Port-Au-Prince has a few landmarks, structures and statues, such as a large pair of hands holding the earth. Many of them are located near the airport. This city is the largest in Haiti and was the hardest hit by the earthquake. You will still see traces of the disaster, such as destroyed buildings, but a lot of reconstruction has taken place. If you move a little further away from the city, you will get a better impression of the devastation. People still live in the “tent city”, which stretches for about two miles and consists of small tarpaulins draped over sticks stuck into the ground. As you walk along, you may pass one of the mass graves dug after the earthquake, but you probably won’t realise it’s a grave. It is on the side of a small hill, and the grass has grown over the churned up earth. There are no markers, but you sometimes see people or flowers laid there in remembrance.
Haiti offers beautiful landscapes if you know where to find them. If you are travelling with or staying with someone who knows the area well, ask them if there are any beautiful beaches or mountainous areas nearby. St Mark’s, like other towns, has a beautiful mountain range that can be hiked. On these mountains are historical artefacts, structures and incredible views of the ocean.