** Please note that the large majority of these photographs were snapped haphazardly from a speeding van. Forgive any weird angles, blurriness, or partial rear view mirrors!
Even though the traffic is frightenly horrendous, there are a few stoplights in Haiti -- and people actually pay attention to them! AND, the stoplights are solar-powered!
Check out those power lines -- no wonder the power comes and goes!
A "tap-tap" -- privately-owned, homemade taxis that basically function as city busses. All the tap-taps are painted with crazy, intricate designs on them, and many have God-themed names.
Close-up of a different tap-tap:
Across the street from the presidential palace:
One of my favorite photos:
Another favorite photo -- an artist with countless paintings for sale, wrapping around half a city block in either direction:
A view of the mountains, on our way to Kenscoff; if you look closely, you can make out some evidence of terrace farming:
The man in the red hat has a large box of pop on his head -- and is walking around selling it!
This is a large ravine, carved out by floods and mudslides, full of trash:
Another favorite photo:
People gathered at the cistern/pump/well; most folks don't have running water or electricity outside of the city:
Shopping for crafts in our alley:
The end of our alley, AKA,"mango market:"