On my recent trip to Haiti I explored the country not for work, but for enjoyment, and it was one of the most incredible travel experiences ever. Haiti is a country that seems to never sleep, with the larger cities bursting at the seams with people. And Haitian people are some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met and are always on the move. But, at the same time, like a weird paradox, they also have this innate ability to slow down and enjoy the small things in life — this is Haitian time. You’ll see that no matter what time of the day, they can go from rushing around the city for work, to chilling in large groups conversing and enjoying the company. Coming from the states where everything is on time, it took a bit of getting used to when things would take forever to come, but my Haitian friend would always tell me, “Just relax, it’ll come don’t worry. We are on Haitian time and that means you need to just chill“. And the more I accepted that, the more I sunk into that parallel dimension of time, and the more it didn’t bother me that a beer might take an hour to come. It taught me to stop worrying about time and start enjoying the moment, and things will come when they will.

So here is some footage from my trip exploring Haiti on Haitian time — from the traffic of Port Au Prince where people still gather every day just to talk, to the countryside of Furcy, to the waterfalls of Bassin Bleu, and sacred site of Saut-d’Eau. And it is all shown in 240fps and shot entirely on my iPhone 6.

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  1. I love your blog. I wish I can travel to the places you’ve been to. I love the fact that you love Haiti. I was born and raised there and I think it’s one of the best place in the world. I wish more people would go visit. It truly is a wonderful place.

  2. Very cool realization. I especially enjoyed the slow motion. I wish people would use their own perspective about traveling to Haiti instead of using what everyone else has to say about. Indeed Haiti is a beautiful, safe, and welcoming country and everyone has the right to visit, explore and learn of her incredible history and fascinating culture.

  3. Hey Ryan! Loved the video. What program did you edit the footage in?

    P.S. Great running into you in Croatia. I’m sure we’ll run into each other again in a different country!

    • Thank you, happy you dig the video Vicki! I edited it in iMovie actually and shot most on my phone. And always awesome to see you, was wild to in Croatia!


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