Aruba: Sunscreen, Pomegranates, Herbals Teas, and Cactus

Sunscreen is key in Aruba. Face, arms, legs, leave nothing untouched. Sunglasses and big hats. I’ve gone though half a bottle of 55SPF in no time, so far so good. No lobster-face yet. Am here for work and loving the 85F weather, effortlessly casual atmosphere and abundance of local seafood. A few photos from the last two days…

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Aruba, how could you not smile with a view like this?

Eating and drinking in bed is a major guilty pleasure. Iced tea with local pomegranates on a hot afternoon, a pile of books and magazines on the side. I always leave the balcony doors wide open when at beach resorts, no need for air conditioning.

Took a super bumpy off-road Jeep ride around the island. Aruba is not a tropical island, but a dessert island…arid weather and cacti everywhere you look.

A tasting of eight different teas at the Hyatt – all the blended teas are customized by a local herbalist in Aruba.

Natural rock formations. This looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

A huge ‘thank you’ Rocky for this photo. Hope everyone has a good weekend ^_^

1 Comment
  • anonymous
    March 24, 2012

    Interesting place! Looks like Big Island to Maui to Arizona in your photos.Alan

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