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March 28, 2018

 

Curacao

 

Historians still contend over which European adventurer first spied the largest island in the former Netherlands Antilles. Some historians claim the honor for Alonzo de Ojeda; other historians champion Amerigo Vespucci. Little does it matter; today's travelers are content to bask beneath sunny skies cooled by the trade winds. Lying some 40 miles off Venezuela, Curaçao boasts a landscape that is dramatic, stark, and volcanic. In contrast, Willemstad, the capital, seems a cozy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. And while those gabled and tiled roofs illustrate the island's heritage, the bright, pastel houses speak pure Caribbean. Islanders themselves reflect this same colorful contrast: over 50 different nationalities have come to call Curaçao their home.

 

Curacao is definitely one of our favorite Caribbean islands.

The entire island is so picturesque!

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See the tall sail ship coming through?

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Table Mountain

Curacao Ostrich Farm

We had a great time visiting the ostriches at the Ostrich Farm. As you can see, we took lots and lots of pictures!

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Lou standing on an ostrich egg!

Then it was Carol's turn.

An ostrich chick!

Not an ostrich. Lots of beautiful (and quite noisy) peacocks.

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The Jewish cemetary

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Back on the ship taking a break between our two excursions in Curacao.

The barista made one capuccino for Carol and one for Lou. Guess which one is which.

Our second excursion of the day. A city tour and then a show.

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Lou with the woman who tried to steal him away from Carol. They really bonded.

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We invite you to sign our guest book.