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Controversy at Tikal

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Controversy at Tikal

THOR JANSON reporting from Yaxhá National Park – As of Monday December 17th, plans are going forward to close the Main Plaza of Tikal to the public from 9:00pm on the 20th until 5:00am on the 21st, although things are evolving and changing every few hours. At Yaxhá the administration had an emergency meeting this […]

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Ponche

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ponche

A Recipe for Your Guatemalan Christmas Noche Buena in Antigua—a time for family and firecrackers, midnight mass and a bounty of tamales. Festivities last long into the night and as the clock ticks closer to 1:00 (or 4:00) o’clock in the morning, many celebrants need a little splash of life to keep the party going. […]

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Photo Gallery of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Antigua Guatemala

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Photo Gallery of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Antigua Guatemala

Throughout Guatemala and Central America children dress in typical clothing paying homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe. One such procession begins at La Merced Church at 3pm in Antigua Guatemala. Typical food for sale outside the church of La Merced located at the north end of Calle del Arco in La Antigua Guatemala.

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Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Cardiology Procedures in Guatemala

Regulating the electrical rhythm of your heart by Lori Shea Just like the kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, the blood pumped from your heart muscle delivers sustenance, stability and the elements of reconstruction to all parts of your body. Your cardiovascular system draws life-giving oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to the […]

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Rab’inal Achí

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rab’inal Achí

Cosmic Dance of the Ancient Maya The Rab’inal Achí dance-drama traces its roots to pre-Columbian times and is probably the best-preserved, authentic Mayan cultural event in Mesoamerica. The choreographed dance/play depicts creation myths, dynastic political rivalries and even predicted the Spanish conquest of the land of the Maya centuries before it occurred. Since remote times […]

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Are you an Enlightened Holiday Traveler?

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Are you an Enlightened Holiday Traveler?

One of the blessings of traveling is the opportunity to gain some fresh perspectives, especially during the holidays. When we visit another culture we expand our own perspectives and gain valuable insights. Guatemala travel experiences stimulate a greater appreciation for the magnificence of life and a greater appreciation for ourselves. Touching exotic and ancient cultures […]

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The Devil Gets His Due

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Devil Gets His Due

All year long he hides under the bed or in the junk piled up in the corner, casting misfortune or worse on helpless mortals. But on Wednesday, December 7, at 6 p.m. sharp, the Devil gets his comeuppance, as he is tossed out of the house along with the trash and set ablaze in the […]

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Q & A with Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
Q & A with Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch

Parque Nacional Tak’alik Ab’aj by Tomas Cernikovsky Parque Nacional Tak’alik Ab’aj (TA), a Mayan site on the South Coast of Guatemala, is unusual in two ways. It is the only site in the Mayan world that displays both Olmec and Mayan monuments concurrently and it has been continuously under exploration by Guatemalan archaeologists. At a […]

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Which Sense?

| December 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Which Sense?

Holidays in Guatemala bring overwhelming input to all five senses, even more than any other time of the year. So which sense should we highlight for December? The dazzling sunlight, velvety nights, brilliant colors of holiday decorations, lush plants in every color, give evidence that the sense of sight is primary. Deep red pascuas, poinsettias […]

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More about the new cycle of the Maya calendar

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
More about the new cycle of the Maya calendar

Much has been speculated by foreign writers about the “end” of the Maya calendar, including that it is the end of the world. According to Professor David Stuart (Mesoamerican Center at the University of Texas), much of this evolved out of the book Mexican Mystique (1975), which we all read in our classes at the […]

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Yaxhá and Topoxte

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Yaxhá and Topoxte

Land of the Blue Green Water and Ramon Seed in El Petén Here we are, December 2012, the end of the great Mayan calendar cycle, known as 13 Baktun. Many people will be visiting Guatemala this month to make the pilgrimage to Tikal in El Petén to celebrate the actual day on Dec. 21, the […]

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Eco Tour through the Hacienda Tijax jungle in Río Dulce

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eco Tour through the Hacienda Tijax jungle in Río Dulce

Enjoy the eco tour through the Hacienda Tijax jungle located in Río Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala. For additional information visit Hacienda Tijax web site.

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Tikal Solstice at Mayan Forest in Petén, Guatemala

| December 3, 2012 | 2 Comments
Tikal Solstice at Mayan Forest in Petén, Guatemala

Here’s a video by Thor Janson about the Tikal Solstice at Mayan Forest in Petén, Guatemala. Enjoy!

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Revue Gift Giving Guide 2012

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Revue Gift Giving Guide 2012

by Revue Elves It’s always a slugfest to the end—holiday shopping. You know it—your list is longer than that of Mr. Claus and inevitably, there’s never enough time to buy everyone the perfect gift for Christmas morning. But this year, your legwork is done and suggestions abound from experts at some of the best stores […]

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Hop On!

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hop On!

