Monday, June 16, 2014


Guess who's sick thousands of miles from home? Yep, you guessed it, this girl is! I'll take this as a good luck sign, though. The same thing happened to me around this time last year in Japan, and things turned out pretty awesome after that.

For future reference, if you're ever in Paris and get sick, look for the establishments with green neon crosses hanging up out front. Those are pharmacies and they're almost as ubiquitous as ATMs, so you should be able to find one anywhere. Also note that you can't just walk in and get what you need yourself, even if it's not prescription medication. In French pharmacies you walk in and tell the pharmacist what's ailing you (unless you know exactly what you want, then you can just ask for it). Then they tell you what your options are and hand you the items that you've chosen from a wall behind the counter. The pharmacist I talked to this morning gave me Fervex powder packets for my cold and runny nose, and Strepsils lozenges for my sore throat.

When I get sick I generally prefer lozenges, powders, and (hot) liquids to pills and syrups. So this is what I've taken so far today:

-Orange juice
-Room temperature water with Fervex
-Strepsils lozenges
-Hot orange tea + Fervex
-Hot chocolate (with milk, not water) + honey
-Tiger balm (courtesy of my boss)

We'll see how I feel in the morning. Please pray for my health! :)

 Bread and Butter [Paris] photos - JUNE
 Bread and Butter [Paris] photos - MAY

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