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#33718 - 01/22/01 09:45 PM wood carvings/souvenirs
jen436 Offline
I remembered reading it somewhere on here, but can't remember where! Where are the best places to buy wood carvings, jewelry, etc...I will be doing Lamanai and wanted to know if there are opps to buy any souvenirs to bring home. What are the avg. price ranges? Thanks!

Jen

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#33719 - 01/23/01 12:27 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
dphil56 Offline
We bought some carvings from some guys on the street that were beautiful. I didn't think the price was outrageous, and there was some room for haggling. We got one to come off almost half of where we started. We also bought some really nice jewelry from a little shop in Fido's courtyard, and also from an art shop in the restaurant. Nice stuff!! Of course that's on AC

[This message has been edited by dphil56 (edited 01-22-2001).]

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#33720 - 01/23/01 02:31 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Dallas Dave Offline
Prices vary wildly. Depends on how much you like it, and how badly he needs to sell it. A true market economy. Wood carvers are all over San Pedro, and the country in general. The work is first class everywhere. Jewelry...I would suggest Amber Jewelry at Fidos Court Yard. Elizabeth is excellent, and will make custom stuff at very reasonable prices. I've bought a ton of stuff from her as gifts for my State Side family.

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#33721 - 01/23/01 03:01 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Marty Online   happy
on the way to Lamanai you will stop at bomba village, they have some great carvings there too....

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#33722 - 01/23/01 03:06 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Marty Online   happy
and if you get home, and wish you had bought some carvings or other souvenirs, see: http://E-ShopBelize.com http://IslandBazaar.net

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#33723 - 01/23/01 03:15 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
lsimonsen Offline
Marty is right. We stopped in Bomba on Thursday on the way to and from Lamanai. The wood carvings were less expensive there and just as nice as in San Pedro.

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#33724 - 01/23/01 03:24 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
jen436 Offline
Thanks! I have about a week to go before I arrive and I'm really excited. Thanks for everybody's help to the questions I've posted.

jen

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#33725 - 01/29/01 04:02 PM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Marty Online   happy
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#33726 - 01/30/01 12:42 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Fronna3 Offline
Last time on AC we got a beautiful little...alright, medium sized wooden sculpture of two parrots, and it was only 20 USD

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#33727 - 01/31/01 03:58 AM Re: wood carvings/souvenirs
Daemyon Offline
Ask SandShaker...she picks up the most uniquely-shaped scultures I think I have ever seen, and cheap!!!

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