This is a blog that will take you through the Rum lifestyles of a fine group of people that enjoy the fun and pleasure of fine rums. We will travel to distilleries, partys, and Rum Events to bring you the Rumstyles of all those we come in contact with.
Urban crowding is not an issue anywhere
that I have ever been that can match Port au Prince, Haiti.The houses and the people are stacked one upon another. People and cars are jammed on the sidewalks and in roads.Between the “human trucks” carrying their
wares on their heads and livestock being sold on the city streets, this is a
place that I have never seen the lies of before.The people are very warm and friendly in the
service industry and take very good care of us getting from place to
place.In the hotels, the service is
wonderful and the food was very good.
Unfortunately, we were not able to make
connection with Alain from Barbancourt Distillery and visit the factory.The plane was late arriving and we didn’t
get into Port Au Prince until after 4:30 pm.Our schedule didn’t allow us to go on Tuesday morning, as we were
boarding an early flight to Santiago de Cuba.
The houses are stacked like cord wood one
on top of the other with only stairs and narrow walkways between them if
anything at all.Some of the houses are
very colorful and others are basic concrete grey and brown.These dwellings are stacked on the lower
hillsides and the better houses are further up the hills.To fit 1,100,000 plus people into a city with as
small a footprint as Port au Prince (13.92 Sq. Mi.), takes a lot of vertical building and very
close together to house all of them.
I found this city to be very interesting
to say the very least, the stark poverty to the 5 star hotel in which we stayed
you could find very unusual things under one roof, car wash, restaurant and
bank all in one shop.Along the way to
and from the airport, we found many things the likes of I’ve never seen before.Veggies and produce on the sidewalks for sale
in their version of a fresh market, and poultry still alive and sold right on
the sidewalk.People and cars seem to be
in an almost continuous gridlock throughout the city.It takes 45 minutes to go approximately 3
miles to the airport from the hotel.
Look out Santiago de Cuba we are on our
way to see what this has to offer.Really excited about the visit and all of the historic things to see