TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR causes flooding in Dhaka on Tuesday as 11.4 inches of rain fell in six hours breaking a sixty-year-old record.

Here is my friend, Halim in front of his small room which had water in it at least a foot above the entrance.  The next photo is of a cycle trying to decide whether to go through a water-logged intersection.  I saw later that he backed up and due to the traffic-jam returned via the sidewalk.  He did use his horn so I could get out of his way.  Many rickshaws and cycles took to the sidewalks to bypass the jams.  The “Daily Star” blames clogged drains and filled up canals for the waterlogging (flooding).  Oh by the way, I didn’t crop the heads off of the cycle photo, they were never on the photo.


Shall We Chance it

Day 205


Last night we celebrated Austin’s (July 19 B.D.) and Dustin’s (July 24 B.D.).  Austin turned 36 and Dustin 34 years old.  Each blowing out their candle with one blow.  It was a Pistacchio cake.  Of course Alice fixed her excellent smoked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, as well as hot and cold vegetables.   It was a good time to catch up with Austin’s who had just returned from Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday evening.

Austin (L) and Dustin (R)