Michael P

rickshaw ride through the city
September 12, 2008, 5:13 am
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Yesterday we rode rickshaws a couple of times to get around. Usually we have a driver, but for some reason or another we used rickshaws for some short trips. It was kind of tricky getting into the rickety seat with my foot. There were four of us so we used two rickshaws, but many times you will be 3-4 people in one. In the morning it’s funny to see a mother with three kids all in school uniforms on their way to school.

Later in the evening we went out for dinner near the guesthouse. We went to this kebab place called Dhaba that was really good. Everyone else walked, but i took a rickshaw. I didn’t really know where i was going and the rickshaw wallah was riding away from the group, but eventually i got to the right place. It’s hard when everyone speaks to you in bangla even though you tell them (in bangla) that you don’t speak bangla.
Now, i’m at Coffee World. My new favorite hangout. It’s one of the few places in Dhaka that has WiFi and espresso. A winning combination in my mind.


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Glad you found espresso and wifi…. some delights are truly cross cultural.

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