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    Italy’s Secret Paradise! Elba Island. Great Hikes, Amazing Food And Beautiful Beaches.
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    Italy’s Secret Paradise! Elba Island. Great Hikes, Amazing Food And Beautiful Beaches.

    January 16, 2020

    good morning from Elba Island I think I
    found one of my happy places I’m pretty excited I want to see these bunkers
    a hidden gem this is crazy history and beauty our AirBnB meh not so good I’m here a
    Cavoli Beach It’s called Capo D’Enfola We’re at Scaglieri Beach It’s called the ocean that’s why it’s salty I found I guess my happier spot if that’s possible don’t tell anyone though
    gotta keep it quiet it’s our place shhhh! Come on let’s go! [Music] when you think of Italy what comes to mind
    Florence Rome Venice and many other popular places my family who lives in
    Florence told us to visit those places but then they said Marco you have to go
    to Elba Island I’ve never heard of this place have you? man we’re sure glad we went and
    this is why good morning from Elba Island this is our view from our place
    we’re staying at and if didn’t have this view this place would be meh and I’m still kind
    of mad but this view is spectacular look at all the sailboats down there
    history is a big part of Elba Island Napoleon was exiled here it was also
    used as a German military base in World War two and today we’re gonna go see
    some of those ruins with the World War two bunkers we’re doing a hike today
    it’s called Capo D’Enfola it has old World War two German bunkers
    so we’re gonna see some of those I’m pretty excited I want to see these
    bunkers I’m a world war ii kind of buff so I know I’m like meh I just want to hike watch she’ll like them better than me [music] is this ever beautiful it’s not a hard hike but wow is it
    ever stunning you’re rewarded oh yeah not much effort no wonder they built a bunker up here there’s nice beautiful view Elba is such a hidden gem in Italy yeah not a lot of people go here it’s not
    that busy and there’s amazing things to do here and beautiful water yeah don’t
    tell anyone though got to keep it quiet it’s our place Jaden’s been asking me about tanks and world war two and if Germans had better tanks and they did
    they take about ten American tanks to kill one tiger tank because they were so
    well armored and well equipped and our tanks are just faster weaker Armour and
    weaker guns but don’t quote me on that but that’s my knowledge gotta
    check my facts you always get things wrong but I think that’s right right Jaden? get you’re face in there. there you go. [music] well we are at our first bunker or only bunker but we’re here this is crazy they hid in here look at this this is crazy
    you found the way out they would’ve had lights in here they would have power did they? how?
    running along the top there this is creepy and we’re out we found another bunker this is bunker bister busters let’s go in this is crazy you guys ever been in a bunker before oh my god look at this this is a maze this is probably where they kept the shells ok lets not get lost in here how can you get lost this the way out love this hike history and
    beauty I think the Germans just built a bunker up here so they could have this
    view [music] one thing Alba island isn’t short on
    is amazing beaches we basically got them all to ourselves check it out I think I found one of my happy places Cavoli beach oh my god
    it’s so beautiful here I never want to leave I think I’m just going to move here
    and it’s going to be my home there’s like this calm beautiful beach down below a
    beautiful hillside with lush green and then this aqua blue water is unreal we’re at scaglieri beach in ah biodola we got lucky we got chairs right up at
    the front beach and there’s not many people here is really awesome
    I’d recommend coming to this beach this is good this is ranked I think seventh out
    of ten but I’ve been to a Cavoli beach it’s really busy this one is big
    beautiful I picked this beach I’m at another Beach today I found I guess my happier spot if that’s possible I said I was in my happy place
    but I found an even more happy place for a beach
    this is Biodoli or ba doli beach and the sand is so fine it’s like
    it’s like flower or brown sugar and it’s even more beautiful which is actually
    hard to imagine I would say this is one of the most beautiful beaches that
    I’ve been to probably ever I’m stuck you’re stuck we’re just going to leave you here then a bye bye bye bye ciao this is amazing Elbe Island is one of the most beautiful
    places in the world you should go and oh yeah don’t forget to subscribe and hit
    that like button [music] how’s your pizza? really good! it’s a different style
    of Pizza isn’t it? it’s called puccini or something it’s made with chickpea flour it’s called square pizza what do you got there I got yogurt, nutella, smarties and chocolate he likes that ice cream oh my god
    let’s go good morning I’m working out well actually I’m not she is I still got my pajamas on
    I wont show you the rest because ah I’m all tanned

