This morning you might want to skip breakfast at the hotel!
The largest city in Vietnam, Saigon is truly a melting pot of flavors, with an amazing street food scene. A local foodie will join you at the Vuon Chuoi Market where you can try freshly made banh khot (grilled rice cakes) and bun cha Hanoi (chargrilled pork with noodles) or banh mi (stuffed baguette).
Continue exploring the small alleys on foot to observe local life and habits, stop at a traditional medicine shop, and listen as your guide reveals insights into Vietnamese food.
Walk past a bustling wholesale flower market before sitting down to lunch in a local canteen.
In the early evening, another local adventure awaits. Transfer to a home of the family in the outskirts. In Vietnam, a typical family has three or four generations living under one roof. Tonight, you will be able to take a very close look into their lives.
Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese meal prepared by Mrs. Hong, a restaurant owner, and a cooking teacher. She’ll be happy to share her recipes and secrets with you.
After dinner, there will be time to interact with the hosts and learn about relationships in Vietnamese families and the traditions involved. Feel free to ask all questions.