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

April 2012 Year 21, No. 2

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= Las Fuentes Georginas = Bees of the Maya = Jocotán Festival


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cover to cover 16 travel by Matt Bokor Las Fuentes Georginas photos & side note by Thor Janson 18 sacred animals & exotic tropical plants by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Stingless Bees of the Maya 20 music by Anna-Claire Bevan One-Man Band: Rodrigo Rosales 21 tradition by Kathy Rousso Folklore and Fiestas in Jocotán 58 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Pine 60 astronomy by Phil Jones Guatemala Stargazing

Relaxing in the therapeutic thermal pools (page 16)

74 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell Who is Santo Hermano Pedro? 82 2012 spirit by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Technology: Servant or Master? 84 healthy solutions by Lori Shea Cancer Treatment in Guatemala 96 sp0rts The Billfish Foundation awards world’s top tag & release anglers and captains revue photo contest All of the April entrants can be see at RevueMag.com, here are the winners in print 14 14 15 15 101 Cover

Jocotán festival dancers (page 21) 10

Nery Racancoj Gustavo R. Villagrán C. Mario G. Rodríguez Cruz Raúl Illescas Palomo Giovani Minera Jorge Ortiz


cover to cover 22 DATEBOOK April guide to culture and upcoming events datebook highlight

72 Procession Schedule for Holy Week in La Antigua

SECTIONS 12 From the Publisher 40 Health Services 47 Antigua Map 78 Vet Q & A 85 Travel 86 El Salvador 102 Classifieds 106 Real Estate 110 Advertiser Index

ON THE COVER Semana Santa “Fe” by

Jorge Ortiz

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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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From the Publishers

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pril and Semana Santa start off together this year. There will be processions and traditional celebrations throughout the country finishing on the 8th with Easter Sunday. A schedule for the major processions in Antigua is on page 72, and we will continue to post procession maps on our Revue Facebook page. The theme for the Revue Photo Contest this month was “Semana Santa,” and once again we had some great entries. You can see the winning photographs inside and the rest you can see on our website. For next month’s contest the theme is “Mothers.” A year after its restoration, Las Fuentes Georginas is looking good. Located near Quetzaltenango, this highland spa can be your headquarters for exploring the area. Matt Bokor and Thor Janson give us some insight on what to do there. The folkloric festival in Jocotán will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th this month. Kathy Rousso explains how you can learn more about the Maya Ch’orti’ if you get to the Chiquimula area. Phil Jones gives a great overview of some interesting things happening in the April skies if you are up for some stargazing. Anna-Claire Bevan interviews an up-andcoming musician. Dr. Hellmuth introduces us to the Stingless Bees of the Maya. The question asked by Sri and Kira is whether technology is our servant or master. Elizabeth Bell reminds us of concerts and fireworks in honor of Santo Hermano Pedro. And there is lots more information, amusement and ideas in the pages to come. —John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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APRIL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS, theme: Semana Santa

2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April Congratulations to Nery Racancoj on his photograph entitled “Miserere nobis” La Antigua, with 357 votes. Prize Q300. All entries can be seen at www.RevueMag.com

3rd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April Congratulations to Gustavo Rodolfo Villagrán Cifuentes on his photograph entitled “Romería San Nicolás 2011” Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús San Nicolás, Quetzaltenango with 334 votes.

1st PLACE by judges vote is on the cover of this issue. Congratulations to Jorge Ortiz on his photograph “Fe” La Antigua. Prize: Dinner for two at La Peña de Sol Latino

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

Congratulations to Mario Gabriel Rodríguez Cruz on his photograph entitled “Rostro Natural” La Antigua, with 389 votes. Prize: 6 bottles of La Chamiza fine wine. All entries can be seen at www.RevueMag.com

2nd PLACE by judges vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, April Congratulations to Raúl Illescas Palomo on his “Mar de Morado” La Antigua. Prize: Q300 17


TRAVEL by Matt Bokor photos: Thor Janson

Las Fuentes Georginas An Historic Spa in the Highlands

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hether seeking therapeutic relief or a scenic, relaxing getaway, visitors again can enjoy the thermal pools of Las Fuentes Georginas in Guatemala’s Western Highlands near Quetzaltenango. Severely damaged by Hurricanes Mitch in 1998 and Stan in 2005, the historic attraction was ruined in 2010 by Tropical Storm Agatha, which destroyed the access road and buried the site in mud and debris. After nine months of substantial rebuilding and new construction, the scenic venue reopened in March 2011. The mist-shrouded spa offers guests an almost-surreal experience as steaming water cascades down a wall of rock, filling the

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first, wide pool. From there, the water flows into another pool, and then another—each a little cooler than the previous. It’s common to see parents with kids, young couples and older patrons enjoying the pools. Occasionally, crutches are left beside the bathhouse while their owners immerse themselves in the soothing, mineral-rich water. After workers from nearby Zunil stumbled upon the thermal springs in 1902, the site quickly became a communal bath for neighboring villagers. Improvements were made over the years; in the 1930s, frequent visitors included President Jorge Ubico and his wife Georgina, for whom the destination was named. ...continued page 94


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Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth Stingless bees at Río Dulce, Rick Bronso’s Place. (sofía monzón)

Stingless Bees of the Maya

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y first encounter with stingless bees came at age 19, when I spent 12 months at Tikal, doing archaeological field work. You see and experience stingless bees in most of the wellpreserved Maya palaces, especially the back rooms of Maler’s Palace. About 47 years later, I revisited stingless bees at Tikal while studying the biodiversity of Tikal under national park staff biologist Mirtha Cano. A year later it was possible to study more stingless bees in the Río Dulce area of the Department of Izabal. I was introduced by Kevin Lock to several places where we could study these bees, especially on the property of Richard Bronson. I also became ac18

quainted with Scott Forsythe who, in turn, introduced me to Masaki, a Japanese lady who has stingless bees in the property at her posada in Quiriguá. Stingless bees are also doing well at Finca Buenos Aires, Takalik Abaj with Ing. Carlos Guzman, a member of the Asociación de Reservas Privadas de Guatemala. Our staff members noticed stingless bees building their typical entrance tube right in front of the FLAAR ethnobotany and ethnozoological research center (at 1,500 meters elevation in Guatemala). At the FLAAR facilities we raise butterflies, using no cages or anything artificial. The secret? Don’t use insecticide in your garden. Our entire ecosystem is natural, yet we’re in the middle of a city. If we had property in ...cont. page 66


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One-Man Band

Rodrigo Rosales (alan benchoam)

