Jacmel… beautiful place with beautiful people

Here are a few pictures from our trip to Jacmel. Jacmel is a small city in the southern part of Haiti. We truly enjoyed our time in Jacmel getting to know the Mangines and the Pyes. They are two couples that work with orphaned children through Haitian Children’s Home.

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The road to Jacmel reminds me of the Blue Ridge Parkway, only Caribbean style.

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Isn’t this a beautiful view?

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Oh Haiti! God graced you with beauty. I just love looking at these mountains.

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Sadly, you can see part of the deforestation of the land as you keep on driving towards Jacmel.

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Jacmel has many colorful homes and small businesses. And yes, practically every one owns a motorcycle.

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The beach in Jacmel. Yes! Yes, this is the Caribbean Sea.

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Even though Jacmel is very poor, it is a very clean city. The Mayor takes good care of the city.

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Who said that you cannot cook every where?

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Can you smell the ocean?

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Love the waves!

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Here is your beach front property. 🙂

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Even though there is much beauty in Jacmel, the poverty is still all throughout.

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I did see some street signs which is very rare in Haiti.

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I am not sure if this is a little store, but some Haitians do have little stores that look like this.

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Taxi motos. A very popular way of public transportation in Jacmel.

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The view of downtown Jacmel from where we were statying at Haitian Children’s Home.

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Downtown Jacmel from the roof of the guest home.

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The beach we came to on our last day.

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Beautiful!

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Susana and I and the waves at our feet.

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Cody, diving in the Caribbean.

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My Susana is testing the waters. Yes, they are warm.

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You know it! They are having fun.

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I forgot to mention…there is a garbage truck in Jacmel.

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Unfortunately, they don’t know that the river is not a good place to dump the garbage. LOL!

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Many buildings are run down and there is much poverty in this pretty part of the country.

We loved the time we spent with our friends there. We are thankful to them for their wonderful hospitality and kindness towards us. Mangines and Pyes, you guys rock!!! –Maria

2 thoughts on “Jacmel… beautiful place with beautiful people

  1. Nice and descriptive narrative. I truly look forward to reading your posts as you go through your journey. I do hope that you get to visit as much of Haiti as you can, and see some glamorous places too! Nice blog and work;)

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