n the cool of the
evenings, cus-
tomers gather at
a street side café
favored by artists,
and intellectuals.
Blistering afternoon tem-
peratures keep many
people indoors following
almuerzo, the min meal
of the day.  But once the
sun has set, breezes refresh
the city, and the streets fill
with pedestrians. Friends
talk over tall iced drinks.
Lovers look for a quiet cor-
ner.  Dancers step to Afro-
Colombian folk tunes
called cumbias.  And, dur-
ing the annual Caribbean
music festival in March,
feet tap to spice salsas,
merengues, calypsos, and

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