MUSIC by Anna-Claire Bevan

Soapbox aka Rodrigo Rosales

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nyone who listens to music radio in Guatemala will no doubt be familiar with the name Soapbox. The talented musician had a No. 1 hit with his first solo single Time, and his second release, Now I’m Gone, looks to be heading in a similar direction. But not everyone may be aware that the man behind the name, Rodrigo Rosales, is a home-grown, Guatemalan star who does everything (down to directing his own music videos) himself. “I think that being in a group can sometimes be restrictive,” Rosales says. “But if you’re a one-man band, you don’t have to limit yourself.” The Guatemalan artist says he has always been inspired by musicians who played multiple instruments and guitarists who challenged the conventional approach to performance. “When I was 13 years old I saw a (televi20

sion) special on Jimi Hendrix and it blew my mind,” Rosales says. From that day forward Rosales admits only wanting to perform in a similar style. So, having learned to play the guitar when he was 11, Rosales later taught himself to play the drums and piano before building a recording studio in his room and teaching himself all elements of production. “I used to lock myself away and just focus on my music. I didn’t go out much; I just practiced in my room and was a bit of a loner… but I guess it’s starting to pay off now,” laughs Rosales. Even though the musician has appeared on four albums from other artists in the past year, he professes that the Guatemalan music industry isn’t an easy one to crack. “You need to have someone in there. I would go to radio ...continued page 32


TRADITION by Kathy Rousso photos: Hugo Peña Montes Ramirez

The procession includes a ritual for a good harvest

Folklore and Fiestas in Jocotán

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This year the folkloric festival is celebrated April 26-28 and the feria is July 21-25

nterested in Mayan culture and want to check out a lesser-known region of Guatemala? Thinking about visiting the ruins of Copán? You can combine a trip to Copán, Honduras, with a stop in Jocotán, Chiquimula, Guatemala, and learn more about the Maya Ch’orti’. The Ch’orti’ are related culturally and linguistically to the lowland Maya of Yucatán and Belize (Chol) rather than the highland Maya of Guatemala (Quiche-Pokam); scholars agree that ancestors of the Ch’orti’ built the Copán (Honduras) and Quiriguá (Guatemala) structures.

Jocotán is situated in the middle of the Ch’orti’ homeland, located just off a paved highway between the department capital of Chiquimula and the Honduran border crossing of El Florido. This community hosts a yearly feria honoring Saint Santiago (July 21-25) and a regional folkloric festival (April 26-28). The latter was initiated by Jocotán teachers in 1986 as a way to highlight Ch’orti’ culture, and activities include dance, music, procession and a handicraft market, as well as the election of Katu Suchij or Reyna o Flor de Maguey (Queen or Flower of Maguey). The patronal feria also includes a rodeo. ...continued page 34 21


guide to culture and upcoming events

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Mon., through Wed., 4, 10am-6pm — Pint-Andito, open activity for all ages, no experience required; materials available. Free. Galería de Arte Andante, 8a av. 12-19, z. 1, Quetzaltenango. Mon., through Sun., 8th-10am & 3pm — CULTURAL EVENT: Manos Mágicas (Magic hands) featuring handcrafting demonstrations; Holy Week — Indigenous women participate in a Desfile de Trajes. Museo Casa del Tejido, 1a calle poniente #51 (behind San Jerónimo ruins), La Antigua. Tues., 4pm — (English) STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Meet at the San Felipe aldea marker on the road to San Felipe. More info: j_st:simon@hotmail.com. San Felipe de Jesús, La Antigua. Tues., 5:30pm — MAYAN DANCES BY CHILDREN: K’a k’a’ Saqarik - Nuevo Amenecer (New Dawn) is dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Sat., & Sat., 21st, 9am-noon — COOKING CLASS: Mariela, Norma, María and the kitchen staff conduct típico Guatemalan cooking classes. $40 incls. a cup of Antigua coffee, 3-hours class & the delicious meal you cooked (with a glass of wine or other beverage). Next, Mariela will take the class to the mercado to see where to buy the best ingredients. Limited enrollment. Call for a reservation: 7882-4468. La Peña de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Midwife and Birthing in Guatemala. Manos Abiertas is an integrated women’s health clinic and natural birth center with two locations in Guatemala, serving a population that otherwise would not have access to health services. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. Sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., 5pm — (Spanish) PRESENTACIÓN DE LIBRO: Un Plan Sencillamente Perfecto por Fernando Grajeda. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 4pm through Mon., 30 — PHOTOGRAPHY: Volcanic Landscapes by Kevin Sebold. La Peña de Sol Latino, 5a calle poniente #15C, La Antigua.

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Wed., 5pm — ART: Featuring the Galería Mesón Panza Verde’s Private Art Collection with work by various artists. Galería Mesón Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua. 22


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Sat., through May 13 — ART: Guatemala: A Textural Muse, a solo exhibition by North American artist Jan Ledbetter, presenting more than 15 water-media paintings. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 78322124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Thurs., 7pm — MEETING: Club Fotográfico de Antigua (CFA) featuring photo talks by special guests as well as photo contests in color, b/w and digital categories. CFA welcomes novice and professional photo enthusiasts. For additional information and details visit www.clubfotograficoantigua. com or Facebook.com/ClubFotograficoAntigua. Free. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, La Antigua.

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Fri., through Sun., 15 — FERIA MUNDO MAYA 2012: Arts and crafts vendors, cultural activities and more. info@ eventosantiguaguatemala.com; www. eventosantiguaguatemala.com; tel: 49978188. Free. Final calle Santander, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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Fri., noon — PRESENTATION: Guatemala Medical Travel invites you to its presentation on affordable high-quality medical care. Meet doctors and patients; discover medical advances; also, join the AMIGOS program for 24/7 emergency medical assistance. For details: 5737-3023, 4486-9930, agents@ guatemalamedicaltravel.com / www.GuatemalaMedicalTravel.com. Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, 4a calle oriente #12, upstairs, La Antigua.

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Fri., 7:30pm — (Spanish) TEATRO: Te Juro Juana que Tengo Ganas, por los Cómicos de la Lengua. Q50. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua. Datebook online at www.revuemag.com

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) ESPECTÁCULO DE TÍTERES: ¡Ay Rosita! Versión libre de la leyenda del Sombrerón, en teatro en miniatura y música original. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle poniente), 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. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the MAY, 2012 edition of the REVUE by Tuesday, April 10 23


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Sat., 4pm — (Spanish) CÍRCULO LITERARIO: La Vida es un Sueño de Pedro Calderón de La Barca. Q20. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua. Sat., 5pm — ART OPENING: Cats by Ursula Baumann. La Galería, Calle Rancho Grande & Av. 14 de Febrero, Panajachel, Lake Atitlán.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Historia, Arte y Conservación en el Cementerio General de Guatemala, por Dr. Anibal Chajón. Habrá venta de la última publicación del de este tema. Q30, estudiantes con carnet Q15. Parqueo tarifa única Q30. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Thurs, 7pm — FUNDRAISING PARTY: organized by ConstruCasa. Reilly’s, 6a av. sur #2, La Antigua. 20 Fri., 7pm — CELEBRATION: Ubi’s Sushi 2nd anniversary. Free cocktail. 6a av. sur #12B-2, La Antigua.

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Fri., 7pm through Sat., May 12 — ART: Sculptures by Arturo Ruano. Cocktail. Galería de Arte Andante, 8a av. 1219, z. 1, Quetzaltenango.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Accordion recital by Jorge Herrera. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Fri., 7pm — ART: Collective exposition by Colisueños from Mataquescuintla Jalapa. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Habitat for Humanity provides permanent housing solutions around the world; it needs more volunteers to continue helping Guatemalan families. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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DATEBOOK 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? Time to register to vote in the 2012 elections! Under the 2010 MOVE Act, you now must submit a new Federal Post Card Application every year to make sure your vote counts. Get yours at www.votefromabroad.org. Need help? See us at Conexion on Sat. April 28 from 11 - 3, 4a calle oriente (La Fuente) #14, La Antigua. And mark your calendar for the Democrats Abroad Global Primary on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Casa Convento Concepcion, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua. For more info, contact John Chudy at 7832-4581 or mayadems@yahoo.com.

