Lisa: It is strange to say but our perfectly clean, fresh wonderful hotel in El Castillo, run by Hemma, has a big cocodrilo (actually a caiman – smaller and apparently muy timide relative but who can resist the word cocodrilo?) hanging out under its riverside stilts. When the girls first saw him from our bedroom window, I ran to the deck and found the words to shout in perfect Spanish (told you it was latent) to some boys swimming in the river, that a big crocodile was bathing nearby. Much laughter, no corrective action taken.
hilarious – what an extraordinary story. We all love it.