Thursday, May 26, 2016

Charapoto and Bahia

We made our first trek out of San Jacinto since the earthquake, we went to Charapoto on the bus. We didn't see much damage from the moving bus, and asked our favorite store owners how they fared, and all did good. I did see these photos on Facebook, but know that most of Charapoto fared well.

Talking with Joffre the other morning while waiting for the bus, he said the aid is there for people who need it, but they are collecting names and cedula numbers, so as to be fair to all. He said people were changing their shirts and trying to get back in line, but the officials asked for ID, and are trying very hard to make sure everyone gets their share of help. He also said those blues tents (and the one above I'm sure) are permanently owned by the recipient now, they don't have to return them.

Another of our favorite places is Bahia, and it on the other hand did NOT fare well, we won't go there for some time, but these photos I found on Facebook. This is of the market area, the building is not in good shape, but the vendors have set up outside...gotta make a living. 

At first it looks like business as normal, but then you see the pile of rubble behind him.

Big cracks in the building behind him.

But, as always a big thumbs up, making the best of it. Love them! (That's peanut butter in the bags)

I miss Bahia, we used to go once every couple months, but it would be sad to see the destruction, so we will wait as long as possible. On the other hand, the trip to Charapoto was nice, and I'm glad we don't have to go anywhere if we don't want to. Today I'll do my shopping in town, do a beach walk, and either paint or play with my new fabric, so stay tuned, the adventure continues!

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