Hi guys! Hi travellers!
You think, you can't teach English?
We also were unsure, if we could be helpful for Vuthy and his private English school. But with our basic knowledge and a little bit of creativity we joined the lessons. We had a great time with the motivated kids. They are very interested in learning English and are disciplined.
Vuthy and his family have a lovely homestay on the same property as the school. So you can visit this and have a look, how the school is working. Uncomplicated you can be a part of the lessons.
We tried to speak a lot with the children and play some easy games to practice dialogues, building sentences and learning new vocabulary.
The school starts 5 pm with the first class. One lesson takes one hour and there are three groups of children with different levels. After 8 pm you are invited to a dinner with the family. Vuthys wife, Nej, cooks everyday fresh and something different. Everytime delicious!
During our stay at Ratanakiri Homestay we get to know a lot about the real life of Cambodians, especially on the land. They offer also trekking tours through the jungle.
Banlung and its surrounding like the crater lake and some beautiful waterfalls are worth to visit.
Have a good time and enjoy!
Cheers, Markus and Tanja
Awesome place, Vuthy is just an amazing person, really welcoming, very interesting and his family is so cute. I had such a great time, I recommend !! A great way to meet locals and understand their way of living. If I can go back to Cambodia, I will definitely come to visit him and his family again (I want to teach English with you my friend ! Take care, love)
Had a wonderful stay in Banlung. We did a 2 day jungle trek with Vuthy, and had such a great time that we wanted to come visit Vuthy's homestay. He is intelligent, witty and engaging, and really made the experience for us. We were so inspired by his passion; building the school for evening classes for the local children. It felt so good to teach these grateful kids and give back to the culture that has been so gracious to us. His family are so welcoming and attentive to your needs. Staying at Vuthy's Ratanakiri homestay is a must do for a genuine Cambodian experience.
We stayed at Ratanakiri homestay for 3 nights. After the first night we had had such a great time with Vuthy and his family that we decided to do the 2 day trek with him. The whole stay in banlung was incredible! Vuthy is so engaging and dynamic that will make you feel more than welcomed. The trek was amazing! He is such a good and experienced guide! Plus he gives you the chance to make contact with the local kids through his project of english classes. For us it was the best experience in the whole south-east asia. You will not regret to stay here!
We were staying in Banlung when we met Vuthy during a trek (3 days through jungle, and he was our guide) :he and his team was really nice, attentive, they take care of us (sleeping, food, walk...) it was definitely a great experience ! Then we stayed for 2 days at his homestay in the village, with his family and the community people. We helped for build his school and had the chance to give the first classroom with the kids !
So, a lot of great time shared together, a real memories... Thanks all of you and for all !