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

August 2012 Year 21, No. 6

August Photo Contest Winners Where Quetzaltrekkers Dare When Giants Roamed the Land

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¡ CO N CU R SO FOTOG R ÁFICO! Te invitamos a participar en nuestro We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO edición de SEPT., 2012 PHOTO CONTEST for SEPT., 2012 with con el tema PATRIOTISMO GUATEMALTECO; the theme GUATEMALAN PATRIOTISM; Enviar UNA (1) foto en ALTA RESOLUCIÓN con please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo el título, lugar donde fue tomada, su nombre y with caption/location and your name el sitio web para el crédito a: and website for the credit line to:

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Habrán premios para las fotos ganadoras, incluye cena para dos en La Peña de Sol Latino. Para más información Revue.gt

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cover to cover 16 adventure by Robin Canfield Where Quetzaltrekkers Dare Hiking the western mountains 13 health by Alejandro Paiz, M.D. Mental Health Care in Guatemala 14 paleontology by Capt. Thor Janson When Giants Roamed the Land

25 health by Melissa Wood Hair vs Volcanoes

18 off the grid by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa Guatemala and the Water of Life

60 sacred animals & exotic tropical plants by Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth Zapote

19 community service by Axel Aburez Outdoor Education 20 travel by Tara Tiedemann Let’s Go Crabbing! 34 culture by Julie Potvin La Casa de Cervantes 38 city sites by Anna-Claire Bevan Historical Center Overview

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74 Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Bell What’s the Canícula? 82 energy by Ing. Markus von Dohlen Going Solar in Guatemala 90 sensuous guatemala by Ken Veronda Ash revue photo contest: Guatemala Town Fairs All of the August entrants can be see at www.Revue.gt here are the winners in print 32 36 40 68 80 108

Holger Tobuschat Erick Fco. Velásquez M. Aldo Fabrizzio Fernández Tono Valdés Priscila Del Cid Sofía Letona


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cover to cover 22 DATEBOOK August guide to culture and upcoming events highlight

21 A Baroque Love Story

SECTIONS 12 From the Publisher 40 Health Services 47 Antigua Map 78 Vet Q & A 84 Travel 86 El Salvador 102 Classifieds 106 Real Estate 110 Advertiser Index

ON THE COVER Barco pirata by Sofía Letona

22 Check DateBook for August cultural events

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

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Letter from the Editor

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ugust is upon us, and with any heavenly luck, so is a dry spell in the otherwise rainy season. In her column this month, Antigua historian Elizabeth Bell explains the timing and origins of the canícula, as well as its ties to Sirius (the dog star) and the dog days of summer. Our featured article this month traces the footsteps of a video-production crew as it documented breathtaking scenery, friendly villagers and a dramatic sunrise overlooking Lake Atitlán. Robin Canfield writes about his challenging-but-rewarding mountain hike with Quetzaltrekkers. We’re also pleased to bring you Capt. Thor Janson’s account of how a rural dairy farmer’s quest for water turned into something much bigger than a simple well. The discovery on the outskirts of Huehuetenango provided fossilized proof of prehistoric giants that once roamed the region. Documenting more recent history, Guatemala City staff writer Anna ClaireBevan takes us on a mini-tour of landmarks in Zone 1, such as Cien Puertas, El Portal, Cine Lux and more. For a real hands-on experience at the Pacific Coast, Tara Tiedemann tells us about the perils and pleasures of going crabbing in a mangrove maze. Don’t forget the gloves. We hope you like our photo contest winners this month; Guatemala town fairs was the theme. And check out new Revue Highlights at www.REVUE.gt and on our Facebook page—on line and in print, we continue our mission of promoting the bright side of Guatemala. —Matt Bokor 14

Guatemala’s English-language Magazine www.REVUE.gt • consultas@revuemag.com Publishers/Editors: John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor: Matt Bokor General Manager: José Caal Creative Director/Graphic Design: Rudy A. Girón Graphic Design: Elvira Méndez Photography: César Tián Contributing Photographers: Club Fotográfico de Antigua: www.ClubFotograficoAntigua.com Writers: Anna-Claire Bevan, Thor Janson, Robin Canfield, Ken Veronda, Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth, Elizabeth Bell, Cynthia Burski DVM, Melissa Wood, Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa, Tara Tiedemann, Julie Potvin La Antigua Manager: César Tián Production Director: Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant: María Solís Systems: Luis Juárez, Diego Alvarez Distribution: César Tián, Oscar Chacón, Luis Toribio Maintenance: Silvia Gómez, Dora Gómez Sales Representatives: Ivonne Pérez, César Tián, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, Erick Morales Revue Webmaster: Rudy A. Girón Printed by: PRINT STUDIO Publishing Company: San JoaquÍn Producciones, S.A.

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HEALTH by Alejandro Paiz, M.D.

Mental Health Care in Guatemala Only 0.9% of the Guatemala’s health budget is dedicated to mental health... there are 0.57 psychiatrists and 0.35 psychologists per 100,000 residents.

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ecent data reveals that at least 28 percent of Guatemalans suffer from some kind of mental disorder during their lifetime. Multiple factors contribute to this condition, including genetic predisposition, children and adults who were subjected to poor parenting, and the consequences of psycho-social and environmental impact on daily life. Natural disasters, poor infrastructure and the civil war that ended in December 1996 created deep and severe emotional consequences for thousands of families, and there is the everyday violence that affects Guatemala and keeps the people in a constant state of fear and alert. In Sololá, for example, many of our patients suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Guatemala has not addressed mental health issues in terms of providing legislation or adapting a national policy. However, a strategic plan was developed in 2007 that focused on building a culture of mental health based on healthy life styles and providing mental health services within communities.

Roadblocks to providing mental health care are obvious: the lack of human resources (0.57 psychiatrists and 0.35 psychologists per 100,000 residents), most heavily populated in Guatemala City; and the lack of economic resources (0.9 percent of the nation’s health budget is dedicated to mental health, 90 percent of this budget funds the national hospital in Guatemala City). Recently, an effort has begun to decentralize mental health services and offer local quality care. Besides the National Hospital of Mental Health and two big general hospitals in Guatemala City, there are now five health facilities outside the city —in Petén, Sololá, Chimaltenango, Cuilapa and Jutiapa—that have a psychiatrist on staff. At least 20 health service centers around the country have an attending psychologist. These mental health teams are dedicated to providing clinical attention to patients of all ages with special attention to community advocacy, socialization and sensibility. 15


Paleontology by Captain Thor Janson (www.facebook/NUBLISELVA)

Octavio Alvarado (rt.) has become the enthusiastic caretaker of the ChivacabĂŠ Mammoth site, near Huehuetenango, which now has a small museum.

FIFTY THOUSAND YEARS AGO e were in the middle of one of the Earth’s cool periods. Ice and snow covered much of the land. Massive glaciers grew to blanket vast expanses of South and North America. The highlands of Central America were a winter wonderland, where mastodon and megatherium frolicked. So much water was locked up in the ice that the oceans were much lower and coastlines were not where they are today. This was especially true on the Caribbean side of the Mesoamerican isthmus, where coastal plains extended tens or even hundreds of miles beyond the present shoreline.

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Changing climatic conditions caused many animal species from the Neotropical and Nearctic realms to converge on the isthmus, seeking more favorable weather. Vegetation had migrated, too. What had been highland temperate forests had moved down in elevation to become coastal pine-oak-liquid ambar groves. Thermophilic species had made their way south to equatorial regions. Worldwide a land area the size of modern Africa had emerged from the waves. We think of Ice Age Europe as a tough landscape where cavemen struggled to survive, but the lower latitudes of our planet were quite pleasant. Humans, which had appeared on Earth millions of years previously,


were busy going about their business of being fruitful and multiplying, exploring new territory, adventuring, learning to cultivate gardens, and gathering around campfires at night to gaze at the stars and be entertained by storytellers. Humans were few, nature was abundant, and skilled hunters and gatherers were able to provide plenty of nutritious food for their families.

Caretaker Alvarado gives museum tours to school children.

THIRTY THOUSAND YEARS AGO Explorers from eastern Asia, swept along by the Kuroshiro Current, managed to sail their rafts to the west coast of North, Central and South America. The land was rich and villages were established. Some of these brave, adventurous seafarers continued to make their way across the South Pacific, colonizing the high volcanic islands as they went, and eventually returning to Southeast Asia in a circumnavigation of the entire Pacific Ocean. Polynesians, whose territory comprises more than one-quarter of the planet, invented large, double-hulled catamarans, which could sail into the wind, allowing them to return and re-colonize South America. Little evidence remains to chronicle these early human endeavors simply because most settlements were built along coastlines that now lie beneath the waves. The great west coast mountain ranges and deserts slowed both North and South American coastal colonist’s eastward migrations. Slowly but surely, over tens of thousands of years, our ancestors populated the continents.

THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO A dairy farmer by the name of Octavio Alvarado, who lives in the tiny village of Chivacabé on the outskirts of Huehuetenango, was excavating a well to get some water. The Alvarado farm is nestled in the Chivacabé Canyon, which drains into the Río Selegua of the Huehuetenango basin. To the north tower the Cuchumatanes mountains. When don Octavio reached a depth of seven meters he encountered a strange, long and curved stone. As anybody who has ever dug a well knows, the worst thing that can happen is to encounter big rocks, which can even necessitate starting all over again in a different spot. So our farmer was more concerned with the progress of his penetration than he was with the odd rock he had found. He struck the object with his pick and was relieved when it disintegrated rather easily. A few minutes later he hit another stone. This time he paid more attention to it because it looked just like a tooth—a molar, in fact —except that it weighed more than five pounds. Don Octavio, a cowboy ...continued page 72 17


ADVENTURE text and photos by Robin Canfield

Where Quetzaltrekkers Dare

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’d like to blame the altitude; I don’t think I’ve ever wheezed so much in my life as I did on my recent trek in the Western Guatemalan mountains. It’s not as if I was trailing behind the group —I usually kept up quite well. And when I was trailing, it was because my film-crew partner and I were trying to pack up the tripod as the group ascended. Maybe it was

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the extra weight, the camera and gear that had me wheezing. It all started with a bus ride from Quetzaltenango to the city of Xecam, where we set out on the trail. Well, no. That’s not right. My crew was there to make a movie, a documentary. It all started with a lot of research, deliberation and planning. That’s what got us to Xecam


left: The hiking troupe relaxes for a photo op above: San Juan la Laguna below: Pre-dawn at Lake Atitlรกn

and on the trail with the guides from Quetzaltrekkers and other hikers. From the middle of Xecam we simply started uphill and kept going until the town was lost to sight behind us, down the mountain and around a bend in the path. We moved along a small, grassy road that shrank to a thin trail, then shrank again as we moved on into the trees.

For three days my group followed in the aging tracks of guerillas to get across the mountains and through tiny villages, led by a Quetzaltrekker guide who had memorized every stop, every fork in the trail. I am the type of person who, back home, can be driving down the highway, glance at a string of mountains beside the highway and pick out one that looks perfect, that makes ...continued page 92

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Off the GRID

www.LakeAtitlanSpa.com email: office@tosaspa.com

by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa

heavy metal music love and appreciation i will kill you thank you adolph hitler mother teresa

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Guatemala and the Water of Life!

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ost people believe that water is just “wet”—it’s water! Not true! There are different qualities to the water we ingest. Some water is contaminated or acidic, even after being purified. Some water is enlivened and carries a different molecular structure. Some water is micro-clustered and easier for the body to assimilate. Some water is “flat” and is slow to hydrate the body. These differences in water are indeed scientific facts. Why so many nuances in our H2O? How come water isn’t just water? Unlike the air, which can be filtered of suspended toxins, water actually carries a “memory” of its interactions with toxins, emotions and environments. Water carries impressions both positive and negative. Even emotional energies, such as anger and love, register a lasting impression on water. As the world is diving greater into drought it is a powerful paradox that here in Guatemala we are able to connect with our water. In 2005 when Masaru Emoto published The Hidden Messages in Water, his book offered the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts were directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that had been exposed to loving words showed brilliant, complex and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, formed incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research created a new awareness of how we can positively impact the Earth and our personal health. ...continued page 64 The photographs captured by Dr. Emoto demonstrate visually the power that love, gratitude and spiritual blessings have on water. (Notice in the photographs the difference in the molecules based upon the energy given to the water.)


COMMUNITY SERVICE text/photos by Axel Aburez Balambe@balambe.com

Outdoor Education

Antigua’s team-building workshops add fun and adventure

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o walk on a steel cable strung among treetops 10 meters high was the challenge for the day. The adrenaline, the spirit of “I can” and the stunning view of the Panchoy Valley were elements of the event held by CasaSito and its allied organizations to strengthen relations among them. The challenge course and the teambuilding workshops provided by BALAMBE at its facilities outside La Antigua Guatemala were ideal ways to integrate the various entities. After a brief introduction and ice-breaking activities, the workshop started with the low-ropes course, executed on a set of cables 30 centimeters above ground. Leaders from participating organizations—Los Patojos, Semilla de Esperanza y Amor, EducArte,

Brillo de Sol and CasaSito—explored and developed their abilities on leadership, communication, thinking outside the box and the importance of teamwork; and all in an atmosphere of camaraderie, joy and nature. After snacks, the group faced the greatest challenge of the day, the high-rope course, a circuit of activities that connects four sturdy pine trees at 10 meters above ground, which added some degree of difficulty to the event. Among cheers and a festive ambience, the team was able to make the exciting journey through the course, with assistance from facilitators and team members. The result was an increase in the participants’ self-esteem, their ability to break paradigms and recognize that through the help of team members, bigger goals can be achieved in order to serve their communities better. ...continued page 66

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TRAVEL by Tara Tiedemann

Stone carving at Tak’alik Ab’aj

A CANGREJEAR LET’S GO CRABBING!

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t’s the beginning of the rainy season and I’m relaxing in a hammock at my favorite little beachside haunt on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. A couple of friends are sitting nearby. We’re just hanging out and talking when someone mentions something about crabs. Crabs being one of my favorite seafood delights, I perk up. “Crabs, where? What kind of crabs?” I ask. They explain that it’s crabbing season in the mangroves. Curious, I start probing for more information. For example, how does one get to the mangroves? How big are the crabs? How do you catch them? I can tell they are catching on to my plan—this gringa wants to learn how to go crabbing. Now, this activity in Guatemala isn’t something that most women do — it is mostly a “man’s job.” It involves mud, tides

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and mosquitoes, not to mention feisty crabs that pinch! As we discussed plans for the next day’s crabbing excursion, the guys were still trying to talk me out of it. “You’re sure you want to do this? … You know, there is a lot of mud. … It’s really hot and there are mosquitoes. …” Well, yes, I know, and I can deal, I replied with a smile. And there we were the next morning, rounding up gloves, hats, long-sleeve Tshirts and rubber boots. We loaded into the tiny wooden canoes, which are used to navigate the mangroves, and proceeded to learn the in’s and out’s of crabbing as Carlos paddled us to our destination. “Now, you have to grab them here so that they don’t get pinched,” he explained to me, showing how to put their big front claw down and grab them correctly. I was getting a little nervous. ...continued page 96


DateBook Highlight

Flute and Harpsichord A Baroque Love Story Shalev Ad-El and Eva Amsler to perform in La Antigua

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orld-renown flautist Eva Amsler and harpsichordist Shalev AdEl will perform Baroque masterpieces in the magnificent setting at the Colonial Art Museum in La Antigua Guatemala on August 18 at 6 p.m. The program will include works by Telemann, W.F. Bach, Corelli, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. After the concert, guests are invited to meet the artists while enjoying a glass of wine and appetizers. A professor of music (flute) at Florida State University, Ms. Amsler was a member of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland) for 20 years. She is also the founder of the Dorian Consort, has recorded numerous CDs and performs in concerts the world over. Her student, Karl Heinz Schutz, was nominated to be first flutist of Vienna Philharmonic.

Mr. Ad-El, professor emeritus at Boston University and Dresden, has recorded more than 80 CDs. He is the music director of the Oslo Baroque Soloists and the Baroque Ensemble Accademia Daniel and a member of Il Gardellino, Dorian Consort and Berlin Philharmonic Stradivarius Soloists. He has conducted the Berlin Symphony, the Halle Philharmonic, the Israel Radio Orchestra, the Israel Opera, the Bangkok Symphony, the Panama National Symphony, the Peruvian National Symphony and the Bogota Philharmonic. This is the first concert of the series “Polifonia at the New World� organized by ArteAntigua-Project along with the sponsorship of the Mosaico Cultural, Adesca and the Swiss Embassy. See DateBook for ticket information. 21


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Wed., 6:30pm — PHOTOGRAPHY: Inauguration of Casas Museo, El gusto de habitar en Italia, 10 historic Italian houses, their collections and exquisite architectural details. Galería Guatemala, Fundación Continental, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 8pm — (Spanish) THEATER: XI Convención Internacional de Críticos de Arte, dirigido por Wálter Velásquez. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sat. through Sun., 26 (weekends only) — DANCE: Classic performances incl. Don Quijote, Las Sílfides and the Pas de Deux, Romeo y Julieta; recent works, Momentos, 6 and Amor Brujo and the premiere El Calendario Danzante as part of the closing celebration of Oxlajuj B’aktun. For more information esa@galileo.edu

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Thurs., 7pm — ANTIGUA PHOTO CLUB: Club Fotográfico de Antigua (CFA) features 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., 7pm — ART: Works by Juan Manuel Saenz. Casa Noj (tel: 7761-4400), 7a calle 12-12, z. 1, Quetzaltenango.

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Sat., 10:30am — PHOTOGRAPHY: Fotokids, a 20-year retrospective. Nancy McGirr, founder of Fotokids, gives a guided tour (English). Cooperación Española, 6a av. norte between 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. Revue is not responsible for event cancellations or date/time changes.


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Sat. & Sat., 18, 9am-noon — COOKING CLASS: Mariela, Norma, María & the kitchen staff coduct típico Guatemalan cooking classes; $40 includes a cup of Antigua coffee, 3 hours of school and the meal you cooked, incl. a glass of wine or other beverage. Afterward, Mariela takes 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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Sat., 7pm — (Spanish) THEATER: Humedades Humanas, por Grupo de Teatro Narrenorden. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 78323037), La Antigua.

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Sun., 11am — FOOD FESTIVAL: Gastronomía con Identidad, typical dishes of the region and convite. Casa Noj (tel: 77614400), 7a calle 12-12, z. 1, Quetzaltenango.

