February 2014 in Revue Magazine

February 2014 in Revue MagazineHappy February! The big holiday and New Year greetings are behind us as we move along into 2014. The fun holiday this month is Valentine’s Day, and not coincidentally, our Photo Contest theme is Love in Guatemala. Throughout this edition is a sampling of the great photographs we received, including the winners by popular vote and by judges’ decision. Thanks to all the photographers who participated.

The work of art on this month’s cover is by Eny Roland Hernández.

Besides the Valentine’s Day fare—which includes a holiday recipe from Amalia Moreno-Damgaard and a reminder of the gift of love from Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa—there is an interesting variety of articles from all corners of Guatemala.

Mazatenango holds its annual carnival, and Thor Janson shares his excellent photos as well as his take on the event, including the unfortunate side effects from the local sugar industry.

Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth introduces us to some Mayan Medicinal Plants. Elizabeth Bell explains how the history of Casa Popenoe is being rewritten. John Ohe answers some questions about extranjero tax issues.

For travellers, Tara Tiedemann shares some of her favorite places to visit and encourages us to Explore More and Go Deeper. And to help with the communication aspect, Dwight Wayne Coop gives us some special tips when speaking Spanish.

There are many cultural events happening this month: an exhibition of Contemporary Huipiles, a sculpture exhibition titled When the River Rumbles, the premier of the documentary film Maximón—Santo o Diablo, and the annual charity picnic at Finca El Zapote, plus dozens of other fun things to do. Just check the DateBook.

Thanks for reading Revue, and may your month be full of love.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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