VietNamNet Bridge – Y Ty Commune in Bat Xat District, in the northern province of Lao Cai, has become a new tourist destination for domestic and foreign visitors.
|Happy days: A Ho (third from left) with a group of tourists on top of Nhiu Co San Mountain. VNS Photos Cao Huong|
Many locals have been exploiting natural and cultural advantages to develop their business.
With agility and intelligence, 33-year-old Sung A Ho, a resident of Ngai Cho Village, was one of the first to offer a homestay service in the commune.
The first impression that people have of Ho is that of a friendly and frank man. Born into a poor family with eight children, he did not have the resources to go to school. He cannot read or write, but that has not stopped him from earning a stable living.
“My family used to be very poor,” he said. “We had to work on terraced rice and maize fields throughout the year. Sometimes when we did not have a good harvest, we had to eat cassava instead of rice or maize.” Continue reading “Mong man turns home into business”