Lesley’s pics remind me of the Phantom Canyon Road in Colorado…amazing, but dusty! And for sinus sufferers like me, this feeling is all too familiar:
He asked what was wrong and I told him that I was stuffed up and couldn’t breath. He fell back and walked with me, allowing someone else to lead the way along the path. He took my bag, later carried by one of the tourism reps, and gave me water while explaining that shade was not far. He distracted me by talking about his children and family. When we did arrive to a saving tree, he poured water into my hands and told me to sniff it up; he literally wanted me to sniff the water up my nose. Hesitantly, I did it. It burned and poured out the first time. I was embarrassed with water coming out of my nose and dripping all over my face. No one looked at me in an attempt to make me feel better. He asked me to do it two more times. Although I hated it and felt like I was drowning, it provided relief. I could breath through my nose again. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be enough to get to the hotel but it was a start.
The ability to stay on the move really helps make sure you maximize what you can “absorb” and enjoy when on the go in a foreign country. Get out there and get some time hiking in before you travel so you’re ready!