|Eating and playing in the street behind the Paloquemao Market.|
But the poorer, working class folks, such as these families of the Los Martyrs neighborhood behind
Paloquemao Market, mostly stay put, either because they have to work or because they can't afford to travel.
But life in an emptied out Bogotá isn't so bad: it's peaceful, relatively unpolluted, and you can play in the street, as this family was doing the other day.
Doesn't that beat crowding onto a dirty beach where you're surrounded by screaming kids and grouching adults, the sun fries your skin and your new shoes get stolen?
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours