I arrive by bus from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. It is a modern, air-conditioned bus and the passengers all look rather well-off. After the border some UN peacekeepers are busy repairing the road, the drive takes all day and we arrive shortly before sunset. The taxi drivers want an outrageous 20$ for the short ride to the hotel, I get them down to 10$ which is still ridiculous. I pay 55$ for a simple room, with no internet and no water in the pool. Probably still the best I can get in Haiti.