Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mosquito Season in Aruba

Link: Mosquitoes

New Exquisite Lionfish Menu at The Old Man and The Sea

Aruba October 25th, 2012

This weekend The Old Man and The Sea will be presenting it’s newest exquisite lionfish menu paired beautifully witha glass of Pinot Grigio Mezzacorona on October 26th,27th & 28th. Music by : Carlos Bislip (please find attached for more information) Special Thanks to Natasha Richardson who during the Press Conference gave us a lecture on the impact that the fish has brought to the Island and it’s nutritional value. Why it’s important to eat lionfish? Let’s support our lionfish hunters to keep fishing more and more lionfish in order to lower the population of the lionfish.

During the week Chef Christiaan & Chef Mario from The Old Man and The Sea, visited Jair Britten (lionfish hunter/Chef) to inspect the lionfish for the new exquisite menu at TOMS.

Story Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Bike Lane in Aruba

Aruba Bound

PALM BEACH, ARUBA (October 15th, 2012)– Riding your bicycle in Aruba, just got a whole lot easier and fun too, check out the brand new bike lane, all around high-rise area, it’s time to give it a test drive, it’s been poven in other countries the health benefits of regular cycling significantly outweigh the risks due to traffic danger.

Story & Photo Courtesy of Aruba Daily

Monday, October 22, 2012

Orbitz 2012 "Best In Stay" Awards Recognize Highest Customer-Reviewed Hotels

Travelers Get $50 Off Vacation Packages to All Award-Winning Hotels

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Orbitz today announced the winners of the 2012 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards which recognize top-rated hotels based on reviews by Orbitz customers.

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of nearly 200,000 hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz customers that have booked and stayed at hotels since 2011. Customers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location, and value. Those ratings are supplemented by input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thistle is looking for friends and family members

Aruba Bound
Aruba Bound
We would like to introduce Thistle to you, one of the donkeys that is living at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Thistle came to us by accident. One of the cactus fences, that keep the donkeys inside the Sanctuary, had fallen down and donkey Esmeralda had run away. The volunteers could not find her and they were worried, as she was roaming somewhere on the streets. After a few weeks there was a phone call from the neighbors: two donkeys were standing near their house. That was mystifying, as we were missing only one donkey.
When we investigated, it appeared that these two donkeys were unknown to us, but they were easy to catch and they happily walked with us to the Sanctuary, Thistle in the front with a halter on, and his friend Expresso sauntering behind us. Meanwhile Thistle has been moved to Sta. Lucia, because he escaped at Bringamosa. It was the same old story: a hole in the cactus fence and a missing donkey. Finally we found Thistle in the company of another donkey in San Nicolas. Fortunately Thistle is a friendly, easy-going donkey, so the could be caught without much fuss. And so he is back in the fold, loving every minute.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

False Killer Whales in Aruba

Pseudorca crassidens



The false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) is a cetacean, and the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). It lives in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world. As its name implies, the false killer whale shares characteristics, such as appearance, with the more widely known Orca (killer whale). Like the orca, the false killer whale attacks and kills other cetaceans. However, the two dolphin species are not closely related.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Garage Centraal Aruba donates a car to the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary

Aruba Bound

Oranjestad – Recently Aruba Donkey Sanctuary received from Garage Centraal
Aruba a brand new pickup truck for use in their daily tasks.

With this car, an Isuzu pickup, the Sanctuary has another tool to help them manage their property, including the transport of produce, to their facilities.

The bad condition of the dirt road leading to the Sanctuary, makes this pickup truck an ideal vehicle for their use.
The dependable mechanism and durability of the Isuzu truck has been proven time again on our island by the many Isuzu owners; which made this a simple decision to make by our management.

For Garage Centraal Aruba, it has been a pleasure and privilege to cooperate with the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary, which was in dire need of a vehicle like the Isuzu pickup, so that they can continue with the preservation of the animals at the Sanctuary.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tips for Getting Upgraded at Your Favorite Hotel

Radisson Aruba Blogging to Aruba
Tips for Getting Upgraded at Your Favorite Hotel

"Sometimes, the stars all seem to align—you arrive at your hotel, weary from your travels, and check in at the front desk. The smiling clerk announces you've been upgraded, and you make your way up to your newly assigned suite, enjoying its luxuries for the cost of a standard double.