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"All this is, is hot water with a leaf in it"

My brother and i went to Peru on vacation. Due to the altitude, they offered coca tea to help with altitude sickness. I enjoy tea and had no problem drinking it. My brother on the other hand, hates tea and refused to drink the "hot water with a dried leaf". He suffered from a head and general malaise. After a few days of this illness, he began to get very grouchy and agitated. I finally ended up using reverse psychology on him. The tea did not taste good, so i finally told him that it was, "so gross, I didn't think he could handle it". Challenge accepted, tea drank, end of altitude sickness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Copyright: © Sarah Swanson