Souveniers arent really my thing. I love to shop but those corny souvenier shops tend to be filled with items made in china rather than authentic items. In Antigua there were many indigenous women selling scarves and shawls. I fell in love with this beautiful red reboso. Its not even red its like a deep wine color with beautiful gold. Its gorgeous! Only 75 quetzales which is about 8 dollars! I don't like bargaining with street vendors when I'm traveling. I always hear people say "you can bargain with them" but why would you? They are obviously working in need of money, they've spent their time and money creating something with their hands and you want to bring them down from 8 dollars to 5 dollars? Really?
Overall Guatemala was really great. Everyone was really nice and friendly. I never once felt scared or unsafe. I met a man from New York who told me he wouldn't leave his hotel room past 9pm because it was too dangerous. =/ It wasn't dangerous at all. Obviously I'm not going to be walking in the middle of the night down a dark alley. Or flashing my money and camera in front of everyone. Its common sense! These negative people annoy me.
Anyway, I don't have a camera so these pictures were all taken with my wack camera phone. (and I don't know why the picture orientation is wrong, sorry)
Next trip Bolognia, Italy aaaaaaaaand I finally got my Iphone so I have a better camera check my blog in a few weeks =]