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Guatemala’s English-language Magazine February 2017 Year 25, No. 12 FREE

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Friendship in Guatemala Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro A Contemporary Urban Experience


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1st PLACE by popular vote “Mas experiencias para compartir” Fraijanes, by Héctor (Otter) Zamora. Prize: Q200

Images from the REVUE PHOTO CONTEST: Friendship in Guatemala 2nd PLACE by popular vote “Amistad en las Estrellas” Finca El Zapote Escuintla, by Javier Magdiel Fernández. Prize: Q100

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1st PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Riéndose de la vida (Laughing at life)” Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, by German Velásquez. Prize: Q200 3rd PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Friendship forever” Guatemala City, by Silvia Escobar. Prize: Q50

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island. To find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” —Baltasar Gracian 8


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CONTENTS 14

guatemala insight by Elizabeth Bell

A dream come true for the Obras Sociales del Santa Hermano Pedro residents 16

education by Belinda Woodhouse

Antigua Green School

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SECTIONS DateBook: FEBRUARY 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

Tracking and adapting to student’s progress

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community service by Kerstin Sabene

Creating Peaceful Leaders

Lead-Up helps at-risk youth in Guatemala

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book alert by Kerstin Sabene

“Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones” New book release by Vincent Stanzione

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culture by Dianne Carofino

A Contemporary Urban Experience Pop-Up Theater, Art and Dining

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Amalia’s kitchen by Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Las Tiendas -- on almost every street corner you will find these convenience stores -- with recipe

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Sensous guatemala by Ken Veronda

Persimmon

Exactly halfway between red and yellow

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Hola expat by John Ohe

Best U.S. Bank Accounts and Credit Cards for U.S. Expats 82

health by Maria Westfried

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From the Publishers MAP: La Antigua MAP: Lake Atitlán Vet Q & A Advertiser Index

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

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Héctor Zamora Javier Magdiel Fernández German Velásquez Silvia Escobar Aaron Musch Anna Watts

FOTO CONTEST FOR MARCH “Celebrating in Guatemala” see pg. 98

Tierra & Lava

Luxury, ethical, vegan skin and hair care 10

Deadline for the MAR. 2017 issue is FEB. 10th


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From the publishers 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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riendship in Guatemala is the theme of this month’s edition. As always, thank you to the many photographers who submitted so many wonderful photographs with a shout out to R.J. Baldelli for our cover. We start off with A Dream Comes True by Elizabeth Bell. A good education is also a dream come true for millions of children in Guatemala. Bella Woodhouse features Antigua Green School, tracking and adapting to student's progress. As well, please note two plays presented in La Antigua that support youth development and education, Sat. 11, "El que te aporrea, te quiere" (CasaSito) and on Feb. 17-19 & 24-26, "Bakersfield Mist" (AIS scholarship program). Kerstin Sabene highlights Lead-Up, creating peaceful leaders. She also brings us a Book Alert, Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones with congratulations to author and an incredible storyteller Vincent Stanzione. On the cultural scene Dianne Carofino takes us inside the world of A Contemporary Urban Experience that includes The Artist's Circle in an almost not-to-be-believed cutting-edge virtual reality art exhibit, the theatrical presentation and a pop-up dining experience with restaurateur Alberto Blanco. QuinTango, a world renowned quintet joined by American opera singer Susan Fleming, arrive this month to perform in La Antigua, San Juan la Laguna and Guatemala City. We're also pleased to share with you Tierra and Lava by Maria Westfried with good news about natural skin and hair care, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard explains why neighborhoods rely on Las Tiendas, Ken Veronda challenges us to find the color Persimmon in Guatemala and John Ohe gives everyone an overview of the Best U.S. Bank Accounts and Credit Cards for U.S. Expats. Wishing everyone Happy Valentine’s Day and friendship all year long! — John & Terry Kovick Biskovich revuemag.com

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“Fun and Friends” by R.J. Baldelli


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Guatemala Insight by Elizabeth Bell

The new hospital has been under construction and is now ready to house up to 250 residents.

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A Dream Come True

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he pilgrimage for resident patients with multiple disabilities from their home at the Hospital del Santo Hermano Pedro in La Antigua Guatemala to Virgen del Socorro—on the road to Santa María de Jesús—was an event celebrated by many with great jubilee on Dec. 3 of 2016! The new hospital has been under construction and is now ready to house up to 250 residents. This is a dream come true for thousands who have worked on this project since 1980. These permanent residents with cerebral palsy, psychomotor impairment, convulsive syndrome and other disorders receive long-term, loving care. Many have nowhere to turn, as their families abandoned them years ago. This will also allow for more clinics and operating rooms for the hospital in town. Fray Guillermo Bonilla was spiritually moved when he walked by the San Francisco Church one night as Fray Augusto Monasterio was opening Hermano Pedro’s tomb to confirm his remains for beatification in June of 1980. Fray Guillermo was overwhelmed by the fragrance of roses, known as “odor of sanctity,” and was inspired to help the poor and needy, much as Santo Hermano Pedro had before his death in 1667. 14

Setting up various homes throughout Antigua, Fray Guillermo’s project was growing quickly with many of these patients making fabulous recoveries. Locals were taking food, helping with donations for rent and staff payments, and volunteering. When a group of us, including the mayor and experts from the National Council for the Protection of La Antigua Guatemala, toured the various houses that Fray Guillermo was renting in the early 1980s, it became clear that one better, less-expensive, location was needed. The Obras received permission to use the old colCeremonies at the Hospital del Santo Hermano Pedro in La Antigua.


These permanent residents with cerebral palsy, psychomotor impairment, convulsive syndrome and other disorders receive long-term, loving care.

onial national hospital in 1985. The property had been approved to house an artisans’ market at that time and it took some work to convince the authorities that the hospital project “might” work! The Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro has been home to countless patients and residents and has been blessed with a team of Guatemalan doctors, nurses and administrators. Fray Guillermo relied on donations and some aid from the Guatemalan government; medical teams from the U.S., Canada, and Europe also helped in many ways. Faith in Practice is the largest group and has also contributed to Casa de Fe (House of Faith), where the patients’ family members stay to assist their loved one in recovery. The Obras has also grown over time to include the Guardería Sagrado Corazón de Jesús for preschool kids and mothers at the Antigua market; Hogar el Renacer (Sumpango) for men afflicted with addictions; Hogar San Juan Bautista (Jutiapa) for the elderly, outreach programs, and a special section that helps nearly 300 children with chronic malnutrition. With a staff of 350 dedicated workers today, the Obras provided specialized care to more than 350,000 out-patients with 6,000 surgeries in 2016. A recent report by the U.N. states that almost 70

percent of the population has very limited access to health services, including hospital care when necessary. Public health services, under the Department of Health, is practically collapsed at the moment and there is limited access to medicines and infrastructure. This makes the Obras’ work essential. The need to relocate those residents with multiple disabilities living at the main hospital grew over the years. They now have a fabulous new home at Virgen del Socorro. The Guatemalan private sector, through Asociación Amigos Pro Obras Sociales, provided the land and continues to fund the new project, as it is not completed. The association’s main purpose is to support Obras Sociales in its mission of helping those who are poorest and who need support that they cannot find in New facilities at Virgen del Socorro

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EDUCATION

Antigua Green School by Belinda Woodhouse

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very parent the world over wants the best education for his or her children. And Guatemala is no different. Ensuring the best education they can is most parents’ main priority so as to provide their children with the greatest chance of success. And having a say in their child’s education is something many parents have wished they had more control over. Whether it be how the child is taught, because we all know every child learns differently, or how they can get the most out of their curriculum catering to each child’s strengths and weaknesses. 16

Antigua Green School individually tracks each student’s progress and adapts its teaching style to them. The Antigua Green School is one such institute. Embodying the Montessori method of teaching, this school individually tracks each student’s progress and adapts its teaching style to afford each student the greatest success. Parents love and wholeheartedly agree with the Montessori philoso-

phy: “We respect your child as an individual, their interests, learning pace and style.” If your child loves and is great at math but needs extra help in other areas then the teachers are there to provide that extra help. Plus the smaller class sizes ensure all children get the one-on-one attention from teachers they deserve. All the while encouraging the advancement of your little math genius by allowing him or her to soar in that favorite subject. This way every individual student learns in a way that is best for him/her. Parents love this idea, as they know that the older traditional ways of learning may not necessarily meet their child’s needs. Encouragement and attentiveness only go so far if children are bored and cannot con-


One such interactive parent is Lorena Lemus, who has helped, alongside other parents, to introduce music and art programs. While speaking with Lorena and listening to her glowing review of the Antigua Green School, I asked the simple question, “What is your favorite thing about the school?” Her answer was simple: “The music program we introduced is my favorite and I love that my son has a safe, green place to run around in, which is very important for all children.”

centrate sitting for hours looking at a blackboard day dreaming their lessons away. Yet, if children are interactive then the daydreams dissipate as they are actively engaged enjoying their lessons so concentration is easy. Games, conversation and hands-on activities mean that learning is fun and easy for children, making them want to learn as the time flies by. Another big difference is that the parents actually get a say in the courses, extracurricular activities and the development of new programs for their children and community. Art and music are two excellent teaching tools that children love and were introduced upon parents’ discussions with the Antigua Green School.

