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Haiti Flag The Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haiti) is a Caribbean country. The occupies the eastern half of the island of Hispaniola, and is bordered to the West by the Dominican Republic.

As of 2009, the population of Haiti was estimated to be 9,035,536. The capital and largest city in the country is Port-au-Prince, which is believed to have a population of about 1.1 million, with perhaps 1.7 million living in the city's metropolitan area.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, and has frequently experienced political violence, most recently in 2004, when there was an armed rebellion of the then president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Sadly, the country was also hit by a major earthquake in 2010. The earthquake caused a huge amount of destruction, left many people homeless, and resulted in huge numbers of casualties. The exact number of deaths from the 2010 earthquake will probably never be known, but likely are in excess of 150,000.

Haiti Country Details


Country Name Haiti
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Haiti Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Port-au-Prince


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Haiti (Bradt Travel Guide Haiti)
By Paul Clammer

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Haiti (Bradt Travel Guide Haiti)
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A new edition of the only standalone guidebook on Haiti available, fully updated and with expanded content reflecting Haiti's recent growth in tourism, and packed with practical information covering everything from accommodation, eateries and travel routes to wildlife and ‘Vodou'. A comprehensive section on conservation and natural history and insightful information on Haiti's rich artistic, architectural and musical heritage ensure nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts are well catered for. Paul Clammer discusses the merits of Haitian rum, how to catch a Port-au-Prince taptap (bus) and Graham Greene's connection with the famous Hotel Oloffson.
This new edition includes even more information on living in Haiti, more festivals – from local fêtes to big celebrations – and coverage of new tourism developments at the Citadelle Henry (the largest fortress in the Americas and Haiti's first UNESCO World Heritage site). Also provided are details of new museums either under refurbishment or soon to open.
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is culturally the most African of Caribbean countries, and one that is largely unknown to visitors, except through popular clichés of aid dependency and Vodou culture. An early pioneer of Caribbean tourism, since the earthquake of 2010 it has been slowly repositioning itself as an exciting new travel destination. Visitors will find historical sites to explore, hidden beaches, and a proud people rebuilding their country and ready to welcome visitors once more.
Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti (Travel Guide)
By Paul Clammer & Kevin Raub

LONELY PLANET
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Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or visit Haiti's mighty Citadelle la Ferriere; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, religion, history, art, literature, music, dance, sport, architecture, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
  • Over 39 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Dominican Republic Outdoors, and Top Experiences
  • Coverage of Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince, Playa Rincon, La Vega, Damajagua, Cabarete, La Citadelle la Ferriere, Punta Cana, the Peninsula de Samana, Port Salut, Lago Enriquillo, Pico Duarte, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dominican Republic & Haiti, our most comprehensive guide to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Paul Clammer, Michael Grosberg, and Kevin Raub.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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Haiti Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
By CreativeJournals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

Haiti Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Notebook Diary
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Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your Haiti travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!
Travel Journal Haiti
By VPjournals

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Travel Journal Haiti
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Going on holiday to Haiti? This useful travel journal will help you research, plan and record everything to get the most out of your trip.

Plan using the list of cool places to visit in Haiti, great places to eat and a handy list of the best websites so you can do your own research.

Included in this book:

Trip Planning:
Cool Places to visit in Haiti
Great places to eat in Haiti
Research your trip, including great websites to do your own research
Postcard Reminder & Packing List

Haiti Trip Diary
Write a daily diary during your trip

Record details of people you met during your vacation

Plus a shoe and clothes size conversion chart to help you get the right sizes

”An amazing journal to record and remember your trip or to give others as a gift for their upcoming holiday”

Enjoy your trip to Haiti, it is an incredible place

The Haiti Travel Journal
By Younghusband World Travel Journals

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The Haiti Travel Journal
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"I don't always design travel journals, but when I do they are the kind of travel journals that people throw parades for." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

THE HAITI TRAVEL JOURNAL has been carefully crafted by the legendary nomad Cormac Younghusband to help make your trip unforgettable, fun and organized—with plenty of room to help spur spontaneity and document new discoveries.

This journal can help you plan, live out and record every stage of your journey to Haiti—from pre-trip, to getting there, to being there, to getting home, and afterwards.

"Haiti food is among the world's finest. They do this thing with the thing!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

The first part of the journal is for PRE-TRIP PLANNING and contains sections for important information, a page to write about what inspired you to make the trip, a page to write about the who, where, what, when, how of the journey, a page to make note of your travel companions, a number of pages to organize your travel research.* Plus, you will find sections for drafting an itinerary and keeping a journey to-do checklist.

The second part of the journal deals with GETTING THERE, containing sections to describe getting there and arriving.

