This row of colorful buildings is the indisputable calling card for Curaçao. After you’ve wistfully returned home from your trip to the island, you catch yourself at the hardware store eyeing the paint color swatches, toying with the idea of painting your house either mango, magenta or hot pink flamingo, and you realize it’s true. That combination of colors coupled with the Dutch colonial architecture is just so pleasing. You finally settle on peppermint patty, but you aren’t sure anymore if the neighbors would be able to handle all that color. And so, to vanquish your nostalgia, you settle on the easier and more satisfying solution: plan for Curaçao again next year!