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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Day of rest

Since I went to bed so early I woke up at 5:30 and realized that it’s already quite light at that hour. After a bit of exercise and breakfast, Mr. Morales drove me around the neighborhood to show me where the nearest grocery stores are located. I needed to go back to the Bronte Hotel … Continue reading »

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Farewell John

Few businesses are open on the weekends in Zimbabwe so there’s not much to do workwise. I tried to sleep in but woke up in the middle of the night after a strange dream and couldn’t really get back to sleep. I checked out of the hotel after breakfast and John and I made plans … Continue reading »

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Friday was just as busy as the previous days. Since he had scheduled some meetings, John skipped the conference that was still going on so it was the three of us in the two person truck again. After meeting at the office we went to one of the Harare city’s offices where John had to … Continue reading »

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Many errands

John had a conference to go to all day so Salome and I decided to run some errands. We needed to drop off some things at MRCZ, who handles ethical approval for all studies in the country, and then get some office supplies since we don’t even have a stapler or paper clips. First I … Continue reading »

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Clinic day

I woke up at 4 am and tossed and turned for an hour before giving up on sleep altogether. Since I went to sleep at midnight, that didn’t amount to much rest, but what can you do? I read a book for an hour and a half before getting up and going down to breakfast. … Continue reading »

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Long travels

I left home this morning to start my latest adventures in Zimbabwe. I was bringing a lot of lab supplies because they are hard to get in Zim and more expensive. I essentially packed all of my clothes for two months in a carry-on bag that did not need to come back to the US … Continue reading »

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Zimbabwe adventures

In less than 24 hours I’ll be on a plane, heading to Harare, Zimbabwe. Okay, actually I’ll be headed to Atlanta about now and from there to Johannesburg, South Africa and then Harare. Only 30 hours of airtime, no big deal. The amount of stuff I’m bringing is quite amazing. I have one checked bag … Continue reading »

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