since I've been in
Yesterday my "feeling sickly" continued and was accompanied by fever. I referred to the cdc.gov website, which told me to "seek medical attention immediately" if I get a fever any time during my trip (or a year afterwards!) (in case it's malaria [I have been taking malaria pills, but they apparently don't prevent all cases]). So, we went to a hospital.
Fortunately, our coordinator (here in
So after a couple of days of eating hardly anything (really, I'm on the road to swimsuit season now), I ate some last night, felt better, and feel almost 100% today.
I am very glad that I don't have malaria.
Urban and rural areas are VERY different, obviously. In rural areas, I feel like a total weirdo because I'm not in a saree. In urban areas, my man-shaped and man-colored outfits don't look SO out of place (though we do get a lot of stares regardless).
So, I am going to start a new list: things that I miss most when in India:
- showers (it is rare that we find a good one. and I haven't quite mastered the art of the bucket-bath.)
- toilet paper. (seriously. hot commodity in these parts.)
- food that my stomach can handle (I had mostly cookies today, gross)
- traffic laws (I can't believe we haven't died yet)
- my clothes (in the absence of sarees and because my authentic Indian dress is limited, I am sporting the whole business-casual look, which is NOT ME AT ALL AND IN FACT PRETTY AWFUL)
- hard beds and pillows. mmm. I love it.