Category Archives: Trees

615. Curaçao’s Challenge Seeker

Ryan de Jongh (42) is Curaçao’s male version of Diana Nyad, the world record-breaking woman who famously swam from Cuba to Florida (110 miles) earlier this year. Ryan will be kayaking around Curaçao (99 miles) for the second time on

615. Curaçao’s Challenge Seeker

Ryan de Jongh (42) is Curaçao’s male version of Diana Nyad, the world record-breaking woman who famously swam from Cuba to Florida (110 miles) earlier this year. Ryan will be kayaking around Curaçao (99 miles) for the second time on

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia

705. Curaçao’s Laraha

Not much has changed over the past 117 years (same age-old recipe, same copper still, same wooden knife) so I was particularly intrigued when Senior & Co revealed their new website and label today. Comparing the two labels, it seems Senior & Co

705. Curaçao’s Laraha

Not much has changed over the past 117 years (same age-old recipe, same copper still, same wooden knife) so I was particularly intrigued when Senior & Co revealed their new website and label today. Comparing the two labels, it seems Senior & Co

719. Curaçao’s Oldest Tree

Our oldest tree is a giant Kapok (silk-cotton tree) and lives in Hòfi Pastor* (Priest’s Orchard). She was brought to Curaçao over 400 years ago by the Caiquetios, a tribe of peaceful Arawak Indians who fled Tierra Firme (Venezuela). She’s believed

719. Curaçao’s Oldest Tree

Our oldest tree is a giant Kapok (silk-cotton tree) and lives in Hòfi Pastor* (Priest’s Orchard). She was brought to Curaçao over 400 years ago by the Caiquetios, a tribe of peaceful Arawak Indians who fled Tierra Firme (Venezuela). She’s believed

722. Curaçao’s Yellow Blooms

‘Fin fin a kose un panja fel di gala pa kibrahacha.’ ‘Spring rain has sown a bright yellow gown for the ax breaker.’ Haiku by: Kodachi Ken Senshi Translation by: Carolina Gomes-Casseres Kibrahacha (literally: ‘ax-breaker’, Tabebuia Billbergii) bursts into bloom

722. Curaçao’s Yellow Blooms

‘Fin fin a kose un panja fel di gala pa kibrahacha.’ ‘Spring rain has sown a bright yellow gown for the ax breaker.’ Haiku by: Kodachi Ken Senshi Translation by: Carolina Gomes-Casseres Kibrahacha (literally: ‘ax-breaker’, Tabebuia Billbergii) bursts into bloom

858. Curaçao Grows Pornographic Trees

  Wayaká (lignum vitae) wood is extremely hard and contains a resin that makes it suitable for making shaft-bearing linings. Wayaká wood hardly wears as its resin is self-lubricating. I swear I’m not making this up! I read it in Nos

858. Curaçao Grows Pornographic Trees

  Wayaká (lignum vitae) wood is extremely hard and contains a resin that makes it suitable for making shaft-bearing linings. Wayaká wood hardly wears as its resin is self-lubricating. I swear I’m not making this up! I read it in Nos