Haiti doesn’t lead the world in many positive indicators, but it is surely a global leader when it comes to life and atmosphere.

It is one of the most photogenic places on the planet, a riot of colour, noise and vibrancy.

I took pics everywhere I went over the last week, sometimes jumping out the car to snap a shot and often just lifting the camera to the car window as we sped by.

I particularly love the hand-painted signs that adorn doors and buildings.

Here are some of the best pics in a slideshow, with apologies for the quality.

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