Vietnam Mable Everette
People to People Ambassador Program • People to People Ambassador Program founded in 1956 by President Dwight D Eisenhower. • “ I have long believed , as many before me, that peaceful relations between nations requires understanding and mutual respect between individuals.” • Nutrition Delegation-9 dietitian/nutrition professionals-8(CA),1 (MS), 1-(Wash.state)
Vietnam • Encompassing 332,000 square kilometers, roughly the size of Italy or Japan. • Population 77 million • Socialist republic under the rule of the Communist party. • Market based economy based mainly on rice farming.
Vietnam • Primary Agricultural exports are: rice, rubber, coffee and tea. • Major Industries- Chemicals, fertilizers, saw logs ,cement, textiles, steel, and paper. • Also exports-electricity, crude oil,coal. • Per capita income is $270.
Itinerary November 30,2005(Wed.) • Hanoi Arrival:10:00am Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong Ho Chin Min City; Hanoi • Lunch @Hotel restaurant • Welcome Dinner @ Hotel/12midnight
Vietnam Sample Menu RED CauDÓ RECAS (Restaurant) • Vegetable Soup • Green Papaya and Dried –Beef Salad • Tempura Prawn • Steamed Rice
Vietnam • Stir-fried Beef with Bell pepper & Onions • Steamed Fish with Tofu in Black Pepper Sauce • Stir-Fried Squid with Vegetables • Violet Sticky Rice Pudding • Vietnamese Tea
Itinerary/Hanoi December 1,2005(Thursday) • Breakfast • Professional Visit • National Institute of Nutrition-Hanoi • Lunch @ Local restaurant • National Institute of Nutrition
Itinerary-Hanoi December 2,2005(Friday) • Breakfast • Visit to Nutrition Department of Bach Mai Hospital • Lunch at local restaurant • Relax, shopping • Dinner at Emperor Restaurant
Itinerary-Hanoi December 3,2005(Saturday) • Breakfast • Hanoi Cultural treasures - One Pillar Pogado - Temple of Literature - Hoan Kiem Lake -Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Itinerary-Hanoi December 3(con’t) • Lunch • Rickshaw tour-Old Quarter-colonial French architecture • Dinner • Vietnamese Water Puppets
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City December 4,2005 (Sunday) • Breakfast • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) • Lunch • City Tour • War Remnants Museum • Reunification Hall • Notre Dame Cathedral
Itinerary/Ho Chi Minh City December 5,2005(Monday) • Mekong Delta-Vietnam’s Bread Basket and produces rice which feeds the whole country. • Lunch on Mekong River • Dragon Island/Phoenix Island: traditional handicrafts; bee farm; and coconut candy production. • Dinner
Itinerary/Ho Chi Minh City December 6,2005 (Tuesday) • Breakfast • Christina Noble Children’s Foundation-seasonal variations in severity of malnutrition. • Lunch • Save the Children Foundation-overview of Center’s services Maternal and Infant nutrition • Dinner
Itinerary/Ho Chi Minh City December 7,2005(Wednesday) • Breakfast • Visit to Gia Dinh Hospital • Lunch • Visit to Ho Chi Minh Kindergarten • Farewell Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City/Departure December 8,2005(Thursday) • Breakfast • Transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for departure with International flight.
More Information See photos from “Vietnam “in the Photo Gallery Section