Willemstad, Curaçao

Bon bini, Willemstad!

The capital city of Curaçao, sometimes also referred to as “Amsterdam of the western hemisphere”, is defintely one of the most colourful cities I’ve ever visited. Approximately  140.000 people are living here. The main districts of Willemstad, Punda & Ottrobanda are connected by the queen Emma bridge. The architecture of the buildings is mainly influenced by the Portuguese, and of course, Holland. Therefore, It was very interesting to explore the city and spot some similarities!

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Shete Boka national park

Besides the incredible beach scene of the island, Curaçao has got to offer much more. If you like getting off the beaten track & are a lover of nature and the sea, Shete Boka is a wonderful place to spend your day. The park covers 10+ km of the rugged north coast of the island. The most famous spot here is Boka Tabla: an underground cave which is accessible from only one side and where you’ll be able to see the sea being pushed up, which results in spectacular views…

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Beach scene of Curaçao

…I recently returned from a one-week trip to Curaçao! I visited this Carribean gem for the very first time and I enjoyed my stay to the fullest. The journey was quite intense: a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam with a stop-over in Aruba… I also had to beat the 6-hour  time difference during the first few days, but once we started exploring the island, I totally forgot the lack of sleep 😉

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