Dhaka - City of Rivers
General Information and Factoids:
Official name: The People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The country’s land area is 147,570 sq km. Population: 145 million. Boundaries: North-India (West Bengal and Meghalaya), West – India (West Bengal) East-India (Tripura and Assam) and Myanmar, South-Bay of Bengal. Literacy rate is 80%. Business hours is...
Tripped out traffic
Spent an hour in Dhaka traffic on the bike today and decided that as chaotic as things can be, the ‘system’ by which everything runs can be summed up in a few lines:
• The car horn and rickshaw bell are the universal languages of the road.
• Might is right. Summed up, as a bike rider I am bottom of the food chain.
• Being white (and therefore ...
Getting the feel of the place
We’ve just started Week 6 here at ISD (International School Dhaka) and we’re looking forward to the first break of the year at the end of Week 7. Yep, a nice easy way to begin the year, but it’s also in preparation for the 13 Week marathon that’s coming up later in the year.
It has been quite an amazing few weeks with all the usual fun and games tha...
Feeling very small in a very big school
We are now at the end of the first week of school. Last week really didn’t count, seeing that the kids returned for two days, then was followed by a long weekend, and many didn’t even bother to turn up until the following week.
As the new week rolled in things around here got under way pretty quickly. I’ve never worked in such a place – school or...