Sunday, March 30, 2008
I am using the internet in an internet bar right now in Yi Che. During our research today we took some great pictures so hopefully Bob will get those sent to you guys. I think its kind of tricky sending lots of photos as attachments without slowing up the connection around here, hopefully though some will come through and you'll get an idea of what we've been doing. I'm about to go to bed, i'm completely exhausted, but i'll keep writing when ever i have the opportunity.
We're currently in the county of Hui Ze and staying in the village of Yi Che. From here were going to travel to some more distant townships. Today Bob ran a free clinic out of the local hospital. People came in with all sorts of complaints and Bob ran through a general physical check up. Occasionaly he would break out the sonogram machine and check for any cardiac abnormalities. It was also market day today. Once every six or seven days people from surrounding townships come down to the village to sell their products. It was crazy. Most of the people here have never seen a white foreigner, so you can only imagine the amount of surprised looks us white folks received. Bob's assistant Shan Shan Chen took some amazing photos. Yi Che will be home for the next two weeks but will be doing daily excursions to more remote locations. I've never experienced something quite like this and probably won't again, unless I decide to come back (hint hint).
(i tried to write this as my blog but i'm having trouble accessing the website, the internet connection is not great where I am)