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January 2006 Issue: The XelaWho Wish List

Well, I dunno about you guys, but 2005 was a pretty good year for me. I’m kind of sad to see it go. Maybe 2006 will be even better. Or maybe I’m just being greedy. Anyway. I was thinking about making some resolutions this year, but really, what’s the point? I never keep them. So [...]

Dave’s Rave: The Pupusa

The Davemeister knows what’s going down. He’s a man with his ear to the ground. In fact, some Sunday mornings he can’t remove his ear from the ground, but that’s another story. He knows what people are saying – that the D man spends all his time lolling around in restaurants, scribbling vaguely legible notes [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

La Siguanaba, January 2006

Fashion Police: A Column From 2006

Travel Pants, January 2006

Now, darlings, I know it was hard leaving home. Sweet Lord, it nearly broke my heart saying goodbye to my nearest and dearest – Givenchi, Armani, Diana Ferrari, and packing them into a hermetically sealed, climate controlled, double alarmed storage vault.

But life goes on, ducklings. We must not, as the [...]

The Mayan Numbering System

The Mayan society bases their spirituality on the natural order. In an ongoing series, we’ll look at the significance of the numbers one to 13 as they apply to the Mayan cosmovision, which, combined with the 20 nahuales, form the 260 frequencies or energies that influence every day of the Mayan year. Each number is [...]

XelaWho Guide to Chicken Buses

Here’s a guide to some challenging situations you might find while riding Guatemala’s famed chicken buses.

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¿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.

Quemar el rancho LITERAL MEANING: To burn the ranch. ACTUAL MEANING: To cheat on your lover.

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