I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks. As some of you know, I have been traveling to the other side of the world to finally see my boyfriend again after 6 months.
Curacao is one of the most beautiful countries I have traveled so far. The beaches, the weather, the lovely people and the exotic animals like Flammingos, sea turtles, lizzards and parrots make this island one big paradise. Another fun fact: Curacao is actually part of the Netherlands. I was able to speak Dutch to everyone.
For the first 4 days we stayed at the most Western tip of the island: Westpunt (litterally translated: West Point). The apartment where we stayed was just a 2 minute walk from the beautiful Kalki beach.
Paco was determined to cook me dinner the second day, so we had to find a supermarket. Which was quite the adventure. We both don’t have a drivers’ license, so we wheren’t able to get a car (though I think it wouldn’t even be noticed if we would drive around Curacao without a license. I have seen 3 car accidents in 14 days over there. I doubted whether the people in Curacao got their drivers’ license with a pack of cornflakes or actually had to take tests). We had to hike inland to find a “supermarket”. We hiked for almost an hour before finding a house with a small ” Heineken beer” sign on the wall. I have never seen a supermarket like it. It was as if I went back in time. An old lady standing behind a handmade counter looked at us as if we where aliens (we where probably doing the exact same thing back). It was the “town supermarket”. A garage filled with all canned products. Anyway, we did get some really good tomato soup. A culinary delight.
I also took some pictures around the neighbourhood. I wasn’t able to take a picture of the lady and her garage-canned-supermarket. I think she wouldn’t really appreciate the attention. Besides the supermarket lady I couldn’t find a lot of people on the streets. Most of them probably escaped the heat.
After relaxing at Kalki, we traveled on to the next place: Punda!
Punda is on the more touristic side of Curacao. But still amazing. Walking across the “pondjesbrug” and drinking on the terrace at Otrabanda. Eating dinner at the Wilhelmina Cafe. Relaxing at Saint Tropez beach club. I felt totally relaxed.
One of the last things we did was sailing to Klein Curacao. An island just half an hour from Curacao. A small paradise. No residents, no houses, just a shipwreck and a lighthouse. I even got to swim with some Sea turtles!
I had a wonderful time and I really hope to come back one day. What an awesome trip!