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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  • Round Four 3 weeks ago My mom made it to Round Four.  She and I and our ayah, who came back to the States with us this summer, arrived back in Bangladesh six days ago.  My mom is definitely more stooped than she was on Round One.  These days she looks like she's starting to fold in half.And she's quite confused about...
  • What's Your Journey? 2 months ago It was only an hour and a half drive west and north for our annual, spiritual, week-long family Universalist Unitarian camp in the woods of Wisconsin.  It’s a pretty direct route.  I expected no mishaps along the way, and really there weren’t any.  Unless you want to count the brief...
  • Shout-Out to My Country of Origin 3 months ago It’s a long walk back, about two and a half miles.  I have to take my car to the mechanic’s, and I time it so that my boys and I can catch the train home, which is conveniently across the street.  It’s a ghost town up on that platform, a long, lonely stretch above the tracks and a...
  • A Magic Carpet Ride 4 months ago The names of my kids’ classmates roll of their tongues like they’ve been living a half a world away from their native homeland most of their lives, which they have.  Calathmi and Sansthapika (Sri Lankan), Min Jae and Ji Min (Korean), Tamu (Zimbabwe), Irfan (Malaysian), Zarar and Faaz...
  • Trek Before the Earthquake 4 months ago We missed the earthquake in Nepal by one month.  It was our second trip there; Nepal is an easy one-hour flight from our home base in Dhaka.   We planned a three-day trek, with guides.  We decided to hire a car to take us from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the lakeside town at the base of the...

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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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