Saturday, February 6, 2010

Town of Chichicastenango in Guatemala

Antigua Chichicastenango Guatemala City Lake Atitlan Mayan sites Santiago de Atitlán
Market Mayan Inn

the market

In 1969, the Chichi market was largely contained within the central plaza, and the foreigner might wander about seeing only a handful of other tourists. But Chichi has been "discovered" and great numbers of tourists now visit, leading to expansion of the market into all the side streets for a block or so from the plaza.

a man from Nahualá, another Quiché-speaking town, but with different dress customs, wears a wool kilt, traditional to Nahualá, instead of pants. He has likely come to sell and to do some shopping before returning to his hometown.

flower seller