Day Ten: Last day before traveling back to Quito to catch our plane!


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September 10th 2012
Published: September 20th 2012
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Today was an adventure. We got to take a canoe trip after all! We took a canoe.. yes 16 people in one canoe.. to a community on an island that looked much like San Rafael. We did much of the same things we did on day 7: fluoride, albendazole, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc.

That evening when we returned, we went to the community that hosted us for the health promoter training the previous two days and they served us dinner. We had chicken cooked in a banana leaf which was delicious and vegetables with rice. Then, we had to eat slugs. I can barely touch a slug so I cannot even believe I did it. It tasted like bacon but was NOT the same texture. BLEH! Glad I did it though! The governor of the Province of Napo (which is where Tena is located) came to our dinner to thank us and eat with us. This was a big deal. It showed that they really appreciated what we were doing and that was really cool. Again, it was so rewarding to know that we were leaving these people with knowledge to share. It made our trip so worth it to know that not only did we make 12 days of difference, but we will continue to make a difference as these people use their newfound knowledge to help people. That to me, is awesome J


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