Along every road or street is a ditch, usually made of cement, but not always. This is where the waste water flows from the homes and shops and businesses. These ditches are usually 2 to 3 feet across and 3 to 4 feet deep.
These ditches are often covered by removable cement slabs or anything available. Since rented space is so dear, the vendors set up shops along just about every street, wherever they can find space. Often the goods are left out at night, but covered. People here are honest and don’t take what doesn’t belong to them.