If you’re following me and @TheLittleMarket on Instagram, then you probably caught a few snaps from my trip to Central America last week. I was in Guatemala for The Little Market, meeting with our artisan partners and discovering new goods to sell in our fair-trade online shop. I tried to take as many photos as I could so that I could share them with all of you when I got back. Check them out below, and enjoy!

My satchel from The Little Market arrived just in time for our Guatemala adventure. It’s the perfect travel companion…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

So I packed my bags and said goodbye to these two…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

As soon as we arrived in Guatemala we hit the marketplace. This gorgeous textile caught my eye…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

Decisions, decisions…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

And I couldn’t resist these tiny jewelry bags… Too cute.

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

Another day, another outhouse for Hannah. Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go… (Thanks to our photographer and friend Yoni for capturing this hilarious moment.)

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

We had a weaving demonstration by some of our artisan partners. I have a whole new appreciation for how these fabrics are made…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

And I was inspired to give Hannah and myself textile manicures… (Should I share the tutorial in a blog post?)

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

The next morning we took a boat to a volcano on Lake Atitlan…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

And Hannah and I snapped a little selfie…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

I made a new little friend while shopping the Chichicastenango Market…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

And swapped out my iPhone for Yoni’s camera for a few shots…

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

But one of my favorite moments had to be sipping on this delicious Guatemalan hot chocolate… yum!

Photo Diary: Guatemala For The Little Market

I consider myself very lucky that my job description includes traveling to new countries and exploring cultures other than my own. It is so inspiring to meet the women artisans behind The Little Market products. Hannah and I love seeing all the work that goes into each special item. Stay tuned for some very special Guatemalan goods coming to the shop!

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XO Lauren

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