This little piggie went to Africa.
This little piggie stayed home.
This little piggie had a parasite.
This little piggie had none.
This little piggie went wee wee wee, all the way to Argentina.
Many questions and concerns about Casey’s parasite. Little pinkie toe seems fine. No itch. No worm (as far as we can see, or Casey can feel). Wound healed. We will keep an eye on it though. We have pretty much resigned to the fact that we’ve picked up lots of “friends” on our RTW and will likely get a full body check upon our return. I remember taking my microbiology class when I returned from Africa (back in college) and my prof got all excited when she found out that I had been in Africa a few months prior…she wanted me to give her a stool sample so she could check out all the parasites I had picked up! Can you imagine? Giving MY stool sample for the lab class to rummage through under microscopes. Good golly. Did I ever tell you I’m a germ freak?
We’re in Buenos Aires and finally over our jet lag. The trip from Australia to Argentina was probably our roughest leg. We’ve rented a little apartment in downtown Buenos Aires (Recoleta) and are enjoying our own space. Today we are heading off for a day trip to Uruguay (another country that was not on our original itinerary). It is supposed to be a quick 2-hour ferry ride to the town of Colonia so we figured, what the heck.