My recent visit to Port au Prince.

Sep 16th, 2001, 05:22 PM
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ken Reed
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My recent visit to Port au Prince.

I would like to warn visitors to Haiti not to book into Madam Leconte's guest house in Rue Jeremie, Port au Prince, I booked by phone for two nights before leaving Australia, it is US$20 per night with Breakfast, however they fail to tell you that they do not have electricity 24 hours a day, so the fan and TV are useless, so you will spend a most uncomfortable night, I paid for two nights and left after the first for which they did not refund the money for the second night, I moved into the Hotel Oloffson which is a wonderful old hotel in the Gingerbread style for a wonderful stay, it is US$69 per night with Breakfast on their beautiful verandah. Be prepared for chaotic roads, and traffic and chaos at the Airport,but very friendly and proud people, departure tax is US$30 plus 10 Gourdes (50cents US), taxi to and from airport to Port au Prince can be had for US$5, not US$20 as reported by some.
Happy Travelling
Ken Reed
Cairns Australia.
 
Sep 16th, 2001, 06:56 PM
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Rik
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Do you realize you went to Haiti? Not really a place most people would consider a nice plush vacation spot.
 
Sep 16th, 2001, 07:21 PM
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Jack
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Haiti is not where I would think anybody in their right mind would go on vacation. You might as well have gone to Somalia or Bangladesh.
 
Sep 17th, 2001, 12:35 PM
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Some people DO like to go places that are more adventurous than others...I might not plan a trip to Haiti, but it is sure cool to hear about one!
 
Sep 17th, 2001, 12:42 PM
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A church in my area sends members of the congregation down to Haiti all the time to help the people of a particular town. They have found the people to be wonderfully warm and hospitable and the country to be fascinating (though desparately poor). Although they fly into Port au Prince, they don't stay there.

Going to Haiti would be "adventure travel" in the truest sense.
 
Sep 18th, 2001, 03:42 PM
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Hi Rik,

I wasn't looking for a plush vacation spot when I went to Haiti, I went there for the experience, I intend to go back to see more of the country.
Ken.
 
Sep 18th, 2001, 03:46 PM
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Hi Jack.
Both Somalia and Bangladesh are on my must see list, after 32 trips around the world and visits to 60 countries, there is still so much to see out there, I feel that I have only just touched the surface, so to speak.
With an email address like yours, you sound as though you don't go anywhere, therefore you wouldn't know one country from another or how the other half lives, it might be a real experience for you to get out and see some of the world.
Happy Travelling.
Ken.
 
Sep 18th, 2001, 03:50 PM
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Bill
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Hi Bill

Thanks for your reply to my message, I fully intend to go back to Haiti to see the country, I have heard so many wonderful reports about the country away from Port au Prince, if you are a traveller and you ever visit Australia please contact me, I live in the city of Cairns near the Great Barrier Reef.
Happy Travelling.
Ken.
 
Sep 18th, 2001, 07:28 PM
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Bill
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Ken - Thanks for the offer. We'll get to Australia one of these days. (Would have gotten there already if it weren't so far from East Coast USA.)

BTW, you should put your OWN name and e-mail address in the boxes when you post a message. Your last two postings look as though they were sent by Jack and me, rather than by you.
 
Sep 20th, 2001, 01:56 PM
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Ken Reed
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to Bill( [email protected].)

Hi Bill
Thanks for your message and I am sorry about the mix up.
Regards Ken.
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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Catherine
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I know this is a rather old post, but I still wanted to post a remark. In my experience, nowhere in Port-au-Prince gets 24-hour electricity, at least not without a private generator (and fuel is very expensive in Haiti). As a visitor, remember that the countryside, the urban slums, and probably some non-slum urban areas do not have electricity at all. Even twelve hours of electricity a day is more than most people who have it expect, and it's certainly nothing to complain about (although the guest house would have done well to warn you in advance, Mr. Reed).
 

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