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Is it a good idea to visit Cap Haitien alone?

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Is it a good idea to visit Cap Haitien alone?
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I want to pay a visit to Cap Haitien and the citadelle over a weekend while living in Port au Prince this summer. I don't speak Creole, and only speak a little French. Would it be hard for me to get around and see places without someone who speaks Creole with me?

Also, is it easy to hire a taxi to go see the citadelle on my own?

Thanks!!

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should not be a problem - although hiring a local guide can make the experience more interesting and maybe more relaxing...get the Bradt guide before you go.

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You'll be fine, I was born there and i can tell you it is more safer than another states in Haiti.

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@Qianjing X -

Have you arranged a hotel for Cap-Haitien yet? If not, consider Habitation des Lauriers. Their internet address is:

http://habitationdeslauriers.com/

I was lodged at that accommodation for several nights during my stay in Cap-Haitien. What I really enjoyed is that the owner's son, James Coles, took me on several tours of the surrounding area, including the Citadelle, for very reasonable prices.

@parryander -

Just FYI, a new edition of the Bradt guide for Haiti will be released in the near future...Not sure when, though.

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yes New Bradt guide coming, not certain when - should be a big help!

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