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haiti: wahoo bay and cotes des arcadins

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Day 2 in #haiti. After a quick morning walk in #Petionville, breakfast, then our driver Paul arrived to whisk us away to Côte Arcadains for some #beach time. Whisk is an oversell, since the tangled streets of Port Au Prince took almost as much time to navigate as the potholed road through the countryside. And there was also that police stop for some minor offense (tinted windows) that required Paul to pay up for us to keep moving. Still, the ride was an eye-opener as we passed several small towns with bustling markets along the way before arriving at our destination. #portauprince#thisishaiti #caribbean

 

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I speak only a scant few words of French and no Kréyol, but when a #Haitian dude in a boat at our resort mimed eating and said the word 'poisson', my response was an enthusiastic, 'Oui!' Crew assembles and 'Frizzy' rows us over to the plage piblik for some fresh-caught, fire-grilled #fish followed by a big ol' #lobster for dessert. It was so good, we repeat the trip the next day. This time we're greeted by what must be an entire regiment of the Haitian National Police. Clearly, they weren't expecting 3 caramel mermaids to wash ashore, but they welcomed us accordingly. One officer was being particularly flirty. I reminded him of the very prominent band on his finger. "No. No. I'm not married." Oh yeah? I'm sure your wife would disagree. "No," he reassured. "I'm not married to a girl, I'm married to a spirit. To Erzulie." Oh. Yeah. Well... super naw, then, officer. #aintnobodygottimeforthat #haiti #onlyinhaiti #lifesabeach #eatinghaiti