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July 08, 2012
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
The country's infrastructure, never state-of-the-art, makes even short trips in the countryside a challenge.
Tourists will need a knowledgeable local's help to navigate the streets of Port-au-Prince.
A girl sat by the side of the road in Petionville, in the hills outside the capital city.
In the rainy season, downpours sometimes only last an hour or so, but the streets flood and become difficult for cars and pedestrians to traverse.
The aftermath of the earthquake was still visible in Petionville. Some residents lived in tents above the main roads.
Many cement dwellings in the hills surrounding Port-au-Prince survived the earthquake.
These shanties ring even the more upscale parts of town.
Kenscoff is a farm town in the mountains southeast of Port-au-Prince, scarred by the country’s poverty and the 2010 earthquake.
Caught in a cloudburst, soccer players got a lift back to Kenscoff.
Rock farming in the hills above Port-au-Prince framed nearby mountains.