July 2013 in Revue Magazine

July 2013 in Revue MagazineHappy July to one and all. Fun things are happening this month. The patron saint of La Antigua, Santiago Apóstol (St. James), is honored all month long. A highlight of the many festivities is the fourth annual Gastronomic Festival. You can find details on that and other celebrations in the DateBook starting on page 22. You will also encounter other events including art gallery exhibitions, dance recitals, concerts and live music, cultural tours, and lectures throughout Guatemala.

Our monthly photo contest is getting more popular. This month the theme was Churches in Guatemala. We have included a number of the winning photos, starting with our cover.

As always, we have some excellent articles on tap. On the Travel front, environmentalist Thor Janson takes us on a trip through the Cloud Forest Biological Corridor and Tara Tiedemann reminds us of the beauty that is Semuc Champey.

In the Community Service department: Anna Claire Bevan tours the Ecofiltro factory and discovers how they have been bringing technology for clean water to the rural poor since 2009; Dwight Wayne Coop profiles Margaret Blood, who ensures that hundreds of children receive a decent meal along with their education; and Ayudame a Pintar Mi Futuro is a non-profit that teaches kids more than just art.

If it’s knowledge you’re after, check out: historian Elizabeth Bell’s piece on Building a Colonial Capital; Louse Wisechild’s 10 Tips for Learning Spanish; Carlisle Johnson’s second installation of Growing Roses; and Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth’s introduction to the Flowers from the Hermano Pedro Tree.

And there’s more… we also have excellent stories from Hilary Kilpatric, Shannon McCullough, Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa, Ken Veronda, and a special recipe from Monish Welcome.

We hope you enjoy this month’s offerings, have a great July.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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