The conclusion started with a nice description of Haiti's geographical beauty, with Jacmel as the prime example - sounds like I picked the right place to be! Haiti is even described as the most beautiful of the Caribbean islands, with Jacmel as a particular gem of the whole island. :) Apparently there are some shining blue pools (bassin bleu) you can climb up to nearby, and the town is supposed to have some flowering, colorful areas, and "for the particularly adventurous", there's a two-day hike up a mountain to a little chalet village that overlooks the capital! I won't be making that hike, but it sounds like I'm headed to a great place, and I am SO looking forward to this experience and new locale!
Next up: Paul Farmer's Pathologies of Power! woop woop!
(I'm also going to start trying to hunt down a particular book/CD set that is supposed to be a really good/helpful way to learn Creole - there are just a few bookstores that *might* have it... Should've done this while in the states, because Amazon shipping to France is costly and takes a lot of time at this point, but I unfortunately didn't hear about the series until now! Wish me luck!!)