Hey y’all! I’m back from an incredible trip to Haiti with my family. Though I’ve been to Haiti before, this was extra special because I got to bring Nemiah to see her grandparents’ land. What a blessing it was to show her her roots. I myself was able to explore more of Haiti than I’ve ever done before. We stayed at the Royal Decameron Resort; however, we ventured out to other parts of Haiti as part of our adventure.
The resort was awesome and very family friendly. I’d have to say the food and the views on the resort were my absolute favorite. They had every Haitian dish on deck for us to eat at our hearts content.
I’ve been to where my mother is from, but never to my dads city of Au Cap aka Cap Haitian. How gratifying it was to be able to experience this with Nemiah. She was on cloud nine the entire trip. Every moment she could get, she’d grab my face to look into her eyes and say, “Mom, I’m in Haiti!” It made my heart melt every time to see a child so excited to be in the land of her ancestors.
Whilst there, we learned a bit of history. If you saw my Instagram post you saw that I learned the significance of my father’s name, Henry, which is also my middle name. Cap Haitian was previously called Cap-Henri after Henri Christophe.
We even had the honor of making a pit stop at Batay Vètyè, the actual battle grounds where the last battle was fought to gain Independence. I stood on the grounds where Haiti declared its Independence. I can’t believe we got to experience such rich history of our culture! Everyone who is of Haitian descent, must experience this at least once in their lifetime. What an incredible feeling!
We also had the amazing opportunity to visit Citadelle fortress which was built by three different Henry’s. So glad I opted not to change my middle name when I was getting my marriage license. The ride to get there was so scary, I’m not sure I can even say it was worth it. Next time, I’m definitely taking a plane to Au Cap. I can totally pass on driving on the very edge of a mountain.
To get to Citadelle we had to ride horses to the peak of the mountain. I loved every bit of it. The view was magnificent as we made our way up.
Even moreso when we actually got to the top. It was a tad bit scary, but the views literally took our breath away, so we barely paid any mind to how high up we were.
Our last night, we all had dinner at the Le Boucanier restaurant at the resort. Nemiah was way too excited to rock her wedge sandals. She is just becoming the cutest as she heads into teenage-hood.
Her favorite thing to do was swim. Whether the beach or the pool, she lived in the water.
Outfit: Kaftan & Scarf- HM
Overall, we had the most precious moments in Haiti, discovering our roots, and exploring the land. Can’t wait to go back! Home is where the heart is and Haiti is home!