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Farming the Dry Season  
   

Farming the Dry Season

When rain isn't falling every day, especially when it hasn't rained in months, people have to rely on irrigation. All farming is done the old-fashioned way, by hand or with water buffalo pulling the plow.
Tanguar Haor

February 25th 2013
To check out another part of Bangladesh, I went bird watching with a couple colleagues on the northern border near India, in a wetlands area named Tanguar Haor. Before I moved to Bangladesh I had heard that it was the best place for bird watching in Asia. The whole country is a river delta. The Bradt guide says "If you're supremely adventurous or a keen birdwatcher (perhaps both), Sunamganj is ... read more
Asia » Bangladesh » Sylhet

Bangladeshi Flag Bangladesh came into existence in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan. About a third of this extremely poor country floods annually during the monsoon rainy season, hampering economic development.... ... read more
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