Postcards from the Edge

of Bangladesh

Photo time

Tony during the 'Shopping and cooking in Bangladesh' induction session, preparing food in the VSO office kitchen.

Tony during the ‘Shopping and cooking in Bangladesh’ induction session, preparing food in the VSO office kitchen.

New Market, after the rain. A lot of mud of dubious origin...

New Market, after the rain. A lot of mud of dubious origin…

Hailing a CNG to get to language class. An auto rickshaw is called a CNG here (no idea what it stands for).

Rocking the salwar kameez while hailing a CNG to get to language class. An auto rickshaw is called a CNG here (I still have no idea what CNG stands for).

Richshaws in Dhaka. Richshaws here are actually cycle rickshaws - which is our main form of transport in the city (for shorter distances). The breaking system does involved using the rickshaw in front to stop, so it's a skill to try not fall out of rickshaw. There isn't much holding you in.

Richshaws in Dhaka. Rickshaws here are actually cycle rickshaws – which is our main form of transport in the city (for shorter distances). Their breaking system involves hitting the rickshaw in front with the front wheel to stop. No use of breaks just┬áthe dude in front. So it’s a skill to not fall out of ┬áthe rickshaw. A skill I must still master.

Bookshop area of New Market.

Bookshop area of New Market.

Tony shopping for a new bag in New Market. Everyone tends to get involved. (Note to self: take photos of people other than Tony)

Tony shopping for a new bag in New Market. Everyone tends to get involved. (Note to self: take photos of people other than Tony)

These city streets

These city streets

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  Amanda wrote @

Get you in your Deshi gear … looking good !!
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