Sometimes the unexpected things are the best kind

A lot of things happen slowly in Haiti. Like how you’ll spend hours waiting in line at the bank or the moto driver you’ve called will be an hour late even though he keeps saying “10 more minutes”, and you’ll be forced to cancel a meeting that you’ve already rescheduled three times. It’s just an … Continue reading

Carnival in Les Cayes, Haiti

If there was ever a test of stamina, it would be Carnival. This past Saturday myself and several other Haiti Communitere (HC) volunteers and staff drove the HC school bus down to Les Cayes, a town on the southern coast known for its pretty beaches – and this year, for hosting Carnival. One million people … Continue reading

Cite Soleil gets its own Eiffel Tower

By now I’ve mentioned Cite Soleil, the most notorious slum of Port-a-Prince, a few times. While it is widely thought to be a dangerous place, a movement has started in recent months by the people of Cite Soleil to change its bad reputation. People have banded together to clean up the streets – the first … Continue reading