DH & I live in HCMC - much preferable to Hanoi & the mould / cold! HCMC is very well suited to expats - lots of good international schools but $$$. Most ex pats with kids live in District 2 or 7 where the traffic is less horrifically dangerous.
Take a look at these magazines for a better idea of what's available - the adverts are very revealing about life here.
DH and I love Vietnam so much and are considering moving there for a few years. He would need to work, he is in advertising - specializing in digital but does tv too. He is bilingual English/French and I speak only English.
We'd happily go to HCMC or Hanoi, or even Danang - to be honest we'd consider anywhere.
Does anyone have any advice, links etc? We have a DS but he's pre-school age at the moment and would possibly home school him until he is 6 so no drastic need for ex-pat facilities etc.