From Republican American
If you are used to luxurious accomodations when traveling it may be a reality check that certain destinations may not have the amenities you are accustomed to.
During an anniversary getaway with my husband to a rural town in South America, we planned a day trip to explore the Amazon headwaters. As we arrived at our destination, I voted for splurging on a more luxurious accommodation venue with charming thatched roofs, a great river view, refreshing pool and an on-site bar with a relaxing fire pit area. After all I reasoned, what was the point of having a little financial security if we couldn’t enjoy it by skipping the $10 hostel beds and warm roadside beer so frequently experienced during the trips of our youth? I happily slapped my cash on the counter, assuming this upgrade meant a more posh vacation experience across the board.
My excitement came to a halt a short while later, when an errand to reserve adventure gear for the next day’s outing resulted in a scene right out of a scary movie. When trying on the rubber boots recommended for rainforest exploration, my foot disturbed a hefty-sized colony of cockroaches. As I watched in horror, they began making their way up my ankle and under my pant leg. Let’s just say the staff at the tour company saw much more of me than they bargained for before the situation came to a close.
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