Monthly Archive: February 2009

February 2009 Issue: Haggle Free

In this largely informal cash economy, prices are often negotiable. If vendors notice that you are of a fair skin tone, they might start the bidding a bit high. Granted, nobody likes paying more than the...

Join the Xela CouchSurfing Community

By Cynthia Ord For those who haven’t already joined couchsurfing.com, now is the time. Couchsurfing is a social network that connects travelers who want to see the world with hosts who want to show off...

Paca (i.e. Used Clothing Store) FAQ

For dumpster-divers, thrift-shoppers, and trash-to-treasure-hunters, Guatemalan “pacas” are an endless terrain for exploration. Here’s what you need to know to find your hidden gems… Q. What is a paca? A. A “paca” is literally...