One Sunday while we were staying in Xela we caught a series of buses to see the market day in Momostenango, a small town about an hour away. Momos has a reputation in the area for quality wool goods and sticking to the traditional Mayan ways; it sounded interesting.
Momos seemed like a nice little town, with well-kept buildings and a pretty plaza. From a couple of the many food stalls we managed to eat the worst tamales of our lives, and probably the best tostadas, so the street food situation was a wash. We toured the market for a while, which was big and colorful, but the wool goods were just the typical stuff we’d seen all over Guatemala. I’m a wool fan and was hoping for a little more.
The funniest thing we saw during the day was watching a woman throw an orange slice at the back of another woman’s head as she walked past. When the victim turned around, the other woman turned away and pretended nothing happened. They weren’t friends because the victim looked pissed and stormed off.
Momostenango was a fun day trip, and we’d like to return sometime and get to know it a little more.