Monday, April 1, 2013

Haiti Team Journal (Part 1)

Thursday, March 21

We landed in Port au Prince at noon, where we met Jason on the tarmac, went through customs (a quick series of stamp, stamp, stamp without even looking at us), and then waited for at least half an hour for our luggage to come through.

We successfully fought off ‘helpful’ porters, and then piled ourselves and our luggage in two MAF vehicles for our first proper look at Port au Prince in our one-hour (8 kilometer) trip to Jason and Will's house.

The people seemed as poor as the extremely poor roads.

Driving was insane; if there were rules, they certainly were not enforced!

Well, there was one unspoken rule: if you were coming through, you honked your horn, loudly; so in between hitting our heads on the ceiling from the potholes and broken roads, all we could hear were the beep beeps of the cars, motorbikes, and tap-taps.

We unpacked after arriving at Jason and Will’s home – which seemed like an oasis in the midst of madness. 

After a delicious dinner of spaghetti (thanks, Will!), we went for a short walk down the streets of broken brick and stones,

and then pulled out mattresses for a night's sleep on the floor.

Total number of people sleeping in Jason and Will's house that night was 18! 

Written by M. Roseboom


  1. Awesome, thanks for sharing. Have a blessed time!

    H & J

  2. Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Can't wait to have Riley home;)

  3. Annnndd it looks like the tarantula didn't make it through custom's surprise surprise;p

  4. wooow these 13 hours are dragging on!! what to do what to do what to Mr. bean???