Mont Joli, in Cap Haitien, is on the top of a mountain, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is a beautiful hotel, with Haitian charm. The restaurant is great, a relaxing place and beautiful decor.
The rooms: There's a picture below of the room we stayed in. They are very basic, but very large and spacious.
Best part: If there's something that you want, and they don't sell it at the hotel, someone will go out and get it for you. We were relaxing one night on the rooftop bar and wanted some ice cream. When we asked for some, they said they didn't have it, but would go get it...and they did! Make sure you tip the runner!
Tip: Don't plug too many things in the wall at once...I blew out half of the electricity in the hotel - oops :( Also, I recommend flying to Cap Haitien...not driving, unless you have a very knowledgeable and experienced driver.
I am an Italian-American girl who grew up in a Jewish community. I have to give my parents credit for the way that they raised me, teaching me to accept everyone as people, not based on ethnicity, race, or any other "difference." Without this, I would not be the person I am today. Being openminded and willing to teach others about something you know little about requires courage. Thanks to my hubby, who encouraged me to start this site, we are here to teach you about what we have learned and are still learning about the Haitian culture.
My lifelong goal is to keep learning. My career in public relations is essentially teaching. Both of these passions have brought me to creating this website and blog. My husband always tells me about Haiti, his childhood memories of how fun it was, how free you feel there and so many experiences he had. I've always listened to him, but I never fully understood it until I visited the country for myself. I can't say I've seen it all because I haven't, but what I did see, I know "qualifies" me to learn more and educate my readers about The Real Haiti. This is an educational tool, not a profit making site.
To the haters out there (and yes, I've already encountered one), be on your way :) Haters gonna Hate, but remember, you just make us stronger!
A great friend of ours, Ronald, moved to Haiti 4 years ago. We were sooooo happy to see him on our visit in Decemeber. He reminded me about his passion for music. He made a song in 2008 for president Obama, even though he was in Haiti, cheering on Obama's victory.
Ronald, we love you!
You can check it out here...
Teaching you about the other side of Haiti.