Travel Blogs from Oranjestad
... Aruban Florins. We docked at eight o'clock this morning, and departed about 5:30, only half an hour late. That was after a few frantic announcements looking for a wayward passenger. I wonder if he made it back, or if he'll be making Aruba his new home.
Somewhat contradictorilly (is that a word?) we found Aruba to be extremely humid, and very dry at the same time. The air is hot and ...
... at the supermarket and got some bottled water and the Dutch waffle cookies-Bahher Joop.
After lunch we walked half way back then caught a ride the rest of the way. I was so tired between the walking, kayaking, and the slushie lemonade drink(with vodka.) We actually took some time to rest in the room. I'm getting a blister on my foot. It's a real pain because all my sandals rub against it.
... about adaptation so far.
We arrived in Bonaire and I’ll admit I was pleased to see
land after four days sailing. It was a very nice place, very touristy but I can
handle that. The first day (Monday) I spent wandering the town of Kralendijk
before deciding I deserved a drink. I found a great wee bar at the end of the
main jetty with a great view but better-looking barmaids. There’s not a lot ...
... The sand on the beach is like white flour. After settling into our hotel room and changing out of our jeans and sweaters into shorts and flip flops, we headed straight to the beach. It was Happy Hour, so of course we commemorated our arrival with a few, two-for-one cocktails! We watched the sun setting over the ocean and took a short walk on the beach before heading back to the hotel for dinner. Dinner was nice: Crab cakes to start and then ...
... Spanish empire from 1499 until 1634 when it was ceded to the Dutch at the culmination of the 80-year war with Spain. Aruba is part of the Dutch Commonwealth and had its “Status Aparte” in 1986. Gold was discovered and mined until it played out in 1913. With the abandonment of gold mining, the main activity turned to the cultivation of the aloe plant. Soon Aruba became the world's leading aloe producer. In 1929, a subsidiary of Standard Oil, built a refinery on the southern ...
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