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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).

Las Palmas

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

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

Mondays — TROVA and surprise guests. Tuesdays — BLUES Night from 8pm. Wednesdays — Bossa / Latin / Cuban. Thursdays — Bossa / Latin / Cuban. Fridays — SALSA grupo CARIBE from 9pm. Saturdays — SALSA grupo CARIBE from 9pm. Sundays — Late night BLUES.

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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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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPOSITION

Volcanic Landscapes / Paisajes Volcanicos by Kevin Sebold

Inauguration April 5, 4pm

Exhibit from April 5 to April 30 La Peña de Sol Latino 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Canciones Inolvidables, Argentinian tangos by Aura Marina Molina Flores. Q60. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — DANCE INTERNATIONAL DAY: A night with independent contemporary and neoclassic dances. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua.

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Mon., through Thurs., 26, 9am6pm — XXVI GARDENING CLUBS OF CENTRAL AMERICA & PANAMA CONVENTION: Flower exhibits, incl. horticulture; also, an ecology class with Professor Héctor Castañeda. Thurs., 26, 2-5pm — Talk and demonstration of new and modern designs by German flower artist Gregor Lersch. Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Niños de Guatemala (NDG), opened a primary school in Ciudad Vieja for children from the most under-privileged families in 2009. NDG works to build a better future for Guatemalan children. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Wed., throughout the day — CELEBRATION: The San Francisco Church celebrates the anniversary of Santo Hermano Pedro’s death (1667) with concerts and fireworks. An allegorical procession goes throughout the streets of Antigua after the 2 p.m. mass on Sunday, April 29. La Antigua. See related article on page 74.

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Thurs., 6:30pm — (Spanish) CONFERENCE: Las industrias líticas y la economía clásica maya por Chloé Andrieu. Q30, estudiantes; Q15, con carnet. Parqueo tarifa única Q30. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City. Thurs., thru Fri., 28 — CULTURAL EVENTS: Folklore and Fiestas. Jocotán. See related article on page 21. Fri., 8pm (English) THEATER: A Night at the Improv Antigua. Live comedy, sketches, improv and comedy monologue directed by Bob Polakoski. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua. Sat., 11am — (Spanish) ESPECTÁCULO DE CIRCO: Los Viajantes, una compañía de circo viaja por el mundo presentando sus increíbles números de malabares, magia, baile, todo reunido en una cómica interacción, realizada por una pareja que intenta rescatar el negocio realizando todas las rutinas ellos mismos. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua.

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Sat., 11:30am-3pm — DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA: It’s time for U.S. citizens to register to vote for the 2012 elections. Get help from Democrats Abroad. Contact John Chudy at 7832-4581 or mayadems@yahoo.com. Conexion, Comercial La Fuente, 4a calle oriente #14, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Jazz concert by Mexitano y Zumbido. Cooperación Española (tel: 7932-3838), 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua.

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Sat., 8pm — MUSIC: Dr. Sativo Warriorcandela features Ya Cayó el “20” tour 2012. Q70. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua.

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Sat., 6:30pm11pm—3rd annual NOCHE DE LOS CHEFS GALA DINNER: fundraiser, featuring an incredible menu from the kitchens of: (main sponsor) Hotel Soleil Antigua; also the Hotel Camino Real; Mesón Panza Verde; Café Opera; Palacio de Doña Leonor; Juan Caravela; Café Condesa; Fernando’s Kaffee and from Guatemala City, El Primo de Roma. Tickets, Q300 on sale at Hotel Soleil & Revue; includes a welcome glass of champagne, a glass of red or white wine, prizes from participating restaurants and sponsors; live background music, and a guided tour, “behind the scenes” kitchen area. Presented by degustantigua.com. Convento de Capuchinas, La Antigua. Reference Antigua dining section, page 64. This year’s beneficiaries, AWARE (Animal Welfare Assoc., Rescue/Education: www.animalaware.org & Unidos para los Animales (United for Animals): www.unidosparalosanimales.org 29


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hrough Fri., 20 — ART: Works by Rafael Dussan. El Attico (tel: 2368-0853), 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City.

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aily, 2pm & 4pm — MOVIES: Different movies every day. Las Palmas (tel: 7832-9734), 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), La Antigua.

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hrough Sun., 15 — ART: Retrospectiva, paintings, sculptures and engravings by Ramón Ávila. Galería El Túnel, 16 calle 1-01, z. 10, Guatemala City.

uesdays 10, 17 & 24, 6pm — PHOTO TOUR: Enjoy a one-hour presentation of Antigua and its heritage through vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 30 years accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Tickets Q30 p/p, available at the presentation. Proceeds benefit educational programs in Antigua. Proyecto Cultural El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua. (No presentation during Holy Week.)

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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), La Antigua.

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

nd & 4th Thursday, 6:30pm — 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.

PLAN AHEAD May 1, Tues., — LABOR DAY: Most banks and businesses are closed. May 5, Sat., 9am-6pm — DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA: Mark your calendar, the Democratic Presidential Global Primary for U.S. citizens abroad. Contact John Chudy at 78324581 or mayadems@yahoo.com. Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle O. #41, La Antigua. 30


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km 14.5 Centro Comercial Escala Carretera a El Salvador Telephone: 6637-5763/64 Monday - friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Carretera al Atlantico 0-80, z.17

Telefax: 2256-4564 Monday - Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Calle Mariscal 18-40, z.11 across the street from Pro-ciegos

Telephone: 2473-1941 / 2474-5194 Fax: 2474-5254 Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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One-Man Band cont. from page 20 stations every day with my music and get rejected. It was really difficult and I nearly gave up—that’s what the song Time is about,” says Rosales. But eventually he started to receive support from local artists, helping to propel his music onto the radio. Like most successful Guatemalan performers, Rosales funds his music through another career. He works as a furniture designer during the week and spends his spare time writing songs and trying to get the best sound possible out of his equipment. Having grown up listening to music in English, Rosales says it was a natural decision to sing in English, but the musician still con32

siders his voice his weakest instrument. “I’m not used to being a frontman, I feel more confident playing the guitar than singing. But I have to get used to it, and now I guess there’s no turning back. “My greatest challenge has always been myself. I was afraid at the beginning and didn’t have much confidence so I’ve had to overcome that,” says Rosales, who originally called himself “Soapbox.” “When I was growing up, people used to dismiss local bands and I thought that if I put my name out there I would get rejected, so I used the pseudonym ‘Soapbox’,” admits Rosales. Although Rosales has toured with bands and composed songs for other musicians, he is now focusing on his solo career. His selfwritten, first album Soapbox Vol. 1 is out now in local music stores. For more information on Rosales’ upcoming tour dates visit: http:// www.reverbnation.com/soapboxgt


