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Royal Plaza Mall

Royal Plaza Mall brings the steep gabled Dutch Renaissance style to Aruba. DSC_0837
All Around Aruba

March 29th 2017
Carnival Sunshine arrived at Oranjestad, Aruba, at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Susan and I had booked the "Best of Aruba Island Tour" through Carnival. We met the tour just outside the cruise terminal. The cruise terminal was decorated with "Aruba, One Happy Island" signs outside and a display of colorful Carnival costumes inside. The tour bus headed out on to L.G. Smith Boulevard, the main st ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Aruba » Oranjestad

Aruban; Dutch Flag Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refin... ... read more
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