Being located inside Finca Azotea in Jocotenango means this Green School uses the natural world to teach, maximizing contact with nature. Going outside and getting their hands dirty means children have fun while learning important life skills such as recycling, composting, waste management and their environmental impacts. All alongside their Montessori classes.

Environmentally friendly courses are being adapted and added all the time to help future generations learn the importance of caring for our planet. The Green School movement is growing quickly worldwide as more and more people understand the benefits of this type of education. Children prefer it and the results speak for themselves as they advance in leaps and bounds. For more information, olcenglish.com facebook.com/GreenSchoolGT/ Tels: +502 4060-0023, +502 5551-3382 Address: Calle del Portal #11, inside Finca La Azotea 17


Katie Cunningham (front center) with Lead-Up participants and staff

Creating Peaceful Leaders through Workshops with Horses Lead-Up leads the way helping at-risk youth in Guatemala and around the world

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t isn’t until you meet and speak with some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable youth that you actually begin to understand the impact that a program like Lead-Up International has on their lives. Beyond poverty, physical and sexual violence are major risks for Guatemala’s young people (UNICEF 2014). By utilizing equine-assisted therapy and special guidance on nonverbal communications, participants in Lead-Up’s program are taught how to control their breathing, emotions and body language. This means that the participants will learn about themselves and others through activities with the horses and then process their feelings and behavior patterns.

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In many cultures, aggression and violence are perceived as signs of power and strength. Peaceful and composed behavior is equated with weakness. Josue, 19, who comes from a village close to La Antigua Guatemala, participated in LeadUp’s workshop and is a living testimony to this. “Resolving problems is so much easier for me now,” he explained. “When others try to provoke me, I no longer add fuel to the fire by responding in an aggressive way. I utilize the trust and confidence I gained by working with the horses and know that it can be transferred to my interactions with humans.” ...continued page 58


BOOK ALERT by Kerstin Sabene

Los Nawales:

The Ancient Ones Merchants, Wives and Lovers: The Creation Story of Maximón by Vincent Stanzione

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torytelling is a traditional art form that has existed since the beginning of time. All societies pass down stories from one generation to the next using various mediums, including folktales, myths, rituals and artifacts. Stories illuminate the essential nature of a culture, how it came to be, connecting its past with the present. Vincent Stanzione is a master storyteller, and in his new book, Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones, he tells the ancestral story of the Tz’utujil Maya market women, their wandering merchant men and their eventual need to create a protector and guide: Rilaj Mam-Maximón, the Beloved Ancestor. By imitating the voice of Maya storytellers, Stanzione seeks a blurring of oral and written genres with ethnographic interpretation that is still bound to empirical knowledge in Mesoamerican traditions. In so doing, he has preserved an important story for descendants of the Nawales – the Tz’utujil Maya – in the form of written text that will take them back to an ancestral past, which at this moment in time is slowly being forgotten.

Stanzione is an anthropologist and a researcher specializing in ancient and contemporary Maya religion. He has lived in the Guatemalan Highlands since 1990 and worked alongside the Tz’utujil Maya in Santiago Atitlán for over 20 years. Other notable publications include Rituals of Sacrifice: Walking the Face of the Earth on the Sacred Path of the Sun (2000); Mayan Gods and Goddesses (2005) and The Sacred Count of Days (2006). Learn about the ancient ways of Los Nawales and how once upon a time they lived paradisiacal lives on Flower Mountain. Join Vincent Stanzione at CIRMA (Centro de Investigacione Regionales de Mesoamerica), 5a calle oriente #5, La Antigua Guatemala on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. for a bilingual presentation on his newest book, Los Nawales: The Ancient Ones. 19


Actors Betsy Cerezo and John Edson will be performing in Bakersfield Mist

A Contemporary Urban Experience Combining theater, art and dining, comes to El Sitio in La Antigua Guatemala the weekends of Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26.

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his ambitious undertaking, conceived by Gavin Kern and presented by the Antigua Theater Club and Angeline Events, pairs a performance of the comedy Bakersfield Mist with contemporary art in temporary, pop-up venues.

“I hope that this Pop-Up Contemporary Urban Experience, which occurs only on the performance days of the play, will add to the cultural life of this beautiful country,” says Kern. “Antigua is a world-class city, and deserves world-class events.” Bakersfield Mist, a contemporary play by Stephen Sacks, is 75 provocatively hilarious minutes that look at what makes art and people authentic. Betsy Cerezo, in her theatrical debut, plays the character Maude, an unemployed bartender who lives in a trailer park.

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“Antigua is a world-class city, and deserves world-class events.”


Maude has bought the ugliest thrift store painting she could find, as a gag gift. The painting looks as if someone has stood over it and dribbled various colors of paint onto the canvas. The early 20th century American artist, Jackson Pollock, was known for his unique style of drip painting, and his works cost millions. Wait: Could this be a Jackson Pollock? Maude invites a world-class art expert, played by retired Screen Actor’s Guild member John Edson, to decide if her painting is a forgery or the real thing.

An additional modern twist to The Artist’s Circle will be the art of virtual reality and augmented reality.

A Hololens exhibit will be on display

Edson, who has performed in all media, says of his role: “This is the most interesting play I’ve ever had the chance to work on. It’s relatively new and original, based on a true story. The subject is a compelling, thought-provoking examination of the nature of art and human perception, including a unique study of emotional vulnerability and the truth of human experience.” Ticketholders will also have the opportunity to view works of cutting-edge contemporary art, including a piece by emerging Guatemalan artist Eny Roland Hernandez, in the popup gallery, The Artist’s Circle. Contemporary artists from Guatemala and the United States, particularly Chicago, will be featured. An additional modern twist to The Artist’s Circle will be the art of virtual reality and augmented reality. Alejandro Jones, virtual reality/ augmented reality artist and developer, describes this feature: “All the real-life pieces in the exhibit will be digitally scanned and exhibited in a virtual gallery that will parallel the real-life exhibit, and can only be viewed through a virtual world. Virtual reality headsets will be available

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feature landmarks of Antigua have been digitally scanned and processed with software and hardware that few galleries and museums in the world currently use.

Indigo Mute Object #2 Watercolor and Acrylic by Michael McGuire Scan of the Calle del Arco

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and be part of the exhibit. The exhibit will also showcase various pieces that feature known landmarks of Antigua, which have been digitally scanned and processed with software and hardware that few galleries and museums in the world currently use. The exhibit hopes to introduce this technology to newcomers, and to be one of the few exhibits worldwide to showcase the future of gallery and museum technology, which will soon be commonplace.�


The gallery opening, which is free of charge, will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 5-7 p.m. After that time, the gallery will be open for two hours prior to each performance. Proceeds from each ticket will benefit the scholarship fund for the Antigua International School as fiftypercent of its students receive at least some scholarship funding. AIS, a kindergarten through 12th-grade school, is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala and is internationally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States. An additional pop-up food venue, helmed by restaurateur Alberto Blanco, will provide a salad, entrĂŠe and dessert lunch or dinner for both matinee and eveChicken Sous Vide from Angeline

ning performances. Blanco, who is considered a rising star in the hospitality life of Guatemala, has the successful restaurant, Angeline, in La Antigua Guatemala, and is soon to open a flagship restaurant in Guatemala City. Blanco has earned a reputation for presenting traditional Guatemalan cuisine in a more contemporary format, retaining traditional flavors, but with an updated twist.

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February’s Last Two Weekends 17-19 and 24-26 Fri 17 and Fri 24 Dinner at 6. Play at 8 Sat 18 and Sat 25 Matinees: Lunch at 12. Play at 2. At Night: Dinner at 6. Play at 8. SUN 19 and SUN 26 Matinees: Lunch at 12. Play at 2. At Night: Dinner at 6. Play at 8.

