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HAITI HOLIDAYS   >   CARIBBEAN  


Situated on the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, east of Cuba.

Haiti shares Hispaniola with The Dominican Republic.

Departments in Haiti : Artibonite, Central Haiti, Grand'Anse, North Haiti, Northeast Haiti, Northwest Haiti, West Haiti, South Haiti, Southwest Haiti.

Capital City of Haiti: Port-au-Prince.


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Hotels in Haiti

 

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

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  Kiskeya Alternativa   -   Alternative, Sustainable and Eco Tourism in Haiti
Kiskeya is, along with Ayiti and Bohio, a Taino indian name for the island that is today shared by
the  Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Dominican Republic and Haiti (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - ISBN 1741042925Travel Guides Haiti / Related books

Dominican Republic and Haiti (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Paul Clammer (Author) and Jens Porup (Author)
Paperback: 400 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Oct 2008); ISBN-10: 1741042925; ISBN-13: 978-1741042924.

Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti   -   Ian Thomson
Haiti: one thinks of voodoo, Papa Doc, political violence and desperate poverty. In Bonjour Blanc Thomson explores all of the dread demons and eccentricities of this unhappy republic. He is initiated into the feared Bizzango religion, an African animist cult whose associates venerate a coffin and human skulls; he talks to zombies, the walking dead. Part history, part personal travelogue, Thomson introduces us to a lively gallery of eccentrics: a Russian Cossack, a Swiss chess champion who had studied Einstein, and an ancient voodoo priest. Yet Haiti is also noted for its history as a retreat for writers - Anthony Trollope, Ian Flemming, Alexandre Dumas, Graham Greene and Eugene O'Neill - and Thomson wonderfully explores their Haitian adventures.
Paperback 416 pages (May 6, 2004);  Publisher: Vintage;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0099452154

Transport / How do I travel to Haiti

  Haiti Airport

   -   flights to Haiti
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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Flight tickets Haiti, price comparison possible

  Maps Haiti [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  Tourist Board Haiti

  Haiti.org   -   Tourist Info  embassy Haiti in Washington

  Port-au-Prince  -  capital city of Haiti  -  located on a bay of the Gulf of La Gonave.

  Artibonite
  Central  Haiti   -   Centre
  Grand'Anse
  North Haiti  [ Cap-Haïtien ]
  Northeast Haiti    -   North-East
  Northwest Haiti   -   North-West
  South Haiti   -   South
  Southeast Haiti   -   South-West
  West Haiti   -  Ouest

  Cap-Haïtien [ North ]   -   2nd largest city   -   former capital of the colony of Saint-Domingue
  Gonaives
  Hinche
  Ile de la Gonave
  Jacmel
  Jéremie
  Les Cayes
  Miragoane
  Port-de-Paix
  Saint-Marc

  Basilica of Notre Dame
  Explore Haiti
  Haiti Global Village
  National Palace of Haiti
  News   -   Haiti Info
  Quay
  University   -   University of Haiti

Cuisine   -   Haitian Cooking Recipes

A Taste of Haiti   -   Mirta Yurnet-Thomas
With African, French, Arabic and Amerindian influences, the food and culture of Haiti are fascinating subjects to explore. From the days of slavery to present times, traditional Haitian cuisine has relied upon staples like root vegetables, pork, fish, and flavour enhancers like Pikliz (picklese, or hot pepper vinegar) and Zepis (ground spices). This cookbook offers over 100 Haitian recipes, including traditional holiday foods and the author's favourite drinks and desserts. Information on Haiti's history, holidays and celebrations, necessary food staples, and cooking methods will guide the home chef on a culinary adventure to this beautiful island. Recipe titles are given in English, Creole, and French.
Hardcover 196 pages (May 2002);  Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0781809274

History of Haiti

One of the first countries of the Americas, after the United States, to declare its independence [ independence: 1 January 1804 from France ].

The Hispaniola's indigenous Arawak (or Taíno) population suffered near-extinction in the decades after Christopher Columbus's arrival in 1492. The island was eventually repopulated by the late 17th century with African slaves to work the sugar plantations.
In 1697 Spain ceded the western third of the Hispaniola - which was then called Saint-Domingue - to France. It became one of the richest colonies in the 18th century French empire. On August 22, 1791, the slave population revolted, which led to a war of attrition against the French. They defeated an army sent by Napoléon Bonaparte and declared independence on January 1, 1804.

