Yearly Archive: 2017

Making it Rain in Xela

Stick around in Xela long enough, and you’ll have to work. It’s the law of financial gravity; barring a trust fund, a fortuitous lottery win, an unexpected inheritance, or a suitcase full of money...

Xelebrity of the Month

XelaWho’s ear-the-ground correspondent, Jalapeno Jacobo, brings you the stories behind the famous faces you see around town in Xela. This month he spoke to the proprietor of Xela’s favourite cantina Marinitas 2, just up...

Beer and Beef Chili

by La Salsa Inglesa This chili may not be a Xela culinary classic but it does feature some key Guatemalan ingredients: black beans, cocoa, chile coban and not forgetting my favourite, una cervecita local....

¡Hasta Pronto!

by Diana Pastor I’ve always enjoyed writing for Xelawho. The name of this magazine is a combination of the K’iché name for Quetzaltenango, Xelajú, and the interrogative who -a name that suggests a search...

Trendy

It was a bit of a mixed bag this May from Guate’s twiteros with every chavo with a off-brand smartphone chipping in their two-cents. The big story of the month was as it always...

Stuff

Popping Books Are Love, Books Are Life Xelawho loves books -aside from bad puns, cheap beer, and making a silly magazine with our friends, they’re our only escape from a world that grows darker...

Street Harassment Action

By Optimus Ovary ***Trigger Warning: contains graphic detail of an instance of sexual assault*** It was a cold evening in May when it happened. I was probably thinking about something completely inconsequential, like which...

Xela Keeps the Beet

With the rainy season upon us, what better time to rant about the great outdoors in the land of eternal spring! While good ol’ Guatemala has some of the most fertile land going and...

Pollo guisado

Pollo guisado is a popular dish served for almuerzo in homes and comedores across Guatemala. Originating from Spain, the ingredients used to make pollo guisado are easily sourced in Xela’s local mercados to create...

The Fires of El Petén

There’s a magic to the jungle in Petén that you can’t find anywhere else. That’s a cliche, but the undergrowth is alive and old —stand under the trees and listen to the countless living...