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May 2007 Issue: Work Will Set You Free

May 1st, aka May Day – the day on which workers of the world unite, walk down the street chanting slogans for a couple of hours, then return to work where they enter into confidential negotiations with their employers, sign individual contracts and undercut each others’ wages. It’s a grand old tradition.

But let’s face [...]

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 Lava Fields

There is a spectacular rock formation and lava field, within easy walking distance of Xela, which is much visited by Guatemalans trying to get closer to El Señor, but seldom seen by tourists. [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Black Butterfly, May 2007

Dave’s Rave: Big Dave’s Top Ten Places to do Nothing: Guatemala and Belize

Dude. The D Man is back. That’s right – he loved you, left you, lost your phone number (which was why he didn’t call) and would like to hook up again, if you’re not too busy.

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So You Wanna Be A DJ…

By DJ Tara

Anyone up for starting their DJ career should know that Guatemala is a great place to plant the seeds of inevitable DJ success. Only takes a few days (or for some a few hours) to get that steady reggaeton beat and blend it in with the next, especially with modern technology mixers [...]

¿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.

Tú crees que es solo de soplar y hacer botellas LITERAL MEANING: You think you can make bottles just by blowing. ACTUAL MEANING: You think that by just talking you’ll get things done.

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