- Day 14 Rain and skiving...Zoe didn't have to be in today, so when the alarm went off and I could hear rain outside I decided to take the morning off too! (letting my team know of course!) We had a lazy breakfast, read and Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
- Day 13 SpanglishCarys - Matías and Silvia (my resident) don't work in the infections team on Tuesdays, so it was just me and Dr "eagle" Aguila for the morning. We had a few new patients today, one of whom had Argentinian haemorrhagic Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
- Pope Francis I
On March 19, 2013 Jorge Mario Bergoglio was inaugurated as Pope Francis I. Along with thousands of Argentineans, I stood in the Plaza de Mayo as the sun rose and the new Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 23, 2013
- Day 12 Intensive SpanishFor the first time Carys was due in earlier and begrudgingly went off to placement. I got a text while eating breakfast telling me that morning surgery was cancelled an I didn't need to go. I naturally went to Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
- Day 9 Running make you feel better?Urgh there´s definitely a good reason not to stay up until 2am when you have to spend the whole day on placement.
Zoe- Literally followed Nicolas around for the whole day, no surgery, no clinic just following as he ran even Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
- A Evaristo CarriegoIt's one of the most beautiful performances of Tango I've ever seen. When they dance you can see the sensual reunion of two old lovers, heartbroken yet still passionate.
"A Evaristo Carriego" (An Argentinean Poet)
Music: Eduardo Rovira
Dancers: Marce Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- Public Production of Pharmaceuticals==="Since health is a human right, we should consider drugs a social good NOT a market good."===
On Monday March 18th we received a lecture from Dr. Rasheed (Researcher at the National Network of Public Laboratories) to speak on the Public Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- The Argentinean Health System==="The Argentinean Health System isn't really a system - its more like a non-system"===
Our lecture on the Argentinean Health System was given by Pierre de Paepe (a researcher at the Tropical Medicine Institute in Argentina).
I've included some notes f Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- Health as a Human Right in ArgentinaIn Argentina, a history of colonialism and violation of indigenous rights laid the backdrop for human rights abuses and social exclusion in the name of progress and economic development. Alongside (yet contrary to) this vein developed liberation theology, Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- Ausencias ("Absences")In Argentina, I stumbled upon this photographer, Gustavo Germano. He recreates old Argentine photographs from before the military dictatorship of the 1980s. These images speak for themselves - the horror of the disappeared and the absences still felt toda Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- Bleeding all over the PageThese last few months I haven't been the most diligent travel-blogger.
Writing from abroad has always posed a difficult decision - do I live in the moment or do I reflect through writing? These last few months I've chosen to do Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 21, 2013
- Lemony Snickett: A RetrospectiveAs promised earlier, I've decided to bring together all the things that didn't go according to plan, some quite serious and outside our control, but most just minor and well within our control, so no excuses offered. I've also Posted by jackyandgraham in South Am | May 18, 2013
- Did anyone say Tango?Buenos días Buenos Aires!
Lavalle Street is always lively
Buenos Aires seems like a nice city to live in. However, it is still recovering from financial problems. It sucks for a country when Posted by ZK_15 in My Dream Trip around the World | May 1, 2013
- Day 10 Effort to relaxWonderful lazy morning, leisurely stroll and lunch on a terrace overlooking the river. We picked up our t-shirts for the race tomorrow and then accidently joined a queue to have them customised (we were trying to have our Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 13, 2013
- Day 11 Race timeOur early morning start was hugely improved by the beautiful sunrise over the river.
Then thousands of yellow clad bodies lined up for the start, it would have been a wonderful settin Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 13, 2013
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (29th April - 5th May)We had an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, though we had to change in Newark first. Despite all our previous travels, neither Jamie or I had ever had a connecting flight before. Thankfully it was all straightforward and smooth. The Posted by chantalpatton in Travel Patton | May 11, 2013
- Day 6 OrientationSooooo following a very disturbed night's sleep due to the LOUDEST SNORING I HAVE EVER HEARD (Carys set an alarm off at 4am to wake the warthog so the snoring temporarily stopped, we were desperate!!) we got up and left Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 13, 2013
- The Incredible Iguazzu FallsWe have spent the last two days visiting the Iguazzu Falls and it has been spectacular! First we did the Argentinian side at Puerto Iguazzu. We had an early start after a not very good night sleep due to some Posted by amcara91 in Alice and Will - Around the World | May 10, 2013
- Salta, ArgentinaWell believe it or not we finally left Bolivia for good! It was a very long busy journey with lots of getting on and off and on and off as we crossed the border but at least we weren't waiting Posted by amcara91 in Alice and Will - Around the World | May 7, 2013
- Buenos AiresWe arrived after a very lovely flight, straight onto the public bus and into the city. Found hostel which is pretty good and then bumped into mivs and syd in the lift! Got our party shoes on and started syds Posted by MrandMrsHarden in Hardens Vs World | May 3, 2013
- Wine, wine, wine- MendozaDay 29- Monday 1.4.13
It rained most of the night. Heavy thunder storms.
Arrive in Mendoza at 7.30 am, have a coffee at the station. Head to our first true hostel! Chilling out in the breakfast room until our room is Posted by Ford and Bates in Helen and Laurence South America | Apr 4, 2013
- Our favourite place- Alta GraciaDay 26- Friday 29.3.13
Cordoba/ Alta Gracia
A bit worried as to whether or not we can get to Alta Gracia (which was recommended by Hugo). Guide books are saying different things of where to get buses from. We make it to Posted by Ford and Bates in Helen and Laurence South America | Mar 31, 2013
- On the road- CordobaApologies in the delay of these blogs- it has been waiting for its guest editor to do day 24, worth the wait :-)
Day 24- Wednesday 27.3.13
We found our bus!!!
Got to the bus station crazy early, found out Posted by Ford and Bates in Helen and Laurence South America | Mar 28, 2013
- Tierra del FuegoGetting to the southern tip of Argentina has been our end goal since we set out. We have been so fixated on it, that now that it was in sight, we were somewhat overwhelmed. I don’t think either one of Posted by SusieMiller in Head South | Apr 23, 2013
- Man down for MendozaFriday 1st of March was a sad sad day ....Shinners/Fanta aka Sinead was leaving us! :( ... (Something about a lovely boyfriend and a trip to Vegas...oh and a great job back home ....blah blah blaaah!) Anyway as Posted by Julie Kavanagh in Beyond the harbour | Apr 23, 2013