ramshackle shanty town by raschema
The premise is good – a city founded on providing for each other and not always working ‘for the man’, but I was disappointed. We were greeted by an old man in front of this mural and he was very friendly. He saw me taking this photo and went on and on about how to get to the actual village.
There is some great graffiti art, but outside of that it seems like squatterville. There are tons of little shacks that aren’t maintained. The area is often referred to as a hippie village – I didn’t get that feeling at all. There was no care for the environment and it was littered with trash. If you’re looking for something unique or to say you’ve been there then go, but it reminded me of a piece of art work that needed explaining.over 5 years ago