Travel guidebooks during the US occupation of Haiti

For almost a century after its independence in 1804, Haiti sat largely apart from the international mainstream, little-visited and ostracised by many. When it made headlines at all, it was as the recipient of the crudest form of gunboat diplomacy, when a naval cruiser from one of the major European powers or America would threaten […]

Môle Saint-Nicholas – Haiti’s Rough and Ready Frontier

When I was writing my Haiti guidebook for Bradt, I was often asked which was my favourite place in the country. It’s a tough call, and always depended on my mood at the time. The view from the Citadelle? Swimming in Bassin Bleu? Sunset with rum sours on the beach at Port Salut? All good […]