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                                                                                                                 Wednesday 18 May 2016

Real Island Life: Notes From A Day On Aruba!


PALM BEACH - First of all, I  island in the sun. Aruba’s  dictable (hot and windy)      ming or drive around            you see in famous mov-
like to welcome you to my     weather is always so pre-   and that might be the main    but it is after a few more      ies like the “blue lagoon”.
                                                          reason you decided to         days at home when you           First stop was the famous
                                                          come visit us. Of course be-  start realizing how beauti-     Charlie’s Bar in San Nico-
                                                          sides the sun there is much   ful our island really is. So I  laas Main Street. Genera-
                                                          more like: beaches, res-      took some time to “smell        tion after generation of
                                                          taurants, shopping, gam-      the ocean breeze”......         Charlie’s have been run-
                                                          bling, activities and more.   I truly think that all locals   ning this cozy place, where
                                                                                        should do so, once in a         you can spend hours look-
                                                          Talking about all those       while, to appreciate where      ing around and identifying
                                                          fun things to do here, if     we live and what we             all the things visiting tourists
                                                          you live on the island full   have.Enjoy breakfast out-       have left behind to person-
                                                          time, and work every day,     side in your patio or yard.     alize the bar, like baseball
                                                          you might forget that we      Breathe in and out.... Let it   caps, business cards, li-
                                                          truly live in a paradise.     sink in a little. No rush and   cense plates and of course
                                                          Of course on your off         no hurry. Take time to enjoy    weird kind of souvenirs. Go
                                                          day you might go swim-        your fresh squeezed lemon       check it out yourself.....
                                                                                        juice from your backyard        Up to Baby Beach and
                                                                                        trees with a fish omelet (left  Rogers beach. These are
                                                                                        over’s from last night’s in-    the places locals go. This
                                                                                        credible catch of the day).     is where we teach our kids
                                                                                        Grab an ice cooler, fill it up  to swim. Calm and shallow
                                                                                        with anything you like to       waters, lots of space to lie
                                                                                        drink cold, and start driv-     out and catch some sun.
                                                                                        ing. Of course you can get      If you pick a spot close to
                                                                                        in an air-conditioned car,      the Snack Container where
                                                                                        but also nice for the ex-       they sell burger and re-
                                                                                        perience are the open-air       freshments you can enjoy
                                                                                        jeeps. In that case all you     24-7 “golden oldies”. Music
                                                                                        need is to protect yourself     you grew up with...... After
                                                                                        with sun block because our      a few hours of “vegging”
                                                                                        sun is really strong-I recom-   on the beach staring at
                                                                                        mend Aruba Aloe brand!          the turquoise ocean and
                                                                                                                        listening to the birds that
                                                                                        Packed with a towel and         fly by and walk around it
                                                                                        the ice cooler I started driv-  is time to get some food.
                                                                                        ing along the coast line.       Zeerovers in Savaneta is
                                                                                        Never realized how many         the place to go. Simple,
                                                                                        different shades of blue        clean and oh so good! The
                                                                                        really exist in the ocean. I    freshest fish on the island,
                                                                                        counted at least 9 differ-      brought in directly by our
                                                                                        ent types of blues-just like    local fisherman. You or-
                                                                                                                        der by the piece and or
                                                                                                                        pound and as little or as
                                                                                                                        much as you want. The
                                                                                                                        price for fish and chips is
                                                                                                                        so good that you for sure
                                                                                                                        would ask: “is that all”?
                                                                                                                        No fancy dinner ware, just
                                                                                                                        plain easy simple plastic
                                                                                                                        but I promise you that you
                                                                                                                        will be licking your fingers
                                                                                                                        while enjoying a few drinks
                                                                                                                        and the best sunset on the
                                                                                                                        island, island style........
                                                                                                                        You see now that a day
                                                                                                                        in Aruba can fly by as
                                                                                                                        long as you have fun en-
                                                                                                                        joy every moment of it.
                                                                                                                        Yes, you are in PARADISE!!!
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