Yearly Archive: 2017

Merry Xmas Xela!

Bells are ringing, it‘s freezing out, and everyone finished working for the year about 5 weeks ago, so it must be Christmastime in Xela! And as always, the good folks here at XelaWho HQ...

Stuff- XELA WHO’S ULEW?

About a year ago, Xelawho ran a story about the upcoming Utz Ulew mall — a gilded tower we called a “behemoth” and predicted would compete with Walmart for the title of “sparkliest, most...

Popping & Flopping

Popping We´re So Sorry Popping this month is you, our readers— you‘ve survived another year of our bad puns, endless typos, terrible jokes, and crass commentary on life in this strange and wonderful city....

Trendy – December

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....

Dr. Sabelotodo – December

Dear Dr. Sabelotodo, I’m spending Christmas with my host family but I don’t know how to behave or what to expect. Any advice? — John Jacob Jingle Heimer Shmidt Hey John, you sure picked...

Hue Hue Don’t Tell Me

So you’ve been to Tikal, Semuc Champey, Atitlan and (for some strange reason…) Antigua. Onya!  If you’re looking to step of the beaten track you might want to spare a thought, and a weekend, for the next big thing...

Stuff – Pesky Separatists

October 2017 was an all-time month for independence and backlash. Two semi-autonomous regions – Catalonia in Spain and Kurdistan in Iraq – held referendums for their independence. Both regions voted in favor of proper political independence, and both were met in...

Popping & Flopping

Popping Gouls & Ghosts The dry season in Guatemala begins with a trio of Catholic holidays—All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints, and All Soul’s day. We’ve decided that  the spirits, ghosts, specters and ghouls of Guatemala are...