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Haiti

INTRODUCTION

Haiti shares an island with the Dominican Republic, and while it has become known for crime and corruption, Haiti does have a few options for adventurous tourists. Port-au Prince? is the capital of the country and one of the few places that is safe for tourists to travel too.

HISTORY

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Climate: Haiti has traditional Caribbean weather most of the year through, careful though if your going in Storm season as this country is in the path of some pretty severe storms

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Languages: French and Creole

Power: 110 V, 60 Hz

Currency: Gourde - Currently 1 HTG = 0.0242 USD

Time Zone: UTC-5

ATTRACTIONS

Bassins Bleu

The Bassins Bleu are three cobalt-blue pools joined by spectacular cascades. Dissolved minerals give the falls their distinctive colour. According to legend, water nymphs live in the grottos and sun themselves on a rock in Palm Lake, but disappear at the sound of mortal footsteps. Given the number of mortals hanging around, you probably won't see them

Étang Saumâtre

come if you are interested in looking at some local flora and fauna. Haiti's largest saltwater lake supports over 100 species of waterfowl, flamingos and American crocodiles. It's an intense shade of blue and skirted by brush and cacti.

Parc National Historique La Citadelle

It took Henri Christophe 15 years to build this vast mountaintop fortress, constructed to combat another invasion by the French. The astounding structure, with its shiplike appearance, is balanced on top of the 900m (2952ft) Pic la Ferrière and overlooks Cap-Haïtien, the northern plain and routes leading to the south.

Cap-Haïtien

Spanish-influenced architecture has bestowed on Haiti's former capital, once called the 'Paris of the Antilles,' a grid of shady streets that are easy to navigate and pleasant to stroll. The tropical air has a lazy citrus aroma from orange peels sunning their way into Grand Marnier and Cointreau bottles.

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