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Travel Over the Rainbow to Aruba

This week in Over the Rainbow, we are traveling just miles off of the coast of Venezuela. Aruba is a member of the Lesser Antilles island chain that stretches from Puerto Rico down to the tip of South America. Aruba's first inhabitants date back to 2500 BC, as members of the Caquetio Indians from Venezuela. Since then, the Spanish and Dutch have colonized the land. Today, the island is still a member of the kingdom of the Netherlands.

Escape and relax in Aruba

You will not be alone in traveling to Aruba. The Aruban economy is based on Tourism, and nearly 80% of all tourists from the United States. Although the official languages are Dutch and Papiament