We ended last year’s Spain trip with bronchitis, which began with a cold and congestion.  This year, instead of waiting, I compiled our symptoms in Google Translate (“los síntomas son tos, estornudos, congestión nasal y sinusal, pero no dolor de garganta ni fiebre”), and walked to the farmacia for some meds.  We also stocked up on fruit loaded with vitamin C.

still life with cold medicine

The meds are working well, but the weather is not cooperating at all.

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There’s no relief in sight.

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There is some consolation that the weather at home is apparently worse.

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We’re inside, staying warm, taking our meds, sleeping a lot, reading, and planning future trips.  Dry ones.