Two Weeks in Dhaka

I think this was officially the fastest two-week trip on record. I can’t believe I am leaving tomorrow already. Maybe it is because my last two trips have been significantly longer, maybe it is because I was sick for a day, maybe it was because I had company on this trip, I don’t know. But the time has flown by! It has been a whirlwind trip, or at least that’s how it feels.

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Wed, 2010-04-21 12:05

A Few Observations on Women

My lovely sister-in-law, Jenn, asked me to bring her back a wrap that she can use to carry her daughter, Morgan, around in. I started looking around the streets to see if I could figure out how women here carry their babies, and in the process made a few observations about women in Dhaka.

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Wed, 2010-04-21 12:01

Bengali New Year

Wooden Ferris WheelMy trip to Dhaka coincided, once again, with the Bengali New Year, which occurs on April 14. My very first trip to Dhaka also coincided with the New Year. This time, although my colleagues here offered to take me to see the major celebrations again, I decided to go to a smaller venue with my coworker from Ottawa who is also here, and one of here Bangladeshi colleagues.

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sat, 2010-04-17 08:30

To Dhaka via Dubai

Airbus A380Hello again everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, because I have actually not traveled anywhere since November! Four full months in Ottawa – it’s been a while since that has happened. Well, to end the non-travel spell, I have come to Dhaka to work on our environmental institutional strengthening project. This is the project the keeps bringing me back to Dhaka – this is my fourth trip here. Previously I was coming about once every six months, but this time it’s been just over a year since my last trip to Bangladesh.

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Posted in dhaka | dubai | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sat, 2010-04-10 11:18

One more day, then a one week countdown

Today is my last day in Dhaka, for this trip. I will be coming back again most likely in the new year. I am very excited to go home, although not so excited for the many many hours I will be spending in the company of the lovely flight attendants of BA. I can’t believe this trip is already over. It really did pass by quickly. I’ve posted a few photos, although not a whole lot, since I didn’t have a lot of opportunity to take many photos this time.

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Fri, 2008-10-31 11:01

Wastewater and Rice Paddies

IMG_4399 My stay in Bangladesh is already half over. This trip is flying by. Today is the first day I took some photos. I’m sorry to say, that half of them are of an effluent treatment plant at a textile factory and the other half were taken out of a car window on a rainy day (also today). Hopefully they are interesting anyway!

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sat, 2008-10-25 23:52

Familiar Sights and Sounds

This is my second visit to Dhaka. I must admit, I was not as excited this time around. Although this is partially the result of the timing (Dave and I did just get married less than 3 weeks ago!), part of it is the fact that I’ve been here before and know what to expect, which makes it a little less of an adventure. It is also the reason why I have not yet taken a single photo on this trip, but I will I promise!

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Mon, 2008-10-20 12:17

Back in Dhaka

Hello Folks! I haven't written much in a while, mostly because I haven't travelled since Alaska in July. But also because Dave and I got married at the beginning of the month! There are a few photos on flickr. Now that the wedding is over, I am back in Dhaka for work. I arrived early this morning, after leaving late Thurs night. Journey was good. The only interesting bit was that I flew into the new T5 in Heathrow. But I didn't see much of it because I then had to transfer to T4 to spend my waiting time. I did experience a lot of escalators. Today is the weekend, and tomorrow the fun begins. After I get home from this trip, Dave and I leave for our honeymoon in Cuba! Which I am really looking forward to. More to come soon!

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Posted in dhaka | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sat, 2008-10-18 08:09

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