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October 2010: Can This Dog Actually Talk?

It might have been the tequila doing its thing, or it might have been the “Tacos 4X10” that was dinner, but we swear on a whole stack of XW back copies that we saw the dog in the photograph talk.


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


You picked a very good time to be in Xela, people. No, seriously. A very good time.

October sees the return of our favorite film festival, Cinespacio, with a whole bunch of free films and film making workshops going on around town from the 15th to the 23rd.


World in Briefs: More News, Less Reading

Here’s the nutty news for October, 2010. Among other things, haggis-flavored chocolates have finally come into their own.



Finca Valhalla. By Steve Mullaney



TOPIC: Stray Dogs. By XelaWho staff


¿Qué Onda Vos?

Guatemalan slang is great, but it’s important to make sure that you use it correctly, lest you come off looking foolish. Fortunately, XelaWho is here to rescue you. While the cantina will probably always be the best teacher for these matters we hope to come in a close second.

This month’s theme: usage of the […]

Guatemala This Month

Take a deep breath – this stuff actually happened. By Elena Alvarado


Why Is This Popular?

Tweety bird stickers on furniture. By Steve Mullaney


Xela’s Best…

…tortas. We find the real-ish Mexican sandwiches. By Elena Alvarado



Now in its fourth year, the Cinespacio Film Festival is fast becoming Central America’s premier film event. Aimed at promoting film making and film culture in Central America, the festival visits Xela from the 15th to the 23rd of October.