A few odd things about Trujillo

1
Oct
2008

– Why, in a city of this size are there so many banks? They are everywhere, and they are usually crazy busy with people and long lines. Is there really THAT much banking that people need to do? Or is it just that the internet isn’t caught on enough here for people to take care of most of that online?

– There are a LOT of cake and pastry shops here as well

– Like several other colonial cities I have been to that are laid out on a grid (Merida, Campeche, etc), there is a strange game of traffic chicken that takes place at every intersection. All the cars honk as they approch the intersection and none seem to have the right of way. To say nothing of the pedestrians scrambling to avoid being hit.