Two Hobos Meet in Haiti
This is Andy Graham, the HoboTraveler.com, I am back. I spent the last couple of weeks in Les Cayes, Haiti and Mr. Hidalgo returned from Havana, Cuba to Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday on an Aero Caribbean fight, I came from Les Cayes by land; we met at the hotel and have been blabbing away in a mixture of French and Spanish.
I find it humorous, by land or plane; it still took both of us about 10 hours of sitting on our butts to arrive in the same location.
Map of how we returned to Port-au-Prince.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti Friday, December 18, 2009
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
I have returned to my same Hotel, called the Executif in the center of Port-au-Prince. This is truly a hotel in the middle of Haiti, no way to avoid being up close and personal with the people. As I tramped my way up the hill towards the Hotel, I needed to stop and say hello to at least 10 people, Port-au-Prince was happy to have the Hobo back from Les Cayes.
I am going to work up the Newsletter, publish all the photos for on the internet here for 50 cents per hour, not the 0 dollars of Cuba. Me and Boy Genius from India have devised a way to digest the Travel Journal post and send out the newsletter to the 11,000 readers easier. Therefore, I hope to resume the newsletter and give you the photos in the newsletter and not just selected ones.
It is nice to have the computer and camera back in my Hobo hands; I have been using my Verizon htc Touch Pro II, it has great global access, but not the same as a computer.
Mr. Hidalgo made a few videos, we will try to get them published, and he is flying to Bogota, Colombia soon. We are both expecting many nasty comments on his Cuban post. Funny, people who love a country like Cuba, do not ever want anything but love written, when the slowly discover the Travel post over time; they can make some nasty comments. Truly, readers do not want freedom of speech, somewhat ironic to me.
Two Hobos Meet in Haiti
Andy, Perhaps the loud ones overshadow the rest of us who know about freedom of speach and are not afraid. I enjoyed Mr. Hidalgo's comments and pictures. It was nice of him to describe his frame of reference so I had some idea what his perspective is and how that might affect his eyes and attitudes. I think he was a good choice for your roving reporter. My frame of reference: I am American and US, a nod to the other nationalities of america the continent, past 60 yers and I have been a hobo, laborer, and scientist of late. Many years of travel around the world, not as many as you, and not nearly as prolific. Thanks for another eye's view of our world. John
Delighted that you are back and that the blog is once again worth reading . That poor substitute saw nothing of the real Cuba and , in my opinion , was certainly no traveler .Talking of which , will you be seeing more of Haiti before you leave ? I would hate for you to miss visiting Henri Christophe's magnificent fortress of La Ferriere . A structure that rivals the pyramids in incredulity . This would be as bad as going to India and ignoring the Taj !
Welcome back to my favourite wanderer .