Category: Health

Urban Escape

Last night, I had the chance to try something really amazing: a sensory deprivation tank at Urban Escape. The float tank is an enclosed pool of water, loaded with enough Epsom salt to keep you floating no matter… Read More

Traditional Bedouin Medicine

It was early in the morning, the light from the sun was just starting to crest over the hill. I was standing on some burlap bags, which had been carefully placed along the edges of the squares to… Read More

Travel as a Fitness Motivator & The Long Road Home

I’ve been debating writing this post for awhile now. In the last two and a half months, I’ve lost 30 pounds. Each time someone notices, they ask me, “What’s your secret?” It feels like every time I turn… Read More

Disgusting Skills

Since my last post, we have moved on from Arequipa. In order to do so, we took a night bus. Not my first choice considering the nasty things you hear about things going on on night buses, but… Read More

Don’t Fly United Airlines

In the wee hours of the morning, I woke up in a great mood and surprisingly free of my normal airplane anxiety. I figure this was because I was just so excited to get away from the chill… Read More

I never thought I would say this…

… After all the problems I’ve had here with hospitalization, gluten poisoning and thinking that I would have to leave early, and the like, I have to say that I’m not looking forward to this trip ending.

Flights, Hospitals, and Digsites

My flights to Jordan were uneventful, but I wasn’t feeling well for most of it. Add in the fact that I couldn’t eat any of the airplane food thanks to it all being chock full of gluten, I… Read More

On My Way Home

We made the long trek up to Managua from Rivas this evening. The distance isn’t huge, but the bad roads make feel much longer, especially when you’re riding in the back of a truck bed. The wind was… Read More

Splash Pools, Rooftops, and Mystery Creams

My bug bites continue to be itchy as can be. I tried using hydrocortisone cream, but it wasn’t working so it was off to the local pharmacy. They gave me some cream that I’m not sure what it’s… Read More

Kicking and Screaming

Yesterday morning was UNPLEASANT. I woke up, uncomfortable and itchy. My back was covered in bug bites. Completely covered. Somewhere along the way, my bed had become infested with bed bugs and I am not one screaming ball… Read More