August 30, 2015

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

I woke up today with one of the worst sore throats I have ever had in my life. I could barely swallow and I was in a feverish pain. Obviously, I was in no condition to sightsee and this sickness would fuck up my plans for the next week as I tried to get over it. I couldn’t believe I had gotten sicker since I was fairly certain that my stuffy-nose was the result of sleeping with the air-conditioner on, directly over me, in Valencia that last night I was there (although a weakened immune system thanks to Fes, Morocco, as well as possibly bacteria-infected tomato juice from La Tomatina should share some of the blame). As for now, I knew I had to take it easy and eat as much as I could to get my strength back (I did not want this illness to ruin my time in Belgium and beyond, so I had to get better). After showering and dressing, I walked downstairs to the restaurant, looked up my illness on my laptop (the internet only works in the common area and restaurant in this hostel, which is some bullshit), and then had lunch (soup, chili con carne, rice, and juice). After lunch, I returned to my bed and took an afternoon nap.

I woke up around 19:30 and walked back downstairs to the restaurant and had dinner (spaghetti with tomato sauce, soup, salad, and some beer). After dinner, I returned to my bed and relaxed until I fell asleep. Yep, I took it very easy today.

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