Haiti. When you hear the word you think of the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives in an earth-shattering quake in 2010. You remember the horrifying images scattered across the media, showing heart-wrenching poverty, homeless families and streets alight with smouldering fires.
Five years on, Haiti, despite the constant negative media coverage, is making a come back. Of course you won't see the dozens of smiling faces or the thriving, colourful streets on the news. Sadly, the beautiful hotels, sprawling mountains and endless beaches aren't consistently conveyed to the world in the international media, so we've captured it for you.
Here's a snapshot of what the 'pearl of the Caribbean' has to offer the more intrepid traveller. It's a country so rich in history, art and an infectious culture, just one trip to 'Ayiti' and you'll be longing to return.
Although there are thousands people still suffering the effects of political turmoil, natural disasters and poor infrastructure, with foreign investment, new hotels and travellers willing to give it a chance, Haiti is now becoming, once again, a tourism destination to watch out for.
Don't just take our word for it. Go see for yourself.
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