Originally posted by SherryG2:
Guess you people just like to cruise without stopping anywhere. You all have to think, most of the people on those island are very poor and selling "trinkets" is their only means to make a living. If you can afford the cruise, for gosh sakes, you can afford an inexpensive trinket that could help feed that seller. Yes they are a little aggressive at times but think more desperate than anything. I have a small native doll from all the islands we have been to and have not minded spending a few dollars
for them. Also have witnessed how we Americans
treat the island people and it sure does bring to mind "The Ugly American".
OK jumping off the soapbox now.
On our first two cruises to Mexico we bought plenty of the native "Hand Made Items". On our last cruise there, most of the stuff sold was made in China!! No thanks I can buy that at home.