About the host:
My name is Manh, or Mike in English. Im a IT expert and also an entrepreneur in Hanoi. I like photography, travelling, and cooking.
When I started business in Vietnamese language teaching and translation in 2002, I had the opportunity to meet interesting people from all around the world who came to explore and enjoy my beautiful country Vietnam. The idea of Home Stay, which was brand new in Vietnam then, crossed my mind when Tom, an Australian customer of mine, stayed at my home to learn Vietnamese and Vietnamese culture. He had a good time getting to know Vietnamese food (my mother was a great cook) and Vietnamese lifestyle and people when staying with warm and friendly members of my family. And, understandably, his Vietnamese was a great deal better after his stay.
As for foreigners who visit Vietnam for the first time, I know how to help them find Vietnam a home, not a strange country. Anthony, a guy from Britain who came to Vietnam to teach English to small children, contacted me for homestay before he came. I picked him up from the airport, then asked a private tutor to teach him Vietnamese. I also helped him hire a motorbike and taught him how to ride in Hanoi streets as a real Hanoians.
My house is located in center of Hanoi, Vietnam. I have three well-decorated apartments (this is one of them), each is full of natural light with 2-way air conditioner, so you will have a comfortable place to stay as well as being treated as a member of our family.
About the apartment:
The apartment is 30 squared meters including a modern living room full of natural light. There is a kitchen and a living room in second floor that you can share with your housemates. Cable TV and internet are free; dried washing and maid service are available. Rooms are fully furnished in modern style, wooden floor and really comfortable.
- Quiet, convenient, just 10 minutes away from the Hoan Kiem Lake by motorbike.
- Good security, close to Youth Park, Vietnam-France Hospital and easy traffic.
- Near Hilton Opera Hotel, Language Link center, Intimex supermarket and restaurants, food shop, bank, post office
Internet and cab TV fee: Free