Saturday, February 7, 2009

Three Foot High Sidewalks

Some (not all) of the sidewalks in the Old Town historic center of Campeche are three-feet tall. Imagine! They come up to my waist. There are little cut-out steps to get up to the top level. During the rainy season, there are heavy rains and flooding. By making the sidewalks this high, and the doors to homes and shops that high, it helps to prevent a good interior soaking. Notice, no guardrails. Fall off one of these puppies, and it's to the orthopedic surgeon with you. Do not pass "Go."