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Vegetarian snacks in Xela

By Greg Haynes

As soon as you step off the plane, panic sets in; the whole country appears to live on meat. While your host family tears into their chicken dinner, you force down bites of rice and tortilla, resigning yourself to a slow death by starvation. But take heart, gentle soul, vegetarian food options […]

August 2006 Issue: Happy Birthday to Us!

We here at XelaWho like to keep things low key.

Ahem. Let me try that again, this time with a bit of sincerity.

XelaWho magazine, generally accepted as a world leader in self-promotion would like to take some special time out this month to blow our own bugle just that little bit harder.

What you […]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

Banushka, August 2006

City Safety Plan

I don’t know about you guys, but I like going out at night. That’s why it seems that the latest suggestion for tourist safety in Xela – that everybody be in bed by 10pm – both sucks and blows. Which is an achievement in itself. Thankfully, the Spanish schools have put a little more thought […]

Fashion Police: A Column From 2006

The Indiana Jones Look, August 2006

A whole year has gone by, darlings, and what a fabulous year it’s been. Full of glamor and intrigue, juicy gossip and mischief. There have been fashion highlights and fashion lowlights… I like to think we’re improving, at the very least…

Now, I notice that on the 19th, this […]

Diaries of a Hanger Around: Is it Still Called Traveling if I Haven’t Moved for Six Months?

By Lars Capozo

As for most, Xela was supposed to be a short stop on my journey elsewhere. I arrived the first evening to find that the weather was nice enough, so I stayed another night. On my second day, I tried a pupusa in the park and, afraid that they might not be as […]

Chupa Sightings Haunt Xela

By Gina Spigarelli

The Latin American legend of the chupacabra (goat-sucker) is still alive and well in Guatemalan folklore.


¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

No ser chicha ni limonada LITERAL MEANING: To be neither corn liquor nor lemonade. ACTUAL MEANING: To not have a religion.