Monthly Archive: June 2012

We are the Champions

Possibly you noticed an inordinate amount of fireworks going off in the city in the last few weeks. But then again, possibly you didn’t. In case you have been so immersed in your language...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Tapachula Direct Good news for visa-runners and contraband-smugglers alike – the days of the four chicken bus saga to get from Xela to Tapachula, Mexico appear to...

Superchivos Update

by Janne Sørensen May was one crazy month for Xela’s soccer team, Los Super Chivos. It was a close race to make it to the playoffs, but Xelaju did it. In the playoffs Xelaju...

Superchivo Fans

by Susanna Raymundo All over Xela you can see people playing soccer – on synthetic fields, dirt, grass and sand and in the backyards and alleys of any neighborhood.

Classic Guatemalan Dishes

by Diane Pastor Looking for something to do on those rainy Xela afternoons? Why not experiment with Guatemalan cuisine? To get you started here are a couple of  simple and delicious recipes, one vegetarian,...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

April wrapped on a fairly predictable note – the National Gun Registry program is faltering. While a little over 125,000 guns were registered and turned in, it’s estimated that nearly twice that amount are...