First responsible trip with V.E.O: That scared me!
The term “Responsible travel” still sticks in my mind since the very first time I went to Ban Coi with VEO. Just a trip in 2 days but it has been staying in my memories for too long. Never had something impressed me like this before, that scared me in an insane way!
I am a solo-traveller, it doesn’t mean that I love to be alone but I have a varying working shift so it’s really hard to find a friend to be my partner. One day, I challenged myself to do something new: Travelling with strangers, why not?
So much fun
We – 15 volunteers – 15 strangers – in the VEO bus, headed to Thac Ba. We started our trip by a funny game that volunteers introduced about themselves then each one is given a nickname, that the way we made friend with others and remembered their name easily. Some nicknames are not really “cute” though, it is funny! But it’s always interesting when you can learn more about a friend that you’ve never know before.
Therefore, during bus-time and when we were at homestay together, the VEO mentors told us many stories about the land we visited, about some trips before and memorable moments in their works of Responsible Travel
Team building and creative activities are indispensable in our trip. We chilled, laughed and really enjoyed the nature here!
Filled of love
“Love” that exactly of what we drunk after the voluntary day in Xuan Son Primary School. The kids were soooo adorable! We brought some studying items for them including notebooks, pencils, etc. We also taught them some basic words in English, our lessons were not in academic way but they learned very well. They were really excited, I couldn’t forget their eyes, I completely love them at the very first sight! This reminds me to the lyric in a song of Ed Sheeran “Loving can heal your soul”..
Lots of photos
Wonderful! The first word came to my mind when I think about the nature in Coi Village. This village is separate from the city life out of the Xuan Son National forest, that what makes the peaceful beauty here. And it is also a reason that makes my SD card out of storage within 2 days! I hold my camera during the trip, it is full of photos now. But that was a part of us, a part of all the 15 volunteers’ life!