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A Taller Tale

One day Joe was walking through the Historic Center of Cartagena with Louis, a university student who was attempting (in vain) to teach Joe Spanish and also help him find interesting photographs in the city.  As they wandered through the Plaza de San Pedro, Louis pointed to a neatly dressed man seated under a tree.  “See that gentleman over there?  That is how all business keepers use to dress — what we would call business casual now.”  The man had well pressed clothes — a dress shirt and dress trousers.

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Work fascinates Two Who Trek — we can sit and watch it for hours!

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.

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