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Xela Goes Organic

“Organic Sundays” is a new initiative in Xela that aims to bring delicious, fresh, organic food to Parque Central in order to give Quetzaltecans and extranjeros an opportunity to support local farmers and rural communities and learn more about ways to protect the environment and about local organisations and initiatives doing important environmental and development […]


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Don’t diss Xelaju

Xela´s most hilarious story to hit the local headlines last month goes to the controversy caused by the recently crowned Miss Quetzaltenango and her not-so-cool comments on our bellowed Super Chivos. Only a few days after being crowned, Stephanie Sical caused an outrage across […]

Grains of musical corn

by Diana Pastor

A few weeks ago I saw a video on Facebook of a guy from Cajolá, (one of the poorest municipalities of Quetzaltenango) who made a video of himself doing a cover of a rap song. What made it noteworthy? The song was in the Mayan language Mam. Soon after the […]

Recipe of the month – Chili Coban Chirmol

by Simone Riddle

Upon arriving in Xela four years ago I bought a Guatemalan recipe book. Food is my passion. It connects us to people and to cultures, and in my opinion is one of the best ways to get to know a country and those that inhabit it.

I came up with […]