Monday, June 21, 2010

Melting . . .

It's hot!! My thermometer says 42〫which is 108〫for everyone who uses Fahrenheit. Oh, no wind either. Nice huh? I've abandoned sleeping in a bed. The mattress seems to absorb heat during the day, which it then radiates at night when I'm laying on it. It's actually cooler to sleep on the tile floor. It seems to cool off faster once the sun goes down, and is reasonably comfortable to sleep on.

And what does one wear when it gets this hot? A galabiya, which you can see me wearing in the picture at the top. It's made from light cotton, and you wear a pair of pants made of roughly the same material underneath. It's actually cooler than wearing jeans and a t-shirt. It lets more air flow through, so you stay a bit cooler. You have to learn how to walk in one, though. You can't take large strides, like you can in pants. I almost tripped myself a few times the first day I wore one. But all in all it's comfortable, and my neighbors love that I wear it.

Okay, that's it for the moment. I'm going to go drink several liters of ice-water now . . .

1 comment:

  1. Dave!!! Sorry I haven't kept in touch. Thought a lot about you in the last couple of days. Do you have any trip planed to come visit us sometime or are you waiting for us to come?
    Oh and learning to walk in traditional wear. Tell me about it... I almost pulled my burmese longi of several times walking stairs in the first couple of days. Love.