Cartegena II

In the Getsemaní area, there´s this guy Roberto hanging around a dug-up and closed down park. It´s under reconstruction.

It seems someone chopped off a birdswing drenched in oil and slabbed it on his head, molded it into a chicken-mohawk; the shape, but not the shave. Roberto offers you everything and then some, the best of the best.

There´s a lot of that in Cartagena, out in the open, much more so then what I´ve experienced elsewhere in Colombia. On our street there´s pushers and prostitutes and peddlers; there´s constructionworkers and cabdrivers, there´s lunatics and storeowners. Reggae-bars and that soft scent of caribbean weed. Cuba libres and stray dogs.

Magic realism and mañana mañana. So I´ll save the rest for another day.

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