Title: Elise Kirsten (Bangladesh)

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Abar Dekha Hobe - 27/Oct/2011 03:53 - 4553 days ago
The other night I checked my itinerary on orbitz.com and realized that my flight out of Bangladesh had been changed. Aside from ...
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Dengue Fever - 19/Oct/2011 04:55 - 4561 days ago
I had hoped to savor my last few weeks in Bangladesh. But not all moments here are meant to be savored. Last week, I spiked a ve...
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One Year - 07/Oct/2011 09:38 - 4573 days ago
One year ago today I arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh. And in three weeks time I’ll jabo (be going). It doesn’t really feel like...
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Opposite Bangladesh - 03/Sep/2011 07:19 - 4607 days ago
After eleven months in country, I really needed a vacation to press the Bangladesh reset button. It had been six months since I ...
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Rainy Season - 01/Jul/2011 07:52 - 4671 days ago
I’m very lucky, Bengalis tell me, because the rainy season has come early this year. This means that it has been a cool summer...
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Some things I will never get used to - 18/May/2011 04:33 - 4715 days ago
My commute to work is tough. It’s tough because it’s hot, already high eighties and 90% humidity at 8:30 am. When the CNG mo...
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Abar Bandarban - 09/Apr/2011 08:06 - 4754 days ago
Last week I went to Bandarban, a district located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), for the VSO Annual Conference. I had been...
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Back to Bangladesh - 05/Mar/2011 11:23 - 4789 days ago
I’ve been to Thailand and back again for a week now. Over the past five months in Bangladesh, I have grown accustomed to the r...
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From Dhakaland to Thailand - 05/Feb/2011 07:39 - 4817 days ago
In a few days I’m taking a vacation and heading to Thailand. The idea of leaving Bangladesh for the other si...
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America Week - 30/Jan/2011 12:33 - 4823 days ago
It has been four months now in the ‘Desh.  As the days go by, the more it becomes familiar, like home, and the farther away ...
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Bangladesh Delights - 07/Jan/2011 04:06 - 4846 days ago
There is absolutely nothing like a bhopa pita hot off the steamer first thing on a cold winter morning in Bangladesh. Right in f...
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Mr. Baker - 30/Dec/2010 11:43 - 4854 days ago
I had no intention of “doing Christmas” in Bangladesh, but I did. A bunch of the VSO volunteers came over to my flat Christm...
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Dhaka University - 19/Dec/2010 11:11 - 4865 days ago
From my perspective it feels like spring, or a cool summer day. But to Bangladeshis its “Shitkal” (Winter) even though it’...
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Christmas in Bangladesh? - 11/Dec/2010 08:53 - 4873 days ago
I got distracted while chatting with family over video-skype the other day. “Wait, is that a Christmas tree behind you?...
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9 Weeks - 09/Dec/2010 13:16 - 4875 days ago
Every Thursday marks another week in Bangladesh. And today is my nine week anniversary. I don’t know how I am supposed to ...
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This Is Getting Old - 29/Nov/2010 13:48 - 4885 days ago
  The BNP (the Bangladesh Nationalist Party) has called for a Hartal…again. This means that tomorrow will be another “s...
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The Salwar Kameez was made for Thanksgiving - 27/Nov/2010 07:56 - 4887 days ago
I could have very easily forgotten it was Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving day was a regular work day or me, I am the only American ou...
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I Can Feel the Spirit - 18/Nov/2010 08:32 - 4896 days ago
Eid is about more than sacrifice. It is a festive holiday, that celebrates life, love, hope, and family. After the sacrifices en...
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Eid al-Adha - 16/Nov/2010 15:18 - 4898 days ago
I can’t stop thinking about the book Charlotte’s Web on the eve of Eid al-Adha. How can all the bulls, goats, and co...
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A Mellow Dhaka - 14/Nov/2010 17:27 - 4900 days ago
The words mellow and Dhaka don’t really go together. But today was the mellowest day ever in Dhaka. The opposition party (BNP)...
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Vigilance - 12/Nov/2010 06:44 - 4902 days ago
I’ve been very vigilant for the most part. And as a foreigner, living in a developing country, I must to be. There are certain...
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Dhaka Living - 05/Nov/2010 14:15 - 4909 days ago
It was my first day of work this past Tuesday, and in many ways, it was like any other “first work day.” I woke up t...
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Photo Moments…and the Salwar Kameez - 31/Oct/2010 07:19 - 4914 days ago
I am conflicted about the salwar kameez. At first, I didn’t think much about the salwar kameez. As a symbol of Benglai culture...
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Winter - 29/Oct/2010 12:34 - 4916 days ago
For the first time last night, I woke up cold, and had to cover myself with two sheets, instead of the usual one. I don’t thin...
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The BAGHA Club - 25/Oct/2010 01:34 - 4920 days ago
Before I even arrived here in Dhaka, I had heard about the BAGHA Club. I heard rumors that it was a place where Westerners could...
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Let’s Go To the (Bashundara) Mall - 22/Oct/2010 11:53 - 4923 days ago
I can’t remember the last time I went to the mall with my girlfriends. In fact, I usually hate shopping malls and avoid them a...
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Rangpur - 19/Oct/2010 01:26 - 4926 days ago
“Sometimes I have look up at the sky to see the moon, the same moon that I see back home as a reminder to myself that I am sti...
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Cooking with Alta - 14/Oct/2010 09:31 - 4931 days ago
Bangladeshis take great pride in their cuisine and I understand why.  Everyday is an opportunity to experience a Bengali culina...
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Eating With My Hands - 12/Oct/2010 12:14 - 4933 days ago
Eating with your hands is easier said than done. When I’m at home at the induction flat, or even at Western eateries, I still ...
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“How was the traffic jam?” - 11/Oct/2010 12:54 - 4934 days ago
Paratha is the perfect snack. Every morning on the way to the VSO office, we pass a breakfast place which carries the most amazi...
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Fitting In - 10/Oct/2010 08:58 - 4935 days ago
Fitting In It isn’t easy to fit in here in Dhaka. It is difficult to not stand out as a Westerner. I’m sure over time I will...
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Settling In - 09/Oct/2010 03:59 - 4936 days ago
My first month in Dhaka, Bangladesh is called the “induction period.” It is during this time, that me and my colleag...
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Entering Bangladesh - 08/Oct/2010 06:34 - 4937 days ago
I arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday morning at 5:20am. At the risk of sounding dramatic, the flight from Doha, Qatar, to Dh...
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Stares Already - 06/Oct/2010 15:49 - 4939 days ago
Location: Ottawa, Canada Note: This post was written at the Ottawa Airport on October 5, waiting for my flight to Washington D.C...
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Temporarily Canadian - 01/Oct/2010 08:41 - 4944 days ago
I’ve become quite comfortable being Canadian. Last week I traveled to Ottawa, Canada for a 5-Day training with CUSO-VSO, e...
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