Cucuta Day 3
Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
15Trip End May 20, 2010
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Next we traveled to one of Cucutas suburbs to visit a brick and tile factory. The area all around Cucuta is very rich in red clay soil so this factory supplies these building materials at a very inexpensive cost. The making of the clay bricks and tiles has not changed much for many years. Their is still much manual labor involved in moving the bricks and tiles around and its all done mostly by hand
After the factory tour we went to one of the Rotary members resturaunts for lunch. We had a typical meal with respect to Cucuta. Cabras con yucca y arroz... stewed goat with yucca and rice! Very good!! Gave a shortened presentation to this Rotary club after lunch too.
Next we went for a tour of a local hospital that the rotary club is helping out with the childrens burn unit there by providing air conditioning in the childrens unit. The hospital looked and had equipment that was very old... circa 1960's. Having a bad burn is bad enough, I cant imagine how miserable those kids are with no air conditioning.
Nest we had a tour of a governmental environmental department called CORPONOR. This is and agency like DCNR. They do projects to protect and improve the environment. We met with the director and were informed all about how the agency works.
All for now... have another meeting to get ready for.