Che Lagarto

Che Lagarto Hostel sign. Image taken in Santiago, Chile.

Lagarto is the spanish translation for the word lizard. The word alligator came from the word lagarto, because they look sort of like giant lizards. However, alligators and lizards are not even closely related. In fact alligators are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards or snakes. This was a pretty cool hostel, BTW and they have a few locations throughout South America.