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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    Desert-like a negative? That's one of the main reasons I visited aruba in the first place. I hate rain...I love not watching forecasts while on vacation. Dry, dry, dry. Love it!

    As for nothing to do? What's wrong with that? Relax, sit back, enjoy the food, the weather, friends and family. Sightseeing? Ahhh, too much work!
    Oh am with you all the way. Just trying to show both sides of the story.

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    Again; and agaIn; Arublisa always gives an excellent response to questions such as this as well as almost all inquiries. There is little wonder that the site is so blessed with her insights and over-all knowledge. I, obviously, am one of her main fans. She will be a splendid monitor.

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    Rob O and others,

    Yes, Aruba is desert-like but you're right, there is plenty to do on the island. As ArubaLisa as listed, there are literally dozens of activities, or not.

    Many people I do business with come to Aruba to decompress. They like to sit on the beach, read a book, sunbathe, have a cool drink and a nice meal. These people don't burn the candle at both ends, they throw it in the fire. So, when in Aruba, they can actually RELAX. Relaxation is a much underrated activity, especially if you have a high-pressure job, challenges in your personal life, or some other reason.

    And that's why I like Aruba. Other places there are hassles from beggars to peddlers to other distractions. In Aruba you are left to your own devices whatever they may be.

    Viva la Revolution (of relaxation that is)!
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    Don't forget the amazing restaurants Aruba has to offer. I have had some of my best meals in Aruba!! No matter what kind of food you are looking for, Aruba has it.

    Before I made my first trip to Aruba, I actually did not want to go. I really did not know what all the hype was about. My then boyfriend convinced me to just give it a try, and so I did. From the moment I stepped outside of the airport I was 100% hooked! I absolutely can not get enough of Aruba. One timeshare, now husband, and 2 kids later...I still look forward to our yearly visit each October.

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    been to almost every island in the caribbean either staying on the island or by taking a cruise..aruba just happens to be our favorite place in the world and that's why we keep coming back again and again..our 12th time in just a few short days..already booked our 13th trip for october which will be our 3rd time this year..some people hit the jersey shore over and over we go to aruba..there are other islands we enjoy but none as much as aruba..cabo is alot of fun but not as safe and we loved grand cayman but staying on the island for a week got very expensive..you lost 20% on the dollar right away..
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    Completelly different than most Caribbean Island, the culture,the people,the architecture, everything is different.
    You will never see shanty towns here or shags,getto's or poverty ,begging on the streets whatsoever.
    We have a very good infrastucture, water and electrisity will never be a problem, as a matter of fact we happen to have one of the best if not the best drinking waters in the world today.
    We have one of the largest desalinization water plants in the world, so what we drink here is desalinated ocean water, it's the best water you can have but it's also the most expensive paid service.
    Aruba is also one of the safest if not the safest Island in this hemosphere ( statistically).
    Everybody works we even have to import people to work and if everybody works we won't have many problems.
    We have a very fair standard of living, paractically everybody own their own homes.
    All homes nowadays are conected to cable tv, some have satellite dishes.
    Practically everybody on this Island have a Cell phone just as everywhere else.
    Most homes if not all have computers just like any modern cyvilization.
    We have a very good educational system and languages are very important to us, f.e. English,Spanish and Dutch is obligatory in our schools so everybody can defend themselves in those languages.
    Aruba is one of the very few Island in the Caribbean that has socialised medicine, everybody on this Island is covered by this insurance.
    We have the finest hotels , restaurants and turist amenities here in this hemosphere.
    We also have one of the NICEST beaches in the WORLD(Palm beach) ,also the most popular tourist strip in the carribbean area.
    Our people are very hospitable and very good educated,
    it's genuine and comes from the hearth, thanks to our ancestors who gave us a very good education
    So to make a long story short Aruba is definatelly NOT a banana republic.
    I hope this info was usefull to you.
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    Cyrilo Croes aka "Serry",Taxi service and private Island Tours

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    i agree with everything you say 100%
    we apprectiate all of your insights and wisdom as a resident
    thanks for posting
    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrilo Croes View Post
    Completelly different than most Caribbean Island, the culture,the people,the architecture, everything is different.
    You will never see shanty towns here or shags,getto's or poverty ,begging on the streets whatsoever.
    We have a very good infrastucture, water and electrisity will never be a problem, as a matter of fact we happen to have one of the best if not the best drinking waters in the world today.
    We have one of the largest desalinization water plants in the world, so what we drink here is desalinated ocean water, it's the best water you can have but it's also the most expensive paid service.
    Aruba is also one of the safest if not the safest Island in this hemosphere ( statistically).
    Everybody works we even have to import people to work and if everybody works we won't have many problems.
    We have a very fair standard of living, paractically everybody own their own homes.
    All homes nowadays are conected to cable tv, some have satellite dishes.
    Practically everybody on this Island have a Cell phone just as everywhere else.
    Most homes if not all have computers just like any modern cyvilization.
    We have a very good educational system and languages are very important to us, f.e. English,Spanish and Dutch is obligatory in our schools so everybody can defend themselves in those languages.
    Aruba is one of the very few Island in the Caribbean that has socialised medicine, everybody on this Island is covered by this insurance.
    We have the finest hotels , restaurants and turist amenities here in this hemosphere.
    We also have one of the NICEST beaches in the WORLD(Palm beach) ,also the most popular tourist strip in the carribbean area.
    Our people are very hospitable and very good educated,
    it's genuine and comes from the hearth, thanks to our ancestors who gave us a very good education
    So to make a long story short Aruba is definatelly NOT a banana republic.
    I hope this info was usefull to you.
    Regards

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    maybe i can get an "aruban insight" category started, where our Aruba community members can post different stories of our favorite island (thier home).

    andrea


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i agree with everything you say 100%
    we apprectiate all of your insights and wisdom as a resident
    thanks for posting
    andrea

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    Just returned from Puerto Plata - what a terrible vacation. As i sat on the beach watching the armed guard pass I was day dreaming about returning to Aruba!

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    Thank you for posting Cyrilo. That was a nice post on your island.

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