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.

Anba Kolonbye - Under The Granary - Haiti Countryside, Maissade

Anba Kolonbye - Under The Granary - Haiti Countryside, Maissade

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.

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Haiti - Colonbye / Kolonbye

Haiti - Colonbye / Kolonbye

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...

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Dieu Si Bon Garage - Gonaives Haiti

Dieu Si Bon Garage - Gonaives Haiti

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

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Haiti's National Road 3 - Welcome to Thomonde

Haiti's National Road 3 - Welcome to Thomonde

Here is photo of the welcome sign to the Haitian city of Thomonde, in the Centre department on the newly paved Route Nationale No 3 (Highway 3) in Haiti

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Extra Extra... Read all about it!

Extra Extra... Read all about it!

Do a news search about Haiti when there is no street protests in Haiti, what do you come up with? If you scan the International news media looking for news about Haiti, you will find two types of news about Haiti...

Read more: haitianinternet.com

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Madonna and her Haitian Boyfriend Jean-Michel Basquiat

Madonna and her Haitian Boyfriend Jean-Michel Basquiat

Here is a photo of Madonna, the material girl and her famous Haitian-American artist and ex-boyfriend Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Madonna had a three- month affair with Jean-Michel Basquiat

Where did Madonna and Basquiat meet?

Read all about it at haitianinternet.com

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Haitian police vehicle on fire - Thiotte Haiti

Haitian police vehicle on fire - Thiotte Haiti

Look at this photo... . Fifteen Haitian police officers are in trouble in Thiotte. Their vehicles are on fire after a failed operation.

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PHOTO: Incident at Cafe Trio, Cap-Haitien, Tropicana's Jacques Dubois dies

PHOTO: Incident at Cafe Trio, Cap-Haitien, Tropicana's Jacques Dubois dies

Look at this photo... An incident at Cafe Trio, Cap-Haitien Haiti caused the death of Tropicana's spoke person Jacques Dubois

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PHOTO: Haitian singer and Senator Gracia Delva

PHOTO: Haitian singer and Senator Gracia Delva

Look at this photo, Haitian musician and senator Gracia Delva, birth name Garcia Delva.

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