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Christmas — Xela-Style!

It’s that time of year again and we here at XelaWho HQ are busy dusting off the ol’ Bing Crosby vinyls, getting rid of last year’s tree and wondering which back-issues of XelaWho to give friends for Christmas. If you’ve been in Xela for a while you’re probably a well-seasoned chapin (Guatemalan) who knows their […]

Xela to Debut “Chivo Certification Course”

by Rotten Tacos

In an attempt to develop a more involved immersion course for the frequent travelers and students that grace the streets of Xela, the municipal department of Quetzaltenango has joined forces with 18 local Spanish schools and Pollo Campero to form the “Chivo Certification Committee”. This committee is responsible for […]

Race for the White House 2016 by Fathouse Productions

As the US presidential campaign grinds on, it reminds us why campaigns are now 18 months long: because they’re just so entertaining. If not, no one would pay attention. As of November 25th, 2015, Donald Trump remains the clear frontrunner among Republicans, with around 36% support. Much of his appeal ironically lies in voters’ mistrust […]


P o p p i n g

We at Xelawho believe that Xela is the only place to be, basically most of the time. However, we also understand that sometimes it´s necessary to jump off the deep end, go hang with some hippies, and swim in a pool when it´s not really that hot […]

World in Briefs


A 24-year-old woman who has been missing for 10 years was found living in an internet café by pólice officers in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. After a fight with her parents, the then 14-year-old girl ran away from home to pursue what we, at Xelawho, can only assume is every young adults […]

Guatemalan Legends by Diana Pastor

Guatemala is a land rich in traditions and legends. Many of them have passed through history as stories told by grandparents to parents, and parents to children. I have heard more than once that the stories that people tell are from their own experience, assuring me that they are one hundred percent true stories.


Garden Remedies by Juan Jardinero

“Nature… she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole”

Oscar Wilde

Traditional plant-based medicine evolved from societies experimenting and finding healthcare solutions within their immediate environment. The need for free, available medicine led people of all cultures to seek basically in their backyard for herbs. Probably through trial and […]

Homemade Cajeta (Dulce de Leche) by La Salsa Inglesa

Dulce de Leche originated from Argentina but is now enjoyed throughout Latin America and beyond. Most commonly known as dulce de leche, it is also goes by the name of manjar, arequipe, and here in Guatemala, cajeta. There are regional variations, for example you can make it with goat’s milk or coconut milk. I […]