    Chania 4K: Top Beaches & Sights of Akrotiri Crete – Travel Guide | Drone Ακρωτήρι
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    Chania 4K: Top Beaches & Sights of Akrotiri Crete – Travel Guide | Drone Ακρωτήρι

    January 14, 2020

    This part of greek land will steal your heart. A multicultural crossroad of civilizations. The kingdom of blue skies, shiny rocks, bright sun and crystal water. Akrotiri Chania – Crete. Just beyond the town of Chania, and it’s airport in Akrotiri Peninsula, you will find traditional villages and the famous beaches of Marathi, Seitan limania, Kalathas, Stavros, loutraki & Maherida nearby beaches number one: Marathi beach Marathi a popular resource east of Chania which hosts 2 beautiful beaches with fine sand & shallow calm water. Well protected from the wind and well organized with amenities. number two: Kalathas beach. A beautiful beach in a
    natural Bay at the Cape Akrotiri Windy and ideal for water sports. Opposite Kalathas there is a small island easily reached by swimming Number three: Stavros Beach Stavros is a seaside village with the characteristic steep, camel-shaped Mountain, famous from the film Zorba the Greek, were Anthony Queen dances the famous Syrtaki dance number four: Seitan Limania Beach Seitan Limania is 22 km northeast of Chania, a tiny fantastic beach with deep Azure waters at the wild landscape. Enjoy diving and snorkeling number five: Loutraki beach A very nice quiet beach with clear shallow waters suitable for children. It is well-organized. Number six: Maherida Beach. Stunning little beach with white sand and turquoise water surrounded by sharp rocks. Not organized, the secluded beach of Maherida attracts mainly nudists. number seven: Tersanas beach The calm water combined with the proximity to the touristic facilities makes Tersanas ideal for family holidays Accommodation Skandalis Traditional Suites (chorafakia). The area is quite developed and a popular destination for holidays Creteview Luxury Villas (Loutraki). A variety of accommodation choices will meet all of your criteria, ** Villa Imperial (Marathi) from luxury suites to all-inclusive units or hospitable apartments and rooms ** Casa Manolesos (Kalathas) Chorafakia, Kounoupidiana, Marathi, Tersanas, Loutraki & Stavros are the main villages of Akrotiri Cretan Cuisine The traditional cuisine of Crete is famous worldwide
    ** Almyriki Restaurant (Stavros) Olive oil is the cornerstone of the cretan diet and the secret of the longevity of cretan people ** Skalakia (Kalathas) Artistic creations Like this video. Write a comment. Share! Runnismos Travel Guru
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    Cooking Tips : How to Pan Fry Orange Roughy Fish
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    Cooking Tips : How to Pan Fry Orange Roughy Fish

    January 14, 2020

    To pan-fry Orange Roughy fish, first start
    off with a pan set to medium-high heat, with a little bit of oil at the bottom of the pan.
    Next, salt the Orange Roughy, and add any seasonings that you would like to it. From
    here, place your Orange Roughy into the pan, laying it away from you so that the oil does
    not splatter on you.
    Next, you don’t want to move the Orange Roughy at all, or it will flake away. So let it cook
    about 3 to 5 minutes or until it gets a nice brown crust on it. And that is how you pan-fry
    Orange Roughy.

    Elafonisos paradise island, Greece 4K | Best beaches and places – Travel Guide
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    Elafonisos paradise island, Greece 4K | Best beaches and places – Travel Guide

