My Excellent Haitian Adventure Part 1

haiti-sans-souci_palaceWhere do I find the perfect balance between “awareness” and “worrying”?

Seriously – I would love to hear people’s feedback on this, so please leave your thoughts in the comments.

Getting briefed by World Vision to prepare for a trip to Haiti is actually a bit distracting.  It’s one of those things where I know it’s for my own good, but I am really just bursting to get down there an meet these people who I have heard so much about.

My orientation briefing includes:

  1. Learning about travel into “The Red Zone.”
  2. Some information about kidnapping.
  3. An introduction to the armed former KGB agent who will be meeting us and escorting us to our hotel.

So what could go wrong, right?

My briefing from my colleagues who have already travelled to Haiti and met many Haitian people is much more energizing:

  1. “It’s so beautiful there, you won’t believe it!”
  2. “The people are so amazing.”
  3. “Everyone works so hard and is so friendly.”
  4. “Er…yeah, don’t even get a little bit of the water in your mouth…”

For my part, I am really, really looking forward to meeting my 360 team mates.  In fact, I am very eager to meet as many Haitians as possible and see the way Haiti is rebuilding itself in the wake of some of the challenges they have experienced.

That’s not to say I’m not being cautious – there’s a difference between being aware and being jittery, right?  But mainly, I’m looking forward to arriving in Port Au Prince, getting to CETEMOH and meeting the 360 Team!

Stay tuned for updates!

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