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My Adventure At Bel Fle Missions Hôtel

As you may not know “Bel Fle” is the meaning of Beautiful Flower in Haitian creole.

My adventure there is unforgettable. Let me invite you to join my pleasant experience.

Patricia Drummond-Bey the Hospitality and Travel consultant for Bel Fle welcomed me with a fresh glass of water and introduced me to  “Bel Fle’s” team.

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From the left Manager Gusnord, Patricia Drummond Bey Hospitality and Travel Consultant and Marguerite Carmene CEO Mag Blog and Instagram Touristic Platform “Inside Haiti” (@inside_haiti__)

The hotel is located on Rue MBC #12 Bon Repos, La Plaine. Nobody can imagine this little piece of paradise until the hotel gate opens up.


A quiet place with it’s own leisure, Bel Fle has many options for those of you wanting to spend some good Times in Haïti. The Hôtel offers Different types and sizes of rooms to accomodate single travelers, couples, families and large groups. In addition Bel Fle gives you the opportunity to rent apartments for longer period of time (2 weeks minimum stay required).

At The entrance of the Hôtel you’ll find a very unique and picturesque piece of art the owner of Bel Fle bought in Croix Des Bouquets after a long period of negotiation with the artist.

The Masterpiece
“Life Is Hard Because of January 12th”

Bel Fle is composed by Haitian Art.

I had the chance to tour some of the apartments which are very gorgeous and independent of the rest of the property. Inside of the loft style units you can find a living room a kitchen a full bathroom and a comfortable bedroom located on top of the kitchen area.

About the rooms

Inside each room, you can find a mini fridge stocked with bottles of water, a coffee maker and a cup along with a Package of pure Haitian coffee, a closet with a hair dryer, an iron, an ironing board, extra blankets and a laundry bag as the hotel offers laundry services to their guests. There is also a nighstand with a Bluetooth speaker, a Bible, a note pad, a pen, an alarm clock, a guestbook full of information and a lamp. Each room is decorated with beautiful Haitian Art purchased directly with local vendors and artists.

The Bathrooms are comfortable and your intimacy is the priority. In the bathrooms, you will find many towels, a bottle of shaving cream, a razor, a shampoo and conditioner. You’ll find all you’ll need for your stay.

After my delicious lunch, I spent the entire afternoon poolside. The staff checked on me multiple times and brought me fresh juices. It was excellent and simply delicious. The blend of natural fruits and the warm pool water made my day.

After your stay Bel Fle gives you the opportunity to write a review in a “Guest Book” 

The Guest Book

Bel Fle isn’t just a place, it’s somewhere you want to live, you feel right at home. A place that express itself. Going to Bel Fle can help you to focus on your vision, if you are a writer this is the right place to get your inspiration, your tranquility is their priority.

Bel Fle taught me that you can turn a grain of sand into a wonderful place.

I won’t forget the sweet water of the pool and the awesome sunset over the rooftop.

For More information, please be sure to visit http://www.belfle.org


All the Photographs are edited & taken by : Mag Blog ©

“Cap Haïtien” A Paradisiacal Town (Part 2)

Cap Haïtien A City where everyone Can Live and spend wonderful Moments.

Mag Blog Decided To Interview some citizens in this town. Let’s continue with Hunter Kittrell (@hunter.kittrell) who’s also a professional photographer.


To start tell me more about you.

My name is Hunter Kittrell and I am a 30 something originally from Tennessee, USA.  My wife, three kids, and I have lived here for 6 years and we run a small organization (EmmausHouseHaiti.org) to help youth transition from orphanage life to a life of independence and self sufficiency.  

When did you start photographying? 

I began taking pictures as a hobby back in 2005 and never really started shooting professionally until about a year after I moved to Haiti (2012).  Since then I have shot for companies such as Prestige and Digicel, and local businesses such as Cormier Plage, Lakay Restaurant, and Habitation Jouissant.  

Did you think To leave Cap Haïtien one day? 

As much as I love living in Cap Haitien, we will be leaving after about one year.  Two of my children are Haitian and our adoption is nearly finished.  Once we are able to travel back to the states with them, we would like to move home so we can be closer to family.  

