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  • Discovering Haiti - 1 of 10

    Discovering Haiti

    A recent trip to Haiti offered a brief glimpse into a country intent on moving forward out of poverty and the damage of the January 2010 earthquake into a tourist destination offering Creole culture, crafts and cuisine plus music and mountains, beaches and boutique hotels and art and architecture. Pictured here, early morning sunlight brightens the hillsides of Petion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. Photo by Melanie Reffes

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    Discovering Haiti

    Art in Haiti in seen everywhere: in hotels, galleries, artists' studios, shops, street corner vendors, even on public transportation, including the local buses, which are known as Tap Taps. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Bright, vibrant colors define much of the artwork in Haiti, created by artists working in studios all over the country. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Amidst some of the depressing street scenes and poverty that exist in Petion-Ville and elsewhere throughout Haiti, small gardens spring up as oases in unexpected places. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Haitian cuisine stems from French, African, the Spanish Taino Amerindians and Middle Eastern influences with lots of herbs and peppers used in many dishes. The Haitian omelet, above, is accompanied by fried plantains and pain Haitian (Haitian bread) . Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Haitian flowers bloom year round in the tropical climate, and flower vendors do a brisk business on street corners, balancing their wares in baskets on their heads. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Haitians are industrious people, recycling and reusing just about everything. Here, an enterprising salesman touts his handbags made from recycled gum wrappers. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    Petion-Ville is home to the Best Western Premier and a smattering of restaurants and galleries spread out on the hillsides that flank the town. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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    Discovering Haiti

    The Best Western Premier, the first full-service, Haitian-owned, U.S.-branded hotel to open in Haiti serves as a showcase for the country's art. The hotel's lobby offers a modern, welcoming reception area with spacious seating and a bar area.

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    Discovering Haiti

    A piece of art on the walls of the Best Western is a sculpture made from recycled steel drums and aluminum. Photo by Gay Nagle Myers

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