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    US passport renewal in Curacao

    Has anyone renewed their US passport at the consulate in Curacao? The instructions are clear on the web site but I do not know where I can buy a US passport picture of the correct size. They...
  2. Sticky: Itís very cool seeing the progress of the coral...

    Itís very cool seeing the progress of the coral after the planting. The moray is indeed awesome. Thanks for posting all of these videos and pictures.
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    Bad news that Curacao cases have gone up again. ...

    Bad news that Curacao cases have gone up again. Theyíve implemented stricter regulations including a 14 day quarantine for tourists from higher risk countries. I donít know how this applies to US...
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    Recently we had a little spike of cases here on...

    Recently we had a little spike of cases here on the island and there were small restrictions like closing bars and casinos early and the gyms were closed again. Under the Dutch Corona color system...
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    Ya! Congratulations. Iíve been watching to see...

    Ya! Congratulations. Iíve been watching to see how it went. Weíve been afraid to leave the island because we might not get back. Glad you made it.
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    You do need a negative PCR test to go to Curacao...

    You do need a negative PCR test to go to Curacao and only FL, NY, NJ, and Connecticut are listed as medium risk from the US. I believe people who donít have a state ID from one of those 4 states...
  7. I received an email from the Donkey Sanctuary...

    I received an email from the Donkey Sanctuary with a link to a new Go Fund Me page. This is an easy way for Americans to help out the Donkey Sanctuary here on Bonaire. ...
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    Great news. Thank you for keeping us updated.

    Great news. Thank you for keeping us updated.
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    There is an article about reopening to the US in...

    There is an article about reopening to the US in BES from two days ago that is interesting. The Bonaire Hotel and Tourism Association is really pushing for it. Thereís no mention of any real plans...
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    Is this something you find in grocery stores near...

    Is this something you find in grocery stores near you? Iíve never heard of it or seen anything like that in any store here. There are several excellent BBQ restaurants here on the island. My husband...
  11. Thread: Who has closed

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    They were still open as of the last Taste of...

    They were still open as of the last Taste of Bonaire on August 1. Maybe someone has been by more recently.
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    First Covid case reported in months

    Looks like we have a single Covid 19 case in the hospital recovering right now. It was in the newspaper today and a Dutch friend read it for us. Not many details, but theyíre doing contact tracing....
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    Before this past March Iíve always came to...

    Before this past March Iíve always came to Bonaire in the summer and fall, so take my observations with a grain of salt. Kaya Grandi is the most noticeable difference to me with so few tourists...
  14. An article in NYT this morning mentions Bonaire Aug 4, 2020

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/travel/coronavirus-caribbean-vacations.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
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    I wouldnít draw any conclusions from so little...

    I wouldnít draw any conclusions from so little information in that article. Did we go from 2 thefts to 4 thefts or 20 to 40? Also, I wonder what is being stolen. Iíve been told every single time I...
  16. Great, Iíll check check in with them. Thanks for...

    Great, Iíll check check in with them. Thanks for that info.
  17. Consignment stores or thrift stores on Bonaire?

    Bon dia everyone,
    Iím wondering if there are any consignment stores on the island or thrift stores. I have some furniture and a little bit of clothing Iím thinking about selling and/ or donating....
  18. Thread: New restaurants.

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    Bonochi/ good evening everyone. I ate at...

    Bonochi/ good evening everyone.
    I ate at Paninos, a pretty new restaurant, this morning and they do a great job so I wanted to give them a little shout out. If anyone is looking for a great...
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    Hi Kate, I'm looking at Flamingo for our...

    Hi Kate,
    I'm looking at Flamingo for our internet service, as well. Did your husband order any internet equipment from the US or did you get everything from Flamingo when they installed? My husband...
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    I think the government is trying to be cautious...

    I think the government is trying to be cautious about opening and it makes sense to me that they would allow Dutch tourists in first with Bonaire being a Dutch island. And I just thought about the...
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    Thanks Kate. I watched it but of course I didnít...

    Thanks Kate. I watched it but of course I didnít understand it.
  22. Awesome info. Thank you everyone.

    Awesome info. Thank you everyone.
  23. Ordering from the United States- like coffee and household items

    Hi All,
    Since we're unable to return to the United States anytime soon and we only packed for a month I'm running low on some favorite items and I'm considering having them shipped from the United...
  24. Thread: May Daze

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    Do you mean you hope the iguana wonít harm the...

    Do you mean you hope the iguana wonít harm the flamingos? Theyíre vegetarians (except eating insects as babies). This one is probably passing through and maybe checking for a free meal. Harmless...
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    Curious about the donkeys

    I'm sure everyone who's been on the island has seen the donkeys like me and I'm curious about them. Right now they all look fat and happy and I love seeing them around town. But surely they must...
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