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As you may know, tomorrow is a national holiday in Argentina. The 25th of May marks annual celebration of the May Revolution, or more specifically the creation of the First Junta – or the first local authority that took over governance of Buenos Aires from the Spanish on this day in 1810.
That also means that there are a LOT of activities going on in Córdoba this weekend to celebrated this holiday! If you have not yet tried it – the 25th of May is a great day to try the traditional Argentine dish, Locro! Read below for more info!
FRIDAY 24 MAY – In the Plaza de Mayo there is a special ceremony of the changing of the guards to celebrate the 25 of May in front of the Cabildo. Later the Ballet of Cordoba and Abel Pintos, a well known Argentine singer will perform. The event starts around 20hs. http://bit.ly/16TCPwx
SATURDAY 25 MAY –
Mercado Norte , a well known market in the center will celebrate the day with traditional music, food, and dance from Argentina. The event runs from 9-18hs, admission is free. They will be offering locro and empanadas! Mercado Norte is located at: Oncativo 50, here is a map! http://bit.ly/10YnzXO
FERIA ROCK – MUSIC SHOW – In front of the Government House of Córdoba, there will be a live music show – featuring local bands and two well- known groups – Las Pelotas and Los Pericos. There will be games, food, and much more. The event starts at 15hs and goes into the evening. More info: http://on.fb.me/16TGIS5
Have a great weekend!!
Today I worked in the emergency ward again. Before I tell you about that, however, Michelle Churchman requested a shout out and an explanation of the food I have been eating. Well last night my host family made us our first honest African dish. Keep in mind through this that Kelsey, who I am living with, is a champion of all things spicy considering she goes to school in New Orleans. Well, dinner last night was rice and on the side was some kind of spicy stew. I am not exactly sure what was in it; fish, tomato, beans, onion, and something that made it SUPER SPICY. So, I tried to dilute it with a half a pound of sugar just so I could smell it without crying, and even that did not work. By the time I had added enough sugar to it to the point where i could handle it Kelsey was already done. I would also like to note that after eating half of it I had already finished a liter of water. For those of you who are saying in your heads that water makes it worse: try to find milk in Ghana. I am such a wimp. More to come on my attempts at being Ghanaian.
So the emergency ward today was pretty neat. I shadowed a female doctor who had gone to medical school in Russia. Mr. Parchment, you asked if Ghana had any medical schools. It has 4, however, all of the doctors I have met have gone abroad for their studies so I cannot speak to the success of the doctors who graduate from their. That being said there were only female doctors there today! I even met an African physician's assistant from the surgical ward! A note to any PA students reading this; if you are interested in doing something like this you can shadow PA's here!
In the emergency ward today I saw some interesting things. First, there was an older gentleman there who had a pretty frail frame, but his stomach was so ...
Don de matériel médico-chirurgical des trois volontaires médicales Canadiennes Aniclaude Beaudry, Maude Coussineau et Caroline Dicairede Projects Abroad Togo à leur centre medico-socia CMS JERUSALEMl. Le don est composé entre autre de: -divers antiseptiques- de gants chirurgicaux- de compresses stériles et abdominales-des séringues diverses- des masques d'oxygiène - des lunettes protectrices- de sparadraps adésifs- de crèmes antibiotiques et antifongiques et des tampons prets à désinfection locales etc...
I have now realised that it is not long now till I leave to come to Romania.
Everything is now coming together and I am getting very excited to experience so many new things . I already have a feeling that I have triggered the travel bug inside .
I am really looking forward to going to Romania and assisting the staff and children at the orphanage, I think it will one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I know I will gain such a great deal from this visit and I think it will completely change the way in which I view things once I return.
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