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La Antigua Guatemala  has become THE wedding  destination for Central America!

La Antigua Guatemala has become THE wedding destination for Central America!

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian November heralds weddings in La Antigua and guests come from all over the world to celebrate. Antigueños recently founded Asociación Destino Antigua to provide better service and to promote the city’s tourism. Due to the continual increase in the wedding segment, they have helped co-found the Honeymoon and Wedding Guild through the […]

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Benefit Art Project: Ecofiltro

Benefit Art Project: Ecofiltro

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ecofiltro hosted 50 professional and aspiring artists at the factory Saturday (Dec. 6) to paint ceramic receptacles to raise funds for the Albergue Hermano Pedro and Ecofiltros for rural schools. The event was oversold and was definitely a ‘Go To’ event of the year!

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Guatemala’s Most Famous Nun

Guatemala’s Most Famous Nun

| December 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian Guatemala’s most famous nun is Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz (1598-1668), who lived at the Convento of La Concepción (La Antigua Guatemala). Ironically, very little “real” information is known about her although there is quite a bit written about her. We find her mentioned in […]

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La Chapetona — Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

La Chapetona — Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Kerstin Sabene, photos by Kerstin Sabene and Mercedes Mejicanos. It was Sunday, Dec. 8 in La Antigua Guatemala, a magical day I would not soon forget. Friends and I had boarded a brightly colored chicken bus that was headed a few kilometers southwest along the Escuintla road to the neighboring town of Ciudad Vieja, […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2014: Celebrations in Guatemala

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2014: Celebrations in Guatemala

| November 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Winners by Editorial Decision   Winners by Popular Vote Congratulations to the winners — and a very big thank you to all the photographers who participated. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW FOR THE REVUE 12th ANNUAL PHOTO ISSUE (January 2015) — there will not be a regular photo contest for January, the entire edition will […]

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Key Lime

Key Lime

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda. With highly acidic taste, a strong aroma and yellow-to-green color shades, the limes in Guatemala hit several senses—including touch, especially if a sharp spine pricks you while picking some off a tree. Those spines let you know these are Key limes, not the Persian lime more common in other parts […]

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Fuel Efficient Cooking

Fuel Efficient Cooking

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

New stove reflects what rural cooks want. CONSERVATION  by Matt Bokor  photos courtesy of Soluciones Apropiadas. By enlisting the cooks in the design stage, an inventive new company has developed a super-efficient, wood-burning stove that incorporates age-old methods of cooking tortillas. Although other initiatives have achieved positive results from safe, fuel-efficient stoves for rural households, Soluciones […]

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Women’s Initiative  for Justice

Women’s Initiative for Justice

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

COMMUNITY SERVICE by Matt Bokor. Thanks to the Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI), hundreds of rural, indigenous women in Guatemala are learning that they too have rights. Elena, for example, is now one of only a few women in her community who has legal title to her land. Magda, who married at age 15 to escape abuse […]

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Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2014: Celebrations in Guatemala / Celebraciones en Guatemala

Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2014: Celebrations in Guatemala / Celebraciones en Guatemala

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attention Photographers! It’s time for the monthly Revue Photo Contest. The theme for December is “Celebrations of Guatemala” — To enter, send one hi-resolution photo (no watermarks please) to photos@revuemag.com — Photos will be accepted from Nov. 1st to Nov. 11th (midnight), 2014. Voting will be open from Nov. 1st through midnight Nov. 17th, 2014. There will […]

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Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life in Guatemala

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life in Guatemala

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

text and photos by Kerstin Sabene. I wasn’t sure what to expect as we headed out to visit the cemetery in Sumpango on Día de los Muertos. Nov. 1 and 2 is a sacred time in Guatemala when families throughout the country gather at cemeteries to honor their loved ones. As I would soon discover, […]

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From the Publishers

From the Publishers

| October 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Food is the focus this month—included are the photo contest entries featuring mouth-watering images, quotes about food that will make you both ponder and laugh, plus a sprinkling of articles that we hope will enlighten and entertain you. Matt Boker brings us Fuel Efficient Cooking, Thor Janson introduces The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans and Squash, […]

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The Gift of  Non-verbal Communication

The Gift of Non-verbal Communication

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa. Science is catching up with intuition! A study published Aug. 19 by PLOS ONE documented the first direct brain-to-brain communication. The words “hola” and “ciao” were sent between two people thousands of miles apart. “The evolution of civilization points to a progressive increase of the interrelations between human […]

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A Kaleidoscope of Color and Tradition

A Kaleidoscope of Color and Tradition

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

All Saints Day, Nov. 1.  text and photos by Kerstin Sabene. I returned to La Antigua Guatemala last October because I so enjoy living among the ancient ruins and architecture that give this city its stunning colonial atmosphere. I especially love the Guatemalan people and their many sacred traditions and was excited to experience for […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. 2014: Food of Guatemala

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. 2014: Food of Guatemala

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Winners by editorial decision:   Winners by Popular Vote:   Congratulations to the winners. A big thank you to all the participating photographers. We hope to see you in next month’s photo contest… theme to be announced. Buen Provecho!      

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Adopte un Kilómetro!

Adopte un Kilómetro!

