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Tag Archives: tourism
Well, I’m posting this a little early this week and missing out my usual minipost for midweek because tonight my family and I head off to the Sundarbans for a conference/Holiday. So, I thought I would just give a little … Continue reading
Over the last month my family and I have been travelling around the country, seeing friends and family, as well as giving presentations about Bangladesh and our work there. We have been blessed with wonderful hospitality from those who have … Continue reading
This is Rafiq. Rafiq is one of the 400,000 Rickshaw wallahs cycling people to and fro in Dhaka. He is Muslim, lives in a village with his wife and two boys and … Continue reading
I’m writing this whilst up in the air on a plane toDelhi. Having been completely separated from my family because airlines don’t seem to think that families need to sit together, I’m squashed into ‘cattle class’ next to a Bangladeshi … Continue reading