On our sister island of Curacao, we ask for “pidi kabes di boto”, which literally means a ride at the head of the boat.
The phrase stems from the days when people had to travel from Punda to Otrobanda (the two areas of the city of Willemstad), and they had to cross a small bay in the center of town. If nothing else, you are bound to get a smile in return for your efforts!
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The servers were so friendly and attentive and Not a Typical Pizza!
From the bottom of my heart this me sending my deepest gratitude. What you are doing here is truly community service, community building and, may God bless everything you do in that humble spirit...
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Today in listening to a conversation, it is possible to understand many words and get a fair idea of what is being said.
You will find the language widely spoken on the Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Maartin, along with our sister islands, Saba and Statia, speak English, although many residents do speak Papiamentu as well.
The theory is that when the Dutch laid claim to the ABC islands in 1634 and with Curacao becoming a Slave trading center, a common language was needed to communicate with the people who had come from so many different African tribes and European countries.
When Brazil became part of Spain, many Brazilians who spoke Portuguese came to Curacao.