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    Cemetery with oil tanks behind it
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    Refinery from Outrabunda cruise ship...
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  • 1. Art

    Pacho's portraits! This charming artist makes paintings and especially portraits of all well known Curaçaoan persons, like the Carnival Tumba Queen, our Prime Minister, our Queen Beatrix, and more. He...

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  • 2. Isla Oil Refinery

    The first sight we had when we came into the harbor in 2005 was of the fire coming out of the stacks of the refinery on the bow camera. Where were we going? Curacao is very very arid. It isn't...

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  • 3. Tourist Information

    The Tourist Info stand on the Punda side of the Queen Emma Bridge is an essential resource. There is a larger black lady with glasses who is terrific. Make sure to get the bus schedule. Also, they...

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  • 4. Flora & Fauna

    Local plants have ingenious mechanisms allowing them to weather the dry, desert climate, scant rainfall and the ever-present tradewinds. These include marvelous adaptations to their roots, leaves and...

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  • 5. Shopping

    We spent just 4 days in Curacao in 2009 finding the island nice enough for these days spent. We stayed at Howards Jhonson Hotel which is located in from the Boulevard (nice location) near good...

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  • 6. Landhuizen - Country Houses

    Landhuizen (Country Houses) Curaçao’s “Landhuizen,” built in the 18th and 19th centuries, are usually former plantation houses that were built among the lower-lying slave accommodations. They were...

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  • 7. Carnival

    ...try and go when Carnival! Next year 2008's Carnival Grand Parade is on Sunday February 3, and the Farewell Lighting Parade on Tuesday February 5. But behold! Carnival season starts already in...

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  • 8. Weather

    Located in the tropics, just 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round. The average temperature is about 27° C (in the mid 80s F). Cooling trade winds blow constantly...

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  • 9. Free wifi

    The capital city, Willemstad, has free wifi throughout town according to the information booth but the signal isn't always strong. We were able to find the best connection on the other side of the...

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  • 10. Wedding

    So you’re getting married……… The Ideal Place for an Outdoor Wedding! Well, now we will look at options for an ideal outdoor wedding. I love outdoor weddings, especially if you find a beautiful...

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  • 11. Car rental

    Taxis are very, very expensive in Curaçao. Do consider renting a car in the internet. We got one, with air-cond for US$34 (incl. insurance, unlimited mileage). Taking a taxi can cost you US$25! With...

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  • 12. Cruise

    One of the best places for information on what to do in various ports is Cruise Critic. The Cruise Critic Curacao forum board was very useful in planning shore excursions, whether the ones offered by...

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  • 13. Architecture

    You may wonder how Curacao came to have so many brilliantly painted houses and buildings. We were told that an former governor complained that the sun glare bouncing off the many whitewashed houses...

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  • 14. Tree Sculpture

    ....look for the ladies behind the trees, downtown Willemstad. Don't question your sanity if you think you're seeing faces peering out of the trees in front of the Government Palace. You are! Resident...

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