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One Day at Indigo Beach

Haiti has many beautiful beaches. Over the past few years, the country as a whole has been working really hard on making sure the rest of the world is caught up on that fact. Montrouis, a little town located in the Ouest Department, is well known for its beach destinations, which includes Moulin Sur Mer, Club […]

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From Jacmel, with love

We got on the road and headed to Jacmel as soon as I landed in Port-au-Prince. I’ve never been, and Gessica wanted to take me. I was so excited! But I tried to remain neutral so I wouldn’t get disappointed. I’ve learned that things are not always what they seem, and by remaining neutral, I […]

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A weekend in Philly

Tyler and I left NYC in the worst weather imaginable Friday night. Ok, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but it really was terrible. We were caught in the storm without umbrellas carrying champagne, a suitcase and giant backpack.  That didn’t keep us from jumping on the bus to meet our friends in Philly. Congratulatory […]

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Travel files: Austin, TX

Well done, Austin. Well done. I agreed to visit my fiancé in Austin during his two-month work trip, but I wasn’t at all very excited. Well, I was excited to see him of course, but not very excited about the trip. I kept wishing his work sent him somewhere cool and romantic like Paris, or […]

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Once upon a time in Haiti

Once upon a time in Haiti, perfect water droplets danced on our van’s windshield as we zoomed past colorful taptaps on the wet, open road. Green mountains greeted us. We were chasing the sun under deep, grey clouds on our way to the beach. We ended up at Club Indigo where eventually, the clouds went […]

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Fine dining in Haiti: La Souvenance

Rating: 4 mangoes Gessica Geneus invited me out to dinner with her friends on a beautiful, warm evening in Port-au-Prince. The group was celebrating a someone’s farewell party and birthday at the popular, fine dining restaurant, La Souvenance. As a food fanatic and professional in the hospitality field, I couldn’t retain my excitement. I wanted […]

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Finding Art in Haiti

Finding art in Haiti is easy. All you have to do is go outside. Wherever you are, there is art. You’ll find walls covered with colorful paintings, wood and steel drum sculptures defying the hot sun for miles and miles. People will walk up to your car window with their work, and they will make […]

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The children of Dufailly, Haiti

  Within the first ten minutes of my visit in Dufailly with the Fleur De Vie, I was in tears. I didn’t know where they came from, but they invaded my face, and I could not hold them back. Not many people get to see me cry, and I’m one of those people who cry […]

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Night out in Haiti – Presse Cafe

If I still lived in Haiti, I would be a regular at Presse Cafe. Just like in New York some places know me as the “Sexy Nachos Girl” or the “Black Coffee Girl”, I would be the “Grilled Fish and Prestige Girl” there. I would come in with small and big groups, and some nights […]

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