We are back from our trip, but the adventures has not stopped.
We are adjusting to our daily routine, picking up where we left off…which was right after the wedding and after one week from Mexico. It has been a whirlwind of a month. In the last month, we have visited 2 countries, went thru 4 customs check, 10 flights, countless boat rides and mosquito bites. What a summer huh?
The first day back was a blur. I was so sleepy or jet lagged or drowsy from my meds, that I slept most of the day. Right after touching down at LAX, after a 14 hour flight, we went straight to the pharmacy to get me some relief.
Let me rewind a little bit.
Our last night in Boracay, we wanted to celebrate the end of our honeymoon and celebrate the wonderful trip that was about to end. We had a blast after all.
We decided for our last dinner in paradise that we would feast on unlimited seafood.
All week we have been passing by all the seafood buffet restaurants along the beach and knew we would try it out during our last night.
Everything looked so good and fresh.
The spirit of our whole trip was to be adventurers and try different things and explore different places.
I tried different dishes during our dinner. I had fish, crabs, squids, shrimps, clams and oysters.
Chris enjoyed several plate full of oysters and clams, while I tried different dishes here and there. It was only the 2nd time I have ever tried oyster in my life, and I still don’t like it. I prefer mussels instead.
We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the rest of our last night walking around the beach and the shops one last time.
The next morning was our flight home.
We took this picture in Boracay to show the smallest and hottest airport we have ever been in. It was hot and humid, it was outdoors and we were dying waiting for our delayed flight.
On our way to the airport, I started noticing the bumps on my legs but I thought maybe they were just from the heat. Then my ears started itching really bad. I took a picture in the shuttle on the way to the airport because my ears felt really hot. Pink ears.
After our 40 minute flight from Boracay to Manila, my ears really started to bother me and they started swelling up a bit. At this time, they felt really hot.
It was so odd. I’ve never had this reaction before. I don’t think I’m allergic to any food, especially seafood because I’ve enjoyed them all my life.
Anyways, I took some allergy medicine before we boarded our flight from Manila to Los Angeles, which helped me dosed off and made the flight seem really short since I was sleeping most of the time.
14 hours later, we landed at LAX and the bumps had spread to my legs and arms and the area around my eyes were swollen. We went straight to a pharmacy, talked to a pharmacist and bought allergy medicine and Cortizone cream for the itchiness. The swelling is gone but I still have the bumps. In the meantime, I have been applying cortizone and aloe vera gel throughout the day. I will see a specialist soon but we are thinking I might be allergic to shellfish, or just had bad seafood. I’m hoping it’s the latter because I love me some seafood.
I think the meds are starting to kick-in and I’m ready for bed. Gotta go!