All entries for Monday 31 October 2005
October 31, 2005
Yep I have a spectacular number of mosquito bites from my first day in Delhi. I don't know why they found me so damn tasty, but my face is looking highly 'attractive' decorated as it is with approximately 20 red lumps, one sitting pleasingly on the end of my nose. Second in the running for "most annoying place to bite me, you stupid mosquito" is the one on my lower lip…I'd say third is EITHER the one on my eyebrow, or I might give a triple award to the diagonal line of three on my left cheek. Oh yeah (say it in Quagmire style), damn sexy I am.
Not that many of you were particularly bothered but I got into New Delhi several hours after the bomb blasts and my family were all out of the way of the places hit, so all is good. It did make getting round Delhi a bit more difficult though.
I'm now in a place in Bihar called Bhagalpur, desperately trying to hide from the bugs (though they're not as all consuming as they were in Patna) of various kinds and writing up my gig review. Sleeping til 3pm on Sunday (having slept practically the whole 8 hour journey on the plane) meant I couldn't get to the internetty because then I had to get on my internal flight to Patna…where I've abandoned my favourite jacket in an overhead compartment. I didn't notice I was missing it because it was so damn warm outside.
Right, there'll definitely be no internet in the village I'm off to, or even any electricty, so see ya in a couple of weeks!