My wife, Anna, and I visited Aruba, one of the four constituent countries that comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands, July 18-24, 2012.
The weather was quite warm, but we didn’t notice it much because of the 25- to 40-mph trade winds blowing constantly.
We spent the majority of our time at two resorts and stayed two nights in the capital, Oranjestad. Oranjestad seemed rather seedy to us.
What was most striking about Aruba was how warm and happy the people were whom we saw. Even at the casinos, there was a laid-back attitude. Everyone wore a big smile.
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