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Home. It is a word that means the same to most: a place where you live permanently. To me it has different meanings. St. Maarten is my home in the most traditional meaning of the word but when used referring to Curaçao, it means where I am from, where my family is and where my roots are. “Mi dushi Korsou” or my sweet Curaçao is a magical place full of culture, history and beauty and I am honored to have come from its land.

I had the chance to drop by Curaçao to see my family a few weeks ago. It is a trip I try to make at least twice every year. Each trip home used to be the same: visit mama and papa, see some friends and family, drive by places I used to frequent when I still used to live there and of course stuff my face with all the delicious food I miss while living away. I decided that this trip should be different. After all, I am different now. I realize that I hate routines. Routines to me are lethal. This trip I wanted to explore and see places I haven’t seen in years or ever and accompanied by dear friends I did exactly that. This is Curaçao Unknown.

Rusty canon at Fort Beekenburg, Caracasbaai

Rusty canon at Fort Beekenburg, Caracasbaai pointing at enemies of the past


Inside Fort Beekenburg

Inside fortress Fort Beekenburg


The view from atop Fortress Beekenburg with the ruins of the old Beekenburg quarantine house in the background


Rusty shackles

Rusty shackles


Doorway to ancient times

Doorway to ancient times


Walking away from the past.

Walking away from the past. In the background 18th century quarantine station at Fort Bekeenburg in Caracasbaai where seamen coming in on diseased ships were quarantined


Inside Fort Beekenburg’s quarantine station


Ride to rugged terrain

Ride to rugged terrain


A walk on the rocks at dawn

A walk on the rocks at dawn at fishing village Playa Canoa


Sunrise at Playa Canoa, Curaçao

Sunrise at Playa Canoa, Curaçao


New day at Playa Canoa

New day at Playa Canoa


Abandoned vacation home on the North side fishing village of Playa Canoa

Abandoned vacation home on the North side fishing village of Playa Canoa


Guard pup

Guard pup at dive shop in Caracasbaai


Awaiting fresh bread at one of the island's best bakeries

Awaiting freshly baked bread 


A rusty Panamanian oil platform resembling a Decepticon

A rusty Panamanian oil platform resembling a Decepticon

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