Final post, Dhaka

My final day in Dhaka was a boat trip on the flood plain, arranged by librarian Colleen Boerner. It was a wonderful way to finish a terrific trip. A few last impressions…

Women in Bangladesh wear both saris and salwar kameez (tunic & trousers).

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Library assistant Shuborna in one of her beautiful salwar kameez.

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Colleen in salwar kameez.

I enjoyed these fanciful fruit carvings on the hotel’s breakfast buffet:

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Melon boat…

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Watermelon rose…

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Honeydew bunny!

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Gecko, spotted in the school’s gymnasium area during the conference badminton tournament.

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The boat for our trip on the flood plain.

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Delicious potluck lunch on the boat!

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Only an hour outside Dhaka, foreigners are a rare enough sight that the village children never fail to wave, often calling to summon their friends to wave too.

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Reflection.

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Cricket, wherever there’s space enough.

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Riding on top of the trains is free.

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With AISD’s Middle and High School librarian Colleen Boerner…

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…and Taipei American School’s lower-school librarian Barb Middleton.

Both Colleen and Barb bent over backwards to make my visits memorable. Many thanks to them and everyone else at their schools who made the trip such a special one for me!