Thoughts on traveling

I love going away to a foreign country. I think it's an amazing experience. Seeing new places, meeting new people, tasting new foods and recipes, learning a few words, hearing different music, wearing special clothes... Habits are changed. I tend to be more aware. Not completely in control, feeling a bit vulnerable, or more dependant... Continue Reading →

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Sesh Bangladesh*

*Bangladesh, the End. This is it. My amazing 3 months experience in Dhaka is coming to an end... It feels like I got off the plane yesterday and that that I've been here for years. It's strange how new habits settle in, how one adapts to a foreign environment and recreates a safe haven. Things... Continue Reading →

Oh, Incredible India !

New Delhi is so organized and clean and modern compared to what I've seen lately. I guess it's all a matter of perspective! I did see cows on the street though 😉 I spent 3 days here after doing some field visits (in the middle of nowhere...) with another Social Business partially financed by danone communities... Continue Reading →

A wonderful day in Calcutta

The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of Calcutta was Mother Teresa so I started the day by heading out towards the Mother House. A small museum area illustrates Mothers Teresa's inspiring life and you can peak into her simple room on the first floor where she slept and worked from... Continue Reading →

West Bengale

Last week was the Eid Festival, celebrating the end of Ramadan. During that time everything closes in the city and most families go back to their villages. I was told the city litteraly shuts down and was advised to go abroad. So I flew to Kolkata... and it was WONDERFUL ! Here are some of... Continue Reading →

Iftar Time

Muslims constitute over 90% of the population in Bangladesh. Which means Ramadan is a big deal. This year it started while I was in Cox Bazar, on may 27th. Since then the people have been fasting from sunrise to sunset. Food is prepared all day and there are many stalls all over selling fruit, vegetables,... Continue Reading →

Mango Season

It's been awhile but all is good.. Mango season has officially arrived! Mangoes are all over... and that makes me really happy... Fresh mangoes or juice is now a daily habit 😉 We visited Old Dhaka yesterday which is a buslting area in the south of the city near the Buriganga River. Mango shipments, amongst... Continue Reading →

Cox Bazar

I finally had a 2 days week end, so my friends and I decided to "explore" the south of the country and headed to Cox Bazar. We all bought tickets for the night bus leaving Dhaka at 10pm. The ride is supposed to be about 9 hours. Perfect, we would arrive early in the morning.... Continue Reading →

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