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Cap-Haïtien: Haiti’s history at La Citadelle and Sans-Souci Palace

My G Adventures trip to Haiti promised highlights, and my second day in the north was definitely a highlight of the trip. After our start in Haiti’s colonial capital, we headed into the mountains to the town of Milot to see the results of the revolution. The mountain fortress of Citadelle Laferrière and Sans-Souci Palace are UNESCO World Heritage Sites sites today, and it’s easy to see why.
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Cap-Haïtien: Bustling markets and beautiful beaches on Haiti’s northern coast

My G Adventures trip to Haiti covered a lot of ground.  For the first part of our trip, we flew up to Haiti’s northern coast to explore Cap-Haïtien, the beautiful beaches nearby, and to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

If you’re keen to learn the history of Haiti to improve your understanding of the country as you experience its culture, starting in the north is ideal. The north is where the seeds of rebellion were planted and sowed, and where its most majestic historic sites are located. Previously known as Cap-Français when it was the capital of Saint-Domingue, the French colony which preceded the modern Republic of Haiti, present-day Cap-Haïtien is a compact, charming city perfect for exploring on foot. Continue reading Cap-Haïtien: Bustling markets and beautiful beaches on Haiti’s northern coast

Port-au-Prince: A Delightful Arrival and Haiti’s History at MUPANAH

I’m freshly returned from 11 days in Haiti with G Adventures and I had a completely unforgettable time in this completely amazing country. My time in Haiti has totally changed the way I think about travel, and how I will approach every other place in the world. It’s a country where it’s easy to think you know what to expect, but I’m here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth.

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Travel health – preparing for Haiti

Krista Spurr bitesized travel Haiti travel blog posts

Here’s a traveler’s version of an LSAT question:

Prophylaxis medication travel health haiti cholera malaria typhoid

Krista has three vaccines and medications (prophylaxis) to take for malaria, cholera and typhoid in advance of her upcoming trip:

  • The anti-malaria drug must be started 1-2 days before entering the malaria zone and must be taken every day, until 7 days after leaving the zone. It must be taken with food.
  • The anti-cholera drug must be taken twice, and must be completed at least one week before entering the zone. It must be taken on an empty stomach.
  • The typhoid vaccine must be taken four times, every other day, and must be completed at least one week before entering the zone. It must be taken on an empty stomach.
  • None of the drugs can be taken the same day.

Make a medication schedule for Krista.

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