Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club
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... up in random heaps over a fairly small area, steps have been built into them and a viewing platform on top, I am too arthriticky today to tackle the steps so Albert goes up alone whilst I take photos at the bottom. There are some huge cacti, and when we leave we pass cactus fences just like the ones we saw in Bonaire. Next we stop at St Philomena's church, 95% of the population are Catholic dating back to the Spanish ...
... to keep their economy afloat... The sights on Aruba are pretty underwhelming - a rock you can climb, a natural bridge that has now collapsed into the sea and a shortish lighthouse that was built in 1916. We ended the tour with some free time at the beach, which was nice. We strolled along as the sun set. We were in front of the ritzy hotels (including as it happens the Ritz) and we saw a beach wedding taking place ...
... Emerald Princess has. I’m sure the Vision of the Seas would offer pretty much what the Emerald Princess offers but she didn’t inspire me to want to sail on her.
On our walk into town, we were harassed at every turn about doing a bus tour and as it turns out, we can do pretty much the same tour from either an open air bus or an airconditioned van from the port for $20 each as opposed to around $60 each with Princess… ...
... boring. An exhausted PA engineer doesn't help either; the sound is cracking and unbalanced. Waiting until close to midnight is tedious, the burning fast with little ritual. Some crackers inside the Momo burst, and then it all fades away. An anti-climax. But isn't that the goal?
... of years old.
There are also some cave paintings inside some of the interesting rock
formations. These date from before the time of Christ and are protected. I took some pictures of them also. Little little would like me to include the
picture of the one formation which includes a smallish rock in the shape of an
As well as rock
formations, rugged Atlantic coastline and gorgeous Caribbean beaches, ...