Only two weeks left!

Life here has become more routine, but also relaxed, over the last two weeks, since we have transitioned to working on our research projects. I get to design my own schedule and am enjoying the flexibility and my days here so very much. I'm not sure how researchers do this on a regular basis, but I am quite enjoying the freedom to self-discipline. Is that paradoxical?

This past week did have quite a few highlights though-this past weekend, we went to Masai Mara National Reserve-a safari! We spent three days on the reserve seeing so many different animals, including elephants, lions, more wildebeest than you can imagine, a leopard, two cheetahs, jackals, vultures, hippos, crocodiles, and zebras!

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The 7 of us with our safari driver Moseti after lunch on the reserve! 

We also celebrated 4th of July with cookout food, sparklers, and a few renditions of different patriotic songs. Astrid, head of the OB-GYN department here, gave the toast with some beautiful words about USAID providing funding for AMPATH, which gave a different meaning to 4th of July and the impact that the US has on the world.

It was also my birthday a few days ago and my fellow Slemendas surprised me with a cake and ice cream! 

 

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Things at IU House are winding down as everyone is starting to leave before the election. It's really hard to believe we only have two weeks left here!

 

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