  Haiti's History   -   Wikipedia
Native extinction and colonial rule, French colonization, Impact of the French Revolution, The Great Slave Rebellion of 1791, Postcolonial rule, Haiti in the Twentieth Century, The 1991 Coup, Foreign military intervention , Political Gridlock, The Electoral Crisis, International Military Presence, Revolt Against Aristide, Hurricane Jeanne
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution   -   C.L.R. James, James Walvin (Introduction)
In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent black republic outside Africa. Only three years later, the British and Americans ended the Atlantic slave trade. In this example of vivid, committed and empathetic historical analysis, C.L.R. James illuminates these epoch-making events. He explores the appalling economic realities of the Caribbean economy, the roots of the world's only successful slave revolt and the utterly extraordinary former slave - Toussaint L'Overture -who led them. Explicitly written as part of the fight to end colonialism in Africa, "The Black Jacobins" puts the slaves themselves centre stage, boldly forging their own destiny against nearly impossible odds. It remains one of the essential texts for understanding the Caribbean - and the region's inextricable links with Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Paperback 384 pages (May 31, 2001);  Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0140299815
Written in Blood: Story of the Haitian People, 1492-1995 
Robert Debs Heinl, Nancy Gordon Heinl, Michael Heinl (Editor)
This text provides a history of Haiti from 1492 to the end of 1995.
Paperback 902 pages (March 1996);  Publisher: University Press of America;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0761802304
Papa Doc, Baby Doc: Haiti and the Duvaliers   -   James Ferguson
Aims to explain the reality of Haiti under the Duvaliers and the causes of the regime's violent collapse. Tracing major patterns and forces within the country's often turbulent history, the text examines the nature of Duvalierism, its historic roots and the conflicts which toppled it. It also analyses subsequent events in "liberated Haiti" and assesses future prospects for this unsettled country. Using eyewitness reports and first -hand recollections, the author has reconstructed the events surrounding Baby Doc's last weeks in power. He discusses the role of the Catholic Church and the US Government in his demise, and examines the nature of the spontaneous revolt which lacked orthodox political leadership. A new chapter brings the story further up to date with coverage of the chaotic, disrupted elections in February 1988. The author reported on events in Haiti for "The Independent".
Paperback 216 pages (October 27, 1988);  Publisher: Blackwell Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0631165797

Music, Arts & Culture

The music of Haiti is influenced most greatly by French colonial ties and African immigration (through slavery), as well as by its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. See Wikipedia

Haitian Creole-English/ English-Haitian Creole Dictionary and Phrasebook 
Charmant Theodore
Haiti, home to over 6 million people, is one of the most popular destinations for travellers world-wide. Over 2 million people visit there annually. Haitian Creole is, with French, one of the nation's two official languages. It is the mother tongue of virtually the entire population and the only language spoken by more than 90 percent of the country's residents. This dictionary and phrasebook is an excellent companion for travellers. The bilingual dictionary contains more than 4,000 entries, including all essential daily vocabulary. The phrasebook deals with almost every situation likely to be encountered by travellers, including basic greetings, making hotel reservations, and ordering in restaurants. It also covers such topics as health care and emergencies. Visitors to this Caribbean nation will find it indispensable.
Paperback 200 pages (November 30, 2005);  Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0781810949

  Artmedia Haiti   -   The Center of Haitian Art

Vodou Shaman: The Haitian Way of Healing and Power   -   Ross Heaven
Written by an initiate of Haitian Voodoo, this book reveals Voodoo as one of the most powerful of shamanic traditions. The author explains why these ancient healing techniques are important for the modern world and how secret Voodoo techniques can be used by anyone as safe and effective means of spiritual healing... The books also offers exercises in specific spiritual healing techniques, including the use of herbs and magical baths, ways to read and rebalance the energy body, removal of spirit intrusions and unhealthy energies, restoration of Ashe (spiritual power), and preparation for the advanced technique of soul retrieval.
Hardcover 296 pages (November 2003);  Publisher: Inner Traditions International;  Language: English;  ISBN: 089281134X


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