Sunday, September 25, 2011

There and There

I've spent the last month in Paris, Perpignan, Port-Au-Prince, Port Salut, Les Anglais, Bomòn, Pestel, Cap-Haitian, Milot, Limbe, Fondes des Negres, Fondes des Blancs, and have gone to Leogane twice.

Now I'm back home, happy, safe and sound. Traveling in Haiti can be a little unpredictable. The day after flying into Cap-Haitian a local airline's plane crashed and burned trying to land there. The next day we came across a guy just hit and killed in the road. The day after that I saw a teenager get really banged up rolling down the road after falling off a truck, and the following day we ran over a dog - one of the few I've seen in Haiti wearing a collar. (I wasn't driving).

Scarier than traveling in Haiti is the carbon footprint I'm racking up. My round trip flight from Port-au-Prince to Paris produced 5.81 metric tons of CO2. Sorry, Bangladesh. 

4 comments:

nerkert said...

We're happy that your're back, too. For your own sake, but also because Lexi seems to need you more than we knew. We pray for your safety.

Anonymous said...

Great photos, you answered before I asked...thank you! and great answers to prayer! much love, M.

Rebecca said...

Sorry to have missed you last week but glad to catch a little glimpse of what you've been living. A la pwochenn (novam!)

Pooja Bhatia said...

"Travel in Haiti can be a little unpredictable." --I can just imagine you saying this in your typically understated way, Ben. Miss you guys and I send love.

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