Curadise Essay

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Name: Jurian Hansen EN 110-12 Wiley Woslow Date: 19-02-2014Center of CuradiseWillemstad, Curaçao is the capital of my beautiful island called Curaçao also known as Curadise because Curaçao is a colorful paradise. Curaçao is located in the heart of the Caribbean. This small but precious island has a colorful center where you will find all sorts of people from all kind of generations, age, skin color, etc. Willemstad is the center of Curaçao that is split in two beautiful parts by a back and forward swinging bridge; on the left side they call it Punda and on the other side they call it Otrobanda.Otrobanda means in our language "the other side". Now a day's teenager's hangout in Willemstad on Friday nights to open up their weekends from a hard and long week of school. Mostly whole Willemstad is crowded with people but on Friday nights it's more a teenage night out. They go sit in front of a store called Starbucks where they will buy delicious fruit smoothies and enjoy the free Wi-Fi. Also the teenagers will hang out at the food stores located on Brionplein.Brionplein is named after a great name for Curaçao history: Pedro Luis Brion; Plein is the Dutch word for a big empty place. Brionplein is surrounded by stores of all kinds; it's great for shopping, dining, dating, or even going out with the family. The elderly love to go to the casinos on Brionplein, and there are even two casinos with both different features. Those casinos can entertain everyone that may enter those casinos.Curaçao is an amazing tourist attraction there are so many things to do on this small but yet beautiful island. But in Otrobanda you can always find tourists walking around taking pictures and buying souvenirs for their family member back where they are from. Most off these tourists love to take pictures of the bridge that separates Punda and Otrobanda or the wildly waving flag; glowing in the sun almost as if it's posing for a perfect picture.Punda and Otrobanda are separated by a beautiful colored bridge named the: "Queen Emma Floating Bridge" another name for this bridge is "Swinging Old Lady". This bridge floats over our beautiful clear blue salt water that separates Punda and Otrobanda. The bridge is made out of great wood and underneath it are 12 floating small boats that if you want you can sit on them and start fishing. Pedestrians will walk this by feet no automobiles or motorcycles are allowed. When the bridge is open to let ships from the harbor pass, pedestrians are transported free of charge by the Ponchi, a small ferry.High in the sky; shining bright as a diamond. The flag has a lot of meaning for Curaçao that's why we have a huge flag representing our colors of the island in the middle of Curadise. Another reason why it's located in Otrobanda is because of the so many tourists that visit Otrobanda so that they all can see this beautiful flag. The flag has three amazing bright colors: blue, yellow and...

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