On Being a Brit in Bangladesh (and back!) | Life in Russia

“I really wasn’t much of a traveler – I couldn’t even find Bangladesh on the map! I had never been to Asia before and had no idea what Bangla culture would be like. I found out that Bangladesh has the seventh largest population in the world despite a land mass less than the UK and that 70% of Bangladeshis are poor, live in rural village communities and depend on the land to live. It’s a fragile existence. I made the mistake of thinking that ‘poor’ must equal ‘unhappy’ and figured I was going there to make life better for Bangladesh.

How wrong I was.”

via On Being a Brit in Bangladesh (and back!) | Life in Russia.

I was invited to guest post on Life in Russia yesterday and made quite a few new friends in the process. Why not go over and have a look and visit Steve’s blog? He puts up some wonderful stuff about Russia – a lot is just mind-blowing! Happy new year everyone 🙂

 

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About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.
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6 Responses to On Being a Brit in Bangladesh (and back!) | Life in Russia

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  2. religionmatahari says:

    I made the mistake of thinking that ‘poor’ must equal ‘unhappy’ and figured I was going there to make life better for Bangladesh.

    How wrong I was.”…

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  5. Ruby Tuesday says:

    Well that was something to make me cry. I cannot imagine what it is for you and for your family. Just take one breath at a time, and you’ll find your way. xo

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