Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Warding Off Altitude Sickness
Everyone recommends Mate de Coca (Coca leaf tea) to help with soroche - altitude sickness.
Actually, althought we are something like 11, 000ft above sea-level in Cusco it's nowhere near as bad as in Puno (some 1600ft higher) where we all had a headache, shortness of breath and general weirdness.
Here in Cusco it's easy to get puffed walking around, but lashing of Mate de Coca seems to help. At least we don't have to chew it!
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