|Katalina and William sell a bottle of chicha, made of fermented corn, and Bogotá's most traditional drink.|
And that's thanks to places like Nativo, a handicrafts shop opened last month by Katalina and William, a young Colombia couple.
Nativo sells handicrafts, many made by indigenous Colombians - the house in which the shop is located has long been used as a temporary residence by indigenous people from the Santa Marta Mountains while visiting Bogotá. The shop also sells lots of paraphenalia, useful certainly for lots of legal substances, but also a certain illegal leaf. If the personal dosis drug law returns, as appears likely, this shop will get a boost.
Nativo is located on Carrera 3, just a few doors south of La Plaza del Chorro. Look for its colorfully-painted front wall.
|People walk past Nativo's colorfully-painted front.|
|The view from the window, where bottles of chicha are for sale.|
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|William and Katalina with their son Mathias.|