Travel Blogs from Willemstad, Netherlands

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a wallet thinner, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

a wallet thinner

A travel blog entry by kris

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... bring her a meal if they keep holding her, suddenly they just let her go ! We first stayed at Estorli hotel, in Willemstad, it cost a whopping $60usd a night for a windowless room, incl. Aircon, ensuite and tv.. But it was apparently the cheapest hotel ...

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 Curaçao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Here Curaçao

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... to repeat. We walk through the neighborhood. The resort is great but not in walking distance from the center of Willemstad. We find another supermarket and buy the things we forgot yesterday. Check out the supermarkets in Curacao: Almost ...

Discovering Willemstad, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Discovering Willemstad

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... not manage to buy a newspaper for Dr T!!! The view from the terrace is very nice. This is typical for Willemstad: the multicolored houses.  They also have a floating bridge: it is held up by what looks like boats. ...

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

Hi, Curacao, or not

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... step out, Hans from Iguana Inn is waiting for us. He does not take us home but for a little half an hour side seeing tour in Willemstad. It looks great! But then he takes us to: Albert Heijn!!! I get all sentimental by it! Plus; I can buy food, real food, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Big news from Curaçao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Big news from Curaçao

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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... of the three so-called ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles and belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curaçao 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, ...

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 ...

Bon Bini!, Curaçao, 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 ...

In the Caribbean, man!, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

In the Caribbean, man!

A travel blog entry by anneogcato

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... . The Netherlands are responsible for one half, Netherlands Antilles, and France for the other half, Guadaloupe. The rest of both the Netherlands Antilles and Guadaloupe are located rather far away from this island, so it is all quite confusing. There is ...

The bridge that drives away, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

The bridge that drives away

A travel blog entry by carolandglenns

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Willemstadt Curacao  We enjoyed this place it was very pretty, colourful and Dutch, the locals are multilingual and very much a cosmopolitan mix of colours and cultures. Again we walked off the ship and around the capital city, people ...

Curacao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Curacao

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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I stayed for five nights on Curacao, sleeping on the floor of a friend of mine. We had gotten our Scuba Instructor certifications on Utila at about the same time, and he had been working there for the last three years. I island has a lot of people on ...

Christmas and more in Curacao, Spanish Waters, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Christmas and more in Curacao

A travel blog entry by jusnow

Spanish Waters, our anchorage in Curacao, became our home base for many weeks.  We enjoyed the international ambience with sailors from all over the world.  Our friends, the Dariens, joined us for two weeks.  We had our sail mended, too. ...

Let the games begin!..., Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Let the games begin!...

A travel blog entry by mfabrizi

... proper begins so jumped at the chance of a stopover offered by KLM on their flights to and from Quito & Lima in the Netherlands Antilles off the coast of Venezuela. Seemed to be just about the only stopover available en route to South America from Europe ...

Back home in Amsterdam or in Curacao again, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Back home in Amsterdam or in Curacao again

A travel blog entry by swedengrouptrip

Some persons take a flight back home to Amsterdam (or somewhere else) some other continue back home to Curacao. Flight Curacao - Amsterdam - Stockholm - Amsterdam - Curacao is not included in the package. Just convo me for more info.  ...

Some of  us  fly from Curacao to  Gothenburg, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Some of us fly from Curacao to Gothenburg

A travel blog entry by swedengrouptrip

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Some of us start our trip in Curacao. Our Flight:  Curacao - Amsterdam - Gothenburg - Kiruna - Stockholm - Amsterdam - Curacao Flight  from your home destination and back is not included in the package. Flight  Gothenburg - Kiruna - ...

Een mooie tocht van Venezuela naar Curacao, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Een mooie tocht van Venezuela naar Curacao

A travel blog entry by sylviaenjeroen

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... zijn vooral druk met alle klussen die we gedaan willen hebben voordat we naar Ecuador gaan. Maar we zijn al wel in Willemstad geweest, een grote stad met pastelkleurige pakhuizen langs het water. Zondag gaan we wandelen met Timo en Annemiek van de Blue ...

Country No. 93: Curaçao, Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Country No. 93: Curaçao

A travel blog entry by whk2006

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... . Though a smaller island, you hear about Aruba much more frequently than Curaçao. Compared to Aruba's Oranjestad, Willemstad resembles the Netherlands even more (except for, of course, its sunny weather). There are canals and drawbridges. There is ...

Una semana espectacular!!, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Una semana espectacular!!

A travel blog entry by florangel

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... que van a ser los dias alli en la isla :). tienes que tomar un Taxi que te llevara a la parte norte de la isla (Willemstad) ,solo costara $30. La gente super especial, la comida buena y las playas espectaculares!!! Realmente un viaje que vale la ...

The Dutch do it better, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

The Dutch do it better

A travel blog entry by cameronadahl

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Shopping as far as the eye can see, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Shopping as far as the eye can see

A travel blog entry by cameronadahl

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We gaan op vakantie!, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

We gaan op vakantie!

A travel blog entry by sonnie-en-jdeb

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... Gelukkig ook hier niets spannends en 3 minuten voor de beoogde vertrektijd zitten we in een half leeg vliegtuig…Op naar Willemstad! Curaçao ligt op een steenworp afstand van Venezuela en een half uurtje later landen we op vliegveld Hato waarna we ...

GEBOEKT!!, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

GEBOEKT!!

A travel blog entry by jhoekstra79

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Zo... eindelijk is het dan zo ver; naar Zuid-Amerika! Nadat mij een miljoen keer is gevraagd of ik dan al geboekt had, heb ik het dan uiteindelijk gedaan... Enkele reis Amsterdam - Isla Margarita Isla Margarita?? Yup, ondanks dat ik ...

Holland history started here., Willemstad, Netherlands travel blog

Holland history started here.

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... protestant church in 1607 that was the driving force of the fight for independence of the Netherlands.    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The earliest history of Willemstad goes back to the end of the middle ages when the Bergen op Zoom ordered ...

Avoid Curacao, Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Avoid Curacao

A travel blog entry by deepfnord

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Recently, we got robbed on Curacao. We returned to our apartment from a morning at the university, and two young thugs were in our apartment stealing our things. We chased them away and called the "Polis," who took a leisurely three hours to respond to ...

Moving from Pietermaai, Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles travel blog

Moving from Pietermaai

A travel blog entry by deepfnord

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... desperate search for lodgings that were not found in Pietermaai, we wound up in the historic Rif Fort on the waterfront in Willemstad, where the offices of Hans and Margriet Vervoord are located. Hans and Margriet run the Re/MAX office here on Curacao, ...

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