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Curacao

By spotogspindel | July 2, 2016

I bet when you hear the word Curacao, you picture a drink in a shade of blue similar to this one:

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Well, Curacao is way more than a drink. It is also an island in the Caribbean, just 65 kilometers North of Venezuela. It´s a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Which means that they speak Dutch here. And Papiamentu. Which is a creative mix of Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, English, French and a hint of Arawak Indian and African influences.

We arrived late last night, after 24 hours of traveling. (At least 4 of those hours were spent in immigrations in diverse countries). Everything was pitch black when we arrived late last night, so guess how pleased we were to wake up to this sight outside our window (I´ve always had a thing for palms. They make me happy!):

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This 444km2 big island has 155 000 inhabitants, and has only been it´s own island country for 5 1/2 years. I´ll be here a week, and will share my exploration of the island with you. So far I´ve enjoyed the beach, like a true tourist (charging the battery after the long travel). It is also a very agreeable 28 degrees Celsius. Which I don´t mind at all.

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Topics: travel | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Curacao”

  1. gail Says:
    July 3rd, 2016 at 16:35

    How beautiful — and I had not idea it was a place! Of course, the drink is not so bad, either. 🙂

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