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ABOUT THE ISLAND CURACAO

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On Curaçao people greet visitors with the wording “bon bini”, which means welcome. Tourism is the most important source of income. A famous liquor with the same name is being produced on the island. Curaçao has an average temperature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit / 28 degrees Celsius and is a historical pearl in the azure sea. Curaçao is 62 km long and 4 –15 km wide. The local language is called “Papiamento” a mix of Portuguese, Spanish, English and Dutch, but almost everyone speaks Dutch and/or English fluently.
The drinking-water on the isle is the best in the world. All the drinking-water must being gained from the sea, therefore Curacao has the largest equipment to obtain salt from seawater in the whole world.
Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao and is also seat of the government of the Dutch Antilles. The city is on the list of Unesco World Inheritance. A walk through the centre will lead you along historical streets, over the famous ferry-bridge (Emmabrug) into Otrabanda which has been founded in the beginning of the 18th century. Here you arrive on the Brionplein, named after Luis Brion, who is known for his support to Bolivar at the liberation of Venezuela. At the Brionplein you take a left and walk into the Riffort, which has been built in 1788. It closes the entrance of the Anna-Bay from the Westside.

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