Hi! Welcome to the final installment of my trek around Haiti. I’ll share the last two locations, Labadee and Petionville.
In my last post I wrote about our visit to the Citadel and Sans-Souci. The next day we went to the beach in Labadee, a privately owned area of Haiti which is a destination spot for a commercial cruise line. We had limited access to the beach but were able to ride on a tour boat over the stunning blue water. It was gorgeous!
We pulled over toward the shallow area and went for a swim in the cool, salty, and refreshing waters. Fully clothed by the way!
While we were swimming these two beautiful boys swam up on a surfboard. They played around in the water jumping on each other’s back. They even let us take pictures and sit on the surf board. It was such a beautiful sight. I’m glad I was able to capture it.
We played around a little more then headed back to Port-Au-Prince that evening.
Our last destination was Petionville, the upscale area of Port-Au-Prince where a lot of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) are headquartered. This meant there were many comforts of home, such as grocery stores stocked with brands from the states, commercial restaurants and hotel chains. As we were driving around you could see the brightly colored houses built into the mountains. I had seen photographs of this area but I was glad to finally see it with my own eyes.
While in Petionville I was able to purchase some very vivid artwork. My style of painting is based on this type of art. I’m attracted to the vibrant color and lush greens and landscapes. I use these elements to create my art in my own style.
There was such a wide variety of beautiful art. We were fortunate to see the artist at work! After collecting our spoils we went back home for the evening.
The last few days of our trip were spent recuperating from all the traveling. I was finally able to paint and reflect on all my new experiences.
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip, being with family, learning about my culture, seeing and learning from brilliant artist and creating lasting memories. Haiti Cheri I hope to return to you soon.
Thanks for reading,