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One More Month

It is absolutely amazing how fast time is flying right now. I honestly cannot believe I have been in Argentina for six weeks. I have one more month here and off I go, back to the U.S.A. this means I need to take advantage of my last month here to see, learn, and experience more.

To start off my week I got to cook a little something from home, some traditional Mexican food to thank my coordinator from BAC and her mother for everything they have done for me. I also got to start off my week in my internship in a great way . I was able to present the projects I have been working on to my site coordinator and one of my supervisors from my internship. Not only that, but I got to start off in a different floor this week where I learned about monitoring and controlling of chronic patients, protocols for hand washing, surgery, oncology, and all the primary prevention steps that are done to maintain and/or improve the health of the patients. Next week I will be able to continue to learn and work in this floor once again, I cannot wait.

This is a random picture I took heading to work, but I felt like it was appropriate because you see dog walkers everywhere everyday.

This is a random picture I took heading to work, but I felt like it was appropriate because you see dog walkers everywhere everyday.

This weekend it was all about studying, because Monday I will have the opportunity to take the American Heart Association Basic life support (BLS) exam with some of my co-workers. I was still able to take advantage of having some fun Friday, because I had an early shift. I was able to join one of my co-workers to Recoleta, Buenos Aires, an area that has an amazing history and architectural interest in the city of Buenos Aires. I was able to see an art gallery, sculptures, beautiful architectural buildings, and of course the famous Recoleta cemetery. The cemetery is known for having the graves of notable people, such as Maria Eva Duarte de Peron who served as the first lady of Argentina who fought for human rights, created her own charitable foundation, founded and ran the nation’s first female political party, and more. It was nice getting to see yet another part of Buenos Aires. Earlier today I took a break from studying to join my friend from Colombia to a Colombian restaurant that was very delicious.

This is a picture of the flor de la Recoleta (the Recoleta's flower), which is made of metal and opens during the day and closes at night.

This is a picture of the flor de la Recoleta (the Recoleta’s flower), which is made of metal and opens during the day and closes at night.

These are just a few pictures I took from the art gallery that I went to. The paintings are from an artist named Romulo Maccio.

These are just a few pictures I took from the art gallery that I went to. The paintings are from an artist named Rómulo Maccio.

These are some pictures from a culture fair my co-worker and I went to. It had allot of activities for the children and many stands with food from all around the world, such as Germany, Mexican, Colombian, Argentina, Brazil, and so much more.

These are some pictures from a culture fair my co-worker and I went to. It had allot of activities for the children and many stands with food from all around the world, such as Germany, Mexican, Colombian, Argentina, Brazil, and so much more.

Some pictures from the Recoleta Cemetery. At the bottom right is a picture I took from Eva Peron's grave.

Some pictures from the Recoleta Cemetery. At the bottom right is a picture I took from Eva Peron’s grave.

A picture of me surrounded by all the graves in the cemetery.

A picture of me surrounded by all the graves in the cemetery.

A picture of some coffee and media lunas (bread) that my co-worker and I had at the end of our day Friday.

A picture of some coffee and media lunas (bread) that my co-worker and I had at the end of our day Friday.

Some pictures from my day today with my lovely Colombian friend.

Some pictures from my day today with my lovely Colombian friend.

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About Marlen

Hello. You are probably wondering who I am and what I am all about. Well, for starters my name is Marlen, I am currently a student at Western Oregon University majoring in Community Health with a minor in Human Biology and for the rest, you will have to see.

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