Where

El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua Theater and gallery tickets: Q150 Lunch or dinner: Q200 Preferential seating with dinner reservations For tickets and reservations, Tel: 4617-4954 or e-mail kerncollectiveantigua@gmail.com Tickets may also be purchased at El Sitio and at Angeline (2a calle poniente #3) La Antigua

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DateBook Datebook FEBRUARY 2017

guide to culture and upcoming events compiled by mercedes mejicanos

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Thurs., 9am-6pm XLIII NATIONAL ORCHID EXPOSITION Un Universo de formas, colores y fragancias. Through Sun. Feb. 5. Salón Social José Mariano Arzú Castillo, Cervecería Centro Américana, 3a av. 1716, Finca El Zapote, z. 2, Guatemala City

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Thurs., 6:30pm PHOTOGRAPHY Mundos Simultáneos by Igal Permuth and Mario Permuth. “In this exhibit, the artists propose concepts inspired by reflections of quantum physics and its influence on contemporary thinking. Each one from a particular vision and technique, bring ideas about life as a vibrant and infinite experience. From creation to introspection, each of the images presented relates a complex field in several dimensions.” (Alejandro Marré) Through Tues. Feb. 28. Fundación G&T Continental, Galería del Centro, 5a av. 12-38, z. 1, Centro Histórico, Guatemala City IGAL PERMUTH

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Fri., 7pm FRENCH COOKING CLASS Learn how to prepare crepes. Free. Registration is necessary, tel: 78328910. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua

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Sun., 5:30pm MUSIC The Chapel Square Combo is Virginia Music Adventures’ premiere combo group performing all styles of jazz, bebop, Latin and swing to contemporary standards and ballads. These 14 to 18 year-old musicians from the greater Northern Virginia area (U.S.) are VMA’s most advanced elite performers. They perform domestically to support other nonprofits, private engagements and annually engage in cultural goodwill music performance tours. Free. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua


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Tue., 4:00pm MUSIC launching the Guatemala tour of the acclaimed North American quintet QuinTango, an informal pop-up concert with La Orquestina. La Merced (6a av. norte & 1a calle poniente) See related article, pg. 30. La Antigua

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Mon., 7pm ART Inauguration cocktail of Marte by sculptor Alejandro Leal. Through Tues., Feb. 28. El Attico, 4a av. 15-45, z. 14, Guatemala City

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Tues., 21, 28; & 9, 23 Thursdays & March 2, 6:30-8:30pm (6 sessions) (Spanish) COURSE Descifrando la Escritura Jeroglífica Maya by Camilo A. Luin. Q750/Q565, students & tourist guides. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle final, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City

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Wed., 5pm ART Kinetic Art by Juan Ripoll. Galería Panza Verde, 5a Avenida Sur # 19, La Antigua

Wed., 6pm (English) SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presentation with vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Q50 per person. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua

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Wed., 7:30pm MUSIC & GALA DINNER featuring the world-renowned quintet QuinTango, dinner and wine to welcome the World Cup competitors Chef’s Marcos Saenz and Mario Cacatzun. See related article on pg. 30. Q400 p/p, tickets on sale at the venue, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, La Antigua

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Thurs., 6:30pm PHOTOGRAPHY Sentir de Piel by Romi Maegli. Through Tues., Feb. 28. Galería Guatemala, Fundación G&T Continental, 6a av. 9-08, z. 9, Guatemala City

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Fri., 2-6:30pm (Spanish) WORKSHOP Natural Medicine. Discover the virtues of plants, prepare your own natural medicines. For cost and information, call , tel: 7832-8910. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua

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Fri., 7pm MUSIC celebrating Día de Amistad with QuinTango, note 6pm a special pre-concert performance by students of the San Juan Escuela de Musica. See related article on pg. 30. La Cancha, San Juan La Laguna. Free admission. San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlán

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK De La Gente: Generating Economic Opportunity. Coffee is one of Guatemala’s largest industries, and a source of both wealth and poverty. Learn about De La Gente’s approach to creating community-based economic opportunity with organized coffee producers. The discussion includes its recent project in the San Marcos region, the successes, challenges and lessons learned. 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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Sat., 7pm (Spanish) THEATER El que te aporrea, te quiere by CasaSito’s Theater Club. Note, 6pm cash bar opens. For tickets: info@casasito.org All proceeds benefit to CasaSito’s Youth Development Program. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua

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Sat., 4-7pm ART Chilean artist Gina Intveen in a solo exhibit titled America Portal. Mysterious feminine figures in profile outlined in rich colors explains Gina Intveen is “that world that evokes a place populated with beings and realities of uninhibited nakedness. A land of magnificence and abundance, America is the portal to new cosmogonies and visions, of rituals and syncretism. It is a gateway to mystery and possibilities and concepts captured in petroglyphs and abrupt contrasts.” The artist will be present at the opening. La Antigua Galería de Arte, 5a av. norte #29 on calle del Arco (near the Arch of Antigua), La Antigua

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Sat., 8pm MUSIC & DANCE presenting a sizzling ValenTango performance by the quintet QuinTango with tango dancers Rocio Trkman & Victor Melchor. Stories of love and loss, music of passion and precision, breathtaking dance to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Tickets Q190 (concert and a glass of wine), available at culturales.iga.edu/ and at IGA, Ruta 1, 4-05, z. 4, tel: 2422-5555. IGA Auditorium, Guatemala City

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Tues. VALENTINE’S DAY / Día del Cariño. You know what to do.

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK ARCAS (The Wildlife Rescue & Conservation Assoc.) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Petén it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority confiscated from wildlife traffickers. ARCAS is also working within environmental education, protected area management, marine turtle conservation, sustainable community development, ecotourism and reforestation. ARCAS’s three main project sites are located in Guatemala City, the remote northern department of Petén and the Hawaii area of the southern Pacific Coast. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tels: 7832-1919. Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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Wed., 7:30pm PHOTOGRAPHY Violento by Eny Roland Hernández, musicians from France, Romain Leleu (trumpet) and Ghislain Leroy (piano). Free. Galería de Arte, Alianza Francesa de Guatemala, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City

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Wed., 6:30pm ART Naturaleza, cultura y paisajes de la bocacosta guatemalteca in watercolors by Carmen L. Pettersen. Through Tues., Feb. 28. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City

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Thurs., 8pm MUSIC Trumpet and piano recital by Romain Leleu and Ghislain Leroy, from France. Tickets pre-sale Q50 & Q70 the day of the event. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala, 5a calle 1055, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City 26


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Wed., 5-7pm ART Inauguration, The Artist’s Circle, presenting an almost not-to-be-believed cutting-edge virtual reality art exhibit. The inauguration is free. See related article, pg. 20. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua

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Thurs., 5pm (bilingual) TALK Los Nawales, The Ancient Ones by Vincent Stanione. See related article, pg. 19. CIRMA. 5a calle oriente #5, La Antigua

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Sat., 7:30pm DINNER/CONCERT Homage to New Orleans, Louisiana with live jazz and blues and our chef will feature Cajun cuisine. Q50, includes main dish, dessert and beverage. Reservations, tel: 78328910. Alianza Francesa de La Antigua, 2a av. sur #25, La Antigua

There will be a delightful added dimension, a pop-up food venue (all evening and matinee performances) under the direction of restaurateur Alberto Blanco. For more details see related article, page 20. For reservations and tickets, tel: 4617-4954 or e-mail kerncollectiveantigua@gmail.com. El Sitio, 5a calle poniente #15, La Antigua

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Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONVERSATORY Arqueología Colonial by Alejandro Conde, Alberto Garín and Claudia Wolley. Q5. Museo Popol Vuh, 6a calle final, z. 10, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City 28

Thurs., 4pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE La restauración de la iglesia de San Cristóbal Totonicapán by Rodolfo Asturias. Q30/Q15 students and tourist guides. Q15. Casa Popenoe, 6a calle oriente #16, La Antigua

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Thurs., 10am (Spanish) CONFERENCE Paisaje, Jardines y Land Art. Free, coffee break. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City

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Fri. / Sat, Sun., 18, 19 & Fri. Sat. Sun. 24, 25, 26 (English) THEATER Bakersfield Mist, Betsy Cerezo makes her theatrical debut in this contemporary play by Stephen Sacks, also starring John Edson.

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Asociación Educando Guatemala reinforces rural inclusive education in the community of Chimaltenango by providing health and nutrition services and also teacher training programs. “Partnering with local public schools we bear in mind the realities. Our national and international donors play an important role in helping us achieve our goals through their donations. Join us to learn more and enjoy some Andean live music before the talk.” 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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Tues., 7:45pm CERVANTINO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is undoubtedly one of the most recognized artistic and cultural events in Latin America and certainly emblematic in the world. For 43 years its been a stage to present varied artistic expressions, exploring different artistic disciplines and confronting the traditional forms with the most contemporary perspectives. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City

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Thurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) CONFERENCE Paisaje e identidad by Carmen L. Pettersen. Free. Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City

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Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Mujeres Artesanas de Paz–EducArte (MAP-ED).MAP-ED is a local nonprofit organization that works for the rights of women, children and teenagers through education and health services. It manages and develops programs including age appropriate comprehensive sexual health education, promoting the arts as a means of self-expression, promoting awareness campaigns to prevent violence against women and more. At its core MAP-ED is united by a vision of a better and more just world for all. 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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Tues., 8pm MUSIC In Love with France, jazz concert within the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Guatemala. Alianza Francesa de Guatemala, 5a calle 10-55, z. 13, Finca La Aurora, Guatemala City


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Exhibition and Sale of Maya Textiles & Production of Exclusive Handicrafts The only place in La Antigua managed by Indigenous People MON-FRI 9:00 to 17:00 SAT 9:00 to 13:00 - Closed Sunday 6 Calle final, zona 10 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala City Tels: (502) 2338-7836, 2338-7896

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

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. —Charles R. Swindoll

“Five musicians–two violins, cello, bass and piano–present a unique take on the most passionate export of Argentina. This is real tango, not the drek. You can’t tango to an American pop ballad. The only music for tango is the steamy, femme-fatale, doom, heartbreak and knife blade stuff, the bastardized offspring spawned in the back streets and brothels of Buenos Aires that eventually dominated the elegant concert halls of the world. Televised ballroom dancing? No way, dude. This is the real deal.” —Fernando Rivas, Buzz-o-Meter (See more about QuinTango on the following page) 29


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QuinTango a world renowned quintet of two violins, cello, bass and piano based in the Washington D.C. area will make its Guatemalan debut this month with the ValenTango Guatemala Tour.

