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    Items to Consider bringing with you.

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    OK all here is Frankenstone's list of must brings.

    MUST bring items:


    Sheets (full or twin) no King or Queen
    Underwear
    Socks
    Shoes
    Undershirts There are almost no clothes to buy here
    Sandals
    Shorts!!
    Bathing suit
    First Semester Books
    Plenty of Pens, Paper, notebooks.
    Your Favorite coffee if its not Folgers (starbucks, etc)
    Sweater (for girls)
    Favorite snack item, there are few snacks here. (beef jerky, etc.)
    Bring 2 towels
    Bring you own pans (they all SUCK on this island, rust, coating comes off)
    NO ELECTRIC CLOCKS (only battery)
    Hat
    Sunscreen over 42 SPF (less than 36 won't work)
    Bring your own Cell phone (GSM) Cheaper
    Laptop
    USB Memory Stick (512k minimum)
    One set of nice clothes for Graduation or other functions

    Items Bring if you can:


    Printer (portable) (used a lot)
    Your favorite music
    Headphone for laptop
    reading lamp
    OFF!! (there are tons of mosquitos here)
    Video games for laptop
    toaster (if you like eating bagels, toast, etc)
    Can opener (manual or electric)
    reading books
    Blank CDs
    Good shampoo and toothpaste

    Things not to bring:

    Cars (the Tariff will Kill you)
    fans
    Bike (expensive to ship) Buy on island for 150.
    Drugs (crack, cocaine, marijuana, etc.) You can get it on the island
    Water filters (water is very clean on the island)
    New computer stuff in Box, they will charge you for it.
    Pets, it is very hot and uncomfortable. Lots of Strays. Poor Vet facilities.
    Attitude -( it's not our island, we are guests)

    Thats a start I will amend if I think of something else.
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    hey frank im coming for the spet 5th sem at im a pre med 1st year. i was wondering whats the electricity situation there? same as the U.S. ?will everythig work the same? and how is the living situation? do we find our own roomates/? are most of the apartments or what evere they maybe close to school? and one more thing i think i read some where on a forum that we can wear flip flops to class is this true? what about clogs? well if u have time hope u reply thanks Jojee

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    voltages

    You can ue US standard plugs. They will run a little hotter because the cycles are 50. But all will be OK. Bring a surge protector.

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    computer stores in aruba?

    are there any computer stores in aruba? (ie.best buy, staples, future shop, etc.)
    Last edited by SpongeBobCirclePants; 08-04-2005 at 12:48 AM.

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    clocks

    dont suggest you bring a clock that uses a plug....

    if the current is higher at aruba it means that the clock will run faster

    i think its 50 cycles or somethin...in that cause... a clock will run 10mins fater for every one hour..so its goin to say 1 hour passed while reaally, 50 mins passed

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    GSM Phone

    Hi Frank,

    When you say to bring a GSM phone do you mean to bring one that is unlocked so we can activate it in Aruba or bring one that has already been activated in the US or Canada?

    How expensive is having a phone line there?

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    bring one that is unlocked, it's really expensive to get it unlocked in aruba, and they can't put a chip in it unless it's unlocked.

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    Thank you xavierstudent! =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierstudent
    bring one that is unlocked, it's really expensive to get it unlocked in aruba, and they can't put a chip in it unless it's unlocked.
    Does anyone know what band Aruba uses for GSM cell phones? I don't want to get a quadband phone if I don't need it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierstudent View Post
    bring one that is unlocked, it's really expensive to get it unlocked in aruba, and they can't put a chip in it unless it's unlocked.

    so any kind of an unlocked phone works?

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