Juigalpa

Juigalpa was a highway town that I didn’t really get to see a lot of because I spent both days there traveling to clinics in the countryside. But it was pretty fun riding in the back of a pickup truck seeing beautiful mountains, and valleys, and occasionally even some traffic jams…

Please mooooooove.

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This is one of the neatest designs of a centrifuge I’ve seen. It even comes with an optional spider to get rid of any bugs that find their way inside.

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Kevin and Seth both working on nebulizers. We worked on a lot of nebulizers. Some of them had loose pieces inside that had to be re-attached or pistons out of alignment or just needed some preventative maintenance. But every nebulizer we worked on we managed to get working.IMG_4772

Nebulizers and Centrifuge.

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The cutest nebulizer of all time.

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Autoclave. Someone somehow managed to break off the temperature dial but we were able to reset it by bending a piece of metal out of the way and then re-positioning it.

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Kevin working on a centrifuge.

And then this passed by outside the clinic we were working at… I guess white horses can’t dance either. 🙂

That weekend the three of us traveled to a port town via speedboat on the river Rama on the Caribbean coast called Blue Fields. There, we went fishing for the day with a random fisherman we found and paid for his fuel. We used a method of fishing called gill-fishing which I think is illegal in a lot of the US. We tossed about a quarter-kilometer of net across a a strong tide entering the bay from a river and waited. It was a really cool day on the water and the fisherman spoke a language called Mezquita which was a mixing of all kinds of languages and included quite a few English and Spanish words. I don’t have any pictures because we were getting wet and rained on a lot but it was a unique and beautiful experience and a part of Nicaragua I’m glad I was able to see. Seth took a lot of GoPro videos including a pelican landing in our boat full speed to try to steal some fish.

Then began my long journey back north to visit Nico and Teja in Jinotega!

 

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