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TOPIC: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 16 Dec 2017 21:43 #4360

Hi all,

I'm planning a four-day trip to Ho Chi Minh City with a friend on the Labor Day long-weekend in March 2018 which will be largely photography-motivated.

Just wondering if anyone has had an experience there - in particularly on the topic of photography - sites, locations, general advice ... would love to hear it.

Cheers

Matt
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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 18 Dec 2017 09:11 #4364

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Hi Matt, great place to visit, everything is photo worthy, from the markets to the street photograph, traffic, people, architectural & food. People are very friendly and like getting into your personal space (no threat, just how they are). I used my 24-105mm lens almost exclusively as it could accommodate most scenarios.
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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 18 Dec 2017 17:20 #4368

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Hope you have a great time Matt. I found the women covered their faces either with cloth or their hand (so they didn't get tanned, they want to be as light coloured as they can), I didn't understand this when I was there so it put me off a bit.

I've just re-read your message and realised you're just asking about Ho Chi Minh City so you shouldn't have this trouble there being a big city.

Lots of architecture both inside and outside, Cu Chi Tunnels were a great experience. Allow time to just hang out in the streets, always something happening.
Unlike Mike we didn't find the people very friendly.
Cheers Chris
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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 21 Dec 2017 21:14 #4372

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Matt, passed on, on behalf of Greg Wynn

I was just flicking on the PGOB website to see what was happening with
the group. I saw that somebody named Matt was planning a trip to HCMC. I
was there in April and did a half day photography trip to Cholon with a
guy called Arnaud. His website is www.vietnamphotoadventures.com.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought I'd pass it on in case he is interested.
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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 21 Dec 2017 23:37 #4374

Mike/Chris,

All of that is very helpful. I had a 5min (11pm) glance at his website and it looks right up my alley. Thanks you very much for the info and sharing your experiences. I'll touch base with Arnaud :)

Matt
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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 21 Jan 2018 09:42 #4475

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Hi Matt

I have rejoined the Photography group so will be happy to catch up with you on Thursday night if you are there.

Greg Wynn
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