https://youtu.be/a0F8ckveE2c When Guylene Solon turned up at my door step a couple of days ago with more than just a suitcase, I knew this would be an opportunity to utilise her talent (of which she has many) in collaboration with #Art4ChangeHaiti. Seeing her Kora (an African harp) carefully unpacked from its durable casing (where Guylene travels,... Continue Reading →
#Art4Change: Volunteering trip to Haiti Summer 2015!
In 2013 I went to Haiti to volunteer at the Sai Baba Centre which provides nutritious meals to over 2000 children living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince. When it was time for me to leave after a month - I knew I would one day return to volunteer again! So when I was elected as... Continue Reading →
Flying home… Reflecting up in the sky
I usually have mixed emotions about flying home. When the stresses of packing, rushing to arrive at the airport on time, weighing my suitcase (and almost always having to remove something or reorganise), passing through security (if it's not an issue with my liquids or forgetting to remove my belt, there's just got to be... Continue Reading →
Taking the broad road… Finding myself in Haiti
http://youtu.be/y-BEwBPKJ60 A journey I took thinking I would be helping to save a few children from hunger, but rather I was the one being saved, and my need for spirituality rekindled... This is how I found myself in Haiti! Despite many barriers (the language!) I had a rewarding experience! *Funding for the food program which... Continue Reading →
From Candomblé to Voudun… Eshu to Shango… These are a few of his favourite things.
When I met Dionisis Kostakis on my second day in Rio de Janeiro in December last year, there was little about him, if nothing at all, that indicated his unusual hobby. With beach blond hair and subtly tanned olive skin, I took him to be yet another European who had ditched the struggling economy of... Continue Reading →
Drive-by shooting Haiti… Pt2
The second series of 'Drive-by shooting Haiti' in pictures. ©Kai Lutterodt 2013 (No weapons involved) #Photographyonthego Project Related articles Video Blog from the roof terrance of the Sathya Sai centre, Haiti (travelmakerkai.com) Meet Carlos Suarez: Supervisor of the Sathya Sai centre food program, Haiti (travelmakerkai.com) Brief History of Haitian Bouillon... (travelmakerkai.com) My journey so far... Continue Reading →
An afternoon in Everest… At the UN Bhairab Battalion base, Haiti
When I joined journalist Shanti Paudel to meet a friend for lunch, little did I know that we'd be visiting the UN Nepalese Bhairab Battalion base in Port-au-Prince... The closest I will get to Nepal until I actually step foot on its soil. Maj.Birendra greeted us as we entered the military base. He was kind enough... Continue Reading →
Video Blog from the roof terrance of the Sathya Sai centre, Haiti
http://youtu.be/yiDDuq8AGQc Finally! Another vblog from the travelmaker... This time in Haiti! From the roof top of the Sathya Sai centre in Delmas, Port-au-Prince (once I find the right spot!) Thanks for joining me on this journey! 🙂 Related articles Meet Carlos Suarez: A volunteer with a big heart (travelmakerkai.com) Finding myself here... Sathya Sai Centre,... Continue Reading →
A taste of Haiti from the Sathya Sai Baba centre… Haitian Bouillon!
http://youtu.be/SmSlkrFdfcE I woke up early this morning to help the staff prepare the variety of vegetables that are part of a Haitian delicacy: Haitian Bouillon! This vegetarian adaptation is prepared every saturday and distributed to 2000 children at the various camps Sathya Sai Baba World Foundation sponsor. A dozen or so children also show up... Continue Reading →