Archive for March, 2012


2012 Day 82

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BENGAL GIRL ON THE BERI BANDH ROAD ON THE WEST EDGE OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH.

A bright orange colored burqa!

CAROL AND IDA REALLY DID EAT WITH THEIR HANDS.  THIS IS THE NORMAL METHOD FOR BENGALIS WITH BANGLA FOOD.  This was the noon meal at the Taize brothers after the worship service.  The one brother was teasing the ladies that there was an examination.  If they failed to show they could eat decently with their hands he was going to produce spoons for them to use.  They were glad they had one day to practice before this! They must have passed the test since no spoons were produced.  It was quite a bit easier since it was kitcheri!

Eating kitcheri with their hands!

2012 Day 80

IDA SHOWING BEGGAR LADY THE PHOTO SHE TOOK OF HER.

Ida showing lady her photo!

2012 Day 79

WE DID A TOUR ACROSS THE BURIGANGA TO SEE THE SHIP YARDS AND A GARMENT FACTORY.  Here the ladies are posing with sewing machines.  The workers loved to show us their workplace and their products.

CAROL AND IDA ON A MYMENSINGH!  They even looked for an excuse to go for a rickshaw ride just before supper.  Riding rickshaws was their favorite mode of transportation, though they really enjoyed the train. They are leaving for the airport at midnight tonight! 😦

We sure have had a good time of catching up with our good friends.

They love riding on a rickshaw with great views and feeling the breezes, etc.

 

CAROL, IDA, AND ALICE POSING FOR A PHOTO ON HINDU ST., IN  OLD DHAKA, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

At the end of the Old Dhaka Tour!

2012 Day 76

LAST EVENING AFTER ORDERING OUR MEAL AT Nandos Peri Peri Chicken Restaurant in Dhaka these couples poked their heads through the openings behind us!  We had a splendid meal. It was the last day of their special of an additional free side dish of your choice with a meal.  Nando’s is a casual dining restaurant group originating from the Mozambiquan Portuguese community in South Africa with a Portuguese/Mozambican theme.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE SHIPYARDS IN KERANIGANJ TOWN, on the Southwest side of Dhaka on the bank of the river Buriganga.   Here is a posting by another blogger on the shipyards:  http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/asia/dhaka-shipyard.shtml

Alice enjoying the feel of the wheel!

 

2012 Day 74

WE STAYED AT HOTEL AMIR IN MYMENSINGH.  It was a nice hotel.  Here are glimpses of a mural in the stairwell along with the ladies.

Alice, my wife!

 

Carol, my cousin and our friend!

 

Ida, a good friend of ours from America who came to visit.

IDA AND I HAD A NICE TOUR OF THE BANGLADESH PARLIAMENT BUILDING (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban), WHICH HAD BEEN ARRANGED BY OUR FRIEND, INGRID!

The beautiful Parliament building designed by American architect, Louis I Khan.

 

Ida gazing at the Bangladesh National Parliament Building!

2012 Day 72

IDA ENJOYING THE VIEW OUT THE TRAIN CAR WINDOW!  It was a very pleasant 3 3/4 hr. train ride to Mymensingh.

Ida drinking in the scenes from the train!

2012 Day 71

ALL ABOARD!   CAROL GETTING ON THE TRAIN FOR MYMENSINGH, BANGLADESH. Each ticket cost 60 tk (75 cents) for the 120 km ride!

Ida and Carol getting ready to board the train.

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