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November 2007: All Saints Day

Every November 1st, men in cowboy hats and striped red pants play the marimba while lookers-on sway to the rhythm of their ancestors. Members of cofraidas mutter prayers and burn scented offerings to the gods to watch over the souls of deceased children. All Saints Day, or Dia de Todos Santos, is part of the [...]

Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

The Stranger Part II, November 2007

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: Siete Cruces

by Charlie Krause

With sharpened machetes, three of Quetzaltrekkers´ volunteers departed in the tranquility of predawn Xela to blaze a new trail from Zunil to the magical hot springs of Fuentes Georginas. The guides [...]

¿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.

Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho LITERAL MEANING: From the word to the deed there is much space. ACTUAL MEANING: Actions speak louder than words.

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