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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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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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