About Me (2)
General Stuff (9)
New York (3)
People I've Met (6)
Preparations and Inspiration (3)
Lurking Around on Travel Sites
In My Own Bed
Pray For It
Seattle and Interesting Uses of Pyrex
Heading to Seattle
Weekend Out of Hippyville
The $330 Trip to the Oregon Country Fair
July 4th, 2004
More Books I've Read
Why Are These People Talking to Me?
There And Back Again
I Wanted To End It All
Summing Up the Gobi
October 12, 2003
Still Sick in Varanasi
Well, Ant arrived safe and sound. Instead of him being jet-lagged and pooped, it is me who was beat and all lathargic. I keep coughing and hacking, which is very tiring. I might have a few hours with no coughing and hacking, but then it comes back with a vengeance.
Way back in Udaipur (like 2+ weeks ago) I went for meds and the pharmacist gave me cipro and cough syrup. The cipro wasn't doing much of anything, and not to be gross, but all the boogies were clear so I don't think I have a respiratory infection. It seems like this is completely smog and pollution related. When I get around dust, my cough goes wild, accompanied by mad sneezing. :(
Tomorrow we head to Calcutta, which of course will only aggrevate the situation. We have an overnight train and it should be cake, especially since Anthony is adjusting well. I do feel like I am constantly saying "watch the cow poo," to him though. Tonight I was proud because he negotiated our rickshaw ride home all on his own.
I feel like I am not showing Ant the right way to haggle either. Today, we stopped in a small toy shop and purchased a few things. I knew we could have sat and had tea and haggled more, but I just couldn't be bothered over 85 cents. I was hungry at that point and I wanted to get to the place we picked for dinner (turned out to be a good choice too).
A final note: where the heck has everyone been?? I haven't gotten email from most people in ages. I feel highly unloved. :(
Posted by Claudia on October 12, 2003 11:08 AM