Sorry I didn't blog yesterday, hope nobody missed the update. Thursday was our day off, but Tuan and I thought we should go and paint for awhile. I got sick in the morning so I didn't go paint, I took the day off. Not too bad a sickness (Aunt Rita, the Immodium is great, thanks!)...I almost passed out after Tuan said I needed to go get something to eat. I had a piece of plain toast and got up to leave the restaurant just as I began to feel very dizzy and light headed. I walked outside and sat down quickly on the sidewalk before I lost it completely. I was only about 15 feet from my hotel, but had to sit for about 5 minutes to regain my strength. I stayed in bed most of the day yesterday and this morning (I took today off also). My stomach is feeling better but is still deciding whether or not to digest the granola bar I had this morning. I have to feel better by tonight because we get on a train for 12 hours to Darjeeling.
Our plans for McDonalds and a bar didn't work out the other night. Aunt Val was right, McDonalds did explode and won't reopen while we are here. Tuan was hoping to eat there a few times in the next week so he could gain back the 18 pounds he's lost since he's been here. And it turns out that there is no alcohol allowed on Independence day. All of the bars were closed and the restaurant that we tried to get beer from said we had to take it back to our hotel and not tell anyone where we got it. They said 'Today problem, tomorrow no problem'.
Well, I am feeling pretty crappy again, I've been up for about an hour. So I better get back to bed. I'll blog again in a few days after our travels.
Until then, love to you all! Peace, Corina
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen