No matter where you go in Antigua and Panajachel, people are on every corner trying to sell their items for a "good price".
You are supposed to bargain, but, truly, the first price they offer is so good by US standards, it feels "wrong" to try to bargain the seller down!
We were thoughtful and careful about the items we selected like this Umbro soccer jacket and backpack for Grace. The jacket would easily cost $30-40 at home. We paid $7.
I prefer the street markets like this one at El Carmen (which is only open on the weekends) because you can feel the energy of the city while you shop. Sometimes the stores and indoor markets can seem dark and hot - not the greatest for spending money!
Next time we go to Guatemala we are going to rent a house or apartment so we can live more like the locals. But, I am pretty sure we won't be buying chickens! Looking at them is enough!
These girls can "shop 'til they drop". We all certainly helped the Guatemalan economy.
|Nana bought this necklace in Guatemala - it has coffee beans mixed in with the beads!|