It’s been so busy the last 3 weeks but I felt like a lot was accomplished during the short period of time. I was able to travel to many citws and villages across the country, from La Paz to Cochabamba to Tarija.
After 4 hours of hand gestures and Google translate with the travel agency. I am going to Salar de Uyuni . It seems like half of the passenger going to Uyuni is either Korean or Chinese lol. And as always, Everyone thinks I’m Korean.
Lucky me! I was the practice tourist for students from the tour guiding program. Motor bike to Cholon, Saigon China Town, banh beo for breakfast then the flower market, fabric market, Tien Hau Temple (goddess of the sea), palm salad and more for lunch. So fun! And helps me to better understand the curriculum to have seen it in action. Tomorrow I present my findings to faculty and staff.
Beyond their hospitality classes, the College students here also learn English, exercise every day to music, oh… and juggle!
Got here last night at 3am, didn’t really get enough sleep but oh well, I have the day off might as well go travel the city.
I am currently in Bogota, Colombia for an almost 10 hours layover. And I can’t speak any Spanish hahaha, but i got to stay in a nice hotel to rest.
It really is an interesting experience to review a tourism program while being a tourist! The College has programs in culinary arts, hotel management, and tour guiding. My review is based on the Vietnamese Tourism Occupational Standards, aligning the current tourism curriculum against the standards, but influenced by own travel experiences I must admit. So, here I am pictured with students, and also with performers at the Saigon Opera House show Teh Dar, depicting Vietnamese tribal life, amazing!