Monday, August 20, 2012

An ola de calor

There are a few phrases in Spanish that I find easy to remember.  One of these is an ola de calor or heat wave. That is probably because we do seem to get a few of them at this time of year.

The week before the fiesta we had one which continued through into the first days of festivity. That was very hot.

Now we are apparently having another one but somehow this does not seem to be as bad. Perhaps we have become accustomed to the heat so much that we just don't notice when the thermometer rises close to 40.

For me, the heat is not the issue, it is the humidity. When it is high you just can't stop sweating. I have to remember to drink a lot more to replace that lost water otherwise I start feeling a pain in my kidneys (not good).

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