Here's one of the little guys I spotted during breakfast. I think he's going through some kind of molt at the moment. I should have snuck something in for size reference - he's about as long as my pointer finger.
Nope, not the human kind. We have been joined by several sticky-footed salamander type creatures who can be seen on walls, doors and scurrying around on the tile floor. They are friendly enough, but I don't look forward to the day when I accidentally step on one . . . barefoot. Sadly, they seem to have a particular affinity for our low-grade washer and more than once I have shaken a wet, pale, shrunken little corpse from my laundry. Ew.
The term 'wanderlust' forms from the German words ‘wandern’ (to hike) and 'lust’ (to enjoy). Placing both words together translates to ‘enjoy hiking’. A more contemporary equivalent for the English ‘wanderlust’ in the sense of ‘love of travel’ would be German ‘Fernweh’ (literally ‘an ache for the distance’).
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