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  1. Hi, we on the island are wondering this right now...

    Hi, we on the island are wondering this right now too. The change to the one year sedula is recent, so no one I know has come up to the one year mark yet. Our hope is that it is not a complete...
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    There's also Foodies restaurant, which is neither...

    There's also Foodies restaurant, which is neither on Cai or where Sorobon/Jibe City is, it's sort of between them geographically. Coming from town, drive on Statius Van Eps (road to Donkey...
  3. Change in length of initial sedula for Americans

    Hi everyone,

    When Ian and I moved to Bonaire, we were given a 5 year sedula (residence permit card) that we only have to renew in 5 years. Nationalities other than Dutch and American were given...
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    Hi Anne, Glad you're going to check it out with...

    Hi Anne,
    Glad you're going to check it out with an official, because I've seen it go both ways with friends of ours, and the immigration websites are not always the most up to date. Hope you can...
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    Hi Anne, Dutch and American passport holders can...

    Hi Anne,
    Dutch and American passport holders can stay on Bonaire up to six months a year. Other nationalities, including Canadian, can stay for 90 days, unless they receive an extension (such as...
  6. Hi John, Most of the ex-pats on here are really...

    Hi John,
    Most of the ex-pats on here are really helpful with answers to questions about buying and moving to Bonaire and alot of your questions may already have answers on the moving to Bonaire...
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    Hi everyone, I had lunch at Jibe City yesterday...

    Hi everyone,
    I had lunch at Jibe City yesterday and they've done a wonderful job on clean up. Some seaweed still drifting in, but there was a guy with a rake and a wheelbarrow keeping on top of it...
  8. Thread: Crock pots

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    I was looking for one this fall for Thanksgiving...

    I was looking for one this fall for Thanksgiving and checked every store on the island I could find, including Bondigro, Superstore and a number of the small convenience stores that carry unusual...
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    Hi Bud, I'm sure you'll get lots of good...

    Hi Bud,

    I'm sure you'll get lots of good recommendations. Here's one you may not have heard of, since it is newly built.

    Coco Loco in Belnem is air conditioned, has a pool, is near Bachelors...
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    Will be great to meet you in person, Netta! ...

    Will be great to meet you in person, Netta! We'll be there tomorrow around 9:30 and looking forward to seeing you if you're around then.
    All the best,
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    Halloween and Thanksgiving in Bonaire

    Hi everyone,

    Thought some of you might be interested to know what Halloween and Thanksgiving are like on the island, since neither is a traditional Bonaire or Dutch holiday.

    Halloween is...
  12. Hi Roy, Thanks for checking. Maybe he did it...

    Hi Roy,
    Thanks for checking. Maybe he did it wrong or didn't follow through when he realized it wouldn't post immediately. I'll check. But thanks to this wonderful forum, he found someone flying...
  13. Anyone flying back to the US this weekend that can help a resident mail paperwork?

    Hi friends,

    An American who just moved to the island and is applying for his sedula needs to get some papers apostilled again and needs to have them in California early next week to have it...
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    Hi Netta, On the corner of Herman J. Pop and...

    Hi Netta,
    On the corner of Herman J. Pop and Kaya Debrot. So, depending on where you are staying, either the road into or out of town, the main road.

    All the best,
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    Hi Netta, You've gotten some great answers...

    Hi Netta,

    You've gotten some great answers from other folks on here, here are a couple of answers to specifics you asked:

    An unofficial meeting place for a couple of dozen ex-pats lately has...
  16. Hi Dez and Remi, Welcome! Hopefully you will...

    Hi Dez and Remi,

    Welcome! Hopefully you will be here for New Year's Eve, the most amazing fireworks in the Caribbean!

    Bob from our office answered several of your questions, here is the link...
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    Hi, Here are the prices two studios sold for...

    Hi,

    Here are the prices two studios sold for recently: Hamlet Oasis studio, $150,000. Sand Dollar Studio: $176,000. Both sold in a matter of days after being listed.

    Hope this helps,...
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    Don't I wish that was me, Roy! I would have...

    Don't I wish that was me, Roy! I would have taken over 30 years off my age, from the looks of it!

    My ride is an orange RAV 4, so if you see me circling RE/MAX like a crazed buzzard on the webcam,...
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    Hi Roy, Yes, it is bike week on Bonaire! All...

    Hi Roy,
    Yes, it is bike week on Bonaire!

    All the best,
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    Water temperature right now is at least 83,...

    Water temperature right now is at least 83, depending where you're diving and at what depth. We're not getting any coral bleaching yet, which is good. (Last fall after a hot summer we had some...
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    [QUOTE=smits;456750]@Kate That's quite a...

    [QUOTE=smits;456750]@Kate
    That's quite a breakfast :-)[/QUOTE

    You know it! :cool: We'll be there this Saturday morning too! Donuts! Biscuits!
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    Hi everyone, More on new places to eat: A...

    Hi everyone,
    More on new places to eat:

    A new food truck just opened this weekend, serving breakfast items. It's called the "Dash Kitchen" (ask the owners why, it is not what you think.) ...
  23. Thread: Introduction

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    Hi Patrick, I sent you a friend request so you...

    Hi Patrick,
    I sent you a friend request so you can email me and Ian directly when you arrive, and we can meet you. Regarding your question on what Papiamentu and Dutch are used for, yes, Dutch is...
  24. Thread: Introduction

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    Hi PMC! Congrats on deciding to move to...

    Hi PMC!

    Congrats on deciding to move to Bonaire! My husband Ian and I decided to knock a number of years off our retirement too and took the plunge, buying our home here in Sabadeco in 2015. We...
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    Oh, and I forgot that the restaurant that used to...

    Oh, and I forgot that the restaurant that used to be Wil's downtown is now Porchia's, and Exito across the street has created a new, more upscale dining room to accompany their take out area, which...
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