A Haitian Odyssey

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Lorraine Minns

Every year thousands of Haitians will board these non seaworthy boats in an attempt to find a better way of life in the Bahamas and the United States and escape the hardships of Haiti. A boat this size will have as many as a hundred people crammed into every space possible. The tragedy is so many lives are loss trying to make it to the promised land and reminders such as this one are scattered throughout the shallow waters of the Bahamas.

Location: South Side, Exuma, Bahamas


More Sense of Place Entries »

  1. Jugaad

    By Matthew Belmonte

  2. Eiffel Tower Abstract

    By Jennie Stein

  3. Young Meets Old

    By Brian Wirth

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!