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December 2006 Issue: Decking the Halls

Christmas has always held a special place in my heart. Any sort of bacchanalian feast where you stuff yourself full of food and drink to the point of immobility, sleep, then wake up to repeat the process is fine my me. I don’t even mind all the Jesus stuff, as long as it doesn’t detract [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Headless Priest, December 2006

Dave’s Rave: Pool & Beer

Dude. The Davemeister’s going to have to tone it right down a little this month. His folks are in town, so he’s taking a break from the tales of wild sexcapades and all night lithium binges and paring it all back to a G rating. So, um. Yeah. I guess we’d better get on with [...]

My Life as a Volunteer

by Kerrie Haulden

When I flew in to Guatemala on my 3 week mini-vacation, I was pretty much a free spirit. All I wanted to do was learn Spanish, solve the country’s complex political, economic and social problems, pick up some college credits, get some hot latino sex, spice up an otherwise unimpressive patch on [...]

¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

Dar el piojo LITERAL MEANING: To give the leech. ACTUAL MEANING: To fail miserably.

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November 2006 Issue: Vote Early, Vote Often

If it weren’t for all the public works projects suddenly, magically getting completed, you could be forgiven for not realizing that we’ve entered an election year.

Now, for all you people who come from countries where the voter turnout is generally higher for “American Idol” than for your presidential elections, we thought we might have [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Mass of the Dead, November 2006

Chicken Bus Etiquette

By Robin Friday

Chicken Buses – Some travelers will do whatever it takes to avoid them, and some relish in the opportunity to ride packed like sardines. Whether you love em or hate em’ here are some rules for the road…

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Xela vs. Antigua

It’s been said before: You’re either a Xela person or an Antigua person. There’s not a whole lot of crossover, but some people still just don’t get it. So we’ve taken it on ourselves to compile the definitive, indisputable set of reasons as to why Xela is a far, far better place to live. Check [...]

¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month we’re looking at funny expressions.

Caer como la patada LITERAL MEANING: To fall like the kicking. ACTUAL MEANING: To be extremely unpleasant.

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