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Forum: Aruba in General Monday, November 25th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,427
Posted By Helmut
Avoid Amigo Car Rental

Just a heads up folks, I wanted to share my November car rental experience. I rented from Amigo Car rental at the airport from 11/8 and returned on 11/18, for the second year in a row when I arrived...
Forum: Polls Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,671
Posted By Helmut
Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

It's actually a very simple answer. When you go to buy or rent anything, does price factor into your decision when you know exactly what you want? It's called market supply meets market demand. Some...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, November 12th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,594
Posted By Helmut
Restaurant Coupon

I just received my annual Texas De Brazil coupon. Private Message me if you would like me to forward. Good until 12/12/10. Buy one dinner get one complimentary.:party:
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, October 16th, 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By Helmut
Re: Aruba is an arid island??/

Weather is an ever changing phenomenon. The last month is evidence of this. Remember: We all belong to mother nature...........
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 8th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,590
Posted By Helmut
Re: Paying More at Payless Car Rental

Nope, it's cheaper than taking taxis. I just try and stay off the main roadway, it's like a drag strip. I don't even like crossing over it. I stay on the road along Eagle beach, slower speeds.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 8th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,590
Posted By Helmut
Re: Paying More at Payless Car Rental

Generally for a week my rule of thumb is $155 to 165 for a compact.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, February 25th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,418
Posted By Helmut
Re: if you are a member of facebook, please read this about the ritz

Sherry, This is what I enjoy most about this posting board. The ability to speak out against something unneeded like the Hotel without having your post being censored or shifted over into some...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,159
Posted By Helmut
Re: 2 Ritz properties closing

Good luck finding any source of financing in today's economy in Aruba or any location otherwise for new retail/commercial construction. Plenty of grand ideas out there but no backers.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,033
Posted By Helmut
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 19th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,087
Posted By Helmut
Re: New Zero Tolerance rule for drinking and driving

OK, You're all right, the ATA website wouldn't be the site for awareness on this issue. But, anyone should be able to visit the Polis website and have any new initiatives clearly spelled out for...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, January 18th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,087
Posted By Helmut
Re: New Zero Tolerance rule for drinking and driving

Wouldn't you think the ATA would make visitors more aware of this"zero tolerance policy" by posting on it on their website and making the ground rules clear for all?
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, December 15th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,591
Posted By Helmut
Re: More Troubles at the Aruban Resort?

Anytime you purchase a timeshare you're exposed to these type of events. Everything from ballooning maintenance fees to total mismanagement. Once they've got you on the hook you're behind the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 19th, 2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By Helmut
Re: We can STAY LONGER

Just make sure you bring your checkbook!:tounge_sm:tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 12th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,574
Posted By Helmut
Restaurant Coupon

Hello,
To anyone that will be in Aruba before 12/12/2009, I received a coupon today for my birthday from Texas DeBrazil for a buy one dinner, get the second one complimentary. I went in...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 12th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,708
Posted By Helmut
Re: Credit Card Fraud

Traveler's Checks and cash will bring no worries, just minimize credit card use:thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, November 12th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,705
Posted By Helmut
Re: New Shopping Center

The development of that Paseo Herencia mall is ultimately going to have a crippling effect on the downtown area. Poor planning, just a scramble for tourist dollars without considering the far...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, November 4th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,708
Posted By Helmut
Re: Credit Card Fraud

I called American Express to notify them and they told me it was not necessary. They explained they use some type of system that tracks your spending.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By Helmut
Re: Ling & Sons

I've done it for six years in a row with no problems. Another popular misconception out there is that you cannot bring liquids through a TSA security checkpoint, you can in 3 OZ containers, as many...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By Helmut
Re: Ling & Sons

I bubble wrap and then place two each in large tupperware containers to absorb impact. Never had any problems. Just watch the weight.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Helmut
Re: Passing through Aruban Customs upon Arrival

That's what I've heard as well.:thumbs_do
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 13th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Helmut
Re: Passing through Aruban Customs upon Arrival

I hand carry it on from the duty-free shop every year. The TSA screeners never asked what was in my 3 OZ containers in my ziplock bag. I asked the stewardess for a V8 when the drink cart came around,...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, October 12th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Helmut
Re: Passing through Aruban Customs upon Arrival

Hello Tom, I only had the allowable one litre per person in the duty free bag I bought in Miami, the remaining 6-1.75 litres I had packed in my 4 checked bags. I also noticed when leaving Aruba this...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, October 11th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Helmut
Passing through Aruban Customs upon Arrival

Passing through Aruban Customs this year went well, I had heard some rumbling about searching bags but encountered no problems. They asked if we had anything to declare and I held up my bag from...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,861
Posted By Helmut
Re: Ling & Sons

I brought down 6 bubble wrapped 1.75 liter plastic bottles of alcohol in checked luggage two weeks ago, no problem I saved $ 145 dollars after doing the math. Also, entering through Aruban customs we...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 24th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,886
Posted By Helmut
Re: Best "special" Ever!!!

