Time for a bruising

Fortaleza Travel Blog

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The aftermath of Kerry's encounter with the pavement - a nasty bump on the forehead.

KERRY - We only had 2 nights in Fortaleza as it was a stopping off point to get to Sao Luis , but in this time i managed to have a pretty bad accident and end up with 2 black eyes!

We arrived in Fortaleza around 6pm and took the local bus to the hostel we had booked. The journey was fine and all was well, until i got off the bus. I took 2 steps and then managed to trip over a paving slab that was sticking up, and land head first on the pavement with my huge backpack on my back! Needless to say i was pretty shocked and the fall really really hurt! within seconds a huge lump had appeared on my forehead which hurt like mad, and was also bleeding a bit!

this happened right outside our hostel, so once we had gotten inside i was able to hold ice on the injury and take some tablets and calm myself! There was not enough ice in the freezer though, and we also needed to get food to eat, so we walked to the nearest supermarket to buy ice and food.

Kerry incognito in Fortaleza.
( i got a few nice looks from the locals!) By the time we had gotten back, the bruising had started to appear and the lump had grown bigger than before! We called the doctor in the end, who said i would be ok, but needed to keep ice on the wound and take a course of antibiotics to prevent infection as well as ibuprofen.

I can not fault the hostel owners who were very helpful and kind to me, and Andrei was also brilliant! By midnight my left eye had turned a nice maroon colour with soon turned to deep purple the next day and then spead to my right eye a few days after that! My eyes are getting much better now, but i have recieved some very odd looks from people over the past few days, which has been pretty embarrasing.

Other than that, we did not see a great deal of Fortaleza and I especially was glad to leave.

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The aftermath of Kerrys encounter…
The aftermath of Kerry's encounte…
Kerry incognito in Fortaleza.
Kerry incognito in Fortaleza.
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