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“preparations” for a Voodoo ceremony

It is 2:00am and I just returned from a “preparations” for a Voodoo ceremony (Will happen on Saturday)… The ceremony is an “Ash Wednesday” ceremony, which is used to exit the period of JAD/SINBI (December/January) and enter a new period of and a new energy ENTERIA. With the spirits of AIDAWEDO AND DANBALLAH. VéVé (the drawings on the floor) represent the spirits MINOKAN (all the spirits) and DANBALLAH…

Visiting the dead people of Port au Prince

I also went to see the “dead” people of Port au Prince today. As strange as it sounds, I always visit cemeteries of places that I am visiting. It tells me a lot about the local culture, and I find it somewhat peaceful and spiritual. It helps me to connect to the place…

2nd day in Haiti

On my 2nd day (or 1st day of actually walking around Port au Prince) I was looking for some orientation of the place, and feel of the people…It is a hot and humid day, and We were walking for about 4 hours and soaking up the atmosphere. People not always willing the be photographed, and one needs to charm them or pay few dollars…I did both… below is a some of the Haitian people that we came across…

First few hours in Haiti

I Just arrived Port au Prince (Haiti) this evening hoping to experience the last day of the local carnival, but a sad day was yesterday. During the carnival an electric cable hit a float and many people have been electrocuted and more died due to the resulted panic (they say about 50 people)…the last day turned in to a mourning march…I had only few hours on the street and took the below shots… With all the sadness I came to see that some of the poorest places has more “life” in them then some of the richest cities in the world…let’s see what the next 17 days will bring…
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Stuck in New York

New York having the coldest day in 30 or something years, all flights are cancelled…and I am stuck here (although there are worse places to get stuck in)…so my trip to Haiti is delayed (by only few days I hope)…in the meantime I went out to see what all the fuss is about, and it is cold very, very cold -9ºc and with the strong wind factor it feels like -15ºc, and I am certainly not dressed and not conditioned for this crazy weather…at the moment there is no snow, so I can’t even enjoy the beauty of New York in the snow…but still managed to take few picks before my ears and fingers froze and fell off completely…when I couldn’t take it any more I escaped to the most “greasy” and wonderful breakfast, like you should have when you are in the USA…DSCF4600

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