A Different Haiti

16 Jul

Rob Wetherington and group reflect

Driving through the streets of Port au Prince, the group rides in silence observing the rubble still blanketing the city. After a rather long and sleepless day–some starting as early as 2:30AM–there is not much to say and energy levels are low in the hot and humid Haitian sun. Our cultural orientation hosts Carla and Ron Bluntschli, lead us to Gwo Jan, where their center (home and guest house) rises above a small waterfall and rain forest that overlooks the valley that used to be the site of sugarcane plantations. A cool evening breeze and expansive vista provide a different view of Haiti than the one we entered and the one we will travel to tomorrow. It is welcomed. Pictured here, Rob Wetherington, Eastern University graduate student in the Arts and Transformation concentration (foreground) and Liz Spaeth, (George Washington University) BuildaBridge summer intern, take in the moment.


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