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February 2010 Issue: Cascarones for Carnival

If you have a keen eye you may have spotted the signs on houses that say se vende cascarones de huevo (egg shells sold here). What could this possibly mean? Have we been eating the wrong part of the egg all along? Are egg shells currency in another part of the country? Is this an […]

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. The topic for February 2010 is: What’s Up With Casa No’j Cultural Center?


World in Briefs: More News. Less Reading.

A woman from Ohio recently punched through a McDonald’s drive-thru window because she was furious that Chicken McNuggets weren’t available…and much more zany news.


Stuff: Some of the information you just can’t do without, plus a whole lot of filler

Xela, February 1, 2010. This month’s topics:

Popping: Small earthquakes rock Guatemala gently. Flopping: Many muggings The postal service tug […]

Daytripper. Cool Trips. Close By.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This February 2010 issue focuses on Laguna Chicabal, a lovely volcano crater lake surrounded by Mayan religious sites.


Trama Textile Cooperative: Weave Your Own Memory of Guatemala

By Maria Taylor

Want to weave your own scarf? After shopping through the highland mercados of Guatemala for the perfect scarf for yourself or for a gift, you may just want to try making your own. What better experience could you want in Xela? If so, take a look at Trama Textiles, located at 3a […]

There’s Never a Problem Until There’s a Problem

By Lucas Vidgen

Despite what grandma told you and the urban myths that hostel daredevils love to recount, the majority of visitors to Guatemala never experience serious problems.

There are no statistics, but if there were, it would probably be that 95% get in, around and out without dramas. Well, maybe not. It would probably […]

¿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: That Crazy Little Thing Called Vos.


Barfly: Xela’s Jet Set…Well, Chicken Bus Set

Barfly is XelaWho’s monthly gallery of photos of folks enjoying themselves in night spots around town. Who knows how many modeling and movie careers we’ve spawned? Have a look to see who’s famous this month, February 2010.


Xelajú MC Superchivos:New Season, New Players, A Good Start

By Carlos Valdéz

If you follow the Xelajú MC Superchivos and the professional Liga Nacional in which they play, you’re likely to come across the terms Apertura and Clausura. These are the two parts, or torneos, of the annual season. The Apertura happens between June and December, while the Clausura unfolds between January and July. […]