We all were extremely tired once we got to Flores after our cruise and also very hungry, so we found a burger place especially to finally get the girls to eat something after four days of rice on the boat. The next day we completed school; it did not go well. None of the kids wanted to do school and Maddy and I got into a huge fight. I think we were starting to feel the sickness that would keep us in bed for the better part of the week. In the afternoon Maddy took the kids to a pool and I wandered around the city of Labuhanbajo it seemed a bit less tourist focused except for the dozens of scuba diving shops. Maddy and I made up and mended fences that night; like usual our fights are essentially about absolutely nothing. I do believe that the beginning of the sickness topped off by the stress of our cruise was getting to all of us. I think that Flores would be a great place for a dive adventure, next time.
We flew back to Bali the next day and took a car to Ubud, by then I was getting a massive headache and laid in bed for the next two days, with possibly a slight fever although not a bad one. By the time I was recovering two days later, Maddy and Caroline were incapacitated with the same malady. We were talking with Oma and Nana and conjuring up the worst possible afflictions in our heads…. Dengue fever, Typhoid, Malaria. Needless to say I think it was just some sort of virus that knocked us out for a while. We were staying at the same place as some of our old world-schooling buddies but we all just stayed in bed and avoided light and loud noises.
A couple days later we thought we were through the worst of it but then Julie started having a head ache, and after braving the first half of our tour for the day she started throwing up, we went straight home and she just didn’t stop puking…. until about 4 in the morning. I think she takes over the worst puking episode on our travels from my Brazilian illness from last year. We heard that our friends that went on our Komodo cruise, Karen and her kids, got the same sickness on their way home too and they also passed it on to our friend Kristen, sorry guys. Definitely the worst week of the trip for sure!