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dave6 replied to the thread Moving and finding work in Haiti as a white person on the Haiti forum:
ntony initially posted:
I'm a junior in college trying to find a Marine Science job in Haiti so I can live there. I'd just like some info on what to expect cost-wise. I don't need to live by the coast, optimally I'd like to live in the Central Plateau region.
dave6 replied most recently with:
people will charge insane prices for a decent apartment, even a mediocre room. you need to fight for the right price. I know people who pay 1000-2000US for an apartment for the month but a Haitian could get that same apartment for 350US-600 a month. I lived in Cap Haitien from 2005-2011 on 350 a month for a small apartment on the coast in a good part of town and that came with my utilities. food is very cheap if yo ushop in the local markets. if your a single man buying just for yourself you could get a months supply of food on 100 US no problem if you shop in the grocery stores you will pay as much even more than you do in the US. Being your White you will want a truck/automobile because its constant harassment on the streets especially if you walk. but if you can handle yourself then walk. buying a truck in Haiti is a pain in the ass get on in DR or a motorcycle if you want to keep it cheap but beware they will be very expensive. you can bring a car/truck from the USA and ship it in but get ready for red tape and hellish taxes and fees and mind games from corrupt officials. i can live well in Haiti on 1200-1500 dollars a month US but most people need more like 2000-3000 depends on what your standards and needs are. if you need more help send me a message - David
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fhg2005 posted Soccer (football) in Haiti on the Haiti forum:
I will be moving to Haiti in August and am hoping to play soccer, pickup or mens league, ona regular basis. Does anyone know if this is something that happens? Anyone have any contacts? It would be even better if there were some locals involved, but I simply want to play. Let me know! I will be living in the Petionville area, teaching at Union School.
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davidfleslie posted mission work on the Haiti forum:
I am interested in mission work in port au prince area. Can anyone advise me? david
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Haiti Travel Warning from the U.S. Department of State
ClaraD posted Looking for room/rommate on the Haiti forum:
Hello, I'm looking to rent a room in PV or Peguy Ville starting May 1. I would also be interested in a roommate looking to find an apartment to share. Thanks, Clara
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jakky1983 replied to the thread Lost Passport on the Haiti forum:
bangumbo initially posted:
Hello, I am from the usa and recently lost my passport upon arrival here in haiti. Anyone know what the wait time is for an appointment to the us embassy in pap is? or a way to expedite the appointment? thanks in advance and merry christmas!
jakky1983 replied most recently with:
I think there is an emergency contact listed on the Embassy voicemail 2229-8000
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What are your favorite holiday events in your area of Haiti? Help other expats in search of some holiday cheer by sharing information on events that are open to the public or for expats. If you would like to plan your own gathering to celebrate the holidays with other members of Expat Exchange in your area, we encourage you to plan it here. You could meet up with others at your favorite restaurant, a local coffee shop, a bar -- anywhere that's public!
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ProjectStitch posted Project Stitch Indigogo on the Haiti forum:
Hi everybody, there’s a new program on Indigogo called Project Stitch. This project allows Haitians who have suffered injuries from the 2010 earthquake to learn a trade and rebuild their lives by becoming professional sewers. The participants make beautiful hand made ties and pocket squares. To sponsor the program or purchase a tie, visit the link below. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-stitch-haiti/x/5606092.
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adminee posted Thanksgiving Celebrations in Haiti on the Haiti forum:
If you know of any Thanksgiving gatherings (at restaurants, clubs, etc.) that other expats could join, please post details here.
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