August 2010 in Revue Magazine

Ciudad Vieja Cathedral (photo by Rudy A. Girón)

Ciudad Vieja Cathedral (photo by Rudy A. Girón)

And so August is upon us. As we look for our joy this month, our Joy Houston looks for the center of old Santiago. With new analysis techniques, recent excavations and research, it appears that Ciudad Vieja is probably not the true Old Town as traditionally thought. Full story on page 12. Our cover photo this month by Rudy Girón is of the Ciudad Vieja Cathedral.

We have some other great Photo Ops this month, three of our favorite photographers share with us their special views. Iván Castro at Lake Atitlán; Mario Beaulieu at Monterrico and Harry Díaz in Quetzaltenango.

Farming organically has become a standard option these days. On page 62 you can read Diane Carofino’s interview with local organic farmer, Alex Kronick, and find out what exactly are the requirements to sell “organic” produce. Free recipes included.

Also in this month’s pages: we find out why there are mermaids in Antigua; why Tapachula seems like it’s a part of Guatemala; what Oliver Thornwhistle’s favorite tree is; why John Heaton misses the old days; and why we should take heed of the Legend of Pozo Vivo.

Check out DateBook for some great art show inaugurations as well as plenty of theater and musical events. The 2nd Festival de Música Antigua will be at various venues from August 14 through 22.

August 15th is Guatemala City’s patron saint day. All month the city will be celebrating in honor of the Virgen de la Asunción, including many events in the historic center.

We truly hope you enjoy your August.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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