Thursday, January 10, 2013

The horse transaction continues, and a comment about streets

The conversation between the horse rider and the tourist continued, with the rider dismounting.  I will show the conclusion of this encounter tomorrow.

Although the road to Tamarindo is paved, this photo shows that some of the streets in Tamarindo are still not paved.  The beach front road is paved.  The main road that leads from the beach to the rest of town is supposed to be paved in part starting this month.

The community continues to pressure the local government, which is located 20 minutes away in Santa Cruz, to pave more streets.  A political problem is that most of the residents of Tamarindo are foreigners, and the local politicians obviously place a higher priority on their voters, not foreign residents, and there are many other priorities.

In the meantime, they periodically spread a coating on the dirt streets to keep down the dust.  The coating is derived from the local sugar cane industry and causes a mild and pleasant odor of molasses.  When the streets are paved, I will miss the aroma.

This week we have photos of the ancient Khmer temples around Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia posted  on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


glenda said...

Interesting about the coating on the streets.

Sharon said...

I keep waiting for him to get on that second horse.

Jack said...

Streets paved with molasses? Now, that is a new one!

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