I moved to Curaçao in January 30th, so I could say I have been here for around 5 months.
I have been really enjoying my «Curaçao experience» I think this island is amazing.
Before coming here of course I read a lot about it, but I never imagine really what I would find.
Let me tell you a little bit about this great island. You will find that local people here usually speak 4 languages: Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish. And some really usefull papiamento words are for example, dushi, that it means sweetheart, so if you ever want to say hello to someone or ask something you can always start with a «hello dushi». I also use a lot danki that is means thank you, so for example «danki dushi» can work perfectly!
If you are thinking in coming over here I will recommend to rent a car, is the best way to discover the island, because taxis can be super expensive. And here you will have to pay for getting in some beaches, specially if they have facilities in them, but is not too much, so don`t worry.
Curaçao is part of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) part of the Netherlands Antilles (they use to be at least). So that is why here you can use USD or ANG as money, they will receive you both everywhere you go. And that is why also the dutch community is really big here, and you can find direct flights to Amsterdam.
Willemstad is the capital of Curaçao. And in the city centre, you can find this beautiful houses with different colors, that have a unique architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also here you can find the Queen Emma bridge, that is a pontoon bridge that connects Punda to Otrabanda, differents part of the capital city. The bridge is hinged and opens regularly to enable the passage of oceangoing vessels. When the bridge swings open, you can also use the ferrie to cross and this one is free of charge!
I will keep you all posted with more information of Curaçao…hope you enjoy this one!