And, in a way, I suppose it is.
|One of these taxi drivers at the Otrobanda depot gave me|
a curt nod as I held up my camera in a non-verbal question.
I snapped away for a good three minutes, but none of them ever looked
my way again.
Like those chess tables in parks, where it's a matter of pride how fast you make your moves, in Curaçao the weg'i dominoe is not just about the right plays but about the speed at which you make them.
The full phrase is
wega di domino
[WHE-gah dee DO-mee-noh]
Literally: game of dominoe
but no one says that. It's always
("game o' dominoe", I suppose comes closest)
Here's something really quirky about Curaçao (too quirky to use as a bonus question):
The Wara Wara [war-ah-WAR-ah], aka Cara-Cara elsewhere, is Curaçao's most ubiquitous (I'd say only, but what do I know) bird of prey. Out in the mondi (the wild) -- which is pretty close to civilization, really -- you can see them soaring up in the big blue, specks of brown flying high, high... Talk about a bird's eye view of the island.
And when you rent a car in Curaçao, it comes equipped with a Wara Wara.
|Yo, Wara Wara! I'm lost, swa. Any chance you know how to get to Montanja Abou?|