As a kid I was totally fascinated about the discovery of Cape Horn, Cabo de Hornos. Willem Corneliszoon Schouten and Jacques Le Maire were charged by the Dutch East India Company to find a new route to the Pacific and Spice Islands. And they did on January 29th 1616 with 87 men and two ships […]Read more "Sailors plagued by scurvy dreamed about that hospital"
Tepito Ote Henua (“The Center of the World”), Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile. Smithsonian, The Mystery of Easter Island. Hundreds of years ago a small group of Polynesians rowed their way across the open sea to the discovery of their new 63 square miles (163 km2) paradise, eventually naming it Rapa Nui. Some 2300 miles […]Read more "The center of the world, Moai, a hospital within a mystery"
Northern Chile. The Servicio de Salud Atacama shows under “Nuestra Red” (our network) a healthcare overview. For instance in Copiapó with some 130’000 inhabitants within the silver and copper mining district. And it is surrounded by the driest desert – Atacama. Healthcare. For instance the Hospital Regional de Copiapó. The engaged rebuild is going since 2009, […]Read more "Not much rain, the Atacama desert around, 5 hospitals"