So, had you wondered why that blog post about my last day in Bali took a whole week to be written? Because yes, it is now a week since I’ve been home. The overnight flight was as overnight flights are – very little sleep in an upright position, leaving me feeling super tired. But unfortunately since I got home I have been sick. I did have a sore throat while I was away, and by Monday it had developed into a full-blown head and throat cold. By Tuesday morning I had also developed a “viral intestinal infection” that has seen me lose 3kg in weight and spend the rest of the week exhausted in bed (with a visit to ED to check that I wasn’t medically dehydrated). Today I have turned the corner and am finally getting better. Hooray! I am even capable of typing blog posts again!
But – don’t let my illness put you off a visit to Bali! If my test results come back with the virus that the doctors are expecting, the incubation period suggests that I could have even caught it here before I left or on the plane over – it’s not necessarily something that I picked up in Bali.
And believe me, my week at Retreat Recreate was absolutely more than worth it! The 2016 dates have just been confirmed as 8th to 16th October. That gives you plenty of time to keep an eye out for cheap flights and to book your spot!
I have already put one of my resolutions from my week away in place – I’ve booked into a beginner yoga course. Unfortunately I missed my first class because I was sick, but I’m looking forward to making a start later this week.
Thanks again to those of you who enjoyed following along with my travels. I’m glad that I’m not blogging to a vacuum!
Edited to add: results back – Campylobacter, most likely picked up in Bali, superimposed on a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Ah well!