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Guatemala’s English-language Magazine April 2017 Year 26, No. 2 FREE

Semana Santa

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1st PLACE by judges vote “Entre Incienso y Personas” La Antigua, by Francisco Muñoz A.

Images from the Revue Photo Contest: holy week in Guatemala 2nd PLACE by judges vote “Talented Hands” by Heather White

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1st PLACE by popular vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Semana Santa in Guatemala. “Caída” La Antigua, by Alexander Molineros.

Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Semana Santa in Guatemala. “Centenario de Consagración de Jesús de Candelaria” Guatemala City, by Wolfram Hartmann 8


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SECTIONS DateBook: APRIL Health Services Travel / El Salvador Travel Marketplace Real Estate

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REGIONS Guatemala City La Antigua Lake Atitlán Pacific Coast El Petén Tecpán Quetzaltenango Río Dulce From the Publishers MAP: La Antigua Vet Q & A Advertiser Index

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PHOTO CONTEST “Holy Week in Guatemala” All of the March entrants can be seen at REVUEmag.com Here are the winners:

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Francisco Muñoz A. Heather White Alexander Molineros Cuyun Castillo Mario Gabriel Soto Tatiana Golovkina

FOTO CONTEST FOR MAY “Flowers of Guatemala” see pg. 30

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Deadline for MAY issue is April 10

semana santa - 2017 procession maps & info

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Hospitality and local good works

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Good Friday - April 14 21 4:00am Procesión de Jesús Nazareno de la Penitencia. Templo de la Merced

19 3:00pm Procesión de la Milagrosa Imagen de Jesús Sepultado del Templo de San Felipe de Jesús 26 4:00pm Cortejo Procesional, del Señor Sepultado del Templo de La Escuela de Cristo 10

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guatemala insight by Elizabeth Bell

humor by Matt Bokor

10 Cool Things about Semana Santa in La Antigua Guatemala

The Good Hotel

Cortejo Procesional de la Consagrada imagen de Jesús Nazareno de la Caída y Santísima Virgen de Dolores La Reseña, Jesús Nazareno del Templo de La Merced

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by Maria Westfried

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20 Palm Sunday - April 9, 11:00am

community service

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Amalia’s kitchen by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Traditions During Semana Santa

Delicious Moments in Nicaragua

Devotion of the Hermandades

w/ recipe for Shredded Chicken & Veggie Stew

ArtesanÍa by Kit Cross

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Sensous guatemala

Handmade Boots

by Ken Veronda

Pastores is the go-to place

Banana Yellow


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ON THE COVER : “Santo Entierro” by Pablo Burmester

From the Publishers

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emana Santa takes center stage this month with a large sprinkling of gorgeous photographs, procession maps plus a reminder on page 98 on how to connect you to our mobile-friendly interactive maps. Elizabeth Bell's Guatemala Insight features Traditions During Semana Santa and Matt Bokor couldn't resist a shout-out on 10 Cool Things about Semana Santa. Additional articles we’re proud to present include The Good Hotel by Maria Westfried which is all about hospitality and local good works, Kit Cross takes us on a tour of Pastores, the go-to place for Handmade Boots, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard presents Delicious Moments in Nicaragua and Ken Veronda’s Sensuous Guatemala features Banana Yellow.

Guatemala’s English-language Magazine REVUEmag.com • consultas@revuemag.com Publishers/Editors John & Terry Kovick Biskovich Associate Editor Matt Bokor General Manager José Caal Photography César Tián, Luis Toribio Graphic Designer Hadazul Cruz Webmaster / Social Media JB Contributing Photographers Nelo Mijangos, Willy Posadas La Antigua Manager César Tián Production Director Mercedes Mejicanos Administrative Assistant María Solís Systems Luis Juárez Distribution César Tián, Oscar Chacón, Luis Toribio Maintenance Silvia Gómez Sales Representatives Ivonne Pérez, César Tián, Denni Marsh, Fernando Rodas, Luis Toribio, Lena Johannessen, José Pablo Visquerra Printed by PRINT STUDIO Publishing Company producciones publicitarias Estrella antigua, S.A.

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Datebook listings, 50 in all, include art and photography shows, music, films, plays, workshops, lectures plus details on the International Bridge Championships held at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua. This edition is dedicated to Oscar Moisés Chacón Aldana who passed away on March 8, 2017. Oscar was a dedicated Revue employee for over 11 years who was loved and respected by all of us. We mourn his loss and we will all remember him as a wonderful human being who could always be counted on for honesty, integrity and a commitment to his work. Rest in Peace dear Oscar. We miss you terribly. — John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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The interior was created with refreshing minimalistic modern Dutch design combined with Guatemalan touches.

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Good Hotel Demonstrating how premium hospitality and doing good for the local community can go together. by Maria Westfried

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org) focused on education, empowerment and entrepreneurship. One hundred percent of Good Hotel Antigua’s profits will benefit this NGO. Yes, 100 percent. The program that blows my mind is that the hotel staff is hired from unemployed locals and single moms who have never worked in hospitality. There is a hotel training school not just to staff the hotel, but also as a service to the community by creating a qualified hospitality pool. After their on-the-job Good Training Program is completed, recruits are networked and supported to find hospitality jobs in the Antigua area. In 2006 Amsterdam native Marten Dresen was backpacking and volunteering in Guatemala, unsuspecting that this journey would define the mission of his life. While volunteering he was inspired to buy a pair of desperately needed shoes for a little girl named Mirna. As he got to know Mirna, he wanted to do more to help her. Marten knew she would

am so excited to tell this success story. In 2012 when I first heard about it, Good Hotel Antigua was of those utopian dreams that sounded both totally exciting and practically impossible with its ambitious ...continued page 82 goals. In September 2016 this radical The hotel raises sustainable funding for experiment in “social business” opened its the local Dutch NGO Niños de Guatemala doors in the heart of La Antigua Guatemala just four blocks from the Parque Central on the quiet street Callejón Hermano Pedro. Good Hotel Antigua is a “profit-not-forprofit” boutique hotel demonstrating how premium hospitality and doing good for the local community can go together. The hotel was dreamed up as a solution to raise sustainable funding for the local Dutch NGO Niños de Guatemala (ninosdeguatemala. 14


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Guatemala Insight by Elizabeth Bell

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Traditions during

Semana Santa

photos by Nelo Mijangos

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ent and Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala are full of century-old traditions. The first processions were held when the Spanish arrived in Guatemala in the 1520s and became very popular throughout the city’s history.

