Hinche

On Wednesday we headed up with another group to Hinche, the capital of Haiti’s Central region. It’s basically a large market-town: the produce from all the little farming communities tucked away in the surrounding mountains ends up here and then goes to Port-au-Prince on a lovely paved road recently constructed by the European Union.

We’re staying at St. Andre’s, an Episcopalian church that also runs a school with 1000 kids. It’s summer vacation now, but there’s still a lot of work to be done getting the computer room ready, making sure the server’s working, and training the staff in how to use Linux computers.

Palm tree outside our window

Palm tree outside our window

Here’s some shots from our walk around town. As you can see, the streets seem fairly empty – that’s because you need to leave the space open for the big trucks that come through carrying goods to and from elsewhere.

Another palm tree on the plaza down the road.

Caroline standing by a painted tree.

An old church, constructed in 1503

An old church, constructed in 1503

Decorations on the street to celebrate Fèt Bondye, a religious holiday.

Decorations on the street to celebrate Fèt Bondye, a religious holiday.

Truck driving across street decorations.

Truck driving across street decorations.

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Just because it's secure doesn't mean it can't be pretty too.

Just because it has to secure doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty too.

Caroline standing by metalwork on fence

Pretty architecture.

Pretty architecture.

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