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With few conversations and relatively high prices, I guess I can understand you loosing interest.
From other travelers I've heard that places in the north like Gonaives, Cap-Haitien and Labadie don't offer much reprieve from your current experience on both counts.
Perhaps you could slip across the border to the Dominican Republic since your on the island already. I've been told about places around Sosua near the beach that are nice and well under $20. At least you could use your Spanish to spark things up.
From DR, there are several places to fly out of Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago, Santo Domingo etc.
" if someone wants me to live in Port-au-Prince a few days, I guess they need to Donate $ 200 Dollars, I am not going to pay to live in a zoo in a cage."
BIg A ,
I think you missed the whole point of the voting to send you somewhere. I think the voters wanted to see if you could survive Port-au-Price because you so successfully navigated Afghanistan and Iraq and now your copping out of down-town Capital of Haiti because of your duty to pay less than 10 dollars for a room ?...trust me there are rooms for 15-20 dollars easy
and you broke this rule a hundred times.
you just got to make friends with the Zoo keeper...
I am thinking, what is the challenge to Port-au-Prince? Or Haiti?
1. Not Danger
2. Not transportation, extremely easy.
3. Not internet, this is everywhere but slow.
THE CHALLENGE IS:
1. Find a room for under 700 good. LP cheapest is 1500.
2. Find a room in P.A.P. center, not in the suberbs like the LP.
Those two I can do easy.
1. Walking 10 miles with my backpack.
2. Trying to not get angry with the greedy Haitian owners of Hotels.
--- These owners are the rich get richer, and the poor get poore bunch.
This type of person would rape his mother for a buck.
I am trying my best to not critisize the Lonely Planet, it is making money by giving what the core buyers of books want. Zookeeper rooms that are nothing like Haiti, but lie all business hotels.
A person can go to any country if the will pay the Hotel fee.
To go to a country a have rooms for a good value in comparison to the local economy is the challenge.
Chuck, I am trying to be serious, even though I know you are doing exactly what your name neans in Thai language. Chuck WOW.
What do I owe? Nothing. What would I like to do. I would like to fine on reasonable price room in Port-au-Prince so backpackers would maybe come at backpaker prices.
The world of people seems to spend most trying to misrepresent the truth.
Or maneuver people for sadistic pleasure. Chuck... think about this I know you are smart.
I spend too much time trying to avoid annoying petty problems.
I know you are doing exactly what your name means in Thai language. Chuck WOW.........
Chuck WoW does not need to "Chuck WOW" unless of course of course he is in the USA. safer than chewing your arm off to get away.