After 5 weeks of clinic, we are now officially on vacation! We finished our last week with Lindsay in pediatrics, Hailey in OB/GYN, and Michelle bouncing around during the day and doing OB/GYN at night. We also all spent one day in internal medicine, in which we were supposed to learn all about "tropical medicine." This included fascinating diseases not seen in the United States, such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and Congestive Heart Failure :)
We went to Nairobi yesterday to pick up Lindsay's friend Jimmie. We were pleasantly (?) suprised when we got to the Tanzania-Kenya border to find out that we had to pay an additional $25 to enter the country, even though when we arrived at the airport at the beginning of July we were told that we could pay $100 to cover entrances to Kenya.
We arrived in Nairobi in the afternoon, and had a nice relaxing afternoon in the hotel. We then headed out to a restaurant called "Carnivores" with all sorts of exotic meats. It was all buffet, and included soup, salad, and dessert. It was fantastic ... my favorite was for sure the ostrich meatballs.
Tomorrow morning we will head out on a 5 day/4 night safari. We will be going to Tarangerie, Lake Manyara, NgoroNgoro Crater, and Serengeti. Thus we will not have internet contact for about another week, but we promise to update you on all our adventures upon our return.