Packed house celebrates Rainbow Cafe’s 18th anniversary

Patrons flocked to Rainbow Café – restaurant, bar, book exchange, reading room – for its 18th anniversary celebration Saturday night, Nov. 13. A delight to travelers and locals alike in La Antigua, Rainbow offers some of the best breakfasts in town, along with salads, homemade soups, fresh-fruit smoothies, crunchy salads and desserts to die for. In addition to its menu […]

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Community theater at Santa María de Jesús

We believe that theater is a path which opens us to reflection of one of the issues we consider most important: the origin of the communities and the people living on them. In other words, assume the identity from all its wealth, recognizing the value of the different cultures that make it up. The program goal is to give the […]

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Handel’s Messiah

The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah will be held on Nov. 30 at the National Theatre in Guatemala City and on Dec. 1 at Casa Santo Domingo in La Antigua. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this year’s performance will benefit Comité de Becas Mary Sue, which provides scholarships to needy children in the Chichicastenango area. Performing […]

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Comité de Becas Mary Sue

45 children receive their scholarship onstage

Mary Sue Morris, born in Amarillo, Texas, came to La Antigua in 1981 to learn Spanish. She fell in love with the country and in 1993 she came back, purchased some land and built the impeccably appointed Posada del Angel and the Joyería del Angel, both very successful businesses in Antigua. When she became very ill she chose a group […]

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This will be the Grinch’s third year in his attempt to steal Christmas, and this time he’s going to try in November and again in December. You know how he flies into the most horrible rage when he hears the sounds of happy people in Cualcuiertenango getting ready to celebrate Christmas: “No! No! No! They cannot be allowed to enjoy […]

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Celebrating the Sea Turtle

Celebrating the Sea Turtle

Weekend festival aims to preserve a natural treasure With a goal of protecting the endangered sea turtle, an environmental group is planning a weekend festival Nov. 26-28 with events centered around the Monterrico-Hawaii Natural Preserve on Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Coinciding with peak turtle-nesting season, the Festival de la Tortuga 2010 (Turtle Festival 2010) will feature turtle releases, nature tours, concerts, […]

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Messengers in the Wind

Kids flying kites  (photo: Iván Castro/ivancastroguatemala.com)

Written by Ignacio Ochoa The history of kite making in Santiago Sacatepéquez On November 1 and 2, a powerful force stirs in all the towns of Guatemala. Traditional markets are filled with flowers of sempa (orange marigolds), chrysanthemums, wild daisies and the smell of copal—a pre-Columbian incense made from pine resin. People clean family graves and adorn them with cut-out […]

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November 2010 in Revue Magazine

The Resplendent Quetzal (photo by Thor Janson)

We feel privileged and excited to be bringing you this special edition. For the past 30 years Thor Janson has dedicated his abilities, talents and resources to attain a goal that any rational human would agree with. Simply put, “To preserve enough cloud forest habitat in Central America to ensure that the quetzal may continue to be the living, legendary […]

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