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April 2006 Issue: The Week of Holy Mosh Pits

If you are like us at XelaWho, Semana Santa will conjure up images of past Holy Weeks, large, pained looking plastic JCs and the accompanying, explosion-induced deafness. Guatemala, where the yearly firework consumption almost exceeds that of tortillas, is actually rather a nice place to spend Holy Week. The best part: compared to most places [...]

Fashion Police: A Column From 2006

Dreadlocks, April 2006

…you know: those things that look like a cross between Medusa and a Guatemalan fuse box? Now, my dearies, I’m not here to denounce the beauty of dreads (a head of writhing serpents is becoming on some people) but I think we should have a little chat about them nonetheless… First, my [...]

¿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.

¿Que onda vos? Es tu santo hoy, ¿verdad? (“Santo” means birthday)

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