We heard the loud booms of fireworks on the 31st and the first, which always give one cause for pause in a place where gunfire is common. There was also a wedding reception here. One of the staff got married or, as the owner put it, one of our Visa Lodge family members. If only that sentiment of family extended throughout all of Haiti. One of the most common complaints we here from people is, “Haitians don’t care about one another.”
Yesterday, the streets were largely deserted. One of our Haitian friends told us this is because everyone was home, sleeping it off. We were boring on New Year's Eve, and I was the only one in our family who was still up at midnight, although we did have a couple of glasses of vino from a box-o-wine.