26 Mar 2018 (very near Volcán Cotopaxi, Ecuador): Whelp, this is sick-Alex. I didn’t sleep a single minute last night (this was definitely the untreated altitude), none of my symptoms are any better, and this afternoon we’re heading back to Quito. Leah went on a horse ride. I did more bed-laying and fire-sitting and tea-drinking.
Spoiler alert: the sick thing and sleep problems are going to go on for a while longer, but I’m pretty sure this is the day when I feel the worst. So, onward and upward!