The road I take in the afternoons is home to several recycling collection centers. These are not official buildings, but areas where giant bags of empty plastic bottles are taken to be sorted by type of plastic. Just like the transportation of these giant bags, the sorting is done by hand. The sorted plastics are then sold to manufacturing companies.
The Dhaka Commute: Part 2 February 13th 2014 The streets of Dhaka change dramatically between 7am and 4pm. By 6 o’clock in the evening many streets are at a bumper to bumper standstill. Gone are the street sweepers and the construction workers brushing their teeth on the side of the road.
Although it can take less than ten minutes to drive to work in the morning, there have been days when it took over an hour to drive home. I can usuall ... read more
Asia » Bangladesh » Dhaka 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
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info