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Old 11-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #61
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I quickly scrolled the pages of your posts. Very interesting, as one certainly does not get the opportunity to see much of Haiti.

I wonder two things- first, (Seeing you are from QC), is your Quebecois (hope that is not an offensive term?) French compatible with the Haitian Dialects?

Secondly, How is Haiti, in general?

All I've ever seen of it is the devastation from the earth quake several years back, and the particularly single-sided views of any news cameras which may have been available on television or internet since.
I LOVE all the colors they paint their buildings.

Many thanks for the pictures.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #62
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Isn't that Dan's Hotel? I was there a few nights. Awesome place!
hey SoDak, i really don't remember the name of the place... been there maybe 3 or 4 times... but never checked the name.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #63
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I quickly scrolled the pages of your posts. Very interesting, as one certainly does not get the opportunity to see much of Haiti.

I wonder two things- first, (Seeing you are from QC), is your Quebecois (hope that is not an offensive term?) French compatible with the Haitian Dialects?

Secondly, How is Haiti, in general?

All I've ever seen of it is the devastation from the earth quake several years back, and the particularly single-sided views of any news cameras which may have been available on television or internet since.
I LOVE all the colors they paint their buildings.

Many thanks for the pictures.
On the first part, it's not offensive to say Quebecois (we know we don't speak French ) and it was very useless with Creole but since educated people speak both it was all good for work. but when you get to really remote places it can be a problem as people just speak creole.

on the second, i could blaber on for ever on the situation in Haiti but I'm purposly keeping this vague as i don't want to start a policy debate in here!

all i can say is what you see on CNN & co. is from the capital, Port au Prince, and is true, but not for the reasons given.... the story is skewed.

out side of the capital life is more low key but it has it's own problems and people don't seem to want to get out of that situation, they seem to frown upon people who succeed and so every body more or less stays at the same level, very poor.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #64
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[QUOTE=out side of the capital life is more low key but it has it's own problems and people don't seem to want to get out of that situation, they seem to frown upon people who succeed and so every body more or less stays at the same level, very poor.[/QUOTE]

I would second that opinion. Haiti is a different place. You cannnot judge it from your position in the US/Europe/Canada daily life. There are very few property rights laws, so no one sees the value in which we place value (homes, buildings, etc). Everyone that I met was very friendly. No hesitation in inviting you into their home. But, politics there has been exercised through gangs and corruption.

Traveling around Haiti I never felt in danger. But, I travel in different situations than most.
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