Safer than your average..
Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
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so without turning my blog into a series of accounts on how airport taxi drivers rape incoming tourists of their money, needless to say i got stiched up again.. so if anyone reading this is cming to PAP i'd advise getting their guesthouse or hotel to arrange pick up.. walls g/h does it for 12usd.. i got robbed for 40usd by some fat **** who has a code number of 002 and wears a yellow shirt, keep away.
Port au prince seems just as safe if not safer than your average caribbean town (in daytime, i haven't been out at night and when I say safe, I'm saying whilst taking normal streetwise precautions and research, Haiti isn't a war zone as people make out and IMO you are more likely to get lost down a sewer with no cover than getting kidknapped), i've been riding the tap taps to and from town and have walked near enough everywhere in town bar the slum areas and have hardly had any attention let alone trouble, the city seems really peacefull in places like champs de mars and buzzing around grand rue.. i was told before i came here the hype about how dangerous it is, but i've had that hype about previous so called dangerous places.. and i'm getting a little pissed about all the exagerated warnings people give as it will stop people from independantly coming and experiencing this great country and region.
a couple of days ago i was mucking about with my camera and corrupted my memory card, it had all the pics since i'd been in haiti which includes me working on the toilets, the citadelle, great people i've met and sunsets i've watched, also it had a few pics that i'd taken of around port-au-prince, anyway i was pretty gutted that i'd wiped them all untill i connected my card reader to the g/houses pc and all is well apart from the last day of my walking tour of port-au-prince which will give me an excuse to do it all again..
i just nearly went to put my head through the monitor zidane style.. as when i went to save this entry it returned with an error screen saying the cybercafes internet was lost and i thought maybe this entry was as well, which would have been 2nd time in a row.. so now i'm going to type into a more reliable wordpad before c+p to travelpod and sending, whilst i'm in unreliable haiti..
today i'll have a relaxing one by the pool with a couple of new parents that stay at the G/house who have recently adopted these cute (cute has been an overused word when it comes to one of the girls) haiten children from local orphanages and maybe i'll do abit of studying creole in between...