Mug Shot — «Curacao - Willemstad Harbor»

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Starbucks City Mug Curacao - Willemstad Harbor
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Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. The Country of Curaçao which includes the main island plus the small, uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its capital is Willemstad. Curaçao is known for its coral reefs, used for scuba diving. The beaches on the south side contain many popular diving spots. An unusual feature of Curaçao diving is that the sea floor drops steeply within a few hundred feet of the shore, and the reef can easily be reached without a boat. This drop-off is known as the "blue edge." Strong currents and lack of beaches make the rocky northern coast dangerous for swimming and diving, but experienced divers sometimes dive there from boats when conditions permit. The southern coast is very different and offers remarkably calm waters. The coastline of Curaçao features many bays and inlets, many of them suitable for mooring.

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao. Formerly the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution in 2010. The historic centre of the city consists of two quarters: Punda and Otrobanda. They are separated by the Sint Anna Bay, an inlet that leads into the large natural harbour called the Schottegat. The city center of Willemstad boasts an array of colonial architecture that is influenced by Dutch styles. The city center, with its peculiar architecture and beautiful harbour entry, has been made a UNESCO world heritage site. Archaeological research has also been developed there.

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edited by mobydick74

  Curacao, 08 Icon Edition, Netherlands, MIC

Karma: 13 Added by mobydick74 9 Comments

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nikos-athens   17 Aug 2012

thanks a lot my friend Sorin!!
As always your mugs arrived safe in my hands!!

Juergen   17 Aug 2012

Same for me. Thank you lots, Sorin. Great job!!!!

Irene   17 Aug 2012

I have got a few of these mugs. Looking to trade for another Cozumel or Villahermosa icon series.

Sue258   12 Apr 2013

curacao is not in the netherlands :)

tonymara   13 Apr 2013

hmm. it's not IN the Netherlands. but 'Netherlands' as country assignment is still correct...:-)

Sue258   20 Apr 2013

curacao is in the caribbean, and netherlands in europe

romiron   20 Apr 2013

Curacao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. See [ Link ]

Sue258   20 Apr 2013

it belongs geographically to southamerica (wikipedia) and you will never find a curacao mug in netherlands-store ;)

Leo   01 Sep 2013

Curacao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. So not part of the Netherlands but it is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands :)