|Francisco Andres Buitrago rides an ergonomic bike he designed.|
El Tiempo newspaper recently reported it'll mean a flood of cheap cars and subsidized U.S. farm products. That'll be back for Colombia if it means more pollution and traffic jams and bankrupts peasant farmers, who might then become internal refugees or turn to planting drug crops.
|BTA Capital makes shirts and other clothing |
emblazoned with...Bogotá's name and symbols.
|Vegetariano designs shoes and boots made |
out of renewable, non-animal materials.
Of course, Colombians have lots of ingenuity and creativity, which I saw at a crafts fair sponsored by the private Jorge Tadeo University. Young people there had created novel foods, clothing,
|Diego Alejandro with tables he's |
designed using innovative structures.
|A bag of Melate Chocolates.|
|I test rode one of Francisco's bikes, and it was comfortable, altho the steering takes some getting used to.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours