Hotel Azucar

Carr. Fed. Nautla-Poza Rica Km 83.5, Monte Gordo, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 93588, Mexico | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $166.00
 

Travel Blogs from Monte Gordo

22. Prisoner

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

... had the terrier on its back and her teeth were at is throat. The little dog was yelping and all the people were screaming and yelling, trying to separate the combatants. Finally Venus backed off, and the terrier ran to join her people. We all walked on as if nothing had happened.

A block later, I waved good bye and headed toward my hotel. Kira and Venus followed me. I had to chase them back twice.

The dogs, at least, wanted to be with me.



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17. It's a dog's life

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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What does that phrase mean, exactly, “it’s a dog’s life”? Does it refer to cush? Room and board provided for free with nothing to do all day but eat, sleep, and poop. Or to hardship? You’re life is restricted to a little house, a little yard, a little leash. You eat when they feed you, go to the bathroom when they let you out, and get yelled at for talking too much.

The dogs in Tecolutla were not treated the same way as ...

15. Hurry up and wait

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... and nature trails. When we arrived, the frame of the education center, complete with thatched roof, was already in place. They’d recently dug a well, and were using solar power to run it.

At the site, Luis explained how they would only build with eco-friendly materials, use the sea breeze for cooling, and filter and reclaim all waste water from the toilets. Their vision was grand. Especially when all I saw was an expanse of tick-infested scrubby grass, ...

11. What's with turtles in coolers?

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... They have a very short period of time to get to a new nest before the predators do. When they find a nest, they have several options. They may dig up the eggs and move them to a safe location. They’ll put hardware cloth over the new nest to keep animals from digging it up. Or in some cases they may simply put the mesh over an existing nest and erase all evidence of the female turtle’s tracks. If they simply ...

8. Expect the unexpected

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... out to us from a bench. I asked Maria what they said. “They offered us boat rides across the river to see the mangroves.” Then she told me there were alligators over there.

“Really? Alligators? I’d love to see an alligator!”

“You want to go tomorrow?”

You bet I did. She told me to meet her at 9 am, after her morning shift at the turtle camp, and we’d take a boat ride.


My hotel room was ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Carr. Fed. Nautla-Poza Rica Km 83.5, Monte Gordo, is near Lagos de Palermo, Plaza Italia, Francisco Goitia Museum, and Playa Chacala.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good