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fofinha Port-au-Prince - A travel report by Michelle
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Port-au-Prince,  Haiti - flag Haiti -  Ouest
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Poor in money, rich in spirit

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The poorest country in this hemisphere, it is definitely all that it may seem to be. Very poor with hardly any resources to offer. The disparity of wealth are insane-- the poor are extremely poor and the rich are extremely rich.

Favourite spots:
Port-Au-Prince doesn't have much, besides the market. Be VERY careful in the marketplace! Lots of pick-pockets and fighting over who will sell you something. The fort in Cap Haiten (sp?)....built by the Haitians to defend Haiti from the French colonialists. Not far from Port-Au-Prince, but a long journey b/c of the road system (or lack of).

What's really great:
The landscape and the people, if you take the time to know them.

Sights:
The Market Place in the center of town, if you can get in to it, Cite Solei is eye-opening, but it's run by a pack of bandits, so it's best if you go in with someone that's from there.

Other recommendations:
Listen around for where the music is and follow it...you won't be let down. Also, during the Rah-Rah season (around Easter), you will see lots of small parades of people in the streets in the interior

Published on Monday July 29th, 2002


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