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Haiti: Tap-Taps

    Haiti: tap-taps

    The Bat Bus this is not. This is a Haitian tap-tap. Former US school buses and pick-up trucks converted into an elaborate transportation service with overcrowded Haitians. More tap-tap>>


    tap tapMost tap-taps operate over fixed routes, departing only when full. One can usually ride a tap-tap for approximately five gourdes, but the charge will depend on the distance you ride or your overall destination for longer trips. Characteristic of similar situations in the Third World, foreigners are often charged more due to their perceived socio-economic advantage compared to everyone else. As a tap-tap passes, simply shout ‘alé’ to join the ride, but when ready to get off, say ‘mesi chofè’ and pay as you leave.

    Tony M.