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Aruba, Jamaica...Oh, I want to take you

Aruba, Jamaica...Oh, I want to take you

November 2019 · 5 min read

Aruba surprises me, Every single time. It always seems to give me what I least expect. When I went this month, I didn't know that they have been in a deep drought and it was so bad that even the cactus were beginning to die. So, when you see the clouds, no fear. The locals have been doing a rain dance for a while. It's all good.

The limestone cliffs on the northern coast of Aruba have been formed over time by the thundering waves and the strength of the trade winds. Natural bridges that were landscaped over thousands of years are one of their most famed attractions. The largest one, which collapsed in the middle of the night in 2005 still draws a crowd. You can see it here Adjacent to it, the Baby Bridge, pictured here.


Yes. It could collapse again people, and, perhaps not in the middle of the night. But, go ahead, because a selfie for Steemit or Fakebook is worthy of it all. No hablas Inglés? Praat jy nie Engels nie? Tu nu vorbești engleza? Hindi ka ba nagsasalita ng ingles.

Danger Will Robinson!

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I'm not sure how many ways they can tell you to stay back. But, just like any good tourist, you know that is not meant for you. Because you know better. I watched the surf become furious and pound that same strip of rocks ten minutes later.

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The sun shines brilliantly over the island and brings out the colors of the volcanic rock, mixed with what geologists have discovered; a distinctive variety of quartz diorite only found on Aruba.


It is a well-known fact that the windward coast harbors a collection of secluded coves carved into the precipitous limestone cliffs by the angry Atlantic waters. She is not to be toyed with.



The first time I visited the island of Aruba, I was very surprised by the cactus and the dry landscape. It was a Caribbean island, after all. I expected palm trees to be waving their welcoming fronds to the tiny Dutch Island off the coast of Venezuela. Stranger than then cactus were the trees by the name of divi-divi, which tend to lean toward the southwest, dancing to the call of the tradewinds. It gives them a slightly Dr. Suess look.

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A flower. Always a flower. This flower is dedicated to #WednesdayYellow #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra. Color my world. Yes, please.


And just like that, this post is over! I want to thank you for taking the time to read. Today was a perfect day for a perfect day! I've said this before, but, when it is full and unavoidably true, it requires to be said again and again There is so much to see, so much to do and truly remarkable people to do it with. Life is good. Embrace it!

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Bon Bini Peace Labrinth. A small chapel in the middle of nowhere, a stone fence around it, If you walk around to the back of the building, you will find a Peace Garden that many never cross its path since it's not visible from the Church. You can walk along the Peace circle of just sit quietly and meditate.


Stop in and see Aruba! Tell them Denise sent you! 💖





Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.

I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,


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