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Merca-Do’s and Don’ts

For travelers new to Xela, or those “savvy” long-termers who stick to the Wal-Mart-owned Dispensa Familiar, the experience of heading up to the Minerva or Democracia markets in Zona 3 can be a bit daunting. Grocery shopping sin your debit card takes a bit more time, sure, but you could save more than the cost […]

Healthy Xela

We’ve all heard of, or experienced, the hazards of eating various foods in Guatemala. Whether it’s buying fresh vegetables from the local market, accompanying your pupusa with cabbage, or getting your favorite refreshing beverage chilled with a few ice cubes, you’re likely to get sick.. If not once, twice, or like some of us, who […]

Eating Exotic Fruits

by Diana Pastor

I’ve said many times and I will continue saying it: I love the diversity of Guatemala; diversity in cultures, diversity in climate, food diversity, diversity in fruits. Who doesn’t like Guatemalan fruit? This country should be declared the fruit mecca of Central America. Although Nicaragua and Honduras have some of the finest […]

The World in Briefs, January 2013

Here at XelaWho, we take our half-assed journalism very seriously.. Which is why we spend five minutes a month searching for news you can barely use.


Rome, Italy – A group of would-be bandits tried to escape Italian police while robbing a clothing store posing as store mannequins. The three amigos, aged 78, 70 […]


P o p p i n g

Cleaning up Xelatown

Recycling! We are all aware of the lack of participation in this practice here in Xela, as most public trash cans (permitting they have a bottom) are overfilled with plastic bottles and paper crumples, serving as vending machines for street dogs rather than alternatives […]