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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 am 
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A few years ago Dan posted here about an encounter he'd had on the island with a young woman, a waitress, in a restaurant he'd gone to. They conversed for quite some time and she told him quite a bit about her personal life & situation. It was interesting as his real life stories always were and he added his thoughts as he often did about the people he met. A couple of the regular male posters on here made some totally unnecessary and somewhat suggestive comments about the young woman and San Nic and her reasons for being so forthcoming with him and his reasons for finding her interesting. That did it for him. He was upset, angry and disappointed that a few had to turn it into something it absolutely was not. He left the board and never returned.


I must have missed that thread....very sorry to hear this. Bought both of his books and enjoyed them. I often wondered about his absence on the BB. Hope he and his wife are well.


I also seem to have missed that thread, strange. But I understand he also doesn’t visit the island anymore. I did read his blogs on his own webpage, and remember he said that he had enough of Aruba and that it was time to move on.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:57 pm 
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I missed that post too, such a shame as he really is a nice guy.

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I didn't remember the reasons for Daniel's departure, but I did recall that it was a negative situation. I enjoyed his restaurant reviews and videos. Here's the link to his blog that has some on there. We met him a time or two in Aruba - he joined our bar crawl once.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:54 pm 
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dutchdushi wrote:
patsfan wrote:
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A few years ago Dan posted here about an encounter he'd had on the island with a young woman, a waitress, in a restaurant he'd gone to. They conversed for quite some time and she told him quite a bit about her personal life & situation. It was interesting as his real life stories always were and he added his thoughts as he often did about the people he met. A couple of the regular male posters on here made some totally unnecessary and somewhat suggestive comments about the young woman and San Nic and her reasons for being so forthcoming with him and his reasons for finding her interesting. That did it for him. He was upset, angry and disappointed that a few had to turn it into something it absolutely was not. He left the board and never returned.


I must have missed that thread....very sorry to hear this. Bought both of his books and enjoyed them. I often wondered about his absence on the BB. Hope he and his wife are well.


I also seem to have missed that thread, strange. But I understand he also doesn’t visit the island anymore. I did read his bligs on his own webpage, and remember he said that he had enough of Aruba and that it was time to move on.


I recall that last thread that Dan was on & was annoyed by some of those suggestive comments; I entered a comment to the effect that those 2 (think it was only 2)
members misinterpreted what Dan wrote to suggest something sexual. The waitress had recognized Dan, complimented him, and if I correctly recall - she said she aspired to be a writer & travel around the world.

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i remember that towards the end the tone of his posts had changed. instead of his normal good humor and wit he became rather cynical and somewhat bitter about how things had changed on the island, political and otherwise. He was not the same happy go lucky person he was for so long. I hope he has sorted things out and is in a better place now. read two of his books and thought they were pretty good reads.

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Liz from N.J. wrote:
I think you are referring to Aruba Kid. His website http://www.arubakid.com/


Just checked out the link for Arubakid and remember that I had looked at his suggestions before. It seems that it could use an update only in that some are not ‘new’ any longer. Very good effort on his part though.

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The last time we saw Dan was A few years ago at Sultan, one of the restaurants he frequented. I do miss his posts.

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