My name is Giang Thi Di ( Zizi is my nick name). I’m a Black Hmong girl born and raised in the village of Hau Thao village. My family has a traditional farm up in the mountains, where they grow rice and hold animals such as buffalo’s, pigs and chickens.Since more then ten years I work as a tour guide in Sapa and show my customers the world I grew up in.
When I was a child I helped my parents in the house and in the fields. I watched the animals, helped preparing the food and took care of my younger sisters.
When I was about twelve years old, I went to Sapa to help my mother sell handicrafts in the streets. By then, I didn’t speak any English. But over the years I talked to so many tourists, that I learned to read, speak and write english.
For many years I’ve been working as a tour guide in Sapa. I take tourist who want to go trekking to the village I grew up, and to the other traditional villages around Sapa.