Today we opened the boxes that were mailed to the hotel in advance. We found spare parts and batteries! The batteries are charging now.
A little shop near the hotel fixed my stand, or rather a group of dedicated Vietnamese men with a big hammer fixed it. Alastair and I rode around the block a few times trying our luck with the traffic. They may not have rules here but it is apparent they do generally drive in the right hand side of the road....
We had a lovely woman from the hotel tour desk helping us plan the first leg of our journey. Thanks to our Vietnamese business cards explaining our expedition we have a lot of enthusiasm everywhere we go!
Also, we now have Vietnamese SIMs in our phone and have mobile Internet and can communicate!
The adventure continues!
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