Antigua Street Dogs – Making a difference

antigua guatemala street dogs

Original submission by By Dr. Dennys Marroquín and Amber Eastman (photos: Eduardo Montepeque) When visitors and tourists come to our beautiful city they are often disheartened by the large number of homeless dogs they see on the streets, many suffering from extreme malnourishment, injury, skin disease, and abandonment. It can be utterly heartbreaking to witness and feel so compelled yet unable […]

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Agua Para Todos — Water for Everyone

Water for everyone, Antigua Guatemala

La Antigua Guatemala. An Antigua restaurant’s initiative is gaining several positive comments on social media. Luna de Miel is giving Ecofiltro purified water to any person who passes in front of the restaurant. We invite all restaurants to do the same, and be part of the positive change that Antigua needs. It will help the environment by using less plastic […]

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Hydroponic Farming in Guatemala

Hydroponic systems expert Guy Christopher inspects some crops

“Modern Farmer” explains, “In a hydroponic system, a nutrient-dense water solution circulates through the plants’ roots and replaces the need for soil and traditional fertilizers. This technique allows farmers and gardeners to grow food in kitchens and basements, on windowsills and roofs.” The system, long ago embraced by indoor pot growers, may go mainstream as farmers in drought-stricken areas, particularly […]

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ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS! Atención Fotógrafos! Guatemala

Guatemala photo

Photo Submissions now being accepted ALERT TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: We invite you to submit your favorite Guatemala photo for the Revue 13th Annual Photo Issue (January, 2016). Send 1 hi-res photo to before Dec. 12, 2015. ATENCIÓN FOTÓGRAFOS: Los invitamos a enviar su foto favorita de Guatemala para la Revue 13va edición anual de fotografía (enero 2016), Envíenos 1 fotografía […]

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BOOK ALERT Historias Culinarias de La Antigua Guatemala


“All the books I’ve created have been something special and an important part of my life. Historias Culinarias de La Antigua Guatemala is my 20th book, and I believe that we absolutely accomplished our goal, to capture the heart and soul of everyday chefs and establishments in La Antigua Guatemala.”    —Ricky López Bruni Editor Ricky López Bruni Fotógrafos Ricky […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2015: Nov. & Dec. Traditions in Guatemala

3rd PLACE by judges vote “El Nacimiento de La Abuelita” by Leslie Pappa. Prize: Q50

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision A big thanks to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the December issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the Dec. Photo Contest here — and for next month… ALERT TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: We invite you to submit your favorite […]

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Guatemalan Cuisine Overview


by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. ( Located in the heart of Mesoamerica, Guatemala is the cradle of the Mayan civilization and as such it was an important agricultural and cultural hub. Many key species of crops emerged, including corn, tomatoes, chilis, squash, beans, potatoes and chocolate. Guatemalan indigenous cuisine incorporated the food of the ancient Mayas prepared according to rustic […]

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La Antigua Guatemala — A Step Back in Time


Guatemala Insight by Elizabeth Bell, author/historian. Old drawings and photographs of La Antigua Guatemala have always fascinated me. They take me back in time to when Antigua truly seemed almost abandoned. We know very few people stayed after the official move of the capital to Guatemala City in 1773. While we have some historical records from the 1800s and few drawings by […]

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The Evolution of the Tortilla


text and photos by Louise Wisechild. The savory tortilla, made from ground maize (corn), is Guatemala’s favorite food staple. Maize itself plays an important cultural and spiritual role in Mayan cosmology. In the Maya creation story, people were fashioned from yellow and white maize. Maize is the foundation of the Mayan diet and culture. Maize is also one of the […]

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AMALIA’S KITCHEN – Guatemalan Cuisine


text & photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. ( The Joy of Fiambre. Many Latin countries celebrate the Day of the Dead — and in Guatemala, it is taken to the next level. Friends and families in Guatemala come together every year to prepare and eat fiambre on Nov. 1, All Saints Day (Day of the Dead). Fiambre is an […]

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Susana Asensio, The New Mayor of La Antigua Guatemala


by Julie López. If architect Susana Asensio embodies anything, it’s perseverance. Her bid for mayor’s office in the Sept. 6 elections was her fourth attempt to reach La Antigua Guatemala’s mayor’s office, a post she will hold from Jan. 14, 2016 through January 2020. This time around, she ran with a “comité cívico” (a local civic committee) that gathered community […]

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Release of the Macaws


Dateline: Guatemala, October 5, 2015 The offspring of rescued parrots, nine scarlet macaws were recently freed into the wild by the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS), marking the first release of the endangered birds in Guatemala. The nine were freed Oct. 5 in the Sierra Lacandón National Park in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in northern Petén with the objective […]

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Paradise in the Clouds of Quiché

Sunrise from Camp Seven

The Cerro Amay Cloud Forest by Philip D. Tanimoto, Ph.D. One hundred kilometers north of La Antigua Guatemala, away from the noise and traffic of city life, in the department of Quiché, there is a remote mountain called Cerro Amay that is covered with a dripping, virgin cloud forest. With an abundance of wild resplendent Quetzals, two species of endangered monkeys […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. 2015: Food in Guatemala

1st PLACE by popular vote “El Color Del Sabor / The Color Of Flavor” by Linda Heinisch. Prize: Q200

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision A big thanks to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the November issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the Food Photo Contest here — stay tuned for next month’s contest. ALERT TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: We invite you to […]

