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Arrested Development

The more observant of our readers may have noticed on their way to Paíz supermarket an enormous hole in the ground in the adjacent block with some scaffolding, pillars and a huge crane sticking out of it. The even more perceptive readers may have noticed that this hole in the ground was, until recently, teeming […]

¡¡SHARK!!

By Fathouse Productions

The word shark appears suddenly in English in 1569 (stay with me, it?s worth it) in a pamphlet circulated after English fisherman fished a f^^^îng monster in the Straits of Dover, wherever that is, and brought it to London (somewhere in England?). The pamphlet says, “Ther is not a proper […]

Experience The Temezcal

By Diana Pastor

Are you a fan of hot springs or saunas? If you are, you’ll want to hear about something that can renew your body and mind. I’m talking about a “temazcal” —a room for steam baths that many Mayan families in Guatemala still have in their houses. Most of these temazcales […]

Breakfast Burritos

By La Salsa Inglesa

Breakfast: my favourite mealtime in Guatemala and often the most social. Sometimes this is a simple affair, whipping up eggs and beans quicker than you can say “Ducal”.

There are plenty of great places to desayunar in Xela, too many to name here in fact, but if you fancy […]

Stuck in Xela

By Jalapeño Jacobo

Each month we send our field correspondent, Jalapeño Jacobo, to interview and harass one of Xela’s most infamous extranjeros to find out why the hell they’ve lived in Xela for so long (just kidding Xela, we love you.) This month we spoke to Hanne De Wyngaert, who is […]

Trendy

With the highest number of Facebook users in Central America and a Twitter population growing by the thousands every month, social media can be a great place to find out what’s buzzing in Guatemala. Of course, there’s also a whole lot of nonsense posted online too, but at XelaWho we like nonsense so […]

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Boozy 70th Birthday

Happy birthday Quetzalteca, happy 70th birthday to you! And what better way to celebrate than to release a new flavour. The hype has only just died down since the release of the classy Tamarindo flavour on March 7th 2012. Do you remember where […]