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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 of 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...

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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 Curaçao, 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...

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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 Liqueur Factory 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...

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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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The Past and Present of Curaçao’s Plantation Houses

Curaçao was colonized by the Dutch around 1634 and is now a constituent country (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Walk around the historic center of Willemstad and you can still clearly see the Dutch influence on the island, especially in the architectural designs. Scattered around the island you’ll encounter uniquely built mansions, called ‘landhuizen’. These landhuizen form an...

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Sailing from Shipwreck to Shipwreck with BlueFinn

My Friday started at 9:30 sitting at the Mood Beach bar. The sun was shining, fresh breeze blowing, bringing the smell of salt in the air, and watching the pier. By 9:45 the stunning BlueFinn Catamaran sails into the Cornelia Harbor. Soon we were all onboard and since we were a pretty mixed group of nationality, Captain Stein begins his...

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