Goodbye to Curaçao!


Our last stop in Curaçao was at the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery! Curaçao is famous for its blue liqueur.  Though Brooke and I couldn't try the liqueur, they did have menthol cooling spray and yummy gelato for us to taste.   To get there, we crossed the very, very high Koningin Julianabrug, or Queen Juliana Bridge! I thought it was a little scary, but the view was beautiful. Queen Juliana led the Netherlands from 1948-1980 and the bridge is named in her honor.


The Curaçao Liqueur Distillery had lots of fun exhibits about the history of production. They also had a fun gift shop, where I climbed up onto a giant barrel! The gift shop sold several flavors of Curaçao Liqueur, but Brooke and I were most interested in trying the different kinds of chocolate!


Outside the distillery, there is a little model of the old distillery building! We had to get a photo with it, of course. Curaçao is a warm island and we were glad to stand in the shade of the model distillery!


After the distillery stop, our mini bus dropped us back at the cruise port for a little bit of shopping. Brooke and I walked through the port looking for cute souvenirs.  The waves were big and turquoise blue. The breeze coming off the sea was so nice to feel! Can you see how the wind is whipping the hair from my buns? It felt great! In this photo, you can see a little bit of the Disney Wonder behind me to the right.  Before long, it was time to get back on board the Wonder and say goodbye to Curaçao.  We quickly chose souvenirs and climbed back up the gangway. 

Bedtime on the Wonder

That night, we ate dinner at went to bed soon after. Brooke and I put on our Disney-themed pajamas and posed with our plush toys.  Brooke has a little friend named Rupert, while I had a little shark from Curaçao! He says "Dushi" on him, which means "sweetheart" in Papiamentu.  He really is a very nice shark; he bites only very rarely!

Brooke and I both enjoyed our day in Curaçao. I'd love to go back someday.  The next day, we went to a water park in Aruba, but we didn't take any photos.  After Aruba, we sped back to Puerto Rico, where after a long delay in the airport, we flew home to New York City.  Our Caribbean adventure was amazing! I'm so glad that Brooke's family invited my family to join them.  We loved Puerto Rico, Tortola, St. Kitts, Curaçao, and Aruba!

Have you ever been to the Caribbean? What did you think? If you haven't been, would you ever want to go?

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