A small 7 day vacation I took out of the country . I landed in a land not known to me . I saw children as small as three selling gum on each corner of the street . their hair full of knots . The locals handing half eaten food to the children in the streets . I walked from one point of the Island to the other with people approaching with handbags and clutter .The country was preparing for a festival and arranging tables on the main boulevard . The chance to be happy for the tourists and thier country .As one girl approached she said may I braid your hair for pesos I began to notice these were the same families helping to feed one another .I took a bus out of the valley it seemed like it went on for hours people carrying luggage and the smell of putrid coming from the rear of the bus .It came the stop and as I walked I heard sirens and a big army vehicle approaching the police carrying ak 47’s I managed to stay out of the way and wondered how can the people of this country to see this . I was scared but in that country I seen that no matter how poverty stricken it was , The families pulled to together each eve and spent quality time with each other . Thats where I seen family values come together .