|Wereda sails past Emma swing bridge|
|Jan-Willem's ketch KAAT|
|Willemstad is a very colorful town|
|Also the underwater world is very colorful|
| Click here for video: Dive Curacao|
|My guests on Wereda at Spaanse Waters|
Click this link to see the video "Bands of Curacaco": Musical Curacao
|Bettie is watching Boca Grande erupting|
In September 2009 I had a visit from Bettie and Leigh A. We sailed to Spaanse Water and anchored out there for a night. We also did a lot of sightseeing and island touring in a rental car.
During the last week of October 2009, I had a visit from Eleticia and Janusz Sz. We were sightseeing, sailing and restaurant hopping.
|Krystyna admires the reef upclose|
In December I took a plane to fly
|Krystyna touring Willemstad|
|Here with the crowned Queen of Carnival|
During the last week of February 2010, I had a visit from my sister, Krystyna and also from my high school friend's brother in-law, Tomek. My sister was glad to escape New Jersey's bitter cold. We had a lot of fun s.
norkeling and touring the Island. YouTube video: Snorkeling in Curacao
Click the slide show "My Visitors in Curacao" above right, or click VISITS to open the album and view the pictures from these visits. Also, click HERE to read Bettie and Leigh's blog about their experiences in Curacao and scroll down past the more recent events.
|Jolanta Pawlak and her art|
Click here for other videos from Curacao: "Awesome power of the Ocean" and "Beached Pilot Whale"
I have also made friends with Jolanta's parents Gabrysia and Zdzislaw, and through them met a lot more Polish people that I could ever expect on such a small piece of land as Curacao. Grazyna Murgala,MD, always working crazy hours in Willemstad’s St. Elisabeth Hospital as an obstetrician. She is always very eager to help others. I’ve met Jan Toeter, a Dutch, that speaks perfect Polish and his Polish wife Olga. (http://jantoeter.exto.org ) Before becoming a full time artist Jan had a successful building restoration and construction contractor career here and was instrumental in creation of Kura Hulanda historical complex.
Another person, met quite recently was Ludmila van der Marel. She also speaks fluent Polish among several other languages. She is a Russian and runs a very successful business and calls on Curacao for 2 to 3weeks working vacation.
Also a recent ‘discovery’ was a presence of a couple of Polish sailors, Patrycja and Mikolaj on their around the world journey on a 28’ steel sloop “YouYou” ( www.aroundtheworld.pl). Turned out they have been here since July, but made their presence known only recently, by visiting MARAVIA, Gallery in Punda and learning about them from Jolanta.
I could not omit Marlyn and Richard, entrepreneurs from Chicago.
Although neither is, nor speaks Polish but their friendship with Jolanta and her family deserves a special mention.
Click HERE for picures from this segment.