Sunday, 5 December 2010

Searching for 'Schoolbus'

Traffic is a jam in Port-au-Prince (PaP). They call it 'blockades'. If
you want to go from Delmas 33 (where the school is at) to Petion Ville
for instance, it can take from 20 minutes to close to an hour
depending on traffic and the exact road that you take. Delmas is one
of the main roads in PaP. It connects the Petion Ville neighbourhood
through the neighbourhood of Delmas directly to downtown - Centre.
Untill now we always take TapTaps. Private transportation that you
find in a lot of countries around the world. They work on the basis of
'our car fits all' - literally. But at some point we need to be able
to drive the students with their equipment to the different (film)
projects. So in our queste for cars today, we saw these brand new
(Chinese !?!) standing on a parking lot near the airport. Anybody any
experience with them?