Monday, January 24, 2011
Well, this blog was supposed to start the day I left for Bangladesh, but instead its first post of today, month later. C'est la vie.
I've been wide awake since six am. Yay jetlag. I'm glad to be home, though. With heat. I did bring back something nice - a cold. d:
Let's start with Dhaka. It was dirty and crowded and smelly. But I had the family and friends to make all the difference. Most of the extended family on both sides are there, and I had a great time seeing them all. I got a lot of new clothes and brought back a few knick knacks, too!
The most remarkable part of Bangladesh, though, was outside Dhaka. We went to a great picnic resort in Bhaluka, played at the beautiful Enani beach in Cox Bazaar, admired the national monument in Savar, saw the high tide on St. Martin island, walked in the bustle of evening-time Chittagong, rode the train to Brahmanbaria, and learned national history at the museum in Sonargaon. It was an amazing trip, Alhamdulillah.
Other highlights: It is wedding season there now, and I attended four. Yup. Four, in fewer than as many weeks. I met the President of Bangladesh because he's my dad's cousin. I got my nose pierced, finally, and it looks so good. I ran into Rimona on the way there, AND on the way back!
More later, I promise.