695. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 2)

Alice Acherman's license plate.

Alice Acherman’s license plate.

You forgot someone’s name? Just call them ‘Dushi’…!

You’re not surprised when you get ‘bon pasku’ weeks after Christmas…

You order Polar ‘ku kup di eis’ (= with a cup of ice)

Venezuelan Polar 'Beer' advertisement.

Venezuelan Polar ‘Beer’ advertisement.

You understand that ‘don’t drink and drive’ means ‘bai poko poko’ (= go slow slow)

You have a ton of ‘ooms and tantes’ (= aunts and uncles) that aren’t even remotely related to…

You sometimes wake up craving pastechi*…

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* Code for many things… local politicians sometimes accept pastechis from local businesses to fill their… hummm…  tummies. Our Aruban siblings liken their pastechis to sex… and there’s even a Pastechi fan page on Facebook!

We must try Aruba's pastechis...

We must try Aruba’s pastechis! (sex wrapped in dough and cheese)

About 1000awesomethingsaboutcuracao

I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first Awesome island...

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