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Driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti

by sxanness

I am looking for someone with recent experience of driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti. How long, how rough a road, how much cost, did they rent or hire a driver, etc.

Any information would be vital and very much appreciated/

Re: Driving from Puerto Plata, DR to Port Au Prince, Haiti

by marielexoteria

I'm sure that people do it but car rentals will not let you drive their cars to Haiti, where the insurance gets void.

There's a bus service going from Santiago to Cap Haitien, if you want I could find out their timetables. Otherwise there's a daily first class bus service from Santo Domingo, from the company Caribe Tours (www.caribetours.com.do) and it takes about 9 hours to reach Pétionville.

In any case I think that the most convenient way to drive would be to drive from PP to SD and then westbound to P-a-P. The roads PP-SD and SD-Pedernales or SD-Jimaní are in great condition, but I can't comment on the roads at the other side of the border - even more now after the earthquake.

Hope it helps.

Travel Tips for Puerto Plata

Frío frío vendor

by marielexoteria

A frío frío is pretty much like slush ice. The vendor has a big block of ice and something to shred enough ice to fill your cup (can be 2 sizes), and then you choose the flavor you want from the bottles and he pours it in your glass. Its name means "cold cold" and it's usually a cheap way to refresh yourself when it's hot. I used to have a lot of those when I was growing up so this picture brought back some good memories.

Frío fríos can be found everywhere in the country but I made the tip here because that's where I took the picture at.

Edit Apr 2009: a video of a friero (frío frío vendor) making me a frío frío can be seen on Youtube.

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