When all of the processional sculptures were moved to Guatemala City in 1773 with the capital’s inhabitants, Antigua was able to bring “new” century- old sculptures into the city and resumed the traditions in 1808. As time passed, Lenten traditions have been embraced. It is still common to participate in one’s grandfather’s or grandmother’s hermandad today. The key words are “tradition” and “devotion.” It is not necessarily an honor, a privilege or penance to participate year after year in these remarkable activities. Many of us remember the small processions through the 20th century before Antigua became the largest celebration in the world. Hermandades were small, with small processions, and bands sometimes played Guatemalan funeral marches out of tune. As our friend, Mario Gilberto, recently told us: Antigua in the 1940s still seemed somewhat abandoned. Mario’s family is part of the Hermandad del Señor Sepultado de Escuela de Cristo and kept the processional items at their house. His grandmother, Mamá Tona, was particularly in charge of keeping all of the processional robes in pristine condition, and his grandfather was in charge of the Roman attire. Year after year, families from this century-old city have taken care of the traditions with great devotion. Today new generations are very active.  With the recent presentation of my updated book, Lent and Holy Week/Cuaresma and Semana Santa La Antigua Guatemala, I

have described the history, carpet making, velaciones, processions and calendar of more than 60 activities during a 40-day period. A list of Guatemalan funeral marches also embellished this new edition, which encompassed more than 40 years of research. It is always, however, difficult to convey the atmosphere of dedication that Antigüeños enjoy. 17


Fifth Sunday

April 2nd - 7:00 A.M. Cortejo Procesional de la Consagrada imagen de Jesús Nazareno de la Caída y Santísima Virgen de Dolores, Templo de San Bartolomé Becerra.

Photos by Mercedes Mejicanos

Going Returning

Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina Parking Lot 18


Good Friday

APRIL 14th - 3:00 P.M. Procesión de la Milagrosa Imagen de Jesús Sepultado del Templo de San Felipe de Jesús Photos by Nelo Mijangos

Going Returning

Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina Parking Lot 19


Palm Sunday

Photo by Nelo Mijangos

april 9th - 11:00 A.M. Procesión de La Reseña, Jesús Nazareno del Templo de La Merced, La Antigua Guatemala.

Photo by Nelo Mijangos

Going Returning

Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina Parking Lot 20


Good Friday

Photo by Nelo Mijangos

Photo by Nelo Mijangos

APRIL 14th - 4:00 A.M. ProcesiĂłn de JesĂşs Nazareno de la Penitencia. Templo de la Merced, La Antigua Guatemala.

Going Returning

Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina Parking Lot 21


Handmade

Boots by Kit Cross

Pastores is the go-to place in Guatemala for handmade boots.

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isiting Pastores to look for boots, I met with Alicia López, director of an English-language program for local kids. López and her students also offer free tours of the town, which has dozens of shops turning out handmade boots and leather goods. López’s English students have uncovered an extraordinary nugget in the story of how their town, population 3,700, became the go-to place in Guatemala for handmade boots. It is the story of Don Julio Acual 86, now retired. Back in the 1950’s, looking around at his friends and family, Acual decided the best thing he could do for his community was to learn how to make shoes. Pastores was farming country but no one owned decent shoes.

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Acual walked the long road to and from La Antigua Guatemala each day to apprentice in the trade. He became the first shoemaker in Pastores and 10 years later started making boots.


Finished products with a unique style (teysha)

“You had to be really careful with the women’s boots,” he says. “Sometimes the helpers were not and the boots would be sent back from Guatemala. Women’s boots have to be perfect!”

“If you were a butcher two years ago, now you’re a bootmaker,” Sánchez says. “If you were a shopkeeper, now you’re a bootmaker. I don’t know if they take the time and the care we took.”

The most difficult part he says is making a new design in a place steeped in traditions. “I always hoped that people would like them and buy them,” muses Don Julio softly.

His sentiments are echoed by his contemporary, Julio Álvarez at Botas El Paso.

Indeed they did. Pastores became known first for its cowboy boots. During the 1970s, Pantoleón Veras Sánchez 63, of Botas Veras was making upwards of 300 pairs a month. If you bought cowboy boots in the U.S. during that time, they may well have come from Pastores.

“We use original materials,” says Álvarez. “The outside is made from cow and the lining is from pig. Don Sánchez, art in hand (kit cross)

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He recalls a unique advertising campaign conducted at an annual fall festival; it attracted vaqueros (cowboys) from all across the country, as well as musicians from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico. “Here—take these boots and go home and tell all your friends that you got them in Pastores, Guatemala,” Sánchez recalls telling select patrons. The word spread and people started to come. In droves. Pastores, once a sleepy little farming community, was on the map as the place for boots, now with 50 shops offering an array leather footwear for men, women, and children, as well as purses, belts and accessories. 23


DateBook APRIL 2017

guide to culture and upcoming events compiled by mercedes mejicanos

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Sat., 2:30pm EVENT YogAntigua is hosting its eighth 108 Sun Salutations Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action) to benefit TESS Unlimited. Participants who commit to raising either Q108 or US$108 will do the Sun Salutation 108 times. 108 is considered a sacred number, symbolising the wholeness of existence. More info: FB/casa san juan posada-yoga-ayurveda. Casa San Juan del Obispo, 3a av. norte #18, San Juan del Obispo.

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Wed., 6pm (English) Enjoy an hour presentation with Elizabeth Bell including fabulous descriptions and photos of carpet making, velaciones, and processions. Great tips to enjoy the season! Questions encouraged and autographed books available – get your NEW EDITION of “Lent and Holy Week La Antigua Guatemala.” Q50 per person. Proceeds benefit educational programs in Antigua. Tickets available at the door. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua

Sat., 11am ACTIVITY FOR KIDS Looking for the Easter treasurers? Discover the colors of spring and enjoy delicious chocolate. Free for Alianza Francesa’s students, Q30 for general public. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua (tel: 78328910) 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua

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Sat., 6-10pm ART & MUSIC Una Noche en la calle de los Museos. Expositions, concerts, bazaar and film screenings. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala (tel: 2207-5757), 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Saving Guatemalan Children Afflicted with Cancer. AYUVI mobilizes support and required resources to sustain the National Pediatric Oncology Unit Hospital (UNOP), the only national hospital specializing in the treatment of pediatric cancer in Guatemala. At our hospital, most patients come from poor/rural areas and 50% of them suffer some degree of malnutrition when diagnosed. Often, in order to take care of sick child, their caretakers are forced to stop working, further worsening the situation for the whole family. Come and learn how AYUVI delivers comprehensive treatment at no charge to make sure that Guatemalan children with cancer receive the best opportunity to get well. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua You can also view DATEBOOK online at TheAntiguaGuide.com/calendar 24

Wed., 7:30pm (Spanish) VIDEO In Chaq’na’/Hermana Mayor by Sandra Monterroso that features the Rabin Ajaw, an event held every year in Cobán Alta Verapaz with participating young women speaking on themes including women’s rights, discrimination, feminicide, pollution, environmental issues, spiritual issues and the defense of indigenous towns. Also, Wed., 19th 7:30pm CONVERSATORY on this subject. Galería de Arte de la Alianza Francesa (Tel: 2207-5757), 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City

