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January 2009 Issue: Bad News, Good News

If you want a happy new year, don’t read the news. Apparently, media hyper-coverage of the economic downturn is actually making things worse, setting a tone of collective panic that is feeding on itself. Yikes. Here at XelaWho, we provide balanced, responsible coverage for the uninformed traveler. For each piece of bad news about the […]

Eco Review: La Casa del Mundo

By Cynthia Ord

At XelaWho, we do our part environmentally by passing the buck to those who are doing their part. With so many lodges, restaurants, and other tourist services claiming to be “eco” this and “green” that, our team of investigative journalists asks industry operators all the tough questions.


¿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: egg-spressions!

mi huevo: de ninguna manera translation: no way, forget about it, I don’t think so

de ahuevo: bonito, chilero translation: great, cool, f*ing awesome

a huevos! : por supesto! translation: of course, sure, definitely

qué huevos: qué mal […]

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: Soltura Jazz

Who: Soltura Jazz

What: A group of musicians in Xela who have pooled their talent to play classic jazz together. The group is led by Fernando Juárez, who plays saxophone and flute. […]

Rubios Rojos. A Love Affair.

By Lucas Vidgen

One thing I love about Guatemala is that it’s like the Wild West. Everybody does their own thing, and if you don’t get gunned down on 4a Calle by a guy in dusty cowboy boots and an oversized hat, you call it a good day.

Government intervention is…well, minimal. Elected officials are […]

The Ayudante: A Romantic Goldmine

By Miriam Pope

Ladies: if you’re looking for some sweet lovin while in Guatemala, we would like to direct your attention to a generally overlooked man-hunting hotspot: the chicken bus.


Abandon Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Miriam Cabrera

In comparison to others, we travelers have an entirely un-lofty set of New Years Resolutions. I mean, have you spoken to your friends and family back home about their New Years Resolutions?

Like Cousin David. While he is resolving to allot an additional tenth of his salary to little Johnny’s college […]