Clarion Hotel & Suites Curacao
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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So one thing I learnt is that the name of this island (famous for its coloured liqueur) is pronounced Curasao not Curakao as I always thought it was. We docked at Willemstad (the capital) and decided to spend our time in the town. Curaçao is another of the former Dutch Antilles and is also off the coast of Venezuela. We walked around the cute town until our feet were sore. Although it was warm it kept raining every few minutes. At one stage ...
Over 20 years ago, we had vacationed on Curacao with Debbie's brother. There was little need to explore the island again - there wasn't a lot to see in a week with a rental car then, so we concentrated on touring Willemstaad on foot in the few hours available this time.
Willemstaad is larger than Oranjestaad, and Curacao is more developed, benefitting from oil deposits. Still, we found moving a few ...
... out their nature walk. Following the caves we took the advice of our cave guide and spent the rest of the afternoon at Playa Porto Mari beach, floating in the crystal clear turquoise water and watching the sun sink lower into the horizon.
One last outing before the ship departs at 11:00pm tonight; the quest for Miles Jazz Café where music is played on legit vinyl records is on! Thanks to my co-pilot we found the spot with just enough time for a drink or ...
... food meal of this trip. Jay was happy.
On our way to McDonald's, we were somewhat accosted by a toothless beggar woman (the only panhandler we saw here), who asked for money, but wouldn't leave us alone when we said no and tried to move on. She actually followed us for a couple of blocks. With it being so deserted this day in town, it was a bit unnerving, but not truly scary or anything.
We walked through Fort Amsterdam, which ...
... of an increasing focus on tourism and attracting foreign investment can be witnessed in action in the waterfront district of Pietermaai.
Strolling around Pietermaai tonight, everywhere we looked we saw rapid gentrification, with an influx of boutique hotels and fancy restaurants, with fancy prices on par with any fine dining you would find in Calgary. It's quite the striking contrast, with upscale renovations ...