Haiti is such a mountainous country that it would be a shame to only experience them from afar, whizzing around in traffic. The perfect hike is through Parc National la Visite, from Furcy, high above Port-au-Prince, down to Seguin. The park still has plenty of Haiti’s original pine forest, as well as weird broken rock formations, and as the scenery opens up, great views out to the Caribbean Sea. A long day’s walk on a path shared with local farmers, it’s the perfect leg-stretching antidote to the buzz of the big city.
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This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott; How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones; The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein; and Nature’s Wild: Love, S … Source
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