Im a businesswoman, I live in Hanoi with my kind husband and two lovely kids (I adopt my 2 cousins, and I have a maid too) and a stray cat that we adopt.
My daughter - Kitty is 16 years old and my son - Sam is 10 years old
My house is in the new center of Hanoi, so its quite convenient to go anywhere by bus/grab. You can just walk to supermarket, banks, shops, national cinema center, garden, lake and park.
Your private room (but shared bathroom) is in my 5 story house. Kitchen is nice and you can cook yourself whenever you like.
Kitty and Sam is full creativity and great sense of humour. Kitty can speak English, Mandarin and she is starting with French also. She is only 16 years old, but she can help you with almost activities in Hanoi, including being a tour guide for you (so volunteers love her so much). Sam is cute and lovely, he is "crazy" with English/French so he always welcome you in your language. Sam is now in his 4th grade, at a nearby primary, studing French at school.
During the summer/winter break our family would stay at home or travel somewhere nearby (our hometown or just any nearby provinces). If you are staying with us at the time, you would be our guest and be travelling along with us if you wanted to! If we are not travelling, we can still hangout and have fun with all the activities like dancing, cooking (traditional and nontraditional food), watching movies (indoor with Netflix and out in the National cinema nearby), workout (yoga, gym, zumba, swimming all sorts) and anything that you have in mind, just mention it with us and we can help you out so that you can have your full experience during your staying!
Im 100% sure that you will not want to leave if you have a chance to spend time with us.
Your help with languages (1 hour lessons and daily talking, weekend), playing with Sam is highly appreciated. All that I expect from you is that you would spend 2 lessons a day if possible with Sam and/or Kitty and on top of all that we hope that you could have fun during your staying with us!
You can learn Vietnamese cultural via:
Doing some traditional dishes with us, if you like
Eating out with crazy street food
Enjoy meal at my friends house, if have
Go dancing with us
Do yoga with me, often free everyday. And do Zumba fitness too, if you like
Have Kpop (dancing) and swimming with Kitty
And any other activities, that make us (you, Kitty and Sam) be happy and exciting
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It's nice if you give us 2-4 hours per day, to help my people with english or French/Mandarin (priority to GIRL who know French or Mandarin but English is a must)
You are free during the day as the kids are at schools (we will help you with traveling and exploring any special parts of Hanoi and near by provinces). You may spend time with my children in the evening and during weekend, as Sam has to go to school everyday and Kitty every morning.
We may have time to eat out, to join the bar/club, to go sightseeing, to go shopping etc together to experience Vietnamese life style and tradition
Sometime, you can visit my friends' house for making cake or cooking Vietnamese dishes
So, whatever you want here in Hanoi, we can share and help, just let us know!
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
Private room with AC, wooden floor and a nice window, but shared bathroom
Wifi is free
You can do laundry by yourself, or our maid can help you
If you get up early, enjoy our breakfast at 6.30am (pls confirm). Anyway, we also offer you 2 other meals/ a day at the fixed time
You will have much free time for travelling. We will help you with searching buses, grab.
Kitty and I love dancing and working out, so you are surely invited to go dancing and working out with us 1-2 times per week. Extra activities are swimming, yoga, gym, eating out, having coffee or tea time, visiting and baking, cooking.
Aside from that you can go sight seeing around Hanoi or even provinces nearby if you are interested (just ask Kitty for more advices on where to go if you haven't had anything in mind yet).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2-4 hours a day. Normally only 1 hour per day for Sam's French (during his school year)
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