[PT] Hoje tivemos a noite pesadelo!! O local que encontrámos para dormir era à beira de um lago paradisíaco, havia uma pequena casa de madeira que estava aberta. Mal parámos fomos invadidos por uma “manada” de melgas. Apressámo-nos a entrar, fechámos a porta e tentámos acabar com aqueles pequenos diabretes que pareciam não ter fim, mas a luta era desigual e eles pareciam que se multiplicavam.

Decidimos fazer fogo e provocar algum fumo, foi na verdade algum momento de descanso, mas passado algum tempo também nós tivemos de fugir para a rua, tal era o fumo… mal saímos lá estava a aviação a atacar em todas as frentes. Já não havia tempo para colocar tudo na bicicleta e fugir, seríamos comidos vivos, só havia uma saída, fechar a porta e metermo-nos dentro dos saco cama. Num dia de calor fechados totalmente dentro de sacos cama para temperaturas muito negativas e em pouco tempo parecíamos uma chaleira a ferver, mas do lado de fora ouvia-se um zumbido ensurdecedor da aviação inimiga. Resultado? Uma noite de luta passada em branco e o corpo todo cheio de marcas vermelhas e comichão…

Moral da história: Tem sempre contigo material anti-mosquitos mesmo que eles não estejam por perto!

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[EN] Today we had the worst night!! We called it the nightmare night. The place we found to sleep was on a beautiful lakeside and there was a small wooden house that was open and anyone was allowed to sleep there. As soon as we stopped, we were attacked by an army of mosquitoes. We quicky ran inside the hut, closed the door and tried to have the place free from them, but the war was not fair and they kept appearing from nowhere.

We decided to make a small fire as the smoke would make them go away. It worked, we could finally rest for a few minutes, but after a while we also had to escape to the outside because it was too much smoke… as soon as we were out the door, there they were ready to attack from all of the sides. There was no time to put everything on the bicycle and run away, we would have been eaten alive, so the only option was to get back inside, close the door and get inside our sleeping bags. It was a hot night and our sleeping bags are for negative temperatures so, soon we were boiling inside them. We could hear a constant buzz and we knew there were more and more inside our shelter. Result? A sleepless night and two bodies hitching full of red spots.

Moral of the story: always carry spray anti-mosquitoes, even if you think they are not close by!

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