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Mon., through Wed., 8 — (Spanish) LAC 2012 CONFERENCIA LATINOAMERICANA: conferencias, talleres y exposición de los últimos avances de la industria. LAC 2012 permitirá a profesionales, estudiantes, representantes y personas relacionadas, compartir lo mejor del Audio, la Ingeniería de Sonido, tecnología informática, música, acústica, arte y ramas afines. LAC 2012 se realizará en la Universidad Galileo y en el Museo Ixchel. Q30. Más información esa@ galileo.edu tel; 2423-8000 ext. 3709, Guatemala City.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Fair Trade in Guatemala. The Center for International Studies and Cooperation, a Canadian NGO, promotes fair trade and an equitable economy to provide sustainable incomes for local families. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the SEPT., 2012 edition of the REVUE by Friday, August 10

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Tues., 7pm — ART: Juegos Pop Art (collection of necklaces, Winter 2012) by Monajera. Curator, Mauricio Samayoa, a well-known fashion contemporary designer in Guatemala. Galería Morena, Avenida las Américas 21-14 z. 13 For more info: tel: 43824036; www.orhttp://artmonajera.blogspot. com. Guatemala City

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Fri., 8pm — ART: Convención Internacional de Críticos de Arte Artists’ retrospective: XIX years. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CIRCO: El Mundo de Cirilo, a través de divertidos sketches que incluyen danza, música, animación, manipulación de objetos y la gracia del clown Cirilo, comparte la historia de su vida en el circo y como encontró lo que realmente le apasionaba en el arte. Entrada gratuita. Cooperación Española, 6a av. entre 3a y 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. R DateBook online: www.REVUEmag.com 23


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Sat., 1pm — BENEFIT DANCE: The Niños con Bendición from San Antonio Aguas Calientes dance and play the marimba, flutes and bombas. Free. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), La Antigua.

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Sat., 10:30am — (Spanish) EXHIBICIÓN DE FOTOKIDS 20 AÑOS: Evelyn Mansilla, quien forma parte de Fotokids desde hace 18 años y ahora es la actual directora, guiada en Español. Cooperación Española, 6a av. norte entre 3a y 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Canciones Inolvidables by Aura Molina and Edgar Ávila (accordion), boleros, ballads and Italian songs. Q50, Q25 children 12 and under. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Midwifery and Birthing in Guatemala. Manos Abiertas (Open Hands) is an integrated women’s health clinic and natural birth center with two locations in Guatemala. It serves 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 — ART: Will You Be Chipped? works by Julio Molina. Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua.

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Wed. — GUATEMALA CITY HOLIDAY: Celebration honoring Virgen de la Asunción, patron saint of Guatemala City, Guatemala City.

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Fri., 8pm — (Spanish) THEATER: A mi no me echen el muerto, por Los Cómicos de la Lengua. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Tues., 6:30pm, through Fri., 24 — ART: 2 Visiones, el Fin de un Ciclo by Anaí Martínez and Luisa de Ayau, presented by Museo Ixchel and Art Harvest. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

Sat., noon — LA PEÑA 6TH ANNIVERSARY: Special Q38 lunch. 7pm — Live music, raffles, door prizes, wine, gifts, great music, great food. La Peña de Sol Latino (tel: 7882-4468), 5a calle poniente #15-C, La Antigua.

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Wed., through Thurs., 30 — ART: La Belle Époque, installation by artist Humberto Coronado, paintings and porcelain, as part of the XV Festival of the Centro Histórico. Proyecto Cultural el Callejón del Fino, Edificio El Centro, 7a av. & 9a calle z, 1, Centro Histórico, local 218, 2nd floor, Guatemala City. R Just tell ‘em, “Lo vi en la revista Revue.”

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Sat., 9:30-11:30am — (for children) ART: Al Compás del Arte Naif Guatemalteco, works by Andrés Curruchich, precursor of Naif art, and by students of D’Arte Pintar school of art. After the guided visit, kids can paint their own chinchín. Donation Q35. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.


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 CULTURAL Tour: Mon, Thurs at 2pm with our best guides Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat at 9:30am with Elizabeth Bell Meet at the fountain in the Central Park $20 Author of Antigua Guatemala and other publications

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

U.S. Citizen in Guatemala? It’s time to register to vote 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, 4ta calle oriente, commercial La Fuente, #14, Antigua, Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CORPORACIÓN JADE MAYA is pleased to invite you to the event:

The Night of Creation of 13.0.0.0.0 B’aqtun

Benefit dinner with a parade of fantasy costumes from the private collection of Rosué of Coralia de Sueiras and specially designed Jade Jewelry. In support of Social Works of the First Lady of the Republic. Saturday, August 11 at 6:00pm at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, 3a calle oriente #28, La Antigua Donation for the event u.s.$100 Includes glass of wine, dinner, parade, raffles Dress: formal R.S.V.P. 7931-2403

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Rainbow Café

Wednesdays — Jazz Duo with Lisandro, Grand Piano & Double Bass. Thursdays — Buena Vista de Corazón, Ignacio Perez on congas and Aniet Gonzáles on flute. Fridays — Latin Trio, Denis Medina on Cubano Tres and Coloso Gudierre on congas Saturdays — Guest artist.

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

Nightly cover: Q35

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La Peña de Sol Latino

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

Mondays — 7-10pm: Kenny Molina and friends (Bill on congas). Latin Jazz/Salsa Tuesdays — 7-10pm: Ramiro plays Trova Cubana, the fabulous Cuban music of Mercedes Sosa, Silvia Rodriguez, and more.

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: Sergio, 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.

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: Eric Fry playing and singing the favorites. 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. 9-11pm: Mercedes, guitar blues/rock/ folk. Sundays at LAVA (upstairs) — 1pm-3pm Kenny’s Band plays lively rock music. Pub Quiz hosted by Shaun Paul Griffiths; Sundays at 6:30pm

Fridas

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

Fridays — 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

Kape Paulinos

tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, Tecpán

Sundays — 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band

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Sat., 6pm — MUSIC: The first concert of the series Polifonia at the New World features musicians Eva Amsler, flute, and Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord, who will present an evening of Baroque masterpieces. Donation Q60, includes cocktail. Reserve at arteantiguaproject@gmail.com or 5297-5481. Museo de Arte Colonial, 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. See page 21.

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Sat., 11am — (Spanish) CIRCO: La Mandrágora. Dos clowns cuentan una historia de amor y humor en lenguaje sin palabras. Un espectáculo que conjuga diferentes lenguajes artísticos, utilizando las destrezas del circo como parte de la narrativa de esta historia. Entrada gratuita. Cooperación Española, 6a av. entre 3a y 4a calle poniente, La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — (Spanish) PUPPET THEATER: El mejor guerrero del mundo, por Artistas Trabajando. Q40, niños Q25. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sun., 11am —MUSIC: Cuarteto Contemporáneo y Amigos. Templo de Capuchinas, 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriente, corner, La Antigua.

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Sat., 3pm — (Spanish) TALK: Apiterapia, es una forma natural, a través de la apitoxina de las abejas. Alivia y sana muchas molestias y dolores que afectan a nuestros huesos, articulaciones, musculaturas y sistema nervioso central así como las enfermedades auto-inmunes. También entérese de como se aplica esta práctica y otros productos como la miel, polen, propoleo y jalea real. Conferencista, Vicente Arévalo. Vivero La Escalonia (tel: 7832-7074), 5a av. sur final #36 C, La Antigua.

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Sat., 11am-2pm — U.S. VOTER REGISTRATION: Members of Democrats Abroad Guatemala will be available to help U.S. citizens register for the 2012 elections. Conexion, 4a calle oriente, comercial La Fuente, #14, La Antigua.

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Sat., 4pm — ART: Inauguration of Reinventando, interactive exposition that shows the importance of recycling. Free. Cooperación Española, 6a av. between 3a & 4a calle poniente, La Antigua. 28

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Sun., through Sun., 26 — IV FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA ANTIGUA EN LA ANTIGUA: Organized by Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes. Free admission to all events. La Antigua.

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Mon., 7pm — MUSIC: Ricardo del Carmen Fortuni. Templo de Capuchinas, 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriente, corner, La Antigua.

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Tues, 5:30pm — BENEFIT DANCE: Mayan dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer K’a k’a’ Saqarik. Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) is a local charity that helps more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Tues., 7pm — MUSIC: Collegium Internationale (Mexico-USA-Guatenala), Templo de Capuchinas, 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriente, corner, La Antigua. Please submit your DATEBOOK entry for the SEPT., 2012 edition of the REVUE by Friday, August 10


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Wed., 6pm — (Spanish) THEATER: Doce Calle Esquina, se trata de una creación colectiva del Laboratorio de Teatro de Artes Landívar. Doce Calle Esquina es el lugar donde se encontraba el hospital neuropsiquiátrico donde médicos estadounidenses inocularon enfermedades venéreas a soldados, prostitutas, huérfanos y pacientes del mismo neuro psiquiátrico. Instituto Italiano de Cultura, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Thurs., 7pm — MUSIC: Marimba Femenina de Concierto. Templo de Capuchinas, 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriente, corner, La Antigua.

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Fri., 7pm — MUSIC: Collegium Internationale (Mexico-USA-Guatenala). Los Cuatro Grandes del Barroco. Templo de Capuchinas, 2a av. norte & 2a calle oriente, corner, La Antigua.

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Fri., 8pm — (Spanish) PUPPET THEATER: Mi amor de verano, por niños y niñas de Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Q50. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sat. — CELEBRATION: Different cultural and religious activities honoring San Luis IX Rey de Francia. Salcajá, Quetzaltenango.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Accordion concert by Jorge Herrera de la Cerda. Q50, Q25 children 12 and under. El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), La Antigua.

