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Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 24th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Skype?

I was just able to use it while at Casa del Mar. There is a free wifi signal from Matthew's restaurant and our patio was a straight shot. We were able to talk to the kids and grandkids several times...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks! (And for sure!!:wink_smil)
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks Elaine! We have to do two weeks to justify airfare. Reports say the beach looks good but will know for sure very soon.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 29th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks Ruba! Ready for the big chill, for sure. Just hope Wendy can stand being away from the grandkids for two weeks!:thinking:
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 29th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Hmmmmnn? Let's see. Today is Wednesday and we depart on Sunday. One week at Occidental and one week at CDM. Glad I bought airfare months ago. :wink_smil
As it is, I watched the price creep upwards...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,827
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: A vs C

Spent a week at Breezes Curacao a few years ago. Curacao has a different vibe, for sure. More Euro-feeling, higher crime rate with risky areas and it is not wise to be walking around at night....
Forum: Where have you been? Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,161
Posted By Dogwriter
Riviera Maya

Just returned from our fourth trip to the Riviera May and second visit to the Royal Playa del Carmen. An incredible trip to a five star all-inclusive, on the beach and steps from the famous 5th...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Monday, September 13th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 743
Posted By Dogwriter
Two rooms: Occidental week 27?

Two couples looking for a good price on two rooms at Occidental July 3-9.(Six nights)
We own week 28 at CDM and want to go to the Occidental prior to moving to our TS.
Last year, we went to the...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,748
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Sherry is correct. Most SIM cards come with an expiration date that has to be reactivated on time. That's why we get a new one each year. There are anecdotals about cards being used each year, but I...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,748
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

If your cell phone is "unlocked" from the network, you can remove the SIM card and replace it with one for Aruba. The SIM is beneath the battery. I bought a cheap, unlocked, quadband and just use it...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,748
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Last year, we brought an unlocked cell to Aruba and had reserved a $20.00 SIM card from arubafastphones. Went to the kiosk and Iris loaded the phone. This year, we reserved a $20.00 card and Iris...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: For those who care to read.

Great! Will be watching.
Forum: Polls Monday, August 23rd, 2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,689
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

Post prices and "asking" prices. Saves everyone time and needless emails.
Forum: Tourist Tales Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: July 6-17 Observations

We love CDM. We bought room 1203 a few years ago and we are very pleased, except for the big pool. It seems to be an issue with many folks. They clean it every morning, but it gets pretty cloudy by...
Forum: Tourist Tales Wednesday, July 21st, 2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: July 6-17 Observations

Thanks Sherry!
I wonder what he had done, but, I wonder MORE how they got him quiet?
People were complaining that he was scaring their kids and the flight crew said that he would quiet down. He...
Forum: Tourist Tales Wednesday, July 21st, 2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By Dogwriter
July 6-17 Observations

Just Back:Highlights
Back from Divi and CDM on Saturday night. Had a great time, as usual.
Observations/Highlights:
There was a screaming fugitive in the last seat of the plane going down. He was...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 3rd, 2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: A BETTER CLASS OF TOURISTS?? naaahhh

I don't think adding a high-end resort is bad in itself. As stated, it can only add a few more guests and will provide a few more jobs. What would be unfortunate, would be seeing the island evolve...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: A BETTER CLASS OF TOURISTS?? naaahhh

There is much truth in Charles' words. But, Aruba and all of us should be careful. There are many Caribbean destinations that have already priced themselves into the "ilk-only" price range....
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Cell Phone ????

Hooray,
Reserved my SIM from arubafastphones, got our number and it will be delivered to the Divi when we arrive. Makes it so easy to keep in touch.
Thanks Charles!
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, June 29th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Cell Phone ????

Thanks Charles, I sent a message through the website but didn't get a reply. We'll see what happens.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thanks Ruba! Will report back, for sure.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

A week from tomorrow for us, finally!!:shades_sm:thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 28th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Cell Phone ????

Thanks Charles,
Last year I reserved one and it was waiting for me at the kiosk, which is no longer at the airport. How do I reserve one to be delivered to the Divi?
Thanks.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Cell Phone ????

