For 91 Days,
we called the tiny Caribbean nation of Curaçao home. Just off the coast of Venezuela, Curaçao is still a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For us, it was a great unknown; a year before arriving, we had never even heard of Curaçao… but we would learn. Three months proved to be a perfect amount of time to explore the island nation. Whether you’re planning your own journey to Curaçao, or are just interested in seeing what makes the island so special, our articles and photographs should help you out. Start at the beginning
of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index
to find something specific, or choose one of the articles selected at random, below:
The Mikvé Israel-Emanuel: The Oldest Synagogue in the Americas
When you think of “Curaçao,” you’re likely to think of things like “scuba diving,” “liquor,” “beaches,” “cruise ships” and “historic Jewish community.” Wait… what was that last one?! It’s unexpected, but this little island has the oldest Jewish congregation in the Western Hemisphere, with a history that dates to 1651. And Willemstad’s Mikvé Israel-Emanuel is the New World’s oldest synagogue….
Dec 15, 2015
The Cliffs at Hanchi Spelonk
Every once in awhile, Jürgen and I will cross our fingers and embark upon an excursion which we know nothing about. Our trip to Hanchi Spelonk was one such adventure. There’s almost nothing on the internet nor in guidebooks about this little park, but we supposed it was worth a shot… if for no other reason than the excuse to say “Hanchi Spelonk” repeatedly throughout the day. Hanchi Spelonk!…
Feb 03, 2016
The Cliffs and Caves of Hato Plains
The deserted section of coastline to the northwest of Curaçao’s international airport is known as the Hato Plains. There are no paved roads here, but if you have a jeep, this wide expanse of dry red earth trapped between the ocean and a set of inland cliffs is a fascinating area to explore….
Feb 08, 2016
After three months spent living on the small Caribbean island of Curaçao, Jürgen and I came away with some unforgettable memories. We’ve now collected our experiences into an e-book, with all of our articles and over 200 full-color photographs.
This e-book is perfect for your Kindle, Nook or any other e-reader. With over 200 full-color pictures and all our articles, indexed alphabetically and by category, this portable edition of our blog is perfect for when you’re out and about on the island. Over the course of three months, we became familiar with almost everything Curaçao has to offer, as well as some secret corners known only to locals. We discovered great beaches, visited the old Dutch Landhuizen, explored Willemstad’s colorful neighborhoods, and sampled some excellent Caribbean cuisine. We’re sure that our anecdotes, advice and photos can help inspire your own trip to the island.
For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. If you’d like, take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.
Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Palermo, Sri Lanka, Busan, Idaho, Istanbul, Iceland, the Yucatán, Tokyo, Macedonia and Valencia!