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Diana Abrashkin
Your tour guide, Diana Abrashkin, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College, then studied historic preservation with UNESCO in Italy, where she lived for seven years. After receiving an M.A. in architectural history from Harvard, she earned a Master of Architecture degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects, and a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Diana began wintering on Curaçao in 2001. She was originally attracted to the island by the fantastic SCUBA diving. But when she discovered the unique beauty and monumentality of Willemstad, the capital city, she was totally amazed. For unlike many Caribbean islands she'd visited over the previous 30 years, Curaçao is much more than its beautiful beaches. It has EVERYTHING: historic architecture, spectacular nature, and wonderful people – not to mention delicious food!

Years before, she had begun a loving and intense study of birds, and later of plants, trees and fish. Today she is an accomplished naturalist and guide, with extensive knowledge of the nature of Curaçao as well as its architecture.

She speaks English, Italian and French fluently, and is perfecting her Spanish.
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Diana Abrashkin