Charles,
Is the Primo Card that you can buy everywhere a SIM Card or a phone card, used in pay phones? Last year, we got a $20.00 SIM at the airport from Aruba Fastphones and need a new one this...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, June 17th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Have a great time! We don't leave for 18 days. You will have to pose at the webcam alone!:wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 52,674
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Aw shucks. It was just getting good. She obviously never read any responses. She just kept "blaming." Love a real debate as there is always truth in both sides. This wasn't to stir conversation, but...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 52,674
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

Are you outraged that the money that funded the trip came from the United States?
Are you outraged that many felons, worldwide, become repeat offenders?
Shame on every country in the world for not...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 52,674
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

How sad this person's first post ever, re-hashes old biases.
How sad that Arubans cannot convict someone of murder without a body or witnesses.
How sad that the money that funded his Peru murder,...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 14th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 52,674
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Vandersloot wanted in Peru

The family doesn't blame the Feds for letting him slip away from their own investigation. They blame Aruba! The Aruban authorities said it was an American investigation and their call for making an...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, May 28th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Thirty nine days. But who is counting?:confused_:wink_smil
Forum: Where have you been? Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Ocean Maya, Playa del Carmen 4/2010

Thanks roshone. Glad to help. While Aruba has a "something" factor that makes it our real vacation home, we find the Riviera Maya interesting and fun. Lots to do if so inclined, with ruins and...
Forum: Where have you been? Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Ocean Maya, Playa del Carmen 4/2010

The first place was in Puerto Aventuras. Sunscape, which is now Dreams was very nice. Small beach but a short stroll to the little town with a marine park and nice harbor. The next place, was The...
Forum: Where have you been? Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Ocean Maya, Playa del Carmen 4/2010

Riviera Maya hotels, México, Ocean Maya - H10 Hotels (http://h10hotels.com/en/hotel/riviera-maya-hotels/ocean-maya.html)

Sherry,
I would give the regular level, a six and the Maya Deluxe an 8....
Forum: Where have you been? Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,568
Posted By Dogwriter
Ocean Maya, Playa del Carmen 4/2010

The Ocean Maya is a resort which has come up with a way to keep its regular visitors while adding an enticement to attract slightly bigger spenders. Traditionally, a moderate resort, they have...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, January 31st, 2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,944
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: The Aruba News

Great Job! Looking forward to more.:thumbs_up
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, January 28th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,226
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: "The Aruba Times"Newspaper

I'm in as well. Thanks
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 11th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: El Gaucho & Driftwood Reservations

Went to Driftwood without a reservation on July 5 and got a table right away. However, it was early and before we left, the place was packed. So, it is a crapshoot, I guess.
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 23rd, 2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,311
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Aruba!!! Here we come!!!!!

Can't imagine what you mean by that.:wink_smil Just thinking that we too, have a long wait until our next visit.:sick:
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, July 23rd, 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,311
Posted By Dogwriter
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Just Returned.

Exactly. You have to know that Tortuga is there. Our first night, we were snooping around and the waitress showed us the Early Bird Menu. $19.95 per person. Wow! One of the best meals ever....
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 19th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Just Returned.

The beach between the jetties at CDM is still a little rough and narrow. Two levels: above the rocks and below the rocks. Entry was fine. As you walk north, the beach widened nicely. We loved going...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 19th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By Dogwriter
Just Returned.

Back from two amazing weeks at CDM. Saw lots of weather, ate too much good food and discovered Aruba's own rum.:wink_smil The rum won.
Walt
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Oh Elaine, just look for the hut with all the guys hanging around.:embaresse
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

Ya think? And they even took your Yum-Yum sign!:wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

For sure. In case I can't find it, is it the one with the red lantern hanging from it?:wink_smil
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 574,389
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

One week from today! Phew!
Forum: Aruba Restaurant Reviews Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 106,150
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: cooks restaurant

Shucks! Hoping for July. Maybe next year.
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,677
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

I pretty much agree, except our stay at the Occidental was a little more positive. Drinks alone can get really expensive and a drink plan, which we used at the Ren one year, was a good deal. Deciding...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,677
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

Know yourself. Some folks love the ease of A-I. RIU and Occidental are in the style you find all over the Caribbean and Mexico. Divi and Tam are more Spartan. You do not have to go A-I in Aruba, but...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 21st, 2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,677
Posted By Dogwriter
Re: Is all-inclusive the way to go??

Ask yourself if, on your honeymoon, you want a kitchen, shopping and cooking. If not, all-inclusive works well. Probably will have plenty of time for those chores when you get home.
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