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History of the Language of Curaçao, Papiamentu

Language is an important way to communicate with each other. To say hello, to say thank you, or to simply say ‘I love you’. A language shows the history of a country and its culture. The same can be said for Papiamentu. Every country has experienced its battle and with the evolution of its culture, their language evolved. Papiamentu, the...

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5 Local Tips on How to Celebrate New Year on Curaçao

All around the world people have their own way of celebrating New Year’s Eve. The same can be said about the local community of Curaçao. Whether it’s a laid-back night with close family, dancing the night away with friends, or throwing the biggest bash at home, every family, every person has their own way of embracing the new year. We...

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Riding the Waves from Mambo to Punda

On Wednesday the 12th of December I had the unique opportunity to see the historic and stunning city of Punda, as well, cruise around Mambo beach while riding a Jet Ski. This was the very first time I have ever driven a Jet Ski and it was a true adventure. The journey from Marie Pampoen to Punda and all the...

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4 Curaçao Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is perhaps the most amazing time of the year on Curaçao. While in many countries beauty and coziness are the main focus, here at Curaçao, ‘ambiente’ (meaning fun) takes center stage. By fun I mean, of course, party! Wherever you go you always find music, dancing, and good vibes during the holidays. Next to the countless fun...

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4 Traditional Holiday Foods of Curaçao

The holiday season is a big deal on Curaçao. There are twinkling lights on every corner of the island, celebrations during the whole month of December, and an array of delicious dishes to enjoy during the holidays. Just like the neighboring (Latin American) countries, most of the population on Curaçao is Roman Catholic. It’s especially during the holiday season that...

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Creating My Very Own Chichi

On Friday the 16th I went to Serena’s Art Factory and discovered a piece Curaçao’s culture. Here I learned about the history of the symbolic Chichi sculptures. Serena Israel is the owner of Serena Art Factory, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Chichi in Papiamento is a nickname or title given to the eldest sister in the family. This older...

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Exploring the Villas and Mangroves of Spanish Water

On Thursday 15th of November, I explored the saltwater lagoon known as Spanish Water, with its mangroves, marinas, and impressive villas. This tour leaves from the amazing Jan Thiel beach, which is one of my favorite beaches on Curacao. On board the small white boat, “Dinkedinke” we left Zanzibar and cruised to the East, to Spanish Water.   Jan Thiel...

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5 Places to Find Beautiful Local Art on Curaçao

Curaçao, as an island, looks like a live painting with colorful houses, splashes of blue sea, and a vibrant sun that glows over everything. If the island already looks so artistic, it’s no surprise that the island is also filled with beautiful art. In every corner, you’ll find beautiful art on Curaçao. Pieces that tells the story of the island,...

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A Cocktail Adventure at Landhuis Chobolobo

Friday the second of November, I went to Landhuis Chobolobo to experience their Blue Curaçao Cocktail Workshop! What a fantastic way to spend your Friday afternoon. Arriving in the sunny hot afternoon at the lively Landhuis Chobolobo with its yellow walls and white trimmings. Before our tour began, we were given a bubbly blue cocktail to start our journey into...

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Top 5 Best Snorkeling Spots of Curaçao

Our little slice of paradise, our island, has many enchanting places to snorkel. With our clear, blue waters the visibility underwater is immense, which makes Curaçao a perfect island for snorkeling. Whether you are a die-hard snorkel lover or you’ve never snorkeled before in your life, you can enjoy the stunning underwater world of Curaçao. The top five snorkel spots...

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