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Bed bugs on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

September 12, 2008

Santiago de Compostela (Spain) – Old Town Originally uploaded by Danielzolli Every year, many thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela — a medieval pilgrimage route which is very popular today among spiritually-minded “pilgrims,” as well as those attracted by an interest in history, hiking / biking, or travel. It traverses hundreds […]

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Thai trains play the bed bug blame game: blame backpackers for bed bug infestation

March 15, 2008

The bed bug blame game never ceases. Yesterday we heard about the Thai Isan trains infested with bed bugs. Now the Thai railway company is blaming backpackers for bringing bed bugs to the trains, as the Bangkok Post reports in an article entitled, “Foreign Backpackers deny they’re bed bug spreaders.” Foreign backpackers say they are […]

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Bed bugs in Cincinnati YWCA shelter; Bargara, Queensland hostel; portrayed in London sleep exhibit,

December 10, 2007

Londonist: Sleeping And Dreaming: The Wellcome Collection (exhibit on sleep includes bed bugs) “This is an all-embracing examination of our need to sleep. . . . The very practical logistics of sleeping are also tackled: bedbugs and the luxury of a bed to oneself.” Bed bugs figure in exhibit on sleep at medical-themed-art centre in […]

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