|The river valley of La Estancia|
|Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez and I|
|Meggie with our drawings of vaginal infections|
As you can imagine, I absolutely loved the work, and really got a sense of what it would be like to be a rural community doctor. You can bet I'll be coming back!
|Sunrise from the top of Pelon, a mountain near la Estancia|
|On the top of Pelon|
|My amazing ELAM friends!|
|Sunrise over Cayo Coco|
|With my friends Maritza and Rocio on Cayo Coco|
|A pupusa topped with curtido and salsa|
While we were cooking, in one of those moments of global interconnectedness, the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came on Cuban TV, shown like all the Sunday movies in Cuba straight through with no commercials. We half watched it as we cooked, everyone intrigued by the British English and whether I could actually understand it. I was left marveling at how different a place and time and moment I was in compared to the first time I saw that movie at home in Wisconsin during high school. And yet it is all part of the same world, and the worlds within it are connected in the most mundane and profound ways.