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Bob made a second trip to Viet Nam--this time visiting Ha Noi to teach at another World Intellectual Property Organization patent drafting workshop
Becky teaching patentability requirements on the first day of the workshop.
NOIP Director of Training, Bay
Patricia addressing the audience
The participants starting claim drafting exercises at the workshop.
A speaker for each group presented the patent claims they drafted.
With Bay and participants from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
The bridge to the island temple on Hoàn Kiếm Lake, where legend holds that a tortoise rose from the lake with a sword on his back; and that sword was used to repel the Chinese army.
Lý Thái Tổ - Việt Emperor 1,000 years ago
Hoàn Kiếm Lake
Maison Centrale aka Hoa Loa Prison aka "Hanoi HIlton" - surprisingly, it is an architecturally beautiful facility.
Statues representing Vietnamese revolutionary operatives held by the French colonialists.
The guillotine used by the French colonialists.
Prisoner John McCain's flightsuit and parachute
Everyone rides a motorbike in Hanoi. Here's elementary school pickup.
Entry gates to the island temple at Hoan Kiem Lake
Walking to dinner in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
A spledid dinner of bun cha, a Vietnamese specialty at Pho at 10 Ly Quoc Su.
Walking back through the Old Quarter after dinner.
Buildings are long and narrow in Ha Noi because property taxes are calculated based on the width of the building.
Hoan Kiem Lake at night.
A view of the Red River from the restaurant at the top of our hotel.
Vietnamese barristas take pride in their art. Vietnam is one of the world's top exporters, and the quality is excellent.
Chaplin (in frame at upper right) at the Havana Cafe, which we frequented when stepping out for coffee.
Ca tru music at the Ca Tru Club in Ha Noi
Ca Tru Club, Ha Noi video
The turtle who rose from Hoan Kiem Lake with the magic sword.
Gate to the island temple in Hoan Kiem Lake.
"The sacrifice of death for country." Communist statuary across from the lake. Though stll "communist" in name, you will have a hard time find a more capitalistic country than today's Viet Nam.
11 crates of milk--Vietnamese motorbikers never cease to amaze me with what they carry on their motorbikes.
Confucius at the Ha Noi Temple of Literature and National University (founded in the year 1076 for Confucian study)
A popular site for graduation photos.
"Capital heroes - City of Peace"
Typical Vietnamese phone/power distribution.
Mmm, another serving of bún chả
Hoàn Kiếm Lake at dusk.