Haiti: a glimpse of day 1
Yesterday I had two of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had! One you will see several photos of below – taking the small plane from Port-au-Prince to Pignon. Sometimes it was like losing your stomach on a roller coaster, but the only difference is you had no idea when that would happen! But so incredible, to see a country that way. The other, was after grabbing some beers downtown, I rode a motorcycle back with Roudy, a guy I met today that works for Haiti Outreach :D Too fun.
It is 6:30 am and I think the sounds just reached a crescendo outside my window. Roosters through the night were accompanied by the occasional chicken or bird. Now dogs howling, fighting, goats bleating, motorcycles speeding by, people yelling in the distance, someone sweeping, Creole being spoken, and more roosters. Haiti is beautiful, and yet you get the sense it is not even close to the beauty it could be. I’ve never seen land look so thirsty. And the deforestation…wow. More adventures from our day::
We have to go so I will show the rest of the photos from visiting Jan Brile community and then chilling after, later. I just talked to Neil, one of the guys who started Haiti Outreach. He has been living here for 23 years! Originally from Wellsville, NY. But we were telling him we felt so swanky in this guest house, and asked why it is so nice. And he said that their vision is for Haiti to be a developed country. So they wanted to create a place where visitors could come to Pignon and it was not a camping experience. I love people with vision… More to come!