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September 2007 Issue: The Fair Comes to Town

Dust off your cowboy boots, people – it’s Fair time again in Quetzaltenango. If you want to get technical about it, we’re talking about La Feria Internacional de Independencia.

First held back in 1884 in the Canton San Nicolas, the fair has had various homes over the years,but in 1984, to celebrate its centenary, the [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The White Horse Part II, September 2007

Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close by.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: Santiaguito

by Fedor Petrenko

Once in a while, even the hardworking Quetzaltrekkers need an adventure of their own. Last month, we closed up the office for two days and embarked upon a mission to Guatemala’s most [...]

Election Profiles

It’s September, XelaWhooligans, which means that the “democratic elections” in Guatemala are almost upon us. Just in time, XelaWho is here to catch you up. Here’s a rundown of the parties:

UNE: Enjoying a large lead in early polls, Alvaro Colom, UNE’s presidential nominee, is running under the platform of peace and hope, symbolized by [...]

Daytripper San Pedro: Exploring San Marcos La Laguna

by Tucker Pawlick

More so even than other tourist destinations in Guatemala, San Marcos la Laguna exists as two separate realities imposed on top of each other. Virtually all tourists pass their time in the many restaurants and hotels near the water, while most residents live higher up in the valley. No guide will mention [...]