… or so they say. At least in German. You might have guessed that it means you should not make out a problem worse than it is or something like that. Which I am not going to do…
But seriously, the mosquitoes in Germany are huge and evil. Unlike the African mosquitoes, which I am used to, they are not deterred by wearing long clothes. They sting right through your pants or shirt. They arrive in huge swarms. And their stings lure my immune system into a huge battle, showing off giganormous red spots and itching like hell.
So during our holiday we encountered beautiful beaches just like in this photo, hanging in our rented bungalow. We had a really good time and weather just like in the picture.
Still, this photo alone does not sum our memories of this holiday, as one important aspect is missing. Killer-mosquitoes en masse. At some stage I actually think the sky turned dark from them flying by.
… and I caught myself wondering if it were not actually much more pleasant to see a herd of elephants calmly passing by, instead of these blood-sucking beasts. I cursed myself for having forgot my natural mossi repellent and being too health conscious as to buy the chemical version in the pharmacy. I also remembered the time when I turned into a serial killer (of mosquitoes) and made some art about it.
All over the ages people have left signs for fellow travellers, so that they could find the best spots or be warned of danger. I decided to follow suit and leave my warning on the wall for the next visitors to be better prepared for the inevitable.
The rebel in me also decided to not to listen to the Germans and indeed make elephants out of mosquitoes.
2015 Hotel Deco Busting:
Wie man aus Mücken Elefanten macht.
(How to make elephants out of mosquitoes.)
Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 16)
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen.(Teil 16)
Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.
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You bad girl! i love it! 🙂
Oh no, I have been a good girl 😉 Thank you!
Ha, ha, love your picture!
Thank you, Petra! I hope the people who stay in the bungalow will also like it! 🙂
Your flying elephants are most impressive. Luckily, unlike ticks, mosquitoes don’t like me,
Perpaps, to scare them off, you should show them the portrait you made of them. They look indeed very nasty, not at all amiable.
Thank you Ute. I used to live at peace with the Namibian mosquitoes and they do not really like my blood, but the German ones unfortunately do. 🙂 I am glad we did not have many of them at our home this year.