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Living on the River  
   

Living on the River

Many fishermen live on boats like the one in the foreground. The blue boat behind is a school, often sponsored by an NGO or foreign charity. This one is funded by BRAC bank.
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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