Tag Archives: Haiti

The Drive to Port-A-Prince

Getting up at 5:00 am for a two-hour trip to the airport was not much fun; but the drive at sunrise, during rush hour, was like a Disney ride and full of adventure and new sights. It’s not unusual to … Continue reading

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Last Day in Haiti

It’s hard to believe that this is my last day in Grand Guave. We get up at 5:00 am tomorrow and make the 2 1/2 hour drive through the streets (joke) of Port-A-Prince. We went to the market this morning … Continue reading

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Haitian spider bites are not fun

After spending 30 of the last 36 hours in bed I can tell you with a great deal of experience that being sick in Haiti is not the same as being sick in my “comfy” bed back home. I’m back … Continue reading

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Mango is multipurpose

The mango is the fruit if choice in Haiti. Our cooks go out in the yard early in morning and pick up all the tree-ripened mango that has fallen to the ground and prepare freshly-squeezed juice for our breakfast. Last … Continue reading

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Haitians Thirst for Knowledge

After a cinnamon syrup and pancake breakfast, Cathy and I went to the school were Haitian adult men were improving their English speaking skills. They were actually pretty good and incredibly inquisitive about Canada and the United States. We then … Continue reading

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Haiti Elementary School

I finally got caught up time zone wise this morning and was up with everyone at 6:30 am. I visited the elementary school after breakfast (50 yards away) and spent time in each classroom with the students. They were all … Continue reading

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Above the trash Haiti does have much Beauty

After a long, much needed sleep I crawled from my bunk bed and ate breakfast family style in the kitchen. Juice was freshly squeezed fruit of some sort (kind of like orange) and porridge was made from a puréed plantation … Continue reading

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First Day in Haiti was Awesome

What a wonderful day full of new and exciting experiences. It’s been two years since the 7.2 Earthquake and the Hatians are now fully into the rehabilitation process and thankfully almost past the emergency relief needs. Everywhere you go people … Continue reading

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