Most jungle towns (and La Merced is only semi-jungle) are filled with those little motocyclos or coosters or whatever they call them (moto coosters?), that buzz around madly. You really get the impression that there’s no sense in doing any work in a jungle type town because it’s warm all the time so there’s nothing to prepare for, and if you ever get hungry you can just go and eat a fish.
Actually, I didn’t get what the deal was with La Merced. It’s right on the border with San Ramon (the same name as the street which is the infamos Calle de los Pizzas in Miraflores). Are they two cities? What’s going on?
Confusing, but I’m not really losing sleep over it.