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Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By Sandra
Sherry, please pray for het

I am writing this message for all of you who know our beloved Sherry. Sherry has been diagnosed with leukemia and was being taken care of in a hospice until today. She has now gone home where she...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, March 31st, 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By Sandra
Re: first trip and planning things to do

Rent a car and just get "lost" on the island for 1 or 2 days. You can find some amazing spots that way.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By Sandra
Shoco for Aruba's National bird

Please help save the Aruban Burrowing Owl, the Shoco! Send a mail to aruba.birdlife.conservation@gmail.com and say that you want to Shoco to be "Aruba's National bird". See the youtube link for some...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, February 27th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By Sandra
Re: What to expect when coming to Aruba during festivities and holidays

Sorry, but no. The supermarkets will not be open on Sunday. They will be closed on Monday as well.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 24th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,541
Posted By Sandra
Re: Cemetery Names on Caya Petronia Please?

Nr. 4 (blue wall) is the public cemetery. As far as I know it has no name.

The Protestant and the Catholic cemetery are located next to each other. If you are coming from Oranjestad the Catholic...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sandra
Re: A glimpse at a real betico croes

My father knew Betico very well, they were both teachers and as such had earned each others mutual respect. I also had the pleasure of meeting Betico a couple of times personally. He was a nice man...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, November 22nd, 2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By Sandra
Re: Natalee Halloway

Well in one of his many confessions this was one of the places he mentioned. But because he had told so many stories already no one knew which one was right.

My only hope is that it is Natalee,...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 19th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By Sandra
Re: Natalee Halloway

We won't know till next week. Extracting DNA takes time and from what I read it's difficult to get some from bones. They said they are probably able to extract it from the tooth, but still difficult....
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,506
Posted By Sandra
Re: Supermarket

I think they don't deliver deli because there is a real chance it will be out of the fridge too long and get spoiled (and they get sued).
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 24th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,181
Posted By Sandra
Re: Is this a joke?

No, this was seriously suggested by some Aruban student.

I say, while we are at it, let's also put a big Jesus statue on top of the Hooiberg. With that Aruba sign, no one will think they are in...
Forum: Aruba Safety Friday, July 2nd, 2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sandra
Re: World Cup Madness this weekend

Ah, you should the fans here in Holland. It's crazy, but good crazy...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By Sandra
Re: Aruba Kitten Rescue continues!

Very happy to hear that, Lizzardo!!! :thumbs_up

Hopefully I can get back to my island soon and when I do I will most certainly help all I can!
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 21st, 2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sandra
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Tomorrow there will be an interview on the TV here with Anita. I saw some previews, one where she says that she wished he would drop from the face of the earth.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, June 18th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sandra
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

You go TooSad!! Or was is SooSad?? Whatever! I applaud people who write such intelligent and well argumented posts...






:tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sandra
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Okay, who is willing to take a bet on when Joran will say that he confessed to the crime under cohersion?

This story ain't over yet.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sandra
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

In the news just now they said that he can be held in pre-arrest for up to 36 months before ever being brought to trial.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 3rd, 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sandra
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Yes indeed, Chili has just informed that they have Joran in custody. He will be extradited to Peru. The Peruvian police say that they have very strong forensic evidence against him (his skin under...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 20th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,775
Posted By Sandra
Re: Ritz carlton protest pictures

If you're "pro" something you are for it right? Then why set a fire to a wooden wall if you are happy RC is coming? Wouldn't it be more likely to help reconstruct the wall?
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, April 18th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Sandra
Re: A new Hotel in Town?

Unbelievable. Just goes to show that people really only care about money. No matter that the beach there is visited by local mostly and they are not waiting for some American franchise to take over...
Forum: Aruba Tales Saturday, April 17th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,339
Posted By Sandra
Re: Bicycling in Aruba

I did some biking in Aruba. If I was there now I would go through the Arikok park now that they did the entire road. Makes it so much easier. I did it when there where only rocks and sand.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 17th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Sandra
Re: Urataca Center/Best Pizza Facebook

Darn it! I really need to get back to my island. Too much fun stuff going on there without me.
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, April 17th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,304
Posted By Sandra
Re: American teenagers shop with stolen credit cards

As an Aruban with a Dutch nationality (I am damn proud of both) I take great offense to this post. First of all: the Arubans did not protect Joran van der Sloot, they did everything in their power to...
Forum: Tasty Tidbits Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,018
Posted By Sandra
Re: Papaya Hot Sauce

Yep, those are the "ketchup" bottles I saw at Super food. Haven't yet tried them.
Forum: Tasty Tidbits Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,018
Posted By Sandra
Re: Papaya Hot Sauce

They have one hotsauce made from Madame Jeanettes peppers and one made from Papaya. The Papaya is a bit milder. They come in small jars and they have a "gift" edition. Hans loves the pepper ones but...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,017
Posted By Sandra
Re: Aruba water park? Morgan' Island

Like I said, a new record. I wonder if this was a project for the sole purpose of laundering money.
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Monday, April 12th, 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,017
Posted By Sandra
Re: Aruba water park? Morgan' Island

It looked very closed to me. No cars in the parking lot, no people around anywhere. Must be a new record.
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Monday, April 12th, 2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By Sandra
Re: Arikok National Park, improvements

There are 38 of those ditches and not all of them are easy to get over. A regular car with four adults in it, will have some difficulty getting over some of them.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,539
Posted By Sandra
Re: NH...This could be big?

