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December 2007 Issue: One Uppers

One-uppers. No, it’s not the number of speed pills you popped last weekend in San Pedro. I’m referring to that guy you met in your hostel. You know the guy. If you’ve been to Thailand, he speaks Thai. You’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail? He’s climbed Mounts Everest. During a long weekend. Before he hit puberty.


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: Climbing Into the Vapors

by Bryan Friedrichs

The coffeemaker rumbles into life in the Quetzaltrekkers office as eight people huddle over plates of pancakes in nervous anticipation. For most, today will mark the first experience climbing […]

Spotlight On: A Series on Culture & the Arts

“Spotlight On” is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on all things cultural & artistic in Xela and Guatemala. This month’s topic is: The Punk Band Stati_K.

One of the big hits at this year’s music festival was local punk band Stati_K. XelaWho decided to get off its ass and finally do something resembling journalism, so we […]

Xela Casino Review: Fantastic Video Loteria

By Chris Perras

You came to Guatemala to get away from it all. The rat race. The commercialism. The greed. And here we are telling you to check out a casino. Shame, shame.


Cuentame: A Comic Series from 2005-2007

San Antonio de Papua, December 2007

Daytripper San Pedro: Ziplining in Pana

Unless you’re an avid naturalist, hiking and kayaking can get a little old after the fourth volcano (another eruption – yawn) and yet another trip across the lake (yep, still a good view). And if you’re in the minority of Atitlán backpackers who don’t smoke pot, you’re bound to run out of interesting things to […]

¿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.

No ser ni chicha ni limonada LITERAL MEANING: To be neither liquor nor lemonade ACTUAL MEANING: To not have a definite religion