Haiti Virtual Tourist
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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
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!!!
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...
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.
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.
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).
Here is photo of Skal Labissiere, Haitian Basketball player. Skal Labissiere is a Haitian professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Skal plays for for the Sacramento Kings.
Wanna know how many Haitians are in the NBA? Check out the List of Haitians in the NBA.
Christianity in Haiti - Here is a picture of Haitian christians in Church praising the Lord.
It was reported that, since the Haiti earthquake that killed more than 300,000 Haitians, they are turning to God in even bigger numbers.
Is this true or false?
In 2018, the CIA world Factbook reported that 54.7 percent of the Haitian population is Roman Catholic and 28.5 percent is Protestant (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other 0.7%), vodou 2.1%, other 4.6%, none 10.2%
What do you think about that?
Here is a photo of a bunch of Haitians in Chile getting off a bus with a cold white snowy mountain in the background.
Oh... How cold it must be for these tropical folks.
Haitian Migration to Chile
Lots of Haitians migrated to Chile, a long, narrow country stretching along South America's western edge, looking for new opportunities. Some say nearly 1 percent of the Haitian population left and migrated to Chile.
Photo Credit: Folha de Sao Paolo
Most, if not all, of the vegetables that you consume in Haiti when you come to visit are fresh organic vegetables from the Haitian countryside.
Here we could see beautiful carrots fresh tomatoes, celery, green peppers, onions, cucumbers and other vegetables all fresh and organic from local Haitian farms.
This photo is from Haiti agricultural day fair, May 1st in Damien, Haiti, where the state University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine is located.