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Sat., 7pm — MUSIC: Ensamble Bizarro, Museo de Arte Colonial, 5a calle oriente #5, La Antigua.

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Wed., 5:30pm, through Sept., 6 — ART: Toscana Arte 2012, exposition and sale of works by students of the Toscana art school. Museo Ixchel (tel: 23618081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City. Thurs., 7pm — ART: Crisol Artístico, collective exposition by Manuel Saquic and Geovani Batz. Casa Noj (tel: 77614400), 7a calle 12-12, z. 1, Quetzaltenango. Thurs., 7pm, through Sep., 6 — ART: Punto de Partida 2012, exposition and sale of works by students of Toscana, Centro de Educación Creativa. Museo Ixchel (tel: 2361-8081), 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

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Sat., — ART: Imágenes en sol mayor, the latest works by Guatemalan artist Erwin Guillermo. The collection speaks of abundance of beauty in the figures of women, of bright and muted colors, of symbols that speak of sensuality, of character and social commentary that combined culminate in total harmony. La Antigua Galería de Arte (tel: 7832-2124), 4a calle oriente #15, La Antigua.

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Tues., 5:30pm — TALK: Community Center EducArte is a Guatemalan NGO that promotes social justice via education and art, offering services not otherwise available in Ciudad Vieja. Donation Q25. Rainbow Café (tel: 7832-1919), 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua.

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Tues.,6:30pm — BOOK SIGNING: Mary Jo McConahay reads from her award-winning Maya Roads, One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest; also a discussion, and highlight of the work of the Guatemala artist Rene Ozaeta, whose drawings appear in Maya Roads. Libreria Sophos, Plaza Fontabella ( 2nd floor), 4ª av. 12-59, z.10, Guatemala City.

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press release

Pitaya Juice Bar Opens its Doors in Guatemala City this Month! The new location features a juice bar express plus a restaurant, and patio area, a coffee shop, and an event room. Plans are in the works to add a natural food and supplement outlet as well. Offering a wide range of juices, smoothies, wraps, soups, salads, appetizers and healthy breakfast options, there is also a great variety of natural supplements and exotic fruits. Pitaya Juice Bar has been open in La Antigua Guatemala since November 2011 serving healthy and delicious food and drinks in a fun environment. Two locations: La Antigua, 4a av. sur #4A; and in Guatemala City, 13 calle 2-75, zona 10. 30


Shopping \ Services â?Ź guatemala city

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

Thursday Services Contemplative 12:15 pm

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

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 SINCE 1980

SPANISH COURSES 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 32

1st PLACE by judges vote in the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, August “Comalapa town fair” by Holger Tobuschat. Prize: Dinner for two at La Peña de Sol Latino. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt


Lin Canola Artesanías típicas All kinds of native textiles Fabrics by the yard Wood, leather & more

In Nola

Fabrics by the yard Ceramic • Jewelry 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 The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. —William James

18 calle 21-31, z.10 Blvd Los Próceres www.in-nola.com Telephones: 2367-2424, 2337-4498

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CULTURE by Julie Potvin, Asesora en Comercializacíon/Conseillere en Commercialisation CECI

La Casa de Cervantes An oasis of literature in Guatemala City’s Historical Center

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ust behind the Palacio del Gobierno, in Guatemala City’s zone 1, on 5a calle at the corner of 5a avenida, art meets literature under the roof of a cultural center that promotes fair trade, as well as a more inclusive and sustainable economy for Guatemalan society. Since opening in 2004 in a beautiful colonial building, La Casa de Cervantes has expanded to include a bookshop, coffee shop and fair-trade boutique. It’s a great place for social and cultural events or just to enjoy a great cup of (fair-trade) coffee. Activities and services that take place in La Casa de Cervantes are conducted under the same philosophy of solidarity. All the products that are served here respect fairtrade principles, and a portion of proceeds

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from all exhibitions and events go to the center to help fulfill its mission: “To be an ideal meeting place for cultural expression and for the improvement of quality of life in our society.” La Casa de Cervantes works in partnership with the Comisión Interinstitucional de Comercio Justo y Solidario de Guatemala to achieve greater public awareness about an economy that values and respects the work and the rights of artisans. To quote Don Quixote: Many fights can be won and unattainable goals achieved. If you haven’t had a chance to discover this wonderful spot, you’ll enjoy a visit, in person or online at http://casadecervantes.com/


Dining ❬ guatemala city

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

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

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guatemala city ❭ Lodging

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

www.hostaldedonpedro.com

Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even. —Miguel de Cervantes

2nd PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, August

Congratulations to Erick Fco. Velasquez M. on his photograph titled “Alcanzando el Cielo” Campo de la Pólvora, La Antigua. Prize: Q200. All entries can be seen at www.REVUE.gt 36


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Lodging ❬ guatemala city

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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

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CITY SITES by Anna-Claire Bevan, photos: Werner Monterroso / Jakaramba2012

Zone 1 On August 15 Guatemala City celebrates with religious and cultural activities honoring its patron saint, Virgen de la Asunción.

Catedral Metropolitana

Finished in 1867, the Cathedral Metropolitana was designed by Spanish architect Marcos Ibáñez and features the first pipe organ to be installed in Guatemala. While the interior is painted white and sparsely decorated, the exterior pillars contain the names of the victims of the Civil War.

One of the few buildings in the historic center to have survived the 1976 earthquake and still be standing today, Cine Lux moonlights as a cinema, a cultural center and an orchestra’s practice hall. The building recently underwent repair work, which restored it to its former elegant glory on the corner of 11 Calle of la Sexta Avenida.

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El Correo Much more than just a post office, El Correo was built in the late 1930s and plays host to an array of cultural activities, from ballet classes to art exhibitions and chess tournaments to film nights. It also stores the nation’s mail. Its characteristic arch on 12a Calle was inspired by the one in La Antigua Guatemala and connects the central post office with another building across the street. 

Mercado Central This typical rich and colorful Guatemalan market sells fruit, flowers, fish, textiles, and everything in between, at some of the cheapest prices around. Once a chapel and cemetery, the site was converted into a market when Guatemala City became the country’s capital. The building was heavily damaged by the earthquake in ‘76, but restored a few years later. On the bottom floor typical dishes are served up in the thriving food court while the market bustles above. ...continued page 52 39


HEALTh services

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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Rodolfo Laparra, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

CLÍNICA y ÓPTICA SANTA LUCÍA High Quality Optical Services

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

Honorable Mention by judges vote “Tiro al blanco” by Aldo Fabrizzio Fernández Comparini, Jocotenango town fair Guatemala City.

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English Spoken

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

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

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. —Terri Guillemets

If a trainstation is where the train stops, what’s a workstation? —Author Unknown

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

*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 Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. —Richard Carlson

Living in Harmony Mindfulness Psychotherapy Dr. Karmen Guevara Skype Sessions Available

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Calzada Santa Lucia Sur #7 Antigua HOUSE OF HEALTH

Delia Orellana

ACUPUNCTURIST deliaorellana@hotmail.com

NEW Tel: 5029-4970

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

La Antigua Guatemala

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

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

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Life is one long process of getting tired. —Samuel Butler I like long walks, especially when they’re taken by people who annoy me. —Fred Allen If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. —Betty Reese

Is Your Skin Devitalized & Dry? Usually dry and devitalized skin in ages 20s to 40s is just a temporary problem, caused by environmental factors, the use of harsh soaps, bad eating and lack of nutrients. Dry and devitalized skin tends to affect males and females equally. The elderly, however, are more prone to dry-devitalized skin in a permanent way, and that´s because the skin is composed of fat (lipid), protein (collagen) and water and this is when time diminishes the production of these important components in charge of maintaining the integrity of the skin´s structure. DRY SKIN Symptoms: * Dehydrated and Shrunken skin * Feels rough rather than smooth * Slight to severe itching and scaling * Fine lines or cracks FIND THE PERFECT SOLUTION First you need to provide your skin with immediate nourishment and then rebuild its natural hydrolipidic film (lipid + water). 44

PEVONIA offers you a group of botanical main ingredients that will help you age-defy and provide your skin with the hydration it needs. Consult a professional aesthetician to know which of these products fits your needs, so that in a few weeks, your skin will become visibly rejuvenated with increased suppleness and elasticity. —Waleska Mejía, Cosmiatra


health services

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. —Thomas Sowell

Family Psychotherapy

I’ve always been interested in people, but I’ve never liked them. —W. Somerset Maugham

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 Wednesdays are like Mondays in the middle of the week! —Lee Fox Williams

I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy. —Danny McGoorty

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foodstore

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


antigua ❭ Services / Shopping

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

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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Current Updates • Feature Articles Calendar of Events • Maps Business Directory Facebook • Fun Photos Tablet & Smart Phone Friendly If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. —Doug Larson

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace. —Milan Kundera

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. —Spanish Proverb

If you have a job without any aggravations, you don’t have a job. —Malcolm S. Forbes

Best tours Best Bikes Best price • Also Motorcycle lessons and courses Tels: 7832-9638, 5571-7279 • Quad and Scooter rental  www.catours.co.uk 48

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For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. —Lily Tomlin

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. —Jim Goodwin

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. —Chinese Proverb

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. —Aesop

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The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. —Erma Bombeck

Each day should have a clearly marked emergency exit sign. —Dr. SunWolf I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life’s sensational pleasures. —Robert Benchley

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As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body. —Lewis Thomas If you wonder where your child left his roller skates, try walking around the house in the dark. —Leopold Fechtner


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Las Cien Puertas Since first opening in 1996, Cien Puertas has been the favored watering hotel for Zone 1’s creative minds. By day the street of terrace bars offers up international cuisine and tailoring services, while at night it converts itself into a trendy hang out with live music and flowing cervezas. Cien Puertas, or Pasaje Aycinena as it is also known, allegedly consists of a hundred (dilapidating) wooden doors and walls decorated with poetry and messages from former punters – don’t leave without adding your name to the collection.

