ARUBA 411

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FUEL -

Once a Dutch colony, Aruba has en­joyed in­de­pen­dence since 1986.

English, Dutch and Span­ish are widely spo­ken on the is­land.

Aruba’s cur­rency is the florin, al­though U.S. dol­lars (and, of course, credit cards) are ac­cepted al­most ev­ery­where.

The is­land’s av­er­age Oc­to­ber high tem­per­a­ture is 29 C.

Aruba lies out­side the hur­ri­cane belt, so there’s no need to worry about trop­i­cal storms de­rail­ing your triathlon hol­i­day.

Last minute gear needs? Visit one of Aruba’s two bike shops: FX Sports Co. or Tri-bike Aruba.

Yes, you can drink the wa­ter. Aruba’s tap wa­ter is rated among the best in the world.

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