News, but not the serious kind
We’re off to see the lizard…
Blog Guy, I need some of your famous travel advice. I can get an AMAZING deal on a week at a five-star luxury beach hotel in a Russian city on the Black Sea. What do you think? Is there a catch?
Yes, that would be Snake by the Lake Lodge, and I’m familiar with the scam. They lure tourists there and then feed them to the reptiles that roam the grounds.
It says here in the brochure, every room has a “picture postcard view of the shimmering Black Sea….”
The monster snakes and lizards need a steady food supply, so the Lodge uses unsuspecting tourists like the ones in these photos.
But the hotel itself is very nice, right? I mean, five stars and all…. The brochure says you get a “sumptuous breakfast buffet” every morning.
You don’t seem to understand what I’m telling you. While you’re soaking up the sun, you can hear the screams of vacationers slowly being eaten alive.
Hey, it says you get a free t-shirt, and a complimentary glass of champagne when you arrive!
How it works is, three or four days into your vacation is when they bring a snake or killer lizard to your spot on the beach, and that’s it for you….
Man, $299.99 per person, everything included, for a week! You can’t beat that for great value, Blog Guy!
You know, you’re right. I bet you’ll have a fabulous time. And heck, with the money you save, you can go back next year!
Top: A photographer puts a python on a sunbather for a snapshot on a beach outside Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi September 23, 2010. Being photographed with exotic animals such as snakes, parrots, monkeys and alligators is popular among vacationers at the Black Sea coast of Russia.
Right: A photographer offers a reptile to a sunbather for a snapshot on the beach.
REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin