Haiti Virtual Tourist

Take a virtual tour of Haiti from the comfort of your home from anywhere in the world. Let Haiti Virtual Tourist take you on a virtual flight to Haiti where you can discover as much as you want about the Haitian people, our culture, food, history, tourist attractions and more without actually having to catch a flight or travel to Haiti.

The Best Hotels in Haiti : Mariott Port-au-Prince Hotel

The Best Hotels in Haiti : Mariott Port-au-Prince Hotel

Here is a photo of the Mariott Port-au-Prince Hotel in Turgeau, one of the best and most splendid hotels in Haiti, minutes away from the Port-au-Prince commercial district...

The Marriott Haiti Port-au-Prince hotel is Haiti's first 4-star internationally branded hotel.

Planning a trip to Haiti? Want to stay in one of the best hotels in Haiti? Consider booking a reservation at the Mariott Port-au-Prince Hotel

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Bassin Zim Waterfall - Famous Waterfalls in Haiti

Bassin Zim Waterfall - Famous Waterfalls in Haiti

Bassin Zim Waterfall is a fantastic must-see waterfall in Hinche, Centre Department, Haiti, and a wonderful place to visit on your next vacation to Haiti.

The Bassin Zim water fall is located about 30 minutes outside city of Hinche, Haiti, in a locality called 'Nan Papaye'.

Bassin Zim is one of the hidden treasures of Haiti that has never really been explored. I say that because, as magnificent as the Bassin Zim waterfall is, it is not getting the volume of tourist it deserves.

Bassin Zim is not just a water fall There is astounding cave that sits right above the water fall. The river that becomes this beautiful waterfall comes shooting out of a whole in the mountain top above, behind the Bassin Zim cave.

The water then goes through three natural pools, one right beneath the other, before finally creating this magnificent water fall you will see the next time you vacation there.

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Bassin Bleu Waterfall - Famous Waterfalls in Haiti

Bassin Bleu Waterfall - Famous Waterfalls in Haiti

Here is a photo of the Bassin Bleu Waterfall Haiti, a very famous waterfalls in Haiti and a great place to visit on your next trip to Haiti and the Caribbean.

Bassin Bleu, Blue basin in English, is not just a waterfall. Bassin Bleu is a natural water site located west of the city of Jacmel, in the Sud-Est department of Haiti.

This amazing site that you must visit consists of three natural water pools along the Jacmel River (Petite Rivière de Jacmel). Basin Bleu is one of them.

Bassin Bleu is located 40 minutes from Jacmel in the direction of La Vallée-de-Jacmel,

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Saut-d'Eau Waterfall Haiti - Tourist attractions, places to visit when in Haiti

Saut-d'Eau Waterfall Haiti - Tourist attractions, places to visit when in Haiti

Saut-d'Eau is a gorgeous and sacred waterfall in the Centre department of Haiti. Saut-d'Eau is a great tourist attractions and definitely one of the great destinations to visit when in Haiti.

The town where the waterfall is located is also called Saut-d'Eau, named after the waterfall.

Saut d'Eau is hot spot in Haiti, a very cultural and very religious hot spot where Haitians, both Catholic and Vodou practitioners go on pilgrimages each year.

It is believed that the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel appeared on a palm tree there in the 19th century.

Haitians go there and they bathe in the waterfall. Some believe it has healing powers.

So, definitely add Saut-d'Eau to your Haitian places to visit bucket list.

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Place Publique - The Public Square in Belladère, Centre, Haiti

Place Publique - The Public Square in Belladère, Centre, Haiti

Here is a photo of the public square (place publique) in the Haitian city of Belladère in the Centre department of Haiti.

Belladere is a border city (ville frontalière) located near Haiti's border with Elías Piña Province, one of the 32 provinces of the Dominican Republic.

Gade photo saa... Yon bèl place publique nan ville Belladère, Plateau Central (Departement du Centre), Haiti

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Haitian Food : Legume LALO ak Vyann

Haitian Food : Legume LALO ak Vyann

One of the staple foods in Haitian cuisine, especially in the Artibonite region, is 'legim LALO ak vyann.' Haitians simply call it LALO.

Legim (Legume) is a Haitian dish that is comprised of a mixture of cooked vegetables mashed up together and cooked with meat.

LALO in English is "JUTE Leaves" and 'legim lalo' is just the lalo (no other vegetables), spices, and the meat.

When lalo is served with crabs (lalo ak crab) it is so delicious. On your next trip to Haiti, try eating some legim LALO ak vyann.

For my Haitian brothers and sisters: Gade photo saa... Yon chodyè legim LALO ak vyann... 20 goud Lalo, 100 goud vyann bèf, total 150 Goud... Oulala!!!

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PHOTO: Haiti - Machann Fig

PHOTO: Haiti - Machann Fig

Everyone who sells anything in Haiti is called a 'machann'. So, a 'machann fig' is the Haitian street vendor who goes around selling bananas.

Usually, in Port-au-Prince and other major cities in Haiti, a 'machann fig' will also carry and sell 'pen ak manba' (peanut butter sandwich) for you to eat with your banana and she usually goes around the neighborhood yelling 'fig mi' (ripped bananas) in the early morning hours, breakfast time.

Gade photo saa... you machann fig an Haiti... You dam ak yon panye fig sou tet li...

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Maryse Narcisse and the Jalousie slum bordering the city of Petionville

Maryse Narcisse and the Jalousie slum bordering the city of Petionville

Marise Narcisse is a high ranking member of the Fanmi Lavalas political party in Haiti. She was a candidate for president in the 2016-17 presidential elections.

The colorful artwork you see behind her is the Jalousie slum (in Haiti a slum is called bidonville) overlooking the the city of Petionville, where the rich people live and hang out, on the side of Morne Calvaire.

A project to turn Jalousie into a colorful objet d'art it is today was undertaken back in 2014 by the Martelly-Lamothe administration.

Discover more about Haiti's Jalousie Slum In Living Color here.

Learn more about Maryse Narcisse and Fanmi Lavalas politics here.

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Haitian Police kicking a burning tire during a street protest

Haitian Police kicking a burning tire during a street protest

When Haitians protest against the government, then burn car tires (boule kawotchou) in street corners to disrupt traffic.

If your Haitian friends tell you "kawotchou ap boule," it means there is a street protest in Haiti... LOL...

This is a picture of a Haitian policeman from the Departmental Unit of the Maintenance of Order (UDMO) kicking a burning tire left by protesters during the street protest to attempt to clear the streets.

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Alcohol related deaths in Haiti

Alcohol related deaths in Haiti

Many people die alcohol related deaths in Haiti each year; however, the numbers represent less than half of one percent of total deaths in the country.

According to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, alcohol related deaths in Haiti reached 359 or 0.44% of total deaths.

Compare that to the United States where where alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death according to alcohol facts and statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

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