Aruba: a handful of stones, white sand, cacti and divi-divi trees, scorching in the tropical sun, washed by a sea possessing every possible shade of blue. An island that is nowhere longer than thirty kilometres and nowhere wider than eight kilometres, situated off the Venezuelan coast, whose Paraguana peninsula can even be seen from Aruba in fair weather.

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H.K.A. Visser (Henk)
Stichting voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek van de Tropen (WOTRO)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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