WAVE Hotel & Cafe
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... would get a whole apartment for the same price; WOW! not complaining there!
We had a pool in our view, lovely Caribbean breezes day and night, topped off with warm welcoming temperatures around 32 degrees Celcius.
I decided to do some grocery shopping, draw some cash and chill for the rest of the day. Hello Curaçao! :)
My friend, Herman was only to arrive the next day, so I took an early night in, enjoying full custody of the whole apartment!
It's only 30 miles from Aruba so I pictured the ship going in circles since we had all night to get here. We took a 2 hour tour, it was pretty good. Govt is restoring many houses. There used to be a large Jewish population. Willemstad is a World Heritage site. Only 13% income tax. Gas $7 gal. Venezuela rents refinery and makes a fortune but charges ...
... here are named after the Dutch royal family! So once the bridge made it's way back into place, the alarm bells sounded and the gates opened and we ( and all the other hoards ) swarmed onto the bridge and over the river towards the Punda side. As we came off the bridge we saw some tour operators talking to people and heard them offer a tour for $15pp with a beach drop off/pick up for those that wanted to swim or snorkel, we walked on a bit ...
... of choice, then all walked back to the main area of town before parting ways for many many months. Given our previous walk to the hotel, Yalzy was a little worried for her life on our walk home, but with guns like these on her side, safe to say we were in no harm ;) Although we were only in Curaçao for one night, it's safe to say that it wasn't our favourite. It seemed to be either designer shops ...
... of really impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The guide explained to us that the stalactites grow at the rate of only 0.13mm a year, so these ones were thousands of years old. Amazing.
The Hato Caves had a utilitarian purpose during the early days of the slave trade in Curaçao; escaped slaves used them as hiding places, and lived in them for months at a time. Even before the arrival of Europeans and slaves, the ...
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