Flying a kite is fun… I think! I’ve never tried, have you?
I see flying kites almost every day, even though there’s no wind! How is that possible? I want one!
My sweet, sweet blog. I cry when I realize how much I’ve neglected you lately. Eeeh.. So!
There were some days without Internet, and other days I’ve been too tired. Fainting into my bed sheets is what I do best here in Haiti, although I wake up many times during a night. It because of the mosquito net tent. That stupid thing I was advised to buy prior to coming here. I even paid a small fortune for it, since it’s impregnated (chemically treated). There are however no more mosquitos here than in Norway during summer, and despite of the stupid net I have several red spots. Never trust your doctor!
I’ve been in Haiti for two weeks now, and I’m quite surprised to discover that I love it. I’m asked for money and my phone number several times a day, but that happens quite often in Oslo too. The people are poor (except for those really rich ones, I’ve visited a palace home or two), but they still have smiles to offer. And when dark and light eyes meet and genuine smiles are exchanged, it feels quite wonderful.
There are a lot of staring to, and the children have this little chant ‘blan, blan, blan’ (foreigner) that they sing when Caroline & I pass by. I can’t really complain about that though. I do my own share of staring, and I take pictures on top of that. Some Haitians don’t want their picture taken, and I respect that, while others love modelling. They line up and wait for turn, and demand to see the photo after. I’ll look into if I can find a printing studio here, to send some pictures to the schools I’ve been visiting. The photos presented in this post were shot while visiting a school built by LWF in a remote mountain area.
In other words; I’m very much alive and enjoying the adventure!
So forget me not 😉
Mwen soti nan Nòvèj – I’m from Norway
Mwen kontan rankontre ou – I’m pleased to meet you
N a wè ou pita – See you later
Orevwa – Goodbye
And if you like faces, I also recommend ‘Faces from different places’ on one of my favourite blogs 😉
The coolest title for an award, don’t you agree? Mèsi anpil, to the Queen of Bento – Rabbitcancook – for inviting me on board! Go girl pirates, and here’s to world domination! YAAWR 😀
Now, who else deserves to join the crew? I believe these people do:
AND OF COURSE… (at the bottom because I can’t help wishing them in the seas with me, although I’ve awarded them with “this and that” previously) THE TERRIFYINGLY WONDERFUL: Black&white colors, Evi, Amberafrica, Yvo1984, Prem, … I feel I’ve forgotten someone…. … . Oh well.
Tourist hat – Everything is new and exciting and I’m trying to squeeze in as many experiences as I can into the five weeks I’m here. I think ‘wonderful’ is my favourite English word, and it’s quite fitting to describe my first six days in Haiti. As I write this I’m slightly distracted by six turkey chicks that pluck at mango pieces next to me. Wonderful.
Volunteer hat – I’m writing the annual report for LWF, an organization that has been building schools, houses and roads in Haiti for years.
Journalist hat – Apart from the work I’ll do for LWF in Haiti; I will write a reportage for my final exam here. This makes me slightly stressed, as I haven’t found sources for this task yet, nor ‘the Norwegian link’, which should be present in my reportage if I wish to sell it to a newspaper in Norway.