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Toxic Mussels

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 10 January 2008 | Views [1613]

Hello friends.  If you come to N.Zed, be careful about the shellfish.  I have felt horrible all day because of those mussels last night.  I took a hot bath to try and sweat it out.  I drank tons of juice and water to try and flush it out.  I slept most of the day.  And still...

At least it didn't happen tomorrow.  I take the Ferry to Waiheke Island.  I am going on a tour there and then meeting my first WWOOF host in the afternoon.  So I will be there when I turn 25.

Auckland reminds me a bit of Toronto with a few more 3rd world cultural leanings.  The down-town is also much like Seattle.  I went to the art gallery and the park already, and I have a couple more places to check out when I come back through in April.  Hopefully I won't be poisoned by then!

I have enjoyed staying with the Bartles.  Their extended family was in town too, so tea-time was great fun.  They are all Scottish, and even little Maya Grace Harris (5 yrs. old) had a think accent.  I am just glad I was here when I got this icky feeling.  Imagine that I wouldn't be about to do farm-work right now.

I will add some pictures when I get near a computer with some more ability.

Tags: Food & eating



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