Friday, August 19, 2016

Haiti... Part 4

After two pretty intense days in Haiti, it was time for some chill. Tuesday morning, we piled into a tap-tap to take us into the hills for an adventure. Tap-taps are common modes of transportation in Haiti. People load up and they tap when they are ready to get out.

The ride to a hill town called Furcy was a long, bumpy one. But goodness, was it worth the ride. Our first stop was a hillside restaurant called the Rustik. This unique spot channeled the Swiss Family Robinson with it's wood decks and ambiance. It's one of the coolest places I've ever seen.

We clowned around for a bit before embarking on our trek.

After chowing down on some PB&J sandwiches, we ventured down the hill to a scenic look out spot for some quiet time. It felt like we were in a different world. It was so hot and humid in Port-au-Prince and the cooler air in the mountains was appreciated. It was breathtaking. 

But really... we went up to Furcy to meet Anita. Anita makes the best coffee in the world. We watched as she boiled sugar cane in water, then filtered the coffee into the sweetened water. I don't drink much coffee anymore, but this was absolutely divine. I had two cups! We were served in the most dainty teacups in such a rustic environment. We had a wonderful time - we even danced to Justin Bieber (true story). This was definitely a highlight of the trip.

There was so much beauty and life in Haiti. Seriously - beautiful people and children everywhere who were always smiling. 

Good thing we enjoyed ourselves so much because what goes down, must go up... we had to climb back up that hill we'd hiked down. It was hell. But we did it! My new friend Cat and I even had a Prestige together at the Rustik when we made it back up the hill. Prestige is a Haitian beer - so good! Really enjoyed it. I'm trying to find it here in the states.

If you look close, you can see a woman on the hill we climbed.

Struggling... after the hike.

Back at the house that night, we got to hang out with the I'm Me kiddos and just have some chill. Tuesday was definitely a highlight of the trip!

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