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Sunday, August 28, 2011

M Bon Kounye A

After my crappy mood last night, I was in dire need of some relaxation, and some alcohol but hey beggars can't be choosers right?  I am off on Sundays, so last night I went to my mom's and spent the night there.  I wanted to go to the beach, and we had plans to go see some of my relatives, on both sides of my family.  They live wwwwaaaayyyy up in the mountains.  We take a moto (moped, most common form of transportation other than one's feet) and then walk up the mountain :/.  We have to cross a river to climb up the mountain.  The river has risen a couple of times, and the current was so strong.  I am not built for a difficult life at all.  As soon as I stepped in the water I felt the rocks pricking and poking my feet.  I also knew that a long walk up the mountains awaited me.  It is a very rocky and steep mountain.  We (mom & I) had to stop and take our breaths every now and then.  This was all at 8am on a Sunday morning.

I love andeyo (countryside), my great aunt's land is so pretty and idyllic

The Haitian Brady Bunch lol

Those waves were killer

Water frisbee!
Thanks for stopping by

I feel a lot better, maybe I just needed a quick change of scenery or I needed to see other people's everyday problems instead of thinking about Haiti through my "first world"/developed eyes.


  1. Hello again Mai,

    I’m sorry to hear you had a crappy mood last night but I hope the road trip to your relatives while being accompanied by your mother was filled with laughter and enjoyment as you traveled uphill. I can only imagine the view you saw looking back down hill and across the mountainous terrain. The landscape is beautiful and the picture of the house in the countryside is quite scenic and serene. Of the pictures you uploaded, it’s my second favorite while your close up photo is the first.

    Before I viewed the pictures of the river, in reading I thought the river may have been waist deep considering its rising and how strong its movements were but I guess my imagination took afloat. Reading about how you felt the rocks pricking and poking your feet made me clench my toes because I know and remember that feeling very well. Earlier this year, while vacationing in Haiti, a few sharp rocks scratched my right heel as I made my way into the ocean to swim at the beach. Although I was able to see the rocks at the beach, judging by the beige color of the river in your photo, it may have been difficult to watch your steps while making it over to the other side.

    In closing, I look forward to reading your next post. I’m very happy to see you got the chance to release any stress that caused you to be in a crappy mood the previous night. Working hard during the week, deserves weekends like this. Did I mention how much I like the last picture? It’s too cute.

  2. I love these houses! I want one just like that!