Saturday, December 31, 2011

Aruba New Year's Eve

Aruba Bound
New Year's in Aruba is brought in with a huge bang. There is a tradition on the island of lighting firecrackers and fireworks on New Year's Eve. The noise of the firecrackers and fireworks are thought to rid oneself of the evil spirits from the past year in order to begin the New Year anew.

The pagara, a string of Chinese firecrackers is one of the popular parts of the Aruban culture. The story has it that the longer the length of the pagara, the more successful the family or business has been in the past year. Thus the more money you have, the longer length of pagara you are able to afford to purchase.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Now Open — iStore Aruba, the First Apple Concept Store in the Southern Caribbean

October 7th, 2011 - Surrounded by well-wishing family members and friends Milo Croes Jr. made his dream of many years come true, that of opening the first Apple iStore in Aruba and watching with great pride the recent ribbon cutting ceremony, at Ponton 67-B.

The stylish, contemporary store will be selling only Apple products and all Apple related products and accessories. As Aruba’s first iStore, it will be serving both the local and the tourist markets, bringing the Apple brand and culture closer to the community here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011