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Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,043
Posted By amarg
Re: SAME OLD STORY SAME RESULTS (I think)

This is a great discussion Charles (I also read your original one from last year) and I agree with what you're saying. It amazes me the effort people go to for cheap or free things and what a...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 11th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By amarg
Re: Arriving 9/12, how's the weather looking?

I checked out the link too. Thank you! It says 33 degrees and as a Canadian I'm glad it's in Celsius. That's temperature that's similar to here in Toronto in summer. We range from 29-38 and with...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Friday, September 10th, 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,227
Posted By amarg
Re: If you are thinking about buying a timeshare...

Thank you for the update. All to often I read a complaint or story on a forum that interests me and the poster never writes again to say how things turned out. It's like they vent the negative but...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, September 10th, 2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,197
Posted By amarg
Re: Rental info please...........

I have found the laid back attitude of businesses in Aruba very frustrating too. They seem to be more than just relaxed and slow at giving complete timely answers, but more like comatose. I have had...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with 13 month old

I am getting last minute stuff together for our trip and wondered if I need to bring any drops for swimmers ears or pink eye? I have never had swimmers ear and neither has my baby yet and don't know...
Forum: Polls Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,699
Posted By amarg
Re: rental and sale prices-should they be posted?

Yes I think they should always be posted. Like another member said, the other sites such as redweek, tug2net, vrbo, etc., all require that a price be listed. After an inquiry is made, the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, September 7th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

[QUOTE=charlescroes;101973]AMARG,
Excellent with one small detail. Unless I am inproperly informed, only a GSM phone can have a SIM card.

Yes only a GSM phone can have a sim card but not all...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 6th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

One last thing, if you want to use your own phone with an Aruba sim card it must work on GSM network, be an international or world phone and be unlocked. All AT and T and TMobile phones fit this...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

[QUOTE=sherry;101956]so you are saying that if i remove my sim from my phone before selling it or discarding it my info stays with me? Yes, the sim card stores your information.

how recently was...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 6th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

And, if it works, because of the sim card will I still have my same Aruban cell number???
Yes and yes. I am not sure if an explanation of unlocking a phone has ever been posted on here. In short,...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, September 5th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

I can understand not wanting to top off someone elses phone number but I don't understand why that would be the case. Sherry has explained that phone numbers of rental phones or a number not used for...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

The sim card is the little square chip that is inserted into your cell phone by your carrier. A SIM card or Subscriber Identity Module is a portable memory chip used in some models of cellular...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Hi Charles, thanks for your response to my post. I went on the link and checked out your new website. I have a couple of things I can give feedback on and hope you don't mind the criticism. However,...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with 13 month old

Haha! My iPhone auto writes words and I typed loungers and it made it into pounders. Sorry! As for the sheets, other moms on the other forum said they pack a cotton sheet for the beach and I've never...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Casa del Mar experts?

I have contacted CDM repeatedly but have not received response to some questions and wonder if anyone in this forum can help me?

What type and brand of stroller does Casa del Mar have for rent?...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,881
Posted By amarg
Re: Gifts for Arubans from Canada

Hi Sherry! I didn't mean to imply that I don't mean to tip in cash and just want to give out gifts, I do plan on giving cash tips. I wanted to put a bit of thought into giving an "extra" to a couple...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,881
Posted By amarg
Gifts for Arubans from Canada

I am traveling to Aruba for the first time on Sept 18. I have been reading on the forums that shipping to Aruba is very expensive and therefore they don't have everything we have in North America and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 30th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

By the way, I tried to read and follow this whole thread but got lost somewhere along the way. It's almost as though I am missing some posts? I am thinking there were private emails or messages sent...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 30th, 2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,757
Posted By amarg
Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

I plan on renting a phone in Aruba (contacted arubadiscountcell on the advice of friends) as I have a daughter that will be only 13 months old during our vacation. I plan on using a babysitter and...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Sunday, August 29th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,194
Posted By amarg
Aruba Sept 25-Oct 2 with 13 month old

We are staying at CDM for 2 weeks this year with our 13 month old daughter. She is very social, active (walking) and loves other children. I am wondering if anyone else will be in Aruba with a...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,517
Posted By amarg
Re: Just an observation about the Visitaruba board

I was just doing some research on our upcoming trip and came across this post. I heartily agree with it. I have been so offended by the aruba.com forum that I've been trying to figure out how to...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,449
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with my 7 month old

Thanks so much for your info. Even though you posted it for Ana, it helped me too. I have already purchased rash guards for my baby though as well as UV suits and hats that I've been using all summer...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,090
Posted By amarg
Re: aruba vacation so far

What does it mean if the shrimp are missing tails? Also, I don't eat veal, or much meat at all actually so don't understand why like beef, it can't be cooked medium rare? Please explain to a...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 13th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,090
Posted By amarg
Re: aruba vacation so far

Congratulations from me too!
I understand that you're good friends with and have been hanging with my new pal, Andrea?
Hope you gals have a blast.
By the way, forget the gym, get Andrea to do...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, August 10th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By amarg
Re: London to Aruba in September

She's taking a direct charter flight on Thomson Air which was recommended by other Brits on this forum and the other forum (aruba.com). The price was really good 648 pounds including taxes and the...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 9th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By amarg
Re: Please help first visit is in 22 days!!!!

