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March 2010 Issue: Quirky Climate

Are you bummed you came to the tropics, only to find yourself feeling as comfortable as a clammy foot in a damp sock for 20 hours a day? Starting to envy the perfect climate enjoyed by Antigua’s legions of cappuccino-sipping faux-artiste baby-boomer yuppie ex-pats? OK, so maybe weather isn’t everything.

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. The topic for March 2010 is: Efraín Recinos, Guatemala’s Renaissance Man by Diana Pastor.

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Daytripper: Cool Trips. Close By.

Daytripper is XelaWho’s regular monthly series on day trips within easy reach of Xela. This March 2010 issue focuses on a road trip from Huehuetenango to Xela at sunrise by James Gray.

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World in Briefs: More News. Less Reading.

A Nepali man who is a mere 56 cm tall says he is the world’s shortest man. Can he make it into the Guinness Book of World Records?

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18 Ways to Tell if You’re Guatemalan

Locals and adopted guatemaltecos alike, you know who you are. But just to be sure, we’ve devised a little test so you can request your official certificate. You know you’re Guatemalan if…

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Stuff: Some of the information you just can’t do without, plus a whole lot of filler

Xela, March 1, 2010. This month’s topics are:

Popping: Xela’s buses undergo first-ever inspections Flopping: Chinese make perfect and fake Guatemala-style textiles Adios Juegos Olímpicos del Invierno [...]

Guatemala This Month: A Summary of Stuff That Actually Happened

By Lucas Vidgen

The biggest news this month – if not this decade – was that the New York District Attorney issued a warrant for the arrest of ex-Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo on money laundering charges…

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Why Is This Popular? B.Y.O.T. (Bring Your Own Tent) Eateries

By Steve Mullaney

Trendspotting is different everywhere, but nowhere is this more apparent in Guatemala where the majority of us walk around puzzled. We try to bring you explanations behind the most confusing trends here in la Ciudad de los Altos. This month’s topic: BYOT (i.e. Bring Your Own Tent) [...]

¿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:the vos command form, by James Gray.

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Barfly: Xela’s Jet Set…Well, Chicken Bus Set

Barfly is XelaWho’s monthly gallery of photos of folks enjoying themselves in night spots around town. Who knows how many modeling and movie careers we’ve spawned? Have a look to see who’s famous this month, March 2010.

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