“I’m in the building and I’m feeling myself”

Back home and it feels so good. We (my sissy, cousin and his friends) headed to the beach today. It was a much needed reprieve from the heat, and the brutal car ride to  Jacmel. I’m not sure what it is but the way that Jacmel is positioned causes it to be extremely hot. Hotter than lots of other areas in Haiti. Luckily there are several beaches to cool down on. This beach is a favorite of mine. It’s Bain Raymond (Raymond Beach for folks unfamiliar with context clues).  There were lots of tourists on the beach today. The majority of them seemed to hail from Canada.

Cold beer, hot sun and salty ocean = relaxing in Jacmel

Love how these candids came out. I usually don’t like candids, but my sissy did good this time around.

Shot out to the South East (my part of town).

Have y’all noticed my tan? Whoa Nelly. I basically lived in the sun for the duration of this trip.

These goat shish kabobs were the BOMB.COM, ask somebody!

Perusing the handmade goodies for sale.

I was looking for some souvenirs for my girlies back home, but I didn’t like anything I saw.

Plotting & scheming, watch out world.

You have not had grilled fish until you have eaten red snapper on Bain Raymond. I have a vendor that I go to, but I don’t know her name yet. This is manna from the gods I tell you.

Lunch time.

Here’s a closer look.

Fried plantains and grilled red snapper with piklis (spicy slaw).

I don’t have any words to describe the slight salty flavor that is the plantain. Nor do I have any descriptors that would do justice to the citrusy, aromatic, tender, melt in your mouth with just a slight kick of spice that this fish exudes. Seriously folks this is a food orgasm. So  stunning that you’re afraid to touch but once you do, you have to fight the urge to devour it.   The punch from the crunchy cabbage, pungent onions and fiery essence of the scotch bonnet pepper rudely awakened me from my journey of ecstasy. I wiped my mouth, looked around nervously and waited for the flush to leave my cheeks.

Because I’m a silly goose.

Fun times!

By far my favorite!

Idyllic.

Bikini top: Wet Seal; Bikini bottom: Aeropostale; Sarong: Banana Republic; Necklace: The Limited