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the bonaire inn kralendijk.

The phone rings,i had to run to get on time."Hé richard i have a little job for you if you want.Can you help me with the replacement of a cocpit window of a cessna"?I said ok where do i have to go to."oh it's in kralendijk bonaire" he said.I tought he was kidding me but it's he was serious.I got my tickets pack my back with tools i needed and up we went.

After a good flight we arrived in the middle of the night in bonaire.I had to open my bags and when the custom officer saw all my tools he asked me what i was planned to do here on bonaire.When i told him that i was gonna perform maintenance on the bonaire aeroclub cessna, it was OK. A taxi driver picked us up and brought us to the bonaire inn hotel.I had to pay 45 antillian florins, or 15 us dollars.

bonaire inn hotel
When i asked him if it was possible to pay him in euro's it was OK,i had to pay 15 euro.We preffered to pay in us dollars.

The key of the hotel was put under a flowerbasket,and when we entered the hotel we saw that the painter was died ages ago,and that was the last one on the island.But ok the bed was clean and good,and we had to go to bed,because over four hours we will be picked up to go to the airport.

After a short sleep,we had our breakfast outside in the garden.We talked with the owner of the hotel,and found out that the hotel was for sale and he didn't want to invest in the hotel anymore.Finally we where picked up and went to the airport.At the security i had to give my drivers licence and that was enough to got a permit for the airside.

That was completely different than europe where the want to know everything about you.The plane was in a corner and full in the sun,so we had to find and shadow area.After a couple of phonecalls the owner arranged a small hangar so we were able to work without burning.

We had to replace a cockpit window,replace the seattracks an perform a 100 hours inspection,so we had a lot to do.After a day of hard work it was time to relax at bong's bar at eden beach with a nice beer and great food.We spent three days to perform all the work,and when we were almost finished,we got a phonecall from aruba,if we can do an engine removal over there.Why not,but first phone home to tell her that i will come home a few days later.So the next day we went up to Aruba.    

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the bonaire inn kralendijk.
the bonaire inn kralendijk.
bonaire inn hotel
bonaire inn hotel
this is the plane we came for.
this is the plane we came for.
action picture.
action picture.
Plane finished.
Plane finished.
eden beach.
eden beach.
time for a beer at bongos.
time for a beer at bongo's.
kralendijk
kralendijk
after a day hard work...
after a day hard work...
our taxi to aruba.
our taxi to aruba.
on our way to aruba
on our way to aruba
kralendijk and airport.
kralendijk and airport.
the coastline of bonaire.
the coastline of bonaire.
on our way to aruba we passed cura…
on our way to aruba we passed cur…
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