The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad, which is also the largest city on the island. This is definitely the place to go if you are looking for souvenirs...there are little shops everywhere you turn! There are also several high-end stores, such as Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors. It was fun just looking around the city and seeing the cute buildings.
|Please pardon my nasty beach hair. And let's not even talk about how white I am compared to my sister.|
|The cactus is my favorite.|
|Every hut had almost the exact same items...it reminded me of the International Marketplace in Waikiki.|
|"My feet hurt." We did a lot of walking and it was a bit too much for this little guy.|
There isn't a beach right in Oranjestad, but there are a lot of boats and it's also home to the cruise ship terminal. It always amazes me how HUGE cruise ships can be...I really need to take a trip on one sometime!
I have one more Aruba post to share soon. Make sure you check out the first Aruba post if you haven't already. Oh, and I stole some of these pictures from my sister...since one of my cameras was ruined. Yup, I'm still bitter about that Olympus.