Burning rubber on cyclos, the warmth of the Vietnamese, being upgrarded to a suite in a four-star hotel, the fascinating history behind the Cu Chi tunnels, and the slow boat on the Mekong are some of the highlights. Oh, I nearly forgot -- the fantastic food.
The cyclos are scary, but worth doing at least once.
Be aware that there is a departure tax leaving Vietnam and they don't take credit cards at Ho Chi Minh airport. The ATM machine was broken the day we left, so we nearly missed our flight trying to get cash.
Best Way To Get Around:
Taxis were really cheap, so that's what we got most of the time. A taxi from the airport to the city centre is about US.