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January 2007 Issue: A Clean Slate

We have arrived at January, which means for those of us with faith in all things Gregorian that it’s a new year, to be celebrated with friends, fireworks, promises of constructive change, and likely a vicious hangover.

I won’t bore you with my personal goals for 2007, as my fulfillment of last year’s resolution, achieving [...]

Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close by.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This month’s article is called: The Santiaguito Lookout.

Santiaguito is Guatemala’s most active volcano and one of the 10 most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Lucky for us a short morning hike leads to a perfectly safe mirador.

From Iglesia Calvario [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Curse of the Mermaid, January 2007

My Guatemalan Boyfriend

by Kendal Bergman

When I came to Guatemala, I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and wanted to have fun, learn some Spanish, and reinvent myself, so to speak. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking for anything serious.

But one Wednesday night, while out dancing salsa at this hip new club, I found [...]

If We Were to Break Copyright Laws to Purchase Pirated DVDs, This is How We’d Do It

Following in the illustrious journalistic footsteps of O.J. Simpson and his tell-all book “If I Did It,” the XelaWho staff brings you our first ever guide to buying pirated DVDs around Xela.

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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.

Hacer droga LITERAL MEANING: To make drug. ACTUAL MEANING: To destroy or ruin.

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