One of the nice things about living here is being up in the mountains while living close to a viable town that provides 99% of what we need. If I am feeling energetic I can walk the six miles down to town to do business and catch a taxi back up. I haven’t tried making the trek back up on foot since I am usually carrying groceries or supplies. Since we were not here prior to the Covid outbreak, I’m not sure what businesses were like back then; but knowing the weather and the welcoming nature of these people, I think not much has changed with regards to how they operate other than MINSA regulations which are strictly adhered to. MINSA is their health organization which lays out the mandates and protocols for operations during this pandemic. They run a pretty tight ship which helps us feel more comfortable about shopping when necessary and visiting medical facilities as we are having to now.
What I enjoy most is the ‘open door’ way businesses operate. The temperatures range from 64 to around 75 most of the time, getting up to 80-ish during a different season. Very few businesses have air in the heart of town, so once they open for business the doors remain open. It’s nice to look inside and see what is going on before venturing inside or to say hello to whomever is inside.
I have a few of the many open doors to share with you that we see all the time. Maybe I’ll have more later but it feels awkward taking photos when I am not sure I could fully explain the purpose. I hope you are all well and having a good week. We are still plugging along with hubby’s health challenges and hoping the light at the end of the tunnel keeps growing brighter.
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