International Night

We had International Night tonight.  It was an amazing opportunity.  All of the international students set up tables in the Atrium.  The event happened over only two hours, from 1830 to 2030.  But during that time I was able to visit 28 different countries, sample their food, and in most cases, have shots of their liquor. 

Sabien from Belgium
Sabien from Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgian alcohol
Belgian alcohol

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have met Ben from UK already.
You have met Ben from UK already.
Hakan from Sweden, serving up Akavit
Hakan from Sweden, serving up Akavit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My section 1 mate, Turki from Saudi Arabia.
My section 1 mate, Turki from Saudi Arabia.
Ionnais from Greece.  Ouzo tastes like licorice.
Ionnais from Greece. Ouzo tastes like licorice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander from Ukraine
Alexander from Ukraine

Satwant from India
Satwant from India

 

Angela from the Cayman Islands
Angela from the Cayman Islands
Hamza from Nigeria
Hamza from Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Lim and I.
General Lim and I.
Moose Milk, a tasty concoction.
Moose Milk, a tasty concoction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy from Boyton Beach and Amy from Michigan.
Wendy from Boyton Beach and Amy from Michigan.
Rudsel from Curacao
Rudsel from Curacao
Battle of the chocolate.
Battle of the chocolate.

Hondoran sugar cane liquor is harsh stuff.
Hondoran sugar cane liquor is harsh stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Muslim countries did not have alcoholic beverages but pretty much every other country did.  Most of them also had food, so much food that it was a mistake to have eaten dinner before hand.  Sabien from Belgium and Markus from Switzerland were having a battle over which country had the best chocolate.  You could get chocolate from either of them, but each would ask you go tell the other that theirs was better.  It was all in good fun.  I do not know that I could choose which chocolate was better, but Sabien had some ginger snap cookies that were utterly delicious;  I probably ate ten.  I also learned that if someone from Jordan tells you the food you are about to eat is not spicy, you need to remember that everything is relative.  Luckily there was water available.  Some of the liquors were kind of rough, but the Canadian guys had a concoction called Moose Milk that consisted of liquor, ice cream, and milk; it was pretty good.  I also found the Blue Curacao to be tasty.  Canada and Australia practically had an open bar going between the two of them, cases of beer and multiple bottles of whisky and rum.   Ventsislav from Bulgaria had meats dried into something like jerky that you combined with cheese, these were excellent; and Angela from the Cayman Islands brought rum cake, which was also delicious.

It was a neat evening and I am glad I did not miss it.  I got back to my room in time to check in with Tracy, Kathryn, and James on video conference.  I never did get that swim in today.  Depending on what Irene does, I may have lots of time to swim this weekend.  Other shots from this evening are here:  https://picasaweb.google.com/nonentity1945/InternationalNight

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One Response to International Night

  1. Tracy says:

    I loved all the pictures. I know that everyone misses home and family, so it’s good to see everyone there having fun. Don’t forget my cookies! 😉

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