Many people are hard working and ingenious, making use of things that we would just toss away. Cars are kept running by gutting them and rebuilding engines that can be maintained with pieces of scrap found here and there. Small homes and apartments are being remodeled. Scaffolding is seen everywhere. The old town is as it was in the 50’s and there are dangerous areas where buildings are eroding.
The people are the heart of the country. They are friendly and inviting. We were welcomed into many homes and even though we had a language problem, we had no problem communicating.