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Thread: Things that make us say "HUH?"

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    I think people who spend their money to go some place should do exactly what they want. Some people may have stressful jobs and get there and want to chill on the beach, go to dinner and then have a drink at their hotel or go to bed. I wonder why anyone would bother taking kids 1-4 year olds on vacation but maybe they have no one to watch them. Who am I to say. I try to figure out why anyone would pay $800 or more a night just so they can say they stayed at the Ritz but hey, its their money. They can spend it anyway they want.

    As far as dressing, I don't know. I would never point out someone's dress code or what they should or shouldn't wear based on their size or fashion sense.

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    People leaving infants and children unattended takes me out of my comfort zone!!! Big issue is people in town who can't walk 15 or less more steps to get to the crosswalk. One day this week car a bit ahead of me slammed on their brakes and went up on the sidewalk to avoid a couple who stepped out between two cars in the traffic line!!! Drivers here are pretty good about slowing and looking for people at the crosswalks especially with cruise ships in so please people....cross at the crosswalks!!
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    Where do I buy that mirror? Love it.
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    Aruba is so similar to the states it is well withing everyone's comfort zone and a great way to dip your toes into international travel.
    The thing that makes me say "HUH"? on Aruba...Getting up in the middle of the night to get a chair!! Whether beach or pool is just insane to me, I just can't grasp that any of the resorts can not provide enough chairs and/or shade. If you really want a certain spot, okay sure, but just to be able to get a spot is awful. And now the real insanity is that you can pay extra to get a spot on the beach??? WHAT????? Stop it!!! I have been leaving the resorts and going to local spots, Arashi, etc, and spend my money there for lunch and drinks....to me it is bad planning for some of the resorts.
    As McD's was my first job, I do tend to visit a local McDs while on vacation to see some of the different offerings, oh and to have Fries!!! LOL!!
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    On the note of jeans in Aruba....
    Many moons ago, the weather here in Toronto was it's usual crappy self, and the morning we were to fly out it was particularly evil. -25, winds from hell, snowdrifts, the whole deal. At any rate, I didn't have a lot of choice other than leather jeans.
    All fine and good until you get to the island.
    Got some very interested and interesting looks at the airport and when we got to the resort...
    Took me about 5 minutes to get to our room and out of them.

    If we're talking about seeing locals wearing jeans...keep in mind that this is their regular environment, they're much more used to it than we of the north american breeding are. No big deal for them.
    Most of us are making a drastic shift in environment when we step off of that plane and feel that amazing Caribbean air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I was just having a conversation with a friend about folks that wear jeans in aruba.
    It is way too hot.
    I saw a woman on the bus wearing Ugg-like boots once...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skbrandon View Post
    I saw a woman on the bus wearing Ugg-like boots once...
    …..hopefully it was January and was from Toronto and on the way to the resort.....! OMG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    …..hopefully it was January and was from Toronto and on the way to the resort.....! OMG!
    LOL! It was January or February, but this was the bus from downtown to the hotel zone and she didn't have suitcases, so...
    I wouldn't want to have been around her when she took them off!
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    Way too many to mention, but generally those who go to such lengths posting online about how to avoid excellent local cuisine by seeking out the same old pizza or italian food you can get anywhere at home, coffee stores, chain restaurants, etc. Just amazes me.

    Rhys
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    Last night at dinner(we're in Turks and Caicos now) there was a woman-late 20s early 30s. She was in black slacks, heels, blouse and a long sleeve cardigan. The restaurant had indoor and outdoor setting and no AC.

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