. Views of all volcanoes, hot tub and more! Owner financing possible. For photos and details write: tosaoffice@gmail.com

Ciudad San Cristóbal, 330 m² of construction, 3 bedrooms, studio, 2 living rooms, dining room, kitchen, service quarters, 2½ baths, water tank. Rent: $850 / month. Sale: $226,000. Info. 5203-5377; Email: ingridcardoza.optimisa@gmail.com, caroldeminondo@ speedy.com.gt, denniguat@hotmail.com

LEASE TO OWN: Charming 3 bdrm, 2½ bath, house in Jardines on 729 varas. Garden, fountain, and view of Volcán de Agua. U.S. Owner willing to negotiate terms and finance. Call to view, 7832-0156, 5709-2308.

LAKE ATITLÁN

HOUSE NEAR CERRO DE LA CRUZ, in La Guardianía. 1350 ft2 living area. 4 bdrm, 4 bath. 7x18 lot. $39,500. Tel: 4289-6793. ECOLOGICAL LAND 2236m², San Antonio Aguas Calientes (7 km from Antigua): Fruit trees, quiet & safe. GRANJA: Árboles frutales, 2236m², algunas construcciones, incluyendo pila, ducha, baño y más. Tel: 4248-2984.

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.

PARRAMOS FLAT LAND, Parramos area. 15 mins. from Antigua & 150 mts from Posada de mi Abuelo. Excellent view. All services. Q68,000/neg. Tel: 5018-0114 or victoralvarez@ itelgua.com 107


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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS FOR RENT, Jaibalito: Lakefront commercial venue, established restaurant/bar. Pool, jacuzzi, fullyequipped kitchen. Call 5889-5866 or 7832-7958. VERY FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT/BAR FOR SALE IN LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA: Promoted within Worldwide Travel Guide Books including The Lonely Planet/ Rough Guide. The restaurant has 115 seats on 2 levels including a Terrace Bar with magnificent views of the city & surrounding volcanoes. This is a favorite restaurant of both local & international clients with a broad menu that caters to all! Priced to sell with a two-year return on your investment. Email: tmerpaw@msn.com KEY LEASE FOR 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: 5076-2701, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com

Long-term Rent or Sale Large House with 2 Apartments, Rooftop Patios with 360° views, 1 Block from Antigua’s Central Park • • • • • • • •

4 spacious Salas 2 Courtyards Entrance/Garage & Corridor Large main Kitchen Bath and 2 Bodegas Rooftop patio 2 Fireplaces 2 Apartments, each with kitchen, bath & rooftop patio with spectacular views For appointment please call: 7931-4500 Available May, 2012

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He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. —Ellie Rodriguez

Linda propiedad a orillas del lago 9 manzanas OCRET, 3 lindas casas amuebladas Esp. 5667 0369 English 40792374

Lake House with Fantastic Views For Sale House with huge potential (1000 ft2) in maybe the best location on Atitlán Lake in Santa Cruz. Just above the boat pier with mesmerizing views of the lake and 3 volcanoes. Safe and quiet, with access from the road that leads up into the village. Space for an independent 500 ft2 guest house. $110,000 - open to offers. More photos and details: heiner4@gmail.com 109


ADVERTISER INDEX LODGING

LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

Casa Santorini ........................................... Hostal Café City .......................................... Hostal de Don Pedro ................................ Hostal los Volcanes .................................. Hotel Antaño ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Mariana’s Petite Hotel .............................. Novohostal .................................................

39 38 38 38 38 39 39 39 39

GUATEMALA

Antigua

All Suites El Marqués ................................. A Place to Stay ............................................ Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal San Nicolás .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa Concepción ........................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel Casa Quinta .................................... Hotel La Real Plaza ................................... Hotel Los Pasos ........................................ Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel Palacio Chico ................................. Hotel Palacio Doña Beatriz .................... Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... La Casa de Maco ....................................... Palacio de Doña Leonor Hotel .............. Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... Tabihouse ...................................................

80 76 80 77 76 75 75 81 75 78 78 83 80 80 78 76 78 75 77 83 76 79 78 76 78

RESTAURANTS / BARS Antigua

B’alam’ya .................................................... El Chaparral ................................................ Hotel Atitlán .............................................. Hotel Casa Rosa ......................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Playa Linda ...................................... Hotel Primavera ......................................... Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... Hotel Sak’ Cari ............................................ Posada de Santiago (Santiago) .............. TOSA Resort & Spa ....................................

89 90 93 90 91 90 90 90 90 90 93 93 89

El PetÉn

Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami ........... 100 Posada del Cerro ....................................... 100

PACIFIC COAST

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

99 98 98 97 96 99 97 98 98 98 99 99

QUETZALTENANGO

Casa Doña Mercedes ................................ 95 Rinnovo Spa ............................................... 95

RESTAURANTS / BARS COBÁN

Casa del Bosque ........................................ 100 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 100 Park Hotel .................................................... 100

RÍo Dulce

El Tortugal ................................................... 100 Hacienda Tijax ............................................ 100 Hotel Catamaran ....................................... 100

Guatemala CITY

Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Cheers ........................................................... Kloster .......................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

Quetzaltenango

35 35 37 37 35 35

El Sabor de la India .................................... Shai Long ...................................................... Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza ....................... Maya Café ..................................................... Tertulianos ...................................................

90 93 91 93

Restaurante Chichoy ................................. 101 Restaurante Katok ..................................... 101 Hacienda Real ............................................. 101 Kape Paulinos ............................................. 101

lake atitlÁn

Café Bombay ............................................... Club Ven Aca ............................................... La Terraza ..................................................... To Be Restaurant ........................................

