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With nephew and niece at Philip's Animal Garden  
   

With nephew and niece at Philip's Animal Garden

Two visits to Aruba, sister island!

August 10th 2019
This entry comes from our sister island Aruba, located about 80km west-northwest of Curaçao with about 110.000 inhabitants. Aruba was the first destination I ever visited in 1991, when I left Curaçao and flew for the first time. As a little boy back I found it very exciting of course! Like Curaçao, in Aruba they also speak Papiamentu although the accent and writing is different. In 2017 I went ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Aruba

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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