Exploring Jalousie

Exploring Jalousie
a small photo selection:

Do you remember Jalousie?

I was very intrigued by the colorful neighborhood last year, and I had to visit it now that I’m in Haiti again. Most people there were friendly, but very few wanted their picture taken, and some reveled in saying “No! Go!”

I guess having the power to say that is quite enjoyable if you own little else.

Jalousie is among many slums that have sprawled across the hills of the capital Port-au-Prince in recent decades because governments past and present have failed to provide affordable housing and basic services.  … Amid its narrow corridors and steep steps, Jalousie has no traditional sewage system or electric grid. (The Huffington Post)

Jalousie does have the best view in Port-au-Prince though. And now colors.

Let’s hope the improvements don’t stop there.

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jalousie, port-au-prince, haiti 2014

Simply Happy

Simply Happy
two girls in times square
two girls on their way to Haiti –  through Times Square

I’m in Haiti again! Can you believe it? So far I’ve only been sleeping and packing up my bags. Settling. No wonder, seeing how a plane seat is the only place I’ve gotten any sleep in the last 30-50 hours. Due to the time difference I have no idea how many hours I spent getting here. Or what day this is.

But who cares! ❤