REVUE’s August 2012 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Town Fairs

REVUE’s August 2012 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Town Fairs

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for AUGUST, 2012 with the theme GUATEMALAN TOWN FAIRS; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revuemag.com. Submissions entered by the 10th of July will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro CONCURSO FOTOGRÁFICO edición de AGOSTO, 2012 […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, July 2012

Posición/Position: 1er lugar / 1st place Premio: 6 botellas de vino La Chamiza / 6 bottles of wine La Chamiza Tema/theme: Foto humorística de Guatemala / Humour Título/title: Perspectiva forzada / Forced perspective Lugar/place: San José Pinula, Guatemala Autor/author: Tono Valdés Web: www.tonovaldes.com

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Face Todas las fotografías participantes / All the photos participating Agradecemos a todos lo que participaron con una fotografía en nuestro concurso fotográfico. We thank all the people participating in our photo contest.

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Who are some of Guatemala’s most inspiring men?

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I wrote about a similar topic for women for May (Mother’s Day) and thought the gender issue might apply here toward men. Two men—perhaps more than others—have influenced my efforts toward the preservation and positive development of La Antigua Guatemala since 1969. Mario Antonio Sandoval is one of Guatemala’s best-known journalists. He became a great friend in 1978 when we […]

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The Rabin Ajau 2012

This incredible pageant will take place in Cobán, Alta Verapaz on Saturday July 28 – 4pm The annual Rabin Ajau pageant exalts the purity and essence of the indigenous cultures from the four cardinal points of Guatemala and brings together in a harmonic convergence all the Maya ethnicities of the Land of the Quetzal and the Jaguar. The Rabin Ajau […]

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Alternative Energy & Healing in Guatemala

Solar panels

Living off grid launches you into a world of self-responsibility and independence. We have learned firsthand that these qualities are not for the faint of heart. As shared in this column a month ago, living off grid requires taking an honest inventory of your true needs. An honest review of electrical devices that will require solar panels and batteries is […]

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Sweeping Guatemala

Every place you go, everywhere you look, sweeping is going on Written by. Melba Milak. Volcanoes erupt; boulders and rocks bounce down mountainsides; big ocean swells on the Pacific crash into the beaches; dust and dirt blow through the air and sculpt little piles of spindrift. And yet, the Guatemalan people have found a way to deal with these forces […]

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Chirimoya Edible Fruits

he Mayan name is tsalmuy, and the Nahual name is poshte.

Edible Fruits of the Mayan Diet As people around the world expand their health consciousness, they are eager to learn more about the vast array of fruits and vegetables available to them. And, especially for local people, living in rural areas with limited incomes, it is possible to eat healthy foods, in particular fruits and vegetables. One aspect of FLAAR’s […]

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Guatemala´s Exotic Pacific Coast

Stone carving at  Tak’alik Ab’aj

Tak’alik Ab’aj and Retalhuleu As we find ourselves right in the midst of this important year for the Mayan cosmovision 2012, one of the most intriguing Mayan archeological sites that can’t be missed is Tak’alik Ab’aj, recently nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. This amazing historical treasure, situated not far from the coastal town of Retalhuleu, […]

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A Perfect Combination Of A Cultural And Natural Experience

Site of the  Royal Palace

Aguateca Written by. Helana Oswald If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination where you can visit an ancient Mayan city and experience nature, Aguateca, “the Sun-Faced Mountain,” might be the place. Located in the jungle atop a low limestone hill on the banks of Lake Petexbatún, it is well preserved and features an impressive natural chasm that is a must […]

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Studying Spanish In Xela

Luna de Xelajú  (harry díaz, www.flickr.com/ photos/harrydiaz)

My teacher yanked my homework away from me and began furiously marking it up. “This is ugly. You write bad.” Normally, this sort of treatment would lead to a verklempt Skype call to mom. In this case, my “teacher” was 8 years old, and I was welcoming the abuse. During Semana Santa, I became one of the thousands of international […]

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Helping Hooves

by Anna-Claire Bevan (annaclairebevan.wordpress.com)  photos: César Tián

Local organization helps Antigua’s carriage horses When an accident forced her to stop riding five years ago, California-raised Suzanne Divoff was determined to keep working with horses, and on the streets of La Antigua Guatemala she saw an opportunity; Helping Hooves (HH) was born. Made up of three women, Helping Hooves started working with Antigua’s horse and carriage drivers with […]

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Shamans, Witches and Maya Priest

Cover of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priest

As the end of the Mayan long count calendar, 2012 has received much recent media attention. Is it receiving the same degree of attention from today’s Maya priests? An emphatic “no” is the answer from Krystyna Deuss, author of Shamans, Witches and Maya Priests. Deuss has spent much of the past 30 years observing and befriending today’s practitioners of Mayan […]

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