Tag Archives: Port Au Prince

Graham Greene Slept Here…Me, Not so Much

In the 1960’s, Al Seitz struggled to maintain at least one guest in residence at Port-au-Prince’s Hotel Olaffson to ward off Papa Doc Duvalier from appropriating the most famous watering hole in the Caribbean. That still didn’t curb the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Guy World

No matter how much time I spend in Haiti, new adventures unfold in the most unexpected places.  Today on a shopping trip to Port-au-Prince Lex stopped by the auto repair place to have them check his air conditioning.  This was … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Living is Easy

George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ is the most covered song in recording history.  I would have never guessed that, but it is a factoid that makes sense.  We all love summer, though our reasons are as varied as the artists who have … Continue reading

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Driving into Dawn

Pastor Akim, one of MoHI’s regular drivers, must like to get up early. He tells me we will leave at 5 am for my ten o’clock flight out of PAP.  I ask him to knock on my door in the … Continue reading

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Squeegee Guys

Remember the squeegee guys?  Down on their luck fellows, mostly immigrants, who assaulted cars coming off New York City’s bridges and tunnels with soap, sponges and squeegees, spiffing up your car in the hopes of a tip.  Innocent enough until … Continue reading

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Descent into Eerie Chaos

The pilot of American Airlines Flight 1291 into Port au Prince made the craziest descent today.  He remained high in the air until the city came into view, then made two complete arcs, 720 degrees of centrifugal pull, to reach … Continue reading

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Tourist in Port au Prince

One of the great delights about being in Haiti is abandoning so many things I feel the urge to control in the States.  I turn off my cellphone, I don’t follow the time.  I get outside the airport gates, hand … Continue reading

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