June 2009 in Revue Magazine

Iximché (page 10) Photo by Iván Castro/ivancastroguatemala.com

Iximché (page 10) Photo by Iván Castro/ivancastroguatemala.com

Our cover story this month takes us to the ruins of Iximché. Writer Dwight Wayne Coop cites many good reasons for visiting the park and an update of what’s new there, as well as a brief history of this battle-torn center of the Kakchikel domain.

If you are one of the many who agree that food tastes better when it is cooked in a clay pot, check out Kathy Rousso’s article, Clay Crafting in Tutuapa. There the Maya women create beautiful, functional pottery using only their hands and basic tools.

Woodcarving has a long-standing tradition in Guatemala. Ira Lewis’ Artistry in Wood gives us some background and some tips on how to find the right carver for any custom woodwork you may need.

In part one of Healthcare in Colonial Guatemala, Joy Houston takes us to the 16th century to learn what medical options were available for wounds from enemy arrows, burns or natural disasters. The photos by Jack Houston show us where you can still see remnants of an ancient hospital.

Plus, we have lots of other fun stuff like: A festival in Senahú by Brent Holmes; La Fida in El Salvador; Book Alert, Plants of the Montane Forests; Dr. Karmen Guevara on time; Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda; Ode to Old by Martin Leadbitter; and a Photo Op by Lena Johannessen.

Border Crossing honors the life of a wonderful friend lost, Pat Cornell. Her grace and charm will be missed by many.
Let us not forget to honor our fathers, alive and passed, this month. There are several fatherhood quotations throughout the mag as well as some funny travel quotes.

If you are ready to be entertained the DateBook section has lots of great options.

Just think of this issue as a Revue tool-kit to help you to enjoy your June.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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