Posts Tagged: Rita Mendes-Flohr

630. Curaçao’s Favorite Candy: Black Licorice (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 Favorite Candy: Black Licorice (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,

657. Curaçao’s Palu di Sia (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 (Saddletree). The

657. Curaçao’s Palu di Sia (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 (Saddletree). The

689. Mi Tera (My Land) by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Rita Mendes-Flohr, check out her stunning blog for more. In Papiamentu — Mi tera Mi tera ta un pais di hérue di bròns i misa merikanu,

689. Mi Tera (My Land) by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Rita Mendes-Flohr, check out her stunning blog for more. In Papiamentu — Mi tera Mi tera ta un pais di hérue di bròns i misa merikanu,

701. Our Top Secret Beach in Caribbean

Klein Curaçao (Little Curacao) has recently made it into Caribbean Journal‘s “10 Secret Beaches in the Caribbean”!!!  “The uninhabited islet of Klein Curaçao (“little Curaçao”) is actually home to the longest beach in Curaçao, eight miles away by boat from Curaçao’s southeastern end.

701. Our Top Secret Beach in Caribbean

Klein Curaçao (Little Curacao) has recently made it into Caribbean Journal‘s “10 Secret Beaches in the Caribbean”!!!  “The uninhabited islet of Klein Curaçao (“little Curaçao”) is actually home to the longest beach in Curaçao, eight miles away by boat from Curaçao’s southeastern end.

704. Catholic Churches of Curaçao

This majestic photo of Misa di Willibrordus by awesome photographer Brett Russel popped up in my Instagram feed today and created an immediate pang of homesickness… while jauntily crossing 14th Street in Manhattan (clutching my iPhone, of course). Funny thing is I’m actually not

704. Catholic Churches of Curaçao

This majestic photo of Misa di Willibrordus by awesome photographer Brett Russel popped up in my Instagram feed today and created an immediate pang of homesickness… while jauntily crossing 14th Street in Manhattan (clutching my iPhone, of course). Funny thing is I’m actually not

705. Our Laraha’s Bitter Smell of Success

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. Our Laraha’s Bitter Smell of Success

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

731. Drought in our Nature

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

731. Drought in our Nature

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker