This may seem like a silly question, but I was just wondering......are there Arubian souveniers made in Aruba or is it like when I went to Alaska and the genuine Alaskan souveniers were stamped made in China or Tiawan? I like to purchase Christmas Tree ornaments when I go to different places, will they be selling them in October?
We found blue delft Christmas ornaments there - very nice. Not sure where they were made (possibly Netherlands?), but blue delft can be found all over the island since it is Dutch. I'm sure there are knock offs around, too!
Under a hut, walking Eagle Beach, lunch on the beach, Amstel Bright Beer on the beach, coffee in the morning on the beach, taking a dip in the sea,
>>> "......are there Arubian souveniers made in Aruba"
Some of the resorts have local artist come in 1 night a week to sell their wares. Check at your front desk to find out resort closest to you that does that.
If interest in paintings done by local artist have dinner here one night. http://www.gasparito.com/
The paintings are in the inside dinning rooms.
Last edited by TomFrederick; 05-10-2011 at 08:13 AM.
BON BINI FESTIVAL
The Bon Bini Festival takes place every Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the outdoor courtyard of historical Fort Zoutman. An engaging emcee introduces traditionally-costumed folkloric dancers, local musical genres such as the mazurka and the waltz, and instruments such as the cuarta (four-stringed rhythmic guitar), wiri, raspu, and caja di orgel, affectionately called the “ting-a-ling box”. Originally from Italy and first made on Aruba in 1938, this barrel organ is a cylinder of a few thousand nails spaced various heights and distances apart and plays different songs with the turn of a handle. The rhythmic music of the steel pan, originally developed in the English Caribbean from oil drums, also adds a touch of local color. The works of talented artists and artisans are on sale as are authentic culinary specialties.
Originally Posted by serene56
Any information about Bon Bini festival? where is it and what night is it on?
After a nice walk and a bit of searching, we finally found the place. Only there was a sign on the door stating that the show is canceled while it is being reworked. We ran into at least 25 other people walking around whom we notified of this. We were disappointed because we heard good things about the show. Check to be sure the show is on before you head out."
Depends on what type of ornaments you are looking for? A couple of years ago I found several cute ornaments in town in several little stores. They were glass with sand and sea shells in them and Aruba in the front of them. Price wise they varied from $8.00 to $12.00. These stores were located by the Ships downtown.