Welcome to Room 5 2017

We have had a great start to the year – I am super excited about Room 5 this year. We have been getting to know each other over this first week. Now I would like you to share how you spent your holidays.

On your blog, you need to create a new post entitled “Summer Holiday”. You can add pictures to make it more interesting. Below is my example about my holiday.


“Summer Holiday”

In January I was lucky enough to travel to two amazing countries – Vietnam and Cambodia. Both are in South East Asia and are so different from New Zealand.  I rode a motorbike around Ho Chi Minh city (the capital of Vietnam), went cruising up the Mekong River, visited local schools, saw incredible food markets and visited temples that are 1000 years old.

It was very hot the entire time we were there as both countries are close to the equator. Each day it was around 33 degrees Celsius, and I loved it. I would much rather be hot than cold. We were very lucky to have a pool on the boat we travelled on, so if it got too hot we just took a  dip.

It was only my husband and I who went on the trip. Our three children went to stay with their grandparents up north and we did miss them a lot. However they had a great time going to beaches, swimming and fishing with their cousins.

The thing that will stand out in my memory about my trip was the food I saw in the markets. It was amazing what the Vietnamese and Khmer people eat. There was lots of interesting fruit and vegetables but also things like deep fried tarantulas, skinned toads, skinned rats and fried scorpions. As much as I loved the food I ate over there, I was not brave enough to try these things.

I would love to go back at some stage and explore more of the north of both countries – 2 weeks was just not enough.

10 thoughts on “Welcome to Room 5 2017

    • It sure was a great trip Emma – all travelling is amazing, I hope you do lots of it when you are older. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.

    • The food was definitely interesting! Thank you for taking the time to have a look at our blog – I hope you keep checking in and making comments.

  1. Hi room 5 my name is Bobbie-Jo from Kawakawa primary school. That food looks nice and interesting to eat. Was that delicious?

    • Hi Bobbie- Jo. Thanks for checking out our blog. I must admit that I didn’t eat much of the food in the pictures (apart from the fruit) – I am not brave enough to try deep fried tarantulas or cockroaches. We did have some lovely food when we were travelling.

  2. Hi my name is Lena from papakaio school. Oh next time you should try some of the foods. . It must’ve been weird not having your kids there it would of felt nice with out you chasing after them😀

    • Hi Lena, thanks for taking the time to look at our blog. We were actually told not to try any food that was too different from normal (ie: deep fried tarantulas) because our bodies aren’t used to it and we could get really sick.

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