Sunday, June 19, 2011

I am forever a northerner.

Current location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (just south of the Romania border)
Current temp: 31C/88F

It does not look particularly hot. But I wonder what the heat index is here. I feel unable to do anything outside, without feeling an impending heatstroke. I have noticed this the last few days. Several years ago, maybe ten actually, I was hiking in Oregon with friends but I didn't have enough water along, and it was summer and hot, and I was near dehydration or heatstroke, not sure which one, so ever since then I've been a bit careful.

I'd say that I usually adapt to the heat just fine- my body normalizes, and I eventually feel cold in the evenings regardless of the location. But there is something about the heat here in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. I have not been able to adapt. It is disabling to me. I don't know what exactly I can do about it.

1 comment:

Dee J. said...

Come to Minnesota?