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* CLAMMER, Paul - Haiti, uitg.: Bradt Travel Guides (2e ed.okt.2016), ISBN 9781841629230, paperback, 288 blz., €24,60
A new edition of the only standalone guidebook on Haiti available, fully updated and with expanded content reflecting Haiti's recent growth in tourism, and packed with practical information covering everything from accommodation, eateries and travel routes to wildlife and 'Vodou'. A comprehensive section on conservation and natural history and insightful information on Haiti's rich artistic, architectural and musical heritage ensure nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts are well catered for. Paul Clammer discusses the merits of Haitian rum, how to catch a Port-au-Prince taptap (bus) and Graham Greene's connection with the famous Hotel Oloffson. This new edition includes even more information on living in Haiti, more festivals - from local fêtes to big celebrations - and coverage of new tourism developments at the Citadelle Henry (the largest fortress in the Americas and Haiti's first UNESCO World Heritage site). Also provided are details of new museums either under refurbishment or soon to open. Sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is culturally the most African of Caribbean countries, and one that is largely unknown to visitors, except through popular clichés of aid dependency and Vodou culture. An early pioneer of Caribbean tourism, since the earthquake of 2010 it has been slowly repositioning itself as an exciting new travel destination. Visitors will find historical sites to explore, hidden beaches, and a proud people rebuilding their country and ready to welcome visitors once more.
Paul Clammer is a travel writer specializing in 'tough' travel destinations.
* LONELY PLANET - Dominican Republic & Haiti Travel Guide, uitg.: Lonely Planet Publications (5e ed. okt.2011), ISBN 9781741794564, paperback, 368 blz., bevat 74 landkaarten /plattegronden, UITVERKOCHT - NIET MEER LEVERBAAR
Sharing the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic and Haiti are like two sides of the same coin. Beloved by honeymooners, snowbirds, budget travellers and beach bums, laidback DR is the Caribbean's most popular holiday destination. Meanwhile, what Haiti lacks in tourist infrastructure, it makes up for in fascinating culture, warm locals and a whole lotta adventure!
* LATTA, Steven et al - Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti, uitg.: Christopher Helm (2006), ISBN 9780713679052, paperback, 258 blz., €39,50
The Dominican Republic and Haiti make up the island of Hispaniola, which is the second largest island in the West Indies, after Cuba. The Dominican Republic is a popular destination as there are several endemics on the island, one of which, the Palm Chat, is in its own unique family. In this book all 302 species known to have occurred on the island are described and illustrated and information on the biology and ecology of the birds is also given. This is the only comprehensive field guide devoted to the birds of Hispaniola, providing new information from the authors' personal research on the biology and ecology of the island's avifauna. This is a valuable addition to the literature of the West Indies.
* FATTIER , Dominique - Créole Haïtien De Poche: Guide de conversation, uitg.: Asimil, ISBN 9782700504682, pocketformaat, 160 blz., €14,50
Cette langue créole est issue des contacts entre les Français et les Africains. Elle a toujours été la langue maternelle de tous les Haïtiens ; moins de 10% de la population parle le français. Avec plus de huit millions de Haïtiens (à Haïti et en diaspora), c'est la plus grande communauté créolophone du monde.
* DAMOISEAU, Robert & Jean-Paul Gesner - J'apprends le créole haïtien, uitg.: Karthala (2003), ISBN 9782845863019, paperback, 172 blz., €27,50
L'ouvrage propose une approche centrée sur des thèmes de la vie quotidienne moderne. Chaque leçon se présente sous la forme d'un dialogue, qui est traduit en français et accompagné d'explications grammaticales et d'exercices.
* ITMB Travel Reference Map, Dominican Republic & Haiti 1:400.000/1:350.000 (6e ed. 2014), ISBN 9781553411741, printed on waterproof paper, €11,95
The Dom Rep side was fairly straight-forward to update, as there has been little change, but the Haiti side needed a lot of time and energy. The earthquake revealed a previously unrealized reality - nobody had any information on Haiti. Our map was the only one in existence, and it proved to be too weak to meet the needs of humanitarian groups. They, however, provided a wealth of useful information as they reached out to isolated villages about road conditions, spelling of place names, and actual locations, which we have added to our artwork. This is a work in progress, so don't expect perfection, but this map is far better than anything anyone has ever done for this country previously. We also have a vastly improved inset map of Port-au-Prince, the capital. Double-sided, printed on plastic.
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