A's family is working on a project in the province of San Juan, just one hour away from Haiti, and yesterday we joined them for the day. Knowing that we would need to wake up at 6 and that it would take 3 hours to get there and 3 hours back did not dissuade me, because I know that anytime you drive north or west of the capital you are gauranteed stunning views of the very green land and mountains. The long trip was worth it for the scenery alone.
Passing through little villages I always see children walking around outside without shoes on, but the difference is that they aren't begging in the road like the ones you see in the capital. Still, its sad. I also see so many shops for clothing and shoes and handbags with signs like these below, meaning Everything American - imported to boot! I wonder why fashion is regarded so seriously.