El Portal Serving light, dark and mixed beers on tap, El Portal remains Zone 1’s most traditional drinking den. Located in Pasaje Rubio, just off the central park, it was supposedly Che Guevara’s favorite hangout when he lived in Guatemala City during the ‘50s.

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hrough Aug. 19 — PHOTOGRAPHY: FOTOKIDS 20 Years Capturing Dreams. August 4 Sat. 10:30 a.m.- Nancy McGirr Founder of Fotokids gives a guided tour in English August 11- Sat. 10:30 a.m.- Evelyn Mansilla quien forma parte de Fotokid desde hace 18 años y ahora es la actual Directora -guiada en Español. Cooperación Española (6a av. corner of 3 & 4 calles poniente) La Antigua.

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HEALTH by Melissa Wood

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dmiring the majestic beauty of the volcanoes surrounding La Antigua Guatemala is one activity that is enjoyed by everyone. Never did I think that it would be raging such havoc on hair! After a few months of living here I began to notice a change in my hair; at first I thought it was just that my shampoo wasn’t working as well. I decided to switch and for a while it seemed better, but soon after that sticky feeling returned. Also, it never seemed to feel clean; it looked dull and felt dry and brittle. I then began noticing that my clients, who have been living here long term, also had this weird feeling in their hair. Everyone was asking the same question: Why does my hair feel and look so bad? Well the answer was staring right at me, the volcanoes. There are many minerals found in water, but in volcanic areas the sand-like mineral silica is widely distributed. Silica in combination with calcium and magnesium, which are both abundant in the soil, creates virtually insoluble deposits on the hair. You can think of your hair like a magnet — your hair has an electrical charge that is negative and when it comes in contact with minerals that are positively charged, they attach. To make matters worse, once these minerals attach to your hair, oil, grease and dirt then adhere, making your hair even more unmanageable. These minerals build up over time dur58

ing normal hair washing, creating what is typically referred to as mineral scale, hich is pretty much like how it sounds. Imagine a layer of hard fish scales covering your hair and making it difficult for even conditioners to penetrate. Your hair is left dry, brittle, dull and lifeless. This buildup can even block the hair follicle and cause hair loss. If you notice these symptoms with your hair, the most important thing to do is remove the minerals. As specialized hair care products can be difficult to find, the option for mineral removal that I most often recommend is a vinegar rinse. You can easily add this into your hair-care regimen by following these simple steps: ...continued page 68


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Sacred Animals and Exotic Tropical Plants by Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth and Daniela Da’Costa Franco, FLAAR Reports

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ne of the tree fruits raised by the Maya long ago that is still enjoyed today is the zapote. Although there are several fruits of the same name, the popular nomenclature is pure chaos. Some of the “zapote” fruits belong to the sapotaceae family and all are native to Mesoamerica. But other botanically unrelated fruits are also called zapote/sapote; some are barely edible (such as the zapotón). There are probably even other zapote-named fruits that are not all native to Mesoamerica.

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Most zapotes have a soft fruit inside and a “zapote brown” covering outside (except for a few that have other external colors). It is typical for Spanish nomenclature of fruits and flowers to be totally confusing. Zapote is a vestige of the Nahuatl (Aztec) word tzapotl. The first plant on our list, Manilkara zapote, is commonly named chicozapote. This is one of the most appreciated edible species because of its commercial value. It is distributed from the southeast of Mexico, especially the Yucatán Peninsula into Belize


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and the Petén area, where it is occasionally an abundant tree in the forest. The principal products of these trees are the fruit; the latex, which is used as the basis of natural chewing gum; and the wood, which is used for construction. Another important attribute is its medicinal properties, said to alleviate dysentery and diarrhea. You can see several types of zapote fruit trees at Frutas del Mundo, a remarkable orchard of diversity organized by Dwight Carter. You can visit Frutas del Mundo in nearby villages by contacting Kevin Lock, a popular guide in the Río Dulce area. One of FLAAR’s principal interests is nutrition in Guatemala. This is why we are

now collecting pertinent information related to the eating habits of Maya people, and all the plants they used and how they used them for food. We do not intend to commercialize these plants ourselves. FLAAR Mesoamerica, just like other NGOs and government programs, is aware of the nutritional problem Guatemala faces and our intention is to help by teaching people which plants to reintroduce into their house-side gardens and which fruits to provide to their children. To familiarize yourself with images of the different zapote fruits, you can also peruse the full-color photographic essays on various tropical Maya fruits and vegetables and nuts on our www.maya-ethnobotany.org. 61


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The four species that belong to the Sapotaceae family and are named zapote are: 1. Chico zapote, Manilkara zapota 2. Yellow zapote, canistel, Pouteria campechiana 3. Mamey sapote, Pouteria sapota 4. Green sapote, Pouteria viridis

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Other “zapote” fruits include: • White sapote, Casimiroa edulis, of the Rutaceae family. • Red zapote, Mammea Americana, zapote mamey • Monkey apple, Licania platypus, sansapote, sonzapote, A website on tourism of Costa Rica gives the most unexpected zapote name: • Chichihualtzapotl, the Nahuatl (Aztec) name for “zapote nodriza” or “mothering zapote,” which is papaya! Dr. Nicholas M. Hellmuth is director of FLAAR Reports (Foundation for Latin American Anthropological Research). The full list of all Mayan ethnobotanicals is available at www.mayaethnobotany.org. If you find any of the plants we have not yet located, please contact us at FrontDesk@FLAAR.org


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Off the Grid cont. from page 18 The stunning photographs captured by Dr. Emoto demonstrate visually the power that love, gratitude and spiritual blessings have on water. (Notice in the photograph the difference in the molecules based upon the energy given to the water.) He recently shared: “Since the water reflects the composite energy of what is being sent to it, the crystalline structure reflects the composite vibrations of the group. In one of our experiments, we had some water on a table, and 17 participants all stood in a circle around a table holding hands. Then each of the participants spoke a beautiful word of their choice to the water. Words like unity, love and friendship. We took before-andafter shots (of the water) and were able to obtain some beautiful crystalline structures as a result of this.” Intuitively, it just makes sense that water clusters that result from positive energy will have a health-giving effect on the human body while water with toxic impressions will stress the body. Here in Guatemala, while we may have water as an asset, it is what the water experiences that actually determines the vitality we ingest into our body. Universally needed for all life on this planet, water is vital to your health and wellbeing. And now that you know that water retains impressions, it is important that we

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seek to enhance and enliven the water that we drink. At our off-grid retreat center at Lake Atitlán, we have done what many say was impossible. We have created healthy, happy and extremely clean water! We have done so without using any precious resources and zero electricity. We are able to duplicate this process and share it with all who like to learn more. Dr. Emoto demonstrated that ordinary tap water will lose its memory quickly. He suggests that each glass of water we drink be blessed—like praying before a meal. As we hold in our consciousness the energy of gratitude and love we emanate an energy that will be reflected in the water’s molecular structure. Perhaps the tradition of praying before a meal is based upon the wisdom that the water held in our foods will shift into a life-enhancing force. Clean water is a gift. Gratitude is a healing energy. For now, we suggest that you take a moment off the grid before gulping down that next glass of water and simply hold a sense of appreciation for the life-restorative property that water represents. Water is essential and our sincere gratitude helps us stay in a healthy relationship with the gift of life. And while you are here in Guatemala, offer thanks to a precious resource that is asking for our help worldwide.


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Alice Lee, CasaSito’s director, said about the workshop: “We hope that through the event, the directors or teachers can understand how important it is to work in team, to know each one’s weakness and the strength, and make good use of it; and also to overcome one’s fear and the capacity to ask for help and to trust your co-workers. But it is also a social event that directors and teachers from different associations can meet and enjoy one morning together in a different environment than work.” To get all the benefits of a challenge course, BALAMBE works under international safety standards. Construction, equipment and processes have been certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technologies. Workshops are tailored to the objectives of each organization to ensure the desired results in terms of training, fun and safety. The new challenge course is located just 800 meters from Cerro de la Cruz in Antigua. Organizations, families, volunteers and tourists can take advantage of it to improve the performance of their businesses, NGOs, educational establishments, holiday gatherings and conventions, or simply as a fun adventure. You can get more information at Balambe.com or ventas1@balambe.com, tel. 5007-8181.


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1st PLACE by popular vote in the monthly REVUE PHOTO CONTEST, August Congratulations to Tono Valdés on his photograph titled “Los Moros del Rosario” Rezado de la Virgen del Rosario Amatitlán. Prize: 6 bottles of La Chamiza wine. View all entries at www.REVUE.gt

HEALTH continued from page 58 Fill a small squeezable bottle with 1/3 apple-cider vinegar. (You can use regular vinegar as well.) Then add 2/3 filtered water. After you shampoo, rinse your hair and then squeeze the vinegar solution onto your hair and scalp, working it through. Leave it on for about five minutes and rinse well. There is no need to condition, as the vinegar will close the cuticle, leaving your hair shiny. As your hair dries the vinegar smell will disappear. You can begin with a once-a-week treatment and see how your hair is feeling, add up to twice a week to remove a heavy buildup. For maintaining mineral-free hair, twice a month should do the trick. Next time you’re enjoying the magnificent view, remember that you can have beautiful hair, too! 68

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only the remains of other mammoths but those of giant ground sloths and giant armadillos (glyptotheium sp.), and even horses along with evidence of human presence at the site. This then provided one of the first proofs of human habitation in the region dating as far back as 15,000 years.

