Sunday Post: Plains
Standing tall in the desert is what you would expect when you see these cacti. Surprise … the cacti pictured in these photographs are on the island of Aruba.
Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. Aruba is an island just north of Venezuela. It is south of Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages. Specifically, Papiamento is a creole language derived from Portuguese with vocabulary from African languages, English, and Arawak native languages. Other spoken languages include Chinese, English, French, German, and Portuguese. It is only for practical purposes that Arubans learn Spanish since their island is only 17 miles (27 kilometers) from the northern coasts of the South American country of Venezuela.
Challenge by Jake for this week-