Last year I wrote about going on the annual LAMB picnic when we went to Anondonogor. We’ve just been on this year’s outing – our last ever – and it was fitting that we went back to where our first picnic too place – Bhinno Jogot or ‘Another World’.
We first went there in 2010. Thing I was 9 and Thing II was almost 7. Here’s what they looked like back then:
And this is what they looked like this year:
Thing I might not look that different to you but if I show you this picture from the trip in 2010 where you can see her friend (whose nickname is Bubs):
Anyway, Bhinno Jogot hadn’t changed at all. It was exactly the same with the same run-down rides, willful disregard for health and safety and annoying crowds of Bangladeshis who constantly want a photo of you because you’re white. At least Bhinno Jogot was actually built though, unlike Anondo Nogor last year.
What makes it fun is the company. LAMB is a huge community of people and it is nice just to hang out with each other and share a meal, regardless of the quality of the park itself. I enjoyed spending time with Thing I’s friends like Bubs and also our own friends like Rinku, a doctor here at LAMB.
I’m sad this is the past picnic I’ll be attending. despite the constant request for photos, we’ve always had a fun time at the picnics. This year the trip was amazingly well organised and everything ran on time – almost unheard of in bangladesh!
Below is a selection of pictures from the day. Enjoy!
- A Year of Possibilities – Our Last Year in Bangladesh (kenthinksaloud.wordpress.com)
- Independent day of Bangladesh (bangladesh2u.com)