GIANTS cont. from page 15 since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, knew that he had found something extraordinary. No animal he could imagine could have a tooth that big. He took the object to municipal authorities who, unsurprisingly, paid little interest. But, as fate would have it, the secretary at the mayor’s office was aware of some Canadian archaeologists working in the area and sent Octavio in their direction. Upon seeing the huge molar, the Canadians dropped what they were doing and accompanied Alvarado back to Chivacabé. Over the next few days numerous other mega-faunal remains were uncovered. The archaeologists explained to Alvarado that what he had found was the grave of a kind of huge, extinct elephant, cuvier’s gomphothere. These huge mammals, three meters in height, looked like modern elephants, except for their spiral-shaped tusks. Naturally, this made the little village famous and everyone was happy with all the attention. The next season a team of Canadian paleontologists arrived to conduct a proper scientific excavation. They uncovered not 72

Everyone in Chivacabé was fascinated by the find and to know that long ago these prehistoric giants were roaming the land. Octavio Alvarado has become the enthusiastic caretaker of the site, which now has a small museum. He is available to guide visiting school groups and tourists and will be pleased to take you on a tour and tell you all about his giants. Giant Ground Sloth Megalonchidae, these ancient relatives of our present day sloths, at full growth weighing in at five tons, 6 meters in length and able to reach as high as 17 feet (5.2m), were truly giants. (Courtesy of the Iowa Museum of Natural History, Univ. of Iowa) The Chivacabé Mammoth site is located just off the Inter-American Highway, six kilometers west from the provincial capital of Huhuetenango. The site is open to visitors every day and is free of charge; however, donations are gladly received. The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination. —Gaetano Salvemini


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If you are the boss it’s wise to remember that there are lots of things you don’t know and lots of people who hope you won’t find out. —Michael Josephson

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life. —Taymor Farhang

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ASK ELIZABETH by Elizabeth Bell

author/historian

Canícula (photo: rudy giron)

What’s the canícula in Guatemala?

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uatemala’s rainy season is roughly from May 15—Oct. 15 with a break in July/August called the canícula. Beginning with the cabañuelas (the first 12 days of the year – each day representing the weather for that month), predictions are made as to when the canícula will fall. According to the Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meterología e Hidrología de Guatemala (INSIVUEMEH), the canícula represents hotter days with little or no rain and drier winds. We think of the canícula lasting from four to seven weeks at the end of July and beginning of August – coinciding in Antigua for the patron saint’s fiestas for St. James (Santiago) on July 25. The weather has been linked to astronomy. The word “canícula” comes from “can” or “dog.” Sirius is the brightest star in the

sky and also known as the “dog star” reflecting its prominence in its constellation, Canis Major (Greater Dog). The name “Sirius” is derived from the ancient Greek Σείριος Seirios (“glowing” or “scorcher”). The heliacal rising of Sirius marked the flooding of the Nile and the “dog days” of summer. Dog days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest days of summer. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, in close proximity to the sun, was responsible for the hot weather. Sirius is gradually moving closer to the solar system, so it will slightly increase in brightness over the next 60,000 years. Thus, the word “canícula” for the hotter days in July/August. This year, many in Guatemala are watching its weather especially closely. With a drought in 2009 and no canícula in 2010 – the rainiest year in some 60 years — ...continued on following page

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You can't depend Canícula cont. from previous pagewhen your imag of focus. Guatemala’s malnutrition levels are —M some of the most severe in the world. With two bad years of weather and weather systems including Tropical Storm Agatha (2010), many crops were lost and seeds were not available to poor farmers in 2011. This year, the Guatemalan government has increased the quantities of free fertilizer and seeds for “backyard food.” This is food that is not in the economic indications, but is, or isn’t, on people’s tables with each harvest. Other countries are also helping, including the U.S. and Brazil. With a population of 14.7 million people, Guatemala has a chronic under-nutrition rate for children under the age of 5 at 49.8 percent (United Nations World Food Program). This is the highest in the region and the fourth highest in the world. We hope the weather will be better this year and look forward to this year’s canícula. I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. —Wendell Berry

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Answer: The No. 1 human medication that poisons pets is common in every household—non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, which include ibuprofen (e.g., Advil and some types of Motrin) and naproxen (e.g., Aleve). While these medications are safe for people, even one or two pills can cause serious stomach and intestinal ulcers, as well as kidney failure, in dogs, cat, birds, ferrets and hamsters. Cats are especially sensitive to acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol). One regularstrength tablet can damage the cat’s red blood cells and limit the cells’ ability to carry oxygen. In dogs, acetaminophen can lead to liver failure and, in large doses, red blood cell damage. Antidepressants (like Effexor, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro) are occasionally used in pets, but in human doses can lead to serious neurological problems such as sedation, tremors and seizures. Some antidepressants also have a stimulant effect, leading to a dangerously elevated heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Pets, especially cats, seem to enjoy the taste of Effexor and often eat the entire pill. Unfortunately, just one pill can cause serious poisoning.


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ENERGY by Ing. Markus von Dohlen www.guatemala-solar.com

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ince 2008, anyone in Guatemala connected to the utility grid can become an autoproductor by generating their own electricity and injecting the surplus into the grid. The framework for this process was put into action by the CNEE (Comite Nacional de Energia Electrica), which released the standards for self-producing energy. Managing an isolated battery-based power system isn’t required, as one is connected and stays connected to the grid—with the convenience of an unlimited power supply.

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To become an autoproductor, you need an electric generator. I recommend the grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems with a bi-directional energy counter installed. It looks just like any other meter but the difference is that it will count backward the moment you inject electricity into the grid. Eliminating costly electrical bills, partially or all together, has now become a reality.


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There are only three key components of PV Grid Tied System: solar panels, a grid-tie inverter and bi-directional energy counter—that’s it! The electric energy produced by the solar panels is converted to grid-compatible power by the inverter and fed into the grid via the bi-directional meter. At the end of each month the numbers on your bi-directional meter show the balance, and this is what you pay the electric company. Apart from an occasional rinse and a yearly inspection for corrosion, there is no maintenance. The system works completely by itself; there are no serviceable components like batteries or generators. The only exer-

cise recommended is to go out on a sunny morning, watch your meter run backward and smile. Solar panels are normally guaranteed for 25 years and expected to last for 35 to 40 years. Inverters are guaranteed for 10 to 25 years, so the key components will far outlast the payback time. You can simply say it’s a life-time investment. And the payback is relatively short. Because of the high cost of electricity, the price for one kWh of electric energy is $32 (USD) for the average home, so a standard system will pay for itself in less than seven years. Even without governmental incentives, a return on investment of 15 to 16%. 83


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ust minutes from Ahuachapan in western El Salvador, right across the border from Guatemala, lie the amazing thermal waters and spa of Santa Teresa. Named after the farm of the same name, the hotel and soon-to-be restaurant are clustered around a series of thermal pools with temperatures ranging from lukewarm to tingling hot. Several cabins are located around the pools, all with amazing, forest-shrouded views toward the valley. If you are not spending the night but just come for the day, you can get a day pass to enjoy the pools. Other activities to enjoy at Santa Teresa are hiking around at the farm and visiting the several hot springs found there. The Santa Teresa geyser is over 5,000 years old and is the largest geyser in Central America. All the coffee produced here is organic and considered to be some of the best coffee in El Salvador; it has won awards at the cup of excellence competitions for years and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Japan 86

and Sweden are among countries where this coffee is exported. You can enjoy the delicious coffee and visit the farm to see where it’s produced. After the hiking and exploring the reward is to sink into the pool with the warm thermal water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating and rejuvenating effects it has on your body. The mineral and geothermic components in the water are the secrets behind the health benefits visitors obtain from these baths. We are assured that we will feel five years younger and sleep like a baby after visiting the thermal waters. If you are in Guatemala, it’s just a twohour ride. Cross the border at Chinamas and then it’s a short ride from Ahuachapan, just one kilometer on the road toward Ataco. On the Ruta de Las Flores it’s downhill from Ataco on the right, take the turnoff to Canton El Barro. For more information visit www.termalesdesantateresa.com


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Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda

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ppreciating ash requires more sensitivity than enjoying most of Guatemala’s dazzling colors. Steel-gray, dull, plain old ash seems uninteresting. Worse, read in your novel that “his face turned ashen,” and you know there’s big trouble ahead. Cleaning up ash from floors and furniture isn’t much fun after breezes sift some of the volcano’s recent burps indoors. Ash gets even more serious when it drifts along the airport runway, stopping big jets for fear of engine damage. After the last few belches of volcanic ash, I swept off the terrazzo and poured the dustpan-full into a glass jar. Hey, it’s not just one shade! The sweepings were layered, charcoal to sand, some specks shiny, some flat discs. Like snowflakes, these new arrivals from the inner Earth were all different.

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Ash-gray tones around town are all different, too. Take the colonial cobblestones, which of course are just ash that’s been solidified through eons of pressure. There are at least 20 different grays in the street just outside our portón. I counted that many as a street painter was finishing a watercolor of our block. He smiled and commented how getting the different gris street shades just right was the toughest part of this streetscape. “Mira,” and he pointed along our driveway, recently paved with interlocking concrete blocks. “Todo diferente”—and the varied ash colors were clearly different. Look around town for yourself and see how varied Guatemalan volcanic ash can be. And be grateful you don’t have to paint all the shadings. Just enjoy them.


