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    Thanks, Susan. Maybe our Diahatsu Feroza can make...

    Thanks, Susan. Maybe our Diahatsu Feroza can make it.
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    Shortcut road from Karpata

    When we were last in Bonaire, 10 years ago, there was a shortcut dirt road back from Karpata that was barely driveable. I think I've seen some hints that it's now only a trail for bikers. Does anyone...
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    I feel obliged to snort at the idea of a...

    I feel obliged to snort at the idea of a 77-year-old being particularly fragile or incapable just based on age. Individuals vary greatly, of course - and that's my point. I think we do a person an...
  4. Sorry I didn't notice this thread earlier. Everts...

    Sorry I didn't notice this thread earlier. Everts is ageist and discriminates against drivers older than 70 regardless of their abilities, refusing to rent to us. Watch your tongue if you are tempted...
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    Sarsu anybody?

    On the "Snacks" thread I posted my best guess translation into English of items that may appear on Bonaire Snack menus that don't have English versions. One item that I can't translate, however, is...
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    Here's a clear illustration why there's no one...

    Here's a clear illustration why there's no one answer to where to stay on Bonaire. Our 1st trip we ended up at Black Durgon (that's another long story). 2nd trip, we took a charter package (on...
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    We're snorkelers, going back to Black Durgon this...

    We're snorkelers, going back to Black Durgon this March for the umpteenth time since 1989. Yes, it's "spartan", but it's also under $100/night double with hot breakfast, vs. ~$250/night, no meals, at...
  8. We're old-fashioned, I guess, but we carry an...

    We're old-fashioned, I guess, but we carry an actual printed paperback dictionary with us to the supermarket - the Hippocrene Concise - about $14 at Amazon.
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    Ah, that's why I don't like it. lol But I'll...

    Ah, that's why I don't like it. lol

    But I'll add polenta to the translation.
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    Snacks menu terms

    Many of the Snacks don't seem to have menus in English, so I have taken a stab at translating what might appear on their menus. The foods and their names are a glorious mixture of Dutch, Papiamento,...
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    Thanks for the corrections, ModRoy

    Thanks for the corrections, ModRoy
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    Last week Poppy only offered trucks for our March...

    Last week Poppy only offered trucks for our March visit. We went instead with Bonaire Rent a Car, which confirmed a Daihatsu Feroza mini-Jeep for us, suitable for Washington Slagbaai Park, not...
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    And the price goes up! Just happened to check a...

    And the price goes up! Just happened to check a few days ago on our March United reservations from Portland, OR, to Bon via Houston. There was a minor, inconsequential problem that United didn't feel...
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    Actually, Maiky Snack is listed, as a near-snack....

    Actually, Maiky Snack is listed, as a near-snack. Its "failing" is that it emphasizes food consumption, whereas (according to the snacksbonaire website) a true snack emphasizes alcohol consumption. ...
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    Thanks, Petri. Just heard from Al at Black...

    Thanks, Petri. Just heard from Al at Black Durgon, and he, too,cautioned against Insel. He also moved back his availability 2 days, from a Monday to Saturday, so we can take United to BON, 1 stop...
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    I see I'm labeled as a "Starter" on BT. Only in...

    I see I'm labeled as a "Starter" on BT. Only in terms of the New BT. I haven't been on for a while, but I was active on the old board and have visited Bonaire at least a half-dozen times (not much...
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    We're planning a trip for March 2018 and seeing a...

    We're planning a trip for March 2018 and seeing a round trip fare cost of $778.55 per person from Portland, OR - JetBlue to CUR, Insel to BON. Doesn't seem too bad to us - we expect to pay a bit more...
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