Day 8: Travel to Tegucigalpa and Shopping

Today was an early morning as we embarked on our long (3hr) trip up to Tegucigalpa, where the airport is located. On the way, we stopped at a zoo where we ate breakfast and explored the exhibits. It was much smaller in terms of space and variety of animals, and much to our surprise there were only chain linked fences around the enclosures! They had monkeys, parrots, pumas, jaguars, wolves, lions, turtles and a few other small creatures.

We then continued up to Tegucigalpa to the WGM guest house where we would stay for our last night. We went to the Valle de Angeles for a shopping day where we bought many different handmade items such as decorations, jewelry, woodwork and leather purses. Afterwards, we had a very tasty dinner of lasagna and homemade garlic bread which was a hit after a week without pasta! We spent our last evening together talking and debriefing about our wonderful experiences throughout the trip, sharing the highs and lows as well as our favorite pictures from the week!

We played card games and enjoyed each other’s company for the last night and went to bed in anticipation for our flight home in the morning!

Day 4: Health Department Clinic and Nursing Education

Today was a hot and sunny day in Choluteca! We began our morning at the local health department, Centro de Salud Iztoca, where we were able to care for a variety of patients. It was an awesome experience as we were able to provide care and connect with the local community! It was interesting to see how the overall health of the people changed from clinic to clinic.

After a really good ‘American’ meal of burgers and fries, we educated the IETI nursing students on CPR and performing a history and physical, two essential pieces of nursing care. Both us and the students had a blast demonstrating, practicing and interacting throughout the afternoon. It was awesome to see their skills in action. We of course got smoothies before dinner; they never ruin our appetite 😉

Tomorrow we will visit the Hospital del San Lorenzo and see a different healthcare setting. It should be another great day with new experiences. Check out some pictures from today below!! Goodnight