Haiti has been in and out of the news a lot (especially the last 4-5 years). Usually having to do with the Earthquake, disease out breaks, poverty, or corruption problems. Which is all true, Haiti is extremely poor and the government is very corrupt. However, in an effort to show the good sides of Haiti, I wanted to post some pictures. Haiti has beautiful mountains and gorgeous beaches. The people there are very hospitable. People will invite you over for dinner, even though they have barely enough for their own family. The art there resembles African art, which makes sense since many people were brought to Haiti as slaves, by the French. Haiti shares an island with the Dominican republic (Haiti has about 1/3, the D.R. has about 2/3). Haiti was a colony of France until the slaves revolted against their French "owners" and gained independence in 1804.
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Anyways, I just wanted to show a side of Haiti that the news generally doesn't show. Honestly, it is a great place to go on vacation. You just need to have someone there who can show you around.
Edited by ajnl, 05 June 2014 - 12:37 PM.