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Haiti provides an interesting contrast to the more heavily visited Dominican Republic.
There are decent buses between Santo Domingo in the DR and Port-au-Prince and Cap-Hatien, and between Santiago, DR, and Cap-Haiten. Tap Taps, local shared taxis, provided short range transport between towns and nearby cities and are cheap, frequent if sometimes cramped. The fare collectors did not overcharge me compared to locals. Roads were reasonable making travel not too rough.
J only went to the north of the country, and its main city, Cap-Hatien. It felt safe, even at night (although at night he tended to hang around the city centre). People were reserved but helpful when asked.
The main attraction in northern Haiti is undoubtedly the Citadel and Sans Souci palace at Milot. Read more about J’s adventures in our Haiti travel blog – entries below!
You may also like to check out our Dominican Republic travel blog.