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Look at your payment card !!

By Peter on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

A number of banks issue new debit cards with VPay instead of Maestro
Vpay is the counterpart of Maestro. Where maestro is a development of Mastercard, VPay is a development of Visa. Both are very widely supported worldwide and within Europe you can go almost anywhere with both, unfortunately VPay does not work on Bonaire and therefore you cannot withdraw cash or withdraw money at the payment machine !!

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How are you doing goat farmer Aletta?

By Peter on Friday 5 July 2019.

By necessity, Aletta, who participated in the Farmer Seek Woman program in 2013, has opened her farm to paying guests. Running a goat farm on Bonaire is not easy Selling goat cheese, self-sufficient life: that was her dream. But by necessity, she has now abandoned her original business model. You can't make it with goat cheese here, she says as she makes coffee with fresh goat milk in her outdoor kitchen ("Kabriccino", she chuckles. "My specialty. Kabritu is Papiamento for goat"). ,, On Bonaire nothing can be taken for granted.

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Ocean Oasis is the new beach club on Kings Beach.

By Peter on Monday 17 June 2019.

In the south of Bonaire towards the salt pans and next to the Esmeralda ruins it is an oasis of pure tranquility on Kings Beach. Ocean Oasis is the newest Beachclub on Bonaire. With a fantastic architecture, a completely new Beach Club has been built there. You can rent a bamboo lounger with towel, a bottle of water and a fruity salad for $ 22.50. The smile of the Beach Boys and the best view of the Caribbean Sea are free.

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Mega Hit FM

By Peter on Thursday 6 June 2019.

Mega Hit FM, Stay up to date on all activities at Dushi Boneiru and tune into MEGA Hit FM daily, the best listened station for the Dutch market. Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland has conducted a study into the effectiveness of campaigns on the radio and Mega Hit FM stands out head and shoulders above it. Mega Hit Fm is also popular at van Tweel supermarket. Via a live stream you can hear the music that can also be heard on the radio. Our favorite DJ is Bart van de Molen who daily brings us all the news from Bonaire with his morning show.

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Capitain Don local legend

By Peter on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Anyone who goes diving on Bonaire will encounter yellow stones with black text everywhere. All dive sites on Bonaire are marked with these stones and most names were invented by Don Steward aka Capitain Don an icon for diving and diving tourism on Bonaire. Captian Don first came to Bonaire in 1962 and was impressed by the underwater world of Bonaire, he started Capitain Don`s Habitat and was the founder of the National Marine Park. Captian Don went after his previously buried leg in 2014, which he lost with salvaging the Frisian raft "Sterke Yerke"

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Government warehouse

By Peter on Thursday 16 May 2019.

The food storage facility for the slaves of Bonaire Magazina di Rei still exists and is now part of a cultural park. On the way to Rincon on a hill stands a large white building on an open field around which small traditional houses are situated. The second oldest stone building on Bonaire is part of the Magazina di Rei cultural park.

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Discover the special underwater world of Bonaire without getting wet,

By Peter on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

book an hour of Class Bottom Boat Tours. During the tour you will receive expert explanation from Kim and Mark about the underwater life while you sail over the coral reef of the Marina Park and you can take beautiful underwater pictures. During the tour you will receive expert explanation from Kim and Mark about the underwater life while you sail over the coral reef of the Marina Park and you can take beautiful underwater pictures. From the harbor of Harbor Village you leave for Klein Bonaire for an hour.

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Help the donkeys on Bonaire

By Peter on Saturday 20 April 2019.

Will you please help us to care for the donkeys on Bonaire? The donkeys need your help!  Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is a small not-for-profit organization. We are totally dependent on donations and the work of volunteers. You can help the donkeys in different ways. For instance, you can make a one-time gift to us. All amounts, small or large, are very welcome! Donations can easily and securely be made online. You can also adopt a donkey, become a donor, or sponsor the donkeys through your business or firm.

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Villages on Bonaire

By Peter on Wednesday 17 April 2019.

Bonaire, with its capital city Kralendijk  and village of Rincon, was in the past  made up of six different villages: Antriol, Nikiboko, Noord Saliña, Playa, Tera Cora, and Rincon.The former villages of Antriol, Nikiboko, Noord Saliña, Playa, and Tera Cora now make up the five districts of Kralendijk. Rincon, in the north of Bonaire, remains a separate village. Every district of Kralendijk is made up of different neighborhoods. In total, the five districts of Bonaire’s capital are divided into nineteen different neighborhoods.

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Experience the adrenaline on three wheels

By Peter on Monday 15 April 2019.

On the way to Rincon next to Arawak, the Indian Style restaurant where on Sunday afternoons the locals come to enjoy local dishes and live music you will find Landsailing Adventures BonaireLand sailing is a spectacular sport. The speeds that one experiences are comparable to a sports car, with the main difference that the wind provides all the energy that is needed. Experience is not necessary, the instructors give you enough training to drift over the sand on 3 wheels. Landsailing Adventures Bonaire is open daily from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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