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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

{Our Curaçao Vacation}

Yesterday, Marlies from the blog: Rosenrot in Germany, did ask me about our experience with Curaçao.
So let's reply to that question!
Behind Pieter, on the above picture that I took, you can see the very different, vibrant architecture of Willemstad.
Curaçao is one of the four countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with Aruba and Sint Maarten.
It is situated in the Caribbean.
The Capital Willemstad Ranked Among The Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Here you see  the harbor entrance and the Handelskade.
 My husband Pieter did go to Curaçao twice before he went with me. His daughter Liz did get to go with him on both trips.
Those two trips were for the Dutch Government, to do a feasibility study about growing mushrooms on the island.
The reflection in the water by night.
We did take the tour to the West Point of the island, also the Boca Tabla Cave and we did visit the Plantation House Jan Kock. That gives you a good idea about this special island. 
We did stay at a hotel near Piscadera Bay with its very clear waters. 
Curaçao is a paradise for those that love to snorkel and scuba dive!
Pristine white sand beaches! This is Piscadera Bay.
As said, very clear waters!
That's what I spotted... The Iguana, one of the many reptiles that live in the Caribbean in general.
This is a 'suikerdiefje Curaçao' a very tame bird that comes to steal sugar!
Of course such kind of thistles grow there too.
We flew from Atlanta to Miami and met with dear friend Natacha and her family, before going on to Willemstad, Curaçao.
Meeting with such a dear friend is an added bonus!
Besides, we would be flying over her birth country, the  Dominican Republic, on our way to Curaçao so we might as well visit with her!
Those who are lucky to fly from  Europe to Curaçao might get a super deal on Vliegtarieven.nl!
Hope you will enjoy this island as much as we have; we can highly recommend it to anyone.


  1. Liebste Mariette,
    oooooh was für ein wundervoller Ort - vielen Dank, für all die zauberhaften Impressionen.....wie schön wäre es, jetzt an so einem herrlichen Strand entlang zu spazieren!!!! Und du siehst sooooooooo schön aus, so richtig nach Sommer, Sonne und Meer!!!! Eine herrliche neue Woche und allerliebste Grüße,

    bis bald, herzlichst Jade

  2. Liebe Mariette,
    was für wundervolle Fotos!!!
    Sie strahlen absolute Ruhe, Wärme, Glück und Zufriedenheit aus.
    Genau das Richtige für so einen tristen Tag wie heute.
    GGLG Tanja

  3. Prachtig hoor Curacao! Was er zelf nog niet hoor ,maar dit ziet er prachtig uit!
    Groetjes en n fijne week!

  4. Welch ein Zufall...vergangene Woche war bei uns im TV ein Bericht über Curaçao....was für ein himmlisches Stückechen Erde!
    Danke für Deinen Bericht und den wunderbaren Fotos!!
    Liebe Grüße
    die sich nun noch mehr nach Sonne sehnt :-)

  5. Liebe Mariette,
    danke für deinen Kommentar. ja, ich hatte ganz vergessen, dass du zuckerfrei leben musst, deine Figur dankt es dir aber auch. Würde mir auch nicht schaden. :-)
    Ich habe aber sogar ein zuckerfreies Plätzchenrezept. Das werde ich mal raussuchen und vielleicht nächste Woche reinstellen. Obwohl ich schon weiß, man kann auch ohne Plätzchen Weihnachten feiern.
    Von Curacao hatte ich bislang gar keine Ansicht gesehen. So bin ich erstaunt, wie holländisch es aussieht. Es erinnert mich an deine Porzellanhäuschen. Das war bestimmt ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt für euch, besonders schön ist es immer, wenn man Menschen dort kennt und nicht nur Tourist ist, sondern wirklich Gast.
    Danke für die schönen Bilder.

    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

  6. It looks so lovely there Mariette. Never been there but still on my wish-list (have friends living there, so should be a good reason!).

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, do I understand well that you're from the south of the Netherlands too?? What a coincidence!

    Take care & I wish you a great week!!
    Bisous from Versailles,

  7. Liebe Mariette, welch wunderbare Impressionen dieser Insel...
    Ich hatte gar keine Vorstellung davon...
    GGLG Astrid

  8. Hi Mariette, that nice photos about your visits to the Caribbean has many islands or countries that are a true paradise! I love the architecture of many of these islands, its people and their food. Greetings Rose marie


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