Medical Volunteers

Chontapunta, Ecuador. A bit off the beaten track – not too far from Tena on the Napo River. We arrived today after a 5 hour drive from Papallacta, home of the locally famous thermal waters. Ecuador is full of active and dormant volcanoes, and the steaming hot pools are a fortunate consequence. We are now…

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Leaving on a Jet Plane -Lena

I think its safe to say that we may have overpacked, just a little bit.  Narrowing down our belongings was no easy task, especially for Julia, who insisted that all 15 stuffed animals travel the world with us. We rolled up to the airport in style. 2 cars, 12 bags, 5 people, and one awful…

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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go

All our bags are packed (kinda) and we are embarking upon a grand adventure! It’s an enormous unknown; a family gap year for two doctors, two teenage girls, and Julia (9). It’s our time for lending a hand in medical clinics in South America and Southeast Asia. An opportunity to show our children the world…

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