I am planning a trip to Guatemala in January and have been reading the posts on this forum and others. When it comes to "bargaining" I am a little perplexed.
As tourists - not rich, but with enough money to travel to Guatemala - how rewarding can it be to bargain with some poor Guatemalan so that you can save a dollar or two? Then, you can turn around and donate to some worthy cause. I don't get it.
OK, so the prices are inflated thinking that people will want to bargain. I get that. But wouldn't paying the price quoted be a way to "donate" money to a Guatemalan?