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Que Frio!

January 2014 was the month of the now infamous polar vortex. Those of us who didn’t have the (mis)fortune of experiencing first-hand the “southward movement of tropospheric Artic air” (layman’s translation: a rather nippy breeze) that led to parts of Canada and the Midwestern United States reaching colder temperatures than those at the North and […]


P o p p i n g

To the Rescue!

It can often be difficult to bring our readers a positive “Popping” story from the local news each month, what with the daily stories of robberies, murders, corruption, incompetent politicians and bureaucrats, car crashes, chaos on the roads, collapsing infrastructure and the ever disappointing […]

Recipe of the Month – Milanesa de Res

By Simone Riddle

Milanesa de Res Meat eaters! February’s YOUR month, and right in time for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to impress your Guatemalan girlfriend or boyfriend by cooking them a traditional dish demonstrating how well you fit into Chapín life here in Xela. Perhaps it’s meet-the-parents time and you want to […]

Juanito the Gardner

by Juan Jardinero

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” – Claude Monet.

Your garden can also be an amazing place, but it will require some work, time and patience as you engage in a friendly battle with nature. Grant yourself the permission to learn through trial and error yet be […]