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With more than 3 million people in the metro area, this city is a forgotten powerhouse:





Don't be afraid to visit Port-au-Prince! The airport is open; there are cheap airfares from Miami.
 

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The hills of Port-au-Prince are kinder to visitors, especially first-time visitors, than the central city plain. It is cooler and less-crowded up there; crime is lower. However, there are some fine hotels near the central city, such as Le Plaza (near the Palace) or the Oloffson (south of downtown).
 

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tablemtn said:
The hills of Port-au-Prince are kinder to visitors, especially first-time visitors, than the central city plain. It is cooler and less-crowded up there; crime is lower. However, there are some fine hotels near the central city, such as Le Plaza (near the Palace) or the Oloffson (south of downtown).
se ayisyen ou ye?
 

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And this is why Haiti is experiencing the worst soil erosion in the Wwestern hemisphere, with the island being washed to sea evertime a cyclone hits.
 

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Interesting to see Port-au-Prince, as it's so little known. Still it has a very bad name in the world because of poverty, corruption, pollution and indeed terrible soil-erosion with floods.
 

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From history, I learn that Port-au-price has poverty, corruption, pollution and indeed terrible soil-erosion with floods...

However, the pictures above are great pictures on how a senic a city could be...
 

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More like a large slum comprising of the most dangerous areas in North America...also in Haiti, one of the most illiterate nations. Its "powerhouse" status is nonexistant, due to European and US not helping the nation due to it being a Black Republic, the US thought the nations legit existance would cause ruptures in its black exploiting economy, and ignite black seperatists in America, and France put Haiti in inescapeable debt which destroyed this isolated, troubled nations economy
 

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" Its "powerhouse" status is nonexistant, due to European and US not helping the nation due to it being a Black Republic"

This is true... to an extent. Don't forget - even with that debt burden, and even with American opposition, the young Republic of Haiti managed to take over the entire island of Hispaniola, including Santo Domingo, in the 1850's.

Port-au-Prince is still one of the Caribbean's major shipment points, and though the city is quite poor, there is a surprisingly large expat and business scene.

"se ayisyen ou ye?"

Komon ou ye? Non, but I learned some in Haiti. Eske ou te we Cap Haitien? To everyone on the board, Cap Haitien is a great smaller town, and it is much calmer than Port-au-Prince. Very nice beaches (plages)!
 

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Happiness=Contagious said:
exactly what i was thinking...Haiti is a nation of poverty and crime which is a shame because if this city were to be transplanted into more fortunate circumstances it would be wondrous

Haiti IS a poor nation....but the recent notorious crime surge has been largely limited to the capital city of Port-au-Prince...there are many many safe areas in the country!
 

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"se ayisyen ou ye?"

Komon ou ye? Non, but I learned some in Haiti. Eske ou te we Cap Haitien? To everyone on the board, Cap Haitien is a great smaller town, and it is much calmer than Port-au-Prince. Very nice beaches (plages)!
ou pale bien:)

Cap Haitien is a beautiful city indeed!









and Haiti abounds with beautiful beaches!























 

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oh no doubt its beaches have potential, and so does the setting of the city...but the infastructure is lacking and security is...well you know. Maybe once settled the place will have a large tourist industry ie. Jamica.
 
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