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

Last Few Days as a Tourist

Surprise GlacierI am now back in Ottawa, where the sun is shining and it is summer! The weather wasn’t that cold in Anchorage, but it certainly wasn’t summer weather. It was more like early spring. A quick summary of my trip:

2 brew pubs
4 moose sightings
5+ glaciers
18+ hours of daylight
20+ seals
50+ sea otters

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Fri, 2008-07-25 21:57

And Now Back to Clouds

Lake HoodToday I had no plans, so I decided to go be a tourist. Just like everyone else around here! Anchorage is abuzz with summer tourists, and you can generally spot them a mile away. I’ve seen a few sights already, so today I drove out to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, and then to Earthquake Park.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Mon, 2008-07-21 14:18

The Sun Came Out in Anchorage!

Flat Top HikeAnd it was glorious! You may be thinking to yourself that is a bit of a strong sentiment for a little bit of sunshine, but this is about the second time I have see blue sky since I arrived, nearly two weeks ago. The newspaper has had two articles on the summer weather since I’ve been here. The first said that this summer has been cooler than average. The second said that July in Anchorage has seen record rainfall. There has been an inch of rain here this month, which is apparently high. I can tell you that it’s been raining off and on since I got here though. I lived through the rainiest July ever in Anchorage! It’s definitely going down in history books.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sun, 2008-07-20 02:27

A Weekend in Alaska

Moose!I’m not sure what I expected of Alaska. A great white baron North I suppose. It’s a place I’ve never really thought about; it’s always just kind of been there, on the map. I had never thought about coming to Alaska, and as a result never put much thought into what it’s like here. Well, I am discovering that it is not a great white baron North, and far from it! In fact, it is very green at this time of year. The lilacs and the daisies are both in bloom (as a result of the short but accelerated growing season), the trees are green and the vegetation is really very lush.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Mon, 2008-07-14 14:04

Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun

View of surrounding mountainsI have been in Anchorage for 3 days now, and have spent a lot of that time working. That’s what happens on business trips! I am hoping that this weekend I will get a chance to see some sights, at least in Anchorage. There is so much to see and do here, it’s incredible. Alaska is an adventure-tourist paradise (especially if you are into fishing). I’ve posted a few photos, but I haven’t really had a chance to take many yet. There will be more to come!

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Fri, 2008-07-11 03:03

And I'm Off Again!

Hey Folks! It's been a while since I've written a post, but then it's been a while since I've been anywhere other than Ontario! My last trip was slightly more exotic, but this one will also be interesting. I'm off to Anchorage, Alaska on Monday afternoon, where I will stay for 2.5 weeks. This is supposedly the best time of year to go to Alaska, and I hope to make the best of it! I will have two weekends, and two extra days at the end to see a bit of long as I haven't got work to do on the weekends!

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Posted in travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sun, 2008-07-06 14:04

Goodbye to the Heat

Street VendorsToday is my last day in Dhaka! I will be at the airport in less than 12 hours, and then back in Ottawa about 27 hours later. I am looking forward to being home – and I am quite happy the snow is all gone! Not so happy about the Sens losing in 4 straight, but what can you do. I think we all expected that. It has been exceedingly hot here lately, even the locals are saying there is a heat wave...highs of 35-40C. It will be good not to need perpetual air conditioning. Now to tell you what I have been doing for the last few busy days…

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Posted in Bangladesh | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Wed, 2008-04-23 09:38

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