Monday, November 06, 2006

A city within a city

These instant cities are everywhere; they start out as small groups of squatters then enlarge over time. The people scavenge building materials from derelict buildings to construct their shelters. They have little or no running water, and only dug facilities. Some of the sights remind me of India – the very poor living near the very rich, with little boundary between.

Often near these cities are stopping places for the unofficial taxi vans that ply the roads stuffed with 16+ passengers.

1 comment:

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

The same thing exists in Venezuela.