Meet Mandy bui
Hi, My family are living in suburb of Hanoi, Vietnam. I love traditional, culture and nature. I wish to exchange it to every one in the world. My parents are farmers. They work very hard on the beautiful land(fruit and vegetable plantation). My family loves to meet travelers from around the world to introduce our local life, local market, chat with hospitality people, cook our traditional dishes and share peaceful moment with my family.
Farm Tour and cook with local family in Hanoi
You will leave Hanoi center and drive to the west of city. It is about 17 km = 35 minutes. I will see you in meeting point. Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty 1428. It is the most famous market in the region where there are many traditional items for sales. If on market days, people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell. Everyone is excited to meet each other on that day. You will be surprised about bustling and colorful market which is working under the canopy of old tree. You will see the old woman chew betel and areca nut and blacksmiths work hard with his bright brazier. Right next to the market place, there are nice vegetable farms. We take a tour around vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more., and you may have chance to join a farmer working in his field. You will have opportunity to help in the work of the small land-holding. Depend on the season this will involve ranking, sowing, water greens, picking greens and other garden activities. You will have opportunity to ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle. After that, you go to my house to cook delicious and traditional dishes, enjoy local fresh vegetable, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family's custom together. I offer free tea and local wine. EXEMPLE MENU: Spring roll or Fresh noodle roll Sour soup (bun rieu) served with rice noodle and herbs Vegetable stir or salad Traditional cake Local beer/wine Tea Fresh fruits The menu sometime changes depending on the season and on what is available at the market. At the end of the meal, you can free walking around the village or take the taxi back Hanoi center. - This tour I can host in the morning from 09:00 Am – 01:30 Pm and afternoon from 03 Pm - 07:30 Pm - The market is open in the morning only from 07 – 11:00 and there is no market in the afternoon. - From the Hoan Kiem Lake to my house is 17 km, I recommend you go by UBER taxi if possible, it is much cheaper and more comfortable - When you confirm booking with me, I will send you a direction in Vietnamese and my mobile phone number so you give to your driver he will take you to my home exactly.