A New History for La Antigua Guatemala

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With the recent “discovery” of the “El Libro Segundo del Cabildo (1530-1541) de Santiago de Guatemala,” historians lit up with enthusiasm! Guatemala’s historians continue to rewrite the past. With many libraries and collections now available in digital form, we not only have access to more information but word has it that the archbishop of Guatemala has made the church’s archives […]

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MUSEUM EVENT Cultural Landscapes

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Sat., 14 & Sun., 15 EVENT Cultural Landscapes in collaboration with International Museum Day (May 18) The Museo Arte de Guatemala (MAG) invites you to attend its weekend events: Sat. & Sun., 10am-5pm Opening of the Farmer’s Market (Caoba Farms) Sat. 10am, throughout the day, tour of facilities and exhibition; 11am & 3pm, 1½ hour guided tour of the Collector […]

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Education in Guatemala — A Brief Overview

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The University of San Carlos of Guatemala is one of the oldest universities in the Americas. Education has come a long way since higher education began in 1620 at the Colegio de Santo Tomas de Aquino, predecessor to San Carlos, which was officially founded in 1676. Women did not attend university in colonial times, and only some were accepted at […]

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DOCUMENTARY Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey

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Tues. DOCUMENTARY Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey. Donation Q40. Hotel Santo Domingo, Sala Marco Augusto Quiroa, 3a calle oriente 28-A, La Antigua Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husband Ole to […]

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Fundraising event for “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos – Guatemala

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Friday Fundraising event for “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos-Guatemala (NPH)” — a home located in Chimaltenango for more than 300 children and youths. 35% of our sales will be contributed. More information at Cena de Recaudación Enjoy an artistic presentation by the NPH Student Marimba band, and taste our grilled dishes and international cuisine. Presale tickets: Q50 (towards consumables) available at Restaurante […]

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SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell

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Wed. (English) SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presentation with vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Q50 per person. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua

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Antigua’s First Interactive Procession Maps

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Stay current with the when-and-where during Semana Santa. The major Antigua procession routes of 2016 are available at this link (click here). Use the check boxes on the map menu for which procession you would like to follow. Currently available, the processions of: Jesús Nazareno del Perdón y Santísima Virgen de Dolores. San Francisco Church Grande. Holy Thursday / Jueves […]

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10-Hour Life Cycle of a Semana Santa Alfombra (Holy Week Carpet)

Guatemala Holy Week Carpet

During the Holy Week alfombras (carpets) are created on the streets of the procession routes. It is a long-standing tradition and the variety and artistic beauty must be seen to be truly appreciated. This series by photographer Katrin Neuhaus shows, from beginning to end, the approximately 10-hour life cycle of one of these creations of devotion. See the entire slide […]

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SLIDE SHOW “Antigua: Behind the Walls” with Elizabeth Bell


Wednesday. (English) SLIDE SHOW Antigua: Behind the Walls with Elizabeth Bell. Enjoy a one-hour presentation with vintage and contemporary photographs collected over the past 40 years, accompanied by Elizabeth Bell’s expert narration. Q50 per person. Questions encouraged. Autographed books available. Hotel Sor Juana, 4a calle oriente #45, La Antigua

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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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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, fb.com/emartphotography

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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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Independence Day Celebrations in Guatemala


by Ken Veronda. Any good excuse is a good time for celebration, of course, but September holds a special one: Independence Day on the 15th, but the sounds, smells, tastes and sights are to be enjoyed all month. There are rich colors to see in this rainy season, with landscape lush; sweet tastes to enjoy, of fresh fruit and mellow […]

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Touched by Color in Antigua Guatemala

photo: Jorge Javier Barrios

Guatemala Insight by Elizabeth Bell. With the passing of Laura Mora (1923-2015), famed paintings and mural paintings conservator who taught us about the importance of the history of colors at ICCROM (International Centre for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments) in Rome, it brings to life again the importance of exceptional professors and mentors who move us to a new […]

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Impact Hub: Antigua’s New Space for Synergy


text and photos by Linda Conard. Many people dream of working from a home office in beautiful La Antigua Guatemala, but the reality isn’t always so dream-like. Telecommuters often deal with spotty Internet coverage, distractions, isolation and a “home” that starts to feel like “work.” Even working from local restaurants and cafés has its drawbacks. Michelle Berkowitz Sultan, founder of […]

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It Does Take a Village

Project manager greeting workers at site of water distribution tank.

Building a community at the grassroots level.  text / photos by Kerstin Sabene.  Implementing change, even when it’s meant to reduce health and social disparity, can be challenging. No one understands this better than Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation, a think tank by and for indigenous people of the Americas, based in La Antigua Guatemala. Ochoa, who has […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, March: Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Guatemala

1st place: “Camino al Calvario” by Luis Antonio Ortiz
Prize: Q200

Winners by editorial decision Winners by popular vote     Thank you to all the photographers who sent in such beautiful images of this spectacular event. Semana Santa in Guatemala is a unique experience, we look forward to the 2015 celebration. Stay tuned for the photo contest theme for April. Enjoy all 82 of the Semana Santa entries at fb.com/revuemagazine. […]

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Artist Profile: Carlotta Boettcher

URBAN PORTRAITS “San Francisco 70s: Urban Portraits” will open on Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at Galería Panza Verde, 5a avenida sur #19, Antigua. The artist will attend the opening. Carlotta Boettcher’s book of the same title, featuring 103 digitally repaired images, will be available in Antigua in the early spring. Carlotta Boettcher’s photo exhibition, “San Francisco 70s: Urban Portraits,” […]

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Revue 12th Annual Photo Issue – January 2015

Holger Tobuschat - El bello Quetzal

FROM THE PUBLISHERS Happy New Year to all! We hope your holiday season was full of good spirits, fun and joy. Time now to look at the coming new year with fresh eyes and new ideas. Welcome to our 12th Annual Photo Issue. We received a wonderful batch of excellent photographs, and we are excited to share these interesing and […]

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Key Lime


Sensuous Guatemala by Ken Veronda. With highly acidic taste, a strong aroma and yellow-to-green color shades, the limes in Guatemala hit several senses—including touch, especially if a sharp spine pricks you while picking some off a tree. Those spines let you know these are Key limes, not the Persian lime more common in other parts of the world. The pungent […]

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From the Publishers

Food is the focus this month—included are the photo contest entries featuring mouth-watering images, quotes about food that will make you both ponder and laugh, plus a sprinkling of articles that we hope will enlighten and entertain you. Matt Boker brings us Fuel Efficient Cooking, Thor Janson introduces The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans and Squash, Kira and Sri offer Soul […]

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The Gift of Non-verbal Communication

by Sri Ram Kaa & Kira Raa. Science is catching up with intuition! A study published Aug. 19 by PLOS ONE documented the first direct brain-to-brain communication. The words “hola” and “ciao” were sent between two people thousands of miles apart. “The evolution of civilization points to a progressive increase of the interrelations between human minds, where by ‘mind’ we […]

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