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Beware of Altitude sickness, Quito, Ecuador

 
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megancriley's pictureby megancriley General travel tip
added on the 16th of January, 2010
On my 1st trip to Quito, I got incredibly sick. First I thought it was food poisoning but it was suggested I had altitude sickness. We flew from Guayaquil to Quito and by the next morning, I had a fever, and the shakes that didn't go away until we landed back in Guayaquil (24 hours later). Coincidence?

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MadSuh wrote on Jan 22, 2010 9:54:
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