Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1825 Meters = 5990 Feet

That is the altitude of Queretaro! This is what gives us the cool nights that make it so east to sleep. Temperatures for this week will be +/- 25C (77F) in the daytime and +/- 10C (50F) at night. Perfect weather and similar to our summers at home.

You do notice this altitude when walking. I thought it was my age but I think it is the rarefied oxygen at this altitude. I am getting used to it now but I found myself slightly out of breath after a long walk or serious activity when we first arrived. Now, I am actually quite comfortable living at this altitude and I am sure it is good for me.

It is also noticeable when drinking coffee. Water boils at a lower temperature up here so coffee is not as hot as it is at sea level and cools down quickly. For someone who loves hot coffee this is a great inconvenience :).

5 comments:

  1. Same temps here in Mazatlan. I had no idea about that bit of boiling water at different altitudes. Always good to learn something new.

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  2. Croft,
    A shot of Tequila in the coffee could heat things up for you!!!!

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  3. Johnnie Disco's grandmaDecember 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Days here in Lo de Marcos are mid to high 70's. Rig temp today was 78. Gets really cool here at night and is great for sleeping.

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  4. coffee making water temps should be below boiling anyway - so this is good really.

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  5. Johnnie Disco's Grandma, I just realized who you are! Welcome!

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