How many have actually been to Haiti?

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  1. RichJ

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    On all the forum sites I've visited since the quake, there are at least a large handfull who have been to Haiti. There are more than a few on this forum who have posted Haiti stories.

    Why would anyone want to go there? There is nothing there to do or see other than squaller. I have read posts from at least a hundred or so at different sites. Those are just the ones I ran across. It's a lot of people going there for one reason or another when you add them all up..

    I also read that kidknapping American tourists is so rampant that the FBI has a big outfit there just to deal with it. So what is the draw?
     
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    Hookers and blow?

    Oh. And voodoo. Haiti has voodoo and zombies.
     

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    Technically, I've been to Haiti, but it was a private area owned by a cruise line. So, I've "been" there but I really haven't.
     
  4. Glenn129

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    Never have and never will.
     
  5. GuerrillaZoot

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    Tch... tourist areas are zombie-free zones.
     
  6. Scared_of_zombies

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    ever been to florida? no they aren't.
     
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    Went there every week while I worked for RCCL. Did you see the armed guards up the road? I'd go hang out with them to get away from the passengers.
     
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    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    So you have not been there but think you know better than the people that have been there? I don't Understand.
     
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    I can't tell if you mean all the decrepit old people or Miami. :rofl:
     
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    I did and I was damn glad that they were there. It seemed like if you really wanted to get in there though, you could just hike through the jungle.
     
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    Same. Royal Caribbean doesn't even call it "Haiti" or refer to Haiti in any way, in my estimation because that is not an attractive sounding port call. RC calls it Labadee.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labadee
     
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    Was there for 4 months in 2004. Worst time of my life and was not there by choice.
     
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    The big *** fence with double razor wire you didn't see helps. And they will shoot trespassers. They take passenger safety very seriously.
     
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    You will find that a large majority of the people who have been there is through military service.
     
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    Where do you get off on this?

    What I think I know is what I've read from those who have been there. Nothing but filth and squaller. No where have I read anything about the "good area" that has friendly shops and nice resturants. If you know of such places, do tell.

    I do know that places like Jamaica there is also much poverty, there are nice tourist zones around the ports with vast slums nearby, but there are also lots of good things to do and see inland. I haven't heard of these places in Haiti. What's your experience?
     
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    Well sir.............

    I haven't been to hell either.







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  17. saddlebum

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    i've been to the dominican republic and looked across the border,that was all i wanted to see
     
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    I haven't been.
    But I have walked the streets of some equally poor places. (Hyderabad, Soweto, Dakar, Detroit)
    While I wouldn't want to live there, I am a better person for having been there.

    While it's easy to sit in the suburbs and throw stones at 'lesser cultures', it's hard and often unpleasent to actually wade into those places. If nothing else, it leaves you with a deeper appreciation for the blessings in your life.
     
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    ditto, life is nothing w/o some adventure
     
  20. RichJ

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    One of the most humbling experiences of my life was in the Middle East (Saudi I think) when my air conditioned bus drives into a ferry port where 50,000 dirty, dusty, starving people were waiting in a line in the sun to get picked to board the ferry and go work in Egypt. We stopped near the front of the line, got out and were taken straight in. I had to walk a ways down the line with all 50,000 of those people looking at me like I was from Mt. Olympus. I was young. It made me appriciate the life I live.