REVUE’s February 2014 Photo Contest: Love in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for FEBRUARY 2014 with the theme LOVE 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 January 2013 will […]

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Touch

We’ve badly neglected touch as we’ve written these monthly comments about experiencing the five senses in this marvelous land. We see the colorful countryside, gardens and weavings. We hear the church bells, the firecrackers, and student bands drumming in the streets. We smell the coffee and chocolate aromas, and we taste the fresh foods from farms and markets around us. […]

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Tallando Tradiciones

Carrying on the craft of wood carving text & photo by Hilary Kilpatric “I learned my craft from watching my dad. I think I have it in my blood,” Ramos Rodrigo of Tallando Tradiciones said when asked about how he started his career as an artisan. Out of seven children in his family, he is the only of his brothers […]

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Música en Las Aldeas

Classical Music Education for Antigua’s Children by Benjamin Patrick Reeves La Antigua Guatemala does not have a premier institution for providing musical education to children, but Carolina Palomo aims to change that with the opening of a new, non-profit music school, Musica en Las Aldeas. “For 12 years [children] don’t receive any art classes in the public schools,” Palomo said. […]

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Christmas Carols in Guatemala

“When I first viewed the ancient manuscripts in the early 1980s, I was surprised at the beauty of the music and decided to devote efforts to its revival.” —Dr. Dieter Lehnoff Far from modern Christmas carols in English made popular by Bing Crosby and José Feliciano, villancicos are a common poetic and musical form from Spain that date back to […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Dec. 2013. December in Guatemala

Posición/Position: 1er lugar / 1st place Premio: Cena para dos en el restaurante La Peña de Sol Latino / Dinner for two at La Peña de Sol Tema/theme: Diciembre en Guatemala / December in Guatemala Título/title: Copos de Nieve Lugar/place: Teatro Nacional, Guatemala Autor/author: Irina Cruz

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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Spanish American Sculpture in Guatemala

Guatemala has some of the finest wood sculptures in the world, certainly surpassing those of other Spanish American regions and many artists in Spain. A recent lecture at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City by Philippe Malgouyres from the Louvre Museum brought light to the importance of Guatemalan sculpture, particularly throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. He suggests that […]

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REVUE’s December 2013 Photo Contest: December in Guatemala

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for December, 2013 with the theme DECEMBER 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 November 2013 will […]

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November 2013 in Revue Magazine

The focus is on food! Mouth-watering photos of food grace the pages from this month’s Photo Contest theme. Garífuna Vibrations tells the story of a remarkable group of people who have brought the world dance, music and unique food. The Book Alert is Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen, plus an Interview with the author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. A Healthy Taste of Tradition explains […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Nov. 2013. Food in Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Piza papel de Jades Xibalbá Tema/theme: Comida guatemalteca / Guatemalan food Título/title: Tamalitos de chipilín Lugar/place: Guatemala Autor/author: Neels Melendez Web: fb.com/TheTrueMemories

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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Smilax

Smilax

An ethnobotanical with interesting properties Smilax is a crucial ingredient in Mayan ethnobotanical recipes, both from Guatemala and Mexico. However, it is notable that, in general, Mayanists know very little about this seemingly bizarre plant. I have studied plants of the Maya since the 1970s, and I must admit I never heard of this plant until four years ago. And […]

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Aprendamos a Darle Buen Trato A Los Animales

Vaccinating the dogs and cats campaign (image by photos.rudygiron.com)

Actualmente se encuentran miles de perros abandonados y perdidos en las calles, aguantando hambre, sed, enfermedades y las inclemencias del tiempo. Lo lamentable es que en un alto porcentaje, han sido abandonados por sus dueños o sencillamente los echaron a la calle. Actos infames y crueles, todos sabemos que los animales domésticos y en especial las mascotas necesitan de los seres humanos para sobrevivir.

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The Zen of Travel

Cartoon of The Zen of Travel

Turismo is a concept so young that a century ago only the wealthy did it. And two centuries ago, nobody did. If you left “home” for anything, it was about mercantilism, conquest, or pilgrimage, and it was invariably dangerous. But nowadays, since so many of us do it, and since it has quickly become global, a vocabulary has quickly grown […]

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Panic on Pacaya

Pacaya looked like an immense Roman candle as the lava shot more than one kilometer into the firmament and a deep, ultra-low frequency roar emanated from the trembling ground below our feet.

Guatemala is particularly blessed by these immense conical peaks and dozens of them line up along the eastern edge of the Pacific coastal plain. Three of these cones are considered active: Santiaguito, Fuego and Pacaya, while others, like Atitlán, are considered semi-active due to the presence of steam-emitting fumaroles.

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Sailing Away

A group of future sailors learn the craft through hands-on experience.

by Linda Conard Sharing a passion for boating with the next generation of sailors In a workshop in land-locked La Antigua Guatemala, a mile above sea level, boat builders Jean Vayssier and Pierre Turlin, and their team of Guatemalan artisans, are handcrafting sailboats to exacting standards. Their workshop, which looks like a small plane hangar, is filled with the aroma […]

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Rescuing Rosie

Happy and healthy Rosie (photo by César Tián)

by Kathy Jo Robbert The chestnut mare floats in her paddock, performing a perfect passage, an advanced dressage movement performed under a rider. But this mare does it all on her own. With her diagonal legs working in perfect synchronization, lifting higher, higher, the mare celebrates the freedom of being who she is. For the first time in a long […]

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Fiambre!

Fiambre de Guatemala (image by photos.rudy giron.com) image by photos.rudygiron.com

The Traditional Dish of November To appreciate fiambre imagine 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 evil spirits were mollified by Earth-dwellers. Pope Gregory III consecrated a new […]

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Q & A with Rafael del Cid

Organic tomatoes

by Shannon McCullough Rafael del Cid is the owner of Organica, a unique market stocked with organic and natural food, supplements, lactose free products, gluten free products, beauty and personal care, ecological products and much more. When did you open Organica Guatemala? The first store opened in 2008 in zone 10, Guatemala City. The high demand for our products led […]

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Traditions

Giant kites of Santiago Sacatepéquez (image by photos.rudy giron.com)

November begins with one of Guatemala’s most colorful traditions, El día de Los Muertos/El día de los Difuntos (Day of the Dead), which is celebrated throughout the country in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls Day on Nov. 2. For over 100 years, one of the biggest celebrations has been taking […]

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Flying at the top of a mountain

Canopy photo

What is the best place for a bird’s eye view of La Antigua Guatemala? Many people think it’s from the Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), situated on a mountain north of the city. Even higher than the Cerro de la Cruz is the Santo Domingo del Cerro. Add an incredible zipline adventure (Circo del Aire) and there […]

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REVUE’s November 2013 Photo Contest: Guatemalan Food

We invite you to participate in our MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST for November, 2013 with the theme GUATEMALAN FOOD; 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 October 2013 will be […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, Oct. 2013. The Maya of Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio/Prize: Porta lapiceros de Jades Xibalbá Tema/theme: Los Mayas / The Maya Título/title: Peregrina Lugar/place: Esquipulas Autor/author: Aldo Fernandez Comparinia

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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