25.02.2012 - 01.03.2012 25 °C
At the lovely "El Portal" in Semuc Champey, Guatemala, we all got some strange insect bites. It was some kind of tiny mosquito that didn't leave anything behind but a drop of blood where it had bitten. The bites didn't itch so we didn't worry about them.
Two days later when I wanted to bite my feet off because I could neither sleep nor walk without having the feeling that my feet were on fire. Itching felt AMAZING, but I knew it was wrong. Of course I was the only one reacting to these bites, so NO ONE knew what I was going through. I felt so sorry for myself, and so should you. Mosquito bites are nothing compared to these little bastards, so stop complaining!
Anyway, after the second night of minimal sleep and the second day sitting in a bus or hanging around at our hostel we finally went to a pharmacy. My spanish and/or sign language must be amazing because I got some antihistamines and a cream right away and my itchy feet were itch free in only 2hours! I could walk again! So we had a stroll around beautiful Antigua, the most expensive Guatemalan city so far, before Ida and Sofie, our danish friends, cooked us a tasty dinner.
At the moment of writing we're in San Pedro at Lago de Atitlan. The lake has no rivers flowing from it, so it only grows bigger every year causing the houses slowly disappearing under water. It's a beautiful place surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, and we've done nothing but relaxing at our israeli hostel for two days. Oh, and I got a haircut by the worst hairdresser in Guatemala. Although she told me she had the saloon for 20years she still cut my fringe with kitchen scissors and made it squint.
Tomorrow we're heading for a food festival in El Salvador.