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 Three 1 day ago Summer’s past.  I have not visited this blog since last spring when I became sick in Dhaka and decided that I could not leave my apartment until I was on the way to the airport and the United States.  I didn’t want to go outside in the heat anymore.  That was about a week before we...
  • Escapism 4 months ago This afternoon I was walking down the sidewalk when I had to come to an abrupt stop.  An enormous bundle of electrical cord was blocking my path.  In the street next to the curb was an even larger puddle of water.  I could either step into the water and risk contracting dysentery or try stepping...
  • A Little Break 5 months ago Woodland Travels has taken a bit of a hiatus from blog-posting, but not from writing.  I recently finished writing a book about my mother’s life, which I had long wanted to do.  It’s divided into two sections:  her childhood and her life up until she had surgery at 62 years old; and...
  • Affection 9 months ago Men walk arm in arm down the street together here in Dhaka.  They hold hands.  They walk together with an arm around each other’s shoulders.  They stand next to each other on a corner, holding hands.  They greet each other in the middle of the street, clasp hands, talk, and they...
  • Top Ten Reasons To Get Posted To Bangladesh 9 months ago I entered a writing contest for expats.  The goal was to make a “top list” of whatever country we live.  I lost the contest.  Or at least, I didn’t win.  The winner’s list, from China, was great, so I have no grudges.  But...

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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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