Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The pretty colours are a mask for the challenges facing the Jalousie slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The neighbourhood of 50,000 sits on a secondary fault line and is without any water or sanitation system. (Chuck Bigger)
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International travel to Haiti may very well be having a moment. According to the World Bank, from 2004 to 2014, the number of international travelers arriving in Haiti increased nearly 263 percent. Despite devastating setbacks like the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew this year, Haiti is working hard to add itself to the list of must-visit Caribbean destinations. So should you go? And how can you visit ethically?
Forget everything you think you know about Haiti, and disregard any disturbing images you may have seen in the news. This resilient Caribbean nation is ready for curious, open-minded travelers to once again experience its vibrant Creole culture and stunning natural beauty.
Nigel Owen - An illustrated map of Haiti produced for the UK edition of 'Traveller' magazine (National Geographic)