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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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Port-au-Prince – Naïve Art, Voodoo Music & a Slave-Hero

21 March 2008 | Culture

Art for sale on the street in Pétionville Remember Haiti? The half-a-Caribbean island where the first ever slave revolt ended with the defeat of the French colonialists? Despite the black leader of the slaves, the wonderfully named Toussaint Louverture, being dou...

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