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he tour includes a dinner concert at the Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua Feb. 8, a family-friendly concert in San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlán Feb. 10, and a ValenTango gala with dancers Rocio Terkman & Víctor Melchor at the Instituto Guatemalteco Americano in Guatemala City on Feb. 11. A special pop-up concert is in the works with La Orquestina at La Merced on Tuesday Feb. 7. QuinTango includes violinists Eva Cappelletti-Chao and Joan Singer, cellist Lukasz Szyrner, bassist Jon Nazdin and pianist Jeffery Watson and will be joined on this tour by American opera singer Susan Fleming. In addition to delivering sizzling performances of tangos, QuinTango uses the arts to promote understanding between the countries of North, South, and Central America and the Americas and the rest of the world by bringing their fans on their international tours. QuinTango has introduced their fans to Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, France and Italy. February’s ValenTango Guatemala tour will introduce 25 North American professionals to the country and people of Guatemala. During their twelve days accompanying QuinTango on tour, these first-time visitors will attend concerts and engage with local audiences in colonial La Antigua Guatemala, the Tzutujili-speaking Mayan village of San Juan la Laguna at Lake Atitlan, and Guatemala City. In Antigua, special activities for QuinTango & Friends will be hosted by Sue Patterson, Mary Lou Ridinger, Sherry Miller, Mykelle Winterword, and Siggy Bataille. QuinTango concerts are always followed by meet & greet receptions so the

audience can meet the artists – and in this case the fans who are traveling with them. Antiguans are encouraged to come meet the group and thrill to their tango music. QuinTango is passionate about working with young people. In Antigua QuinTango will coach members of Antigua’s La Orquestina, under the direction of Edwin Ruiz. Tuesday afternoon Feb. 7 the Orquestina will team up with QuinTango for a casual pop-up concert in front of La Merced. Tangos, popular songs and some surprises are in the works. In San Juan la Laguna QuinTango will work with students at the village music school; those students will join QuinTango on stage for a special finale to the night’s concert, realizing QuinTango’s dream of sharing music and mentoring youth across cultures. QuinTango began its career as a tango quintet in 1997. All the members are classically trained, so the distinctive style they created was christened “chamber tango” by the old time tangueros in Buenos Aires who created most of their arrangements. On this tour QuinTango will play music of Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel and composers of the Golden Age. QuinTango has performed in concert at the White House, the American Embassy in Buenos Aires, in Montevideo, at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and throughout the United States as well as at festivals in Costa Rica, France, Mexico and Italy. QuinTango’s six CDs are available on Amazon, itunes and Spotify.

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Live Music La Cueva de Panza Verde

El Establo

Tuesdays, 8-10pm — Sagan Jacobson, Acoustic Guitar

Wednesdays, 9.30 pm — Simply the best “old school” rock music in English from the 60´s, 70´s + 80´s  Thursdays, 9.30 pm — Shagadelic with Meli Donis and Juan Gabriel Rodas, the best live rock, pop and get upn’ dance music in Spanish and English in the city!  Saturdays, 4pm —Awesome Cuban percussion courtesy of Fernando Pérez and friends. Happy hour specials Saturdays, 9.30pm — Dance, sing and experience an incredible atmosphere. Los Lagartos, deliver an awesome performance each and everytime. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. Specialty cocktails Q35.

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

Wednesdays, 8-10pm — Margie Sheran (Classical & Modern Piano). Q35 cover Thursdays, 8-10pm — Nelson Lunding (blues piano and vocals). Q35 cover Fridays, 8-10pm — Cuban Trio (Piano, congas, flute). Q35 cover Saturdays, 8-10pm — Ramiro Jiménez, acoustic guitar. Q35 cover Sundays, 8-10pm — Ramiro y José, acoustic guitar & congas

14 calle 5-08, zona 10, Guatemala City

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

Del Arco Restaurant

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”

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, Jan. 14 — Danzón and Electronic Music Thursdays — Mazacumba Beats


Rainbow Café

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

Free Live Music Nightly from 7:30pm Mondays, 7:30pm — Different Guest Musicians. Tuesdays, 7:30pm — Jon Fritz plays acoustic guitar and sings as a solo act. His style is classified as “classic rock in English”. He has been in the music entertainment business for over 20 years and his 250+ song catalog is a testament to his talent and versatility. Wednesdays, 7:30pm — Open Mic Night! Hosted by The Blue Roots. Come along and show your skills and get a free tequila shot! Thursdays, 7:30pm — Different Guest artists Fridays, 7:30pm — Don Ramiro, Trova Cubana by the bonfire Saturdays, 7:30pm — 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 & Mondays, 7:30 — Sof rock, bossa nova, with René & Trujillo Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8:00 — Free Salsa Class Son Cubano and Buena Vista de Corazón Thursdays, 9:00 — 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

Daily — Live marimba music

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

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 HR 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. FARM update In season for planting—maiz (popcorn, tortillas & animal feed), pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, Hass avocados, corghum, tangerines and cherimoyas (anonas). Seasonal planting, carrots, beets. collards, kale, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, leafy greens, chard and cauliflower. La Antigua (For more info., incl. tours and volunteer opportunities, visit theantiguaguide.com/caoba-farms/) YOGA CLASSES Galería Panza Verde 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua Mon., 8:30-10am Hatha Yoga Tues., 8:30-11:30am Qigong Chi Kung Wed., 8:30-9:45 Strong Yoga Thurs., 8:30-10am Hatha Flow Fri. 8:30-11:30am Qigong-Chi Kung Sat. 8:30-10am Vinsaya Flow Sun. 8:30-10am Deep Stretch

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

MARKET TOUR First Thursday of every month (English) Meet up at 9:30am in front of the post office (Calzada Santa Lucía, on the corner of 4a calle poniente, to join Chrissy Methmann for a tour of the Municipal Market. More info. & reservations, charlychrissy@gmail.com La Antigua

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

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

plan ahead - march March 10 The long awaited Night of The Chefs organized by Degustantigua is coming back after a two-year break. The popular fund-raising gala dinner featuring 10 tasting dishes from 10 different chefs will be held at La Merced church in La Antigua with proceeds to benefit Tess Unlimited and Casa Sito. Limited space, 200 tickets will be on sale early February. For more information visit degustantigua.com

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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, 9.30 pm — Simply the best “old school” rock music in English from the 60´s, 70´s + 80´s  Thursdays, 9.30 pm — Shagadelic with Meli Donis and Juan Gabriel Rodas, the best live rock, pop and get upn’ dance music in Spanish and English in the city!  Saturdays, 4pm —Awesome Cuban percussion courtesy of Fernando Pérez and friends. Happy hour specials Saturdays, 9.30pm — Dance, sing and experience an incredible atmosphere. Los Lagartos, deliver an awesome performance each and everytime. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. Specialty cocktails Q35.

RATTLE ‘N HUM

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

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

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IMPORTING?

We’re your best choice, so leave everything in our hands. We guarantee weekly Consolidated Cargo Service, door-to-door from Miami to Guatemala. Contact us and find out why we are the best option.

TRANSCARGO transcargogt@gmail.com Tel: 2360-0407 ¿IMPORTACIONES? Somos su mejor opción, deje todo en

nuestras manos. Garantizamos un Servicio de Carga Consolidada, semanal, puerta a puerta desde Miami a Guatemala. Contáctenos y compruebe porque somos lo mejor opción. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. —Thomas Aquinas

In Nola

Fabrics by the yard Ceramic-Jewelry, Wood-Leather & More Telephones:

2367-2424 - 2337-4498

18 Calle 21-31, z. 10 Blvd. Los Próceres - www.in-nola.com

SEWING CENTER • CENTRO DE COSTURA • NAH CENTER

CLOSING SALE -- LOTS OF DISCOUNTS!

REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS 13 calle 5-24, z. 9, Guatemala City Tel: 2332-4017 The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. —Jon Katz

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A friend is like sunlight, filtering into the quite corners of ones heart, offering bright new mornings and fresh hope yet demanding nothing in return. The greatest challenge in being a friend is not listening when words are spoken but hearing and feeling even though there is nothing but silence. The happiest person has three things, a best friend, a true love and a best friend who is their true love.

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“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.” —E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Counseling for Adults & Adolescents

Gail Terzuola

LISW LADAC Licensed Psychotherapist Relationships Substance Abuse Trauma and Recovery

SKYPE appointments available

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Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Chapuzón (Dip)” San Pedro la Laguna, Sololá, by Francisco Muñoz


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Hospital Privado

Hermano Pedro 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 Cardiology a Urology a Clinic Laboratory a Pharmacy aVideoendoscopy aVideocolonoscopy aX-rays a Electrocardiogram

24-hour Emergency Service hpantigua@gmail.com

a Ultrasound a Electroencephalogram a Osseous Densitometry a Computerized Axial Tomography a Mammography aAmbulance Service

WE ACCEPT WORLD WIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE! www.hospitalhermanopedro.net

Av. de La Recolección #4, La Antigua (in front of the bus station) PBX: 7790-2000 Fax: 7790-2010 An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him. —Oscar Wilde

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. —Confucius

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

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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.

Tel: 7832-6002 info@maxillofacialcentre.com

www.maxillofacialcentre.com

Spanish, English and German Spoken - Calle Real de Santa Ines #9A La Antigua Guatemala

THE PORTAL IS OPEN

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Make your appointment online at www.centrovisualgyg.com

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Principal: Centro Gerencial Marqués de Rubio Oficina 1-4 - Tel: 78325850/78739275/44314822 Branch: 6a calle poniente #50A - Tel: 78326672/78328105

Tel: 7832-4854 3a calle poniente #13, La Antigua Mon-Fri 10am-2pm & 3pm-6pm. Wed 10am-2pm. Sat 8am-11am If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. —Michel de Montaigne

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. —C.S. Lewis

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Open daily 9am to 6pm

Home Accessories & Gifts

La Antigua Guatemala Manufacturer & Exporter

7a calle oriente #18 - Tel: (502) 7832-0685 - 7832-4656 Fax: 7832-4659 - info@casadelosgigantes.com www.casadelosgigantes.com

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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Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. —Washington Irving

Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. —Muhammad Ali

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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

English, French, Spanish Spoken * Gas anesthesia

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

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” —A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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

3a avenida sur #4-A, La Antigua Open Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 5pm FOR SALE: Good Coffee for a Cause Just tell ‘em, “Lo vi en la revista REVUE” 52

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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Amalia’s Kitchen text & photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Tiendas come in all shapes and sizes, and each one is unique, although they base their business on filling lastminute needs and petty purchases during busy weekdays. People casually stop by to drink a cold soda, buy a quick snack, gum and cigarettes, and even nonprescription medication. Tiendas operate within the big mercados, too. You will find them nestled in between large produce areas offering grains, spices, soap, oil, cleaning supplies and more.

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he neighborhood tienda on almost every street corner in Guatemala is a convenience store and a valuable network that offers proximity and support to communities in a meaningful way.

Homes throughout Guatemala rely on tiendas for staples like bread, milk, eggs and other small purchases to fill the weekly gaps between grocery store purchases. Historically, women have gone to the farmers markets (mercados) to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and to the supermarket for other retail items not found elsewhere, such as bottled, canned or specialty items.

The concept of the tienda in Guatemala is invention born out of necessity as storeowners focus on small retail sales while subsidizing their own needs. These are typically family-owned, home-based businesses occupying the garage or any other available room of the house. At times, for safety, sales happen out of window balconies. My grandmother made her living out of her wellstocked tienda and sold everything from artisan pottery and working horse gear to candles and fireworks to villagers in her small town. The food tiendas, those that are

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not restaurants, are pop-up atolerias (hot drink stands) that sell snacks to passers-by. Ceviche is offered to pedestrians from the back of pickup trucks. The chiclero (chicklets man) is a very small stand on street corners selling chewing gum, candy and smaller items than the bigger tiendas. The solo vendor and entrepreneur roams the streets and offers his merchandise at every chance he gets. People in Guatemala love to bargain, and all of these vendors represent that opportunity for many shoppers. Specialized tiendas sell artisan confections and candies, chocolate, cheese, milk and cream. The larger, general tiendas offer anywhere between edible staple items to toys and even clothes. The hybrid essence of tiendas is a unique and well-established cultural trait targeting the needs of multiple income levels, from the poor to the more affluent. Next time you visit Guatemala, observe the tiendas in detail and notice their offerings. A certain camaraderie takes place, as buyers are often recurring customers who rely on the tienda for their daily needs. Once upon a time, mercados and tiendas were the usual places to shop for edible goods, and the supermarket was more of an afterthought or luxury. Nowadays, many people center their purchases at one-stop-shops and visit grocery stores more often because of convenience, but the less affluent still rely on what was established long ago. 56

Here’s a festive recipe to celebrate tiendas.

ENSALADA DE PAPA Y ZANAHORIA Potato and Carrot Salad

Recipe by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard (AmaliaLLC.com)

Serves 2 2 russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, diced 2 carrots, peeled, diced 1 yellow onion, sliced 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. thyme 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Garnish: peas, chopped hardboiled egg, parsley *Cook the potatoes and carrots, separately, al dente *SautÊ the onion in olive oil until transparent, about 1 minute *Add cooked vegetables to the pan with the onion, thyme, and season with vinegar, salt & pepper *Garnish


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Boys with pony

Workshops with Horses cont. from page 18 Although large and powerful, horses naturally seek out a leader. This in turn creates an opportunity for some people to overcome their fear and to develop trust and confidence while working with a horse. It also provides them insight into dealing with other challenging life situations.

When Queen Elizabeth heard about Pokorny’s work in Guatemala, she was awarded a certificate by Her Majesty for her efforts in helping to reduce violence in the training of horses here. Her Majesty, a life-long horse enthusiast and patron of JoinUp, is very supportive of Lead-Up and is following the development of the program and believes these concepts can change lives. This month, Lead-Up will have its official international launch at Roberts’ headquarters in Solvang, California. Certified instructors of Join-Up from countries around the world will convene there for a

“Our goal is to create a positive network of leaders who can then impart their knowledge and success to others,” said Katie Cunningham Pokorny, founder of Lead-Up International, life-long equine enthusiast and advocate for human and animal welfare and nonviolence. “By having at-risk youth work alongside horses and learn compassion, we are helping them to discover on their own that they don’t need to use violence and that there is a more peaceful way to react and command respect.” Pokorny grew up in the United Kingdom and in 2006 began training with Monty Roberts, the renowned “Horse Whisperer” who pioneered Join-Up and has trained some of Queen Elizabeth II’s equestrian team. Two years later, Pokorny and team brought Roberts to Guatemala and organized a demonstration to advance the cause of nonviolence toward horses and humans. Initially, her mission was to show that the traditional way of “breaking” horses was both cruel and unnecessary but in so doing realized 58

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Lead-Up workshop and training to learn about essential business tools, how to work more efficiently with these tools as well as prerequisites for Lead-Up certification. “Lead-Up requires its participants to work with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in their home countries,” said Pokorny. “This way, we know they are working with organizations that are already supporting at-risk youth. We also require that certified Lead-Up trainers have a psychologist or social services professional on their staff.” According to Pokorny, the program will be introduced to participants from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Upon completion of this month’s workshop in California, participants will become certified Lead-Up trainers. Josue, 19, who comes from a village close to La Antigua Guatemala, participated in Lead-Up’s workshop and is a living testimony to this. Boy hugging horse.

Lead-Up’s ultimate objective, while continuing its full-time work in Guatemala, is to have its program introduced across the globe in order to significantly reduce violence. For more information about Lead-Up International go to join-up.org. For donations to Lead-Up’s programs here in Guatemala go to fundrazr.com/415DK1?fb_ref=share__76LKN1 where you can also watch Lead-Up’s latest video about its groundbreaking work here. 60


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

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Let’s become little old ladies together - we’ll stay up late looking at old pictures, telling “remember when” stories, and laughing till our sides ache. Let’s become eccentric together - the kind of old ladies who take long walks, wear silly hats, and get away with acting outrageous in public places. And if anybody should ask how long we’ve been friends, we’ll say, “Oh, forever - since before you were even born!” Let’s become little old ladies together because a friendship that’s as special as ours can only grow better through the years.

