My husband is a very keen photographer and after nearly 20 days in Vietnam we had seen and photographed quite a lot. On our last day , we had booked a Moto Foto tour which I found via the Saigon Unseen website . An Aussie photographer , Mark Stennett works with the Saigon Unseen team to combine a unique motorbike tour of Saigon with expert photography tuition. I came along for the ride as well . We had great time. We started early in the main local park , photographing the local people exercising ( even elderly ladies with swords ) and a caged bird cafe . A real slice of local life. We then went on to a market well off the tourist trail and thus hassle-free and a chance to really interact with the locals and get better pics . We had a tour of a small local temple near the railway trek and the fabulous Jade pagoda with incense and a very special slanted light effect . My husband leant some tricks of the trade in the technicalities of his camera and instructive critique of his photos . By special request , we ended near the zoo where we had seen motorbike goldfish sellers on a previous day when we did not have the camera . Lots of great shots for our trip blog ! Even though we had been in Saigon for several days, had seen most of the guidebook sights and had done another motorbike tour ( XO) , we left thinking that this 5 hour tour had given us that extra something the guidebooks cannot give. Book Saigon Unseen with Adam for the tour or combine it with Mark's Moto Foto for the special interest photography version and you will not be disappointed . If you have a photography buff in the family , this is the tour to make their trip special .
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May 11, 2012
Thanks Una for taking the time to write a review!
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Great to meet you both and look forward to seeing you back here in Saigon soon!
Adam (and Mark from Moto Foto!!)
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