Recent Entries

  • Wanted: trusty & affordable lodging beyond Port-au-Prince

    Whether a traveling salesman on a circuit of customers, a Diaspora family on vacation, or NGO mission visiting different project sites, everyone is hobbled by the lack of good quality, predictable, and affordable lodging in other parts of the country beyond the Port-au-Prince metro area, which is a ...
  • Heritage Inns – A New Life for the Grand Old “Gingerbread House

    When Haitians living abroad return to the neighborhoods where they grew up, they may see that many of the beautifully crafted, galleried and ornate wooden gingerbread homes they remember from their youth are now in sad physical shape and even totally abandoned as a result of the January 2010 earthqu...
  • Wanted: decent taxis, buses & boats to the rescue!

    The going is so rough and expensive to get around Haiti that it´s a serious block for visitors of all kinds wishing to visit both the gateway city of Port-au-Prince, as well as any other cities and towns or rural areas. I´ve been gouged $40 for a short taxi hop within Petion-Ville alone,...
  • Jacmel & its coast – a “Creole Riviera” in the making? Or even

    Jacmel certainly has old world charm, the galleries and balconies, Hotel Florita, the venerable old Douane and something like 100 distinguished old 19th century buildings, not unlike Charleston, Savannah, or New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter. And recently, figures like ex-president Bill Clint...
  • Tourism in Haiti - Tremendous Potential and Challenges

    This is the first of a series of occasional articles dealing with tourism in Haiti, and the tremendous potential it has, as well as the challenges it faces. These articles will deal with policy matters, with products that Haiti can offer to be competitive, and with the various locations holding good...