Archive for October, 2011


Day 304

CRICKET AND OTHER ACTION AT THE KOLYANPUR BHABAN guest house in Mohammadpur, Dhaka.

Karleen bowling and Moriah hitting the cricket ball.

Day 303

GUESTS WHO TRAVELED TOGETHER FROM AMERICA ARE in conversation.

Day 302

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY  OF THE DHAKA CRAFT BAZAAR held at “The Gallery” in Gulshan 1, Dhaka.  This is a monthly FAIR TRADE festival.  My friend Larry is in the background with the hat on.  He was one of the organizers of this event.

Day 301

WE ATTENDED A CRAFT BAZAAR ORGANIZED BY PROKRITI AND MCC.   They had me wear a “funny” robe and scarf on my head.  Then I played this hand drum like thing.  Of course I got everyone’s attention.  I think they have it on hand to have some fun at the Bazaar Someone commented that they now saw Austin’s Dad (me) acts just like Austin.  I wonder who learned it from who! 🙂  I wondered later if I didn’t even have the robe on backwards!   This was the first of hopefully many more monthly bazaars.  Many organizations brought items from many Bangladesh artisans for sale.  There also was North End Roasters coffee available.  Afterward we went to the A & W restaurant.  A & W root beer is one of Alice’s favorite soft drink.  Myron got some Movenpick ice cream which he thoroughly enjoyed.  We ate the evening meal at Midnight Sun, a Chinese restaurant.  For dessert we ordered ice cream.  At least today Myron had ice cream two times, instead of his normal three times a day when he is on vacation!  Oh, Michelle this post and photo is especially for you! 🙂

Here I am at the Fair Trade Craft Bazaar

Vertical View

                                                Myron, Eileen, Karleen (From Middlefield, Ohio) and Alice enjoying A & W drinks.

Day 300

TODAY WAS FULL DAY!  A visit to Old Dhaka including the area where rickhsaws are painted.  Someone mentioned that this fellow was an engineer.  He turned around and said, “I am an artist, not an engineer!”

Here is a photo of an artist painting on a rickshaw.

WE’VE BEEN ENJOYING COMPANY FROM OUR HOME COMMUNITY.  In the photo below you see Myron and Eileen on a rickshaw.  Today we head for Old Dhaka and New Market!

Day 298

SOME FRIENDS FROM AMERICA ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT AT approximately 4:10 am.  After waiting for luggage for almost an hour we headed for our place.  We are trying to decide where to go for the evening meal?

McDONALD’S?

NO, McDONALD’S IS NOT AVAILABLE IN DHAKA!  This photo was taken in Kolkata, on Park St.

So what shall we do?  Well let’s go have some fuchkas.

FUCHKAS available at Probortna in Mohammadpur!

Day 297

SPOTTED DOVE (Streptopelia chinensis) seen on bench at guest house in Kolkata.

HEADING FOR PARK CIRCUS!  THE TROLLIES ARE STILL RUNNING ON THE STREETS OF KOLKATA, INDIA.

Day 295

ALICE AND I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO SPEND MUCH OF THE LAST THREE DAYS WITH THIS COUPLE, GEOFF AND CONNIE.

GEOFF                                                                                         CONNIE

Day 294

I HAD A FUN DAY TAKING FRIENDS TO MIRPUR, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I found a friend!

Day 293

CALCUTTA (KOLKATA) THE PASSIONATE CITY, according to this billboard!  Are you passionate about what you are doing?