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Guatemalan Blankets at Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango

Souvenir shopping at Chichicastenango market in Guatemala.

Chichicastenango is a large market a few hours outside of Antigua. It’s held every Thursday and Sunday, and a slew of vendors take over the town, selling everything from tourist trinkets to tools to soap to live chickens. I managed to come away buying just one thing: a small blue weaving. I had wanted a big long one to match a table runner I bought in India. But I never found one I really liked. I’m rather particular. And I almost bought a giant wool blanket but didn’t want to carry the extra weight.

I don’t buy a lot of souvenirs while traveling, but I have been trying to purchase at least one nice thing in every country. I figure that whenever I move back it will be nice to have little pieces of my travels to decorate my apartment. There is always so much I want to buy, but I need to stop myself. Because there are so many countries worth of souvenirs left to see.

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala

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  • Gina
    May 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I know the feeling. I have stopped buying so much “junk” when I travel. I make sure to buy something nice from every country, but not trinkets…no matter how much I want to. Well, at least for myself. I tend to buy all my Christmas presents on trips.

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