This is one of the first times that I have gone to a country with absolutely zero knowledge of its language. I tried to take a few French lessons before I came because surprisingly enough, there is not a Créole teacher in my high school. I learned a few expressions in French but Créole is a bit different. Yesterday when we flew into Port-au-Prince we had a three-hour drive ahead of us to Jacmel. Though I was tired, and the idea of more traveling was not one that excited me, it ended up being a great ride. Not only did we get to see the beautiful mountains and markets of Haiti, but we also rode with our translator Michelle Jean, who gave me a three-hour Créole lesson. I do not remember everything, but there is one term that I am using everywhere I go, "Bèl plas!" which means, "Beautiful Place!"
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