Curacao is 28 miles off the coast of Venezuela. In other words, it is about as far as you can go and still be in the Caribbean. Curacao was formerly a Dutch colony and officially became a country in 2010 within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The famous street scene in Willemstad (the capital) and its coloured buildings is a UNESCO site.
Food can be quite expensive, especially if you are Canadian. With a dollar devalued by about 30% as compared to the US dollar, the costs mount very quickly. Two reasonable breakfast orders at Denny's would be approximately 60 guilders and would convert to 33 US dollars and when converted once again to Canadian currency - the final cost for breakfast for two - $47 CAD. A far cry from the $6.00 breakfast at the local diner.
The photo below is the Floating Market. Vendors travel by boat from Venezuela to sell various fruits and vegetables. The prices are very good and you can purchase several large bags of fruits and vegetables for $10-15.
I did note the apples were from the US and the garlic from China ... hmmm.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly