If you live in New York City or any other busy place where your mind is at work from the moment you open your eyes well into and sometimes throughout your sleep, or maybe the opposite– you live in a really boring, bland, tumbleweed rolling town, I’m sure you get that urge to explore out, expand your horizons, and it becomes necessary to just be elsewhere once in a while. My time for that trip was overdue– and conveniently, the time for my boyfriend and I’s 1 year anniversary was coming around the corner.
HOW THE DECISION TO GO TO CURAÇAO CAME ABOUT…
With about 2-3 days of a little researching, “Pinteresting”, and travel quote comparing, the tough decision of which location to venture to, hit me like a lightbulb. It was going to be Nicaragua, or Costa Rica or Puerto Rico at first but here ye I came across a place I’d only rarely heard of– Curaçao. I was so curious about this place. What was it? Where was it? What happens there?— All I knew was that, the houses looked colorful, it was sunny year round, and glory be to everything– the water was aqua blue! I’d always wanted to go somewhere where the water looked like a cool postcard. Like the REAL DEAL BLUE. Last year we went to Mexico- and (no shade to them, just bad timing for us), we arrived in a season and location where the water was vomiting up seaweed (and its smell) immensely. It wasn’t cute. Curaçao…The thought of venturing to the complete unknown excited me. Boyfriend agreed, my PTO days were in at work and so it was set. In other words, it was LIT.
BRIEF INFO ABOUT CURAÇAO
Curaçao is an island and a country, located south of the Caribbean Sea, just 40 miles north of Venezuela.
It is apart of the former country known as the Netherland Antilles which was a group of 5 Dutch islands belonging to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is apart of whats called the ABC Islands (Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire). The languages spoken are Dutch, Spanish, and Papiamentu (a creole mix of African, Portugese, Amerindian, English, Dutch, & Spanish). (Exhales)…Yeah. It is a very unique place as you can imagine, a melting pot of these cultures.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR CURACAO TRIP IN THE NEXT POSTS!