The city is nestled within a circle of green hills, dotted with little houses on the hillside. Riding in a taxi is kind of like being on a rollercoaster, as many of the streets are narrow, windy, and with a very steep incline. Taxis are more common than buses, and it’s normal that a taxi picks up as many people as they can (slowing to beep invitingly at tired looking pedestrians).
Although many people get around by motorbike.
The streets bustle with activity in the run up to Christmas.
Music blares from many shops, with someone talking on a mic, inviting customers inside the shops.
The main square is a hubbub of socialisation.
Los Dolores church borders a busy market, although at Christmas there are a myriad of illegal sellers crowding the streets.