Coca tea

Not your Grandma’s bush tea

Before coming to Peru I was aware of the effects the change in altitude could cause. I was also aware of the local cure for such effects. You can find coca leaves at every tourist trap in the area, and you’ll see people tuck the small green leaves into their cheek like tobacco. For the more ladilike way of warding …

My kind of Med

Travel Meds: Round Two

Today was travel med day.  I had a very nice consultation with the doctor about what I will need to do to survive my upcoming trip, health wise.  Two prescriptions and two shots later, I feel more prepared to combat whatever disease carrying microorganisms that may cross my path while traveling. What will possibly occur in the next 24 hours …

Normal state

Back to normal, almost

Since I plan on going to India at the end of the year, I’ve been advised to get many different shots and prescriptions before my trip. Over a week ago I started the process with a tetanus and hepatitis A shot (thankfully I already finished the round of required Hep B shots years ago). The nurse asked which arm I wrote with, and …