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In Nola

Fabrics by the yard Ceramic • Jewelry Wood • Leather & more 18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Próceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498

SINCE 1980

SPANISH COURSES

Lin Canola Artesanías típicas All kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more 5a calle 9-60, zona 1. Centro Histórico, Guatemala City TelFax: 2232-0858 Tels: 2253-0138 Credit Cards - Inside parking www.lin-canola.com

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. —Walt Whitman

Executive / Survival

Quiet neighborhood, easy parking 14 av. 13-68, Zona 10, Oakland, Guatemala City Tel: 2337-3970 TelFax: 2368-1187 easyfacil@hotmail.com www.easyfacilgt.com

International - Interdenominational Sunday Services Contemporary 8:15 am Traditional 11:00 am The Worship Experience 6:00 pm

Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pm

SEWING CENTER • CENTRO DE COSTURA • NAH CENTER Weaving, Embroidery and Sewing Supplies REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS 13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017

Caring for the English-speaking Community tel: 2361-2037, 2361-2027 email: unionchurchguatemala@gmail.com web: www.unionchurchguatemala.com 12 calle 7-37 zona 9 Plaza España, Guatemala 33


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Dance group dressed in Ch’orti’ traje

Jocotán Festival cont. from page 21 While visiting Jocotán you can relax in the new central park, view the colonial church, wander through an interesting Sunday market, or soak in nearby hot springs. The town is small enough to explore easily by foot, but there are plenty of tuktuks if you want a ride. A relaxing place to enjoy a drink or meal is the ecotourism restaurant Río Grande and a comfortable place to stay is the Hotel 34

Ramírez/Cuna Maya Chorti (www.hotelcunamayachorti.com). Reservations can be made via e-mail or by phone: hotelramirez@ hotmail.com or cocinerohugo@gmail.com or 4770-7691). To get to Jocotán take any bus or microbus between Guatemala City/Chiquimula and El Florido, including the Litegua bus company (www.litegua.com). It also runs minibuses between La Antigua Guatemala and its main Guatemala City bus terminal. (Antigua office: 7832-9850).


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Shakespeare Pub Wi-Fi • Lunch Specials Happy Hour 11-5

Near all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641

RESTAURANTE

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

Café Bar Meals Drinks

Books & Exhibitions

Live Music Thur-Sat

Vía 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241

Best Buffalo Wings in Guatemala 60’s & 70’s Rock Big Screen TV 3 Pool Tables Darts Cold Beer SPORTS BAR Mon-Sat 9am-1am and Sun 1pm-midnightish 13 calle 0-40, Z.10 T/F: 2368-2089 We accept AMEX, VISA, MC, Diners, Credomatic

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

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! —Mark Twain

The Best in Fresh Fruits & Vegetables produced and packaged with your health in mind

M-F 8:30-7pm Sat 8:30-2pm 13 calle 4-44, Z.10 Guatemala Cit y TelFax:2363-2682 35


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Comfortable Rooms, Junior Suites and h o t e l s Standard Rooms, Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Patios, 5 minutes from airport. Tels:+502.2334.6121 4a Av. “A” 13-74, zona 9 Weekly and Monthly rates Meeting rooms & Parking Guatemala City

A four-star hotel in the Historic Center 4 Avenida 3-25, Zona 1, Guatemala City PBX: 2285-3434 Fax: 2232-7759

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HOSTAL CAFÉ CITY

1 Minute from Airport Free Airport Shuttle / Wi-Fi / Breakfast Private Cabin Rooms at $15 pp Dormitory at $10 pp FROM $10 7a av. “A” 17-17, z.13, aurora 1, Guatemala City Tel: 4365-8583, 2261-3024 www.hostalcafecity.com

PEVONIA offers you the latest scientific breakthroughs in body treatments. PURIFY Enrich your body with MOROCCAN COCOON minerals, purify and deeply hydrate for a delightful sense of utter renewal. RENEW AND DE-STRESS A warm, scientifically-proven holistic and healing black magma mud rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes alleviate sore muscles, pain and vanishes stress. CELLULITE Stimulate your body´s ability to break down fat, increase metabolism and eliminate water retention. ANTI-AGING TROPICAL ESCAPE French sea salt and tropical organic fruit extracts enriched in Pro-vitamin A, carrot seed oil, pomegranate, collagen, elastin and polypeptides …..this 4 step anti-aging body treatment will render your skin deeply nourished, rejuvenated with an astonishing decrease in body crepiness and wrinkles. MORE INFORMATION: www.pevonia.com ventaspevonia@hotmail.com T: 5708-0576

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Newly-opened Hotel at Aurora Airport Area

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

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

www.hotelcasasantorini.com

He who plants a tree plants a hope. —Lucy Larcom

hotelcasablancainn1@gmail.com www.hotelcasablancainn.com

If I knew I should die tomorrow, I would plant a tree today. —Stephen Girard

credit cards accepted

Feel warm & relaxed on your arrival!

1 from minute the airport Rooms starting

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Mariana’s

PETIT HOTEL

Bar/Room Service • Private Bath • Free Internet & Cable TV Credit Cards accepted reservaciones@marianaspetithotel.com Free Airport Transport www.marianaspetithotel.com 20 calle 10-17 Aurora II, zona 13 Guatemala City Tels: 2261-4144, 2261-4105 Fax: 2261-4266

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Jorge E. De la Cruz DDS, P.C.

Eastman Dental Center | Univ. of Rochester N.Y. Laser Bleaching Implants Custom dentures Cosmetic dentistry Crowns and bridges Root canals

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

(502) 2261-6875

Blvrd. Los Próceres 18 calle, 24-69 zona 10, Torre 1 Of. 10-07 Empresarial Zona Pradera

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Dr. Dennis R. Cuevas Morales Médico Pediatra y Psiquiatra

adultos, adolescentes y niños

Evaluación, diagnóstico y tratamiento de trastornos emocionales, mentales y de la conducta. Talleres de relajación, terapia de grupo. 4a calle oriente #41 local A, La Antigua Tels: 5402-0710, 5632-8128, 7832-5735

Rodolfo Laparra, M.D.

Delia Orellana

CLÍNICA y ÓPTICA SANTA LUCÍA High Quality Optical Services

ACUPUNCTURIST

Ophthalmologist

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2-7pm (Sat: 9-6) 5a calle poniente No. 28, La Antigua TEL: 7832-7945 English spoken

deliaorellana@hotmail.com

NEW Tel: 5029-4970 La Antigua Guatemala

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health services ► Prescription Glasses ► Optical Services ► Contact Lenses ► Eye Diseases Treatment ► Eye Surgery ► Certified Botox® English Spoken

Dra. Paulina Castejón

M.D. Ophthalmology

Avenida El Desengaño #33, La Antigua Tel:7882-4281 & 7823-3000 ~ visionymoda@itelgua.com

Centro Visual G&G Dr. José R. Golcher OPERATING ROOM, CLINICS & OPTICAL INFIRMARY

Specialized Aesthetic-function Ophthalmologists üEnglish Spoken üAdults & Children

Anterior Segment, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Dra. Dalia de Golcher Retina, Vitreous & Aesthetic Medicine Surgeon

4a av. sur final #1

Telfax: 7832-6554, Tel: 4431-4822

www.centrovisualgyg.com

Branch 6a calle poniente #50-A • Tels: 7832-6672 & 7832-8105 üOpen: Monday - Saturday 8am - 7pm

Protect your eyes, wear sunglasses April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. —Christopher Morley

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. —William Shakespeare

We are not just one; We are a group of professionals specialized in all dental areas. 40 years of experience in dental health care! Spanish/English spoken

2a avenida norte #3, La Antigua Guatemala Tel: 7832-0275 ~ www.clinicasovalle.com

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Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro WE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE!

