Michael P


back to the center
November 12, 2008, 4:09 pm
Filed under: culture | Tags: , , ,

I moved back to the training center last night.  I already miss the conveniences of modern life like hot water, consistently running water, fast(er) internet, and air conditioning, but there is something familiar about my room at the center that i like.  As i predicted i’m getting less frustrated with the culture and i’m slowly noticing the things i like about Bangladesh again.  Not much else is new besides that.  I have some pictures i took on the way to the conference a few days ago.  the first is a partially butchered animal (cow or goat) hanging from the cage of the cng.  Not pictured is the liver and other organs.  there were two doctors in the car, so we spent some time figuring out what each organ was.

meat

And here’s a picture of a protest right outside the airport.  Bangladesh has been under a caretaker government for the past few months and now they are slowling lifting the emergency bans as the Dec. 18th election approaches.  Now people are allowed to assemble and do political rallies and such.  A leader of a political party here returned from being in the US getting “medical treatment” and was returning to the country for the first time in a long while.  So there was lots of hooplah at the airport while we drove by.  The political scene should get much more active (possible much more violent) in the coming weeks as the election approaches.

protest

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