A “Men anpil, chay pa lou.” Many hands [make] the load lighter. “Anpil ti patat fè chay.” A lot of small potatoes make a load. “Aprè dans, tanbou toujou lou.” After the dance, the drums are always heavy. “Avan ou ri moun bwete, gade jan ou mache.” Before you laugh […]

Haitian Proverbs

Zika Virus in Haiti Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Haiti. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to […]

Zika in Haiti

Before traveling in Haiti consider the following CDC recommendations to ensure a healthy visit. Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. All travelers You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while […]

Vaccines and Medicines

Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to Haiti: Getting There: Served by Air Canada, Air France, Air Caraibes, ALM, American Airlines, American Eagle, Copa, Haiti Trans Air, Halisa Air, Hanair, and Lynx. Entry Documents: Americans & Canadians need proof of citizenship i.e. passport. […]

Planning a Trip to Haiti

The gourde (French), goud (Kreyol) is the currency of Haiti. Its ISO 4217 code is HTG and it is divided into 100 centimes (French) or santim (Kreyol).  Five Haitian gourdes are the equivalent of one Haitian dollar. Calculate Haitian Currency with this International converter First some Historic Currency … […]

Haitian Currency

Do you want to learn to speak Haitian Creole? Consider lessons with a Haitian tutor. Study face-to-face (via Skype or Zoom) in the comfort of your own home with an English/Creole speaking tutor. With customized classes you’ll learn at your own pace with training that focuses on your area of […]

One-on-One Haitian Creole Language Lessons (online)

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Haitian Creole (Haitian Kreyol) – English Bonjou! – Good morning! Bonswa! – Good afternoon!/Evening! (used after 11 AM) Koman ou ye? – How are you? N’ap boule! (most common greeting and response) – Good! Wi – Yes yo – they, them Non – No Mesi – Thanks Anmwe! – Help! […]


Roman Catholicism is the official religion of Haiti, but Haitian Voodoo may be considered the country’s national religion. The majority of Haitians believe in and practice at least some aspects of voodoo. Most voodooists believe that their religion can coexist with Catholicism. Misconceptions about voodoo have given Haiti a reputation […]

Haitian Voodoo

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Haiti is located approximately 750 miles southeast of Florida and just to the east of Cuba. Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti has a land mass of 10,714 sq. miles. Haiti, an Indian word meaning “mountains,” is made […]

Map of Haiti