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Strike them off my itinerary. - Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
Strike them off my itinerary.
I am never going to Peru, ever. Do you want to know why? Okay! This entry from jwz is why.

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Current Mood: fucking TERRIFIED
Current Music: My screams of fear

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hakeber From: hakeber Date: March 29th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
The ones we had in Singapore, in our very own backyard, were a foot long. But then, we also had wolf spiders like whoa, and these webspinners who were IsweartoGod six inches from leg tip to leg tip. Their webs were five or six feet in height. I nearly walked into one. Cured me forever of just walking into bamboo groves. And that stuff was nothing. Further north, up in southeast Asia proper, they have much larger spiders, as well as scorpions that're up to six inches long.
From: almanzo Date: March 29th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I guess there's weapons of mass destruction in Peru too...
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: March 29th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Tragically, I initially read that as "weapons of mouse destruction".

I couldn't watch. Poor little curious mouse.
twanfox From: twanfox Date: March 29th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)
A routine browse of livejournal entries brings me to this, just before bed? I am so not sleeping tonight!
jdm314 From: jdm314 Date: March 29th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
DAMMIT! And I wanted to go there!
yakko From: yakko Date: March 29th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I met one of these in Turkey, inside a building, in fact.

Short version:
File cabinet: 1, Scary thing with 100 legs: 0. The crunch sound that marked that critter's demise still haunts me to this day.

I also saw (and disposed of with a heavy thing on the end of a long pole) my first scorpion in that building.

Yet my tent, which was built on a soccer field and infested with field mice, was safer, having not encountered scary crawly things nor scorpion baddies the entire 6 months there (though coming home and finding mouse turds IN MY BED was a unique(ly disgusting) experience)
nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: March 29th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eww...gross. And I was planning on eating breakfast after seeing that.

Anyhow, I guess you have scary creepy crawlers just about anywere, and not just Peru. I'm not striking it off my list because of its bugs. One of these days, I want to see the Incan ruins at Macchu Picchu, Cuzco (the old Incan capital), and Lima...

I know...I'm weird.

By the way, I just did something really mean to uiuc.test. I made a link to the video and I told them to grab a snack because it was long. I'm expecting to be kicked at any time...
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 29th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


Doesn't seem that far away from you....


It's the little things that make Shanedoll giggle ;)
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