Saturday, December 29, 2018

Bonaire 2018

Bonaire
 December 8-16, 2018

Merry Christmas to us... FINALLY vacation..  it had been a bit since our last one and we were more than ready!!

Bonaire is my kind of place... the airport is named Flamingo Airport..  need I say more.  I LOVE flamingos and the island did not disappoint!  Needless to say we were on the lookout for them every time we were in the car!

We flew United, flights were uneventful

We rented our car for Budget at the airport!  We had no issues with them and would use them again!  

When we landed it was already dark.... I was thinking this would be disappointing by this but at the same time they had all the roundabouts decorated with Christmas Decorations and lights... it was so pretty.

We stayed at the Sand Dollar Condominiums.  It was a great location, very quiet... shopping and restaurants within walking distance.
Laura was so wonderful and helpful... she is a great photographer and her photos are all in the room.  The balcony was our favorite!!!  It is screened in with a great view!!


There is also a dive shop next door and you can snorkel or dive right in front of the room.  You will need to get a license to snorkel.  I think they were $10 each

As far as sightseeing we did it all more than once.. we went to the Washington Slagbaai Nationl Park TWICE, entrance fee was $25 per person.

I loved all the houses and towns were decorated for Christmas (my favorite)  There were cruise ships in almost every day but other than a couple more tour buses it didn't seem that crowded.

The Salt Pier is very neat...and of course did I mention flamingos???

You HAVE to go to the Donkey Sanctuary...  I had so much fun!!

Bonaire is pretty...  very relaxing.. and a very friendly island...

Here are some of our favorite photos from the trip... I will go now.. I am off planning the next trip!!!
















































Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Santiago Chile & Easter Island 2017

We celebrated our 26th Anniversary in our 26th country together!!  We had a wonderful trip and made a lot of wonderful memories!

March 19-26

We flew into Santiago and had one day before our flight the next morning to Easter Island.  We rented a car and drove into the mountains to sight see!  The vineyards in the Casablanca area are so pretty.







We stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn at the airport.  So convenient for connecting flights.  We had dinner that evening at the hotel.  It was very good




Early flight to Easter Island!!!!!!!!!!  We flew LATAM Airlines.  Super comfortable plane.

When you arrive on Easter Island its best to get in line to get your park passes to all the sights.  I think they cost $80 USD per person


Airport


Park Passes stamped at each location you visit

We stayed at Kona Koa and we LOVED it..

A few tips.

Take cash...they don't accept credit cards
No AC.  Really no problem..we only had one night where it was hot in the evening.

http://www.konakoalodge.com/













Downtown









Out and About
























Ahu Tongariki at sunrise was AMAZING






We only stayed on Easter Island 4 nights.  That is plenty of time to see everything however I would have stayed a couple more nights if I go again.


The one gas station







 Rano Kau volcano




Great sunsets on Easter Island.  We were sad to leave..  onto Santiago for a couple days







Santiago Chile

We stayed at Matildas Hotel Boutique.  This is hands down one of my most favorite hotels I've ever stayed in!!














The sights of Santiago

























Thank you Santiago.. Until next time