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Postcard of the Week: The Sidewalk Vendor (Haiti)

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An image I captured earlier this month while driving through the center of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.

The section that was most hard hit by the earthquake in 2010 is now one giant, colorful flea market. Many of the shops have vacated and moved to the hilly, more upscale suburb of Petion-Ville, while vendors have taken over the sidewalks facing abandoned buildings. You can find pretty much anything you need here… Christmas tree and all.

Merry Christmas and merry weekend!


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Chez Carole in Fort-de-France, Martinique

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Meet Carole. Her eponymous restaurant, at the far end of Fort-de-France’s Covered Market or Marché Couvert, is an oasis in an otherwise bustling commercial hub.

Past numerous stands displaying rhum punch bottles, vibrant woven beach bags and fragrant spices, Carole’s six-table eatery awaits tired, starved shoppers.

“I love the colors here,” I tell her, noticing the contrast of her caramel skin against the electric blue, rose and lime colored walls of her open kitchen.

Moi aussi, me too,” she confides, smiling wide, “it’s different from everyone else…  .” I knew what she meant–I had noticed the >> Continue reading »

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