When traveling in Southeast Asia, a popular way to stay is in an authentic living environment called a “home stay”. A home stay is run by a local family who goes through great lengths to provide their guests with a relaxing and traditional experience. While in the Mekong Delta I stayed at the Ah Khanh Blueberry Home Stay during the Christmas weekend, which turned out to be the perfect time to stay because we were pretty much the only guests. There were several outside seating areas, tropical fruits growing and chickens running around to make me feel like I was getting to experience the “real deal”.
* This is the freeway we had to cross in order to get to the entrance to the neighborhood the home stay was in. The traffic in the Mekong was much less hectic than in Saigon.
* Walking through the neighborhood to get to the home stay.
* One of the dining areas.
* Some of the grounds surrounding the home stay. Most homes in this neighborhood have canals winding through their property.
* A sign pointing to the home stay. The little girl is the daughter of the owner.
*Our room, mosquito net and all.
* They told us these were blueberries, they don’t look very blue though.
* Coconuts floating in the waterways next to the sidewalks by the home stay
*Chickens are a common pet in Vietnam
* A very large Jack Fruit
* Cocoa leaves
If you are interested in staying at the An Kahn Blueberry Garden Home Stay, please contact the manager Dong: firstname.lastname@example.org