Title: Bangin' in the 'Desh (Bangladesh)

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Bittersweet symphony - 27/Jun/2010 12:25 - 5133 days ago
Apologies. I haven't written in over two months and now I'm actually leaving the 'Desh in only five days! Ah, so so much has hap...
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1500 Taka for a kiss? - 02/Apr/2010 17:33 - 5219 days ago
I went down to Khulna a few weeks ago to visit my friend and fellow VSO volunteer, Lesa. Now, as much as I love Lesa, Khulna is ...
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Chittagong complexities - 02/Apr/2010 13:56 - 5219 days ago
Before I leave Bangladesh I am determined to visit the Chittagong Hill Tracts. It's an area that absolutely fascinates me even t...
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Dhaka disaster? - 29/Mar/2010 09:40 - 5223 days ago
I discovered this article today about Dhaka in today's English newspaper, The Daily Star. I know I've tried to describe how ...
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Hot and bothered - 25/Mar/2010 17:28 - 5227 days ago
Over the past two weeks I've been unbearably hot. So hot it's been absolute agony. There's absolutely no break from it. Ever. No...
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Banglalish - 18/Mar/2010 07:12 - 5234 days ago
After six months of life in the‘Desh, I thought I’d have mastered Bengali a lot more than I have but in actual fact, it’s ...
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Laila - 15/Mar/2010 15:16 - 5237 days ago
It was humid today. So humid I could hardly breathe. We had three power cuts at work and then when I finally got home after an h...
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Therapy Post Thailand? - 04/Mar/2010 08:05 - 5248 days ago
This blog post has been rattling inside my head for over two months now. The way I’ve been feeling recently has been extremely...
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Saying 'I Do' - 07/Feb/2010 07:00 - 5273 days ago
It’s been a while since I’ve written because so much has happened over the last month but I’m going to back track slightly...
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The emperor's new clothes - 15/Dec/2009 09:39 - 5327 days ago
When I first thought of living in Bangladesh, I had an image of myself; flowing silk saris, beautiful scarves, beads, really lon...
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Into the wild - 06/Dec/2009 08:49 - 5336 days ago
I woke up on Tuesday morning at 6am. Dhaka was dark and the prayer hadn’t even begun. I was going to Kuakata.Kuakata is in Pat...
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Nine and a half weeks - 06/Dec/2009 05:12 - 5336 days ago
I knew that headline would grab your attention but sadly, no tales in that respect. Ha. Nine and a half weeks really means, that...
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Eid Mubarak - 29/Nov/2009 11:35 - 5343 days ago
I woke up on Saturday morning to a strange sound. A moaning, animal sound...Eid-al-Adha sacrifices had begun.Over the last few d...
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Thursday's the new Friday - 26/Nov/2009 09:30 - 5346 days ago
In a land of no pubs, bars, or liquor stores, there IS alcohol to be found in Bangladesh if you look hard enough. It’s mo...
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I have a plan - 24/Nov/2009 10:00 - 5348 days ago
I got my work plan approved which means I now‘technically’ have some structure around what I‘m doing here, something docum...
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The sounds of Dhaka - 21/Nov/2009 08:51 - 5351 days ago
They say New York is the city that never sleeps but really, it’s Dhaka. Every moment of every day is filled with noise. It pou...
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Getting to know the 'hood - 19/Nov/2009 05:29 - 5353 days ago
Last week, the British girl I live with and I, got followed home by two street children. We had been shopping in Meena Bazar aka...
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Working girl - 10/Nov/2009 06:43 - 5362 days ago
My first day at work was only a few hours; a tour of the small office which is in a busy area of town called Ramna (where all of...
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Home sweet home? - 10/Nov/2009 05:28 - 5362 days ago
I was going to write about this a few weeks ago, but to be honest, it’s been hard for me to put into words. My perspective on ...
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List of things I won’t take for granted ever again - 05/Nov/2009 06:17 - 5367 days ago
- Running, drinkable, and hot water- Constant electricity- A soft pillow- A comfy couch- Fast Internet- Air Conditioning- A wash...
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Big Brother is watching you - 27/Oct/2009 12:09 - 5376 days ago
With a month long induction it’s a struggle to stay motivated to say the least. It seems as though the whole scenario has turn...
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Rude awakenings - 12/Oct/2009 13:30 - 5391 days ago
One of the British girls and I went to the big market on Saturday to buy material to get clothes made. Since our home stay is co...
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The hangover - 12/Oct/2009 13:23 - 5391 days ago
After a couple of days of the‘ole VSO orientation routine, Thursday, aka the new Friday, rolled around. The Bagha club was on ...
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Realizations and perceptions - 10/Oct/2009 11:14 - 5393 days ago
Even through it’s only a few days in, I feel like I’m starting to get a handle on the routine here. I usually stir awake aro...
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Departures and first impressions - 10/Oct/2009 11:10 - 5393 days ago
As I waited at the departure gate, about to board the dreaded 15 hour flight from Toronto to Hong Kong, I looked around at every...
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