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by xelawho?
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: URGENT RE: Anti-Anxiety Medication
Replies: 2
Views: 7102

Re: URGENT RE: Anti-Anxiety Medication

Not in my experience. Generally speaking you can ask the pharmacist for medicine either by active ingredient or brand name (in which case they may suggest the generic alternative)
by xelawho?
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: URGENT RE: Anti-Anxiety Medication
Replies: 2
Views: 7102

Re: URGENT RE: Anti-Anxiety Medication

jminxela wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:43 pm I do understand that a doctor must prescribe a medication before I would be able to purchase it from a pharmacy.
Not in my experience. Generally speaking you can ask the pharmacist for medicine either by active ingredient or brand name (in which case they may suggest the generic alternative)
by xelawho?
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: STD Tests, Morning After Pill & Birth Control in Guatemala?
Replies: 1
Views: 8411

Re: STD Tests, Morning After Pill & Birth Control in Guatemala?

Kind of a wide-ranging question. Why don't you start here:
http://www.aprofam.org.gt

And get back if you have any specifics you want cleared up?
by xelawho?
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Ride Share - Vehicle Renewal after 90 days
Replies: 10
Views: 12522

Re: Ride Share - Vehicle Renewal after 90 days

Wow. Once again that mixture of stubbornness and incompetence that only $50 seems to be able to cut through.

I'm sure you've already thought of this, but just for our edification: why can't the passenger just sign it back into your name?
by xelawho?
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Where can i get a good map of Xela
Replies: 2
Views: 6773

Re: Where can i get a good map of Xela

I would have thought that if anything the free map market in Xela was saturated. Are you saying that of the 3+ that are out there you find them all lacking (in which case it would be interesting to hear why) or is it that you just can't find distributing points (in which case xelapages, el cuartito,...
by xelawho?
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: More Xela blog posts live :)
Replies: 5
Views: 8978

Re: More Xela blog posts live :)

Hi Claire,

the hot springs that I have been to on the lake are actually closer to San Antonio and you can't get to them from the road. They are very hot though and well worth the effort.

I wrote about them some time ago, here: http://xelawho.com/?p=1265
by xelawho?
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Pasos y Pedales
Replies: 9
Views: 10866

Re: Pasos y Pedales

It appears that you don't use Google, either.

Seriously.

http://www.entremundos.org/Projects/db/ ... ing_id=232
by xelawho?
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Pasos y Pedales
Replies: 9
Views: 10866

Re: Pasos y Pedales

Asociación Amigo Fiel. They're on Facebook.
by xelawho?
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Trusted Security? Highly trained English/Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 3375

Re: Trusted Security? Highly trained English/Spanish

Where are you going that you think you'll need a military-grade escort? Mazate again?
by xelawho?
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: coffee maker for coffee addict
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: coffee maker for coffee addict

You can get stove top espresso makers and even replacement parts at Cemaco and sometimes wal mart. They're more expensive than back home. They don't take up much space (even the 20 cup ones) are reasonably light and very durable. I'd suggest throwing one in your backpack before you leave. Benchtop g...
by xelawho?
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Good Quality Guitar in Xela?
Replies: 2
Views: 2745

Re: Good Quality Guitar in Xela?

I would ask Fernando who plays with soltura on Saturdays at Royal Paris. He knows pretty much every muso in Xela. Your best chance of getting a quality guitar is finding someone who is selling one that they bought elsewhere. All the locally made stuff is like what you've found and like pretty much e...
by xelawho?
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Xela Music Festival?
Replies: 1
Views: 2189

Re: Xela Music Festival?

Looks like it's been moved to November, but worth enquiring:
http://alianzafrancesadequetzaltenango. ... r.html?m=1
by xelawho?
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Xela Marathon
Replies: 3
Views: 2763

Re: Xela Marathon

I wouldn't get too hung up on start times - here's a piece we published a few years ago:
http://xelawho.com/?p=3731

have fun!
by xelawho?
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: bus service zone 1 to zone 5
Replies: 4
Views: 3605

Re: bus service zone 1 to zone 5

as I recall, some of the buses that stop opposite the gas station a couple of blocks downhill from the park on 12 Av (see map below) go out to Las Rosas. But anybody working at the school he's volunteering at will be able to say for sure. http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=14.833292,-9...
by xelawho?
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: renting a car in Tapachula with a Guatemalan license?
Replies: 4
Views: 7579

Re: renting a car in Tapachula with a Guatemalan license?

it's not an MX plates thing - there's a big billboard entering Mexico at El Carmen that says something along the lines of "Guatemalan friend! If you have polarized windows please wind them down" Needless to say, as soon as they passed that regulation the cartels decided it was just all too much trou...