Some times all you need is a few days in the middle of nowhere, a nice book and a massage. So that is what I did (during the week no less). It was a mini "staycation" on the West side of Curacao. The house, surrounded, by beautiful green hills, was so close to the ocean you could almost hear the waves, the wind provided a natural airconditioning and the birds woke us up in the morning. A stay at "Banda Abou" is not complete without a visit to the spa - 8 The Experience. An inspiring and relaxing location that brings every part of your body back to sparkling. And now. Now it is time for Friday. Island life is good.