Before I left for Mexico, I had read that this year's flu shots were not very effective. I kept my fingers crossed that I wouldn't get the flu right before my departure. Fortunately, I didn't get sick, and I was fine throughout our stay in Oaxaca.
Then on our last night in Oaxaca, I had a sore throat. The next day, on the bus to Mexico City, the sore throat had diminished but I was coughing. By my first full day in Mexico City, the sore throat was gone, but I was coughing, sneezing and sniffling. I have no fever and I don't feel too terrible, so I don't think I have the flu... just a common cold.
I have not been doing much. I went to the laundry to drop off a bag of dirty clothes, and to the nearby Sumesa Supermarket for bottled water and orange juice. In the evening, when Alejandro is done with work, we go out somewhere for supper. But for the most part, I have just been hanging out in the apartment.
Winter is the cold and flu season in Mexico too. Alejandro's mother, sister, and his four year old nephew all have "la gripa". ("Gripa" literally translates as the flu, but it is used for any cold-like, flu-like illness.) So if Alejandro gets sick, it won't necessarily be my fault!