    January 14, 2020

    Peloponnese – Greece The place to be There are some places
    Algunos lugares Elafonisos island
    Southern Peloponnese That you will remember forever
    para siempre A strip that resembles a path to heaven… Beauty
    belleza blue experiences
    experiencias This summer a paradise waits for you sweet melodies
    deep feelings sentimientos 323 kilometers south of Athens Elafonisos village making you wanna return
    volver again and again Tasty Greek cuisine Freedom
    Libertad – Freiheit Elafonisos
    your secret blue paradise paraiso azul I love to travel Love is waiting for you this summer
    este verano Simos Camping Beach
    Sarakiniko in Greece
    en Grecia – στην Ελλάδα Natura 2000. Elafonisos has a wealth of flora and fauna which is confirmed by its inclusion to the European network of protectes areas. Let the picture reveal all those things the words cannot describe… There are some places you will never forget! Have you ever dreamt of the amazing colors of nature, coral and emerald shades with gold and white grains of sand? sand dunes Relaxation Elafonisos is your hidden Paradise Adventure Panagia beach Are you ready to experience this? Authentic Lefki beach crystal blue water Let’s go on an adventure! The only trip you will regret is the one you don’t take “To travel is to take a journey into yourself”
    – Danny Kaye Erotic Small simos beach Ten minutes transit time by ferry from Punta Tiny island
    immense beauty mythical greek blue exotic best choice This summer will be the best of your life! all in your hands passionate alternative Elafonisos waits for you
    this summer! romantic Elafonisos,
    your new favorite destination Like this video, tell us your opinion, write a comment. Share! Runnismos Travel Guru
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    Falasarna exotic beach, Crete island – Greece travel guide | Everything you need to know
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    Falasarna exotic beach, Crete island – Greece travel guide | Everything you need to know

    January 13, 2020

    One of the top 5 beaches of Crete island! Falasarna beach, Chania – Greece Exotic Greek summer Free forever! Chania – Falasarna: 58 km and you are in Paradise! This nearby excursion will take you to a tropical destination… Endless Greek blue It’s summer time! Falasarna beach: 3 kilometers long! White sand between your toes, emerald water and magical sunsets. Endless beauty at one of the most stunning beaches of the Mediterranean! Falasarna village: North of the village you can find Ancient Falasarna ruins relaxed summer moments The only trip you will regret is the one you don’t take! Falasarna beach
    Chania – Crete Like this video. Tell us your opinion, write a comment. share! Runnismos Travel Guru
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    Chalkidiki TOP beaches: Ammouliani island, Ouranoupoli, Drenia – Greece | Complete guide
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    Chalkidiki TOP beaches: Ammouliani island, Ouranoupoli, Drenia – Greece | Complete guide

