Trip Start Jan 12, 2010
Trip End Apr 29, 2010

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Brac Devpro building

Flag of Bangladesh  , Dhaka,
Saturday, January 30, 2010

The last few days...

Hi, been a while since i put something up here, probably because I've had a bit of illness. Not fun. Didn’t get much done on Friday an Saturday. An had an excellent time on Sunday being told how terrible i looked by everyone. Interestingly, having a shave seemed to change everyone’s mind on this, and today people have been saying how much healthier I look. Ha. Bit odd.

Brac makes a really simple saline product that you just add to water. It’s basically just salt and sugar, but its used as a cure for most stomach bugs here. I tried it, an I do feel a bit better. Apparently it really works, its so simple. They run training programs so that people can make their own, thus reducing the reliance on drug companies. Its just another good scheme I’ve found out about here.

Anyway, after an excellent week in Rangpur it was time to come back. The drive was a little harrowing though. There was dense mist that morning, and this coupled with the crazy way that people drive on roads here had caused a number of accidents. We drove past a number of coaches and trucks with the front cars totally smashed in. A lot of people had clearly died. This put the guys who work on the bus on edge, but the driver seemed oblivious and was happily wearing his sunglasses while speeding away. We managed to avoid similar fates and got back to Dhaka early enough to get to the office and sort some meetings out for this week.

Since then i’ve been pretty much lying low, taking it easy on the weekend and trying to get some useful things done at the office. Had some fun this afternoon when it looked like i’d have to book myself into a hotel for week due to some accommodation mess up, but it’s all sorted now.

Woah, this is a well interesting post. Ach... forgive me. I’ll do some more interesting stuff the next couple days.

Hope all is good.
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