Category Archives: People

619. Curaçao Mangrove Project

Little known fact: Curaçao’s numerous inland bays are structural components of its extraordinary coral reef ecosystem. (#2 on Google’s Virtual Underwater Map!) These inland bays are home to mangroves and seagrass beds, nurseries for many Curaçao reef fish as well as nesting

619. Curaçao Mangrove Project

Little known fact: Curaçao’s numerous inland bays are structural components of its extraordinary coral reef ecosystem. (#2 on Google’s Virtual Underwater Map!) These inland bays are home to mangroves and seagrass beds, nurseries for many Curaçao reef fish as well as nesting

620. 100,000+ Facebook Fans for Curaçao

Blue balloons emblazoned with Curaçao’s flag floated over New York, Berlin, Miami, Atlanta, Shanghai, Athens, Amsterdam, Sao Paolo, London, Caracas, San Francisco and Zurich; almost two dozen cities around the world represented as Curaçao’s fans helped celebrate their 100,000th fan. Several of Curaçao’s Facebook

620. 100,000+ Facebook Fans for Curaçao

Blue balloons emblazoned with Curaçao’s flag floated over New York, Berlin, Miami, Atlanta, Shanghai, Athens, Amsterdam, Sao Paolo, London, Caracas, San Francisco and Zurich; almost two dozen cities around the world represented as Curaçao’s fans helped celebrate their 100,000th fan. Several of Curaçao’s Facebook

622. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 5)

You’ve mastered the (many) meanings of ‘konyo’ and use it in both positive and negative sense (mostly positive of course!) You don’t flinch when you see women out and about with rollers in their hair A car honks at you,

622. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 5)

You’ve mastered the (many) meanings of ‘konyo’ and use it in both positive and negative sense (mostly positive of course!) You don’t flinch when you see women out and about with rollers in their hair A car honks at you,

624. Dushi Booties

And who can forget this Yellow Claw YouTube sensation? Ps: Krokobil in Dutch = Crocobutt. Scientists at the University of Oxford have recently uncovered evidence that women with big butts are not only the most intelligent, but also the most resistant

624. Dushi Booties

And who can forget this Yellow Claw YouTube sensation? Ps: Krokobil in Dutch = Crocobutt. Scientists at the University of Oxford have recently uncovered evidence that women with big butts are not only the most intelligent, but also the most resistant

625. Curaçao’s MAJOR Baseball Year

Curaçao and sister island Aruba are having a *Major* League Baseball moment right now. “From Andrelton Simmons‘ brilliant defense for the Atlanta Braves to Roger Bernadina’s blazing speed for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a handful of promising prospects in the minor

625. Curaçao’s MAJOR Baseball Year

Curaçao and sister island Aruba are having a *Major* League Baseball moment right now. “From Andrelton Simmons‘ brilliant defense for the Atlanta Braves to Roger Bernadina’s blazing speed for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a handful of promising prospects in the minor

626. Willemstad

Willemstad made #2 on Conde Nast Readers’ Choice survey of Top 5 Cities in the Caribbean!  Curaçao’s colorful buildings caught our readers’ attention, as did the markets where one visitor surprised herself, finding that “bartering is actually fun here, and you

626. Willemstad

Willemstad made #2 on Conde Nast Readers’ Choice survey of Top 5 Cities in the Caribbean!  Curaçao’s colorful buildings caught our readers’ attention, as did the markets where one visitor surprised herself, finding that “bartering is actually fun here, and you

628. Curaçao’s Patient Champion

“B’a kere k’e mosa ta keda ku su kasa si e no ta stimé? E ta bai buska un otro homber ku ta karisiéle mané e ke! (…) Mester hasi tur kos ku amor… si no tin amor p’e kos,

628. Curaçao’s Patient Champion

“B’a kere k’e mosa ta keda ku su kasa si e no ta stimé? E ta bai buska un otro homber ku ta karisiéle mané e ke! (…) Mester hasi tur kos ku amor… si no tin amor p’e kos,

629. Curaçao Street Names

‘Kaya Telefon’ feels left out. Shared this with our Facebook crew: Larry spotted a typo, it should really be ‘Kaya Lèptop’. The rest of us are anxiously awaiting ‘Kaya Feisbuk’, ‘Kaya Laik’ and ‘Kaya ONLAIK’, ‘Kaya Ping’ and ‘Kaya Blèkbèri’, ‘Kaya Wòtsèp’

