Dalat Easy Riders
07th Jan 2013.
Interview of Dalat Esay Riders
Ms. Minh Tam, cafe owner at No.70 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Dalat friendly welcome us by about the transportation of the region is famous for tourism. She is not an easy rider, but perhaps to learn about the team easy rider born early, starting from her café business.
“I was in Dalat from a little girl, and according to my observations, the Easy Rider team can be called Dalat best. I’m not for hire but only for those of the Easy rider team sitting so I can sell them coffee only. But I see these people as my family since working together for so long. ”
Opening this café for 15 years, her cafe shop has been used as the headquarters of the famous easy rider teams not only in Dalat Vietnam. She said that before opening this café shop, the easy rider had appeared in Dalat.
The captain of Easy Riders
Mr. Nam Tran speak with hospitality which is very characteristic of Dalat with humor very “easy rider” of a carrier of tourists:
“When we go to remote areas, they asked us what easy rider. We laughed and joked that we were going to sell wind and fresh air. ”
The easy rider who ride a motorcycle but not the motorcycle drivers because they only carry the visitors to the tourist destination on a motorcycle schedule. And they also accompany guests on the route at the same time doubles as tour guide, explains the meaning of all places as well as culture of the country.
History of establishment
As one of the easy rider easy rider team longtime first established in Dalat, he confidently tells the history of the team. Early 90’s, when the country has not developed, many Dalat, including English and French teachers fall into unemployment. See the need to learn the country’s foreign tourists, they were the first to set up easy rider in Dalat in 1992. The first 14 person of team who work with purpose of bringing Vietnamese culture to the world than to find a job to live.
Once established, they named the group as motor taxi. But the name is not really reflect the true nature of their work. Until 2000, a group of American tourists after using them on a long tour Motorbike came up with the intention of:
“After exploring all the nooks and crannies, the ancient battlefield, the village, they said that our organization very well but why have no name. They say the movie called Easy Rider and tell us the content of the film. They said that they will call us to easy rider and will propagate in the social network and the Internet. We were very happy and then we have a unique name like “.
After more than 20 years, Dalat Easy Rider team has 50 members, including those who were 70 years of age. They do not have the strength to go the long tour to the corner of Vietnam, but they still serve the tour in Dalat. They used to be the staff working for the French school at first and wanted to bring his understanding of shared accommodation. They crave to be told of the battles of old, the landmark attached to the nation’s history. Mr. Nam Tran said, although many members of the team came as the intellectual capital to English, French, German given, the most important thing is to please our customers to explore and learn:
“Vocational training it. There were times when I was gone the better, I learn. Sites is they ask people. Sites, only the old battles and they told her. But the famous, scenic course is easy to explore. But what is important to cultivate in English, French and German as well. ”
By Ms. Quynh Chi RFA