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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Culture: Aruba: The Island with Two Faces

by Shelley Seale Before I went to the Caribbean island of Aruba, part of the Dutch Antilles, I admittedly had some preconceived notions. My idea of Aruba was a place filled with American resorts, American food, American stores, and Americans themselves who spent countless hours lolling on the beaches with a Mai Tai in hand.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Culture: Curaçao: The Anti-Tourist’s Caribbean

by Shelley Seale “Just call me dushi,” reads the t-shirt in the airport shop as I arrive in Curaçao. Dushi comes from the Spanish word dulce, meaning dessert or sugar; the literal translation here is sweetie, and...

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Review: Hotel Review: Hotel Kura Hulanda, Curacao

by Shelley Seale In the far southern Caribbean Ocean, just 40 miles from the South American border, lies the hidden gem of Curaçao, an island in the Netherlands Antilles. Far less developed and explored by tourists than...

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Culture: Hotel Review: Hotel deLuxe, Portland, OR

by Shelley Seale As a teenager I was entranced by images of Jean Harlow gliding across the room in a glamorous silk-and-feather dressing gown; by Bette Davis staring down another man who was no match for her...

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