Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shopping at Chichen Itza

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Get your souvenir shirts here!

For Sale: Traditional Mayan dress
The traditional Mayan dress - akin to the Philippine duster - or the ones worn at home when one is doing housework. I bought one - in green - in Cancun for my mother. Green is her color.

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The ubiquitous sombrero. I figured if I wanted one I'd just eat at Chevy's, tell them it's my b/day and walk away with the b/day sombrero :)

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This Satan-like carvings scared the bejeesus out of me. Would you take this home?

Vendors at Chichen Itza
Vendors selling masks inside the compound. There are also men in the process of carving the masks. I bought 2 or 3 masks that I haven't took out of their wrapping yet.

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The Mayan calendar is also a good buy.

19 comments:

  1. Indeed, those Satan like carvings are creepy !

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  2. Oh I love to buy masks which you can hang on walls but nope I would not want Satan or skull carvings in my home.

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  3. I like the colorful souvenirs!

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  4. I did not visit you in a long time :(
    Thank you Maria to give us the delight of your wonderful pictures of your wonderful travels.
    I do get my education here :)
    Have a nice day.

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  5. The souvenirs there are so beautiful, Maria. I'd buy a Mayan calendar, for sure...but probably not the satan 'doll.' I can just see it sitting on someone's shelf!

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  6. Interesting colourful stuff. I'd probably go ctazy shopping here :-) Lovely!!!

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  7. Nice pictures of the souvenirs! I would put a Satan-like carving on my balcony :-)

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  8. It's great seeing mexican women wearing traditional dresses all over the country but not so much at the Yucatan Peninsula... sadly.

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  9. Ese sombreo es internacional, aquí en España también lo venden como souvenir¡¡¡
    Si gracias pasé un feliz dia de San valentin en compañia de mi mujer.

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  10. haha no, i'll get scared if I see any of those figures in my room! ^_^

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  11. I think I could have bought the satan "doll" - looks like a place where it is easy to shop....

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  12. I have always liked those kind t-shirts with those great designs of ancient cultures.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  13. wow! i love the wood carvings and the dasters, i mean, dresses as well. i wouldn't mind the scary masks though. hehe!

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  14. Thank you for these superb and colourful images Maria!

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  15. Those shifts look perfect for housework but they are so pretty that I wouldn't want to get them dirty.

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  16. I just stumbled on your site because you have wonderful travel photos. How i wish i can also see the Chichen Itza. When reading your posts, i had the feeling that you were from the patch of earth i also am now, Philippines. Am i correct? It is just you are more privileged.

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  17. Chevy's probably buy their sombrero's at Chichen Itza :-)

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  18. so many things to see with so little time. ^0^ and i definitely wouldn't like those statues inside my house. yikes.

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