This episode of One Happy Podcast featuring 30 year Aruba visitor Ann Fontaine is one of my favorites. It’s a bit unique not only because it was recorded on location but also because there are four active participants in the conversation. It wasn’t planned out that way but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. While there were audible challenges that came with 4 people being limited to 2 microphones, the end result is something pretty special.
So the interview took place at the Passion’s Beach Bar at Amsterdam Manor, during one of the bulletin board meetups. The four of us commandeered a table and had a bit of a round-table discussion about Aruba. The end result is a recording that gives the impression of a conversation being eavesdropped on from an adjacent table. I really like doing the in-person interviews and would love to do more such interviews in the future.
Over the course of this hour-long episode, we find out how Ann first discovered the island 30 years ago and what circumstances led to her purchasing a home. Ann tells us all about her experience buying their home and also about the Aruba residency requirements. We finish off the episode by talking about some of Ann’s favorite places on the island to eat. While most of us can tell you about all the popular tourist places, it’s always nice to find out about lesser known establishments from someone who actually lives on the island.Details