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Sat., 4-7pm ART Paisaje Radiante by Hugo González Ayala in a one-man exhibit that has become a yearly spring-time tradition. His use of color, perspective and movement especially, combine to draw you into the scene, be it a radiant field of corn, a bright bird´s eye view of Lake Atitlán or the cobbled streets of our beloved Antigua. González Ayala also captures, with profound artistic emotion, the countryside of Guatemala, the Highlands. His paintings are timeless and reflect a fleeting moment that will forever be imprinted on canvas. Don´t miss the opportunity to meet the artist as he will be present at the opening. Through May 7. La Antigua Galería de Arte, 5a. avenida norte #29 (near de Arch), La Antigua

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Sat., 12-8pm FESTIVAL Spanish Culture Festival and International Romani Day. Culinary interchange, wine tasting, Spanish market, Flamenco and other regional dances from Spain. Free. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, 6a av. norte, between 3a & 4a calle, La Antigua

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Sun., 8:15-11am PALM SUNDAY Children’s Palm procession. Union Church, 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza España, Guatemala City

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Tues. 5:30pm (English) TALK Classroom Program for Preschool, the Magical Classroom (Aula Mágica) partners with other NGOs to find entrepreneurial and community-minded people to reach children in remote areas for the purpose of providing them with recorded, interactive educational tools. It trains and pays these community facilitators to guide children through programed activities that promote cognitive, language and social skills. The goal is to prepare them to attend and successfully complete the first grade. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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Thurs., 7pm MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, also 6pm: A light dinner is served, there is no cost for the meal but a reservation is needed. Union Church, 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza España, Guatemala City

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Sun., 9 & 11am EASTER SERVICES Come celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord! Union Church, 12 calle 7-37, z. 9, Plaza España, Guatemala City

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Good Friday

APRIL 14 - 4:00 P.M. Cortejo Procesional, del SeĂąor Sepultado del Templo de La Escuela de Cristo

Photos by Pablo Burmester

Going Returning

Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina Parking Lot 26


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Sun., 5-7pm PHOTOGRAPHY Inauguration of Quetzal, Ave Sagrada de los Mayas/Quetzal, Sacred Bird of the Mayas by Ricky López Bruni. Galería Panza Verde, 5a ave. sur #19, La Antigua

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Tues., 6:30pm (Spanish) TALK Cómo entender mejor la vida. Asociación Nueva Acrópolis, 2a av. sur #39, La Antigua

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Constru Casa celebrates its 13th year taking a holistic approach in working to lift families out of extreme poverty through the provision of basic and dignified housing. To date, Constru Casa has built over 970 homes and over 120 community constructions, including schools, healthcare clinics and community centers, throughout Guatemala. Through alliance with local social organizations Constru Casa also offers families a holistic approach to poverty alleviation through health, education and social work initiatives. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE Historia de la Catedral de La Antigua by Osmín de la Maza. Q30/Q15 students with carnet and tourist guides. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua

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Tues., 5:30pm TALK Mayan Dances by Nuevo Amanecer is dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Its vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency within poorer families by empowering them to change their quality of life through education. It also seeks to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Maya people such as the language and dances, which are currently being lost at an alarming rate. Donation Q25, all which goes directly to the presenting NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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Sat., 7:30pm (Spanish) THEATER Tributo a los Renacentistas. Free. Asociación Nueva Acrópolis, 2a av. sur #39, La Antigua 27


Semana Semana Santa Santa

Vigils and Processions

7 Fri. VIERNES DE DOLORES Holy Vigil of Virgen de Dolores, Iglesia La Merced and San José Catedral.

11 Tues. HOLY TUESDAY Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande.

8 Sat. SÁBADO ANTERIOR A RAMOS Holy Vigil of Jesús Sepultado,

12 Wed. HOLY WEDNESDAY 3pm Chil-

Iglesia de San Felipe de Jesús Church; 3pm Children’s procession, San José Catedral.

dren’s Procession from Iglesia la Merced. All day, Holy Vigil of Jesús Sepultado, Iglesia de La Escuela de Cristo.

14 Fri. 3am GOOD FRIDAY Procession of Jesús Nazareno and Virgen de Dolores, Iglesia la Merced. 3pm Procession of Jesús Sepultado, Iglesia de San Felipe; 4pm Procession of Jesús Sepultado, Iglesia Escuela de Cristo.

Good Friday Jesus de la Merced (Nelo M.)

15 Sat. 3pm SATURDAY OF GLORY Procession of the Virgin of Loneliness from San Felipe and Escuela de Cristo.

Children’s Procession (Mercedes Mejicanos)

9 Sun. PALM SUNDAY 11am Procession Iglesia La Merced.

Holy Vigil Jesús Sepultado de La Escuela de Cristo (Hadazul Cruz)

13 Thurs. MAUNDY THURSDAY 11am Procession of Jesús Nazareno del

Virgin from San Felipe (Hadazul Cruz)

Perdón, Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande. 11am Procession of Jesús Nazareno, Iglesia San Cristóbal El Bajo. 7pm-midnight Sagrarios in all churches. Jesus del Perdón (by L.Paniagua) Virgin from Escuela de Cristo (P. Burmester)

Jesus de la Merced on Palm Sunday (Nelo Mijangos)

10 Mon. HOLY MONDAY 3pm Viacrusis of Jesús Nareno, Santa Inés del Monte Pulciano. All day; Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno, Iglesia La Merced. 28

16 Sun. 1pm RESURECTION SUNDAY Procession from Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro and Iglesia La Merced. Resurected Jesus (Mercedes Mejicanos)


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3rd PLACE by popular vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Semana Santa in Guatemala. “Mirada de Amor” La Antigua, by Jorge Cuyun Castillo.

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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Wed., 10am12pm (Spanish) COURSE/WORKSHOP Cultivo de Orquídeas. Q100 incls. a coffee break. Vivero La Escalonia, 5a av. sur final #36-C, La Antigua

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Wed., 7pm ART Una Melodía a través de la Pintura by Gabriela Cartagena. Her work expresses and emphasizes the importance of art and music in life. Museo Ixchel, Centro Cultural UFM, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City

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Thurs. through Sat., May 6 INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS More than 160 players from various countries will be competing in the Central American and Caribbean Bridge Federation Zonal. Championships: Teams, Pairs: Events: Open, Women's, Senior's, Mixed and Transnational. For more info., www.guatemalabridge.com, tel: +502-5203-0867. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua

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Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE Los desnudos y los muertos: Ritual preclásico en Holtun Guatemala by Michael Callaghan. Museo Popol Vuh (tel: 2338-7836), 6a calle final z. 10, Guatemala City

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Thurs., 7pm FRENCH FILM Crónicas Diplomáticas Quai d’Orsay. Free. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua (tel: 7832-8910) 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua

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Sat., 7:30pm (Spanish) TALK Los Nahuales: Qué son y su importancia en la cosmovisión Maya. Free. Asociación Nueva Acrópolis, 2a av. sur #39, La Antigua

