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March 2008 Issue: Jesus vs. Maximón

Don’t get us wrong, February was great. Had the whole Valentine’s Day thing, not to mention the annual XelaWho company picnic and softball game. But we here at the XelaWho are stoked – to bring back a word – for March. Why? The Atitlán music festival is coming to town, featuring a wide variety of [...]

Crystal Skulls in San Pedro

By Aron Bedoin

What could Area 51, Ancient Babylon, Atlantis, George Lucas, Crystal Skulls and Lake Atitlan possibly have in common? You’ll soon find out in the new Indiana Jones movie released this May [2008].

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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: The Trova Musician Omar Reyes.

There’s definitely no shortage of trova players (or Trovadores, as we say in the biz) around Xela. The thing is finding a good one. Hint: if they’re offering to [...]

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: Vulcan Tajumulco.

By Justin Hake

Tajumulco, Central America’ s highest peak, towers over the region with a colossal elevation of 4220 meters. A moderate hike for enthusiasts, Tajumulco can offer quite a challenge for the average [...]

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: El Aprisco Nature Reserve.

If you take in your oxygen through respiration like I do, you might have noticed that the air around Xela isn’ t the world’ s cleanest. For this reason, it’ s nice [...]

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: Hike+Help Tour Company

XelaWho: We’ve never heard of you and we pretty much run this town. What do you do and how’d you get started? Hike + Help: Two years ago, several young Guatemalans [...]

Artzénico Theater Company: La Insistencia del Silencio

By Greg Haynes

The theater scene in Xela this year has been dominated by a cell of artistic revolutionaries operating under the code name Artzénico. These underground subversives tackle complex social and political issues that mainstream media, comfortably in bed with the entrenched political establishment, will never touch. The genius of this theater group is [...]

Indian style soup

by Travis Harvey

Vegetarian fare in Xela is far from difficult to find, though it can prove bland, poorly prepared, expensive or monotonous. This Indian style soup has the option of extra spice if you feel future experiments can warrant the purchase of turmeric and curry spice mix (garam marsala is preferable). When finished, [...]