By Air Tan Son Nhat Airport is about a 15-minute drive to downtown (District 1). Metered taxis are plentiful at the airport. Figure on US$15 for the ride, which you can easily pay in dollars if you haven’t changed money yet. Taking a metered taxi from downtown to the airport

Still often referred to by it’s old name, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a clamorous, chaotic sensory feast. Motorbikes honk in a tidal wave across clogged intersections, locals crouch on street corners slurping steaming hot bowls of Pho (noodle soup); and the sultry air is thick with exhaust fumes