Archive for March, 2009

Day 89


Watermelon season is beginning here in Bangladesh.

Sidewalk taken over!

Day 88

NEWBORN getting a bath

Getting cleaned up!

Day 87


My eye was drawn to the bright colors of this girl’s dress as I was riding down the street.

Bright Orange or What!

Day 86


Here you see what happened to our sidewalk which used to extend past the trees.  With the installation of a new waste water line the dirt was shoveled up on to this sidewalk.  Where else to go?  Oh by the way, we had a hard rain today.  I think the first since October or maybe November.

Single File

Day 85


A special day for a special country and special people!  My friends took this photo when we returned from watching a cricket match between South Africa and Bangladesh.  

At home in Bangladesh!!

Day 84

BEGGING One of the older lady beggars I frequently give taka to. I wonder if the economy has hit her?

Please help me!

Day 83


I caught these girls giggling as they were waiting for traffic to stop so they could cross Road #27.  They noticed me taking a photo and then posed for a close-up.  

Joyful Girls

HAIRCUT I went up the street to Towne Hall Bazaar to get my haircut. It reminded me of this photo that Craig Mullet took in November.  At this little shop without doors the haircut costs me 30 tk (45 cents U.S.)!

Barber in action!

TEA in the making

Sugar on the right, and Sweetened Condensed Milk being measured for my cup of tea.  The Bengalis know how to make a super cup of tea!!!

Cha (tea) Walla in action!

Day 80

RILEY, my Grandson

I couldn’t resist this year old photo.  It was taken on the river in Mymensingh.  Our grandsons came to our apartment yesterday for their weekly supper and evening to give their parents a night out on the town!  They are so full of energy.



We saw these when touring the Sonderbans in Southern Bangladesh.

Royal Bengal Tiger Tracks!

Day 79


I wanted two new keys to lock our apartment door.  No Wal-Mart so I sent my helper to the market and he had this fellow make one with a file, punch, hack saw, hammer, etc.  After several tries he came to the house so he could try them instead of my helper bringing them home, and taking them back when they didn’t work.  Here he is holding the key blank with his big toe and finger of one hand while running the file with the other hand!!  

A key in the making!