Today Two Who Trek takes a look at individuals working in Cartagena. There are businesses that employ many people, such as banks and manufacturing facilities. But our focus is on the people who fend for themselves — in short, the individual entrepreneur. What are some of the jobs that people do on their own to survive, to put food on the table? We found many interesting examples.
Two Who Trek has briefly mentioned the Flower Market in the heart of Cuenca before. But this place is so special, we decided to give more detail and photos of the flower market.
The traditional Flower Market is on Calle Sucre, across from the new Cathedral. The market is in a small open-air plaza in front of the Church of El Carmen, a colonial era church. This square is adorned with the façade of the church and the church is made of carved stone. Continue reading
Two Who Trek Visit Markets as Part of the Lessons
For three mornings, Two Who Trek were in Spanish class at the Simon Bolivar Spanish School. No big deal, right? It was for Joe! Never having studied any language other than French in high school, the first day was a bit disconcerting. No worries. Angel is a good instructor and Joe advances at his own pace. Joe now knows about a hundred Spanish words and is enjoying the challenge.
Sherri’s instructor, Viviana, encourages her to remember previous college classes and build on those lessons. Even with prior Spanish classes, Sherri really finds it challenging to put thoughts into words in another language. Continue reading