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Caribbean Curacao. P.2

Mike Seryakov • 4 minutes read • March 19th, 2017
Let's continue our acquaintance with Curacao (Caribbean Curacao. P.1)! 

After the ship passed, the bridge became accessible for pedestrians again.
However, something does not give me any peace of mind to sit still, and we went to the southern tip of the island across a high bridge. I saw a similar bridge in Nassau. It offers an excellent view of the city and of our cruise ship.
This small island is considered the homeland of the liquor called "Blue Curacao". There is a factory in the south where you can buy the national drink.
There are two versions of the island's name origin. The first. Once upon a time the captain of the ship left sailors sick of scurvy on this land. They were weak and were waiting for death, and the captain left them on the "wild island" for "humane reasons". Imagine his surprise when he found them alive when he returned here. Local plants and fruits rich in vitamin C helped the sailors. The island was called "curacao" or "healing".

According to another version, the name of the island is consonant with the Spanish word "corazon" - the heart.

Well, I spent the rest of the time walking around Willemstad.
Willemstad is also a small paradise for shopaholics. If you got here, you can not leave without a new thing.
When you are in Willemstad, do not forget to take a picture with the inscription Curacao. As well as in Aruba.
Dushi is a word-symbol of Curacao. It means that everything is good.
Willemstad has a casino for gambling lovers.
This is the famous Dutch waterfront of the island, known from numerous postcards.
There are many cafes on the waterfront of the canal, along which ships enter the inner lagoon.
I wonder how this blinged up racing motorcycle appeared on this small island.
I drove almost the whole island around and was tired. I needed to have dinner somewhere. 
Curacao prepared a real gift for all UNESCO sites collectors. The capital of the island itself is already a specially protected object.
Well, let's take a last look at the famous Dutch waterfront.
It's time to return on "Monarch".
Author: Mike Seryakov
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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