The Birth of a Camioneta (Public Bus), Guatemala

Guatemala bus

From school bus, to auction house, to workshop, to workhorse. For most people, the birthing process starts in the quiet, sterile, environment of a delivery room. For a camioneta, it starts in the noisy chaos of an auction room deep in the United States. U.S. school buses are typically sold when they reach 10 years old or 150,000 miles. The […]

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Guatemala Golf Course Guide

Hole 17, Fuego Maya Golf Course (Ricky López)

Of the estimated 55 million golfers in the world, it would be a safe bet to say that a very small percentage of them would consider Guatemala a golf destination. And yet, there are some world-class golf courses here if you just know where to look. written by Katherine McIntyre La Reunion Golf Resort – Fuego Maya Golf Course Come, […]

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Tips for enjoying Semana Santa

Procession, Semana Santa photos by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos (nelo.ws)

Lent and Holy Week celebrations in La Antigua Guatemala can be a bit overwhelming at best. Over the years, I have learned some great tips to enjoy the more than 50 activities during this time of year. Some of them are: Plan ahead and allow plenty of time. Know the times and locations of the velaciones and processions. City Hall […]

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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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Guatemalans Helping Guatemalans

by Elizabeth Bell. Juan Pablo Romero is one of the 10 CNN Heroes who were selected from 150,000 candidates nominated worldwide. He started Los Patojos (The Kids) in his household garage in Jocotenango with three kids and is now a globally recognized hero! Los Patojos was created to promote hope, dignity, trust and a dialog for Jocotenango’s youth. As Juan […]

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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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Maya Princesses

Rabin Ajau: The paramount indigenous cultural event of the Mayan world text/photos by Capt. Thor Janson — navigator / explorer (facebook.com/nubliselva) — Candaleria Coquix grew up in the little settlement of Cantón Zapotál, part of the Municipality of San Lucas Tolimán in the Department of Sololá. Just a stone’s throw from a little bay on the southern shore of Lake Atitlán, Zapotal […]

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Upgrading the Basics in Guatemala

New facilities

Rotary International spearheads improvement projects in Sumpango’s elementary schools. Community Service (text/photos by Tono Valdés M.) — Guatemala’s Sur Rotary Club has taken on several projects of great benefit to communities throughout Guatemala. Under a new model called Future Vision, Rotary International has concentrated its efforts in the town of Sumpango, aiming to create a development model that can be […]

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Clowns “Invade” Local AIDS Orphanage

Community Service. text/photo by Benjamin Reeves. Doctor Hunter Dogherty “Patch” Adams in the house There are few phrases more depressing to hear than, “AIDS orphanage.” Yet the Hospicio de San José in Santa Lucía Milpas Altas is anything but a place of sadness, although it is the home for many acutely ill children and adults. The hospicio was established in […]

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REVUE’s June 2014 Photo Contest: Trees of Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for JUNE 2014 with the theme TREES OF GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the 10th of May 2014 will […]

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Savoring Cuaresma

Pescado en Escabeche

(Recipe for Pescado en Escabeche) by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard  AmaliaLLC.com Lent (Cuaresma), the time leading up to Holy Week and Easter, is celebrated by about 1.2 billion Christians worldwide. In Guatemala around 60 percent of the population, or 8.2 million Roman Catholics, observe it in a very solemn manner. This is especially so in La Antigua Guatemala, where you’ll find […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, April 2014. Volcanoes of Guatemala

Posición/Position: 1er lugar / 1st place Premio: 1 vale por Q250 en brunch dominical en Mesón Panza Verde Tema/theme: Volcanes de Guatemala / Volcanoes in Guatemala Título/title: El pequeño poderoso Lugar/place: Cumbre del volcán Santa María viendo el Santiaguito Autor/author: David Pérez

Winners by editorial decision / Ganadores por decisión de los jueces del equipo editorial 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 in our photo contest.

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Explore More and Go Deeper [part 2]

Explore More and Go Deeper [part 2] photos by Julia Harriman

Welcome back to my final five recommendations for deep travel adventures. Take advantage of the dry season and sunny skies to get out and explore. The reward for seeing and experiencing incredible locations that most will miss will be worth it!

