Blanca is the ideal place for the slow movement, to enjoy the charm of its landscapes and to relax and live better. One cannot hurry the act of creation. Maybe this is a reason that we find in this village so many painters. They all need pace, slowness, silence to be creative and productive. I came from Holland, 40 years ago, and hated in that country the long queues of cars, the great haste of the people. During my travels to many foreign countries as a result of international business I came to the conclusion that there for me are only two places to live well: Haiwai and Blanca. This book has been written for you in ten lenguages: English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Swedish, Russian, Arabic, Japonese and Chinese.
Tot dusver onderbelichte onderwerpen in de West-Indische geschiedschrijving komen in Een leven in de West; Van Raders en zijn werkzaamheden op Curaçao aan bod. Voor het eerst wordt het leven en de maatschappelijke positie van garnizoensmilitairen op Curaçao beschreven.