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Women selling trinkets in Ixtapa

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 23, 2019, 13:29 (180 days ago) @ Skeet20

Whenever we go out to eat in Ixtapa there are always women and young children walking amoung the tables trying to sell little toys ect. I recognised some of these women from previous years and they all seem to have infants or small children with them
Who are these people and where do they come from? I don’t see them in the day. Are they just trying to make a living or is this some sort of a scam. They are always polite and the children are very well behaved. What’s the story behind them?

They're just trying to make a living. Lots of folks came here with construction workers, others with land invasions, others are brought to sell crafts in the markets and on the streets and beaches. Many are single moms whose men either left them or died. I only ask that you don't haggle prices with them. Please, if you want what they're selling just pay what they're asking. Even if they may be breaking local regulations we consider them to be trying to work honestly. If you don't want what they're selling at least be polite and say "no gracias". Too many times I see people act rudely towards crafts vendors. There's no need for that. We're all in this together.

Great question. Thanks for asking!


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