I finally arrived in Vietnam! Our team met in Ho Chi Minh City for a day before heading to our destination, Binh Duong, a nearby province. We had just enough time to wander around, see a few sites, and try to master crossing the street with motorbikes coming at all angles. As the afternoon rain began to fall, we hurried to a bánh mì stand. Being last in line, I found myself caught out alone in a torrential downpour. The banh mi vendor was kind enough to lend me a chair, so I took a seat, ate my sandwich and watched the rain and motorcyclists (still undeterred) pass by as fresh baguettes baked in the oven, new cucumbers were thinly sliced, and thunder boomed heavily above.