Queen Emma Bridge and Handelskade

This view from Rif Fort catches a couple of the high lights of the capital Willemstad. The Queen Emma Bridge which is 167 metre long pedestrian bridge that was first built in 1888. Multiple times a day the bridge swings open to allow boats to pass into the bay. The other iconic sight is the Handelskade, which is the row of brightly painted establishments along the water front beside Queen Emma Bridge. As you can imagine, it is a rather touristy place, however we did enjoy a couple of beer at the Iguana Cafe, something I would recommend. The sights both people and waterfront are something to be enjoyed.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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