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    This was in Blenem, both times. Yeah, I've seen...

    This was in Blenem, both times.
    Yeah, I've seen a lot less evidence of issues at dive sites. And I was originally encouraged this trip to see a lot more police presence. I, too read the stats that...
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    Well, we're back on Bonaire for another extended...

    Well, we're back on Bonaire for another extended stay, not at the same place that we had our "experience" at, but a larger place with multiple units. Next door to us is a single house that is openly...
  3. Anyone know if the Venezuelan Fruit vendors are...

    Anyone know if the Venezuelan Fruit vendors are still coming to Bonaire?
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    We're home now and as we look back on our trip,...

    We're home now and as we look back on our trip, the burglary fades in comparison to our other, more pleasant, memories of the stay. I think the biggest bummer was the loss of the camera memory card...
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    I've got a card issued by the passport office for...

    I've got a card issued by the passport office for the same reason, crossing into Canada from NY, but was told it's only good for ground border crossing, ie Canada and Mexico. Is the nexus something...
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    Oshendvr, People are people, wherever you go....

    Oshendvr,
    People are people, wherever you go. That's why I'll come back to Bonaire. There are plenty of wonderful people here, letting a few bad apples ruin it would be terrible. One of the stories...
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    crime awareness reminder

    I want to keep everyone aware of the crime issues facing tourists coming to our favorite dive destination. We were burgaled(?) a few weeks ago in Belnam at a rental home. We use motion detectors, yet...
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    Oh, I didn't know that. The bubble bursts as it...

    Oh, I didn't know that. The bubble bursts as it rises to reality!

    I can understand along the southern road, but why would they be driving along the road to Karpata? Once you get past Oil Slick,...
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    We come down to Bonaire every few years for...

    We come down to Bonaire every few years for extended stays (too many other places to visit, too little time). This time we've noticed a marked increase in security vehicles on both the southern end...
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    Propane shortage

    Heard today that the propane producer over on Curacao is having problems and that deliveries to Bonaire are very spotty. Anybody able to confirm or deny this rumor?
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    Thanks Susan. I'll continue my search. The item I...

    Thanks Susan. I'll continue my search. The item I purchased was Loma Linda Vege-Burger 11854
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    I saw the products in the cooler near the...

    I saw the products in the cooler near the vegetables at Tweel. Those are my "backup" options. I was wondering if anyone knew of other options. I did see an organic food store downtown yesterday, but...
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    Soy based meat substitute

    On our last visit to Bonaire we were able to obtain some soy based meat substitute in cans at the old supermarket that was across the street from the Warehouse. That place is gone and we have not...
  14. Thread: Discover Card

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    So far my discover card has been accepted...

    So far my discover card has been accepted everywhere I wanted to be, the new supermarket and the ribs factory. I'm sticking with it until someone says no. Neither of the two places had any indication...
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    Brian and Carol March 1 - May 3. HHH

    Brian and Carol March 1 - May 3. HHH
  16. Thread: Karnival info

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    I found out the info. The parade starts at 3pm

    I found out the info. The parade starts at 3pm
  17. Thread: Karnival info

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    Karnival info

    Anybody know when the Karnival parade in Kralendijk is supposed to start tomorrow?
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    I guess they are, or at least they were this...

    I guess they are, or at least they were this afternoon. (Mar 1) Don't know about tomorrow when the parade is going to take place downtown.
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    I understand all of what you are saying and I...

    I understand all of what you are saying and I really appreciate the input. I guess I've been burned too many times showing up at the airport to have the airlines tell me that the inbound flight has...
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    Thanks for the tip on the United website. I can't...

    Thanks for the tip on the United website. I can't check the status of the flight until 24 hours before hand. The other method, using the flightaware website gives historical info, along with realtime...
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    Thanks Freddie. I found the spot on flightaware...

    Thanks Freddie. I found the spot on flightaware where I can ask for the flights between the two airports (is Flamingo getting a new airport code?) I clicked on the Saturday flt 1422 and tracked the...
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    tracking airline planes

    Does anyone know where I can find info on the plane that will ultimately be the EWR-BON flight this Saturday? The flight leaves EWR at 8:30 in the morning so the particular plane being used for this...
  23. DJD we stayed at the Sunset Marina in 2010 for an...

    DJD we stayed at the Sunset Marina in 2010 for an extended stay.
    A/C in the bedrooms worked great. Keep the doors shut and turn them on when you need them.
    There is a really good breeze from the...
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    Doe, The buy back worked this way - when we got...

    Doe,
    The buy back worked this way - when we got on island we purchased 2 new tanks from the company. We received a 20 refill card for each tank. We purchased more cards as time went on. At the end...
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    I'm staying onisland for 9 weeks this spring...

    I'm staying onisland for 9 weeks this spring (Mar-May) and was able to get a "local" rate from one of the dive companies mentioned here. I've done it before, but that was with a tank buy back system...
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