Facebook group created to facilitate hikers

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Under the facebook page of Curaçao Hiking I have created a closed group called Curaçao Hiking Group. The purpose of that group is to create a meeting place for hikers in Curaçao. From comments during my guided hikes I have learnt that a lot of people like hiking but don't want or dare to hike on their own. This group could help these hikers to get company during their intended hikes. By creating an event in the group or by posting their intended hike in the group they can invite other members of the group to attend their hike.


End of offering organized hikes

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At the end of the year 2019 I will stop organizing weekly hikes. No specific reason; I just decided that after 6 years of doing this the moment has come to do something else. I certainly will continue hiking and taking pictures, just no longer as a guide but as a participant or on my own.

I have decided to keep the facebook page of Curaçao Hiking alive and to use that page to further promote hiking in Curaçao.

Overview of the difficulty level of my hikes

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With the introduction of the new version of the hike to the Kabrietenberg (Mountain of the goats) a new challenging hike became part of the offering. I would classify the different routes as follows:

Most challenging hikes

  • Mountain of the goats / Kabrietenberg
    Challenging because of duration and number of climbs/descents
  • Seru Jamanika
    Challenging because of duration and challenging climb and descent of the Seru Jamanika

These two hikes will be done in a higher pace than my other hikes and with less explanation during the hike.

New route for one of my hikes

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Kabrietenberg alternatief 20190831 001 webTwo of my hikes share a large part of the route. These are Caracasbay peninsula and Kabrietenberg (Mountain of the goates). The first part of this route consists for both of these routes of a visit to Fort Beekenburg and the Quarantaine building. Both historical buildings with a lot of information to tell. So this part of the route takes more than 1 hour. That means that for people that attend both of these hikes a large part of the information is already known. That was always something that bothered me. So when I recently had a small group for the hike to the top of the Kabrietenberg, all hikers who already attended the Caracasbay peninsula hike, I decided to use this occasion to try another route. I combined parts of my original route, the route around the mountain and parts of routes by HBike Outdoor Curaçao into a new one. I reversed my original route so that the first stop is the top of the Kabrietenberg. Normally I do that at the end of the hike.

GDPR-regulation

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gdpr awareness copyOn May 25 the new GDPR-regulations become valid for all European companies and companies that deal with people living in Europe. Because Curaçao Hiking organizes hikes for locals and tourists this means that this new law also is valid for the European tourists who register for a hike or who subscribe to the Curaçao Hiking newsletter.
In simple terms this new privacy regulation means that you as a customer have the right to know what information about you is kept and for what purpose it is kept. Also you have the right to ask this information to be sent to you or to request the deletion of the information about you.