Published: March 14th 2010March 14th 2010
Where the net was torn, just next to my pillow.
It's just gone 6am here and I've been awake since 2am when I saw a man outside my window and heard a ripping sound. The sound turned out to be my mosquito net and the man I saw quickly climbed out over my balcony. We think the ''Australia'' pin which was attached to my day pack caugfht the netting as he slipped it through the bars on the window- just inches from my head. Cazz's door was ajar and she suffered the most with her camera, phone, sunglasses and wallet being taken. I am disappointed to have lost my Oakley sunglasses, daypack, $50 and a few bits and bobs but I'm more relieved that I was unijured seeing how close I was to him.
On first waking I was confused as to why a man (wearing only trousers) was satanding outside my window. On realising what had happened ( at that stage I only thought my net had been cut) my heart raced and panic sunk in. I ran to the living room and shouted out to the girls. As Cazz was consoling me she went back to get her pillow so I wouldn't have to go back to sleep alone, only to notice that her stuff was missing too. Luckily he did not take her lap top as all her precious photos are on it. Abi's room was not touched as she does not have a balcony door.
We will have to call the police this morning and make a police report. I am changing beds today so I won't be next to the window again. I am still in shock and am jittery and nervous. I guess this is just one of the lows of travelling. I still feel deeply thankful that it was only stuff he took!
Mum, I'll call you tonight. I hope your week is off to a better start than mine.