LUNGI and my favorite t-shirt.  After yesterday’s photo showing the out-of-focus spools of thread used in lungi making I thought I should follow-up with a photo showing how a lung is worn.  It is never worn by women.  It does resemble a wrap-around skirt, but with no ends to the skirt (basically a length of fabric with the ends sewed together. 

Me in a lungi and my favorite t-shirt!

Day 112

LUNGI in the making.  While in Joypara we enjoyed watching the different steps in the weaving process of lungi-making.  At night when you walked down the path, you could hear the clickety-clack of the looms.  The lungi is what poor men wear all the time and others only in the confines of their homes.  I wear one most of the time in my home.  

spools of thread

Day 111

SAFE in the arms of the Father or Grandfather.  This youngster soon fell asleep when the bus left Dhaka to go to Joypara.

Peaceful sleep

Day 110


Since we were without water in our apartment building since last evening  I thought this photo from our Easter weekend trip to Joypara would be fitting.

Water! A precious commodity.

Day 109


There may be  a shortage of electricity in Bangladesh, but not a shortage of these essential peppers.  No one makes better spicy curries than the Bengalis.

paka morich



Last weekend we spent in Joypara.  We took this boat across the Padma River in Southern Bangladesh to an Island.  We played football, waded, and I took some photos of some birds.  After several hours we took the boat to see the mansion of a former Minister of the previous government, and then headed back to the shore  near a bus stand.  This photo is of me with Kamal, our host and the boatman.

Marland (L) and Kamal (R)