I slept for 30 minutes and left for the (Pine Forest) Mountains at 4 am from my flight. I wasn't aware of how dangerous this trip would be up the mountain, how high it was up and how long it would take to get there and bring me back. We stayed at a hotel for a night and traveled to a land of vegetation and amazement.
We found a lady with 5ft of bread on her head and bought some from her for our trip.
At the market with Ketsie, who was traveling with us.
Soda at the market
My nephew Jeef
My Haitain sister showing me avocados
My stepfather preaching at his church
Day 2 me and my mother sat on the porch all day and ate and said "Bonjour" to every passer by. All of the vegetation in these photos is garden as in "veggies".
I drank a lot of this, more than I wanted to.
Anyone familiar with the West Indies knows spaghetti is a staple.. and I had a lot of it.
Squash and my stepfathers bath water
The car we took up the mountain, Haitian refer to as "machine"
The stepfathers sister in-law made me and my mom fried fish... it was incredible.
The guys who's house we stayed in, cut us some sugar cane.
my mom enjoyed hers
Belly the goat... was dinner later.
The house we stayed at
I loved it here
Haitian fritters with picklese
Belly was so cute
The bananas tasted like pineapples
Day 3 was my last day in the Pine Forest Mountains, I had a lot of food and I got to visit a town really close to the beach that was breathtaking.
Breakfast: Fritae, Sliced deep fried potatoes, yams, fried goat, plantians and tomato sauce.
Someone picked me some plums...
Mais moulin and avocados
Dry river bed we have to drive through to get to Pine Forrest.
The Dominican Republic is across the water
This is a "Tap Tap" Haiti's public form of transportation.
Make shift gas station at the car wash
Everyone in Haiti has Motorbikes
Day 4 was hot and I was able to capture people naturally through some gated windows. I slept in a church that was above the neighborhood, then later went downstairs.
Homemade snack bowl
I had a brief class on Haitian money "gourds" everything is a 5th of what it represents.
This bill is 50.00 gourds.
my stepfather and his twin
It took my whole trip to get some wine.. it was delicious.