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 [...]
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?” 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)