Another pic from my 2010 vacation in Haiti. It is sometimes hard to remember that Haiti is a mountainous country. It’s highest peak tops out at around 8,500 feet. Still no skiing, though.
I love Haiti.
Five years ago, if I mentioned Haiti, people often responded, “Yes, I’ve always wanted to go to the South Pacific.” Haiti found a way to grab global headlines, but only with a typically tragic cost.
Since the earthquake, money and attention has been flowing to the country and I would encourage everyone to keep this up. It is taking time but very gradually, it is helping. But there are other ways to help.
Go there on vacation.
This is the Haiti you don’t see on CNN. We were staying in a house on the beach when the guy in this picture paddled up and sold to us for lunch the lobsters he had just caught. We paid him six bucks each and for that he also grill them on the beach and served them to us for lunch. In short, not everything about Haiti sucks.