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    Junior Member SilviaGold's Avatar
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    New in Aruba

    Hi there,

    my name is Silvia and I moved from Germany to Aruba 4 weeks ago working for a hotel on the island.

    It would be great to meet people to experience the Arubian way of life. I am interested in so many things, be it sports (Beach Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Baseball or Softball, Volleyball, Tennis etc.), Bowling, Carneval, Boardgames (yes, I am oldfashioned and love it!), taking Papiamento lessons or simply hanging out together on the beach.
    Is there something like expats meeting up to exchange experiences?

    I look very much forward to hearing from you!
    Silvia

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    hi silvia
    welcome to the aruba.com community forum!

    i wouldmsuggest that on your off time, you visit a happy hour or a beach volley ball event. a good way to participate and
    meet people.

    also too there is a group of ex pats on island, but i do not have contact information. hopefully someone will post it?
    are you an american or german?

    there are plenty too of volunteer organizations ...one of which is ARF-Aruba an animal education and rescue group.
    forum member Sugar is very active there.

    also there are a couple of orphanages in aruba that would love volunteers.
    i will try to find the contact infor for you there.

    your posting is now in the "property owners and let's meet up area of the forum"

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by SilviaGold View Post
    Hi there,

    my name is Silvia and I moved from Germany to Aruba 4 weeks ago working for a hotel on the island.

    It would be great to meet people to experience the Arubian way of life. I am interested in so many things, be it sports (Beach Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Baseball or Softball, Volleyball, Tennis etc.), Bowling, Carneval, Boardgames (yes, I am oldfashioned and love it!), taking Papiamento lessons or simply hanging out together on the beach.
    Is there something like expats meeting up to exchange experiences?

    I look very much forward to hearing from you!
    Silvia

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    Hi Silvia! Welcome to the Forum!

    I hope you stick around the forums and let us know how moving to the island has been for you!

    Here is contact information for orphanages, a reading program & sea turtles if you are interested:
    Originally Posted by ArubalisaTo help the orphanage- kids ages birth to 8
    Casa Cuna,
    Corina Linssen ,Directeur
    casacuna@setarnet.aw

    Tel: 00297-5857177
    Fax: 00297- 5853010

    To help the orphanage- kids ages 8- teen

    Imeldahoff

    imeldahofaruba@setarnet.aw

    To help the small, private foundation that promotes reading-
    Liliana & team..
    Fundacion Papiamente

    www.fundacionpapiamente.com

    To donate, volunteer or watch the sea turtles hatch-

    Richard van der Wal

    turtugaruba@hotmail.com
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Welcome to the forum Sylvia! Stop by Scott's Brats on Palm Beach and speak to Scott and Leslie, they can probably answer a lot of your questions.

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    Dear Andrea,

    thank you so so much, this helps a lot! I am german, bavarian actually, hehe.
    Where would I find information about beachvolleyball events? I played already a few times at the Hyatt Pier which was fun but mainly for tourists, so nothing for longterm friendships. :-)

    Have a lovely evening!
    Silvia

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    Jacki, great ideas, thank you so much! I will definitely get in touch with them.
    If you have any questions about me moving here and my experiences made let me know. :-)
    Sunny regards,
    Silvia

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    OK I will, thanks so much!!!

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