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Sat., 7:30pm DINNER/CONCERT Caribe, Garífuna dance plus cuisine from Lívingston, Izabal. Q70, includes main dish, beverage and dessert. Live music. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua (tel: 7832-8910) 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua


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Live Music La Cueva de Panza Verde

El Establo

Enjoy a wonderful dinner with the charm of live music in our cozy setting, with a grand piano that is graced nightly by our favorite musicians from around the world. Music from 8pm to 10:30pm with an additional cover of Q35 per person

Wednesdays, 9.15 pm — One Man Band: Simply the best “old school” rock music in English with Q35 Zacapa drinks. Thursdays, 9.30 pm — Los Que Somos: best live rock, pop, get-up ‘n’ dance music (English/Spanish) in the city, with Q35 Specialty Cocktails.  Fridays, 9:30pm —Awesome compilation of “then & now” to get you singing and dancing all night long. Q35 Absolut drinks. Saturdays, 9.30pm — Los Lagartos Ensemble: Dance, sing and experience an unbeatable atmosphere. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. Q35 Specialty cocktails.

tels: 7955-8282, 7832-2925 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua

Tuesdays — Sagan Jacobson, Acoustic Guitar Wednesdays — Margie Sheran (Classical & Modern Piano) Thursdays — Nelson Lunding (blues piano and vocals) Fridays — Cuban Trio (Piano, congas, flute) Saturdays — Ramiro Jiménez, acoustic guitar Sundays — Ramiro y José, acoustic guitar & congas

Tels: 2363-4486, 4206-9554 14 calle 5-08, zona 10, Guatemala City

Free parking before 5pm

Rattle ‘N Hum

Los Tres Tiempos

4a avenida 16-11, zona 10, Guatemala City

Tel: 7832-5161 5a av norte. #31, La Antigua

Wednesdays and Saturdays — Different guest artists

Sundays — 2-5pm: Live music: Bolero

El Convento Hotel & Restaurant tel: 7720-7272 2a av. norte #11, La Antigua

Friday 8-10pm — “Piano Nights” with Angel Baeza de Leon

Epicure Restaurant

Tel: 7832-5522 3a avenida norte #11-B, La Antigua

Saturdays — 7-9pm: Live music “El Trio” Sundays — 1-3pm: Live music “El Trio”

Del Arco Restaurant

tel: 7832-3610 5a av. norte #20, La Antigua

Saturdays, 7-10pm — Grupo Friends Sundays, 1-4pm — Marimba

Trova Jazz

tel: 2334-1241 Via 6, 3-55, zona 4, Guatemala City

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Fridas

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

Saturday, April 15 — Coco & Big Ben Saturday, April 22 — Original music by El Gordo


Rainbow Café

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

Free Live Music Nightly from 8:00pm Mondays, 8:00pm — Different Guest Musicians. Tuesdays, 8:00pm — Different Guest Musicians. Wednesdays, 8:00pm — Open Mic Night! Hosted by The Blue Roots. Come along and show your skills and get a free tequila shot! Thursdays, 8:00pm — Different Guest artists Fridays, 8:00pm — Don Ramiro, Trova Cubana by the bonfire Saturdays, 8:00pm — Gravity: Reggae and more, Latino sounds. Don’t miss it! Sundays, 7:30pm — Different Guest artists

Las Palmas

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

Sundays, 7:30 — Special Guest Mondays & Tuesdays, 7:30 — Soft rock, bossa nova, with René & Trujillo Wednesdays, 8:00 — Free Salsa Classes and Son Cubano and Buena Vista de Corazón Thursdays, 8:30 — Free Salsa Class, Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends Fridays & Saturdays, 9:30pm — Live Salsa y algo mas with Grupo Los Friends

Caoba Farms

Tel: 7832-9201 5a av sur final, La Antigua

Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market — 9am-3pm Guest Musicians

Arrin Cuan

tel: 2238-0242 5a av. 3-27, zona 1, Guatemala City

Cerro San Cristóbal

Tel: 7832-2681 San Cristóbal El Alto, La Antigua

Saturdays & Sundays, 1-3pm — Live Music (shuttle service available at Nim Po’t)

El Viejo Café

Tel: 7832-1576, 6a av. norte #13, La Antigua

VALENTINE’S DAY, 9-11pm — Special Dinner, Live Music, 80’s Rock

Daily — Live marimba music tel: 7832-0831 Casa #2, Callejón Concepción 6, La Antigua

Sundays — Live marimba music

Kape Paulinos

tel: 7840-3806 Km 87.5 Carretera Interamericana, Tecpán

Sundays — 1 to 4pm: Live marimba band

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T H R O U G H O U T T HE M O N T H FARMERS MARKET Saturdays 9am-3pm enjoy fun activities for the whole family incl. live music, local producers, great food, craft beers, natural drinks and much more! Free hourly shuttle service to the farm/Antigua, 10am-3pm, pick up on the corner of 4a av. & 5a calle, corner of Cathedral. La Antigua (For more info., incl. tours and volunteer opportunities, visit theantiguaguide.com/caoba-farms/) Through June 16 PHOTOGRAPHY 30 Años de Imágenes, a retrospective by Marino Cattelan (Vicenza, Italy) who was inspired by the work, land, life and rituals of the indigenous population. Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, 6a av. norte (between 3a & 4a calle), La Antigua TOUR We are an English-language academy in Pastores, and we want to show you around our town, made famous for its bootmakers. We are 5 minutes from Antigua. Free. See related article on pg. 22. For more info., tel: 5915-6992 or email alisdereyes@gmail.com

TOUR (English) Thursdays, 8:30am Niños de Guatemala Ciudad Vieja, you’ll see where many families work and live. Also, visit the school built by Niños de Guatemala. Q270/Q200, students. Proceeds benefit Niños de Guatemala projects. Info., Antigua_office@ninosdeguatemala.org; tel: 7832-8033. La Antigua/Ciudad Vieja TOUR 8:15am Wednesdays (Spanish), Thursdays (English). Safe Passage empowers the poorest, at-risk children and families living within the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump by creating opportunities through education. Seeing is believing. Tour our program (donation, Q75) and see firsthand who we are and what we do. Private tours are also encouraged. Please contact visitors@safepassage.org in advance of your desired tour date. Additional info., tel: 5570-3339, www.safepassage. org. Calle del Hermano Pedro, casa #4, (sur), La Antigua or 6a av. 11-95, z. 7, Colonia Landivar, Guatemala City

TOUR (English) Mondays, 10am & Thursdays, 2:30pm Common Hope offers a free two-hour village tour, learn about its education, health care & housing programs. Meet at the fountain, central park; private tours avail., tel: 7922-6600. Visit www.commonhope.org La Antigua MARKET TOUR First Thursday of every month (English) Meet up at 9:30am in front of the post office (Calz. Santa Lucía, on the corner of 4a calle poniente, to join Chrissy Methmann for a tour of the Municipal Market. Info. & reservations, charlychrissy@gmail.com La Antigua DOCUMENTARY (English) Thursdays, 5-6pm WINGS presents Blessed Fruit of the Womb: The Fight for Reproductive Rights in Guatemala. Free. The Bagel Barn, 5a calle poniente #2, La Antigua

pl a n a he a d - M AY Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 to 7:30pm CELEBRATION cocktail. You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq. It delivers world-class healthcare to impoverished, indigenous communities in Guatemala. We serve over 20,000 patients annually, most of whom do not speak Spanish & live on less than $2 per day. For more info., eventos@wuqukawoq.com or tel: 3238-7965. An RSVP is required. Casa Troccoli, 3a calle & 4a av., La Antigua 34

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Shakespeare Pub Wi-Fi • Lunch Specials Happy Hour 11-5 Near all Major Hotels. 13 calle y 1a av., zona 10, local 5 Torre Santa Clara II Tel: 2331-2641

Café Bar Meals Drinks

Books & Exhibitions • Live Music Thur-Sat Vía 6, 3-55, Z. 4, Guatemala City Resv: 2334-1241

LIVE MUSIC El Establo 14 calle 5-08, zona 10, Guatemala City

Wednesdays, 9.15 pm — One Man Band: Simply the best “old school” rock music in English with Q35 Zacapa drinks. Thursdays, 9.30 pm — Los Que Somos: best live rock, pop, get-up ‘n’ dance music (English/Spanish) in the city, with Q35 Specialty Cocktails.  Fridays, 9:30pm —Awesome compilation of “then & now” to get you singing and dancing all night long. Q35 Absolut drinks. Saturdays, 9.30pm — Los Lagartos Ensemble: Dance, sing and experience an unbeatable atmosphere. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. Q35 Specialty cocktails.

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

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You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. —Elizabeth Gilbert We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. —Maya Angelou

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It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. —Vincent Van Gogh

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. —Paulo Coelho

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Emergency Service from 8:00am to 7:00pm

HOUSE OF HEALTH

Calz. Santa Lucía Sur #7, La Antigua Guatemala

Urology • Pediatric General Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology Ultrasound /4D • Lab Densitometry

We accept major credit cards

Tels: 7832-3122 7832-5789

Counseling for Adults & Adolescents

Gail Terzuola

LISW LADAC Licensed Psychotherapist Relationships Substance Abuse Trauma and Recovery

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M.D. Psychiatrist / Psychotherapist Médico Psiquiatra-Terapeuta

Treating Depression, Anxiety & Dysfunctional Relationships Emotional Support Animal Certificates

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General Dentistry Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implants Oral Rehabilitation TMJ Therapy Jaw Surgery Teeth Whitening Orthodontics

Dr. Luis RamĂ­rez, DDS, OMS, is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, and oral rehabilitation.

Maxillofacial Centre is the ONLY ONE with 3D Dental Tomography and CAD/CAM Dental Lab in Guatemala.

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Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.com Principal: Centro Gerencial Marqués de Rubio Oficina 1-4 - Tel: 78325850/78739275 Branch: 6a calle poniente #50A - Tel: 78326672/78328105 - whatsapp 44314822

Tel: 7832-4854 3a calle poniente #13, La Antigua Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & 3pm-6pm. Wed 10am-2pm. Sat 8am-11am Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” —Maya Angelou

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. —Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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Home Accessories & Gifts

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

colibrĂ­ Fine Handmade Textiles & Home Decor Daily 9am-6pm Tel: 7832-5028 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua textilescolibri@turbonett.com

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WINNER OF NINE INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS

Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen

Gourmet Cuisine with a Cultural Flair Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a native of Guatemala, an award-winning author, chef consultant, Latin food and culture strategist and entrepreneur. AVAILABLE AT • Sophos Bookstore (4a av. 12-59, z. 10, loc 1-D, Guatemala City (sophos@sophosenlinea.com) • Artemis Edinter • Colibri, 4a calle oriente #3-B, La Antigua (textilescolibri@turbonett.com) • AmaliaLLC.com • Amazon.com • barnesandnoble.com

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Veterinary Clinic Dr. Juan Pablo Calderón García - Vaccinations - Surgery - X-ray - Dental Clinic - Ultrasound - Laboratory Services - Emergencies - Export licenses for pets

I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. —Colin Farrell

TIENDA SOLIDARIDAD Proceeds Benefit Animal Welfare Programs Second-hand store featuring clothing, shoes, purses, lots of great books (English & Spanish), jewelry, artwork, armoires, house & kitchen wares, and more

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English, French, Spanish Spoken * Gas anesthesia

Mon-Fri: 8am-1pm & 2:30-6pm Sat: 9am-1pm

2a Av. Sur #61-B Tels: 7832-3624, 5732-4808 Cynthia Burski, D.V.M. / Hugo Sican Pelen, D.V.M.

Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics Surgery - Hospitalization - Laboratory X-Ray - General Medicine - Boarding 2a calle oriente #6, La Antigua Tel: 7832-0245

Babysitting Service for your Pet. Registered Establishment with lots of T.L.C. Tel: 5704-1029

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Tel: 7832-0519 * 4a calle poniente y 7a av. norte, house #6 (corner) * 4a calle poniente #16-B * 1a av. norte #39 Delicious Guatemalan Breakfasts, Coffees, and Homemade Cakes

Steak House Salad Bar Live Music every Sunday www.nifunifadeantigua.com 3a calle oriente #21, La Antigua Tel: 7832-6579

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hile my heart and soul and culinary core are deeply Guatemalan, my desire and curiosity to learn about the synergies of all Latin cultures is only natural — after all, we share so many traits. From north to south and east to west, Latin America is rich not only in culture, but in unique cuisines. Recently, I traveled to a country off the beaten path for many and found a warm and very friendly land and people.

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At times, I felt I was in Guatemala and as I turned the corner, in Mexico, and then in El Salvador and other countries that I have visited in the Latin American region. The towns and city structural similarity is another commonality that we inherited from the Spaniards. What is unique about Nicaragua is its cultural diversity and historical background.