    January 12, 2020

    This is not Maldives… This is not Seychelles… This is not Philippines or the Caribbean… This is Greece! Ammouliani island
    Chalkidiki – Greece Population 550 people
    Area 4.5 square kilometers About 120 kilometers from Thessaloniki and only two nautical miles from the mainland coast Tripiti, it is easily and affordably accessible by ferry boat which takes only 15 minutes to transfer you to heaven The main town of Ammouliani is built like an amphitheatre above the bay. The beautiful tiled roofs, gardens and alleyways complete the picturesque scenery! Don’t miss the fish taverns of the harbour and the delicious local flavors! If you like hiking you will especially
    enjoy the footpaths and the contact with nature, as the island is a bird sanctuary. The kingdom of serenity! top beaches number 1: Alikes beach. 2.5 km south of Ammouliani port. The most photogenic and vibrant place of the island! Welcome to Alikes beach. Here everything is set to be relaxing, fun and joyful. Swim, dive, do water sports, read your book and forget everything else Alikes camping is a great alternative for nature lovers. The beach bars with funky summer music are really fun, transmitting everywhere a party vibe number 2: Megali Ammos and Agios Georgios beach. Two tropical beaches at the southeastern part of the island Two stunning beaches which will be responsible for your temporal amnesia against worries and other irrelevant thoughts. The green and blue will make you lose your mind number three: Karagatsi beach. A peaceful heaven next to Alikes. Romantic moments under the blue sky Number four: Faka beach. four km west of Ammouliani. Two tropical islets across are waiting to be discovered Drenia islets
    Chalkidiki – Greece Drenia is a complex of little islets located opposite Ouranoupolis, about two miles away from the mainland and east of Ammouliani. Drenia is the largest islet and Tigani, Pontiki, Feti, Penna, Artemis etc are the smaller ones. The islets, also known as Donkey islands, are a virgin place. No electricity or other facilities here, with only exception the cantine at the biggest islet, offering sun beds umbrellas and other amenities using a power generator. You can reach Drenia Paradise islets by boat from Ouranoupolis (daily), rent a private boat (no license needed) or paddle your own canoe to explore every islet and its beaches one by one. An experience you will remember for a lifetime The landscape and the seabed of the six
    tropical islands is absolutely stunning! Golden sandy beaches crystal blue waters in all magic shades of the Greek archipelago and an enchanting atmosphere Visiting Drenia is a sweet summer adventure! Ideal for divers and water sport lovers. Become the king of your summer vacation at one of these heavenly made Greek islets! Ouranoupoli
    Chalkidiki – Greece Ouranoupoli lies 140 kilometers east of Thessaloniki. It is an ancient city founded in the late 4th century BC. Today is a popular summer destination. Don’t miss the famous Prosforion Byzantine tower, overlooking the seafront top beaches number one: Akrathos beach. three km northwest of Ouranoupoli. The beach is part of a hotel complex number two: Tripiti beach. 7 kilometers northwest of Ouranoupoli number three: Eagles beach. 4.5 kilometers north of Ouranoupoli. The beach is part of a resort number 4: Ouranoupoli beach. The beaches is at walking distance from the village are truly stunning! Athos peninsula, Chalkidiki – Greece. Do not miss the chance to visit the Holy Monastic state of Athos. The third Peninsula of Halkidiki where only men may have access according to tradition. Athos Cruises is organizing daily excursions to Mount Athos from Ammouliani and Ouranoupoli. Chalkidiki: a heaven to fall in love with! Where to eat: Ammouliani: Glaros Tavern, Anemotrata fish tavern, Savana beach bar. Ouranoupoli: Zorbas fish tavern, Kritikos Restaurant, Anemos beach bar, Ammos cafe bar, Patisserie Sekeroglou. Accommodation: Ammouliani Hotels: Archontiko, Giorgios, Sun Rise,
    Ammouliani Hotel. Ouranoupolis Hotels: Avaton Luxury Villas, Eagles Palace, Akrathos Beach, Theopisti, Alexandros Palace, Xenia Ouranoupolis. Like this video and subscribe!
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    🇮🇹 Italian Riviera – Portofino: top beaches and attractions | Italy Guide: cosmopolitan paradise
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    🇮🇹 Italian Riviera – Portofino: top beaches and attractions | Italy Guide: cosmopolitan paradise