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

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

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

hphpedro@intelnett.com - www.hospitalhermanopedro.net

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

-Vaccinations -Surgery* -X-ray -Dental clinic -Ultrasound -Laboratory Services -Emergencies Veterinary Clinic Dr. Juan Pablo Calderon Garcia

Living in Harmony Mindfulness Psychotherapy Dr. Karmen Guevara

*Gas anesthesia used

2a av. sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808 Appointment or walk-in. English, French, Spanish spoken Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm

Skype Sessions Available

www.karmenguevaratherapy.com Tel: 5018-3136 kg@karmenguevara.com NUTRITION - FREE EVALUATION WEIGHT CONTROL - JOB OPPORTUNITY (502) 4151-7475 hblcentroamerica@yahoo.com - www.herbalife-guatemala.com.gt 3a avenida norte & 4a calle oriente, Local 6 (El Jaulón, a few steps from central park) La Antigua, Guatemala, C.A.

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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers—for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. —Osho


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Family Psychotherapy

Alternative Therapies and Clinical Psychology

 Licensed psychologist specialized in the treatment of trauma with children and adults (USAC/UMG)  Certified traumatologist (by the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology USA)  Certified EMDR (EMDR-IBA)  Clinical Hypnosis and homeopathy medicine  Certified Equinotheraphy for the disabled (Asociación Mexicana de Equitación Terapéutica)  Alternative pharmacy on site (herbal and homeopathic)

6a av norte No. 39, La Antigua Guatemala, Tel. 5143-0674 ~ English Spoken

Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7 Antigua HOUSE OF HEALTH

Emergency Service from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Medical Clinics & Diagnostics General Medicine • Pediatric OB/GYN • Mammogram • Ultrasound X-Rays • Densitometry • Lab

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

PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Milton Solis, Plastic Surgeon

Breast Enhancement or Reduction Liposuction / Face Lift Rhinoplasty / Aesthetic Surgery in General Appointments: 5511-4163 Blvd. Vista Hermosa 25-19 Multimédica Of. #1101, Z.15 www.doctormiltonsolis.com 43


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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. —Nelson Henderson

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. —George Bernard Shaw

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. —Hal Borland

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. —William Blake

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Open every day from 8am to 6pm 5a calle poniente No. 6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6533

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Organic and natural food Supplements Lactose free products Gluten free products Beauty and personal care Ecological products And more...

Also in Guatemala City: Diagonal 6 16-23, zona 10, Comercial La Villa Locales 2 y 3 Tels: 2363-1819, 2363-1827 Carretera al Salvador, km 15陆, Condado Concepci贸n Fase I, local #21 Tel: 6634-7077

Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm


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

KARLA HERRERA International Hair Stylist

Appointments only: 5104-5739

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http://REVUEmag.com/links/ Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. —Bill Vaughn

I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them. —James Russell Lowell

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As the poet said, “only God can make a tree” —probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. —Woody Allen

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. —Martin Luther

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colibrí Fine Textiles

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Daily 9am-6pm 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua Tel: 7832-5028 textilescolibri@turbonett.com

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

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El Arcángel Framing shop

Professional Works

2a av. norte #10, La Antigua Tels: 4425-7237 & 5394-3097 enmarcadoselarcangel@hotmail.com

Museum “House of the Old Weaving” Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People 1a calle poniente #51, La Antigua Tel: 7832-3169 alidaperez@itelgua.com

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Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda

Pino (photo by rudy girón)

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he clean, crisp, fresh, familiar scent of pine, from long and short needles gathered and bundled to be scattered on shop and café floors, is an aroma found yeararound in Guatemala businesses and homes. This month more than ever, pine forms a large part of the rich odors of the Lenten season. Before the scores of processions wind through cobbled streets, pine needles are spread to soften the marchers’ tread. Needles are often a base for the alfombras, the intricate carpets of flowers and sawdust, or lovingly placed in green rectangles as a simple adoration before the passing saints. The delicate scent of carpet needles is overpowered by smoke in the processions. Pine resins are concentrated into hard balls of pom, pitch, providing the heavy smudge from incense burners swung vigorously in front of the processions. You will smell it again when you next undress, your clothing saturated with the pine incense. And taste pine. Those who head to the hills to gather needles and resins also pick up cones that yield nuts, roasted and munched alone or mixed into salads, stews and other flavorful dishes.

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Want to paint? Artists need scores of shades on the palette to properly paint the trees of Highland forests or pine products in the processions. Green pine needles, golden pine pitch, light brown pine nuts, coffee colored pine bark, scores of shades are necessary to picture pine. Pine is the most common tree in the world, we’re told by arborists, with more than 100 species on six continents. Two varieties are native to Guatemala and Central America, the long-needled Montezuma Pine and the somewhat shorter needles of Honduras Pine, the national tree of our neighboring country. Recent studies suggest both varieties developed many millennia ago in the Cuchumatanes mountains of Guatemala, then spread north into Mexico and south to Nicaragua, but we won’t let our Honduran friends down by telling them where their national tree originated. Pine scents, pine shades, pine nut taste, the sticky touch of pine pitch, soft needles underfoot, pine easily reaches four out of five senses. Add sound, the crackle of pine logs in a fireplace, and pine is a delight for all our senses.


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Q 38 Lunch Specials Every Day Antigua’s Grupo Sol Latino, Andean Music (Pan Flutes) Wed - Sun Carlos Trujillo Sunday Noon and Mondays: Latin Guitar, Jazz /Salsa Ramiro Tuesdays: Trova-Cubana, Bill on Congas

Your Information & Refreshment Center for the Easter Processions

Reserve now for our Guatemalan Tipico Cooking School (tel: 7882-4468) Classes on the first and third Saturday of the month, 9am-Noon ($40 /class)

CHILDREN’S BENEFIT DANCE: Niños con Bendición (Sat., April 14, 1pm)

Famous 3-chocolate Brownie

Créme Brülée

Mile-high Chocolate Cake

5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua Tel: 7882-4468 FREE WI-FI lapenaantigua@gmail.com www.lapenaantigua.com

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Special Feature by Phil Jones

