Michael Sherer

Michael Sherer
3 Sep 2010
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Wine Connection

Wine Connection
“Wine is bottled poetry,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. It is the special gift that one brings or the perfect complement to an excellent meal. It’s the extra dash of flavor in a simmering pot of coq au vin or the pot au feu. Whatever the reason or th…
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2 Jul 2010
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CIRMA Expands Access

CIRMA Expands Access
Light begins to shine on buried treasure Not far from La Antigua’s Central Park lies a newly refurbished Guatemalan version of Ali Baba’s cave. Walk two blocks east on 5a calle, past the original University of San Carlos and what’s now a museu…
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5 Jun 2010
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ChocoArt

ChocoArt
The recent Primer Festival Gastronómico in La Antigua Guatemala centered on the uses of chocolate, primarily cooking with cacao. The highlight of the event however was created by Alex Farrar, owner of a local bistro/art gallery and an excellent …
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3 Apr 2010
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Whack, Thunk and Oof!

Whack, Thunk and Oof!
A re-enactment of the ancient Mayan ball game of pok-ta-pok Michael Sherer Chocoguatemaya in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, arranged for a re-enactment of the ancient Maya ball game of pok-ta-pok, in connection with its…
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1 Feb 2010
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Shopping At Mercado Central

Shopping At Mercado Central
Queso fresco, queso de capas, queso de Jalapa, queso de Petén, queso de Taxisco: it’s all here, deep down in the lower levels of the Mercado Central in Zone One of Guatemala City. Years ago, the market took place in the grand plaza two blocks to…
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8 Aug 2009
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Kilometer Zero at the National Palace

Kilometer Zero at the National Palace
Set at the northern end of the enormous Plaza Mayor, Guatemala’s National Palace is the origin of all the roads in the Republic with a spot known as Kilómetro Cero. Two and half miles north of the gleaming chrome-and-glass towers that line the Av…
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3 May 2009
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Producing Potable Water

Producing Potable Water
The EcoFiltro has won awards for sustainable technology, now there is a need to make many more of them On the outskirts of La Antigua Guatemala, set back in a corner of the 22-acre, lushly planted Finca El Pintado, is the factory that churns…
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