The Old Town

Here is today’s cyclo ride. This time through the Old Town. The locals in the Old Town seem to live on the pavements. They can be seen cooking on a flame in an old tin can, in the gutter with the traffic going past.

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There are a great many apparently well stocked shops. Different streets specialize. There was a shoe street, a dress street, an electronics street and an ironwork street where the welding was going on for all the passers by to see. There didn’t seem to be much business going on in any of them. There were thousands of the locals just sitting around in the cafes or just on small stools on the pavement doing nothing at all. Unemployment must be very high and I cant imagine how they all live. There must be some form of welfare as everyone appears to be well fed.


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