Curaçao is one of the 3 Dutch Caribbean islands located 40 miles north of Venezuelan coast.
Together with Aruba and Bonaire it forms the ABC islands as a colonial territory of the Kingdom of Netherlands. The country is just 40 miles long and 5 miles wide with Willemstad as the capital and the downtown too.It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A good news for the travelers is that you dont need a Schengen Visa to visit and for Indian passport, a Valid US visa on the passport is enough to enter.
The country is very colorful with its iconic buildings and architecture resembling Netherlands in Caribbean setup.
One of the engineering marvels you will see in downtown is the Queen Emma Bridge.
It is a pontoon bridge built in 1888 serving as a customs entry and exit point for the ocean going ships.Its fun watching it work and the people in bridge stuck for atleast 30 minutes while it closes again for operation.It happens for every ship entering and leaving
Its pretty laid back there and its so refreshing walking around with the colorful buildings and loud caribbean music all over…
The best way to see the country is by taking a day trip and I took a whole day scuba and snorkel trip with a bunch of fellow divers in a scuba bus with the gears and refreshments loaded
The official outfit for the day was swim suit or shorts with t shirts on and off between dives and snorkelling…
The beaches are so beautiful with the blues and greens and can spend the whole day just watching it… Every street leads to a beach or a bay …The weather was perfect and the ocean was warm…
We spent a lot of time in the water diving or snorkeling with the beautiful and colorful fishes big and small…And also on the shore relaxing during the break under the shade with the breeze drying us while refreshing.The water was so clear that we could see the floor of the ocean from the cliff
The light blue or green parts are the shallows and the dark blue the depths
It was so beautiful and enticing to jump off the cliff and take a dip…I did not know swimming so was just watching others jump !
Next day I took off to Klein Curaçao which means little Curacao.It was a 2.5hr journey in a small cruise ship experiencing every wave and was a bumpy ride with heavy rains…Once you reach you can just see a lighthouse and a couple of huts to serve food and nothing else…After docking you have the whole day to spend the way you want…It is a small island just 0.6 sq miles and I decided to walk around and climb up the lighthouse to have a panoramic view of the ocean and then to the other side to check out the ship wrecks…
I wish I could freeze the time and just stay here …
I just loved the time alone and away from the worlds pace , noise , internet and especially phones…
Then I got into the water snorkeling with turtles and colorful fishes…
The turtles were so curious and they wanted to swim and play with me…
In the mainland Curaçao I tried underwater scooter ride to interact with the sea creatures like sea urchins and sea horses.
As other countries Curaçao also has the lock tradition and they call it love lock and shaped like a heart.
Once you break the walls thats been holding you captive …your journey to explore the world can finally begin….
A really touching message on a real wall unlike the FB wall
The best time to explore the downtown is the evening after the day trips to take a stroll through the decorated and colorful streets and all the way to the Curacao sign enjoying the breeze along the shore
The best way to retire for the day is to go to the pier …sit and watch the lighted city and the bridge and later dining with some live music and dance
Very interesting activity of every trip is food and as usual I tried the local dishes and fishes to conclude my trip and this video as well
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