Post by pokerplayer on Nov 9, 2011 23:43:49 GMT -5
I seem to share similar effects as you. For me, it seems to be more than just mold avoidance. My body also craves the tropical climate. I feel much better in Hawaii. I am thinking about moving there, and am about to start an extended stay at the moment.
I am curious though because it seems from your experience that the closer the equator you are, the better you fare. That makes me curious about locations such as Ecuador, which is right on the equator. Anyways, thanks for your thoughts.
Sorry to take so long to answer Poker Player ! I haven't been online much for a while. Unfortunately for me, the location effect only lasts the first few days I arrive in the tropics now. That started after I spent four years in Argentina. Perhaps being in that "bad" area so long damaged me to the point of no return. When the effect worked, there didn't seem to be a huge difference between say, Cuba, and the equator area. From my experience, the important thing was being somewhat close to a tropical sea and at a low altitude. Having calm weather helped. I was at the equator in Quito, Ecuador. It's 12,000 feet up and I wasn't well. I went much lower to a nearby jungle and wasn't well there. I can only guess having high mountains between the ocean and I was the reason. I went a bit south to a coastal desert in northern Peru. That was one of the best places for me. My impression was that mold was a factor, and perhaps climate was, but I don't think they're the only factors. Thanks for your interest !