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18,000 Km and Counting: a Real Life Forest Gump

We’re sure that many people reading this will be well accustomed to adventurous travelling in this part of the world. We all have great stories from our exploits that we constantly share, and will probably keeping on sharing for a long time to come. My own stories normally involve being crammed onto a […]

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Long Walk for Justice

Oswaldo Ochoa is not a name many of us would have heard before June, but last month he completed the 200km (125 miles) trip from Xela to Guatemala City… on foot! Ochoa, known as Quixote, arrived in the capital one week after […]

The Ten Year Guatemala Spring (Part 2)

By Diana Pastor

The day that Jacob Arbenz took power, the speech he gave was energetic and full of hope. Arbenz, who was the son of a German Swiss immigrant, was educated at the Polytechnic of Guatemala and was highlighted as an outstanding student. After graduating, he began working as a teacher at the Polytechnic […]

Art Walks in Xela

by Alba Carrasco

Art walks are cultural expressions that are created with the aim of exploring urban spaces by linking them to specific topics under an experimental and educational approach. Exploring different urban areas whilst also reflecting on our relationship with public spaces, on social issues and then sharing these insights with others are just […]

Donald Trump: Amazing Predictions

by Fathouse Productions

Multibillionaire Donald Trump recently announced that he’s running for President of the United States (as a Republican, of course). He’s currently a close second in polls in New Hampshire, which is the first state where Republicans will vote for who should be their candidate for President. His announcement speech was a historical […]

La Canicula

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ? Bob Marley

The Cánicula by Juan Jardinero

For gardeners and farmers alike, rain is something you yearn. With it, life comes. You can water all you want, but the nutrients and depth obtained by a good rain is incomparable. In this area of the world, […]

Recipe of the Month:Chocobananos!

by Simone Riddle

Chocobananos are addictive. They can almost pass as a healthy snack while still satisfying even the worst of chocolate cravings. There was a time when I was consuming one a day. I never considered them a guilty pleasure until someone pointed out the list of unnatural ingredients found in the standard chocolate […]

Trendy

With the highest number of Facebook users in Central America and a Twitter population growing by the thousands every month, social media can be a great place to find out what’s buzzing in Guatemala. Of course, there’s also a whole lot of nonsense posted online too, but at XelaWho we like nonsense so here are […]

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Whitewash

We were glad to find out this month that we’re not the only people in Guatemala that are already fed up with the ridiculous amount of party propaganda that is plastered across every single surface across the country for the run-up to this year’s elections (do […]

The Ten Year Guatemalan Spring

By Diana Pastor

In these days of mass protests one is reminded of a time in Guatemalan history when the country went through an unsurpassed period of civic and political blossoming. It all started after the revolution on the 20th October 1944, when a movement of students, workers and labourers organised huge protests […]