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Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda

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persimmon tree must exist somewhere around this republic, but I’ve never found it. A search around Guatemala for the persimmon color, exactly halfway between red and yellow on the color wheel, is also hard to find but does give some examples if you’ll look. The dark orange, coppery persimmon tone can be spotted here in metal crafts, in blossoms spilling over whitewashed walls, and in some Highland huipiles, the woven blouses with occasional persimmon threads. Persimmon color can’t be found in the produce markets. Yes, there 68

Persimmon color, exactly halfway between red and yellow on the color wheel, is hard to find.

begin appearing in native weaving. Some mercerized threads of persimmon are especially popular, woven into the rice brocade trajefrom San Antonio Aguas Calientes and from Santa María de Jesús in the hills near La Antigua Guatemala.

are piles of papaya, peach, apricot, tangerine, all close, but not quite persimmon. Pumpkins, orange peel, some tea roses, are almost persimmon, but different.

Mines along the border between Huehuetenango and Chiapas, Guatemala and Mexico, produce chunks of amber from white to dark to — well, to amber.

Only when synthetic aniline dyed thread began coming from Germany to Guatemala in the 1880s did the persimmon color

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often with imbedded insects. Tourists don’t expect amber in Central American jewelry, but it is here in a wide range of shades. A game for young artists traveling around the Highlands is to spot persimmon color. Many sunsets take on shades of vermilion or cinnabar, tomato skies changing to tomato soup, then some Persian orange streaks—and often persimmon. Bougainvillea flowers spilling along our street are colored persimmon. See what your kids can find —with a chocolate or smoothie reward at the end of the search. But I’m sorry there’s no persimmon in Guatemala to eat.

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the public health system or in private care facilities. One hundred percent of the proceeds from fundraising efforts and special donations are directed to Obras Sociales here in Guatemala. * photos courtesy of Irene Montes Asensio and David Dean

Detailed information is available at amigosproobras.org/que-es-aapos. In the United States, The Hermano Pedro Social Works Foundation, a U.S. tax deductible non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, will receive donations. Local donations are still appreciated—clothing, food, diapers for the young and old alike and cash—and may be taken to the hospital at 3a calle & 3a avenida in La Antigua or contact asociacion@obrashermanopedro.org Obras Sociales estimates that it benefits over 600,000 families in Guatemala, making a miracle come true for the needy. 70

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Service • Wireless Internet Hotel Breakfast Cable TV • Private Parking Aurora Single, Double & Triple Rooms

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Tels: (502) 7956-1000, 7832-5155 reservaciones@hotelauroraantigua.com 4a calle oriente #16 www.hotelauroraantigua.com 3 blocks from Central Park

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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• Near San Sebastián Park • Private Bath • 24 Dbl Rooms • Convention Room • Parking

Tel: 7832-0250 hoteldionisioinnAntigua

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7a Avenida Sur #12, La Antigua Guatemala

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. —Helen Keller

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. —Linda Grayson

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. —King Solomon

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Hola Expat by John Ohe (IRS Enrolled Agent) www. holaexpat.com

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Best U.S. Bank Accounts and Credit Cards for U.S. Expats

s a tax accountant to U.S. expats, I am regularly asked about bank accounts and credit cards. Most often, the main discussion point has to do with the foreign transaction fees when using a U.S. debit or credit card. Many banks charge a fee when you withdraw local currency at an ATM. It can range from $1 to $5 per transaction, and sometimes 1%-3% on top of the fixed $ amount. Similarly, foreign transaction fees are assessed when using a debit or credit card to make purchases at a store or restaurant. As a result, one can rack up of hundreds of dollars in fees per year. Needless to say, choosing the right bank relationship can mean big savings for full-time expats and people traveling abroad over an extended period. Aside from foreign transaction fees, there are additional factors to consider when evaluating a bank, including: Exchange rate used to convert foreign transactions to USD; wire transfer charges; account maintenance fee; minimum balance requirement.

overseas (however, the local bank may charge a fee). Capital One utilizes very competitive exchange rates, much better than changing money at a local bank. There is no account maintenance fee and no minimum balance requirement. Capital One credit cards have similar benefits (read below). Charles Schwab Bank – Same as with Capital One, Schwab does not charge a fee when using a foreign ATM. Almost incredibly, Charles Schwab Bank offers reimbursement for ATM fees charged by the local bank. There is no account maintenance fee and no minimum balance requirement. To open a Schwab bank account, however, one also needs to open a brokerage account – so there is an additional step involved. The only negative is that international wire transfers are not allowed.

We recently conducted research to identify banks that are the most expat-friendly based on the above criteria. In our opinion, three banks clearly stand above the crowd.

HSBC Bank – This bank’s value proposition is quite different. Whereas Capital One and Schwab are basically online banks, HSBC has a huge global footprint. Therefore, it can offer its international-oriented customers the ability to open bank accounts in multiple countries. Wire transfers between HSBC accounts are free. In short, HSBC is a good pick if one needs a bank account in a foreign country where HSBC operates.

Capital One 360 – The best features of this bank account is no foreign transaction fee when using an ATM

Now let’s move onto credit cards. The criteria that we used in our assessment include: foreign transaction fee;

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Exchange rate; Account maintenance fee; Rewards. In our opinion, there are three credit cards that are definitely worth considering. Chase Sapphire Preferred – The best features of this credit card is the rewards program. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Chase Sapphire the best credit card for flexible travel redemption (July 2016). There are a lot of bonus points one can earn within the first 3 months of opening an account. Importantly, there are no foreign transaction fees. The big negative with this card is the annual fee. There is none during the first year. However, Chase Sapphire charges $95 per year thereafter. Capital One Quicksilver – No foreign transaction fee. No annual fee. The rewards program is quite good (although not as good as Chase Sapphire). Fraud coverage is excellent (zero liability if the card is ever stolen or lost). The Quicksilver card is available only as a MasterCard.

Capital One VentureOne – The pros are basically the same as with the Quicksilver card. The VentureOne card is available only as a Visa. An important fact to know: It is best to utilize a U.S. address to open a U.S. financial account. Cross-border financial relationships are being increasingly regulated by the government, and often times, the paperwork involved to open a U.S. financial account using a foreign address is very cumbersome. To summarize, choosing the right bank and credit card relationships can translate into big savings. For the average expat, Capital One seems to be a good choice for both banking and credit card. Depending on an individual’s particular situation, however, it may be more advantageous to mix and match (e.g., Schwab Bank with Chase Sapphire). Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Together” Volcán Tajumulco, by Cindy Lorenzo

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General Manager, Lena Johannessen Tel: (503) 7860-8632 elsalvador@revuemag.com

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth. —Charles Darwin

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. —William Blake

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travel Guatemala to San Salvador Departures 7:15 hrs.

Arrivals 12:15 hrs. (Via las Chinamas) Barberena

8:30 hrs.

15:30 hrs. (Via la Hachadura) Escuintla

San Salvador to Guatemala Departures 6:30 hrs.

Arrivals 11:30 hrs. (Via las Chinamas)

Cubriendo conexiones a: El norte de México - E.E.U.U - Canadá vía terrestre con: ADO, Estrella Blanca, Greyhound. Esquipulas Copán, San Pedro Sula con Rutas Orientales.

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Guatemala to Tapachula Departures 7:30 hrs. 14:00 hrs.

Arrivals 13:00 hrs. 19:00 hrs.

Renta de buses último modelo, dentro y fuera del país. Tel 2220-6904 / 2230-5058

Tapachula to Guatemala Departures 6:00 hrs. 14:00 hrs. 23:15 hrs.

Arrivals 12:00 hrs. 20:30 hrs. 04:30 hrs.

Of. Centrales y boletos: 7a. Ave 19-44, zona 1 Tels. 2232-3661 2220-6018 Fax: (502) 220-4902 - www.transgalgosintergt.com

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Lucy herself is both radiant and genuine, which you can feel from the moment you meet her. She began her business 10 years ago staring with soaps and has expanded to over 50 skin- and hair-care products with constant experiments for new items. Her inspiration comes from nature, with your wellbeing and pleasure in mind. Watching Lucy in her laboratory, I could feel her enthusiasm for blending new and ancient natural ingredients, Mayan rituals and alternative health care.

