After biking out of Istanbul, I spent just a few extra hours on the street earlier than pushing my bike off into the bushes, climbing a steep hill and organising my tent in a thick mess of bushes, bushes and vines. At round 2 AM I awoke and realized I had a really excessive fever. I knew what was happening immediately – I used to be dehydrated. I drank as a lot water as I had on me on the time (which wasn’t almost sufficient) after which slept till 12:30 PM the next day. After I awoke I used to be nonetheless extremely dehydrated and as well as, additionally very weak. However I knew that I needed to maintain going. In any case, I wanted extra water! So I packed up my bike, spent thirty minutes looking for my approach again to the street, after which lastly (someday simply earlier than 2 PM) obtained again on my bicycle and pedaled north.
Dehydration sucks and it ought to be averted in any respect value. It’s scary to be alone, camped out in the course of no the place and sick to the purpose of exhaustion. It’s not enjoyable and it’s terribly unsafe. Lesson realized: DRINK MORE WATER!