Posts Tagged: Aftan Schoonen

892. Curaçao Tamarind Juice

Tamarein (Tamarindus indica) is an import from South East Asia, originally from the Sahel. It now runs wild all over our island providing shade and satisfying sweet tooths with its sour-yet-sweet fruit (also a laxative!)   If you haven’t tried all-natural

892. Curaçao Tamarind Juice

Tamarein (Tamarindus indica) is an import from South East Asia, originally from the Sahel. It now runs wild all over our island providing shade and satisfying sweet tooths with its sour-yet-sweet fruit (also a laxative!)   If you haven’t tried all-natural

904. Curaçao Recycles Everything…

Spotted in Westpunt at Hofi Pachi Colá… Wea di pishi (translated: ‘piss pans’ used as port-a-potties in the old pre-indoor plumbing days) now serve as hats, to shield cacti from the scorching sun. Just kidding! Wea di pishi turned upside

904. Curaçao Recycles Everything…

Spotted in Westpunt at Hofi Pachi Colá… Wea di pishi (translated: ‘piss pans’ used as port-a-potties in the old pre-indoor plumbing days) now serve as hats, to shield cacti from the scorching sun. Just kidding! Wea di pishi turned upside

910. Curaçao’s Venezuelan Floating Market

Colorful wooden boats dock along the Sha and Lionel Caprileskade in Punda — stalls brimming with fresh fish and produce dot the pavement. “Paisana?” (fellow country woman) merchants ask, probably noticing my dark hair and light complexion. Swift callused hands

910. Curaçao’s Venezuelan Floating Market

Colorful wooden boats dock along the Sha and Lionel Caprileskade in Punda — stalls brimming with fresh fish and produce dot the pavement. “Paisana?” (fellow country woman) merchants ask, probably noticing my dark hair and light complexion. Swift callused hands

912. Shon Andrés Albert

Aftan and I found ourselves in front of this sign on the West Side of Curaçao yesterday afternoon. Big Coco Nut: F 2.50 ($1.40). I got out of the car, hoping to find some ice cold coconut water. No such

912. Shon Andrés Albert

Aftan and I found ourselves in front of this sign on the West Side of Curaçao yesterday afternoon. Big Coco Nut: F 2.50 ($1.40). I got out of the car, hoping to find some ice cold coconut water. No such

958. Curaçao’s “Pacho” the Great Enviro-Portrait-Painter

Consider an oil barrel: A steel drum worth 159 liters of crude oil. Sometimes recycled and re-used as trash can or percussion instrument in steel bands. Our Frans (“Pacho”) Weber found a different, much more colorful, environmentally correct way to

958. Curaçao’s “Pacho” the Great Enviro-Portrait-Painter

Consider an oil barrel: A steel drum worth 159 liters of crude oil. Sometimes recycled and re-used as trash can or percussion instrument in steel bands. Our Frans (“Pacho”) Weber found a different, much more colorful, environmentally correct way to

996. Curaçao’s Language: Papiamentu

NYTimes’ A Language Thrives in Its Caribbean Home (July 4, 2010) is a great testament to Papiamentu’s objective of remaining a force to be reckoned with. Officially recognized as a language (as opposed to a dialect) in 2007, a rare distinction for a

996. Curaçao’s Language: Papiamentu

NYTimes’ A Language Thrives in Its Caribbean Home (July 4, 2010) is a great testament to Papiamentu’s objective of remaining a force to be reckoned with. Officially recognized as a language (as opposed to a dialect) in 2007, a rare distinction for a

997. Everything is Dushi in Curaçao

In Papiamentu, the good things in life are “Dushi”, pronounced “Douchey” (Nope, the irony isn’t lost on us!) Dushi as in ‘Sweetheart’: “Hey dushi, you’re looking great today!” or “I love you, my dushi!” Dushi as in ‘Delicious’: “This pastechi tastes

997. Everything is Dushi in Curaçao

In Papiamentu, the good things in life are “Dushi”, pronounced “Douchey” (Nope, the irony isn’t lost on us!) Dushi as in ‘Sweetheart’: “Hey dushi, you’re looking great today!” or “I love you, my dushi!” Dushi as in ‘Delicious’: “This pastechi tastes