We depart for Honduras tonight, well technically tomorrow morning but since I don’t plan on sleeping before we get on the plane, it’s going to be a longgg night. I am beyond excited for this trip. I don’t know quite what to expect. I’m not very knowledgable about healthcare as a social issue and before this trip, I knew next to nothing about Honduras. Over break I tried to do some research about rural healthcare, especially in developing countries, and the history of Honduras. I am certainly not an expert yet but I feel a tad more prepared then I did last semester! I recently read the book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder. It was an amazingly thought-provoking book about the work of Paul Farmer with the organization he helped found, Partners in Health. While the majority of the book was about Haiti, it shed light into the healthcare system in the developing world and the attitude of the world towards this issue. It has given me a lot of food for thought as I prepare for this ASB trip. I hope that I can learn more about this social issue and Honduran culture that I can bring home with me to share!