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REVUE’s April 2013 Photo Contest: Central Parks in Guatemala

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
REVUE’s April 2013 Photo Contest: Central Parks in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for APRIL, 2013 with the theme CENTRAL PARKS IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. Submissions entered by the 10th of MARCH 2013 will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en […]

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Flowering of the National Tree

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Flowering of the National Tree

The ceiba tree is the national tree of Guatemala and was the sacred World Tree of the Mayan civilization. There are two species of ceiba tree in Guatemala; Ceiba pentandra is the national tree. The primary feature of the ceiba tree that the Maya noticed and copied was the conical spines. It is known by […]

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My own medical adventure in Guatemala

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
My own medical adventure in Guatemala

It can happen to anyone, at any time and without warning by Lori Shea The subject matter was fascinating. Dr. Zetina was presenting detailed clinical reviews of complex cancer cases recently brought before the newly formed “Tumor Board” of top-notch oncology specialists, in alliance with Hospital El Pilar in Guatemala City. I need to know […]

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Beginning of Lent in Antigua Guatemala

| February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Beginning of Lent in Antigua Guatemala

The first Sunday after the first full moon of spring is Easter, this year on March 27. Count back seven Wednesdays to mark the beginning of the 40-day period of Lent on the Christian calendar. It is Ash Wednesday, and the date in 2005 is February 9. In La Antigua Guatemala this means the beginning […]

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Siggy Holbik

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Siggy Holbik

Bridging cultures and continents with Guatemalan crafts Many of us living in (and visiting) La Antigua Guatemala love to stop by Casa de los Gigantes (7a calle oriente #18) from time to time to see what’s new in the “House of the Giants.” It is well worth your time to investigate every nook and cranny […]

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Dining Out, West End Style

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dining Out, West End Style

A gastronomical tour of Roatan’s West End by Monish Welcome Whether it is a night out with the family, a romantic date or a fun night out with friends, restaurants in the West End provide great options! In this colorful community, visitors can find great places to dine any time of day, every day. West […]

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The North Face Antigua Boulder Challenge 2013

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
The North Face Antigua Boulder Challenge 2013

Los mejores escaladores de Centro América estuvieron en La Antigua Guatemala, ciudad declarada por UNESCO como Patrimonio de la Humanidad este 9 y 10 de febrero en el parque central participando de la segunda edición del “The North Face: Antigua Boulder Challange”. The North Face, la Asociación de Andinismo de Sacatepéquez y la Rocalla organizaron […]

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San Pedro Artisans

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
San Pedro Artisans

by Hilary Kilpatric “I love what I do. I have acquired considerable experience, and it is rewarding to see people appreciate my work. We work with sustainable woods, and everything we do is entirely done by hand. It is our way of preserving the environment,” explains lead carpenter Teo Hernández. The carpentry team consists of […]

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Motorcycle Diary

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Motorcycle Diary

There is something undeniably cool about motorbikes, cobbled streets and rock and roll. Combine all three and you have one of the most exhilarating ways to explore La Antigua Guatemala: driving through the pueblos of Sacatepéquez, on the back of a trike, with the Rolling Stones blaring from the speakers. CATours has been specializing in […]

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Quetzals and Trogons of the World

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Quetzals and Trogons of the World

The Most Elegant of Avian Tribes If I were to conduct an informal survey on the streets of any town and asked 100 or 1,000 people a few questions about the national bird of Guatemala, it would become immediately evident the extent and the depth of ignorance of the population concerning perhaps the most beautiful […]

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Inauguración del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Inauguración del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

Cada dos años la Fundación Paiz organiza un festival de arte y cultura en la ciudad de La Antigua Guatemala. Este es el XII festival y la inauguración se realizó en la Plaza Mayor (parque central) con la presentación de la Orquesta de Bob Porter y el grupo Malacates Trébol Shop. Asistentes de todas las […]

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Voca People at Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Voca People at Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

They are out of this world! This month the XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz—La Nueva Era features VocaPeople who will be performing in La Antigua Guatemala on Sat., Feb. 2 and Sun., Feb. 3, both performances at 7 p.m., La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. Following is an offbeat interview with Lior Kalfo, creator […]

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Living Love Guatemalan Style!

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Living Love Guatemalan Style!