I've had the dinner specials the last few nights at the French Steakhouse and the Chalet Suisse, they were both pretty good values for the portions.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 16th, 2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,456
Posted By Helmut
Re: Hotel in Aruba offers 'Conception Credit' to amorous couples

Business must be getting slow down there too.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 28th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,830
Posted By Helmut
Re: One Happy Island....but for who????

Abuse of animals is unacceptable, however, one may wish to examine the human condition, which seems to be deteriorating rapidly.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 25th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,261
Posted By Helmut
Re: Rhode island reunion

I used to love that old bumper sticker "in Rhode Island drunk drivers get court":tounge_sm:tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,675
Posted By Helmut
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

I enjoyed the Hotel itself immensely as well as the different bars. I would return again but rent from someone who had non-mandatory A/I, I just didn't enjoy the food, but my second week was at Costa...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,675
Posted By Helmut
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

Dining out is a pretty subjective experience. But IMHO, I stayed at the Accidental a few years ago and had to get the mandatory A/I. As someone who dines out around 4 nights a week all year I found...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 24th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By Helmut
Re: Bringing meat from U.S.A.

Every year I bring a pack of my favorite Deutschmacher Hot Dogs. I put them in my checked luggage frozen and take them out when I get to my room. They don't sell these on the Island and they taste...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Helmut
Re: RCI question

It can vary Ralf, the tough part for me is I needed a Fri to Fri which brought up a limited selection. If you can settle for a Sat to Sat, the selection would probably be better. I think calling...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Helmut
Re: RCI question

The biggest challenge I always face with Interval, is when I go to redeem the week in Aruba the only exchange that seems to come up is LaCabana in a studio or one bedroom or Paradise Villas.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 16th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,843
Posted By Helmut
Re: Renting cell phone

I believe you can also buy them at the Setar stores as well as at the airport arrivals. The phone must be unlocked, the way to tell is to insert someone elses Sim card from another network into your...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 9th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By Helmut
Re: Has Anyone Purchased and used a Sim Card?

Thanks for the info!:thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By Helmut
Re: Has Anyone Purchased and used a Sim Card?

Have you been spending too much time in the Red Parrot down there? I said "has anyone purchased and used a Sim card". BTW, how's that new road running from the Cemetary to the Gut working out?
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By Helmut
Question Has Anyone Purchased and used a Sim Card?

Has anyone ever purchased and used a Sim card in Aruba? I was wondering what your experiences may have been.:phone:
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

When they ask if I have anything to declare I always reply, " yes, I'm happy to be here":tounge_sm
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

I say bubble wrap it and pack it up Karin! The cost of booze down there is 30-40% more expensive than in Ma. I also think the way the economy is going in the US they'll be happy just to have the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

Good explanation Sherry!

QUOTE=sherry;88195]rd, the problem is that if you bring in over the limit, aruba has the right to 'tax' you on it. it is not a cheap tax. for many years they didn't...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

I guess what the question is, is can they check your "checked luggage" for alcohol and try to apply a duty tax to it. It is understood visitors passing through arrival customs are allowed 1 Litre per...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

You're right, quite possibly there could be drug issues as well, coming into the country.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

I've brought it in for years in checked luggage with no questions asked, it would appear they're now looking for the scratch. This condition will only worsen as Tourism dramatically declines.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Re: Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

Thank-You!:thumbs_up

QUOTE=lynnen;88157]When we went through in Feb we just got a wave! Actually the customs agents were standing around talking and didn't stop anyone.[/QUOTE]
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,747
Posted By Helmut
Arrival-Bringing Alcohol Through Aruba Customs

Has anyone recently brought alcohol into Aruba through customs in their checked luggage? There seems to be some rumblings about Customs officials checking luggage this year(carry-on and checked). I...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By Helmut
Re: Volume Of Postings

Easy, Easy, Whew! I figured the decrease in the volume of postings could be directly attributable to the economy and less travel, not really anything to do with the content of this bulletin board....
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, March 30th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By Helmut
Volume Of Postings

Is it my imagination or does it seem the volume of postings on this board seem to have decreased in the last year?
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, March 27th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,898
Posted By Helmut
Best Place to Buy Sim Cards

Hello,
Has anyone puchased any sim cards when in Aruba? How was the rate calling back to the US per minute(I know most incoming are free)? This year I'm going to be using my unlocked...
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Saturday, March 7th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,989
Posted By Helmut
Any Recommendations?

Year after year I enjoy the restaurants in Aruba, but every menu is seemingly dominated by beef and/or seafood. Could you recommend any restaurants that offer any lighter chicken dishes. Thanks
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