A Travellerspoint blog

November 2011

Haiti and the Voodoo Magic of Hotel Oloffson

Visit to a famous hotel in a beautiful country plagued by a hard travel warning not only since the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Best hotel in Port-au-Prince: Hotel Karibe ****/*

Most interesting historic hotel in Port-au-Prince: Hotel Oloffson ***/*

(Please see my list of Spy - War - Dangerzone Hotels)

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Easy access to Haiti for example on American Airlines from Miami

Easy access to Haiti for example on American Airlines from Miami

Hard struck on arrival: the tented areas span the whole town after the 7.0 earthquake in 2010

Hard struck on arrival: the tented areas span the whole town after the 7.0 earthquake in 2010

The Presidential Palace is still in ruins

The Presidential Palace is still in ruins

The UN is omnipresent

The UN is omnipresent

A refuge since 115 years: entrance to the Hotel Oloffson

A refuge since 115 years: entrance to the Hotel Oloffson

Hotel owner Richard Auguste Morse is a voodoo expert

Hotel owner Richard Auguste Morse is a voodoo expert

More voodoo in the hotel garden

More voodoo in the hotel garden

The friendly gardener is real

The friendly gardener is real

Half full or half empty ?

Half full or half empty ?

The interesting history about Oloffson owner Richard August Morse (Link), his music group RAM (Link), his Haitian Voodoo (Link), and his Twitter account that made the news during the earthquake (Link).

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Good article about Hotel Oloffson (Link)

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Graham Greene's book "The Comedians" that made the Hotel Oloffson worldfamous (named Hotel Trianon in the book)

Graham Greene's book "The Comedians" that made the Hotel Oloffson worldfamous (named Hotel Trianon in the book)

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Posted by LuxuryRogue 12:25 Archived in Haiti Tagged danger

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