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La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

by Shannon McCullough Anyone living in or visiting Guatemala knows that the majority of camionetas are converted U.S. school buses. While traveling through Guatemala as part of his Latin American studies, filmmaker Mark Kendall became intrigued with the transformation process after having a conversation with a camioneta driver. It was in that moment he became inspired to share the story […]

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Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

by Linda Conard As you approach the landscapes of Hugo González Ayala, you may feel enveloped by the streets of La Antigua Guatemala or the Highland countryside, but it is more of a gentle embrace than entrapment. Hard lines in street scenes curve inward yet remain in perfect perspective, so the viewer almost feels more balanced within the painting than […]

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Theft! The tragedy at El Calvario and the paintings of Tomás de Merlo

by Benjamin Reeves The white walls of El Calvario church in La Antigua are almost bare; virtually their only ornamentation is the skeletons of picture frames, appropriate, perhaps for the biblical Calvary but now only a stark reminder of the church’s former artistic glory. Unknown hoodlums absconded from El Calvario with six paintings by the 18th century colonial artist Tomás […]

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Antigua Over The Years

Since 1992, much effort has been dedicated to preserving Antigua with an eye toward finding a balance between preservation and economic development. It is sometimes difficult to remember how abandoned the city truly was. After the 1773 earthquake, most residents did not want to move to muddy empty lots in Guatemala City during the rainy season. It took a royal […]

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March 2014 in Revue Magazine

This month Revue marks its 22nd year of publication. Revue’s longevity and growth comes with great appreciation to its advertisers, readers and a hardworking staff. As well, we offer a big round of applause to a wonderful group of talented writers whose work graces Revue pages month after month, year after year. In this edition Benjamin Reeves reveals the story […]

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REVUE’s April 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for APRIL 2014 with the theme VOLCANOES IN GUATEMALA; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the 10th of March 2014 will […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, March 2014. Traditions in Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio/Prize: Porta lapiceros de Jades Xibalbá Tema/theme: Tradiciones en Guatemala / Guatemalan Tradition Título/title: Mayan Ceremony Lugar/place: Cobán, Alta Verapaz Autor/author: Eli Orozco Web: www.GuatemalaDailyPhoto.com

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 in our photo contest.

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Carnival at Sugar City and It’s Raining Ash

Carnival at Sugar City and It’s Raining Ash by Thor Janson

Mazatenango is affectionately referred to by locals as “Sugar City,” as it is surrounded by cane fields and sugar refineries. The growing public antipathy toward everything sweetened and flavored with genetically modified corn syrup has led to a real boom for Guatemala’s south coast producers of real, natural, cane sugar. This current economic upsurge is reflected by the prosperity of […]

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Tony

Tony’s tuned up and ready to begin his annual concert series for you to enjoy this month and on into May. Tony has been resting, eating well and repairing his home the last few months while studying his musical scores. Shortly before dawn one morning soon, you will hear him warming up for his season of song. You can’t miss […]

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Casa Popenoe

Rewriting history When the Universidad Francisco Marroquin acquired the Casa Popenoe from the Popenoe family in 2007, we never imagined that, through its historical research, the university would rewrite the house’s history. Dr. Arq. Alberto Garín, curator, has done a fabulous job of just that! Meticulously going through the Popenoe family records and interviewing Dr. Marion Popenoe Hatch, he has […]

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February 2014 in Revue Magazine

Happy February! The big holiday and New Year greetings are behind us as we move along into 2014. The fun holiday this month is Valentine’s Day, and not coincidentally, our Photo Contest theme is Love in Guatemala. Throughout this edition is a sampling of the great photographs we received, including the winners by popular vote and by judges’ decision. Thanks […]

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REVUE’s March 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

REVUE’s March 2014 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Traditions

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for MARCH 2014 with the theme GUATEMALAN TRADITIONS; please send ONE (1) HI-RES photo without watermarks, with caption/location and your name and website for the credit line to: photos@revue.gt. + We will only accept high resolution photographs without watermarks. + Submissions entered by the 10th of February 2014 will be […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Feb. 2014. Love in Guatemala

Posición/Position: 1er lugar / 1st place Premio: 1 vale por Q300 para comer en El Sereno Tema/theme: Amor en Guatemala / Love in Guatemala Título/title: Amor en Oriente Lugar/place: Chiquimula Autor/author: Gilberto Jose Ramirez Figueroa

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 in our photo contest.

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