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Naomi emigrated to Curacao two years ago, when she was 25 years old. Naomi is the lady who kindly drove me around on her scooter. Very competent lady, that's for sure. I'd never been on a scooter before, as a passenger or otherwise, and after the few minutes of driving, Naomi asked me if I was relaxed. I asked her how she could tell that I wasn't, and she said she could feel I was a little tense when she took the corners. So, for those of you that find yourselves on the back of a scooter, make sure you try to relax. In my case, it wasn't that I was tense, I just didn't know what I was supposed to do. So, I leaned with Naomi as she made her turns and maneuvered us through traffic, and all was well. I think I already mentioned that there are no speed limits, really, in Curacao, and certain driving habits are different here than in N America. For example, when we got to a standstill in traffic, rather than waiting in line with the other vehicles, Naomi simply buzzed right down the center line, leaving the traffic in our dust. Naomi has got a Retro scooter, and she can fill the tank for 5 Guilders. She usually fuels up every 3 days.
She grew up in Holland, and became a Chef, working in Various restaurants and hotels in Holland. When she finally decided to go out and travel, after years of doubting about it. she responded to a job post and applied for a job in Curacao. She obviously got the job and has been here for two years already. She is currently working in the 'Bounty Adventures' office that happens to be adjacent The Pirate's Nest. Bounty Adventures has two pretty big catamarans that take tourists to various parts of the Island, including trips to Klein Curacao. I see the catamarans leaving each morning, from our boat, and I see them returning from where I'm sitting at The Pirate's Nest.