The jet lag is getting slightly better and it’s been unexpectedly cooler in the mornings. Also, it’s been sunny in the afternoons — during this “rainy season”. I lucked out!
My breakfasts consist of fish, like salmon, veggies, white rice, fruit and LOTS of coffee. (The coffee is really to help the jet lag). Of course, I’ve been eating from the hotel’s amazing buffet, so this is not necessarily what everyone eats.
Counter-clockwise: fried vegetables in the small bowl on the left, sweet potato, salmon, fermented beans, white rice, bread with chocolate filling,and seaweed. I LOVE the fried vegetables but the fermented beans are gooey and needs lots of soy sauce.
I went to an elementary school to both observe and teach classes. This is the main purpose of my visit. When we first arrived, I was struck by the combination of urban and nature areas. The school is across from a train station and large senior citizen apartments while it is also surrounded by beautiful old trees, fields and gardens. Read the rest of this entry »