Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite

I have seen some nasty hostels in the last two and a half months. I can
now proudly say that I can deal with moldy showers, rooms that
slightly smell like a locker room, and all sorts of general uckiness.
I know that there are mysterious bed bugs out there and some of the
random bug bites I have had along the way are most likely from the
little monsters. Unseen bugs, mold, etc-- its all part of traveling...

And then I hit my breaking point of yuck:

Two nights ago I was laying in a hostel bed with the lights off. I was
laying on my side looking at something on my iPod when a bed bug
slowly walked across my pillow! Ahhhh! The bug was lit up in
silhouette from the light of my iPod and was terrifying! Being the
ninja that I am I immediately picked him up and squished him. His
death offered me no solace because he was filled with blood. Most
likely MY blood!

At that point there was no one at the reception and it felt like it
was too late to move rooms and I found out on a wikipedia search of
terror that they had most likely infested the entire hostel... So I
slept in my little bed of bugs hoping that they wouldn't gnaw off all
of my flesh in the night.

So far, two days later, I only have two bug bites on my entire body.
Let's hope that I don't break out into one giant mass of itchy oozey
bug bites like a guy a met at the hostel the next morning!

Omg my skin feels itchy just thinking about it!

Oh, and unless you really want to drive yourself away from all strange
beds don't google bed bugs. I'm warning you...

2 comments- my fav!:

Stewart said...

You have officially terrified me of sleeping in strange beds and I didn't even have to google them...ugh!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Rachel Ray recently did a special on her talk show about bed bugs. SCARY NEWS: They don't just live in your bed. They live in your keyboards and clothes! :(

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