Bati Bleki weekly recap

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, May 21, 2017

Customs Crybabies On March 16th of last year, I already wrote about the Customs strike in Barcadera. You will find it relevant if you read it: https://batibleki.visitaruba.com/8am-buzz/barcadera-a-union-battle-ground/ Aruba’s Customs Agents are the biggest crybabies, they flip out every second week, they strike, they slow work down, they inconvenience tourist-arrivals on the island. Last week again they … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, May 21, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, May 7th, 2017

Triple Crown Happy Hour Friday, my Happy Hour trail led me from Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant to Aged Wine Bar, then back to the Marriott Lobby Bar, three distinctly different experiences worth reporting on. Champion hosted Brouwerij Nacional Balashi, with a tasting of HOPI BON & HOPI STOUT. I tasted the one that’s reportedly … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, May 7th, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 30th, 2017

Conflicted About two weeks ago I met with some condo-owners from Oceania Residence, then last week I heard from some timeshare-owners from Costa Linda Beach Resort.  They were concerned. The guys from Oceania were sincerely worried about over-development of Eagle Beach: The poor turtles running out of nesting space, and the poor locals running out … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 30th, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 23rd, 2017

All you wanted to know about precario Just before the Easter holiday and five-minutes after a meeting with the government, designed to discuss the precario, the resorts got invoices from DIP  – hand delivered – for the new beach precario, with an ultimatum to pay  the imposed amount by May 1st 2017, if not the  … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 23rd, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 16th, 2017

The massacre at Frenchmen’s Pass I’m back I stayed quiet for a short while. I am rested now, and full of honey-laced piss and vinegar! Those who suspected I was away doing something cool, were right. I went to a country where people worship trees. Japan. In fact they idolize their sherry blossoms, having created … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, April 16th, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, March 19th, 2017

Aruparking, Still Manages to Upset This week three of my friends got booted. It’s either they’re idiots, or AruParking still doesn’t have its act together. I suspect by now, 15 months into the hoopla, the grey-confusing areas have been left this way on purpose, as an income-generating strategy. The first adorable bobo went to the … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, March 19th, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, March 12th, 2017

What’s in a piece of paper? Hope. Recovery. When urged to excel, finish school, graduate successfully with a framed diploma on the wall, I remember asking, what’s in the piece of paper, that’s so important?! While debating the merit of school, I did what I was told, finished school and graduated successful. I never framed … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap, March 12th, 2017

Bati Bleki Weekly Recap March 5th, 2017

Carnival Festival I watched yesterday’s Grand Annual Carnival Parade unfold in Oranjestad with great admiration to the individual carnavalistas who make it happen and to the group-leaders who stitch the individual efforts together, to form that vibrant display snaking through town. And I noticed a trend, stronger than ever, celebrating two kinds on Carnival: one … Continue reading Bati Bleki Weekly Recap March 5th, 2017