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Health and Wellness October 2017

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Good Hotel

GIVING THE UNEMPLOYED TOOLS AND TRAINING FOR SUCCESS The Good Training program offers unemployed locals and illiterate single moms custom-made hospitality training and the chance to build a new future. After successfully completing our training program, trainees receive on-the-job experience and a full-time salary at Good Hotel, after which we offer support in helping...

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Fijate Vos: The Vital Liquid

Greetings once again, Faithful Reader! We’re here at the beginning of the rainy season – or, at least, we’re supposed to be. Traditionally, the rainy season (or invierno – “winter” – as it’s known here in Guatemala) has started sometime in mid-May and run through sometime in mid-October. Over the past few years, however,...

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Stew from Ciudad Vieja

Ciudad Vieja is a municipality in the Department of Sacatepéquez located just 5km from La Antigua Guatemala. In this place – known as the Valle de Almolonga – was where the second capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala was settled. In this corner you will find friendly people, who enjoy their traditions and enjoy...

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Historical and Traditional Symbols in a Procession

In a procession there are several symbols that are intended to move us to a different time period. The Romans with their costumes, the horses and banners; and as in a parade, all march in two rows on both sides of the streets. With a banner in the middle with the acronym SPQR: “Senatus...

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America, El Portal by Gina Intveen

La Antigua Galeria de Arte is proud to present the Chilean artist Gina Intveen and her exhibition ‘’America, El Portal’’. After many years of preparation, Gina Intveen presents us with the America that inspired her to create this exhibition. An America that is – as she says – ‘’a land of magnificence and abundance’’....

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La Calle de los Pasos

La Antigua is a magical place that even now recalls a time when the capital city of the Reino de Goathemala represented the center point between the two Americas. A time when the streets of the city were laid out – not due to chance, but rather due to knowledge and intuition: a train...

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Fijate Vos: The State of the City, Part 1

Welcome to the shortest month of the year, Faithful Reader! Here we are in February, and we can now look back on the previous year… the political year, that is. As of the middle of January, Guatemala’s currently serving politicians at all levels – mayors and city councils; congressional diputados; and the President, the...

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A Day at Florencia

To get to Florencia Ecological Park – better known simply as “Florencia” – from La Antigua, just take the road leading to Guatemala City, and after driving about 9 km (about 5 miles), on the right-hand side you’ll find this protected natural reserve in the municipio of Santa Lucía Milpas Altas. This park has 64...

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The Theft of Baby Jesus

This is one of several customs that came to Guatemala upon the arrival of the evangelists who accompanied the conquerors. It is said that it was the Dominicans who took charge of the Catholic Church at the time of the conquest, and that it was them who brought these customs to the people. The...

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