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Simply perfect family beach vacation - Part 2

Author: Crispy Trips


If you remember well, we finished part 1 with the promise, that in the second one you will find out, why Willemstad is so amazing and what more you can do on the island.

But let’s take an action: The truth is, that Willemstad wouldn’t be the same without the typical colorful houses located directly at the port. This street became a symbol of the city and the island itself. You can find it on a postcards, number plates and also on a list of UNESCO World Heritage. The other streets of the old city were ashamed and felt so „grey“, so the local artists painted their walls with the traditional caribbean themes. Thanks to that, Willemstad is on of the most charming city in the world full of shining colors. The atmosphere of this area is completed by the rhythms of the caribbean music and the smell of fresh fruits, coconuts, exotic flowers and the sea.

The fact, that the local artists have a special place on the island is obvious after a short walk through the old town. Anyway, the most we noticed the art of Serena Israel, designer and art restorater, who created Chichi. This sculpture (we mean Chichi) represents a typical caribbean woman, that’s why she became an icon of Curaçao. Serena’s workshop is located somewhere on the way from the Ostrich farm to the Aloe Vera plantation. In the beautiful garden full of palm trees, cactuses and exotic flowers, local women and men are helping Serena to produce Chichi in all sizes. Workshops are organized on a weekly bases, so you can come and paint your own Chichi by yourself (of course Serena will show you how ?? )! It’s really cool holiday activity for the whole family, isn’t it? You can make a souvenir with a bare hands and your „big Caribbean sister“ will be absolutly original! (Editor’s note: If you don’t feel like an artist, don’t worry. You can still buy a Chichi painted by Serena or her helpers).

Read the full story, originally published on May 25, 2016, on Crispy Trips.