October 2011 in Revue Magazine

Laguna Lachúa by Helena Oswald - www.flubisworld.com

Laguna Lachúa by Helena Oswald - www.flubisworld.com

October’s arrival should give us more confidence to venture out without umbrellas as the rainy season yields to more sunshine and more reasons to enjoy Guatemala’s treasures.

Looking for getaways? With a mirror-like cenote surrounded by a rainforest, Laguna Lachuá in Alta Verapaz is a stunning destination (p16). Meanwhile, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta in San Marcos offers a quetzal refuge, waterfalls and more (p86). It will be especially thriving this month with its annual feria.

Everyone has a unique story of what makes La Antigua Guatemala special. Did you know that American author and playwright Gore Vidal bought a place in Antigua 65 years ago? Joy Houston explains on page 64.

As for community service, the Integral Heart Foundation (p14) is making a big impact only two years after its founding. And let’s raise our glasses to a year’s worth of good work by Bartenders Without Borders (p108).

Meanwhile, the new Antigua International School, catering to children of Antigua’s diverse cultural and socio-economic population, is set to welcome its first students (p19).

This issue also honors a genteel old friend and longtime Antigua resident, Dr. Johnny Long, who passed away last month. Read about his remarkable life and legacy on page 80.

For celebrations and cultural events, check out the DateBook listings, and plan to celebrate Day of the Dead on Nov. 1.
With year-end approaching, the Revue team is mapping out our annual photo issue for January 2012. Photographers are invited to send their best Guatemala images—see page 32 for details.

—Matt Bokor


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