- Tent cities
- The poorest of poor and richest of rich
- Port-Au-Prince airport and city...as I like to refer to it as a game of Tetris...filling up every single spot available
- The barest mountains, and then the must green mountains
- My husband and brother--in-law stopping to help out victims of a car accident; Every passer-by stopping to help the accident victims, coming from the top of a mountain on foot, as well as drivers; A random driver picked up the man who needed medical attention to bring him to a hospital
- Going through cities with no one, then entering traffic, people, and cars everywhere
- Sitting in the Commissary of Gonaives office; their jail cells; a shot gun in the bathroom
- Blowing out half of the hotels electricity from my blow dryer
- The minister of the Dominican Republic, his wife and dog
- The Citadelle Laferrière; climbing to the top; young children laying down on top of the highest part, at the very edge, playing on the palace; a view from 3,000 ft high; a trio-band of children under 5 years old, playing handmade instruments out of bamboo and sticks
- Ruins of Sans-Souci Palace
- Founders of Haiti sculptures
- A Food for the Poor light post
- The 365 Doors Palace & The Crête-à-Pierrot
- The Presidential Palace, crumbled from the 2010 earthquake
- Many limbless men
- One of the most beautiful beaches at Club Indigo; Brazilian Marines playing volleyball in speedos; uniformed Army soldiers walking on the beach
- Amazing sunsets
- The same man selling lambi (conch) out of his canoe in the ocean, twice in two resorts hours away from each other
- A man swimming with a basket tied to his feet that just caught lambi, bringing it to shore to sell
- Fresh food and juice everyday, all from the earth; endless rice, beans and plantains
- The House my husband grew up in, where his mother still lives
- Haitian Christmas dinner with family that traveled hours just to see us
- Hanging out with hurricane lamps because of no electricity
- A dear friend, Ronald, who we hadn't seen in 4 years
- Outdoor kitchens and bathrooms
- Amazingly beautiful restaurants that made me feel like I was walking into a European heaven
- Bringing our own alcohol into restaurants
- "White" skin Haitians speaking Creole, French and English
- Ogier-Fombrun Museum
- The owner of Moulin Sur Mer
- The house my husband was born in, on the floor, literally
- Cars and trucks piled so high with people and things
- Beautifully decorated Haitian taxi buses
- A semi truck flipped over on it's side with several men outside of it, trying to figure out how to get it out of the swail
- My all time favorite Haitian band, Carimi, in the nastiest, most disgusting "night club," but had the time of my life; a bathroom so nasty we couldn't use it; got 2 hugs and kisses from Mickael, the lead singer, and a photo with him
Wow! We just returned from our 8 day adventure through Haiti. We saw so much of the country that even my husband never saw while he lived there on his younger years. The most unbelievable sights that I saw that I must take note of are...
Art, Music, and culture in general are a huge part of Haitians lives...enjoy!
What is your favorite thing about this little Haitian chair? The other day, this little chair reappeared at our house. It travels from house to house in our family, usually wherever Madam Jean goes. Leave a comment!
My brother-in-law is an amazing cook! He showed me how to make BBQ chicken, his way! Here's the recipe and pics.
First, clean the chicken with lime. Rinse it off with water and put it in a pot. Fill the pot up with water 3/4 of the way. Add the following one at a time:
- 3 chicken flavored tablets of Maggi
- 1/2 cup of Ragu spaghetti sauce
- 1 Tbs. of mustard
- 1 Tsp. of vinegar
- 2 tsp. of butter
- 3 Garlic cloves + a little garlic powder
- 1 packet of Sazon seasoning
- 1 Jamaican hot pepper
It should look close to this. Stir for a few minutes. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Simmering... Now it's ready for the BBQ!
Cook chicken on the BBQ until it's done the way you like it! Enjoy!