Later, Alligator!

Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
Trip End Ongoing

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Robert is Here fruit stand

Flag of United States  , Florida
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Everglades International hostel is an urban oasis just minutes from the US 1 highway but it felt like you were miles away from anything. 

Tropical gardens with all sorts of trees, plants and herbs, a natural pool with a waterfall, hammocks, eat-as-much-as-you-can pancakes for breakfast, and a gazebo with hookah pipes. The staff were friendly and welcoming. They were an older than usual crew including one Southerner who decided to spend his retirement working and living there.

It was also a good base to explore the area. We popped into the "world famous" Robert is Here fruit stall that has all sorts of tropical fruits including the region's claim to fame, key limes. The mangoes, papayas and pineapples were the sweetest and biggest ever! We also visited their little farm yard where we spotted two turtles doing it turtle style. 

The Everglades Alligator Farm was a laugh. We had gator bites but really, it could've been deep-fried anything. The show was fun albeit 10 minutes long, the snake pits were creepy and the airboat ride was exhilirating fun, especially when we got spun 360 degrees!

We also used this hostel as a base to visit the Everglades National park with our new German buddies, Alex and Flo (see next entry). 
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