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he rains will be starting soon and the burning in the fields may make for some viewing difficulties, but there will still be some good stargazing in the region in the next few months. Binoculars can help the viewing but there is no need for a telescope until you get hooked on the stars. In early April the bright evening “stars” are really the planets Jupiter and Venus, one above the other and fairly low in the western sky just after sunset. Venus is brighter and higher while Jupiter is closer to the horizon and not as brilliant. Immediately above and to the left of Venus is the star Aldebaran, a red-colored star that is the eye of the bull at the start of the horns of the constellation Taurus. During this month Venus will continue to rise while the rest of the stars and Jupiter will be closer to the horizon at sunset, so that by the end of April Venus will be higher than Aldebaran and Jupiter gradu-

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ally becomes lost in the horizon’s haze or surrounding hills at sunset. Meanwhile, in early April the moon will be in the eastern sky at sunset and on the 6th will just be rising as the sun sets: a full moon. The planet Mars will be immediately to the left (north) of the moon on April 3 but will be somewhat washed out by the moon’s bright reflected sunlight. Three of the more interesting celestial objects are in the early evening sky this month: the constellations Orion (the hunter) and Taurus (the bull) and the asterism (group of stars) called the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. On April 3 Venus will be right in among the Pleiades. In Japanese the Pleiades are called Subaru, and the star group is part of the Subaru car insignia, reflecting the joining of six different companies to form Fuji Heavy Industries after World War II. A special treat is available for anyone with a good southern view in the coming ...continued page 62


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months. The smallest constellation, the Southern Cross, will be visible low on the southern horizon around midnight in late April, and into May in the early evening. It is called the Cruz de Mayo in these parts, and I will always remember the first time I ever saw it, from the beach at Tulate on the south coast some 45 years ago. Stephen Stills said it all with his song of the same name. It does indeed look like a small cross with a bright star at each end of the upright and the slanted cross bar but with no star in the middle joint. It looks more like a child’s kite. A dimmer star on the lower right side completes the bright stars of this amazingly beautiful constellation. This smaller and dimmer side star is shown on the Australian flag but not on New Zealand’s. Looking straight north in the early evening the asterism called the Big Dipper is easily visible with its distinctive long-handled ladle shape, now upside down pouring out its liquid onto the North Star, which is a faint star and probably not visible in the haze just above the northern horizon. About the author: Phil Jones works in Central America and visits Guatemala to assist in microfinance. He combines his work travel with stargazing all over the world and has written columns and guided evening stargazing tours. Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. —W. Earl Hall


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the countryside, we would raise a veritable zoo. In part, my enjoyment of bees is watching them build their entrance-exit tube and seeing them hover in front of the hive, getting ready to dive down the tube. It makes me think of sci-fi movies with alien spaceships, fighter planes and helicopter-like scout planes hovering around the entrance port to the mother ship. Aside from images of bees and alien worlds, for thousands of years bees were an important economic aspect of Classic Maya civilization. And beekeeping is still important in Maya areas today, though unfortunately modern bees tend to replace indigenous species more and more every year. The more common species of stingless bees are very tiny. You will recognize these little bees in many flower-filled gardens. 66

Mirta Cano has shown me that several species make their nest in the ground, so merely walking around can destroy their habitat. Though these bees are stingless, they will attack if they feel threatened. The only time it happened to me was when my head was in the flight path of their hive (I was concentrating on photographing another hive about one meter below, on the same tree). When stingless bees get irritated, they dive into your head and burrow down through your hair and pester the daylights out of your scalp. They also buzz around your eyes and ears, but mainly it’s your scalp that gets the full bore of their wrath. What to do: Get away from their hive, immediately! And never wave your hands or arms to fend them off. The bees in front of my house are accustomed to people walking around them all day. My guess is that these bees are simply used to the presence of people. This hive seems to have learned that we will neither attack them nor even disrupt them. I hope this article raises awareness of stingless bees. We at FLAAR institute would be interested in working on projects if your company or foundation could provide funding. We would especially like to raise awareness throughout Guatemala in providing protection for stingless bees, and not obliterating them with insecticides nor cutting down the trees where some species make their hives. ...continued page 68 Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). Visit www. maya-archaeology.org or contact Dr. Hellmuth at frontdesk@flaar.org


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or information about raising stingless bees as a hobby, you can contact Scott Forsythe Finding stingless bees (forsythe_scott@hotmail.com). If you’d like to see stingless bees in the Río Dulce area, contact kevinlock2001@yahoo.com. He can take you to visit the bees of Don Emilio (Emilio Mendizábal) in his property the Jardin botánico El Ciricote (about 15-minute drive north from Río Dulce). If you are a biologist and wish to do research on stingless bees in Petén, contact the Parque Nacional Tikal. Biologist Mirta Cano (nicholas hellmuth ) would be a good starting point. If you are a visitor to Guatemala, most local guides in Petén should be able to find you stingless bee hives, especially in Tikal. If you are in the Sayaxché area of El Petén, you can ask Julián Mariona of Posada El Caribe if he can find you stingless bees. You can buy honey from stingless bees at Macaw Mountain a few kilometers from Copán Ruinas, Honduras (info@macawmountain.com).

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e use a 21 megapixel Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with a macro lens, either a 100mm macro or a Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5X macro lens. The latter is the best macro lens I have ever found for photographing insects, but you need eternal patience to get the lens close enough to focus. It helps to have a ring flash or macro flash to allow you to freeze the flying bees so they are not too blurred in the photograph. Since bees move rapidly bees are best photographed with HDSLR video, which means a high definition, single lens reflex camera (which means a camera where you can change your lenses, so ironically a camera which takes many lenses, not just one single lens). We look forward to obtaining a brand new Canon EOS-1D X which is a pro-level camera but has video capabilities significantly better than any Canon Rebel or Nikon D-hundred series system. We appreciate John Lorusso, Parrot Digigraphic, www.ParrotColor.com, for providing cameras and lenses for our studies of the flora, fauna and archaeology museums of Guatemala. Additional Reading: - MARROQUÍN, A. 2000, Sistemática e historia natural de las abejas (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) de Guatemala. Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos, (Tesis de Graduación, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacia) - MICHENER, Charles Duncan 2000, The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 952 pages. - ROUBIK, David 1992, Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees. Cambridge University Press. 528 pages. - YURRITA, C., and Eunice ENRÍQUEZ 2005, Distribución de abejas sin aguijón en Guatemala. In Memorias del IV Seminario Mesoamericano sobre Abejas sin Aguijón. pgs 130–134. 68


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o matter where you reside, your life is now technology driven. Technology that was intended to liberate us, to provide more free time and productivity, has over the decades, enslaved us. In recent history, the change started 120 years ago with the development of factory production lines and electric appliances. The introduction of automobiles and technologies such as refrigeration has indeed offered support to us all. However, over the decades, technology has become our master and we find ourselves dependent upon clocks, cell phones, internet and fossil fuel. Our careers and our connection to family and friends are now organized around technology. True mental and physical health requires that we honor our essential nature. We are not machines; we are humans! Natural environments, like those here in Guatemala, revitalize us. Loving interactions with family and friends offer nourishment that is essential to our well-being. Spiritual connections are equally important. Technology tends to feed our brains and often our priorities get distorted; we lose connection with the whole person. Technology becomes the middleman and the filter through which we interact. However, technology can support us, provided that we first anchor our sense of who we really are.

