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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  • Shelter In Place, Lifted 2 months ago The routines of our world stopped today as we were given the orders by the embassy for all family members and diplomats to “shelter in place” until instructed otherwise.  In ordinary speak, this translates as:  you may not leave your house for any reason.  The possible arrest of the...
  • A Humbling Walk 4 months ago There’s a new bakery in town, which is the sudden rave of the expat community.  I say expat because we, and the few very wealthy Bangladeshis are the only ones who could possibly afford to buy a loaf of their scrumptious, leavened and feathery loaves. I parted ways with my family, who...
  • She Likes To Bake. She's amazing! 4 months ago I did a lot of baking this week and some of the pictures I put on Face book are also here again on this blog. I feel compelled to keep track and record the delicious-looking things I made during this exhausting week.  Or maybe I just need someone to scream, OH MY GOD SHE'S SO AMAZING.  Don't we...
  • Losers Can Be Winners! 6 months ago The seven-year-old girls were up yesterday at the swim meet at my sons’ school.  When the soundboard clapped to start the race, they all jumped in the water.  And off they went.  It was early in the meet and the music was blaring, bodies were pumped up to go, everyone was cheering,...
  • Notes from Vietnam, III 6 months ago Thursday morning, our last morning in Hoi AnVietnam is a country on wheels.  The rickshaws of Dhaka are replaced in Vietnam by the Vespra - the motorbikes - and bicycles.  Yesterday we had the whole day stretched out before us and no plans.  Our hotel receptionist suggested the beach, a 5 k ride...

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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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