Category Archives: Awesome

595. Curaçao Does NOT Do Rain

(This was strictly economics. Ladies got their hair done and the rain was not about to take that too.) See also:  #925. Rain delays are patriotic

595. Curaçao Does NOT Do Rain

(This was strictly economics. Ladies got their hair done and the rain was not about to take that too.) See also:  #925. Rain delays are patriotic

596. Curaçao Fashion Blogger’s Dream

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN FROM NEGIN MIRSALEHI’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Visit Negin’s awesome fashion blog for more!

596. Curaçao Fashion Blogger’s Dream

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN FROM NEGIN MIRSALEHI’S FACEBOOK PAGE. Visit Negin’s awesome fashion blog for more!

598. Curaçao Clean Air Project

In Willemstad, Dutch Colonial façades in cheerful hues of yellow, blue, pink, green worthy of UNESCO World Heritage are set against a background reminiscent of Tolkien’s Mordor. This unmistakable blot in the heart of Curaçao’s otherwise picturesque landscape is a

598. Curaçao Clean Air Project

In Willemstad, Dutch Colonial façades in cheerful hues of yellow, blue, pink, green worthy of UNESCO World Heritage are set against a background reminiscent of Tolkien’s Mordor. This unmistakable blot in the heart of Curaçao’s otherwise picturesque landscape is a

599. Ride for the Roses Curaçao

8,000 people participated in the 10th annual Ride, Run, Swim and Walk for the Roses — nearly 3,000 more than last year. ‘Ride for the Roses’ represents Curaçao’s collective fight against cancer; our way of joining forces, sweating up a storm, and

599. Ride for the Roses Curaçao

8,000 people participated in the 10th annual Ride, Run, Swim and Walk for the Roses — nearly 3,000 more than last year. ‘Ride for the Roses’ represents Curaçao’s collective fight against cancer; our way of joining forces, sweating up a storm, and

601. Awesome Viral Curaçao Marketing

Matador Network‘s Joshua Johnson visited Curaçao recently. Instead of writing cookie cutter travel blog fare about the things he did, saw and ate he decided to spotlight three awesome Curaçao locals who made his trip particularly memorable. How many of these

601. Awesome Viral Curaçao Marketing

Matador Network‘s Joshua Johnson visited Curaçao recently. Instead of writing cookie cutter travel blog fare about the things he did, saw and ate he decided to spotlight three awesome Curaçao locals who made his trip particularly memorable. How many of these

602. Curaçao Moves

Spotted in Curaçao on December 31, 2013:  [Video by Alessandra Agurcia] Spotted in Curaçao on January 1, 2014: Needless to say, Curaçao has rid itself of all fuku (evil spirits) and started the new year with a fresh, clean slate.

602. Curaçao Moves

Spotted in Curaçao on December 31, 2013:  [Video by Alessandra Agurcia] Spotted in Curaçao on January 1, 2014: Needless to say, Curaçao has rid itself of all fuku (evil spirits) and started the new year with a fresh, clean slate.

603. Curaçao’s ‘Forbidden’ New Year’s Tradition

Prolific Dutch writer Jan Brokken once described this forbidden new year’s tradition in all its culturally sensitive glory: “though man and woman don’t touch each other during tambú dance, they move more provocatively than a Dutch couple making love.” This form of recreation and

603. Curaçao’s ‘Forbidden’ New Year’s Tradition

Prolific Dutch writer Jan Brokken once described this forbidden new year’s tradition in all its culturally sensitive glory: “though man and woman don’t touch each other during tambú dance, they move more provocatively than a Dutch couple making love.” This form of recreation and

604. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 6)

You automatically wiggle your hips and upper-body (even when seated) upon hearing the first sounds of a tambú, tumba, merengue, salsa, reaggeaton, etc You make appointments at 3 when you want to start at 4   You get insulted and

604. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 6)

You automatically wiggle your hips and upper-body (even when seated) upon hearing the first sounds of a tambú, tumba, merengue, salsa, reaggeaton, etc You make appointments at 3 when you want to start at 4   You get insulted and

607. Curaçao’s Swinging Old Lady

Paris has the Eiffel Tower. New York has the Brooklyn Bridge. The Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. Beijing has the Great Wall. Cusco has the Machu Picchu. Agra has the Taj Mahal. San Francisco has the Golden Gate.

607. Curaçao’s Swinging Old Lady

Paris has the Eiffel Tower. New York has the Brooklyn Bridge. The Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. Beijing has the Great Wall. Cusco has the Machu Picchu. Agra has the Taj Mahal. San Francisco has the Golden Gate.

608. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 6)

In Curaçao we tend to mash-up Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish and English… as well as mom and dad’s name (sometimes grandmother and grandfather too) resulting in truly unique concoctions, often very difficult to pronounce and therefore reduced to “Juni” and “Dèka”, “Zusje” (little

608. Curaçao Baby Names (Part 6)

In Curaçao we tend to mash-up Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish and English… as well as mom and dad’s name (sometimes grandmother and grandfather too) resulting in truly unique concoctions, often very difficult to pronounce and therefore reduced to “Juni” and “Dèka”, “Zusje” (little

609. Tambú on Steroids

Broadwayworld.com writes: “Tradition is a tricky beast. There are those who would leave it as a dusty, living museum exhibit. Then there are others who see further, into the possibility of tradition, a line that runs through history all the way to

609. Tambú on Steroids

Broadwayworld.com writes: “Tradition is a tricky beast. There are those who would leave it as a dusty, living museum exhibit. Then there are others who see further, into the possibility of tradition, a line that runs through history all the way to

610. Curaçao’s Concierge

My childhood friend Gaby Lieuw has a keen eye for aesthetics; she has created a truly stunning site: Sand and Stilettos. Unlike ‘1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao’, Gaby’s site is a stylish travel guide filled with hidden Curaçao treasures (where to

610. Curaçao’s Concierge

My childhood friend Gaby Lieuw has a keen eye for aesthetics; she has created a truly stunning site: Sand and Stilettos. Unlike ‘1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao’, Gaby’s site is a stylish travel guide filled with hidden Curaçao treasures (where to

Curaçao Loves Mandela

Nelson Mandela, long time champion of the anti-apartheid movement and former president of South Africa, passed away at the age of 95. He will be remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality and lifelong struggle against segregation and poverty,

Curaçao Loves Mandela

Nelson Mandela, long time champion of the anti-apartheid movement and former president of South Africa, passed away at the age of 95. He will be remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality and lifelong struggle against segregation and poverty,

613. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Royalty

King Willem-Alexander and his more glamorous half, Queen Máxima, visited the Dutch Caribbean islands for the first time as ‘official’ monarchs this past week. The King was inaugurated on April 30, 2013 and promised to continue his mother’s course, stressing

613. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Royalty

King Willem-Alexander and his more glamorous half, Queen Máxima, visited the Dutch Caribbean islands for the first time as ‘official’ monarchs this past week. The King was inaugurated on April 30, 2013 and promised to continue his mother’s course, stressing