Travel Blogs from Netherlands Antilles

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a wallet thinner, Curašao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

a wallet thinner

A travel blog entry by kris

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Curašao is the C island within the ABC group of Caribbean islands.. It's had and kept close colonial ties with the Dutch, which unlike many in the carib. who have shunned them, has resulted in an island with good infrastructure. On the big bridge that ...

Things (once again) do not work out as planned, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Things (once again) do not work out as planned

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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At 07h40, I am at my computer. A knock on our door at 9h. I give the man his car back, when he says; why don't you keep it another day, free of charge, I do not need it. Ooooookeeeeyyyy. We have to bring it to his place (at the west site of the ...

Here Curašao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Here Curašao

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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For the first time in weeks we do not have to turn on an alarm clock. Anybody feels sorry for us? We wake up when we wake up have coffee in bed (and no, there are NO pictures) and poke our nose out and this is what we see:  Not ...

Discovering Willemstad, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Discovering Willemstad

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We get up when we get up, I make brunch and it is almost 11h when we leave. I do not have a beach day, so we decide to start in Willemstad, the capital of Curašao. We leave in our fancy car:  An ancient Suzuki Samurai. No ABS or any of the ...

Hi, Curacao, or not, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Hi, Curacao, or not

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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How are you today? We are GRAAAWL. Our luggage has to be out at 6h to leave at 7h. The bus in on time, would you believe and plays loud ... gospel all the way to the airport about 2 hours, with stops at every resort. It drove me nuts. In a mood ...

Bonaire, am I impressed yet???, Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Bonaire, am I impressed yet???

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... cannot really think of a reason, nor do we ask. Tony asks whether we can transfer the amount to her bank account in the Netherlands. Yes, if we pay 14 Euro extra. Why???? Because that is the costs she pays. Noooooooooooo. Nobody pays costs to receive ...

North and East of the Island, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

North and East of the Island

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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I manage to sleep in till 9! Nice mails from nice people, also from my Springmuis: joepie! Starting to answer and even send a couple of mails to my colleagues, the internet crashes, for the first time here, I feel handicapped! It is a router ...

NOT happy holiday homes, Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

NOT happy holiday homes

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We get up early, chat a bit, drive to the diving shop to pick up our tanks and Tony takes me to the first diving site. Yes, I am still nervous. But: it is great! He finds everything! Morays, turtles, lots of trunk fish. He finds the way back in time (my ...

Cry baby, cry, Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Cry baby, cry

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We are at our diving site around 10. It does say difficult entry and exit but well, we can handle it. NOT!!! Coming out, the waves are tossing us back and forth, like balls in the ocean. At a certain point in time, when the water reaches your ...

Where Dr T gets a new hairdo and new sloefkes, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Where Dr T gets a new hairdo and new sloefkes

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... .000 Euro Rolex, in a nasty divorce. Hans with his (20 year younger) girlfriend, trying to have a baby, moved here from the Netherlands, less than a year ago. I can imagine: having contact with the guests, who all stay a week or two and then they are gone ...

I am the man, Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

I am the man

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We are at the orientation at 9.  A pretty Dutch girls gives a briefing. Nothing we do not know yet: do not take anything but pictures, do not leave anything but bubbles. We know that! Get your gear and do the orientation dive from the resort. But ...

My Hubby my Hero, Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

My Hubby my Hero

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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And puts our gear together (is he not PERFECT?) We go diving, the top 2 dives of my life. No, no because of the trunk fish, turtles, morays, ... but because of my Hubby. Cannot say more! Getting in and out of the sea is a struggle, here you see ...

No diving but ..., Kralendijk, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

No diving but ...

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... toilet! Is this the meal, which did it? Did what? Send me off to the toilet for hours!!! Looks pretty innocent to me! And Dr T had almost the same. This time it was me: the tourista. I bring Tony's coffee an hour later than usual and ...

Big news from Curašao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Big news from Curašao

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... excited and ALL sentimental! I cook a crappy dinner (unlike at noon: verse maatjes: and broodje gezond; after all, we are in the Netherlands) and go to bed early: the emotions! So, now you know: we are coming back, get prepared to party, play cards ...

