Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good news for US citizens living (or wanting to) in Aruba!

Dutch American Friendship Treaty recognized by the Aruba Courts

July 8, 2008

In a recent decision Extreme Sports/Kunder vs Ministry of Immigration the administrative court of Aruba (“LAR”) has declared local immigration statute non-binding vis-à-vis U.S. nationals. According to the Court, section 7 sub 3 of the National Ordinance on Immigration (“LTU”) conflicts with a higher regulation i.e. Dutch American Friendship Treaty.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Whats going on with the food in Aruba?

Aruba Bound
A recent post on the forum at "Whats going on with the food" made us realize that we are not the only ones who had similar experiences during our recent visit.

Though we stayed all inclusive at the Tamarijn which also entitled us to the privilege of dining at the sister resort the Divi Aruba, on a few occasions we chose for variety, to eat outside of the resort.

Since 1995 we have eaten there at least once each and every trip. More often than not it was our first and last meal on the island. We loved this place so much we named one of our cats after it.

This trip, we were just not that excited about the meal. They have a new menu with all of the most popular "old" items. Some of the recipes though have been changed. I had their

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Our Upcoming Trip to Aruba

Aruba Bound
Wow! Lots of activities for our upcoming trip.

C.'s first Aruba snorkel excursion was on the Tranquilo. This time we thought she might enjoy something a little less sedate and a lot less serious by taking the "Sail, Snorkel, Swim & Swing " with Jolly Pirates.

C. has never been to the Natural Pool. Jerry has driven there by Jeep two times previously, but let's just say that it is not one of his favorite things to do. For his dd, though, what will hopefully be a more pleasant experience, we are taking an excursion about the Aruba countryside, including the Natural Pool, with Aruba Off-Road Adventures. This will be in lieu of our customary one day drive around the island.