The Gingerbread House

Villa Castel Fleuri, Hait Ocean Trader

Many of the old colonial houses of Haiti, otherwise known as Gingerbread Houses, have fallen on hard times.  Many were already in gradual decline before the 2010 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince.  The children whisper softly saying these houses “have spirits”.  Life must have been grand for the original owners and their immediate heirs and successors.  One […]

jou lapli tap tonbe – Rainy Day

Magic Bus

Today Port-au-Prince was as busy as any other day. We had less sunshine and the kind of rain that only the Bananas would love. Generally speaking, rain is an inconvenience to the Haitian people. We do plenty of walking and sometimes the surfaces that we must traverse are very basic. If it rains with any […]