A new way to discover (or re-discover!) the best of Antigua. Unless you have been out of town or are particularly recent resident, you might have noticed a new site around Antigua—a big, red shuttle bus flashing the signage “Live It Today, Discover the Past”. No, this is not an attempt by the Antigua Bomberos […]

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The Doll Project

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Doll Project

Santa’s Helpers Doing it Right “Last year, I helped with a Christmas gift delivery to the school in El Hato and it was an amazing experience. But I noticed as we drove down the mountain that there were many children for whom Santa didn’t come. That was the seed—to make sure those kids weren’t forgotten […]

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December 2012 in Revue Magazine

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
December 2012 in Revue Magazine

The end of another year is upon us, and the end of an era, thus starts the beginning of a new one. Holidays and special events abound this month and the desire for Peace on Earth is in the hearts and minds of many. Gifts and resolutions are the order of the day, and with […]

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Catch-and-Release

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Catch-and-Release

Roatan’s Annual Fishing Tournament by Monish Welcome After 13 years, Roatan’s Annual International Fishing Tournament keeps getting better. With more competitors and sponsors than last year, the Sept. 13-16 event coincided with celebrations of Honduran independence, making for a busy, festive week on the island of Roatan, the largest of the Honduran Bay Islands. The […]

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Organic Living in Guatemala

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Organic Living in Guatemala

Guatemala: a diverse country that produces a wide variety of agriculture. Visitors are delighted at the taste of a “real fruit” or the sweetness of local tomatoes. At our Lake Atitlán hotel some of our guests have even accused us of putting sugar into a smoothie because the fruit is so naturally sweet. Many are […]

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Runners On Your Mark

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Runners On Your Mark

Marathon fever comes to the shores of Atitlán What would make people want to run barefoot uphill for eight kilometers? The answer: a 1958 foot race departing Panajachel for nearby San Andrés Semetabaj. Scores of participants could not afford shoes, but they would not let this keep them out of the race. The excitement of […]

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Annona

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Annona

A great way to improve your diet and health Many species of the family Annonaceae (custard-apple family), for example the soursop, cherimoya and sugar apple seeds, constitute significant sources of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates and can therefore be used in food and feed, and offer relevant antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds. The oil in the […]

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The Zen of Cuando and Cuanto

| November 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Zen of Cuando and Cuanto

Cuándo and cuánto are not individually zenny, but they form a zen gestalt that can not only potentially confuse our minds, but also our speech organs. Folks in Readerland who know phonetics might note that their spellings are even closer than they appear: they differ by one letter, and barely that. The d and t […]

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Ganadores del concurso fotográfico diciembre 2012 de REVUE

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ganadores del concurso fotográfico diciembre 2012 de REVUE

Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial / Winners by editorial decision Ganadores por voto popular en Facebook / Winners by popular votes in Facebook Todas las fotografías participantes / All the photos participating Agradecemos a todos lo que participaron con una fotografía en nuestro concurso fotográfico. We thank all the people participating […]

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Pumpkin

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pumpkin

No frost on the pumpkin in Guatemala. No frost anywhere in this springtime-all-year land, except atop the highest mountain chains. Not many pumpkins, either, though the plant is native to Central America, and many are grown on the south coast and lowlands. Pumpkins are cooked and eaten here like other squash, as a vegetable, but […]

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Latest works by Byron Rabé at Mesón Panza Verde

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Latest works by Byron Rabé at Mesón Panza Verde

“Pienso e colores como en luz flotando atravezando lentamente el tiempo y el espacio” con esta declaración Byron Rabé nos introduce a su obra “La danza de la armonía universal”. El artista guatemalteco está presentado en la galería “Panza Verde” una colección en la que une la cultura maya con su arte. “I think in […]

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An Urban Healing Oasis

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
An Urban Healing Oasis

The goal at the new Avesa Oasis Holistic Center is to remove stress, one layer at a time, by offering a plethora of services designed to help you find your inner OM. Kira Raa, the visionary founder of Avesa and Hotel TOSA La Laguna Spa and Retreat Center, Lake Atitlán, explains the goal of Avesa […]

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Photo Gallery: XI Carrera de las Charolas

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Photo Gallery: XI Carrera de las Charolas

Hoy se realizo la XI Carrera de las Charolas, esta actividad es organizada por los Restaurantes de La Fonda de la Calle Real con la intensión de unir a todo el gremio de bares y restaurantes, así como también celebrar el aniversario de Las Fondas. Este año se encuentran celebrando su 37 aniversario. La carrera […]

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Guatemala’s First Organic Market

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Guatemala’s First Organic Market

What is normally a fairly toxic section of Avenida las Americas was converted into a haven of health last month as Guatemala’s first Organic Farmers’ Market came to town. The event, held at Plaza Mexico during the capital’s popular Sunday activity Pasos y Pedales, showcased a diverse selection of natural and organically grown Guatemalan produce […]

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Fiambre

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fiambre

A History of Guatemalan Family and Tradition To appreciate fiambre, you need a brief history lesson. It is the middle of the eighth century. Until this time, All Saints Day was celebrated on May 13 and experts believed that rituals were deeply rooted in a similar pagan celebration, Feast of the Lemures, a day when […]

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Open for Business

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Open for Business

Reforma Business Centers inaugurates its Antigua branch There are a variety of reasons why businesses and individuals seek out ready-made office centers, ranging from needing to expand an already bustling business, wanting to improve profit-to-loss ratios, to the entrepreneur with a big idea who wants to stop working from home. If this sounds like your […]

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