We drove to the Sunday Chichi market despite heavy rain and wind (chilly, but still warm as it is the 'Land of Eternal Spring'). A full van - Dan and Rudi, Whitney, Haley, Uncle Avery and Grandpa Drew. A quick stop at the agricultural checkpoint. The Mayan man wearing a huge winter coat, complete with fur hood inquired, "¿Hay frutas?". He smirked upon Dan's "No" and jokingly followed with, "¿Solo mangos?". Why yes, how did he know? We smiled and looked at one another.....Little Mango, Happy Mango, Uncle Mango, Baby Mango and Grandpa Mango :)
The extensive market of Santo Tomas Chichicastenango in Guatemala is a delightfully vibrant and overwhelming experience; a must visit destination for tourists and savvy travelers alike. Though most of the Guatemalan handicrafts and textiles at Little Mango Imports are purchased in their respective villages, I always enjoy attending the “Chichi market” while in Guatemala. I have been visiting the Chichi market since before I was old enough to remember, but I still find something fascinating to purchase or photograph on every visit.