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Exploring Haitian art and vodou in Port-au-Prince

Media accounts of Haiti gloss over its vibrant visual arts, music, and cultural scene. Even practicing vodou is used as a way to frame Haiti’s “difference” from better-known islands in the Caribbean. 1,125 more words


A slight change in Direction

As I started working on the details for my trip, and do more research, I have decided to change the direction of the trip for the beginning stage. 285 more words

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Touring destruction and reconstruction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

I’ve been sharing stories and pictures from my trip to Haiti to show a different side of the country – the best things about the country – a vain attempt to do my part and “help” Haiti, the way so many missionaries, voluntourists, and NGO workers do every day. 910 more words


The Journey Begins

So, where do I begin? Basically, I have decided to go and bikepack my way across South Africa. As a writing and photography project to capture the beauty of SA, to write about the people along the way, the places I see and the things I get up to. 789 more words

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Rum punch at Hotel Oloffson

My last full day in Port-au-Prince was a swirl of activity.  Like my arrival in Haiti’s capital, it was loud, hot, and overstimulating. Luckily, our robust agenda allowed time for a break at the historic, legendary… 400 more words


Haiti road trip stops: Sweet treats, grilled meat and Fort des Oliviers, Saint-Louis-du-Sud

For a small country, Haiti has some pretty epic driving. From quiet coastal roads to twisty-turny mountain passes to typically Haitian traffic in the cities and towns, it’s a real treat and a rare opportunity to see how Haitians live outside of the hurly-burly of the city. 945 more words


A Photograph and a Video

Episode 3 of our Booth Lake trip in September, 2014.