Some of the Tierra & Lava products

Tierra & Lava:

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few years ago my favorite natural foods chef told me she would not put anything on her body that she would not put in her mouth. At first I thought that sounded like a lofty goal, but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. After all, since your skin breathes in everything, putting skin cream in your mouth — or on your body — is really the same thing! But how could I give up some of my beloved, chemical-laden care products? Would I have to compromise the quality I expect from my favorite products? Would I spend hours researching byzantine ingredients attempting to determine if they are bad or good for my skin? Then I met Lucy Ashman, creator of Tierra & Lava Luxury, Ethical, Vegan Skin & Hair Care. I felt hopeful that her products could live up to her ambitious tag line. Lucy’s dream was to create products that “have all the luxury of amazing skincare products without any of the crap and are so natural that you probably could eat them.” 82

How does she do it? Many of Lucy’s quality ingredients come from the herbs and flowers of her organic, non-GMO home garden in San Cristóbal el Alto. She uses ingredients as close to whole as she can find. She believes implicitly that high-quality ingredients are key to high-quality products. I was astounded by the personal stories she told me about where and how each ingredient is sourced. Lucy is dedicated to the local suppliers in her community, including beekeepers such as Don Eduardo Xicay López and Don Rafael López Mendez for their raw, sustainably produced honey and beeswax. Her local cooperative (senderosdelaltoantigua.com) produces the organic coffee she uses as well as the sewing of her tipico organic cotton toiletry bags. The interior fabric for the bags is made by women’s cooperatives in San Juan La Laguna. She has curated


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a vast network of specialty natural suppliers such as Don Gregorio Maximiliano Lopez, whose family has produced the lost art of mining rare black salt for generations. Black salt was prized for its use in sacred Mayan rituals, is mineral rich, intensely therapeutic and believed to cure almost anything. She continuously investigates traditional Mayan materials (such as copal, achiote and myrrh) for their medicinal and cosmetic properties. Tierra & Lava products have no animal testing (except on friends and family!), parabens, petroleum-based ingredients, artificial colorants or fragrances, GMOs, sulfates, detergents, phthalates or synthetic ingredients. So this all sounds crazy amazing, but do the products actually work? I told Lucy I was looking for a body scrub that would do a serious job. After trying her Coffee Cacao Spice body scrub I fully understand why she chose the word “luxury” to describe her products. I had no idea my skin could be so soft. I also fell in love with the Mandarin and Rose Protective Day Face Soufflé, which I had my doubts about as sunscreen, but it worked perfectly on my nose, which usually burns in 10 minutes. But the real test would be my partner, an outdoor guy whose only skin-care product is deodorant. He surprised me by converting easily to Tierra & Lava’s Pit Potions deodorant creams.

Tierra & Lava products can be found at the Good Hotel Antigua (a new social business hotel that dedicating 100 percent of its profits to the NGO Niños de Guatemala). The hotel currently has a limited selection of soaps, shampoo, body souffle, lip balm, deodorant and sunscreen. Good Hotel Antigua is located at Callejón del Hermano Pedro 12, La Antigua. Lucy has special local rates, delivers locally and is generous with samples. You can view all of her products at www.etsy.com/ shop/tierraandlava and contact her at lucy@tierraandlava.com, on Facebook: @tierraandlava and Instagram: @tierraandlava. For visitors returning home and Antigueños traveling abroad to visit friends and family, Tierra & Lava products make a wonderful gift from Guatemala. Local rates are a​​ vailable at a significant discount verses ​​​online purchases through Etsy.com

If getting a quality, whole-ingredient product is not enough, Tierra & Lava’s vision as a company is to leave little to no carbon footprint. The packaging is glass, aluminum, cardboard and handmade recycled paper, avoiding plastic. If you are stumped on what to buy for Valentine’s Day gifts this year, Tierra & Lava’s unique products could be the perfect fit. Better yet, treat yourself to these luxurious products. If you love supporting local, qualityingredient businesses, you will be thrilled. 84

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3a. Av. 0-42, zona 2 Panajachel - Tels. 7762-0544 - 7762-0548 Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. —Mark Twain Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Friends are the Best!” Lake Atitlán, by Alitzá Andretta

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PBX: 7761-2521, 7761-9439 15 av. y 4a calle Zona 1, C.C. Santa Rita 2do Niv, Quetzaltenango

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Offering comfortable rooms with private and shared bath. Clean, Safe, Good Atmosphere 6a calle y 14 av 13-42, zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tels: 5687-3305, 7765-4687 www.hostalcasadonamercedes.com.gt


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SWEETWATER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Saturday 12 noon & Wed. 12 noon at Hacienda Tijax, Río Dulce, Izabal. Tels: 5902-7825, 5201-5361.

DR. BOCALETTI, Family Practitione, Tropical Disease Diploma: Attention to adults & children, vaccinations. Spanish and English spoken. Mon-Fri 3-6pm. NEW ADDRESS: 4a calle oriente #14, Centro Comercial La Fuente (next to Doña Luisa) bocaletti@hotmail.com

Dr. Julio Molina MD, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified.  Specializing in Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Attention and Memory Disorders and Sleep Disorders. Mind Gym in Antigua. 4 Avenida Sur Prolongacion, # 8. Tel: 7832-3372.

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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DIANNE SENA - MSW, LISW - Psychotherapist U.S. Certified and Licensed. Treating anxiety and depression. Teaching interpersonal problem-solving skills. Encouraging personal growth. Office in Antigua. Tel: 7937-0278.

FOR SALE BLUEBERRIES/ARÁNDANO AZUL: Organic, super tasty and very healthy. Orgánicos, dulces y muy saludables. Tels: 7831-5799, 5671-9530. FINGERPRINT-PASSWORD DOOR LOCKS, Adele: Guaranteed fit, easy instalation, reversible handle. Metal construction. Contact Multibusiness Group, S.A. ventas@ mbg-sa.com Tels: (502)5204-4260, 4990-2468. Tienda Solidaridad, 3a avenida sur #4-A, Antigua, second-hand shop featuring jewelry, books, clothing, shoes, framed photography & prints, DAWGGONE GOOD (premium) COFFEE, solar oven, printers, furniture and more. Fortune favors the audacious. —Desiderius Erasmus

Spitters, Scratchers, & Snappers Our almost one-year-old dog Molly is so loving and attentive but we can’t get her to stop jumping on us. I’m concerned that she’s going to knock down my elderly father. What is the best way to modify and stop this behavior?

For the most part dogs jump up because they want to get closer to you.This is their way of telling you how happy they are to see you. Using appropriate hand signals, once you have told Molly NO or DOWN, ask her to SIT. Then pet and talk to her. Praise her every time she welcomes you and stays on all fours. Consistency is very important. Rewarding and praising appropriate behavior is far and away more effective in training your dog than physical punishment which can lead to other behavioral problems.

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. —Oprah Winfrey

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. – William Shakespeare

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Marketplace SERVICES

FUN STUFF

FOOD & LODGING

HI-TECH REPAIR, SUPPORT AND SALE: Digital camer-

Interested in joining an IMPROV ACTING GROUP held on Sunday afternoons? Contact judith.j2@ gmail.com

Finca Ixobel: Ecological hotel & guest house offers cheap accommodations, great food, activities and friendly service. Not far from Tikal or Río Dulce. Visit www.fincaixobel.com

as, iPods, computers, Windows, Mac, laptops, desktops. Virus problems and upgrades. Enlaces, 6a av. norte #1, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-5555.

SWORN (LEGAL) TRANSLATOR. Professional translation of legal and ordinary documents. Duly registered at the Ministry of Education, U.S. and England Embassies. Contact: po_h@hotmail.com or Phones: 5417-9079, 5693-7475, 2261-0792 PHOTOGRAPHER, Antigua Guatemala and surroundings. Weddings, birthdays and events. Tel. 34958429. picopic60@gmail.com PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: European/American house painting. Fair prices. Quality; free estimates. Christopher, 5855-0236. BOARDING for DOGS & CATS - Day, week, month. Your pets will receive love, care & personalized attention like in their own home. Great rates: Dogs (daily) Q30+food. Cats (daily) Q20+food. Chimaltenango (pet transportation avail.) Contact jehu_ortiz@ hotmail.com Tel: 5794-4263, 5543-5351. IMMIGRATION SERVICES: José Caal will do your visa extensions, residencies, stamps from old passports to new one. Anything regarding immigration. Tel: 5518-3128 (office hours) josecaal@hotmail.com

INSTRUCTION Horseback Riding, English Equitation Classes: from beginner to intermediate level. Taught by English instructress. See also ad under “Fun Stuff” - Ravenscroft Riding Stables. Tels: 7830-6669, 5408-7057. MEDITATION COURSE, Primordial sound by certified instructor from the Deepak Chopra Center (Calif.). For more info. please call or drop by (mornings only). Tel: 7832-0245, 2a calle oriente #6, ask for Cynthia. Classes in English or Spanish.

