Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Haiti The First Day

A City of 10 Million Plus
     Port Au Prince, Haiti is a study in contrasts.  You have rough dirt roads that are lined with street vendors and cars running 3 and 4 wide.  You get in another part of town and the roads are smooth and paved beautifully.  There is a lot of construction going on through out the town, some related to the earthquake a few years back and others jus new buildings, stadiums and parks.

     From the 3rd floor window of our hotel, we have a beautiful view
of the mountains that are behind Port Au Prince.  The afternoon rain shower give the hillside a much deeper color and freshness.  Now there are some ominous dark clouds appearing from behind the mountain.  This light shower may bring some serious water falling from the sky real soon.

First View of the Haiti
     This is a very colorful place with the "Tap Tap" Safari buses and the colorful markings on the stores and businesses.  I wish that I had another day to explore this interesting city of more than 10 million people, but congestion is the word in the city.  It takes about 45 minutes to travel the 2 to 3 miles from the airport to the hotel.  I guess if they ever get the Rhum Festival to happen here that they tried to put together I would love to come back and see more.  Especially the Rhum Barbancourt Distillery.  Our plane arrived late and we weren't able to connect with the people from Barbancourt toget the tour that we were planning.  Next time will work.  ;o)