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A part of our around the world cruise

Aruba is a dry island. There is very little green vegetation on it. The islands water source is derived from desalinization.
These are pictures of the southern part of the island.



This is the view from the northern part. Of the island. In the past they used to dump garbage here for the island's visitors so they could see the Sharks feed.



This is the place where the first Catholic Church was built in the 18th Century. Needless to say this is not the original as it fell down. This building was built in the late 1950s. Even though this is a Dutch island the Catholics make up 80% of the population.

Theirs was a gold smelter. It was very active until WWI. The chemicals used to separate the gold from rock became so expensive because if the war's needs that it shut down never to open again


One of the many beaches on the island.


Leaving Aruba at sunset.