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This is a guiding principle of holistic healing, taking into account that we are more than just a brain, a body or emotions. We are a whole person: Body, mind and spirit are all important ingredients in our identity and our health. By adopting a holistic perspective, one can make new choices about priorities. By valuing the whole person, then our decisions about where to invest our time and focus start supporting our health and well-being more effectively. A holistic approach might require that you unplug from your favorite technology for a period of time, just to gain a fresh perspective. For example, how many hours a day do you (or your children) spend watching television? Surfing the internet? Has technology disconnected you from your wholeness? Have you adapted your life to technology? While visiting Guatemala you have the perfect opportunity to unplug and reconnect. The moments spent gazing at the profound beauty of nature or simply chatting with a new friend offer perspective and balance. True health invites us to honor all aspects of our being. Holistic health reminds us that the easily dismissible areas (perhaps exercise and spirituality) are important contributors to our health and resilience. If technology and compromise have slowly taken over


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your life energy, then inner discomfort will be present. That discomfort is a call to pay attention before a life crisis emerges. Unplugging from your day-to-day life patterns offers perspective and renewal. Stress is reduced. Taking time off from our habits gives us access to deeper levels of inner wisdom and clarity. Unplugging from technology renews our self-awareness while

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ust say the word “cancer” and all sorts of emotions arise. Maybe we remember the sadness and loss of a co-worker or neighbor. Sometimes the grief strikes closer to home, like my husband, or your sister, or worse, a child. But more and more, we are experiencing another set of emotions regarding cancer treatment today: hope, bravery, triumph, relief and gratitude. In the United States, one in six people is expected to suffer some form of cancer in their lifetime. With this sobering statistic regularly in the news, you have to wonder how this disease might affect your lifestyle, family relationships and retirement fund. Determining the most effective course of treatment is not always a clear choice, as it is the result of extensive testing and careful planning by a team of cooperating specialists. Having insurance is no guarantee that you will be protected from major, lifechanging expenses. Patients with insurance are thinking carefully before agreeing to treatment, because out-of-pocket copayments for the drugs alone could easily run $15,000 to $30,000 a year. In Guatemala, we are proud to offer three cancer treatment centers and top-notch oncologists, each with a separate focus, that are able to work in conjunction as a team, together with the surgeons, to impact the patient’s treatment plan toward a successful recovery. 84

Dr. Luis Linares of Hope Radiotherapy Center has over 25 years of experience performing 25,000 cancer-related procedures. From university studies in England to extensive research and work at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and then as medical director of the New Orleans Cancer Center, he has brought his skills and expertise back home to us in Guatemala. Offering radiotherapy and brachytherapy, Hope International opened in 2010 with state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology which surpasses the quality available in 60% of cancer hospitals in the United States. Radiotherapy involves directing a specialized external beam into the tumor to diminish or destroy it, while brachytherapy is a time-release method of implanting seeds that release radiation in specific daily doses. In both of the non-painful treatments, no surrounding tissue is damaged. At Hope International, eight weeks of radiotherapy treatment, with five sessions per week, costs around $10,000, compared to $50k-90k in the U.S. Dr. Luis M. Zetina Toache is leading figure in Latin America in the field of chemotherapy. As medical director of ONCOMEDICA Cancer Consultants since 2000, Dr. Zetina conducts high-level scientific research on new cancer drugs, here in Guatemala, fully ...continued page 79


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Fuentes Georginas cont. from page 16

In addition to the pools, Las Fuentes Georginas provides several newly remodeled bungalows for overnight visitors. An excellent restaurant overlooks the pools, offering a varied menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, as well as a fully stocked bar. The pools, restaurant, bungalows, changing rooms, restrooms—every inch of the attraction— underwent substantial work, if not complete replacement, since Agatha’s destruction. A short ride from Quetzaltenango, Las Fuentes Georginas is a well worth a visit. More details are available at www.lasfuentesgeorginas.com

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SPORTS The Billfish Foundation awards Guatemala’s Brad Philipps among TBF’s world’s top billfish tag & release anglers and captains MIAMI, Fla.—Every time they fish on three oceans, anglers and captains—including a captain from Guatemala—are helping scientific research. They are among 46 winners from around the world to receive The Billfish Foundation’s 2011 Tag & Release Awards. Since 1990 they’ve become the heart and soul of TBF’s eminent conservation program committed to tag and release of billfish from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, while supplying valuable data critical to learning the pelagic species migratory habits. Guatemala’s Brad Philipps was TBF’s Top Release Captain in the Pacific Ocean in both the blue marlin and sailfish categories. A past multi-time winner, Philipps also won a third major award as the overall release captain for all species in the 22nd annual competition. 96

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The TBF Annual Tag and Release Awards, presented during the Miami International Boat Show each February, is the world’s premier big-game fishing competition, with thousands of TBF member anglers and captains from 70 countries invited to compete. The 2011 competition ran from Nov. 1, 2010 to Oct. 31, 2011 with “tagging data reports” and “release notification cards” generated from the ocean’s temperate waters, habitat for a majority of the world’s billfish. To qualify active TBF members must have tagged and/or released five or more of a species. TBF’s Youth Program recognizing the conservation ethics and achievements of young anglers has a minimum of three billfish in three age groups. “Today, instead of catch-and-kill, more anglers are tagging more ...continued page 98


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TBF Awards cont. from page 96 fish than ever before,” said TBF Science and Policy Director Peter Chaibongsai. “We had a total of 5,399 release records and 4,410 tag records for the competition, an increase over last year.” In the 22 years of TBF’s program over 168,000 billfish have been tagged and of those more than 2,800 have been recaptured and most re-released. TBF still has the highest recapture rates for a traditional tagging program thanks in big part to the efforts from the sport-fishing community. And the release category, which began nine years ago, has logged in over 66,000 billfish releases reported to TBF. On its website (http://Billfish.org), TBF displays numerous examples of tracks illustrating billfish traveling thousands of miles giving vital data on their biology and movement patterns to effectively advocate for sound science-based billfish management and policy. And with the recent introduction of TROD, a new fast, free and easy Tag & Release Online Database, TBF can accurately and quickly get all the vital information for its work plus provide its scientists with the hard evidence to support that sport fishing is a huge economic piece in the U.S. economy and that conservation pays.” (Editor’s note: This is also true of Guatemala where ocean fishing is considered a world-class sport.) Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, TBF works worldwide to advance the conservation of billfish and associated species and to improve the health of oceans and dependent economies. Chaibongsai can be reached at 800-438-8247 ex 107, at tag@billfish. org or Peter_Chaibongsai@billfish.org.


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

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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

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 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 se busca ejecutivo(a) de venTas con experiencia. Enviar CV a: ventas@revuemag.com If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden. —Robert Brault

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

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REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT

ANTIGUA AREA

LAKE ATITLÁN

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA, walking distanceto everything! 2-story, 3 bedrooms with a large terrace and georgeous views of volcano and mountains. Featuring a spacious garden with lots of flowers, fireplace. Fully furnished. Tels: 4188-2335 or (314)725-4093.

