Maria…for being sharing my love for the dance at Mama Afrika in Cuzco. See you in Sweden! 03/30/11.
Jade and Ryann…for being the best dance partners at Mama Afrika in Cuzco, and being part of a wild wild night. Whatever happened will be hard to repeat. See you in Toronto! 03/29/11.
Laura…for being the only person in my only tour I gave at med school that actually met up with me a few weeks later and showed me around Cuzco. I told you we would make it happen. Good luck in your applications and I´ll see you at Downstate or Wisconsin! 03/29/11.
Zane and Nick…for being our awesome and randomly assigned roommates while we stayed at Loki´s Backpackers Hostel, and for sharing with us a wildly entertaining night in Cuzco. Looking forward to partying with you again. See you in New Zealand! 03/29/11.
Samantha…for our nice morning conversation at Loki´s Hostel and finding out that we were pretty much neighbors back in NYC. See you back in the city! 03/29/11.
Kaitlin…for showing me what sexy was after climbing Wayna Picchu and the great company on the train ride back from Machu Picchu. See you in NYC! 03/28/11.
Mona…for accompanying us around Machu Picchu at the very end, engaging us with an undeniable energy, and inspiring us with your views on life, travel and medicine. See you in Dubai! 03/28/11.
Karla…for taking pictures of me while I was stuck on top of a rock at Wayna Picchu, and being so patient when I sent the pictures she wanted very many weeks later. Sorry! See you in California! 03/28/11.
Lisa, Elena, and Susanna…for being the best buddies to talk to during our 2 hour train ride to Machu Picchu, and especially Susanna for trekking with us all the way to the top of Wayna Picchu. I was bummed we couldn´t meet up again in Cuzco. See you in Germany or NYC! 03/28/11.
Renato of TaxiLimaPeru.com…for giving us a safe, thorough, and very impressive tour of Lima during our overnight layover. 03/26/11.
Dara, my friend from ECAASU…for giving valuable travel advice on Machu Picchu and Cuzco.
Felipe, my friend from Columbia…for setting me up a place to stay in his native city of Bogota and letting me under the care of his best friend.
Nubia Chong, my friend from Downstate Medical School…for meeting us in San Diego to take us to In-N-Out as we returned from Mexico! 12/30/10.
The One Small House Team…for an amazing community service experience in Mexico
Eugene Mok, my friend from ECAASU…for hosting us as we arrived in San Diego right before crossing the border into Mexico. 12/25/10
Vicky Wu, my friend from high school…for seeing me for the first time in 6 years, as well as having lunch with me and showing me around the IFC (especially after getting her wisdom teeth removed the day before!). 12/19/10
Michelle and her boyfriend…for literally meeting me an hour after I landed in Hong Kong for a quick, last-minute dim sum brunch. See you in Vancouver! 12/18/10
Mohsen Ali…for helping Hassan with translating my Pakistani visa sponsor letter into Urdu.
Sadaf Malik…for helping Hassan with translating my Pakistani visa sponsor letter into Urdu.
Hassan Baber…for both translating and typing out my Pakistani visa sponsor letter onto Microsoft Word for the final visa application.
Shaifa Farooqui…for getting your mother to help translate my Pakistani visa sponsor letter into Urdu.
Meher Farooq…for writing out the translation of my sponsor’s visa letter into Urdu by hand, and then finding your friend Hassan to type it out for me.
Silvia Mancebo…for giving me advice on where to go in Nicaragua within seconds of receiving my email letting you know I was there.
Jen Gao…for sending me pages and pages of what to do and see in Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica after you had just been there only a few days before.
Cristina Handal…for introducing me to your two childhood friends Andrea and Marie when I arrived into your hometown of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Diana Cahill…for giving me so much advice on the safety updates and where to go/eat/stay in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It’s so sad you were away on vacation to Peru and couldn’t meet up with us in Honduras. Next time, though!
M Jannat Akhter…for providing me valuable information on where to hang out in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ashley Tagg of AIESEC…for putting me in touch with all her AIESEC colleagues abroad in Spain so that I could make new friends and get a side of the country I wouldn’t have otherwise!
Erica K…for convincing me to take a detour to Gibraltar when I was literally on the fence. Thanks to you, I’m seriously going.