Brandon

Let me begin by saying that I had absolutely no intention of traveling to Peru with TPaIDA when walking into Dr. Rolling’s lecture. I went to his presentation only because my biology professor promised extra credit for those who attended.  Now I’m writing a blog about...

Christopher Ruvalcaba

My life changing experience in Peru It was August 3rd 1:30 AM we weren’t scheduled to practice suturing until the next day. Me and my group were doing our rounds in the ER at Iquitos hospital and we were observing a nurse suture up a patient that had a gruesome open...

Tabatha Poonpurmsiri

Tabitha Getting out of the Boat Journey to Peru Challenged &Changed   Tuesday December 11, 2013- Saturday December 22, 2013 Tuesday December 11 The time is now 9:26 am. Touchdown. I finally made it to Iquitos,Peru three airplanes removed. While I was on the plane...

Robert Emeh

Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 20, 2013 Day Ten: I Am Thankful My last day in Iquitos. This is bittersweet. I am ready to go home and spend the rest of my Christmas break with my family, but it’s sad leaving behind people who you have grown close to. I’m in...

Robert Emeh

Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 19, 2010 Day Nine: Reflection I woke up in my cabin bed around 6 in the morning, and ate breakfast with my TPaIDA group members shortly after. Before heading back to Iquitos, we were all going to make one last stop to the zoo....

Robert Emeh

Robert Emeh Alabama St. Student December 18, 2013 Day Eight: Culture Shock Welcome to the jungle. We were finally here. The TPaIDA group members and I had token a boat across the Amazon River to the Amazon jungle. Our purpose for this trip is to visit two villages and...