Otrobanda Hotel and Casino
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Finally the time had come. Internship was successfully rounded off and an evaluation had been completed. Flew early morning to Curaçao, and landed around 10am. The flight was good, sitting next to a window I could clearly see the landscapes of Venezuela; mountains, coastlines, and even clear skies ensured to even be able to see the beginning of Caribbean waters.
Having arrived in Curaçao the hostess was sorry to announce that our studio was rented out to another couple, and ...
... Went to Senior curaçao liquor distillery. Laraha oranges to make liquor. Only use peel. Tasted 4 flavors. Original (orange), rum raisin, chocolate and coffee. Glacial body spray - starts smelling like orange, then alcohol evaporated and smells like mentholatum. There are 109 nationalities on the island. Governor says everyone must get ...
... At 2.30 we made our way over to the bar where our tour guide had said she'd find us, but before she came another bus arrived and some of the people on our tour went to get on board so we started to follow them, the tour guide on this bus told us we could come with her but we said no, we'd wait for our lady. Not 5 minutes later our bus and guide turn up and when we tell them the others had gone already she was furious... she made phone calls ...
... to walk. The town has many of the stores you would expect in any big town.
I managed to buy mums Xmas present here and am very pleased with it. Today, it was my turn to have a calamity. I twisted my knee as we left the ship and it hurt a LOT. Still hurting now.... The picture is a view from the bar we are currently sitting in. Christmas trees and palm trees lol.
Last night was the first formal night and, true ...
... up, but Willemstad's port seems to feel unique, in comparison. It may also be because the island is heavily touristed by the Dutch, who seem to have different vacation expectations than the typical cruise ship passenger. Curacao has an abundance of self-catering options and few all-inclusive resorts, making it a more rewarding place for independent travelers who are willing to wander around on their own, rather than joining ...
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