Not naked today or maybe, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Not naked today or maybe

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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When we walk outside, Mark from diving shop 'The Dive Bus' is waiting for us. A very nice guy, the owner, English and a doctor from origin. In the shop, we have a coffee at ease. It think we are waiting for other people but, no, just chatting. We get ...

Midnightswim, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Midnightswim

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... the three so-called ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curašao) of the Lesser Antilles and belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curašao has a land area of 444 square kilometres, population ...

Another shore dive, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Another shore dive

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Mark is on time and we leave for 2 more shore dives. It is again the 3 of us and we dive for more than 2 hours in total! Although we do not see anything out of the ordinary, it is great dives. The second one is my nr. 250!!!! Mark brought lunch, ...

Local people and busses, Curašao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Local people and busses

A travel blog entry by annarapp

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... talked to me in dutch which I found a bit annoying, seems they assume every white tourist  is coming from the Netherlands. (I am still very white, but thanks to the good suncream (part of the farewell present basked from my work colleagues) not as ...

spoiled, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

spoiled

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... ; it was Hubby and me, two men from New Mexico and one man from - never did catch where he was from but probably the Netherlands or Germany originally.          Can't even begin to tell you how nice it was just to have ...

Curacao Surprizes, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Curacao Surprizes

A travel blog entry by rosaslovian

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032910 Curacao: We arrived at the charming and colorful Dutch harbor of Willemstad (Curacao's capital city) early morning.  The floating footbridge swung opened to allow the Star Flyer entrance into the harbor canal.  We moored alongside the ...

diving in bonaire, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

diving in bonaire

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Diving in Bonaire ...

Wildlife of Bonaire or Dinner and a Show, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Wildlife of Bonaire or Dinner and a Show

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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            Bonaire abounds in wildlife.  Ok, most of it is marine, under the water, diving to see it wildlife but defintiely abundant.  On top of the water, it seems to be birds and ...

World travellers, Curašao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

World travellers

A travel blog entry by annarapp

Meeting interesting people already started on the plane. Sat next to a surf- and kitesurf instructor who has been doing this job and living in different countries for ten years. Reminded me of the paragliding, kayaking etc. instructures I met in Nepal ...

Bonaire--a divers'--uh, snorkeler's--heaven, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Bonaire--a divers'--uh, snorkeler's--heaven

A travel blog entry by jusnow

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Gorgeous water!  Lots of beautiful fish!  All right off the back of the boat which was moored right off the shore of Kralendijk, Bonaire's major city.  Thanksgiving with good friends, Karen and Jason of YOLO--and a great tour of the pretty ...

Guest on a sailboat, Curašao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Guest on a sailboat

A travel blog entry by annarapp

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Through Courchsurfing I found a bed on a sailboat. The stay on the boat was an impressing experience, my host a really nice and friendly person and a good cook in addition :-) Ever had avocado for dessert? With lime, sugar and cinnamon, yummy! He learnt ...

nok en dykkeperle venter..De Nederlandske Antiller, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

nok en dykkeperle venter..De Nederlandske Antiller

A travel blog entry by chriscaro

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paradis paradis paradis! dette er nok en dykkeperle, undervannsfotografenes mekka! vi har booket oss inn pň en resort der vi disponerer en truck, dykketanker (sň mange man vil) og et asurblňtt hav spekket med liv! glede seg!!! vi skal vŠre der i tre ...

Bonaire Baby!, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Bonaire Baby!

A travel blog entry by melinda2000

A very early morning departure following a very late night made for very little sleep before leaving New York for Bonaire. Needless to say, we didn't see much of the flight to Bonaire. My friend Timothy and I stayed at the Deep Blue Inn Bed and ...

Last flight of the Pelican, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Last flight of the Pelican

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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Last flight of the Pelican ...

Bon Bini!, Curašao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Bon Bini!

A travel blog entry by shirgil

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"BON bini", "BON dia", "BON noche", Shir's nickname for Gil's seems to be very catchy over here! People are extremely nice and everywhere we go smiles and bon-greetings await us. Maybe the kindness that surrounds us is because of the fact that we are ...

Statia, St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Statia

A travel blog entry by fiandross29

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Hey Folks, It's Fi back for a quick blog post on my time on St Eustatias, or Statia as it's commonly known. As most of you know I've been planning to do this volunteer project since around December last year but held off in the hope of seeing baby ...

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