When volunteering with Habitat for Humanity I was told that there were no wheel barrows in Bangladesh. I hadn't realized it before, but I never saw one. Bricks were everywhere, but they were carried stacked on people's heads. H4H tried having wheelbarrows made, since they couldn't be bought, but they were of such poor quality that they only lasted a day. With so many available workers, wheelbarrows seem less important.
Goodbye Bangladesh December 21st 2014 It’s taken a long time to write this; I left Bangladesh six months ago. I like to come away from every experience knowing what I learned, knowing what kind of impact it had on me. Bangladesh was just so overwhelming, and I learned so much there, that I am still not sure what impact it has had on me, or what lasting effect it will have on me, for that matter.
Living for two years in Dhaka was ... 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