Hanging in Hanoi

 Our wonderful Vietnamese student volunteer, Jetty, who helped us bring the North Koreans to an awesome street-side dessert shop.

Our wonderful Vietnamese student volunteer, Jetty, who helped us bring the North Koreans to an awesome street-side dessert shop.

While the media and much of the North Korea watching-world has worked themselves into a 'is there or isn't there not a coup' frenzy, we have been busy running a training program in Vietnam for North Koreans. Not as wild, not as exciting, but we think much more meaningful than squinting over photos trying to say whether some North Korean general appearing in Incheon with bodyguards indicates something. The focus of the program is on land development and property entrepreneurship. Our program fellows seem oblivious to the media frenzy surrounding North Korea at the moment. Here are some photos.

 You can run but you can't hide (from Psy) in Vietnam.

You can run but you can't hide (from Psy) in Vietnam.

 North Koreans treat the group to ice-cream at the famous Kem Trang Tien ice cream shop in Hanoi

North Koreans treat the group to ice-cream at the famous Kem Trang Tien ice cream shop in Hanoi

 Transport in Vietnam sure is eclectic. 3 hours on a boat and 4 in a bumpy busy all in one day.

Transport in Vietnam sure is eclectic. 3 hours on a boat and 4 in a bumpy busy all in one day.