Collected by Nina Dietzel, AFAR Ambassador
Ave Christophe, 60, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Walking up to the hotel, past the vodou sculptures in the garden, I remembered another visit, another lifetime, decades ago. Wandering around the hotel, I couldn't for the life of me figure out what, if anything, had changed since then. Time comes...
147 Ave Jean-Paul II, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
The brand new Marriott Port-au-Prince is located 6.5 miles from Port-au-Prince International Airport, in the city's emerging commercial district, called Haute Tourgeau. On a recent visit, it provided me with a much appreciated retreat from the...
Truth be told, I became quite the barfly at Habitation Turpin. I simply love the place, the hands-down awesome owners, and the diverse crowd of patrons, ranging from journalists, locals, UN-envoys, business men (and women), to the occasional...
Getting to know Haiti means learning about its extensive artistic heritage. In an unusual cultural spin, I grew up in a house although far from the Caribbean, filled to the brim with colorful Haitian masters. My mother had one of the oldest...
The 'Village Artistique de la Croix de Bouquets' is located in a northern suburb in the Port-Au-Prince metropolitan area, about 40mins by car from the Marriott Port-au-Prince. I began to hear the metal clanging way before arriving, and it became a...
Far fetched, perhaps, but I couldn't help drawing that parallel. After all, Sans Souci and Neuschwanstein each had a mildly megalomaniac king as their visionary. Henri Christophe created Sans Souci, and Bavaria's King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein....
Rue 24, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Hôtel du Roi Christophe is a small, relaxed boutique hotel, nestled in a lush tropical garden in the midst of humming Cap Haitien. It's not über–luxurious, but perfectly comfortable, and it attracts travelers and business people alike. There's a...
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