But at least it will take all the speculation out of this world.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,539
Posted By Sandra
Re: NH...This could be big?

I just read that the police is going to dive on the location and see what is down there.
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, March 18th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 26,583
Posted By Sandra
Re: Tiger Shark / Be Cautious

I remember about 30 years back a fisherman was attacked by a hammerhead shark. First and only time I heard of a shark attacking someone.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 17th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Hi John, yes I know those scanners and I am not planning on putting 4 at a time in a tray. That is why I am looking into a different kind of scanner (more automated) hence more expensive, hence more...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Thanks guys, that's what you get when you are born and raised there with a father who loved the island and we drove around often. He taught me a lot about the geological structure of the island as...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 15th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

No, it was the Chinese garden back in the 60ties and 70ties, when the Chinese man who lived there died it started to degrade a lot. Then in the late 80ties the park rangers took it over for a while...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 15th, 2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

That is not the same experimental garden as the one in this thread. This one is near Boca Prins. The one you mention is near jamanota mountain. I can't remember the name, but will let you know as...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

Back in the sixties and seventies this was owned by a chinese family who grew their veggies there and they were quite successful at it. Early eighties the old man died and it was not used for quite a...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 14th, 2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Sandra
Re: Chinese Vegetable Garden?

The fish were put in on purpose so they would eat the mosquito eggs, otherwise that fresh water would be one huge breeding ground for mosquito's.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,543
Posted By Sandra
Re: Caves

I have guests coming with me end of March and we'll do an island cruise so we'll check out the tunnel.
Forum: Where to Stay Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,607
Posted By Sandra
Re: BEWARE - Sunflower Villa - BEWARE

I believe this story since I have heard similar things from two dear friends who stayed there. They had some good stays there but things just got worse and worse and they also said that maintenance...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, March 6th, 2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,543
Posted By Sandra
Re: Caves

Even if there is someone collecting a fee, you can still go in for free. You can just ignore them. They have no business there collecting entrance fee because they don't "operate" the caves legally....
Forum: Aruba Safety Thursday, March 4th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,775
Posted By Sandra
Re: Another fatal accident by the RIO/Mill

Like Mafada says, there is most definitely a helmet law. Too bad the police don't really enforce it or fine someone if he drives without.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Sticky: scam warnings
Views: 9,240
Posted By Sandra
Re: scam warnings

You mean something like this?


Good day, Am Mary Grant, 29years old ,native of Scranton Pennsylvania, am
deaf and single,which i will like to meet you to be a friend (or lifelong
partner) -...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 12th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,790
Posted By Sandra
Re: Van der Sloot dies on Aruba

I feel sad for the Anita and her other sons. Not sure how I feel about Joran, I don't feel real sympathy for him. I wish them strenght and wisdom to get through this. I think this goes without...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, February 12th, 2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By Sandra
Re: The kitties made it to DC

My Mozes and Luke are the same. I found Luke in front of my gate not long after his mother was killed by a car. Mo, I found at the office. Mo has a very special color: pink. And they are both not...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sandra
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

What I find so funny about the pictures is that you see the cat searching for higher places in order to look over the snow. First on the chair lying, then on the chair sitting, then on the cabinet....
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By Sandra
Re: The Aruba News

Indeed he was thrown from the car, but he died because the car landed on him. So if he hadn't been thrown out, by wearing his seatbelt, he may still be alive. On the other side, if the car hadn't...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sandra
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Oh, not so modest. When I'm walking the dogs and someone tells me their adorable, I say "I know!" :-)
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sandra
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

gorgeous cat!!!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sandra
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Here's a thought! Maybe you can transport it to Vancouver. Seems they are in dire need of snow!
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,920
Posted By Sandra
Re: DC/Baltimore snow

Those pictures are amazing!

We had some severe weather a couple of weeks back as well. The snow turned into ice on the roads and made it impossible to drive. My usual drive home from work took me...
Forum: Tasty Tidbits Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,018
Posted By Sandra
Re: Papaya Hot Sauce

I have no idea, because it's too hot for my taste. I'll have Hans do a comparing hot sauce investigation and give you the results in March.
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