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I found a simple yet delicious cuisine that had all the traits of Mexican and Central American cuisine combined. Today’s Managua is a contrast of a recovering city with modern touches and an older world feel where carts drawn by donkeys awkwardly merge with the bustling traffic of cars and buses at all hours. This was touching and special. It reminded me that in Guatemala City some public services were once managed with donkey carts. While working animals are still used in rural parts in some Latin countries, in Guatemala City they have almost vanished. The cherry on the cake for me was the visit to the mercados and cooking with local chefs and friends. I Enchiladitas Boaqueñas–tostadas topped with spicy stewed meat and potatoes

Desayuno Criollo –red beans with cheese, criollo salsa, cream, chorizo criollo, scrambled eggs

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While in the country, I spent time in León and Granada, both colonial and cultural, but uniquely different from each other. Granada resembles La Antigua Guatemala from a long time ago when I was a little girl growing up in Guatemala, and León is a laid-back place with a small-town feel. I enjoyed each one differently. Managua was transformed by past political strife and there really is not a quickly recognizable downtown. From the airport to my hotel downtown it felt that there was a short distance and once you are in the area many relevant places are within a few minutes from each other. Conflict from its past took its toll throughout the country, but it is more obvious in the capital. 70


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found a simple yet delicious cuisine that had all the traits of Mexican and Central American cuisine combined. I identified unique cooking techniques and ingredients that give the cuisine its character and style; however, it is each individual that makes it truly special. I am fond of all things made with vegetables and found a new friend in Nicaraguan cuisine, as it contains plenty of the locally grown varieties of the typical Latin American staples such as corn, squash, herbs and spices, plus other unique plants. Key flavorings such as mint and sour orange predominate. What I learned and took in from Nicaragua will stay with me until the next time I visit to continue a deeper exploration of the north and southern coasts, which promises to be equally unique. If you care to visit, do so. Despite the country’s challenges of the past, I felt safe everywhere I went and the people whom I interacted with made me feel at home. In celebration of a sweet time spent with friends and colleagues, here is my rendition of a special dish that I truly enjoyed during my visit. Shredded Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Guiso de Pollo y Verduras

Shredded Chicken and Vegetable Stew Recipe by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard (AmaliaLLC.com) 1 tbsp. canola oil 1 cup julienne yellow onion 1 tsp. minced garlic 3 roma tomatoes cut into 8 wedges 1 cup julienne carrots 1 cup julienne chayote squash 2 cups cooked shredded chicken ½ cup chicken stock 72

1 tbsp. tomato paste dissolved in a little chicken stock 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Add the oil to a hot skillet and sauté the onion, garlic, tomatoes, carrots and chayote squash gradually for a total of 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, the shredded chicken and chicken stock. Season with the lime juice, salt and pepper, and taste.   Serve with Nicaragua-style guacamole, chile criollo, queso seco rallado, gallo pinto, crema ácida, and tortillas.


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21 Equipped Rooms by the Day, Week or Month. Cable TV, Safety Box, Mini-Bar. Tels: (502) 5201-7468, 7832-1020, 7832-0937 1a avenida norte 5-A, La Antigua Guatemala info@hotelpanchoy.net ~ www.hotelpanchoy.net

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It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices. —Kirk Cameron

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Custom style from Ranger Boots (kitty cross)

Pastores Boots

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Nothing else. When you make a pair of boots for a very cheap price, you have to use cheap material. It’s no good.”

pointy boots favored by Mexican musicians and anyone looking for a solution to cockroaches in the corner. Boots like this will set you back a cool Q1,800 (about $240 USD), and Ranger Boots owner Pedro Garona says he’s sold a few. Across the street from Ranger Boots is Botas Rodeo, where, like many of the shops in town, you can see the boots being made by hand. Owner Rocal Alvarez sells a more contemporary style incorporating the traditional huipile designs of the country. It’s an idea that’s proven successful for Teysha Boots, which primarily does online business. Shoppers visit www.teysha.is to choose style, color and size. I’m walking back into town after chatting with Acual at his home, just outside of Pastores. This must Time and care are needed to create a quality boot (ladder guatemala)

The going price for a handmade pair of cowboy boots is Q300-400Q (about $40-$55) and up. You can have your feet measured one day, choose the color, design and any embellishments, and in less than a week, you’ll have a handmade pair of boots that’ll dazzle your friends. Every range of style can be found, including traditional cowboy boots, hiking boots, and extremely Every range of style can be found (ladder guatemala)

have been the same path he took all those years ago back in the ‘50s to learn how to make shoes in Antigua. Yoselin, my 18-year-old student guide, translator and new friend, is glowing as she leads the way. This town, these boots and this venerable shoemaker are her history. *For Pastores Bootmaking tour info. turn to Datebook, pg. 34 If you’re unable to make it to Pastores you can also find finelycrafted leather boots at Armonia-Harmony, they’ll even custom-make a pair for you in 3-4 days. The shop is located at 5a calle poniente #4-C, a half block from Central Park, La Antigua. 78


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its from the businesses mentioned above support Niños. Seeing so much poverty, next to so much tourism, Marten came up with the idea of the “profit-for non-profit” business model for the Good Hotel. After graduating from the schools that Niños has created, these educated children would now need jobs. The Good Hotel both creates jobs and offers much-needed training to the local unemployed community.

The Good Hotel cont. from page 14 need both an education and job opportunities. With a group of friends and a lot of heart, Marten created Niños de Guatemala. The NGO has many entrepreneurial projects, but the biggest impact has been its three schools that provide a quality education to those who need it most. Schools provide English classes, extracurricular activities focused on developing independence, health programs, and social workers who support the students and their family’s physical and emotional well-being. While many people are inspired to create NGOs in Guatemala, Marten knew that for Niños to be sustainable and create real empowerment (instead of dependency) two things had to happen:

The Good Hotel occupies a refurbished colonial building with a refreshing minimalistic modern Dutch design combined with the beauty of Guatemalan touches. Abundance of light and innovative use of space are present throughout the hotel. A central garden patio is surrounded by unique rooms all with different features, such as private patios, open-air showers and lofty mezzanines. An open living room with a communal

Kids from Niños de Guatemala benefit from the proceeds.

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made handcrafted tiles. Also locally produced are all of the iron items, such as towel racks, excellently executed from the designs of Good’s creative team. All of the amenities are produced by Antigua local Lucy Ashman, creator of Tierra & Lava: Luxury, Ethical, Vegan Skin & Hair Care, and are also available for purchase at the hotel (www.etsy.com/ shop/tierraandlava).

The Good Hotel from previous page table and bar area flows into the garden space, welcoming guests to dine, work or just relax. The kitchen is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the bar until midnight. Breakfasts can be Guatemalan style or healthy. Tapas inspired by the local culture can be enjoyed starting at noon. All dishes are home-made and organic. Vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available. The Good Team is passionate about coffee and trained by the official best barista of Guatemala. Coffee is complemented by a small taste of highquality chocolate from Antigua’s Kaffee Fernando’s. There are currently 20 rooms with a plan to build additional rooms and a pool on the adjacent property. Guatemalan touches inside the rooms include re-designed traditional pila washing sinks, huipils as art and welcome-gift worry dolls on your pillow made by Karla, a hostess at the hotel. Prices range from $95 to $220, depending on the season and room type. Amenities include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, security, multi-lingual staff, concierge services and free iPads for guests’ use. During the development phase, I helped write the hotel’s social impact goals and I am proud to report that many of them have been met. One of things I most admire most is Good’s commitment to local artisans. They source their materials and labor locally and work solely with partners offering a healthy work environment and fair salaries to their employees. The first thing you will notice when you enter is the gorgeous, locally 84

