On the ride we saw a bunch of monkeys crossing the street! My battery chose that very moment to die but I know I'll have more opportunities. It's charging now and I plan to get some pictures up ASAP! Tereza has a nice picture of the creatures on her blog.
Oh, I learned that the people I see all over the streets are the indigenous tribe. They live in the forests and get rides into the city to sell their produce, eggs, etc. They are darker colored and shorter than the average Filipino. LC shared this with me during the ride. She's lived here all her life.
After the ride I started to get a headache and soon after shivers began. Oh, know. Chuckie warned me about this! "DON'T drink the water!" he laughed. But I think it was the eggs….I should have known as I made this video prior to eating them. I guess I knew beforehand but wanted to try them anyway...
And this is the aftermath!
So last night I got sick. Not just sick…deathly sick. If it wasn't the eggs it must've been the crab meat I had yesterday morning!
So all night I had a massive headache, intense diarrhea and shivers like I was having an ice bath. I'd lie in bed and basically have to rub my body because I was so cold. It was nearly 23 degrees all night (75 Fahrenheit) and I shouldn't have been cold! My head kept pounding and my stomach felt like it was going to explode. It would come and go in powerful bouts. Ugh, it was awful and lasted throughout the night. I managed to fall asleep but woke up and felt like I've been drugged (which I had as I took some anti-diarrhea medication and Tylenol!) First things first: Throw away the eggs and crab meat and maybe even the sprouts I bought. Now I'm leery about everything!
My diet is going to have to change. The first day I was here I bought some canned sardines and because I was so tired, I didn’t look at the label. They have MSG in them and taste nothing like fish.
Our little e-mail/conference room here plays this crappy music literally all day…and loud! When I was getting sick all I could hear was the pounding from my room across the way. I couldn't put the fan on to drown it out because I was freezing. When I finally went there to email Chuckie for advice (he's traveled a lot and has been sick in places where you would not want to get sick!), I had to ask them three times to shut the crap off. The first time they turned it down a smidgen…then the second time they changed it to more easier listening music (more crap!) and then finally the third time, where I was literally going crazy inside my head, they turned it off. It was 7pm. My plan is to talk with them this morning about not having the crap on at all. Jonnyo, Tereza and LC hate it as well. We'll gang up on them!
My entire body feels very sore right now. And I haven't even let Doc beat me up yet! I feel like I've been used as a punching bag a few times. I'm trying to get in a lot of liquids right now as I know I'm very dehydrated after last night. So that's my training right now: drink, drink, drink! Bottled water of course.