Category Archives: Cactus

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

618. Curaçao’s Hummingbird

Curaçao’s beloved Blenchi (Chlorostilbon mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald hummingbird) is only 8 cm (3 inches) long and that includes its notorious 0.7 inch bill. But don’t be fooled by its small size: it’s a mighty fierce little bird! The male Blenchi is magnificently

639. Ode to Papiamentu by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Philip A. Rademaker as well. Mi Lenga Papiamentu Mi lenga t’e kabuya largu ku ta mara bark’i mi spiritu n’e waf pisá di realidat i dun’é tòg basta

639. Ode to Papiamentu by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Philip A. Rademaker as well. Mi Lenga Papiamentu Mi lenga t’e kabuya largu ku ta mara bark’i mi spiritu n’e waf pisá di realidat i dun’é tòg basta

726. Curaçao’s Candle Cactus Soup

Kadushi (candle cactus) is among our most abundant natural resource, so our resourceful grandinan (literally: big ones) invented this delicious, recipe to reap its healthy, organic, energetic benefits… spines, not included! Not to be confused with another slippery favorite, Guiambo (okra soup) — 1. Head

726. Curaçao’s Candle Cactus Soup

Kadushi (candle cactus) is among our most abundant natural resource, so our resourceful grandinan (literally: big ones) invented this delicious, recipe to reap its healthy, organic, energetic benefits… spines, not included! Not to be confused with another slippery favorite, Guiambo (okra soup) — 1. Head

752. Curaçao’s Melon of the Hills

“Bolcactus” (Ball Cactus) in Dutch, “Milon di Seru” / “Kabes di Indjan” / “Bushi” in Papiamentu, belongs to the Melocactus species, native to the Caribbean and South – Central American region. Commonly found in the wild, Melocactus has about 30-40 species, but experts have yet to determine which are

752. Curaçao’s Melon of the Hills

“Bolcactus” (Ball Cactus) in Dutch, “Milon di Seru” / “Kabes di Indjan” / “Bushi” in Papiamentu, belongs to the Melocactus species, native to the Caribbean and South – Central American region. Commonly found in the wild, Melocactus has about 30-40 species, but experts have yet to determine which are

829. Curaçao’s Confusing Cacti

Acquiring the art/science of differentiating between Kadushi and Datu cactii is crucial if you’re yu’i Kòrsou. Americans avoid this issue altogether, referring to all of these long cylindrical cactii as “Candle”. Look, it’s okay, we’re not judging,  in fact, the

829. Curaçao’s Confusing Cacti

Acquiring the art/science of differentiating between Kadushi and Datu cactii is crucial if you’re yu’i Kòrsou. Americans avoid this issue altogether, referring to all of these long cylindrical cactii as “Candle”. Look, it’s okay, we’re not judging,  in fact, the