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19 North & South |4S|8a. Calle y 15 Av. 13-77 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-0589

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13 Bakanos |6T|15 Av. 3-51 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 5535-6163 7 Salsa Latina |5Q|Diagonal 12 6-58 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 4424-1273

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RESTAURANTS + CAFES 10 Al Natur |3T|13 Av. 8-34A zona 1 11 Cafe Red |4X|8a Av. 5-19 zona 1 15 Café Nim Sut |5W|4a. Calle 9-42 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-3083 16 Chocolate Doña Pancha |3P|10a. Calle 16-67 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-9700 1 El Cuartito |4U|13 Av. 7-09 zona 1 20 Tilde Boutique Urbana |4W|10 Av. 5-33 zona 1

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21 Celas Maya |5S| 6 Calle 14-55, zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-4342 9 El Quetzal |3Y| 6 Calle 5-52, zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-2784 22 Juan Sisay |3S| 15 Av. 8-38, zoa 1 Telephone: (502) 7765-1318 5 P.L.Q. |3Z|5a. Calle 2-40 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7763-1061 8 Pop Wuj |10Q|1a. Calle 17-72 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-8286 6 Sol Latino |5Q|Diagonal 12 6-58 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 5613-7222


Take a mini bus toward Chile Verde. Ask the Ayudante if it goes to La Distancia, and ask him to tell you when you get there. Don't ask the price. Just pay 5Q per person. There's some chance he'll charge more: if it's just a little bit, pay, but if it's ridiculous, argue for 5Q. 4. At La Distancia you have a couple of options. You can start hiking, or you can pay for a pickup ride. Another 5Q. Either way, head up the hill towards the small town, Aldea Las Nubes. If you need directions just ask for La Laguna Chikabal. 5. Pay the entry fee. 6. Hike! 7. Check out the mirador (viewpoint). 8. Hang out by the lake. Last Step. Return the same way you came, catching the bus on the other side of the road.

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Groceries: All the markets have fresh fruit and vegetables. Generally speaking, prices go up as you get closer to the center. So the Terminal Minerva market is the cheapest, followed by La Democracia, Las Flores, and the Centro Comercial by the park. You can get most everything else you need at these markets as well (particularly in La Democracia and at Minerva) but if you feel the need for a true supermarket experience there is always Despensa Familiar or Paiz. Other interesting natural foods (granola, etc.) are available at Al Natur (#10). Used Clothing: The Minerva market has a big section full of used clothes from the USA. You can find amazing deals here. Bargain away, but look particularly for the 3Q piles. Also check out the many clothing stores scattered around the city. New Clothing: La Democracia market has lots of nice clothing -- Guatemalan-made in the street stalls and more expensive imported stuff in the shops.

Gear: La Aventura in Mont Blanc (”paiz” in the microbuses). Cooperative Products: A wide variety of fair-trade and organic products can be found at Café Red. Your purchases here support local cooperatives.

Friday Tuesday & Saturday Sunday Monday

Chichicastenango: Almolonga: Salcajá Quetzaltenango

Thursday & Sunday Wednesday & Saturday Tuesday 1st Sunday of Month

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Drugstores: La Farmacía Adeph generally has the best prices on medicines. (20 Avenida, 0-54 zona 3 Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Tel: 7763-1201 20) & ( 4 Calle, 15A-68 zona 1 Quetzaltenango Tel: 7763-1941).

Shoes

15 Avenida

Pirated Movies, Music and Software

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Clothing

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Welcome to Xela!

Licuados (Smoothies) Furniture Traditional Clothing

We hope that you enjoy your stay here. Quetzaltenango boasts many things to do, both in and around the city, so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding fun activities.

Calle Rodolfo Robles

Calle Rodolfo Robles

Volunteer Opportunities

Xela's center has a great small-city feel, as those of us who live here can attest. There are many nice restaurants and happening bars -- the prices are pretty good, too. We recommend each of our advertisers, but we're also sure that you'll be able to find something good on your own if you try.

We’ve listed here a few of the many volunteer opportunities available in and around Xela. If you don’t see anything you are interested in but still want to do something, you should talk to Entremundos about what else is available.

The hilly terrain and volcanic activity around Quetzaltenango mean that the surrounding area provides many options for outdoor activity. From breathtaking views (and hikes) to plenty of volcanically-fueled hot places to relax, the city has a lot to offer. We’ve listed a few great excursions in the Interesting Sites section. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, we have explanations and directions for many excursions on our website (http://www.xelamaponline.com). For other ideas talk to one of the tour companies located around the center.

EntreMundos is a local NGO dedicated to strengthening local organizations through providing traning, resources, and volunteers. For more information about the following and over 100 other opportunities, contact volunteering@entremundos.org, or come by the office at 6a Calle 7-31 Zona 1 for a consulation (25Q) between 2pm and 5pm, Monday to Thursday. Nuevos Horizontes: Support the programmes at Guatemala's first women's shelter, working with children of survivors of domestic violence. Meeting for new volunteers Mondays at 4.30 in El Cuartito, or contact nhcoordinadoras@gmail.com

While Xela is our favorite place, we also really like Lago Atitlán so we decided to start making a map of there, too. It’s called LAGOMAP, original, we know. If you’re up there, be sure to grab one. (http://www.lagomap.com)

Chico Mendes - Work with this small reforestation project with a big vision - planting 100,000 trees in 3 years. Call Armando 5531 3082.

We hope you find this map and guide interesting and useful. If you have any questions or suggestions, please shoot an email over to sean@xelaspace.com. Most of all, though, enjoy your visit!

