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 →

The Trucks

I posted a picture of the Jute truck a few days ago but I just wanted to show you a few more pictures of trucks because I am completely fascinated / terrified (OK that might be exagerated) by them! On the way to Bogra, in the North, I'd say 80 % of all vehicules on... Continue Reading →

Bogra

Last week I was in Bogra which is in the North of Bangladesh, about 190 km from Dhaka. It usually takes about 5 hours but we left at 6am and the trafic was so heavy that we didn't arrive until 2pm. I am so glad I sleep like a baby in the car (it helps... Continue Reading →

eTa Ki #1 =>> answer

And the winner is.... "Mom a Far"! I promise, there was no cheating 🙂 "I like being on this side of a guessing game. Hum, since Bangladesh is a major textile exporter… and given the other guesses… I am going to guess rolls of Jute?" Yes JUTE it is. And this is a Jute field:... Continue Reading →

eTa ki #1

"eTa ki" in Bengla means "what is this ?" I have been in the North of Bangladesh, near Bogra, for the past few days to visit the Grameen Danone factory as well as local milk farmers and see how the Shokti ladies work. It's been so fascinating to learn about the whole process and also... Continue Reading →

A day in Sonargaon

Hi! I haven't posted in a few days but all is well. After the initial excitement of being in a new place, I just needed some time to adjust. Everthing is new (home, flatmates, job, colleagues, work environment, city, friends, daily routines, social interactions, food, clothes, language...) and I forgot that in these moments, being... Continue Reading →

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