After our cruise left Nicaragua, we headed next for Guatemala. For our excursion we boarded a bus for a long ride to Lake Atitlan. As the bus came down the hill towards the lake, the vendors came running after it. I thought the Maasai ladies were aggressive sales people... they are lightweights compared to the Mayan ladies!
I love bargaining, so I watched carefully as they thronged around the first bus.
There was definitely a feeling of desperation that I did not feel with the Maasai. Maybe it was the fact there were WAY more vendors competing for each tourist's attention.
They definitely fought to get your attention. But I noticed they did not actually go as far as touching/grabbing the shoppers... which is a good thing.
So I jumped into the thick of it.
As soon as I saw this necklace, I knew I found 'it'.
Green and purple... my favorite colors.
Our guide later told me that the pendant was Guatemalan jade.