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    You said it so well. I remember the first time I left aruba someone at the airport said you like you are going to cry. My reply yes, I'm leaving that's what happens when you leave paradise. As soon as I get home I am figuring out when we can return.


    Quote Originally Posted by princess View Post
    I expect to reunite with my soul, which has stayed in Aruba since the first time I stepped out of the airport and felt the warm, evening air.

    I expect to feel well from the island's healing powers.

    I expect to cry when my return flight takes off, like always.

    Thankfully some things never change..

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    I am a simple man. A beautiful beach, warm sea, sun, and a place where I can tour the entire island while feeling safe. Most islands u can not leave the "compound." I love Aruba, 2 months and a day to go!

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    princess summed it up for me too!!!!

    I have never felt more relaxed and comfortable anywhere else I have travelled. I always feel like I am "home" when I am in Aruba. No one or nothing could take that away from me. So that is what I expect in Aruba.


    Yes all the building up is a bit much but that's what brings new tourists I think and that's what keeps the island thriving so for now, we will just have to grin and bear it and remember what it was like before such commercialism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctfirewife-mjn109 View Post
    princess summed it up for me too!!!!

    I have never felt more relaxed and comfortable anywhere else I have travelled. I always feel like I am "home" when I am in Aruba. No one or nothing could take that away from me. So that is what I expect in Aruba.


    Yes all the building up is a bit much but that's what brings new tourists I think and that's what keeps the island thriving so for now, we will just have to grin and bear it and remember what it was like before such commercialism.

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    a great island, great people, great beaches, great food!!!! Tahts enough for me

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    Good morning everyone,

    When I first went to Aruba in the summer of 1980, I had no idea what to expect. My travel agent, when I first mentioned it to him in the April 1980, had no idea where I was asking him to send me.

    Over these past 32 years of visiting Aruba, I have come to expect friendly people, beautiful weather, great beaches, a wide variety of restaurants/bars/ nightclubs and casinos, and shopping. (The "Reserved" sign on the stone bench outside Little Switzerland? I put that there. Lol). Those expectations have never gone unfulfilled, not once.

    Has Aruba changed over the course of these past 32 years? Of course it has. So has your hometown, and mine. It's a wonderful thing to be able to look back to the days when the restaurant at Talk of the Town was the best on the island, when everyone tried to get into the scandalous Scaramouche disco at night, and when the high-rise district consisted of four hotels and the hospital.

    I have said it so many times, but it bears saying again. It is not for Canadians or Americans to demand that Aruba remain in some kind of time-warp because we miss it's old Dutch colonial charm. All the things which make Aruba Aruba, the people (Arubans and visitors alike), the weather, the ocean and beaches, the restaurants and nightlife and shopping and that overall feeling of being safe and secure in a stable, well-run place; all of those things are still there in abundance.

    Any more expectations? Yes, I expect my wife and I will be there in January, At least we hope to be.

    Have a great week everybody.



    Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post

    Any more expectations? Yes, I expect my wife and I will be there in January, At least we hope to be.


    Glenn
    Yeah..... you'll be there in January!

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