This is a collection of videos, facts, websites, Facebook pages and links to everything Haiti. It's a beautiful country with amazing people. But it's public image is dismal, full of bad news, extreme poverty, and hopelessness. It's the oldest black, independent country in the world (1804). Yes it's been plagued by political coups d'etats, poverty, hurricanes, disease, earthquakes and lack of industrial development. But there are many good things about Haiti as well. This is what this page is about.
Other videos about Haiti:
Rediscovering my homeland Haiti by Max Stephan Faublas "Epic adventure to rediscover my homeland Haiti on a motorbike... I hope this video helps you change your impression about this surprising Island..."
The 80% of Haitian Creole by Gloria Guignard Board "The complete language of Haitian Creole includes almost every part of the body in movement. It’s not just words."
Facebook pages about Haiti:
Wait That's Haiti? "Introducing the Haïti you don't know; going beyond the gorgeous scenery to it's beautiful soul, people, projects and more."
My Love For Haiti "Bringing the positive side of Haiti. It's a country with rich history and culture. And it's people are genuine, resilient, diverse and strong. Haiti has been through so much. It's time the world sees the real Haiti that has been in existence all along. "
Peaceful Travelers A page by a Haitian man who documents his travels. He features pictures and video of his trips throughout Haiti as well as other countries he visits.
HaitiHub "Haitihub provides the highest quality Creole-learning resources on the web. Our self-paced online learning system is powered by Creole Made Easy - the best-reviewed, best-selling English-Creole textbook."
The Haitian Culture "I created this blog to serve as a scrapbook to highlight, educate, empower & inspire everyone who is interested in the Haitian culture. I want to help people from all corners of the globe to discover Haiti and its flavors."
All About Haiti "Expats, NGOs, Adopting from Haiti, Married to Haitians" This is a closed group that you'll need to ask to join.
Recipes for Living in Haiti "A group for sharing recipes that work in Haiti. Using Haitian ingredients or readily available foods." This is a public group that you'll need to ask to join.
The Haitian American "The Haitian American is a blog which aims to highlight positive community leaders and uplifting stories about Haitian-Americans in their local community, universities, churches, families and more."
Websites about Haiti:
Learn Haitian Creole with Gloria Learn in a fun, relaxed way from Gloria, a Haitian living in the US. She also shares insights into Haitian cultural issues. She can also be found on Facebook HERE.
Haitian Proverbs Assembled by Gloria, usually includes the meaning of the proverb, too.
The Secret Car Horn Language of Port-Au-Prince
Chicago's First Settler was Haitian
The Modern Haiti "L’union Suite is a Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog site on the Internet. The site features exclusive interviews, the latest music, red carpet events and up-to-date information on Haiti, Haitian community leaders, entertainers, humanitarians and business and more."
In Haiti: An Ode to School Cooks One of my responsibilities is to collect testimonies, pictures and stats for each container of food (We received about 9 a year) that we receive from our partner-in-ministry, Feed My Starving Children. In their September 20, 2018 communication (that goes to 100,000+ people) they featured 2 of my pictures and the testimony I submitted to them. It's so cool to be a part of a ministry that is touching and ministering to hurting people in such a tangible way.
More Fun Facts About Haiti
Fun Fact #1
Haiti has the most mountains of any nation in the Caribbean. The highest peak is the Pic la Selle at 8,793 feet above sea level. The Citadel, the largest mountaintop fortress in the Western Hemisphere is in northern Haiti. It’s an imposing structure, built 3000 ft atop mountain Bonnet a L'Eveque. You can drive to a certain point and then you either walk the rest of the 4 miles or you can travel up by mule.
It was built by Henri Christophe. He was the self proclaimed King of Northern Haiti who had the Citadel constructed to stand ready to defend the north against France, should they return to Haiti for retribution after the slave revolt in 1804. He had been president of the country from 1807-1811. The northern kingdom of Haiti only endured for 9 years, but during that time an incredible number of palaces, buildings and fortresses were built under his leadership.