RAVENSCROFT RIDING STABLES: Tels: 7830-6669, 54087057 (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. Adventure: Mountain tours, mountain biking, mule riding, canopy tours, paintball games, birdwatching, coffee tour and tasting. Finca Filadelfia, Tel: 7728-0800, www.filadelfia.com.gt FREE VISIT TO OUR ORGANIC MACADAMIA FARM! Free samples of our chocolates & nuts, facials with our skincare products. Learn & contribute to our sustainable development project. Contact us for reservations at exvalhalla@gmail.com, www.exvalhalla. com or 5889-4925, 5671-9530, 7831-5799.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Café Condesa Deli-Shoppe, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, Scones, Smoothies, Granola, Coffee and more. Inside La Casa del Conde, west side of Central Park, La Antigua. Tel: 7832-0038

EMPLOYMENT 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 jobs@veeops.com TRAVEL COMPANY: w/ 10 years of Central American experience is looking for minimum 2-year-commitment for the following positions: sales (creative design & pricing of individualized travel for a wide variety of clients), & operations. Requirements: fluent English, strong computer skills & be a fit with our culture of honesty, sustainability & innovation. Send detailed CV and cover letter to hr@viaventure.com

KEY LEASE FOR RISTORANT E PIZZERIA NAPOLI, several meters from La Antigua’s Central Park. Restaurant, hotel & a place to live. 40 years of accreditation. Totally equipped (water, electricity, cable). Tels: 48034607, 5416-1748, doncorleone1983@hotmail.com

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ejecutivo(a) de ventas con experiencia CV a: ventas@revuemag.com o contactar a John al 7931-4500 Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? —Abraham Lincoln

We rescue suffering, homeless animals in dire need. We prevent their mistreatment through education. We spay and neuter them and facilitate adoption. You can help: www.mayanfamilies.org/animals

English (European) style riding on fit, well-trained horses Offering accompanied scenic rides & PRIVATE equitation lessons from beginner to intermediate level Intensive courses our speciality • Taught by English instructress • Boots and helmets provided Livery / Boarding facilities available San Juan del Obispo, 2a av sur #3 (10 min by car from Antigua) Tels: 7830-6669 or 5408-7057 97


Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Amistades de la Escuela de regreso a casa” Boca Barra de El Dormido, Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, by Sergio Antonio Juárez Lemus

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Real Estate Your Real Estate Team in Antigua Home, Business, Property Management, Carpentry, Gardening and Handyman Services.

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

SOLUTIONS ANTIGUA

Se Alquila Terreno para Parqueo 1930 varas cuadradas - con capacidad para 53 vehículos Ideal para Hotel o Restaurante Ubicado en Calle de los Duelos número 10, Antigua G. Tel: 2210-3333 y 3086-3293

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA

Real Estate / Bienes Raices 3a. Calle Oriente # 15, Tels: 3120-8234, 4638-9411, 5285-6020 solutionsantigua@yahoo.com

REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT ANTIGUA AREA

FULL EQUIPPED APARTMENT FOR RENT Condominium Doña Victoria, $1,100 plus services. Also: house for sale near Nestlé. Well located. FOR LIVING OR BUSINESS. OWNER 7934-6528. Commercial spaces for business in Antigua, contact us/Locales comerciales en renta, excelente ubicación. Contáctenos: 7832-4553, 7832-0356 casaconventoconcepcion.admon@gmail.com

LAS GOLONDRINAS APARTMENTS: Antigua G., bedrooms: cable TV, private bathrooms with hot showers; apartments with complete kitchen, Wi-Fi. “Different sizes-different prices.” Daniel Ramírez Ríos. Tels: 7832-3343, 5713-6429 aptslasgolondrinas@ gmail.com www.lasgolondrinasapts.info Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Mi mejor amiga” by Diana Duarte Morales

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.

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

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

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advertiser index LODGIN G Antigua Antigua Hostel ......................................... 76 Antigua Hotel Solutions ......................... 73 Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel ................ 76 El Mesón de María ................................... 77 Hostel La Sin Ventura ............................... 76 Hotel Aurora .............................................. 74 Hotel Casa de las Fuentes ....................... 76 Hotel Dionisio Inn .................................... 76 Hotel La Posadita ..................................... 76 Hotel Los Pasos ......................................... 73 Hotel Panchoy ........................................... 74 Hotel San Rafael ....................................... 77 Hotel Villa Colonial .................................. 76 LAKE ATITLÁN Apart-Hotel Los Arboles ......................... 86 B’alam’ya .................................................... 83 Hotel Dos Mundos (Pana) ...................... 87 Hotel Real Santander .............................. 86 Jardines del Lago ..................................... 87 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 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

RESAUR ANTS / BARS ANTIGUA Arrin Cuan .................................................. 9 AntiguaDining.com ................................. 64 Café Condesa ............................................. 63 Café La Sin Ventura .................................. 67 Caoba Farms .............................................. 67 Casa Troccoli .............................................. 65 Cerro San Cristobal ................................... 66 Chez Christophe ........................................ 64 Chocomuseo Café ..................................... 71 Cookies, Etc ................................................ 66 Doña Luisa Xicotencatl ............................ 62 El Convento ................................................ 75 El Viejo Café ................................................ 66 Epicure ......................................................... 59 Fat Cat .......................................................... 64 Fridas ............................................................ 71 Gaia Restaurant ......................................... 64 Go Green Restaurant ................................ 13 Juancho Ming ............................................ 66 La Bicicleta de Juancho ........................... 66 La Cenicienta .............................................. 64 La Cuevita de Urquizu .............................. 67 La Estancia .................................................. 65 La Estrella .................................................... 64 La Fonda de la Calle Real ......................... 69 La Taberna ................................................... 64 Las Palmas .................................................. 62 Las Velas, Camino Real ............................ 1 Los Encuentros .......................................... 62 Los Tres Tiempos ....................................... 61 Mesón Panza Verde .................................. 55 Ni Fu Ni Fa ................................................... 64 Qualite ......................................................... 64 Rainbow Café ............................................. 59 Real Gourmet ............................................. 62 Restaurante El Faro .................................. 64 Rustik .......................................................... 62 Samsara ...................................................... 64 Señor Pepian ............................................. 66 Tacool .......................................................... 5 Tapioca Bubble Tea .................................. 57 Ubi’s Sushi .................................................. 66 Vivero y Café La Escalonia ....................... 69 TECPÁN Kape La Nonna .......................................... 92 Kape Paulinos ............................................ 92 Paseo Xejasmin ......................................... 92 Quetzaltenango Giuseppe´s Gourmet Pizza ..................... 92

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Police: 110 Fire: 122 and 123

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

RES AU R A N TS / BA RS

H EA LTH S ERV I C ES

Guatemala CITY Arrin Cuan ................................................... Caffé De Fiori .............................................. El Establo .................................................... Rattle & Hum ............................................. Restaurante Altuna .................................. Trovajazz ..................................................... William Shakespeare Pub .......................

9 36 37 36 37 36 36

lake atitlán Abassi Restaurant ..................................... Café Moka ................................................... Choco Museo .............................................

86 86 86

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

GUATEMALA CITY Day & Night Assisted Living .................... 45 Dr. Milton Solis Plastic Surgery ............... 42 Obelisco Laboratory .................................. 45 Antigua Antigua’s Gym ............................................. 41 Centro Visual G & G .................................... 45 Clínica Veterinaria El Arca ......................... 52 Crearte Spa .................................................. 41 Dermatologist Dr. Samayoa ..................... 45 Dr. de la Cruz ................................................ 43 Farmacia Cruz Verde .................................. 42 Gail Terzuola ................................................. 42 Gimnasio La Fabrica ................................... 44 Hospital Privado Hermano Pedro ........... 43 House of Health Sta. Lucía ........................ 43 Maxillofacial Center ................................... 44 Skin Medika ................................................. 43 Vet-Pro ........................................................... 52 san lucas Casa de los Angeles ................................... 41

TR AV EL / TO U RS Antigua Alamo Rent-a-Car ....................................... 53 Antigua FM ................................................... 72 Club Antigüeño ........................................... 51 Frank Salon .................................................. 49 Fumigadora Antigua ................................. 52 Renta Autos de Guatemala ...................... 2 Lux Aeterna Solar ....................................... 95 MultiPiscina ................................................. 51 Tabarini Rent a Car ......................................... 53 Tatoo & Piercing El Guato ......................... 50 TheAntiguaGuide.com .............................. 40 Valhalla Macadamia Farm .........................95

SHOPS Guatemala City Bernina (Sewing Center) ........................... 39 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) .................................. 3 G&G Sports, shoes and more .................. 49 Inola Textiles ............................................... 49 Joyería del Angel ................. back cover La Casa del Conde (books, etc) ............... 50 Orgánica ....................................................... 46

Antigua Antigua Tours .............................................. 29 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 ................................

51 51 47 50 4

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

It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. —Marlene Dietrich


2nd PLACE by judges vote in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “Hanging with my best friends”, by Aaron Musch. Prize: Q100

HONORABLE MENTION “Friends Forever” San Pedro las Huertas, by David Dean. 3rd PLACE by popular vote “Siblings share a laugh outside of their home” El Barranco, Sololá, by Anna Watts for Mayan Families. Prize: Q50


Entry in the Revue Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala. “La amistad es divertirme con mi mejor amigo (Friendship is having fun with my best friend)” Santa Catarina Palopó, Sololá, by Andrea Pennington


A good reason to visit La Antigua

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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