Good Hotel redefines “premium” as “no golden taps or mahogany desks but a bed you want to take home, locally sourced food, great coffee and the most genuine service you can imagine.” You will decidedly feel both pampered and at home. Good’s intention is to stand out from the crowd–with personal interaction in a lush retreat complemented by expertise in local culture and highquality finishes. Marten, CEO and founder of the Good Group, remains busy in Amsterdam creating opportunities. He found investors to buy and renovate a prison barge and opened a popup floating Good Hotel Amsterdam and had the chance to test the Good training program by working with 96 unemployed local youths. Seventy percent of these trainees now have a permanent job and no longer claim welfare benefits. Seven well-established hotels became Good hotel partners and requested more Good trainees to join


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The Good Hotel from previous page their teams. Similar success results are expected in Antigua. The barge has moved and is now the Good Hotel London (http://www.goodhotellondon.com/) for the next five years. The profits from Good Hotel London will also support Niños de Guatemala. Profits from all Good hotels will continue to be re-invested to create additional Good hotels around the world. “We lead by example. We look forward to the day all businesses are social businesses,” says Marten. The two elementary schools that Niños de Guatemala founded graduated 90 percent of their students, and a secondary school was built to serve students age 12-16. Niños currently educates 474 children at its three schools. Most of the current staff at the Good Hotel Antigua are 86

parents of these children. The Good Hotel Antigua radiates a premium and authentic experience and is an excellent choice for a luxurious, local treat. While spoiling yourself you can feel GOOD about the social business your money is supporting. The Good Hotel is also a perfect setting for intimate unique events and can host up to 120 people in its beautiful central garden patio and living room. Last words from Marten: “We love to challenge convention, stimulate entrepreneurship and we believe in the power of community. Come and connect, hang out, share–let’s do this together.” Contact information: info@goodhotelantigua.com Callejón Hermano Pedro No. 12 Tel: (502) 7797 6500 goodhotelantigua.com


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es, we’ve lots of bananas in this republic, and yes, they do taste much better here, tree-ripened to a vivid yellow color and rich in flavor, better than the green exported fruit ripened to yellow with gas at the destination.

We forget the banana is really a berry, growing on a tall herbal shrub that’s not officially a tree. And we’re surprised by many different kinds of bananas in Guatemalan markets, from finger-size to fat Gros Michels, “Big Mikes.” Banana varieties have rinds that vary from green and red to purple, brown, scarlet, pink, to the Cavendish “dessert banana” yellow that’s exported. One of my favorites is bubble-gum banana. Watch in the markets here for a little banana with a fuzzy bubble-gum-pink rind, rare but absolutely delicious. The Cavendish took over a half-century ago when earlier varieties of banana died off with a mold. Now a different disease is affecting Cavendish in some other countries, so a search is on worldwide for a new variety before Cavendish is lost. 94

Bananas—officially, musa—were spread by Portuguese traders from Southeast Asia. Most banana production stays to feed folk in the country where grown, though Europe and North America must import almost all their bananas. Today Guatemala is #4 in banana export worldwide after Ecuador, Costa Rica and Colombia. But back to the vivid banana yellow. Nothing else is quite like it. Ripe bananas are not lemon yellow, or butter yellow, not even golden yellow. Daffodils come close, but not quite. Little fragrant freesia blossoms, in tufts along streambeds, are even closer, but not banana. That banana yellow is a special shade on our Guatemalan palette.


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Panajachel 12 Step Meeting, Tuesday 10am 0-72 Calle Principal (across from Kodak, above the bakery. Around the back and up the stairs). Cafe Nepal, (A short walk up from main SC dock, on the right) email: panajachelna.aa@gmail.com tel: 3028 5716. CLUB ROTARIO, Meets every Wednesday 7pm at Porta Hotel Antigua (except last Wed. of the month). Call 7832-7600 http://www.rotaryantigua.org/ MOZART LODGE #20, conducts a “family” or “Table lodge” Antigua, Guatemala, at 6:00 pm. 1st & 3rd Thursday. Call John at 5773-0085 ST. ALBANS EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICE IN ENGLISH. Sundays 10:00am. Rev. John R. Smith, vicar. Casa Convento Concepción, 4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua. Tel: 5235-6674 VIDA REAL TV CHURCH: Join us for an experience with God. Sundays: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, Auditorium Los Atrios, 8am and 10am; and Hotel Intercontinental, 14 calle 2-51, z. 10, 3rd level, 10am, simultaneous translation. Special program for children.

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If Sophie doesn't struggle to get away, we can assume that she has accepted this behavior because she loves your son and is bonded to him. However, dogs in general do not like to be hugged and kissed, especially by strangers. Just as we might feel if a stranger holds on to us so we can't get away and then starts kissing and hugging us, dogs don't like it either. Restraining an animal is extremely stressful and it puts you on the "not to be trusted list." An additional cause of stress for a dog is to stare directly into his eyes. In canine body language, it suggests you would like to interact—and not necessarily in a good way. Another type of stress for both you and your dog is when he jumps on you. Most often the response is to yell, "Get down!" Instead, work with your dog to teach him basic skills. Using positive reinforcement, repeat a specific word/phrase for down, sit, stay, etc. If it is "down" when your pet jumps up, do you expect him to have his belly on the floor when you say "down," or just all four paws? Use a different term such as "off" or "four on the floor" and teach the dog what the word means. The name of the cue is irrelevant. You could use the word "purple" as long as you show your dog the action that goes along with it. And finally, "let sleeping dogs lie," as they don't like to be bothered while sleeping any more than humans do.

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REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE ANTIGUA AREA 6 Lots in San Juan del Obispo, Build your dream house or family compound. Carstens Bienes Raices 7832-7600.

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. Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Semana Santa in Guatemala. “Santiago de Atitlán” by Letty Manne

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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advertiser index LODGIN G Antigua Antigua Hostel ......................................... 76 Antigua Hotel Solutions ......................... 77 El Mesón de María ................................... 79 Hostal Casa del Artista ........................... 74 Hostel La Sin Ventura .............................. 76 Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... 76 Hotel Dionisio Inn .................................... 76 Hotel Genesis ........................................... 74 Hotel Ixkanul ............................................ 74 Hotel La Posadita ..................................... 76 Hotel Los Pasos ........................................ 77 Hotel Mil Flores ........................................ 15 Hotel Panchoy .......................................... 74 Hotel San Rafael ....................................... 79 Hotel Vagamundo .................................... 74 La Merced Boutique Hotel .................... 74 LAKE ATITLÁN Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ......................... 86 B’alam’ya .................................................... 83 Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... 87 Hotel Real Santander .............................. 86 Jardines del Lago ..................................... 87 Paz Mundo ................................................ 85 Posada de Santiago ................................ 85 PACIFIC COAST Asociación Ola Verde ............................... 91 Cafe Del Sol ................................................ 91 Casa Bella ................................................... 90 Cayman Suites .......................................... 89 Club Isleta de Gaia ................................... 88 Hawaian Paradise ..................................... 90 Hotel Dos Mundos ................................... 89 Hotel Honolulu ......................................... 90 Hotel Pez de Oro ....................................... 91 Hotel Playa Plana ...................................... 88 Hotel Playa Saltamonte .......................... 91 Hotel Posada el Delfin ............................ 93 Villa Kairos ................................................. 91 El PetÉn Hotel Ecológico y Rest. Mon ami .......... 81 RÍo Dulce Amatique Bay ........................................... 93 Hacienda Tijax ........................................... 93 Hotel Catamaran ...................................... 93 QUETZALTENANGO Casa Doña Mercedes ............................... 92

