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Surviving Santa Fe
Adjusting to High-Altitude
Santa Fe is at 7,000 feet and can take some time to adjust to the altitude. It takes your body days to fully get used to being at a higher elevation. When you're not used to it, you can get altitude sickness, which feels a lot like a hangover. You tend to lose water and sodium as your body acclimatizes to altitude, and this leads to dehydration. This is especially the case if you exercise, but chances are you'll be dehydrated regardless of what you're doing because the air is dryer and cooler.
So, drink a lot of water. There's no hard and fast rule about how much water you need, but drink more than you would normally at home.
Also, note that the effects of alcohol can be a bit more intense than at sea level, so pace your self.
Capital City Cab Tel: 505-438-0000
24 hour a day service to all parts of Santa Fe. $1 cab rides on Friday and Saturday nights.
Santa Fe Institute 1399 Hyde Park Road (Tel: 505-984-8800)
SFI Main Campus.
Grocery, Beer and Wine
Kaune Neighborhood Market 511 Old Santa Fe Trail
(Corner of Paseo de Peralta & Old Santa Fe Trail)
Locally owned grocery store. Stocks an impressive selection of high end and local foods.
Whole Foods 753 Cerrillos Road
Organic supermarket. Large selection of meats, cheeses and wines.
Albertson’s 600 N. Guadalupe Street
General grocery store with reasonable prices. Has a pharmacy and bank.
Trader Joe’s 530 W. Cordova Road
Gourmet grocery store with an emphasis on prepackaged meals. Large frozen foods section.
Walgreens 1906 S. St. Francis Drive
Open 24 hours a day. Over-the-counter and prescription medicines.
Pharmaca 530 W. Cordova Road
Holistic/Alternative medicines as well as prescription/OTC pharmacy.
Sav-On 511 W. Cordova Road
Pharmacy and convenience store. Has most household, toiletry and stationery needs.
Medical and Dental
Ultimed700 Paseo de Peralta (downtown) (Tel: 505-989-8707)
For emergencies and minor illnesses. Offers on-site x-rays. Convenient downtown location.
St. Vincent Hospital 455 St. Michael’s Drive (Tel: 505-995-3934)
For life threatening emergencies. Address also contains several local doctor’s offices within the Regional Medical Center complex.
Santa Fe Family Health 2801 Rodeo Road (Tel: 505-474-0120)
For colds, cough, and general illness. Offers referrals and limited on-site lab work, including x-rays.
Warren Hoffman, DDS 35 St. Michael’s Drive #B101 (Tel: 505-983-4117)
-Remember that Santa Fe is located at 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) with some parts of the city even higher. Altitude sickness is a real threat for visitors coming in from sea level. Drink plenty of water and go easy on the exercise for a few days. If you feel it is necessary, a cottage industry of oxygen bars has sprung up in town to suit your needs.
-Sunburn and heat exhaustion may be issues encountered on outdoor trips. Be sure to pack sunscreen, water, a hat, and sunglasses (even if you aren’t sensitive to the sun).
-When hiking, be aware of animals: rattlesnakes and other critters like to sun themselves during the day. Mice and other rodents in the region can carry diseases such as bubonic plague and hanta virus. Mountain lions and black bears sometimes come down from the mountains during the summer. Use common sense when out on the trails.
-Santa Fe is not a late night city: most shops close by 7:00pm and restaurants stop seating at 9:00pm. Fridays and Saturdays things may stay open a bit longer, but there are very few places that cater to a late night crowd. Plan your trips accordingly.
-Local guides for events in Santa Fe are essential for catching much of the city’s arts and culture. Most gallery openings and music events will have listings.
Local guides include: • The Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe’s local weekly has movie listings and a calendar of weekly events, with reviews and commentary on must-see events for that week. Also includes reviews of restaurants, and local news. In print or web.
• Pasatiempo The Santa Fe New Mexican has daily listings of events, but their weekly arts and culture publication, Pasatiempo lists the entire week as well as reviews. Pasatiempo can be found in newsstands or in the Friday edition of the New Mexican.
-Remember that the double “L” in Cerrillos has a “Y” sound. (“Ser-ee-os”)
-With a few exceptions, red chile is hotter than green chile.
-Food makes a great souvenir.