After falling down some monsoon soaked stairs at some god~awful hour of the morning a few days ago (no I wasn’t drunk ok!) and my first week solo at Riki done I had a few days to play. A nice treat I thought, rest, night in a yurt on a deck on the river, bit of chill time, wildlife photography, might even meditate thought I at the charmingly welcoming and recently built rustic Ganesha Eco Resort. With lovely flavoursome food I had sweet and sour chicken and vegetables which was fresh and tasty and pancakes with banana for breakfast so large I couldn’t finish. As well having yurts there is a hammocked topped tower for you to swing in whilst surveying the neat abstract rows of the surrounding rice paddies.
But not yet familiar with forests fire ants when I ran into about fifty I was unaware, as I fiddled with a lens in the undergrowth, that they would bite my feet to b*ggery and said bites wake me at 3am in severe pain. I now understand why they are called by the pyro elements’ name! Amazing creatures as the BBC vid below shows but I shall be prepared next time I venture into the rainforest alone!
My feet, legs and bum look pretty shocking with mozzie bites, ant bites and the deepest bruise I think I have ever had!
But…never fear…especially concerned family reading…I rode a white horse yesterday and made friends with a tiger, safe as houses me!