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Election fatigue? 6 spots to stick your head in the sand

Posted on November 5th, 2012 at 19:30 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


You won’t run into your neighbor on the beach in Curacao, a mostly off-the-radar Caribbean getaway that mixes an island lifestyle with a liberal Dutch attitude. While November might be high hurricane season for most of the region, the island is out of the range of these tropical tempests, untouched by one in almost 160 years.

There are more than 40 beaches lining its shores, along with about 60 diving spots, where visitors can see more than 600 species of fish in one of the Caribbean’s healthiest marine environments. The streets of capital Willemstad are lined with Dutch colonial architecture swathed in palm trees: Imagine an Amsterdam bursting with tropical Miami Beach colors.

If you’re fleeing the elections, the locals completely empathize. They just held the first of their own in October as a newly autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, so they’ll understand how you feel right now.

  1. I want to go to there. Election be damned, it snowed here today.

  2. From personal experience right now I can tell you… oh, heck, why did you think I posted this? 🙂

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