Travel Blogs from Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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Happy 35th amigo!!!, Chichicastenango and Panajachel (Lake Atitlan), Guatemala travel blog

Happy 35th amigo!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I have just "chicken bused" myself down from Chichicastenango to the shores of Lake Atitlan (Panajachel). If you want to spend your 35th birthday downing Gallo (local beer) while toe-dipping by a lake, I guess this must be it. Lake Atitlan is just as ...

Chilling on the blustery lake, Santa Cruz de la Laguna, Guatemala travel blog

Chilling on the blustery lake

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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An hour after leaving Chichi we arrive in Panajachel or Pana as its known. We are taken straight down to the dock of this huge and beautiful lake. It is surrounded by volcanoes and greenery and is a fantastic sight - just what we were hoping for! We get ...

A Trip to Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango aka Chichi, Guatemala travel blog

A Trip to Chichicastenango

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... I just don't know what the hell they're saying in response.    We went to the market town of Chichicastenango (Chichi) yesterday. It's about a three hour bus ride from our home base in Quetzaltenango. There's a Catholic church in Chichi that ...

Out and About in the Mayan Highlands, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Out and About in the Mayan Highlands

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... great help with the van breakdown). An hours drive from the hacienda in the opposite direction is the small town of Chichicastenango, famed for its colourful markets and traditional Mayan way of life. The Sunday market is reputedly one of the ...

Touristy markets and mystical churches, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Touristy markets and mystical churches

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Up and out for our 6am bus to Chichi (as the locals call it) for the big Sunday market (is also on Thurs) takes a few hours to get there again across more hills and past lush green landscape. We arrive in Chichi and are due to meet back at 1400 for our ...

Guatemalan Market Day!, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemalan Market Day!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... I had written that pod yesterday I heard some people in the internet cafe mention to each other that they were heading to Chichicastenango in the Quiche highlands for the famous Sunday market. Matt and I have a habit of being somewhere just after or just ...

Crazy-cartoon-tenango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Crazy-cartoon-tenango

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... Monterrico (boat, chicken bus, chicken bus, wrong local bus, correct local bus, chicken bus) to Chichicastenango that afternoon. We went via the capital Guatemala City, and changing buses was enough time spent there for us. Expecting Chichi to be crowded ...

STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A (LOUD) BANG, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A (LOUD) BANG

A travel blog entry by bowz

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... normal, hectic pace, we came to Chicastenango to visit the most popular indigenous market in the country. For the first time in Guatemala, I was disappointed by an attraction - Chichi is well known as the best market in the country and, as such, there ...

Market Day, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Market Day

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... off.  This way, I was able to actually use my spanish instead, at the Chichi market.  The market in Chichicastenango is (relatively) famous for itīs size, and itīs selecton of Guatemalan handicrafts.  Although Iīm not particularly in the ...

Just Call Me Chichi, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Just Call Me Chichi

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Our day trip from San Pedro to Chichi market just so happened to coincide with Guatemala's Independence Day celebrations. Terrible in terms of traffic but great to see everyone dressed in their traditional best. Plus almost every Mayan village along the ...

Market Madness, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Market Madness

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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Famed for having the biggest weekly market in all of Central America, Chichicastenango (Or Chichi) is a place almost stuck in time. cut off from much of the surrounding area by a series of valleys and mountains. Nevertheless twice a week on Thursdays and ...

A Couple More Adventures, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

A Couple More Adventures

A travel blog entry by medoh4

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... at Strawberry Canyon to shame, but not quite! (Sorry, no pix unless I go again, which is entirely possible...) Chichicastenango Every Tuesday and Saturday this town is known for its large market where many vendors sell their crafts, textiles, wares, ...

Chichicastenango market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Chichicastenango market

A travel blog entry by agnesdaria

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And again wake up at 7h00 to go to the chichicastenango's market. So it's not this morning again that i'll gonna sleep.... And so after one hour in the bus we arrived at Chichi(castenango) Et voila en route pour une autre destination: le marche de ...

Guatemala - Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala - Chichicastenango

A travel blog entry by saanddk

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ĄHola! Charlotte here: Saturday afternoon we embarked on a new adventure - getting from Panajachel to Chichicastenango in one piece. The bus (I use this term losely as it's more like a 40 year old mini-van stuffed with too many smelly people and ...

