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09 March 2010

An Other Pirate's Island

Our next stop in search of the places, where we could "meet" pirates, is Curaçao, a little island in the same region, Caribbean sea. We visited island Tortuga and Port Royal in my previous posts. Those were the "capitals". This island was not very good for life because there were problems with potable water. That is why Spanish did not want to leave here.

Next come Dutchmen on the island. And you can understand it, if you look once on the photo of Willemstad. Very happy colors, mmm?

Кюрасао, Нидерландские Антилы
«Кюрасао, Нидерландские Антилы» на Яндекс.Фотках

The island was rich in that period, and the pirates liked to visit it to change or sell their merchandise. By the way, guess, part of what country is this island today? If you do not remember, it is about 80 km distant from Venezuela. Here (Wikipedia)

The answer is "is one of five island territories of the Netherlands Antilles, and as such, is a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands." ;-)))

And here is a very interesting "tourist guide" for those who wants to go there the first time.

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