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10 Al Natur |3T|10 Av. 5-33 zona 1 11 Cafe Red |4X|8a Av. 5-19 zona 1 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 7 Café Nativos |5U|Inside Pasaje Enriquez 18 Karakasa |6T|14 Av. A 3-26, zona 1 Telephone: (502) 5524-6895 20 La Chatia Artesana |17N|17N|22 aV. 5-48, Zona 3 |5S|7a. Calle 15-18, zona 1 19 North & South |4S|12 Av. 3-49 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 5850-6501 6 Hostel Nim Sut |5W|4a. Calle 9-42, zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-3083

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9 El Quetzal |3Y| 6 Calle 5-52, zona 1 Telephone: (502) 7761-2784 22 Juan Sisay |3S| 15 Av. 8-38, zona 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 4 Sol Latino |5Q|Diagonal 12 6-58 zona 1 Telephone: (502) 5613-7222

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One of our projects concerns the daycare, which supports children who live in extreme poverty and/or are in risk to get on the streets. At the daycare, these children have a place to play and receive the necessary education. As a volunteer therefore, one of your tasks will be to provide the children with entertaining educational activities.

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Voluntary work is the answer!Luckily, there are some great initiatives to be found within Xela, for which there are a lot of organizations that either deal with health care, child care, elderly women and much more. However, these organizations are always in need for help and thus create an opportunity for those who want to volunteer! Important to note: volunteering is not solely about helping out others, but also about gaining a great experience you’ll never forget!

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Another project concerns the women’s elderly home, where you would help out serving food, chat with the women, provide them with leisure activities, and give them their medicines. The women in the elderly home do not receive a lot of attention as most of these women are abandoned by their family for which communicating with them is an important part of the job, and most of all, it’s fun!

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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.

Spanish classes, hiking, sightseeing, going out, salsa classes, soccer games, there is certainly enough to do in and around Xela! But what if you’re looking for something different? Something that adds more variety to your stay? Something that is not only important to you, but above all, to others?

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If you are interested in health care, know that we have several organizations where we can provide you with work. One of the organizations provides free basic health care to everyone. This is the organization where people, among others, go to if they need to be vaccinated, need advice during their pregnancy or need to be examined on sexual diseases as well as learn about the precautionary measures to prevent these. Daily activities will be giving vaccinations, provide patients with consults and assisting one of the doctors.

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.

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.

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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

Don Ovidio: 4054-7804

Shopping in Xela

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

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).

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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. 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. 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. 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: Friday Tuesday & Saturday Sunday Monday

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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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Of course, there are a lot more organizations where you can help out! Besides that, it is possible to work whole days at a project, but you can also decide on working half days, so there will be enough time left to explore Xela! If you’re curious for more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Volunteering in Xela

Cooperative Products: A wide variety of fair-trade and organic products can be found at Café Red. Your purchases here support local cooperatives. 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).

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.

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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. 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). 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). 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. 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. 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).

Welcome to Xela!

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. 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. 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. 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) 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!

Guatemalan Slang

In this edition we don’t really have a theme for the slang we’ve picked out. Instead, we’ve chosen words that should come in useful as you’re visiting Xela.

Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres / You can judge a man by the company he keeps. No se oía ni el vuelo de una mosca / You could have heard a pin drop. Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente / Long absent, son forgotten. Quién con niños se acuesta, cagado amanece/ se levanta. / If you lie down with dogs, you’ll wake up with fleas. Tetas de mujer tienen mucho poder / Beauty draws more than oxen. Todos los días se aprende algo Nuevo / A man may learn wit every day. Más vale estar solo/a que mal acompañado / a. it’s better to be on your own than with people you don’t like. Más vale tarde que nunca / Better late thannever. Disclaimer: Some of the sayings presented here might be found offensive by some people.

1st. Class Bus Schedule

GALGOS Xela Station: Calle Rodolfo Robles 17-43, zona 1 Tel: 7761-2248 Xela To Guatemala City (daily) 4:00 | 8:30 |13:00

GALGOS Guatemala City Station: 7a. Av. 19-44 zona 1 Tel: 2253-4858 Guatemala City to Xela(daily) 8:30 | 14:30 |17:00

ALAMO Xela Station: 14 Av. 5-15, zona 3 Tel: 7767-4582 Xela To Guatemala City (daily) 4:30 | 6:30 |10:15 | 12:45 | 14:30

ALAMO Guatemala City Station: 12 Avenida "A" 0-65, zona 7 Tel. 2471-8626 Guatemala City to Xela (daily) 3:15 | 8:00 | 10:30 | 12:30 | 15:00 | 17:30

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