This morning we got up at 05.30 in the morning to go to the food market nearby and see the what we could find. We found soft shells turtles, toads, eels, and fish. Everything on the pictures are alive to be food on someone's table.
We also found lots of flavours, fruits, nuts, onions, garlic. We also found pork that it came steam from because the animal had just been slaughtered and now the have started to cut it in pieces.
We also saw some cats and dogs in iron boxes screaming because they were so terrified that was the hardest for me to go through in the Tripp. Luckily they were selling them as pets and not as food.

Move your blog to Nouw - now you can import your old blog - click here!

Likes

Comments

Yesterday we took the bus 09:00 in the morning to a mini factory where they produced ceramics. You could find everything from a plate to statues. It was really fun to se how things works here in Vietnam. After that visit we went to a mansion where political people often comes to eat. We ate grilled chicken and it wasn't an ordinary chicken it was a mountain chicken they showed us one after dinner, we also are some goose and a fondue with pork, mushrooms and tofu. We all got on the bus a while after dinner and went to a farm, it was very beautiful with all the herbs and plants.

Likes

Comments

Yesterday we visited another school kitchen in Hanoi. We learned how to do fresh spring rolls, banana flower salad, doughnuts balls, and grilled chicken. It was a lot of fun making it and we learned very much. After the cooking we visited a prison museum and it was awesome!
The ones how used to be locked in there were political prisoners.
The picture you see below showing a empty room was used as a punishment in the prison so if you didn't follow the rules you were put there for some time. And in the other you can see how the prisoners we're chained in long rows. Imagine the smell in there after sitting there for some months.
You can also see a wall with broken glass on top so the prisoners couldn't escape, even though there were about 100 prisoner that managed to escape through tunnels in the ground.
We also ate at a new restaurant called Gecko, their food was ok.

Likes

Comments

Today we visited baguette at chocolat in Hanoi where we did some fried spring rolls and dipping sauce. For a short time it was nothing to do in the kitchen then a bus came with 10-15 people and the teacher started yelling out the orders and you could see how everyone started running around and prepared the food.
Short after when all the food had went out to the guests we went out to the backside and saw rats everywhere running around in the trash looking for food.

// Tilda

Likes

Comments

Just over a week has passed here in Vietnam and we have already managed a lot. We visited the school, a silk village , temples, baked in school, riding the coziest night train to Sapa, walking in the mountains, visiting villages, come across lots of different culture and above all met so many nice people. Everything is, as expected, very different here compared with Sweden, which gives a very wide perspective. After visiting various villages, schools and just by walking around in both Hanoi and Sapa, I realize how good we actually have it here in Sweden. Of course I was aware of this before, everyone in the world do not have it as good as us, that not everyone has the opportunity to go to school, eat until their full, be sure that water and electricity in the house works flawless or even have a own room. For me, the journey has been very interesting and rewarding that way. To get to meet people who have it nowhere nearly as well off as a we have it but are still cheerful, helpful and incredibly loving toward us who visit their country, towns and villages. To meet the deaf and unable of speaking children at the Hoa Sua School, who showered us with love and joy, want to take lots of pictures and add us on Facebook. One could not fail to be moved by being there with them.


                                     // Jacob

Likes

Comments

Monday the ninth of Mars. Today was a very learningfull day in Sapa. At first when I got to the restaurant I changed to my kitchen clothes and then we ate. Then we went down to the kitchen and started cooking. First thing i got to do was chopping some beans and carrots for the fried rice, then we started to marinade the chicken and then we rolled it in some powder and fried it in some oil, and just before serving they were rolled in some beanpowder and salt. I leard alot about how they work in their kitchen, and it was funny to get to help them because their food culture is very different. / Anna

Likes

Comments

Yesterday we were trekking in the mountains of Sapa, It was amazing because the wiew from the top was amazing. 2 women from villages in the mountain followed us because they wanted to show us their home and nature. They were very helpful and kind when the roads was difficult to follow. We ate some sugar cane to and it was really good. We walked 12 km and you can really feel the pain in your muscles today but it was totally worth it! Here are some pictures that i took. /Tilda


Likes

Comments

Last friday we went to se the silk market and the production of beautiful silk fabrics made from silk worms. in the market they sold a lot of scarfs and clothes of different kind. After that we went to eat some dinner, the teachers found a place were they cooked the food outside in giant pots. The food was good and it was an experience to se them making it. We also visited a beautiful park with traditional vietnamese statues and symbols

Likes

Comments


This morning the table service group was taught by the vietnames student how to make vietnames coffe, they showed us latte, mocha, buffalo coffe and ice coffe.

The vietnamese coffee is strong and have a bit of a sweet taste and is often served with condensed milk.

The buffalo coffee was new for us and the ingredients was condensed milk, fresh milk, ice and a little bit of coffee.

Mey,Emelie och Josefine

Likes

Comments

This morning I woke up in a panic, the fire alarm on our hotel in Arlanda Airport had been turned on. I waited to see if it would stop but it continued. Emma and me got up and opened our door and realized that people were leaving in half panic, so we got up and went out to the lobby to see what was going on. We don´t know what started the alarm but it was not a very pleasant awakening...

We (all students + the teachers) got prepared to leave the hotel and headed to the gate, when we arrived to the gate we started to look for a place to catch som breakfast. The flight went good without almost any turbulence. We are now in Doha and are waiting for the gate to open. Hopefully the next plane will be good as well :)


// Tilda

Likes

Comments