Ten years ago, we lived in Ecuador for a month. Leading by example, the good people of Cuenca taught me to take a moment to simply greet everyone. When eyes meet, say “Hola”. The custom reinforced my US Southern Mother’s tutelage on good manners, or as her French father used to say “Les bonnes manières sont importantes”.
As we approach the next round of seasonal holidays, when the news of the day and politics of the moment can make or deepen the loved ones divide, start the time together on solid footing. A genuine “Good Morning” or “So Good to See You” is a positive way to start the day!
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Categories: background, blog, Cartagena, Colombia, customs, local, manners, traditional, traditions, travel
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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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Food vendors in Cartagena
It’s hard to go hungry when walking through the Centro Historico of Cartagena. In addition to the many excellent restaurants in the city, vendors are selling food on the street almost everywhere you go. Many of these folks use push carts to sell their wares. Here’s a look at some of the different foods we saw. Continue reading →
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