Monday, June 17, 2013

The Kura Hulanda Museum, Curacao

As I mentioned, our visit to the Kura Hulanda Museum in Curacao was the highlight of our cruise. We had a little bit of difficulty finding the location, but after stopping several locals on the street, one very helpful lady was nice enough to walk most of the way with us.

This a unique museum experience that offers an interesting and indepth background on the slave trade. The museum was much larger than I thought. The artifacts and history are powerful.  There is one building that depicts most realistically, 'what' the slaves endured. I found this portion very heart wrenching.

The tour is well worth the $10 cover charge. (the fee also includes a free cup of coffee at their cute little outside restaurant) You can wander the grounds on a self guided tour or choose to have a guide. I recommend a guide. They are VERY knowledgeable and there is way too much to see to be able to figure it all out on your own.

I am posting some of the videos (4) we took on our tour.  Today I will post 2 of them and the other 2 tomorrow.

**Note - the tour guides can be a little difficult to understand, due to their accents while speaking in English, but after listening for a while the accent becomes less detectable. To me, the accents actually add to the experience making it more real.

video part 1
check out the interesting ending on part 1 
(our guide gets interrupted by a cell  phone call)
video pt 2

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