Recently it has, at times, been unbearably hot in the Aburra valley where Medellin and the other towns that make up the metropolitan area nestle between the towering peaks of the Andes Mountains. It is not so bad if you work all day in an air-conditioned office; however, if you spend a lot of time in the street as I do, the heat can be very tiring. It is possible though, that those who spend the entire day in the relative cool environment of an air-conditioned office complain of being too cold!
I remember when I worked in the deserts of Iraq it used to get much hotter than in Colombia, but I don’t remember it being so debilitating as it seems here. However, I do recall when I worked in Basra on the Persian Gulf that we had to finish work at around eleven in the morning as after that it was too hot, not only for us, but also for the instruments we used. But there the temperatures soared above 40 degrees centigrade; here it has been hovering around thirty or a touch higher. Perhaps it’s old age. I was but a lad when I worked in Iraq.