Mysterious herbs, shampoo made out of plants and shelves filled with special teas fill the shop of Dinah Veeris herbal empire Den Paradera on Curacao. She started her garden and shop in 1991 and now gets clients who swear by her products from all over the world. After a Herbology study in America she focusses on one thing: preserving the knowledge of plants and herbs on the island. Her garden is a wonderful paradise of special fruits, rare orchids and self planted trees. We are taken on a tour by Dinah herself and while we stroll through the bushes we eat leafs (you can’t eat them all!), learn about the power of a cactus and taste the best home made fruit juice you’ll ever get. It’s a refreshing highlight of our stay – and very different from the usual sightseeing tours to say…a cathedral or museum – and I absolutely loved it. Dinah who inspires her visitors with great tales is just someone you have to meet someday.