Market Fever, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Market Fever

A travel blog entry by marmaladejenn

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... I wasnīt just putting on a show! The market is a maze of covered stalls with every kind of handicraft made in Guatemala. Near the center are the items less attractive to gringos like entire sacks of dried fishes and chilis, and other household ...

Chichicastinango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Chichicastinango

A travel blog entry by tphilip75

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Antigua to Chichi, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua to Chichi

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

... quick course of narcotics did the trick! Just as well because on Saturday 6th May, Clare and I set off on a little joyride around Guatemala. We booked ourselves onto what we thought was a "Pullman" bus - one or two steps up from the chicken bus but ...

Studying in Xela, Xela, Guatemala travel blog

Studying in Xela

A travel blog entry by timeofourlives

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On the Sunday we met the family we would be staying with in Xela. They are really nice. The house they live in is massive and there are 3 sisters and their husbands, the grandad, 2 teenage girls, 2 young boys, 4 dogs and us two living there!! It was ...

Market & homestay in San Jorge a Laguna, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Market & homestay in San Jorge a Laguna

A travel blog entry by mini_v

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... like a beautiful colourful town, looking forward to coming back on Saturday! Off we go to the Guatemalan highlands , Chichicastenango for its famous market - saw lots of women making tortillas (blue corn and normal corn tortillas), people selling all ...

Market town, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Market town

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... symbol across the shoulder blades  slung over his back, which made it real for me. In the middle of the Chichicastenango market was a church, sitting on a platform of steps. Like the traditional Mayan village we saw near San Cristobal, they were ...

Colour, colour, colour, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Colour, colour, colour

A travel blog entry by smyth

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Surrounded by valleys with mountains looming overhead, Chichi seems isolated from the rest of Guatemala. When the cobblestone streets are enveloped in mist, it seems magical...maybe even eerie. It is a beautiful and fascinating place...with ...

Street market at Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Street market at Chichicastenango

A travel blog entry by danfrerich

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Took a day shuttle back and forth from San Pedro to one of the largest markets in Guatemala at Chichicastenango. It was pretty impressive and almost an overwhelming market. Basic barter skill here is to offer half of the starting price, and then walk away ...

Colores y colores, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Colores y colores

A travel blog entry by riege

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By minvan I went from Panajachel to Chichicastenango where there is twice a week a big market. There are plenty of market stalls an of course a lot to buy.You can see lots of colours of the different materials. Guatemalan cloths are really colourful. And ...

Tourist Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Tourist Market

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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Hola Amigo! Buen Priceo! This seemed to be the standard greeting of the merchants as they would offer anything on their table for sale starting the price two or three times higher than the actual price. Bargaining works, but that first number should ...

Market at Chichi and the lake Atitlan (En-Fr), Chichicastenango - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Market at Chichi and the lake Atitlan (En-Fr)

A travel blog entry by sebchant

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On Sunday, we made a day trip to Chichi (Chichicastenango) to visit one of the biggest markets in Guatemala. Narrow streets are crowded with stalls selling colourful masks and fabrics. The church in Chichi has transformed into a Mayan temple, with ...

Market day, Nahuala, Guatemala travel blog

Market day

A travel blog entry by steelreign

Thursday, May 31st, 2007              I wake up to the sound of rain, I wonder if it is really raining or whether it is just the water dripping of the roof of the house.  I suddenly realize ...

Chi-Chi Market Nango, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Chi-Chi Market Nango

A travel blog entry by gbendeck

... has officially been one month since i've started working at Lake Atitlan. The other week a friend and i went to Chichicastenango, to see the famous indigenous market. The Western Highlands of Guatemala are famous for their colorful indigenous markets ...

A True Indian Marketplace, Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

A True Indian Marketplace

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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... Mayans selling their beautiful and colorful weavings of blankets, aprons, shirts, sweaters, purses, etc. The market in Chichicastenango, reputedly the largest outdoor market in Central America, attracts buyers and sellers from near and far every Thursday ...

Second day in Nahuala, Nahuala, Guatemala travel blog

Second day in Nahuala

A travel blog entry by steelreign

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007              I hear lots of sounds outside and the sun beginning to rise.  I look at my clock and its 6:30am, I roll back around and go back to sleep all the noises ...

Guatemala - Chichicastenango (rest of pics), Chichicastenango, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala - Chichicastenango (rest of pics)

A travel blog entry by saanddk

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Here are some more market pictures from ...

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