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HAITI


Location - Caribbean; Capital - Port-au-Prince; Population - 10 million; Currency - Gourde

I spent a week at Cap Haitien in Haiti, travelling crammed into a truck from the Dajabon border.

 

haitnoteThe Gourde gets its name from the calabash husks used to carry water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait1Cap Haitien city centre

 

 

hait2The handicrafts market area of Cap Haitien

 

An excellent documentary film about the slums of Port-au-Prince

 

hait3Cathedral at Place d'Armes, Cap Haitien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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hait5Labadie beach, a few kilometres from Cap Haitien

 

 

hait6Labadie beach

 

 

hait8At the bottom of hill leading to the Citadelle is the village of Milot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait15Sans Souci, President Henri Christophe's palace, was completed in 1813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait16Ruins surrounding Sans Souci palace

 

 

hait9On the 5 kilometre trail up the Pic la Ferriere to the Citadelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait10Washing clothes, the Citadelle trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait11My first look at the Citadelle - looks like a scene from Psycho (or is that just me?)

 

 

hait14The Citadelle fortress, again from Henri Christophe, was built in 1820 to repel a French invasion

 

 

hait12The views are stunning from the Citadelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hait13Perched on the Citadelle walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.travelinghaiti.com

www.haititourisme.org - if you can read French..

www.discoverhaiti.com - art & culture

 

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