San Marcos La Laguna, HOUSE & LAND for sale or rent. Direct contact with the owner. Call 5788-7661. www. claudiosapartmentsforrent.com or you can email us at claudiosmarcos@yahoo.com

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

If you’re looking for a quiet place to live or rest: Country House by the month or weekends in Santiago Atitlán. Near nature reserve, 2 blocks from the lake, 5 mins. from Cantón Xecomuc. Available for Holy Week. Info: 4823-3549. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. —Chinese Proverb

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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.

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

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

1 Acre = 43,560 ft2 1 Acre = .4047 hectare 1 Acre = 4047 mt2 1 Acre = 5645.4 varas2

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www.teamantigua.com Calle del Espíritu Santo #37A, La Antigua 7832-7600 or 7832-7412 • info@teamantigua.com An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault. —William Castle

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. —Elayne Boosler

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

COMMERCIAL and/or PRIVATE

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

4 large Offices/Shops 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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Beautiful Colonial-style Home For Sale 5 minutes from central Antigua 2 bedrooms, loft (or 3rd bdrm), 2½ baths, equipped kitchen and laundry, 2 fireplaces, garage

Private garden with tiled bucaro

Ceramic floors throughout, terrace with volcano views, ample storage, furnishings optional. $350,000. Gated community with 24-hr security, gardens, fountains, clubhouse w/ pool & jacuzzi.

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE

ANTIGUA AREA

SANTIAGO ZAMORA 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

LARGE COUNTRY HOUSE with studio, separate apartment in tranquil valley (San Antonio Aguas Calientes, 10 mins. from La Antigua), views, ample surrounding. Land with walled garden. Coffee & orange trees. By appointment only. Tel: 4212-2190.

Beautiful Colonial Style Antigua Home for Sale by Owner. Photos, information, details and contact numbers at: www.antiguahouseforsale.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, email: mabean33@gmail.com

LAKE ATITLÁN 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

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

37 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37

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 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 78 76 76 75 77 83 78 79 76 76 78

COBÁN

Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 100 Park Hotel .................................................... 100

RÍo Dulce

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

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Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ......................... B’alam’ya .................................................... Hotel Atitlán .............................................. Hotel Casa Rosa ......................................... Hotel Chinimaya ....................................... Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ....................... Hotel Fonda del Sol (Pana) ..................... Hotel Playa Linda ...................................... Hotel Primavera ......................................... Hotel Rancho Grande Inn ........................ Hotel Real Santander ............................... Hotel Riva Bella ......................................... Posada de Santiago (Santiago) .............. TOSA Resort & Spa ....................................

90 89 93 90 92 89 90 90 90 90 90 93 93 91

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 Guatemala CITY

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

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 Kolibrí ............................................................ 53 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 Las Palmas ................................................... 72 Lava Restaurant .......................................... 71 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 61 Monoloco ...................................................... 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 72 Ocelot ............................................................ 65 Picadilly ......................................................... 56 Rainbow Café ............................................... 57 Refuge Coffee Bar ...................................... 71 Su Chow Chinese Food ............................ 70 Ubi Sushi ..................................................... 71 Vivero y Café La Escalonia ....................... 72 Welten .......................................................... 61 Wiener .......................................................... 71 Wokco ........................................................... 63

Quetzaltenango

35 35 35 35 35 35

lake atitlÁn

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

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RESTAURANTS / BARS

90 93 88 92 88

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

95 95 95 95

TECPÁN

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

INSURANCE Anfitrionika Insurance .............................. 39

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ADVERTISER INDEX HEALTH SERVICES

SERVICES

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 105 Hertz ............................................................... 113 Immigration Services ................................. 103 Journey Church Community .................... 33 Nightlife Express Shuttles ......................... 34 Union Church ................................................ 33

Amigos del Mundo .................................. 48 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 ........................................................... 50 Eco Filtro ...................................................... 56 El Corral ........................................................ 70 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Prisma Framing ...................................... 52 El Valle de las Piedras ................................ 49 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 48 Lava Store ..................................................... 49 Lyn Hovey Studio ........................................ 50 Muebles Xian ............................................... 9 Orgánica ........................................................ 46 Purpura y Té ................................................. 51 The North Face ............................................ 1

Dermologica ............................................... Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... Marena ......................................................... Milagro de la Selva .................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ............

45 43 44 38 42

Antigua

Antigua

Antigua FM .................................................... 54 Antigua Tattoo .............................................. 50 Camino Publicitario .................................... 92 Casa Convento Concepción Events ......... 103 CaTours ........................................................... 48 Club Ecuestre La Ronda .............................. 50 Enmarcados El Arcángel ............................ 50 Frank Salon .................................................... 48 Fumigadora Antigua ................................... 48 Funky Monkey .............................................. 55 Golden Studio .............................................. 48 Karla Herrera Hair Stylist ........................... 48 Wings ..............................................................104

SHOPS Quetzaltenango

North & South Bookstore ........................... 95 Easy Facil ...................................................... 33 English School House ............................... 33

Guatemala City

Asian Tropics .................................................. 31 Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 33 Del Palomar .................................................... 13 House & Green ........................ inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ............................................. 33 Jade Maya ...................................................... 32 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 33 TRAVEL / TOURS Sistemas Solares ........................................... 32 Guatemala City Super Verduras .............................................. 35 Trans Galgos ................................................ 85 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 31

Antigua

Antigua Tours ............................................... 25 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 51 Global Surf ................................................... 87 Guinness Travel ........................................... 87 IRC Travel ...................................................... 87 Lax Travel ...................................................... 87 Maya Trails ................................................... 113 Monja Blanca ............................................... 85 Rainbow Travel Center ............................... 87 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 52

MISC.

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

95 87 87 13 85 5 2 86 85

SCHOOLS GUATEMALA CITY

Antigua

Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 47

LAKE ATITLÁN

Santa Cruz Spanish School ....................... 92

REAL ESTATE

Antigua Rentals ........................................ 80 Carstens S.A. ............................................... 107 Casa Nova .................................................... 106 Casas Tipo Canadiense ............................. 112 lake atitlán Cojolya ............................................................ 92 CityMax Real Estate .................................. 107 La Reunion Real Estate ............................. 11 Real de Santiago ........................................ 17 REMAX Colonial ..........................................107 EMERGENCY Residencias Santa Inés ............................. 19 Solutions Antigua ...................................... 108 ASSISTANCE

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

CULTURAL Guatemala City

El Attico ......................................................... La Casa Arcoiris ........................................... Museo Ixchel ................................................ Museo Popol Vuh .......................................

Antigua

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

25 25 25 25 25 4 25 29

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GUATEMALA

Aesthetic Medicine, Dra. González ........ 44 Ceiba Porta Hotel Spa ............................... 43 Centro Visual G & G ..................................... 41 Clinica y Óptica Santa Lucía ...................... 40 Clinicas De La Cruz ..................................... 40 Clínicas Ovalle .............................................. 41 Clinica Santa María ..................................... 42 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 102 David Elron, Massage ................................ 40 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 40 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 40 Dr. Dennis Cuevas ....................................... 40 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 43 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 ........................ 43 Le Visage Cosmetology .............................. 48 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 40 Optyma Visión y Moda .............................. 41 Skin Medika ................................................. 44 Soldent .......................................................... 41 Vet-Pro .......................................................... 42

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