Just a few more days until I'm back in Haiti. I'm busy trying to get everything organized here and hopefully get everything packed that I will need for a couple of months. I've been reading about some of the progress there; a new hotel in Petionville and a Marriott complex underway near the airport, so it will be interesting to see if there's any noticeable difference.
Starting next week I'm hoping to post something every day to give an idea of what life is like in Haiti. It can be many things depending on how one chooses to see it: beautiful, overwhelming; enlightening, intimidating; exhilarating, exhausting; stimulating, frightening; hopeful, depressing; absolute reality, surrealistic dream. Haiti is nothing if not a microcosm of all that is the best and the worst of humanity. I try to stand with those who represent the best, and speak against those others.
Here's a taste of what's best: