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  • Day 19 Crazy Argentine peopleZoe- wonderful 6.40am pick-up for surgery. Although really intresting but sad case, a baby born with hydrocephalus had a ventricular-peritoneal shunt inserted-literally a tiny tube fitted beneath the skin running from the brain to the peritneal cavity (a Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 26, 2013
  • Day 18 23 TodayAnother very lazy start to the day with Empañadas for desayuno! I opened various cards and Carys gave me one from the girls back home telling me that they´ve organised for me to have a Pottery course for my Birthday! Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 26, 2013
  • Buenos Aires, July 8-11==Day 1== We have arrived in the beautiful sunny Buenos Aires! It is about 25 degrees and the weather does not seem to be changing anytime soon! We arrived at 7:25 p.m. Our plane departed from Cusco, Peru to Lima, Peru Posted by oliviiaaaaaaa in My Dream Trip Around The World | May 25, 2013
  • Argentina - 150hrs on a bus with a hint of steak and malbecBUENOS AIRES We finally made it to Buenos Aires (now to be referred to as BA) after 30 long hours minus a small detour to Doha, Qatar. I mean we could have flown directly across from Cape Town in 11 hours; Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | May 25, 2013
  • Murky WatersAll notes and information comes from a lecture given to us by Yanina Rulb, Policy Advisor at the Environmental Commission in the Senate, during her lecture and site-visit on March 18, 2013. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/553153/7C05B4DF2 Posted by Fabian1993 in Study Abroad (Spring 2013) | May 24, 2013
  • Buenos AiresBuses in Argentina are amazing! We got our seats right at the front of the upper level and excitedly settled in for the 18 hour journey to Buenos Aires. The seats are enormous, leather, have a flat leg rest and Posted by awowchuk in Brazil to Belize and adventure inbetween | May 23, 2013
  • Day 17 - 24th birthday celebrations!!We had a lazy morning, I ate media-lunas and drank lots of coffee with Tom whilst Zoe caught up on sleep. We then had birthday brownie with dulce de leche and merringue which was amazing!!! and I opened my Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
  • Day 15 Asado time!I actually feel that my Spanish skills are improving!! I understand a lot more of the general conversation my team is having now, and have been practising Spanish with them, Dr Aguila even commented that I've improved a lot Posted by Cacazo in Elective in South America 2013 | May 23, 2013
  • 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
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