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                                                                                                                           Wednesday 30 august 2017

            Why You Should Not Miss Aruba’s Free City Center Street Car Tour

                                                                                                                                developed into a pollution-
                                                                                                                                free  pedestrian  mall.  The
                                                                                                                                double-decker  offers  you
                                                                                                                                a  360  degree  view  of  the
                                                                                                                                down  town  area  with  a
                                                                                                                                picture  perfect  scenery
                                                                                                                                of   the   island’s   clear
                                                                                                                                blue  skies.  Who  would
                                                                                                                                not  enjoy  a  ride  on  this
                                                                                                                                beautiful and naturally air-
                                                                                                                                conditioned  vehicle?  The
                                                                                                                                tour consists of a total of 9
                                                                                                                                stops  approximately  200
                                                                                                                                meters  apart  from  each
                                                                                                                                other;  all  stops  are  clearly
                                                                                                                                marked.  The  tram  will
                                                                                                                                bring you close to different
                                                                                                                                museums,  historical  plazas,
                                                                                                                                monuments, the Protestant
                                                                                                                                church,   Aruba’s    high-
                                                                                                                                end  mall,  retail  shops,
                                                                                                                                and  a  variety  of  local
                                                                                                                                and  international  cuisine
                                                                                                                                restaurants.  The  “I  love
                                                                                                                                Aruba”   trademark    also
                                                                                                                                belongs  to  that  list.  The
                                                                                                                                third  stop  on  the  route  is
                                                                                                                                close  to  a  5-minute  walk
                                                                                                                                to the famous Renaissance
                                                                                                                                Marina         showcasing
                                                                                                                                luxurious   yachts    and
                                                                                                                                Aruba’s blue waters.
                                                                                                                                The “Tram van Oranjestad”
                                                                                                                                starts  from  a  balloon  loop

                                                                                                   battery-powered  streetcar   near  the  Port  of  Call  and
                                                                                                   operation  at  the  Grove  in   serves the downtown area
                                                                                                   Los  Angeles,  USA.  Aruba’s   and  ends  at  Plaza  Nicky.
                                                                                                   streetcars are powered by    The  first  ride  starts  at  10:00
                                                                                                   hydrogen  fuel  cells,  which   am  sharp  with  intervals  of
                                                                                                   are charged by the island’s   25minutes.  The  last  trolley
                                                                                                   year-round trade winds.      departs  from  the  cruise
                                                                                                                                port at 5:00 pm. Don’t miss
                                                                                                   Caya      Betico    Croes,   this  tour  of  the  beautiful
                                                                                                   mostly  referred  to  as  our   Aruba’s  City  Center    –  it  is
                                                                                                   “main  street”  has  been    free for all!q

            ORANJESTAD      -   Aruba’s  of Aruba. It was inaugurated
            City  Center  Street  Car  -  on  22  December  2012,  There  are  two  trolleys,  a
            or  as  we  call  it  in  Dutch;  being the first and so far the  single-deck  one  with  42
            “Tram  van  Oranjestad’  -  is  only passenger rail service  seats and a double-decker
            a  single  track  tram  line  in  on Aruba and the rest of the  with  64  seats.  The  line  was
            Oranjestad, the capital city  Dutch Caribbean.            inspired  by  the  popular
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