(Co)incidentally I have found this forum on google and I thought it would be nice to tell you that today in my country is -17 degrees Celsius (2 degrees Farenheit). I wonder whether any of you have ever experienced such freezing weather, I doubt! I would be more than happy if anyone could take this cold air and 50 cm of snow outside the window and swap it with me for sandy and warm beaches of Aruba where I will probably move after reasonable age... ;-)
I am Thomas and I come from Poland. I have the most weird hobby you can imagine - I collect beer coasters! Ok, you got me, people who collect let's say used lingerie or nails in jar are more crazy than I am...
I was wondering how popular is the beer culture in Aruba? Do you people drink beer as we Europeans do? (Russians drink vodka so Russia is not a part of Europe for me ). Do you drink Balashi or other local brands also?
Maybe you have some funny beer experiences or you know someone who loves the beer and/or collects something?
If anyone is interested in receiving Polish chocolate, book or postcard in exchange of some beer coasters or labels - let me know definitely!
Lots of Arubans go to Universities/Colleges in Europe and USA and have seen snow.
Arubans love to throw back a few cold ones...........Aruba has its own brewery BALASHI is pretty delicious and there are also many other imported brands
Welcome to the forum
AND...........get outta Poland for a holiday and put yourself on an Aruban beach with an ice cold Balashi.
I have a funny story to tell you Years ago, one of the resort employees we knew was honored as the Employee of the Year. He was ivited to Upstate New York during the dead of winter to receive his award. Not having ever left Aruba where he was born, he was not sure what the cold snowy weather felt like. Want to know what he did? He put on a coat and sat in the restaurant freezer for a while
I was stationed in Iceland for 2 years in the Navy, and we had a young lad get orders there who lived in Hawaii. He asked where Iceland was and as a joke his boss told him it was a tropical island in the Atlantic. So he got off the plane (in January) in Whites (summer cotton uniform) and his baggage included a surfboard, 15 pairs of flip flops, and shorts and tee shirts. Had to take him to the exchange and uniform shop to get him properly kitted out before he froze to death!
[...] He asked where Iceland was and as a joke his boss told him it was a tropical island in the Atlantic. So he got off the plane (in January) in Whites (summer cotton uniform) and his baggage included a surfboard, 15 pairs of flip flops, and shorts and tee shirts.[...]
I will tell you similar story that happened in my country - Poland, about a year ago:
Last year in December we had the official UN Climate Conference in Poznan. More than 150 thousand people came here from almost 200 countries - and I will bet that there was even some representant from Aruba! :-) My friend who works in Customs at the airport has seen the most funny situation she ever experienced before. In mid December where there was at least -10 degrees C outside (14 degrees Fahrenheit) a nice and tanned (tropically tanned) woman came out of the plane wearing beach shoes, t-shirt and short hawaii skirt. As she said later, she initially thought (as she was said) it's a POLynesia and not POLand where she was going to! What an optimistic attitude, isn't it? Hopefully they managed to arrange some "European" winter clothes and she was happy!