Arrived in Santiago this evening. I was picked up by a missionary, Teresa, and taken to their guest house. The house has been busy housing pilots and doctors doing relief work in Haiti. She said airplane fuel is $4000 to fly round trip from the States. But only $400 to fly round trip from Santiago. It makes more sense for relief agencies to buy supplies in Santiago and fly them to Haiti, saving significant cost on fuel.
The guest house has a Haitian cook. I had my first plate of beans and rice. So far it tastes great! Ask me again in 3 months :)
Tomorrow I'll catch a bus to Cap Haitien. There should be a ride waiting to take me to Pignon.