Just to say that I am feeling much better today. No antihistamines since this morning and no allergic reactions as I’ve gone about my day.
Well, something else had to go missing. This time my camera. Oh well at least I have my photos on Flickr.
I’m getting the police report for the insurance tomorrow.
With some good news at least I’m finally feeling better.
So I didn’t go to my Spanish lesson on Thursday after all. On Wednesday after realizing I’d only been taking half the dose for my antibiotics I took the proper dose for the first time (I’d been taking 1 pill not 2 every 8 hours). Unfortunately then things took a turn for the worse and after I couldn’t finish my dinner I was sick so I took a Benedryl and woke up feeling fine. However that was not to last by the afternoon I was itching all over and I realized I had a rash. So I rushed to hospital in a taxi where I was prescribed my own benedryl (anti-histemene) and steroids. Then fortunately within an hour or so I was feeling fine so I thought no more of it. I was more concerned with not drinking at the bar at the hostel that night (which was worryingly hard; like asking the first girl I cared about out but I pulled through ok)
Then the next day after a good sleep I was still ok and went shopping, then to the Indian embassy to pick up my visa and finally to see Tropical Thunder which is a film best described as fun. Though in true hollywood style it had holes the size of oceans in the plot for one by making the geographical error that Myanmar is next to Laos. Thailand of course fails to exist in between. Fortunately also the film was subtitled so I could understand most of it. However after getting back to the hostel and grabbing dinner on the way I came down with another rash.
This lead to another hospital trip and being given fluids and as it didn’t clear up as quickly a stay overnight. Then this morning I went to find some quieter accommodation in the suburbs for tonight so I’ve done that and after an afternoon rest I am now feeling better so hopefully I can get some supper and will be feeling cured tomorrow.
Hopefully also I’ll be able to continue my Spanish lessons on Monday for the rest of the week.
After the bus ride which arrived on time I got back to Buenos Aires. I didn’t get up to much but I did see Plaza del Congresso and an expensive but good Tango show in the evening. Some of their moves were amazing so it was worth seeing. I have some cool photos which I’ll add to Flickr at some point; basically the next time the Internet holds enough fun to spend an hour waiting for the upload to Flickr to finish uploading on the ultra fast connections they have here. Maybe I need to pretend I’m staying at the Hilton to borrow their connection or something…
Then this morning I fruitlessly searched the city for some Spanish lessons. My search didn’t go particularly well but I went back to the hostel and had lessons there; I wasn’t expecting them to be taken particularly seriously but they were actually pretty good and I’m having more for the rest of the week.
Tomorrow before my Spanish lesson at 3.30pm I have my homework to do and some shopping for a new jumper as I shrunk my wool one in the wash.
The short version is that the Jungle wasn’t very good and it probably made me sick and then El Soberbio was full of kind helpful people who helped me get better. If you really want to know more gory details you’ll have to wait as I need a refund for the advance payment for the trip out that they insisted on (I should note that in general the Argentinians are honest and don’t pull tricks like this, of course I still shouldn’t have agreed to it.).
On the way I did go on a boat trip to Saltos del Monica a set of waterfalls in the middle of the river Uruguay which was amazing and we got really up close and personal to the waterfall. I also got some really cool sunset pictures as it was just getting dark when the boat got back to shore. Some even came out well without the sunset mode being on on the camera.
Then I got the bus back to Buenos Aires with Via Bariloche again (arranged by my hotel) and that included a free transfer to the bus terminal at San Vincente so I’m not complaining. On the bus we saw a crappy Disney movie and then an endearing and sometimes irritating French film.
One thing I did learn from the French film was that words that refer to life’s pleasures such as sex and alcohol are generally the same in every language! Modern words such as computer and air conditioning are the same but that’s not the same thing.
After dinner we saw another Hollywood film called “Licence to Wed” which was a cold dark thriller (OK it was a romantic comedy). It starred Robin Williams and was set in Chicago and was pretty funny and enjoyable.
Then this morning I got back to Buenos Aires on time, which was a surprise but I have several things to do today.