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A farmer reposes outside of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (robin canfield/www.whywehike.actualitymedia.org)

Quetzaltrekkers cont. from page 17 me think “it would be fun to pull over and climb to the top of that right now.” From chicken buses and microbuses, though, I never had a good chance to glance at the mountain tops en route to Quetzaltenango. I was perpetually bracing myself for corners rather than enjoying the view. So it was that I never suspected that I would find myself climbing these towering mountains, nor did I ever expect that as I started along a trail I would know that the villagers on our route had once upon a time raised their machetes in fear at the sight of approaching hikers who arrived too close on the heels of guerillas soon after the armistice. Thankfully, no hands or weapons were raised against my group on our hike—it certainly seems like an occurrence of the past, as sometimes not even an interested eye

turned our way. For the most part locals in the mountains, in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán and Xiprián, as well as other spots along the way that don’t appear on most maps, were friendly passers-by, willing (sometimes for a fee) to be photography subjects. Every person was a point of interest. The greatest battle on this trek was the hike itself, mainly inclines and descents that are not to be scoffed at nor ignored. With a full pack on your back the slopes will quickly wear down your strength and your will, and that’s just on Day 1. Luckily, every thin path, every rutted trail and every road led to new adventure, new excitement, and some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen in my life that often ebbed and flowed with the ever-changing clouds. ...continued page 100

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If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. —Arthur Goldberg Keep your feet on the deck, your hands on the tiller, your eyes on the horizon and your beer in the fridge! —B.E. Marshall Don’t expect anything original from an echo. —David H. Hill There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. —Ansel Adams 93


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We arrived at the secret crabbing hot spot and hopped out of the boat onto a muddy trail, which luckily still existed due to low tide. Then we grabbed our bags and headed out. Just walking was difficult as my rubber boats were about two sizes too big and I was sliding around in them and getting sucked into the mud, trying to watch out for mangrove roots along the way. Suddenly, Carlos was off and running and I saw it: a big purple crab on the muddy surface. Before that crab knew what hit him, Carlos grabbed it (using proper technique, I might add) and had it in the bag. Wow—that’s it? My only challenge in this whole affair was the running. Since my boots were huge, picking up speed through the mud and muck was difficult. Suddenly, it was my turn. Carlos started yelling and pointing for me to go for one that he had spotted close by. As I ran over to it, the crab started waving its claws at me, threatening a mighty pinch should I make a mistake grabbing it. ...continued page 98


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Luckily, I was wearing gloves but oh how such a little creature can inspire fear. I think I let out a little yelp as I quickly made the grab, heart pounding with excitement. Yes, I did it! I had him! Into the bag he went. Now, where do I find more? Adrenaline was coursing through my veins and I was ready to fill my bag with these tasty little crustaceans. After two hours we each proceeded to make a nice haul, Carlos, of course, catching far more than me because of speed and experience, but I didn’t do too poorly. Soon I noticed that what had once been mud where we were standing now looked a river thick with mangroves. The tide was coming in and I couldn’t see the ground—time to get out. Thankfully I was with a local like Carlos because those mangroves are a maze and it would have been easy to get lost. However, we made it out and rinsed the mud off our crabs, got them in the boat and were heading back home to boil up some lunch. And there is nothing more satisfying than tucking into a meal that you were actively involved in obtaining—delish!

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Quetzaltrekkers cont. from page 92 At the outset of Day 3, as we marched from Xiprián in the pre-dawn hours, passing local farmers beside the road in the dark, I was too tired and too busy to wonder if it was all worth it as I darted up and down the line with the video camera. A short time later we were perched on a mirador over Lake Atitlán waiting for the sun, and I knew it was worth it. I was far more excited to have come that far than to be so close to the end. As the group relaxed and took in a fantastic sunrise over the lake, watching the clouds ripple below us, I knew I would happily do it all over again—just without the extra weight of the tripod and camera gear. Besides, now that movie has already been made. You can see parts of the hike and find out why the Quetzaltrekkers do what they do in Why We Hike—at whywehike.actualitymedia.org. And if you are near Quetzaltenango yearning to take an adventurous hike, find the Quetzaltrekkers!

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. —Henry David Thoreau

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

FOOD & LODGING ROOMS BY DAY $10 PP, BY WEEK $50 PP, BY MONTH $180 PP. General kitchen, pure water, coffee or tea. Parking, wireless internet, private & shared bathroom. Beautiful house & garden. WE ALSO OFFER: Tours and activities, shuttle service, language classes, parking and laundry. Calle Santander, 100 mts. from the lake. Call 52581555 or erickmoralesp@gmail.com WHY MONTERRICO? (see photos of Tulate Beach facebook. com/iguanabungalows) Safe, flat, Pacific Ocean beach. 4-5 persons/Q400/ecobungalow. Swimming pool, Kitchenette. Bringing food, beverages permitted. 3 hours from Quetzaltenango. T: 2478-3135, 4041-2618. ROOMS WITH SHARED BATH AND KITCHEN at CasaSito Volunteers’ House – Antigua, Colonia Candelaria. Price: Q1,000 p/p for 2 weeks, Q1,600/p/p-month for single room, Q1,100/p/p/month for double room, includes internet/wireless and water/coffee/tea. All proceeds are used to support CasaSito Association’s education program. Info: www.casasito.org or call 5993-1633. Hotel San Lucas in lake Atitlán, 6a. Av. 3-17 z.1 San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá. Relaxing environment, fair rates, comfortable rooms, restaurant and services. Tel. 7722-0559 www.hotelsanlucas.com GOING TO TIKAL? Stay with us, just 15 min. from park entrance. No.1 on TripAdvisor El Remate. Hotel & Restaurant La Casa De Don David.com

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

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

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Animal Shelter, Hound Heights, Sumpango

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

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

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.

Large appliance repair: washer/dryer, stove, etc. Ya no busque quien repare su lavadora, secadora o estufa eléctrica, yo se la reparo en su casa. Llámeme: 5852-2617, Oscar Chacón. Trabajos garantizados. CERTIFIED TRANSLATOR IN ANTIGUA. Professional, accurate, prompt and urgent translations. Contact: translationsgt@ gmail.com, Tels: 5630-2405, 7832-5306. Registered in the Ministry of Education and in the U.S. Embassy. Traductor Jurado en Antigua: Traducciones legales y juradas. CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY CLEANING. From couches to fine rugs, draperies to chairs, we also do mattresses. Free estimates. We don’t steam, we extract! Pamela, Tel: 5200-8279

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.

IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE JOSÉ CAAL will advise on your Visa Extensions

Tel: 5518-3128 (office hours) If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait till you hire an amateur —Red Adair

EMPLOYMENT PIANO AND/OR ENGLISH MAESTRO (A) for my grandson (age14) and his mother, at their house. Guatemala City, zone 2. Text me, Del at 4387-7533. 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

VACATION RENTALS/PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/ MAINTENANCE. Home–Commercial–Special Services. Contact us for more information. Tels: 7832-6187, 7832-6686. Cell Phone for maintenance: 4045-9639. infopm@nlpunto.com www.nlpunto.com 4a calle oriente #10, local 15 Cond. El Jaulón, La Antigua Guatemala. Ana Lucía Maldonado, Professional Make-up & Hair Artist, specialized in Barcelona, Spain. Special offers. Available for weddings. Trial runs for make-up & hair. Tel: 5016-1816 makeup.analucia@gmail.com

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

ENGLISH TEACHER WANTED to work in Parramos with kids from 5 to 10 years old, to work full time on the weekdays. Interested please contact Luvia at 5901-5093 or email your CV to: luvia@semillasdeamor.org

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ANTIGUA AREA

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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.

House in gated condominium, 2 bdrm, 2½ bath plus loft with full bathroom, patio, terrace with panoramic view. Beautifully furnished. Clubhouse/pool. Call 4514-9083.

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. FURNISHED APARTMENT 1 or 2 persons. 5 blocks from Central Park. Q2,200 + light. APARTAMENTO AMUEBLADO, 1 ó 2 personas, a 5 cuadras del parque. Q2,200 + luz. Tels: 5704-0212, 5804-6171. Cozy little house, secured, furnished. Living-diningkitchen area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,cable, washerdryer (non-smokers). $500 per month. Tel: 2334-1208. APARTMENT (Efficiency for 2 people), Furnished, 4 blocks from Central Park, $350 monthly. Electricity, water, cable TV, garbage service incl. 9a calle poniente #17, inside, house #8. Call Mary 5035-8764, or leave your message & phone number. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT, Conveniently located in access controlled complex, 3 bdrm, large closets, 2½ baths, liv/din, fully equipped kitchen, hot water, washer & dryer ready. Cable, internet access & other services incl. Furn. $525/mo, Unfurn. $425/mo. Tels. 7832-5390, 5815-5673, 4216-8175. 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. Private Spanish classes. BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS: 2 bdrm, liv, din, laundry, fullyequipped kit, 2½ bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, 24-hour security, cleaning service. 4 blocks from the park. Daily, weekly or monthly. arteceramico12@hotmail.com Tels: 7832-7141, 5096-6740. 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 106

FURNISHED SMALL HOUSE: 2 bdrm, 2½ bath, hot water, liv/din, kit, cable TV, phone. Terrace, beautiful view. 5 blocks from central park. $750 a month. Tel: 5923-5659. COZY APARTMENT: Livrm, dinrm, kit, 1 lg bdrm, bath. Internet, cable. Access to washer & dryer. Garden. Tel: 5501-1101 (Ana). Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, big kitchen, enclosed. 2 car garage, big yard, huge porch, maid quarters. $1,200 per month. Tels: 2334-1208 or 5855-6724. BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT OR SALE, in condo, center of Antigua. Livrm, dinrm, kit, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, laundry, 1 car garage & outdoor parking for one. Cistern. Totally equipped and finely furnished. Bank financing. Tel: 5208-9180. COMMERCIAL SPACE IN CENTRAL ANTIGUA, Beautiful & secure area 54.37m², just painted. All services, door to the street, 2 balconies, corner, across La Merced Church. Tels: 5403-6660, 7832-6045.

