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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  • Shout-Out to My Country of Origin 1 week 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 3 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 3 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...
  • Shelter In Place, Lifted 5 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 8 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...

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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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