Monthly Archive: April 2011

Hell is…

Coming from a relatively under-populated country (it’s almost embarrassing to do the calculation, but a little under 3 people per km sq), one of the hardest things to adjust to here was just the...

Why is This Popular?

Plastic 1 Quetzal Bills by Steve Mullaney                      Outside of Guatemala, a wad of poorly folded green plastic is known as “garbage”; inside Guatemala it is known as “Q1 bills”. These bills are ugly,...

Xela Nightlife

by Susana Raymundo If you’re talking Big Concerts, you’ll find them in the Central Park, Municipal Theater, Stadium, out at the Templo Minerva or in the old Army Base in Zona 3. But let’s...

Typical Guatemalan Dress

by Diana Pastor Surely many of our readers have by now admired the diversity of indigenous women’s dress and the way it changes as you move throughout Guatemala. The huge range of colors and...

Hiking to Lake Atitlan

by Chris Warren Perhaps the most rewarding hike I’ve ever done, the caminata from Xela to Lake Atitlan provides a great mix of highland scenery and rural village life that’s waaaay off the beaten...

Spotlight On… Ana Lucrecia Sunum

Multi-award winning, internationally recognized Quetzalteca artist Ana Lucrecia Sunum’s exhibition “Tiempos del Bosque” has been extended throughout April at the Vessica Gallery. XelaWho caught up with the artist to talk about her life and...

The Campaign

by Elena Alvarado Now that the campaign season is upon us, your XelaWho is providing monthly updates.  We are trying our best to provide the most in-depth information without being murdered for reporting on...