I have finally finished my post about the time spent in Ho Chi Minh, and here is the link: …blogspot.com/2012/01/19-22-april-2010-ho-ch… (don't think that it is any kind of self-promotion, I put my signature on the pictures just as an attempt to prevent them from being misused).
A few words to add. We stayed in Sen Viet Hotel fist, a lovely place, and I would highly recommended it, though it has a minor minus - it is in district 3, and most places of interest are in district 1. Otherwise, it is perfect: super clean, friendly personnel, room was big and full of light.
Our programme was a classic one, nothing out-of-the-beaten-track, but I hope the pictures will give you a sense of what the city feels like for a tourist.