629. Curaçao Street Names

‘Kaya Telefon’ feels left out. Shared this with our Facebook crew: Larry spotted a typo, it should really be ‘Kaya Lèptop’. The rest of us are anxiously awaiting ‘Kaya Feisbuk’, ‘Kaya Laik’ and ‘Kaya ONLAIK’, ‘Kaya Ping’ and ‘Kaya Blèkbèri’, ‘Kaya Wòtsèp’

630. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Drop

My aunt Rita Mendes-Flohr captures the essence of ‘drop’ in Crossing Borders: Speaking Papiamentu en route to Curaçao during a layover in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: I search for a shop that sells every possible variety of drop – salted licorice – by weight,

630. Curaçao’s Obsession with Dutch Drop

My aunt Rita Mendes-Flohr captures the essence of ‘drop’ in Crossing Borders: Speaking Papiamentu en route to Curaçao during a layover in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: I search for a shop that sells every possible variety of drop – salted licorice – by weight,

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

632. Curaçao’s Modern Sinterklaas and Pete

This week my Facebook News Feed resembles a picket line protesting ‘Zwarte Piet’ (Black Pete) and it’s not the first time. The same articles are shared (The Guardian’s Black Pete exposes the Netherlands’ problem with race, Associated Press’ ‘Black Pete’, Netherlands

632. Curaçao’s Modern Sinterklaas and Pete

This week my Facebook News Feed resembles a picket line protesting ‘Zwarte Piet’ (Black Pete) and it’s not the first time. The same articles are shared (The Guardian’s Black Pete exposes the Netherlands’ problem with race, Associated Press’ ‘Black Pete’, Netherlands

634. Curaçao’s Ozzie Smith

James Jay Hutchison wrote this on Andrelton Simmons’ Facebook page: “Simbo, I have been absolutely dazzled by your play since day one last year. Was sorely disappointed about the finger. I tell everyone that as far as I am concerned,

634. Curaçao’s Ozzie Smith

James Jay Hutchison wrote this on Andrelton Simmons’ Facebook page: “Simbo, I have been absolutely dazzled by your play since day one last year. Was sorely disappointed about the finger. I tell everyone that as far as I am concerned,

635. Curaçao’s Grassroots Clean Up

On Saturday September 21, 2013 as many as 2,000 young and old volunteers filled thousands of bags with an unprecedented 0.5 MILLION kilograms of trash (garbage, rubbish, junk) collected at 24 land, 7 beach and 4 underwater locations as part of

635. Curaçao’s Grassroots Clean Up

On Saturday September 21, 2013 as many as 2,000 young and old volunteers filled thousands of bags with an unprecedented 0.5 MILLION kilograms of trash (garbage, rubbish, junk) collected at 24 land, 7 beach and 4 underwater locations as part of

636. PPPPPapiamentu

Here are some of 1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao‘s Facebook fans’ favorite Papiamentu words that start with the letter ‘P’: pèkèpèkè = sticky palu = wood, tree, pole, lumber palufriu (literally: cold stick) = posicle pishiporko (pron. peesheeporko, literally: ‘pig’s pee’) =

636. PPPPPapiamentu

Here are some of 1000 Awesome Things about Curaçao‘s Facebook fans’ favorite Papiamentu words that start with the letter ‘P’: pèkèpèkè = sticky palu = wood, tree, pole, lumber palufriu (literally: cold stick) = posicle pishiporko (pron. peesheeporko, literally: ‘pig’s pee’) =

637. Curaçao Underwater Park

Frommers.com has included Curaçao in its 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots slideshow: “In contrast to Curaçao’s arid terrain, the marine life that rings the island is rich and spectacular. The best-know snorkeling site — the Curaçao Underwater Marine Park —  stretches

637. Curaçao Underwater Park

Frommers.com has included Curaçao in its 10 Best Caribbean Snorkeling Spots slideshow: “In contrast to Curaçao’s arid terrain, the marine life that rings the island is rich and spectacular. The best-know snorkeling site — the Curaçao Underwater Marine Park —  stretches