Why did you choose cap haïtien? Many people will choose The capital. 

My wife and I started coming to Cap in 2006 to work at a local orphanage.  Coming back year after year, we fell in love with the kids, and the culture of this place.  Now that we have been here so long, it is easy for me to say that I would not want to live anywhere else on the island.  We love it here!  The options of beaches at Labadee to the historic sights like Sans Souci Palace and the Citadelle Laferriere are among the top destinations in all of Haiti, and they are right here in our backyard! 

Now tell me something Cap Haïtien learned To you.

Living in Cap Haitien, really has taught me a lot about myself. I have really been able to open up to the culture and see life through the eyes of the people here. I have made so many friends and have learned valuable lessons from all of them of how to be joyful, patient, thankful, and helpful to others no matter what my own circumstances.  As my time in Haiti draws closer to an end, I know that I have grown so much during my time here, but when I leave, my heart will still be here.  I love Haiti and I know that I will be back!

Hunter Kittrell

Citadelle Laferriere By @Hunter.Kittrell
Cap Haïtien By @Hunter.Kittrell

“Cap Haïtien” A Paradisiacal Town (Part 1)

 

Cap Haïtien A City where everyone Can Live and spend wonderful Moments.


Mag Blog Decided To Interview some citizens in this town. Let’s begin with Maxim Laroche ( @HaitiUncut) who’s a professional photographer.

 

Mag Blog : To start tell me more about you.

MaximMy name is Maxim Laroche and I was born in Port-au-Prince at Hopital Canapé Vert in 1986. I grew up in Cap-Haitien playing with homemade slingshots, marbles, and spin tops. Fishing became a passion at an early age and I continue to do so very avidly these days.

Being raised in Haiti really gives you a different perspective on life and when I went to highschool stateside, that factor became ever more prevalent. The general foreign  perception of Haiti is AIDS, poverty, and garbage.

This wasn’t the Haiti I knew and I always felted compelled to change this negative perception.

Mag Blog : When did you start photographying ?

Maxim : I started photographing in the 9th grade after taking a photojournalism class. Taking pictures and recording moments became a fascinating hobby which I continued on till today.

Mag Blog : Did You think to leave Cap Haitien one day?

Maxim : I have never thought to leave Haiti until all the recent election issues and coming to the realization that my generation got dealt a shitty hand of cards. The 80s generation was born to dechoukaj, embargo, and all other sorts of political turmoil. As a maturing adult, it is a difficult decision to make wether or not you want your children to experience the continued hardships that come with life in Haiti.

Mag Blog : Why Did you choose Cap Haitien?

Maxim : I didn’t choose Cap-Haitien. I am the 9th generation of my family to be born and raised in Northern Haiti. I pray that one day my children will be the 10th.

Mag Blog : Now Tell me something Cap Haitien Learned to you.

Maxim : Okap is an astounding place with lots of beauty to offer. If you open your eyes and know where to go, whether it’s the people, the beaches, or our historical sights your always in for an amazing adventure. Respect and courtesy are one of the benchmarks that make this a great place. If you say sak pasé/ bonjou/bonswa and flash a genuine smile, you’ll get the same in return and be safe wherever you are.

Maxim Laroche With Friend
Cap Haitien By @HaitiUncut
Cap Haitien By @HaitiUncut

 

Naomy Grand’Pierre en Haiti

Naomy Grand’Pierre une nageuse née a Montréal , élevée a Atlanta mais d’origine Haïtienne a représenté Haiti dans les jeux Olympiques de Rio en Juin dernier , la nageuse âgée de 19 ans est rentrée en Haiti il y a trois jours de cela et s’est dirigée droit a Jacmel , elle a partagé avec nous quelques photographies de Kabik ( Jacmel ).

Naomy Grand’Pierre in Haiti


Naomy Grand’Pierre a swimmer born in Montreal , raised in Atlanta but of Haitian origin represented Haiti in the Rio Olympics last June ,the swimmer aged 19 returned to Haiti three days ago , she has visited Jacmel, she shared with us some photographs of Kabik (Jacmel ) .