Do I need to make reservations for any of the restaurants in Aruba? I was thinking mainly of MJ's and Wacky Wahoo who I've read great things about. What about any other places? How far in advance and...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 9th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By amarg
Re: London to Aruba in September

Yes we are well aware of the rules with liquids and what you are allowed to bring on the plane. We have both flown many times to destinations within North America and overseas.
I guess I should...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 8th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By amarg
Re: London to Aruba in September

We booked my sister's flight today from London Gatwick to Aruba (Sept 25-Oct2) with Thomsonair. It's odd, I check the flights almost daily and yesterday there were 94 seats left on the flight and...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 6th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By amarg
Re: Please help first visit is in 22 days!!!!

Hi, just in respect to Elaine's question on the discount Aruba card, is it worth it to get? I've also wondered and heard conflicting things. Some say I will get coupons at the airport and at the...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 6th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By amarg
Re: Please help first visit is in 22 days!!!!

I'm not an Aruba expert but I can give you my two cents worth according to my research and what I plan to do in September when we go for two weeks.

We are also renting a timeshare (Casa Del Mar)...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Friday, August 6th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,449
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with my 7 month old

Hi Ana, I am traveling to Aruba with my 13 month old (now 11 months) in September and have been doing lots and lots of research and joined 3 forums to get as much info as possible. I'm kind of a...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,948
Posted By amarg
Re: WiFi at Phoenix

I almost rented a the Divi as there seems to be many many units available. I am so glad now that I didn't because I need the Web! I'm sorry but I agree, it's 2010 and some of us need and expect...
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,563
Posted By amarg
Re: Black Pearl Sailing

Sherry, you give great answers and I wondered when will you be in Aruba next?
Forum: Aruba by Day and Night Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,563
Posted By amarg
Re: Black Pearl Sailing

Hi guys, I read a lot of contradictory reviews of almost everything to do with Aruba and that includes the Black Pearl. For a newbie who wants to enjoy their first trip, isn't a strong swimmer and...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,948
Posted By amarg
Re: WiFi at Phoenix

I can understand not wanting to carry a laptop and do hope for Divi customers that the situation gets resolved. I find it odd that they charge more than the other places do. Since I'm new to all this...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,948
Posted By amarg
Re: WiFi at Phoenix

I can understand you not wanting to lug a laptop too far but it appears that Setar hotspots are numerous and you may not have to lug very far. Also, how about using another smaller device like a...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,948
Posted By amarg
Re: WiFi at Phoenix

All the Divi properties have their own Wifi providers which is not Setar. You are better off buying time through Setar for $35 per week which will allow you to connect to their Wifi hotspots all...
Forum: BabySitting Services Monday, August 2nd, 2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,801
Posted By amarg
Re: Babysitter needed occassionally sept 19-oct 2

I already contacted her but unfortunately she's away until the 23rd and so available during the second week of our stay only. She did try to help me with someone else but she also is away traveling....
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,316
Posted By amarg
Re: Bad experience at Sean's Jeweler

See I didn't know any of this and appreciate the advice. I do not have any other pieces like this (I wish, lol!) so don't know how it works. I assumed home owners insurance covered it. Do I have to...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 31st, 2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,316
Posted By amarg
Re: Bad experience at Sean's Jeweler

From personal experience I can say that things like this happen all over and I can totally relate to how Janet felt.
My hubby and I went to jeweler here in Toronto, Canada almost two years ago to...
Forum: BabySitting Services Friday, July 30th, 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,801
Posted By amarg
Babysitter needed occassionally sept 19-oct 2

I am looking for a part time sitter for my 13 month old daughter during our vacation in Aruba sept 18-oct 2. The sitter must have references, CPR, first aid and some flexibility.
Please contact me...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, July 29th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with 13 month old

Sorry, haha, I cant believe I typed billboard parties. I meant bulletin board. I totally hope we meet! That would be very cool.
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, July 29th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with 13 month old

I am at CDM Sept 18-Oct 2. I read something about billboard parties?
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, July 29th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Re: Traveling with 13 month old

Thanks Sherry! Great answer. Although I think I will pack slightly less clothing, lol! I did stock up on SPF 60 sunscreen but made the mistake of getting the spray. I guess I can use it inside before...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, July 29th, 2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By amarg
Flying with baby from Canada

Does anyone know if the flight harnesses approved in the US for babies on planes are allowed to be used on Canadian flights? I am finding conflicting info online and am not sure if I should get one...
Forum: Kid's & Co. Thursday, July 29th, 2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By amarg
Traveling with 13 month old

Hi guys, when I go to Aruba in mid September for two weeks, I am taking my daughter who will be 13 months old at that time. I have been stocking up on sunscreen for her but now realize I shouldn't...
Forum: Tourist Tales Wednesday, July 21st, 2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By amarg
Re: July 6-17 Observations

Hi, thanks for your observations. We are staying at CDM for two weeks, Sept 18 to Oct 2 and it's our first visit to Aruba. Very excited of course! Why doesn't the pool stay clean all day? What are...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Rent Wednesday, July 21st, 2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By amarg
Must Do's While in Aruba

I notice that there are lots of different tours, daytrips, and activities to do while in Aruba and with different companies. I'm wondering which ones are not misses for a newbie and which are so-so?...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Friday, July 16th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By amarg
Re: Looking to Rent Week 36, 37 or 38

I've rented something, thanks for all the replies.
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 16th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By amarg
London to Aruba in September

Hi guys, my other sister, who lives in London, UK, has decided to join us for 5 to 7 days during our stay. The dates are Sept 18 to Oct 2 and since she's my other little sister and doesn't earn much...
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