It has been too long since I updated my blog, but now I have a reason to forge ahead and get something up here. The motivation today is another international trip. Back in April I spent a little time in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tomorrow I am flying back to Dhaka, and I wanted to post a set of photos from my last trip before I go again. My travels to Bangladesh are not all fun and games. I am going in an official capacity as the head of engineering for LIMBS International. We manufacture low cost prosthetic knees at United Surgical and I have to keep up with the progress they are making at the factory. Here are a few images from that last trip and hopefully I will come back with my memory cards full of new images to share.
Dhaka is full of rickshaws, and this is just the first of several photos of this staple of the city
The fruit stands in Dhaka are quite something. Unfortunately, during my visit very little exotic fruit was in season
Shopping in the flower market
Carpenters at work
Old and new modes of transportation
A beggar in the marketplace
Selling birds on the street
Rush hour traffic
Clothing in Bangladesh is very bright and colorful
Need a new lungi?
Clean blue on a dirty street
This boy is making omelettes in a roadside stand
Rickshaw driver taking a break
More snacks for sale on the street
And the view of one riding a rickshaw
Curiosity about the strange white guy walking around with a big camera
Need some cookware, anyone?
Selling snacks to commuters
Washing the breakfast dishes
Dhaka has tons of these brick factories. The river beds are full of clay that is made into bricks and the air is full of smoke on account of all the brick baking.
Apparently there is little rock available for construction, so bricks are crushed to make the aggregate used in making concrete structures
At the end of my visit I was invited to attend a dinner that was part of a circumcision ceremony for this boy
In all it was a great trip and I am looking forward to going back again!