This week's photo is by.... your's truly. We have had several stunning photos of the Lake over the last few weeks and I thought I would offer something a bit different. I took this photo in February of 2006 of these 3 lovely Santa Cruz ladies as they were watching a demonstration of a wood efficient stove that was being distributed in Santa Cruz.
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- 16 January, Fermentation Workshop, San Marcos (see details below)
- 18 January, Guatemalan Kite Making Workshop, San Pedro (see details below)
- 19 January, Chúmbala Cachúmbala Puppet Show, Panajachel, Calle de los Arboles, 7 p.m. (see details below)
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Love Probiotics is hosting the first two-day fermentation workshop of 2014 this Thursday the 16th and Friday the 17th in San Marcos. Thursday's class will run from 12pm - 4:30pm and will include a discussion on nutrition and digestion, followed by 4 hours of hands-on fermentation fun. Participants will learn how to make sauerkraut, ginger beer, kombucha, sourdough bread, 2 types of cheeses, 2 types of yogurt, water tibiscus, as well as fruit scrap vinegar.
Friday's "class" will include a follow-up discussion and a delicious probiotic-filled lunch with samples of many of the goodies made the previous day (including home-made wine!). The cost for the course, lunch, and a take home 500ml drink is Q300. The workshop will be capped to the first 10 students to sign up. email@example.com www.facebook.com/loveprobiotics
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Learn about the Guatemalan tradition of kite making (barriletes) and the Kaqchiquel Maya custom of making Giant Kites for the Day of the Dead in Sumpango, Sacatepequez. Make your own Guatemalan kite using tissue paper and glue, creating a design unique to you! Then let your kite take flight with your fellow kite makers and feel your spirit rise. A fun, educational and unique cultural experience!
Julio Asturias has been a barriletero for over 20 years and has helped to create giant kites as well as to construct and fly kites of all sizes. He has exhibited some of the kites of Sumpango by invitation in Columbia, France & Singapore. Julio travels throughout Guatemala teaching the culture of kite making to children and adults.
For more information & registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 5438-6045
Sponsored by www.brightfutureglobaltours.com
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The Asociación de Títeres Chúmbala Cachúmbala in collaboration with the Pana Municipality presents "PanaTiteres " program. Every Saturday night beginning around 7 p.m., one to two puppet shows will be presented free of charge on Calle de los Arboles in Pana. The program will be a great opportunity for cultural tourism development of the municipality and supports the work that the Asociación has made in recent years.
The program is as follows:
Every Saturday night from January 11, 2014 there will be, subject to availability, one or two puppet shows in the streets of Panajachel in the night (after 7 pm )
Tentative schedule of activities is:
- Saturday, January 11th : " The little girl watering the basil" - Chùmbala Cachùmbala
- Saturday, January 19th : " The Garbage Monster " - Chùmbala Cachùmbala
- Saturday, January 25th : " Juanita without fear " - Chùmbala Cachùmbala
- Saturday, February 1st : "St. George and the Dragon" - Chùmbala Cachùmbala
- Saturday, February 8 : " Cincocientomil degrees " - Salvador Matìas Theatre Group .
- Saturday, February 15th : " Violet sad " - and their puppets Adalett Cuba
- Saturday, March 8 : " Puppet open" - Manu Mansilla VII under the FIT Titiritlan Guatemala
- Saturday, March 15 : " The man who had it all ! " - TitereFue and " Mother of the corn " puppet - Chúmbala Asociaciòn Chùmbala Cachùmbala
- Saturday, March 22 : " Caucasum , best warrior " - Artists Working in Guatemala
- Saturday, March 29 , " A button on my head " - Puppets Up the hands of Argentina hu !
The Asociación offers entertainment in exchange for lodging and feeding participants and in the event of having more sponsors the possibility of payment of the service will be communicated .
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Come join us for this one day workshop - Wed. Jan 22nd - given by Kirsten - a long time intuitive energy practitioner and teacher. In this workshop you will learn:
- How the 'Innernet' - energy pathways in the body - work and the language it uses
- Clarity about how to bring your Souls desires forth
- The tasks of the intellect and 'Thee Knowledge'
Kirsten has studied personal empowerment techniques for more than 25 years. Her intuitive abilities tune into the soul essence, needs and desires of individuals empowering them to be facilitators of their own healing. Her approach is gentle, grounded and powerful. She has lived and traveled across the planet; we are blessed to have her here at Lake Atitlan for a few months a year.
Contact: Prema Jennifer, 5383-1588 email@example.com
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FIESTÓN DE DESPEDIDA de la isla de las maravillas
Queridas y queridos, lindas y lindos, por la presente anunciamos a bombo y platillo que la mágica Islaverde y yo comenzamos caminos separados... la sangre me pide una ceremonia de transición llena de baile, alegría, amor, calor, buena vibra y mucha cumbia... un día para agradecer, celebrar, brindar, festejar, bailar y gozar! Algo que, evidentemente, no puedo hacer sin todos Uds., de ahí que me adelante para que vayan apartando la fecha. Un día para dar gracias por estos 10 años de noviazgo Isleño, gracias por tenerles a todos en mi vida y gracias por la vida en general... y olé!!!
Como es tradición será fiesta de traje, traigan bebida o comida o simplemente traigan lo que les pida el cuerpo, música, instrumentos, ganas de bailar, pois, espíritu de joda y lo que se les antoje, cualquier sorpresa que piensen ayude al fin de la fiesta... Los Isleños aportaremos el vino y la sangría, probablemente algo de picar, y ciertamente mucha, mucha alegría!
Los esperamos el 31 a la puesta del sol...
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Lee Beal found this interesting website that shows aerial panoramic views of Tikal and other historical (and not so historical) sites. From the AirPano website:
¨AirPano is a non-commercial project focused on high resolution 3D aerial panoramas. The AirPano team is a group of Russian photographers and panorama enthusiasts. During the next 2-3 years, we plan to shoot a variety of aerial panoramas and create virtual 3D tours of the most interesting places of our planet."
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We have quite a few community Facebook groups now. Stephanie Poulhes just started one for Santa Cruz. Here's the link:
Santa Cruz la Laguna Community Facebook group
I have put them all on the Links page under the heading "Community," but thought I would list them here as well with the links. If you know of others that I have missed please let me know through the CONTACT FORM.
- Jaibalito Community Facebook group
- Lake Atitlan Buy-Sell-Trade Facebook group
- Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Facebook group
- San Marcos Community Facebook group
- San Pedro la Laguna Facebook group
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People have been asking me to repost information on how to recycle here at the Lake. The Centro de Acopio (Recycling Center) is located on Calle de Navidad in Panajachel. Go "up" Calle Principal, pass Chalo's one block, turn right and go about the equivalent of 1-1/2 blocks. It is on the right. (see map). There is a green door. If you take a tuk tuk, tell the driver, "Centro de Acopio." He will know where to go
Stephanie Poulhes reports that they will take all kinds of glass, tin cans, aluminum cans, paper (carton, magazines), plastic bottles and all kinds of plastic. You DO NOT have to separate everything as they will do it there. But PLEASE! ONLY RECYCLABLES!
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Another way to recycle! Sergio would like your used glass jars with tops, as many as you have! Any type. He will pick up, or meet you at the Iguana Saturday Market, or you can drop off at the house! Please call: 3039-1018 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
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