Postcards from the Edge

of Bangladesh

Um, where is everybody?

There is a thunder storm happening outside my office window right now. Which obviously I love because that means it is so lovely and cool here. Except it’s now really dark in the office. A power cut (you know the score…) means that I can’t actually see the people sitting in the next room. I know they are they, but I can’t see them. It’s 1:15 in the afternoon.

I think I might have to bring The Linterna Rechargeable Automaticamenteto the office for such occasions (while faulty, it still works in fits and starts). There is currently some light coming in through the ‘windows’. We don’t have glass in our windows, we just have shutters to close when no one is here. Right now the rain is behaving nicely and coming down in very straight lines. But what happens when the wind picks up and we have to close the shutters to prevent getting drenched?  Then we’ll be in like total darkness. Which will be fairly unusual for an office environment…

And now we have to make a break for it as our lunch is waiting for us on the other side of the campus (a donor’s audit team is here, so we have lunch together). But it’s seriously pissing it down, and who knows how long it’ll last. But I’m hungry. So here I go, it’s either the wet or hungry around here.

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3 Comments»

  Amanda wrote @

What a far, far cry from the land of Accenture 🙂 But pleased it’s coolled down and a little more beareable.

  Ches wrote @

Hey Estelle. You’re very brave to be adventuring around the once-was Eastern Pakistan. Very cool.

But as I always say, uncertainty is the adventure!

By the way, have you tried any chili dishes there? Heard the Bangli’s have the hottest chili’s in the world!

  estellevisagie wrote @

Hey Ches. Well, this adventure certainly is an exercise in uncertainty! This is one crazy country, still trying to understand all the cultural rules and regs, and mostly getting it wrong.

Chili is in almost everything here, not sure I’ve had anything I would describe as super hot though. Will hunt down this country’s finest and report back…


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