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A weekend in the life of a student on Curaçao 

This weekend I had a nice long weekend again. I am free from Saturday to Monday so I could enjoy the island. My weekend started on Friday afternoon 17:00. I finished my internship and drove home to start my weekend there together with my housemates. On Fridays we always go happy hour hopping. 

Happy hour hopping means that you go to all happy hours on Mambo beach. The first happy hour starts at 5:00 PM at Chill. Because I had to drive a little bit later, but that should not spoil the fun. The happy hour starts at half past six at Bonita, a beach bar along chill. So you literally walk from one happy hour to the next. At Bointa we always stay for a long time because you can see the sun set beautifully in the sea here. But also because they have the tastiest snack on the island here, namely the 'ball pit'. The ball pit is an egg carton with 3 different types of fried balls. Bitterballen, cheese balls and risotto balls. Everything with a matching sauce, but I just use the truffle sauce with everything. Bonita's happy hour ended so we moved on to the next one? Wet & Wild. At Wet&Wild the happy hour hopping ended and we all went home around 11 o'clock. Because from 17:00 on the Brasa.. That ticks nicely. 

The rest of the evening we all went chilling on our terrace at home and we made it a pleasant evening. 

Saturday in Curacao

Every Saturday and Sunday you can visit a rescue center to cuddle with puppies. This is completely free and the dogs that stay in the rescue center are stray dogs that have been taken care of here. At 10:00 sharp we arrived to cuddle with the puppies all morning. All kinds of different puppies and dogs are waiting for adoption there and we got an interesting tour from the owner. And what work they do there is amazing. With a lot of pain in our hearts we had to go on after an hour of cuddling puppies because many other people came to watch, and of course it shouldn't get too busy for the puppies. The rescue center is a bit more towards the west point, so we decided to choose a beach there to lie on for the rest of the day. In the end, we opted for Character and traded the sea for a swimming pool. A swimming pool with infinity pool and a view of the beautiful blue sea. We were hungry immediately after arrival, so when the kitchen opened at 12 o'clock we immediately ordered a nice lunch. A carpaccio sandwich is highly recommended here!! 

We spent the whole afternoon here and enjoyed the sun and the view. At 17:00 we drove back home because we had to prepare for a night in Madero. There was a special night and we had been given free tickets, so of course we had to take advantage of that. Together with two other roommates I had a super fun evening and we continued partying until the middle of the night. ?

Next Sunday

The day after? Nothing is better than hanging out on the beach. After I rolled out of bed at 10:00 am, I went to the beach with some other housemates. Here we have been lying on the beds bik Wet & Wild where I was able to sleep well and recharge from the night before. It was cloudy but that was exactly what I needed that day, not too hot and not too cold. 

There is no better cure for a hangover than taking a dip in the cold sea. It helps so well and you immediately feel a lot better afterwards. At 4 o'clock we had to go home because tonight it was Emma and me's turn to cook. In our house we have a cooking schedule. Everyone cooks once a week and has to do the dishes once a week. You do this for the whole house, so Emma and I had to cook for 10 people. We made a delicious risotto, if I do say so myself and then we had a nice quiet evening, because tomorrow a new internship week starts. 

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