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June 2008 Issue: Come On, Get Happy!

First, let’s get our terminology straight: Here in the Land of the Eternal Spring, there is no such thing as spring. You got your Dry, which is generally warm days/cold nights, and your Wet, which tends to be warmer (well, cool days/cool nights), thus explaining why it never snows here*.

But hey – the sun’s [...]

Salsa Dancing in Xela: A Brief History

By Rosita Pérez

Salsa – sexy, sultry and sensuous – all things latina. Latin, maybe, typical conservative Guatemalan? Maybe not. Salsa in Xela is deeply rooted in the extranjero community. Up until 10 years ago, Salsa didn’t exist in Xela. Merengue reigned.

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Porcelain Woes

By Alison Searle

Coming from a person who took frigid showers her first two weeks in Xela, let me pass on the wise (if not tardy) advice I was given.

Though you’ve surely noticed the tangled web of wires protruding from your showerhead (and consequently wondered how many more days you can avoid electrocution), you [...]