GUATEMALA CITY Safe, Clean, Large, 3bd/2ba apartment w/d, appliances, gated community, includes water, 1 parking, trash and security. Convenient Location. blackbacarat@yahoo.com

REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE ANTIGUA AREA 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. Email: mabean33@gmail.com Tel: 7934-6227

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.


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

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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

Tostaduría Antigua, Pioneers in slow roast Antigua coffee since 1994, inventors of natural cacao honey bars in 2005, SEEKING MANAGER PARTNER, others interested in learning about our simple cacao-honey technique & Guatemala cacao beans. Located corner 6a calle, 7a avenida.

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

Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Leaving, must sell Hotel Bed & Breakfast in Antigua. Totally equipped & existing clientele. Info: cnino59@yahoo.com.mx

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ADVERTISER INDEX LODGING

LODGING

Guatemala City

lake ATITLÁN

Hostal de Don Pedro ................................ Hostal del Centro ...................................... Hostal los Faroles ...................................... Hostal los Volcanes .................................. Hotel Antaño ............................................. Hotel Casa Blanca .................................... Hotel Villa Toscana .................................... Novohostal .................................................

36 37 37 36 37 37 37 37

GUATEMALA

Antigua All Suites El Marqués ................................. Casa Familia Ovalle ................................... El Mesón de María ..................................... Hostal El Pasar de los Años ..................... Hostal San Nicolás .................................... Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... Hotel Aurora ............................................... Hotel Camino Real .................................... Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... Hotel Casa del Parque ............................. Hotel Casa Quinta .................................... Hotel El Carmen ........................................ Hotel Hermano Pedro ............................. Hotel Mesón del Valle ............................. Hotel La Galera ......................................... Hotel Posada San Vicente ...................... Hotel San Jorge ......................................... Hotel Mesón Panza Verde ....................... Hotel Panchoy ........................................... Posada El Antaño ..................................... Posada El Ensueño .................................... Tabihouse ...................................................

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

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

RESTAURANTS / BARS Antigua 91 89 93 89 91 91 91 91 91 93 91 93 88

El PetÉn Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami ........... 101 Posada del Cerro ....................................... 101

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 ................................ 100

COBÁN Casa del Bosque ........................................ 101 Hotel Posada Don Antonio ..................... 101 Park Hotel .................................................... 101

RÍo Dulce Amatique Bay ............................................ Brunos ......................................................... El Tortugal ................................................... Hacienda Tijax ............................................ Hotel Catamaran ....................................... Mansion del Río .........................................

94 94 95 95 95 95

RESTAURANTS / BARS Guatemala CITY Caffé De Fiori .............................................. Cheers ........................................................... Kloster .......................................................... Restaurante Altuna ................................... Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub ........................

35 35 35 35 35 35

lake atitlÁn Café Bombay ............................................... 91

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39 Azul ......................................................... 59 Café Condesa .............................................. 63 Café de la Rúa ............................................. 70 Café Sky ......................................................... 73 Casa Escobar ................................................ 7 Chez Christophe ......................................... 70 Christophe Pizza ......................................... 71 Chocomuseo Café ...................................... 71 Cookies, Etc ................................................... 71 Degustaantigua.com ................................. 70 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl .............................. 62 El Rincón del Conquistador ...................... 71 El Sabor del Tiempo .................................... 65 Epicure ........................................................... 57 Fridas Mexican Cuisine .............................. 67 Gaia ................................................................ 67 La Bicicleta de Juancho ............................ 70 La Canoa ....................................................... 65 La Fonda de la Calle Real .......................... 73 La Peña del Sol Latino ............................... 59 Las Palmas ................................................... 71 Lava Restaurant .......................................... 71 Loveat ........................................................... 70 Mesón Panza Verde .................................... 61 Monoloco ...................................................... 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ..................................................... 70 Ocelot ............................................................ 65 Personajes ..................................................... 73 Pitaya Juice Bar ........................................... 70 Rainbow Café ............................................... 57 Refuge Coffee Bar ...................................... 71 Su Chow Chinese Food ............................ 70 Ubi Sushi ..................................................... 70 Vivero y Café La Escalonia ....................... 63 Welten .......................................................... 69 Wiener .......................................................... 71 Wokco ........................................................... 69

Quetzaltenango El Sabor de la India ................................... 100 Shai Long .................................................... 100 Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza ..................... 100

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

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SERVICES

Guatemala City

Guatemala City

ANTIGUA

Angel Fire Kennels ...................................... 105 Byron Rivas Photography ......................... 50 Hertz ............................................................... 113 Immigration Services ................................. 103 Princess Video Lottery ................................ 33 Union Church ................................................ 32

Ay Robot ..................................................... 48 Ben-Ke ......................................................... 49 Carnes y Mariscos Coloniales ................ 65 Casa de los Gigantes ................................ 49 Casa Del Tejido ........................................... 48 Clasicos El Buki .......................................... 50 Colibrí ........................................................... 50 El Corral ........................................................ 70 El Mástil ........................................................ 3 El Valle de las Piedras ................................ 49 Hair and Nails .............................................. 48 Joyería del Angel ................... back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ................ 48 Lava Store ..................................................... 49 Lyn Hovey Studio ....................................... 51 Muebles Xian ............................................... 9 Orgánica ........................................................ 46 Purpura y Té ................................................. 53 Sistemas Solares ..........................................109 The North Face ............................................ 1 Tribu ............................................................... 50

Dermalogica ................................................ Dr. Carlos Quintero .................................... Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... Marena ......................................................... Pediatrics: Dr. & Dra. Hernandez ............

45 42 43 45 42

Antigua

TRAVEL / TOURS Antigua

Antigua Antigua FM .................................................... 54 CaTours ........................................................... 48 Frank Salon .................................................... 48 Fumigadora Antigua ................................... 50 Funky Monkey .............................................. 55 Golden Studio .............................................. 48 Guatemala Solar .......................................... 108 Property Management ............................... 48 Wings ..............................................................104

SHOPS Quetzaltenango North & South Bookstore ...........................100

Guatemala City Asian Tropics .................................................. 31 Bernina (Sewing Center) ................................. 32 House & Green ........................ inside cover In Nola (Textiles) ............................................. 33 Lin-Canola, S.A. ............................................ 33 Orquidias S&M .............................................. 32 Sistemas Solares ...........................................109 Super Verduras .............................................. 35 Vivero Botanik, S.A. ...................................... 31

SCHOOLS GUATEMALA CITY Easy Facil ...................................................... 32 English School House ............................... 32

Antigua Antigua International School ..................103 Christian Spanish Academy ..................... 47 Ixquic Spanish School ............................... 50

LAKE ATITLÁN Santa Cruz Spanish School ....................... 93

Antigua Tours ............................................... 25 REAL ESTATE Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 51 INSURANCE Antigua Rentals ........................................ 80 Global Surf ................................................... 84 Lax Travel ...................................................... 84 Anfitrionika Insurance .............................. 51 Carstens S.A. ............................................... 107 Casa Nova .................................................... 106 Maya Trails ................................................... 113 Casas Tipo Canadiense ............................. 112 Monja Blanca ............................................... 84 CityMax Real Estate .................................. 107 Rainbow Travel Center ............................... 84 EMERGENCY La Reunion Real Estate ............................. 11 Tabarini Rent a Car ...................................... 53 ASSISTANCE REMAX Colonial ..........................................107 Solutions Antigua .......................................108

MISC.

Adrenalina Tours ......................................... 100 Comunikar Technologies GPS ................. 33 Excursiones Spross .................................... 84 Exploring Guatemala ................................ 84 Fish Guatemala (Parlama) ........................ 85 La Reunion Golf Resort ............................. 5 Litegua .......................................................... 94 Paseo del Rancho ........................................ 85 Rancho Carrillo ............................................ 2 Sailing Vacation .......................................... 95 Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................ 84

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 ......................................................... 25 Museo Ixchel ................................................ 25 Museo Popol Vuh ....................................... 25

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

25 4 25 29

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GUATEMALA

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 ..................................... 40 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 105 David Elron, Massage ................................ 40 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ...................... 40 Dietetic Consultant .................................... 43 Family Psychotherapist .............................. 45 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 42 Guatemala Medical Travel ......................... 43 Holistic Psychotherapy .............................. 42 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ............ 42 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 43 Maxillo Facial Centre .................................. 45 Optyma Visión y Moda .............................. 41 Rejuvenece Spa .......................................... 44 Skin Medika ................................................. 44 Soldent .......................................................... 41 Vet-Pro .......................................................... 42

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Revue 2012-08  

August is upon us, and with any heavenly luck, so is a dry spell in the otherwise rainy season. In her column this month, Antigua historian...