This week's photo was taken by Jeff Hooper of Santa Cruz la Laguna. Jeff photographed this stunning sky over Volcan San Pedro from Paxanax in Santa Cruz in November 2013.
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- 22 January, Inner-Net Workshop with Kirsten, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Paltaliq, Santa Cruz la Laguna (See post of 12 January for details.)
- 24 January, Potluck birthday party for Pat Torpie (see details below)
- 24 January, screening and talk of the documentary Girl Rising, 4-6:30 p.m., Casa Cakchiquel, Panajachel (see details below)
- 25 January, Chúmbala Cachúmbala Puppet Show, Panajachel, Calle de los Arboles, 7 p.m. (See post of 12 January for details.)
- 25 January, deadline to submit photos for photography contest Atitlán Alive and Well - "Yo soy parte de la solución" (See post of 29 December 2013 for details)
24 January, 4 p.m., Nancy O's house
Santa Cruz la Laguna
PAT TORPIE TURNS 65
PLEASE JOIN US FRIDAY, JAN. 24
from 4 p.m. on. . .
POTLUCK AND DANCING. . .
WHERE ? ? at NANCY O'S HOUSE
food and drink offerings welcomed
but no gifts, please
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LIFE School teams up with Starfish One by One to bring you Girl Rising, a groundbreaking documentary that follows the stories of 9 powerful young women who overcome obstacles to obtain an education.
After the screening, Starfish girls will talk about their personal experience with empowerment and education in Guatemala.
Girl Rising Screening and Talk
(in English with Spanish subtitles)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
El Colegio LIFE en colaboración con la ONG "Estrella de Mar" les presenta un documental poderoso sobre la lucha de las niñas para la educación y empoderamiento.
Las niñas de Estrella de Mar nos cuenta sus experiencias superando los obstáculos de la vida para obtener una mejor vida en Guatemala.
Documental y charla: Girl Rising (niña creciendo)
Con subtítulos en español
24 de Enero 2014
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Popular Japanese musician Takane Kochihira will hold a special free concert on the evening of Friday, February 7th at 7 p.m. in Restaurante Hana.
Takane Kochihira is veteran performer of larger nightclubs in Tokyo and the rest of Japan. Join us for this special evening with music with a traditional Japanese musical instrument called the sanshin set to a modern rhythm.
Músico popular Japonés Takane Kochihira dará un concierto especial libre en la noche el viernes 7 de Febrero a las 19:00 en el Restaurante Hana.
Takane Kochihira es un artista veterano de los clubes nocturnos más grandes de Tokio y el resto de Japón. Únete con nosotros en esta noche especial con la música con un instrumento musical tradicional japonés llamado sanshin y el conjunto a un ritmo moderno.
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8 February 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Paltaliq, Santa Cruz la Laguna
There was such demand for the first workshop that a second one is being offered on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Kirsten's place in Palataliq, Santa Cruz la Laguna. Q400 includes catered Vegetarian Lunch
Come join us for this one day workshop - Saturday, Feb. 8 - 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.
** Space is limited ** Please call or write Prema to reserve your place **
Contact: Prema Jennifer, 5383-1588 firstname.lastname@example.org
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From John Berry (JB):
Through January 25th it is possible to get your Guatemala drivers license in Panajachel. Usually it requires a trip to Guatemala City or Xela. It is not necessarily an easy process so allow plenty of time. First, go to the large enclosed sports building that is on a small street off Santander. From the corner of Principal and Santander go downhill just past the large pharmacy on the left and take an immediate left at the next small street. Walk along this road about 200 yards and one can't miss it. The license requires a DPI, your drivers license from your country, a 2014 Boleto de Ornato (available at the Pana city hall). The cost varies according to how long the license is good for. As I recall it runs from about Q300 to Q800. You have to take a drivers test on a course set up near the public beach. I tried to talk them out of this part but "No puede." You will also have to take an eye test and listen to a lecture on driving in Guatemala and take a multi-choice test based on that talk.
Apparently it is possible to circumvent the driving and written tests, but you must go to the City or Xela and pay more money. :-)
The wisdom seems to be that when stopped by the police in Guatemala one either gives them a drivers license from one's country and passport, or a Guatemalan drivers license and a DPI. Don't mix. Good luck!
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"Hi everybody - It's Jean, the other one, who dances too! I am in Nicaragua and I would like to head north very soon to the cool breezes and clear beauty of the lake. I would also like to see some friends! I am dreaming of a moderate short term rental or house share. I am quiet, clean, and non-smoking (and of course I would like my environment to correspond!). I could also be available to help out in some way, with animals, etc.. The dates are somewhat flexible, from the end of January or the beginning of February. The ending dates are VERY flexible, as the adventure continues. If you can suggest some arrangement that might be suitable, I would deeply appreciate it. Please write me at email@example.com. Happy trails!"
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We found out the hard way that the U.S. Embassy is closed every 3rd Thursday of the month. This information is NOT listed on the website. Also, the Embassy closes at 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. It is also closed on weekends as well as U.S. holidays and various Guatemala holidays.
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