Fun things to do in Haiti

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    Walking the Dirt Trails

    by MoonOogler Updated Oct 3, 2004

    The plants & trees on the island are very unique... so make sure to hike down some of the trails on the islands and take in all the beauty.

    We were at Labadee, Haiti which seemed to
    be a tourist section. Felt like we were somehow kept or sheltered from the reality of Haiti. Did not see any of the political unrest or the dirty cities that the news had been talking about. We found the Haitian people that we encountered, to be very friendly and helpful for the most part.

    Jagged Rock Wall
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    Beach Bumming

    by MoonOogler Written Oct 3, 2004

    Make sure to take time to enjoy the beaches while you are in Haiti. The sand is almost pure white and the water is the most incredible aqua / teal color. The water is also so clean & clear that you can see the rocks on the bottom.

    Cruise Ship Looks on

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    Citadel "La Ferriere"

    by San_Diego_Evita Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    Seven-kilometer trip up the mountain can be made on a horseback. It's an awesome place, built by a madman (Roi Christophe) as a fortress to defend Haiti's northern shore from the French invaders who never came. The king shot himself in the head with a golden bullet and is burried on citadel's grounds.

    Citadel La Ferriere

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    Private Island for Royal Caribbean: "Labadee"

    by barkybite Updated Aug 23, 2004

    A short ride on a tender from the cruise ship to the beach at Labadee and a day of water sports. There is a natural sandy beach on the north side of the island (opposite the peninsula depicted). Other beaches around Columbus Bay are used for the kayak and jet ski activities.

    There are ruins of several stone buildings between the pier and the beach. One appears to have been a small church.

    This is not the typical Haiti I've read about.. No evidence of civil strife, deforestation, or roving gangs of young thugs.

    West side of Columbus Bay
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    Religion/Voodoo

    by realde14 Written Aug 16, 2004

    It started raining, when I had to take shelter in this church. Once inside, I heard a band playing when this was suddenly interrupted by women throwing themselves on the floor and crying unhuman cries with their eyes rolled back and their bodies cramped up.

    Catholicism and Voodoo go together in Haiti. For more info about Haiti, its history, voodoo and especially about 'zombification' read Wade Davis' "Serpent and the Rainbow".

    Church in Petionville

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    La Place in Petionville

    by realde14 Written Aug 16, 2004

    As mentioned, Hait's art is probably second to none, and the place to get hold of 'art primitif' paiting is la Place in Petionville.

    Even though the paintings are not the original, it is still a great thing to take back from your trip. Remember to bargain!

    la place Petionville

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    Petionville

    by realde14 Written Aug 16, 2004

    Petionville lies above from Port of Prince and is a middle to upperclass area. It is not us bustling as Port of Prince, but a lot safer with plenty of art galleries and restaurants. Most of the good hotels are in this area.

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    The Citadel

    by ShawnBKK-LA-NYC Written Jun 11, 2004

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    Just an awesome place to visit. Its a hard place to get too, but well worth it. Make sure you wake up early and catch a cab to the foot of the hill. I think the cost was about $7-10. If you want the car to drive you up the hill, make sure the car looks trustworthy. Our driver pretty much gauranteed us his car would make it up, but it didnt even get up the first hundred meters before we stalled out. There were young boys there who had horses and we ended up hiring them to take us up and that was a very worthwhile experience. We got to talk to the boys and just relax going up the hill (which took about 2.5 hours). Its actually a very scenic route and its great because you cna just go at your own pace, or the horse's pace, which isnt really that fast. You'll get a vew of the area and there are homes on the mountain where a lot of the boys live.

    Once you get to the Citadel, its just awesome. A lot of the buildings are still in great shape. The cannons and cannonballs are still around. And to my surprise, there werent many other visitors. I think we were one of the 3 parties that were there at the time, so it spretty quiet and you cna just view things at your own pace. We met an expat named Tim, who showed us around. If you cant find an expat like Tim, you should probably invest in a guide. The boys that bring you up, Know some history about the citadel, but not all their information is accurate.
    Overall just the history of seeing this building makes it a great overall experience that everyone in the area should check out. But if possible, you might want to fly in.

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    Haiti - friendly people & others as well

    by globetrott Updated Oct 16, 2003

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    all people I met in Haiti were really friendly to the tourists.

    And scenes like on this painting ( that I bought in Haiti ) are quite usual with women carrying their purchases home on their head.

    A friendly population...
    ... BUT policemen, or rather gunmen ( police and/or soldiers, I don't know), who might intimidate also tourists and simply ask for a few $$, with a machinegun in their hands...

    local market scene in Haiti
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    high mountains & a great blue sky

    by globetrott Updated Oct 12, 2003

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    Have a look for that beautiful blue sky and the high mountains in the back :

    In fact there are lots of rather high mountains in Haiti and plenty of them had fortresses on top of them, and this way it was easy to defend the island against enemies.

    Port of Prince
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    Visit the Citadel and Sans Souci

    by tledergerber Written Jul 13, 2003

    The must see attraction in Haiti. A fortress in a unique spot and overlooking the landscape of northern Haiti.

    Just marvellous, but beware of the constant hassling inofficial tour guides and those guides which rent horses. Better just walk it is worth to do it like this!

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  • Marche de FerPlace des Heroes...

    by mbeith Written Aug 26, 2002

    Marche de Fer
    Place des Heroes de L'Independence
    Walk around, follow a rara band for a while
    Hotel Oloffson
    Gallerie Issa
    Musee d'Art Haitien
    St. Trinite church and its astounding murals
    God, everything, just walk around for a day or two, you will see life, beauty, poverty, kindness, smells, sights, sounds you have never witnessed before. Enjoy it all.
    Its Haiti

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    The Baptist Mission in...

    by russka Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Baptist Mission in Fermathe (on the route de Kenscoff) is a great place to 'get away' for a couple of hours. There is a snack bar with a breath-taking view of the mountains. The gift shop is a great place for souvenirs. Past the church there is a small 'zoo' with a monkey named Charlie, a caymen alligator, some rabbits, and other small creatures. It is truly tiny, but my children love it. There is also a small park-like area where my kids can run around. There is also a bakery that sells fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, etc.
    All the products in the gift shop are made in the workshops of the mission, where the participants learn a trade that will hopefully keep their families fed.

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  • Kennskof and Furcy are two...

    by Christoux Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Kennskof and Furcy are two nice little villages in the mountains not far from Port-au-Prince. It's a nice place to visit, you get to relax and enjoy the nice fresh air of the mountains
    it's a very nice Place to relax. I like it a lot

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  • La Citadelle in Cap Haitien in...

    by Christoux Written Aug 26, 2002

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    La Citadelle in Cap Haitien in the (Nord of Haiti).
    The Citadelle is a huge fortress based on the top of a mountain. it was build in the 19th Century by the haitiens to protect there land from forrein invasions. It's a real masterpiece.

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Haiti Hotels

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