Back to Haiti

3 May 2012 | Places

I was in Haiti before the earthquake, so my April trip, kicking off from the Dominican Republic, was a return visit. Things are still a long way from back to normal. The tent camps are still everywhere although one right in the centre of the  capital, Port au Prince, ...

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A Port-au-Prince (Haiti) to Liverpool (England) Connection

11 July 2008 | Places

Last month Maureen and I travelled up to Liverpool (European Capital of Culture for 2008) for a little culture. We stayed at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel, visited the Beatles Story Museum, took the National Trust tour to John Lennon’s and Paul McCartney’s childhood ho...

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Jacmel – Beaches, Markets & a Zombie Hotel

26 March 2008 | Places

I've been travelling Haiti and Jacmel was my second stop. The town is regularly cited as the most popular in Haiti and has lots of fine old houses with a distinct New Orleans flavour, even if many of them are crumbling. Right by the town square the Hotel Manoir Alexan...

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