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Aruba is a 33-kilometer-long (20 mi) island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela and approximately 130 km (81 mi) east of Guajira Peninsula(Colombia). Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles. Aruba and all the Dutch islands in the Antilles together, are commonly referred to as the Netherlands Antilles (or the Dutch Antilles).
Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the Netherlands, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten whose citizens share a single nationality: Dutch citizen. Aruba has no administrative subdivisions, but for census purposes is divided into eight regions. Its capital is Oranjestad.
The country’s tourism slogan is: One Happy Island.
The famous Divi Divi tree or watapana tree is Aruba’s natural compass, always pointing in a southwesterly direction due to the trade winds that blow across the island from the north-east. It is Aruba’s trademark. The trunk usually is bent at a 90 degree angle, parallel to the ground pointing in a southwesterly direction. This tree is native to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and northern part of South America. It is the national tree of Curacao. It can grow to a height of 30 feet [9 meters]. But it’s usually much shorter. It’s said that attempts to grow this tree in other parts of the world have been unsuccessful. The Divi Divi seems happiest where it’s already planted.
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Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?
Ghosts? No. Evil spirits, yes. I feel there is a distinction between the two. Like ghosts are a product of Hollywood and children’s campfire stories, while evil spirits are something much more darker. I believe there is evil in the world, and though most of it are of the human kind, it pays to be cautious and aware of the things around you. I may not understand all kinds of evil but I am not stupid enough to believe that they don’t exist.
So, would I spend the night alone in a remote house? No. Not because it is supposedly haunted, but common sense dictates that be it haunted or not, there are one thousand and one ways that could go wrong. I have always been smart enough to not put myself in situations that I know there is a possibility harm would come my way. If I would spend a night alone in a remote place, the possibility of evil, the human kind, is huge. And I avoid those kinds of situations like a plague. BRAVERY and COWARDICE are not an issue, COMMON SENSE is. I do not want to be that girl in American slasher movies that I call stupid and dumb.