Elton Sint Jago
Elton Sint Jago
Bon Biní, Bienvenido, Welkom, Welcome, Benvenuto, Wilkommen!
I'm Elton, 31, from the island of Curaçao (Southern Caribbean) where I was born, raised and currently living. I grew up in a local neighbourhood just west of Otrobanda in Willemstad called "Charo". I speak Papiamentu, Dutch, Spanish, English, regular Italian and beginner German. Curaçao is a small but unique Island. It's not the typical Caribbean island with just sun and beaches. It has a rich and interesting history and culture. The capital, Willemstad, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit www.curacao.com for more information.
I love my country and I consider myself a true "Kurasoleño" or "yu Kòrsou" (like we call Curaçaoans in Papiamentu) who appreciates the island, its people and culture. Travel and get to know the world has always been my dream since I was a small kid and I'm enjoying the fact that I'm able to so nowadays. Travelling made me appreciate my country even more than I did before, since I always compare Curaçao to other countries I go to.
I started writing this blog in July 2007, keeping family members, friends and acquaintances informed about my trips. At the moment, starting July 2013, I'm doing a long work & travel trip around the world for a yet unknown period of time. These travels were done all by myself by working hard and saving, no wealthy family!
I'll keep travelling as long as my wallet and my health allow me to do so. Travelling is such a great experience, difficult to properly express it in words. All the different cultures you get to know, the customs and ways of life, different food, big cities, small towns, parties, local celebrations, history, landscapes and others things we don't have or that are different in Curaçao; and all the friends that I've made during my trips. I have contacts in many parts of the world today and that's very valuable! Because of travelling I also learned a new language (Italian), which is the 5th language I learned to speak and I'm still learning...and I know some very basic German too which helps sometimes.
Enjoy and comments are always appreciated!