Happy Haitian Flag Day!

The Haitian flag has long been a smbol of pride for Haiti. Haitian Flag Day on Friday, May 18, is all about celebrating the culture and heritage of the Haitian flag, which is emblazoned with the country’s coat of arms and the colors red and blue, adopted from the French flag. Haiti gained its independence... Continue Reading →

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This is Haiti!

The Haitian Revolution was the greatest African / Hebrew emancipation of slaves in history! Every person of "African" descent should strongly consider this. We're all taught about the American Revolution (1765 - 1783), the French Revolution (1789 - 1799), the Russian Revolution of 1917 and even the Chinese Revolution (also known as the Chinese Civil... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

The Citadelle is referred by locals as the Eighth Wonder of the World and in 1982 it was nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This massive stone construction is the largest fortress in the Americas. Built to demonstrate the power of the newly independent Haiti, the Citadelle Laferrière was essential for the security of... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

Where to Stay in Cap Haïtien We stayed at Hotel Imperial, located quite close to the historical quarters. We would have loved to stay within the old centre but there weren’t any nice hotels available. You won’t find a lot of accommodation choices in Cap Haitien, and most of the nicer accommodations are located well outside the city.... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

Another architecture marvel in the city is a major landmark that dominates the central square: the Cap Haïtien Cathedral, orCathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, is a French-style building that featured a silvered dome and two cupolas. The present building dates from 1670, when Haiti was still colonized by France and it was a testimony of their... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti

Cap Haïtien: from Riches to Rags Located on the northern coast of Haiti, Cap Haïtien was historically nicknamed “The Paris of the Antilles” for its wealth and sophistication displayed through its beautiful architecture and artistic life. Having earned much of its wealth from sugar production, it was once the richest French colony in the Americas.... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

Tap-tap cabs serve as mass transportation in Haiti. Tap-taps are privately owned but publicly operated as a form of shared taxi. They are one of the various forms of transportation such as the Guaguas of Puerto Rico named after a sound, in this case, the sharp taps on the metal panel signifying a passenger's request to be... Continue Reading →

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