Is the main character. In his late thirties, tall, thin, who like many others he came to Bogotá when he was just a child and considers himself a Bogota citizen by adoption. His studies reached the end of high school when he went to the army, more to see what he did with his life, than for a true military will.
He made friends and enemies in the midst of his comrades in arms and it was precisely the father of one of them, who at the end of the service gave him a job as a taxi driver. His friend did not want to return to the city, he continued in the mountains, and died there. after the misfortune, the old man became the benefactor of our protagonist, to whom he transferred part of his filial love.
The driver is an empathetic man capable of getting words out of almost any passenger, thanks to his charisma, causing each passenger to tell his story, even those that he would not share with anyone.
He loves Bogotá above all things.
Empress of empanadas. She is a giant black woman with bushy hair that she dyes yellow. She is a gastronomic treasure of Chapinero and a member of that street nobility chosen by her clients: taxi drivers, street vendors, prostitutes and office workers in the area. Although half of her clientele comes for her empanadas, the other half of her comes for “mercha”, for drugs that she sells camouflaged and who help her buy those giant earrings that she exhibits like a sculpture.
She was never given anything from her except three children, all from different fathers, the last one from a Barranquilla man who went to the United States as an “entrepreneur” and who stayed behind bars there. She has an almost loving relationship with our driver and whenever she sees him arriving she warms up her empanadas. She is respected by all as a queen and in her “patch” there are no fights. She breathes salsa and is seduced by chontaduros.
The old man is a white man as a paper, who dresses like a dandy and with a smile on the surface. He is inhabited by charisma – at least now – because before the fifties, when he was married with a daughter, he was a bitter and strict man, a champion of morality.
But after a sexual schism called Federico, his life changed. He left everything and then they left him. But far from being bitter about the departure of his lover, he decided to go through his life in the opposite direction to the one he had been leading up to then and turned Chapinero’s rumba into his dogma.
He left his wife and daughter, she as radical as his past, denied his existence and condemned him to oblivion, decided to end his life (not all suicides are sad) and began to write a diary that accompanied him everywhere until she left him lost in a taxi …
They are a surreal gang that speaks to the driver in various ways. Sometimes they ask him about his passengers, sometimes they make fun of him and sometimes they share jokes or intimacies. Of course, those who are located in Chapinero why from Calle 100 to the north do not even speak to it.