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Official Sweepers  
   

Official Sweepers

The neighborhood or city employs street sweepers every morning. The neighborhood I work in gives them bright yellow vests. Sometimes they look like they're just stirring up great clouds of dust, but usually they're cleaning up the trash that has filled the streets from the day before.
The Dhaka Commute: Part 1

February 2nd 2014
Commutes are the most mundane part of our lives, and yet in each country I live in I find them fascinating. Traveling in other countries I ask people not what they do, but how they get to work. Many people tell me that they live nearby and walk to work, or even better, that they live upstairs from their shop and just have to walk downstairs in the morning. An easier commute, yet worse option in my ... read more
Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka

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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