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“Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women advised to consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing”
This advisory includes these countries: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The virus is usually spread via the Aedes species mosquito. There is no vaccine to…
So what did we think of Haiti? Despite the rigours of travel at times, we had a wonderful time and would go back, as we felt we hadn’t seen as much as we would have liked. We only had a vague plan of where and how we would travel, but there’s always a way, and with a few changes of plan it worked out really well.
It was not a cheap trip, costing us a lot more than Central/South America for example, but it is a unique place that you will not find anywhere else. The closest to…
Artibonite valley – Saint-Marc
Next morning we were still unsure what to do about progressing northwards, as all enquiries indicated that going along national route 3 via Hinche was not a good idea. So we decided to take the alternative route down through the Artibonite valley and stay the night in Saint-Marc to break the journey. You have to take a tap-tap or two to Pont Sondé , where the road splits to head north towards Gonaives and south towards Saint-Marc and PaP. We ended up paying about…
Les Cayes – Port Salut
We decided to try to get to Les Cayes directly from Jacmel in a day without going to PaP first. This turned out to be quite a long journey, consisting of 2 motos, a minibus and 3 tap-taps. It’s probably a lot easier to go to PaP first, as there is no direct transport from Jacmel to Les Cayes. We took a PaP-bound minibus to Carrefour Dufort (200HTG) and then caught a series of tap-taps that eventually got us to Les Cayes after about 6 hours in total. We relied on locals to…
Below you can find the detailed report as follow up to my earlier post “3 week trip report from Haiti”.
It’s a long one, as I want to do justice to the country and provide as much information as possible for anyone else planning to visit.
It’s divided into sections for easier reading.
We flew into Santo Domingo in the DR as this was the easiest option for us. We stayed 2 nights in the Casa el Beaterio (100USD/night) in the centre, which was a great option – quiet and very centrally…
The highest mountain in the Caribbean has a beautiful and amazing route to the top and worth every penny. I recommend you to hire a good professional guide because Pico Duarte is not an easy task. I hired Guias de Alturas. Climbing Pico Duarte needs a good logistic because you will need transportation, mules, sleeping bags, clothes and so on. Your guide must inform you about everything on the previous days. Pico Duarte has about 3,087 Meters high but the route lenght is 23 kms from basecamp to…
hey guys and girls,
Me and my girlfriend are planning to go to cuba in early november for only a week.
We will be flying in from vancouver, Canada. we know 7 days is quite limited, but we would like to squeeze in 3-4 days of sightseeing and then go to nice all-inclusive resort for my girlfriend's birthday.
we have no preference on which city we should fly into, I have heard Havana and veradero are the popular options.
I'm planning to sail the Caribbean in a month
I wanted to know what are the favorite places for recreation on the island
I also wanted to get recommendations on attractions
I was happy to receive recommendations on companies sailed to the Caribbean Sailing
I found this site <snip> but I would love to get some more information