S: The Republic of Haiti
FC: HAITI | By: Laura Dauphin
1: Letter #1: | Dear Mom and Dad, Everything is going great. Haiti is a beautiful country and i would love for you guys to come down and visit me sometime. The food is awesome and the people here are so kind and tender-hearted. its amazing i wish i could live here forever. Did you know Haiti was the very first independent country in Latin America and it gained freedom form slavery and won independence in 1804. Also Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean. Well i have to go, talk to u guys soon. Hope all is well. Love, Laura
2: by FOOT | Walking | Many Haitians walk to places that are short distanced.
4: Public Transportation
5: In cities Haitians ride buses, taxis, or a colorful tap-tap.
6: Dear Family, Sak pasé, that means "hello" in creole, the language here in Haiti. I love it here, everything is so fascinating. Haitian people are warm and friendly, and know how to survive in the face of adversity and daily challenges.Their culture is full of love and excitement and their language is one of a kind. Haitian Creole is spoken by virtually the entire population of Haiti. It has a significant African influence, with some influence from Spanish and Taino as well Haiti may not be huge but it sure is filled with a lot of fun. Say hello to everyone for me Lots of love, Laura | 2 | #
7: Haiti is filled with vibrant colors. The customs are a blend of cultural beliefs derived from these ethnic groups that have inhabited the island of Hispaniola. | Sak pasé! "Hello"
8: good eats | FOOD time
9: Rice and beans are eaten daily in a Haitian household
10: Haiti's school system is patterned after the French model. Kindergarten, primary school that lasts six years, and secondary school that lasts seven years.. Students who complete secondary school may pursue higher education at a university or other private institutions Students who do complete school often work on family farm, in rural areas. | EDUCATION:
11: outdoor classroom
13: Dear Mom, My trip to Haiti is definitely one not to forget. Its kind of bitter sweet that I'm leaving in a few days, but at least I get to see you guys again. I learned so much I feel like I'm coming home a whole new person. I wish you guys were here to experience my crazy but fun adventures. Can't wait to see you so I can show you the neat pictures I took and the souvenirs I have. Hope to see you soon! Lots of love, Laura | Letter #3
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15: “Haiti (country).” World News Digest. Facts On File News Services, 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.