Updates, updates, let’s see…

Last weekend we visited Machu Picchu, the famed Inca ruins. It was nice.

My volunteer placement started last week in the laboratory of a local clinic. Our most common analysis is to check urine and feces for parasites, but it also does as many other tests as one can do with a centrifuge, a microscope, and a couple of chemicals. This past week I’ve only worked the morning shift, which I hope to change soon. Everything so far is going quite well.

This morning, I sat in a cafe balcony overlooking the Plaza de Armas (main square) and started to flesh out my post-placement travel itinerary. It’s looking less likely that I’ll be able to see and do everything I had hoped to. We’ll see how things go.

As I’m writing this, there are a group of young Cusquenians practicing traditional dance here, in preparation for Cusco’s big Inti Raymi celebration. It looks like I’m here for the right month.

Published on 06 June 2009 and tagged as
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