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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 192 While visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia you search the art galleries and find a variety of

artworks exploring island culture ~ some paintings have allusions to Vaudou rites and rituals; others have local politics as their theme, with it’s dictators and private militias; many artists explore the economics of poverty here in the poorest country of the Caribbean.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island F-46)  Advertisements Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 67 Visiting Haiti on board ss Colombia, you learn that the Haitian Revolution on the island of

Hispaniola in 1791 led to the only successful slave revolt in Caribbean and American history. The name of the western part of the island was changed to Haiti ~ its old Taino name ~ and Haiti became the second nation in the Americas to gain Independence, after the U.S.A. ~ Island Card (visiting Islands F-46 & … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 21 Although the so-called “discovery” of Haitian art is dated to around 1940, the roots of

Haitian primitive paintings go back to the mid-1800s from when we can see a painting of the San Souci Palace which exhibits intuitive organization of space, visionary quality and stunning colors, predating by a hundred years the twentieth century Haitian “primitives”. ~ Island Card (F-46)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 2 Visiting Haiti on board ss Magellan you find that “creole” describes more than just a spicy

cuisine. Creole originally meant “locally born” but now describes a Caribbean identity in which the different races and nationalities of the Caribbean mix together in a melting pot ~ like the famous pepperpot stew of the islands. Simmer together, adding new ingredients, with some tastes and flavours getting stronger while others are a subtle background … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 347 While visiting St.Lucia on board ss Colombia you visit the northern tip of the island and

find an artists retreat and art gallery showing exceptional works by local St.Lucian artists as well as paintings and sculptures from Haiti and Carriacou. ~  Island Card (visiting Islands F-46, M-86 & N-100)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 284 When visiting Haiti be sure that you get to travel on board one of the brightly decorated

buses that are the people-movers of the island, Tap Taps. Many of these transports have graceful curves and sweeps which are embellished with bright colours and Kreyol phrase. This is vibrant Haitian street art ~ in Haiti or on 5th Street, Miami Beach. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2 & F-46)  Continue reading