Published: January 5th 2009January 4th 2009
I am currently between worlds--nearing the end of my ten hour stay in the Hong Kong airport, tired and not knowing what to make of my relationship to the country I just left (the US) or the country to which I am returning (Bangladesh). Nor do I really have much time to think that out. In six hours I will arrive in Dhaka, and hopefully fall into a blissful sleep, after which I will wake up and have approximately 36 hours to get over jet lag, unpack, re-pack, and adjust back to life in Bangladesh--all in time to get on a launch boat on Tuesday night and head down river to Barisal. I will either hit the ground running or reeling. And as I am in favor of the former, I thought I'd go through some photos from our last trip to Barisal in December. Photos are typically how I experience things, and I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to start remembering the way my life is in Bangladesh (so that it's that much easier to live it when I am back). Already I am looking forward to good dal, the wonderful people I work with, and the incredible
beauty of Barisal (and trying not to dread things like the return of urnas and profuse sweat in my life). Here's to being back in the Desh.
There are more photos below