The third part of the journal is all about BEING THERE. There are sections for: tracking the stuff you buy and for your daily adventures there are 50 two-page daily records to keep notes on: day #, date, weather, places visited, what happened today + thoughts on what happened, the highlight of the day and extensive notes (with a handy reminder list of things to write about). Because there are about 9,801,664 people in Haiti, there's also a section to record the names and contact info of the people you meet along the way.

The fourth part of the journal is for GETTING HOME, that fateful day you depart and the days that follow. There are sections for describing your departure, for making your own top 10 highlights lists, a country radar to help you create a signature review of the country, and an afterwards where you can sum up the meaning of your trip.

When a trip is over, Cormac Younghusband recommends you start planning your NEXT TRIP. To help, there is a section where you can make a travel wish list.

Also included is a COUNTRY BRIEF to give you important info on the destination and a MAP to give you an idea of the lay of the land. Plus, at the back of the book there are sections for: generic packing ideas, measures and conversions, and pages for notes, sketches, maps and such

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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* Research Such As: places to go / explore, places to stay, places to shop / must have souvenirs, cultural / sporting events to attend, historical / religious sites of interest, pubs-bars-places-to-party, beaches / forests / natural wonders to see, parks & gardens to wander through, things to eat and drink / dining experiences, festivals & events to attend, stuff for kids - seniors - and such, experiences to experience, important local customs, etiquette, laws, and such.

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"Why visit Haiti? Because, it's there." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING, YOUNGHUSBAND WORLD TRAVEL JOURNALS HAS THE PERFECT JOURNAL FOR YOU.

Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the art-deco streets of South Beach, spot alligators amongst the Everglades' mangroves, or party all night in Key West; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Miami & the Keys and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, multicultural Miami, cuisine, drink, art-deco architecture, environment
  • Free, convenient pull-out Miami map (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps
  • Covers South Beach, Downtown Miami, Wynwood, Design District, Little Haiti, Northern Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Everglades, Florida Keys, Key West and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys, our most comprehensive guide to Miami & the Keys, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Florida guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Discover Florida guide, a photo-rich guide focused on the state's most popular sights.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Adam Karlin.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Haitian Creole Phrasebook: Essential Expressions for Communicating in Haiti (NTC Foreign Language)
By Jowel C. Laguerre

McGraw-Hill Education
Released: 2010-08-26
Paperback (224 pages)

Haitian Creole Phrasebook: Essential Expressions for Communicating in Haiti (NTC Foreign Language)
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The essential terms you need to communicate with the nation’s 8-plus million Haitian Creole speakers

If you are travelling to Haiti to help with the relief effort or to aid in its rebuilding, Haitian Creole Phrasebook is your must-have resource. In addition to featuring content specifically related to relief and rebuilding, this book also covers the basic topics such as introducing yourself, asking for directions, giving instructions, or asking for information. A separate section is devoted to key words and phrases related to relief efforts from communicating with medical personnel to construction and engineering terminology

Features:

  • A mini-dictionary includes essential vocabulary for quick reference
  • An 30-minute audio download that features key words and phrases
  • Vital vocabulary and phrases relevant to relief and rebuilding processes

McGraw-Hill will donate a percentage of sales to the Haitian rebuilding effort.

Topics include: Basic Vocabulary, Basics of Haitian Creole, Greetings and Wishes, Expressing Preferences and Opinions, Numbers, Time, and Weather, Family, People, and Description, Communication, Living and Working in Haiti, Transportation and Directions, Money and Shopping, Accommodations, Food and Drink, Specialized Vocabulary, Earthquake, Construction Rebuilding, Relief Effort, Medical Vocabulary, Security, Resources

Dominican Republic 1:400,000 & Haiti 1:350,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

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Map (2 pages)

Dominican Republic 1:400,000 & Haiti 1:350,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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Double sided map on durable synthetic paper, suitable for tropical conditions. One side includes a travel map of the Dominican Republic 1:400,000 with name index and an inset of central Santo Domingo. The other side includes a travel map of Haiti 1:350,000 with name index and an inset of central Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: A Coloring Book for Grown Ups
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Haiti: A Coloring Book for Grown Ups
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Coloring isn't just for children. Explore Haiti through these intricate, hand drawn pen and ink drawings of typical scenes, landmarks, and favorite icons. Use your imagination to bring to life the market scenes with their vibrant fruits and vegetables, the sugarcane fields in their shades of green and brown, or the ocean with tropical fish, busy fishermen, and colorful dugout boats.

Includes 32 original drawings. Printed on heavy white paper on one side only for easy coloring and removal.


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