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian. At the end of a year in the late 1990s La Antigua Guatemala was full of street trash and potholes, and many of us complained to the mayor. Victor Hugo del Pozo kindly advised that the city had no funds. We sent a “spy” over to the treasury to, indeed, find that […]

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Ayuda – for the Health of Dogs and Cats in Guatemala

Ayuda – for the Health of Dogs and Cats in Guatemala

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interview by Susanne Kennedy.   Though homeless, sick, injured or starving dogs and puppies are still conspicuous in villages surrounding Lake Atitlán, the situation has been greatly improved by the tireless efforts of Selaine d’Ambrosi and her animal welfare organization Ayuda Para La Salud De Perros y Gatos. She explained how Ayuda helps these dogs […]

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Impact Hub: Antigua’s New Space for Synergy

Impact Hub: Antigua’s New Space for Synergy

| October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

text and photos by Linda Conard. Many people dream of working from a home office in beautiful La Antigua Guatemala, but the reality isn’t always so dream-like. Telecommuters often deal with spotty Internet coverage, distractions, isolation and a “home” that starts to feel like “work.” Even working from local restaurants and cafés has its drawbacks. […]

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Star Wars Celebration, Exposition, Convention

Star Wars Celebration, Exposition, Convention

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 5 — if you are a Star Wars Fan, this event is not to be missed.

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Ramón Ávila Exhibition

Ramón Ávila Exhibition

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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New U.S. Ambassador isn’t new to Guatemala

New U.S. Ambassador isn’t new to Guatemala

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Matt Bokor. A familiar face is returning to the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City. This time, Todd D. Robinson will carry the title of Ambassador. Robinson, a career diplomat with extensive experience in Latin America, served as deputy chief of mission in Guatemala City from 2009 to 2011. President Barack Obama nominated Robinson in […]

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Owning Real Estate while Living Abroad

Owning Real Estate while Living Abroad

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Many U.S. Citizens are aware of the $250,000 ($500,000 if married filing jointly) exclusion on the gain from a sale of a home in a qualifying transaction. The following general requirements must be met to qualify for the exclusion: You must have owned and occupied the home as a principal residence for at least two […]

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Churrasco! A Guatemalan Barbecue Experience

Churrasco! A Guatemalan Barbecue Experience

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

text, recipes & photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. Churrasco is a special Guatemalan experience that refers to cooking meats and other foods outdoors on a parrilla (grill) during gatherings where friends and family get together to celebrate special events or simply share good times. My dad’s very large family (12 brothers and sisters) had […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Oct. 2014: Pets of Guatemala

Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Oct. 2014: Pets of Guatemala

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Winners by editorial decision: Winners by popular vote:   Congratulations to the winners and a special thanks to the over 100 photographers who entered their submissions. It was a tough one for the judges. Stay tuned for next month’s contest.        

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What Are You  Building Today?

What Are You Building Today?

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa. The sun rises over Guatemala and the day begins as possibilities unfold. This is a unique opportunity to be the architect of your day. Guatemala is referred to as the Land of Eternal Spring for good reason: Spring brings birth and renewal. Spring is the gift that comes […]

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The Butterfly Watchers

The Butterfly Watchers

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

text and photos by Thor Janson.   Bird watching is big business. It’s been reported that there are more than 20 million aficionados who are serious about watching these feathered friends in their natural habitat. Birds are often very beautiful and as a group they display a great diversity of color, shapes and behavior. But […]

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Murals in Homage to 13 Baktun

Murals in Homage to 13 Baktun

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

San Juan La Laguna    by Francisco Sandoval. The Tz’tujil town of San Juan La Laguna is located on the southwest bay of Lake Atitlán. It sits against the foothills of the Rostro Maya, a sacred mountain summit that is reminiscent of a Mayan face gazing skyward. Known for its authenticity and tranquility, now there […]

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Carlos Argüello

Carlos Argüello

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Visualizing a Digital Future for Latin America PROFILE by Linda Conard. Carlos Argüello—the Oscar-nominated mastermind behind unforgettable visual effects in Hollywood blockbusters like “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Batman and Robin,” “The Devil’s Advocate,” “The Mummy” and “Armageddon,” and groundbreaking music videos for artists like Michael Jackson and David Byrne—has created never-imagined new worlds on the […]

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Real Dining at Las Velas

Real Dining at Las Velas

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Shannon McCullough. Camino Real’s chef Walter Martínez has created an exciting new menu. There are so many wonderful restaurants in La Antigua Guatemala, you could spend a month dining out every day or night of the week. Camino Real’s Las Velas restaurant has been on my list so a few weeks ago my partner and […]

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From the Publishers: September 2014

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rainy days are wonderful for crops, trees and gardens—this month’s cover demonstrates that rainy days can be full of fun for humans, too. Honoring Independence Day, Elizabeth Bell gives us the backstory on the evolution of the Guatemalan Flag(s). Thor Janson offers Butterfly Watchers, along with some amazing photographs of these beautiful creatures. Linda Conard […]

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Ramón Ávila: Abstractions from Within

Ramón Ávila: Abstractions from Within

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ARTIST PROFILE by Linda Conard  photos: Murphy Byrne. When you step into an exhibit of Ramón Ávila’s paintings, you are surrounded by color, emotion and intensity. Many of his oils suggest organic elements, such as earthy roots, plant fibers and even internal organs, in forms that are progressive and reaching, complex and tangled. In other […]

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