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February 2008 Issue: Will You Be My Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Guatemala. It’s been nine months and we’re still going strong. I know we’ve had our bumps along the way, like that night I cursed your police for robbing me or that time I almost left you after I got electrocuted for the umpteenth time in the shower. From the highest highs to [...]

¿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’s topic: Guatemalan slang pertaining to amorous relationships.

Media Naranja = boyfriend or girlfriend (when the relationship is going well)

Media Limón = boyfriend or girlfriend (when the relationship is going badly)

Saliendo = dating with no commitment

Novios = dating [...]

Spotlight On: A Series on Culture & the Arts

“Spotlight On” is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on all things cultural & artistic in Xela and Guatemala. This month’s topic is: Otto Mora, Xela’s Veteran Trovador & Bluesman.

Players come and go, but in Xela there are a few who have paid their dues. Otto Mora is a Trovador and bluesman who has regular gigs [...]

Spotlight On: A Series on Culture & the Arts

“Spotlight On” is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on all things cultural & artistic in Xela and Guatemala. This month’s topic is: AIDG, the Appropriate Technology Development Group.

XelaWho: What is AIDG’s mission? AIDG: The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally friendly access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. [...]

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: A Sunrise Over Atitlán

by Tad Bradley

“The most beautiful lake in the world.” So said writer Aldous Huxley of Lake Atitlán. For years, “The Lake” has captivated poets, travelers and geologists with its shimmering deep-blue [...]

Stewed Chicken & Beans

by Travis Harvey

It may seem odd to offer up a recipe for a common dish that can be easily bought at the local comedor, but if you’re anything like most gringos around Xela, you’re living on a pretty strict budget, not real hot in the kitchen, possibly eating out more than said budget allows [...]