Re: haiti etc.
From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: haiti etc.
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:05:13 -0600
> No rum punches at the tropical bar for me, it has been a
> working trip.
Rhum Barbancourt is a world-class finest rum that I would not
consider anything but drinking straight, or on rock. Not for
everyone, but rum drinkers rate it very highly.
If you figure out a way to help out that poor nation as a
photographer, please share that with us.
> The media is helping to scare people away with all the
> stories of unrest and then even less help comes this way.
Of course corporate media will not tell you about wonderful
life outside ______ (fill in your country name). Internet is
great about this. I have never been to Haiti, but it is so
intriguing because all the common sense of the world does not
seem to apply there. The entire consumer economy running on a
fictitious currency, Haitian dollar, with all the price tags
in it, although everyone pays cash in the official currency,
goud or gourde.
I also read that there is no tourism in Haiti, there is no
map, and so you have no option than hiring a bilingual
guide/driver if you want to go there, but then they are quite
expensive. I wonder how you manage to travel there.
> UN is alive and well here it seems, keeping order. From
> Chile mostly....
So are you staying in P-au-P? I heard a lot of Bangladeshi
soldiers there, too.
"The truth that I am seeking is in your missing file."
(Bob Dylan, Something's Burning Baby, 1985)