At the age of 12, I left the US for the first time. I didn't go to a vacation resort or a historical landmark in Europe. My first trip beyond American soil was Haiti.
For the record, machete chopping is a tremendous alarm.
She would grab my hand and lead me throughout the house to meet relatives and neighbors. Sort of like a human show and tell.
They weren’t lying. They really used it as the bride delivery system.
It is hard to sleep when animals are chopped to pieces outside your window.
One by one, all eight pigs and three cows were butchered to serve as the meal after the wedding...
These are things you cannot learn from a textbook. It requires hands on experience and breaking out of your comfort zone.
Sunsets make you step back and put life on pause.
She was quick to state that these channels were only available at hotels or resorts...
Our primary mode of transportation was a giant bus that had been left for parts in a field...
"Well they give up or get more determined to leave Cuba to find opportunities."
My first impression was Fidel must be a close family member, not a government leader. No one has personal photos like this...
"If I paint the outside, then the police and government officials will notice the work that has been done."
Just before Thanksgiving, I spent a week in Cuba exploring a country that until a few months ago seemed off-limits to me due to governmental challenges and restrictions.
When you are good friends with someone, it is common to hold their hand as you walk and talk...
First thought that came to mind was that sounds like a delightful place to spend a day. Then came the big news. Blue Hills lacked both hills and anything blue.
Once on the roof, he let go and disappeared into the crowd of kids that were waiting to see the doctors and nurses. Of course they were not doing this willingly. Candy serves as a great bribe no matter the place.
You try explaining government medical coverage to a man living in Haiti that lacks the ability to speak, hear, or sometimes eat. Add in language and cultural barriers. It seemed impossible to convey.
Well it's that time of year again. I'm headed to Haiti.
When was the last time you accidentally attended a funeral? It has happened to me three times within the past month!