Hi everyone, I’m Bao, a food lover, travel lover, freelance tourguide.
Leaving my hometown to Saigon to attend university is a big step in my life. One of the things I saw in university is the diversity of life. Every friend, every country, every culture has its own beauty.
That gives me a mindset that I must be objective as well as listen more, learn more. From then on, I gradually regained my perspective on the strengths of myself and the country and people in Saigon, in the south or in Vietnam.
My study program gives us the opportunity to go much, experience a lot. The trip to the north, or the practice of Cambodia Thailand, gives me much more than the contrast and the colorful pieces of life. Every place I go to every person I meet brings me different stories, many angles of life.
In the third year of college, when I was struggling to find a way for my life, I was fortunate to practice at a travel startup. The place gives me the opportunity to learn about the tourism industry, as well as meet foreign tourists when I work as a tour guide for Saigon Lover group.
My daily work in this internship is to learn about tours of other countries. From that job request, I had the opportunity to learn more about other countries in the world, as well as my country.
After that I went back to study at university until the end.
I graduated and chose to work as a business analyst at a consulting firm, which is in favor of market quantitative calculations. An opportunity to give me an overview of the business as well as the operation of a company.
While looking for a new direction more suitable. I was able to talk to one of my mentors. Thanks to the advice, start with what you find most confident about it, I remember my job doing travel, stories, scenes, dishes that always attracted me.
I decided to tourism to start a business because I really want to introduced the essence of cuisine, people, recounting the stories of Vietnamese culture and history to international friends.
Vietnam has great potentials for culture, people, cuisine and landscape. I believe that by properly exploiting these potentials, as well as building sustainable tourism, the tourism industry will bring great and long-term value to tourists visiting Vietnam, as well as Indigenous people in Vietnam themselves.