My blogging days may soon be over.
Months ago I started feeling uncomfortable in the internet cafe in Anton Lizardo. Not long after entering I would start to feel weird crawling sensations, mostly on my legs. After a couple of hours these progress to raised red welts which itch abominably, and I feel very tired and somehow soiled. Whatever is affecting me remains in my clothes even after a twenty-kilometer motorcycle ride, and I cannot wear the same garments again before washing them, without the same thing occuring. So I changed location, to Anton’s other cafe. Same thing. Then to Boca del Rio. Same thing. It is extremely unpleasant, more so now than it was. I now have to strip off (with lurid gyrations of course) and wash before entering the hovel and leave the clothes outside, or they bring the stuff in and it gets into my bed, as well as everywhere else.
What the hell is going on? Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Can anything be done? Can it be that I am allergic to computers?
I am today in Veracruz in yet another internet cafe, same thing is starting already.
I have recently discovered that another thing that has been plaguing me mercilessly for the last year is chiggers. Europeans probably don’t know what these are; count yourselves fortunate, for they are far worse than mosquitos. At least now I know what they are and can avoid the grass where they live.
Soon I will be living in a bubble. Perhaps I can sail it somewhere.
[A year later, this allergy is still a mystery. It occurs in one friend’s house in the USA, but nowhere else]