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Curaçao
Carnival is a month long reason to have a good time. It’s a street party. It’s theatre. It’s history, food and folklore. It’s music that gets into your skin until you find your hips starting to move as if they had their own set of batteries. This...
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Just think, the only real thing that gets in the way of a great swim is the need to come up for air. Snorkeling is great in Curaçao, but the diving is even better. Exploring an airplane wreck will have you humming the Indiana Jones theme song, and...
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Have you ever slept out under the stars? You may remember wishing you could sleep with your eyes open, to take in all that beauty without pause, all night long. It’s the same feeling you get on Curaçao, where eating outside at every meal is...
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This exemplary young goat, roaming free in Curaçao, posed for such a picturesque photograph - his white fur blending in unison with the wall beneath him. He thought he had almost made his chameleon escape. Thanks to the contrasting emerald and...
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Dolphins are repeatedly found in Greek mythology as sacred, magical creatures, messengers of the sea, heralding goddesses as they descend from the heavens. We have always been intrigued with these sea mammals that appear to play as humans do....
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Chu, born Jesus Zimmerman (fantastic name, so characteristic of Curaçao’s diverse heritage) is manager at Netto bar, a famous local hangout on the island. Built almost 60 years ago by Ernesto Koster, called Netto by everyone, this is Curaçao’s...
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Kas Di Pali Maishi, or sorghum stalk house, is a historical example of a typical adobe home similar to those used by slaves, representing the way the Afro-Curaçoan rural population lived until the 1950s on Curaçao. The small museum is dedicated to...
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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...
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Remember the The Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields? Westpunt is the part of the Curaçao where you want to reenact that first kiss with your honey. But let’s keep it PG folks! On the west side, near the northern-most tip of the island, a drive treats...
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Lesson number one for the experiential traveler: get your bearings as soon as you hit the ground, especially on an island so manageable in size. Curaçao is only about 40 miles long and 10 miles wide. Roaming through the flat, rugged terrain,...
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Say Curaçao, or kur-a-sow, and your mind’s eye points you promptly to this blue-colored liqueur. And you are correct! But not many people know its namesake is the island it comes from. Most necessary fun fact for your trip to the Caribbean’s best...
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You came to the island to relax, but after two days of lying on the beach you begin to feel guilty you’re missing out on something. Learning to dive has always required commitment it seems. Maybe you have always wanted to try it but weren’t sure...
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The Ethnic diversity of Curaçao is impressive. Consider its location, just off the tip of Venezuela, Caribbean gateway to Latin America, and its rich history of diverse colonization. This adds up to the veritable multicultural melting pot it is...
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Local dish, Keshi Yena, which is Papiamentu for stuffed cheese, touts a long history dating back to its 17th century origin during the Caribbean slave trade. Dutch settlers would toss the scraps of their Edam or Gouda cheese, which you recognize...
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Curaçao has existed for centuries upon centuries with some species unique to the island and some that have been introduced to it over time. This combination of fates has ushered along some compelling genetic mutations. Nestled in the heart of the...