REAL E S TAT E Carstens S.A. .............................................. 99 Land for Rent ............................................. 99 Solutions Antigua ..................................... 99

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RESAUR ANTS / BARS ANTIGUA Arrin Cuan .................................................. 9 AntiguaDining.com ................................. 64 Café Ana ..................................................... 66 Café Condesa ............................................. 63 Café La Sin Ventura .................................. 66 Café Sol ....................................................... 66 Casa Troccoli .............................................. 65 Cerro San Cristobal ................................... 57 Chez Christophe ........................................ 64 Chocomuseo Café ..................................... 71 Cookies, Etc ................................................ 66 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ 62 El Convento ................................................ 75 El Pinche ..................................................... 1 El Viejo Café ................................................ 66 Epicure ......................................................... 59 Fridas ............................................................ 71 Gaia Restaurant ......................................... 64 Go Green Restaurant ................................ 56 La Bicicleta de Juancho ........................... 66 La Casa del Ron ......................................... 57 La Cenicienta .............................................. 64 La Cuevita de Urquizu .............................. 66 La Estancia .................................................. 65 La Estrella .................................................... 64 La Fonda de la Calle Real ......................... 69 Las Palmas .................................................. 62 Las Velas, Camino Real ............................ 13 Los Encuentros .......................................... 62 Los Tres Tiempos ....................................... 61 Mesón Panza Verde .................................. 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ................................................... 64 Papa Johns ................................................. 58 Qualite ......................................................... 64 Rainbow Café ............................................. 59 Real Gourmet ............................................. 62 Restaurante El Faro .................................. 64 Roosters ...................................................... 73 Rustik .......................................................... 62 Samsara ...................................................... 64 Señor Pepian ............................................. 66 Subway ....................................................... 61 Taco Bell ...................................................... 67 Tacool .......................................................... 3 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................. 66 Vivero y Café La Escalonia ....................... 69 Welten .......................................................... 57 TECPÁN Kape La Nonna .......................................... 92 Kape Paulinos ............................................ 92 Quetzaltenango Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza ..................... 92

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Tourist Police (Antigua): 7832-4131 Fire Dept: 7832-0234 Guatemala City Tourist Assistance: 1500 (24-hour) 100

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SERVICES GUATEMALA CITY Angel Fire Kennels .................................. 52 Budget Rent-a-Car .................................. 35 DeporDivas ............................................... 39 Hertz ........................................................... 103 Immigration Services ............................. 95 Orbit Rent-a-Car .......................................... 35 Transcargo .................................................... 39 Union Church ........................................... 39 Antigua Alamo Rent-a-Car .................................... 53 Antigua FM ............................................... 54 Club Antigüeño ....................................... 51 Elly Beauty Factory ................................. 49 Express Courier ........................................ 50 Frank Salon ............................................... 49 Fumigadora Antigua .............................. 52 Renta Autos de Guatemala ................... 2 Lux Aeterna Solar .................................... 95 MultiPiscinas ............................................ 51 Tabarini Rent a Car ......................................53 Tatoo & Piercing El Guato ...................... 51 TheAntiguaGuide.com ...........................95 Valhalla Macadamia Farm ..................... 95

SHOPS Guatemala City House & Green .................... inside cover Inola ........................................................... 39 Super Verduras ........................................ 37 ANTIGUA Acana ......................................................... 52 Algodones Mayas ................................... 49 Casa de los Gigantes .............................. 49 Casa Del Tejido ......................................... 29 Colibrí Textiles .......................................... 49 Ecofiltro ......................................................11 El Cafetalito ............................................... 7 El Mástil (hardware) ................................ 5 Inola Textiles ............................................ 49 Joyería del Angel ................. back cover Kolt Handmade ....................................... 50 La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ............ 51 Orgánica ................................................... 46

H EA LTH S ERV I C ES GUATEMALA CITY Day & Night Assisted Living .................... 45 Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... 42 Antigua Antigua’s Gym ............................................. 41 Centro Visual G & G .................................... 45 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 52 Create Spa .................................................... 45 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ..................... 45 Dr. de la Cruz ................................................ 42 Dr. Rodolfo Asensio .................................... 43 Dra. Patricia Cardona ................................. 42 Farmacia Cruz Verde .................................. 42 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 42 Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... 44 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ........... 43 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 42 Maxillofacial Center ................................... 44 Vet-Pro ........................................................... 52 WingsGuate.org .......................................... 40 san lucas Casa de los Angeles ................................... 41

TR AV EL / TO U RS Antigua Antigua Tours .............................................. 29 Celestino Tours ............................................ 81 Filadelfia Coffee Adventure ...................... 2 Lax Travel ...................................................... 81 Maya Trails .................................................... 103 Monja Blanca ............................................... 81 MISC. La Reunion Golf Resort ............................. 48 Seakist Yacht Sales ..................................... 93 Trans Galgos ................................................. 81 Transportes Turísticos Atitrans ................ 81

SCHOOLS Antigua International School ................. Chef’s Center ............................................... Christian Spanish Academy ..................... Maximo Nivel .............................................. Spanish School PLFM ................................

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CULTUR AL Guatemala City El Attico ..................................................... 29 Museo Ixchel ............................................ 29 Antigua La Antigua Galería de Arte ................... 31

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself. —Doug Larson


Where to Park

During Lent, some of the streets will be closed because of the Processions. Here are some available parking places, so you can enjoy walking through the streets of Antigua while admiring the elaborate and colorful sawdust carpets.

Photos by Hadazul Cruz

1. Parqueo Ermita de Santa Lucía

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Alameda Sta. Lucía Sur # 1

2. Rancho Nimajay (Antiguo Hospital Nacional)

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Campos de la Pólvora Cofiño (Av. la Recolección) Alameda del Calvario Parqueo Doña María Calle de Belén # 26

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Central Park Park Chuch Arco de Santa Catalina 101


3rd PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Semana Santa in Guatemala. “Dos generaciones de tradiciones” Guatemala City, by Tatiana Golovkina.

2nd PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Celebrating in Guatemala. “100 años de amor” Guatemala City, by Silvia Escobar. Prize: Q100


A good reason to visit La Antigua

photo by mariano luna

4a calle oriente #5A La Antigua Guatemala Tels: 7832-3189, 7832-5334 Open daily 9 to 6 joyeriadelangel@gmail.com www.delangel.com

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