Brrr…. Cold Bangladesh

Cold Bangladesh? I never thought I’d be writing that. But it’s true. I have a little space heater running a full blast, I’m wearing the thickest winter socks that I have, and I’ve borrowed a housecoat.

Bangladesh gets cold. Would have thunk it?

It’s not technically Canadian winter cold, but if you stay here long enough your body adapts to the local climate. When I first came here, if I wasn’t standing right next to an air conditioner, I would be sweating like a pig. A few months later, I could manage with just a ceiling fan. Now that I’ve been here for nearly six months, what’s cold for Bangladeshis is cold for me. So, even though its plus 16 Celsius (or over 60 Fahrenheit), I’m kinda treating this as winter.

What makes me real happy is the 70 blankets I was able to give away. These blankets do their job. How do I know that? I’m sleeping in the same kind of blanket that I gave away. If its good enough to give, it should be good enough to use yourself.

4 Responses to “Brrr…. Cold Bangladesh”


  1. 1 Salma

    that is very true..the lack of home insulation n without proper clothin even 16 celsius is like 0 dgrees..i hrd evry year many ppl lose their lives in the northern part of bangladesh as a result of pneumonia.

  2. 2 Salma

    that is very true..the lack of home insulation n without proper clothin even 16 celsius is like 0 dgrees..i hrd evry year many ppl lose their lives in the northern part of bangladesh as a result of pneumonia.

  3. 3 Ellie Hughes

    in our place, the weather could turn out to be uncomfortably humid that is why we bought an air conditioner at home to reduce h””:

  4. 4 Ellie Hughes

    in our place, the weather could turn out to be uncomfortably humid that is why we bought an air conditioner at home to reduce h””:

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