Curaçao, the Handelskade

by | Oct 28, 2007 | Travel

Thankfully Curaçao is small island because the road signage is non-existent and it is nearly impossible to find a straight route anywhere! After our national parks adventure, Eric managed to get us downtown to hopefully get a shot of the iconic colored buildings in Punda.

Somehow we luckily scored the closest parking spot along the water to the famous Queen Emma Bridge on the Otrobanda side of Willemstad.


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We walked across the bridge to get a better view of the Handelskade and look around for a pharmacy.

(Background: my sister’s feet were painfully swollen from all the bug bites she received on the first day of our trip—mine would soon follow—and the nurse was nowhere to be found at the resort. Also, Benadryl was not sold at the gift shop or at nearby supermarkets, we checked.)

We finally found a botika and got ourselves stuck in Punda for several minutes while we waited for the bridge to swing close after allowing several ships to pass through. During these times, there’s a ferry service for those who can’t wait.

This nighttime shot of the Handelskade was taken during our dinner at La Bahia across the St. Annabaai in Otrobanda.

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