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Happy Gluttony

Christmas time is upon us once again, providing us with the perfect opportunity to forget about those silly middle-of-year fads such as dieting, exercising more, drinking less and going to bed early. Those were so November.

Indeed, if there´s one thing in common between all of the diverse traditions for celebrating Christmas across the globe, [...]

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Eighth Time Lucky

Football season is back into full swing and the matches for the Liga Nacional have got off to a cracking start… for the other teams. Sadly, it appears as though the Super Chivos still can´t find their mojo, which seems to have gone missing [...]

The Case for Hitch-hiking in Guatemala

by Jason Crawford

It may seem crazy to the uninitiated, but hitchhiking is by far my favorite way to get around Guatemala. It’s fast, it’s often free, and most importantly, it’s safer than the camionetas (chicken buses). This is where my readership collectively double takes. “Safer than chicken buses? But what about kidnapping [...]

Christmas is here, but I´m not with you

I never thought that I would spend a Christmas so far away from you. The previous times when we had to be separated, I managed to come home and celebrate Christmas with you. But this year it will be different.

What will I miss most about you at this time of the year? Perhaps it [...]

La Ciudad de la Imaginación

by Alba Carrasco

La Ciudad de la Imaginación is a Guatemalan organization that promotes the production and research of contemporary art. We seek to stimulate critical reflection among communities at the local and international level, through a programme of public cultural events, including exhibitions, experimental spaces, seminars, talks and educational workshops.

Since Ciudad [...]

Recipe of the Month – Ponche Navideño

by Simone Riddle

December: the month of posadas. If you have developed a friendship with any catholic families during your time in Xela, you’ll eventually be invited to participate in una posada: a nightly religious street procession in the run up to Christmas which ends with a visit to the home of one [...]

Grow Your Own – Urban Farms

by Juan Jardinero

“The shorter the chain between raw food and fork, the fresher it is and the more transparent the system is.” – Joel Salatin.

The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues like economics, health, and politics all at the same time because food is an essential focal point [...]

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 [...]

Vegetarian Woes

“¿¡No comes carne?!” exclaims the wide-eyed Guatemalan, mouth open in disbelief after you´ve just told them that you don´t eat meat. Then, for a moment, it all seems to click and everything falls into place in their mind: “¿Ah, pero pollo si comes?” they ask. It all makes sense now: you just don´t like the [...]

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Don´t Miss These

November is shaping up to be a fantastic month for culture in Xela.

On the 8th, one of Guatemala´s biggest bands, Malacates Trebol Shop, will be playing at Salcaja (a town about 15 minutes away from Xela). You can get tickets for this from [...]