Bangladesh

Signs of Bangladesh 5/5

tickets

boarding pass for flight

boarding pass for flight

Green Line office

Green Line office

Green Line ticket

Green Line ticket

train ticket

train ticket

train ticket

train ticket

traffic

Cox's Bazar town centre

Cox’s Bazar town centre

Cox's Bazar town centre

Cox’s Bazar town centre

one of the buses you could catch

one of the buses you could catch

what a petrol station looks like

what a petrol station looks like

village traffic jam en route to Chittagong

village traffic jam en route to Chittagong

village traffic jam en route to Chittagong

village traffic jam en route to Chittagong

nice bridge over the river into Chittagong

nice bridge over the river into Chittagong

road repair on a back country road

road repair on a back country road

women

girls and women often dress very colourfully

girls and women often dress very colourfully

standing on a roof

standing on a roof

I have no idea what this is

I have no idea what this is

deep in the country

deep in the country

Signs of Bangladesh 4/5

signs and road signs

signs at the beach at Cox's Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox’s Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox's Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox’s Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox's Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox’s Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox's Bazar

signs at the beach at Cox’s Bazar

Cricket Stadium

Cricket Stadium

found the sign, but not the cafe

found the sign, but not the cafe

Radisson Blue, arriving 2014...

Radisson Blue, arriving 2014…

Railway station information board

Railway station information board

at Chittagong Station

at Chittagong Station

one of the few station signs I could read on the Chittagong to Srimangal line

one of the few station signs I could read on the Chittagong to Srimangal line

one of these per kilometer

one of these per kilometer

one of these per kilometer

one of these per kilometer

one of these per kilometer

one of these per kilometer

the open road

the open road

near a national park

near a national park

tea

one of the tea plantations

one of the tea plantations

drying tea leaves immediately after picking

drying tea leaves immediately after picking

old English lorry model

old English lorry model

Srimangal tea region

Srimangal tea region

tea region

tea region

home of the  famous seven layer tea

home of the famous seven layer tea

the famous seven layer tea

the famous seven layer tea

Srimangal tea region

Srimangal tea region

Srimangal tea region

Srimangal tea region

Signs of Bangladesh 3/5

mud and rubbish

muddy main road

muddy main road

muddy back road

muddy back road

people just dump rubbish around them, and it builds up

people just dump rubbish around them, and it builds up

nature

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

exotic birds

industry

you see lots of timber

you see lots of timber

lots of brick factories

lots of brick factories

lots of brick factories

lots of brick factories

rickshaws, CNG,buses

rickshaw

rickshaws

rickshaw

rickshaws

riding on a rickshaw

riding on a rickshaw – almost at the beach

rickshaw used to advertise something

rickshaw used to advertise something – come to our mosque – or something political

rickshaws are used to carry all sorts of things

rickshaws are used to carry all sorts of things

rickshaw holds CNG cylinders

rickshaw holds CNG cylinders

rickshaw holds CNG cylinders

rickshaw holds CNG cylinders

CNG in Cox's Bazar - open style is common there

CNG in Cox’s Bazar – open style is common there

CNG

CNG’s in a village

CNG in Chittagong - security mesh on all the CNG's there

CNG in Chittagong – security mesh on all the CNG’s there

CNG in Dhaka - security mesh on all the CNG's there

CNG in Dhaka – security mesh on all the CNG’s there

CNG

CNG in Dhaka

only slightly unroadworthy

only slightly unroadworthy

Leyland bus in Dhaka

Leyland bus in Dhaka

so many rivers in Bangladesh - one scene with boats

so many rivers in Bangladesh – one scene with boats

Signs of Bangladesh 2/5

Housing

tea plantation workers seem to have nice housing - small semi-detached houses with a shopping village nearby

tea plantation workers seem to have nice housing – small semi-detached houses with a shopping village nearby

housing is made out of all sorts of makeshift materials - here out of plastic rubbish bags

housing is made out of all sorts of makeshift materials – here out of plastic rubbish bags

many people live amongst mud and rubbish - the rubbish is that which they just dump themselves

many people live amongst mud and rubbish – the rubbish is that which they just dump themselves

life

washing and an ad

washing and an ad

surf life saver

surf life saver at Cox’s Bazar

beach at Cox's Bazar

beach at Cox’s Bazar

beach at Cox's Bazar

beach at Cox’s Bazar

pumping water at a well  at Cox's Bazar

pumping water at a well at Cox’s Bazar

washing day

washing day

a local English newspaper in Chittagong

a local English language newspaper in Chittagong

menu and food

a popular brand of bottled water

a popular brand of bottled water

breakfast one morning - paratha, dhal  and  omelette

breakfast one morning – paratha, dhal and omelette

menu

menu

menu

menu

menu

menu

menu

menu

restaurant bill

restaurant bill

miscellaneous

comic I liked in the paper I bought at Chittagong

comic I liked in the paper I bought at Chittagong

hotel - please make up my room sign

hotel – please make up my room sign

hotel - do not disturb sign

hotel – do not disturb sign

museum that seemed always closed

museum that seemed always closed

no idea about this

no idea about this

BBQ's are common in Cox's Bazar

BBQ’s are common in Cox’s Bazar

a traffic roundabout

a traffic roundabout

Rotary meeting preparation

Rotary meeting preparation

political meeting

political meeting

is my room number 8?

is my room number 8?

or is my room number 9? It seems the Bengali for 8 when turned around looks like 9

or is my room number 9? It seems the Bengali for 8 when turned around looks like 9

Signs of Bangladesh 1/5

Ads

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

advertisement seen while on the road

Animals

the cows go home

the cows go home

food for stock - you see these structures a lot in the countryside

food for stock – you see these structures a lot in the countryside

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don't disturb them

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don’t disturb them

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don't disturb them

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don’t disturb them

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don't disturb them

dogs, goats etc. just sleep anywhere and people don’t disturb them

Bathing

quite a common layout - a bathing pool next to a mosque

quite a common layout – a bathing pool next to a mosque

quite a common layout - a bathing pool next to a mosque

quite a common layout – a bathing pool next to a mosque

Carrying things

many people carry their wares on their head

many people carry their wares on their head

people ride on the top of some buses

people ride on the top of some buses

so many potatoes

so many potatoes

people carry their wares also on a pole

people carry their wares also on a pole