Haiti – First Impressions

A few weekends ago on the beach in Jacmel we ate fresh lobster with fried savory plantains and pikliz, an amazing coleslaw type relish with hot peppers and cabbage. We also tried grilled lambi (conch), that reminded me a lot of octopus.

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Europe and England after a year away

Upon returning, I was almost overwhelmed by the tobacco clouds. Granted, they were much more pronounced in France and Switzerland, but even in London, I was reacquainted with the sight of antsy bus and train passengers preparing a cig, anxiously tapping their fingers, and positioning themselves to light up the moment they stepped off the bus or train.

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