Tamarind surprises your taste buds simultaneously with both sweet and sour flavors. But beyond sending your tongue into a pleasurable quandary of confusion and providing a distinctive tang to many culinary dishes, tamarind also contains a bounty of healthful benefits.
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One of Curaçao's oldest plantation houses has been brilliantly restored to host a thoroughly modern museum dedicated to the island's rural past and natural history.
Nestled deep within the cliffs of a low limestone escarpment on Curaçao’s north coast are the Hato Caves. A visit to this subterranean world is like a trip back in time.
Echoes of the past now resonate loud and clear where aspirations of freedom were once reduced to hushed tones and secret drumbeats. Welcome to Museo Tula at Landhuis Kenepa.
A tiny fire illuminates dancers secretly moving to an ancient African beat. The rhythm comes from beating sticks on two calabash halves placed facedown in a tub of water, a bastel. The sound is softer than a drum; drums are forbidden. Quickly, the bastel is dismantled… someone is coming.
The geological past and present of Curaçao rely on coral. Its ecological and economic survival depend on it as well.
As an Antillean by blood, I constantly crave heat. And it’s not enough to merely feel the tropical sun on my bare skin. I need to consume heat. When I return to the Caribbean, I don’t feel completely at home until I’ve burned both the tip of my nose and the tip of my tongue. This might explain my addiction to pika.
Stroll the streets of Punda, Otrobanda, and Scharloo and you’ll see the heart of Willemstad has a lot to offer, from fine shopping and dining to magnificent architectural landmarks and museums. Most shops remain open all day long, while sunny terraces beckon invitingly for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.