Meaning, “welcome” in Papiamento, Aruba’s creole language whose lexicon is drawn mostly from Spanish and Portuguese(60%) and from Dutch(25%). The remainder comes from West African languages and Arawak(the language the native inhabitants in Aruba spoke several hundred years ago). English, Dutch and Spanish are also spoken and that makes Aruba’s inhabitants multi-lingual. Aruba, by the way, is part of the Dutch Kingdom.
Been hearing the word a lot while here, as the Aruban’s are pretty friendly. And guess what? We got free buffet breakfast vouchers from the Front Office Manager. Why? Yesterday, I brought to the attention of the front desk that the latch of the vault on the door be tightened. I was told, it will be done within the day, but when we came back to the hotel at about 10:00 p.m. it wasn’t done. I was pretty upset and I picked up the phone to let them know I was disappointed. The F.O. Manager assured it was gonna be taken cared of early today, and offered to send us complimentary vouchers.
So, we started our day today at the hotel’s Aquarius Cafe with an American breakfast buffet.
As you can see, we must have been really contented that we were both smiling after the freebie breakfast. What can be better than that?
And for dinner? LG Smith’s Steak & Chop House.
The view from the window. A cruise ship just docked…
Arubian seafood chowder to start…
My fillet mignon with mixed vegetables and baked potatoes. I wanted to order a 22 oz. porterhouse but Frank had to stop me from ordering such a huge piece.
Frank’s fillet mignon with sauted mushroom and creamed spinach
Too happy and satisfied as you can see…
Then we went to the Crystal Casino. No such luck. At least we did stop when we needed to stop. That’s what you call control.
We just headed to Don Carlos Italian Ice Cream house, then we called it a night.
This is it for today…in My World.