Friday, September 28, 2012

The List - Aruba

The top 10 must-dos in Aruba:: GO: AirTran Inflight Magazine

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A wonderful way to spend your spare time!

Aruba Bound

For fifteen years now, Aruban donkeys have been sheltered at the local Donkey Sanctuary, which is run by volunteers. A group of about fifty volunteers of different nationalities is taking care of the donkeys and of the Sanctuary as well. Besides that, many of the volunteers participate in activities to raise funds. The volunteers form a nice group that enjoys working together for the well-being of the Aruban donkeys.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is Re-Certified under The Green Globe Certification Program

August 2012, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa successfully completed the Green Globe re-certification for a further year under the global Certification program. The global program recognizes Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa’s commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Variety of Dining Options Distinguishes the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives

Aruba Bound
Guests Can Dine at Both Properties to Enjoy Cuisine from Asian Fusion to Italian

Pictured: Ginger Asian-Fusion Restaurant at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive.

ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (September 12, 2012) – If variety truly is the spice of life, then guests of the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives who appreciate fine food are in for quite a treat. Featuring more venues at which to enjoy a meal and a surprising range of international cuisines, dining at these two sister properties is a memorable affair.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yankee is looking for friends and family members

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We would like to introduce Yankee to you: one of the donkeys that are living at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. He is a youngster, for he is only one year old. His mom Riba delivered him when she had a broken hind leg. We feared the day that the donkey baby would be born, but fortunately everything went right. Yankee has the same trait as Riba: he is shy and does not like to be petted. That is very unusual, for donkeys mostly love a good hug. This donkey is a mama’s boy: he goes wherever she is going.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

She’s is back “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster

September 10th, 2012
  • SHE’S BACK. Sometimes in 2005 I dropped my Bati Bleki column in the Diario, I don’t remember why, maybe because some editor stuck it in the back of the newspaper, adjacent to the obituaries instead of its regular spot on page 14. The column ran in the Diario since mid April of 1994, imagine, before cell phones, and high-speed internet, definitely before Facebook and social media, and then the column died, though many people continued to remind me, it was part of their Monday routine which they cherished. So, here we are, I am making a comeback, with a weekly column loaded with unnecessary yet entertaining information; same time, same place. If Diario is sold out, catch it in the Aruba Daily. Send me your print-worthy news to , my ears are always wide open and my computer always on!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cowboy is Looking for Friends & Family Members

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We would like to introduce Cowboy to you; he is one of the donkeys that find a home at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Thirteen years ago we received a phone call about an injured donkey that had a metal can wrapped around his leg. This was at Vader Piet, the area where the windmills are located. We tried to find the donkey, but we could not locate him. As there were often donkeys at Vader Piet, we regularly went there to feed the animals. One Sunday we saw a group of people standing around a donkey

Thursday, September 6, 2012

9/11 Day 2012- What Will You Do?

I will make a tribute on September 11.
I will not forget you.
I will remember by doing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aruba Tourism Authority Invites Kelly Ripa and New Co-host Michael Strahan to Go "Live!" on One Happy Island

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Kelly Ripa has scored NFL analyst Michael Strahan as her permanent co-host, Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) invites them to celebrate and go "Live!" on One Happy Island.

"We love Kelly's bubbly and positive personality and are thrilled she's found an equally energetic co-host she can have a blast with on camera," said Ronella Tjin Asjoe, CEO of ATA. "There's no better place than Aruba, One Happy Island, for this happy pair to kick off their new show, have some fun and entertain viewers back home."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wrinkle Free Packing

Dh and I held a "pack off" when he did not believe me that you could fit more rolled than he could folded. I won. I think it is pretty much a proven fact that not only does it save space, but also cuts down on wrinkles.

6 Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing

From my years working in retail I have varied the instructions just a bit for folding.

For T-shirts, place face down, fold arms back plus an additional 2"-3" (depending upon the size of the shirt), take the rectangle and roll starting at the collar.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kodak is looking for friends and family members

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We would like to introduce Kodak to you, one of the donkeys that find a home at the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. It all started with a phone call that a severely injured donkey was roaming the area surrounding the Natural Bridge. Once there, it appeared that the donkey was badly wounded in his hind leg; it proved to be the much-feared screw worm, a disease where a fly lays eggs in a small wound. The worms then eat their way through the healthy flesh surrounding the wound, hereby causing it to grow larger and larger. Kodak was one of the first animals that was suffering from screw worm: something which is nothing to cheer about. It is also a very painful disease, so Kodak stood on just three legs during his first month at the Sanctuary.