Abaka Bay Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... a fair bit of time trying to get to know some of the more rural communities. Being 3 miles away from a doctor when you're sick is very different here to in Birmingham, with no roads, taxis, ambulance service or NHS Direct to help you get help. So to try and get to know the area better, we decided to go on a long hike one day on some of the smaller paths, and see how much trouble we could get ourselves in. It turns out it's very hard to get yourself lost, or lonely, on Ile a ...
... away from the city, and the 40 minute boat ride provided some great scenery.
Upon arrival in Ile a Vache we were greeted by a group of very naked local children swimming out to our boat, through the dirty port water. This was a first taste of life on the island, where it is far less common to see a car (or machin in creyol) than to see a 5 year old boy ridding a donkey delivering water to the local houses. True to their word the very first stop for us was the 'Irish bar'. ...
... obstacles are to be overcome: absence of professional training, no electricity form the mail land network, no drinking water, everything is to be imported. Good news in all this: the airport of Les Cayes, facing the island, on the main land, is going to be enlarged and to become international, in anticipation of tourist development in the South of the country. The īle-ā-Vache will have certainly its share of the cake. In 5-10 years???
... of self doubt that perhaps we had not given them sufficient teaching (for us related to therapy, for some nurses related to health issues etc) so that our work could be carried on. After all, we could get up and leave while the Haitians were still here left amidst their problems. Now the two weeks (and for some mission trips one week) seemed too short to do what we needed to do. But we all agreed that it would take a person of great vision and ...
... else could not understand my distress and was laughing; Anne said she had never known me to scream like I did! I left and went out onto the porch to calm down, while the staff promptly cleaned up the mess. There are some critters that just put you over the limit!
Well with that drama over, we now had to deal with some vendors who always came to the guest house to sell their wares on the last day teams were there. The souvenirs were similar to those at ...