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Bridges

We passed a lot of bridge building projects, replacing the bamboo bridges with sturdy cement ones. Cement is less poetic, but is also less likely to be swept away in monsoon floods.
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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