This past summer my family and I took a trip back home to Haiti. I’ve been sitting on gigabytes worth of footage from our trip that seemed like a daunting editing task lol but I finally managed to sift through a small portion of it to bring you guys this short recap of a few of my favorite moments in my favorite country in the world. (My parents are going to be SO excited to see this!)
In this video you can learn a bit about my country as you watch as my family and I enjoy the landscapes of Cap-Haïtien and Petionville, take an historical tour of what is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, Hike and Donkey ride up a mountain to one of the Largest Fortresses in America, and more.
Featuring few cameos from some of my favorite animal friends, the bluest beach EVER and quite possibly the absolute cutest kids you’ve ever seen in your life.
After the American Airline inauguration flight in Haiti second largest city, Cap-Haitian, the government continues with several renovations, including a master plan to illuminate the Citadelle, a large mountaintop fortress in northern Haiti built in the 18thcentury by the first and only king of Haiti, Henry Christophe. Citadelle is the largest fortress in the Americas and was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site in 1982.
Isolationism was a powerful influence on American foreign policy in the period preceding World War II. As cartoonist Clifford Berryman sees it, this was the reverse of the American attitude in World War I when American troops landed in France shouting their support with a hearty “Lafayette we are here” (referring to French support for America during the Revolutionary War). Now in the period of isolationism and neutrality, Uncle Sam could only sit behind his sealed off America and proclaim “Lafayette, we are here!” while Germany began its invasion of France, Belgium and the Netherlands in May of 1940. (From the item General Notes)