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Tourism in Haiti

The New York TImes' "Amid the woe, a Haitian paradise beckons" reminded me of chapter eight in Zinsser's book. He talked about how travel writers need to be able to distinguish for whom they are writing. In parts of this article I felt like I was reading a tour guide manuel. In other parts I felt it was like a news story. They also included a quote that personifies the typical "ugly tourist": "“I don’t want to see poverty,? acknowledged Helen Murphy, 66, of St. Paul, who was shopping in the tourist market one morning. “I’m on vacation. I don’t want to think that these people don’t have enough to eat.? But they don't include any quotes from the locals so that is a whole other angle and perspective of the story that goes missing.


Thanks for not only taking the time to write this, but to even improve the information by making it easy to read and understand. Words cannot convey my gratitude.