9pm Monday October 19 – 13th day – Traveler’s Diarrhea
Today sucked. I slept in because I was generally feeling like crap, nausea hanging around in the background. Not under the weather, just… under something.
Guess what. It’s traveler’s diarrhea. At least, I’m traveling and I have diarrhea, so I put two and two together, which is more than I can say for- well, we don’t need to go into that.
So I spent the afternoon and evening in my room. If you thought being in a foreign country was isolating, try being trapped in your room unable to leave because of internal circumstances. Not a fun day. In addition to that, my shower clogged this morning, so we had to deal with getting a plumber out here to fix it.
Fortunately, I realized the other night that I have the first season and half the second season of Mad Men on my computer. I’ve been watching a couple episodes before bed each night, but today I burned through the rest of the first season. It’s a great show. I could talk about Mad Men, but that’s not why I’m here, right?
Anyway, that was my enlightening experience in Zambia for the day. I honestly thought I was in the clear after the first week, but here we are. Maybe it was that raw chicken.
Either way, I am ready for the comforts of home, even though they made it so hard to leave in the first place. Maybe that’s why we never get each other, the different peoples in different places; because we long for the familiar and change means throwing away everything we hold onto.