Day 369. 72km. Tompe – Palu

Posted: May 19, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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I didn’t recognize my body today. I woke up feeling weak, like I didn’t sleep well, wasn’t hungry – I only craved fruit. A few bottles of orange juice, together with some high power music saw me fill with energy, and Clement and I scooted along to Palu. In Palu the weariness returned, I found I have a temperature, and checked in to a hotel to recover.

The road to Palu

The road to Palu

My mind goes back to Laos where Mark got dengue fever. That really knocked him out for weeks. There have been dengue fever mosquitos around, and it’s impossible to avoid all bites. After an afternoon of sleep, I’m starting to feel better. Will is staying the night in Palu too, and hopefully we can join up again with Clement tomorrow.

P.S. It is not malaria. It is not dengue fever. It is not a host of other tropical diseases. I don’t know what it was. After a few days in Palu I’m on the road to recovery. I got an interesting look into the Indonesian health service. Professional and efficient.

Palu hospital

Palu hospital

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Glad you are feeling better and it wasn’t anything serious – phew!

  2. John says:

    Goed te lezen dat het weer beter gaat met de gezondheid. Ik geniet van je foto,s en verhalen. Goede reis verder. Groet. John

  3. AndrewGills says:

    I also found Indonesian health services to be quite excellent when I was in Semarang last year.

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