    January 12, 2020

    blue romantic and irresistible… this is not south of California… this is not southern France or Spain… this is Italy Portofino, Liguria – Italy. Welcome to the heart of the italian riviera. This fishing port is famous for the
    picturesque harbour and the high-class visitors, like celebrities and artists.
    Dalida was right I found my love in Portofino! Located 45 minutes east of
    Genoa and about two hours south of Milan. During the Roman times the area was
    called Portus Delphini. This splendid A class sea resort has a bright
    mediterranean personality. live your dreams! The Piazzetta, meeting-up point for the international
    jet set, is the symbol of Portofino, while the port is the icon and the pride of
    the locals for their centuries lasting maritime tradition. The charm of the place, the fine Ligurian cuisine and the innumerable cultural and nature itineraries make this corner of Italy an ideal destination any time of year. Top attractions Portofino’s lighthouse. One kilometer
    south of Portofino. Situated on punta del capo, imposing itself over the entire Bay. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy cold and refreshing drinks at the lounge bar La
    Portofinese. The views here will remain unforgettable. San Giorgio church five minutes walking from Portofino. Portofino’s patron, a construction from the 12th century. Inside are relics brought back by sailors after the Crusades. The breathtaking panorama from the churchyard is ideal for photo shooting. Castello Brown. Ten minutes walking from the harbour. The Brown castle is a fortress in the middle of a hanging garden, characterized by partitions with lovely bas-relief, and architectonic embellishments in marble and slate Luxury experience! Christ of the abyss: located between Camogli and Portofino, was placed under water on August 1954 top beaches: Paraggi beach: 1.5 kilometers
    north of Portofino Pedale beach: 3 kilometers north of
    Portofino Rapallo Rapallo is a municipality in the
    metropolitan city of Genoa and has 30,000 inhabitants. This beautiful area
    is part of the regional Natural park of Portofino. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote that the ideas for Zarathustra first came to him while walking on two roads surrounding Rapallo. During the 16th century it was attacked and sacked by the Ottomans and Barbary pirates. To help defend the village against such attacks a castle was built on the seafront. Top attractions Basilica of San Gervasio e Protasio. Consecrated in 1113 and has a leaning bell tower. Torre Civica: marks the skyline of Rapallo. Castello sul Mare: it
    was erected on 1551. Every July, Rapallo holds a magnificent celebration. Besides offering delicious food based on Ligurian traditional and fish dishes, breathtaking views of the stunning Mediterranean Sea while strolling along the promenade from July 1st to 3rd, Rapallo also proposes unique religious traditions accompanied by secular folklore with spectacular fireworks. Santa Margherita
    Liguria – Italy The resort of Santa Margherita Ligure is
    one of the most attractive and charming in the Riviera di Levante, the eastern
    half of the Ligurian Coast in Northwest Italy. Start your visit with a stroll along the promenade pausing for a coffee or an ice cream along the way. The seafront is the main attraction here, with its beach and lively harbour. Useful tips. Do it like the Italians rent a Fiat 500 convertible: small, fast, stylish and convenient. Prefer an accommodation in Rapallo, a cheaper alternative while it’s a fun and vibrant city. elegant Parking in Italy. In portofino’s main
    parking you will pay 11 and a half euro for two hours. In Rapallo there is a free zone parking at the marina otherwise there are plenty of parking meters and private parking spaces. Autostrada toll fees. Using the main motorways means paying toll. From Genoa to Rapallo the cost is about 13E. where to eat Restaurants: Portofino: trattoria Tripoli,
    trattoria Concordia, Paraggi: Capo Nord Rapallo: Oltremare, Sapore di Mare. Santa Margherita: Ristorante Beppe Achilli Portofino a heaven to fall in love with Accommodation Hotels: Portofino Hotel Nazionale, 8 hotel. Paraggi: Hotel Argentina. Rapallo: Hotel Astoria
    Grand Hotel Bristol. Santa Margarita: Hotel Minerva like this video.
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    Curacao (Willemstad) Cruise Port Guide: Tips and Overview
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    Curacao (Willemstad) Cruise Port Guide: Tips and Overview

