Lindsay in Haiti

...a journal of my experiences while living in Haiti for the next two years.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Greetings from the Beach

Cormier Plage is amazing. It's serene and relaxing. It's the type of place where your blood pressure drops as soon as you pull in the drive. I didn't realize until I got here that I needed a break from the poverty, but I did. Seeing desperate, hungry people day after day can wear you out. I would definitely love to stay longer, but can't. One day at the beach just isn't enough!

My mom is leaving tomorrow (tear). We had an awesome time. She once again got her eyes opened to the extreme poverty, met some new friends, and is already planning her next trip back. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Random Pictures

...driving through the market...

 mom and her new friend, Keleen....

...doesn't something look wierd about this picture? I can acutally get a wireless signal while sitting in a hut near the cyber cafe. I'm sure most lap-tops cost more than this two room house did... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

This morning my mom and I decided to spice up things and instead of our usual run we hiked up a mountain- had a spectacular view. I'd post some pictures but I forgot to put the memory card back into the camera before we went on our hike.
Tomorrow we are heading up to Cap Haitien for a few days. We are going to the beach! It should be a great get away...

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

My mom made it here! She got into Pignon yesterday afternoon. We haven't been able to stop talking and catching up since.
She brought me tons of American food, practically a suitcase full! ...homemade cookies, scones, tuna, pop tarts, and a big birthday cookie with icing. I should be all set for a few months now.

The other day I went to a friends' garden to pick Shadek (think Grapefruit-like). We used big long tree limbs to kind of knock the shadek out of the trees. Talk about hard work, but it was worth it, I got an enormous sack of shadek to take home. I had been practicing how to make juice from the shadek so I could impress my mom, but it tastes like I need a little more work.