To get to the quiz, there were three correct answers, but one person didn't sign their name. The correct answer was:
A. butterflyB. butterflyC. mothD. butterfly
I think, however, that it was really hard to tell from the small photos I posted. I can't make them larger from where I am, but I can show you much better ones when I return.
So Cade and Sierra (or Sienna, sorry I didn't look carefully--you let me know) got it right and will get an extra special present from Vietnam when I return (everyone will get something).
The duck eggs look exactly like chicken eggs but larger. The yolk is larger, too, but they taste the same.
Every morning a man on a motorcycle drives around the village with a loudspeaker blaring, saying in Vietnamese "Fresh bread, come get fresh bread." The hotel where I'm staying buys the loaves there for 20 cents a piece. They are sort of like large hotdog buns but crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Today I hiked up 1200 steps to a tower looking for butterflies, then back down.
New Quiz: Another prize will be rewarded to the first two people who answer all of the questions correctly. You will find the answers in your butterfly book I made, in one of the stories (you'll have to figure out which one).
1. According to the article, silk is produced mainly in China, Japan, Italy and __________.
2. One female silkworm moth may lay as many as _______ eggs.
3. Why is it difficult to raise/farm silkworms in the United States? __________________
Today we caught a HUGE butterfly called "Jungle Queen." I will try to post a photo of it.
Last night, while walking back to the hotel from the computer internet cafe, I ran into some people who were catching snakes and frogs. We did not figure out why--perhaps for food. The Vietnamese people who live in Tam Dao are generally very poor. The music teacher at the local school earns 30 dollars a month--that's one dollar a day. Most teachers in the city earn 40-50 dollars a month. There are no grocery stores here, mail is not delivered, no newspapers, and I have not seen one police person.
I enjoyed reading all of your posts about punishment at Vietnam schools. My feeling is that there is less behavior problems in Vietnam schools, but I really have no idea.