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June 10,2017-Cap Haitien Airport I arrived in the airport around 12 o'clock noon.I paid 10 dollars as a tourist fee in the immigration desk as I leave the arrival lobby. From there, I took an airport taxi to take me to my first destination which is a Resort.You will notice a lot of taxi drivers waiting just outside the airport departure lobby and will approach you to offer their service persistently.It would be wise to bargain with them before agreeing to take you for a ride.I asked the desk officer in the tourism desk for assistance where to change my money and she walks with me outside and bring me to an old woman who changes dollar to Haitian gourd (Haiti currency).Having a gourd on your pocket will be handy for paying bills which are less ... read more
Cormier Plage Resort
Way to Citadel
Citadell Lafarriere

Central America Caribbean » Haiti » Cap Haitien February 4th 2016

Cap Hatien, on the north coast, is our last stop in Haiti. It is a small town but has a big place in the country's history. It was where Haitians and African slaves started the revolution that over threw their French rulers. The town is backed by high and very steep limestone hills. On the top of one of these is the Citadelle, a huge castle towering over the landscape, 900 metre up. Before visiting the Citadelle, we walk up to the Sans Souci palace. Built by the self proclaimed King Christophe, it was modeled on a Prussian palace. A sweeping double staircase leads up to what once was a complex of regal buildings and military barracks. Sans Souci is now reduced to an impressive ruin of arches, doorways, fountains and four storey high walls open ... read more
Mule to the Citadelle
Maurice, our guide, explains what we are eating!
Citadelle


So since I last left you off Amy and I have finished our trip in SE Asia. We spent 5 days scuba diving in the Andaman sea and then spent a few days just taking it easy at a resort town. Scuba diving was absolutely amazing! We did 15 dives over 4 days and got our Advanced Open Water certifications - which among other things means we did a night dive and a deep dive down to 30 meters. We saw tons and tons of fish and other sealife: stingray, seahorse, 2 kinds of sharks, shrimps, crabs, eels, and even a manta ray! In the resort town we took it easy poolside and did almost nothing but take it Easy. That is except ride elephants! And we took them for a swim too! After a rather ... read more


Resumo:Ultimos dias no Haiti; lugares lindos; relaxei pela primeira vez; Labadie = Paraiso; Estou bem. Eita .. preciso correr atras do preju (atualizar o blog). Saindo de Jacmel (Sul) voltei para Porto-Principe (Centro). Tinha o 'Carnaval de Fleur'. Estava super empolgada de participar deste carnaval fora de epoca. Mas quando passei no centro da cidade e vi a zona que era .. desisti. Fiquei quietinha no Guesthouse da Natacha. No dia seguinte acordei cedo para ir ao norte do Haiti: Cap-Haitien. Ao entrar no busao alem do empura-empurra, o susto. O banco que tem espaco para 2 pessoas, iria viajar com 3!!! sim. O busao inteiro era assim. Fiquei 6 horas esmagada entre a janela e 2 mocas. O caminho era horrivel e o motorista era doidao. Fiquei com dores na coxa e nas costas por ... read more
the way to Citadelle
Citadelle
More than 350 cannons


Hello all! Well some of you are aware of this news, but I have accepted a position here with SOIL, the organization I came down to volunteer with. Things are exciting around here: we're building a new composting site, we've got goats at the farm, and the mangoes are now in season (avocados are next)!! I'll probably be down here for the next year or so, so if you're down in the Caribbean area, stop over and say hi - or we can meet in the D.R. - I'd love to go back and visit.... The slacklining is going well, and my 2 good friends here and I have been invited to be in a big showcase! I've never performed on a slackline before and so we're now working on a routine, and I'm looking for ... read more
Slacklining fun
One of my students
One of our composting sites




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