    January 3, 2020 The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao — known
    for its centuries-old, brightly colored architecture — is located in the Caribbean Sea, about
    45 miles north of Venezuela. Cruise ships dock in the Capital city of Willemstad,
    which had its historic city center selected as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997. While some smaller ships dock in the harbor
    of St. Anna Bay, most dock at the Mega Pier. Both are within walking distance of the city’s
    shopping and tourist areas. If you’d like to know where your ship is
    expected to dock, a port schedule is available online. In this video, we will explore Curacao by
    foot, starting from the Mega Pier Before you leave your ship, be aware of a
    few things. First, Curacao is typically very windy, so
    keep that in mind as you’re deciding what to wear while in port. Second, bring your ID and Ship’s Card as
    you’re required to have them to re-enter the port area. And — finally — many merchants close their
    stores by 6 in the evening and many shops are only open from 10 to 2 in the afternoon
    on Sundays, so plan accordingly if shopping is on your to-do list. When you exit the ship, you’ll quickly find
    a “Welcome to Curacao” sign. If the photo op is crowded early in the day,
    just wait until later when it’s less crowded. An information desk with a taxi rate sign
    is located nearby. The sign lists fares from the cruise terminal
    to a large number of beaches and other points of interest. Other signage directs visitors to restrooms,
    tour buses, taxis, security, and downtown. A handful of shops are also located in this
    area. Be aware that the waterfront seating for some
    venues may get wet from waves crashing into the shoreline. Before you exit the cruise port gate, you’ll
    find a map of the area which is great for getting your bearings. From there, follow the brick path along the
    waterfront, which will take you to an area full of shops, restaurants, and bars. Along the way, you’ll pass the start of
    a self-guided historical walking tour. Seven signs present the story of Curacao in
    English and Spanish. There are more than 30 shops, over a dozen
    restaurants and bars, and a few public restrooms in the Renaissance Mall and Rif Fort area. The Rif Fort — easily identified by its large
    stone walls — was originally built in 1862 and once housed 56 cannons to defend the city
    against pirates and invaders. It was transformed into a shopping and entertainment
    center in 2001. Signage is plentiful and helpful for exploring
    the four levels of the fort which are connected by many stairways and pedestrian bridges. For a scenic view of the water and the city,
    climb the stairs to the historic Rif Fort wall. You’ll find signage pointing the way. As you exit the fort, you’ll be on the western
    shore of St. Anna Bay in an area known as Otrobanda which means “The Other Side”. Several waterfront shops selling clothing,
    trinkets and hand-crafted items line the pathway. Pay attention to the splashing water from
    the bay as you pass by! To avoid getting splashed, we recommend avoiding
    the wet bricks. Ahead of you, you’ll see two bridges. The bridge in the background is the Queen
    Juliana Bridge, which is touted as the tallest bridge in the Caribbean. It is not open to pedestrian traffic. The other — closer — bridge is the Queen
    Emma Bridge, which is pedestrian-only and connects Otrobanda to Punda, the oldest part
    of Willemstad. Also known as The Swinging Old Lady, the bridge
    consists of 16 pontoons that allow it to swing open for marine traffic. We saw the bridge do this quite often during
    our visit. In fact, one of the highlights of our visit
    to Curacao was staying on the bridge as it opened to allow boats to pass through. If the bridge is not operating, free ferries
    are available just a short distance North of the bridge, taking passengers between the
    Otrobanda and Punda districts. Once you’re in the Punda District — which
    means Point — your first stop should be the Love Lock Heart Sculpture, located next to
    the Queen Emma Bridge. Unveiled in 2017, the sculpture is designed
    for lovers to attach padlocks with their names written on them. We attached our pink JellyBeans lock and we
    encourage you to bring your own, to lock in your love in Curacao. Across the street from the Love Lock Heart
    Sculpture is one of the most photographed buildings in Curacao. The Penha Building, a merchant’s store,
    dates back to the 1700’s and is considered a great example of architecture from the Baroque
    era. From here, continue walking along the waterfront
    in a clockwise direction, enjoying the vibrant architecture of the area known as Handelskade. The bright, sherbert-colored buildings reportedly
    became a local tradition in 1817. It is said that the Governor general at the
    time passed a law that the buildings must be painted, because he attributed his headaches
    to the glare from the previously white finish. Along the waterfront you’ll find the other
    ferry terminal, restaurants, and some opportunities for kitschy cutout photo ops. You’ll also pass several pedestrian-friendly
    roads lined with shops. As the road turns right near the canal, you’ll
    quickly find Curacao’s popular Floating Market. Boats from Venezuela dock here and sell produce
    and fresh coconut water. The merchants accepted US dollars on our visit. If you look around the back of the market,
    you can see the merchants’ boats. Behind the Floating Market, you can see the
    Queen Wilhelmina footbridge, which was built in 1928 to connect the commercial areas with
    the residential areas. Continuing down the road, you’ll come to
    a round building known as the New Market. The Old Market is roughly a block further
    away. However, during our visit, there were renovations
    underway, so most vendors were found outside, on the sidewalks. Turning right and heading southwest from the
    markets, you’ll soon find Queen Wilhelmina Park. The park features a few play areas, a statue
    of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, a large “Curacao” sign,
    and a large “Dushi” sign. “Dushi” is a common positive phrase in
    Curacao and it essentially means “all good things in life.” To reach Fort Amsterdam from the park, continue
    walking back towards the harbor and turn left, just before reaching the Queen Emma pontoon
    bridge. The entrance to the fort’s courtyard is
    through the archway that leads to a small road. The fortification was built in 1635 and was
    later converted into the Governor’s residence, the Ministry, and several government offices. Fort Church — Curacao’s oldest Protestant
    church — is at the rear of the courtyard. Embedded in the wall of the church is a cannonball
    fired by a British Royal Navy ship during a brief attack in 1804. If your cruise ship has a late departure from
    Curacao, we highly encourage you to venture out after dark. Not only is it a great opportunity to take
    a nighttime photo of your ship, but the city itself takes on a more lively atmosphere. Although we did find quite a few of the shops
    were closed, many restaurants and bars were still open after six in the evening, as was
    the waterfront market. During our visit, the Queen Emma Bridge was
    illuminated with mutli-colored lights, which made for a memorable experience. And — of course — we enjoyed another bridge

