Don't do the airboat trips!...
Don't do the airboat trips! They're not the best thing for the environment and are loud and noisy (do animals really hang around near these things?) Most people that ran these tours were a little scary... maybe twitching with weird toothy grins and a screw loose. Would you trust your life in the hands of a lunatic? I think not.
Calling home from the US.....
Calling home from the US.. There are a few ways to call from the US to your friend and family at home..You can put money in pay-phones, call from your hotel, use your mobile or use a calling card.. You can buy prepaid calling cards at shops, gas stations and newsstands. We us a calling (credit) card it can be used from payphones, private phones and hotel phones (beware most hotels charge you for using their phone even when it's a free number). With this card you call a free number and then your card number after this you can call home at a much nicer rate you would get elsewhere. Just visit telegroup.
to see the costs..
The card itself is free no annual fees you'll only pay when you use it
Swamp Buggy rides - there's NO swamp!
Wooten's Swamp Buggy ride was lacking an important feature - a swamp!
In March, we were mislead into thinking we would see the same things as Wooten's airboat ride, but minus the loud motor. Not so! It was a quick ride through the dry land that Wooten's owns, where the guide pointed out a few plants and showed us 2 of their pooly done Indian replications. (some of the information given to us was actually inaccurate). AFTER we paid, the guide mentioned to us that we wouldn't see much because there was no water and it was too hot. We were also told the ride was 30-40 minutes and I clocked it at 20min. It was terribly over-priced at about $25/adult, $23/child. The children on the tour had no interest in learning about the plant life and were bored. Staff were not concerned about our disatisfaction. One rudely said to us, "What did you expect? It's not our rainy season!" Again, it would have been nice to know BEFOREwe paid so much!
Well, don't know if you can...
Well, don't know if you can call it a trap..but...there are signs that have warnings which are so absolutly obvious. That even without the sign you must be stupid to do thing it warns you for..