I’ve been carrying my camera around with me the last couple of days, as I always do, but I haven’t shot a single picture. The world isn’t very inspiring these days, so I decided to change that. I gave myself a mission…
I got home dripping wet, and not entirely happy with the day. But not entirely unhappy either… After all, I found these guys:
The hangover earned the night before 1st of May finally went away (with some jet-lag) to bother someone else, and today was spent organizing…planning, unpacking. No exciting photo material of that, I’m afraid.
I also went on a job interview and unfroze my membership at Elixia’s training studios (a Norwegian training centre chain with awesome group classes and pink wardrobes). I got myself another external hard drive, because I woke up one day in Haiti to discover the one I had totally empty all of the sudden. 999 GB free. Yippi… I had to hand it back to the store today (and I struggled to not throw it in someone’s head – my faith in technology is broken once again). Back to the new hard drive: I can finally start working on the last photo batch from Haiti, DR and Cuba 😀
It’s weird to be back. I own a crazy amount of clothes, which I can’t really remember buying anymore, and uncountable perfumes and lotion bottles! And shoes! Purses! The choices I have to make every morning!
Then there’s the driver licence – I need to get one! And I must finish (begin) writing my report from Haiti. While my Mom is moving (taking Milli-therapy with her) to 15 minutes further away from me by train. All the stress!
I think this post’s beginning to look a lot like teenage diary entry. … Time to say ‘good night’!
It’s a place called Jérémie!
There’s city with a western feeling, as in old western, but without the cowboys, or maybe they just don’t have the hats…
(the road to get there is another chapter – you arrive in a milkshake-like state)
Flying a kite is fun… I think! I’ve never tried, have you?
I see flying kites almost every day, even though there’s no wind! How is that possible? I want one!
My sweet, sweet blog. I cry when I realize how much I’ve neglected you lately. Eeeh.. So!
There were some days without Internet, and other days I’ve been too tired. Fainting into my bed sheets is what I do best here in Haiti, although I wake up many times during a night. It because of the mosquito net tent. That stupid thing I was advised to buy prior to coming here. I even paid a small fortune for it, since it’s impregnated (chemically treated). There are however no more mosquitos here than in Norway during summer, and despite of the stupid net I have several red spots. Never trust your doctor!
I’ve been in Haiti for two weeks now, and I’m quite surprised to discover that I love it. I’m asked for money and my phone number several times a day, but that happens quite often in Oslo too. The people are poor (except for those really rich ones, I’ve visited a palace home or two), but they still have smiles to offer. And when dark and light eyes meet and genuine smiles are exchanged, it feels quite wonderful.
There are a lot of staring to, and the children have this little chant ‘blan, blan, blan’ (foreigner) that they sing when Caroline & I pass by. I can’t really complain about that though. I do my own share of staring, and I take pictures on top of that. Some Haitians don’t want their picture taken, and I respect that, while others love modelling. They line up and wait for turn, and demand to see the photo after. I’ll look into if I can find a printing studio here, to send some pictures to the schools I’ve been visiting. The photos presented in this post were shot while visiting a school built by LWF in a remote mountain area.
In other words; I’m very much alive and enjoying the adventure!
So forget me not 😉
Mwen soti nan Nòvèj – I’m from Norway
Mwen kontan rankontre ou – I’m pleased to meet you
N a wè ou pita – See you later
Orevwa – Goodbye
And if you like faces, I also recommend ‘Faces from different places’ on one of my favourite blogs 😉