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    Senior Member DANNYO's Avatar
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    What is it like now

    Will be on Aruba 10/25/08 is there anyone there now that can tell us what the water is like,beaches and is their alot of mosquito's?

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Danny, according to various reports, some of the beaches are back to normal, others are still being worked on as we speak.

    There are mosquitos around, so pack the bug spray. Otherwise, it looked like it was a lovely day today, so go and enjoy!
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 02-07-2013 at 01:28 PM.

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    Make sure you get a travel size bug spray for your purse for when you are out and about - went to a resturant on Sunday and got eaten alive - assumed they had bug spray but they didn't. My poor husband (aka mosquito magnet) got eaten alive. Had to dash out during the meal and get some spray.

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    While we were just there it was much more humid then usual. Every 5 minutes you would have to jump in for a swim. Beaches were being reapired at Ren while we where there, lovely to hear the noise all day long when you finally get a break and go on vacation, hopefully it will be better then others. Plus they are replacing all the doors on the rooms so there was more noise with frilling and hammers, then the sawing of pavers and power washers for the place outside where they serve breakfast. Overall it was a noisy week but beaches are almost back to par. I had no problems with the bugs but some people did. I guess my BAC was elevated which kept them away. Bring some just in case.

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    what's with the bug problems? the last time i was there in august we didn't notice any bug infestation other than at flying fishbone...is this a phenomenon that occurs during the winter months or has the wet humid weather from omar caused an increase in bugs?

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    what's with the bug problems?
    Hurricane Omar dumped a ton of rain on the island which in turn left a lot of standing water. The standing water breeds mosquitos.

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    Senior Member arubamark's Avatar
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    I noticed more of a problem inland. The only problem we encountered was at Madame J's which we have to leave early because my 2 year old was running on the rocks and slammed his face in to a chair. Not really a place for the young ones imho.

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    It was a Tropical storm when it passed over Aruba before it became hurricane.
    This can happen when the direction of the winds turn east west/north,so not the scary those people,tropical cyclones are very rare when it comes to Aruba and the down wind islands,but yeah mosquito's increase in number when their is a lot of still standing pools of fresh water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubamark View Post
    I noticed more of a problem inland. The only problem we encountered was at Madame J's which we have to leave early because my 2 year old was running on the rocks and slammed his face in to a chair. Not really a place for the young ones imho.
    OMG, I assume he/she is okay since you really did not elaborate...One good thing about young ones, they heal faster than us old ones...but to make the pain go away, we must remember my salvation...dirty martinis.....OH, YEA !!!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    Senior Member arubamark's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by danadog56 View Post
    OMG, I assume he/she is okay since you really did not elaborate...One good thing about young ones, they heal faster than us old ones...but to make the pain go away, we must remember my salvation...dirty martinis.....OH, YEA !!!!
    Yeah he's ok, thanks. He fell on the rocks and hit his face in to a chair. So he ended up with some cuts on his kness and a big bruise on his face. There will be more to come I'm sure. Wow dirty martinis - they are great! nice....

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