1) Three and a half days is more then enough time for stray dogs and homeless scavengers to dig through your trash and make a mess. So, not only is there lots of trash on the street, but, it is strewn everywhere.
2) We have now entered the dry season. No rain, lots of sun and little wind. The temperatures this week have been in the 80s every day. Plenty of heat to bake exposed trash.
The result is a funky smell that filters through the neighborhood and peaks about midday. Nothing we can’t handle. It just enables us to use all of our senses when walking to school or to the market.