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Mambo Beach
Autumn 2003, 10 til 17 October to be precise. Me and my family made a trip to the wonderful island of Curaçao, the biggest of the so-called ABC-islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao). Curaçao is part of the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The population is about 133 000 inhabitants.

We stayed at the Hilton Hotel. It was a true paradise out there. Everything is so extremely relaxed. We had a private beach, which was only opened for people who stayed at the hotel. The sea was perfect for snorkling. After just a couple of meters in the water, you could see a lot of beautiful fishes and very big sea urchins. One thing I didn't liked was the fact that I saw a moray eel once. I guess it would be very funny to see my reaction on camera right now.
The typical Willemstad houses.
The water was very clear, clean and bright too, just wonderful. Man, I was totally scared! The weather was perfect. Temperatures laid between 25 and 30 degrees celsius every day.

The capital of Curaçao is Willemstad. Almost all of the inhabitants are living in and around this city. Willemstad consists of two areas: Otrabanda and Punda. The two parts are seperated by the St. Anna Bay. You can cross this water by using the Queen Emma Bridge. I really love Willemstad. It's such a nice city. The Dutch architecture (the coloured houses) at the foot of Otrabanda is very characteristic and beautiful. The city is very relaxed. When it becomes dark, the temperature is still very nice and warm. You can eat at restaurants near the waterside, with a great harbor view. When I was there, I was lucky to see the MS Volendam, a really big cruise ship.
Taking a dive.
It was stationed at the narrow St. Anna Bay, pretty impressive.

Within a week, we had seen almost all of the beautiful places on the island. Great beaches, amazing nature and nice little towns. Mambo Beach was the most beautiful place on the island I've been. White sandy beaches and the sea was clear blue. It was another perfect place for snorkling. You could see a lot of different fishes and seashells. I think you'll admit that it's beautiful when you see my pictures.

We had a great time in Curacao. It's funny and a little strange to hear people speak Dutch when you're thousands and thousands of miles away from home. I'm pretty sure that I will return some time, but I've got a lot of other places to visit first! I can highly recommend Curacao to all of you, it's simply beautiful.
Solecito says:
Very nice photos, I think you captured your experience very well. I am also traveling to Curaçao and staying in the Hilton. It looks like I made the right choice. Thanks for the photos!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2010
cvanzoen says:
De kleuren op de foto's spreken heel duidelijk!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Great blog, beautiful photos
Posted on: Jun 25, 2008
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Mambo Beach
Mambo Beach
The typical Willemstad houses.
The typical Willemstad houses.
Taking a dive.
Taking a dive.
MS Volendam
MS Volendam
Wild iguana.
Wild iguana.
Some local kids. Beautiful effect.
Some local kids. Beautiful effect.
My sister in the water.
My sister in the water.
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Mambo Beach
Mambo Beach
My father.
My father.
Me eating.
Me eating.
View from the hotel.. What a parad…
View from the hotel.. What a para…
Thats me.
That's me.
Curacao Hilton Hotel, where we sta…
Curacao Hilton Hotel, where we st…
How beautiful..
How beautiful..
The private hotel beach.
The private hotel beach.
Ara
Ara
The sun blinking through the paras…
The sun blinking through the para…
Baptist Church
Baptist Church
Dad
Dad
My sister swimming with a dolphin.
My sister swimming with a dolphin.
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