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August 2008 Issue: Going for Gold

The debate’s been heated this month at XelaWho HQ & Grill. Mostly, we’ve been trying to decide which is the tastiest licuado – mora con leche or piña con agua. We’ve also been trying to figure out what this month’s hot topic is – the Olympic Games or XelaWho’s third birthday.

They’re both groundbreaking, earth-shaking [...]

The Mayan Calendar

This is a series of articles on the Mayan calendar and its related astrology, written by Pedro Rodriguez between December 2006 and August 2008.

August 2008

The Mayan Calendar was the center of Maya life and their greatest cultural achievement. Its ancestral knowledge guided the Maya’s existence from the moment of their birth and there [...]

¿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’s topic: Qué buena onda and other local expressions.

The main source of inspiration for this column is the useful book on Guatemalan (and other Latin American) slang ¿Qué Onda Vos? by Juan Carlos Martínez.

Buena onda/mala onda: The equivalent of [...]

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: Finca Santa Anita

by Travis Harvey

A short ride on the Xelajú chicken bus line to Colomba reveals a luscious changing landscape, a welcome thickening of the air and views of dozens of coffee fincas that [...]