    San Juan, Puerto Rico Cruise Port Guide: Tips and Overview
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    San Juan, Puerto Rico Cruise Port Guide: Tips and Overview

    January 3, 2020 Founded in 1521 by Ponce De Leon, San Juan
    Puerto Rico has two cruise terminals. We’re focusing on the terminal
    in Old San Juan. In addition to being the Capital of Puerto
    Rico and the oldest city in the US Territory, San Juan is known for its cobblestone streets,
    16th century walls and fortresses, colorful architecture, expansive views of the Caribbean
    Sea, and Bacardi Rum, all of which can be reached from the Old San Juan cruise terminal
    for little or no cost. If you want to explore San Juan’s old city
    landmarks by foot, head to the left as you leave the cruise terminal. In that direction, you can walk along the
    waterfront, to the picturesque Paseo De La Princesa, the iconic Roots Fountain, and the
    walkway around the old city walls. From there, it is a short walk to the San
    Felipe Del Morro Fortress, a US National Park you can tour the inside of for a fee. The Spanish began building the fort in 1539
    and it endured attacks from the British, Dutch and American naval forces. More information — including admission pricing
    — can be found on the national park service website. If you have kids — or you are just young
    a heart — bring a kite when you visit El Morro. The open area at the fort and its proximity
    to the sea make for excellent kite flying. From the fort, you can walk back toward the
    cruise terminal and pass through the old Spanish military barracks building nearby and then
    stop at the cathedral that contains the tomb of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce De Leon. Further along, you can see the Governor’s
    mansion, check out Pigeon Park, and explore Old San Juan’s shopping district. We’ve created a step-by-step walking tour
    for these sights and you can download it for free on our website The area to the right of the cruise terminal
    is home to the Capitol of Puerto Rico and a public beach. Both are about a 15-minute walk from the cruise
    terminal. If you’d like to gauge proximity, the Capitol
    building itself is typically visible from the upper levels of a cruise ship. The Capitol building houses the Puerto Rico
    Legislature. Tour information is available on the National
    Parks Service website. Across the street from the Capitol — and
    down a set of stairs — is Playa Peña beach. This small, rocky beach is open to the public. It was not manned by lifeguards on our visit. Also of note — on the opposite side of the
    the Capitol — is a Holocaust Memorial and the Walkway of the Presidents. If you’re using a GPS to navigate to this
    area, we recommend sticking to the major roads. On our last cruise, tourists following their
    GPS were led through the open, but gated, area of the nearby Department of the Treasury
    and they were promptly turned away by guards. The route we took to the Capitol building
    and nearby beach is available to download for free on our website For those who don’t wish to explore by foot,
    Old San Juan offers free trolleys that follow three different routes and each has stops
    near the cruise terminal. The trolleys are very popular and can run
    infrequently, so if the stop by the cruise terminal is crowded, you can sometimes have
    better luck getting a seat if you walk to the earlier stops on the route,
    like the one by La Casita. The fort, Capitol and beach mentioned earlier
    in this video are on the Green Trolley Route. Maps of the trolley routes are available online
    by searching for “old san juan trolley map” If you’re interested in Bacardi Rum, you
    can catch the Cataño ferry from Pier 2 in Old San Juan, then take a taxi to the nearby
    factory and do the tour on your own. The pier is located directly across the street
    from the CVS pharmacy. On our last trip, the fare for the ferry was
    50 cents each way with discounts provided for seniors. The ferry ride takes about ten minutes. You can find more details, including tour
    pricing, on the Casa Bacardi website. Also, take note that the Ferry Terminal in
    Old San Juan had public restrooms available. Finally, if you forgot some items back home,
    there is a CVS located across from Pier 2 and a Walgreens located across from Pier 3,
    in front of the Sheraton. For shopping enthusiasts, the jewelry, made-to-order
    panama hats, souvenirs, and factory outlet stores are located along three main streets
    in old San Juan: Calle de Cristo which runs north and south, and Calle Fortaleza and Calle
    San Francisco which run east and west. To get to the shopping district, travel to
    the left as you exit the cruise terminal. Once you’ve arrived at the park with the
    La Casita building, turn to the right and head uphill.