|After three days at sea we arrived in Cape Verde. I woke up early and took the shuttle from the port to Mindelo. It's a cute little town with brightly colored buildings. Unfortunately they don't have any street signs so I had trouble finding my way to the internet cafe. After asking half a dozen people I was personally escorted to one. The barefoot young man didn't speak English but he understood dollars. I was so relieved to upload my assignments. Next weeks work can wait till I come home. One thing I wasn't comfortable waiting on were the insect bites I've been waking to each morning. I went to the infirmary and they gave me an antihistamine shot and some hydra-cortisone cream. The doctor didn't want to say the cause but I suspect it's lurking in my mattress. If I'm right I may have to switch rooms.