Hanging Out in Aruba

I am sitting on a bench outside of the Ling and Sons grocery store in Oranjestad, Aruba. It is on the shady side, thank goodness. There is a nice breeze today since the trade winds have picked up a little.  The trade winds, besides having a cooling effect, keep the mosquitoes at bay. Sometimes the […]

Categories: Aruba, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Loving it on Aruba

Before I get started on all things Aruba, I would like to bring your attention to an article about Bahamian swimming pigs I recently read on CNN Travel. It feels awesome to read an article about a travel place and rather than add it to a bucket list of places to go someday, we can […]

Categories: Aruba, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

One Happy Island – Aruba

We haven’t purchased a watch and we decide to visit the health department. Let me explain. Let’s start with the visit to the health department.  Our future sailing plans include visits to Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica in the upcoming year. These countries highly recommend, if not require, Yellow Fever vaccinations. I don’t know about […]

Categories: Aruba, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

San Nicolas – Aruba

Cindy is the Entertainment Director aboard Cream Puff. When we arrive at a new location she will gather all the tourist information from the internet and local kiosks or offices. She will then put together a plan of places we should visit and tourist traps to skip. This task is often much harder to do […]

Categories: Aruba, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

It’s all Dushi

  We are in Aruba where everything is dushi. I just love the word dushi. Papiamento is the local language spoken in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the ABC islands. They also speak Creole, Dutch and sometimes Spanish. Papiamento is sort of a combination of all the languages. We are so happy we have found most […]

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