Hurricane Odile Ravages Los Cabos / Cabo San Lucas Hotels and Community
(Hat Tip to Brian Cohen for the news)
I wasn’t aware of the severity of the damage to Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, and other Baja California cities until I saw the photos from this article from The Daily Mail UK. I was in Cabo last month, so seeing some of the photos from the destruction is very sad. It was such a beautiful region of Mexico with very friendly people. It is sad to see what this storm did to the landscape. It really hit home when I saw the photos from the Hilton Los Cabos resort where I was staying. I can’t imagine what it was like to stay there during the storm. I can only imagine the hours of non-stop terror, extremely load noises, and fright-filled sleepless nights. Here are some of the photos from the article. If you have ever stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos, you will recognize the location of this photos.
I still can’t believe the destruction. It is just unbelievable. This is how the Hilton Los Cabos Resort looked just a few weeks earlier…
If you have any upcoming trips to Baja California, check the hotel’s website to see if there is any major damage to your hotel. Most hotels are closed temporarily for repairs and may not be open for several weeks or months.
If you travel often (which I hope you do), you are bound to experience something like this. The experience of going some place and having a great time, appreciating the local people, the beautiful landscapes, and taking in the sights. When something bad happens to a place you have been before, you get this strange feeling. I don’t know how to describe it, it kind of feels like someone has ripped part of your memory and tarnished your vacation, even though it already happened. I hope you understand what I am saying.
I’ve had similar thoughts after visiting New York City before 9/11, visiting New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina, visiting Aruba before Natalee Holloway went missing, and now Cabo San Lucas before Hurricane Odile. Maybe I leave bad luck wherever I go, or maybe I have good timing that I get to visit places before bad things happen. I don’t know.
What do you think? Do you ever feel that way too? Let me know below.