Walking the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, it's easy to believe you are in a small village, or at least, a mid sized town. A supersonic trip up to the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower quickly dispels that notion. Saigon (as it is still called) stretches for miles and miles from every vantage point of the 360 degree Skydeck. If you've been walking the streets a little dazed and challenged by the Vietnamese language, the Quốc Ngữ; (written Vietnamese alphabet) on street signs and aggressive motorbikes, this is a great place to get your bearings. The tour guides speak flawless English and are eager to interact. Just point out the window or in their direction and they will appear at your side to give you a lesson in Vietnamese politics or tell you how to find a ticket for a ride up the river.