Ayiti Chérie! 37 Times Travelers Showed Haiti Nothing But Love
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On January 1, 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines proclaimed the island of Saint-Domingue free and independent from French rule after a successful revolution. Following this triumphant event, the world’s first free Black republic reintroduced itself as the island nation we now know as Haiti.

Despite less than appealing media portrayals and internal events that have often shaken the country to its core, the legacy of Haiti is an undeniable one. Much of the world stands on the shoulders of a proud people who sounded the alarm to fellow Blacks that we deserve freedom by any means necessary.

Over the years, the underrated island paradise has made its way up the ladder on the travel scene, with Black travelers flocking to its shores like never before seeking a side to the country that no one has ever seen. From the bustling streets of Port-au-Prince to the towering Citadelle Laferrière and down to the sandy beaches of Montrouis, travelers have fallen in love with Haiti.

If you’ve been letting media keep Haiti off your travel list, we’re putting an end to all that right now. These jetsetters prove that there’s more to Haiti than meets the eye and from the moment you land and feel the vibes, there will be nothing left to say but Ayiti chérie, sak passe!