Monday, September 20, 2010


Wope up at about 5am this morning, dozed around a bit but only got up properly at about 8:30. There was a ...thing on the wall next to my bed. It's about 6-7mm long and slightly...fuzzy. I thought it was just a mark on the wall or a moth, but as I looked in the gloom and through my grotty eyes I realised there was something sticking out the end of it and it was wiggling about, a little tentacle thing groping around.. and then it goes back in.... and comes out the other end for more groping/climbing. I watched in horror for about half an hour before I blew it onto the floor and out of my consciousness. I'm probably going to need to harden up a bit...

Went for a walk to the supermarket for some fresh fruit and bread. Things learnt: Bananas are cheap (4 for US40c) and delicious, apples are huge and delicious, but expensive (about US85c each), bread is cheap and delicious, yoghurt is very expensive.

View of the main street (I am on the Pan American highway, I think). That is a train track in the middle of the road.


Where I am eating my breakfast. The window behind the car is my dorm room. The building is an old villa/mansion.

There are I think 5 guests, but I've only seen 1 of them - who shares my room (who had too much to drink last night and perhaps, in hindsight, would not have appreciated my undoing of velcro, ruffling of bags and general clamoring about since 5am).

Plans for today involve dithering about doing nothing, going for a swim perhaps and then if the weather stays nice heading into the town proper to sightsee a bit.

I'm hoping it clouds over and doesn't rain - the sun is very very hot (27 high 18 low today)