Spring isn't quite here yet, so the city is still a little dreary and rainy. Only the major roads are paved, so once you turn off them into neighborhoods, you begin off-roading. Even the most upscale neighborhoods, like this one, do not have paved roads. However, the dirt roads bely the richness of the houses that are behind the walls lining the roads. Once you step through the gate in the wall of the compound, the house inside is generally very comfortable. There's no indoor heating though, so you normally huddle around a space heater and hope it doesn't give out before the meeting ends!