Wonders Boutique Hotel
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... Or is it the intricate make-up or the loving care of their companions? Walking among them while they were preparing and waiting for the parade to start, playing together, was a joy. Love them!
My first day on "One Happy Island". There is much to arrange. First I have to try to get an accreditation for all the Carnival events, which looks like a lot of work since every event seems to be organized by different organisations and institutions. But at the SAC office people are very helpful. I get a press/VIP badge for the Queen Elections and they are ...
... We like Helen she is full of chat and very funny. We like all the other table companions as well. Didn't like the show in the theatre tonight, it was a juggler (I know it's variety) not for me. However in another venue a little later there was a tribute act to Freddie Mercury. He had the movements down to a T, the singing could have been a bit better but on the whole it was good. The evenings are very warm now and so a stroll around the deck late evening is really nice. ...
... which was a little cheaper than it was in Curacao. The approximate conversion is $4.71 per gallon.
We headed back to the downtown hotel to return the car. When we neared Oranjestad the traffic stopped. We crawled along, and the clock moved faster than our car. We soon became nervous about the 4:30 PM deadline to board the ship. We at last reached the hotel and made the long, hot walk back to ship. We beat the deadline by only ...
... up.. by putting some Caribbean swag into these old ***** before the morgue on Floor 2 swallows them whole. We are now on first name basis with the cruise director who has taken it on as her personal mission to "pump some life back into this place". Later on she spotted us in the oldies 'nightclub' and suddenly Caribbean music started playing and the titanic death quartet stopped.
At the end of the day, none of that really matters. We are here to enjoy quality time with Mum and ...
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