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Aruba
Aruba is one of many Caribbean islands, but it should have a category all its own. Here is the sand as white as snow, temperatures constant 28 degrees and rain coming almost not at all. It will thus a more than ordinary strong will to resist the temptations of Beaches. If one still against expectation tired of the freak waves and the soft sand, the island also offers a distinctive unspoiled nature and cultural experiences in the form of Indian cave paintings and ruins from the island gullgruvetid.

Aruba is a small island off the coast of Venezuela with a flat landscape with rivers. Despite the fact that it is only 30 km long, it can offer a very varied nature. South Coast is dotted with bays and lagoons of the Caribbean softest sand - it is as white as chalk water is bright turquoise. North Coast, just 10 km away, but consists of a dramatic, rugged landscape of rugged cliffs and secluded limestone caves. In the island's people-inch inner stands tall cactus plants and big boulders scattered throughout the desert landscape.

Of Aruba's 100,000 residents stems mostly from Arawak Indians. A minority are of European descent, while very few are Africans, in contrast to the relationship of the other Caribbean Islands. Aruba released plantation culture thus slavery because of the dry, sterile climate. The island's original inhabitants fled here from Venezuela in the 1000's by attacks from other tribes. The first European on the island was the Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojeda, who added here in 1499. Then, a large part of the island's Indians "exported" to Hispaniola as labor to the copper mines there. Netherlands took power over Aruba in 1636 and has had control since, interrupted only by a brief period of British rule in the early 1800's. Aruba achieved a form of independence in 1986, but remained in the government jointly with the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands. Both citizenship and the official language is Dutch, but many speak Spanish or rather mixed language Papiamento, which is a strange mix of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and African and Indian dialects. The lack of rain and the absence of the sugar plantations spread over the rest of the Caribbean islands, has not meant obscurity and poverty for the island. In the 1800s, Aruba experienced a gold rush and the gold years were emptied, was income from an oil refinery which was long the world's largest. Now, tourism has taken over the position as the island's main source of income, and it goes so well that Aruba has one of the Caribbean's highest standards of living and lowest crime rates.

For many who travel to Aruba, the island is a part of a cross-cruises in the Caribbean. And Aruba with its paradisiacal beaches and never disappointing be an obvious target when wishes go towards a relaxing and exotic vacation. Most cruise ships dock in the island's capital, Oranjestad. The small capital of only 20 000 inhabitants is a nice small town with beautiful old houses in the Dutch influenced architecture. In addition to the obvious activities such as water and beaches invites, one of Aruba's main attractions the island's butterfly farm. The farm offers an almost ethereal experience when coming into an unforgettable tropical garden with fluttering butterflies, which can not fail to impress with their colors and sizes. Another interesting phenomenon in Aruba are the natural bridges. These unique natural structures resemble ordinary man-made bridges, but are created by wave endlessly hammering on the coral reefs, which eventually got them to rise above the sea level. Sea patient uthulingsarbeid through millennia appeared suddenly in vain as the largest and best known of the natural bridges in minutes broke down in 2005. However, there are still up to several natural bridges on Aruba that has gotten a bit more well-deserved attention after their elder brother plunged into the sea.

If it is more natural for creating a perfect trip to Aruba, the National Arikok a good offer. The park occupies less than 18 percent of the tiny island's land, and here we get a good glimpse of the island's varied scenery, from cactus-studded desert plains of white sand dunes to the distinctive, cave-filled rock formations. On some of the rocks have island's first inhabitants depicted their lives and thoughts of cave paintings of centuries ago. An extensive network of walking and biking trails leading around the area's gold mine ruins and the varying nature of the strange, twisted divi-divi trees, with stems often lies almost horizontally along the ground. In Aruba Aloe Balm Facility can see how Aruba's nature is exploited. A guided tour showing the entire production, from aloe leaves are harvested to creams and ointments are finished.
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