Monday, April 25, 2005

When we arrived in San Ignacio we had two days to kill before we were heading for our jungle lodge, so we thought we would have a bit of luxury and AC and booked into the San Ignacio Hotel. This hotel was clearly luxurious in it’s day (which appeared to be the seventies) but had not updated since then. I do have to commend the hotel staff for not baulking when they saw our luggage absolutely covered with thick red dust from the road trip.

We had slept in pretty comfortable beds until now, but we were not so delighted to find nylon sheets and saggy mattresses. Never mind, we could relax, watch TV and turn on the AC. Within five minutes we found a huge scorpion on the floor. We did the brave thing and called a man to save us!