Preparing for trip to Haiti with Beethov!

Headed to P-A-P by road from Santo Domingo shortly.

Georgia (Popplewell from Global Voices) my tripmate and I spent the whole evening last night singing and listening to Beethova Obas songs and practicing her Creole. She loves the "si ti nèg lonje kwi deban biwo loni" line! Not to mention "ou se papa lanfè anba drapo lisifè".

Georgia also had a blast with a kreyòl manual called "Kote pa gen doktè" learning things like how to tell people to move one finger rather than two. I know, silly. But all the laughs helped learn some creole I'm sure. She knows more about medical emergency creole than I do now!

She plans on recording a podcast on the road. We'll be talking about what it's like for me to return to Haiti after 5 years in this unlikely circumstance...

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