On Friday night there was a big concert at the Municipal Theatre in protest of the possible “militarization” of the country, due to the new government. There were throngs of people who watched the concert…I’m not sure if they were just raising awareness or money as well, but it was great to see Guatemalans voicing out against worries of what the country’s future might hold.
The weather in Xela is temperate enough all year long that if you make time in the day to relax and chill out, the weather will usually comply. During dry season/winter, it can be quite cold overnight (-3 degrees last night), but the afternoons are always lovely and sunny, provided you get somewhere warm as the sun goes down, or you might get very chilled, very quickly.
This family relaxes and the children play at the base of the theatre steps one afternoon, as the sun begins to set.
Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno; text by Luna McCarthy.
One thing that has always been a little frustrating as a foreigner who lives in Xela, is that it is hard to know what is happening when. You can check the newspaper for events, but many of the local events are not publicized ahead of time. There are always cool things happening in Xela, but the trick of it is, that you have to be “in the know” or know someone who is, before you know when and where and what is happening. For example, this colorful presentation took place on the evening of Nov. 25 at the Theatre and it is sad to say, I have no idea what it was. Perhaps a question for our reader Cristina…?