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Moving to Leogane with toddlers (Haiti)

Our family is moving to Leogane for a year. Our kids are ages 2 and 4.

1) Can you suggest a few things to do as a family within 1/2 hour of Leogane? I have read that Jacksonville beach may be a good option. I also read there is a pool at a hotel in Petit Goave (Fort Royal Hotel). Jacmel is good, but a longer drive.

2) I am stuck on the idea that I will need a car. My wife and I are accustomed to buses, tap taps, etc., but riding with a 4 and 2 year-old sounds tough. Would you recommend getting a car? Any advice on finding one? A lease would be ideal to avoid having to sell it later. I contacted one company and they quoted me prices of $20, Protected content USD for a 1 year lease depending on the model!! No thanks.

3) If any of you are living in Leogane, it would be good to meet up with you. It seems like most people on this forum are living in the capital.

4) We have not decided whether to put our kids on malaria medicine for the whole year. We will consult a travel doctor on this one, but I welcome your input.

Thank you, folks!

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