possible reasons for my sore throat:

* i have eaten way too much nutella in the past few days
* the strange pimple on my neck
* the crazy lady with a hacking cough sitting practically on top of me while i waited 90 minutes at the travel agency to ask a simple fare (and then forgot to ask which airline the agent was quoting)
* the fact that i go around sipping from random bottles of water at the restaurant paying little attention to the fact that they might not be mine
* the air here is ridiculously dry
* my throat exercised too much and forgot to stretch or ice, let alone take advil, afterwards

but i am most definitely not getting sick