Curacao, Nederlands Antilles with Chanel the Bear

My friend, Chanel the Bear, just came home from another cruise.   She sent me, Zeb the Duck, some colorful photos from Curacao.

Curacao with Channel the Bear

Curacao with Channel the Bear

Mom told me Curacao is in the Caribbean Sea, just 40 miles (65 km) north of Venezuela in South America.   Things look so tropical and warm here.

Colorful Willemstad, Curacao

Colorful Willemstad, Curacao

And even a huge sign for Vitamin Water, a common beverage in the United States.   Curacao still has strong ties to the Kingdom of the Nederlands.   Shopping looks like fun, Chanel.

I love these shirts!

I love these shirts!

We love these souvenir shirts.   Mom told me that Curacao is one of the ABC Islands.   The ABC Islands are Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.   Just look at the colorful buildings in Willemstad, the capital of Curacao.

Colorful buildings in Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colorful buildings in Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Oh Chanel, thank you for sending these photos.   How wonderful that you and your mom went on this cruise.

Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten

Alaska cousin and Zeb the Duck head for the PeliDeli with our humans.

We love the Peli Deli

We love the Peli Deli

We climb on the bus toward Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.  This bus is provided by Ama Jewelers.  Ama has several stores in St. Maarten.  The have really cute pendant necklaces with jeweled flip-flop sandals.  That is so like the beach!  Ama jewelers also specialize in colored diamonds.  I think all human females love colored diamonds.

We stop for breakfast at an outside café.

Breakfast being cooked

Breakfast being cooked

With full stomachs, the humans wander through many shops.  The streets are lined with stores, and this clock caught the duck eyes.

Shopping street

Shopping street.  Need to reset clock

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten is one of the busiest shopping areas in the Caribbean.  In additional to traditional stores, we enjoyed this market.

We love these markets

We love these markets

Many cruise ships stop here, for shopping, for beautiful beaches and of course, the many great spots for lunch.

We don’t want you to think that shopping is all there is.  We saw this church, St, Maarten of Tours Roman Catholic Church

St. Maarten of Tours Roman Catholic Church

St. Maarten of Tours Roman Catholic Church

and other historical and government buildings.  The street near the beach has so many human opportunities.  Segways are for rent, as are many beach accessories.

Beach is on a shopping street

Beach is on a shopping street

We saw shoppers, swimmers, boaters and people lounging on the beach and many humans in the cafes.

This Pirate Sports Bar was interesting and had great figures to cause humans to notice the establishment.

Great for Pirate Sports Bar

Great for Pirate Sports Bar

At this café, we could see the gentleman grilling this chicken.

Watching our food cooking

Watching our food cooking

It smelled wonderful.  We did have another snack here.  Very tasty!

St. Maarten has guavaberries.  This store specializes in guavaberry products.  This sign promotes guavaberry liqeur.

Famous in St. Maarten

Famous in St. Maarten

This is best enjoyed on St. Maarten as it is difficult to transport liquids on the airplane.   Tomorrow we leave St. Maarten and fly to St. Thomas so we did not purchase additional liquids today.

Phillipsburg is a busy port with great shopping.  We ducks loved it, but were ready to get back to our beach and pool.  The humans got a taxi and we headed back to our resort.

Feet on the sand

Feet on the sand

We loved the shopping and activities of Phillipsburg and we think you would enjoy some time here also.  Maybe some blue or canary diamonds??