Case and I had a relatively relaxing week in the campo. We got all our work done without much rushing around or unexpected adventure/calamity and we even got to take a swimming break at a waterfall. (Also, for the first time ever, I managed to drive us out of Medellin without a single wrong turn!) Here are two highlights:
1. In our last (bonus) post, Case mentioned that we had two of the four databases we’ve been trying to get. This week we got the other two. So, Booyah!, as they say.
2. We attended a meeting of the association of all the democratically elected village leaders of one of the municipalities. It lasted four hours, without a break, as the organizers allowed people visiting from outside the association to talk on and on and on. We felt so bad being some of those people from the outside that Casey gave our spiel in about 90 seconds. I’d already handed out our survey (which takes about five minutes) while someone else was talking. The leaders filled them out while the last speaker talked, and then handed them to us for a small trinket of our appreciation – little rubber Valentine’s-Day themed animals.