Sunday, January 9, 2011

1/9/11 - Jacmel

So since I'm so behind on the blog I decided to just make small updates. Today I went to church here in Jacmel and had a great experience. Then Tiana and I took a tap tap out to Kabik and spent some time on the beach. We enjoyed some great "Lanbi Griye" or "Grilled Conch" and just took it easy. We came back on another tap tap which broke down after 5 minutes and then we jumped on another which brought us back into town. We took bucket showers with hot water and headed over to Florita, our favorite place for internet these days. After walking in I found another familiar face: Beleque! He was with Jorgen and the other Danes when we met at the MINUSTAH camp last year. He had just arrived from Cap Haitian this afternoon and it was great to see him and talk with him more. These blog posts aren't as lengthy and detailed as those in the past but I figure it's easier to keep up when they are shorter. Here's a photo of the Lanbi Griye we had on the beach:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

1/8/11 - Jacmel

I am horrible at keeping up with this blog. I promise that detailed descriptions of every day will be posted eventually but as for now I wanted to share this photo. Tiana and I walked into the Florita hotel here in Jacmel which has become our internet source of choice. Walking in I saw Sue Frame sitting in the corner, we had met a few days ago and already had a chance to catch up, but another friend from last year was also sitting in at a table: Jorgen Leth. It was Jorgen's son who chartered a helicopter to come to Jacmel and it was Jorgen who decided to put us on the helicopter in his stead. It was great catching up with him briefly and I plan on seeing him more over the next few days. The 10th, 11th, and 12th will feature several films in the area and one of them will be Jorgen's film he was working on when the quake hit. So, I plan on updating the blog more but until then, enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Update on Adam

I just spoke with Adam...he is now in Jacmel for the week and will be able to post more tomorrow. He returned to Guy's Guesthouse, where we were during the earthquake. I can only imagine how surreal it must be for him.

He sent this picture from his visit to Cite Soleil - this gorgeous baby is the same age as Everett!
Photo credit: Tiana Markova-Gold