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One More Week!!

It really is true when people say time flies when you are having fun. Throughout my internship I have not only had the opportunity to learn many new things, but I also have been able to make new connections with various individuals during my internship. I do not have enough words to describe how fortunate I have been to be given this opportunity, and have been very welcomed with open arms. My internship has given me so much that I will take with me as my journey continues.

Just this week I got to see a little of the pediatric side of things as well as pediatric therapy. I feel like this area drew me more into the health field than the previous medical field sections. I want to become a part of the pediatric community, as a health nurse. I cannot wait to go back with all the new knowledge I have obtained through my experiences here in Buenos Aires.

During this week I was able to visit El Ateneo, a famous library that used to be a theater. It is a place where you can select any book you desire, sit down and enjoy some coffee, or simply buy any books you would like. It was nice being able to sit down and read some books in Spanish. I also got to go to La Viruta once again with some friends, like I said I can’t get enough of it. La Viruta is so much fun, learning new dances, getting to meet people from all around the world, and just simply enjoying yourself.

Some pictures from the El Ateneo, library in Buenos Aires.

Some pictures from the El Ateneo, library in Buenos Aires.

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A picture of some of my friends and I from La Viruta.

Due to my little time left, my coordinator from BAC organized a trip this last weekend for me to go to the seventh wonderful places in the world, Las Cataratas de Iguazu (the waterfalls of Iguazu). It was amazing! I got to be accompanied by one of the sweetest, smartest, lovely Argentinian woman I have ever met, my coordinator’s mother who has become like my second mother and of course my friend from Switzerland. I could not of asked for more amazing people to keep me company. It is a place that I will never forget. It is definitely a place I recommend everyone to visit if they get the chance.

With my BAC coordinator's mother and I heading to Puerto Iguazu.

With my BAC coordinator’s mother and I heading to Puerto Iguazu.

The cabin we stayed at over the weekend in Puerto Iguazu.

The cabin we stayed at over the weekend in Puerto Iguazu.

Signing away our names in a restaurant we ate at everyday in Puerto Iguazu.

Signing away our names in a restaurant we ate at everyday in Puerto Iguazu.

Some pictures of Las Tres Fronteras (the three boarders), Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Some pictures of Las Tres Fronteras (the three boarders), Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Here are some animals I ran into while I walked through the trails of the Iguazu falls.

Here are some animals I ran into while I walked through the trails of the Iguazu falls.

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Some pictures from an international festival where more than 800 children from 25 different countries came together to put on a concert in Puerto Iguazu.

Some pictures from an international festival where more than 800 children from 25 different countries came together to put on a concert in Puerto Iguazu.

Just when I feel like Argentina has shown me all, it keeps surprising me with new things to see and new people to meet. I feel like I will be leaving with just a glimpse of Argentina, because it has so much to offer, the culture here is incredible.

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Week 9- Andalucia

After being back from a 10 day trip we just can’t stop traveling. This weekend we had our long excursion to Andalucia the south of Spain to Cordoba and Granada. We left Segovia on Friday morning, it was going to be a long bus drive but thank goodness we had our own private bus.

I was really excited for this excursion because it was going to be our longest one and it was going to be in the south of spain where I still hadn’t traveled too. The south was beautiful. Spain just keeps getting better and better. I noticed the people here speak faster spanish, i still understand them but I can notice the difference. Spending the weekend here was packed with places to visit and places to learn all the history. It blows my mind to hear our director go on and on about all the history we find in Spain. We visited two of the major, well lots of attractions in the south in Cordoba we visited the famous Mosque that has a cathedral inside. In granada we visited the Alhambra.

The mosque-cathedral in Cordoba

The mosque-cathedral in Cordoba

Inside the Alhambra

Inside the Alhambra

View of Granada, Spain

View of Granada, Spain

I really enjoyed this excursion because as a whole group we bonded and all learned new things. I’m ready for this upcoming week to be able to relax and slow down on the traveling. One more excursion to La Granja and soon our program will be coming to an end.

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