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NokTang
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January 13th, 2018 at 7:32:02 PM permalink
When we visited years ago you could rent small motorcycles, vespa type, for the day and explore. Did you happen to notice if this was still available?

There was also a true Argentinian Steak House serving imported and delicious Argentine beef. While that sounds and reads odd, Argentine beef seems difficult to get outside Argentina. Did you notice? It was excellent and famous.

Thanks, a great report and great memories.
JW17
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January 16th, 2018 at 9:29:40 PM permalink
Been to Aruba, probably my favorite country I have visited.

A few notes, crazy you missed 2 of my favorite casinos! Alhambra was my favorite. Trop isn't bad either.

When I was there I highly enjoyed the Seaport casino "sports and race book" It is an outside seating area, all locals and me. Loved the joint, but hey I'm a horse player.
RogerKint
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January 16th, 2018 at 9:40:34 PM permalink
Quote: JW17

Trop isn't bad either.



When I was there it was just a tiny square room with a cafe and old junky slots as an afterthought. It reminded me of Slots a Fun in Vegas. The worst part is it wasn't near the bus stop or even attached to the Tropicana resort itself.
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100% risk of ruin
Rigondeaux
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January 16th, 2018 at 11:26:48 PM permalink
Be sure to put the food in the palm of your hand, unlike me who held out a carrot stick to this ostrich who evidently was never told "don't bite the hand that feeds you!

I loled.
PokerGrinder
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DeMango
January 16th, 2018 at 11:51:54 PM permalink
I read this the other day and forgot to comment. Mike I loved your review/write up of Aruba. I have been interested in going for years so it was great to get such an in-depth look at Aruba. Thank you!
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RS
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RogerKint
January 17th, 2018 at 12:03:51 AM permalink
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Furthermore, Aruba is a hot.


A hot....what?

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Orangestad


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Oranjestad



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The Caribbean Stud (/games/caribbean-stud-poker/) table followed a jackpot side bet pay table I haven't seen before, as follows:


That supposed to be a link?

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When you first get there, you can expect to stand in about a 30-minute, line but it's worth it.


That second comma. Nahhh.

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There is a separate window for beverages, and there was no line at that time.


This comma doesn't seem necessary.

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A great reward after climbing Mount Hooiberg.


That's a fragment.

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This is a private all-inclusive island and you can kill a day, here.


Idk if I'm crazy ornah, but that comma also doesn't seem necessary.

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A good option if you have children with you. All the food and beverages (with and without alcohol) you want. Great snorkeling as well as a zipline, banana boat rides, trampoline, and safe swimming area.


More fragments.

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but most people seemed to leave happy, including me.


But

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I wouldn't go out of your way to this one, but if you do any kind of island tour, I'm sure you'll end up here at some point.


"I wouldn't go out of your way". O_O

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My guide for the day told me the beach has had more than its share of drowning victims due to a powerful rid tide.


Rip* tide.

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This was actually my room at the Brickell Bay [#314]. What are the odds? The only reason for the long pants is I was headed to the airport, where I had to make a connecting flight in Boston, where it was way below freezing.


I think I made $2 off of someone at one of the WOV meetups because you didn't know the next 5 or 6 digits. :)
FleaStiff
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January 17th, 2018 at 3:20:16 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Free for cute blondes.

ALL drinks, roofied or not, are free for cute blondes.
odiousgambit
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January 17th, 2018 at 6:07:01 AM permalink
Quote: RS

I think I made $2 off of someone at one of the WOV meetups because you didn't know the next 5 or 6 digits. :)



how to remember the next 4 digits anyway:

the year Columbus sailed the ocean blue plus 100 years. Also the year Shakespeare eludes his "lost years" of foggy records and is called an "upstart crow" in a surviving dated article. 1592
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
Ayecarumba
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January 18th, 2018 at 11:28:54 PM permalink
Great report Wizard! I enjoy and appreciate the non-gambling observations and tips. Are the casinos in the big hotels run by one or two managing operators, or are they all independent?

Your description of the Holiday Inn casino cracked me up. A place using equipment worse than the Western is totally worth a look. Is there the equivalent of the NGC there to keep everyone on the up and up?
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GWAE
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January 19th, 2018 at 1:59:11 AM permalink
is that Mrs Wizard or just a random tourist?
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