Back in town

Well I survived. I only got crook on the flight home, so I can’t recommend the beef burgers at Dhaka airport. In all a good trip, interesting and different.

Firstly I (and companion) were well looked after, unfortunately our hotel accommodation wasn’t going to happen (plant  three hours from Dhaka) and so our expectations of a bar (beer!) weren’t met and having disregarded my travel rule of carrying as much duty free as possible, we ended up dry. Generally not an issue but it’s something to look forward to at the end of the day (no bar, no pool, limited TV).

General impressions, lots of people, lots of traffic, a lot of poverty, a lot of security mindset, monuments, road rules?, helpful people, I was tall.

This is the door to my room.

I’m not sure if the lock is to keep me in or them out. The bathroom BYO toilet paper, pretty much the rule everywhere in Bangladesh.

No shower curtain either. I found the only thing harder than their pillows was the beds, proper mattress but no give even under my weight.

Working in Bangladesh, well like a pornstar you’d better be able to perform in front of an audience.

That’s all for the minute, I’ll have more photos up soon.



4 Responses to “Back in town”

  1. 1 sfmurphy1971
    January 30, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Interesting door set up. I wonder what the story behind that is?

    Sounds like you had a good trip. I’m looking forward to hearing more.

    On the Outer Marches

  2. 2 yankeedog
    January 30, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Bangladesh? Well, there’s a place not just everyone goes to. I did see that it was for work. It would have to be, because to be honest, I’ve never heard of anyone going there for vacation.

    Looks interesting. Reckon the room’s better than being out in the street.

  3. 3 bangarrr
    January 30, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Murph, all the windows have steel guarding built into the wall. Like the people who previously owned my place they fail on understanding doors. To be secure it opens out, thus any force is transferred to the frame. I think the war of independence has a lot to do with it.

    YDog, too true on all counts.

  4. 4 Therbs
    January 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Good to see the pics. Okay, you can now put one up of the Makers Mark.

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