Thursday, February 9, 2012

The bus awaits...

to take me to kanaval!

Ok, so it's not really waiting. In fact, after I hop on a motorcycle taxi to get down to Portail Légoane, I'll have to find a bus going to Jacmel. I'll purchase a ticket and sit on the bus until it seems full, then sit some more until it's absolutely packed (and there's a goat, or at least a chicken, poking me in the thigh). Finally, after a four-or-so-hour trip that traverses the mountains, I'll arrive in Jacmel.

Ben is already there, working on a story. We'll be staying at a friend's house in Jacmel until Monday, though we hope to escape to the beach for a bit, too. Carnival celebrations are well underway there (as here), but Sunday is the big parade. Street theater, pumping music, elaborate and fantastical costumes, perhaps a wee bit of rum...  I'd better go pack my best dancing shoes!

By the way, do you think my mask will get crushed on the bus?

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

soooo jealous! really wanted to make it to kanaval jakmel this year but just couldn't swing it.... dance, eat some street food, do some serious people watching and smile at all the cutie pitootie little ones in their costumes for me!

nerkert said...

Love the mask, but I can't quite get past the image of a goat or a chicken poking you in the thigh. Have fun, but be safe.

Pye's In Haiti said...

Just left there today! Crazy fun! So many people! Hope you had a blast!

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