Picture by Emily Bauman | Location: Chic Chateau Bed and Breakfast, Jacmel.
Have you never been to a place where you instantly connect with the environment, the people, the food, and the culture? Even though I was born and raised in Haiti, I’m still discovering the beauty of this country. I was raised in the Cap-Haitien, but when I travel for the first time to Port Au Prince, I had to learn about the culture of the people over there. Their environment is slightly different; people in this part of Haiti even speak a different Kreyol than the one we speak in Cap-Haitien. Someone from Port Au Prince will barely understand “Akey” which mean “With him/her” because in Port Au Prince they say “Avè’l” which means the same thing. So no matter if you were born in Haiti or you are just visiting you can always learn how to spend a quality week in different part of it.
My week is typically busy from meeting to meeting, or just planning my next trip to the countryside or probably trying to knock out some projects before the deadlines. Monday I typically do nothing extravagant. After work I would go to a place where there’s internet, Royal Oasis, Karibe Hotel, or Trinity Lodge seating at the lobby writing and answering some emails while enjoying one or two bottle of Prestiges; the best Caribbean beer you will ever have, I love Dominican Presidente too.
Tuesday, I go Karaoke with some friends at Cafe 36, great place great food, I especially enjoy their (Poisson Gro Sèl) if you are in Haiti, you need to try it, one of the best Haitian dishes, I also love my “Griot” and “Taso Kabrit.” Cafe 36 offers a friendly environment, and the owners are very open-minded. So you should put this place on your checklist for your next trip to Haiti
Wednesday not really, I prefer to stay home after work read a book or just enjoy NetFlix because Thursdays are reserved for Yanvalou, great food, great companies, most of the time great music with a live band or a Famous Haitian DJ. You can stay until 2 or 3 am, but I usually leave early because I Have to enjoy Asu Rooftop Lounge on Friday, a little fancy, but this is where you meet the working class of Port Au Prince. The place is also expensive, and you need to dress up for the occasion. But if you like to connect with people this is a place you should have on your list.
Saturday and Sunday me and some friends usually go to the beach, or we go to Karibe Hotel, excellent pool moment, you only have to pay a fee, and it includes your food, drinks, swim and relax time. Now this is not something you do every week, but a week in Haiti can be very fun. There are many other places you can visit, Hotels where you can stay. Click here to connect