Monthly Archive: July 2012

The Dregs of Xela

One of the reasons why Xela is such a popular place for us extranjeros to settle down in for a while, whether for learning Spanish, volunteering, teaching English or just chilling out, is its...

Stuff

P o p p i n g Art for the blind Blind deaf children had the opportunity to participate in an art exhibition in Xela organized especially for them. The children were able to...

I am a “muchacha”

by Susanna Raymundo  The muchacha: the maid, the servant, the cook, the housekeeper. These are courageous women, workers, and professionals of the household; poor people in the eyes of the economy but rich in...

Sustainable Urban Living

by Pedro Rodriguez The opportunities we have make a positive change to our daily practices in order to  make them more sustainable are vast.  If becoming a vegetarian or vegan sounds  a bit too...

Guatemala News Wrap Up

The ‘Volcán de Fuego’ in Sacatepéquez has continued to show off its colossal eruptive power over the past few weeks, belching out huge quantities of lava and ash and making for some very impressive...