comin atchya on the other side of my last post, after traveling to the other side of the world and back, bringing some tales and pictures back with me! this trip was really somethin. that's what i keep telling people when they ask me how my trip was. because, really, how do you put so many things into words. to help some of you dear friends come into this experience with me, i'm going to put lots of words & pictures from my trip here, if we aren't able to chat in person sometime soon. i'm going to have to break it up into two posts because there's just so much to share! wow, here we go! BANGLADESH, the big b-d, 2018...
transportation log (for the nerds who like to calculate things like this like me.. or are just really really bored) :
4 hours (plane): minneapolis to san francisco
17 hours (plane): san francisco to singapore
4 hours (plane): singapore to dhaka
1.5 hours (plane): dhaka to bogra
3 hours (van): airport to hotel in bogra
2 hours x 3 days (van): hotel to sites in bogra
3 hours (van): hotel to airport
1.5 hours (plane): bogra to dhaka
4 hours (plane): dhaka to singapore
14 hours (plane): singapore to san francisco
4 hours (plane): san francisco to minneapolis
= 62 hours! not counting van time in dhaka because... traffic, oh boy! honestly, i'd round up to 70.
also that kid behind me... hahaha!
^ this is one of our trip guides/coordinators, l*, giving us a tour of the project & the classrooms. she's a straight up BOSS. a real queen. i liked her a lot! amazingly kind & Jesusy.
(*not her full name.. want to protect her and the other compassion workers over there. i know my saying their names here probably won't matter, but it's worth it to me in case it does)
^ another day, another flower necklace (:
also i learned how to ask two questions in bengali, "what is your name?" and "how old are you?" ..and after that i'd just smile a lot. ha.
** brief intermission ** (: