from july 2002 up to the end of january i stayed in buenos aires
the fascinating and beautiful capital of argentina (see
map). Working in different hospitals here I completed the second
half of the internship ("Praktisches Jahr") as a medical
student in the final year.
and i loved it!
at first my bad spanish was quite a problem. but
slowly with the help of my restless and patient spanish teacher
patricio i learned more and more to understand this softly and
differently pronounced argentinian spanish.
more and more i started to love this incredible friendly and
kind way of beeing, the delicious food, the beautiful, endless
and thin populated country with landscapes in all kind of climate
as well as the multicultural million city buenos aires. staying
here you get the impression this lifely city never sleeps.
my spanish teacher pato
in front of the hospital
after completing the first four months in the department of internal
medicine in the hospital cemic (official
website. see pictures
from my first months, and from
my last months) on the left you can see a little picture
showing me at my last day infront of one of the cemic buildings
in saavedra, buenos aires capital federal.
most of the time i lived with a lovely guestfamily in a beautiful
house in acasuso, a nice living area close to the rio de la plata
about an hour away from the city center of buenos aires.
later i moved to a room directly in the citycenter close to the
hospital in an appartment that i was sharing with another student.
now i saved every day more than two hours of busride and i got the
opportunity to get some insights what the life of an argentinian
student is all about. and i have to tell it's pretty much the same
way like we do live and study on the other side of the world.
my second hospital
was the "hospital de clinicas"the famous
and huge teaching hospital of the buenos aires university. you can
some few pictures from that place, too. it is just a five minute
walk away from my new home and i enjoy living in the lively center
of this impressive and multicultural city.
spanning over more than two km the cataratas
del iguazu (waterfalls of iguazu) are one of the continent's most
breathtaking sights. while visiting one extended weekend steffi and
i were fascinated by these spectacular waterfalls surrounded by all
this beautiful tropical rainforest.
valdez in patagonia is one of south america's finest wildlife
reserves, offering a unique scenery and a rich fauna including whales
that come close to the coast to breed in spring.