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Day 23 - Siesta in the streets

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Sunday, July 26, 2009

The great thing about my job is that it has me running around Lima and week long which takes me to places I have never seen before. I have lived in Lima on and off since I was 11 and I am still amazed at the shear size of the city. Saturday I went to the district of La Victoria to work in La Parada (Av. Aviacion) which is a fairly large street market. The streets here are packed daily with thousands of people shopping and selling within a 10 block distance. One thing that should be noted is that La Parada can be somewhat dangerous if you are not aware of your surroundings. The place has been known for it's theives that seem to blend into the general public. Now the only reason why I even discuss this is because of the sheer volume of people that frequent this street it is easier for theives to rob people wither your in a car or just walking on foot.



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These guys below are sewing huge banners like the ones you see on the sides of buildings




The photos below were taken from Thursday when I visited the mercado Caqueta in San Martin de Porres. The main streets of this market are currently undergoing construction and new sidewalks and streets are going to be made.

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