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Guatemala Golf Course Guide

Hole 17, Fuego Maya Golf Course (Ricky López)

Of the estimated 55 million golfers in the world, it would be a safe bet to say that a very small percentage of them would consider Guatemala a golf destination. And yet, there are some world-class golf courses here if you just know where to look. written by Katherine McIntyre La Reunion Golf Resort – Fuego Maya Golf Course Come, […]

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U.S. Foreign Residents with Businesses Abroad


U.S. Tax considerations. The Tax Corner by John Ohe (IRS Enrolled Agent). United States expats are subject to U.S. income taxes regardless of where they live and where they make their income. For those that have their own business, there are special requirements and issues to consider when it comes to tax planning and tax return preparation. In this article, […]

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New Book: Mayan Whitewater Guatemala


BOOK ALERT by Matt Bokor. “Mayan Whitewater Guatemala” by Greg Schwendinger. When it comes to watersports down Guatemala’s scenic rivers, the just-published book, “Mayan Whitewater Guatemala,” is the ultimate guide. Written by Greg Schwendinger, a computer engineer from California turned kayak explorer, the 349-page book details more than 150 rivers or sections of rivers throughout Guatemala and gauges their suitability […]

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EDUCATION Antigua International School


Challenging students to cultivate a love of learning. Schools serve as model homes, as a place where learning and community coexist, a place where children strive for academic success while developing their personal growth in a supportive environment. How does the Antigua International School offer a quality education that encourages students to push past boundaries, to think outside of the […]

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AMALIA’S KITCHEN Guatemalan Cuisine

Chicken with Loroco Flower Buds and Cream Sauce

Discover the Succulent Loroco. text & photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. ( There are many luscious edible flowers in Guatemala, but loroco is at the top of the list. This delicate, flavorful and aromatic flower bud is native to Guatemala and neighboring El Salvador. It is used in tamales, stews, empanadas (baked or fried pockets made with a variety of doughs […]

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Guatemala to Host Riverboarding World Championship


Oct. 16, 17 and 18, 2015. The Riverboarding World Championship comes to Guatemala this month, taking place on the Río Lanquín and Río Cahabón near Lanquín, Alta Verapaz. Lanquín is well known for the nearby Semuc Champey formation of turquoise pools and limestone bridges, but it is also highly regarded for good whitewater by those have explored the area by […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Oct. 2015: Pets of Guatemala

1st Place: “Mi mejor compañia” Aldea el Chico, Champerico Reu, by Milena Palacios   Prize: Q200

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision: Thank you to all the participating photographers, it was a very tough decision this month. There were so many excellent images. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the October issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions at Revue Photo Contest: Pets, 2015 — […]

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Coffee Brews an Education in Guatemala

Every Kcup is weighed before being packed into the box

ARIMA – Community Service. Mission statement: Arima delivers limited editions of extraordinary, specialty grade coffee. We believe in openness and honesty to create a premium and socially responsible coffee brand. Arima always and only works the best single-origin 100 percent arabica strictly hard beans (SHB). We visit every coffee estate to ensure quality and establish a long-term relationship with producers. […]

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Romantic Comedy filmed in La Antigua Guatemala

Hunting Party

HUNTING PARTY Close up and in focus with filmmaker Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa by Bessie Byrne. For Kummerfeldt, hunting is an important part of finding purpose and meaning. But it can also be seen as the everyday process of living. “We’re all hunting for something,” he says, “and this process is very spiritual.” After five years of planning, one month of filming […]

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Art Exhibit Inauguration: Mario Permuth at Galería Panza Verde, Antigua Guatemala


If you missed the inauguration of Mario Permuth’s new art exhibit “Tradition & Experiment” — here are some photo highlights. You can still check out the exhibit, traditional and three-dimensional digital photography, through Sept. 30 at the Galería Panza Verde in Antigua (tel: 7955-8282, 5a av sur #19). Photos by Lizzie Ross,

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DAILY DATEBOOK: Sept. 9, 2015 in Antigua Guatemala


INAUGURATION OF ART EXHIBITION by Mario Permuth. Wed. Sept. 9 from 5pm to 7pm. PHOTOGRAPHY. Inauguration cocktail, Tradition & Experiment, featuring traditional and three-dimensional digital photography by Mario Permuth. The show will be open through Sept. 30. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7955-8282), 5a av sur #19, La Antigua

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AMALIA’S KITCHEN – Guatemalan Cuisine


A TRIBUTE TO CALDO DE RES text & photos by chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. ( Caldo de res (beef and vegetable soup) is possibly the most popular soup in the region surrounding Guatemala City. While delicious and nutritious, this soup has some history behind it and a lot in common with the soups of other countries. Soup in Guatemala is sopa […]

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Guatemalan Spanish Book Alert


New book helps foreigners learn the nuances of Guatemalan Spanish. Do you remember the first time you visited Guatemala? Even if you had just a basic knowledge of Spanish, you may have felt overwhelmed—especially when bombarded with all the words, phrases and sayings typical of Guatemalan Spanish. If so, a new book offers practical help. “Guatemalan Spanish: Speak like a […]

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Saving for Retirement in Guatemala


U.S. Tax considerations. The Tax Corner by John Ohe.  Living abroad, many U.S. expats give too little thought to saving for retirement. Some basic financial planning is absolutely critical, and helps to avoid the unenviable position of reaching retirement age without sufficient funds. The purpose of this article is to provide food for thought and encouragement to consider the following […]

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