Driving above the clouds on a mountain switchback
My last week in Nepal has been an incredible and crazy journey, and I have Okhaldhunga to thank for that. I’ve met some incredible people and seen some beautiful places, and most importantly, I have been reminded why developing world medical technology matters so much.
After transferring from Bir Hospital, our hospital team began a journey to find a new hospital for the upcoming Summer Institute. We hopped in a jeep early Sunday morning and drove 10 hours into the eastern region of Nepal; in the process, I got to see a whole other side of the country that Kathmandu had somewhat sheltered me from. The road started out as a smooth blacktop that gradually degraded into a rockier path punctuated by the occasional landslide; switchbacks carried us up and down colossal hills, occasionally poking our heads above the clouds and giving a...
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