Manos de Colores - Help teach English or provide after school support to children of marginalized communities. Meeting for new volunteers Mondays at 5.30 in the Blue Angel, or contact manosdecolores@gmail.com.

Guatemalan Slang:

Casa de Mi Amigo - Cook, serve food, or provide social company and support to marginalized seniors living in Xela, daily between 11.30am and 2pm. Contact drarmas@itelgua.com (in Spanish).

English (literal / real meaning)

Español

Todos Juntos: Help out in the afternoon with educational support and activities at a family support centre in Llanos de Pinal. Contact Carmen at dealvarado2004@yahoo.com (in Spanish).

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foot

acuchucar

to hug someone

PIES de Occidente: Work in rural areas around Xela with this NGO that focuses on traditional Mayan medicine, and midwifery in particular. Contact anapiesoccidente@gmail.com.

tilishte

a child

pushito - poquito

a little

La Florida: Volunteer at this cooperative organic coffee farm 3 hours from Xela, and help with the coffee process, in the school, and with other community activities. Call Rosaura (in Spanish) at (502) 5740 - 9066.

cusco - coqueto

flirtatious

fufurufu

person who appears rich and high class

chotear

to guard someone

Trama Textiles: Support this weaving association of 400 indigenous women at their headquarters and store here in Xela. Contact trama.textiles@yahoo.com (in English or Spanish).

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Map Key

MegaPaca: Next to Hiper Paiz (Super Walmart) is MegaPaca (Guatamalan EverythingSecond-Hand Super Walmart). Find both of these stores, which basically sell everything new or used, near the main bus terminal Tofu: To buy tofu can be found in Urban Boutique Tilde, ad #20

Map of Lago Atitlán, Panajachel and Nearby Towns

www.lagomap.com

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Shopping in Xela

Souvenirs: Parque Central on the first Sunday of each month is best, but also look in the Centro Comercial next to the park or inside of the central market in La Democracia.

Market Days Around xela:

(La Laguna Chikabal)

To continue reading www.xelamaponline.com visit the Stories section.

Alcohol: El Rosario on 8th Calle (D12-21) near Mercado Las Flores has good prices, but if you can’t make it there you’ll be okay in any tienda.

We show here excursions that are easy to do on your own. If you are looking to do something more complicated, you can find many options at the tour companies advertisers on our map.

Short Trips

She went to Café R.E.D. for her corresponding anti-hangover caffeine dose. Upon entering she observed sitting, at a table with scattered papers and with a mug in hand, the man with which for several days she had been crossing paths everywhere. He looked up because he felt her looking at him…

Electronics: There are many electronics shops along 12th Avenida ("La Doce"), but you can also find decent deals in the shop right on Parque Central. If you're looking for something for an apartment check out La Pulguita along the side of the cemetery near Parque El Calvario.

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MERCADO CENTRAL La Democracia

Meat Food Staples Arts & Crafts

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Already in the street, the light weight upon her body passed into lethargy. One block later, it clarified itself to be a tremendous hangover. The need for a coffee made her palpable. She bought cigarettes from the chiclero of her custom while she observed in “El Quetzalteco” something that she could decipher like: “Newly bread and circus for the people in Central Park”, that which made her remember Alberto’s words: “No se llama parque central, se llama…” and she couldn’t remember the technical name of the place.

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She took a shower and returned to say goodbye to both of them with a kiss. There was little probability that she would see them again beyond facebook or email. They, like a lot of people in this city, would leave soon.

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She removed her head from beneath the covers and the morning light pierced her eyes making her rapidly close them and feel her habitual almost-regret from the beers of a few hours ago. She opened them again slowly and everything seemed to enter like calm and willing chapters: the beard of the man at her side, his white almost bleached skin; the typically embroidered curtains, open, still; the wrinkled glass windows to the east; the wooden roof with a central light covered with colorful chinese paper; and to her left, resting placidly, like a feather that lets its’ dreams flow, rocking them in the wind, naked, smooth, loved and passing, the woman through which entered her words in the form of keys, opening the splendid craziness of last night.

Edition No. 22 Jan-Feb 2013

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TELGUA

She woke up from a dream that she immediately forgot, with her head covered in blankets and a light weight upon her body that did not get rid of her determination to get out of bed and stand with both feet on the maroon carpet in her room and go to the bathroom, when upon moving her foot, she came across something tepid and hairy that startled her for an instance, until she recognized it as the leg of the naked man that lay beside her. In this moment, she became aware of the impossibility of finding said maroon carpet, for the room in which she thought she woke up in, the room in her parent’s house, was far away, very, very far from Xela.

The best prices are in the terminal, but the Democracia Market is close to the center and still has very good prices for meat, fruits and vegetables, electronics, clothes, shoes, hardware, handicrafts and many other things. Here we’ve created a handy map of the stores and shops in the market and the surrounding areas. Electronics

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Shoes

The crater of Volcán Chikabal filled up with water sometime in the past, and now it's a sacred Maya site, as well as a very cool day hike. The bus ride from Xela takes about an hour, and then you are looking at an hour and a half hike up to the lake. Since the area is a sacred Mayan site, swimming isn't allowed, but it's a great place to make a fire and eat lunch. Be respectful and enjoy the natural beauty. Beware: the lake is well known for being almost completely fogged over - this can make for a somewhat eery experience, but it's definitely worth the trip. Bus ride - 5Q each way; entry fee: 15Q.

Mercado La Democracia

A DOG WITH LUCK (#1)

Pharmacy

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Excursion of the Month: La Laguna Chikabal

Remember, these are the prices you should pay, but sometimes the ayudante will ask for more. You should be able to get closer to the real prices with this information. There’s a fine line between not getting ripped off and being a jerk to the ayudante, so please, be friendly.

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