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Old Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, 06:47 PM
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We will arrive 1/6 for (7) days. Looking for advice on whether to purchase liquor at the airport, or to wait and buy at the grocery store. Also, any tips on food, ie coffee, meat, seafood at Ling's and/or Kongs.
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unless something has happened to change things, the stand at the airport in aruba is closed. you might want to purchase liquor in the duty free in the states or, depending on how much you need, wait to purchase at lings which really does have a pretty decent selection. it will not be as cheap but for me, a lot easier than carrying breakables with me.

we fell in love with a wonderful coffee in aruba. it's duie egbert aroma rood. they also have a half caffeine that is really excellent. one of the few things we bring with us are our own coffee filters since they weigh nothing. btw, we had always complimented the coffee at the hilton casino in atlantic city. in october as we were sitting there with a few people and again commenting on the coffee, we looked into the beverage area of the restaurant and saw they were serving duie egbert pods.

we love the deli at lings. they have small packages plus slice to order. the unusual cheeses are our favorites. their fresh bread is excellent for a grocery store. we have tried 5 or 6 different types and all were above average. ironically, in the early days of our visits to aruba (1990) our two comlaints were the horrible bread and coffee that was served.

i personally know little about meats and seafood since i honestly can say i never cook more than toast or a bagel. i do enough of that at home.

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We will arrive 1/6 for (7) days. Looking for advice on whether to purchase liquor at the airport, or to wait and buy at the grocery store. Also, any tips on food, ie coffee, meat, seafood at Ling's and/or Kongs.
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There was a time (long ago) when there were very few grocery stores, but now we have everything at Ling's or Kong's. I buy everything there. The meat selection is wonderful as is the deli. The seafood is delicious---different from New England, but marvelous. The pastries are decadent----hard to choose which will be the choice of the day. I buy liquor and beer at Ling's. I am accustomed to low prices in New Hampshire but I find the prices for liquor and beer fair at Ling's. I usually bring packets of oatmeal and my favorite English muffins from home. Enjoy
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Great tips, thank you so much for taking the time to post a reply. I can't wait to get back on the island!
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please remember to tell us about your trip and give any suggestions when you get home. be safe and have fun!

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I will be arriving in Aruba on April 30th. I did not realize during booking but this day is a holiday as well as May 1st for the Queen's birthday. Does anyone know if I will be able to have Ling & Sons deliver on either of those days or if the grocery stores will even be open during those days?
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