Further in town, vendors line the sidewalks offering fruit, chips and candy. The average monthly salary here is about $690. I am charged $30 for a cab ride from the airport for a ride that is supposed to be $8, but it is one of those days. Earlier, I missed my connection from Bogota to Cali, and was charged even more for what should have been a transfer. Oh well. I can't afford it, but it will work out somehow.
Everything here is brick and the sun is setting behind the mountains that embrace the city and vast agricultural plateau surrounding it.
Posted by Laura Musikanski, ED of HI.