Distance in Haiti

Did you know that time is a measurement of distance?

In Haiti it is.

It doesn’t matter the number of miles it is between The Apparent Project and the metal workers at Croix de Bouquet. On Sunday, it’s a little over a 30 minute drive. On a Friday afternoon, it’s a 3 hour drive.

Miles don’t matter. Well they sort of do, but they don’t – because distance is a function of time, not of miles.

So, I guess that would be, if you put it into a formula…..

D = m(mt)/S


Is equal to

the mileage. The physical distance you have to travel on the road,

multiplied by

the time of day (expressed in military time)

then divided by

the size of your vehicle

In other words, it will take you less time to go through part of Port Au Prince in a big truck at say 10:00 in the morning than it would to go that same amount of distance at 5:00 in the afternoon in a small car.

Driving in Haiti. I’ve ridden a lot but I haven’t driven.

It’s not for the faint of heart…….


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