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261. Leeches, leeches and more leeches
Glad, but tired, we started to take of our shoes before entering the longhouse. To our "surprise", we were covered with leeches! It was not a nice feeling. If there had been a chopper nearby, we would have called for it!
    Our guides had cut us small wooden sticks, resembling the blade of a knife. With them, it was quite easy to peel the leeches off. One just had to make sure to take off both ends at the same time, otherwise the first one would get stuck again before the other end got off.
    Now even more tired, but not as glad as before, we felt very welcome to the longhouse in Ramudu. The chief arranged a great meal, with rice (of course!), lots of different vegetables and even meat.
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