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... Despite our pleas to use the internet and continuing to say that Todd had to go to the airport, The people in this center of course wanted to visit, share information, practice English, ask us what we
thought of Bangladesh. Finally, Todd had to run to a rickshaw. I waved goodbye and he was off.
I wandered over by the High Court area and found internet near a place called Luxmi Bazaar. Up three flights of stairs in a tiny room, I met the nicest man who had ...
... a crowd of people around us in the street, as we were celebrities, oh I mean white tourists. This was cool, but were we good enough to be on television?
Apparently we were so important and welcomed as foreign tourists, that we were interviewed by a local documentary team. A documentary was being produced which looked into tourism in Bangladesh, and we were informed that it would air on the Discovery Channel. Before we knew it, we were on the ...
... go ahead and explore.
So after working out visa procedures, we narrowed down the places in Bangladesh we would like to visit, and found a suitable local travel agent to organise our travel plans. We were happy enough to explore this little known country ourselves as a travel challenge. However, after some research and realising we needed tourist permits for particular places, we found it necessary to get help from the local experts. So off we went, several emails later ...
... material (mostly paper and metal). We had lunch at a very busy Biryani rice place. I'm getting better at eating with my hands, which everybody does here. I don't have to drop food into my mouth as if I was eating water any more. I learn to crush rice, vegetables and meat with my hand, to then push it into my mouth. It definitely does take some getting used to, and I have to concentrate very hard. Who said, eating with your hands is easy.
In the afternoon we see ...
... by the party that is now in the opposition. The ruling party considered tearing down the bridge so people wouldn't be able to visit the grave.
We drive through the Dhaka University campus. It is huge, very huge. I have some cold coffee (Nescafe FRAPE) at the Civil Engineering Cafeteria. We also see the university hospital. They keep statistics in the main lobby showing the number of patients with particular diseases, including the patients brought dead (4). Sick people lie ...
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