Haiti has been rocked by disastrous earthquakes the most recent in and beset by political turmoil in the last century, not to mention overshadowed by the nearby likes of Dominican Republic and Jamaica , meaning this half of Hispaniola Island remains largely undeveloped and untrodden. However, those who do opt to head to this off-the-beaten-track section of the Greater Antilles are in for a real treat. These come fringed with coconut gardens and hammock-strung backpacker guesthouses at Jacamel, shimmering and shining and trodden by countless cruisers at Cap-Haitien, and shrouded by great peaks around pretty Chouchou Bay. It can be reached on an arduous mountain trail that goes for seven miles into the hills from the town of Milot. Held in esteem by both local Voodooists and Catholics, the falls become the focus of a mass pilgrimage each July, when the Our Lady of Carmel festivities take place and Voodoo practitioners come to bathe in the cleansing streams.
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I was born on a warm, sunny day in October 4, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. I am the first of two children. My father, Lucien Antoine Aurel, desperate due to lack of opportunities for his family in Haiti, embarked on one of the first boats, miraculously making it to Miami when I was only two, and my little brother eight months old. My mother was prepared to risk everything. She took us to a good Christian boarding house the day before she left. Until I was 12, thanks to the money my father sent from the US, My brother and I managed to live well in the boarding house. At that moment, we experienced poverty like the rest of the Haitian children.
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The weird thing is what I remember most about my trip. Arriving in the city. I got off the plane, went through customs, and walked outside of the airport. Then the eyes start yelling at me, trying to get me to ride with them.