On-the-spot interview with Dien, the owner of Sàn Homestay & Farmstay, in Lam Dong, Vietnam

The three Buffalos @ Sàn Homestay in 2017 at , MiKi Chef (front), Dien (Left) and Thao (right)

Dien, the manager and daughter’s owners of Sàn Homestay, was in Saigon Saturday. Lucky us Dien is a good Friend of MiKi Chef and was accompanied by their common very good friend Thao ( Their Yoga teacher ). We had a great opportunity to interview Dien in a relax atmosphere drinking and enjoying eating MiKi Chef famous escargots. Hope you will enjoy our article below and the video of the Interview which is at the end of this Article. It’s really worth your take 30 minutes of your time to watch it 👀

What is Sàn?

– Sàn is a Tay ethnic house located in a quiet and rural village with many different high land Ethnic groups in Tànăng (near the starting point of one of the best trekking road in Vietnam Tànăng- PhanDũng).

– Sàn is built on a two hectare multi-purpose farm, providing a variety of food . There are pine forests and coffee plantations and a paddy field around Sàn farm.

Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/

– The owners are a married couple, living happily as retired teachers . Their daughter would like to create a place for those who like to experience fresh air, farm life and beautiful view hill treks.

What is there to do in Sàn?

– Farm work: planting trees, vegetables, coffee beans and taking care of the coffee trees; fishing in the local pond and lake.

Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/

– Cooking food by traditional wooden fire ; laying down in the yard and watching the stars in the vast rural sky.

MiKi Chef Learning from Dien’s Mom

What is there to do around Sàn?

– Walking through Pine forests and having picnics.

Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/

– Trek in the beautiful mountains without trekking too hard tànăng – phandũng. It only takes twenty minutes to reach the border with bìnhthuận province or ninhthuận province.

Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/
Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/

Sleeping in the Sàn Homestay:

– Rest comfortably on the clean wooden floor, open air and a garden view window.

The dormitory with 20 Clean, colorful and cozy beds / Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/ – A Private home with 6 beds is also available.

What is there to eat?

Dien’s relative are boiling Corns
Bon Appétit !

– Simple foods but healthy and organic, fresh and full of nutrition for trekking days. (Locally supplied materials only)

How to get San?

* Hochiminh city – Sàn Homestay (Chơ Ré – Đa Quyn) – Departure at noon: 12:00 – – Departure night: 22:00** Bus: Saigon – Sàn – Sài Gòn: THERE IS SLEEPING- 45 SEATS BUS SERVICE, two ways from Ho Chi Minh city to Sàn Homestay, DEPARTURE IS TWICE PER DAY:

* Sàn Homestay – Hochiminh city: The bus station is located in District Tân Bình in HCMC, free pick up service within 10 km around Saigon. – Departure : 7:45 AM – PM Departure at night: 9:45 Please call to book: 0975033520 ; Price: 220,000 VND/ one way

** Flight: arrives at Liên Khương airport (39 minutes), then you can book San’s car pick up or taxi (600,000/ one way/ 7 seats Innova brand new)

** Personal vehicles: follow google maps with key words: “ 11.590962,108.463431 ” or “Sàn Homestay”

What to prepare when traveling to Sàn?

**Clothes:

– Comfort and air breathable material which can cover arms/ legs, which are easy for walking activities; Light jacket in case it gets a little colder

For the Hill trek: hat, shoes, sunlight cream, a personal raincoat, a backpack to keep personal stuff in while trekking; a mini light touch; a Selfie stick .

– Anti-mosquito,anti-insect cream.

** Spirit:

– Love Nature; Protecting the environment

– Experiencing farm life

Photo Courtesy of MiKi Chef
Photo Courtesy of MiKi Chef

What to buy from Sàn after the trip?

– Vegetables from forest; seasonal local organic fruits; pure coffee

– Local Pork, local chicken, local duck

And Sàn Homestay Products … MiKi chef suggest the coffee, the Mushrooms, the Sugar Cane syrup, the Herb Shampoo : https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/

Photo by courtesy of Sàn Homestay, Facebook FanPage https://www.facebook.com/SanfarmstayLamDong/
We suggest you to make reservation ahead of time +84 (0) 97 222 77 02 sanhomestay34@gmail.com / 097 222 77 02
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