Therapy Management of Burns

The ‘Northern Network of International Rehabilitation (NNIR)’, formerly ‘ADAPT:North’ recently organised an evening Lecture on the topic of Therapy Management of Burns. This was our first joint therapy evening lecture, with input from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and the students of the Leeds Beckett Physiotherapy Society. The evening was a great success, and well attended by…

Peru

I spent a month in Peru back in December 2014. We started our Peruvian adventure by flying to Lima the capital of Peru, from Quito the capital of Ecuador. My sister was visiting and working in Lima for 1 week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference-COP20, and as I hadn’t seen her since she’d…

So you’re thinking of working abroad?…

I attended the ADAPT Study day on ‘So you’re thinking of working abroad?…’ on Saturday 10th March 2018. The day was based in Birmingham and involved an early start for DiΒ and I! We both studied in Birmingham, but haven’t been back in a few years, so it was a nice return to Harborne for the…

Ecuador

After 2.5 months exploring Central America, it was time to leave the sun and 30Β°C temperatures behind to fly to the rain and altitude of Ecuador in South America! This was a big adjustment, just as I was finally building up a tan! In my previous post on Panama, (https://cloverseasclaire.com/2018/01/28/panama/) I mentioned that we skipped…

Trinidad and Tobago

I’ve fallen completely in Love with Trinidad and Tobago! When I first moved to Leeds in 2015 I lived with my friend Kirstyn, who is from Trinidad. She told me all about her amazing country, and that is how, almost three years later, I ended up travelling to join her for two weeks in one…

Experiences from the Field

ADAPT: North held our second evening lecture on Wednesday 24th January. We have now grown in size, and boost a committee numbering 12 members (on a good day!) Establishing a committee to help with the organisation and running of evening lectures has been a huge help, and I found this lecture to be much easier…

Panama

The last country in our Central America journey! I couldn’t believe how quickly 2.5 months had gone by! Now, when planning my Central and South America adventure all those months ago, I made the mistake of listening to my mother who warned me that Colombia was way too dangerous to visit and I shouldn’t go…

Costa Rica

In all honesty, we only ended up staying in Costa Rica for 4 days in total. We had decided to spend longer on our beautiful private island in Honduras than expected, which set us back slightly longer than were we expected to be by this date.Now we had only 10 days to get from Nicaragua…

Nicaragua

Another one of my favourite countries in Central America- Nicaragua! I spent 3 weeks here, and was amazed by how diverse the country is. Leon Leon is a pretty little colonial town on the West coast of Nicaragua. Most of the tourist destinations are based on the West coast, so we made a beeline there…

Honduras

Honduras is known for being one of the best (and cheapest) places to scuba dive in Central America. I had previously gained my Open water PADI diving licence in Turkey, so couldn’t wait to get to Utila, an island off the coast of Honduras, to complete my Advanced open water course. All we had to…

Guatemala

Guatemala is definitely one of my favourite countries in Central America, possibly favourite of the whole trip! We were now travelling as a group of 7 (the group I met at the border between Mexico and Belize), and would stay as a group for 7 weeks! Flores Flores was our first stop in Guatemala after…