A Weekend in Curacao

In an effort to catch up with all the film memories that somehow got lost in the frenzy that was 2013, I’m doing some digging and revisiting. This post, for example, should have been written 8 months ago, but never late than never, I guess, especially when it deals with paradise beaches and general light-heartedness.

One of the main benefits of living in Miami is its proximity and easy access to the Caribbean. So naturally, when my little sister visited me in early 2013, a weekend trip (yay for special rates!) was in order. We stayed at Sun Reef village, a “resort” made up of a couple beautiful bungalows in the middle of a tiny village. We got two rooms, plus our own kitchen and outside space, as well as sun chairs on a cliff, from which a ladder led straight into the ocean. Yup.

I loved that there was no all-inclusive, tourist overrun resort in sight – just locals, peace and quiet. We spent three glorious days doing what you’d expect people to do on a dreamy island – sunbathe, snorkel with huge sea turtles and through the bluest caves, read, hike, eat good food and just generally enjoy life.

On the last day, we took a break from beach-ing and went hiking along the wild northern shores of the east coast.

These shots are straight out of the camera, unedited and embracing every light leak. A bunch of others are over on flickr.

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