Café Condesa .............................................. 63 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 70 Café Sky ......................................................... 73 Casa Escobar ................................................ 7 Chez Christophe ......................................... 72 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 70 Chocomuseo Café ...................................... 70 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 71 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 62 El Rincón de Chare ..................................... 53 El Rincón del Conquistador ...................... 70 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 65 Epicure ........................................................... 57 Fridas Mexican Cuisine .............................. 67 Gaia ................................................................ 67 La Bicicleta de Juancho ............................ 70 La Canoa ....................................................... 65 La Casa de las Sopas .................................. 71 La Casbah ..................................................... 69 La Cenicienta .............................................. 72 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 73 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 59 La Posada del Pintor - Circus Bar ............ 72 Lava Restaurant .......................................... 71 McCafé .......................................................... 72 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 61 Monoloco ...................................................... 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 72 Ocelot ............................................................ 65 Personajes .................................................... 73 Rainbow Café ............................................... 57 Refuge Coffee Bar ...................................... 71 Su Chow Chinese Food ............................ 70 Ubi Sushi ..................................................... 71 Vivera y Café La Escalonia ....................... 72 Welten .......................................................... 61 Wiener .......................................................... 71 Wokco ........................................................... 63

TECPÁN

Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep. —Fran Lebowitz

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. —Ambrose Bierce

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. —Wilson Mizener

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. —Anthony Burgess

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95 95 95 95 95


ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

45 45 44 42 43

Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 105 Hertz ............................................................... 113 Immigration Services ................................. 103 Journey Church Community .................... 33 Union Church ................................................ 33

Bioenergetica .............................................. 42 Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ............................... 43 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 41 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 40 Clinicas De La Cruz ..................................... 40 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 41 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 102 David Elron, Massage ................................ 40 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 40 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 40 Dr. Dennis Cuevas ....................................... 40 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 45 Foot Spa ........................................................ 53 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 42 Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... 43 Hair & Nails Co. ............................................ 40 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 42 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 42 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 45 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 48 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 40 Optyma Visión y Moda .............................. 41 Skin Medika ................................................. 44 Soldent .......................................................... 41 Vet-Pro .......................................................... 42

Antigua FM .................................................... 6 Antigua Tattoo .............................................. 50 Architectural Design ................................... 103 Asanigua Radio ............................................ 49 Belleza Total .................................................. 48 Camino Publicitario .................................... 48 Casa Convento Concepción Events ......... 103 CaTours ........................................................... 52 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 50 Enmarcados El Arcángel ............................ 50 Frank Salon .................................................... 48 Funky Monkey .............................................. 55 Golden Studio .............................................. 48 Karla Herrera Hair Stylist ........................... 48 Wings ..............................................................104

Ay Robot ..................................................... 48 BenKe .......................................................... 49 Carnes y Mariscos Coloniales ................ 65 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 49 Casa de los Milagros ................................ 53 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 50 Colibrí ........................................................... 52 Eco Filtro ...................................................... 56 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Patio Antiques ........................................ 52 El Valle de las Piedras ................................ 49 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 48 Lyn Hovey Studio ........................................ 50 Muebles Xian ............................................... 9 Orgánica ........................................................ 46 Purpura y Té ................................................. 51 The North Face ............................................ 1

Dermologica ............................................... Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... Marena ......................................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ............ Utz Ja’ Water Filters .................................

Antigua

Antigua

SHOPS

SCHOOLS GUATEMALA CITY

Easy Facil ...................................................... 33 English School House ............................... 33

Antigua

North & South Bookstore ........................... 95 Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 47

Guatemala City

Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 33 Del Palomar .................................................... 13 Fiesta Standard .............................................. 33 House & Green ........................ inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ............................................. 33 TRAVEL / TOURS Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 33 Guatemala City Super Verduras .............................................. 35 Trans Galgos ................................................ 85 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 31

REAL ESTATE

Antigua Rentals ........................................ 80 Beach House ............................................. 108 Carstens S.A. ............................................... 107 Casa Nova .................................................... 106 Casas Tipo Canadiense ............................. 112 CityMax Real Estate .................................. 109 Houses at Real de Santiago .................... 107 La Reunion Real Estate ............................. 11 Lake Izabal property ................................. 109 Antigua lake atitlán Antigua Tours ............................................... 25 Cojolya ............................................................ 93 Real de Santiago ........................................ 17 REMAX Colonial ..........................................107 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 51 Solutions Antigua ...................................... 109 Global Surf ................................................... 87 Guinness Travel ........................................... 87 EMERGENCY IRC Travel ...................................................... 87 CULTURAL Lax Travel ...................................................... 87 ASSISTANCE Guatemala City Maya Trails ................................................... 113 El Attico ......................................................... 25 Monja Blanca ............................................... 85 Police: 120 Fire: 122 and 123 Museo Ixchel ................................................ 25 Rainbow Travel Center ............................... 87 Tourist Police (Antigua) Museo Popol Vuh ....................................... 25 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 52

MISC.

Adrenalina Tours ......................................... Exploring Guatemala ................................ Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ La Reunion Golf Resort ............................. Rancho Carrillo ............................................ Transportes del Sol .................................... Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................

95 87 85 5 2 86 85

7832-4131 La Antigua Bomberos (Fire) Voluntarios: 7832-0234 Guatemala City Tourist Assistance dial 1500 (24-hour)

Antigua

Chocomuseo ............................................... El Fotógrafo Galería ................................... Galería Museo Centro Popular ............... La Antigua Galería de Arte ......................

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DESIGN YOUR HOUSE AS YOU LIKE IT 1st Level • Living Room • Dining Room • Kitchen • Laundry Room • Guest Bedroom w/ bathroom • Visitor Bathroom • 2-car Carport


Revue 2012-03  

Congratulations to the winning photographers of our first monthly Revue Photo Contest. Thanks to all participating photographers and to ever...

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