This is a guest post by Matthew Levasseur.
Today I woke up, took a shower, and got a moto-taxi ride to the bus station. I paid about 12.50 for the motorcycle ride across town (it's pretty far), through the Port-au-Prince morning traffic. It was thrilling and scary as it always is, but today I found it relaxing for some reason.
The driver always needs to get ahead. We ride between the lanes of traffic and hope that they keep their formation, their straight lines. They never do, because the road is full of pot holes and inconsistencies; so the cars ahead are always coming together or moving apart. We constantly dive into the gap and hope. We have to avoid the pot holes too, and it makes for an interesting game. My part is to stay limber and balanced.