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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  • Last Moments 3 months ago There are so many things that I am grateful for surrounding my mother’s passing. She held the nurse’s hand and told her that she was going to visit Jesus, and she was smiling. A few hours later she died. She was alone in her room, a private passing. She died on Mother’s Day.I called her at...
  • A Grand Canyon, Without the Guardrails 4 months ago Here’s what I think is cozy: crawling into my own sleeping bag on a foam mattress inside a stone-walled room in a courtyard of a guest house perched on the edge of a cliff with moonlight seeping through the wooden slats of our door, the only sounds - braying donkeys and the howling wind. Even...
  • Such A Blessing! 6 months ago I followed through with my plan and bought a string of lights at the first store we went to. I bought cranberries and cooked them on one of my first mornings home. I made the eggnog, too. We had just the right amount of rum. It was light rum and not dark, like the recipe called for, but who cares?...
  • The Trimmings and Trappings 7 months ago United Airlines informed us before boarding that the TV screens were malfunctioning and we would be unable to watch movies during our eight hours across the Atlantic. Shit. This would be a long flight. I can read, but Billy apparently cannot read anything on any kind of moving vehicle. He doesn’t...
  • Stone Town 9 months 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

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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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