The ER at the hospital in Milot looked rather chaotic inside, but this hospital looked chaotic even from the outside. There was a huge pile of rubble in the parking lot, wheelchairs were strewn about the exterior, and half the compound seemed to be under construction.
I’ve been in hospitals in the ‘developing’ world before, but never as a patient. And even though I’m actually rather accident-prone, I’d never been to an emergency room anywhere, ever. […]
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.
Quoique ce créole soit influencé beaucoup par le français, ce n’est pas forcement facile pour un francophone à le reconnaître
To me, the grammar structures are more similar to English than to French, so sometimes I find myself thinking of a phrase in English word order, adding French vocab and then saying it in Creole. Right, someday soon hopefully I’ll simplify the routine and just start with that last step!