All people from the village gather together. A new community centre was recently built in Sung using money from the CBT community fund. Local people really like seeing strangers from another culture here.
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I can feel that they are so proud when they talk about their language and the way they dye the materials for their clothes. Especially the old people, who can write in Dao language. There are two options: a 6 kilometre walk starting from Sung down to Mong Stream followed by a short boat ride across the river to Da Bia, or walk roughly double the distance to arrive at Da Bia on foot. Both trails lead from the top of the mountain down to the valley floor.
The route follows well-worn dirt roads and pathways that are relatively even and easy to manage. Some areas are shaded by large trees. If you prefer not to walk, there are taxis and motorbikes available — but I highly recommend the trek as an opportunity to see more of the stunning Da Bac landscape. Their village has an idyllic location, overlooking the Da River — perfect for water activities such as fishing and kayaking.
Four houses in Da Bia have been converted and now operate as homestays. Like many others, the arrival of tourism has transformed Mrs. Nhieu told me through an interpreter. Since I joined the CBT and started welcoming tourists, our economic situation has improved a lot. Although we cannot speak English, everyone in my family feels more confident when they meet strangers. Sometimes the visitors and I can understand each other without speaking.
As well as cultural and outdoor activities, Da Bac is a great place to unwind. Take a stroll through the village or just relax with a good book.
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A highlight of Da Bac are the homestays themselves, many of them traditional lodgings constructed completely by hand — including magnificent Muong stilted houses, with their colourfully painted rafters. Impeccably clean and comfortable, all homestays feature open dorm-style accommodation with curtains for privacy, power outlets, hot-water showers, and clean linens and towels.
Guests are in for a treat come mealtime — a generous spread of food made from local, seasonal vegetables and meat. Vegetarian options are available, and all hosts have undergone training to be able to cater to different dietary requirements. The innovative CBT model, paired with old-fashioned hospitably, makes the Da Bac region a rising star of tourism in Vietnam.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Emily left her job as a magazine journalist in with the dream of travelling and living overseas for as long as possible.
In between stints working for NGOs in Thailand, Cambodia and now Vietnam, she likes to travel to unusual and off-beat destinations. Emily has a passion for learning about different cultures through textiles, crafts and handmade objects, and often writes stories on these topics for her own website, wander-lush. Dear Emily, We are 3 ladies travelling to Vietnam very soon. We would like to hire a guide that would take us there from Hanoi in the early hours and bring us back to Hanoi late in the evening.
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What about the people who make the tourist trap happen, who live there and are trying to make a living? This book provides an engaging scholarly examination into the lives of people who are trying to make a living by performing for tourists in communities in rural China.
The author uses the idea of a "landscape of travel" as a metaphor that helps her focus on the ways residents dress up their communities for tourists and what it means when tourists move in and migrant laborers move out of these What about the people who make the tourist trap happen, who live there and are trying to make a living? The author uses the idea of a "landscape of travel" as a metaphor that helps her focus on the ways residents dress up their communities for tourists and what it means when tourists move in and migrant laborers move out of these communities.
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