A Marriott resort guest torched the property in a Tripadvisor review. Her beef? Well, it seems she was involved in a crocodile attack.
Plus, the “LAX Jetpack Guy” is back — but might not even be a real person.
Those are some of the day’s travel stories I thought you, too, may find interesting.
Other Than the Crocodile Attack, How Was Your Stay?
A woman with the moniker “nataliea135″ gave the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa a paltry one-star review on Tripadvisor.
This after she apparently wrote “The room was clean, although had a bit of a moldy smell. The food and staff were absolutely excellent, although I wish there were more dinner options available on site. Based on those items alone I would’ve highly recommended this hotel.”
So what got in her craw?
“[H]owever and this is a HUGE however,” she added, “the only deterring factor for my not recommending to others is the fact that my group of friends RESCUED a young girl from a 12 ft+ CROCODILE.”
Oh. Yeah, that might do it.
18-year-old Kiana Hummel….was at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa on a vacation with friends when she said she felt a pulling sensation on her leg while she took a midnight swim at the hotel’s private beach on the Pacific Ocean. She looked down to find a 12-foot crocodile gnawing her shin. “I felt heaviness on my leg, I looked down, and I feel myself getting pulled,” Hummel told ABC7 News. “I was just hitting him wherever I could.”
She got the croc to release one leg by hitting it, but the beast quickly clamped onto her other ankle as she screamed and struggled to get loose, according to the SFGate news site
“Had my group not been sitting on the patio near the beach that poor girl would’ve DIED. Literally, our group pulled this girl and her friend from the crocodiles mouth, after she was drug into the water by this monster…then my friends were spearheading the trauma to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet and demanding an ambulance. I understand you don’t want to “scare” guests, but the following day there should’ve been big YELLOW signs to warn of the attack. Plus, they didn’t want to call an ambulance which is absolutely insane. My group is TRAUMATIZED by this experience. That crocodile is a monster and will be back on your beaches until he gets what he wants, do something about it before you kill one of your guests.”
Ms. Hummel is expected to make a full recovery. A GoFundMe page reportedly set up by friends says the young lady “has extensive muscle and tissue damage and needs a lot of medical attention.”
FWIW, the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa isn’t one of these properties offering refunds to guests who used points for their stays.
H/T: Business Insider
Does the LAX Jetpack Guy Even Exist?!
One Mile at a Time reports that “LAX Jetpack Guy” was spotted this week after a rather lengthy break. But here’s the kicker: Jetpack Guy might not even be a human.
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