Tuesday, June 4

worst field trip ever





 on thursday and friday of last week i went on a field trip with my students to see the sea turtles laying their eggs and potentially seeing some baby turtles hatch out! these pictures are from the hotel where i stayed with 47 of my students and three coworkers. it looks great right? beautiful view, lovely pool, and tons of wildlife around us!

there were six of these little villas, each with room for five people. wait, six villas for 5 people? that's only 30 people...

thanks to the company that planned our field trip we ended up at a hotel with a capacity of 30 people and our party was 50+!! what did the hotel say, you ask? we have some extra mattresses that we were going to put on the floors. you were going to?? as someone who has a degree in hospitality management, this situation was horrifying. besides the fact that they willingly booked us with more than 20 people over occupancy, they didn't have anything ready. our extra mattresses were no where to be seen, some of the regular beds didn't even have mattresses to begin with, the bathrooms were dirty, no hand soap to be found, and less than an hour after we arrived we had numerous angry parents calling us up.

what a way to start our class field trip.
stay tuned for part 2 ;)

7 comments:

Courtney B said...

That really does look beautiful! But I can't believe they booked you when they knew they couldn't accomodate that many people!
Can't wait to read how the rest of the trip went :)

Treasure Tromp said...

no hand soap? mattresses on the floor? 20+ people? whoa. :) at least it was beautiful?

lost in travels said...

i can't believe this! what a disaster! i can't imagine what happens in part two...

Katie Cook said...

seriously AMAZING!!! what gorgeous photos! Love Costa Rica! have a great day girl...love from Nepal, Katie

Katie Cook said...

seriously AMAZING!!! what gorgeous photos! Love Costa Rica! have a great day girl...love from Nepal, Katie

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tiarenie said...

i cannot believe that!! well actually, it kind of reminds me of something that would happen in the DR! haha.. but the place looks gorgeous. what a bummer.