WoodLand Travels

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WoodLand Travels
We are a Foreign Service family and I write about my impressions of this strange and new life for us in South Asia. We lived in Belgrade, Serbia prior to this post.
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  • Stone Town 1 day ago Pictures from this ancient city, heavy Persian architectural influence.This guy showed up at our restaurant hotel about 10 minutes after we did. He wanted about $150 from the restaurant for this king fish.From the rooftop of the Swahili Hotel
  • Up Before the Sun 1 day ago Day 5I felt kind of giddy, knowing I would see the sun rise on our last day at the beach.Serendipity, or Facebook, was the cause of a lovely encounter yesterday. Pouring over Facebook in Zanzibar because the Ethiopian government has shut it down and I’m taking this opportunity to catch up on my...
  • Zanzibar, Day 4 1 day ago We met the guy at 8:30, got in the van then drove around some corners of the sandy road where we arrived at a very ramshackle hut with a box of old snorkel flippers and masks jumbled together. We selected our size, then got back in the van. Billy said over his shoulder to me in the van, “Leap of...
  • Jambiani, Zanzibar, Day 2 & 3 2 days ago Everyone greets us with a “Jambo.” Friendly. That’s how the Masai warrior greeted me on the beach today. Big staff, colorful red wrap, and "Jambo!" Then he showed me his wares and I bought this bracelet, made out of coffee beans:Day 3Another sunrise in Paradise. It’s around 6:30 a.m. and...
  • "Yes. Just yes." 2 days ago Written in a notebook; retyped here.A family member said in an email that “Zanzibar” sounds like a made-up place, like Brigadoon. But it’s not made up. It’s as real as can be, that is if I believed the signs that I saw when we landed at the airport yesterday, less than a three-hour flight...

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  • Top Ten Reasons To Get Posted To Bangladesh Expat Blog Awards 2013 10.  Traffic Jams.  Most expats who move to Dhaka, Bangladesh have a driver.  The traffic jams are so pervasive and wide spread, no matter where you go you will be caught in one.  These provide wonderful reading opportunities.  Depending on the...

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Faria Chaudhuri
15:42 PM September 11, 2014

I loved this blog. It's funny, insightful, thought-provoking and at the same time has an undertone of affection, or at least, some sense of a positive approach, towards a country so often misunderstood by outsiders. Well done.

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