Note: This is the third entry in a series of posts about my first visit to Haiti on Dec 30-Jan 2. You can read the first post here, and the second post here. The events in this post took place on January 1, 2011. It was New Year’s Day in Haiti and we woke up […]


Note: This is the second entry in a series of posts about my first visit to Haiti on Dec 30-Jan 2. You can read the first post here. The events in this post took place on December 31, 2010. The day started super early at 5:30 am. We were served a somewhat peculiar (to me) […]


Note: This is the first post in series reviewing my first four days in Haiti, on my first trip to Haiti. I know I probably sound like a silly American in my posts, but please bear with me. Thanks! I didn’t sleep the night before my flight to Port Au Prince, due to my nervousness […]


Back From Haiti

January 3, 2011

in #Haiti,Faith,Travel

Back from Haiti. Sad that I was only able to be there for four days. Wish I had spent more time there with the team.Awesome way to bring in the New Year. Haiti was great. The country is beautiful. So are the people. It’s not nearly as scary as Western media would have you think. […]


According to my calendar I am supposed to be in Haiti right now. Oh, but I am not. Instead, I am laying in bed in my apartment in Manhattan. Let’s rewind, shall we? Sunday morning around 5 am I was on my way to my friend Karen’s apartment. Karen is someone I have met through […]


The countdown is in full effect and I am in the midst of prepping for Haiti and winding down for 2010. I guess today I need to check my list of things to pack, and make sure I purchase any other items at the store, since they’ll all be closed tomorrow. Party People Last weekend […]

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Travel Meds

December 23, 2010

in #Haiti,Travel

Sooo. I don’t have health insurance (yet). I managed to get the hook up on a prescription for malaria pills and the typhoid vaccine, which meant I didn’t have to pay for a doctor visit fee ($75-$90). Score! Except. My meds cost $135! This post is just to say…OMG and Thank You. I am thankful […]

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I’m about 10 days out from my trip to  Haiti and I am feeling a bit anxious. But first, some updates. Everyone keeps asking me when am I going to Haiti, so here’s a reminder: December 26 – January 2. Eight days. I had optometry clinic training this weekend, a follow up from my training […]


I finally booked my ticket to Haiti. $596. December 26th to January 2nd. I’m not sure if that is a good price or not, but I do know I was looking at ticket prices all weekend and I was preparing to have to pay $780, so this is a win for me. My seat selections […]


A month ago I decided to fly home to LA for a week because I knew I would not be able to come home for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I usually like to spend a few weeks in LA when I fly back, but this time I could only stay for a week, as […]


ACK! I feel like SOOO much has happened since I last wrote about my trip to Haiti. Since my first team meeting, we have had one more team meeting, as well as some social and fundraising events and trainings. Meetings and Trainings At our last meeting we went over committee fundraising and awareness events. We […]