Once upon a time in Haiti

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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 their separate ways, and the sun stopped in for a short visit. The warm water welcomed us with open arms, and the Prestige bottles kept our thirsts at bay. Lambi (conch), pwason griye (grilled fish), griyo (fried pork), and bannan peze (fried plaintains) came in abundance. The coconut vendor became a quick friend as I asked all sorts of questions about his life in Kreyol. I strolled the empty beach, happy that I was in my beloved country. Allowing the sand to embrace my toes. Closing my eyes to the sounds and smells of paradise. Almost dreading my return to the reality I had back in New York. And looking forward to another trip for my honeymoon next year.

Yes, I have decided. Haiti will be my honeymoon destination.

5 Comments on Once upon a time in Haiti

  1. Wendy
    December 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm (2 years ago)

    @brothertoussaint, indigo is on the “cote des arcadins” not in jacmel. its a really nice place.
    Im happy that you enjoied ur stay in Haiti. its such a nice island

    PS: I did recognize in one of the pictures a designer that I like.

  2. whatwewear
    December 13, 2013 at 7:12 am (2 years ago)

    beautiful photos, we definitely hope to visit Haiti one day!

  3. brothertoussaint
    December 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm (2 years ago)

    These photos are very nice. Where is this exactly? I’m guessing Jacmel?

  4. Farah Michel Paz
    December 4, 2013 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

    I was able to live your adventures just by reading your well written prose. I especially love how you said the clouds parted to allow the sun to say hello . Great Job … I would live to read more about your adventures in the future. You make me proud to be haitian. Best wishes on your honeymoon.


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