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I'm Carolina Gomes-Casseres, the creator of 1000 Awesome Things About Curaçao. I live in Manhattan but sometimes miss my first awesome island. Thanks for visiting!

576. First Curaçao Woman in European Parliament

Samira Rafaela (30) became the first woman of Afro-Caribbean descent to win a seat in the European Parliament. Rafaela whose mother is of Curaçao descent (her father is Ghanaian-Nigerian) aims to represent minorities’ issues at the European level including issues

576. First Curaçao Woman in European Parliament

Samira Rafaela (30) became the first woman of Afro-Caribbean descent to win a seat in the European Parliament. Rafaela whose mother is of Curaçao descent (her father is Ghanaian-Nigerian) aims to represent minorities’ issues at the European level including issues

577. Recycling Curaçao Limpi

I’m currently obsessed with Debrah Nijdam and Mitchell Lammering and you should be too. These two young engineers founded Limpi to turn plastic waste into colorful keychains, coasters, bowls, lamp shades and artsy fish and turtles. Debrah was born and raised

577. Recycling Curaçao Limpi

I’m currently obsessed with Debrah Nijdam and Mitchell Lammering and you should be too. These two young engineers founded Limpi to turn plastic waste into colorful keychains, coasters, bowls, lamp shades and artsy fish and turtles. Debrah was born and raised

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

579. Curaçao: A Shtetl in the Caribbean

The documentary A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN premiered on the silver screen of the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam today. The first group of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe settled in Curaçao in 1926 to escape pogroms and poverty. They created their own Shtetl

579. Curaçao: A Shtetl in the Caribbean

The documentary A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN premiered on the silver screen of the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam today. The first group of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe settled in Curaçao in 1926 to escape pogroms and poverty. They created their own Shtetl

580. Curaçao in New York Magazine

As most of you know I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first awesome island 🙂 So imagine my delight when my favorite New York magazine decided to feature my favorite Caribbean island in their ‘Beachist’ selection.

580. Curaçao in New York Magazine

As most of you know I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first awesome island 🙂 So imagine my delight when my favorite New York magazine decided to feature my favorite Caribbean island in their ‘Beachist’ selection.

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

582. Curaçao for Active, Healthy Travelers

What to do Hike Chrisoffel Berg, Curaçao’s Highest Point @ 1,292 feet Sweat, blow off steam, meditate on interesting geological formations, lichens, beard moss, bromeliads and orchids along the way. Cliff hang for the last 50-100 feet or so. Then enjoy

582. Curaçao for Active, Healthy Travelers

What to do Hike Chrisoffel Berg, Curaçao’s Highest Point @ 1,292 feet Sweat, blow off steam, meditate on interesting geological formations, lichens, beard moss, bromeliads and orchids along the way. Cliff hang for the last 50-100 feet or so. Then enjoy