Arriving in Guatemala is a fascinating moment. Navigating the airport and arriving at your destination will certainly offer you glimpses of stunning landscapes. You will also be greeted by a cacophony of colors that seems bright in contrast to taupe-painted traditional western wear. For many years prior to making the “leap” and moving here we […]

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El Mundo del Artista Maya

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
El Mundo del Artista Maya

Una impresionante exposición de piezas arqueológicas que muestran la visión del Mundo del Artista Maya, se presentará en el marco del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, acompañada de un ciclo de conversatorios a cargo de expertos en el tema. La XII edición del Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, además de presentar al público originales […]

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REVUE’s March 2013 Photo Contest: Music in Guatemala

| February 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
REVUE’s March 2013 Photo Contest: Music in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for MARCH, 2013 with the theme MUSIC IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. Submissions entered by the 10th of FEBRUARY 2013 will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro […]

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Vive la nueva era: Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vive la nueva era: Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

The new phrase for the XII International Paiz Festival is very appropriate as Guatemala has launched itself into a new era with the 13 Baktun, progress in democracy and even with its first medal at the recent Olympics! While the Paiz Festival has been bringing some of the best cultural activities to Antigua since the […]

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February 2013 in Revue Magazine

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
February 2013 in Revue Magazine

Once again the International Paiz Festival will be offering some wonderful events in February. On this subject we start off with Elizabeth Bell’s overview of the festival. Highlight articles include the “out of this world” VocaPeople performing on Feb. 2 and 3; also, note in DateBook Feb. 8 songstress Lila Downs promises to bring the […]

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Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions presented by Sue Patterson

Every week Rainbow Café presents different projects and talks with invited speakers. The last Tuesday Sue Patterson presented the project Wings talked about how her experiences about living in Guatemala. She shared with those who attended her experience and knowledge about political, educational, economical and cultural aspects of living in Guatemala. Most of the people […]

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Entrega de libros por CFCE en La Antigua Guatemala

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Entrega de libros por CFCE en La Antigua Guatemala

El Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, CFCE, puso a la disposición del público libros que ellos sacaron del catálogo de su bibloteca. De forma gratuita estos libros de distintas materias y temas fueron tomados por los presentes amantes de la lectura o los estudiantes interesados en distintas materias. Esta es la segunda ocasión […]

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Presentation of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Presentation of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café

The Fundación Progresar presented the Ecoleña (ecological firewood briquettes) at Rainbow Café; one fuel opción to replace tradicional leña (firewood) used widely in Guatemala.

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Ganadores del concurso fotográfico febrero 2013 de REVUE

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ganadores del concurso fotográfico febrero 2013 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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Video of El Petén Annual Fair

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video of El Petén Annual Fair

15 JANUARY: This traditional Parade in Flores, Petén is more than 100 years old. The procession always carries the figure of LA CHATONA which is a big doll. La Chatona originally was a woman who would go along with the “CHICLEROS” the guys who got the chicle for all our chewing gum. These adventurers combed […]

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New Year Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala Photo Gallery

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Year Celebrations in Antigua Guatemala Photo Gallery

As in other occasions, Antigua Guatemala was among the favorite destinies in Guatemala to receive the new year. The Calle del Arco was the center of the celebrations which concluded with fireworks at 10pm. Afterwards everyone went to their preferred venue for the final count down at midnight to receive the new year. Cómo otras […]

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10th Annual Photo Issue of Revue Magazine

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
10th Annual Photo Issue of Revue Magazine

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REVUE’s February 2013 Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
REVUE’s February 2013 Photo Contest: Friendship in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for FEBRUARY, 2013 with the theme FRIENDSHIP IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. Submissions entered by the 10th of JANUARY 2013 will be eligible. Te invitamos a participar en nuestro […]

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January 2013 in Revue Magazine

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
January 2013 in Revue Magazine

“Taking a picture is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” —Marc Riboud The coming year will be filled with hopes and dreams, goals; challenges; unexpected events and circumstances; and all the while that we’re going through the motions, acting upon and reacting to life, the magic of living moment by moment often escapes […]

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Paradise within a Paradise

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Paradise within a Paradise

Roatan’s Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum by Monish Welcome Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is a paradise within a paradise, a tropical Eden located on 160+ acres on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras. It is home to the only tropical botanical conservatory in the Caribbean, and lettuce and herbs from the Blue Harbor Plantation are […]

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The Bird-bound, Labyrinthine, “No Name Gardens” of Atitlán

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Bird-bound, Labyrinthine, “No Name Gardens” of Atitlán

Guatemala’s exquisite botanical colony plays push and shove with weed and water — and sometimes with people Everyone knows that cacti need little water. But in Guatemala’s most spectacular garden, the cacti are more watered than other plants. This is hardly the fault of the gardeners. They are not the ones doing the watering. This […]

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Fair Trade Christmas Gifts

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts

by Julie Potvin Lajoie From Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 the third edition of the Feria Nacional de Comercio Justo y Solidario will be held in La Antigua Guatemala. Within the walls of the Centro de Formación y de la Cooperación Española, more than 30 groups of artisans, skilled in everything from textile and agricultural […]

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Baskets of Love

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Baskets of Love

Sending holiday cheer and warm wishes this Navidad season with culinary delights The holidays are a time for family and loved ones; it’s a time to take a few moments, sit around a table, preferably sans iPhones, with a glass of wine or hot spirits, chatting about the events of the year past and exciting […]

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