LABADEE - FEBRUARY 2009
Haiti came to the front page due to a most tragically earthquake. Seeing these pictures, it would be hard to imagine that Nature could be so destructive...
"HAITI - The name comes from Ayiti (land of high mountains), the Amerindian name for the mountainous western side of the island of Hispaniola"
"LABADEE is a port located in a peninsula on the northern coast of the island of Hispaniola, on the Haiti side of the island. It is a private tourist resort leased to Royal Caribbean International. Named after the Marquis de La Badie, a Frenchman who first settled the area in the 1600s, the resort has a new pier (to the right of the picture) capable of servicing the Oasis class ships, which transport roughly five thousand and four hundred passengers..."
"LABADEE FROM SEA - The tropical forest is impressive"
"LIBERTY AT HAITI - The Liberty of the Seas when there was no pier yet..."
"WELCOME TO LABADEE, HAITI"
"LAND AND WATER - Water Park and beaches: Barefoot and Columbus"
"COLUMBUS COVE CAFE"
"HANDCRAFTS - Attractions include the Artisan's Market and the Haitian flea market, where «naif» paintings, wood carvings, dolls, basketry, clothing, beads, jewellery and Haitian crafts can be purchased"
"BANDS AND TROUPES"
"DRAGON'S BEACH - And the impressive zip-line..."
"WE IN LABADEE"
"PARAPENTE - Why is the sea going up? ;)"