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About thebonaireblogger

Eight years ago, after a career switch from Tax Lawyer to Dive Master, I moved to Bonaire. It was the best career move I ever made. Not for the money, mind you, but my well-being was lifted to top level. Arriving on Bonaire for the first time felt like arriving home. After living on the island for a couple of years, it still felt the same and I decided to stay there. I designed a house, had it built, and three years ago I moved in. In this blog I want to share why Bonaire is so special for me.

Bonaire daily life, part three.

In parts one and two of this series about Bonaire daily life, I described what it is like when you wake up in paradise and what a day in my office looks like. But fortunately it is not only office … Continue reading

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Bonaire daily life, part two

In part one of this series about Bonaire daily life, I described what it is like when you wake up in paradise. But after waking up, real life starts, and real life on Bonaire, like in the rest of the … Continue reading

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Bonaire daily life, part one

Since this blog is about telling the world why Bonaire is so special, maybe I should elaborate a bit on my daily life here. I know I posted some highlights that corroborate my opinion on this island, but these highlights … Continue reading

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Bonaire from the air

When I started this blog, I already confessed that I am a sucker for scenic views. I love being on an elevated point with a breathtaking view below my feet. What I did not tell you yet: there is nothing … Continue reading

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Rincon Day

As long as the Dutch Kingdom exists (we started 1813, not that long ago), Bonaire has been part of it. For most of the time (since 1890) the kingdom has been ruled by queens. And they like to celebrate their … Continue reading

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Bonaire Jeep Safari

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Only part of Bonaire is residential area, most of it is what we call Mondi (unused land) or Kunuku (small farm lands). The roads in the mondi are dirt roads, only accessible with a sturdy truck or jeep. When you … Continue reading

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The joy of gardening on Bonaire

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After a wearing and long construction period my house was finally done in the spring of 2008. The garden was completely vacant, so I could start from scratch. Before the construction started the terrain had been “cleaned” with a bulldozer, … Continue reading

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