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Best and Worst of 2010 – Opportunity for 2011

Now that we are in the new year I believe it’s time to look back – be it briefly – on what was, by electing the best and the worst of 2010. Additionally I’d like point to the biggest opportunity I see for Aruba in 2011. In the past I’ve named 2009 a lost year…Continue readingBest and Worst of 2010 – Opportunity for 2011

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Longest Linear Park Of Caribbean Soon in Aruba

The Minister of Tourism has announced the details of the new to be constructed linear park. First of what the heck is a linear park? According to Wikipedia (by the way they need donations) a linear park is a structure that is much longer than it is wide. Basically it’s a long walkway path with…Continue readingLongest Linear Park Of Caribbean Soon in Aruba

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Second Anniversary ArubaSalsa

In the old days the only activities you could do in Aruba was go to the casino or restaurant. That time is long gone. There’s a lot to do in Aruba. Not only that, every year new activities are introduced in Aruba. Such as two years ago. This is when ArubaSalsa entered the leisure service…Continue readingSecond Anniversary ArubaSalsa

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Where To Watch Sports In Aruba

In Aruba the most popular sports are football (in the US aka soccer) and baseball. Just this summer this island was paralyzed by the World Cup in South Africa, just like most of the world. All over the island big screens popped up, with Palm Beach Plaza mall having the biggest screen on the whole…Continue readingWhere To Watch Sports In Aruba

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activities and shopping beaches

Ex-Morgan’s Furniture at Surfside Beach

Recently ex-employees at Morgan’s Island water park said that some people were taking out bits and pieces off the premises thus making it more difficult for any other investor to acquire it. I wasn’t too sure what they meant by this. Until I saw some water park pieces at Surfside Beach. The other day I…Continue readingEx-Morgan’s Furniture at Surfside Beach

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More Troubles For Defunct Morgan’s Island Water Park

I read an interesting piece the other day in a local news paper about the fate of Morgan’s Island water park, as viewed by former employees. They claim that the bankruptcy lawyer appointed by the courts to function as a trustee, whose job it to oversee the proceedings during the bankruptcy, has been neglecting the…Continue readingMore Troubles For Defunct Morgan’s Island Water Park

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Key Largo Casino Opening

The cleanup efforts by Total Services still continues and I’m guessing they are starting to wrap it up. According to reports the casino is supposed to open next week, July 1st. Apart from the acquisition by Ichan Group this is the first good news this development is receiving in years. The small casino is going…Continue readingKey Largo Casino Opening

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Arikok National Park Improves

It’s almost one year ago since I took an extensive tour of Arikok National Park, a few months after it reopened. I was very pleased with what I saw and thought the improvements were encouraging. I wrote a lengthy piece about it, with many photographs. I’ve seen this park evolve since the early beginning. In…Continue readingArikok National Park Improves

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Aruba Aloe Explained

Aruba is mostly known for its sun, sea and sand. Naturally. This is a vacation island in the Caribbean. Another thing Aruba is known for is its Aloe vera. What is Aloe vera? According to Wikipedia it’s a species of succulent plant which is widely used in medicinal and cosmetic products. According to people with…Continue readingAruba Aloe Explained