My body clock is so screwed up at the moment. It’s after 10PM and I am now wide awake. About 2 hours ago, I was as groggy as can be. It doesn’t help that I’ve just come back from New York (yes, I may have mentioned it in a previous post!). What I found completely strange was while I was in New York, my body clock was still on UK time. So I thought when I came back from the trip I’d be okay.
I didn’t factor in the fact that I could have post-travel illness. I normally don’t get really sick after a trip, just really tired. But this trip was different. I came back with a sore throat with a slight tickle that made me cough and a fever with a slightly runny nose. It’s gone down hill since Wednesday. I am keeping myself up with all the coughing and have found myself drifting off to proper sleep at 4 or 5AM! It doesn’t help that tomorrow is a work day and I’ve got to go in and catch up on a week and a half’s worth of work!
Where is that lottery win when you need it eh?
I loved New York. I just wanted more time to reacquaint myself with the city. I didn’t do a properly touristy visit when I was last in New York. We went to a few choice places (I was with my parents and my baby sister) but didn’t really experience New York as such. Not properly.
This trip was different. I managed to see, maybe, 400% more than when I had when I was with my family. I even managed to start understanding the Metro subway system, which, I think, in itself, was a major achievement!
It was a good time because I was ticking off places that I’ve seen in New York movies.
Tomorrow, I’m going to get an antitussive so that I can stop coughing and get something to soothe my sore throat. I’m going to go take a hot, steamy shower in the hopes that it will help my congestion. One thing that the trip did highlight was the familiarity of the US pharmacies to what I grew up with in Manila. I miss the familiar brands and the familiar generic medicine names. When I’m less groggy, less coughy and generally feeling better, I’ll write about the food and my New York highlights!
Watch this space!