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.
Haitians call leftover food "YESTERDAY" so you know... LOL... Here is some leftover Haitian rice and beans (diri kole ak pwa dòmi) with fried eggs (ze fri).
It's a good breakfast combination when you are in a rush to get out of the house to go to work in the Diaspora.
Call your Haitian friend and tell them "w ap manje yesterday?" They'll die laughing... LOL...
Any cooked food leftover in the fridge of a Haitian in the diaspora is called YESTERDAY, it don't matter if it's been there for two weeks.... LOL...
It is custom in Haiti to cook everyday. So once the food lasts through the night in Haiti, they call it 'manje domi'.
Back in the days, 'manje domi' would be spoiled. Haitians say 'manje a si'. but tha's because we had no refrigeration to store the food and keep it away from a bacteria invasion.
Goat meat (vyan kabrit) is a favorite amongst Haitian. Goat is a staple food in Haiti. Haitians like to eat dried goat meat (vyann kabrit sech)
After they season the meat with some delicious Haitian seasoning, they put the meat in the sun to be dried.
Haitians in the diaspora always find a way to bring some 'vyann kabrit sech' with them back to the states whenever they are returning from a trip to Haiti.
Here is a Spirit Airlines flight to Haiti. Look at this picture as passengers at the Haiti Airport are getting are ready to board spirit airlines flight from Haiti to Ft Lauderdale Florida.
Yes In Haiti you can actually walk to the plane on the tarmac.
Did you know?
There is no official definition for "tarmac" in aviation although everyone is using that term.
There are 3 names for the surface a plane is on at the airport.
The place where a plane lands and takes off is called the Runway.
The part of the airport where the plane taxis to and from the runway is called the Taxiway.
The area where all the plane are parked to be boarded is called the Apron.
Haiti Aviation is a new airline company run by Haitian investors. Haiti Aviation made its inaugural flight on Friday, July 19, 2013 from Miami to Port-au-Prince Airport...
Reports say that the investors hope it will help bring tourists back to Haiti.
This an actual photo of Haiti Aviation's First flight To Haiti from Miami to Port-au Prince on Friday July 19,2013 with 149 Passengers
(Photo: Ricardo Saint-Cyr)
In Haiti, Anba Kolonbye (under the granary) on the Haitian countryside is where you will find the old wooden chair (chez pay la), the old Wooden 'Pilon' (How do you say pilon in English?)
Anyway, the pilon under the granary is what I am sittin on. Haitians use it to mash their grains (pile mayi, pile pitimi, pile diri), to remove the husk from the seeds before cooking it.
Yep... Not everything goes to the mill.
How did we go from 'anba kolonbye' to milling grains. LOL
This photo was taken on the the Haitian town of Maissade, It's like a village a few miles from Hinche, Centre, Haiti.
In Haiti, a 'kolonbye' is an elevated storage house, a Haitian version of a granary that Haitians on the countryside use to store their grains...
Haitians from the countryside of Haiti use what they call a beans 'colonbye' to store their crops (danre) like dried corn, millet, beans, peanuts, and everything else they harvest.
A kolonbye is also where they store the dried seeds to be planted on the next planting season.
Granaries are often built above the ground to keep the stored food away from mice and other animals.
Practice your Haitian Creole :: En province Haiti, peyisan itilize colonbye pou yo store danre (mayi, pitimi, pwa congo, pistach) ak tout lot sa ke yo recolte... Yo sere tou plan yo, ki vle di, grenn pou yo plante nan pwochenn sezon an...
Look at this photo, Dieu Si Bon Garage in Gonaives Haiti. From the sign we can tell it is a repair shop for big trucks (gros camions), where they repair the chassis of these truck and more.
You should see how Haitians redo the chasis of these old imported trucks before they turn it into a 'camion boite' (a Haitian truck that carries heave loads cross country). They literally double the original chassis
Another thing to notice is that the truck parked behind the sign for Dieu Si Bon Garage is called "Dieu Si Bon." Who do you think the owner is LOL...
Photo taken while traveling in Haiti through the city of Gonaives