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Experience local life by spending a night at the homestay

Many travelers want to spend a few nights at homestay to be closer to the daily life of locals during a trip to Vietnam.
Experience local life by spending a night at the homestay
In fact, spending the night with the locals does not just mean sleeping. Above all, it is time to meet, observe and immerse oneself in everyday life or even share a meal with the hosts. You will have the opportunity to discover their way of life, their tradition, almost unchanged for centuries, and especially learn to cook Vietnamese specialties (more about tour to Sapa).

But, before deciding to spend the night at the homestay, it is necessary to understand what you will meet while sleeping in a traditional house. When we spend the night at the homestay, How to do to adapt to the life of the villagers. Some may be satisfied with this comfort, yet others may complain of lack of comfort. That's why if you decide to experiment at night with the locals in Vietnam please be aware of something:
homestay experience in Sapa Vietnam
1.Normally, these are wooden houses, bamboo most often on stilts depending on the region. In most cases, the houses are on stilts accessible by stairs. This is the lifestyle of high mountain minorities in order to avoid the risk of probable floods and aggressive animals. The big room uses the common space. These houses are more or less decorated, more or less "beautiful" depending on the ethnicity and social level of each family.

2. You will be welcomed by the hosts. The family cooks the meals for you themselves, you obviously have the opportunity to attend the kitchen and participate if you want. This is undoubtedly the opportunity to learn how to cook the country's specialties and you will have the joy of eating with your family.

Normally, we sit in a circle, sitting on the floor to share the meal with the host family. Depending on the houses, seasons and families, it may be that the meal is taken elsewhere, such as under the house on stilts, we sit together around a table on chairs.
local host in Sapa
3.The bathrooms are outside the house. They are quite basic but practical for the minimum living with a shower and toilet in European style. They are tiled and most are equipped with an electric water heater

4. You sleep in the main room all together on soft bunks and with mosquito nets, and blankets in winter that are made available to everyone. But, in the houses of the Mekong Delta, you sleep on fairly typical beds. And most often curtains can be stretched to give more privacy. It is absolutely respect the customs of your hosts.
homestay in Ta Van village
5. Because of the language barrier and the cultural difference, a guide remains indispensable as an interpreter who will accompany you to the local homes and help you to contact them. Your stay will be friendly and more interesting.
homestay in Sapa
Where is this type of accommodation?
In Vietnam, you can easily stay and sleep homestay in the mountainous areas such as Mai Chau, Nghia Lo, Mu Cang Chai, Sapa (in Lao Chai villages, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai…), Bac Ha, Ha Giang, and the Mekong Delta. Trying this unique experience in Vietnam, you will feel well away from the restlessness of the rest of the world.












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