Our second stop was Curaçao, and it was by far our favorite place we've ever been. Each part of Curaçao was so distinct that I'm going to have to break it up into several posts. We booked a last minute excursion (again) (we were really going with the flow which isn't my usually style. I make plans and before that I make plans about making plans but sometimes a little spontaneity can be fun) so after a long debarkation process we found our tour line only to find out we were going to have to wait and go in the afternoon so we decided to spend a few hours exploring the vibrant city before meeting back up for our excursion. We headed down the coast to a shopping center called Rif Fort. It was originally built in 1828 to protect the port. The outer walls remained and the inside had been revamped into shops and restaurants. We found some beautiful Dutch trinkets, listened to music, and enjoyed the smell of the fondue restaurants. It had a very European vibe which is so different from any other place we've visited.