Cuban missile crisis: a review of the cruise to the Caribbean from Miami: Aruba

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A few words about the Netherlands Antilles, which we will visit in the coming days. They are in the vicinity of the coast of Venezuela. And belonged to the Netherlands. It was their overseas territories.

After 10 October 2010 the Netherlands Antilles were eliminated, while the terms of the agreement between the Netherlands and the Dutch Antilles Islands of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius have become Autonomous territories of the Netherlands, and curaçao and St. Maarten received the same status as Aruba (self-governing States with considerable autonomy status aparte within the Kingdom of the Netherlands). The Dutch government took over the defense and foreign policy of these public entities.

Aruba

Today we have Aruba, and will continue to be Curacao and St. Martin. They have decided to act on the hours worked earlier principle. Same as on all the other Caribbean Islands. Go to the dock and choose a tour guide with a car. The only difference in sizes of machines, from bus to van. The entire island takes two to three hours, with stops, walks. Not particularly privrednika, sat in the first empty bus. Took a comfortable seat and waited for departure. After 15 minutes the bus filled up and off we went. Looked.

A unique area of cliffs and canyons Ayo Rock is one of the most mysterious areas of Aruba. For such a flat sandy island that is Aruba, the presence of rocks (especially the quartzites and diorites) and huge monolithic boulders that literally covered this area, is an inexplicable mystery. Among the stone formations at Ayo Rock once lived a mysterious ancient race has left behind an amazing petroglyphs on stone boulders. And the region is literally full of huge stones, as if specially folded in concentric circles. Scientists still cannot explain how these stones got here, and who laid the giant ring - people or nature. Brought us into a place of greatest congestion of these stones. Every effort has benches in the shade, pedestrian bridges, recreational areas. The weather is hot, again + 30 and little clouds. He stayed for about forty minutes, I climb over the rocks and ran to the bus. Under the condo.

Next was the factory of aloe. A small factory for the manufacture of cosmetics of aloe and cacti. Entered the building where the shop selling these products. Here and shampoos, lotions, deodorants, lipsticks, soap and a lot of other stuff. A bit bought, the more that is cheap enough. In the next room was a Museum on the history of this production. Looked, went, liked it.

Then there was the California lighthouse. The old area around the California lighthouse, named after the ship "California", which sank off these shores, is an isolated North-Western district of the island. Lighthouse as a beacon, the more it's abandoned and boarded up. Nothing interesting. Then ride around the island for some shops, beautiful places. A lot of cacti. Then we were brought to port and ended our tour. We still have plenty of time for walks on a beautiful street that runs along the port. It was a Sunday and many corporate and civilian shops were closed. But we had small shops and market collapse. Walked around, took photos until dark. Returned to the ship and enjoyed watching the night departure of the ship. Our neighbor in Aruba and Curacao was a German cruise ship, which left Aruba after our departure. But to our surprise he was standing in curaçao, when we were approaching our dock the next morning. So what is there to be surprised. Between the closest points of these Islands 50 kilometers, but between the ports a little more than a hundred. That's where we swam all night? That's the question.



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marina.mak-mak 24 March, 2018
You trip, like a trip to the cinema. On good envy and think about something like that. ...
Eli 8 April, 2018
Great you got the rest! We flew in 2014, Moscow-Miami only Transaero, bought tickets back for 25 Grand. And also flew in an empty plane and with the same layout of seats where they slept 4. But back it was horrible because we were in a 2 story plane and it was Packed on the brim. Then Miami went to a great cruise. The cruise cost us two only 32 thousand rubles. In the cruise we spent a penny. So we went out quite a not expensive stay, but it is much better than Turkey or Egypt. And we spent not much more money. ...
nausla 9 April, 2018

If you do not remember about the American visa, and it is not is not clear, the price of two (if you take over in early 2014 in about 2000 dollars to get) nowadays just science fiction. If very modestly it is necessary to multiply for 2 and even three times. It is cheaper to Mauritius or the Seychelles to fly. ...
admin 9 April, 2018

Why times two or three? Are prices in dollars for four years, have grown so much, or is another thing? ...
nausla 9 April, 2018
In dollars including. I considered the Caribbean cruise this winter. Worked on two in the amount of 300,000 rubles. However, I wouldn't even continue to count the cost, you understand that the ship is not all included in the price of the cruise and the prices are not children, and flights. ...
Ederman 11 April, 2018
Wow the amount is not small, even if the ruble is so low would not fall ...
change 22 April, 2018
Just returned from a cruise. Was with his wife and grandson. For two weeks, the company MSC. Just olimus and write a report with prices. I have to say that for the cruise paid for 3150$. But of course there were more expenses, it is difficult to say how much. I mean mandatory spending. ...
admin 22 April, 2018

Great! Wait. I hope it will, as always, with all details and prices ...
23 April, 2018
Also I will wait for the report,particularly what was the additional mandatory costs ...
Lilia23 20 December, 2018
Unforgettable impressions. How many interesting and colorful on the planet... breathtaking. Need next stay in this format organizovati. ...